Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!


May all of your costumes
be clever...
and warm
(come on people,
this is Minnesota).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Apple Ain't for Applesauce



However, if you are looking for a low-fat something or other, this is not your cake.  Ok, let's be honest.... this is not even CLOSE to your cake.  Especially after I poured a jar of Mrs. Richardson's caramel
over the top of it.

But maybe this could be your cake.

Happy Baking!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

While You Were Sleeping...



Here bring your wounded hearts,
Here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow
That Heaven cannot heal. 
~ Thomas More

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's almost CHRISTMAS!

Check out this site:
http://www.kurtmetzgermusic.com/
What do you notice? 

Someone wrote a comment.  I wonder who she is...

“This was a concert NOT TO MISS.”-Marla K.

I know - I'm like a reporter for The New York Times or something.

It is ironic, however, that I will be missing the concert this year. I will out of town.   

But I do stand by my original statement.  And really, don't miss it if you can help it.  I adore Kurt's music.  Really and truly love it.  He has a gift. 

I hope I can go next year.  Or maybe I'll see him on Broadway when he becomes rich and even more famous. 

And I'll be in the front row.  Because Kurt will have reserved seats for me... his special reporter whose quote was put on the very first page of his blog.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Everybody Needs One




I'm not sure what's funnier:  the couple above advertising the "butt face" towel or the fact that I had one waiting on my doorstep when I returned home tonight.

P.S.  Andy, you're gonna get it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daddy.



Sandy:  Where are you?
Richard:  In November, almost all recovered.
Sandy:  Sweet November.

October 15, 2009
Surgery on one heart that holds
an entire family together.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bacon cone anyone?



The "cone" is filled with eggs and gravy with a biscuit on top. 

Or in other words... a heart attack waiting to happen.

Friday, October 9, 2009

One Wise Lady

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway
.
If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway
.
If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway."

~Mother Teresa

Monday, October 5, 2009

The House that Bacon Built







What are these pictures of you ask?

Yes, you in the back.  A Bacon Potluck is correct.  Welcome to the world of software engineers.

1)  Bacon coffee cake
2)  Bacon shots
3)  Bacon cheesecake
4)  Bacon cookies and bacon wrapped asparagus (probably the most normal)
5)  House of Bacon (not to be confused with my love, Kevin Bacon)

This is a true story.  People actually ate this food (I did not).

So put that in your pan and fry it!

PS I loathe Blogger.  I am closer to switching to something else.  Just have one more chunk of my hair to rip out.  Gah!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

First Day of School



I went over to Reva's house during my lunch hour on the first day of school.  Reva, Chloe and I waited anxiously for Jake to come home from kindergarten.  Not sure how that happened as I was just holding him tightly in my arms making goo goo faces at him.

The bus slowly drove up to the curb and Jacob jumped off and ran like lightening to his mama.  It was the sweetest thing to witness.  Reva asked him how his first day of school was and he totally clammed up.  She proceeded to ask him questions and only got monsyllable responses.  She wasn't worried though, she said the flood would come out eventually.

It's a more than a stretch for me realize that we must trust others to take care of our children.  That eventually there is a point when we have to let go and have faith that the Lord will take care of them when we can not.  It seems only natural for these thoughts to turn to our own relationship with our Heavenly Father. 

Many people on my mission would ask me "If there is a God, why would He let such horrible things happen to us?" and then they would tell me about a tragedy that occured in their lives that made them stop believing.  I ached for these people because their pain was real and they had indeed suffered greatly.

Last night I was watching a movie that demonstrated one of the best analogies I've heard so far regarding this very topic. 

Clark Davis:  Missy could fall down and hurt herself, even if I'm walking right there beside her. That doesn't mean that I allowed it to happen. She knows, as far as unconditional love, I'll pick her up and I'll carry her. I'll try to heal her. I'll cry when she cries. And I'll rejoice when she is well. In all the moments of my life, God has been right there beside me. The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that he'll be there with us when they do.

I admit it:  I'm guilty of watching cheesy Hallmark movies. But there's always a point and a life lesson involved.

PS If you can guess this movie, I'll send you a twinkie.