October 14, 2010 ♫ Happy Birthday to me ♫ Today had a surreality to it. Sixty years ago today, on a Saturday, I came into the world. Backside first and folded in half, all nine pounds of me. My poor mother! In all seriousness, she almost lost her life giving birth to me and I… [Read More]
when SS is away – things happen!
September 26 The Sharpshooter left today for Fort Shenandoah and the national meet of the N-SSA. So funny to watch him get ready to load up the truck. He did make a list this time because, you see, I told him I wouldn’t meet him in Washington D.C. with his uniforms. Of course I can’t… [Read More]
slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup
Found this great recipe on allrecipes.com, submitted by Elena. Thanks, Elena! Just put everything into your slow-cooker, and turn it on! INGREDIENTS: 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed 1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chile peppers 2 cloves… [Read More]
the origin of my hope
It was a busy Thanksgiving morning, my mother-in-law, my husband and I were in the kitchen doing holiday things when the phone rang. For as long as I live I will remember that call. My dear friend’s son had been heinously murdered in West Palm Beach, FL. I ran to the building adjacent to our… [Read More]
This past Saturday, the Heavenly View Book Club met for its Winter book review and lunch. What a great time we had. The day was beautiful and so appreciated as we have just come out of the worst winter in my 22-year memory here in the mountains of northwestern NC. Lunch was excellent and Spring… [Read More]
how’s it going?
In July 1983 I found myself in Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte NC, by the bedside of my paternal Grandma, Emily Chamberlain. Her 80-year old life was getting ready to transfer ‘within the gates’, where she would be with her Savior, and her beloved husband, who had preceded her in death ten years prior. She looked at… [Read More]