FOR TODAY January 22, 2011
Outside my window... Will we ever see Spring? It's cloudy, drippy, soon to be snowy and windy - I mean 25-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph! Where are you sunshine?
I am thinking... About how much I need to get done today, and how I really just want to sit in a comfy chair, read a book or crochet and do nothing!!
I'm also thinking that I need to be fasting for my children - times are so difficult!
I am thankful for... All the little things in life that make it worth living. I sometimes take things for granted, until I see something that reminds me how easy my life truly is. I'm thankful for all the little conveniences in my life that make my life so easy - we all know what they are... :0)
From the learning rooms... Okay, this is going to get a little deep, so put on your waders, or just skip to the next item!! I have been thinking about my life - it's already more than half over!! Have I truly made a difference to those around me? Have I stretched and reached within myself to be a better person, a better wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend? These are things that I think about and worry about. I am the only one who can make the changes in my life that will make me who I want to be. I am the only one who can change ME. I have so much work to do to get this accomplished! I have been working on "character" this past week, what an eyeopener! I catch myself saying or doing things that I don't like - all the time! I want to leave a better legacy for my children and grandchildren. I don't want my kids to have to write my life story with embellishments. I am still working on character, it is a lifelong process . . . my goal is to make it part of me, something I don't have to think about. I want my character to walk in front of me, like a smile . . . something that just comes naturally to me.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
~Thomas Babington Macaulay~
From the kitchen... Yesterday, I made my sisters famous, Bean Pot, and I must say it was very delicious! I changed it up some, by using turkey burger instead of ground beef, I also used some hickory smoke bar-b-que sauce along with the catsup. Yummy!
2 - 15 oz. cans pork and beans
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can lima beans
1 lb. lean hamburger
1 lb. bacon or ham
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup catsup
14/ c. brown sugar
3 Tbls. vinager
Fry hamburger, chop bacon and fry with the onion. Add to crockpot with drained and rinsed beans. Cook for 5-6 hours on low.
I cooked mine in the oven yesterday - I cooked it very low, 220 degrees for about 3 hours or so. We had this with cornbread and it was so good - comfort food for me!
I am wearing... My housecoat!
I am creating... Just got done crocheting a cute sweater for my daughter's baby boy - that's not here yet! It turned out so cute. I still need to crochet the booties and put the buttons and ribbon on it.
I am going... No where!
I am reading... Nothing!
I am hoping... That my daughter will hurry and have a baby... :0)
I am hearing... Wind blowing outside, soft music from my computer, the clock ticking away, telling me to hurry and get off of the computer.
Around the house... A little washing, vacuuming, dishes, figure out what to have for dinner tonight.
One of my favorite things... Getting out of the shower and using a wonderful body spray that makes me feel and smell like summer!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Today - clean and putter around the house.
Tomorrow - get some sewing and ironing done.
Thursday - get my hair cut.
Friday - work on the bathroom (we're getting there!)
Saturday - ?
Sunday - church.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
This is what a three year old looks like after eating a Fat Boy Ice cream bar!!
"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."
I hope your day is wonderful!
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