2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Friday, October 29

Friday Night = Pizza Night

 I don't know when it started. I guess when the older kids were still at home we would celebrate the end of the school week by having pizza night. We lived in the country then so pizza delivery was not an option. We just made our own. Now we live in town, but we find that making pizza is not only cheaper but my homemade pizza is more filling and tastes better.

See the crust is all ready to throw in the oven for a 5 minute pre-bake. I learned this trick from my friend Karen. Meanwhile the sausage is cooking. We always have sausage and cheese pizza.

 Alex decided I was taking too long so he is watching Shaun the Sheep, a favorite around here. It keeps him occupied for a few minutes whil I finish getting supper ready.

 It's in the oven and ready to go. I can make a pizza pretty quick anymore. I've had a lot of practice.


There it is. I like to brown the cheese to give it some crispiness. It always changes the flavor a bit. And there you have it, our menu for Friday nights!

Wednesday, October 27

My dad

My dad had hip replacement surgery about 4 weeks ago. He was doing really great and then last Tuesday he started hurting so Mom took him to the hospital. He's been there ever since. He was diagnosed with pneumonia, but by Friday was still pretty bad. Saturday morning they took him to Sioux Falls, SD ( a bigger hospital). Yesterday they decided that he had 3 blood clots his lung, but they couldn't see them at first because the pneumonia is masking it.
All this to say that I would appreciate prayer for my dad. Lying in a bed is not something I can imagine him doing for such a long time. So if he's content to lie there I know he's pretty sick. (sigh)

Update: They took a quart of blood out of his lung. They knew he'd been bleeding somewhere, now they know where. I'm thinking he should feel much better now...or hopefully will soon.

Thursday, October 21

What I've been working on

Just need to finish up the quilting and binding. It's bigger than I expected. I was going to hang it on the front door but it's too wide. I wish that candy corn showed up better because there were my favorite part.

Friday, October 15

Good quote

Happiness is not getting what you want. Happiness is appreciating what you have.

Pumpkin Patch











I think this last picture is a keeper. :)

Wednesday, October 6

Sneak Peek

What I've been working on when I find those rare few moments of time....I love the little candy corns..