The Time Of My Life

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Joy through a child's eyes

One of the greatest things about living in Tennessee is that we have seasons. Our two large trees in the front yard have finally dropped all of their leaves.  Now the man who does our lawn care comes along to chop up the leaves and gets rid of them.  My son adores "Tractor Man" who has spoiled him all summer with rides.  Today was the last of  Tractor Man for the year.

I think I hear something
Is that a tractor?
I think it's Tractor Man!
It IS Tractor Man!!!!
And yes, we did go outside for that last ride too.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cowboy Soup

Tonight is our monthly Pot Luck Supper at church....
or is is a Covered Dish Supper? 
I decided about a week ago to make something warm and cozy because it's been so gray and drizzly outside.  Well, wouldn't you know it, today is a pretty and warm day.  Oh well. I'll still make what I set out to do.
I found this on the Web site.  Have you ever been over there?  It's really good.  A woman named Teresa Leroux from Gatesville, TX submitted this recipe.  I, of course, changed it to fit what I like. 

What you need:
1 package of ground turkey, browned
1 onion, chopped
1 can green beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can sliced potatoes, drained. (I think next time I will dice my own potatoes). 
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, not drained
1 can pinto beans (I'll use two next time, I like beans)
1 bag of minute rice
3 cups water
Sprinkle top with garlic powder and chili powder
3/4 bottle BBQ sauce
And if you like things hot, you can add Rotel tomatoes or red pepper flakes. But since I'm making this for a group, I kept it tame. 
Handy dandy Crock-pot and a non-stick frying pan
Brown your turkey (you could use beef too, I suppose).
Some people may like to add their onions to the meat, but I put mine in the Crock-pot with the rest of the veggies.  Then, just start dumping all the ingredients in and sprinkle top with spices.  
Mix it all up.
 I started to make mine at noon and needed it to be done by 5 p.m., so I put it on High. 
 I'll serve these with rolls, but I think tortilla chips or Fritos would be tasty too. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm the one who....

I got this idea from Super cute idea. I'd like to see what you say about yourself!

Am I the only one who...
doesn't bother to unwrap Smarties. I just uncurl one end, put it in my mouth and slide the candy out through the plastic. 

can never remember how to spell:  restaurant or definitely
and I can't remember the correct way to use affect and effect

thinks Mr. Noodle and his brother on
Sesame Street is super ANNOYING. On videos, I skip this part.

would rather clean our toilets than vacuum or mop.

looks forward to my husband coming home each afternoon so I can finally get a shower.

must say my prayers and thank God before I can fall asleep at night.

doesn't Twitter, but loves Facebook.

gets grossed out by dog vomit.

gets uncomfortable when Victoria's Secret commercials come when company is over. After all, I live in a parsonage!

thinks it's really hard to break a bad habit like my nail biting. 

thinks there's nothing more attractive in a guy than when he is wearing sweats, a flannel and hanging out at home.

daydreams of being the next American Idol although I can't carry a tune.

Now what about you?
Are you wondering if you're the only one who________?