Oh Deer!

Last night, God and I had a chat that went something like this (a little one sided): “Dear God, I am only asking two things.  Most important, protect my family during deer hunting this year.  Don’t let them accidentally shoot each other.  That many boys playing with guns in the woods scares this mom.  And in close second, please help JP get a deer.  He needs something good.”

I waited for God’s answer, because I know he is listening to my detailed prayers, I can see Him all over these days.  At 8:00, the call came.  “MOM!!  I GOT ONE!!!” and this mom bawled about a shot deer.  Around here, life is intense these days, so this meant way more than just some venison sausage.  THANKS, GOD!!!  We needed that!

I was so inspired, I made myself a to-do list and headed into town.  For five hours, Crazy Man and I ran errands of every kind and we crossed off most of our list.  He is a great little helper, especially when we do crazy things like buy tons of candy at 75% off and have to carry it around Target in those nifty little baskets.  THAT, ladies, is how to get the arm muscles rock solid.  The candy is not for us…ok?  Get over it.

I also baked muffins again – yep, again.  I just love cant eat those things. And drum roll please… Princess made the first batch of peanut butter balls for the Christmas season!!  They are heading to the farm next week to reside in the deep freeze of happiness until we meet up with them again at a later time and indulge in wonderful family tradition – eat until you feel sick, we do it every year!

Peanut Butter Balls (straight from Gram on the Farm’s kitchen!)

Mix until well-blended:

1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup margarine or butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Gradually beat in ~ 3 1/2 cups powered sugar (yep, these babies are GOOD FOR YOU!)

Shape into balls – chill 2 –3 hours (or in our case, overnight) and dip into melted chocolate. We store them in the freezer – kinda because they have to stay chilled and also because I have to walk down a flight of stairs to get one, so I don’t eat them very quickly.


Today’s food intake wasn’t stellar – hard to do on the weekend, I guess.

Breakfast – Oatmeal with flaxseed.  Was so excited to clean, I forgot to eat any protein.  Was hungry really quick and couldn’t understand why until…oh yeah, oops.

Mid-morning – Chicken Breast and Yams (I thought I would hate those yam things, but I actually like them!)

Lunch – Apple, 2 egg whites

Mid-afternoon snack – 1/4 of a personal pan pizza from Target’s Pizza Hut (Great planning on my part, I got hungry and had nothing with to eat.)

Supper – got creative here – sauté onion and garlic, added black beans, ate with steamed broccoli.  Took a few bites to get into the taste, but then not too bad.

Evening cheat – had to try one of the muffins I made since I never had had one before.  YUM!  Really wanted a milk to wash it down with, but grabbed the boring water and chugged.

5 16-oz of water today, still working on getting 6 down.  Water is so boring.  I repeat, boring.

My stomach is finally flat again after the eat-all-the-great-food-that-I-know-better-than-to-eat superbloat. I like when my jeans aren’t tight.  We are making progress – I feel so much better!!  I wish I was like I was at age 16: eat an entire bag of Doritos dipped in salsa, wash down with 2 Dews, Repeat.  Weigh 85 – 90 lbs.  Those were the days. 


Ok, thankful thing of the day:  It is an obvious one today.  All my childhood, I knew I was going to be a mom.  At age 20, I sat in a doctor’s office and was told I may never have the ability to have children, so when on this day 13 years ago, I became a mom, I was overjoyed.  I am so very very humbly thankful for my children and for the ability to raise them, see them grow and mature, and laugh like crazy because they are awesome kids who make my heart sing.  Thanks, God, for giving me the desires of my heart.

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