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.
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?
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.