Sugar Cookies – They Bring Up So Many Happy Childhood Memories

A couple of weeks ago my daughter’s significant other, through hard work and dedication, received one of the greatest compliments in life – recognition for his work ethic, hard work and high standards. He was offered an amazing position for a significantly higher amount of pay with a company he dealt with through his job as GM of a restaurant. This is wonderful news for them in every way, but not so wonderful for me, as the Gramma to our handsome Baby R. You see, this job will take them a couple hours further away from us – which takes all of my Grandbabies away from us to the point that it is a trek to get to them. So, it is with mixed feelings that I see them go on to their new lives in a new place. Today I am going to go spend the day with our busy boy while his Mama and Daddy go to look for a new place to live. His Great-Grandparents (my folks) are going to meet me at their house and spend the night with him so they too can get more time with him before they move. I know they aren’t going an insurmountable distance away, but with ferries, schedules, traffic, etc. it does make it more difficult to see them. On the good side though, they will now have weekends off, so at some point we may actually be able to have a camping trip with them! That will be awesome!

Verse of the Day

July 9, 2018

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21

Thoughts on the Verse of the Day

Of all the names for God in the Bible, this is my favorite: “Him who is Able to Do Immeasurably More.” Our God is the same God who parted the Red Sea and fed 5,000 on a green hillside with only a couple of sardine sandwiches. He longs to do more than we can ask or imagine! Unfortunately, most of us haven’t really given him much of a challenge with our wimpy dreams and shallow prayers. Let’s dream big dreams for God. Then hang on for the ride that is more than we can even imagine!

Food for Thought

I see a lot of whining and crying from feminists about how toxic masculinity is, and to that I say shut up. Just be quiet already, will you? Feminists do NOT speak for real women. How do I know this? Because I am a real woman. I am a normal female who appreciates a real man – a man who wears his masculinity like an armor. A man who isn’t afraid to work hard, get dirty, try new things, show his strength, be talented at fixing things and faces fears with a determination to get through it. A real man has a sensitive side, but he isn’t a wussy boy who whines like a child over the smallest thing. Case in point, and what brought this to mind, I am watching Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and they have some tennis star – I think it’s tennis – don’t care, I’m not a sports fan. Anyway, they were breaking through a frozen lake or pond to get a dead fish that was caught in the ice. Wussy boy literally SQUEALED/SCREAMED like a little girl when he touched the fish because it was slimy. Seriously? I wouldn’t even have done that, and I AM a girl! I know I talk about this quite a bit, but real mean should be just that – REAL MEN. Don’t wallow in wimpy behaviors to fit into the mold that the left would shove you into because seriously, those women who want that, aren’t even real women at all. They may be female, but they know nothing about what real women deal with daily, and that real women are strong enough to stand up to, and be a great partner with, a real man.


International Town Criers Day – Back in days of old, when few people were literate, and many didn’t have any access to printed news, town criers were a big part of living in urban areas. They were responsible for keeping the people up to date with the news, current events and for spreading news from the ruling classes to the population. Now that most people are literate, and most have access to print and digital media, the town crier is unnecessary. Today celebrates the historical role of the town crier in their town or city. I’ve also heard people call gossips the town crier – in that case, I’m sure we ALL know someone who fits the bill!


National No Bra Day – I do not think I know a single woman out there who wouldn’t celebrate this one happily. For me, when I am home, and we aren’t expecting company and I don’t need to go outside, I don’t bother with putting on the torture device that is the brassiere, and the moment I do get home from being gone, it comes off. So, seriously, this one is a great one to celebrate! Set the girls free ladies! Keep in mind though, that there is another no-bra event that happens in October to bring awareness to breast cancer – also a worthy day to observe.


This Day in History –

1956 – Dick Clark hosts American Bandstand for the very first time.


Food Celebration of the Day –

National Sugar Cookie Day – Sugar cookies bring up happy memories of childhood. Frosted sugar cookies were one of the treats Mom would make for us, always coloring the frosting to match whatever the closest holiday was. After reverting to low-carb, these were, I thought, off the table, but there are low-carb alternatives that don’t takes like Mom’s, but they are a great treat! Here is a no-sugar, cut out sugar cookie recipe from Carolyn Ketchum at All Day I Dream About Food. I made these when I first started eating low carb and think it’s been too long since I’ve made any! I will be gone today, but maybe when Miss B comes to stay with us in August we can make some together!

I need to head out to get some baby hugs from Baby R! Yippee! It has been far too long since I’ve spent any time with him. Have a lovely Monday, because I know I will! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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