Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stop waiting for your life to begin

I haven't blogged alot in the last week or so. My granddaughter and I caught a nasty Summer cold thankfully, we seem to be on the back side of it now. I've also been dealing with some life lessons so I've been in mostly a quiet reflective mood.

I read a part of an email series I joined today that I'd like to share with you. Check out the link below:

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Catching up a little

I haven't been blogging much this week. I think we're all worn out from all the running last week.

I've looked at a few blogs this week for CIJ. I hope to make some Christmas surprise balls this year with DGD.

I found a book DGD loves she has read it  once. And then turned around and started re-reading it LOL. The Golden Acron. I picked it up free for my Kindle app. Speaking of reading I think I'll go read  my book which is another free one for my Kindle app. Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

VBS program & CIJ celebration

The VBS program tonight was so cute. They had 5 different sets of kids singing and dancing to praise songs. Everyone was served hot dogs, chips and a drink after the program.. The kids also had freeze pops to eat. I will post pics on my FB page.

When we left we took our granddaughter to Sonic so she could get her free ice cream cone. Which was another VBS treat:)

When we got home my DGD and I decided to celebrate CIJ. We took my netbook outside and set up our version of a drive in. We had a hot dog, chips and tea for treats. We went to you tube and searched for Christmas cartoons. It popped up a bunch including some by Disney. So we decide to watch 3 different ones. The first one I believe was called Daffy Duck Christmas. The second one was Pluto's Christmas tree. And the final one was Tom and Jerry's Christmas Eve Night Before Christmas.

They were all so cute and funny. But now I'm exhausted so...

Until next time...

I almost forget after church this morning we went to the Hallmark Premiere. I put almost $48 worth of ornaments in their lay-a-way. And I bought 2 keychains for earlier presents:)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Last Day of VBS

I am so tired that I put this post in the wrong blog at first. So trying this again...

Tonight was the last night of VBS. Boy, I'm tired but I'm thankful my granddaughter was able to attend 4 of the 5 nights. She had a blast! They will do a little VBS program Sunday night. She is bashful but will be ok with doing this.Because it involves 2 of her favorite things-dancing and singing.

I plan on going to the Hallmark Premiere tomorrow but not sure that is going to happen. I might need tomorrow to rest instead of making that 50 mile round trip:)

Thought to ponder:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched.. but are felt in the heart. ” Helen Keller

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ain't No Sunshine

Since I didn't want to go to bed too early I thought I'd read on my book, Ain't No Sunshine by Leslie DuBois. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out where a story is going. by the middle of the book at least and certainly before they spill the beans so to speak. However, not with this book. I will say I throughly enjoyed the journey, altho, the book tackles some difficult subjects. I hope to read more of the author's work.

It's set in a small Virginia town in the 60's. Two children, one white boy and one black girl grow up together. They fall in love, which isn't consider the thing to do at this time. The boy's father is the pastor of the church. He appears to be a good, caring man in public but an abusive monstor behind close doors. He tells his son more than once to stay away from Ruthie, they CAN'T be together.

As the story goes the boy's mother is no help with his father. And his older brother just disappears one day. The young couple believe he was killed by the father. The father reveals a life changing secret one day, then it seems eveything spirals more out of control. It's an entertaining story told from the confines of a police station interrogation room.

I read it on my Kindle for pc app. It's still free on Amazon at the moment. I'd recommend it.

Until next time...

Sick yuck

Well I haven't done anything for CIJ today. And VBS tonight cause I'm sick yuck...My throat became real scratchy late yesterday afternoon which made me croupy. I woke up today with a VERY sore throat. And all I feel like doing is sleeping but I've been making myself sit up some. I've been drinking juices with viamin C in them & water. So I hope I feel better tomorrow.

Until next time...

Monday, July 11, 2011

CIJ-July 11th

After reading a post on the forum I decide to I looked through the 2 small Christmas storage bins for CIJ. They contain:

4- pr bootie socks


3-Christmas village pieces

4-pks Christmas village accessories

1-box 24 ct Christmas cards

1-20 ct sm plastic gift bags

1-roll lg gold ribbin

$26 dollars

I think that is a pretty good start.

Until next time..

VBS fun.

VBS started tonight at our church. We took our granddaughter to her first vacation Bible school program tonight. She had a BLAST. She's been talking about it every since we got back. I'm thrilled she had so much and is learning more about Jesus at the same time.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CIJ-July 10th

In this heat I thought I'd post another easy recipe from the Eagle Brand website for a CIJ celebrating post.

2 cups (1 pint) cold whipping cream

1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup coarsely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (9 cookies)

WHIP cream in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff. In another large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Fold in whipped cream and crushed cookies.

POUR into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or 2-quart freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze 6 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
There are some really good looking recipes on that site.
I've also enjoyed looking around some other blogs today.
Until next time...

Not much going on today

I have a bad headache which the heat is probably contributing to. It is 99 and feels like 113 Yikes. I hope to do something for CIJ later today but not sure that will happen.

We did have fun yesterday at the family picnic. I think they counted 31 folks showed up. I hope I feel like posting pis to Facebook later.

A thought to ponder:

Life is WAY too short to hold on to anything that doesn't bring you JOY!
Until next time