Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Oct. 17th Leave Baxter Springs for Guymon (stay at Guymon this night)
Oct. 18th Morning concert at Guymon
PM concert at Liberal
Oct. 19th Concert at Follett
Oct. 20th Concert at Spearman
Oct. 21st Concert at Hereford
Oct. 22nd Concert at Hardesty
Oct. 23rd Concert at Pampa
Oct. 24th stay overnight at Balko
Oct. 25th Morning concert at Balko
Evening concert at Laverne
Oct. 26th Concert at Midway
Oct. 27th Concert at Kingman
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Biscuits & gravy
Chicken & noodles
X Sloppy Joe's extended with black beans
Broccoli & cheese soup
Ham, beans & cornbread
creamed dried beef on toast
creamed hard boiled eggs on toast
mystery meatballs with sauce (recipe at page bottom)
X bean and cheese burritos
fried cabbage & onions with carrots
Mystery burgers or meatballs
2 egg whites
1 c. cottage cheese
1 c. oatmeal
1 pkg. onion soup mix
Mix ingredients together and form burgers or meatballs. Fry in a small amount of oil.
Be sure to save the yolks for custard or other egg dishes.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
The rancher replied that Obama was just a post turtle.
The doctor was puzzled having never heard the term post turtle before asked the rancher to explain.
Well when you're driving down a country road and you see a turtle perfectly balanced on a post, that's a post turtle.
The rancher could see that the doctor was still puzzled so he continued.
You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there,and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We decided to finish the bathroom trim and we were doing fine and then all of a sudden the corners wouldn't fit. I decided to go back to it tomorrow.
We may end up going to Amarillo to find the quarter round we need.
It will all look great when we get done its just getting to that point.
Bill and Christina are making a trip to Alvin this weekend so we get to keep the kids. The house will be noisy that's for sure.
The only time I have made soap this week is on Monday so of course I am several days behind on that. Right now that is a good source of income for groceries so I don't want to slip up on that.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I had to have something that looked nice. We had painted the floors and it works in all the rooms except the kitchen. I like it everywhere else. I just cant keep it clean looking in the kitchen so we had to do something.
Its really looking good. Next Jeff will finish the trim in the bathroom, and it will look great.
I am waiting for the floor to get done so I can make more soap, dehydrate more veggies and clean the kitchen.
When ever you make something nicer it always makes a mess.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
PM: steak on the grill, mashed potatoes & veggie
PUT BLACK BEANS ON TO SOAK
Noon: tuna chowder
PM: Jeff is still working on the floor so dont know what we'll have. Maybe a sandwich.
Noon: black bean soup
PM: pork chops, Boston baked beans ?, potato salad
PUT WHITE BEANS ON TO SOAK FOR WHITE CHILI
Noon: black bean burritos
PM: white chicken chili
PM: wheat tortilla wraps with chicken and slaw
COOK RIBS IN CROCK POT ALL NIGHT FOR NOON SUNDAY
Noon: ribs, beans, slaw
Monday, September 21, 2009
Justin and Kaleena's wedding was beautiful and special. They are now on their honeymoon in Mexico. Justin plans to spend his time laying on the beach. Sounds like fun.
Everything was beautiful. The decorations. The people. The couple. The pastor did a fine job. Justin is going to be a great son in law. The first thing he did when he saw Kaleena in her dress was say wow, then he took her hand and asked God to be with them through the day and ever after.
One thing they did that I thought was special was to light the unity candle and then spend the time there in prayer together. It is clear to me that Justin is going to be the spiritual leader in that home and I am so thankful.
I will be putting up pictures then I get them back. Continue to lift this young couple up in prayer as they begin their life together.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here is another example. My mom was at a restaurant the other day. She went to use the ladies room. When she had her hand on the rest room door, a large man exited the men's room, slamming the door open so hard it knocked my mom in the back of her head. It hit her so hard that it nearly knocked her out. She stood there holding onto the door knob because she was dizzy. The man just walked on by and half way across the restaurant he yelled over his shoulder, I hope you aren't hurt. He never turned around. Mom stood there for a while until she could walk. She forgot she needed to use the restroom. She became disoriented.
She has since suffered headaches and been to the chiropractor three times so far.
I made goat milk, oatmeal, sage and citrus soap and also goat milk, oatmeal and cucumber soap.
I wont get to make anymore this week because we will be leaving to go to the wedding.
Have you noticed that politicians, actors, people at restaurants, malls and well everywhere are not courteous?
It dawned on me when I read the headlines about Kane West grabbing the microphone from Taylor Swift when she won an award. Sarena Williams (John Mc Enroe esk) type out burst and the senators outburst at the president that we do not as an American people practice common courtesy.
Why is that? Is it because we have spent so much time teaching our children that its all about them that they think its true? What they want, what they think, its all about me. I don't have to respect others, its all about me. I don't have to be courteous, its all about me. I don't have to be polite, its all about me.
I substituted at the high school a couple of years ago and I remember visiting with a young man who said he didn't have to respect elders unless they earned his respect. I was floored. I grew up learning to respect and be courteous to elders even if I had never met them. There was never even a thought that they had to EARN our respect. They got respect just because they were older.
I know I have taught my children the values my parents taught me. They are respectful and courteous to others. Thank you Jesus.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The farmers market in Guymon had more vendors and less customers this week.
I found out that Spearman, Tx. has a Country Flea Market once a month on the 2nd Saturday at the Mall between Lowe's & Alco. I happened to get there when a prime front space was open and was able to book that space for next month. If I like that space and such I can pay for the following month and keep that space or change to another one.
We drove to Spearman to check it out and the man said it was kinda slow but there were lots of people there so I am convinced. I hope to sell a lot of soap for folks to give for gifts.
I can sell anything I want to so I may sell some handcrafts as well as soap. So far the soap has sure helped pay for groceries and a few other things during this jobless time for Mr. Olson.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I made carrot cake soap and tea tree/lavender soap.
Edited to add: I also made a batch of pomegranate, oatmeal, and beet soap.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Mr. Olson got busy and made 6 molds to sell.
Someone is coming this afternoon to look at our house so we have been trying to tidy up.
I also need to can the apple juice. Hope I can get it all done.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It makes me happy that she is doing so well. It has really been good for her and they keep her so busy she doesn't have much time to be home sick.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I think the tea party idea is a good one and should be held more often.
I came away with a renewed sense of American loyalty. I love our country and many others do too.
When I was a kid we knew all the songs for each branch of the military. We knew what freedom was and what it cost. I think our school children need to learn history, salute the flag, and what it means to be an American.
God Bless America
My kids didn't know what a tea party was. I explained that it stands for taxed enough already. How many American citizens want the government to go back to the people and smaller government not bigger.
I am going to order copies of the declaration of independence for us to all study. If anyone has suggesions please leave a comment.
I got to see one of my cousins who is my age that I hadn't seen in 26 years. The last time we saw each other was on Labor day 1983 at a family reunion at my grandmothers. His wife had gotten a phone call at the reunion that her sister had drowned at a lake. Of course the mood of the reunion turned sad. I didn't think I would ever see him again because last December he suffered a massive heart attack and wasn't expected to last the night. He did and got some better so they sent him home and told him to make peace and take care of business because he could go anytime. This was his fifth heart attack.
I remember my uncle, his dad died when we were young, I think grade school, from a heart attack. Uncle Lawrence had seven heart attacks the last year he lived. My cousins older brothers are both dead already.
I was just really glad to see him.
Today we are going to our first Tea Party. I have heard about them so it will be educational to go to one.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
I am the photographer for the wedding so I will work and sweat. I wish I could figure out how to change mid way through so I wouldn't stink up my dress.
I am nearly done with Hannah's dress, just have to put the snaps and hem and a bit of hand sewing.
I need to put the zipper in both the top and skirt on Mollies, hem the skirt, some hand sewing and the snaps.
Then I need to make two shawls with beading. Then I'm done. I have one and a half weeks until we are leaving so pray for me to get these done.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I thought I had found shoes at walmart but the sizes were marked wrong.
A fellow called to look at the house, I hope to arrange an appointment early next week.