My dad has surgery today at 1:45pm. I would love prayers from you. I know that he is nervous. I spoke with him last night and could tell. I mean, WHO wouldn’t be? I will keep you updated on what they find. (Is it weird they are cutting into him and taking things out to “figure out” what it is, or is that just me?) I feel bad for him. I’m sure he wouldn’t be keen on my “pity”, but it just stinks. Having to go in for surgeries and not really know when the process will end. I mean, I’m nervous and it isn’t my leg getting chopped into.
So, please pray for my dad. And my mom as she waits. Oh, heck. Pray for Jonathan and I too. Because holding it together when you are nervous and scared, is hard work.
I rearranged my cabinets yesterday, during Kensington’s nap. I am major blessed to have lots of cabinets in our kitchen. And nice ones to boot. The previous owners had a cabinet maker in the family, so we got HOOKED up. I wanted to clean them, and make things more accessible. I have been on the look out lately on ways I can make my house work most efficiently. After all, I am working here now and I want it to be a well-oiled machine! The more organized things are, the more efficient I can be at my job.
So, it went from this:
And from this:
This system works SO much better for me. The cookbooks are at eye level and easy to grab. And all of the spices, baking supplies are lower, so I don’t have to get a step stool each time I want to find the nutmeg. It works SO MUCH BETTER.
I post this for two reasons. 1.) Re-think your cabinets. I think that we sometimes get in a routine because the glasses have ALWAYS been in one cabinet and the bottles and paci’s have always been together in the, “3rd drawer down on the left hand side”. Change it up! It made more room and easier navigation.
2.) I need a cute/fun/easy way to distinguish the spices and oils from one another. I dont want to have to play “WHERE’S WALDO” each time I bake. Any ideas besides sticky circles on top?
My friend Noelle likes to cook and bake. Everything I have tried has been GOOD. Her husband brought over a piece of cake and a note yesterday. I wanted to eat the cake first and read the note later. But. I did it in the right order. Noelle said that the piece of cake was a THANK YOU in exchange for introducing her to the PIONEER WOMAN. It was a coffee cake recipe from her site and she thought I should get a piece. It was goooood.
I’m telling you–I have tested about 20 of this woman’s recipes and they are ALL GOOD. All of them.
So…Go now and be transformed into the best cook on your block! Thanks Noelle! Dessert was fabulous!
Simple, healthy and fun meals are key. I want to make original meals that are good for my family and don’t cost an arm and a leg. One of my favorite meals lately (since it is BBQ season) are margarita pizza’s on the grill. You can get pizza dough at TJ’s or Fresh and Easy. I get it at F&E and it is $1.50. It rolls out to be huge:
And I top it with pizza sauce ($1.29), mozzerella cheese ($1.99), tomatoes and basil from the garden. The beautiful thing is that you can get two pizzas out of the cheese and sauce from the store!
Healthy, cheap and easy! Done and Done!
Share with me your favorite easy dish. Please.
My darling, little rapscallion is 18 months old today. Time is flying by. I am loving all of it. She is a joy beyond words. What a big personality in such a little body. I adore you, Miss K.
I have been thinking alot about prayer and how it works. It heals, (even when things are “solved”) it helps and it brings people together and closer to one another and to the Lord. Often, I feel that there is a personal benefit to praying for others because I am connected to them, feel closer to the Lord and I am obeying the Lord’s commandment to intercede for one another.
People need prayer.
People are broken, hurting, angry, lost or going through difficult times in their lives. It is inevitable and it WILL happen to each of us.
God doesn’t promise perfection and roses on this earth. But He DOES promise His love and mercies. He is there and ready for us to come to Him.
I thought that, once a week, I would have a post on prayer requests. They can be as simple or in depth as you want. I get that not everyone wants their picture next to a secret request, but it can be as simple as your name, blog and the name of a family member that is hurting or something you are dealing with. Or not even your name. It’s up to you. I can make anything work.
Im sure this seems personal to some people and I suppose it is. But I also know how HUGE it has been for my family to see the support I have received from you guys. It has lifted my spirits and made me realize the POWER of prayer.
So, I want to return the favor. (and… you know, obey the Bible)
Let’s pray for one another each day and I will highlight the requests on MONDAYS. Email me, comment me, FaceBook me. Just let me know how we, as a community, can pray for you.
And let’s watch God work.