Sunday, March 30, 2008

What Robin Means

I don't usually do these things... well ok I do them, but I don't post them.  I'm posting this one because a lot of it was eerily accurate and the rest... well if you know me in real life... see what you think.  I colored the parts I think are me with blue.  

I guess in the end, the whole thing is like a fortune cookie - general enough to apply to anyone.  What part of yourself do you see in who I'm supposed to be?

What Robin Means

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.

You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.

Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

What's for Dinner - Week of March 31st

I'm cleaning out the freezer this week.  A while back we got rid of our extra stand alone freezer and stand alone fridge for one side by side.  My extra storage space was cut in half.  I'm still trying to adjust.  We made a trip to Costco today and my menu for this week seems to have planned itself from food that there wasn't room for in the freezer.  I didn't link to any recipes.  If you want one, speak up and I'll post it or send you a link.

Lentil & Zucchini Casserole (from the freezer)
Green Salad

Tofu (from the freezer) and Broccoli Stir Fry 
Soft Chow Mein Noodles or such

Lasagna (from the freezer)
Green Salad

4WD Club Meeting
Dinner Out!

Lentils and Rice

Chili Cheese Quiche (from the freezer)
Green Salad
Apple Sauce

Sunday - Family Dinner
Lentil Burgers
Green Bean French Fries
Potato Salad

Have a blessed week!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Retreat and Regroup

Surferman was my hero again today.  He took Grom for the day and sent me off for some time alone.   I'm just about to head back home.

I haven't be "right" since my Grandmother died.  I think her death is part of the problem, but there are also a lot of other things contributing to my funk.

I felt like I needed a day...
to spend time with God
to think
to be alone
to examine the priorities of my life
to regroup and make some plans

Of course, God met me.   It was a great day.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Fabulous Woman

My pursuit of fabulousness is on the back burner.

Today my Grandma passed from this world to the loving arms of her Lord, Jesus Christ.  

She was a fabulous woman.

You know all those "pink" verses in your Bible - Pink because they are the verses about being a godly woman.  Gigi quietly lived many of these verses.  

Her gentle and quiet spirit made her easy to live with.  She eased her way into our family five years ago.  She rarely complained.  If she didn't have something nice to say, she held her peace.

She frugally and diligently ran her home.  I remember spending weeks with her as a child.  We ran all over town chasing a deal.  She survived the Depression forever changed.  Her pantry was always stocked and stocked some more.  

Her 5 kids, most of her 13 grandkids, and all 4 of her great grandkids (3 more on the way!) were here this weekend to see her one last time; to rise up and call her blessed.  We gathered to honor her.

There is so much more.  Memories to share.  She used to send letters with gum in them.  

Saying good bye was hard - but easier knowing she is with Jesus.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

What's for Dinner - Week of March 10th

Zucchini & Ground Beef (Lentils & Rice) Cassserole
~this is a Dream Dinners recipe that I substituted lentils/rice 
for the ground beef as inspired by Robyn @ Lentils & Rice~
Pineapple Spears

CORD - Clean Out Refrigerator Day
We have leftovers galore from family visiting to say goodbye to Gigi

cKc / Bible Study
Black Beans and Sausage (LO from freezer)

See Tuesday - truly leftovers galore.

Fish & a Movie Night
Baked Potatoes

Arroz con Pollo 
(I posted a link for this recipe 2 weeks ago I believe)
Lettuce Leaves for Tacos

Family Dinner

If you want a recipe that I haven't posted or linked to, let me know.  For more great menu plans, go to Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Have a blessed week!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Asking for prayer

Please keep my 90 year old grandma who lives with us- Gigi - and my immediate and extended family in your prayers.  She is dying.

Gigi has congestive heart failure and other problems. She isn't responding to the medication as expected. She has been getting weaker and weaker. Hospice has been called. We expect them Sunday at the earliest.  This is very frustrating for me.

She knows the Lord, but not all of her kids and grandkids do. Family is starting to gather - we expect a bunch to arrive tomorrow - to say their good byes.

Please pray that our unsaved family would feel the peace that surpasses all understanding in our home as we trust Him knowing that Gigi is going home to her Lord and Savior. Let those of us who know Jesus be bright lights to those surrounded by darkness. 

I don't even know how to ask you to pray for Grom. This is a lot for a 3 year old.  A dear friend's grandmother passed away about 6 months ago.  My friend has been watching Grom once a week since he was born so he knew Grandma Opal quite well.  I reminded him of her death and told him I thought Gigi might die soon. His response was, "I'm going to miss her". 

Earlier I tried to use one of his straw cups for Gigi and he threw a fit not wanting to share. We bought her her own cup. A bit after our conversation about her dying. He came up to me and asked if he could have Gigi's new cup. 

He's being sweet and patient with me as I care for Gigi.   He comes in and says hello when she's awake.  He has also become the official hand lotioner.  

Prayerfully, she'll be in the loving arms of Jesus soon.