Days 8, 9 and 10 of 30 Days of Thanks

Ok, so I fell behind.  What can I say, life happens.

So, this is a big thanks.

Thank you to all of our servicemen and women, all of the officers that guide them through their duties and all of the veterans.  Thank you for all you do and have done for our country.  Thank you to the families of the fallen, whom stand tall along with everyone who serves and has served.

Thank you for helping me maintain the freedoms I enjoy and have come to know.  Thank you for standing up for your country.  Thank you for being willing to give your life for people you don’t even know.


A possibility for my creative side….

So, a coworker and I talk about food almost every day…..

She brought up how cool it would be if I did ‘freezer meals’ for people or families who just don’t have the time to cook good, wholesome meals all the time.

I’m loving the idea.  But, can’t pull it off yet…..

Once I get a house, I’m seriously considering the idea.

I know the necessities for this.

A kitchen away from the family and pets.

So, the house is a must.

Ideas….other musts….pros…cons…help me out here….

Crock Pot Potato Soup

I wanted potato soup….good potato soup….

But I wanted it easy since it’s a busy day…

Here’s the result…it’s a hodge podge of many other recipes and tips….

Crock Pot Potato Soup

3 lbs (about 6-7 medium) russet potatoes, diced
32 oz chicken broth (I use homemade, you can use water and boullion also)
1/2 medium onion, diced
5-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Tbsp Oregano
2 Tbsp Garlic Salt
2 Tbsp Seasoning Salt
3/4 C flour
1/4 C (give or take) Milk
2 C Shredded Cheese (I use Cheddar Jack)
Water as needed

Put potatoes, onions, bacon, seasonings in crock pot.  Pour broth over this.  Add water until liquid is covering potatoes.  Set crock pot on high for 2 – 2 1/2 hours.  Use a potato masher to mash a good portion of the potatoes at this time.  Mix flour and milk in a bowl with a whisk.  Wisk mixture into crock pot.  Add cheese to crock pot and mix well.  Let cook on high another 15-20 minutes, stirring to thicken evenly.


Day 4 of 30 Days of Thanks

I’m thankful for the opportunity ahead of me.

That soon, I will be an owner and not a renter.

That I can make a house a home….

That my family will be in a place with plenty of space…

That I’ll be able to say ‘go to your room’ and my son won’t park his butt on the couch because that’s his bed!

Day 3 of 30 Days of Thanks

I’m thankful for my husband.

For the fact that he puts up with my worrying

sometimes overexcessive….ok, most of the time.

That he puts up with my quirks.

That he doesn’t sugar coat anything with me.

That he loves me, unconditionally.

Even with my flaws.

That he doesn’t just give in.

That he understand that I hurt more than I don’t.

That he just gets me.

Day 2 of 30 Days of Thanks

Today, I am thankful for being able to go about my daily tasks.

I’m thankful that the pain and swelling in my hands has not overcome me yet.

I’m thankful that my joints still hold up.

I’m thankful that I can do the things I enjoy.

And, I’m thankful for every moment of them to remember when I can’t do them anymore.

Day 1 of 30 Days of Thanks

I’ll be doing 30 Days of Thanks for November.

Day 1

I’m thankful for my grandfather.

For every minute I ever got with him.

For him listening to me and not judging me.

For the advice, even when I didn’t want to listen to it.

For standing by me, even in spirit.

For reminding me that I’m strong, even when I think I’m not.

Most of all, I’m thankful my grandfather loved me.  And still does, if only in spirit.