Friday, August 17, 2012

~~It's Not Thursday!~~


Outside my window... the forecast is for 93 degrees today but it's not even 10:30 AM my time, and it's already 91 degrees.  I think it's gonna be hot.  Is turning on the energy sucking, high electric bill making- swamp cooler a sign of weakness?    I haven't turned it on yet. 

I am thinking... thinking about fall, about homeschool, about piano lessons, cooler weather, camping, seeing family next month, about making friends.

I am thankful... Still pinching myself about being in a place I love!  Thankful for the provisions of God over and above anything I could ask or think.  He is so good to me.

 Psalms 31:19   Oh how great is thy goodness
. . .

In the kitchen... We had meals from the crockpot the last two nights.  One meal was lasagna and the other cheesy chicken and rice.  They were very good.  The future holds~  grilled chicken, baked potatoes maybe crock pot Chinese food.

I am wearing... Cream colored shorts and a vibrant, multicolored blue tee shirt. . .bare feet.  Remember those sandals I bought a few weeks ago for $16.00 at Kohls?  I love them soo much I'd love to have a pair in every color.  I received a $10.00 off coupon and went back and got the a red pair and paid around $9.00!!   

I should paint my toes today. . .I'm thinking black cherry?

I am creating... I need to get a new military id card made.  I need to iron some doileys.  Still got some ideas for homemade poster pictures to make.

I am going... on a hot date next week!!  We bought tickets to a bluegrass concert featuring Steve Martin (the actor/comedian) and the band Steep Canyon Rangers for next Thursday.  I'm pretty excited.  I've never been to a concert before.

I am reading/watching... My new library has selection of christian fiction books.  I've missed those the last 4 years!  Of course I face the same old problem of reading books out of order.  I've found a western author, Stephen Bly that I like.  I wonder though if that is a nom de plume for a woman?  He writes like one. . .

We're Watching several series right now. . .
Bionic Woman Season 2,

6 Million Dollar Man Season 1,



and Christy.

I am praying... I am praying about our church search.  That the Lord would help us to agree on the right one.  That we will make special friends there.  That we will be blessed.  Praying for far away family.  Praying for the desires of my heart.

From the learning rooms... Nothing this week.  We're enjoying the last few weeks of our summer.  School will start soon enough!

Around the house... It's quiet, fairly clean.  Dishes need put away.  I need to dust.  Need to take out some chicken for dinner.

One of my favorite things... My surroundings. . .
(this is the little valley that I live in.  So beautiful!)

A few plans for the rest of the week: There is two end of summer parties we'll be attending tomorrow.  One is with the neighbors and one is with my husbands Coast Guard co-workers.  Sunday, there is a bluegrass festival I'd like to attend in the North County, we'll see if we go to that.

Something to share...

A Recipe!

Cheesey Chicken and Rice


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion, chopped (I use Vidalia)
  • 1 -8 ounce box Zatarain's Yellow Rice Mix, cooked according to directions
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup (regular or fat free)
  • 1 -15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained


  1. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Scatter chopped onion over top. Spoon cream soup over top of that. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. A few minutes before serving, add in cooked rice, corn, and cheese. Stir to combine. Serve hot.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. You are beautifully blessed in all things.  :)

  2. OH ~ Have fun at the concert!!!!  BTW ~ Love the black cherry toes

  3. Yes, my friend, you truly are blessed.  Enjoy your weekend, sounds like some fun; 2 parties and then a concert next Thurs.  Can't wait to hear about the concert.  I like Steve Martin.

  4. yes, I noticed that our library has a whole section of christian fiction you are blessed in such a beautiful place-I find that I'm grateful for where I am ,too and I can see the beauty in whereever I am.