Monday, April 30, 2007
Menu Plan Monday
The week of the big play, "Annie", has finally arrived. We will be meeting ourselves coming and going trying to get to rehearsals every night and get all our other obligations taken care of. Rehearsal will be from 530 until 1000, or later, Monday-Thursday. The play is Friday and Saturday night. I type all that to say that dinner will be quick and easy--to say the least.

Easy Beef and Bean burritos

1 can refried beans

1 package taco seasoning or 1 jar of salsa

1 to 1 1/2 lb of ground beef

Brown ground beef (add salt to taste) Add other ingredients and serve on tortilla shells.

We prefer the salsa instead of the taco seasoning.

I have never seen this recipe anywhere--I just made it up, as far as I know. My family really likes it and it's very quick.

Have a great week and go visit Laura for more Menu Plans.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007
Weekend Reflection
We've had such a busy week this week--I don't even know where to begin. I'll just skim the highlights...
  • I started out the week feeling very blue. I stayed home from my mentoring group on Monday evening because it was the only night B would be home in the evening for two solid weeks.
  • Tuesday, I burned a CD of my mom singing for my dad. She passed away 20 years ago, and somehow, my dad had never gotten a copy of this. He's been waiting for me to do it since last summer.
  • Several days were filled with errands. Lots of stuff to take care of with company coming, a banquet, and a play.
  • Friday, we set up for the TBQ banquet--which took several hours. I also received a lovely poem from my sister (that she wrote)--it was so cute and funny and just made my day.
  • Today, we had a parent work day for "Annie"--it did not take very long, and the kids ended up rehearsing for awhile. I finally went and bought all the flowers I want for my yard. I have plans of getting them all planted "tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll love ya, tomorrow." (Excuse me for that, but I have been listening to Annie songs for months and months.) Tonight was the night of the long-awaited TBQ Banquet. I did talk K into one picture. She looks just lovely!
They all had a grand time tonight--I'm so proud of all the kids involved, but especially my baby. She received the award tonight for TBQ High Scorer. She wasn't expecting that and was very happy to get it. We hate daddy was out of town, but we took lots of pictures so that he will get to see. Hope you all have a great weekend. Visit Mommy of Two for more Weekend Reflections.

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Friday, April 27, 2007
Friday Favorites
I'm joining in the Friday Favorites this week. Thanks to Amberly for hosting. I'm in a rush to go pick up K from her volunteer work and to get A. a haircut--so this will be real quick.
Today, I share with you my favorite junk food:

Specifically, Mocha Almond Fudge

Must be the crunchy kind

And can you believe I couldn't find a single picture of COKE! I don't have time to look any further! Have a great weekend.

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Random Thoughts

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Thursday, April 26, 2007
Here's My Purse, Y'all
Sweet Kim, over at Kim's Candor, tagged me for this handbag meme! My oldest daughter came in while I was taking pictures of my purse and just shook her head! She thinks I'm just a little strange! I can't imagine why...-- So, here are the pictures: This is the spot where my purses hang--just inside the door from the garage. ( Note my favorite sign!) I am carrying the black one right now--the brown one is there for me to switch to if I am feeling the need for change. The black one is really dressy and probably should be saved for my Sunday Go-to Meeting, but I'm too lazy to switch to the more casual brown one! Here's my bag in all it's glory. It is made by Worthington, and I bought it at JC Penny. And here's the inside--it did not want to stay open--so I took another picture with everything on the outside: Here's a better look at the contents--Big Red (I don't do sugar-free anything--but especially when it comes to my Coke), Chocolate- covered Altoids, keys, inhaler (for my son), compact, lip gloss/chap stick, Advil, wallet/checkbook, a Sharpie (for a project I was working on last night) and my church pen. I was so thankful that I had just cleaned out all the trash this past weekend. My family tends to use my purse as the communal trash can when we are out. And There you have it--my Purse! That was fun--so much so, that I think I will tag a few folks myself. Of course, Mandalyn and Coach J--and I have to tag Annie. Anyone else that wants to--please let me know when you've posted.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Family Might Be Coming
*UPDATED AT END*
Thanks so much for your sweet comments regarding my homesickness. I do have plans to spend a week in Missouri the end of July--I just might be able to make it until then. And I do feel better this morning, considerably. Part of the reason is an email I received last night right after I posted about longing for Missouri and family. I just have to post a portion of it:

This email came from my cousin in Missouri. I was so excited that family wanted to come visit us and see the play that B and the girls are in. Add stress? Ha! I'm very happy they might be coming and hope it works out! ( If you're reading, I love you, A.) I have a whole week and a half to plan/prepare, so I don't think it will be too terribly stressful! Now, I'm off to go make my list of things to be done...

A picture of M with my cousin's husband. They were training a retriever.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
MISSING HOME
CLEARWATER LAKE--PIEDMONT, MISSOURI
(The lake I grew up on!) I'm feeling a little homesick today--not sure why. It really doesn't happen very often. We left Missouri 17 years ago, but I had spent the 22 years before that almost never leaving the state. You would think that after 17 years, I wouldn't even think of it as HOME, but, today, I really do. Don't get me wrong, I'm not unhappy with my current address--we've spent 11 years in Mississippi--total, and I consider it home, too! I just feel the need for my sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, etc. ( My dad has retired, with his wife, to Florida) So, I've been mopey today. Very.

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Monday, April 23, 2007
Because I Would Forever Be Eternally Grateful
Nan, over at Life is Like a Lunchbox, has the most wonderful, MAJOR, award--and I think I deserve it. One reason, the leg on that lamp looks just like mine do--and I deserve a major award for that, I think. ( Of course, it could be that I'm fibbing just a wee bit ( or maybe a whole lot), but, nonetheless, I want that award!)

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Sombrero Pie--'cause Y'all Asked So Nicely
You ask? I deliver! Let me start by saying that I got this recipe out of Southern Living and it was originally entitled : "Beef and Onion Cornbread Pie". I thought that a little long, so we re-named it. We, now, only know it as:
Sombrero Pie
1 lb ground beef
1 lg onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can tomato soup
1 cup water
1 T chili powder
1 t salt
3/4 t black pepper
-Cook first three ingredients over medium-high heat. Stir in Corn and next 5 ingredients. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Pour beef mixture in a greased 2 qt. casserole. Spread cornbread topping over beef. Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
Cornbread topping: 3/4 cup cornmeal, 1 T. all purpose flour, 1 1/2 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, 1 lg egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1 T vegetable oil.
--Stir together first 4 ingredients. Add egg, milk and oil.
We serve this with sour cream and shredded cheese. Serves 4-6. I have been known to double this recipe on occasion.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007
Menu Plan Monday
All righty--here's the plan for this week. I did fairly well with sticking to my menu last week--the only thing I didn't get to was the Broccoli Bake. I do want to try it, but we ended up getting rushed on Friday and needed to eat so we would have time to play games--or the kids might have killed us!

Wow, I just realized that I am only planning to cook on Monday and Tuesday--that's a pretty easy week for me! I may cook on Friday--we'll just wing that one!

Hope you all have a great week. For more menu plans go visit Laura's.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007
Weekend Reflection
Here's a quick reflection for you:

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Friday, April 20, 2007
I'm Randomizing!
My friend, Mandalyn took me up on the offer to be "randomized"! I sure hope she enjoys answering these 5 questions. Here's the rules: Copy and Paste the questions below into your blog. Make sure you answer them! Then, ask who wants you to randomize them! Wait a few days and then create your own 5 random questions for the people who replied to your post. If anyone else has a desire to answer these questions, just let me know when you have them posted. I would love to come read your answers.
  1. If you were to find out you were having boy/girl twins, what would you name them? (After you picked yourself up off the floor, that is!)
  2. If money were no object, what kind of car would you drive?
  3. The President called and he is coming to dinner, what will you cook for him?
  4. If you could eradicate one disease from this world, what would it be and why?
  5. Let's say you are writing a fiction book--what is the title and what is it about?

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Our Family Night Farkled!
We had such a fun time tonight. Our week has been so crazy busy that we have hardly had any time together as a family, so on Wednesday, I designated Friday night to be an official family night. I told everyone (read: my hubby) not to make any plans, whatsoever. I bought a bunch of steaks and potatoes, and we had a wonderful meal together. Afterwards, we let each of the kids pick a game to play. Our son, A., was first--he picked Uno Stacko. That is a nerve wracking game, much like the game, Jenga. M. picked a game called Swipe. It sells at Wally World in the game section for about $5.00. It is over by the card games, like Uno and Phase 10. It's a fun game, especially for kids. K. picked a big family favorite--Farkle. I would say we had the most fun with this game--we usually do. Have you heard of it? We haven't found too many people who have. It's a fun little dice game that dates back to medieval times, and if you haven't ever played it--you really should fix that. You can find the rules here. There are many variations of this game, but these rules were the closest to how we play. We only require a person to get to 500 before getting on the "score sheet" though--1000 is too hard. I would love to hear if anyone else out there plays this game! I hope you all have a great weekend. I probably won't be around!

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Friday's Feast 140
  1. Appetizer: What is your favorite kind of bread? home made yeast rolls
  2. Soup: When was the last time you bought a new pillow? I really don't know- a couple of years, I guess.
  3. Salad: Approximately how many hours per week do you spend surfing the ‘net? I hardly surf at all--except blogging. I would say 12 hours. Ugh!
  4. Main Course: What’s the highest you remember your temperature being? I guess around 103. I haven't had a high fever since I had mono in high school.
  5. Dessert: Fill in the blanks: When I ____________, I _____________. When I eat lunch, I drink a Coke.

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The History Meme
Gail tagged me for this fun meme. It was a nice little history lesson.
  1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birth date only–without the year. -- September 15
  2. List 3 events that occurred that day: 1862: American Civil War--Confederate forces capture Harper's Ferry. 1928: Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin. 1968: the Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the 1st spacecraft to fly around the moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
  3. List 2 important birthdays: 1254--Marco Polo, Italian Explorer. 1984--Prince Henry of Wales, British Royal.
  4. List 1 death: 1835-Sarah Knox Taylor, wife of Jefferson Davis
  5. List a holiday or observance: Bulgaria-1st day of each school year.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Wedding Meme Tag from Annie!
  1. Where/How did you meet? We met the first day of our sophomore year in college. We were commuters that year and were hanging out with some other commuters on the third floor of the Student Union at Southeast Missouri State University.
  2. How long have you known each other? In August, it will be 20 years.
  3. How long after you met did you start dating? About 2 months. I was the one to ask him out, by the way!
  4. How long did you date before you were engaged? 1 year
  5. How long was your engagement? From October to July--that's 9 months.
  6. How long have you been married? We will celebrate 18 years on July 1st.
  7. What is your anniversary? See #6
  8. How many people came to your wedding reception? Around 150
  9. What kind of cake did you serve? It was a pretty white cake with pink roses.
  10. Where was your wedding? First General Baptist Church in Advance, Missouri. My uncle was pastor there and that is where I was attending at the time. My husband's father actually performed the ceremony. He is an Assembly of God minister.
  11. What did you serve for your meal? We did not have a meal--just cake, nuts, mints, and punch.
  12. How many people were in your wedding party? I had to look at pictures to see--I honestly didn't remember--5 Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, 1 candle lighter, a ring-bearer and a flower girl.
  13. Are you still friends with them all? All the women were family except for one of them. I am in contact with everyone except I haven't seen or spoken with one of my cousins in 3 years and I haven't seen or spoken to the one that wasn't related to me in 10 years. The guys were mostly Air Force cadets--we are still in touch with 2 of them--but not very often.
  14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony? No.
  15. Most special moment of your wedding day? B sang to me.
  16. Any funny moments? Not really, I did tell my dad before hand that, "I don't want to do this." He said, "Oh, yes you do--come on." And B did have fun smearing cake in my face.
  17. Any big disasters? Not really, I didn't hire a very good photographer though, and it poured rain after the reception.
  18. Where did you go on your honeymoon? We went to Nashville, TN--I don't remember for how long--a few days.
  19. How long were you gone? See no. 18.
  20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change? I would have a small wedding, with a fitted dress, and with a much better photographer. I would also take a longer honeymoon.
  21. What side of the bed do you sleep on? Left side
  22. What size is your bed? King size.
  23. Greatest strength as a couple? Honesty--we don't keep secrets--except the holiday kind.
  24. Greatest challenge as a couple? Dealing with the things that come up because we don't keep secrets!!
  25. Who literally pays the bills? Me.
  26. What is your song? We don't have one--but I do tear up when I hear Endless Love because it was sung at our wedding.
  27. What did you dance your first dance to? We didn't have a dance at our wedding, but our first dance, as a couple, was to "Lady in Red". That's a story in and of itself. We don't dance anymore.
  28. Describe your wedding dress. It was white, full in the skirt, fitted and beaded in the bodice.
  29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding? They were white and started with a 'C'--I really don't remember, but they were very pretty. Maybe they were camelias.
  30. Are your wedding bands engraved? Nope, never occurred to us.
  31. How old were you when you got married? 2 months shy of 21--and I would do it again--in a heartbeat.

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You Know You're A Homeschooler When...
you are lying in bed at 11:00 at night with your husband, and you have Algebra I paraphernalia lying all around you, and you are discussing things like y-intercept, slope, domain, range, and linear equations. Your husband is also working out the problems and trying to get them straight in his head so that he can somehow, someway, get it into our daughter's head! And you are both thanking God for www.purplemath.com . Yes indeed. The hardest part is that she wants to know why she needs to know all this stuff. When will she ever use this in life? The truth is--probably never--so, tell me, why are we still up? I'm quite sure this never happens in "NORMAL" families. Normal people are sleeping or, at least, doing something a little more fun!! Private school, here we come!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
100 Things About Me or My Life In A Nutshell
  1. I was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
  2. In 1968.
  3. I am the oldest of three girls.
  4. I went to the same school from kindergarten to 12th grade.
  5. I was quite the singer/preacher when I was little.
  6. I was saved at the age of 4.
  7. I am of the Pentecostal faith.
  8. But I went to Baptist churches a lot growing up.
  9. I have never strayed from the Lord.
  10. I have never had any alcohol, except one very tiny sip of champagne.
  11. I have never smoked a cigarette or done any drugs and I don't have any tatoos or extra piercings.
  12. I'm so thankful for that.
  13. I never liked playing sports.
  14. I was into drama and music.
  15. I played the clarinet from 5th grade through 12th.
  16. I was in two plays in high school. I played an elderly lady in one of them.
  17. I love Coca-cola--diet is disgusting!
  18. I love chocolate.
  19. Pizza is one of my favorite things to eat.
  20. There is always ice-cream in my freezer.
  21. Please, do not make me eat beets, sauerkraut, greens, asparagus, or brussel sprouts--yuck.
  22. I could eat beans and/or peas of any kind every single day and never get tired of them.
  23. I have been terribly lactose-intolerant for the past 14 years. It happened overnight.
  24. Did I mention I always have ice-cream in my freezer?
  25. I enjoy exercise and usually work-out 5 times a week.
  26. I had strep throat in 11th grade.
  27. I had mono in 12th grade--and I hadn't been kissing anyone either! I missed an entire month of school.
  28. My boyfriend, who was away at college, broke up with me because of it. He thought I had been unfaithful!!!! I'm very glad he did.
  29. My house burned to the ground when I was in 12th grade. We lost everything.
  30. My grandpa died when I was in 12th grade--quite unexpectedly.
  31. My mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was in the 12th grade.
  32. I had to go live with my grandma in 12th grade so she wouldn't be alone. It was hard because she was very sad.
  33. 12th grade was a year from you know where.
  34. I was so glad to see it go.
  35. I started college in 1986 to major in elementary education.
  36. I quickly changed my mind--and switched to social work.
  37. I met my husband in 1987--it wasn't love at first sight--but, almost!
  38. My mom passed away 6 weeks after I met my husband.
  39. He helped me through that time more than he ever knew.
  40. We got married in July 1989.
  41. It has been a wonderful experience and I would do it all over again.
  42. We graduated from college in 1990 and 1991 (I was in '91).
  43. I took off a year from school to help support us--we were terribly poor! ;)
  44. After my husband's graduation, we moved with the Air Force to start pilot training. Well, he started pilot training and I tagged along and finished school in our new state.
  45. It was very hard to leave home.
  46. I'm so glad we did. (No offense to family!)
  47. We thought we were rich! (We weren't.) We even bought a brand new car!
  48. We found the best church and the best friends in our new city.
  49. We found out I was pregnant in '91 right about the time B graduated from training.
  50. We welcomed K into the world in June of '92.
  51. Her daddy barely made it back from California in time.
  52. I was a pre-term labor nightmare!
  53. Being a mom is the best.
  54. We moved to North Dakota when K was 6 weeks old.
  55. It is very cold there and I do not like cold at all! Hot is tons better.
  56. I loved our Bible study group at the air base in North Dakota.
  57. Thankfully, we only stayed there for two winters, then we came back to the pilot training base.
  58. I had a tough time getting pregnant the second time around.
  59. I finally did and had a lovely baby girl in July of '95.
  60. She was terribly sick and only lived 12 hours.
  61. She looked a lot like her sisters.
  62. We miss her still. She would be 12 this year.
  63. I said I would never get pregnant again.
  64. I was pregnant again very shortly thereafter and found out we were having twins.
  65. It was one of the happiest days of my entire life--scariest too!
  66. Telling my husband was the funnest thing!
  67. The twins arrived in Sept 96. I had just turned 28!
  68. My uterus was so large from carrying twins that it tore open and had to be surgically repaired. My doctor said that was the only time he had ever seen that happen. He also said it would be best to not have any more children and we didn't.
  69. Wow, what a year that first one was! It's all still a bit hazy!
  70. I thought I might lose it when the twins had RSV.
  71. We moved to Washington state when the twins were 1 year old and K was 5.
  72. I loved living in Spokane and made some of the greatest friends.
  73. I miss all the fruit--Washington apples, peaches, cherries, and strawberries! Yum!
  74. We moved back to the south in 2000.
  75. We have been here ever since.
  76. I do not want to go anywhere else.
  77. I have home-schooled my children since 1997.
  78. It has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
  79. We are not going to home school after this year. I need a break from all the rewards. ;)
  80. I love to read classics and Christian fiction.
  81. I used to cross-stitch a lot.
  82. I used to scrap-book.
  83. Then, I had twins and started home-schooling.
  84. I am not a picky person, but I do like things to be neat and clean.
  85. I love to shop for new clothes.
  86. I can't wait to be debt free.
  87. I want to travel to all 50 states by the time I am 50. I have 16 or 17 to go.
  88. I have been to Mexico, Canada, The Bahama's, and Hawaii--mostly compliments of the Air Force.
  89. We went on a Disney cruise in 2001. That was FUN!
  90. I have a college degree, but have never worked outside the home since I found out I was pregnant the first time.
  91. I do not ever plan to work outside the home! :)
  92. I had quite the problem with post-partum depression all three times--to the point of needing medication. I'm so glad I got help.
  93. I wish I had been able to have more children--6 would be the perfect number! (Don't faint, B!)
  94. I always did want to adopt.
  95. I have fall allergies, but not spring.
  96. I do not have a green thumb.
  97. I enjoy singing the alto part in choir.
  98. My middle name and my last name rhyme.
  99. My God, my husband, my children, and my family and friends mean the world to me.
  100. I am so thankful for the life I've had so far, and all I've learned from it. God has been so good to me.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
B.'s Grandmother *Updated*
We have just heard from B.'s parents and they have told us that B.'s grandmother has fallen and broken her hip. She is a precious 90 year old woman. Please, keep her in your prayers as she faces a complete hip replacement. She is doing as well as can be expected right now. Thanks a bunch, my blogging friends. **Grandmother came through surgery very well. She will be hospitalized for three days and then moved to a rehab facility for a short time. Her spirits are good and we are feeling pretty good about things. Thank you so much for your concern and prayers.**

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I've Been Randomized By Carrie!
  1. Look around!! Describe to me the very first handmade *gift* your eyes run by that was made for YOU from one of your children. Then, tell me why you have it displayed where you do.~~There are, literally, no hand made gifts anywhere around me. Not a one, if mine have made anything, it is put up somewhere. Mine never went to school where they made special things for parents. They did give me extra special valentine's this year. You can read them here.
  2. Looking back on our childhood, we all can remember something we *always* wanted as a kid, but just never got. What is the one thing you can still remember to this day that you never had the *joy* of receiving? ~~ Carrie, this is hard. I'm trying...I, honestly, can't think of any particular thing I wanted. We sure didn't have much, but I don't remember a thing. I guess, as a young teenager, I wanted my parents to buy a VCR--they finally did though. I did always want to be a part of a particular crowd at school and that never happened--does that count?
  3. What is one phobia that you have that others may find silly? I'm not talking fear of snakes. I mean *silly*, as in, others just don't get why on earth you're scared of *that*? ~Again, I can't think of anything silly that I am afraid of. I think most can kind of relate to the things I'm afraid of--I fear dying young like my mom did. I am sometimes afraid that somone might break in my house and hurt me or the kids. I fear someone walking into a public place and pulling out a gun and shooting me and/or people I love. You know--nothing particularly silly. Maybe, I'm afraid that someone might see me without my makeup or that I will become overweight!!
  4. Name one saying that you made up out of the blue. Nobody in the general public would know what you meant by it but your family is all too aware of exactly what you mean when the words spout out.~ I'm not that creative to make up my own saying. I copy the sayings of others, though, like, " You snooze; you lose!" and "Treat your family like company!", and the one I'm most famous for, "You can get glad in the same pants you got mad in!"
  5. You have the power to grant one miracle to someone outside of your own family. This miracle can not be frivolous. Who would you grant this miracle to. What would the miracle be? How would you go about granting it?~~ has to be some ONE. Hmmm...Carrie, you must have really had fun with these...All that I can think of at this moment is that I would like to see Annie's Izzy healed. If I were the one granting, it would happen in the blink of an eye! One second--she'd be completely restored!

Well, that was fun! Now, the way this is supposed to go is for anyone who wants to be randomized by me to let me know in my comments. I will come up with 5 questions for you and you can answer them on your own blog. Join in, it's a good time! And let me know when you have your answers posted so I can come see! And thank you, Carrie, for the questions! I enjoyed it.

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Random Thoughts
I've got nothin' today y'all. So, here's some of the things floating through my head this morning:
  1. I am so saddened by the shooting yesterday at Virg. Tech. It is all so senseless and I hate that there is no safe place to be. Part of why I continued to home-school was because of a fear of school shootings--I felt my kids would be safer at home. Now, college is even a safety issue. I guess we could homeschool for college! May the Lord be with all the affected families at Virg. Tech today.
  2. I am also sad because of Heather's diagnosis. That sweet family has already been through so much. They are in my thoughts and prayers every day. She is doing such a wonderful job of keeping everyone updated. I hate that she has had some bad comments and had to turn on her moderation. Some people...
  3. I am jumping up and down with joy that we have a two week study break from Junior Bible Quiz! We will begin studying again on April 30th to prepare for our National tournament the beginning of June. We will be heading to Wisconsin for that one.
  4. Our trip to Gatlinburg is coming up soon and I haven't even planned our itinerary. We have been there several times and have done just about everything. We will definitely go biking in Cade's Cove and we will probably go to Dollywood this year. If anyone has any suggestions of things you have to do or places you have to eat while there, please let me know. We have really done most things there, but I am hoping someone will suggest something we haven't done.
  5. Any ideas on what a 16 year old girl might like for her birthday. I have to go shopping in a day or two and don't have a clue what we will get her yet. My oldest may have some ideas, but I haven't asked her yet.
  6. God has been so good to me this week. He has been a very real Presence for me and is teaching me everyday to rest in Him and to not get so stressed over everyday things. Don't sweat the small stuff, right?

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Monday, April 16, 2007
Menu Plan Monday!
I finally got mostly caught up from my weekend away! I am so pleased to announce that our JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz) team got 4th place in the 5 state region! We are so proud of our kids! They are awsome!
OK--here's the plan for this week!

Not very creative this week--mostly good ole standbys! I did get my Simple and Delicious magazine in the mail and hope to try out a few new recipe's next week! Hope you all have a great week. Go visit Laura for more menu plans!

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My Cards
I don't have too much time,due to being gone all weekend, so I thought I would post a couple pictures of some cards I have made in the past few months. It is such a wonderful creative outlet for me--that I hardly ever use! My kids love to do this with me--when I get the energy to get out all my stuff. Wouldn't it be so cool to have a craft room? Ahh, the luxury! The picture above is a couple of Christmas cards that I stamped and embossed. Lot's of fun!
Here's a picture of some Spring cards I did not too long ago. I had seen the idea in a scrap magazine or somewhere and just kind of reworked it so it could be a card! No stamping or embossing here--just a lot of cutting. I bought the little daisies at Wal*M*art. As soon as I get finished reading all your posts and commenting on them and replying to my own comments--I will be back. I may just have another Menu Plan Tuesday!
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Friday, April 13, 2007
My One Celebrity Story
In keeping with my last post where I talked about meeting Amy Grant in my dream, I thought I would post about my real life celebrity encounters. There are only 4 of them--three are rather small. First, I have posted before about meeting Lisa Welchel! That was really cool--and we even talked blogging--for like 5 seconds or something! I told her it wasn't for me! Guess I changed my mind. I have also met Carman once--I have a picture somewhere--this was during his "Champion" tour. I was a huge fan. I also got to meet--sort of--Louise Mandrell. We actually just had a short conversation--it was mostly with my youngest daughter--during one of her concerts. She talked to my kids because they were the ONLY KIDS THERE. She talked about home-schooling and San*derson Farms chicken! The biggest celebrity encounter I have had was this past Christmas at a party. I was seated right next to this guy. By this guy, I mean the second from the left in the picture. He didn't look much different than that at the party either! Ean Evans is the lead guitarist ( I think lead anyway) for Lyn*yrd Sky*nyrd and actually lives right here in my town. No one would normally take me for a girl who would hang out where "Lyn*yrd Sky*nyrd" type people hang out, but he happened to be at my husband's squadron Christmas party. I have to admit that when I first saw him, I thought it was a military member in costume--someone who had already had a little too much to drink- if you know what I mean. I really thought it was for fun. Then, after I met him and his wife and talked with them, and realized that he was for real, I discovered that he is a very nice person--as is his lovely wife. His daughter happens to be married to the son of our good friends and our good friend's are also military and had invited them to come. It was fun to sit with them and watch them WIN ALL THE DOOR PRIZES--surely it wasn't rigged! A fun night, indeed. Never, ever judge a book by it's cover--that's what my momma always used to say! She was right! So, there you have it, my only star encounters. Boomama asked yesterday for people to post their celebrity stories in her comments. They were a blast to read--I even saw someone who had dated Brad Pitt's brother. I think that post is actually where my Amy Grant dream came from. Anyway, if you want, post your encounters in my comments. I would love to read them. I'm off for a weekend of Junior Bible Quiz. The twins are competing in Regionals! We won first in the region last year and are praying for the same this year! Pray with us?

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Thursday, April 12, 2007
I Had A Dream and Found Some Candy
I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed I was walking home from somewhere. I was on a gravel road holding a stick and hitting at pebbles in the road with it. Then, all of the sudden, I was on a major highway outside of New Albany, Mississippi, and walking towards a gas station. I went inside to use the rest room and get a drink of water. While I was in the restroom, someone said, "If you want to see Amy Grant, you'd better hurry and get out here!" So, I hurried along and went out. Amy was standing behind the counter signing autographs for a huge line of kids. She was signing them all: "Amy and Mike" (Isn't she married to Vince Gill?) I was all trying to act nonchalant, like I really didn't care that I was in the same gas station as Amy Grant. I was studying the candy bars, the bubble gum, and glancing at her every so often. Anyhoo, she finished up the autographs and went into the restroom--which now had a beautiful lounge area. I followed her in pretending I needed to go and I struck up a conversation with her. We were sitting on the lovely couches while I was telling her how I loved her songs and how I used to sing "El Shaddai" at church all the time and how an elderly lady once told me she had heard me singing "El Shaddai" on the radio when it was really Amy Grant! This is when it really got a little bizarre---Amy said to me, "There are 29 gods, you know." I said, "Amy, you know better than that. I know you do." She said, "Everyone in Hollywood believes there are 29 gods. I guess I believe that now." I said, "But, Amy, surely you aren't denying your Lord and Savior." She just kind of shrugged and shook her head. I continued to counsel her and finally got her set straight. We exchanged addresses and phone numbers and she agreed to come to dinner at my house the next night. She and "Mike" had a place nearby. As I walked out of the restroom, Coach J and Mandalyn were out there waiting for me--(where did they come from?--I'm sure I was walking alone.) We started our 80 something mile trek for home--WALKING. And that's where my dream ended. Do you know how long it would take to walk 80 miles? And we're not the kind of girls to hitchhike! And I really hate that I had to miss having dinner at my own house with Amy Grant and "Mike" because I was still WALKING home! I am glad, however, that I did get her spiritual problems straightened out--that was most important! ( I, of course, have no idea the state of Amy's spiritual affairs--I'm guessin' she doesn't really believe there are 29 true gods.) Very strange--and I almost never remember my dreams. In other randomness, I found these yesterday: Dark chocolate covered Altoids! Wow, they are very good! Kind of like a peppermint patty-- You just might want to pick up a tin when you are PATIENTLY waiting in line at Wally World. I have only tried the chocolate covered peppermint flavor, but I am guessing that they are all good. You might want to give 'em a try!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Learning to Crochet
I have always wanted to learn to crochet. When we lived in Minot, ND, I was blessed to have a precious friend, named Sarahlee, who attempted to teach me. She was the youth pastor's wife at our church and she could crochet up a storm--she also made the most beautiful pies you ever saw! She offered to teach me one day and showed me a basic stitch--don't know what it was called, but it is the one shown in the picture above. The potholder in the picture is the one I made 14 years ago--see how very crooked it is?--I couldn't figure out how to count those stitches for nothing. In my defense, I did only have one lesson and I was left handed! I have never had another lesson or attempted to make anything else, but I would really like to. If I ever find anyone that's interested in taking on a leftie who can't count! We only lived in *"Why not, Minot?-- Freezin's the reason!"* for 19 months, so keeping and using this pathetic pot holder helps to remind me of the precious time we spent there and of my friend, Sarahlee! Every time I use it, I remember her. ( I can't believe I actually called it a precious time, since I still have nightmares about getting orders to go back there! I've never been so cold in all my days! It's a good thing the people were great!)

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My Desk
Here's your peek, Lauren! It's nothing fancy--and I really wish my drapes hadn't been crooked in this picture--the truth is that they usually roll up that way, and we haven't had them fixed. (Yes, those are monkeys on my drapes)! I am pretty much into being neat and tidy--any books or papers you see on this desk belong to my husband--(and I dare not touch them)! Can you tell that a thunderstorm is booming outside that window? The electricity went off for a second or two just before I took this picture. I would love to see Annie's and Carrie's--if they want to play along! (Coach J and Mandalyn--I already know what yours look like, but if you want to play along---go right ahead!!)

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