Monday, August 22, 2011

Sometimes Life Is Hard for No Reason at All

School has begun.  
Football players have been practicing all summer.
As we pass by our school field, my boy stares with longing eyes.
Its almost been a year since an injury on the field saved his life.
Who'd have thought a concussion could be a blessing?
It's still hard to understand why this happened.

Sometimes life is hard for no reason at all.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Meal Planning

I am NOT a Fan of Grocery Shopping.....
However, school begins for us this week so I am resuming my Sunday evening ritual of planning the weekly menu.  After doing a better job of tracking meal expenses this summer, there is no denying that we spend WAY too much eating out.  Usually it is just for convenience or my laziness.  So, with the help of EZ Meals, Pioneer Woman and my own recipes -- we will be eating at home as much as possible.
Menu for the week of August 15:
Monday -- Grilled Marinated Chicken, Pasta Primavera & Italian Bread

Tuesday -- Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes & Salad
Wednesday -- Slow Cooker Stroganoff over Noodles & Green Beans
Thursday -- Breakfast Casserole, French Toast Sticks and fresh Strawberries
Friday -- Cheeseburger Sliders, Steak Fries & Corn on the Cob
Saturday -- Mexican Casserole, Tortilla Chips, Cheese Dip, Spanish Rice and Salad
Sunday -- late church so late lunch/dinner out then prepare for the next week.
What are you having for dinner? 

This is when I plan meals.
....and this is when I do not.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stormy Dreams

This is what I found in my bed after a night of stormy weather.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


While visiting my Granny last week I had the joy of visiting one of my favorite "food court" places to eat -- Hot Dog on a Stick.

This was a staple for me on Saturday afternoons while my friends and I hung out at the mall.  A hot dog on a stick and a large lemonade  The employee uniform never seemed odd to us and I was surprised to learn that the uniform has remain unchanged in the 25 + years.

The debate is this.  While talking with my office mates about this fine food establishment, I was told they never heard of it.  And the question was, "Isn't that just a corndog?"

No, my friend.  It is a...Corn Dog on a Stick.  Always has been and always will be.

Large Lemonade 
Famous Color Blocking Uniform