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A casual blog highlighting my life with kids, grandkids and kitties...Also an avenue to show some items from my etsy shops.


**Please note..The other half of my life is dovoted to helping feral and free roaming cats in Walnut and the surrounding areas. You can learn more and follow our activites there at Walnut Iowa's Feral Cat Program! **







Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blizzard stew!


Im still snowed in and home alone. Sick to death of cereal and scrambled eggs...not fun after two days!

Today, I stood in front of my fridge looking to see what I had that I could cook up something good. I had a bunch of broccoli and I had the idea of making a cream soup using that....as I started putting things in the pot, I decided to put everything in it that I needed to get rid of out of the freezer and the fridge.

Its sooooo yummy! Here is what ended up in the pot!

Chopped fresh broccoli
Chopped fresh onion
sliced carrots
the rest of the bag of frozen green beans
the rest of the box of frozen spinach
a couple little slabs of leftover turkey
about a cup of leftover wild/brown rice
Some grape tomatoes that needed to be used
Chicken broth left over from thanksgiving that I found in the freezer

I wa hoping to find some beans and celery, but nope!

I let it all simmer until tender, seasoned with roasted garlic pepper blend, added a bit of wylers chicken broth crystals cuz I love that flavor....

Put in a bowl, sprinkle with that little bit of grated cheese thats leftover in the bag...use it before it turns green....haha! I had motzarella...and it all rocked!

Voila! Blizzard Stew...YUM!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 09 Snow Storm!

My substitution for a Christmas Tree...The kitties do leave the reindeer alone, but they love the curly ribbon!
Our the front door of our building..Larry's car is the one to the right of the open space...

Out the back door of our building...the snow has drifted up to the window, probably 18-20". It sure could be worse!

Ricky is totally crazed! He thinks he wants to be out there!

Out my apartment window...
We were hit with our first real storm of the season yesterday and last night. It appears to be between 8-12" depending on where you are in town. Here it seems about 8". I'm watching out the window and there is no traffic, only a lonely snow plow. I think it could have been much worse but it is sort of tiring to stay inside and at home.

Crocheting rag rugs is keeping me busy! :)

Jeff arrives next week, so I'm particularly grateful that this is going to be over by then!




Monday, December 7, 2009

God is Good "All the TIME!"


Matthew 10:29Are not two sparrows sold for a pennyd]">[d]? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

This morning, a picture of how much God cares for each of us. He cares not only about our health, our future, destiny. He cares for and about the details of our lives.

Details like a lost guitar! Jeff had band practice on Sunday. When they went back to the barracks, he and his friend left the taxi without taking the guitar out of the trunk. PANIC! The guitar holds much sentimental value to Jeff. It was the guitar used by one of his very best friend who gave it to Jeff as a gift. He has used the guitar alot and loves it. All of us creative people knowwhat that means and how it feels...it wasn't a tool, or just an instrument, it was a friend.

After contacting Navy Security, the search began. I don't know the details, but I do know that Jeff was majorly bummed. If you know Jeff, when he's mad it isn't a pretty picture! He was so angry at himself for leaving it. He felt so stupid and idiotic. The reality is that all of us have done stupid and idiotic things before and its all part of life.

But, I started praying immediately. I asked that the Lord would prove his faithfulness to Jeff. That He would bless Jeff by helping to locate the guitar. That He would send conviction to the heart of whoever found the guitar to do the right thing. To loose angels to work things so that the guitar would be found and returned.

It sounds like such a little detail and in many respects it is...but to Jeff, it was a big thing. And I know it is a big thing that his friend Yuki tracked down the guitar and it is safe and back in the arms of its owner.

I am giving glory to God today, for caring for finding the sparrows valuable, for dressing the lilies and for taking care of my baby boy when I cant be there!

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