Praise the Lord! I found a redeeming quality of that horrible Strawberry Pretzel Salad I'm obliged to make every holiday - I get to use my offset spatula! I love that thing! (But I still hate the salad).
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Made 6 soups in 4 days this week. My name is CJJ16, and I'm a soupaholic. I live in Iowa. It's winter. 'Nuf said. Whipped up some great combinations, including the butternut squash soup that I forgot about but was reminded when someone dear to me bought it at a restaurant. I think the entire batch cost me less than $2.00 AND I got to use another of my favorite gadgets - my immersion blender. Brrruuummm. Brrruuummmm. Used lots of other fun stuff this week like wheat berries, cous cous, quinoa, brown basmati, and multiple kinds of beans.
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I dragged out the old Kirby this week to vacuum the basement. It's been on loan and bagless for a while, and I only need it for downstairs. While unwrapping the cord, I swear I heard my youngest say "Tirby too loud, Mom!" But not possible. He's no longer 3 (he's 28), and no longer lives here :( But I heard him say it; I really did. And it was perfectly blissful nostalgia. Until I turned it on and my cat went postal on me.
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Psalm 51 rocked both Ron Burgundy and me this week. I've read it at least 4 times after listening to Pastor John give an awesome prayer message about it last week. Go for it. It's worth the listen. Or you can find it in iTunes.
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I'm feeling very cheap. One of my favorite bloggers wrote about how "Christians Are The Worst Tippers Ever" this week and I felt convicted and determined to be more generous starting today. I've always tipped according to etiquette (I thought) but stopped there out of frugality (read: stinginess). Ron Burgundy, however, is one of those very generous ones, tipping the less-than-stellar servers simply because that's who he is. Generous, almost to a fault. One of the blog comments particularly struck a chord with me..."Frugality is not a fruit of the Spirit." Can I get an Amen?
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