Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ratchet Wednesday

This week is homecoming week at the kids school and today is Ratchet Wednesday.  Let me just start by explaining what Ratchet Wednesday is because I had to ask for a definition of it myself.  Ratchet Wednesday is when you wear something that you normal would not be caught dead it, hence the pictures below of Jonah and Courtney.
I will say that I laughed so hard when she pulled these pants out of the bag. 
It's hard to see Jonah's hat but it's one of those little straw tourist hat that you would buy in Mexico and his tie has Jesus on it. 
If you wondering where you may pick up such attire, I hate to say it, but the kids hit up the local GW with their friends and you know that supply is limited.  So, I'm sorry and Courtney's pants even though she bought them new with tags are still probably still no where to be found unles you go back in time to the 70's.

Hope everyone had a good laugh and has a wonderful Wednesday.
It's rainy here but not cold so I can't complain too much, I'll take the rain over the cold any day.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others...
1 Peter 4:10

Blessings to all ~

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wildcat Invitational

Last weekend Jonah ran the Wildcat Invitational at Nutter field in Lexington, KY.  This is the first race of the track season and is considered to be one of the largest, with the top schools from all over the state competing. 

Jonah competed in the mile, two mile and the 4 x 8 relay.  He PR in the mile with a time of 4:57:80 and also PR in the two mile with a time of 10:46:90. 
He makes me one proud momma!!  I love this picture of the two of us.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 23:7

Blessings to all~

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chess Pie for National Pie Day

***Wednesday, January 23rd is National Pie Day***

Confession... I will choose a pie over a piece of cake any day of the week... another confession I grew up in the south attended MANY church potlucks but never heard of a Chess Pie until moving to Kentucky.  With that said it's a revered southern classic dessert that I now see at every potluck and it's become my favorite behind a good old coconut cream.....yum!!!!
Chess Pie

3 eggs
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp corn meal
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter (8 Tbsp), melted

  1. Beat eggs, add sugar, flour and cornmeal, mix well with spoon or spatula.
  2. Mix in vinegar, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add the butter last, mix well.
  4. Pour into unbaked 9" pie crust.
  5. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until firm in the middle. I baked mine for 60 minutes, turned the oven off, opened the door to look at it, then I left it in the oven with the door closed for another 60 minutes.

A few helpful hints
•Just stir this together with a spoon/spatula, no kitchen electrics.

•I've read the addition of flour in this recipe helps set the custard.

•Many folks call for leaving the pie in the oven to cool after the 50 minutes are up, I've read that helps set the custard too. I chose to do that.

•The corn meal is supposed to rise and get brown, it's makes a great crust.

•I used 2% milk, I have no doubt you could use anything: buttermilk, evaporated milk, any type of cream or half and half.

Hope you enjoy!!!

...the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6

Blessings to all ~

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vit. D deficiency can lead to a variety of health problems - fatigue, muscle pain, MIGRAINES, etc. Who would have thought???? It also can lead to other diseases such as Crohns and Thyroid.....Any how...

Recently I was tested for Vitamin D Deficiency. The doctor I go to recommended that 'normal' levels are around 40-50 units of Vit. D.  My level was 9 :(

As a result, I am currently taking, once a week, a 50,000 IU Vit. D pill, which is a Rx and then 2,000 IU Vit . D everyday. For ten weeks, then I'll go in for a new blood test to ensure that my Vit. D levels are boosted.

I am now two weeks into the large dosage of vitamin D and so far not feeling any different.  I know, I know!!! It's going to take some time, but it is a hard struggle for me right now with the migraines and now this.  We don't feel like this is the culprit of my migraines but we sure hope this is the reason why I have been feeling HORRIBLE since the middle of December.  Horrible as in "feel like I've been hit my a mack truck," kind of horrible but not really sure what the issue is, just feeling overly tired, sluggish, out of sorts, lots of aches and pains, can't focus and sometimes can't tell you what you just told me.  CRAZY!!!

I pray for strength and patience to get through this and that the doctors can come up with some answers soon.  I have an appointment with my Neurologist next week as well as a follow up appointment with my Cardiologists and a stress echo test.

I ask for prayers from all who reads my blog.  Right now, everyday is a struggle for me.  I struggle with focusing on my work pretty much anything, I fight fatigue on a daily basis and the word  frustrated, is so me, right now.

He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:28

Blessings to all,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Mema Would Say

I remember when I was a little girl my "mema" would always say, "however you spend NewYear's Day is how you'll spend the rest of the year."  Well, I know it's an "old wise tale," but if it was true, the rest of my year will look like this.

  • spent a late morning in bed with my hubby
  • nice hot bath (undisturbed)
  • got all the laundry done 
  • Christmas decorations completely put away
  • quick trip to Walmart and Lowes (they had exactly what we needed...scary)
  • nice dinner with leftovers for lunch this week :)
  • proof read Jonah's GSP application
  • another nice long bath, this time I turned on the music and lit some candles
  • plucked my eyebrows
  • painted my nails
  • posting on my blog before 10 p.m. and then heading to bed

Just a few of my highlights on this first day of 2013.  Now if my "Mema" is correct, the rest of my year should be smooth sailing.  Ha!!!  Love that lady, God rest her soul.  Hope that everyone had a wonderful first day of the New Year.  May God Bless each and everyone of you throughout  the upcoming year.  Really is it......


Blessings to all~