Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Can A Girl Dream?

I would love to live in a restored farmhouse.  While life circumstances at this point would not make a farmhouse practical, a girl can dream?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Eggs - Try It Out

I dislike peeling hard boiled eggs.  Period!!!

Recently, I came across  the jar method.
Put your hardboiled eggs in a jar and fill partially with water and shake, shake, shake.
Pretty good plan.

Then there is the method of peeling under cold water.
I'm not sure which method I like the best.
Try it out.  I would be interested in reading your comments.

Monday, January 25, 2016

My Little Man

This little booger called Momo the other night.  Well, actually Mommy  made the call.  He saw Jenny's phone and kept saying Momo, Momo.  He wanted to call me.  Of course I answered and there he was.  He chattered and chattered and told me all about it.  I have no clue what he was saying.  Then he would look and the phone and point "wook".   

It didn't take him long and he was off and running, but this little fellow just made Momo's day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Maybe they will belive Momma?

I don't function very good when I'm tired.  And now I have proof.

Debbie has bought her very first house.  It is a dollhouse.  The owners completely remodeled it, and all she had to do was move in.  So Thursday after work found me at her apartment to help load the truck.  Everyone worked hard including my 82 year old Dad.  He just doesn't stop.

So after getting the truck loaded and everything was done at the apartment we headed out for my place.  She was parking the moving truck in my driveway for the night.  I needed to move her vehicle to a friends driveway, so parked my car out on the out....shut the guessed it.  The keys were in the car.   I was so exhausted I could have bawled, but managed to be "an adult".  Roadside assistance came and unlocked the car in record time for which I was very thankful.
So I pulled into the driveway (I thought) parked went inside and called it a night.

Next morning I discovered that my car wasn't even all the way into the driveway.  Good thing I don't live on a busy street.  Never pulled that stunt before but now I have proof.....


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Which One?

Which one will it be?

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Today has been a frustrating day, and we haven’t even reached noon yet.  I have been sitting here “stewing” in my frustration.  Sometimes you’d like to be able to tell someone just what you think about a situation, and yet you can’t, won’t, or decide to turn the other cheek.

What good does it do to “stew”?  Not a thing.  I know there are cases of right and wrong, and that’s pretty much what has been the frustration today, but when you can’t change the situation am I going to fret about it and ruin my day, or do as the scripture above states.  “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth”.  Psalms 34:1

I was actually looking for a different scripture and this popped out at me instead.  OUCH!!!!!!  I can’t change the problem – believe me I’ve tried.  So I allow myself a moment of grrrrrrr…….and get on with life.   I choose to get on with life.  I choose to get on with life………I choose…..I choose……I choose……

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth........
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth........
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth........

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Good Ole Days

I love hanging clothes outside.  I would love to live where that was possible.  I remember my Momma hanging out clothes, and she still hangs out clothes on the line.

In my younger days, I also hung out clothes.  It was much more work than just tossing into the dryer, but there is just something unexplainable about hanging out the laundry.  I must admit I don’t much like the towels outside, because they come back in so stiff. 

Life was simpler back in those days.  People worked hard to make a living.  A lot of people would have a garden.  I remember the huge gardens we would have when I was a kid.  We would sit and break beans by the washtub. As a kid we didn’t appreciate all the hard work of breaking beans, but now….oh yum…canned green beans are better any day than beans from the grocery.   It was nothing for my Mom to can 100 quarts each of beans, tomatoes, tomato juice, and also put corn in the freezer.

During garden season our suppers were wonderful!!!  Fresh out of the garden.  Usually would have fried potatoes, tomatoes, corn, and whatever else had been planted.  My Pops would plant a couple of yellow hot pepper plants because he knew how much I liked them.

Oh!  The good ole days.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Yep.....this is what my stomach feels like driving to work in the snow.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Living Today

Stress should be spelled at my house like this STRESS!!!!!!!  Big red letters, all capital letters and about 20 miles high.  Ha!

God has been working on me in this area.  I am so used to trying to take care of daily living concerns that I tend to forget that God knows the outcome already.

Emotional stress is a big one with me.  Mark has been gone a long time, but I cannot seem to get used to being alone.  Along came the empty nest.  Whamo….here I went again.  Pile it all together, and it is not a pretty picture.

God has been working on me about living in today.  When you are alone, you tend to think about  the past.  It all seemed so perfect.  But we forget that today is a new day.

All the same time, that God has been working on me about living in today, I also listened to a devotional that I got for Christmas.  Guess what the 1st one was?  Not living in yesterday, not looking towards tomorrow, but living in today.  Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
Lord, help me to let go of the past.  Nothing I can do can change the outcome.  I know I won’t  forget what was – but help me to focus on today.  To make today the best that I can make it.  To make today the day that I can be a blessing to someone.  To focus on today, enjoy the present. Not to say that what has been before doesn’t hurt – it does.  But may I live today as the first day of the rest of my life.  To let God handle all the rest.

Today!!!  Focus!!!!  The past is gone.  The future isn’t here.   I am in today.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

We love to go to Chuy's Restuarant.  They have the best chips and dip.
Debbie looked on line and found a recipe that we tried.
We are hooked!!!

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

1 cup mayo
1/3 cup buttermilk (I use regular milk)
1/3 cup sour cream
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
Couple dashes of garlic powder
4 oz. can green chilies
4 oz. can chopped jalapenos ( I never put in the whole can - too spicy)
1 bunch cilantro

Mix in food processor and enjoy.