Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook....

Outside My Window…the breeze is blowing off the last of the leaves that the ice didn't destroy. It's sunny, but I have yet to leave the house yet today...honestly I haven't been out of the house since Sunday

From the learning room…I am still working on that skirt. It has taken a back seat.

I am thankful for…the two weeks I have gotten to spend with my husband and kids.

From the kitchen…homemade cinammon rolls sit on the counter.

I am wearing…A burgundy shirt and courdoroy pants and shoes.

I am creating…nothing right now....

I am going…to leave in a little while. Darvi is spending the night with a friend so I am taking her over.

I am reading…just my Bible....seems all I have time for lately.

I am hoping…the rest of the week is just as enjoyable as last week.

I am hearing…the kids play and the Storm Chasers marathon.

Around the house…its a little out of place, but its to be expected with the kids playing with al of their new toys at the same time.

One of my favorite things…fresh bread out of the oven

.A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Watchnight Service tomorrow night and then I am taking care of 3 of 5 children for a friend so they can leave for the weekend.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


But, no matter what your financial situation is.....I know its gonna be tough for some....remember what the season is about.
The birth of our Lord and Saviour.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be unto all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which si Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:9-11

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Not so Wordless Wednesday....

I have plenty to say today. I'm so frustrated with some things right now. I can't even begin to put it in writing, appropriately.

The last few weeks has been a struggle to maintain composure and compassion.

Please just pray for us. I need guidance on how to handle this certain situation. Will it take care of itself? Will it just go away? What do I do?

I guess all I can do is rely on the Lord to guide me through it.

I'm just so digusted with people these days. The way they treat each other, the way they are so selfish, everyone has just been so nasty. It's disgusting!

So for now, I'm trying to bite my tongue. And I pray too, that no matter what situation overcomes my life, I be courteous and kind to everyone I meet.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook....

Today is December 1, 2008

Outside My Window…there is no sun peeking through, the wind is blowing, and mother nature has dumped her first 5 inches of snowfall on us. I love the snow....I was so excited to see the white blanket.

From the learning room…I am still working on that skirt.

I am thankful for…great friends and a great church.

From the kitchen…chicken and black bean soup sits in the crockpot, soup is perfect for this kind of day.

I am wearing…jogging pants and a T-shirt.

I am creating…nothing right now....

I am going…to leave in a little while. I have a chiropractors appointment and then back to the safety of home.

I am reading…just my Bible....seems all I have time for lately.

I am hoping…to be able to maintain a clean home during the craziness of the holidays.

I am hearing…Kayl playing in the background.

Around the house…the Christmas decorations are up. It looks pretty tidy, only breakfast dishes sit on the counter.

One of my favorite things…a good bargain.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Secret Pal Party on Tuesday night, Church on Wednesday, I have two hot lunch days this week, and a volleyball game on Friday.

A Refreshing Twist to Pumpkin Pie....

Pumpkin Turtle Pie

3 Tbsp. fat-free caramel topping
1 (6oz) reduced-fat graham cracker crust
4 Tbsp. coarsely chopped toasted pecans
1 C. fat-free milk
1 (3 1/4 oz) 4 serving-size sugar-free/fat-free vanilla pudding and pie fillin mix
1 C. canned pumpkin puree
1 Tsp. pumpkin-pie spice
1 1/2 C. fat-free whipped topping

1] Drizzle 2 Tbsp. of the caramel topping on the bottom of the crust and sprinkle with 3 Tbls. of the pecans. Set aside.

2] Whisk the milk and pudding mix in a bowl, beating constantly until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and pie spice, beating with whisk until blended. With a rubber spatula, gently fold half of the whipped topping into the pumpkin mixture just until blended. Repeat with remaining half of whipped topping.

3] Spread the filling in the crust and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 Tbsp. of pecans; then drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbsp. of caramel topping. Serve at once.