Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bucket List

 I think the idea of a Bucket List is a nice idea. A set of goals and aspirations, big dreams and little ones.
Not that it would make me any less of a person if I didn't complete the things on the list. That's one of the good things about being God's. Bucket list *thhhbt*
  These are not in order of importance.
1. I would like to have a small, neat flower bed with tulips in it.
2. In the same vein. I would like my watermelons to actually grow this year or next...
3. I would like to own a pair of fabulous designer shoes. Jimmy Choo's please.
4. A tattoo (This one will probably never happen because I am a wimp.)
5. The ability to make perfectly flaky croissants.
6. Brown eyes.
7. Sometime I want to make a 4 or more layer fondant cake. And it must look amazing.
8. Perfect meatballs.
9. A cute, little, pastel coloured dress, high heels, pearls and a hoover vacuum.
Maybe secretly I just want to be Martha Stewart. Do you think? Nah. She doesn't have brown eyes either.
10. Make Jeremy blush in public.
11. A Volkswagon Beetle.
12. To be part of a flash mob.
13... 13's bad luck. It probably will backfire on me if I write it on here.

Ok that's enough for now.
How about you? Do you have any great aspirations or dreams that are bucket list material?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lulu's Super Sale

Lulu's is having a supersale.
Everything in the sale is only $15.
Like this cute dress. I love how bright it is, and the button details.

This dress is really cute too. I would wear it. Just maybe with a shirt underneath, and a sweater overtop, and some jeans, maybe some leggings, and an extra skirt underneath.

They even have a few pairs of shoes in the mix.

Hot German Potato Salad

Time for a recipe.
We all liked these potatoes so much that I made them twice in a weeks time.  Sophia had ketchup on hers though so maybe her opinion doesn't count.

 Hot German Potato Salad
Prep: 25 min; cook: 20 min
Makes 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

4 medium potatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
3 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
Dash of pepper
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup white vinegar

1. Prepare and cook potatoes, cool slightly, cut into 1/4 inch slices.
2. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and reserve. Cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat until tender.
Stir in flour, sugar, celery seeds, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly.
3. Stir in water and vinegar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute; remove from heat.
4. Stir in potatoes and bacon.
5. Serve warm.

I didn't take any pictures of this as it looks like mushy potatoes with bits of bacon in it. It's not a beautiful potluck dish, but it is delicious.

I failed... God doesn't, Amen

 The assignment for our Mom's group was to prepare for Sunday. To prepare our hearts and minds, and lives.
I was doing pretty well at the beginning of the week.
And then the middle of the week came, and I got busy, had to work and just plain ran out of time.
 Sunday morning I got up early to find Sophia's shoes and get everything ready for church. (Should have done this on Saturday.)
Jeremy and Sophia were still sleeping and I had time so while I was waiting I listened to a sermon
Because God is a merciful God. He sometimes pokes our consciences. It was the last sermon in the series. The pastor started out saying the whole point of all of these sermons was to make us a praying people. And prayer was to make us realize we must rely on God all the time, and if we don't rely on him all the time. Then essentially we're saying that we trust in other things, ourselves, money, skills... 
And that's what I had been doing.  Trusting in things, not God. 
What a waste of time!
 Mom's group is only happening next week so I have a whole nother week to prepare :).

Friday, April 1, 2011

And so life moves on.

 I stumbled across this post about childlike faith and thought that everyone should read it.

 I know that I've been terrible about blogging lately. I have no problem talking. So why can't my fingers talk as much?

I started a new job recently. I'm one of those sample ladies that you try to run from in large grocery stores.
I had forgotten how tiring it is to stand all afternoon. I don't work that many hours. Only two afternoons a week, but my feet hurt. I used to do it all the time, must be getting old. Or maybe, just maybe it's a good reason to get new shoes.

How about these? They're black and closed toe. They follow all the regulations. And they're cute.
They recommend that we try the product before sampling so we know what we're talking about. This afternoon it's a Chicken Alfredo Skillet Dinner. What does that sound like?... GARLIC! Yes, it is a bad word. That's why I wrote it in tiny letters.
That means six and a half hours of garlic smelling.