Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Sick Little Man

Ive been busy the last day taking care of my "little man"! He has been sick and poor thing, was up ALL night as well! So, my friends...I will be playing nurse mommy and should be back to the blogging soon! :)

Here he is with dogdog, who has never been far from his side since he was born!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Am "Thankful" For.... (Ten Things Tuesday)

Let's all join Jill over at XBOX Wife and list TEN things we are "Thankful" for today!!!

I just feel that in the tough times we face in this world, (and I'm sure you all know what I can't even turn on the news without seeing and hearing all of the negative information!) we need to ALL make an effort to support one another and share some positive, happy, inspirational, and uplifting messages.

She will even link your post so that other blogging gals will be able to check out your "Thankful" thoughts for the day. What a great idea!

So, here are my ten things I am "Thankful" for today!

1. The fact that I have the most wonderful son in the world!
2. The new blogging friends that I have made since I started my blog.
3. It was a peaceful day and I enjoyed time with my family.
4. God...(Need I say more?)
5. The part for my central air was ordered today and although is still really is cheaper than we originally expected to pay!
6. I gave myself a pedicure...very soothing and now my feet are close to Summer beautiful! (Who wants to see yucky feet in sandals right? LOL)
7. My husband did some long overdue work....and that doesn't happen everyday!
8. That in this time of economic hardship and even though my husband is on layoff...Im thankful for my home and my car. (Some folks have lost one or both!)
9. That my son is doing really well in Kindergarten, he LOVES school and is just showing great progress.
10. And last but not least...Im VERY thankful for having the sweetest and most caring Mother. She never hesitates to show me how important it is to appreciate what you have, LOVE one another, forgive, and take time to laugh! :)

Here are the two people I am most "Thankful" for today! My Mom and my son!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Its Award Time!!! Yay!

As Mondays go, this was not one of my all time favorites by far! I lost my power this weekend, my car is in great need of brakes, and my central air needs a new motor. (I did not intend this to be a negative post, so here comes the good part!)

I was given TWO awards today from CandiceR over at A Day in the Life of a Mom With Spirited Children. This is just what I needed....thank you for this great honor!

This is the Zombie Chicken Award. "The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. "

And the Blogger Buddy Award...Thanks again Candice...You made my day!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Okay folks...I'm posting some of my ALL time favorite quotes for "Quotable Sunday!" I noticed that a lot of bloggers were doing this and decided to join in the fun!!!

Do you have any favorite quotes to share? Please visit A Daily Dose of Toni, check out the rules and add your name to Mister Linky! are some awesome quotes about "Friends" and "Friendship". I think we all know just how IMPORTANT friends can be to our everyday lives. Think about many of us could survive without em? So, this post is dedicated to ALL of my friends...whether I have known you all my life or just a few short days or weeks...Im SO glad to call you MY FRIEND!
Please enjoy and hopefully it will inspire you to add your own favorite, interesting quotes for "Quotable Sunday!"

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." -unknown

"A friend is a gift you give yourself." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow ~ Don't walk behind me, I may not lead ~ Just walk beside me and be my friend." -unknown

"A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway." -- Christi Mary Warner

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship Graphics

Friday, April 24, 2009

"You Are So Beautiful...To Me!"

My son was staring at me tonight with this grin on his face, much like in this picture above....I didn't know what to make of it really, until he asked, "Do you know why I am staring at you Mom?" And his response was one I will never forget. You know what I mean right? Those little things our children say that make us smile, make us remember that all is GOOD in the world, at leased our little world inside the four walls we call HOME!!!
He said, "Because your beautiful!" Exactly like that...."I'm staring because your beautiful!"
It amazes me that a five year old could have that much heart. But that's just what it is...he has an innocent heart, one that just says what it thinks.

Not long ago he told me that he was going to marry me someday....oh, and I thought that was just about the cutest thing in the world. I can't help but wonder what is coming next....(I'm sure it will be something good!)

Have thoughtful children too? Please share their comments with us!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaway!!!

Hey Friends....Head on over to 5 Minutes For Mom, they are having a great "Mother's Day Giveaway" with some fantastic prizes! Please check out all the fun!!! :)
Mothers Day 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WordLess Wednesday!!!

Some SunFlower Love from my son! (It melts my heart!) What a JOY he is today and always!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Whats For Dinner Mom???

This is called "dinner in a pinch!" LOL

My mom has been serving this Cabbage Casserole for years! I have always enjoyed it and I have to say it is a very budget friendly dish as well...And in todays economy, budget friendly is the way to go!

Cabbage Casserole
1 Head Cabbage
1 lb. Ground Turkey or Ground Sirloin
1/2 Onion
1 tsp Garlic
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 or 3 Cans Tomato Soup
1 Jar Canned Tomatoes-Drained
1 Cup Brown Rice
Fresh Parsley and Basil-Garnish
Salt and Pepper

Use your largest skillet and saute onions, garlic, and cabbage in 2 T olive oil until tender. (About 15-20 min) Add Tomato Soup, Canned Tomatoes, and Brown Rice and let casserole cook for another 15-20 minutes. You can saute the ground meat seperately and drain fat. Add meat to casserole and add salt, pepper, basil, and parsley to taste. Serve with fresh bread and salad or fruit!
Its quick, easy, and its a definate money saver....Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My First Award!!!! Woo-Hoo!

To my astonishment I had been given "My First Award" from Betty at "Its Me Betty" ... Oh, over a month ago! (I have been MIA for awhile due to some personal circumstances! But back at it now...Thank Gosh!)
Anyway, Betty is just one of the nicest, kindest people and really an all-around great person and friend! I can't remember exactly how, maybe it was Twitter or Twitter Moms...but she befriended me without hesitation and always has a kind word or answer to any question! She is one of the original "Goodies"!!!
So Betty...I thank you so much for this wonderful and kind award and I will cherish it always! (I really needed something like this to lift my spirits...Yeah!)
Please head on over to her absolutely ADORABLE blog....Its a MUST see! ItsMeBetty

Now...I'm supposed to nominate 10 blogs that I think deserve this award. And these may have already received MANY awards but I'm still giving them to the ones that I have been following and just ADORE!!! Thanks for giving me inspiration Ladies....


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