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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday a recipe and a barn

Ah - Monday morning - GOOD MORNING FRIENDS!  Three more weeks of summer vacation.  Will you be glad or sad it's over?

You saw the wedding pictures yesterday - well this was a drive by barn in Cartersville, GA on the way to the wedding.  I can't get my family to slow down and let me take a picture.  We're always in a hurry and I don't know why.... we rush and rush but who knows why . . . I sure don't.

"A farmer was milking his cow. He was just starting to get a good rhythm going when a bug flew into the barn and started circling his head. Suddenly, the bug flew into the cow's ear. The farmer didn't think much about it, until the bug squirted out into his bucket. It went in one ear and out the udder."

 (Thank you Knitty)

Not too bad of a drive by photo....





Now last week I mentioned I went to a luncheon with some blog gals.  Here's a picture of us!

(This is Suzan's picture - Tree Hugger is her blog name - the pretty blonde on the left - in the back.)

Denise is a friend of us bloggers - she's on the left.
Then Suzan of The Tree Hugger
Sitting down is Cheri of Chez Cheri
Chatty Crone in the back right - Sandie
Joyce of Flour Power sitting down and
Behind Joyce is Linda of A La Carte

Check out their blogs they are great gals! 




Now for the fabulous recipe of the week -

How about something for the heat and for our pups?

Cool Peanut Butter Cubes

3 cups plain Non-Fat Yogurt
1 cup Unsalted Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp. honey

Combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly.  Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze solid (at least two hours).  Serve to your pup one cube at a time for some seriously enjoyable icy cool treats!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:


 

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69 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the "drive by barn" photo!! LOL!

Great group of you gals having lunch. It is a wonderful thing to meet blog friends in person! So glad you were able to enjoy this luncheon. blessings ~ tanna

Sandra said...

forget the dogs, i would like the peanut butter ice cubes myself. i can tell the car was moving fast in the barn. you should be like me, i only ride in a car if i am driving it

Pamela said...

Love the smiles. It's amazing what a smile can give. It's a great sheltering tool!

Arkansas Patti said...

I am groaning about the other but fortunately, I enjoy a good groaner.
Think I will try those cubes for Mighty.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Well - two weeks of summer left! Rewrote my "list" and sticking to it- maybe! So sad- but excited that this means the heat will go away! LOVE the pooch on ice cubes.
Neat idea with the happy faces for class.

Jim said...

I like your barn find, Sandie. Got to snap fast and you did. I liked Knitty's cow joke. Funny I hadn't heard it growing up on the farm with the milk cows there.

Nice too that you and the 'girls' could go out. Looks like a fun group. Thanks too for the doggie recipe. Ours love peanut butter, I coat Adi's pills with it and give Katrin a look alike placebo.
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Jill said...

You do so well at taking those drive by shots! I really love that weathered look.

Looks like a great bunch of girls. I bet you all had a great time!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Looks like alot of laughs with the girls.

Fantastic Sandie.

DearHelenHartman said...

Found your blog from Lavender Dreamer and had to follow... your blog is so upbeat, just the thing to brighten any day!

Alice Arthigton said...

now that dog has a good idea for staying cool, maybe i should of tried that during the 108 degree days at my anime convention

Nancy Claeys said...

How fun to get together with so many blog friends. I would love to meet you in person someday, Sandie. xo

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your photo for your luncheon with your blog gals so sweet. Thanks so much for your comments on my Inland tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun recipe for the puppies! And they would get exercise pushing it around the floor, trying to get a grip on it! Great idea. Nice photo of you and your blogging buddies.

I love that style of barn, btw. :-)

Knitty said...

I think I'd like one of those dog treats!

Is your camera capable of shooting video? If so, take a video of barns as you are passing them. In Picasa (and likely, similar programs as well), you can view the video and capture individual frames as snapshots. I have a great shot of Colton laughing in the pool that was taken from a video.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What an interesting recipe for a dog snack ... I'll have to share that with my daughter - for my new grandpuppy. ;-)

Remington said...

Great pics! Those sound yummy! Just what I need! Thanks!

That corgi :) said...

I'll have to try that treat for the pup! I think Koda would like this!

You did great with the barn picture Sandie! It looks good for not stopping and being in a car moving along! WTG with it!

The kids here start school on Wednesday so their vacation is almost over. They are on what is called a modified year round schedule, they get three week breaks at Christmas, spring break, couple weeks in the fall, but only 7 weeks off for summer. Parent seem to like that schedule.

I hope Monday is a good one!

betty

Wanda's Wings said...

Doggie treats sound good enough to be human treats. Happy Monday!

Bev said...

I get a kick out of you drive by barns! Have a wonderful week Sandi!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is unbelievable how fast the summer is going. Many are getting ready for back to school. Here at my house I have plenty of family that are teachers and grandkids that are looking forward to the new school year. There are still plenty of summer days to be enjoyed though, hopefully they won't be so hot we cannot get outside to enjoy them. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one!

Granny Annie said...

I stole you cow joke for my FB page.

That "take a smile" idea is so great. I'm going to make one to hang on the bulletin board of our local bank and our one restaurant.

Beth said...

Love the cow joke.

Great shot of the barn.

Shelly said...

You all look like you have great fun! Love the recipe~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are all so beautiful...and happy! I mentioned you on my blog today! Happy Monday!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The luncheon looks like great fun, Sandie. You and I have about the same hair style. I like your drive by photo of the barn and cow joke!
Have a nice week!

Chicken Wrangler said...

Nice post today - and your drive-by shooting - the barn photo - not too bad, for being in the car zooming past! The recipe would be good for kids, too! Thanks!

Susannah said...

Great pictures and wonderful stories! Love the photo of you and your blog friends. It is nice to spend time out with friends for lunch. Now, have a good day and be good!!!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Had to laugh when I got to the end of the recipe. I'm thinking--sounds good--then you added "Serve to your dog"!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the 'smile' tear-off. :)

and that's not a drive-by barn. that's a FLY-by barn shot! :)

Stacy said...

It looks like you ladies had a wonderful time! I've met a few of my online friends so far and look forward to meeting more in person. It's fun to finally have the person to put with the blog. :)

EM Illustrator said...

Love the barn picture. Nice picture of you and your friends, it's lovely that you can meet up every now and then. Enjoy your day!

Say What? said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to have lunch with some blog friends. How fun!

SweetMarie said...

I love your thought for the day!
Your drive by barn photo is lovely!
You and the ladies of GA have so much fun! Happy Monday!
Love,
Marie

barbara l. hale said...

"in one ear and out the udder"...LOL!! Not a bad barn indeed. Being retired, I don't really care about the summer vacation, being on "vacation" all the time more or less. But I will be glad when the hot weather is gone.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well I guess since I don't work and live in California I think I could say that Summer is kinda like the rest of the year for me.
Love you drive by barn! Okay I think those pops sound good for myself! Hugs, Debby

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Also....how awesome to meet up with blog friends.
:) :) :) :) Smiles for you!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I ride with my camera in my lap too but it is almost impossible to catch the scenery as it flies past. You did a good job capturing that barn. It looks like it has a good story to tell.

Godsgalnj said...

lol!! loved the cow joke =D

My family's also in a crazy rush at times... slow down just enough for me to take pics, thanks.

Miss Debbie said...

Glad you had fun with your blogger buddies! Make it on a Friday next time and maybe I will join you! :-)

jack69 said...

Now that is BAD, "In one ear and out the Udder!". LOL

yeah, it is amazing that we are always in a hurry. NO Matter where. Even today on a nice day out in the county. It is Monday and laundry day for the Amish'Mennonites. I am always amazed at the clothes lines. they are sometimes 20-25 ft off the ground.
They use a pulley system to the porch and hand the clothes in the comfort of the shade and pull them out in the sun. SOOO you think I would slow down to get a picture, I tried, but the 'girls/women' drivers here do not appreciate a car with a Florida tag slowing them down when they have places to go. LOL

Love from Pennsylvania!!!!

LL Cool Joe said...

Here in the UK my 17 year old daughter only broke up from school on Friday. Both my daughter's won't return back to school until almost the middle of September so really the summer holiday is just starting for us and at least we are having some sunny weather for a change too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You and your drive by Barn photos crack me up!! It was fun to see everyone for lunch and meet Suzan the other day. hugs, Linda

Modern Day Disciple said...

I miss your posts. My fault completely. I have been stealing time to write and have been doing less visiting due to beach days and other Summer shaninigans. Love the smiles hanging. I want to make one to hang up! Happy Monday with hugs and ice cubes...and peanut butter ones too!

DaCraftyLady said...

love the barn photo and that silly dog in the ice cubes....too cute...yum on the recipe too...I have been MIA for awhile...but I am back till august then off on vacation...~~Debb

Susan said...

Hi Sandie girl.....Nice barn photo and cute bug and udder story to go with it! Hope dog owners use that snack recipe, too! You're the "bestest." Susan

Jo said...

Girlfriend I rushed over here to see your recipe...I will need to try this for my BuddyLove,he would certainly enjoy this,it is hot-r-n' rooster spur peppers just slightly south of yall,teehehehe.

Ann said...

LOL, I love that fly went in one ear and out the udder. Cracked me up.
That dog treat sounds pretty good. Maybe I should make a double batch so Duke can share with me :)

Gloria Hood said...

It is always fun to get together with Blog friends! We have had quite a few of those!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am going to try this recipe! Looks like something that wouldn't be too "bad" for me! LOVED the photos of the wedding! Such a pretty blue color! Hope you had a nice weekend.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All smiles here, such a cute post! Love the treat idea, bet The Brat would have loved them! Looks like all you Bloggerettes had a fun time-enjoy:@)

The Jones Family said...

That recipe sounds like a good summer treat. Having lunch with blogging friends - a special treat. Enjoy your week!

Renae. said...

lovely post and pics!

I miss you! I can write to you like on Wednesday finally. do you miss me?

My agenda lately has been crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dee said...

How nice to be able to meet with your blogger pals...I hope to meet a few of mine one day. Your drive by barn shot is pretty good...how fast were you going :)

Mary said...

I love the smiley faces, that can be pulled off and shared...cute.

Sally said...

I missed where it said the treats were for pups, and was thinking that sounds prettty good!

How wonderful to meet up with blog friends! Glad you had a nice time.

xoxo

Debbie said...

ok, I'm embarrassed. I didn't notice the part about pups right away and was thinking that it sounded good.

That'a pathetic.
It's for a dog, Debbie.

Love your blogger party picture and the barn too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Drive by photos are always the hardest to get, but I sort of view it as a challenge and a successful one when I can actually get a good one. Grenville would slow down if possible, but I always tell him to ignore what I'm doing. The wedding photos were very nice - good luck to the newlyweds.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

If it wasn't for all the heat waves we have had, I could live in a forever summer. I always hate to see it go by so quickly.

Poor dogs, they can't have chocolate to go with the peanut butter.

Blondee said...

I am always sad when summer ends, I love it. Thankfully we have 6 more weeks of break up here. :)

Sweet Tea said...

"Udderly" a hoot! Loved the cow/farmer joke!!

Always sad to see Summer go, but for us it lingers a little longer.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a nice picture of the group.

I like the take a smile thing...

The Café Sucré Farine said...

You always have something to make me laugh or smile. Love the farmer story and this recipe sounds delightful!

Michaele said...

Peanut butter cubes are a great idea! One for me, one for them, two for me, one for them... : )

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I don't ahve a dog, but I'd like to try the peanut butter cubes, Sandie!

This looked like a nice blogger get together! I wish Joyce was blogging again!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great drive by shooting! LOL Glad you had a good time with the girls. Those yogurt cubes sound good to me too!
Hey, I think that pup stole my ice pile! He's gonna melt it all :( LOL

Been kinda scarce lately but climbing out and getting back in the swing of things. Just wish it wasn't so hot.

Made a couple or four pitchers of Margaritas the other day....I was still hot, but I didn't care!!
*hugs*deb

Kit Gana said...

great barn :)
This barn is perfect in exchanging wedding vows.

Barn Weddings

Lynn said...

I like your drive by barn photos!

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like a GREAT bunch of gals. Will have to check out all the blogs. Take care.

SquirrelQueen said...

I like that barn. Your drive by photos turn out better than mine.

Looks like you gals had a great get-together. It must have been fun getting so many bloggers together in one place.

Love your thought of the day Sandie!