Friday, July 27, 2007

Momma's House

There's just no place like it!! We got here yesterday. This is our first trip to Missouri in two years. We will be here until Wednesday when we head back to Georgia. It is so nice to be here. Living so far away is becoming more and more difficult. I see so many ways that I could encourage and support my mom if I lived closer. Of course I try to be an encouragement to her via the phone -but it's just not the same as being close enough to give her a hug or a hand.

I was honestly not even sure I wanted to make this trip -because I didn't want to deal with the reality of how far away we live from each other. It's kinda easier to ignore when we talk on the phone but when we spend two full days driving to get here - I KNOW that we live a long way apart. But, I am glad Scott insisted. Just being here makes me feel like I can help her - just little things like cleaning the bathrooms, etc. But things I know make a difference to her.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

VBS's Thursday night and only one more night of VBS. It's been very good but VERY exhausting. I'm ready for next week - we have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on the calendar. I'm so excited. We rarely have weeks like that. It's going to be so nice to just "be."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sleep Patterns

Okay, so I am SOOO messed up! I am all out of whack. Up waaaaay too late at night and napping during the day - it's a vicious cycle. So, here it is 12:30 a.m. and I'm writing blogs, messing with Casiday's Webkinz stuff, and surfing all my favorite message boards. Of course, in a few hours it will be time to get up and get busy - as I have about four thousand things I need to do tomorrow, not the least of which is LAUNDRY! - and I will be too tired and therefore very grumpy. Good grief. I'm a grown woman and should know better. But, here I sit, typing away...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Okay, I corrected the spelling for the URL on my mentoring blog. (Actually, I did not know I could do that but a friend suggested it - thanks, Pattie! - and I found out I could, so yea me!)

It is now ....

Sunday, July 8, 2007

New Post on Writing Blog

Just a few thoughts on LIFE ABUNDANTLY! Read it, leave comments, share your experiences. Thanks!

writing blog link is

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bridal Bash!!

Tonight we are having a bridal bash for our sweet Caitlin! Okay, well maybe BASH is too strong a word. Judy, Valerie, & I are hanging out with her at my house. We're eating junk food and watching "The Father of the Bride" - yes, parts 1 & 2!! Oh and we're going to watch all the wedding episodes of "Friends." It's going to be fun slumber party!!

Scott & Big Jay are entertaining WIlliam (her fiance') and Jason for the night. I have no idea what they are going to do. Watch "Prison Break" probably!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Yummy Four-Berry Cobbler Recipe

Since it was SOOOO yummy and Aunt Norma asked what was in it, I thought I'd post the recipe.

I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Fill your dish about 2/3 full (I used a corningware oval dish) after you spray it with Pam! (Trust me - that cooking spray is VERY important!!)

Mix 3/4 c. each - sugar, self-rising flour, and milk - and cover berries. Place baking dish on a cookie sheet (just in case the fruit bubbles over) and bake at 375 until its golden and bubbly.

Serve warm with ice cream. YUMMMMMMYYY!!

NOTE: you can make this with any kind of fruit and can increase the amount you make - just keep equal portions of sugar, milk, and flour.

Monday, July 2, 2007


I'm in a little bit of a yucky mood and I'm not sure why. Nothing bad has happened today. In fact, it's been a pretty good day. I'm just in a funk right now. However, I am choosing to NOT be grumpy!! As of this moment, actually.

I'm cooking supper - skillet corn, greens & cornbread, fresh green beans, dressing, and fried ham with four-berry cobbler for dessert.

Well, Scott just walked in so I need to finish supper. At least I'm in a better mood now. :)