"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~~Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:


Snow! Snow! Snow!

This morning DH and I were up early and at it.
Here are some pictures from around home from this morning

Now we are back home and I'm cleaning house for tonight (yeah right, I'm blogging, but don't tell DH)
My GF that got married in May in AL,

 if you were following me then
is home, and will be here with her Hubby for supper.
We will be having Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread & Cheese Factory Cheesecake
Can't wait to see them!!

Hope Everyone is have a Great Weekend!!


Wordless Wednesday


Captain & Tennille

Today while at work I was talking to Boss Lady about getting a cd stuck in the cd player in the car.
The first thing she asked was, "was it your Captain & Tennille?"
I was like "WHO!?!?!?"
She didn't believe me when I said I had never heard of them.
That they were a duet, that was something like the Carpenters.
I had to question her wanting me to find out about them, seriously, if you think about it
what kind of brother & sister sings songs like the Carpenters??
She told me to go to my world of knowledge, aka Google and find them.
Being they had their first "album" in 1974 and was 2yrs before I was even born, I felt better.
So my question today is, how many of you remember this "Captain & Tennille"?
What are your memories of them?

For those of you who do, I have put them on my tracks below.

I thought this was suiting for me :)


Post It Note Tuesday


Sunday Morning Thoughts

This was an email from a friend:
We were in Pigeon Forge over the weekend. On Sunday, we left to come home. Traffic was moving slowly, and a car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8."
Mike's Bible was lying on the back seat. He got it, opened it to that scripture, and read it. He started laughing and laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.
Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office."

Drinking From My Saucer
I've never made a fortune,
It's probably too late now.
Oh, but I don't worry about that much,
'Cause I'm happy anyhow.

As I go along life's journey,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Ain't got a lot of riches,
Sometimes the going's rough.
But I've got a friend in Jesus,
And that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for all His Blessings on me,
And the mercy that He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Oh sure, I've been thru some storms,
And yes, I'm sure there were times when my,
Well, my Faith must have got a little thin,
But you know what it seemed like?
One day all at once, those dark clouds broke,
And that old sun, she started shinin' again.

So Lord, help me not to grumble and complain,
About the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

And if I should go on living,
If the way gets steep and rough.
I won't ask for other Blessings,
'Cause I'm already Blessed enough.

May I never be too busy,
To help another bear his load.
And I'll keep drinking from my saucer, Lord,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Yes, I'll keep drinkin' from my saucer, Lord,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
My Cup Has Overflowed.


Saturday in the Hills

It's a fairly warm Saturday here in the hills for a Saturday in Jan.
Suppose to top out today at 55.
The sun is trying to sneak it's little head out and say "howdy".
I know it's hard to believe but I am still in my jammies here at 2pm
and to be perfectly honest, I don't know that I will get out of them today.
It's so nice to just be lazy!!!
DH asked this morning if I would fix "Lennie's Duck"
which is a dish here in the hills we fix.  Who knows, maybe others do?
It's great with a big pone of cornbread and glass of sweet tea, Mmmm..
I told him that was fine, and since I had the stuff, I would make the
Christy sure does know how to make a mean lemon pie.

We had a piece of Ice box Lemon Pie which is
similiar to this at Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Que in Mason TN

(outside of Memphis TN) a few years back on our anniversary. 
It was awesome!!  I guess so since I learned while looking for an addy to it
this morning that Hard Rock Cafe' has bought them out,
and trying to make them an international success as well.
Which is somewhat disappointing since it was a great small town place.
It also is where they filmed part of Walk The Line about Johnny & Juny Cash.
DH had to have some bar-b-que sauce to go
That is what is in the brown bag, not booze.

Although it is addictive as booze some would say.

Reason why I love DH today?
1. He went to Wally World so I didn't have to, and took my brother
2. He is outside taking down all the Christmas lights while it's still warm
3. Simply because he loves me so.

So here is the recipe for Lennie's Duck
(I will have DH take a picture to post later)
  • 1lb of hamburger
  • 1/4lb pork sausage
  • 6 potatoes peeled & quartered
  • 2 large onions quartered
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1 head of cabbage quartered
Mix hamburger & sausage with salt and pepper.  Roll into balls about the size of a quarter.
Place in 13x9x2 inch pan.  Add potatoes, carrots, onions. 
I usually pull my cabbage quarters apart and lay across the other stuff.
I usually only use half the cabbage, and sometimes even fix it seperate as boiled cabbage.
Salt a little again (or alot if you're me)
Cover and cook at 400 for 1 1/2 hrs.
Serve with Cornbread and Sweet Tea!


Please Help Out!!

A friend of mine sent me this email today:

There is a child in my son's class who has brain cancer and has been fighting it for about 3 years now. One of his wishes if to have 100 twitter followers. He told everyone this a couple of days ago and we are trying to get people to add him to there list. They are in california right now with him to see a doctor there

I told B if he would send me the information or link, I can post it on my main blog, because a lot of those ladies twitter. I will be happy to share it.

So ladies, here it is, a little boy needs our help to make his wish come true!!
Please "Twitter" him. 

~~Thank You~~

Wordless Wednesday


Post It Note Tuesday


Exciting News!!

So much to post about.
I don't want to bore you with my week so I will hit the highlights, how is that?
Horrible, horrible, horrible week.  Did I mention horrible??
Well in case you missed it, this is how my week pretty much went like this post.
Thank You All for the encouraging words and your prayers this week.
I really needed and appreciate them.
Then Wednesday we finished our Mission Plans.  We leave for Norway May 20th after work.
We are so EXCITED to say the least!!  God has really moved for us this week.  I guess that is why that lil devil has made us so miserable.
We have even more exciting News, but that will come soon enough and another post. :)

I think we have decided to become regulars at Smokey Valley Truck Stop.
This made our second Saturday in a row.  This Saturday we were joined by some fun people.
Trucker John

The Local Ladies Meeting

Before we left we had the pie too.
Remember the pie I said was almost to die for?
here it is

oh yea, please apply yourself to my hips now :)

We also had some AWESOME church services!!
Bro Heath has been with us all weekend.  He's done a great job.
Now it's back to the grindstone this week.
Hope you all had a great weekend!


Friday Fun!!

Oh this is so how I feel, lol..........enjoy!!!

Twas the month after Christmas,
and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me,
not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled,
the chocolate I'd taste
At the holiday parties
had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales
there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store
(less a walk than a lumber),

I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt...
I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a Summer, disguised as a man!"

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore...
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.


Something to Think About

Wordless Wednesday


Post It Tuesday


How Do I

This evening is an evening of "How?"

What started out as a great evening of having supper with my brother Josh has turned into a horrible evening of "How?"
I sat across the table from him trying to hold myself together as I hear him tell me a story of a family member.
Of how he and his wife are both "using" and what was going on the other night at their house with them and their kids.  My heart breaks into.  Their little boy is within days of being born of what our Gracie should've been. 
How is it possible that he would be brought into the world with parents who love him, but are bringing him up in a completely horrible enviorment, when DH and I long for our baby still.

How is it possible that I not be mad or hurt at that?

How do I keep holding on to my promise from God when I feel like I have lost all my faith and hope?

How do I hold myself together when I am around them and not want to scream that he should be mine?

How do I not hurt for those little kids and myself at the same time?

How do I keep pushing myself to go on in life, when some days it makes me not even want to open my eyes?

How do I keep myself from yelling at people when they think they know what is best for us and freely give advise, thoughts ect that I am so sick of hearing that I could scream?

How is it that I can have such a wonderful life, family and husband and still feel this great empty gap inside that I walk around hiding from the world?

How horribly wrong of me when I know people have it much worse than not just having a child?

How long will I be heartbroke?

I almost feel like it is wrong to post this. 
I hate to post negative things. 
Yet, it's still life. 
No one is  happy every day. 
It feels like I am whinning in the grand scheme of things. 
It is such a personal issue that I find it so hard to talk to anyone about even to family. 

I just want it out of my system, and maybe for tonight it will be. 
Maybe I will have one night of peace.
One night of not sitting in the bedroom looking at an empty crib
Waiting for the day...........

Tonight I will remind myself as His word says,
 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  II Corinthians 12:9

Weekend Gone!!

I have been a busy/lazy gal this weekend.

DH & I had a bet earlier this week,
Which he lost & entitled me to an “all night talk fest”
like we did when we were dating. I realized as we
crawled into bed at a little after 9pm Friday (yes, I know
sad) I just don’t have the spunk to pull an all niter any longer.
Not intentionally anyhow. It was too cold with all the snow.
Snuggling seemed like a much better decision.
Sat after a lazy morning we went to Smokey Valley Truck Stop
(which is not really a truck stop, I know, starting to get confusing)
If you remember from this post. I had posted a youtube video on it.
DH had the smokey valley burger, and I had biscuits & gravy.
As well as the famous coconut pie, which is so much we almost
didn’t get it finished. I said almost.
From there we went to an Antique Store. Then two Amish stores.
There were some Amish girls sledding. They were adorable!!
Sunday morning we had biscuits & gravy with fried taters at Momma’s.
Church had been called off due to the cold & snow.
Is there anything better than Momma’s homemade biscuits & gravy on
a cold snowy morning? The rest of the day I was too busy lying on
the couch to blog, hehe.
We still have snow. I’m praying for more! Hey! If it’s going to be cold
I at least want it to be worth it with some good ole’ snow!!
Oh, I did at least get a big bowl of snow cream made and 4 loads of laundry!!


Sledding & Things

On the way home this evening I looked over and there in the dark were some kids sledding down their hill.
It quickly took me back many many years ago when there was only Momma, Me & Josh.
I can remember how excited we were before bed and the thought of a big snow.
Barely able to sleep, but Momma still making us go in case of school.
Then late that night I remember Momma waking us up to see how much it had snowed.
She said, get dressed and get your jackets on.
She went and got our sled and let us play in the snow, and go sledding in the dark!!
It was so much fun.  It is one of my favorite memories of being little.
We did that several times growing up.
The first year DH and I were dating, he was down for a visit.
We got a big snow, and about 11 Momma called, asking if we wanted Dad to come get us to go sledding. 
I think DH thought we were crazy.
He had a blast of course.
Thank You Momma for the best memories ever!!

Today being "Thankful Thursday" I am "Thankful" for
the snow falling, giving that warm fuzzy feeling
a doggie who loves to see me come in the door, and tonight couldn't wait to get in the snow
the sight of children playing in the snow with their parents
a hubby willing to drive me in this mess!
Peppermint Hot Chocolate! Mmmmmm