Friday, January 29, 2010
For Saturday, January 30th, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 30th, 2010
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DDIL#1’S Mom today!
May the dear Lord Bless You today and always!
Not only is she my DIL’s mom, she is also a good friend too! It is a special birthday and I wish her a very Happy Day!
On my way to work Friday morning I was greeted by the biggest fullest moon I think I’ve ever seen. It could have been competition for the Harvest Moon for sure. It was low in the northwest which is the way to work and I’d have missed it if I’d not had to go to work so there is one good thing I can say about my job.
This full moon is the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. It offers anyone with clear skies an opportunity to identify easy-to-see features on the moon.
This being the first full moon of 2010, it is also known as the wolf moon, a moniker dating back to Native American culture and the notion that hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold winter nights
In each orbit, the moon reaches this closest point to us, called perigee. Once or twice a year, perigee coincides with a full moon, as it was last night, making the moon bigger and brighter than any other full moons during the year
Of course with the full moon also came clear skies and our 7 degrees yesterday morning was below 0 with the wind chill. BrrrChill.
Take a moment in quiet meditation to consider what truly fulfills you.
No matter what we want to accomplish, we never go through it alone. The spirit of God goes with us.
Regardless of what is required mentally, physically or spiritually, we can accomplish it. We can because God is our constant companion and guide
May he grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Potato Corn Chowder
This sounds like a good thing to have on a cold winter day
4 slices Bacon, chopped
1 can (14 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1-1/4 lb. baking potatoes (about 3), peeled, cubed
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn, thawed, drained
2 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
COOK bacon in large saucepan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from pan.
ADD broth and vegetables to saucepan. Bring to boil; simmer on low heat 15 min. or until potatoes are tender.
MIX dressing and flour in medium bowl. Stir in milk. Add to potato mixture; cook 3 to 5 min. or until heated through, stirring constantly
Sprinkle individual servings with additional bacon and parsley
Thank you, God, for the gift of each new day and for friends who remind us of your grace
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
For fast acting relief; try slowing down.
Thankfully the weekend has come and I’m going to enjoy every moment of it doing what needs to be done here at home and staying comfy and cozy in my warm house.
I know I’ll have to go out tomorrow for church, but hopefully it’ll be warmer then. I’m also stopping by a friends afterward to loan her the book we’re to be reading for February’s Book Club. I’ve read it and it was a little pricey so I told her she could read my book. The book is Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith. It was very good and I’d recommend it for sure. I’ll enjoy the discussion about this book.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
OBSERVATIONS ON GROWING OLDER
Going out is good. Coming home is better!
When people say you look Great.... they add for your age!
You forget names... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.
The things you cared to do, you don't care to do, but you care that you don't care to do them anymore.
You used to say, I hope my kids GET married... Now, I hope they STAY married!
You miss the days when everything worked with just an ON and OFF switch. When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem... were unheard of and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.
You use more 4 letter words... what?... when???
You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.
What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet .... 2 of which you will never wear.
But old is good in some things:
And best of all
COUNTING THE DAYS
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.
Enjoy the trip
48 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
76 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
61 DAYS UNTIL MA RETIRES!
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…