Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
I had a new follower ask about my name : Debbie Sue (Sarah) from the About Me Page… I I told her it was under Am I Debbie Or Am I Sarah? I went to look for it and couldn’t find it anywhere. I had another shorter post about it as well. The title would […]
I collapsed into bed, expecting to fall asleep in 15 seconds flat, but anxious thoughts kept me wakeful. I’d just seen a text reminding me of one more thing I needed to do. Now instead of drifting off to sleep, my mind raced to plan my already loaded schedule. The room was silent, but my…
I still get asked on occasion about the Debbie / Sarah name….Mainly because on my emails I am listed as Debbie Sarah. This is a picture of Bobby, Danny and I taken in April 2006. (Easter Weekend- Manitou Springs, Colorado…One month before Bobby died. ) I was Bobby’s Mom and Danny’s Sarah. It was Bobby […]
Remembering Karen and the fun we had on our ROAD TRIP. I have no idea where those photos are. They are safe, just on a cloud somewhere!!!!! Losing Karen only makes me feel the loss of Bobby more. She was one of the few people who really knew Bobby. No one here in Florida ever met Bobby, except Danny. I have been more Debbie the last few days than Sarah. Few people really understand the 2 sides to me. They either know me as Debbie, Bobby’s Mom or as Sarah, Danny’s wife. Karen KNEW ME AS BOTH.
When you lose all of your photos, you have to rely on Copies of Copies.
We all have certain songs that remind us of a special person or an event you like to remember. I have lot’s of them. One thing my son and I shared was a love for music. Bobby and his momma. He was a year and a half here. 1981 It was amazing how much of […] […]
Sunday,October 4th. I hit rock bottom and Danny didn’t even notice.
I knew that leaving the cottage and going home was going to be hard. I knew I would feel the pain of not wanting to live there anymore. I just didn’t know that it would hit as hard as it did. I was fine until I walked in the door and Baby Girl greeted me. That should have made me happy.
I did okay most of the day before we got home. I was on the porch waiting for the sun to rise. It never did. I was thankful for that. The foggy morning was perfect for my mood. I enjoyed just sitting there. Listening to the birds.
Wishing Danny hadn’t stayed up all night again. Wishing he was sitting with me, just enjoying the morning.
Everything was fine until people started coming in. All of a sudden, we had to get out of there. I have never been like this before. Flu season never kept me at home. We never wore masks before. We both have seen too many people get really sick and die from Covid 19. I am almost 62. I have lupus and a number of other health issues. I am also overweight.
We had planned on exploring the Hotel Jacaranda. It had CLOSED SUDDENLY. We were told a few of the staff had Covid.
Our last place we filmed. Outside of Avon Park. It was a perfect location.
After the last train came, we headed home. Only a short drive. I was still doing well. We had good conversations. Then we pulled into the entrance. I felt the pain come. I wanted to turn around.
I did everything I had to do. We quickly unloaded the car. Danny immediately went to his computer room. Yeah, Home Sweet Home. !!!!!!!!! Lonely home. Danny left me to put all the food up and to take the suitcases etc to the bedroom. I was used to that. He also left me to deal with Baby Girl. Who needed ATTENTION. A LOT OF ATTENTION. I had to force myself to give it to her. I didn’t want anything to do with her. Sad, Because, I am the one who wanted her when Danny found her in the campground. I love cats. I just can’t handle her now. Two hours after we got home, I headed to the couch and barricaded myself under the covers. I needed sleep. It NEVER came. I needed Love. I spent the evening and the night under the covers. Silently crying. Danny never said a word. All it would have taken was a comment of understanding. A hug. ANYTHING.
The Following Was Written 5 Years Ago. The first part was all about my childhood crushes. My love of Journaling and Scrapbooking. Music : Record Players to Cassettes and So On. Bobby. Lots Of Photos Of Our Early Days At Lake Kissimmee State Park And Rolling Meadows Ranch. The RV. Before And After Photos of the Cracker House we……
I have a huge favor to ask of you. Danny is trying very hard to get his YouTube account going. He would like to make money from his channel to help US when he retires. It would mean the world to me if you would go to his YouTube account and WATCH A VIDEO OR 2. THEN LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE. SHARE. If nothing else Hit the Like Button. Please. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1v9UH7TT0iPA6sa3x3ZlQQ
These photos were taken in January. We were in the Mulberry, Florida area. My favorite video is Danny’s first one. I actually shot the videos on a very windy day with an older phone. We were in Winter Haven at the Amtrak Station. Danny edited them and remade the video. There’s more action in it than usual. Please visit Danny Holt on YouTube.
Jami Belmont of Young Wife’s Guide is doing Make Over Your Mornings. She started it in a Facebook group this week.
I have gone through it once before, last January. Skipping around and not totally working through it.
All the pages from the workbook were printed out. But never filled in.
I wasn’t feeling all that great then. Tired and restless. I should have worked it then..All of it.
So for the next 2 weeks, I am going through it with Jami. You all, will be my accountability partners.
Danny just blows off anything to do with my blog….. my internet activites…. unless it has to do with trains.
Only part of the setup we have now.
I.will also be working through this course again starting on August 29, when Heidi Marahell. Hoping to really dig deep then. There are so many resources out there on morning routines. Evening routines. I read everything.
Morning Motivated Mom’s
Morning Motivated Mom
Our schedule is crazy. Danny and I are both LATE LATE NIGHTERS. ( Which is good for us as a couple). We love to stay up late and sleep in late.
His late field days and the 5 days he is off every other week allows us to do this.
Danny manages getting up early 6 AM because he sleeps so soundly the few hours he has at night.Plus, in the summer months , especially, he takes long naps when he gets home from work.
I, on the other hand, don’t ever sleep well at night. Or I should say, I seldom , EVER sleep well, if I sleep at all.
I am an insomniac.
I am also at my best emotionally and physically at night. Even when I am in a lupus flair.
So I have learned to sleep when I can, for as long as I can.
So why am I working through Making Over Your Morning Course?
Because I need to learn to make the best of them. To enjoy them.
To make use of my quiet mornings by myself.
For Bible Study. In-depth Bible Study most days.
In the early mornings when Danny has to get up at 6 AM Or more accurately, when his alarm goes off at 6AM. He does not just get up.
No, the alarm goes off for at least 2 more times. If not 3 or 4.
That IRRITATES me to no end. I hate alarms.
Most mornings, if I am in bed , I get up before it goes off. Or as soon as it goes off the first time. I won’t lay around.
So I get up and I function on automatic pilot.
Mornings are easy for me because I have done everything the night before. (Except FOR THE DISHES) . They are rinsed well and stacked neatly.
I am working on this. I am getting better.
I love on Mr. Bojangles. Make sure he and the rabbit have plenty of water. The rabbit is in the kitchen for the summer.
Bible Study in the kitchen before Danny gets up.
The coffee is already made for Danny. I try NOT TO LET THE SMELL GAG ME.
I get his lunch out of the refrigerator and into his lunch box. Along with his drinks.
Next Bible Study until Danny gets up.
I stop everything when Danny first comes in to grab his coffee.
I stop it again when he comes in dress for work we visit as he is getting his boots on. His belt. Etc.
A kiss and he is off.
If I am not feeling well or really exhausted, I go back to bed. Then get up when I am ready to.
On good mornings like today, I continue my Bible study. Then I start on this course. I often take photos of the sun coming up. Of the glow from the lights in the early morning hours.
Me this morning.
I’ve moved into the living room where I can watch the sun come up. Watch the construction crew drive past..
The work radio is on..
The day has begun.
Happy Wednesday From Rolling Meadows Ranch And Our Neck Of The Woods.
Chicken Scallopini might sound fancy, but it’s actually an easy recipe. Think thinly-sliced chicken sauteed with onions, peppers and mushrooms and then tossed in a white wine lemon sauce. It’s delicious! We enjoy growing a garden each summer. The growing season here in upstate New York is rather short, and we have to wait until… Chicken […]
From the desk of Katie Jackson: It is a truth universally acknowledged that unbridled pride can result in unintended consequences. Much to the dismay of those who realize it too late, it often requires an event of heart-wrenching significance to stir them from their self-righteous stupor. But what sobering fates will befall them due to […]
Oh boy, a post about old American television shows! Perfectly on brand for a blog that started as being about Hindi film. Anyways, I love Columbo, and I want to talk about why I love Columbo, and then you also can love Columbo, and then we can use our Vast Collective Mental Powers to cast […]
This Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder is loaded with potatoes, chicken and corn. And it’s still low in points! There are 2 cups per serving and it’s only 2 points for purple, 4 points for blue and 7 points for green. I’d say that’s pretty good for something that’s delicious and filling. I chose to top…Read… Creamy […]
Early this morning, an overnight fog obscured Balboa Park’s Desert Garden. As the rising sun began to brighten the fantastic cacti of the Desert Garden, banks of fog lingered in Florida Canyon and beyond, appearing like ghostly, faraway islands… … I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You […]
Since the end of January I’ve been trying to get back some of my normal self by going through my photos of my trips. I even created an Instagram page, where I’ve been posting on a daily basis the photos that I’m most proud of, photos of places and experiences I’ve been collecting from my […]