Archive for January 2010
You know that children’s song that you sing in church…
“Oh be careful little mouth what you say.
Oh be careful little mouth what you say.
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love
So be careful little mouth what you say.”
It is true, because He is looking down in love, and he tests us.
Sunday I posted this.
Monday morning at 7:30, Superman called me to let me know he no longer has a job.
Now I am holding on to Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
I know He is going to take care of us.
I have enough to worry about today.
Today is a celebration.
Not only are we celebrating he birth of my mother, 61 years ago today, we are celebrating the second year of Tuesdays with Dorie.
So in celebration, everyone got a chance to vote on what to make for today.
The clear winner was Tarte Tatain.
Such a fancy sounding dessert, but oh. so. simple.
Cut and peel, and quarter 8 apples.
Melt a stick of butter.
Sprinkle on ¾ a cup of sugar.
Pack your apples in.
Halve the rest of the apples and toss them on.
Let that pan sit on medium for about 15-20 minutes till the butter and sugar caramelize.
Cover with puff pastry, tucking in the extra.
Bake that pan of deliciousness for about 30 minutes.
Flip it over on a rimmed cake plate, unless yours broke 3 weeks ago, and then you can flip it over onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
And 10 minutes later, dig into a fabulous…fabulous…fabulous dessert.
If you’d like the recipe for this wonderful, comforting, and easy dessert just click here.
So we had to get another car.
The boy’s vehicle has been dying a very slow, very agonizing, very expensive death, and the last week of December, it finally gave up the ghost.
So this is what we got.
But we can not figure out what color it is.
It isn’t quite silver, it isn’t quite gold, it isn’t quite any color.
The title says ‘beige’.
What color do you think it is?
Last week we got a new shower curtain.
I don’t like it.
It is thin, and sticks to you.
A few days ago I was in the shower peeling the shower curtain off of me for the umpteenth time, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a spider, and Internet, there may or may not have been some jumping and squealing.
Okay, there was some jumping and squealing.
After I backed as far away as I could I took another look, and low and behold, it was the weight on the bottom of the shower curtain.
Huge mental sigh of relief.
But throughout the rest of the shower, I’d look at that stupid weight again and again just to make sure it wasn’t a spider even though I knew it wasn’t.
But it got me to thinking.
You know we as humans see much of our difficulties out of the corner of our eyes.
We perceive a spider, we jump, we squeal, we worry and complain only to realize that it was a silly weight…a bit of nothing to be concerned about.
And while we breath a huge mental sigh of relief, we have wasted a huge amount of energy jumping and squealing and worrying and complaining.
We even look at it again and again just to be sure it isn’t what we thought.
Matthew 6:34 says “So, don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
This year, this is what I’m gonna work on, not worrying about the peripheral, but concentrating on just what is in front of me.
A sign of the times.
Remember last year’s tree?
Compared to this years tree…which cost $10 more.
Happy New Year, Internet.
This year I’m starting something a bit different on Friday’s.
Yes, I’m still nosy, but I will be asking 5 nosy questions instead of just 1.
- What’s something that’s better when the newness has worn off?
- What’s something you already own that could stand to be replaced by the newer version?
- What’s something that was better before someone made it “new and improved?”
- Of geographic locations whose names begin with the word “new,” which seems like the most interesting place to visit?
- On what date will 2010 no longer feel like the new year?