I wandered across this breathe of fresh air while visiting my friend Jill’s blog. There I found the most beautiful journal. I’m not a journal/diary keeper, but loooove this idea. I think I’m going to give it a try. You can see more samples & ideas in this post.
Archives for June 2007
I came across this recipe the other morning and these are delicious!
Insanely Easy Muffins
1 dark chocolate fudge or devils food cake mix
1 15 oz. can solid pack pumpkin
Mix the two ingredients together. The batter will be very thick. Pour into greased or lined muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 – 15 muffins.
We like them best with devils food cake and a handful of chocolate chips. They are soooo moist & yummy!!
You can see the original recipe and nutritional content here.
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Tips I want to remember:
Ethan is a precious 6 month old little boy with Leukemia. He has been given a 15% chance of survival, but his parents know that God is much bigger than that 15 percent. They are currently waiting for test results to see if he has any cancer cells in his bone marrow – low cell count means he can proceed with a transplant. He has been tested before & had a high cell count. They are asking everyone to be in prayer over Ethan & his cell count. Put plainly, if his cell count is low, it is only because God chose it to be so.
This is a last chance scenario for this little one. I know what it is like to sit down with a doctor & be told, “I’m so sorry, there is nothing we can do.” Please be in prayer for Ben & Becky (his parents) as they walk this long, exhausting, terrifying road. Their faith is encouraging; go read their story. (The site is very busy today & you may have to refresh the page a couple of times.)
When we were walking this road with Elijah, people were always commenting on how strong our faith was, as if we were some kind of Super Christians. I think the reality is that there are only two choices when the rug is yanked out from underneath you & your world is turned upside down: you can cling to God and hang on for dear life, or you can focus on the wind & the waves and drown.
We did a fun little activity in our teen girls’ Bible study today – we each made a list of Unique Things About Me. I only did four as an example for them, so now I’m going to add nine more & turn it into a Thursday Thirteen. (It’s so sad that you have nothing better to do than read my ramblings :o)
1. I am fluent in Pig Latin.
2. My great, great, great & so on granddad was a Texas Ranger (the kind on a horse). or was he my uncle?
3. I don’t eat ketchup on anything but fried shrimp.
4. I’ve visited 7 different countries.
5. I’ve lived near a World Famous Rodeo for most of my life but I’ve never been.
6. I enjoy going to baseball games but can’t stand to watch baseball on tv.
7. I have a chickenpox scar on the tip of my earlobe.
8. I love parmesan cheese on my popcorn.
9. When I was little we played a game called ‘light as a feather, stiff as a board’ at all of the slumber parties. One time it actually worked, freaked me out, & I never played it again.
10. My hair & nails grow annoyingly fast (yes, I do realize it’s a blessing, not a curse).
11. I have some fake snow from the movie Far and Away. They were filming it when I lived in Ireland.
12. I collect squished pennies.
13. I worked at JC Penney for a year right out of high school. One day they announced that some guy named Troy Aikman would be signing autographs at the front of the store. I was returning some items to another department & I just happened to be following our store manager as he led our special guest to his table. That’s when I realized that Troy Aikman was not a meteorologist.
I know some of you live in an area where ants are tiny little insects that go about their business, but down here in the Lone Star State they are vicious, man-eating monsters! You learn to recognize the shriek that means your child has stepped in yet another fire ant bed. I’ve come across two fairly effective forms of relief: solid deodorant or a cut onion. Immediately rub the ant bites with either one & it significantly reduces the burning & swelling of the bite.
Head on over to Rocks In My Dryer for some really great tips.
Edited to add: I use a small deodorant sampler for ant bites; you probably don’t want to use your regular one on your kids’ feet – although desperate times call for desperate measures ;o)
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