Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The No Spin Zone-Bill O'Reilly
Continue reading the Bible on the one year plan
Rocket Boys-Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Laura, America's First Lady, First Mother-Antonia Felix
Brave New World-Aldous Huxley
George and Laura, Portrait of An American Marriage-Christopher Andersen
The Raising of A President-Doug Wead
All The Best, George Bush,My Life in Letters and Other Writings-George Bush
A Memoir, Barbara Bush-Barbara Bush
The Kennedy Women-Laurence Leamer
What Would Jackie Do?-Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway
The Hiding Place-Corrie Ten Boom
Well, I am off to do some reading! Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Monday, March 30, 2009
At home we are preparing for Easter dinner, my oldest son's birthday, and an egg hunt for the little ones. What a day that will be! We are going to have Easter dinner for both sides of the family. My oldest son's birthday is on Easter this year, so we will have cake and celebrations for him also. Then we want to have an egg hunt for the little ones. I think it will be alot of fun!
On tap for the menu this week:
Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Chocolate Pudding
Chicken Fingers, Green Beans, Corn-on-the Cob, Peaches
Grilled Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Oven Fries, Fruit Salad with Cream Cheese-Pecan Topping
Chicken Pot Pie, Salad, Rolls, Jello
Out to eat
Nachos Supreme, Salad, Ice CreamHave a wonderful Monday
Saturday, March 28, 2009
A time for every purpose under
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck
what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance,
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace."
A GIRL'S GARDEN
A neighbor of mine in the village
Likes to tell how one spring
When she was a girl on the farm, she did
A childlike thing.
One day she asked her father
To give her a garden plot
To plant and tend and reap herself,
And he said, "Why not?"
In casting about for a corner
He thought of an idle bit
Of walled-off ground where a shop had stood,
And he said, "Just it."
And he said, "That ought to make you
An ideal one-girl farm,
And give you a chance to put some strength
On your slim-jim arm."
It was not enough of a garden,
Her father said, to plough;
So she had to work it all by hand,
But she don't mind now.
She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow
Along a stretch of road;
But she always ran away and left
Her not-nice load,
And hid from anyone passing.
And then she begged the seed.
She says she thinks she planted one
Of all things but weed.
A hill each of potatoes,
Radishes, lettuce, peas,
Tomatoes, beets, beans, pumpkins, corn,
And even fruit trees.
And yes, she has long mistrusted
That a cider apple tree
In bearing there today is hers,
Or at least may be.
Her crop was a miscellany
When all was said and done,
A little bit of everything,
A great deal of none.
Now when she sees in the village
How village things go,
Just when it seems to come in right,
She says, "O know!
It's as when I was a farmer------"
Oh, never by way of advice!
And she never sins by telling the tale
To the same person twice.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I believe that I am really going to enjoy this book club. I like the fact that we can dress up in our finest, gloves and all, and sip tea in beautiful teacups. It's great to be able to celebrate our femininity. My boys at first thought it was funny that, at my age, I was going to a "tea party". But now I think they are seeing that you should pursue your interest at any age.
I will post pictures of our picnic in April. I think it will be great fun!!
Have a wonderful Thursday
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
SOUR CREAM CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
2 cups of cooked chicken
Jalapeno peppers,sliced in jar
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese,shredded
1 can chicken broth
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
Mix chicken with Jalapeno peppers. Mash up well. Melt 1/4 cup butter, add 1/4 cup flour and stir until thick. Slowly add chicken broth and sour cream, constantly stirring. In frying pan soften the tortillas in hot oil. Drain on paper towels. Spoon pepper chicken mixture into the tortillas. Add some cheese and onion and roll up the tortillas. Place into 9" x 13" baking dish with the seam side of the enchiladas down. Fill the dish with the enchiladas then pour sour cream mixture over the top. Add shredded cheese on top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle paprika over the top and decorate with some sliced jalapenos on the top.
Cook at 375 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes.
1 cup pecans
1 cup melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
Large package chocolate pudding
1 cup flour
8 oz. cream cheese
Large container Cool Whip
Mix pecans, flour and melted butter. Press into 9 x 13 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool crust. Mix 8 oz. cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread on top of cooled crust. Mix large package of chocolate pudding according to package instructions and spread on top of cheese mixture. Top with Cool Whip and nuts. Chill.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Monday, March 23, 2009
The world and those who dwell
For He has founded it upon the
And established it upon the waters."
Psalm 24:1-2 NKJ
Menu Plan for March 23-28
Mexican Fiesta Night
Chips & Salsa,
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Have a wonderful Monday!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Who walk in the law of the Lord!
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole
They also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.
You have commanded us
To keep Your precepts diligently.
Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your
I will praise You with uprightness
When I learn Your righteous
I will keep Your statutes;
Oh, do not forsake me utterly!"
Psalm 119:1-8 NKJ
WE THANK THEE
For mother-love and father-care
For brothers strong and sisters fair,
For love at home and here each day,
For guidance lest we go astray,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.
For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For ev'rything His goodness sends,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.
For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.
For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in Heaven we thank Thee.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I would like to thank everyone for all the sweet comments! It is wonderful to have such sweet blogger friends! We had a great time in Nashville. I will be posting pictures tomorrow.
This is a picture taken at Cloudland Canyon State Park. We go hiking there every now and then. It is a beautiful park! They have various hiking trails, camping, disc golf and much more to enjoy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
We are headed to a service project at The Ronald McDonald House in Chattanooga, then onward to Nashville, Tennessee. My middle son is on a Mathcounts team that will be competing in the state competition. He is the only one from Georgia. We live so close to Chattanooga, that we do some things with the homeschoolers there. So, anyway we are making a weekend of it. We hope to see some great sites while we are there. I'll post pictures when we get back. So, for now, I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is one of my Bradford Pear trees that are now blooming. My back fence is lined with these. I absolutely love looking out at these beautiful trees in bloom.
This is my tree that is blooming in my front yard. I apologize that the picture is not so clear, but the blooms are gorgeous. I am now waiting for my azaleas to show their color.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is a picture of the building where the pool is located. This pool was heated to a temperature that would help make it easier for FDR and the patients to move around.
This is a car that was given to him. Mainly his staff and secret service drove this car.
The boys and myself in front of the entrance to the museum. They have a wonderful museum where you can see the items he used and also items that were given to him as gifts. There is also a short film about his time here. One thing that was interesting, was a replica of a kitchen during this time. Also, there is a display of all the canes that were sent to FDR as gifts. The details in these canes are amazing!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
A TIME TO TALK
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Next we headed to Chattanooga to buy some groceries at Sam's and also to stop in at Dicehead Games. The boys like to participate in wargaming activities. At first, I was not sure of what wargaming was and I was a little more than skeptical. But, they attended a summer camp at a local private school and I watched what all they did. It is awesome for strategic thinking. They learn historic wars and also do some fantasy wars ( Lord of the Rings, etc..). I have been impressed at how much research they do on their own for this. The figures they buy for this, they also paint themselves. This takes time and patience. I have learned alot and they have too!
After our Sam's stop we headed home for a dinner of Nachos, salad, and fruit. It was a full, but productive day. We finished our study of WWII and the FDR era. This has been an exciting study. We read books, watched movies, and to wrap it all up we visited Warm Springs, Georgia on Saturday. I will be sharing pictures on that "field trip" later. It was a blast. A wonderful ending to an exciting study.
Thanks for sharing in our day!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The first photo is of a Horseshoe Crab that had washed up on shore at Jekyll Island, Georgia. We were there the first of September and actually saw a few of these Horseshoe Crabs.
This next photo is of a crab hiding in his hole in the sand. It was fun watching how fast they go from one place to the next.
I hope you enjoyed these outdoor photos!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Poets To Come
Poets to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
Not to-day is to justify me and answer what I am for
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental,greater than before known,
Arouse! for you must justify me.
I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I but advance a moment only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness.
I am a man who, sauntering along without fully stopping, turns a casual look
upon you and then averts his face,
Leaving it to you to prove and define it,
Expecting the main things from you.
The Best Poems Ever
Edited by Edric S. Mesmer