It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A beautiful day….

in the heart of central Illinois.  The sun is shining brightly at 40 degrees.  The temperature is expected to climb into the mid 50s today.  It is 4 days on the countdown till spring.  It is a great day to be alive!  And aren’t you glad we both are?

I am having a problem getting used to DST.  I am going to bed earlier but sleeping later.  I just don’t want to get up for some reason.

I have changed the bedding and I was fortunate no one was in the laundry room so I have the bedding in the dryer right now. 

Yesterday I ran several errands and even bought another lotto ticket.  I only buy one ticket because that is all it takes.  It pains me to report that I didn’t have one number.  I just donated $1 to the state of Illinois.  I am not sure what the lottery money is used for???

I am splurging today and I am having a ribeye steak, baked potato and green beans.  I rarely eat red meat, usually only chicken and fish.  And speaking of chicken, I ate on the rotisserie chicken from Costo all week.  I finished it up yesterday with creamed chicken on Grands big old fluffy, fat laden, calorie heavy  biscuits.  Those things are delicious but one biscuit has enough calories to take care of one whole meal. 

I think I might bake something today too just for the fun of it.

I hope you all have a peaceful weekend.  I will keep you all updated on my brother and when the surgery will be.  That will be decided on Tuesday when he has an appointment with the surgeon.  Thank you all for your prayers.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

27 comments:

  1. Good for you getting to the laundry room before it got busy. Your plans for steak make me hungry. It is always a treat to have steak/potato. Continued prayers for you and yours. Have a nice Saturday.

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  2. Happy Saturday, Beth! Yes! It is a wonderful day to be alive! My husband and I have been to a Lions Club pancake breakfast already this morning! While I am not a huge fan of pancakes, I did eat one.

    I love the sound of your creamed chicken on that biscuit! You are right about the calories, though, and I need to stay as far away from those things as possible.:-)

    Thinking about you and your family, Beth. Sending thoughts and prayers for all!

    xo Nellie

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  3. I have loved your countdown to Spring. I think it is here already down here in southwest Louisiana. We are going over to The Netherlands on Tuesday. They should be having Spring there, too. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Enjoy the weather, Beth! I will pray for your brother.

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  5. Prayers Beth for your dear brother.
    Do enjoy that Spring weather at last.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  6. It's great to see that number dwindle down. I can remember when it was 74 or something like that. Your dinner sounds great...red meat is good once in a while. DST allows us to catch up on sleep, I think, because we are going to bed earlier and sleeping longer, too. It won't last, but I'll enjoy it while it does.

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  7. I think, Beth, that when you say '40 degrees' and when I say '20 degrees' we are speaking of a different kind of degrees, aren't we? 40 degrees in Spain is a terrible hot and we reach almost 43 o 44º in july or august. Believe me, 44º is being like in Africa and it's very unpleasant. So, I must say that today we have reached almost 24º Celsius: a beautiful day sunny and very warm (24ºC = 75.200ºF). Is that correct?

    Have a pretty Sunday, Beth!

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  8. I think, Beth, that when you say '40 degrees' and when I say '20 degrees' we are speaking of a different kind of degrees, aren't we? 40 degrees in Spain is a terrible hot and we reach almost 43 o 44º in july or august. Believe me, 44º is being like in Africa and it's very unpleasant. So, I must say that today we have reached almost 24º Celsius: a beautiful day sunny and very warm (24ºC = 75.200ºF). Is that correct?

    Have a pretty Sunday, Beth!

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  9. Nice to hear you sounding so happy. It's nice weather here too but very windy.
    It's been hard for me to get up in the morning too and I've been walking just a bit later than usual.

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  10. I'm having difficulty getting up, too, but that's nothing new for me. I have always tended to keep odd hours.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Prayers for your brother. You sure are perky today. Nice here too but later tonight sleet and snow. Yuk. I haven't had a real steak in so long. Glad you treated yourself. Have a great rest of weekend!

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  12. Warmer days and sun shining strongly make everyone feel better! Now you teased me into wanting a big juicy red steak! We hardly ever have it. Positive wishes for your brother's health issue.

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  13. Still thinking of your BIL, your sister and Dee.

    SO grateful you got a decent day today and feel like doing a few extra fun things. Me too. Must be catching. xox

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  14. Beth, Glad you are having better weather. Don't you love fresh bedding? We eat a lot of chicken here. I have told Ted he only loves me because I know a 100 ways to fix chicken..LOL...well not really, I don't. We eat plenty of pork also. Blessings to you sweet Beth for a glorious Sunday.xoxo,Susie

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  15. Prayers will continue for your brother until he's all better. I've been sleeping later too. I think it's because it's still dark outside, and if it's dark, it must be time to sleep! Right! Once that sun starts coming up earlier every day, I'll be getting up earlier.

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  16. The weather was amazing here today at the jersey shore!! I never play the lottery, but I do buy those scratch offs to include in the greeting cards I send!!

    Have a happy Sunday!!

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  17. Right about now I would love having a bit of whatever you baked today!
    Bet it was yummy . .

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  18. I eat a lot of steak, infact I eat of lot of meat as I once didn't eat hardly any but that was years ago. We also eat a lot of chicken and have meat every night for our evening meal, and sometimes for lunch as well.
    Getting warmer I read :)
    Take care.

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  19. I am craving for chicken as well, that too a crispy one.
    Prayers for your brother.

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  20. I will pray for your brother, Beth. I am tired today but not so much because of the DST but because of sleeping in the hospital with my dd and new baby all week. We are home tonight and I should be sleeping...lol Now I am hungry after reading about your food! xo Diana

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  21. your brother has getting better will be nice weather as well .. I has very same as yours weather that we has no rains for many years only few days....

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  22. I lived in two places where I had to share the laundry facility. Sometimes it was not fun. It's cold.

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  23. We are almost to Spring...I say this as it flurries here! It is coming, though!

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  24. Happy it is warmer! Prayers for your brother. Let us know how he is. Enjoy the spring weather. :)

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  25. I thought when autumn arrived here it would start to cool down but we are still having stinking hot days with temps in the high 20's and low 30's

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  26. OH man that biscuit sounds so tempting :).

    Good job on a little splurge also, you deserve a treat every once in a while.

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