Well it’s been a little over a year since I began this blog. I would like to know how many folks are reading this thing at present.
I am getting ready to do some changing when I can rope my son into it cause he’s my computer expert.
I need to know what you like, what you don’t like, what you would like me to add, etc. I just need to get some feedback from my readers.
Thank you for any help you can give,
Posted on June 11th 2010 in Uncategorized
Whether it’s a little piece of ground beside your sidewalk like this….
Or a big piece of ground to plant veggies in like this….
I have come to the conclusion that digging in the dirt is a sure fire cure for stress in your life.
I have a friend who has the most beautiful garden. It is huge and she does it all herself. She works full time at her children’s school so people ask her why she has this big garden that she has to put so much time in and she tells them it’s what she enjoys. It’s her way to unwind from the day.
I have never and I repeat never enjoyed the outdoors like I enjoy keeping house. I just like being inside. But something has happened the past few years and I am just learning lots of new things as I grow older.
I have taken up crocheting which I tried several years ago but did not enjoy. Now I love it. But I tend to enjoy it more in cold weather when we are sitting inside at night.
This year I have vowed to work our garden better than I have in the past. We have had a garden for the past few years and we learn something each time we have one. Each year I tend to let it go for too many days and then I kill myself playing catch-up with the weeds. This year I decided I would take my hubby’s advice and go out more often so I would be able to do less.
Does that make sense? If I go each day or two then there won’t be as much to do. This is truly working and by doing this it has made me look at it in a different light. I am not exhausted after working. I work an hour and a half to two hours and stop. Then either go back the next day or at this point I can wait two days. I am trying to treat it like a job and just do it.
I am amazed at what digging in the dirt can do for your mind. Now don’t make fun until you’ve tried it! It’s wonderful!
It’s a great prayer time if I’m out there alone. I pray for everybody that’s ask me to pray for them lately and some who haven’t.
If David is with me it is a great time for us together. We like being with each other and he will till and I will work on weeds or we will walk around and look at what’s coming in and talk about what we want to do in this section or that area. It’s great.
So the advice for the day is this…dig up a little ground…plant a little packet of seeds…and watch them grow. It’ll make you happy:)
Posted on June 10th 2010 in Uncategorized
Here’s my newest “find” on www.heavenlyhomemakers.com. I love this website and equally love her recipes.
I’m trying to get away from buying prepackaged mixes for my seasonings. Unlike my daughter, who is a master at blending spices, I am just not good at knowing what seasonings go on what foods.
I made a double batch of this recipe and am keeping it in a jar in my cabinet so I can mix it whenever I need it. It is very, very good!
5 Tablespoons dried minced onion
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix and store in an airtight container.
For dressing: Combine 2 Tablespoons of the mix with 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of buttermilk.
For dip: Combine 2 Tablespoons of the mix with 2 cups of sour cream. I added more sour cream as mine was a little too salty so just suit it to your taste.
Put together a few hours before serving so the flavors can mix.
This would also be great to give as gifts as it looks so pretty in a jar.
Posted on June 9th 2010 in Uncategorized
It’s June! Can you believe how the days are flying by?
Yes, I know my calendar says December but it reminds me of my favorite uncle who gave it to me and my favorite month:)
We are excited this month because we have both boys with us the whole month long!
We have two camping trips planned plus Vacation Bible School this week.
Do you remember going to Vacation Bible School? I loved it and what is funny is I remember going to my grandmother’s church more than I remember going to the ones at my own church. I loved the way they would line us up out in front of the church. Two children would get to carry the big flags. One was an American Flag and one was the Christian Flag. We would march in two lines behind those flags down the aisle of the church and file in our seats. Then we would sing hymns and say the pledge to each flag.
I loved it!
I loved the craft time especially best because we always made harder projects than we got to make in Sunday School. One year we made plaster of paris bookends. We had to use milk cartons and pour this stuff in them and place rocks into the plaster of paris. When they dried (days later) we peeled off the milk carton and presto - there was our 500 lb. bookend! My parents always acted so pleased with whatever I lugged home. Another time we dipped newpaper strips into glue and spread them all over an upside down bowl. When that dried which also took days, we painted them and had our own little paper mache bowl.
They don’t do crafts like that now. We have so many children and they have to do it different.
We also only had a little cup of Kool-aid and two cookies on a paper napkin every day at snack time. That was enough because you went home and ate a real lunch. Now they give them everything from fruit roll-ups to popsicles and they eat a Happy Meal on the way home:) and we wonder at their appetite!
I am so thankful for parents who saw fit to take me to something that helped my Christian walk and growth in God’s Word. These children are so innocent. They are hit from so many directions at school and in the world in general. It seems like they lose that innocence so much sooner these days. We have got to give them a protection and a safety in God. He is the answer to every problem they will ever have.
We can give them everything in this world but if we don’t give them God we have given them nothing.
Have a blessed week!
Posted on June 6th 2010 in Uncategorized