Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's Autumn * Happy New Year*

First, I know this may seem weird but I do not like New Year's day.  I don’t know why but to me it is kind of a depressing day maybe it is the letdown after all the holidays or what but I don’t like it. So last year I made the choice to make my New Year the 1st day day of Autumn. It was great, after all even Hallmark pocket calendars start in September!  If you think about it Autumn is the time to harvest old crops and plant seeds that will bloom in spring.

 So this year I have made a list for my
New Year
*Read the Bible in a year in chronological order I thought my love of history would make this be an even bigger blessing.
*Make a new friend each month and pray for them for that month- That is 12 more people in my life that I could learn from and maybe I will be a blessing to them.
*Dance at least once a day- even if I don’t feel like it!
*Go for a Walk 3 times a week-God has so many things to see even when it’s raining and cold
*Act like a girl throughout the month-not a tough woman but a girly girl. This may be odd to some but sometimes I forget this.
*Learn to sew -AND actually make stuff, cute stuff, and something in RED
*Buy Boots- I know this is not very spiritual but I have wanted boots for 3 years and I really want to get a pair this year so I just added them to the list-

So this is my short list so far. What made me want to make a list this year is I really started thinking of how long a year really is. For me it is not 365 days, I live in increments of 14 days. I take my cancer meds. for 14 days then I am off for 14 days and then repeat it again I do this for a year. That means I could live for a year or not, I could live for 20 years or not, but my choice is this I want to make every day count After all I could be crossing the street and get hit by a charging moose and die, you just don't know! What a difference a day makes when you make that day count for something more than yourself. (OK maybe I shouldn't have let you know about the boots) 
After all reading the bible every day is great, but if you are not DOING something with that knowledge about a true and loving God what good is it. And being healed from a disease is great but if your life is just about living for you what good is that.  So maybe I make a list with the hope that every day God will change me and make me a better person with a purpose for Him.  So I hope you will make today be
“The Best Day Ever!"  

Hebrews 13:8 -Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Good bye and Hellooo

“Good bye Summer” *sniff *”I’ve loved you so” *sniff sniff** she says while dabbing her eyes and shoulders slightly slumped- “You know you are my favorite season”*sniff* “ I don’t know what I will do without you Good bye Summer”- weeping she bows her head then pause. Lifting her head she then raises a fist and says-“ You're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over I'll never miss you again nor any of my folk.”

Exit Summer

Enter Autumn

“Oh Autumn”, she exclaims “do listen to me, I must have loved you for years, only I was such a stupid fool, I didn't know it. Please believe me, you must care” “I’ve missed you so” - arms extended in front with open hands- “You know you are my, my,my favorite season Oh Autumn"- she takes Autumn by the hand they embrace and leaves begin to fall

Three years of drama in high school and I finally get to use it,
yea I really wasn’t that great

Seriously, just think of all the beautiful colors fall brings red, orange, and gold.
And it with the season comes apples, sweet juicy apples for eating and tart ones for pies.
I can’t wait for a slight chill so we can enjoy hot chocolate or yummy pumpkin spice coffee
We are going to have so much fun this year, fun fall crafts for the babes to make and treasures to be found under all of the fallen leaves, walks to take on a windy days and lots of baking- oh yes there will be baking! I am so excited I need to make my fun list so I don’t forget anything.

Here is my first Autumn Recipe I want the babes to make. The leaves may not end up looking quite like these, remember last year we had beautiful six armed gingerbread men, but it’s going to be fun!!

Here's a treat no kid will leaf behind. Made with store-bought piecrust dough, these leaves are filled with chocolate and peanut butter chips -- but try jam and cream cheese, or chocolate chips, walnuts, and mini marshmallows, if you prefer.


• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon of water

• Prepared pie crust

• Mini chocolate chips

• Peanut butter chips

• Raw sugar

• Flour for work surface


1. Heat the oven to 375°. Whisk one egg with a teaspoon of water and set it aside.

2. On a floured surface, roll out a prepared pie crust so it's about 1/8-inch thick. Use a large leaf-shaped cookie cutter (ours is 4 1/2-inches wide) to make as many dough leaf pairs as possible.

3. For each pocket, spread about 4 teaspoons of mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips on a leaf, leaving a 1/2-inch margin at the edge. Brush egg wash onto the edge, place a second leaf on top, and press the edges to seal.

4. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle it generously with raw sugar. Bake the leaves on a parchment-covered cookie sheet until their edges are just beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Let them rest on the sheet a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Ecc. 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven