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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What's This All About

A day of sunshine and no rain is a great day for the park. This little lady decided to investigate the surroundings when the goose behind her decided to investigate her

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Special Day at Work

                                         Hippy Day at work Me and a few friends of mine.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Teaching The Love Of God to Children

When I heard the word that my daughter was expecting a child I was delighted. I believe that most if not all parents would be very happy at those words. In the early years I was delighted and spent many holidays, vacations and weekends with my grand-babies. Then eventually things changed. My grand-daughter started to spend more and more time with me. Which I loved as most of u would . Eventually the relationship changed as we started to raise our grand-babies

I adore my grand-children and love having them here with us. I believe that raising my own children, 6 of them to be exact taught me a lot. My patience for one has grown quite a bit and what I have learned through experiences has helped me with this as well. The connection is one that can not be ignored but simply adored. My grand-daughter replied the other night that she knows who care for her and her brother and she wanted us to know that she loves us as well.

One thing that she loves is attending sunday school. Telling the stories as she learns them. She may not know it but as she grows she is sharing the love of Jesus.

I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
 1 Timothy 1:5 (NASB)

Grandmothers are the perfect individuals to help line the words the bible shares with children. Some ideas to do this are:

  • helping with Awana or bible studies at church. My personal grand-ma was the one who took us to Thursday night bible study. It was held in a small church and taught by a short woman named Lucille. Lucille had taught school in the states as well been a missionary in Tiawan when she was in her 20's. Now retired she saw it her place to educate children all about Jesus, in hopes that they would learn the love as well. It was in this sessions that she would teach us songs and bible verses that as a group we would learn. Memories to last a long time that also helped me to learn the bible stories and share them as well
  • Bible schools are great places to help our children learn as well. For years, I took my children to bible school and also volunteered to teach in them. From crafts to stories lessons were learned. I have a feeling somewhere these stories were shared and remembered. I can still remember the many bible verse and stories I learned in VBS.
  • Help your child connect stories with bible verses so many time if a story is told and retold the verse will find a permanent place in their mind. 

Any chance you get share the word of God to make the connection. Coloring fun sheets, crafts, more special family time will show them they are loved These special times will become part of them letting them know they are loved.

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Happy Homemaking Monday

I am actually writing this on Mothers Day sunday. I am so delighted to know that all of my children are here. My grand-children are here as well. Hopefully next week will be as nice as today.

Weather outside:
lovely sunshine day for a bar-bq and spend time outside with great friends and family

For Breakfast:
biscuit and gravy made by hubby

Outside My Window:
beautiful day with sun shining,

Right Now I am:
watching full house with my grand-daughter

As I  Look Around The House
I see all the blessings that I have been granted. Sure there is a load of laundry to be done, the dishes need put up, and well there are a few things that need done. The time I have been granted with the ones I love is the  best

Monday's to do list:
at least 3 loads of laundry
spiffy the kitchen up
get ball outfits ready for game
easy supper for tonight as double hitter ball game

well I hope to find some great cooking shows or self improvement shows

Menu this Week:
M mac n cheese with dogs
T stir fry
W eat out
Th supper at game
F kids go to dads so most likely eat on road
Sa day of flea marketing so hopefully eat somewhere good
Su kids come home will be time for family dinner

What am I creating:
working on front porch currently

Recipe to try this week:
Derby Day celebrates so much. Most of all the horses and the race but there is so much more. Fashion takes a grand-stand and where also can you find a delicious mint julep as well as bur-goo

Kentucky Bur-goo Recipe

This recipe makes a lot! Feel free to halve. Otherwise, it makes great leftovers.
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3-4 pounds pork shoulder or country ribs, cut into large pieces (3 to 4 inches wide)
  • 2-3 pounds chuck roast, stew meat, or other inexpensive cut of beef, cut into large pieces (3 to 4 inches wide)
  • 3-5 chicken legs or thighs (bone-in)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 quart chicken stock or broth
  • 1 quart beef stock or broth
  • 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 large potatoes (we used russets)
  • 1 bag of frozen corn (about a pound)
  • 1 bag of frozen lima beans (about 14 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4-8 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco or other hot sauce on the side
1 Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat in a large soup pot (at least 8 quart size). Salt the meats well on all sides. When the oil is shimmering hot, working in batches brown all the meats. Do not crowd the pan or the meat will steam and not brown well. Do not move the meat while browning a side. Let the meat pieces get well seared. Remove the browned meats to a bowl.
2 Add the onions, carrots, celery and green pepper to the pot and brown them. If necessary, add a little more oil to the pot. After a few minutes of cooking, sprinkle salt over the vegetables.
3 When the vegetables are well browned, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more, until fragrant. Add back the meats, and the chicken and beef broths and the tomatoes, stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2 hours.
4 Uncover and remove the meat pieces. Strip the chicken off the bone and discard skin if you want. Break the larger pieces of meat into smaller, more manageable pieces. The reason you did not do this at first is because the meats stay juicier when they cook in larger pieces. Return all the meat pieces to the pot and bring it up to a strong simmer.
5 Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks about the same size as the meat pieces (if using new potatoes, you can skip the peeling, but russets you'll want to peel). Add them to the stew and cook them until they are done, about 45 minutes. When the potatoes are done, add the Worcestershire sauce, mix well and taste for salt. Add more Worcestershire sauce to taste if needed.
6 Add the corn and lima beans. Mix well and cook for at least 10 minutes, or longer if you’d like. Here is the point where you decide whether you want a burgoo that’s been hammered into a thick mass or a stew with bright colors in it. It’s your call.
To serve, taste one more time for salt, and add either Worcestershire or salt if you want. Serve with crusty bread or cornbread and a bottle of hot sauce on the side.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Monsters in the Closet Meme

Do you usually sleep with your closet door open or closed?

there is no door as it is decorative without a door on purpose

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?

I do sometime, recently finding several mini dial bars obviously taken from somewhere

Have you ever ‘done it’ in a hotel room?

well, what exactly is it??? You, know I was once young

Where is your next vacation?

It's not exactly planned yet normally takes place in October

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

No but I do think that would be rather cool

Who do you think reads these?

hopefully lots of fun loving people as I will read all of those posted

Do you have a calendar in your room?

Yes, would be afraid what would happen if I did not have one

Where are you?

watching T.V. and answering questions on this meme in Southern Illinois

What’s your plan for the day?

well, I am filling this out a bit late as we had a family cook out. So the next thing I will do is watch some more T.V. play with the computer a bit more and then go to bed

Are you reading any books right now?

no not currently but I do have plenty of time to read and share

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

yes, since child hood I have counted my steps

Have you ever peed in the woods?

Yes, but dont tell anyone

Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

Not really dance but I do seem to rock and move quite often when I should be sitting still

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

yes I do sadly when I am thinking I do seem to chew on fingers, pencils, pens or whatever

What is your “Song of the Week”?

Chris Stapleton is awesome right now. Love his voice.

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Grand-daughter says no but I think real men wear pink and look good in it.

Do you still watch cartoons?

you bet ya

Whats your favorite love movie?

Grand-daughter says Frozen and I would consider Fried Green Tomatoes mine, You see we are thinking of other kinds of love her one of sister/friends and mine of the young and old

What do you drink with dinner?

juice for her and sweet tea for me

What do you dip Chicken Nuggets in?

she would have some barbq sauce and I love McDonalds sweet and sour sauce or ranch at other places

What is your favorite food/cuisine?

we both love a good country dinner with ham, potatoes and biscuit

What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

she says mighty med (never heard of it) and I love fried green tomatoes and steel magnolias

Last person you hugged/kissed?

we love to share that answer as we hugged each other

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

I was for many years, she will be when she is old enough

Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

nope and she better never

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