Friday, April 30, 2010
Actually, Tori got the call this week that she has been accepted into the NET program that she interviewed for a few week-ends ago.She was awaiting the contract to sign in the mail.
By God's Grace and her fully qualified resume, SHE GOT IN which is her heart's desire.Tori received her contract today for her big adventure.It's been a week of great news!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
sleeping pants, sweatshirts, jeans, jods,shirts and a towel or two.
This time, Natalie and her little side-kick agreed to bring it in unfolded in hampers and Tori folded it in the laundry room.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tonight we did some arts and crafts to prepare the favors and decorations for a baby shower that I and a friend are hosting for two young mothers-to-be. Both of the ladies are friends and are both expecting baby boys two days apart from each other.
Each pacifier is tied on separately on this wreath.This clever idea came from Cindi who made one of these for Meg's shower. It serves as a decoration at the baby shower and then the new Mom can decorate her nursery with it or take it apart to use the diapers.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The cooked , drained sausage, pepper, and salt (to taste) were added to the milky gravy and heated to the consistency that I desired. I wanted to make enough to go around and added milk which continued to thicken in just a few minutes.
Sausage Gravy can be served over an opened biscuit or over the top of a thinner biscuit. This was very tasty! The sausage, which I had purchased because it was locally made, had a delicate flavor and wasn't heavy.
We all enjoyed it, especially Jeff ,who gets very little homemade food and is very appreciative of it.Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive, from Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
When Sam announced that he was going fishing, I was surprised because I didn't know that we had such a spot near-by.He wanted to take Miss J. so I had the choice to keep her home or go along. I chose the latter and enjoyed a lovely time outdoors.
The kids prepared everything themselves as they were originally planning to go without me. Night crawlers abounded in April's manure pile.
They grabbed two full sized poles and the toy sized one that Miss J. has been storing in her room for more than a year.
They led me along the trail and down the steep hill that they used for sledding.
Sam put the worm on for himself and his sister.
I had thought to bring a plastic chair so that I could relax and just watch them which I proceeded to do!
Then the fishing began. I got such a kick out of the fact that for the boys it was actually about catching fish.They were VERY disappointed that there didn't seem to be any fish in this small pond.
That was the least of my concerns. It was very pretty spring weather and I was having so much fun just enjoying the natural beauty around us and the novelty of a real "fishing trip."
It was a first for us and the spontaneity of it all added to my fun.Unfortunately, the fishing lines of the boys got tangled up.One boy thought that the other had done it on purpose and our peaceful time in this idyllic spot came to a screeching halt.
So we packed it all up and walked home on the trail.
And By God's Grace, didn't let that spoil the rest of our day.