When I was a child my mother taught me how to cook and I did a good job. The rest of the family worked in the garden. I loved to cook.
Then when I moved away from home and had an apartment I cooked and liked what I cooked,
but my stomach was not my God so did not spend all of my pay check on food.
Years later I became a missionary and in Mexico cooked real Mexican food the way they cook it. Delicious.
Later I returned to the states and didn't cook so good, but got by.
Then my husband went to the nursing home so I began eating fast good and quit cooking.
I forgot how to cook.
I made one suggestion on Spark one day saying I really liked oat meal with peanut butter cooked in it and sometimes I would drop Dark Chocolate in also.
I received two replies. One said Ugh or something like that meaning gross,
The other said she thought she was going to puke. ( I don't like that word but that is what she said). I crave it and it is usually my supper. I eat my big meal at noon with my veggies and fruit.
So I have been to the home of a church family for Thanksgiving. and I will go skipping happy as a lark that I don't have to cook a disgusting meal and everyone pukes.
Hope I didn't spoil your Thanksgiving dinner. Have a great one everyone and remember the blog I wrote before this one. Maybe some of you would like to read it at the table before partaking of your feast.
Your spark friend Irene (no matter what you think of my cooking)
Daily or almost daily, I post "Devotions for Dieters" from Crosswalk.com/devotionals/for dieters
Some of you 's answer daily.
Others are silent. I realize some are not interested but this is for those who are and can't find it. Some have written and said they did not know about this before.
Some teams are so kind as to make it a sticky but others get lost way down in the games or something.
Although I would do it for just one and it helps just one I would do it but it would be nice to know if you do read them.
Please just say in the comments to this blog, I read it but don't comment
Or I read it and do comment,
I didn't know about it but hunted it up and read my first one
Or I will look it up
Or I do not read it and am not interested.
Everyone who answers this will receive a goodie from me.
HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS.
Please Thank a veteran today and if you are married to one do something very special for him today and that doesn't mean dragging him to the mall while you shop for yourself. That does not count. Do something he likes to do and maybe you don't.
I sent a poem about a husband complaining about his wife not cooking like his mother and was going to comment on it but it was so long it was a blog. So here it is.
When I married my wonderful Charles who passed away January 9, 2006 he pulled something like that on me also.
He had been married for many years before and she was a stay at home mom.
He soon began to tell me his first wife didn't make this or that the way I did and I told him I was not his first wife and didn't want to be.
He also told me he was happier with me than he had ever been in his life. I told him not to say that as he had the best of two worlds. He had three children by her but he also wanted to be in full time ministry and his wife did not want to be.
When he married me he became a full time missionary.
He did let me know from time to time how happy he was though and he was such a thoughtful man, taking care of me when I had hip replacement.
What goes around comes around so when he got Alzheimer's I had the privilege to take care of him for years and forgot to take care of myself. I would do it again though but would try to take care of myself also.
He deserved it.
Today is veteran's day and I always remember him as he was a veteran and I have a signed certificate by President George Bush thanking him for his service to our country. It is too bad they wait for them to die to give them the recognition.
Love them while you have them as you never know what tomorrow will bring.