Friday, August 17, 2012

I Wonder What God Sees?

If I can see this (note Mr. & Mrs. Quail in the background!)... 
  ...and I can see this...
...and my camera can capture this...
...I wonder what God sees?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Makeit Simple - It's-Really-Good Soup

It's-Really-Good Soup

Brown some ground beef.  I was experimenting only for me, so I think I used about 1/2 pound.   Mince two cloves of garlic.  Boil and chop two small red potatoes.  Add about a cup of cooked Northern White beans.  (Are they available in cans?  I always just make a big pot of beans to use for “whatever!”)  Chop about 1/4 to 1/2 cup onion.  Add about 1/2 to 1 cup kale.  Put everything into a pot of beef broth or water with beef bouillon.  Add between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon turmeric (I have no idea because my hand slipped and it just dumped!)  Simmer together.  Oh, WOW!  Was this ever GOOD!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I'm Baaaaack!

My computer was out of commission for a month and a half!  Don't wanna go through THAT again!  And I see that I'm going to have to tighten my security did all these little green frogs get in here???

A lot happened during that down time.  One thing was that SPARK FM 90.9 enlisted the help of the Sierra Vista First Baptist Church and painted the exterior of my house for Operation Paintbrush 2012!  WOW!

Twenty-five people converged on my house at 8:00 a.m. with paint, rollers, brushes, everything!

Mia and Max didn't quite know WHAT to think!

But the First Baptist Church team did an AWESOME job!  Many thanks!  Many thanks to SPARK 90.9, too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gifts Outside My Window

This summer morning was almost perfect.  The air was cool and refreshing as the sun had not yet climbed very high into the sky.  Only a whisper of wind touched the trees.

I looked out my window and saw two people jogging.  It was evident they were completing their morning run.  Both looked a bit weary, their strides were close to the ground, hair was disheveled, you could see that they were sweated and breathing heavily.

Though it appeared as if they were almost home, neither of them seemed to lose focus.  Their heads were up and their eyes were fixed on something ahead.  Perhaps it was exactly thoughts of finishing the run that defined their goals.  Perhaps they were anticipating the rewards of a long shower and breakfast.

I am running a footrace here on this earth, and my Father in heaven is waiting for me to finish.  He encourages my steps when I become winded and fatigued, and reaches out His arms to catch me if I stumble.

Seeing those two joggers this morning reminded me to define my focus towards Jesus, and not stop running until I reach my eternal Home.

... and let us run with a perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus ....  Hebrews 12:1,2

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ransom Note!

Ransom Note

Tell the Tech Guy to fix the computer or the blog gets it!
or send M&M's & no one gets hurt!


Blog Frogs

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hijack Alert ~ Frogs!

This blog has been hijacked by Blog Frogs!  (giggle)  We have been toad to let you know Ms. Pandora's computer died suddenly... without warning... all-of-a-sudden.  She is currently in the midst of planning a wake ~ or perhaps calling for geek-help!

While we are here, we are taking the liberty of redecorating a little.  We hope she doesn't croak when she sees it!  We created a blog button for Pandy and left it on her home page where you all can grab it and paste it in your "Favorite Blog" sections!  See it over there on the right??   Of course, we already have one on our "Blogs I ♥" page at The Thrifty Frog Blog!

Ms. Pandora - Out of the Box will return just as soon as she is able to get back online.   The computer is her lifeline, so please say a little prayer that whatever gremlins got into it are easily squished and that she will be back here quickly!

In the meantime, you may leave comments here or email her here and we will hop on over to her pad with your news!  Hoppy to do it!

Huge green hugs,

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I think it’s interesting that I found this picture now, while Joe is in town!

Now, Daddy MUST have been looking into the sun…he did not typically “scowl” like this!  And, yes, that little bopper is my brother Joe.  I look at this and can't help thinking that it's a picture of Joe in his "big boy" coat...that looks much like his father's.  There’s no date on the photo, but I couldn’t have been very old at the time.  The development looks pretty new with it’s sparse housing.  It also looks as if it was taken in front of their first  house which would have been at the end of the block.

I did email Chris to ask his dad (who is staying with him for this trip) to let him know that I have this picture, and would he like to have it?  But I had to scan it so I would have a copy to keep!  For ME!  Even though I’m pretty sure I was only a baby, this is a snap-shot of my world at that time.  And of the people I loved.