Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We had a wonderful time this year. Addie is old enough to open presents and she was so excited. She did not know what she wanted to play with. However she spent the entire evening vacuuming my carpet with my little sweeper or playing with my Homedics Foot Massager.(which I absolutely love).

We had a wonderful time and plenty of food.

Mom was here and she made Addie a Christmas shirt and bought her a baby doll and made her a Christmas shirt and a pair of jeans. I got Kelly a Slanket from QVC, I hope she loves it as much as I love mine.

Tony was sportin' his TN Vols Christmas Hat, We had a blessed Christmas.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kelly, and Coconut Pie!!

Here is one of Robert's Christmas gifts from Kelly. She called and was wanting to know what to get him for Christmas and he is so hard to buy for. He is not hard to please but he is wanting things that he really needs to pick out himself. Stuff for his motorcycle and things that no one would know what to get him.
He mentioned that it had been a long time since he had had a coconut pie. Kelly had never baked a coconut pie before so she went all over the net trying to find a good recipe and she found one. The finished product is pictured above it is so good and I don't really care for coconut!! She said it is really easy. I don't have the recipe, but if she posts it on her blog I will put in a link!!!
She has turned into quite the little cook. We jokingly call her Kelly Crocker!!! Thanks honey, your Dad said it is Yummy.(however he told Chase it was just awful, hoping he would not eat any of it:o)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bell's was Great and so was Mom's Doc's Visit!!

Mom's Doc appointment went well. She is doin good. She has to go to Lexington in the morning for a Echo Cardiogram. She has not had one in a year and the doc says it's time. Then she has a follow up with Doc in Savannah around the end of April.(just routine)

We stopped at Bell's for lunch and had a Hamburger and Fries. We tried their Onion Rings for the first time today and they are really good too. Mom said it was one of the best burgers she has ever had.

The Burgers there have been written about in Magazines . They have been in business since 1954. It is on the way to Jackson and a great place to eat. They say they sell almost as much BBQ, but we have not tried it because the burgers are just too good.

I'M GOIN TO JACKSON(tn that is)

We are headed to Jackson to take my Mom for a Check with her heart doc. This is a follow up to the episode she had last month, just before goin to MS to visit with my brother and his kids. She had a heart Cath and it came back lookin fine. They always schedule a follow up appointment after she gets out of the hospital.

We are goin to stop at Bell's Diner in Henderson and have one of their Famous Hamburgers(not good for her heart??) I will call them soon, I'm not sure if they are open on Mondays.

We will have a good day of visiting, even if it is a Doc appointment. We may do some shoppin while she is in the Doc's office.

I will let you know how it goes!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!! 2009!!!

I can't believe it is almost 2009 already. It seems like 2008 had just gotten started. Addie will soon be turning 2 and she is so smart. I can't wait to see what this new year will bring to our family. I just pray that we stay safe and well.

New Years day will be the same menu it has been for years. We cannot start a year without any of this menu. Robert will see to it that we have it. There has been times we have been to every store trying to find Hog Jowls.

MONDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (oops forgot I have to take Mom to the Doctor, a late day appointment, we may have supper in Jackson)

TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Chicken Salad Sandwiches or Grilled Cheese

WEDNESDAY-New Years Eve...Order Pizza and have chips and dip.

THURSDAY-New Years Day...The usual meal is Blackeyed Peas(for luck)Hog Jowl(for health, go figure???)Turnip Greens (prosperity/money) and of course cornbread(it goes with everything else)

FRIDAY-Eat out or have Leftovers

SATURDAY-Eat out (BBQ from Rib Shack in Corinth)

SUNDAY-Day of Rest before gettin back to work and gettin 2009 started!!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


It's Christmas Eve and an exciting time for everyone. This is the longest day of the years for most kids. It was for me and my three brothers. I can remember wondering "Is it ever gonna get dark and be time for bed?"

There is a website for trackin where Santa is. It is Norad Radar and click here for the link!

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and please remember the Reason for this Holiday!

It is all about a baby, in a manger, that died on a cross, for all of our sins, but yet is very much Alive today!!!

Thank you Lord for all that you have blessed us with and continue to watch over all of us. Amen

Monday, December 22, 2008



1 pound sausage(browned and drained)

6 slices bread,crust removed

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

8 eggs

1 teaspoon salt and pepper

2 cups Half & Half(you can use milk)

1 teaspoon dry mustard

Brown sausage, drain. Layer bread in bottom of 9 x 13-inch well-greased baking pan. Sprinkle sausage over bread. Add cheese. Beat eggs and mix with salt, mustard, and Half and Half. Pour slowly over cheese. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 325 F. for 45 minutes. Serve hot with jelly.
We will usually have country ham, chocolate gravy and biscuits with this also.
*Be sure and don't put a glass dish in a hot oven!!!! I let it set on the counter a few minutes before I put it in the oven.
*This freezes very well after it is cooked!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Only 3 more days til Christmas. I can't believe how fast time is passing. I love Christmas and everything about it. It will be over way too soon and we will be up to our neck in wrapping paper, boxes, leftovers, and trying to find a place for all the stuff we will be getting. It is wonderful getting gifts, but then we have to figure out where to put it all. Well this will be a fun week. I am so excited to see what everyone will get.
MONDAY-Lasagna and Garlic Bread
TUESDAY-Might order Pizza!!
CHRISTMAS EVE-Soup and Sandwiches or Leftover Pizza
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS-Ham, Turkey, Dressing, Yam Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Deviled Eggs Pumpkin and Pecan Pie(then we will lay around all evening and groan because we ate too much)
SATURDAY-Leftovers again I'm sure!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I think I am finished with my Christmas Shoppin. I have been "Finished" 3 times already this year. I don't know if my list is gettin' longer or my mind is gettin' shorter.....It's probably the latter.....I think.....I'm not sure I forgot????

It has been a rough week. Kelly got a virus or food poisoning, we are not sure which? She was put in the hospital late Wednesday and stayed until late Thursday. She is a lot better, but is still very weak. They were suppose to go to Chattanooga for a 50th wedding anniversary for Tony's Grandparents and he was so lookin forward to it, but Kelly was just not up for the trip. She is slowly gettin better. They give her several bags of fluid and some antibiotic while she was in the hospital.

Tootie really missed her. She kept asking for her, the night she was in the hospital. I know she did not understand what was happening. But her Daddy took good care of her. He had her dressed up and lookin good both times I saw her that day. He is such a good Daddy. Her world comes together when he gets home from work.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Lord, she is so Smart!

My precious grandbaby amazes me everytime I see her. Which is pretty often.
Robert and I offered to keep her last night so Tony and Kelly could have a quiet dinner. She came over and we had pizza(she eat 2 slices herself). We played, she is talking and repeating words. For her to have a vocabulary of a 19 month old, there is no question of what she wants. She can communicate better than most adults I know..
As soon as she heard her Mom and Dad come in our back door, she started hollerin' No, No, and come flying into the living room where Robert was. She did not want to go home. She wanted to stay here. But on her way into the living room, she stopped and tried to put up the baby gate that we have here. She thought if she got the gate up, her Mom and Dad could not get into the living room to get her...We have a sunken living room and she came running down the hall and dove over both steps right into her Baw Baw's arms(thank goodness) all the while hollerin' No(she drags this word out and it's kinda like Naaah!!!
She loves coming to our home and we love having her. I am so glad she does not cry when they leave her with us.

I love this child more than she will ever understand or know. I can't even think about her without smiling and most times laughing outloud at something she has done, or hearing something that reminds me of something she said..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Last week went well. There were a few changes. Robert's Uncle was in the hospital needing bypass surgery and had a double stroke while waiting for his heart surgery. We made 2 trips to Tupelo this week to visit him. He is going to have to wait on his surgery for now. He has to have rehab as soon as possible to retrain his brain. We just can't seem to get a break from Hospital food!!!!
This will be a busy week. Trying to get my last minute shopping done. Robert will be in Nashville Wednesday at an auction and we have our Christmas Dinner for the office on Thursday.

MONDAY-Hot Dogs and Chili(might do homemade in the Crock Pot)

TUESDAY-Potato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

WEDNESDAY-Will pick something up on my way home from Work!(Burger King or Chicken Salad Sand from Uptown's)

THURSDAY-Office Christmas Dinner(Ribeye Steak, Baked Potato, and Dessert)

FRIDAY-Leftovers(We will probably have steak left over)

SATURDAY-Eat out(will probably be shopping)

SUNDAY-Let us All Rest....AMEN

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Menu Plan Monday!!

Well, Last week did not go well at all. My Mom called Tuesday night and was in distress with her heart. We called 911 and they took her to our local hospital and then transferred her on to Jackson TN(bigger hostpital also where her heart doc is located). She is doing fine they did a heart cath and did not see anything. She did not come home till late Friday nite, so needless to say Robert and I have had our fill of hospital food.(it was pretty good) Poor Chase had to fend for himself. But we all managed and she is home and doin well.

It is still real cold and soup weather and Robert has been hollerin for some Mexican Cornbread, so I am going to try to do some this week.

It is Saturday night and we just cooked up a bunch of Hamburgers and Fries. It was really yummy. I love a homemade hamburger!!!

MONDAY-Leftover hamburgers and Chips

TUESDAY-V-8 Soup and Mexican Cornbread

WEDNESDAY-Leftover soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

THURSDAY-Lasagna & Garlic Bread and corn.

FRIDAY-Eat out or order out...I Love Friday's!!

SATURDAY-Might finish up my shoppin and eat out somewhere....

SUNDAY-Day of Rest saith the LORD!!! I try to do what he tells me!!!!

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