Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
W was born at 10:21 a.m. - I remember watching Martha Stewart on TV while those contractions were fast & furious.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This week, I found out from a friend's e-mail.....
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.
It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.
-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
So there is your history for today.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
- Fluent in Spanish.
- Played the clarinet in middle school.
- Don't like to be a passenger in a vehicle. I think it's a control thing :)
- Degree in Chemistry
- Do not like bananas.
- Addicted to Bejeweled - at least that's what my kids tell me.
- Read all the Harry Potter books.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
- Vegetable spray
- 2 large russet potatoes, roughly peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
- 2 green onions, finely chopped ( I omitted the onion)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray 8 muffin tins with vegetable spray. Layer potato slices, cheese, and onions into each muffin cup. Season with salt and pepper and top each gratin with 1 or 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Cover with foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, removing the foil halfway through cooking time. Scoop out potatoes and serve.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
- A trunk full of food, because "the grocery up here isn't like the market at home." She has always been a "just in case" kinda lady. She brought her homemade pasta sauce which we all love!
- The Lilly fish night light:
- Lilly mouse take note pad:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Caring: To love others, to be sensitve to the well-being of others, to help others.
"Where there is love, there is life." Gandhi
Honesty: To tell the truth, to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust, to have integrity; making sure your choices match your values.
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." Thomas Jefferson
Respect: To treat others as you would have them treat you; to value the worth of every person, including yourself.
"You don't have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone's different." Kim Peek
Responsibility: To do what is right, what you ought to do; to be accountable for your behavior and obligations.