Saturday, April 16, 2011

Something to giggle at....

Today I have been in bed. All day. Feeling Blech.
So this evening I checked Girltalk - a very cool blog - and in my search for a bit of inspiration and a giggle,  found this... which really cracked me up.

A Homeless Man's Funeral
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently I'm still lost.... it's a man thing.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday School

We had our first Sunday School class today. We have a roster of teachers and it's all very exciting. We are using the Desiring God curriculum which is a ministry from John Piper's church. It was a lot of fun!

Mrs B introducing herself to the class

Mr and Mrs B are one of our teams.

The most important questions we can ask....

And then a certain 2 year old got hold of the camera and
proceeded to take 30 photos of his feet, the floor and the ceiling!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In the kitchen

I have had weeks of feeling so poorly now that I am missing my baking time with the girls. 
Today I made cookie dough (all in the mixer!) and then the girls rolled the dough
(while I lay on the couch!)
These cookies are great!

Enjoying the messy job!

My view from the couch :)

The fruit of their labour :)

Chocolate chip recipe
(makes loads!)

1 pound (500g) butter
1 tin condensed milk
1 cup sugar
1tspn salt
6 tspn baking powder
6 cup flour
1-2 cups choc chips

- Cream butter, sugar and condensed milk
- add all other ingreds and mix well
- roll into balls and squash down with a fork
Bake at 180 for 12 mins

Great for putting in the freezer for lunches.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

He's still here

It's been a while since The Dog has made an appearance. 
So, here he is.
The Dog is Very Loyal to my honey. To the point of stalking him
Even to the little boys room.

It cracks me up.
It does not crack my honey up.
That cracks me up even more.