Apr 18, 2018
When Shopping and traveling escalators and "people movers" make going up and down staircases. Many people approach escalators very gingerly, stick a toe on (like checking water) and lose their balance. I finally figured out that if I place all of my weight on the forward foot when getting on that I don't lose my balance (or do the splits.) Continue reading
A Big Thank You
Apr 16, 2018
to every restaurant and business who supplies toilet seat covers in their public restrooms. They are so appreciated in this "germy" world. Continue reading
Mar 29, 2018
Another decision I made for shopping is that I map out my stops. I start on the right and stay. After the last stop on the right, I turn the car around and return doing everything on the right. Sometimes it takes some special planning to safely reverse, but it keeps me from crossing traffic. Continue reading
Mar 27, 2018
I love my HEB grocery store, but after many trips I still had to double back to find something. I got used to the lay of the store and so, I took my grocery list and numbered it. Produce came first so it was marked #1, Then the bakery, #2. Lunch meat, fresh meat of course became #3 and so on. I could rewrite the list, but I don't. I just do all of the #1s then 2s, etc. It is so much easier and faster. What is your #1? Continue reading
Money, MONey, MONEY!
Mar 16, 2018
During her adult
years, Es Westmoreland has taken many financial classes, gone to seminars, and
read many books to try to get an understanding of how money works. She has read the Bible many times and has
become familiar with God’s promises and his desire for us to prosper. Es became aware that some people do not save,
because they either do not understand compound interest, or do not think they
have any extra money to save––not realizing that even five dollars a mont... Continue reading
DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN?
Feb 26, 2018
Here are suggestions for raising children. Over
a ten-year period, we had four children.
Early on, we noticed that none of those little bundles of joy came with
an instruction manual on how to raise them to maturity. Each of the children presented different
challenges in not only getting them into this world, but also through the
stages of childhood, teenage, college, early adulthood and life to this
day. We found that our roles changed
over time from parent to advisor, if asked. Maybe you think you "raised" you... Continue reading
BEST CORNBREAD I'VE FOUND!
Jan 17, 2018
Over the years, I have tried lots of recipes for cornbread - even made my own - but was never really satisfied. I write off recipes wherever I find them and usually don't know where I got them. I have an organized recipe box that I refer to consistently. So I said that to say this: This is the best cornbread recipe and works for me. Your grandma's recipe may be even better - if so, post it too.
CORNBREAD 8x8" pan 350 for 28-30 minutes spray pan
1 1/2 cup... Continue reading
Jan 15, 2018
Cook minute rice and add canned charro beans. It tastes great and is complete protein - AND QUICK! Add an apple and you'll survive. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
Dec 30, 2017
2017 had it's ups and downs. 2018 will also have ups and downs. It's most important to keep the "main thing" the main thing. Always put God #1 in all of your life. He will show you what to do by His word, The Bible. Get a reading plan even if it just one verse a day. You will find that He is smarter than anything you could come up with. God bless you. Happy New Year 2018 Continue reading
Overloaded Sweet Tooth
Dec 27, 2017
So many wonderful desserts at Christmas: Candy, cakes, cookies (yum), fruitcake (yes, I like fruitcake) and many other dainties shared during the holidays. Most have been enjoyed, but there are wonderful leftovers. Two choices: Eat them until they are gone, or preserve them to be enjoyed later. My freezer is one of my best friends. I portion each one and put in a ziptop bag and put them all in the freezer in my "dessert stash." Great for week night desserts or coffee break or lunches. It works for... Continue reading
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR BUCKET LIST YET?
Dec 22, 2017
THE BUCKET LIST
Also great planning for emergency evacuation.
A zipper notebook with copy of the first page of all documents will make this
(All information is
ADVANCE PREPARATION - FIRST THINGS
... Continue reading
THINGS TO KNOW
Dec 20, 2017
THINGS TO KNOW OUCH!!! Those leg cramps in the middle of the night are terrible. White hot pain and seemingly no relief. When the cramp is gone, sometimes it hurts for a few days. I have found that even though it hurts terribly (hurts anyway), straighten your leg out and stretch it. Also, use your other foot to press on the heel to hyper extend leg. When you let go, the pain is gone. If a little pain persists, do a leg stretch like before running. Continue reading
Chicken Marengo - easy and quick
Dec 01, 2017
Whether you are a new cook or "well seasoned", you will love this very easy and delicious chicken recipe.
1 pkg. Chicken Thighs
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
1 can Tomato Soup
1 jar cocktail onions - drained
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 bay leaf
Place chicken in cassarole dish. Mix sauce and pour over. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Serve over rice. Continue reading
RAISING ROYALTY suggestions and information
Nov 10, 2017
Just a little more of my book ,RAISING ROYALTY, that I thought would be beneficial in raising children: “…Also unchecked raging hormones and the race to explore their sexuality without the benefit of marriage is producing children with children. Without sufficient income, they are taxing their parents and/or grandparents with the financial burden of supporting them and raising their family. At this point, they are already behind the earning curve and are already beginning to lean on parents, grandparents, welfare or unemployment.... Continue reading
RAISING ROYALTY - guide for parents
Nov 10, 2017
Although I am still waiting for this book to come out in paperback, I wanted to give you little pieces and hope they will benefit you in ra... Continue reading
BEST CLASSES FOR YOUR MONEY - DAVE RAMSEY
Nov 10, 2017
Finally get Financial Peace!! My husband and I will coordinate our last of nine week FPU classes next week. What an opportunity for families to get their finances in order. The information gets right down in your life - exactly where you need it. Some take the classes not because they are broke, but because they want to be totally in charge of their money and be able to be more extravagant givers. What if with better money management you could buy a water well for an emerging nation? Others do have debt -... Continue reading
HONEY, ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN?
Nov 10, 2017
Since all men are created in the image of God and God is an eternal spirit, so also is man an eternal spirit. Just because you don’t choose JESUS doesn’t mean you won’t live forever - SOMEWHERE. While you are still breathing, you can receive JESUS. After that, it is too late. Think about it! Whose voice will you believe? Romans 6:23 Continue reading
ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS?
Nov 10, 2017
It’a coming you know! Does your December gift purchases destroy your January and February budget (what budget!) This solution is not easy the first year, but it takes all of the pain out of Christmas buying: This year, write down everything you spend for presents, entertainment, etc.and record your total outlay. Then, divide the total by 12 and set that amount aside in a new special savings account - auto draft is best. Next year, you can enjoy the season peacefully with no regrets. Continue reading