It’s after midnight here….and so begins the last weekend… the last true weekend off for hubby until after the holidays and inventory, that is. We will enjoy by doing nothing….or perhaps by doing something? It doesn’t really matter. As long as we can return to this place again…..on that next weekend…
Happy Weekend to All. And be nice to people. You never know what they may being dealing with today. ♥
Here’s a little secret I learned from a Facebook feed that I think is worth sharing! I drink warm water or green tea with lemon/lime juice most mornings. I now take a few minutes every so often and prepare the juice ahead of time. Such a time saver! I simply roll the room temperature limes or lemons, slice in half, squeeze out every drop, and then pour into ice trays. Next I place them in the freezer and then pop them out once frozen. Store the juice cubes in a freezer bag or container. Of course, these are also handy to drop into iced tea. Talk about a delicious and healthy punch of Vitamin C!
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (Thanks to my sister Renae)
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
A grocery store rotisserie chicken or left over chicken, shredded
Package of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Wild Rice with seasoning pack
4 cups chicken broth
Black pepper to taste
1 1/2 -2 cups non-fat heavy cream
veggies of your choice
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
Start by making a roux ~ melt the butter and add the flour in your favorite large soup pan. It will soon look like sugar cookie dough. (It is supposed to…I called and asked!) Gradually add the chicken broth and cream
using a whisk. Add wild rice and seasoning package, bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and add shredded chicken and your favorite veggies. I added celery, corn and carrots. (my sister pre-cooked her veggies, I didn’t) Cover and allow it simmer. I went by the time stated on the rice box. As it cooks, it thickens, so you may want to add water before serving. This is delicious and makes a bunch. AND…it freezes well. Use your own creativity and enjoy the soup! Great for a brrrrr day!
Happy Day and Be Nice to People ♥
Today is election day in the U.S.A. and I just returned from exercising my right to vote. It’s a cold day here and it is raining. The temptation was there ~ to simply forget it and stay in my warm cozy home. Does my vote really make a difference? Will those I vote for do half of what they’ve promised, if elected? Will any good ever come out of our broken system?
I pulled on my boots, put on my hat, and drove to the little church in the country where my precinct votes. As I pulled into the parking lot, I saw an elder pushing her way down the sidewalk with her walker. There was a car parked in one of the handicap spaces with a license plate that read Purple Heart and another that said Vietnam Vet across the bottom. I felt ashamed.
For that Vietnam Vet who sacrificed for me and received no recognition.
For the families of the soldiers buried in Arlington Cemetery.
For the spouse who hesitates to answer the phone in the middle of the night.
For the elders who paved the way for each of us today.
For the little country church that still has picnics and potlucks and just loves on people.
For the homeless who remember a better day.
For the right to have my gun tucked inside my boot.
For my children.
For my grandchildren to be.
This is why I vote!
Hubby says I haven’t written anything from the heart as of late. While there is stuff bouncing around in my head, there’s nothing ready to jump onto the pages quite yet. Life is ever-changing and we are not always equipped in how to handle it. New territory is not bad….it just takes a bit of exploring until you figure it out. Can I get a witness?!? :)
But here we are ….almost November! Until yesterday we’ve enjoyed 80′s and 90′s (F). So welcome to cooler temps, yellow mums and purple pansies, magnificent colors, quiet country drives and little trick or treaters. My favorite season of all. Happy Fall Ya’ll.
Be nice to people. Life can be hard and your kindness could be their hope into the right direction. ♥
It’s strange when your babies grow up. When they live away and you can’t spend each special moment with them as you did when they were little ~ and Singing Happy Birthday on the phone and posting well wishes on Facebook has to suffice til you can reach that weekend meeting place. But I still celebrate in my heart today. I remember every tender moment of carrying this child in my womb. Of seeing his face for the very first time. Of watching his daddy look deep into his eyes when he held him.
Happy Birthday, my Mad. You. Got. This. Celebrating you today….and always.
(no pic on this song….but it is one of my favorites….I’ve shared it before, but go ahead…humor me and have another listen! :) )
Garage sales, brownie treats, flu shots, barber shop, cherry cokes, bbq, lawn mowing….Fun kinda Day with my man! Happy Weekend!
Be nice to others. Smile. You just never know what that other person might be going through today.