Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seriously, Why!?

KFC Original Double Down - 540 Calories - 32 Grams of Fat - 1380 mg of Sodium

I think my butt is getting bigger just looking at this monster. Jamie Oliver, have you seen this?

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spoiled milk and a sign from God

Yesterday I went to town. I went to get a gallon of milk, we were completely out.

While I was driving home I started praying to God. I was praying about something that has been weighing heavily on my heart and mind lately.  I was asking God whether or not I was doing the right thing. I was asking for a sign (not directly), but that's what I was looking for.

Then all of a sudden right in front of my eyes was the brightest falling star I'd ever seen. My mouth fell open and my lips quivered, I was brought to tears.

I mean I've seen falling stars before, but usually I just catch a glimpse of one out of the corner eye. I'm usually unsure if it was really a falling star or if could have been something else.

This time was different. It was an undeniably bright light, right there in front of me. It lasted a long time too. It was probably like 5 seconds, but it seemed like forever. It seemed to span 100 yards or more.  It went straight down, right in my path.

I was so moved by this falling star, this sign, and just couldn't wait to come inside to share my experience with Mr. Wonderful, which I did. I was so moved that I forgot about the milk I had in my car. The milk that K1 would have loved to have  had for his cereal this morning. The milk that I had gone to town to get.

I remembered the milk... around 10 this morning. Long after K1 and Mr. Wonderful had gone to school/work. It was now hot and spoiled milk.

Oh well, I'll take a sign from God over fresh milk any day!

Have you ever had a sign from God?

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it Fall y'all?

Well according to the calendar it's Fall. But, we're still hot as Hades here in Texas. I am so ready for some cooler weather. 

Since my mind is already into Fall, I decided to make some caramel apples. I love them!  I'm also going to fire up my Fall scents in my scentsy burner... bring on the spice!

The recipe was supposed to make 5 apples... but I ate too many caramels beforehand... so we got 4.

Super easy. Super delicious!

Are you ready for Fall?

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

We will never forget...

I took these photos at Ground Zero - 2 1/2 years after the attacks. It was still somber. It always will be. No one will ever forget where they were when they heard the news...

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nope I didn't drop it in the toilet...

Tropical Store Hermine was in full effect in Texas on Tuesday.  Along with thousands of other folks, our power went out.  This is where it gets interesting. Before the power went out I planned on boiling some water to make iced tea. I had the burner on high. I kept wondering why the kettle wasn't whistling... so I moved it to a different burner. Then it dawned on me... duh, no power!

Well a couple of hours later it came back on! Woo hoo!

After a few minutes I smelled something burning and then I saw a bit of smoke.

What the....

Then I saw that large burner glowing in bright orange, with my Blackberry smack dab in the middle of it. Here is the end result.

The strange thing is that it still works!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday reflection

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "
1 John 4:18

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Do you do it once a week?! Eeek!

Oh my! I heard last week on the Today Show that makeup brushes should be washed once a week!!

I certainly don't wash mine weekly, do you?

I tried to remember the last time I did wash them... and realized it had probably been about 6 months. Eeek!

I think once a week is probably a bit excessive, but perhaps I better do it more than twice annually!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Epic Fail!

K1 loves cheesecake (okay honestly we ALL love it!). So we decided to make one a Back To School Cheesecake.  

It started out great. 

K1 used the rolling pin to crush the graham crackers. 

We worked together to get all the ingredients mixed up. 

Lookin' good, right?! 

We popped in the oven to bake for one hour.  And per the instructions we left in the oven for a few hours to cool, you know, so it won't crack... Well...

The sucker cracked, like the Grand Canyon! 
Oh well, it was delish any way! 
We ate every. single. bite. 

(We've made this same recipe several times... sometimes it cracks, sometimes it doesn't.) Hmpf.

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