1. I just scarfed down a full plate of broccoli and beef, dumplings and crunchy noodles. And I stopped myself from eating another. Why is it that when I was a teenager and in my early twenties, I stopped eating under stress and duress; I would actually lose weight. Then I hit 25 and am [...]
I woke up thinking there was no way I could spend another day away from my home.The house was a wreck. The laundry was piled up. Christmas Tree needles scattered about. A dishwasher full of dirty dishes. Boxes everywhere. So after church and lunch, Shawn brought me back home while Russell, Mike, Brett and William [...]
I hope to take a break today. Not sure it is in the schedule, however. No sleep last night has made This Girl a tad grumpy. Especially coming down the stairs this morning and seeing this...But then, after grabbing my coffee, I headed into the living room and saw/smelled this... And then I remembered I took [...]
We have been spending a lot of time in Dumfries, pronounced DUMBfrees not dumbFRYS like my husband says it. Today is The Big Day. We are moving half a ton of things into storage and another two tons into our basement, apparently. Not much goes into a 10x10 storage unit. Furniture that is not going [...]
For today's entertainment. Christmas card photos you will not be receiving this year.It was like herding cats.
My Man got the fireplace going! For 15 seconds. *and yes, that is a duck pin on my mantel...don't ask* I keep forgetting to show this to My Man. *He* loves Angry Birds! My fave niece, Courtney. Not to be confused with my fave niece, Minz or my other fave niece, Courtenay. *thankful I don't have more nieces* This [...]
As I sit in my Mamie's chair in the living room, I face directly to the East.The sun is just peeking over the roof line of the house behind ours and no matter how I position myself, pours over my face the warmth and promise that is a new day.It's going to be a difficult [...]
Just wanted y'all to know that while I am sitting here typing this up, I am balling like a baby. This part is NOT random. I have so many incredible women in my life that just overwhelm me with their love, compassion, and Godliness. In our bible study session Monday, our fearless leader, Jeanie, pointed [...]
Thanks, Jeni, for sharing your Thanksgiving feast plans. Sounds dee-lish.We are having:Roasted turkey and gravySmashed tatersSweet potato casseroleCorn pudding/casseroleGreen beansRoasted Brussels sprouts Baby lima beans in butter/milk (the way Katie made them but they are never as good as hers) Yeast rollsApple spice ringsCranberry saucePumpkin PiePecan PieTums What are y'all having?
I opened Jesus Calling this morning right at the ribbon marker. I have always been thankful for ribbon markers. They take me to the exact location I need to be in a book. In this case, that would be November 8, the last time I opened up Jesus Calling, apparently. I was seriously surprised by [...]