Wednesday, March 31, 2010
For Thursday, April 1st, 2010
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
APRIL 1ST, 2010
Diamond is the birthstone for April
Birth Month Flower of April is The Daisy
Opening and facing the sun, yet closing at the day's end, characterize how the daisy was named daeges-eaye or day's eye from Old English. This simple flower symbolizing childhood innocence, often depicted in movies with children running through fields overgrown with daisies. As pretty as the daisy is, it is hard to believe that this flower could ever be despised. However, the daisy can be somewhat of a nuisance to farmers. The daisy acts as a weed, overcrowding crops and over powering fields, as insects easily spread its pollen. However, daisies have practical uses. Its leaves and petals are edible and it can also be brewed as a tea to sooth sore throats and stomach aches.
According to the wisdom of The Old Farmer's Almanac, If it thunders on All Fools' Day, it brings good crops of corn and hay
Thursday of Holy Week is remembered as the time Jesus ate a final meal together with the men who had followed him for so long. Traditionally in the Christian Church, this day is known as Maundy Thursday. The term Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum from which we get our English word mandate, from a verb that means to give, to entrust, or to order.
In some churches, it is traditional for the pastor or priest to wash the feet of members of the congregation as part of the service. As Jesus and his disciples followed the instructions in the Torah to remember God’s acts of deliverance in their history as they shared the Passover meal together, so Jesus calls us to remember the new act of deliverance in our history that unfolds on these last days of Holy week
Today: Go to bed early. Give your body the rest it needs.
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Thursdays are Breakfast for Dinner days at my house.
Tortillas come in so many great flavors that they seem to be the perfect holder for some wonderful sautéed vegetables topped with either a poached egg or an herbed egg scramble
Placed the tortillas in the shapers and let them crisp for about 10 minutes in oven at 375 degrees. Cool for 10 minutes out of the oven but in the shapers. Then remove and set them on a rack. You can buy shapers that are sold specially for this purpose or you can use any other oven proof receptacle to shape then like a bowl.
While the tortillas are crisping, roast sweet potatoes fries in the oven. Remove when crispy and keep warm.
Next, with a little olive oil, sauté onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, Italian herbs or whatever vegetable you enjoy. In another pan, scramble eggs until ready to serve.
To serve, place the sweet potatoes in the bottom of the tortilla, add the scrambled eggs, then the sautéed vegetables and top with grated cheese. Let the cheese melt and you are ready for a yummy savory entree.
Forgiving God, whenever we feel overwhelmed by the vastness of our past sin, remind us it is not as vast as your forgiveness and your infinite love for us
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.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's!!!
We warmed up into the 50’s yesterday and today is supposed to be warmer yet so that is good. There has been a heavy frost on the ground a couple of mornings this week.
Did you see the full moon? Yesterday was the first time I caught a glimpse of it. I always think about my family when I see it. It reminds me that no matter how far away we are, we all see the same moon. So if you see a full moon, remember I’m thinking of you all.
Our family has lots of April birthday in it. GD#1, Our Dino Boy, DS#2, both of my sisters and our Sunshine boy all have a birthday this month. Besides them I have a few friends with April birthdays too. One would think my life is a constant string of parties, but most of them live a good distance away so that will not be the case at my house.
COUNTING THE DAYS
Laughter is an instant vacation!
81 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER !
15 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
6 WORKING 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…