Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla powdered non-dairy creamer
2 ½ cups white sugar
1 ½ cups unsweetened instant tea
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
¼ tsp white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until it is a fine powder (If you have a small food processor, you can combine just the instant tea and spices in the food processor & then combine everything together in a bowl). Add two-three tablespoons of mix to 8 ounces of hot water or milk.
It is delicious!!!! I hope my friends enjoy it. I also made some Eggnog bread. I love it and it always is a big hit. My kitchen didn't look so great though.
2 sticks of butter at room temperature.
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 cup of honey
2 tsp of cinnamon
We love to give back at Christmas to all our wonderful friends that God has put around us. They do so much for Dennis and I during the year and we love all of them. To all my friends and to all my new
blogging friends have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
This one was my favorite. Just a Jospeh, Mary and Baby Jesus at the bottom of the deck stairs. What else do you need? I love our little town at Christmastime......
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
With the season upon us I have heard a lot of people complaining that they are just not in the Christmas spirit. They haven’t put their tree up or lights or done any shopping. They are just “bah-humbug”. I then thought about what makes me get so in the spirit of the season. Here’s a little bit of my list.
6) Christmas music, old and new.
He is the reason we should always be in the spirit of the season.
Merry Christmas !!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Since Dennis is a quadriplegic I have to feed him the Cheetos. Now, my day is full being as I work and by the time I go to bed I want to go straight to bed, but that does not happen in a caregivers world. When it’s time to go to bed you get the patient ready, which in our case is getting the sling and lift and put Dennis to bed. Then it’s getting all the pressure sores where there is no pressure on any of them and either oxygen, vent, or on a good night neither one of them. Making sure his head isn’t cold and the room isn’t too cold or too hot. Giving the nighttime meds and then.. you get to go to bed, unless you are trying to fatten someone up and then you get to feed them Cheetos! Someone needs to invent a self feeding Cheeto machine! This is one of my selfish moments when I long for the days that when I got tired I went in and put my pajamas and went to bed. So this is why I am calling this blog “ Things we take for Granted: part 1”, because you don’t realize what a blessing some simple things are until they are gone; don’t take them for granted.
Monday, November 21, 2011
It takes about two days for me to decorate for Christmas because I never remember where I put the things last year and although I have 6 boxes of decoration it always seems like I don’t have enough. I do weed out things I don’t need or want so I have to replenish! We don't do lights since Dennis's accident because I don't want to hurt myself putting them up. This year I made quite a few items and I love to set things out, it seems to get me into the Christmas mood.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Debbie had made Dennis these note cards when he was in OU Medical Center because he could not talk. She is the kind of person that does everything with pure love attached to it. While we were at Houston she took on the task of overseer to paint my huge bedroom from a dark plum to a lovely sage green color. She had people of the community write uplifting words and she put them in Easter eggs and placed them around the house. We kept finding eggs 6 months after we got home.
I have talked before about how I read Psalms 30:5 every night before I went to bed during the five months we were gone. “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” When I walked in my bedroom Debbie had made me this pillow.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
I usually am a little melancholy when I know summer is winding down. It means the end of gardening, sitting outside in the evening and going to the pool on Sundays with friends, and it means cold weather is on the way. This year, however, is another story. We have had the hottest summer on record and I am ready to move on to the next season. Two days ago the temperature was 105 and yesterday it was 80. I love the 80's!! I can already see the changes in people and animals alike.
Our swimming pool was a buzz with activity two days ago and now it is empty. My dogs are actually outside. My dog Toby wants to live next door at Sandy and Jason's house so he just sits there all day.
Deacon who is the master of the house is black and he is very glad we have cooler weather.
But best of all Dennis, who has been inside all summer because it has been to hot, got to be outdoors most of the afternoon and bask in the much cooler sunshine.
I just hope we get to enjoy this weather awhile, and then have a long fall and not hop right in to winter!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
And people in a small town coming together for people in need.