Archive for July, 2010

Works of God~Count Your Blessings

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

We have been blessed this past week. 1. Lee got his 1st paycheck!!!!! Now I just have to figure out where to spread it around to make the most people happy! 2. My friend gave us a bag of clothes for James. 3. Lee survived full time school and full time work–sort of! He’s one […]


Saturday, July 17th, 2010

James just updated his blog about camp:)

From Outside the Frame

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Mark Twain’s Autobiography will be published this year. Make your Own Harmonica A fun idea to help you wash fewer drinking glasses. I tried this cake recently. It was pretty good! Another pretty website for those who are eating gluten free


Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Twice in the past week, I’ve been somewhere that brought back powerful memories. It’s interesting to me that it’s often a part of a place that brings back the memories. One was the church where Lee and I were married. James goes to their VBS each morning this week. Yesterday when I dropped him off, […]

Grace Continued…

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Today’s thought about grace is Psalm 103:10–He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Thinking about this moved me to tears. I am so grateful that God doesn’t deal with me according to my sin. What a mess I’d be in! I thought about parenting and wonder […]


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

There’s a political commercial on TV around here. It’s a politician standing in front of a prison. He says, “Prisoners receive Cadillac health care…” His premise was to cut spending on prisoner’s health care to save money in the budget. I just have to roll my eyes about the Cadillac part. I know that this […]

Works for Me Tip~Cantaloupe

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Who would think that I’d have cantaloupe memories or funnies, much less a tip! But I do. James used to call cantaloupe “cantelopen “. Every time we had cantaloupe when we were kids, my mom would say, “I can’t elope I’m already married.” One time my Grandma made us cantaloupe pie. We couldn’t imagine how […]

Tellin’ The Truth Tuesday

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I’ve been getting to bed at a fairly decent time lately! I’m happy about that. I got in some exercise last week. I gained a few pounds because I was letting myself have too many summer treats! So that has to stop. I’m back to being more strict about the low carbs which means I […]

Cheddar Chicken

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

MMM! I picked up a Real Simple Magazine at the thrift store the other day. This recipe was in it and we had it for dinner on Sunday. It’s quite yummy 16 buttery crackers (such as Ritz), crushed (about 3⁄4 cup) 6 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated 1 clove garlic, finely chopped salt and black pepper 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts […]

Summer Fun Ideas (Or What to do with a Bored Kid!)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Since James is an only child, I think he has a tendency to get bored a little more easily. We keep busy and he does play with friends, but he’s often looking for something to do. While James was at camp, I made a list of fun ideas. I wrote each on a piece of […]