Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Scripture

What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near to us whenever we pray to him?
 Deuteronomy 4:7

Friday, July 27, 2012

Spaghetti as an appetizer, really?

The other night as the Mr. and I were watching our favorite show, we came to the realization that we really no absolutely nothing about fine dining.

While the chefs were preparing appetizers, one of which was spaghetti, we couldn't quite get past the fact that we don't see spaghetti as an appetizer.

Mr. Wonderful said maybe we just aren't wealthy enough to appreciate spaghetti as an appetizer because our idea of an appetizer is jalapeno poppers and cheesy fries, not to mention the favorite at our house, chicken wings.

So then we started thinking maybe that is a west coast thing.

Or maybe it is a fine dining thing.

Either way, it seemed to be over our heads.  Because what we view as an appetizer (and a good one at that) didn't seem to be anywhere on their menu.

Hmmmmm, I guess we should stick with the southern cooks who know what a real appetizer is like Paula Deen.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Playing Catch Up

We were recently on vacation, and while we were there we realized we had been so relaxed from lying on the beach everyday that we missed two of our favorite shows.

Master Chef

and Hell's Kitchen!

We absolutely love us a good cooking show.  And while Master Chef is definitely my favorite of the two I can't help but watch Mr. Ramsey's personality change the way it does from Hell's Kitchen to Master Chef.

I have to say that I really want Christine to win Master Chef.

If you watch it then you know she is an amazing cook, and she does it all blind.  

She is amazing!!!

As for Hell's Kitchen, I am thinking Barbie.  No one really likes her but I think it's because she can cook.  And I like Justin too.  He doesn't seem to have been in too much trouble yet this season.

So last night was catch up night for what we missed, and lucky for us, it comes on again tonight.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What I'm learning

I finished the book that I told you about.

What a great, great, great book!!!

Just one of the things I learned from this amazing book is that I am the one who needs to change.

Shocking, I know.

But it's time to stop looking for fault in everyone else when all I can control is me so that's where my focus should be.

So this has become my favorite new prayer.

Lord, change me.

When I am feeling sorry for myself because life isn't fair.

Change me.

When the kids don't listen and my Wonderful husband gets on my nerves.

Change me.

When I get hurt, or angry, or my feelings get hurt.

Change me.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunday Scripture

You give me a better way to live,
so I live as you want me to.
Psalm 18:36

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I finally have cleaned out enough room in the basement to make it a little more presentable.

After getting rid of some equipment and cleaning up what I could, I came across this on pinterest.

And the more I think about it the more I want to do this in the basement.

It looks great, and it would definitely be cheaper than new floors.

The question is, can we talk Mr. Wonderful into it.  

I think we can.

I think I smell a new project.