Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Plans for January

I plan to use only my pantry and freezer to prepare meals for January 2010. I will pick up only milk and fresh vegetables and fruit from the store. My freezer is full and it needs to be gone through, eat what is good and throw out what is not.
It will be a challenge but I'm sticking with it.
(Sorry I cannot show you a picture of my pantry because something is wrong with my computer/camera - it will not work correctly. I'm looking into it.
Stay safe on Old Years
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Day is passed but let us pray that what we learned this Christmas will never be forgotten.
A Christmas Blessing

May you have the Spirit of Christmas, which is Peace.

The Gladness of Christmas, which is Hope.

The Heart of Christmas, which is Love.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas !!

May your Christmas

be warm with love, blessed with joy,

and bright with promise.

Be safe, enjoy the day.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A gift from my church family

This is a picture of the beautiful flower I received from my church family following my surgery. It has varigated leaves. I hope I can keep it alive for awhile. I'm not to good at that................ it's almost Christmas - are you ready?
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My copper tree candles

Some of you remarked how you liked my tree candles. My oldest son made those for me.

He and his wife makes things out of copper. They sell copper bird feeders, copper flowers for the garden, copper finch feeders, etc. They sell these items at various craft shows in the area. Thanks for your comments.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Read Carefully

If you look for Me at Christmas,

you won't need a special star -

I'm no longer just in Bethlehem,

I'm right there where you are.

You may not be aware of Me

amid the celebrations --

You'll have to look beyond the stores

and all the decorations.

But if you take a moment

from your list of things to do

and listen to your heart, you'll find

I'm waiting there for you.

You're the one I want to be with,

you're the reason that I came,

And you'll find Me in the stillness

as I'm whispering your name.



More deocrations as promised...........

My Boyd bears waiting patiently for visitors...........

More snowmen watching for snow so they can help clean the drive..............
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Sunday Blessings

Having recovered from my surgery it was wonderful to able to go to worship with my church family again today. I miss worship when I am not able to attend. My voice is very "bass" yet so I could not sing the hymns very well. It's a bad time of the year to not be able to sing. All those beautiful Christmas songs - but I just listened and mouthed them so no one would think I wasn't interested. Our pastor preached on Psalm 98 - read it when you get time. Verse 1 and 2 says "Sing to the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. (He sent His Son as a babe to reveal his plan of salvation for you and me - how great is that?)
Enjoy your day - it's almost Christmas!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Decorations are Up!

This is Precious Moment Navitity Set
Here is my snowmen collection

Decorations on the mantle More to come...............................
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Birthday Blessings

Happy Birthday to our Son-in-Law - Chip
He's the best son-in-law we have.
(He's also the only one we have)
Seriously though, he is a blessing.
We couldn't have done better if we would have picked him out ourselves.
He makes our daughter very happy. That's what is important.
Happy Birthday, Chip - We love you.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Blessings for Wednesday

To KNOW God's will is man's greatest treasure;
to DO his will is life's greatest privilege.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blessings for Tuesday

God must have said,
"I know what I'll do, I'll send my love right down there where they are.
And I'll send it as a tiny baby so they'll have to touch it
and they'll have to hold it close."
Gloria Gaither

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thought for Monday

Charles Swindoll once wrote -
God may be invisible,
but He's in touch.
You may not be able to see Him,
but He is in control...........
That includes all of life----
past, present, future.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Blessings

For if you give, you will get!
Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down,
shaken together to make room for more,
and running over.
Whatever measure you use to give - large or small - will be used to
measure what is given back to you.

Luke 6:38 TLB

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Peanut Clusters (corrected recipe)

My sister-in-law noticed I had omitted an item from the Peanut Cluster Recipe I had placed on my blog. I'm so glad she notice and let me know. Here is the correct recipe.
1 box Baker German Chocolate (green box)
48 oz. Almond Bark (dark)
1 12 oz. chocolate chips
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - unsalted
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - lightly salted
Put in large crock pot on LOW for 3 hours.
Do not peak!!
After 3 hours stir 2-3 minutes.
Drop by spoon on waxed paper.
Make 85-100 depending on size.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good News

I am glad to report that the surgery is over and I do not have cancer. Thank you so much for all your prayers. I was at complete peace going in for surgery. I knew that whatever the results was , I was covered with the many prayers of my family and friends. How do people go through life without the Lord - I will never understand. I stayed over night and now I am home again. I received excellent care. The weather was not real good coming home; lots of blowing snow but my husband is a good driver and we got home safely. I am rather sore (sore throat) but I have vicidon for the pain. I really am doing fine. Life will be back to normal shortly, I'm sure.
Thanks again for your prayers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today is the Day

The day is finally here. This is the day for my surgery to remove a nodule from my thyroid.
I need to be at Holland Hospital at 8:15 a.m. I am so glad it will soon be behind me. Please keep me in your prayers (my husband and kids also.) I will be back in a few days.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry Snow Meringues

M & M's Merry Snow Meringues
I cup sugar
4 egg whites
3 feet parchment paper
1 (16) pkg. M & M Milk Chocolate Candies (red & green)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Combine sugar and egg whites. Using an electric mixer beat until stiff peaks form.
Spoon mounds of the mixture onto two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Place about 3 M & M's onto the mounds.
Bake for 1 hour. Test by turning over and tapping the bottoms. They should be hard and sound hollow..
Makes 2 dozen.

Monday, December 7, 2009

On this Day...........

Mend a quarrel
Search out a forgotten friend
Dismiss a suspicion and replace it with trust
Write a letter to someone who has lost faith
Keep a promise
Forget an old grudge
Vow to reduce your demands on others
Fight for a principle
Overcome an old fear
Express your gratitude
Take two minutes to appreciate the
beauty of nature
Tell someone you love them
Tell them again
And again.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Craft Sale Shopping

Today my husband, daughter and I went to a couple of Craft Sales which were in the area . What talent! There were many very beautiful homemade items from which to choose. I purchased a craved snowman from a very talented man. I collect snowman and it is perfect for my collection.
After we returned home I received a phone call and was told I won one of the door prizes. What a surprise; I never win anything! (But this time I did.)
I don't know what it is yet but will let you know.
It was fun spending some time with my daughter but now it is back home to get some things done.

Enjoy your day!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter is coming

If we had not winter, the spring would not so pleasant;
if we did not sometime taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.

A quote by Anne Bradstreet.
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A thought for Thursday

Abraham Lincoln once said -
No man ever got lost on a straight road.
Proverbs 16:9 says..............
A man's heart plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.
Enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Recipe for Peanut Clusters

A friend gave me this recipe.


1 box Baker German Chocolate (green box)
48 oz. Almond Bark (dark)
1 12 oz. dry roasted peanuts - unsalted
1 16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - lightly salted

Put all ingredients in a large crock pot on LOW for 3 hours.


After 3 hours stir 2-3 minutes.
Drop by spoon on waxed paper. (Put newspaper down under waxed paper )

Makes 85-100 depending on size.

Make them - you won't be disappointed!!
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More uses for vinegar

1. Clean up pet accidents by first blotting up the area and then adding vinegar-and-water solution to the area. Blot until it is almost dry. Then sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it dry. Vacuum up the residue the next day.

2. Consider this favorite homemade window cleaning solution: combine 1/2 cup non-sudsy ammonia, 1 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a gallon of water. Use it in a spray container or wipe it on with a cloth.

3. Remove wallpaper easily by using a paint roller to wet the surface very thoroughly with a solution of equal parts vinegar and hot water. Or spray on until saturated.

4. Get decals off walls or doors by letting undiluted vinegar soak into them for several minutes before trying to peel them off. Repeat if necessary.
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How is this our business?

What happened to Tiger Woods? Is it any of our business? Some say it is; I don't see it that way.
Why don't we let them work out their problems without the help of the media. Something went terribly wrong in their home that early morning. But how does that become our business. My prayer is they will come to terms with each other and work things out. I hope they have the Lord in their lives - we should pray they do.
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