Thursday, March 27, 2008

Book Meme

Shauna tagged me for this meme, so here it goes. Page 123, sentence 6-8 of Gillead by Marilynne Robinson:

"What can account for that?" And he looks me right in the face, as though he wants me to know he knows it is a performance and he's amused by it. I suppose an attempt is a performance, in some sense.

I'm Among the Living

I am doing well recovering from my gallbladder surgery. I think I know what it feels like to get beat up by gangsters now. I didn't know what to expect with pain, but I think I underestimated it a bit. On a brighter note, yesterday I felt better than I have in weeks. Every afternoon before the surgery I couldn't even keep my eyes open I was so tired, and now I feel much more energized. Thank you Lord.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Joining the Ranks of the Gallbladderless

I have been feeling rather crappy since January and have hopefully finally figured out what is the cause. I have a gallbladder full of gall stones and am having my gallbladder removed tomorrow morning at 11:15. It is a fairly simple outpatient procedure, but I have never had surgery so I am a bit leery of the whole thing. If you are felt led to pray for me, I would be very grateful. Wish me luck.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Maxine's of the World Unite

Are you a Martha or Maxine?

*Martha's Way*

Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

*Maxine's Way *

Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix ,keep it in the pantry for up to a year.
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you.
If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix-me-up."
If you oversalt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!"
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Celery? Never heard of it!
Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don't.
Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Leftover wine???????????
HELLO !!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Africa Bags

I saw a story in the paper about a Loveland couple who are trying to help the people of Africa by selling reusable shopping bags made by villagers in Malawi Africa. The couple saw a need in Africa and decided that they had to do something to help. Their courage inspired me, so I would like to help them do some advertising. To order a bag or learn more about their work, visit their website at

Saturday, March 1, 2008

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