Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It is not however to this game. I am quite competitive...I like having the high score. On facebook I get to compete with any of my friends that decide to waste some of their time playing such games. On this game...I am rarely without the highest score among others. Usually only happens when I don't have time to play. I am good. I get medals and I LOVE all the kewl noises they have....I LOVE beeping and I LOVE the sound of squeaky doors. Especially if I know that it could possibly annoy someone else.hehe (not mischievous at all)
Seriously though...I come by it honestly. In my house where I grew up...we were always trying to get the high score on some game or another. It was not about the game really. It was about being the best at something and getting the recognition. Someone saying "nice score" and playing for hours to try to beat it was a really great feeling.
Now....if only I could be putting such dedication towards some other more important things that I have been procrastinating on.
My neighbor and I are going to put our mail boxes on the same post now...since we have to get new ones...they suggested saving a bit of money.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I did not spend all day trying to catch up on her blog. (and I will not finish that up tomorrow either...there is WAY too much stuff to do for me to do that)
I did not drink all of the broth off of my soup and then plaster way too much butter and salt on the rest of it before eating it. (I would never do that)
I did not talk to my dog as though she understood me all day. (I NEVER do that)
I did not listen to song after song of Brian Adams. (that would not be edifying to my spirit)
I did not have a bath at two o'clock in the afternoon. (there is WAY too much stuff to get done to waste my time relaxing)
Help me Lord to be happy with what we have!
Things I am thankful for today...
1. We have a beautiful house
2. Lots of wood to burn this winter
3. Family living near by
4. Lots of friends that are like family
5. My husband loves me despite my quirks
6. My sister loves me despite my quirks
7. My Australia friend is coming to visit! (only 35 more sleeps...but who is counting?)
8. Shyla loves to play with Snickers (no...not the chocolate bar...the dog)
9. God NEVER gives up.
10. God loves my family even more than I do...so even if I don't know where one of them is...He does and is very much interested in his life.
11. I am SO thankful that this list is pouring out of me...without even having to take time to think!:o)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and next 4 ingredients to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
2. Add tomato paste and next 6 ingredients, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
3. Uncover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Sunday, October 18, 2009
My heart is filled with thankfulness for what the Lord has provided!:o)
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
As well....since this is chemical free....your health is not at risk either! (come on people...nobody is "really" allergic to cleaning!)haha
Anyways....this is just a quick post to let you know about my new endeavors and asking that if there is anyone out there that would like to help me get going faster...could you please consider hosting a party for me in your home. (Tupperware style) I need practice!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
11 For I know what plans I have in mind for you, says Adonai, Plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. 12 When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me whole heartedly; 14 and I will let you find me, says Adonai.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad.
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.
Gift Kids Can Make For Dad
Fill a jar with Hersheys Hugs and Kisses. Take one pair of new sports socks and one pair of gloves (gardening gloves, work gloves, etc.) Tack the socks together toe to toe. This makes a pair of arms. Tack one glove to the the open end of each of the socks. Now you have arms and hands. Wrap the arms and hands around the jar a couple of times, crossing the hands at the front and tack together. Attach this poem:
DADDY, If all these Kisses aren't enough,There's two hands to help with garden stuff.If all these hugs don't work their charm,There's two arms to help keep you warm.If this gift doesn't show how much we care,We have REAL hugs & kisses to share!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A Death Certificate shows we died
Pictures show we lived!
Have a seat...Relax.. ...And read this slowly.
Just because two people argue,
Doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
Doesn't mean they do love each other.
We don't have to change friends if...
We understand friends change.
No matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
True friendship continues to grow, even over
The longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
You can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life. (and that Jesus can heal the heartache)
it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
You should always leave loved ones with Loving words...
It may be the last time you see them.
You can keep going long after you think you can't.
We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
Either you control your attitude or it controls you.
Heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.
Money is a lousy way of keeping score.
My best friend and I can do anything or nothing
And have the best time.
Sometimes when I'm angry,
I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
Maturity has more to do with what types of
experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them,
and less to do
With how many birthdays you've celebrated..
It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others;
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself..
No matter how bad your heart is broken,
The world doesn't stop for your grief.
Our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
But we are responsible for whom we become.
You shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret.
It could change your life forever.
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different..
Your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.
Even when you think you have no more to give,
when A friend cries out to you -
you will find the strength to help.
Credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.
The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon!
'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of anything