Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Beef Fajita Soup
1-2 lbs stew meat
1 can (15oz) each pinto beans and black beans, drained
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (14.5oz) beef broth (I used 2 cups of water and 2 bouillon cubes)
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (or 1/4 cup dried onion)
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
Put all in crockpot and cook all day until everything is tender and meat breaks up. I let the kids put sour cream and cheese on top of theirs, but it was just as good without that.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
And yes, the quilt got done, thanks to loyal friend K, that came and helped me finish handstitching the binding!! Whaddya think?
And why, you now ask, am I on here at 8:17 in the morning instead of snuggling in this cozy nest? Well, the chapel staff told him he needed to report in (at 7:30 am) to get all of his paperwork out of the way (well, that does include reimbursements and other allotments) and then he's off to enjoy a month at home with us. Hoping that will be enough time to catch up on 7 months apart!! :) At least we got to enjoy a quiet morning together like we had before he left. Finally, someone to share coffee with!!! :) And yes, we had homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast!!! Frozen, then thawed and rose overnight, to be cooked fresh this morning. Yum!! :)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Anyway, the wait is tough right now. We both thought he would be home today, but didn't hear anything definite, until today, when he called to say that he should be home.....Monday. *sigh* A few days ago I wished I had more time because there was so much to do, and now, I really don't care about any of that stuff....I just want my guy home. Really, if he had walked in this morning just after I got up, with me in his sweats (ugh! I just about never wear sweats!) and my hair still all scary and wild and dishes on the counter, I really wouldn't have cared, even after all that dreaming of looking and being stunning for him.....when it comes right down to it, none of that external stuff really matters......our hearts just need to be back together again; I need my bestest buddy back by my side.
Shouldn't it be easier now that it's only a couple of days rather than 6 or 7 months? I am trying REALLY hard not to be impatient......but golly it will be so good to wrap my arms around that big strong man of mine!!!!
For your viewing pleasure (or means to hysterical laughter), I present.....Us! 14 years ago this December!
And just so you know, I did have shoes one when I got married, however there was no film in the camera....which we didn't discover until after. I requested that they not get my feet in the picture as they were sore from wearing the shoes.....and the rest, as they say, is history!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
21But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: 22It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. 24The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.25The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].
For I am the Lord, I do not change [[Yes!!! ooo...sorry, couldn't help myself! I just love that thought!!!!!]]; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited [expectantly] for You. Be the arm [of Your servants--their strength and defense] every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.
And the Lord said to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in the land [of the Israelites], neither shall you have any part among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelites.
As I was reading all this and jotting it down in my journal, I was deeply reminded of this, Romans 3:23 says, "...since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives." I realized that all of those verses above were written BEFORE Christ brought us salvation through the cross! Which simply further substantiates Romans 3:23!!! I love this!! God is so for us, even when we ourselves aren't!!! He is so compassionate and with us through the good and bad in our lives! I love it, love it, love it!!!!
I pray that your eyes and heart will truly be opened to this great gift from our Abba!