Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Look Back

We are gearing up for a long weekend and getting to visit with our oldest girl. 
 She will be accompanied by two college friends.
I am anticipating much laughter and memories in the making.
February 11, 2015
I believe  there will be no school Valentine's being created in our home this year.
Unless I missed a note that came home saying otherwise.
 I must say I am not sad...unless I missed that note.
February 10, 2014
We are praying that the wet winter we have been having will continue.
This week, however, we are setting new high temperature records with no promise of returning rain. In this neck of the woods, rain is indeed a blessing most anytime.
February 10, 2013
I certainly needed this reminder today.
  MY energy recently has stunk and certain people...person... in this house has suffered.
Refocusing to do better.
February 10, 2012
Yet another post about spring like weather in February.
I want cold and wet, please.
February 10, 2011
I was surprised that I have been making this recipe for so many years. 
It is a favorite and is on the menu for this weekend.
This young lady made the request.
And who am I to refuse?
February 10, 2010
And I'll be making this (biscuits and chocolate gravy) as requested by the same girl. 
Can you tell I am excited to be seeing someone this weekend?
February 9, 2009 
The small, country school that our kidnicks  have all attended takes education seriously and rewards their CJSF students with  college visits each year. 
In the years since that first visit, LPP visited many, many campuses, although the visits virtually ended at the moment she stepped onto the campus where she now resides. 
 It immediately felt right.
Did I mention I get to see her this weekend?
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

Today begins the Christian Lenten season. 
Many people simply "give something up", but  here are some other creative ideas to become mindful during Lent

"It is a season of grace, bringing about a communion with Christ.
It is season of blessing for all of God's people."
 -Bishop Michael Jarrell

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Need a Smile?

This is the ticket.
Beautiful music.
Smiling, joyful faces.
With a touch of Amazing Grace.
And Scotland.
What's not to love?

Monday, February 8, 2016


Any man can be a father.
It takes someone special to be a dad.
~Author Unknown

I hit the jackpot with mine.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Truism

In honor of the great Super Bowl Commercials of the past and the beginning of the World Ag Expo (which will forever be the Tulare Farm Show in my mind) this week, I though this apropos. 
When this ad came out in 2013, Ram donated money to FFA for each view of this ad online.
They donated $1,000,000.00.
Pretty sweet stuff.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

How to NOT Make an Insurance Sale

Don't come to my house unannounced and ask me if I have grandchildren.
Just sayin'
(now I KNOW I am old enough to have grandchildren and I KNOW I felt like an OLD woman this week, but still....)

Friday, February 5, 2016

It is Friday

Friday just doesn't have the same impact it once did. 
Although, there is no homework and showers are optional.
And because we misunderstood the instructions on a project, SPF is done with hers a month early.