Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Late yet again! Now that I'm going to school Monday nights, I'm going to have to try and post these as soon as it's up on Sundays! Monday was DH's birthday but I had class so we celebrated tonight! I'll post about my first try making a cake from scratch later this week!
I'm planning on posting recipes later this week if I get the chance!
Mon 8/31- Red Beans/Rice, Sausage, Broccoli
Tues 9/1- Steak/Mushroom Fajitas, German Chocolate Cake (from SCRATCH!)
Wed 9/2- Breakfast Bake, Pears
Thurs 9/3- Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Fri 9/4- Tacos, Beans, Chips/Salsa
Sat 9/5- BBQ at Mom's (My brother's girlfriend's birthday)
Sun 9/6- Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, Carrots
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
First of all, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! WOOHOO! :) We finally got the courage to just try and apply for a home loan last month. And to our surprise, we were approved! So we called the KBHomes community we had been wanting to buy a new home in...and they were sold out! Ugh! All of the other communities were out of our price range and so we decided we'd have to start thinking about getting an older home (we really wanted new because we won't have the time/money after we close to fix one up). Then DH went by a KB community we didn't want to even look at after seeing them online. They were detached condos that were 2 story. (We wanted one story.) Long story short, he LOVED them! I went after work and fell for them to! We put a deposit down, picked our options and they started building within 2 weeks. We're excited and nervous to own our first home! The house will be finished in October and we plan to move early November! :) Pics of the build later!
And now for the kids!
Hannah is in a bit of a funk lately. I'm not sure what it is but she's is whinging CONSTANTLY! She starts PreK in 2 weeks and we're hoping that will help! And yes...my little girl is starting school! I can't believe how fast time has gone. It's actually pretty sad that she'll be in school now until she's and adult...no more staying home with Mommy (even though it's only one day a week now that I work FT...). I know she's going to love school though and it'll be great for her to have a routine 5 days a week with the same friends!
Avery will be 2 in a little over a month! I don't have anymore babies! :( She's doing well...terrible twos aren't horrible yet (though I'm sure we'll see more soon! LoL). She's talking so much more and even stringing words together in sentences. We were worried about her lack of speech at 18 months...not anymore! Yay for Avery-baby! She'll be starting school with Hannah also (in the 2 year old class) so I'm sure she'll pick up even more language around all those other kids.
And I've started school again. Working FT and going to school, moving, possibly getting pregnant again, holidays, kids' school stuff...we're in for a BUSY Fall! But I am so EXCITED for FALL!!! :)
Look for a Picture Update SOON! :)
Monday, August 24, 2009
So I got to work this morning, and opened my day planner to mark off the days that had passed and realized I start school tonight! Ahh!! I completely forgot and am so not prepared. I normally have my bag packed the night before so I can just grab it and go after dinner. (Class is from 7-10pm) So I'm just doing a quick post and then have to shower and make dinner before DH gets home. Hopefully I can get to class early and buy my last book.
Anyone else SUPER excited that Fall is just around the corner? I decided I'm going pack away all of my regular decor for the move and pull out my Fall stuff in 2 weeks when the girls start school. That's not too early right? :) I figure I can just pack it all back up right before we move since that's what the decor will be in November anyway.
And I can't wait to start baking! Pumpkin bread anyone?
Monday 8/24: Chicken Stroganoff and Rolls (didn't make last week)
Tuesday 8/25: Chicken Potpie
Wednesday 8/26: Homemade Pizza
Thursday 8/27: Shake n Bake Chicken, Noodles, Green Beans
Friday 8/28: Chicken Taquitos, Chips and Guacamole
Saturday 8/29: Takeout? Need to go to Costco for more meat!
Sunday 8/30: Working a double shift so DH is on his own with the kiddos!
Have a great week all! Check out OrgJunkie for more weekly menus!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday 8/16- Shrimp Chowmein
Monday 8/17- Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy
Tuesday 8/18- Homemade Turkey Chili, Cornbread Muffins
Wednesday 8/19- Baked Potatoes with Leftover Chili, Cheese, Broccoli & Sour Cream
Thursday 8/20- Chicken Strognoff over Wheat Egg Noodles, Corn
Friday 8/21- San Diego!!!! Hopefully something cheap!
Saturday 8/22- At SeaWorld!!!
Sunday 8/23- Something on the way home from San Diego!
Have a great week everyone!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Anyone have any favorite Daily MEMEs to keep me posting?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I've decided to try and keep doing 2 week plans and only going grocery shopping once every 2 weeks. Less impulse buying and less time spent shopping! I only spent $80 this week for 2 weeks! :)
Sunday 5/24- Chicken Taquitos, Corn
Monday 5/25- Mom’s (Hamburgers)
Tuesday 5/26- Mom’s (Ham Bean Soup)
Wednesday 5/27- Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Ham and Cheese
Thursday 5/28- Potato Chip Chicken Nuggets, Mac & Cheese, Carrots/Dip
Friday 5/29- Chili Dogs, Veggies/Dip
Saturday 5/30- Shrimp, Spaghetti Squash
Sunday 5/31- Turkey Mushroom Burgers, Salad
Monday 6/1- Tacos, Rice, Beans
Tuesday 6/2- Shake N Bake Chicken, Stuffing, Broccoli
Wednesday 6/3- Tortellini Soup, Rolls
Thursday 6/4- BBQ Chicken, Salad, Rolls
Friday 6/5- Fish, Rice, Veggies
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Kitchen Inventory 5/12/09
Large Tub Light Margarine
3 sticks margarine
4lbs shredded Cheddar/Mozzarella Mix
5 sugar free pudding cups
1 sugar free jello cup
1 tube crescent rolls
2 individual serving Pedialytes
1 pack baby carrots
1 bottle white wine (for cooking)
13 cheese slices
1/2 wheel laughing cow cheese wedges
1/3 pack hot sausage
General Tso sauce
Stir Fry Sauce
A1 steak sauce
½ Jar Enchilada sauce
½ Jar Tomato sauce
2 cups (in ½ cup portions) Buttermilk
Graham cracker crumbs (for pie crust)
Fat Free Orange Sherbet
1 big stick popsicle
1 ¼ lb pack ground turkey
2 Pack Gorton’s Garlic Butter Fillet
1 Cooked chicken breast (for pot pie)
4 slices Turkey Meatloaf
3- 2packs boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ bag popcorn chicken
2 breaded tilapia fillets
½ bag broccoli cuts (for soup)
2 English muffins
4lb jar Spaghetti Sauce
½ box instant white rice
1 box Spanish Rice A Roni
½ box fettuccine
Whole Wheat Spaghetti
3 boxes Macaroni and Cheese
1 box Whole Wheat Rigatoni
1 pack Chow Mein Noodles
½ container StoveTop stuffing
2- 3oz packs tuna
½ bag Whole Wheat egg noodles
1 beef Top Ramen
1 can hot dog chili sauce
1 can Rotel
1 can Manwich Sauce
1 can Italian marinated olives
1 can creamed corn
1 can Mandarin oranges
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 large can veggie soup
1 family size chicken noodle soup
Potato Corn Chowder mix
Tortellini soup mix
Cheddar Potato soup mix
1 Cup O Noodles
4 Tuna lunch kits
1 container Carnation Instant Breakfast
¼ box Cheerios
6 packs oatmeal
6 100 cal pack microwave popcorn
Mini candy canes
Plain bread crumbs (2)
1lb Quick oats
5lbs Whole Wheat Flour
Gingerbread cookie mix
10lb White Flour
Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
Splenda (large bag)
1 bottle Karo Syrup
4lb white sugar
Peanut Butter cookie mix
1 Chocolate ready crust
1 pack instant chocolate pudding
½ pack sliced almonds
Quick Yeast/Active Yeast
Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa (2)
2- ½ full bottles Syrup
½ bottle sugar free Syrup
2 ¾ “bears” of honey
¼ gallon soy sauce
1 box lipton tea bags
2 bottles Worcestershire sauce
1/3 bottle vegetable oil
½ can Kool-Aide
1/8 can Nesquik powder
4 Sugar free lemonade tubs
1 box Mocha Splenda packets
6 packs diet Swiss Miss
Mocha latte creations
White Sesame Seeds
1/3 bottle Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce
Flavacol (for popcorn machine)
Small package ground coffee
Large bag coffee beans
1 pack Hot and Spicy Shake N Bake
1 pack Ranch Dip Mix
Pizza packets (red pepper flakes etc)
2 packs Stroganoff mix
1 pack meatloaf mix
1 pack hollandaise sauce mix
Salt and salt substitute
Olive Oil (almost gone)
Nonstick spray (2)
Chicago steak seasoning
Ground Red Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
Pumpkin pie seasoning
Whole black peppercorns
Montreal Chicken seasoning
Pure Vanilla Extract
Pure Almond Extract
What's everyone think? What staples should I add (other than the obvious fruits and veggies!)?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I'm also planning on trying something my friend Elizabeth just did on her blog, a kitchen inventory. I want to take a full written inventory of everything that's in the pantry, freezer and fridge. Then I'm going to try and really cut my food budget for June and use up a lot of the stock we already have! Look for my inventory post later this week!
Saturday 5/9- Red Beans and Rice, Turkey Sausage, Broccoli
Sunday 5/10- Mother's Day! DH made steak and broccoli stirfry
Monday 5/11- Swedish Meatballs and Potatoes
Tuesday 5/12- Submachine (Takeout Sandwiches)
Wednesday 5/13- Going to the Aquarium...probably grab something on the way home or make a frozen pizza.
Thursday 5/14- Pigs in a Blanket
Friday 5/15- Going to the Zoo...probably eating with my sister.
Saturday 5/16- Quesadillas/Enchiladas, Beans
Sunday 5/17- BBQ at a friend's house
Monday 5/18- Mom's (probably Kogel hotdogs and chili sauce that my aunt brought us from Michigan!)
Tuesday 5/19- Mom's
Wednesday 5/20- Eggs, Bacon, Toast
Thursday 5/21- Homemade Pizza
Friday 5/22- Clean out the Fridge
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Sunday, May 3, 2009
Last week we found a new family favorite recipe! Check out my previous post for the Stromboli recipe. You can also check out my new list of favorite recipes on my side bar!
Saturday 5/2- Date Night! Snacks at the Movie!
Sunday 5/3- Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes, Corn
Monday 5/4: Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
Tuesday 5/5: Happy Cinco De Mayo! Stacked Burrito Pie
Wednesday 5/6: Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits/Gravy
Thursday 5/7: Frozen Pizza, Mac and Cheese (Mommy had a Bio Test...blah!)
Friday 5/8: Making Spaghetti (I'll post this "recipe" later!) at my Mom's.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
I bought a roll of Hot Sausage last week to use as a topping for my personal pizza. I wanted to find a recipe to use the rest (well I still have a little left...) and I found this recipe for Stromboli and we made it tonight. It is definately a keeper! Everyone loved it. Super-picky, eats like a bird Hannah even ate her whole piece!
I made a few changes though. I've never used frozen bread dough so I followed the reviewer and used refrigerated. I was a bit worried because I thought it would roll out bigger but It turned out perfect (I wasn't even sure what stromboli was supposed to look like...LoL) I didn't have the individual spices so I substituted garlic salt and Italian seasoning. The toppings I used were browned hot sausage, turkey pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms and a little cheddar/moz cheese. It was so yummy! We'll definately make it again!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday 4/25: Poppy Festival! (Fair food)
Sunday 4/26: At Mom's (again!)
Monday 4/27: Sandwiches, Leftover Mac and Cheese, Chips/Dip
Tuesday 4/28: Chicken Potpie
Wednesday 4/29: Steak Sandwiches with Mushrooms
Thursday 4/30: Stromboli (using pepperoni, cheese, spicy sausage, mushrooms, olives)
Friday 5/1: Tacos (This homemade seasoning is great! It's pretty peppery/spicy though so I added a little tomato sauce and it was perfect!)
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Anyway, I want to post 5 things I'm thankful for today!
1. I have a husband who I can honestly say I'm completely myself with. In the past, I've changed for men in relationships. I've hid my likes and tried to only be interested in theirs. I haven't changed for Jason...I've changed because of him. I've learned a lot about myself and realized who I am and what I enjoy doing. We have different hobbies (trains for him, books for me) and we're ok with that. I'm not a big fan of his hobby (and he's not a big reader) but we respect our differences.
2. I have two little girls who really are good kids. I get frustrated with them but that's my own fault. They're actually very warm, loving, pretty well behaved kids. They make me want to be a better parent and really focus on enjoying time with them.
3. I love my job. It's not ultimately my career (well sorta...I don't want to be a secretary forever...but I plan on working as a nurse! LoL) choice but it's shown me that I made the right choice in going back to school to become an RN. With past jobs, I hated going to work every day. My bosses were awful and I hated my job. There was no respect and no positive feedback. At the hospital, the only reason I don't want to go in the morning is the drive! LoL My bosses, doctors and nurses tell me constantly that I'm great at my job. It's an amazing feeling. And it tells me that I'm going to be a great nurse!
4. I'm thankful that Jason and I have the same goals right now. It's not just one of us who wanted another baby or who's working to save for a house. We're in the same place which makes things much easier. We're partners, through and through.
5. I'm thankful that this school semester is half over! I over did it with classes I don't need and I'm so tired. Between going back to work FT and taking classes I don't want to take, it's very frustrating. It make take me longer to get my RN but I'm going to take one class a semester until I get into the program. And hopefully during the day. I can't stand having to go at night on the only day I have off with the kids! Only 2 more months left!
What are you thankful for today?
I find myself losing patience very quickly especially with Hannah. This morning I've yelled at her and sent her to her room for not getting dressed when I told her to. I think my view of time is so different from hers. She doesn't realize how long its taking and I really should give her more time. Yelling (me) and crying (her) are not a good way to start our morning. And really, I make them wait to get ready while I take my long shower in the morning. It's more my fault we're late!
So I'm going to work on being more patient (and along with that, not losing my temper over nothing!) especially with the girls.
How do you all learn more patience?
Monday, April 13, 2009
I'm hoping for a boy...so send BLUE dust this way!
Now that my girls are getting closer to school age (Hannah at least), I decided I want them to experience school the way I did. I feel that I was better off and more stable in my beliefs and values because I went to a religious school. While I ended up not staying in the same religion, I was able to make that choice myself. I think a lot of people my age follow a certain religion because their parents did. Without really being immersed in religion, they can't really make the decision themselves. So I decided to send the girls to a Christian school. Making that choice has made me realize I need to start to practice for myself. I went to my sister's Chrisitian church yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It's too far for us to go on a regular basis but the church at the school the girls will be going into is not.
So we're going to start going to church when we can. I work every other weekend but there's no reason we can't go the weekends I'm home. I also want to do something for myself and join a bible study. I plan on going to school during the day in the Fall (I go at night now) so I should be able to join a group them.
I'm very excited about my choices and can't wait to become closer to God again!
Ok seriously...someone needs to point me in the direction of some other daily blog posts. This is the only day I've posted 3 weeks in a row...I need something to post Tuesday-Sunday!
I am SO excited about the new Mexican recipes I've made lately! We normally only have tacos made with ground turkey and a packet of taco seasoning. That gets old after a while. So a few weeks ago I made Chicken Taquitos that turned out so yummy! And this past week, I decided to try to make a different version of tacos. I finely diced about half an onion (I'm trying to include onion more since I've been trying to eat more things I didn't "like" in the past.) and sauted it with some garlic. I added 3/4 lb of ground turkey and then added this seasoning (about 1/2 of what it makes). I tasted it and it was a bit too spicy and peppery. I remembered I had some tomato sauce frozen in the freezer. I broke off a few chunks and mix it in. It turned out perfect! I then fried it in tortillas with a little cheese.
Both were so good but I don't like to fry things. So I'm going to try baking both of them next time to try and get the tortillas crispy. If that doesn't work, they'll just be a treat every once and a while!
And now on to this week!
Saturday 4/11- Steak and Mushroom Fajitas, Watermelon
Sunday 4/12- Easter at Mom's! Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Mac and Cheese etc. I brought 2 homemade Pecan Pies (I'll post the recipe later this week when I get the link to work!).
Monday 4/13- Easter Leftovers!
Tuesday 4/14- Steak Sandwiches (cube steak, cheese, mushrooms, pizza sauce), Fruit
Wednesday 4/15- Turkey Bacon BLTs, Fruit
Thursday 4/16- Spaghetti with Meatballs, Salad
Friday 4/17- Pizza Pockets, Salad
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Monday, April 6, 2009
One of these days, I'll actually start posting something other than MPM! :) At least I post these...LoL
The Broccoli and Cheese Soup from last week's menu turned out really good! I added minced garlic to the onions while they sauted and used about 1/3 of a small package of velveeta. Even Hannah (the super picky, no veggie eater) liked it. Avery LOVED it. DH was impressed and he's really into Broccoli and Cheese soup lately. The only downside was that it didn't reheat well. I think that might be the Velveeta. I'd still make it again though!
This week I only spent $28.01 on groceries! I tried to make a plan based on mostly what we already had on hand. It doesn't hurt that we just made our monthly Costco trip and have most of our meat for about 2-3 months!
Saturday 4/4: Grilled Steak, Mushrooms, Corn on the Cob, Salad
Sunday 4/5: BBQ at Mom's
Monday 4/6: Shake N Bake Chicken, Rice, Asparagus
Tuesday 4/7: Tacos, Black Beans, Chips/Salsa
Wednesday 4/8: Passover at Dad's
Thursday 4/9: Pizza Pockets, Salad, Fruit
Friday 4/10: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Bread, Salad
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Can you believe it's almost April?!? This year is flying by...I'm thankful for the warmer weather though! Time to break out the grill this week. We've been really light on the veggies lately so I'm trying to make the effort to include more. We're going to start trying for baby #3 in a few weeks and I need to focus on eating healthy (and hopefully losing a few more pounds before I actually get pregnant!). So I'm going to really start looking at what we're eating and keep the junk out of the house!
Saturday 3/28: BLTs, Fruit, Popcorn (Movie Night!)
Sunday 3/29: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Corn
Monday 3/30: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans
Tuesday 3/31: Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Biscuits/Gravy
Wednesday 4/1: Ham, Stuffing, Asparagus
Thursday 4/2: Broccoli/Cheese Soup, Bread, Salad
Friday 4/3: Frozen Pizza, Velveeta, Fruit
DH has been really into Broccoli Cheese soup lately so I decided to try and make it at home for him. I tried a Potato soup recipe a few month back and it turned out awesome (we've had it many times since!). So I went to the same website (RecipeZaar) to get the new recipe. It has 5 stars with 100 reviews so I'm hoping it's good! I'll post the recipe once we try it!
I could use some help with quick "Movie Night" dinners. I typically grocery shop Saturdays and I work every other weekend (so I shop on the way home). We do "Movie Night" every Saturday so I like to make something fast and simple (sandwiches etc). I want to limit ordering pizza or whatever to once a month. Does anyone have any fun ideas for "Movie Night" dinners? BTW, I bought DH a popcorn machine for Christmas so we have to save room for theater style popcorn! LoL
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
DH and I had an extra day off this week and it threw my schedule off! I didn't even notice I had missed MPM until today! :) Oops!
I'm really trying to stay on track because our budget got out of control earlier this month when we ate out too much! We were out of town for a few weeks and our fridge was cleaned out. I finally went shopping and spent $90 instead of my usual $60. Now we're stocked up on everything but meat (Costco run on Friday!) so we should be ok now! :)
Now that I'm working FT, I've moved my grocery shopping day from Wednesday to Saturday. That means my menus now run Saturday-Friday.
Here's this week's menu!
Saturday 3/21: Steak/Mushroom Fajitas, Refried Beans
Sunday 3/22: Take Out at California Adventure!
Monday 3/23: Chili, FF Cornbread
Tuesday 3/24: Chicken Parmigiana, Pasta
Wednesday 3/25: Baked Potato Bar (Toppings: Chili, Cheese, Light Sour Cream, Broccoli)
Thurday 3/26: Chicken Taquitos, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice (Still searching for a recipe!)
Friday 3/27: Chili Dogs, Chips, Fruit
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
I'm finally back! I've still been doing my menu plans but I feel like I stick to them so much better when I post them on here! We only have half a week here since we're headed to the snow for the weekend. :)
DH made dinner completely on his own this weekend! Yesterday was pretty simple (sauce and meatballs in the crockpot) but today he tried to re-create a meal from a Mexican place we liked. It was the Steak and Mushroom fajitas from On the Border. We were craving them a few weeks ago and went to go to dinner and they had closed down! (The recession kills another business!) DH marinated cubed up steak in the following:
Ground chili pepper, garlic, cumin, paprika, soy sauce, worscheter sauce, EVOO, and a bit of Frank's Red Hot
He grilled it on the griddle with some sliced mushrooms and onions and some cheese on top. We had it with corn tortillas and sour cream. It was AWESOME! Not something we'll have often because steak is expensive but it's a great treat!
Now onto the full plan.
Saturday 2/28- Meatball Subs, Salad
Sunday 3/1- Steak/Mushroom Fajitas,Black Beans
Monday 3/2- Chicken/Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus
Tuesday 3/3- Italian Chicken, Spaghetti, Broccoli/Cauliflower
Wednesday 3/4- Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage
Thursday 3/5- Clean Out The Fridge
Friday 3/6- Mammoth!
See ya all next week! Head on over to Laura's for more great menus!!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Change Your Thinking
It will take just a minute to read this and change your thinking.
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats.
Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'
Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.
'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.'
I pray you will forward it to all your friends to whom you wish God's blessings.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Here are the rules:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.
Ok so I kinda fudged on this one because technically the 4th folder is something called iPod Photo Cashe and there's nothing in it but more folders! LoL So I skipped to the next folder!
This is a picture Jason took on the way home from work in December (about 2 weeks before Christmas). We live in SoCal where it NEVER snows...(or at least not enough to stick). Well it snowed for an entire day and REALLY stuck! Jason actually got snowed in at work because they closed the freeway. The girls and I spent all day watching and playing in the snow! We even had a little patch in our front yard left until Christmas day...that's a SoCal White Christmas!
I'm going to tag:
And two others I will decide after nap time! LoL
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm trying a bunch of new recipes this week and will post them as well as reviews once I make them!
Monday 1/12: Crockpot Chicken and Mushrooms, Rice, Corn
Tuesday 1/13: Broccoli and Cheese Pasta (Rachel Ray Mag?), Fruit
Wednesday 1/14: Turkey Meatball Subs, Green Beans
Thursday 1/15: Pizza Pockets (didn't get to last week), Salad
Friday 1/16: Chicken Stirfry, Rice
Saturday 1/17: BLTs, Homemade Chicken Soup
Sunday 1/18: Hotdogs, Chips/Carrots/Dip
Monday 1/19: Frito Pie, Green Beans
Tuesday 1/20: Frozen Pizza, Buffalo Popcorn Chicken
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Monday, January 5, 2009
For Today: January 5, 2009
Outside my window... It's freezing! Well at least for SoCal...cold enough to turn on the heater and fireplace as soon as we walked in the door!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
DH got a new wok and I got a new crockpot for Christmas so I'm trying to use each of them once a week. DH has also decided to try and cut out all red meat and pork products as much as possible. He's hoping it will help his cholesterol as well as spur some weight loss. Fortunately, we used ground turkey in place of ground beef already and rarely have anything other than that and chicken breasts at home. We do have leftover ham in the freezer from Christmas to use up this week though!
Monday 1/5: Tacos
Tuesday 1/6: Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Wednesday 1/7: Chicken Parm, Pasta, Salad
Thursday 1/8: Shrimp Chow Mein
Friday 1/9: Ham, Stuffing, Asparagus
Saturday 1/10: Pizza Pockets, Salad
Sunday 1/11: Veggie Omlettes, Biscuits/Gravy
Monday 1/12: Crockpot Chicken and Mushrooms, Rice, Salad
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