Friday, July 09, 2010
A great side dish for a potluck or bbq.
2 lb carrots, sliced (cook until tender, drain)
1 can tomato soup
1/2 c. cooking oil.
1 tsp each, salt & pepper
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1/4 c. vinegar.
Combine and refrigerate. Keeps well.
Friday, July 09, 2010
I want to get to the Farmer's Market this afternoon - just hope I can get to it. There is lots of repaving of the streets here in Pendleton - so many intersections are blocked. And we do not have many streets to begin with. I had to backtrack about 10 blocks yesterday just to get home. Could not get across the main oneway going west - not even at Main Street.
We are having a bbq at our apartments this weekend - and I am providing the veggies for the burgers. Fresh fruit and veggies are just so much better than from the grocery store. Am also making some "Copper Pennies". Will be lots of fun - and hot!! We have been in the 90s this week.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Greg came over for "Dinner and a Movie" last night. We had tacos and watched the first 2 of the Spy Kids trilogy. Really cute. I did a little gardening - trimming and watering between the movies.
It is a beautiful morning! Bright sunshine and about 55 degrees right now - but looks like it will get into the 90s today. A couple of months ago I was walking outside - now am using DVDs - but there is something about the outdoors that is so much better - the fresh air, nature (we have a path along the river) and meeting other people along the way. My excuse is that it takes more TIME and I don't have that much in the morning - exercising, having my morning Devotions, eating breakfast. I need to rethink my mornings - perhaps get up a little earlier altho I now get up about 6.
I have not set my goals for July - did not do very well in June. I will look at those - see where I failed, where I succeeded and be more consistent in July. Somehow I feel that this is going to be a good month. Perhaps just blogging every day will help me to focus!!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I had such a relaxing and refreshing weekend. Just stayed home and enjoyed the days. Did some knitting, baked a coconut pie for my son, and watched all 3 of "The Lord of the Rings". I had not realized how spent I was. So a couple of "down" days was just what I needed.
So, now am ready to go back to work. Love my "job" in the Church office. Don't feel like I am really "working". But, I guess I put more into it than I had realized.
Had a long talk with another son yesterday. He is a very troubled young man - was glad that he shared his heart with me. Reading the blogs on this site is a real encouragement to me. People here share their goals, setbacks, and accomplishments!! And, I was able to share more of my heart with Greg. Somehow, it has always been hard to share my deepest feelings with my children. And, tho he and I have such different beliefs, he did listen and accept what I had to share. He has not in the past - he has mostly just left - usually very upset.
But, on a lighter note - I am looking forward to work today. We will be having a lunch meeting - planning Round-Up Sunday. The Sunday of Round-Up Week some of the church gather in a park for worship, fellowship and a bbq. Last year the attendance was about 200 - and a "good time was had by all"!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Boy, did I fall off the Wagon. I have skinned both knees and have a black eye. But, as long as God gives me breath, it is not tooooo late to get back on track.
Have been thinking about what happened - since I was doing good. Was tracking me eating and exercising. Was losing a few inches - and a couple of pounds. And, was feeling so much better physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
First, my daughter finished her nursing program and I did feel a real letdown. I had not realized how much I "carried" while she was in the nursing program. Now, she is finished - and planning to take her state boards soon.
Second, I have been "so tired" recently. Am I really tired or is it something else?? I retired from a 30 year job which I really did like. Planned to just be able to sew, knit, spend time with my grandchildren and "take life easy"!! But, am working 30 hours a week in the church office. I do love my job there and feel like God provided it for me. But, sometimes I think I am resenting working again.
I started the 30 day quick challenge - or whatever it is called. Really simple daily things to do - but I have not even done that this month. I did my collage - but have not printed it out. The simple items I have listed on my Spark Page to do Daily i have not been doing.
So, it is time to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. That sounds like a song. But, I can't sing so won't go there. My Mom sang in a monotone - and I can't even do that. But, I have said just watch out in Heaven - because I am going to sing with the best: Rich Mullins and Third Day!!!!
So today I turn over a new leaf - and am on my way!!!
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