Saturday, November 28, 2009

SWELLED HEARTS GAVE THANKS...

(excerpt from THE PUMPKIN, John Greenleaf Whittier)

And the prayer...my mouth too full to express,

Swells my heart...for thy shadow to never be less,

...that the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,

And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,

May thy life be as sweet...its last sunset sky

Golden-tinted and fair...as thy own Pumpkin pie!

WELCOME TO OUR DAY OF THANKS...

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Isaiah 2:5
Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD

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HYDRANGEAS STILL BLOOMING...

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Job 31:32
but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler

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Before we ate, we prepared the plates for shut-in members and local jail inmates ...

Matthew 25:40
"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"

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packing the final grouping of dessert plates for the 'carry outs'

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Brother Ed shared a message and thanks for the Lord's providence...

1 Corinthians 9:23
"...for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings."

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We still had LOTS of food even AFTER the carry outs were prepared...

Psalm 68:10
Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.

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Isaiah 61:9
Their descendants will be known among the nations...their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."

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Eight decades from the first birthday til today...

Isaiah 22:24
All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

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After eating kids went outside and played some games...I took more pictures and found a local doggie enjoying the yard

Zechariah 8:5
The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there."

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DD's full tummy and a warm car brought on a nap as we headed back to the house from church...

Deuteronomy 8:10When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God...!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TURKEY-DAY FUN...PARADE BINGO, ANYONE??

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!


While checking around the various websites for Turkey-Day Fun, I ran across the DISNEY FAMILY FUN SITE...
where there are fun Thanksgiving ideas...
They have really cute coloring pages like this...
Or you can click on Parade Bingo ...
print the 6 different sheets (before the Thanksgiving Day parade)...
pass them out to the kids for a game of "Parade Bingo"...
give each player pennies as their place markers...
as they see things on the tv matching their card, they'll place their penny...
Be sure to have a "treat" for your winner(s)!


ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND GOD'S BOUNTY!

PRAYERS YOU ARE SAFE, HEALTHY AND COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS WHILE GIVING THANKS!
Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RANDOM DOZEN #13...THANKS


Joining Liddie @ 2nd Cup for this week's EARLY Random Dozen!
1. Are you sticking to traditional Thanksgiving foods this year, or are you being culinarily adventurous?
TRADITIONAL (BRINING MY BIRD, AS USUAL)

2. Tell me something concrete that you're thankful for. (Something you can literally touch, see, etc., not a concept like "hope.")
THANKFUL FOR 10 YEARS COLON-CANCER FREE!

3. You knew the flip side was coming: Share about something intangible that you're thankful for.
MY FRENCH-PRESS COFFEE POT

4. Share one vivid Thanksgiving memory. It doesn't have to be deep or meaningful, just something that remains etched in your memory.
HELPING MY MOM MIX THE SOUTHERN DRESSING WITH MY HANDS IN THE LARGEST BOWL (THE TUPPERWARE CAKE CARRIER)...THE GOOEY, WETNESS OF THE DRESSING WHILE SQUISHING IN EACH EGG AS THEY WERE ADDED BETWEEN MY VERY-CLEAN FINGERS STILL REMINDS ME OF ALL THE SOUTHERN TRADITIONS FROM MY MOTHER AND GRANNY.

5. What is one thing that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt is going to happen this Thanksgiving because it always does, year after year?
MY DOUBLE SINK FULL OF DISHES AND EVERYONE THAT SHOULD BE HELPING CLEAN UP WILL BE FALLING ASLEEP ON THE COUCH FROM CARB 'OVERLOAD'

6. Do your pets get any left-overs?
WHEN MURPHY, MY PEEK-A-POO, WAS STILL IN THE WORLD HE'D NIBBLE ANY LEFTOVER APPLE CORES... WHILE I HELD IT FOR HIM...(THIS TRADITION STARTED WHEN I WAS PREGNANT...I CRAVED APPLES, AND AFTER I FINISHED EACH ONE, HE WOULD SIT IN MY LAP AND NIBBLE THE APPLE CORE WITH HIS FRONT TEETH AS I ROTATED IT FOR HIM)...I EVEN HAVE VIDEO OF HIS ENTERTAINING US WITH HIS SCARFING DOWN THE APPLE EDGES...I SURELY MISS HAVING THAT LITTLE BUNDLE IN MY LAP...

7. Does your family pray before the big meal? If so, do you join hands while seated, stand, repeat a formal prayer or offer a spontaneous prayer? Who does the praying?
WE DO PRAY BUT WE TYPICALLY DON'T JOIN HANDS, UNLESS WE HAVE FRIENDS VISITING, THEN WE ENJOY JOINING HANDS WITH THEM

8. Will you be watching football in the afternoon? If not, what will you be doing?
ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WATCH FOOTBALL IN THE AFTERNOON??

9. There are two distinct camps of people on this issue: How do you feel about oysters in the dressing/stuffing?
FIRST OFF, MY FAMILY DOESN'T 'STUFF'...WE MAKE PANS OF DRESSING THAT ARE MOIST INSIDE BUT CRUNCHY ON TOP AND AROUND THE EDGES...AND IN OUR FAMILY NONE OF THOSE PANS EVER INCLUDES OYSTERS...WE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO PUT CHICKEN PIECES IN OUR DRESSING AS IT COOKS. THE ONLY THING INSIDE MY BRINED BIRD IS ORANGES, LEMONS AND/OR VIDALIA ONIONS, WHICH GET TOSSED AFTER IT'S DONE COOKING.

10. Do you consider yourself informed about the first Thanksgiving?

YES, BUT I CAN'T DO IT JUSTICE...SO GO HERE: Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA


11. Which variety of pie will you be enjoying?
SWEET POTATO W/ WHIPPED CREAM

12. Do you feel for the turkey?? (This is a humorous throw back question related to the 12th question in another Random Dozen!)
NO FEELING FOR THE TURKEY...HE'LL BE BRINED THE NIGHT BEFORE BEFORE GOING INTO THE SMOKER :)


Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

FALL BUSY-NESS...

Even though I'm still enduring this 'head cold' ... it's been busy around here today. We were blessed with such a BEAUTIFUL, sunshiny day. All the color and crispness can't be truly captured in ALL it's glory but maybe a few pictures will give you an idea of our participation in God's world. CLICK EACH PIC to get a LARGER VIEW :D

Banana nut muffins started the day...

Hubby got busy with the blower, came in the house to get water and was 'pitiful' about needing help...

DD helped Chuckles rake and haul leaves to the compost and I mowed...you could almost hear the yard getting happier

I've enjoyed getting my new baby pansies planted in various locations...could not leave out the garage-door planter

The final few cabbages and pansies will be going into the cement urns sitting on the stoop of the front door

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I swept the backporch and enjoyed visiting with my new birdhouse (from my recent mountain get-away-with-girlfriends trip)

...as well as my planter of perennials (from my recent trip to GrowersOutlet...I love dusty miller, it will get much bigger in the next month...

Praying your entry into Thanksgiving Week was as colorful as ours...we're very thankful for our little piece of His creation. What did you accomplish in His World today?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

PHOTOSTORY FRIDAY: IT'S SIMPLY BLOOMIN' AROUND HERE!..



PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Sue
To play PhotoStory Friday, check this.

My ANGEL TRUMPET BUSHES STARTED BLOOMING on November 6 and they're still blooming! We've had a pleasant lead into November and I'm amazed at the pretty blooms still on my bush in the front yard. One of my prayer partners gave me this bush a couple of years ago :D


IN ADDITION TO MY YARD HAVING COLOR,
my indoor CHRISTMAS CACTUS IS BLOOMING TOO...
IT WAS JUST LITTLE BUDS 13 DAYS AGO, and today it looks like this...


Go, God!!
It sits on my HUTCH JUST IN MY ENTRY WAY, UNDER THE STAIRCASE, so I'm getting to enjoy it each time I walk through the hallway...
Tonight I may move it to my breakfast room table to enjoy it while in the kitchen.
It is soon to be THE SEASON of HIS Birth and I'm enjoying getting to celebrate the entry into the SEASON with my beautiful cactus...


Acts 14:7 "He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons;
he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

Blessings,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

RANDOM DOZEN #12 & LET's SHARE!


My craft idea is one I made for my prayer group a couple of years ago while learning to crochet...ICICLE ANGELS...they're fun to hang on the tree, hang on a stocking and put on a gift instead of a bow...Thank you Granny Judith, for the free pattern!


Liddie...@ 2nd Cup...has another fun group of questions for her "Random Dozen"...
1. If you could master one sport, what would it be?
gymnastics...was always my passion and had to end due to a neck injury...i still want to be 'flipping'.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? research,checks,consumer reports, friends' input...best bang for the buck

3. There is an old kids' game: Find out what your movie star name--use your middle name as your first name; use the name of the street you grew up on as your last. What is your movie star name? Carol Valley Stream...sounds like a fish camp, doesn't it??!!

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food? food...got to be able to sing those praises

5. There are two types of banana preferences. One is pristine yellow, almost to the point of being green; the other is spotty and more ripe. Which is your preference?
They're two different beasts per se: for eating and banana pudding: bright yellow; for making banana bread: the darker the better
6. Your favorite tree is?
Mimosa...great to climb, awesome to see with their wispy blossoms...the limbs of these trees seem to want to wrap around you...I so enjoyed climbing them at my Granny's house when I was younger

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? 8-9...having finished my communications career as a network manager...used to deal with many technical issues...many schools, many hours of root cause analysis and major event investigations and write-ups...it was fun and mind boggling at times, but i really miss THE PEOPLE...

8. Has H1N1 touched your family? nope

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing? pleez...I married an 'driving analytical', what do you think?

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala? what made you choose a koala? I'm probably more like a cat(can be aloof when I need to be goal driven...yet I love a good cuddle) ...even though I like hugging, i wouldn't enjoy eating leaves for sustenance

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago? yes

12. You are checking out at a grocery store. In the express lane, there are more people than the regular lanes, but of course, their load is less than those in the regular lanes. Which lane do you choose (assuming you qualify for the express lane) and why? When in a hurry I take a glance at every ones' buggies...then choose my best bet. I ALWAYS follow the 15-or less rule...if I have more than 15, I'm in the other line. I've been known to let people in front of me on my more leisurely days of shopping...and I'll talk to the cashier and bagger like the REAL people they are... :)

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Monday, November 16, 2009

FALL INTO FLAVOR...THE LAST ONE :(




Do you find yourself looking for a good recipe for 'leftover' turkey or chicken during the Holidays? This was was from BETTER HOME AND GARDENS' 20-minute dinners (so it won't take long either)

CHUTNEY-CHICKEN SALAD
Curry powder and sweet-hot mango chutney add exotic touches to classic chicken salad with red grapes. Serve the mixture atop full-flavored salad greens with a side of fresh cherries, or try it as a sandwich filling for croissants or wraps.
1⁄4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1⁄4 cup mango chutney, snipped
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise dressing or plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups shredded or chopped deli-roasted chicken or turkey breast
1 cup seedless red grapes
halved Lettuce leaves

Start to finish: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings
In a shallow baking pan spread almonds in a single layer.
Bake in a 350° oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until nuts are a light golden brown, stirring once or twice to prevent overbrowning. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine chutney, mayonnaise dressing, and curry powder.
Add chicken, grapes, and toasted nuts; toss gently to coat. Serve on lettuce leaves.
Nutrition facts per serving: 311 cal., 16 g total fat (4 g sat. fat),
76 mg chol., 118 mg sodium, 20 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 21 g pro.
Daily values: 15% vit. A, 10% vit. C, 3% calcium, 12% iron

Deuteronomy 27:7
Sacrifice fellowship offerings there,
eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God.
Blessings,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RANDOM DOZEN & an EXTRA video :D

LINDA @ 2ND CUP OF COFFEE IS SWEETLY HOSTING AGAIN...


1. What was the last song you
listened to? MIGHTY TO SAVE...A PRAISE SONG DURING WORSHIP...I TYPICALLY DON'T LISTEN TO MUSIC...THESE DAYS I LISTEN MORE TO TALK RADIO

2. Have you ever had “buyer’s remorse” over anything? MY 1983 FOX-SILVER GREY, USED 280-ZX...I BOUGHT IT ON A WHIM AND REALLY 'MISSED' MY BRAND-NEW BUICK LE SABRE, BEIGE ON BEIGE VELOUR 60/40 FRONT SEAT, LEATHER LANDAU TOP... OVER THE YEARS I CAME TO LIKE MY Z CAR BUT IT NEVER REALLY REPLACED MY LE SABRE
~:-/

3. What is something in your life that you are thankful for now that you didn't think you would be at the time of the event? PARENTS THAT WERE VERY PARTICULAR AND TIGHT ON RULES...I FELT VERY CONSTRAINED...BUT, LOOKING BACK, THEY WERE VERY PROTECTIVE AND CARING FOR ME

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade every year? If so, do you have a favorite float or
balloon? NOPE, WHEN I WAS A KID I WATCHED IT A LOT BUT AS THE YEARS HAVE PASSED, MY PARADE DAYS ARE OVER BEFORE I REMEMBER THERE'S A PARADE. BACK IN THE DAY, SNOOPY WAS MY FAVORITE WITH KERMIT A VERY CLOSE SECOND!!

5. Share a quote, scripture, poem or lyric which has been an inspiration to you lately.
I LONG TO ACCOMPLISH A GREAT AND
NOBLE TASK, BUT IT IS MY CHIEF DUTY TO ACCOMPLISH SMALL TASKS AS IF THEY WERE GREAT AND NOBLE. Helen Keller

6. This is meant to be a fun question, and this is a G-rated blog, but please share a “guilty pleasure,” something that you enjoy that’s probably not the most edifying, time-worthy or healthy thing you
could be indulging in. Did I mention--G rating? SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON THE INTERNET

7. What Thanksgiving food are you looking forward to? CORNBREAD
DRESSING WITH GIBLET GRAVY

8. What is your favorite book to read to children, or what was your favorite childhood
book? IS YOUR MAMA A
LLAMA?


9. Do you collect anything? (Feel free to post a photo.)
ANGELS...pictures, statues, ornaments...


10. Gift bags or wrapping paper? BAGS, FOR SURE

11. Share an after-school memory from when you were younger. What was your routine like on an average day?
I'D USUALLY GO TO THE BASEMENT TO SEE WHAT SEWING PROJECT MY MOM WAS WORKING ON...SHE SEWED FOR MANY PEOPLE...WEDDING GOWNS, DRAPERY, BLOUSES AND EVEN 3-PIECE SUITS.

SPEAKING OF AFTERSCHOOL...I FINALLY got the video to load (from our teen prayer/share the other night)...teens, you just never KNOW what they're gonna do...i think the FUNNIEST part is at the 1min13sec mark when "Mr. O" joins the girls...i want to ask, but i'm LAFF'ing too hard! :D

12. True story: Once, in a job interview, I was asked this question and told there would be no clarifying; I simply had to answer the question: “When you’re fishing, do you feel for the fish?” So what about you? When you're fishing, do you feel for the fish?? MOST DEFINITELY...I USED TO FISH WITH MY FATHER...SOMETIMES WE'D FISH FROM THE SHORE, USING WORMS ON THE HOOK WHILE WE 'JIGGED' THE LINE UP AND DOWN WITH NO FLOAT...TO CATCH 'CRAPPY' ...YOUR POLE WILL JIGGLE WHEN THE FISH BITES AND YOU HAVE TO REACT QUICKLY AND PULL UP TO HAVE THE HOOK GRAB THE FISH. OTHER TIMES WE'D BE OUT IN THE BOAT USING RED AND WHITE FLOATS...WAITING TO SEE THE FLOAT DROP BELOW THE SURFACE, AND KNOWING THERE WAS A BITE AT THE END WITH THE WEIGHT...YOU COULD FEEL THE FISH PULL IF YOU MISSED THE FLOAT. ...I MISS FEELING THE FISH WITH DADDY


Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Monday, November 9, 2009

SOMETIMES, I JUST WONDER WHY?...then I laff!!

 



At the beginning of PrayerShare, these two were very busy...and certainly not paying any attention to my video camera. I'm having difficulty uploading the video, but the one shot also captures a teen's wonderful ability to ENJOY THE MOMENT and NOT HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD WHILE THEY ENJOY EACH OTHER...
there's a lot to learn from teens, you know?!!

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

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FALL INTO FLAVOR #4 of 5 ... GARLIC SHRIMP&GRITS


COME JOIN IN...LINDA @ 2ND CUP IS HOSTING THE FOURTH OF FIVE WEEKS OF FALL FAVORITES :D

THIS WEEK I'm sharing a recipe I make each year for our small-group Christmas-celebration breakfast...(we ladies love to share those recipes OUR HUSBANDS go GA'GA' OVER)...

BEING FROM THE SOUTH, a lot of my favorite recipes are directly from SOUTHERN LIVING magazine...I NEVER go wrong with them, they are tried and true and well-tested. Hope you enjoy it...

Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Prep: 20 min., Cook: 15 min.

1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp, cooked

(Leave the tails on a few of the shrimp--for a garnish/attractive presentation) Peel remainder of shrimp, and de-vein

3 cups water
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits, uncooked
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
Garnishes: chopped fresh chives, peeled and cooked shrimp, freshly ground black pepper


Bring 3 cups water, cream, butter, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in grits.

Cook, whisking constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture is smooth.

Stir in 1 pound shrimp, cheese, and garlic, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.

(I transfer these to a crockpot, set on 'low', when serving on a buffet...if it sits more than 30 minutes, you'll have to add a little hot water and remix...grits can become clumpy...but a little stirring after the hot water will smooth them right out again)

Yield: Makes 4 servings


Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,

Friday, November 6, 2009

BeStill, Buster and Skoots, OH MY!!

(SING TO THE TUNE OF "WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD"...)

We're off to see God's GLORY...THE WONDERFUL GLORY OF GOD!!

YOU'LL FIND HE IS THE GOD OF GODS, IF EVER A GOD! THERE WAS.

IF EVER OH EVER A GOD! THERE WAS, THE LORD OF GOD IS ONE BECAUSE,
BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE....

BECAUSE OF ALL WONDERFUL THINGS HE DOES.

WE'RE OFF TO SEE GOD'S GLORY, THE WONDERFUL GLORY OF GOD!!




Blessings,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

JOB'S FRIENDS LEARNED...(How is it speaking to me?)

Last night...

about 25 senior-hi students attended prayer share at our home, enjoying food, friends and Jesus...we also watched NOOMA-WHIRLWIND by Rob Bell, which reviews scripture from the Book of Job.

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Life is sometimes hard...this video got me thinking about God's providence...when I might LIKE IT and when I MAY NOT.

My immediate reaction ...Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

WE'RE created to worship Him... Colossians 1:16 "For by him ALL things were created...all things were created by him and for him." ...for His purpose and Glory!

But...Questions are difficult throughout life:

why is there suffering; why is does it seem evil prevails sometimes? Speaking of questioning...People AROUND Job were questioning God.

Job, himself though, was steadfast in God's providence and plans. Our youth pastor CHALLENGED US TO STUDY IT FURTHER THROUGH SOME OF THE ONLINE COMMENTARIES...so, today I followed up with Mathew Henry :)

Mathew Henry's commentary shares these snippets...my responses are in ORANGE.

Job's patience DURING troubles: A GREAT EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW

Satan's malice started it...God restrained him though: GOD's LOVING CARE REITERATED

Job's restoration began in God's mercy, when he was praying for his
friends: GOD HONORS SINCERE CONCERN NOT MEAN DISPUTES.

God doubled Job's possessions: PATIENT SUFFERING BLESSED

Job's friends wronged God: JOB SPOKE GOD'S TRUTH

Job prayed/offered sacrifice for persecutors: JOB'S RENEWAL BEGAN

Quarrels with God ALWAYS begin on our part: MAKING PEACE BEGINS ON God's PART

Our prayers/services should be acceptable by Lord's standards; not for
praise of men:
STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD, HE BLESSES OBEDIENCE.

JOB 42:12,16,17 The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first. ... After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so he died, old and full of years.

Humble faith and sincere obedience see farthest and best into the will of the Lord.

"If you're reading this, Allen...thanks for challenging us to DIG DEEPER!" There was definitely MORE to the STORY and JOB was blessed in the end!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

RANDOM DOZEN #10


JOINING LINDA'S CARNIVAL:
1. It's early morning, about 2:00AM, and you're driving home. You come to a red light and sit there. There is no one in sight for miles around. Do you wait it out or run the light?
I WAIT IT OUT...CAMERAS, YOU KNOW?!!

2. If you had the chance to re-do the last 24 hours, would you change anything?
I MIGHT PAY SOMEONE TO STEAM-CLEAN MY CARPETS...I'M BUSHED.

3. When you reply to some one's comment on your blog, do you reply in your comments or go to her blog and comment? (Or email her)
WELL, I DO BOTH...BUT I ALWAYS MAKE SURE I GO TO GREGG'S BLOG TO LEAVE A NOTE...CAUSE SHE (HE) LOVES COMMENTS, A LOT!!

4. Your favorite Disney movie is:
ALADDIN & FINDING NEMO ARE NECK AND NECK...
their music and cinematography amaze me

5. Do you recycle?
YEP...GLASS, PLASTIC AND PAPER

6. Games of strategy or games of chance?
I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE WITH CHANCE GAMES SINCE MY BRAIN HAS A HARD TIME WRAPPING AROUND STRATEGY THESE DAYS, IN BETWEEN HOT FLASHES...
NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE!


7. Do you have any recurring dreams?
NOT NOW...USED TO DREAM A LOT ABOUT THE 'JOLLY GREEN GIANT' CHASING ME
WHEN I WAS A KID...AND I LOVED THE COMMERCIALS...DON'T KNOW WHAT
THAT WAS ABOUT...HMMMMMMMM.


8. What did you learn from your first real job?
MY FIRST JOB TAUGHT ME THERE ARE STILL MANY ADULTS
WHO CONTINUE TO ACT 'CHILDISH' AFTER THEY'RE OUT OF SCHOOL...
RIGHT FROM WRONG IS SO DIFFICULT FOR SOME PEOPLE

9. Do you buy or borrow most books?
BUY...THEN I RECYCLE THEM THROUGH A LOCAL 'BOOKS FOR LESS'...IT'S FUN HAVING AN ACCOUNT WITH POINTS FROM BOOKS I'VE SOLD BACK TO THEM...SAVES ME MANY BUCKS
WHEN HAVING TO FULFILL HIGH SCHOOL READING LISTS FOR DD :)

10. What fashion trend of the past did you say you'd never wear again but did?
I HAVE A 'NEW' TIE-DYED BLOUSE...PURPLE AND WHITE!

11. When do you start Christmas shopping?
STARTED ABOUT A MONTH AGO WITH A COUPLE OF 'STOCKING STUFFERS'...
AND I GOT SEVERAL THINGS WHILE I WAS ENJOYING THE MOUNTAINS
THIS PAST WEEK WITH GIRL FRIENDS
12. Have you ever been so happy that you literally jumped up and down for a few seconds? If so, what was the occasion?
I jumped up and down when my daughter was playing travel softball and hit a homerun over the left-center field fence during a tournament...I couldn't sit down for quite some time...every atom in my body had extra adrenaline!

"Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by."


Blessings,

Monday, November 2, 2009

FALL INTO FLAVOR: Sweet Potatoe Biscuits (Martha-Stewart style)


Joining Linda @ 2nd Cup: http://2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com/2009/11/pepper-fall-into-flavor.html for her Fall Into Flavor meme:
...this recipe is from MARTHA STEWART LIVING...yummo!
I'm not good at coming up with my own recipes so I count on those online or in my books...
We absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes in our house and these are delicious when you have the time to make them from scratch with whole sweet potatoes...a great addition to Thanksgiving :)
"Call to me and I will answer you

and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."
Blessings,