Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Quiet, Bookish Life

It's been a while since I've been here with a personal post. I've been trying to recover from my surgery and, while I'm doing better, I'm still very tired and have to really conserve my energy. I will admit that it's frustrating for me, but on the other hand, I'm so very thankful to be past that horrible episode in my life.

I've mainly been trying to get my house back in order after the neglect of the past few months. My husband did such a great job in taking care of thing, but it's the little things, like decorating and fluffing about that a woman finds important. One thing we did is to replace the blinds in our master bedroom. It had those crazy hanging vertical blinds that would snap off and they hadn't worked right for a long time. I had been wanting to put drapes up and we finally got that done. Here's the picture without anything...

Then here's the new drapes...

They are actually a mnty green color but with the light through it, it lightens it quite a bit. I'm so happy to have this done! It has made a huge difference in the temperature of our room, too. The sun shines directly in this window during the summer so it's nice to have it blocked out.

I made a wonderful meal last week of Classic Roasted chicken from the Hairy Bikers website. I have watched several of their shows on Netflix and they have some wonderful recipes. I made the gravy, too, however, I had lumps (which I never have!) so didn't want you to see my lumpy gravy. 😉 Here's my lovely chicken...

and here's the potatoes and carrots.

I can highly recommend this recipe as it was easy and everything was so delicious!!

Since I don't have a lot of energy, I spend my time reading. Oh, the joy of a good book! I have actually started an Instagram account to showcase the books I'm reading. You can find the links to all my social media on the right sidebar. I'm so thankful for the books I get to read and share with you all. It's a true blessing.

Speaking of blessings, these two are my constant companions and reading buddies. I don't know what I'd do without them and I'm so thankful for the love and snuggles I get from them every day. Look at those faces! lol  😄

Hopefully, I'll be back more and more to share things. I am hoping to have more energy for my stitching and art but will be thankful for all the blessings I have right now!

Blessings - Julie


  1. I am glad to get caught up with you Julie. Always a joy to see precious Cookie and Mitzi. How are you liking When Through The Deep Waters?

  2. It was so wonderful to get a glimpse into how you are doing now, sweet friend. Your new drapes are so pretty, and those two little fur babies are just precious. I can see why they are such a comfort to you! Sending love and hugs your way!


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