Friday, January 23, 2015

Green Smoothie for Breakfast!


So here I go again, trying to take off those extra pounds I put on over the LONG holiday period that begins with buying up treats for possible Trick-or-Treaters and ends just after New Years Day.


If you can get over this being GREEN, it's actually good and so good for you.  
Someone asked what I put in this smoothie, so here it is in case you want to know:
1 fresh egg
  6 oz. fat free Lime Yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
2 packets of Sweet & Low
1 tsp. vanilla
a big handful of fresh baby spinach
a few ice cubes
Blend on 'Liquefy'
Enjoy!

Dear Lord, help me to be patient and persistent in my efforts to lose these extra pounds!  Help me to remember that I didn't gain these pounds in one day, and not to expect that I will lose them in one day!  With Your help, I can DO this!  Amen

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Have you ever heard of an Ice Spike?

Yesterday morning Jeep called me to look out the window at this strange ice formation in the bird's water.


My first time to hear about Ice Spikes was last year, when one appeared in the bird-bath.


These are the strangest things!  This is from Wikipedia:  "An ice spike is an ice formation, often in the shape of an inverted icicle, that projects upwards from the surface of a body of frozen water. Ice spikes created by natural processes on the surface of small bodies of frozen water have been reported for many decades, although their occurrence is quite rare." 


If you look closely, you can see a tiny Christmas tree in the base of the ice spike.


I enlarged it so we can see it better.


I know Christmas is over, but, I just couldn't resist 'decorating' it :)  !!!!!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Feeling Christmasy

The reason for the season



Pretty decorations


Homes ready for Christmas


Nativity scenes


Red Poinsettias


More Nativity scenes


White Poinsettias with lights


Sun porch 


Christmas songs


Fun with my sisters


And of course, Food!

Hope you are feeling Christmasy, too!