Friday, May 15, 2009

We're in the money, We're in the money...

No I didn't win the lottery. But we are finalizing a loan to finish our house!!!
God has made a promise and as always, He never fails at keeping His promise.
Though His timing is not ours, we trust in Him and hold fast to His word!!

I know you are getting tired of the background changes, so am I. I just ain't happy no matter which one I go with. OK that was southern sounding for sure but my roots keep me grounded.
I want happy but calming at the same time... that is me.... a big jumble of randomness...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is why I love him Thursday

You can see yesterday's post here where I explained what I know about Daddy.

This is why I love him Thursday is my weekly reminder of just how special my man is. Because it's the little things that easily slip through and are forgotten. And it's the little things that are the biggest over time.

Why do I love him:

He came home when he got off work early yesterday instead of going to the machine shop to chat.

He tucked LadyBug in, set her sleep-timer, and talked with her before he went to bed.

He worked in the rain yesterday.

He made Mother's Day my day and did all the things I wanted to do. (He even said he would eat Italian food, if that was what I wanted):)

He got up an hour early this morning for work (about 4:30am) and never complained.

So ladies I don't know what it is like at your house. But to me, I have the best husband ever!! He does some things I'd be embarrassed to tell, and some things that are frustrating, but he couldn't be more perfect. After all, he puts up with me, what more could I ask??
I'd like to hear from you. What are some things your husbands or boyfriends do that are special?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Dad and wordful wednesday

To clarify from yesterday , it was my Dad who called. I think it is Melanoma. All he said was that it was the 'bad kind'.

The doctor was removing some sun cancers (he has been a hard working construction worker all his life) which I guess is a run of the mill type deal for outdoor workers?. But when he went in to get the stitches removed Monday the doctor kept apologising because she would never had opened it had she known.... anyway, I know this is going to sound very selfish because I am going to say I for a few minutes..... I am very frustrated that I can't be very supportive, we have always had our differences, or have much too much in common, and I was a heartache for him, more than not, growing up. And I don't know where to begin in letting him know I love him and will be there anyway that I can. His name is Daniel. Thank you for all the prayers I know you'll be sending out! He doesn't see the oncologist until the 22nd of this month. I'll keep you posted.


On a much lighter note:

Have any of you tried this?
I picked it up today and tried it. (not on my upper lip and chin because that would just be embarrassing):) I found that it did work quick and painless. Much faster than plucking and much less painful and easier than waxing. But right after I finished I started feeling a little sting like I had waxed with a little redness. I have to take antibiotics, use a sulfur wash and two different harsh creams to keep my acne down so the redness may very well be due to my skin already being maxed out. I just shaved last night so I haven't tried it anywhere else.
Oh and I need some help!! SOS!!
I found out that LadyBug's class will be having a end of the year pool party next Wed. what in the world can I do about my ghostly white legs before then??

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Feelin' like HS

I've been on facebook for quite a while and have become kinda sick and tired of it. Maybe it's just the people I am in contact with on there but it just seems so childish like high school! I have a teacher from 9th grade history class on there and he is the most frustrating man I know!

Really, how come someone in a position such as that can publicly preach christianity while tearing christians down!!

I mean seriously, it is very heard to be what you are called to be and stand your ground. I understand that. It is much, much easier to be what the majority finds popular. But, come on, if you are a teacher and call yourself christian, (a follower of Christ) how can you in good faith cram free-for-all ideas into young minds?

It breaks my heart that my babies will be faced with this when they are in school. All I can do is teach them the best I can and pray that they will be equipped to handle these people in their lives. Our world is changing at a very fast pace. It seems like we will be facing criminal charges for standing our ground in America of all places. Where everything is ok except moral responsibility.

Hardened hearts are only softened by God. How many modern day Pharaohs are there?
God lead me with a pillar of fire in the night!

Oh and the phone just rang....Daddy has Cancer.....

I wanted to post about some light hearted my silly kids did..... kinda post but, my heart is heavy and I feel like I'm in spiritual warfare against weapons I don't always understand.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My experiment turned coconut cookie

I bought LadyBug a coconut because she loves Man vs. Wild and thought she would like to eat one and drink the water out of it.

I had never opened a coconut myself and decided to watch a YouTube video to see how... after a briefing by someone who looked like they knew what they were doing we rushed into the kitchen to try it ourselves, because it looked 'easy enough a cave man could do it'.
I didn't have the ginormous butcher knife he had so I just used the edge of my meat mallet. It worked, not as easily for me as him, and we got the thing open.

LadyBug drank some of the water and nibbled on the meat with a forced smile and a yummy but I could tell she was faking so I wouldn't feel bad after all that work!! Then I dug out all the meat and shaved off the hard outside, put the husk? into the crabs cage and pulverized the meat.

Now what to do with it, obviously she wasn't going to eat it all and I couldn't eat the whole thing myself, so I looked on Food Network and couldn't find a recipe that looked good or else didn't have the right ingredients. So I decided to use my basic knowledge of a sugar cookie recipe and went from there.

The recipe I came up with looks nothing like an original sugar cookie dough but turned out delicious!! It is a rich, almost chewy, sweet, coconutty but not too coconutty treat.

3/4 stick softened butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp honey
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 egg
4 cups self rising flour
1 cup fresh grated coconut

preheat oven to 400
spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray
add first 9 ingredients to a large mixing bowl and cream together on high speed until smooth and creamy
add flour slowly about 1/2 cup at a time and mix thoroughly on medium speed between each addition
add coconut and continue to mix on medium speed for an additional two or three minutes.

I made large cookies with a couple tablespoons of dough for each. They spread so give them room. Makes about 2 dozen large cookies.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

What a happy Mother's Day weekend!!
Saturday my sisters and I took mom to breakfast. LuLu came with me.
LadyBug and Bobby took his mom fishing. Then we cooked up some ribs and potato salad and watched the race.
Sunday Bobby declared my day. Him and the girls took me to breakfast, the antique flea market, the pet store, and an early dinner!! We had a great day together.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Mother's Day too!!