Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Roasted Turkey
Cornbread Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Mushrooms 'n Onions
Shannon's Green Beans
Roasted Cauliflower
Sweet Potato Souffle

Not Pictured ~
Sister Schubert Parker House Rolls
SJ's Homegrown Lettuce 'n Apple Salad
Four different wines compliments of Bert

Piece of Cake Fresh Coconut Cake


Around the table we numbered nine:

BaaBee and DanDan
Shannon and Bert
Dana and Ken
PeggyDee and Mark

We gathered together to ask the Lord's blessings.

He fails not.

For me the best holiday moment happened around our kitchen table on Wednesday night before the main event.

I was cooking.  DH was eating a sandwich for dinner.

Our 21 y o daughter read aloud to us ~

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
written by Eric Metaxas
illustrated by Shannon Stirnwels

Thanks, PeggyDee!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Grace and Providence

Almighty King!  whose wondrous hand
Supports the weight of the sea and land;
Whose grace is such a boundless store,
No heart shall break that sighs for more.

Thy providence supplies my food,
And 'tis Thy blessing makes it good;
My soul is nourish'd by Thy Word,
Let soul and body praise the Lord!

My streams of outward comfort came
From Him who built this earthly frame;
Whate'er I want His bounty gives,
By whom my soul forever lives.

Either His hand preserves from pain,
Or, if I feel it, heals again;
From Satan's malice shields my breast,
Or overrules it for the best.

Forgive the song that falls so low
Beneath the gratitude I owe!
It means Thy praise; however poor,
An angel's song can do no more.

by William Cowper
English Poet and Hymnodist
1731 - 1800

Illustration compliments of

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Top Ten Reasons to Join Weight Watchers

1)   I have never tried their plan(s) before.
2)   I want to jump start my metabolism and loose some weight.
3)   I like the vast array of resources and information.
4)   I think the accountability will help my ability to exercise will-power.
5)   I hope to relieve some major indigestion by making better food choices.
6)   I want to use regular food, not packaged meal shakes/protein bars.
7)   I like the online version and mobile application (read no meetings!).
8)   I have a friend who signed up and encouraged me.
9)   My doctor (DH) thinks it's the best diet of all.
10) It changed what I ate for dinner tonight!

Wish me luck!

PS  Photo of homemade Blackeyed-Pea and Sausage Soup and cheddar cheese toast.  Recipe for soup will be posted sometime next week.