Monday, April 30, 2012

Stuffed Cabbage

 Stuffed Cabbage

Note: I browned the ground beef and pork before filling the cabbage with it.

Monday Musings

Yes it's Monday already.  Seriously where do the weekends go?

Our weekend was rather busy bowling Friday night, grocery shopping Saturday which literally feels like it consumes a day....2 hours shopping, then stocking cupboards, freezing meats and so on.

Sunday we browsed Whole Foods for some supplements and other little things.  Then decided to try a rather elaborate recipe for stuffed cabbage that left all over burners in use and took much more work than anticipated. Was going to take a photo of the chaos but thought it wise to keep the camera out of the kitchen as I've been known to have mine drop in things.  The clean up was monstrous, little disappointed the man didn't swoop in to help but won't go there. ;)

Not to mention the Flyers game was on, the plan was to have it all completed before the game but I basically the cleanup took over first period.  But hey at least the Flyers won!  (my favorite sport is def a challenge to watch with the dizziness, as all the quick back and forth motion can bring it on)  Baseball and golf have become the easiest to watch.

Oh and the recipe produced a great dinner but we both agreed the work involved probably wasn't worth making again.  Though it is a fabulous recipe and I will include a copy under recipes for any one who might like to give it a try.

And would like to give thanks to Jenn at Munchkinland Designs for helping me create this new blog design.  I had a bunch of visions regarding the blog, some of which were attainable some not, and Jenn worked hard to make one of them possible.  So many thanks to her.  Seriously go check out her designs they are lovely and unique!

Before my stomach rumbles any louder, I need to get some lunch.  Turkey and sweet potatoes with a vitamin water!

And yes here is me making a funny face next to the pile of dishes, there was more stacked on the other side of the sink.  (and no this cottage house does not have a dishwasher, it would need an extensive renovation to be able to fit and hook one up) 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Soul Sunday

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and 

There have been moments lately where I let disappointment get the best of a day.  And have to admit when I saw this quote I thought yes that's it.....too much hope and expectation was expended.

  Little things like making an elaborate home made meal only to get stuck with huge piles of dishes when I thought I might get some help without having to even ask or wait.

Getting a bad dizzy spell after thinking maybe they were tapering off and imaging all the things I was going to do when I could drive all over once again.  No such luck.  Or getting results back that one had not expected.

Then there is having people promise things that never come to fruition, or say one thing but do another. 

Being denied the little affectionate moments I love so much in fact might be the ultimate disappointment lately. 

Sometimes it's the little things that can leave us feeling the most disappointed.  

But on this Sunday I came across this verse about God or a Higher Power as some believe....

 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

And maybe in the midst of disappointment that is what we all need to keep in mind.  Maybe there is a purpose, a reason behind disappointments that we just cannot understand at the moment it happens.   And maybe we can even save ourselves a little disappointment by simply not having expectations though I know that's easier said then done. 

So this Sunday I thought this was a perfect inspiration and nourishment for the soul.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday!  Please meet some very special dogs who are in need of good, loving homes.

Franco and Gracee were abandoned at the animal clinic next door to Heartland, and are now available for adoption. They are both very sweet and walk very nicely together. If you sit down to give them attention, Franco will sit right next to you and Gracee will want to sit on your lap. They love attention and are very much people dogs! Franco is a 9 year old West Highland Terrier/Scottish Terrier mix who weighs around 26 pounds and Gracee is a 4 year old Chihuahua mix who weighs around 14 pounds. If you are looking for a lot of love and fun in your home, then hurry to meet Franco and Gracee.

Franco and Gracee, Illinois

Heartland Animal Shelter, Northbrook, IL

  Georgia is about 5 years old.  She was as rescued from a local municipal shelter and couldn't be happier!  She is nervous when she first meets you, but this is because shes had a rough past. Once she knows and trusts you, she is the perfect dog!  She is quiet and house trained, and enjoys toys.  Let's find this sweetie a great home! 

 Georgia, South Carolina

Pawmetto Lifeline, Columbia, SC

 Frosty is 8 going on 4. I have a new lease on life since I came to rescue.  He has an allergy to grain and his other owners did not understand that all I needed was a food upgrade. Now that he has been eating Natural Balance Duck and Potato food, his fur is all coming back and he is one happy dude. I love to play with the other female dog here in my foster home, and my tail is wagging all the time. He is also happy to keep your lap warm.  He will be a great companion if you have another dog or even if you don't. See how easygoing and wonderful he is!

 Frosty, Wisconsin


 Wisconsin Westie Rescue, Kaukauna, WI

{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!
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