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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What I Am Loving Wednesday!

My friend Megan, over at Gal in the Middle, has been doing this post for a few weeks now, and I love reading about all the things that are making her happy.  Why not spread the love around right?  So without further ado, here is what I am loving:

1.  This easy-peasey recipe from Mr. Food called Jezebel Sauce!  I varied it a bit: 1 jar apricot jam, 1 can pineapple tidbits (w/o juice), 1/2 c. Dijon mustard, and 2 tsp. horseradish!  Blend together with a hand mixer (like we used to use for SlimFast shakes!)  Goes lovely with ham or poultry (we also served turkey tenderloin from the grill).

2.  A wonderful Easter weekend!  The weather was perfect for an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning in the town park, and then stuck around Easter Day so everyone could walk around outside and enjoy the day.

3.  That I was able to spend the better part of Monday with my Real Farmwives of America gal pals.  I hope and pray that you, my dear readers, have the chance to gather with others who share a same passion as you do yet inspire you to bigger and better things.  I love gathering with these wonderful cooks, ladies, wives, moms, employees, aunts, and friends.  They lift me up to a higher place.  See Miss Ott, A.'s account since yours truly somehow forgot to take her camera out of her case during all the fun!  Sometimes you just have to remember things with your heart!

4.  Our Tink is having her First Communion this weekend.  I am thankful to all our family, school, and friends for helping her celebrate this moment.

5.  Mowing the yard!  Call me crazy, but even though I have developed allergies to just about everything in my old age, I love to get on that JD green mower and have a couple hours to myself.

6.  NOOA! (aka. Noah!)  This little dude scares the BEJEEZUS out of me when it goes off every Wednesday for its weekly test, but I am so glad we have it to let us know when to pay attention to the skies.  I hope you all have one in your house and that it only has to go off on Wednesdays.  Mine just went off, and it's Tuesday afternoon.  There is a tornado watch out for our area until 9:00 p.m.

7. Lia Sophia jewelry!  Love that it is getting me out of my boring rut of no accessories.  It's kind of fun to step out of my comfort zone and wear a bit of bling!  Tall Guy did give me diamond earrings for Christmas a couple years ago, though, and they NEVER come off, not even when I'm nose to nose with Miss 4~!


8.  These silly, wonderful, inspiring eagles!  I cannot seem to leave them alone.  I've seen the parents sit on their eggs for weeks and then protect their three eaglets from all that the elements have thrown their way.  One morning the parent was hunkered down in the nest protecting the babies from a driving rain.  When I went back to check a bit later in the day, the parent was COVERED in snow.  Now eagles rarely have a happy face, but this parent's face seemed to be even more fierce than usual.  I bow to their protective nature toward their young!  The occasional flopping fish, however, still kind of freaks me out (just because I don't expect them to gasp and flop!)

Thinking of our friends in Arkansas and Missouri and praying that the storms miss them this time!  


  1. Your daughter looks just like mine did while dyeing eggs. I am also bad about the no accesories thing. I will have to check out this jewelry.

  2. My first time here and love your blog:) I came over from Miss Ott and looking forward to coming back for future visits:)

  3. I can't wait to mow our yard and it still seems a ways off! Lia Sophia got me out of my rut a few years ago on accessories but now I'm ready for a new round of jewelry!

  4. Your girls are getting so big. Have a wonderful First Communion weekend.

    I never wear much jewelry either, or do my hair for that matter. But that is a gorgeous necklace!

    Have fun mowing!

  5. I love What I Love Wednesdays. If I am having a bad day, it definitely makes me count my blessings. Love that necklace.


  6. The girls look so cute! Love dyeing eggs - what a fun tradition. :)

    Y'all have really needed a weather radio this spring, so I'm glad you've got one! What a wacky season it has been for all of us.

  7. Isn't dying eggs fun with young ones? This is the first year I didn't dye eggs in many.

    We were under that same tornado watch and were, too, fortunate. We've had a lot of rain and our farm friends who usually are the first to get their corn and soy beans planted are still waiting!! I drove down to Demotte on Monday and saw many fields under water.

    Glad you and yours are safe.


  8. Wow buddy! I never would have guessed about the greasy chips!! lol... that's hilarous!
    I didn't know that about the hot lemonade either... but alot of people did suggest the honey and also hot tea with it while we were at Lads. Thankfully there was a Starbucks in the hotel, so we got some hot tea and honey there! :)
    God kept us safe from the weather, thank you for your kind concern! Praying for the families of the ones that have lost their lives.
    Blessings on Thursday!

  9. Has the weather been absolutely psychotic or is it just me!! We had the TV weather alert go off Tuesday night and it just about gave me a heart attack. Usually I don't pay much attention to it (I know - bad habit). We get alerts ALL.THE.TIME. But with all the horrible weather this one scared me to death.

    There is a similar web site that is a mother dog with her puppies. I've been doing the same thing watching the puppies sleep, watching them snuggle with their mama. It's is hypnotizing!

  10. thank for your "lovely" wednesdays, but i have never seen one of those NOOA thingies. might be a life saver i guess.

    Thanks for teaching me something new!

  11. I always enjoy these posts! :)



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