Greetings from Downtown Rogersville! I hope and pray you have had a great week.

We have had some beautiful weather lately, however, we have had some rough storms. We needed the rain, but I can do without the thunder and lightning.

I don’t know if any of you watch The Weather Channel. I have started watching it and I am amazed about the things I’ve learned. I saw stuff on some of the programs I didn’t know weather-wise. It was both interesting and yet scary, too. I had never heard of fire tornados, tsunami fog, creeping ice, better known as tsunami ice this last one is familiar to me and that is thunder snow. The list is endless.

They have a Top 10 Series and it is about all kinds of weather phenomenon. There are all kinds of lessons found there. Weather Gone Viral is also one of the many stories found on The Weather Channel.

I love learning about our world as a whole. I am also a history buff. There is a lot of history found in the Bible, as well and most of all.

I also love TV reruns, but it can get boring at times. We all need change in our lives from time to time. I will watch TV when I am crafting, folding clothes or fussing around the kitchen. I have a cousin who watches all of these shows and I am now hooked on them. I don’t forget my quiet time with The Lord though.

I have never been able to sleep anywhere without my fan and the TV going. When Steve and I first married he would put a stack of records on the stereo and let them play till they were done. I couldn’t sleep like that he made the sacrifice for me and turned the music off. I wanted to sing with the music.

I was used to sleeping in a quiet house and totally dark room. When I got pregnant with Amanda and gave birth to her we were in the hospital for five days. That was standard back then. I never turned the TV off when they would bring her to me. I wanted her to get used to the noise. I didn’t want her to get upset or be a jumpy baby every time she heard noise.

It got to where I could play the piano at night after she went to bed. She would sleep right through anything. I would never wake her when people visited either. If she woke up while they were there, fine, but I never wanted to make her a nervous wreck.

It is not good for a child if they don’t get enough sleep. When the school years come a child should have at least nine hours sleep.

When they get in high school it is a horse of a different color. School activities begin and, as we grow older, we don’t require a ton of time spent in bed sleeping.

I have one day a week I take the day off. I call it my Manic Monday. I have to take it easy. Weekend activities just drain all the sap out of me. It makes me tired just thinking about it.

I have rattled on and it is time to tell you “sweet dreams” this coming week.

“And that’s the way I see it.”

May the God of All Heaven, the Creator of the Earth and the Universe, give you blessings in abundance the week! You are loved!

Let’s eat! I’m starving for food. Where is my feedbag? Enjoy!

Bush’s Crock Pot Beans

4 cans pork & beans

1 cup ketchup

¾ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. mustard

1 tbsp. vinegar

1 lb. ground chuck

1 onion, chopped

½ pod of green pepper, chopped

Fry ground chuck in skillet and drain. Add to crock pot along with other ingredients. Cook 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally.

Skillet Cabbage

1 lg. head cabbage head shredded

3 tomatoes, sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 green pepper, sliced

1 c. celery, chopped

3 tbsp. butter or margarine

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

¼ cup water

Combine all ingredients in large skillet. Simmer 30 minutes.

Angel Gingerbread

2-1/3 cups self- rising flour

1 tsp. ginger

¼ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. allspice

1 c. sugar

½ c. shortening

2 eggs

1c. hot water

¾ cup molasses.

Sift dry ingredients into a lg. mixing bowl. Add shortening, eggs and molasses. Mix together then gradually add hot water and mix well. Bake in well greased, 9x13 inch pan. Bake 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Ice in same pan with minute caramel icing.

Tip of the Week

God is great; God is good, Let us thank him for our food. By His hands, we are fed. Give us Lord our daily bread. Amen!

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