Livening Up Thanksgiving Dinner
1. Load your plate up high; take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender and take your "shake" back to the table. Announce that it's the new Thanksgiving Weight Loss Shake.
2. When everyone says, in turn, what they are thankful fo... Read more
My Cute Grandkids
As an Evangelical Christian, I'm really not into Halloween, and I'm also trying to steer away from the pagan symbols in Christmas. However, I have to admit dressing up in costumes is fun, and so I didn't squawk about the grands getting all doodi... Read more
My new assignment at a different school is very tiring. However, it is also very rewarding as we see progress made in our special needs kids.
Today the teacher put up a numbers game on the SMART board.
I was working with my autistic student today. He had finished his coloring assignment, so to keep him calm and happy, we let him hold his Diego (as in "Go, Diego, Go!") number cards, which he loves. I interjected now and then by pointing at the ... Read more
February Is So Far Away
Yesterday I had my appointment with the orthopaedic doctor. They'll do a test for nickel sensitivity, which may mean I'll get the ceramic joint. Fine, just - bring this grinding pain to an end. But they're busy...so my surgery isn't scheduled un... Read more
I loved that silly show produced by Mel Brooks...
The movie was also good. But I'm not talking about those...I'm talking about the SMART technology that is replacing man... Read more
Our family had a recipe for carp, handed down for generations.
Dig a deep hole in the ground, pour in red-hot coals, and cover with a bucket of river mud.
Lay car... Read more
Becoming Like a Child
Matt. 18:2-4 :
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowl... Read more
Yesterday afternoon after a 6 hour PD seminar, while watching Bones with my coworker, I peeled apples for pie. This morning I endured 4 kids eager to help me make the pies. So, I let them help bring out the flour, shortening, pans, rolling pins,... Read more
I don't recall if it was a Spark Buddy or a Facebook Friend who called her stepkids "BONUS" rather than "STEP" - but I like the term, since "stepmother" has that negative connotation from all those traditional tales.
Anyway, when I first m... Read more
I got home from Peru yesterday, after over 24 hours of time in airports and airplanes. I have to get ready for school, but first I want to say when I got on the scale yesterday (for the first time in two months) I was IN ONEDERLAND (below 200 po... Read more
Melting in Pucallpa
Melting in Pucallpa, here at Levi's cousin's inernet cafe with my stepdaughter, Levi's youngest. Only one computer available, so I get dibbs. Just checking accounts. Didn't get to church today - Levi wanted to organize things so's I'd have a pla... Read more
Keeping Warm in Pucallpa
Last night I woke up to the loud noise of a sudden downpour pounding on the corrugated steel roof. Ahh, SELVA! Keeping warm and happy in Pucallpa. Most of my ministry is just spending time with my in-laws, especially Papito, with whom I pass a l... Read more
What IS the Mark of a Christian?
Yesterday went with my friend/sis-in-Christ Aurora to pass the day visiting, and go with her to her church, Santidad a Jehova to receive prayer for my knee and hip. It was a... DIFFERENT church experience. The Body of Christ has many expressions... Read more
Well, I already mentioned how Carmen and I arrived at the church (after a leisurely breakfast) around 9:45, and found a number of the women already grilling chicken for the fundraiser. Since I wasn't much help with THAT, I willingly accepted Jor... Read more
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