Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Challenge: You are at the magazine stand, what three magazines are you going to purchase?
For me it is always these same 3 that I buy as soon as I can find them in this small town.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Maureen tagged me! Being tagged is a first for me - should be fun!
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Residential Counsellor
2. Community Support Worker
3. Marketing Director
Four movies I have watched over & over
1. The Prince & Me
3. How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days
4. Ever After
Four places I have lived
1. Port Elmsley (in a house with my parents)
2. Smiths Falls (in a house with my husband)
3. Perth (in an apartment on my own with my girls)
4. Smiths Falls (in a mobile home on my own with my girls)
Four TV shows I like to watch...
1. The First 48
2. Criminal Minds
3. Dallas Swat
4. CSI (Vegas, Miami & New York)
Four places I have been on vacation...
1. Niagara Falls
2. on a trip across Canada to the west
3. the Bahamas
Four blogs/web-sites I visit....
1. 2 Peas in a Bucket
2. Yahoo games to play canasta
3. A Life Unrehearsed http://alifeunrehearsed.blogspot.com/
4. Bright Ideas Scrapbook Co. http://www.brightideasscrapbookco.com/
Four of my favorite foods...
2. Spaghetti with meat sauce
4. Roast Turkey with stuffing & mashed potatoes
Four places I'd rather be right now...
1. In bed
2. on a beach
3. on a cruise ship
4. in Tuscany
Four people I would tag:
1. Bonnie Rose
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I didn't even have to think about this one. If there was one thing that I could change in this world today it would be that all children be safe. Safe from physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Safe from hunger and fear. Safe from being unloved. Safe from wars. Children are the absolute most precious thing we have in this world. They are the closest thing we have to look at that shows us Jesus. In these children we can see the love of Christ and the love that Christ has for us. I would want to do everything in my power to return that love and keep every single one of them safe. Make them feel secure and loved.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
3 parsnip, peeled
2 carrot, peeled
1 medium-sized turnip, peeled
1 medium-sized rutabaga, peeled
1 medium-sized celery root, peeled
12 garlic, cloves
Preheat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit.
Cut parsnips, carrots, turnip, rutabaga and celery root into equal size pieces.
Add all remaining garlic cloves and pork trimmings to roasting pan.
Coat with olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place roasting pan on stove top.
Over medium heat brown vegetables.
Place seared pork trimmings on top and place in oven.
Cook until golden brown and fork-tender.
Remove trimmings and reserve for jus.
Place vegetables on platter.
This is my all time "I know it's fall time" recipe!
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
salt, to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon
Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Some of the small pieces are going to adhere, but they won't hurt the seeds at all, and might even add a little more flavor. Pat dry with paper towels. Don't let them dry completely on the paper towels, because they might stick!
Heat a skillet over medium low heat; add pumpkin seeds and cook, turning frequently, until nicely browned and crunchy. The seeds will probably start to pop. If using butter, you might have to lower the heat a bit more. This takes about 30 to 45 minutes, sometimes longer if the heat is quite low.
To roast the seeds in the oven, heat oven to 300°. Cook, turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Here's one about food preferences. Here ya go:
How do you take your coffee/tea? Coffee definitely black, tea with milk
How do you like your eggs? I like dipping my toast in runny yolks but don't eat the rest of the eggs
Favorite breakfast foods: granola bars and fresh fruit
Coke or Pepsi? definitely pepsi
You're feeling lazy. What do you make? spaghetti - it's so easy
You're feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? either Hawaiian or mushroom and bacon
You feel like cooking. What do you make? stir fry with chicken and tons of fresh vegetables
Do any foods bring back good memories? turkey dinners always brink back memories of family events
Do any foods bring back bad memories? banana pudding - reminds me of being sick and on antibiotics all the time when I was a kid
Do any foods remind you of someone? not really that I can think of
Is there a food you refuse to eat? oysters - and sardines yucky and slimy! gross!
What was your favorite food as a child? mashed potatoes
Is there a food you hated as a child but now love? broccoli
Is there a food you loved as a child but now hate? nope
Favorite junk food: caramilk bars and fuzzy peaches
Favorite dessert: chocolate cream pie
The perfect nightcap? coffee with flavored creamers
Do you have any weird food habits? I have a huge appetite and I love food - I can be a pig!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
> I love having my Bible available around me whenever I want it
> I love to surround myself with books
> Surrounding myself with candles makes me feal so peaceful
> I love a vase filled with flowers on my tv stand
> I love my collection of sandcastles
> I love having scrapbook and crafting supplies handy
> I love having magazines to look at for inspiration
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Taken from the oh so talented Carrie Colbert & BonnieRose. What's your personal declaration? What do you believe in? What do you stand for?
- To live my life to the fullest every single day!
- To follow wherever God asks me to go!
- To love unconditionally!
- To live with integrity!
- To not be afraid anymore!
- To be honest with those I love!
- To show forgiveness!
- To use my gifts to help others!
- To matter. I am worth it!
- To cross my lines and take that first step!
- To allow my self to soar!
- To reach all my dreams and goals!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I think that my life has changed in the biggest way in that I don't always see things on the news and think that they could never happen here. I am so much more compassionate now for what I see. It has helped give me that drive to want to go out there and try to do whatever I can to make this world a better place. I cherish my time so much more with my girls and try to live every minute I can with them as if it is the most important one.
Monday, September 11, 2006
I wish that I knew when I was younger that it was okay to love who I am, to feel I deserved love in return. I wish I had known that I did not deserve for bad things to happen to me. I wish I had know that I had it in me to be strong and powerful enough to make all my dreams come true. I wish I had known of the love that God has for me so I could have started developing a relationship with Him before now. I wish I had have known that I am a good person.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Well, the first day of school has come and gone for another year. This is a picture I took of the girls as they got on the bus for the first day. Sometimes I look at them and can not believe how much they have grown up ... I remember holding them in my arms as babies as if it was yesterday. I am so proud of the little girls they are becoming. So full of confidence and full of love - it is amazing to watch them changing more and more every day.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I have been thinking about this challenge a lot this morning. In all honesty I can say that I do not have a best friend. This is something I have been dealing with for years now. I am always so afraid of getting hurt that I never let people close enough to let them become best friends. The majority of the relationships I have are purely superficial. I felt that if they stayed superficial then I would not be disappointed when they decided I wasn't good enough to be friends with. This attitude is now changing for the better. I have been taking seminars through http://www.pathwaysseminars.com and what I have been learning about myself through the work I have done in these seminars is that I am a great person. Most people would be lucky to call me a friend. In finally realizing my own importance, I am realizing the need for close intimate relationships in my life. It is a process to let someone close enough to call them a best friend. To me it involves honest sharing, support and unconditional love. I am now working on creating this with some people who I am beginning to love dearly. Some day through my sharing, my openness and my love I will be able to call them my best friends.
Monday, September 04, 2006
So goodbye dear friend, my love. You have meant a lot to me and I will never forget the journey we took together but it is now over. I will not allow myself to feel hurt by you again. I will be happy!
Let's all make a wish upon a shooting star .... what is your wish?
I wish for a life for myself and my girls that completely follows the life that Christ has set out for us. I wish to be able to always say "Yes God" and "Deeper, God". I wish to always be able to do what God asks of me and just always follow where he leads without questioning Him. To just be able to say "I am yours Christ, to do whatever you wish. Use me to do your works, and to be who you want of me."