Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 20 to May 26 Meal Plan

(we didn't have them last week)


mashed potatoes
green peas

Grab and Go day

(Darian's graduation and
last day of school)
Chicken Cordon Blue
Baked potatoes
green beans

Taco Pizza

(Calvin and Family here)
Potato salad
Baked Beans

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13 to May 19 Menu Plan


Mother's Day
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes/gravy
Corn on the cob
Chocolate Cake



Grab and Go night

Celebrate Paige's Birthday
Baked Potatoes
Ice Cream Cake

(Darian goes to camp)
Paige and Justin here
Sandwich Bar

(Darian and Harley both gone)
Pancakes and scrambled eggs

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Your Mother Is Always With You... 
Your mother is always with you... 
She's the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street. 
She's the smell of bleach
in your freshly laundered socks. 
She's the cool hand on your brow
when you're not well. 
Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She's crystallized in every tear drop. 
She's the place you came from,
your first home...
She's the map you follow
with every step that you take. 
She's your first love
and your first heart break...
and nothing on earth can separate you. 
Not time, Not space...
Not even death...
will ever separate you
from your mother... 
You carry her inside of you... 
Author Unknown 

I miss you mom! Each and Every Day.
I know you now look down from above.
And you can be proud.
You did a good job.
You did the best you could.
And we are all okay!
Pauline Rule Riney Thompson

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What would it take to make you stop smoking.

Have you seen this commercial with this woman?
Mary is her name.
She shows us what it takes for her to get ready for her day.
She has no teeth.
She has a tracheotomy.
She is almost bald.
Her voice is very raspy and hard to understand.
She got this way from smoking.
From the treatments for her cancer.
If they would have had a commercial like this when I was a young girl....
Maybe I would have never started to smoke.
I think this is some of the best advertising I have ever seen.
I don't smoke anymore.
I haven't smoked for more than 10 years.
I was really, really addicted.
Quitting was the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life.
I want to show this to my grand kids and hope they never start.

(Update on this post: I just found out that the woman's name is TERRI) 
Due to her voice I thought she was saying Mary

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 6-May 12 Menu Plan

Our Meal Plan

Mashed potatoes and gravy
Chocolate Cake

Ham/Turkey Sandwiches

Cottage cheese and tomatoes

We call this night Grab and Go night
Everyone grabs what they want to eat
and then off to church they go!

(Paige and Justin are here)
Garlic Bread

Hamburger Helper
(I can't help family loves them)

Potato salad
Baked Beans


Here is the Plan

I want to start meal here is the plan. Each week on Sunday I want to post my meal plan for that coming Week. And then I will tell you how it turned out.Since Richard had his stroke he is just not all that into eating the things that he once loved. So I am always on the lookout for different things. Just to hear him say "honey, that was really good!" I miss that 

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Daybook


Outside my window...
Today looks like the beginning of summer. It is already 85F outside. The sun is shining and there is a light breeze.
I <3 summer!

I am thinking...
How much I should be doing. I should not be sitting here at the computer when there is so much to do. But alas.....

I am thankful...
I am thankful that it is almost summer.
I <3 summer!

In the kitchen...
Today I am going to make Green Bean Soup. Paige is here and she LOVES green bean soup!

I am wearing...
I haven't gotten dressed yet....still have on my sleeping tee and shorts.

I am creating...
A garden....yep, I have planted the zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, peas, and cucumbers.

I am going...
To shoot me a squirrel if he doesn't quit eating my tender little green bean shoots right out of the pot.

I am wondering...
How I am going to protect those green beans until they start to produce.

I am reading...
The Rules....on my Nook Color

I am hoping...
This month's budget will hold together. I am so tired of worrying about money.

I am looking forward to...
Summer....have I told you that I love summer!

I am learning
Patience..not very well, but I am trying.

Around the house...
There is lots to be done. I am just too lazy to start.
I am pondering...
A plan to start some spring cleaning

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things...SUMMER!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Justin is here with Paige for today. We will go to her soccer game tomorrow. And yard work for the weekend.