Monday, November 28, 2011

RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS...yep, got 'em both

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Flock Togetherjoining Mom's Best Nest...just clickit...  





w/ Here come the Girls 


and 
Made in a Day

Melancholy...sad, gloomy, blue ... each time Skoot has to depart and return to college; wanting to get in the car and travel with her; thinking of all the 'possibilities' between here and T'town.


Asking her to 'look in my eyes' and 'repeat', "I promise I will pay close attention to the road and drive slower during the rain" before getting into the driver's seat helped a little of my 'motherly concern'...while at the same time beginning the prayers for her safely traveling down the road.





Reaffirming her gasoline tank situation and reminding her to call me when she got there, rounded out my 'normal' discussions after I hugged her 'goodbye' one more time.

Waving as she pulled out, I'm thinking, "Mommies just crave to: "protect them no matter what", "peek in their bedroom door seeing them enjoying their Holiday rest", "feed them their favorite whatever/whenever", "capture their smiles for all times' sake in case they aren't within reach", "talk to them about their heartl-felt concerns" and "hug them whenever/whereever/always".

I'm just cravin' those things noted above, and she just left out the driveway.


Walking back into the house knowing I must get onto other things and keep myself busy until I hear the phone, or get a text, or see an update on Facey-Booky.
Welp...Hubs back to work, Skoot back to school...  
"OK, tree, it's just you and me" :/


Saturday, November 26, 2011

PROJECT 365...week 48


JOINING SARA FOR WEEK 48 ... kinda...


Started the holidays off by locking my keys in the car...

  I typo'd on my editing...'the backup key is 'coming'...geez!


 The UGA world lost a great one this week...their long-time sportscaster, Larry Munson, died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 89...we'll miss you, Larry!


  My great nephew is enjoying eating some leaves before eating his Thanksgiving later in the week.

 
 Baby girl made our dessert for Thanksgiving...it was a wonderful pumpkin pie!




Finished another 'knitted' hat...this one is more like a cloche...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving...leave me a comment of what you did..

Thursday, November 24, 2011

TURKEY 4 ME, TURKEY 4 U...and dancin' dogs

My bird's brining as I'm typing this...
thank goodness I didn't have to CHASE my turkey before putting him in the pot.




Some 'silly'
FAST TURKEYS
for THANKSGIVING...


and if you couldn't catch a turkey, just watch this 
amazing dancin' doggie


Enjoy every bite of your blessings!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

REALLY RANDOM



Randomness...
there is no plan to this blog


probably opposite of what next week is going to b


I did buy some groceries today that will help me shorten the amount of time in the kitchen next week.  Food Lion had bread cubes buy one get one free, so I got those.  And, their 'pre-made' cornbread was also BOGOF...so I got two of those.  

This WILL greatly decrease the amount of time when making my southern dressing.  I'll be able to leave the bread cubes out overnight on a baking sheet and then combine them with the cornbread and spices, oil, eggs and other items on Wednesday, to let them meld together before baking off the dressing.  
(Hubs is having some 'day surgery' next week, so I'm not sure how much extra time I'll get to have in the kitchen. )

Other than the breads, I got several 'last day' manager specials (pork loin, pork chops). Pop Tarts were on sale, so BabyGirl will like that I have those on hand for her home visit.

Picked up and dropped off shirts at the laundry then headed home and vacuumed.  


'Our team' wasn't being televised this week, so I wasn't as compelled to watch the college games.  


Just thinking outloud...maybe I think I'll get BabyGirl to choose a dessert she can make for Thursday...she's coming home tomorrow afternoon and i might as well get her involved, too.


Sunday afternoon is going to be this week's laundry day for me (it usually is on Mondays).


I've got to make an appointment to 'cut these hairs on my head'.  I've let it get too long...I sure hope Jaimie is cutting sometime next week.


There's work for me to do at the church on Tuesday morning; shouldn't take long; I'm glad it's not too big of a job.


Oh, and the furnace man is coming sometime Monday to do a 'general maintenance' before the weather turns colder.


My Bible study class is NOT meeting next week, so I'll have a few more days to work on the study and the outline for our next time together.


Finished another knitted hat today...not really sure what I'm going to do with it.  


I've got to start thinking more about Christmas...I only have a very few things bought and/or made...maybe this will help...BRASSY APPLE has 52 neighborly gifts listed for Christmas...thought you might like to download it, too.




and


Miss Gracie's House is hosting a giveaway...Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts...go check it out before the drawing is closed.


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


Blessings,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A NEW CHAI T'GIVING TRADITION and RANDI K

While enjoying some blog hopping today, I ran across this…
I had recently begun pondering my ‘food lineup’ for the big day next Thursday

I believe this will make it onto the menu.   If the flavors come together, like I believe they will, it may end up being on my table every Turkey day...my friend, you know her with the initials BS&K…loves to bake bread and she LOVES chai tea, so this will float her boat also.)

Here’s the recipe…
Chai Tea Bread - from The Jey of Cooking
For the bread:
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 Tbsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup prepared black tea, cooled
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1/4 tsp. cardamom
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp. cloves
* 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 cups flour
For the glaze:
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 tsp. vanilla
* 3-6 tsp. prepared black tea, cooled
* additional cinnamon

and...as a side note:
SANDRA SINGH is linking to RANDI K DESIGNS (who is having a neat giveaway...patterns, etc.) What beautiful work Randi does...very gifted in color and patterning.







You know I <3 your comments....so:

1)  WHAT NEW RECIPES WILL YOU BE TRYING FOR THIS YEAR’S THANKSGIVING FEAST?...'
or
2) WHAT NEW KNITTING PATTERNS ARE YOU MAKING?

Monday, November 14, 2011

12 DAYS CONSUMED

Welp...


My 'cold' has wielded it's way into another ailment...
full-blown
acute bronchitis


...it may be called 'acute'


...but there's NOTHING 'cute' about it.


New meds and a powerful cough syrup to be taken throughout the next 10 days...




Twelve days of all these symptoms has worn me out...


I covet your prayers...


so they will effectively KNOCK this 'cutey' right OUT of this body of mine!  


 Blessings,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

FOREVER GRATEFUL


Feeling very grateful for being alive to see the beautiful colors of this Fall Season...


I remember a time:


Age= 40, no symptoms
Co-worker=pushing three times, "Get a baseline physical, you look tired!"  


Backstory:  coworker = recent breast-cancer survivor
Nudgings = from 'one who knows'
















My physical = numbers looked great...except 'fecal hemoccult'   
Follow-up Colon test = cancerous polyp/surgery/13" less colon
Repeat: 40 years old



Early-detection/MESSY test = 'cure'
Me = still alive, 12 years later  :)

IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A BASELINE PHYSICAL, or if ANYONE in YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY HAS HAD COLON CANCER, CONSIDER YOURSELF nudged...Go get a physical with a hemoccult/colonoscopy...It might save YOUR LIFE, too.


Blessings,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HE IS ALWAYS WITH US...we see Him when we seek Him.

When struggles come into our child's life, we want to help them as quickly as we can...in some way. This becomes difficult especially when they are not within physical reach.


Where can I turn to get beyond my own kind of response? I must again seek God's thoughts on the matter.


His Word is the best place to go and take on the His calming balm. Someone else compelled to help by guiding and/or reminding the new Christians of his day was the Apostle, Paul.


While imprisoned in Rome for his outspokenness of Christ as Savior, he did not yield and wrote to Christ's followers in Collosae (Asia Minor) reminding them to take hold of their "call in Christ".
Colossians 2:5-10 "I'm a long way off, true, ....but believe me, I'm on your side, right beside you. I am delighted to hear of the careful and orderly ways you conduct your affairs, and impressed with the solid substance of your faith in Christ.
My counsel is simple and straightforward: Go ahead with what you've been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live Him, deeply rooted in Him. You're well constructed upon Him, knowing your way around the faith. Now do what you've been taught. Let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk, wanting to drag you off into endless arguments never amounting to anything, spreading ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. (But that's not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in Him, so you can see and hear him clearly.)

Not needing a telescope, microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without Him. When you come to Him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything."
Re-reading this passage in NIV (and posting it here from THE MESSAGE), it captures some very important guidance for those far away and on their own.


Important comforting words, reminding words, truth-filled words, confirming words. 
Yes, communing in the Fullness of Christ...He is the epitome for each of us (be ye writer or recipient).


Blessings,

Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Sunday, November 6, 2011