Monday, July 15, 2013

Miscellany Monday

Well, I'm not sure where last week went, but it sure went by in a hurry.  It was such a fun week, with lots of activities, so I guess that makes the saying, "time flies when you are having fun" true.  And, as usual, our sweet Carissa is always here to greet us on Monday morning!

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Strutting his stuff........
I found this fella week before last on our Formidible Women trip.  Isn't he something!  He is some type of resin and can either hold an arrangement or fruit, or decorative balls.  I chose to have a dish garden arrangement (in case you are wondering, it is artificial) put  in him and I couldn't be more pleased.  He makes me smile when I pass by and isn't that always a good sign? ~smile~

Clean, clean and  redo .........
I had my "hired daughter", "cleaning fairy", whatever I may call her, come last week and we cleaned all the decorative items that find their home on the top of my kitchen cabinet.  And, might I say, it is a whole lotta stuff!!!  We've been doing this for many years and we've got it down to a science.  We get it all down and I clean each item while she vacuums the tops of the cabinets and then we put it all back up. And, next year we'll repeat the process all over. ~wink~
And, while she was here she redid a part of the wreath on the front door.  The colored burlap did not work, well, it worked, but it faded very quickly and was not making me happy.  It looks so much better now and I have learned a lesson.  Do, not use colored burlap outside unless you like a very faded look.

New and old friends.......
   Hubby and I had a most enjoyable day last Thursday.  We went to Shreveport (about 100 miles from where we live) with some new friends of ours.  And, while we were there the four of us visited with some mutual friends of both of ours.  You may recognize Libby in the center picture above, she is the author of this blog, and if you haven't paid her a visit, you need too.  Her husband served as the Minister of Music of our church for many years and they are still very dear to our hearts and it was such fun to see them.  There's just nothing like the gift of friendship, old and new.

Chicken and more chicken........
 When I learn something new in the kitchen, I feel it is my duty to share it. ~aren't you glad~  A few months ago a dear friend and I were talking about boiling chicken and preparing it to freeze so that when we needed chicken for casseroles, salads or whatever, we would have it.  We were comparing the way that we froze it.  I had always just put it in freezer bags.  She told me that she always put hers in bags or containers and then poured the broth from the chicken over it and then froze it.  She said it kept it fresher and more moist.  Well, I had never in my life heard of such, but it's my "new way" of freezing chicken now and it is so-o-o-o much better.  So, if you are one of those that plans ahead by boiling up a lot of chicken, then you might want to try this little suggestion. 

Accidents happen.........
Our daughter was helping her husband load some round pen panels into their horse trailer on Saturday.  She was simply standing and making sure that they stayed leaned up against the trailer until he got them all in and he tied them up.  He had gotten 8 of them loaded and while he was gone to get the 9th one, the other 8 somehow got off kilter and all 500+ pounds of them fell against her and pinned her to the opposite wall of the trailer.  She ended up with "only" a broken wrist and I say "only" because it could have been so, so much worse.  They were in Oklahoma and she was taken to the Urgent Care facility and they put it in a splint and she will get a cast on Tuesday when she gets back home.  They have to wait for the swelling to go down.  Did I say that it is her right wrist and she is right handed.  I just hate it for her and wish so much that she lived nearby so that I could be of help to her these next 6 weeks.  But, as she always does, she is making the best of a bad situation and thanking the Lord that it wasn't worse.  Oh, and she said she is getting a hot pink cast!  ~she's a girly girl~

And, I leave you with this.........
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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  1. What a wonderful idea about freezing chicken! I'll definitely try that the next time I freeze up a bunch of cooked chicken.

    I've never heard the term "dish garden" I love the arrangement in your new rooster.

    Your poor daughter! How awful you must feel to be so far away and unable to help. Praying that her wrist heals up quickly.

  2. What a great idea! I will take your new advice when freezing chickens. So sorry about your daughter's broken wrist. She is fortunate though as it could have been much worse. Praying that she will heal quickly.

    Blessings and love,

  3. Good morning! I think there is a great deal I could put that cleaning fairy doing over here..nice feeling to get things all cleaned huh? Your poor daughter! And I know just how your mama's heart feels being so far away. Praying she heals quickly! Oh and I just recently starting following her! Enjoy your day!

  4. So sorry about your girl's wrist! Oh, the pain of that sounds horrible! I thought of you Saturday when I made. Burlap wreath for my front door. It's light burlap and on a covered porch so it should be okay, right? I like the look but hate the feel of burlap .

  5. I love the new roo! I want to see the finished product on the front door also??? You know I will be back in blogland to visit when summer time at the farm slows down. Miss all of you.

  6. Oh, poor Bridget! I can understand you wishing to be there, and I feel sure she would love that too.

    The rooster is so pretty on your table. Very creative!

    I have used the seasoned water that the chicken was cooked in to use for cooking up servings of brown rice for future use. It is so good and the rice only takes a couple minutes in the microwave to be ready to serve. But, I will also try your idea next time.

    Thanks for the blog boost.

  7. Thanks for the chicken tip. I've never frozen it with the broth, but that makes sense. I'm sorry for your daughter and her injury, but thankful she wasn't more seriously hurt. I've had my right hand in a cast before-very frustrating!!

  8. How neat that you got to spend some time with Libby and her husband...I follow her blog! I didn't realize you two were friends! I've never tried freezing chicken, but I just might have to now! So sorry about your daughter's wrist...hope and pray it heals soon!

    Be sure to stop by my blog today, if you can. I'm having a giveaway for a FREE 8 x 10 Easy Canvas! Would sure love to have you join in! :)

  9. What an awesome tip on the chicken! - I'm so sorry about your daughter! How painful! I pray for a complete and speedy recovery!


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