Thursday, January 31, 2013


Well, it is nothing but freezing cold here today!  I think our high temperature was -8 with wind chill of -24.  I am very glad I didn't have to go out a lot today.  I told the hubby I am going out twice, once to take the daughter to school and once to pick her up.  That is all I went out today too.  I cooked up a big pot of chili for supper and we are all hunkered down for the night. Tomorrow I have decided to start rearranging the craft/storage/office/pantry room.  It is going to be an adventure.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snowy Day

  Well I has been an uneventful day.  We received about 8 inches of snow in yesterdays storm.  We woke up to a winter wonder land!  And to school being 2 hours late.  The daughter reeeaaallly wanted them to call off school today, but no such luck.  Maybe tomorrow.  We are suppose to get another storm with wind and wind chills in the -20 range.  Have to love living in North Dakota. 
  It is very quite in the house tonight the hubby is working late and the daughter is doing homework in her room.  Seems odd that one or the other isn't blasting the TV or their iPod.  I think I could like this, but now my mind is racing to the million and one things I should be doing, i.e. working in the craft room, doing laundry, putting away laundry.  Oh yeah that's right, I am still recovering so I can't do those things.  Fine by me!
  I did try a new recipe tonight.  It is Chicken Taco Casserole from Six Sisters blog.  The recipe is as follows:

Chicken Taco Casserole
1 (10 oz) bag tortilla chips
2 (10.25 oz) cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies (Ro-tel)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (1oz) packet taco seasoning
3 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cups cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan. 
In a large bowl, combine the chicken soup, sour cream, Ro-tel, black beans, taco seasoning, and chicken.  Set aside.
Crush chips and spread half of them on the bottom of the pan.
Spread half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.  Top with 1 cup of cheese.  Repeat layers.
Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.

It turned out great.  Everyone loved it.  I guess this recipe is a keeper!

  Well my help is  being asked for with homework.  You know I actually like to be asked to help with 7th grade homework.  It makes me feel like I remember something I was taught so long ago.  I like it even more, when the daughter gets a good grade on the homework I helped her with.  HAHA!

Love to all,    Sara

Monday, January 28, 2013


  Well the flu has hit our house.  I thought we were so luck to have missed it so far this year.  Not anymore.  My darling daughter came home from school today with an upset stomach and a splitting headache.  Not a good sign.  I was a little under the weather all day and just basically napped.  Thank goodness for the cleaning lady my husband said we could hire while I am mending from surgery started today.  She disinfected everything from top to bottom.  She is a blessing.  I am hoping this is just a 24 hour bug and we are all feeling better  by morning.  I couldn't even cook supper tonight.  It was "Robert's bachelor surprise."  In other words soup and grill cheese sandwiches, but probably the best meal for everyone in the house.  I know I didn't eat. but Hannah was able to.
  We were hit by a surprise snow storm today.  So far we have gotten about 5-6 inches of heavy, wet snow.  It is going to make driving fun in the morning.  Times like this, I say thank goodness my husband owns an auto body shop.  If I wreck the car, he will fix it. 
  We did get some exciting news today.  Our ticket for the State Wrestling Tournament have arrived.  I know you all are probably saying, "why would that be exciting?"  In our little town, wrestling is HUGE.  Our high school team has won a state title for the past 4 years.  This year is the first year my nephew is on the varsity team.  He is doing a great job.  It is also a really fun weekend, with about half of the town there showing there support for the team and just all hanging out together.  Our daughter is really looking forward to it even though she will be leaving half way through the weekend to go to a church event.  She is going to the REVOLVE tour.  It is part of WOMEN OF FAITH.  She can hardly wait.  She did say that she wanted to do this by herself and then maybe next year we could do it together.  I think my baby is growing up!  NOOO!  On that happy thought I am going to go back to my bed.  I think I have rambled enough for today. 

   Bye for now!     Sara

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Morning

Good Morning!

  Yes, I am skipping out of church this morning, but the husband and daughter are going so I don't feel so bad.  I just had surgery on Friday, so I feel I have a pass for this one Sunday.  You will notice in the blog that my life involves a lot of things going on around church.   As for my surgery,  it was a minor, same day thing.  No big deal.  I was even able to go over to a friend's house last night for awhile.  I had to have a bladder sling but in.  I never thought at the age of 44, I would need one, but as they say "Never say never."  So far so good.  Everything has been going really well so far.  The worst pain has been in my shoulder of all places.  I think maybe during surgery, they had me in an odd position.  I think the best part of it all is Robert, the husband, said I could get a maid to clean the house for the next month or so.  The time the doctor said I couldn't vacuum, lift etc.  Hopefully I can get him to make it a permanent situation.  Fingers crossed! :)  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.  Bye for now!