Friday, November 21, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



And we wonder why kids (and adults) have such a hard time mastering the rules of the English language.... It's not easy!

* He wound the tape around the wound.

* After seeing the tear in my jacket I shed a tear.

* No time like the present to present her with the present.

* The dove dove in the bush when he shot at it. 

* The male mail carrier delivered the mail. 

* My dear friend and I saw a deer while driving.

Isn't it odd that?...

-  you recite at a play and play at a recital?
-  a slim chance and a fat chance are the same thing?
-  a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
-  a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor a pig?
 -  when you fill in a form, you fill it out?

Sunday, November 16, 2014


 * Proverbs 4:23 (King James) 

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.


   The things we see and hear control our thoughts. And our thoughts control our heart. Think deeply about your choices, your thoughts, your feelings. Those are the the things that define who we become

*Proverbs 27:19 

 As in water face reflects face, so the heart reflects the man.  


This wintry weather is sticking around, which means I'm cooking up more of our cold weather favorites.

We love this bean mixture of pinto, lima, garbanzo, split pea, northern, kidney, and black beans. (It comes with a packet of 'flavoring' but I've never used it.)

Ham and Beans

1 pkg dry mixed beans 
1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced small
2 carrots, diced small 
1 jar tomatoes, with juice
1/2 lb ham or ham hock
1-2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp dried parsley
pinch of salt and pepper

Beans: Pour dry beans into a large crock pot. Cover completely with water; plus two inches above beans. Let soak overnight.
The next morning, drain and rinse the beans. Cover with water again; plus two inches above beans.

Add all other ingredients. Place lid on crock pot and cook on low all day. The house will smell ridiculously good when you walk in the door after work!

Serve with cornbread and honey. 

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum

Friday, November 14, 2014


Today our 4 year old grandson told me that when he grows up he wants to be 

* a doctor
* a clown
* a turtle
* or a 30 year old

He just makes me laugh out loud!! 

Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso