Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chic...Pork Dinner!

I literally just threw in a big chuck of meat into my crockpot... Boston Butt to be exact.

Seriously, walking into my house after a long day of work to smell the wonderful smell was AWESOME!

So my fam chose to not use any BBQ sauce at all... surprise (sarcasm).  The verdict... drumroll please... all three of the fam enjoyed it.  I believe Shawn said that it was really good at least three times.

Please note that the hubs did not have any veggies.  I guess since the chips are made out of corn, that counts as a vegetable?

I feel like I don't even need to include a link to the recipe... you can just follow me on Pinterest... place the Boston Butt in the crockpot on high for 8 hours.  That is it... I am NOT kidding... if you use a crockpot bag you don't even have clean-up!  Needless to say, I will do this again; it cannot get any easier than this!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hello... I am an Addict... of Pinterest!

... my name is Deb and I am a Pinterest Addict!  Originally my title would have omitted the Pinterest part but I know that my Mom would have freaked out... I've been drinking a few Mike's Hard Black Cherry Lemonades since our vacay... thanks Dad!

So I feel that I can validate my addiction by actually following through with recipes and crafts that I've pinned.  I am going to use this avenue to document my Pinterest fun... please join me!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

33 and still growing... what the what?!

Is it possible that I plan too much? No, it can't be true... I am the SUPER organizer... is there a point to it? Stay tuned; I will make a point.

I have been blessed to be a part of two... yes, two... bible studies. Currently my women's group are reading Jonah. You know, the guy who got swallowed by a big fish? The premise of the study is that God "interrupts" our lives for us to learn valuable lessons... these are interventions that are out of our control... possibly considered a test of obedience.

These past several weeks I've been concerned... what has been my intervention? Am I worthy of an intervention? Is it weird that I WANT one?

Ok, so I'm currently cleaning our financial mess... impatiently creating spreadsheet upon spreadsheet to organize our finances, hoping and wishing for a way to clean it up faster and faster. Tonight it occurred to me on the drive home... all of this planning is pointless. I'm working on God's time table. Is it possible that I've spent all my time planning for my future that I'm not living in the present?

My prayer tonight is just to enjoy tonight. While I believe that being organized is necessary in life (family of four, remember) maybe I shouldn't schedule every moment of every day. Those of you reading this, and you know who you are, please hold me accountable when I get out of control by being in control. I want to be available for my divine intervention!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

it's been months...

Ok... so it's been months since I have blogged. To my 9 followers please forgive me and GET EXCITED... I am back!

Today I logged in to become a follower of another blog and decided to look at my past posts. I sat on the couch for nearly an hour (me sitting down?!) reminiscing and I have to be frank... I enjoyed my own blog!

Blogging is so cathartic... it is an opportunity to share my life with others and as is evident today, laugh at one's self! I do have to admit that I am a little disappointed with myself, stopping mid-challenge, however those days marked a moment in time where my sense of security was taken.

A few months ago someone attempted to break into my home. He (they) successfully cut my telephone wires, jumped our six foot privacy face and kicked in our back door. While they did not get in... I'm assuming due to the sound of the alarm... I was frightened! The home that I have lived in for 11 years was no longer the safe haven it's always been. All of a sudden I was becoming the scared, timid woman I was determine to never be.

I thank God everyday that no one was home and have since regained my feeling of security.

If asked, any day, I would hand all material possessions if given a choice between my memories. I've included a picture of Shawn on Father's Day holding his "homemade" gift... a shadow box containing his speed skating uniform and his childhood picture. It is the moments in life that are important and NO ONE can take those from you.

By the way... my photos are loaded on a portable external hard drive and kept in a fire-proof safe next to my gun :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

day 14...

A hero that has let me down (letter format)... AGAIN difficult.

I may just have to say, while I am no hero, I'm letting myself down because this is just getting difficult and I want to give up!

day 13...

A band or artist that has gotten me through some tough days (letter format)...

Dear person who created this blog list,

While I have made every attempt to create an interesting, funny and hopefully spiritual blog on each topic given daily, I will take a pass at today's. I do happen to love music but I don't typically turn to music to soothe a tough day (however Miranda Lambert does put me in a kick-butt girl kinda mood).

Thanks for continuing to allow me to participate,


day 12...

Something I never get compliments on... did we forget day 1... my feet?!