1/2 lb Italian sausage, turkey sausage, brats, or your choice of links! 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 cup elbow macaronis or any other available pasta (needed for the starch) 1 large bay leaf tsp of dried parsley tsp of dried thyme 1/4 tsp black pepper 3 T tomato paste… [Read More]
He is only eight years and five months old (today!) but he has the heart of a much older, wiser man. A man of grace and character and I am terribly pleased he is my grandson. After our big and scrumptious Thanksgiving feast, we had planned a walk, and with our bellies full and hearts light… [Read More]
My favorite holiday for many reasons. no gift expectations breaking bread giving thanks counting blessings family together the smells 4-day weekend God’s grace abundance and stuffing May your Thanksgiving celebration be filled with gratitude and joy. Rejoicing in Hope!
Eight years ago this morning, as I stood at our bathroom mirror applying makeup and preparing to go to work – I received a phone call from a nurse in an ER in Wheeling WV. She told me that she was standing there with my husband who had a broken neck. How is that for… [Read More]
In January 2011 I was inspired by a blog on Hope for Women magazine site – someone wrote a blog about being grateful and then a challenge to keep a journal of “gratefulnesses” throughout the year. I keep a journal so I jumped right in and accepted the challenge. Being a lover of paper and… [Read More]
11.1.11 Next time that happens it will be 11.1.111 (WOW!) I like the number 11 – it rhymes with heaven. Today is the first day of November. I like November. I don’t love it but I do like it. Sharpshooter and I celebrate our anniversary on the eleventh – 11.11.11 The set-apart day to give… [Read More]
The following was an email I received from my dear friend, Kitty, in reply to a message I sent stating, “I was in a funk”! There is a standing joke in our circle of friends, that Kitty always has OMT (one more thing) to say, in other words, she always has a “last word.” Her… [Read More]
Veggie Cleaner Spray is available at the store but it is PRICEY! So, here is a tried and true recipe a friend gave me and I wanted to pass it on to you! Be sure to store it in a BPA-free spray bottle. This will wash off the pesticides on store-purchased produce. 1 cup… [Read More]