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Monday, May 4, 2015

First Monday in May; May The Fourth Be with You.

I want to say thank you for all of the sweet birthday wishes you left for me. I enjoyed each and every one. It was a very nice birthday. As a added gift from God, I think, I don't have to go to jury duty today. So I can get all of my work done today and when I go in the morning I can sit without the mantra of work going through my mind. I felt very blessed.

Ron and I worked in the flowerbeds and got that off my list of things to do. Then on my birthday, it was a warm day so I washed all of the cushions that were on the patio chairs and all of the outdoor furniture.  I got the porches all cleaned and rearranged.

My favorite view of the porch in the morning.
The other side of the porch to the right of the front door.
The quiet porch next to my office.
After I cleaned and rearranged, it was time to cook. Best food I think I have ever made. I think one of the happiest sounds is the sound of people exclaiming over good food and saying, " Mom, this is so good!" Or as my youngest grandsons said, " Grandma Kim! This is delicious!"

Best cake ever!
It was a very, very good cake. Though, I don't know if it is worth the work. It took three hours to make. I think strawberry pizza is fast and easier and just as good. Though, this was excellent. Here is the link for the recipe.

Then the chicken and salmon were just amazing. I will be making this again. I wouldn't be surprised if this recipe didn't become a birthday favorite.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken

I can take pictures of flowers but I am not a good food photographer. The recipe is here
Every thing else was very tasty.

Ben and Megan brought over a lovely, huge pot of lilies for me.

It was just a wonderful day. It feels so good to be back. Just a plug but the minerals are working. I am not the Energizer  bunny Ron is by any means, but at least I can start to kind of keep up.

It is a lovely day here, our heat broke so today is beautiful and so much cooler. I hope you have a lovely week. Now time to get to the mountain in my laundry room, Mt Dirty Clothes. I will be working to scale it all day.
Happy Monday!

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” G.K. Chesterton

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.”–Albert Einstein


  1. Love the fairy tale quotes.

    Sounds like a wonderfully successful and fun day.

    I love your porch!

  2. Your porch is something I have dreamed of all my life, but it isn't going to happen this late in my life. You are blessed to have such a amazing place to sit and stitch or in my case also rug hook.

  3. Your porch looks heavenly. Marie is right, its the kind of porch most of dream of having.

  4. Kim, I so glad your birthday was so special and that the food was amazing. You're a great cook. I wish I lived closer darn it. I would have tried a tiny bit of everything but the strawberries ( severe allergies).
    Everyone is right, you are so lucky to have such a nice porch.
    It looks so nice and clean.

    Have a great day.

  5. Hi Kim! The dinner looks so tasty! The cake! YUM! Why didn't you invite me over for your birthday dinner? LOL.
    Yes, the minerals are very good, very pep-inducing! YAY!
    Off to the post office.
    I'm so glad the weather has cooled a bit!

  6. So glad you had a great birthday. :-)

  7. That cake looks amazing. And it's the no-bake variety! My favorite! Once I'm well, I am so making this. Your birthday sounded lovely. The older I get, the more I just want other ppl to be happy on my birthday.

  8. Oh how fun it would be to have a chat and some of that scrummy cake on the porch with you Kim!
    Sorry to offer belated birthday wishes but glad everyone enjoyed your cake and food!

  9. Good morning! Somehow I missed your previous post so I missed that it was your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had a wonderful day and celebrated just the way that brings you joy. Your dinner sounds wonderful and I will be checking out your recipes...especially that honey/bacon glaze..yum! I am SOO loving your porch too btw. What I wouldn't give for that big homey looking porch. Yesterday was glorious wasn't it? Sure hope this nice weather lasts a good long while. May the Lord bless you and keep you always!

  10. happy birthday kim!! i must look up that chicken recipe, i think i see bacon and bacon makes everything better!!!

    the porch is looking awesome!!!

  11. I love the fairy tale quotes Sorry I missed your birthday, so I am sending belated good wishes now! Ugh on the laundry basket...I try to ignore mine, but it just insists on shouting at me every single time I walk past it. Have a blessed day!

  12. So glad you had a great birthday!
    All the food looks so delish! I need to give that balsamic chicken recipe a try.

    I just love seeing cute Sasha! I know she's your little buddy :)



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