Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Days

2 Samuel 22 1-4
David's Song of Praise
1 David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

2 He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me.

4 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

As far as I know I don't have any enemies, at least not the kind that David had. I don't know of anyone that would want to kill me. I probably annoy some folks with my long stories but just a gentle hand across the mouth would stop that. It's the strangest thing about my stories. For some reason, I feel everyone has to know all the details from the very beginning to the very end. Wednesday I was trying to explain why I was so tired from Tuesday and one of the ladies I was talking to said, "Why don't you just say you had a busy day." LOL, for me that just wouldn't tell the story.

God is so good. We are still fighting flu. Anna Claire didn't get to spend the night last night, but Carley Ann did. The doctor started her on some new medicine and she couldn't seem to drift off to sleep last night because of it, I believe. She was jumpy and complained about all kinds of aches and pains on top of the coughing. Sometime after midnight she gave in to sleep but continued to wake most of the night. At 5 I gave her some Motrin and that seemed to help. She's still resting now and it's almost 10. There is something about looking at a sleeping child that makes me all weepy eyed. Of course, I think she is the most beautiful child in the world... along with Anna Claire.

The sun is shinning doing its job. The rain has gone and it's going to be a beautiful day. When Carley Ann wakes we will have fun making breakfast and then paint together if she feels well enough. Grandmothers across the world will envy me. :)

Potato soup

3 cups raw potatoes
2 1/2 cups chicken bouillon
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 cup cream (sometimes I use just milk)
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
chopped chives

Cut potatoes into small squares and cook in bouillon along with the onions bouillon until potatoes are done. Cooking time will be just minutes. Rice part of the potatoes if you want a creamer soup and place back into bouillon water. I like my soup chunky so I don't rice. Pour a bit of the bouillon into a small cup and add the flour making a paste. Continue adding more bouillon into the cup until the mix is watery. Add this to your potato bouillon along with adding in the milk and rest of ingredients. Serve with chives on top.


Just Joni said...

You make me smile Phyllis~
I'm happy the sun is shining for you, because here it is dark and rainy-a good day to stay indoors and make potato soup. I'm curious about the dry mustard ingredient in your recipe...hmmm, that is the only difference in mine and yours, except too, I always add a few pieces of cooked bacon. I'll have to try that.
Hope everyone begins too feel better soon. My son began coughing a few days ago so I expect a cold will be going around here soon :(

Enjoy your day with Carley Ann~

Nonnie said...

enjoy your day, phyllis.....we are FINALLY over that bug *hopefully* and the grandbabies kept from getting it.....i will have two of my grandchildren sunday and monday while their parents go snowboarding!
have a wonderful weekend

Word of the day.