Sunday, February 4, 2018

Daybook Side by Side: Super Bowl Sunday 2013 and Super Bowl Sunday 2018


 (Join me in looking at two Super Bowl Sundays.)

Outside My Window : Super Bowl Sunday 2013

Mercy.  I have so much to do to get the yard ready for spring,
and I am running late.  
Note:  This is the point where I like to act like the farmer’s daughter that I am and I act like- feel like there is a sense of urgency.
As in I need to get my crop in the ground.
But first I need to clean. Leaves.
Millions of leaves.
Leaves with a sense of humor.
Leaves that laugh behind your back as you sweep and rake and sweep some more.
And so while watching the Super Bowl, I am making my gardening to do list.
Number one on the list?  Leaves :)

Outside My Window: Super Bowl Sunday 2018
Mercy.  I have so much to do to get the yard ready for spring here in El Paso, and I have no idea yet what I need to do.

I have fallen in love with Casa Golondrina, but I still can not look at photos of our old home.

I think GOD is helping with this by saying, with a Super Bowl reference all HIS own, “Keep your eyes on the ball Laura Ellen.”


From the kitchen our Super Bowl supper 2013 was    
my husband’s brisket,

my husband’s pinto beans,

and salad (my contribution).  

Our appetizer was guacamole and tortilla chips. 

From the kitchen our Super Bowl supper 2018 is
tricky business:)

We are getting ready to remodel our kitchen, prompted by a cooktop that gave up several weeks ago and quirks too numerous to list.

My husband’s beans are cooking in a crockpot.
He is not happy about that , but football is the great distraction:)

But when our oldest daughter Heather asked “can Dad make his beans?”
He thought, of course I can.
Who needs a stove?

I Was Thinking in 2013

I have become a scaredy cat.
I don’t like being frightened 
at the movies or watching television.

I blame my brother.
Growing up he was always jumping out from behind a door to scare me.
It worked.

I Am Thinking in 2018
That this afternoon’s super bowl watching at our daughter’s house will be fun.

She has a pork roast in her crockpot, and I am bring Dad’s Beans, guacamole and tortilla chips, artichoke dip, and garlic bread.

I  Was Thankful in 2013 For…  

I know.
Everything is a riddle with me.

I Am Thankful in 2018 For …
the reason we moved here.

In 2013 I was reading….
You are all so smart and talented. 

and in 2018 I am reading…
You are all so smart and talented.


NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post. Isn't it amazing how many changes happen in 5 years and yet how many things stay the same? We have NO leaves but I have looked out my window and am wishing the snow would melt away SOON. Living in WI that is not an option. We pay no attention to Groundhog Day because whether the groundhog sees his shadow, or not, we still have 12 more weeks of winter. lol
Have a blessed super bowl Sunday- xo Diana

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Great post, Laura. How nice to be close to your daughter. Our plan is to move back to Texas as soon as we can. Five years ago, we had just moved into our house and I was not a happy camper. Things have gotten better. Enjoy your time at your daughter's house.

Jeanie said...

That's a wonderful post. Just looking back -- all the changes and yet certain similarities. We're not a football family so no Super Bowl for us (though I did indulge in the Kitten Bowl this afternoon). But I'm with you on the garden and spring, though you will beat us to it by at least a couple of months!

Michelle said...

This is a great way to reflect on how life changes. I need to look back five years and see where I was....

Stacey said...

Enjoy your pulled pork and pinto beans. Sounds delicious! Enjoy that sweet family time. :)

Loved your post, as always.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

An interesting approach to a post! Then and Now.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

We have had to make so many changes in the last 10 years...changes forced upon was not easy...but here we are....where we are suppose to be! Love your post friend!

Tammy Patina and Paint said...

Change is hard! I'm a creature of habit. I don't like change but I am learning to embrace it as you are. You inspire me. I know that your new garden will be different, yet just as beautiful as you old one. I can't wait to see it!

Creations By Cindy said...

So many things can change in 5 years and yet so many can remain the same. Glad you close to your daughter. I am sure you miss your old home and hometown though. Our Superbowl afternoon has been the same for a while now. Appetizer: Roasted Oysters. No matter what is the list of food my man is going to roast those oysters. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jane said...

This was thought provoking. Thank you for sharing. Time for some introspection and retrospection of my own.

Nancy's Notes said...

Change is good.
Change is hard.
You inspire me, Laura.
What an interesting post!
Reflection on the past and dealing with now with grace, that's you!
Hugs and many blessings, my friend.

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