Friday, November 14, 2008

My kitchen

I read recently in www.$5dinners.com where she posted pictures of her kitchen. So, I thought I would post some pictures of mine...nothing glamorous, but it gets the job done!

Notice the very over grown Aloe Vera plant in window that desperately needs thinning!

The "Catch all" area where mail, keys, and cell phones are collected. The "change" jar is also located there to catch all the loose change to be rolled and used later!Trust me! It will be used!!

Last but not least, our dining area.




Well, that was a peek into my kitchen. I am a visual person and like to have a visual when reading about someone. So, when I write about being in the kitchen...now you can see in your mind's eye the kitchen! Lol! Yes, I am an odd bird!

The end of the week already!

Gosh! It's Friday already! Where did this week go?!
This week was my grocery shopping week. I went over budget by $20!! I found meat on clearance and was able to stock up on some with money from my gas budget due to gas prices being lower.I was going to move the extra money to the credit card payments, but I decided to stock the freezer with the clearance meat. Hard choices to make this day and time! Ugh!
I boiled all the chicken up, separated from the bone and placed a cup of meat in each freezer bag. That way it will be ready to throw into a casserole or fried rice. Then I found some bananas on sale...did anyone know about the growers were having a hard time with the bananas this year due to weather conditions?! I didn't! Anyhow, I sliced and froze 2 bananas per freezer bag. These can be thawed and used for smoothies, breads or muffins later. I have a picture of the last batch that I did just to give those who aren't familiar with freezing foods an idea. The chicken is cooled and then placed flat in the freezer, this gives you more room.

The bananas are sliced, laid flat and then frozen. Some people place the bananas on a cookie sheet for flash freezing then place in bags. I just slice and lay flat and freeze.

I am also going to make some cookie dough and freeze. These will be used during the holiday season. I will just have to thaw and bake!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Off to the Festival of Holidays!

This evening I get to enjoy a Women's conference at Biltmore Baptist called the "Festival of Holidays"! The church is decorated in a beautiful holiday theme and each table has a different theme of holiday decorations! They are awesome...each year different and unique ideas! The guest speaker is Cindy Wood. This is a women only event...No men! No kids! and No cooking!! It is catered! (Trying to hold back a girly shrill!)
I will try to take pictures of the festivities and post them tomorrow. Now I'm off to do my hair and make-up before picking up the rugrats from school!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saddened!

I am saddened by the results of the election. I am saddened to see that my country does not value a precious life of a child. I am saddened that conservative radio my be a thing of the past due to the elected administration. I am frustrated that my country disregards the fact that a man is associated with people that has condoned 9/11, people who stand on the American flag and denounce this great country that has given them the freedom to do so. I am saddened that my country feels that they are "owed" another person's wealth. I am frightened that this elected administration has commented that they would not coddle Israel the way America has done in the past. I am concerned that the elected administration would meet with terrorist countries with no preconditions. I am confused that my country picked a man that they really have no clue what he stands for or against because his views and opinions changes when talking with different people. I am frustrated that my country is more concerned with making history than voting on issues. I am frightened when the elected administration has stated that the constitution is open for interpretation and it was written by white elitists. I am saddened that so many are willing to compromise our freedom and to have the government control us in a socialistic manner. I am angry that the elected administration mocks Christians calling them bitter and clinging to their religion. I am so confused with the American people and the morals and values that this country is now representing.

I pray that this will wake Christians up! That we will grow strong and bold, no longer tolerating liberalism that is forced upon us.

I pray that America will humble herself and seek the face of God and repent!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I just got back from VOTING!!!!

First, let me say...this is my opinion! I really don't want to debate, I have made my decision and I stand FIRM!
I just got back from voting. No line! I was the 144Th person to vote in my district. Yes, we live in a very rural area. I took Autumn to vote with me...she got to cast a kids vote. She was excited! She hollered "Sara Palin!" It was cute!
Yes, I am a strong McCain/Palin supporter. I am not apologetic about it. I am Pro-Life! It does matter which candidate supports abortion and which doesn't. I do think it matters also what friends a person has and what spiritual leader they sit under. You can tell a lot about one's character by the friends they keep. With that said, I think it is important to vote! Stand up for what you believe in! Let your voice be heard! I thought about not sharing this in my blog...but you know what? My blog...my beliefs. I'm tired of keeping quiet worried that I may offend someone because of my beliefs. They certainly don't care if they offend me by taking God out of the schools, or prayer out of the football games and other school social events or saying His name in vain on television or in music. Nor do they care that they push their agenda into the school system where my children attend. Why are they allowed to express their beliefs loudly and openly, but Christians are sowing hate and are judgemental when they express theirs? We have allowed ourselves to be pushed aside. We have been told repeatedly that we need to "not offend". I go back to scripture...Jesus was very open with what He believed! He did NOT compromise His beliefs because they offended others. I think it's time we stand up and be heard! We don't have to be ugly, we don't have to stoop to a low level. What is wrong with stating your beliefs and convictions openly? Don't be ashamed! Stand up for your rights! Stand up and be heard! VOTE!!