Saturday, January 9, 2010
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 9TH, 2010
Oh yes we did get some snow, but the weather was better than we had thought it would be and my nice neighbor was out with the snow blower before I even left for work yesterday morning. I was surprised how clear the roads were. The crews did a super job and all was clear going and coming home from work.
Today I am going to baby shower for DS#6 and his wife and after the shower we are doing a little family January Birthday celebration. Three of my grand’babes’ and my youngest son all have birthdays in January.
One of our January birthday people lives far away so won’t be here but I do send lots of birthday wishes her way for sure!
Our Pretty Lady who celebrates a birthday this month
Sometimes life is just like our changing weather. You just never know when the changes will occur. Sometimes something happens that we had no
idea was coming: sickness, job loss, accidents, or natural disasters.
Our emotional life also fluctuates from one extreme to the other. We can go
from joy to heartache in just a few moments
We all need something we can count on no matter what happens or how we
are feeling. There is something, someone, in fact, that you can count on to be
unfailingly consistent. Jesus was the same yesterday as he is today.
And he will be the same tomorrow.
DS#6 blowing out birthday candles a few years ago
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
I used to take my leftover mashed potatoes and make delicious potato pancakes, or latkes, for breakfast
3 lbs potatoes (grated or mashed)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or matzo meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 onion, minced
black pepper, to taste
paprika, to taste
vegetable oil (for frying)
Wash and peel the potatoes, then grate with a grater or food . Drain off all liquid, and squeeze the excess liquid out by hand. Or you can use your leftover mashed potatoes .
Beat the eggs and mix with the potatoes and other ingredients, except the oil. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Drop potato mixture by heaping tablespoons into oil (about 4 at a time). Use a pancake turner to flatten them out. Fry to golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes per side). Drain on paper towels. Serve topped with applesauce or sour cream.
If the mixture is too moist, add a little more flour
Lord, give us each day the wisdom to recognize which things are important, and which things are not.
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.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Our January birthday celebration last year
Last year we celebrated at DS#1’s house after we’d all taken part in the
Stroll for Epilepsy. We also had one February birthday to celebrate too.
Today will be a busy day what with a baby shower and birthdays to celebrate. It will be a fun time though and I’m very thankful that the weather is better than it was so everyone should be able to travel safely.
I should have lots more pictures to share tomorrow.
The smiling faces of our Princess and our Star are always a welcome sight.
The picture shows DDIL#6 at her wedding shower. Today she will now be opening gifts a baby shower!
COUNTING THE DAYS
69 DAYS UNTIL SPRING !
97 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
82 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…
Pictures mostly taken by ‘ma’ and courtesy of the camera provided by my ‘babes’