Thursday, April 30, 2009

~A Bohemian Market is having a give-a-way~

My sweet friend Carole
is having a give-a-way.
Please stop by her blog
leave a comment on her post to enter..
How great it is to see her back blogging again!

Friday, April 24, 2009

~Grandma-Your Angel~

For all the Grandmas in blogland
~Your Angel ~
Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.
The child asked God,
"They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow.
How am I going to live there being so small and helpless?
"God replied,
"Among the angels, I'll choose one for you.
Your Angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired,
"But tell me God, here in heaven
I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said,
"Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day.
And you will feel your angel's love and feel very happy.
" Again the child asked,
"And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me
if I don't know the language?"
God said,
"Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear,
and with much patience and care,
your angel will teach you how to speak."
"I've heard that on earth there are bad people. Who will protect me?"
God said,
"Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."
At that moment there was much peace in heaven,
but the voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked,
"God, if I am to leave now,
please tell me my angel's name."
"Her name is not important.
You will simply call her GRANDMA."

Friday, April 17, 2009

~Sick Sam and a day with Bella~

I had planned to spend yesterday with
both my Grandchildren Sam & Bella....
Sam was sick and he had to go to the doctor.
He has strep throat, bronchitis, & a sinus infection!!!
Oh my gosh this poor sweet little guy...
I feel so bad for him..
What a way to have to spend your Easter vacation.
So only Bella and I spent the day together.
We made a pillow of Twilights Edward Cullen.
Watched the movie Twilight (again)...LOL..
and giggled and giggled and giggled.
Nothing like being with a 12 years old to make your day!
The above bag is Bella's.
I made it and added it to her Easter basket.
She added all the buttons.....
Hope all of you had a lovely Easter :-}

Saturday, April 11, 2009

~Italian Wedding soup our holiday tradition~

Italian Wedding soup has always been a family holiday tradition. I'm the one who makes it.
Happy Easter to all of you..
Hope you have a blessed day.. ~Mary~

Mary's Italian Wedding soup..
6 qts. water
1 whole chicken
4 large bay leaves (remove before serving)
1 large chopped onion,
1/2 pound baby carrots cut up
2 tsp. salt (more or less)
1 tsp. Garlic salt
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
1 large bunch of Endive
Small meatballs for Wedding soup
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 tsp. dried parsley (fresh is better)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Sprinkle (or more) of garlic powder
1/4 tsp. basil (fresh is much better)
2 eggs
3/4 cup bread crumbs
mix all ingredients together
roll each meatball into the size of a medium olive
(get the kids, hubby, or grand kids to help, it takes awhile)

In large pot combine water, bay leaves, seasonings. Bring to a boil and then simmer until chicken is tender/cooked. Remove chicken, tear or cut into small pieces.. set aside. Strain broth (make sure you remove any small chicken bones and bay leaves toss them out) Return broth, chicken to pot. Add one large onion cut up, 1/2 pound cut up baby carrots, 1 large bunch (soaked and cleaned) cut up endive cook 30 minuets. Add meatballs cook another 30 minuets or so.
This is opptional..Before serving, while soup is simmering add very slowly: 2 well beaten eggs to soup. Stir constantly. Enjoy :-}

Friday, April 10, 2009

~Sad day for L'Aquila Italy~

Mourners gather for Good Friday's open-air ceremony in L'Aquila
What a sad photo.
My thoughts & prayers are with the people of Italy who are suffering..

Monday, April 6, 2009

~Thoughts & prayers for L'Aquila Italy~


~The above map shows where my Mother lived~
My thoughts & prayers are with the people of L'aquila Italy this day.
I have realives that live South of L'aquila, I'm worried about them..
I remember my Mother telling me stories about
the many earthquakes she lived through as a child.
She told me how her, my Grandparents & Uncle sleep outside for days
after an earthquake because of the after shocks.
When I traveled with my Mother to Italy (many years ago)
what a joy it was visiting all my relatives & seeing their way of life..
My Mother lived in a very small town called Liberi way up in the hills..
Please keep all these lovely people in your prayers
at this time of such devastation.
God bless them..