Ah, Lent! That wonderful time of year where we are searching for meat-free recipes! Actually, many times people opt to eat meat-free. One of our favorite meals during this time of sacrifice is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Wait, you say! I thought you’d given up dairy. Yes, my dear readers, but there are otherContinue reading “Totally Tomato Soup”
I love plants! Flowering plants; green plants; even succulents. They help to purify the air and are aesthetically pleasing. One of my favorites is the African violet. Yes. I know they can be difficult to grow, but they’re so beautiful. I also have a weakness for amaryllis, as you might have guessed from my blogContinue reading “Money Savers – Stretching Plants”
Please send some prayers for healing my way. Thank you, everyone! I’ll share more when I’m able. Blessings, Rita
God calls. I answer. Where to?
Today was a very long day. I started meeting #1 at 1:15 p.m. at the high school for child #3. It went well and she was happy to see me during her school day. It was a good time. Meeting #2 started at 3:30 p.m. and was with child #3’s therapist over a Zoom-type link.Continue reading “Too Many Meetings!”
Yesterday, child #3 and I made a special birthday cake for a. Ew friend of hers. We took a chocolate cake recipe (Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake would be awesome!) and made it into two 9″ rounds. We then added about 3/4 of a cup of tart cherry jam as filling between the layers. OurContinue reading “Cake Ideas”
This evening I was chatting with child #3 about many different topics, and we came upon things we won’t do. I told her that, while I have a degree in English, I refuse to teach. Why? Because children can be very cruel. I know my limitations and I won’t do it. Not to mention, thatContinue reading “Wisely Choose Your Words”
Don’t you miss it? That wonderful crispy, flavorful, mouth-watering chicken? It irritates me no end to go into any deli that sells fried chicken and smell the wonderful smells of it and know that I will be violently ill if I eat it. Frustrating. Having celiac disease is no joke. It is so not worthContinue reading “Mama’s Fried Chicken”
A barren tree, I stand alone. Frigid breezes rip at me. They have been here before, They show no signs of abating. Some day I might lose a limb. Some day when the wind howls and Blows its roaring breath at me. I will break and fall, Down, Down, Down.
As Christians we “celebrate” (or more accurately endure) Lent. Lent is the forty days before Easter (minus Sundays) when we fast, pray, and deny ourselves some earthly pleasure. This is why a common question in my faith is “What are you giving up for Lent?” In fact, child #3 was asked this very question lastContinue reading “What Are You Doing for Lent?”