Monday, August 23, 2010

Helping Brings Blessings

We all need to learn, rich and anything above poor, to give. It matters not how much money we have or the government takes from us, if that is shared with the less fortunate.

We can help in many ways, time--go donate a few hours to a soup kitchen or Habitat for Humanity or go fix that broken porch or leaky faucet or the single parent in the neighborhood or the widow or the elderly couple or the kid just of school that is on their own now.

Next time you go shopping buy a bag of bath soap, toilet paper, feminine supplies, shampoo, etc. and some groceries and go leave it on the door step of someone you know needs it--and you do know!

The surplus from your garden, do you preserve it or toss it? Why not share it.

Ask the harried parents at church or in the neighborhood if they would like a couple hours without the children and take their children to McDonald's for an hour or the park or to come watch cartoons with yours and pop some popcorn.

Set up a clothing and toy exchange in the neighborhood and make sure the family that has nothing to exchange does get something for each child and parent.

Sew? Offer to mend someone's clothing. Not everyone knows how to sew.

What we do for others, be it good or bad, will come back to us and our children-for 7 generations--

Are you blessing or cursing your great grandchildren??

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lots Of Things

This day was productive.

I made several bead rings. These will be offered for sale at Pau Wau this year. 

My hubby's friend went with me to the paid storage building and we got the sewing machine, lots of cloth, and a few odds and ends.

We came back and straightened up the storage building here--hoping that will be a full fledged Craft Room by January--hint, hint Honey. (My birthday is in January.)

Then, we realized we had to go back over to the paid storage building as my jewelry making supplies were not here. Note-It was starting to storm outside. Luckily the rain held off a few hours.

Brought a box in the house that needs to be gone through. Bet most of it can be trashed.

Sat down and watched "Every Which Way But Loose" while I beaded "Dakota" in pale yellow with a pale green background.

Yes, it is very hard to read. I believe it will be made into a choker for her. She's still too small for a bracelet with her name. Little bugger, she pulls her earrings out then tries to take her Mom's out!

Giorgianna and I went to Linden, Tennessee the other day. Stopped at the Cane Creek Market. Bought a new mortar and pestle, Farmer's Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, bologna, and oil based natural flaorings to use in some of my products.

Nothing like shopping at a true country market!

Hubby has been sickly the last few days--seems to have bronchitis, but you know these hard headed men!!! Refuses to go to the doctor. Of course going to the VA can be a true pain at times.

Had a pattern made to make Ms. Robbie some jumpsuits that zip up the back--she has an annoying habit of taking her Depends off and then wetting herself. She also has developed a habit of tearing them apart and flushing them down the toilet.  That gell just swells and stops it up. A friend snaked the toilet for us last week.  She will also play in the poop in the toilet--this was the best way I could figure to stop these activities.

I will be working on getting at least three made this week.

Here are some pictures one is the bead work for Dakota's choker and the other some of the bead rings:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Tuna Casserole

I decided to fix a quick Tuna Casserole for tonight. Here's what I came up with and it's pretty good, even if it is me that's saying it!


2 6ounce cans tuna in water, drained
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups of dry small macaroni shells
1 small can mushrooms
1 stalk of celery
½ of a large onion
Worcestershire Sauce
Paul Prudhome's Seasoning Salt New Orleans Blend®
Minced garlic

Pre-heat oven to 350°. Cook shells according to package directions. In the meantime, mince the celery, onion and mushrooms. ( I use a Slap Chop®).

Mix everything except cheese in a bowl and then pour over in a 8" casserole dish. All seasonings are to taste.

Cover with cheese. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.

You can add fried onions or croutons to the top the last 5 minutes of baking if you wish.

You can also add dill weed, chopped bell or other peppers, canned or fresh diced tomatoes.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling