Thankful Thursday…a little bit early

I am thankful for my sister.

My sister has been with me from the beginning (well, almost the beginning).  Continue reading


Leftover Roasted Chicken and Kluski Noodles

Remember yesterday’s post?  Herb Roasted Chicken and Giblet Gravy

Well, here’s what I did with the leftovers:

This is what I did:   Continue reading

Would you rather…..

Topic #328

Would you rather have $50 million or live for an extra 50 years?

I would rather have $50 million. Since I am already just a few short years away from the 50 year mark, another 50 years I could take or leave.  The world today is not something that I care to have to face for the next 50 years.  I’ve made my peace with my creator, have had an amazing time getting to know him and , frankly, can’t wait to see him face to face!   Continue reading

Herb Roasted Chicken with Giblet Gravy

Today’s Tasty Tuesday Recipe.

Whole Chicken’s are so economical!  On a good week, I can usually find them on sale for 99 cents a pound.  You can’t beat 5 bucks for a 5 pound chicken that will feed a family of 4!!  (Or in my case a family of 2 – so that means homemade chicken noodle soup for lunch tomorrow!)   Continue reading

On Thanksgiving and the USPS, and no more Facebook…and Suburbans.

Okay, so I am new to this blogging thing and probably over-excited.  The challenge I received from my husband to “quit” facebook was taken up with a little trepidation.  He felt I was a facebook addict…I wasn’t so sure.  So…for his birthday, I gave up facebook for a year.  Little did I know that it would lead me to blogging.   Continue reading

Tj’s Art

This is a new page showcasing my son’s art:

Check it out

Tj’s Art

Two Kinds of People

Topic #326

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. — Indira Gandhi   Continue reading

Moody Monday: An Empty Nest

I  miss my boys..

It’s Monday morning and the only sounds in the house are a ticking clock, the steady breaths of the dog curled up on the living room floor, and the occasional car passing by.  A year ago, I dreamt of a morning such as this, though that dream was far off into the future and just a passing wish for solitude.  Today there is just melancholy thoughts of the sounds that used to occupy this space.  Continue reading

My Top 3 Hobbies

Cooking – I love to cook for my family and for others. It is my expression of love!

Reading – I learned to read before I was in Kindergarten. My mother read to me every night. I will read everything. I have been known to read phone books when I stay out of town, You can learn a lot from phone books! My favorite author is Stephen King. I just finished his latest – 11 22 63. (849 pages of an incredible story in 2 days!). I think I am a “read-aholic” Once I start a book, I will not put it down until I am finished (this has led to many all- nighters – so if I choose a book that has a zillion pages, I have to make sure that I have the time to commit to it!).

Crossword Puzzles – I read somewhere that doing crossword puzzles can prevent Alzheimers. I’m not sure if this is true or not, but if it is I can pretty much cross that disease off my list! My favorite crosswords are the Los Angeles Times and Newsday Sunday Crosswords.

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Sunday’s Service: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways.”

Praise to the King of the Universe!

May I never take for granted the amazing privilege it is to be able to communicate with You!

Praise to the God of Creation!

May I keep in mind Who I commune with and understand that Your Way is the only Way.

Praise to the Holy Spirit!

May I be still and Listen.  You are the great Director, who enables me to receive the voice of God .

Praise to Jesus Christ!

May I never stop thanking you for dying on the Cross, so that I can have Life, so that I can be strengthened by You to continue on the path that You have set for me.

Your thoughts and your ways are much higher than mine. Thank You, that I can rest in the fact that, even though I may not be able to comprehend the majesty of You, it is well.

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.