Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Bread. Light. Resurrection. Life.Vine.He is my nourishment that satisfies.He is the daylight dawning & living in my soul.Like the sunrise, no matter how dark circumstances might appear in my life,He will cause the dawn to rise again.He brings forth life from that which is dead. The death of dreams & relationships that lay lifeless at our feet may be but a seed buried in the ground, waiting to burst into new life. He is my connection,my life source, that not only brings sustenance to me, but causes good things to grow, to be shared & offer the refreshment of nourishment to others.
He is what I need.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I had a special blessing today. It's a few years now that I had made & given a quilt away to a "stranger" who was battling for her life from cancer. I'd guess she's close to my age,maybe a little older. I didn't really know her but we were kept updated by prayer requests in our church. I had finished a quilt top through a Thimbleberries club I'd been in & just knew it was meant for this woman. I found a soft,minkee-type backing for it & delivered the quilt to her with a friend. Today,I met up with her at a friends renewal of their vows celebration-she is healthy & well & thanked me again for the quilt & what it meant to her. ...."cast your bread upon the water...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
ingredients & a bit of time yields wholesome convenience for a future time. I'd love to share the recipe but copyrights prevent me. (Don't they expire after a certain amount of time?) Six future meals that might be Smothered Meatballs;Spaghetti & Meatballs; a Meatball Hero,Swedish Meatballs or anything else involving said ingredient.
Sometimes this is called "Quantity Cooking" or "Once a Month",basically it's making a larger quantity than normal to freeze for a later date.Cheaper than buying prepared food & home made is almost always a healthier bet as well.No added chemicals, preservatives or coloring.
An easy way to do this is to make double one of your favorite recipes that freezes well,eat one that night & pop the other in the freezer-dated & labeled ,of course, for a future dinner. It's a very easy way to solve the I'm -exhausted- what- do -we- have -for -dinner dilemma.
The "Make- A- Mix" cookbook I show here has mixes for every part of eating that you could think of plus recipes to use each master mix.It's a really fun cookbook.Now, with just the two of us,I reduce the size of some of the mixes to be sure we use them up quickly enough.
It was also a good time to straighten my freezer!!!
I don't have a tattoo.I don't WANT a tattoo.I have enough surgical scars to never want to deliberately cause pain or further any marring on my body. So, what's up with all this tattooing business??!! I believe some call this a "generation gap".Gap, ha,a gap is that failure of your buttoned shirt to lie smoothly over your expanding waistline. A gap is a small space between your front teeth that allowed you to stream water at unsuspecting siblings in your youth. Who coined that term, anyways? Wouldn't something of a larger dimension have been a little more appropriate, like "generational galactic spread"? As in,surelythis is the thinking of aliens in what looks like my children's body?!! As in, our thinking belongs in a different galaxy from the young ? Just how & when did they kidnap our children & get them to voluntarily brand themselves...& pay for it? !!!!
Leaving those in the tattooed category unnamed...our son, Travis, should be on a plane on the 26 th,arriving on the 27th. Can't wait to see that boy!!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I have many childhood favorites I can recall.Classics that range from "Babar the Elephant","At the Back of the North Wind"," The Classic Mother Goose Rhymes" to Grimm & Anderson's fairy tales.Speaking of the last,I read some of those to my children & realized they should be renamed to "Gruesome & Grim"....seems to me Cinderellas step sisters cut their toes off trying to fit the shoes!! The stories were alot more bloody than I had remembered!!!
Libraries & bookstores have always been like coming home to me. The unique scent of awaiting knowledge enticing me to stay & linger. Choices surround me like a genii's thousand wishes waiting to be granted. The love of reading was a planted seed in my childhood that blossomed into a much treasured companion that has walked with me through all my days.
God often bestows His gifts in a quiet way, laying silent in our lives & easily overlooked . When I pause to look,my heart is a vessel that holds many treasures. What are the sweet joys & love's that God,unaware,sowed in your heart to grace your journey?? Happy treasure hunting to you today & may our hearts raise in gratitude to He who gives good gifts!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Mock Orange is in full blossom now & gives forth the sweetest fragrance.
This sweet little garden girl was a gift from my Mom & Dad one year.She's enjoying a rest near the growing lemon & bee balm as well as some lavender to the right front!(Thanks,Mom & Dad,she always makes me smile!)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
These are from a line called"Farmer's Wife" 1930-1940.Couldn't resist these either .From Piecework Fabrics-on sale!!!
Well,Today I'm going to shop with a friend for a dress.Her & her hubby are renewing their vows.I am looking forward to a girl day,probably won't sew or post much today,warm wishes for your day!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
And we love him to pieces! This pic was taken July 7th 2007,Travis was on his way to Japan.Travis will soon be on leave & returning to the U.S. I can't wait to see that"boy" again!He was always our "morning child",you know,the one who can actually talk soon after getting up,appears to think & function without the benefit of legal stimulants,actually looks & seems pleasant...hm,I hope THAT hasn't changed!!! Soon,the picture will change to a picture of his arrival & that's something wonderful to look forward to!! Sending lots of love to you today & everyday, Travis!