Sunday, March 28, 2010

My prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
--Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easypeasy Fruit Cobbler Recipe

1 extra large can of peaches or 2 regular size (Do not drain)
2 sticks of melted margarine or butter (This is not diet food folks!)
1 butter flavor dry cake mix ( Yellow and white will work also, but we prefer the butter flavor.)

Dump the peaches, juice and all into a 9 x 13-inch cake pan. Sprinkle the DRY cake mix over the top evenly. Pour melted margarine evenly over the dry mix. Using a butter knife or spoon, gently poke the cake mix throughout the peaches. Make sure the peaches are not showing on the top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Check to see if it has lightly browned. If needed, bake 5 more minutes. The cobbler will settle as it cools. It is sooo yummy with vanilla bean ice cream. I also made this with crushed pineapple, adding 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup water into the bottom. Both of these are on our Easter dinner menu. 
It is a rainy and more rainy here. The grass will be needing to be cut before Easter if this keeps up. Or maybe we should keep it tall for the little girls to have more fun hunting their eggies. Just hoping we can do it outside. Much more fun than hunting in the house, which we have done before. We are having our dinner on the Saturday before Easter. Will give us more time to play and me not be as tired. 
Hope your day is sweet and your hands are busy.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday photos to make us smile

My mini daffodils at the door. They are the first bright lights of spring for me.
If you play hard, then you gotta take alot of rests. These two are hilarious together when they are not horrible together. :o) Timmy truly thinks he is a puppy. He is sitting up and begging for his good boy treats now. Besides chewing on rawhide bonies with Toby. 
Toby believes in "the family bed". He snuggled in like this himself. Not a photo op shot. 
Sweet Jaidyn (our greatniece) hiding. If she cannot see us...then we cannot see her. She is a funny lil' two year old. And as the shirts says, a cutie!
Happy thoughts and prayers are appreciated. I start a 4 week round (hopefully) of treatments tomorrow. Get'r done is the motto of the week!
Happy spring to you. It is cold and rainy here in Indiana. But that can change on a dime as the saying goes. It is the midwest you know. :o)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New crochet book

from Gooseberry Patch, "Fun-to-Crochet gifts. I got this today. Yay me! And it was only $9.95!
It has several projects I want to make. I will try to get some pics up of my latest projects. Just forget to take them until it is dark. I have a note written now. So sad. I live by my notes. Had a good day. Was feeling good and Mark took me to Greenwood, 1 hr drive, to the bigger Joann's and Chil's. Had the best dessert there! CHOCOLATE CHIP PARADISE PIE® It was the best thing I have had in forever!!!! I have only eaten there twice and we really enjoyed it. They played contemporary Christian music which we enjoyed. And was surprised about. Just nice to get out for a bit. 
Hope everyone is doing well and getting to do something you enjoy. Just makes the day so much sweeter.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Prayer of St. Patrick

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, and in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

Happy day to each of you.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A bit of dvd watching

The Bells of St. Mary was a great oldie (Thank you Miss Penny). Bing Crosby and a very very young Ingrid Bergman. Such a sweet movie.
A cute modern one, Nanny McPhee. Great cast with Emma Thompson, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury.

I do not watch many movies, but really enjoyed these and thought I would pass along my ****star review :o)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some days you're the cat

And some days you're the yarn. :o)

Monday, March 08, 2010

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
C. S. Lewis
My headaches are doing much better. Had a hard go of them last week, but this week is starting much improved. So praise the Lord! They have been so intense, I cannot explain it. The past month has seemed to be a bit of a blur. I know I am going through the motions, but cannot remember too much of it all. Maybe a good thing? :o)
Getting ready for our annual retreat in May. I am the hostess and love to see my online friends. The ladies are so much fun. We just enjoy being together. Working on the final details now. Last Minute Nellie here as usual. But it just all comes together in the end each year.
I am looking for my first robin. Then I will know spring is coming!
Hope everyone is well.