Showing posts with label VALENTINE'S DAY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VALENTINE'S DAY. Show all posts

Friday, February 14, 2014

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Probably not but here we go anyway.....I sometimes my family gets to eat! If nothing else Pinterest can be motivating or at least it's that way for me!

I started feeling better on Wednesday which was a good thing but it would have been nice if it had been Tuesday so I could have gone to bowling. Anyway I ended up making soup in my crock pot. I had come across this recipe for Slow Cooker (or Stove top) Vegetarian Black Bean and Rice Soup with Lime and Cilantro at Kalyn's Kitchen so of course I pinned it! 
I ended up doubling the recipe since I had the ingredients and was using a large crock pot. What I did do was leave out the juices from the additional cans used to double it. I was concerned that it might be too thin and we like a thick soup. I also added a small can of green chilies because Mark wants them in everything! This was so good and I will definitely be making it again.

I also wanted to share with you something I made a few weeks ago. I had never tried Spaghetti Squash and decided it was time. I had a recipe from that I tried and of course I pinned it also. I loved it and will definitely be making it again. I also had some tomatoes to use up so this is what I did with the tomatoes and a pin from My Kitchen Affair for Parmasan Baked Tomatoes . So I buttered the spaghetti squash and topped it with the tomatoes. It was delicious!

Originally we were going to go out to celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday evening to avoid the crowds but since I was not feeling well that didn't happen. We have since decided to go out this weekend to see a movie and have a fine dinner. So on Valentine's Day I decided to make some PB M&M brownies and thought I would order a pizza since I had a 50% off coupon to use. We would have some wine and eat by candle light.
Well the Papa John's internet site was acting up and ended up being down. God forbid I need to make a phone call ....LOL! So I waited and tried again. It was working but it wouldn't go through. I ended up taking out our last Lou Malnati's which has to thaw for 30 minutes before we bake it for 40 minutes. Then the doorbell rang. Guess what?....yes the order ended up going through without confirmation to me. Luckily the Lou's pizza was still frozen so back to the freezer it went and off went the oven.
We had a very nice time at dinner and then we watched "What to Expect When Your Expecting." It was a lovely evening and just what we needed......
Card I got for Mark....

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I don't know about you
but I could use some of this everyday of the week!

You are all important to me and I value your friendship....


Got these yesterday!

Friday, February 17, 2012


1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 NIV
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres

Mountains on Thursday, loved how the sun was hitting the peak.

So I was a little upset with Mark that he was going to be out of town for Valentine's Day. I mean it's okay, I get the business aspect of it but why would they schedule a convention during Valentine's week. See the problem is that my poor hubby has to tread lightly around me. I've been hurt, I have learned to deal with jealousy most of the time but sometimes it shows it's evil little head. So he decided not to mention that this trip was during Valentine's Day.

So one day I was looking at the calendar and bingo there it was, his trip would make him out of town for that special day. Well Debby went into her pity party for one and made of point of asking him why he didn't tell me. I'm like it would have been nice if you had come to me and said "Honey, I will be out of town this year for Valentine's Day so do you want to celebrate before I go or when I come home?" Seems simple to me but he is never sure how I will react so being quiet is usually his plan. Doesn't always work for him!

So I was a little pi**ed off when he left. I made a point of telling him in my sweet voice "you better not send me flowers because they will sit by the front door and die!" Don't you just love me sweetness, my ability to be understanding. Sometimes I amaze myself. He left the Friday before and I got a card in the mail from him which was lovely. Then on Monday the flowers arrived. He sent them Monday because I go out to bowling on Tuesday's running errands afterwards. Well I took them in and opened them up. Honestly I was missing him and these little tokens were melting my heart.

Well we did have a good laugh the other night. See in all honesty I could not find the Valentin's card I bought for him. But since I was angry I decided to just put in a generic card that I was mailing out to the children in the family. It didn't say much and I didn't sign my normal "love always, Debby" no way, he just got a "love, Debby." You gotta love me, right? So I told him about the fact that I misplaced his card and how I was mad at the time. He said he was wondering why the card was so simple and we laughed about it. Isn't it nice that we can laugh about those things? (I had slipped the card into his packed suitcase before he left)

Needless to say I know how foolish I can be. As grown up as I can be I still act like a spoiled child often. Sometimes it amazes me that he actually came back to me after we divorced. Did he really think I had changed. I guess I fooled him. Anyway, I did miss him while he was gone and I am going to try to be a better wife because one thing I know for sure is that I love him with all my heart.

So I started a new medication for my COPD and I waited until I was home along with someone else to make sure I didn't have some adverse reaction. Do you think I am evil because for a moment I thought about laying on the floor to see what reaction I would get since I told them to check on me in my office? (Well it would have been my bad because they never checked anyway)

So while I am being truthful here I have never liked having to type word verification on blogs but I do it because I am a fan of the blog I am reading. For a person who read 50 posts a day it can be very time consuming for me. (By the way if you are with Blogger Spam mail will never show up in your comments) Anyway, have you noticed that verification has been changed. It's those ugly two word ones where one of them is very fuzzy. Actually I was directed to a blog that can say it better then me. Head on over to The Run*A*Round Ranch Report to read her view on this subject. I love leaving comments and talking with my blog friends but some days I think it would be fun if we could just hit "LIKE" like we do on Facebook! Now don't get me started on the ones that say my comment was too short or the ones where the verification doesn't go through because I typed it wrong and the long comment goes away!

(not to be confused with the musical)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Of course this next pictures is from my trip in Europe in June 2011. A trip I will never forget. There is a story that I wrote last year about how this trip came about. It involves a Valentine's Day gift I bought for Mark to give me and what happened on the same day I bought it. It was a sign, a Godincidence that only He does so well!

You can read about the Love Locks here.

Well my Valentine is in Dallas this week so I am going to make the best of the day without him. After bowling today I am going to head to a Casino and drown my sorrows in front of a Keno machine :) (Love you Mark)

So these are the treats I made for my friend's children at bowling. Amber & Dylan say they are pretty good, I did not taste them :) I found this treat on Pinterest and the recipe is from Betty Crocker. It's called Valentine Chex Mix. You can also find it here on my Pinterest page. I never did find the red sprinkles so I used rainbow ones!

Hope you have a wonderful day. ((HUGS)) from me!

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