Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An update on things going on in my Life

I have been super busy lately with going to see my counselor and going to group every week. I am also taking on tasks around the house that, years ago, I would have never thought possible to do. I am also trying to maintain two blogs and writing in two separate journals. I have also been trying to make time to read and study a book by Albert Garner entitled "Defense of the Faith. I have also been working on a scrapbook of old pictures of me from when I was a baby to the age about 21. I have been remodeling things inside and out of my house. I go to church every Sunday morning and evening and also on Wednesday evenings for bible study.

With all that I have going on you would think I am to busy to enjoy life, but to tell the truth, I love it. I guess i worry that people will think that because I am fat that I sit around all day on my butt and do nothing. If i am to be truthful, years ago that is who I was. I am no longer that fat little girl who everyone picked on and said was to fat to do anything. Yes, I am still fat but oh well. Like I tell the ladies in group, if I spend all my time worrying about being fat and losing a pound here or there then that dampens my life. I am out in the world now and having a great time meeting new people and see new things.

I was just going to write a short paragraph about things going on but when I get to typing my fingers don't want to stop. I have been asked to be the clown for church so i will post pictures of me when that I also plan to post pictures of all the remodeling AI have been doing. I have also gotten into planting flowers again this year so I may post about that too. 

My days are being filled with things that make me happy and I am trying to makes others happy while doing it. I have been getting a lot of compliments in group from the ladies. I am being told that I am inspiring some of them and I must say they have been such a blessing to me. I have met a few that are going to college and are older then me and it is helping me to get over my fears so I may one day go as well. I would love so much to go back to school. The  ladies in my group say they know I will do great and that I am smart. My low self imagine doesn't see it that way.

 I guess that is enough ramblings for today. One little paragraph turns into a whole God Bless.

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Thoughts on a New Counselor and My fears

Well I am trying out the new layout for blogger and it seems to be much nicer then the old one. I have been learning over the past couple of years that change can be a good thing. I have been going to see the same counselor for about 2 1/2 years. For reason, I do not know, he left and I was placed with a new counselor. My new counselor is now moving on to better things so once again I will get another new counselor. Through it all from one to the next I have learn that change can be a good thing. 

I use to hate change. I would stay at home and never do anything out or my norm. I have been getting better at not being afraid of change and learning to embrace it with a happy outlook. I have seen that each counselor had their own things to teach me and own knacks for getting to the point I am now. I am looking forward to this new counselor and what all she can help me with. I have already met her because she helps run the weekly group I go too.

 One day I may be able to walk out my front door with no fears at all, that day for me will be awesome. I look back on how I use to be. I could not even sit on my front porch with out being afraid. I can now walk out the door and down the street. I can get on a bus and go all over town. I can sit next to a stranger on the bus and not be afraid they will harm me. I still have those fears from time to time but they don't stop me like they use too. 

My growing faith in the Lord has helped me greatly. Knowing, in my heart,  that He always looks out for me has been a major part in over coming my fears.Each day is a new challenge and a challenge I am now learning I can over come.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Melt 1 stick of butter in a 8x12 baking dish

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons backing powder
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup milk

Pour this mixture over the top of the melted butter.

On top of that mixture pour:
2 3/4 cups peaches/2 small cans or 1 large can

1 cup sugar
1 cup juice- peach ,or the juice of the fruit you are using

bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.batter comes to the top and browns.Any fruit can be used in this recipe

Thursday, February 16, 2012


My son had an assignment in school that required him to write 9 poems for class. He asked me to read them sometime and when I did I got a wonderful surprise. He wrote one of the poems about me. I just have to share it. He did a wonderful job on it.

My mom is cool
She swims in a pool
She loves me so
At least I think so
Just kidding she loves me
She loves me with glee
She always makes me happy
Even when she’s all sappy
She always knows what to say
She always says it on the right day
My mom is the very best
Even though she doesn’t wear a vest
She always knew what to do
Even when I was two
Even though she may be old
She’s still good as gold
I love my mom
She is the bomb


Friday, February 10, 2012

Another Night at Group

I went to another group meeting last night.I had a very good time. We made collages of who we are. I want to post mine and explain it so I can come back and see it and remember this good group meeting.

My Collage

The adult with a kid inside him is how I feel about myself. I always feel that I am a scared little kid inside and adult body. I chose a Gecko because I love frogs and I couldn't find a frog in the magazines so I figured he would Plus he is a cute little guy. This is a picture of pumpkin bread. Those who know me know that I bake a lot of pumpkin bread. Coolaid is my nick name. My brother gave me this name after seeing me in a bright red shirt. He said I looked like the Koolaid

I have had the name ever since. This is a picture of potatoes. I love potatoes. I Love potato soup, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, tater tots, french fries, hash browns. If it is made with potatoes I would eat it. I love kids. I use to watch kids and I miss it. Kids can be so much fun to be around. They keep you on your This shows some pictures and a camera because I love to take pictures. I am told all the time that I take to many pictures but I cant help it, I like doing it. These next two pictures are of the beach and a light house. I took a trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina two years ago. I loved it there and I had a great time. I got to see a light house up close and it is one of my greatest memories of going. This picture is a guy in a costume. My friends like to cox me into putting on funny hats. I dress up for Halloween and once my friends put a jack-o-lantern face on my T-shirt and I walked around all day with it on. The Blue and white clock was the only thing I could find that was blue and white. I love to collect blue and white things.

They are so beautiful. This last one is of a smiley face. I love to smile. This is pretty much what I could come up with in that short little bit if time in group.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Random Stuff

Here are some more random picture I have taken.

I was on a trip to Kentucky and caught this wonderful picture.

I saw this sign every time I traveled to Kentucky and I finally got a good picture of it.

Every time I would see it I would giggle.

One night my son and husband came home and they ran in and said grab your camera.
I came out and found a tree frog on my house .

I went to the Clabber Girl Museum with my mother.

This is a mural on the wall there.

On the same trip my Mother and I were walking and saw this plaque.

I liked what it said so I took the picture so I could remember it.

My friend Michelle went to see the ocean and send me this box in the mail.

When I opened the box I found a frog in sand.

I love it and it stays on my desk so i cant see it all the timeMy friend Beth came in one day and again I am told to grab my camera.

Outside was the biggest moth any of us had seen.

If you can see her, my cat is on the fence trying to get it

It was a pretty good size moth. I have never seen one that big before.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meat Loaf :-)

Large Meatloaf


4 pounds ground beef

1 box crackers, containing 4 small packages in it

3 eggs


6 cans sliced or whole potatoes

2 cans carrots

salt and pepper


Place ground beef in and bowl.

Crush crackers and place in bowl.

Add eggs
Mix all together

It will not look pretty at

Form into a ball and place into pan

Form into a loaf shape

Pour potatoes and carrots (not drained) all around.
If you don't like the canned ,you can slice potatoes and carrots yourself, but add water to the pan.
I would estimate about 4 cups of water

Salt and pepper as you desire.
Cook in oven for about an hour at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and slice in half.
This will help the center cook faster
Add ketchup to the top
Place back in over for another hour.


This make a very large meat loaf.

It feed the 3 of us and then I have some that my Husband takes for lunch. I then have a large bowl left to eat from for a couple of days. The leftovers can be divided into small lunch size portions and froze for use at a later time.

Cooking Dinner

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Salmon Patties

They are called salmon patties but I like to use mackerel because it has a better flavor and is a little cheaper then salmon.


2 cans mackerel

1 box crackers

veggie oil

2 eggs (if desired)

Pour mackerel into a bowl and if you prefer to do so pick out the bones.

The bones will be crashed to a powder so it in not necessary to pick them out.

Crush crackers and mix into the mackerel.

Some prefer to add 2 eggs to help hold this together,

but I use just a little water and that seems to work. Shape into patties.
Fry in veggie oil until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with mac & cheese and peas or any desired sides

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