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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Angel Wings Wednesday #8

For today’s Angel Wings Wednesday, I’m sharing a poem I wrote.  At least I think it a poem, or maybe prose?  It doesn’t rhyme and the meter is off, so who knows?  Whatever it is, it’s a glimpse of my life.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies: SRC


It’s SRC Day!

This month, I was assigned Emily’s yummy blog, It Bakes Me Happy.  As the blog title suggests, Emily’s blog focuses mostly on baking.  Umm.  Yum!

Emily is a SAHM of two who loves to bake, especially brownies, breads, and muffins! 

If you ever need a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, be sure to stop by!

For the reveal, I made up the delicious Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies.  These cookies are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, with the butter and sugar caramelizing just a bit around the pretzels to make them absolutely addictive!  I am most definitely a fan!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Strawberry Cucumber Salad



After all the nasty blizzard-ness last week, it looks like spring might finally be on its way (please, oh please!)  There’s still tons of snow on the ground, but it’s melting!  And some of the trees are starting to bud out!  And I saw some green grass (uh, next to the snow, of course)!

So it’s time for a bright summer salad!

Wouldn’t this look pretty on the Easter table?  Or really just anytime you need a pick me up!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Angel Wings Wednesday #7


This past Sunday would have been Sarah Catherine’s baptism.
Because our families are spread across the country, I had already contacted the church to schedule the baptism several weeks before we lost her.

On Sunday, I walked into the church, hand in hand with Dude and Spud (Hubs was out of town) and I saw another family sitting in the front row, their baby nestled in the Mother’s arms and I thought, “that should have been me.”

Instead of gut wrenching sadness, I felt more melancholy.  I snuggled Dude & Spud close and prayed for a few minutes, remembering my little girl.

Then, at offertory, the song was announced.  It is one of my favorites and the lyrics were just perfect for what I was feeling.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans


Will this winter ever end?  Seriously.

A blizzard just ripped through here again this week, dumping so much snow on us that we had a snow day (due to the blizzard) plus, they had to cancel school the next day, because the city couldn’t plow the streets fast enough.  That blizzard was not messing around.

The worst part was, the original winter snow was just beginning to melt!  There was lots of grass visible in the backyard.  The deck was almost clear!  Dude went on a bike ride and I jogged behind him…it was a 5k.

But noooooo.  Now we’re all full of snow again.  It’s like that lovely melt never even happened!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Angel Wings Wednesday #6

Angel Wings took a little break for a couple weeks.


First Hubs & I were on vacation.  It was sunny and relaxing and wonderful.  It was the first real time we’ve had alone together since we lost Sarah.  Though I was actually just tagging along on Hub’s work trip, it was totally worth it.  While he worked, I read on the beach, and jogged on the beach and had some much needed me time.

And when he was free with saw the sights and took long walks
on the beach.

Then we came home.  And it was cold and gloomy.  The boys were whiny and clingy since we’d just been gone for 5 days (don’t get me wrong – they had a blast with their grandparents, but its just not the same as mom and dad).  And I had responsibilities again.  I had to clean the house and cook and keep a schedule.

And then I had a really Bad Day.  Yep, a capital letter bad day.  If you’ve been through grief, you know the ones I’m talking about.  I could hardly move out of my recliner, I just wanted to cry, it felt like the sun would never shine again.

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