Thoughts from me - a preacher's wife, farmer's daughter, mom, and nurse. Posts are mainly intended to help me journal the events of my life - topics will include kids, church, work, marriage, life in general,
and of course my dogs . . . and whatever else I feel compelled to write about.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Home today!

My girl is coming home today!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Tonight is one of those nights that if truth be told I should probably be spanked and sent to bed without supper.

I miss my girl. She has been at camp for nearly 2 weeks, and I need her home.

I love my boys, but they never do the dishes.

Scooby peed and pooped under the table, and my mop is worn out from overuse. But lucky for me, Brian and Joel just went to Walmart to buy me a new one.

My legs hurt. I am tired of being diabetic, and I want a candy bar.

See what I mean. Spank me and send me to bed!

Monday, July 20, 2009

40 years ago!

40 years ago today -
Apollo 11 landed on the moon
and I was due to be born!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Look - Inside and Out

I have been thinking a lot lately about a lot of things. The big 4-0 is approaching and I have started getting all reflective - but in a good way.

I am changing a lot of things - this blog included. When I have more time, I will elaborate more. But right now the technical aspect of changing "Thoughts of a Preacher's Wife" are taking most of my available free time.

So for now here are a few of the things I have been pondering - in bullet form:

  • Work - new job? I actually sent out two resumes! Why did I do this - I hate change!
  • Home - rearranging/getting ready for winter. Sounds primitive I know, but last winter was hard in so many ways. I am taking my cues from Proverbs 31.
  • Kids - lots of thoughts about the kids growing up and the new challenges they face. Exciting yet scary! These are the thoughts that keep me awake at night.
  • Me - entering a new decade! Redefining myself. I am determined to be a new, better me!
  • Church - new convictions about my leadership with the kids. Doctrine - it's all about doctrine. Building our house on the rock.
  • Health - eating and cooking healthier more consistently. I truly believe we are killing ourselves with our diet. That is going to stop!
I am thankful for the transformation God has brought me through. I don't know if it hurts a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly, but I am thankful for my recent growth and change despite the pain.

God is good and His love is perfect.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is a small summer squash. The zucchini can be yellow, green or light green, and generally has a similar shape to a ridged cucumber.

In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, however, the zucchini is an immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the female zucchini flower.

Interesting. I don't like squash - but I love fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Go figure.

Zucchini Bread - by Aunt Jannie

3 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups zucchini (peeled and grated)

3 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Grease and flour two 9x5x2 loaf pans. Mix all ingredients, pour into loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Serve warm with butter. Enjoy!