pretty: The weather continues to be a headliner across the country. It makes you wonder. Here, it's warmed up to the mid thirties...I guess this is our January thaw. Icycles are dripping, the snow is condensing and not looking so fluffy and light this morning. More snow is expected. As long as we don't have those freezing sub-zero temps, I'm loving winter! There's nothing fancy about this photo. I opened the door in my jammies, snapped it and came inside. But, if you look closely, you can see the depth of the snow. It's a snow globe, I tell ya.
peace: I spent yesterday at home reading... for my lesson, a book that Nat has given me, and lots of other things. It was a pleasant day. I'm preparing a lesson on "Gifts of the Spirit" and I think that this lesson has been more thought-provoking than any I've taught in quite a while. Oh, how I love teaching the gospel! It means I learn more and more each day!
progress: I'd purchased a personal journal for myself to begin recording my deepest thoughts while working on this Personal Progress challenge with Liza. When I sat down to write in the journal yesterday, I planned on just a brief thought and wrote ten pages. I had no idea that some of these feelings were so deeply affecting my attitude about life today. This is personal. I won't be sharing it on the blog. BUT. I highly recommend that everyone needs a journal to write down the feelings that you don't necessarily want to share with the world. It was quite cathartic!
project: Quayd's Eagle Project was nixed yesterday. Sadness. We've spent six months thinking about it and for some reason, it never occurred to me to see if it had already been done! I was waiting until it was officially time to begin so that Quayd could do it. It's his project. Then, as I was going to bed night before last, it hit me, "I'd better check on this before he begins any effort." I did. It has already been done. I was fine with the fact that we are back to the drawing board because it was self-proof that I'm determined to let this be Quayd's project, not mine! We spent much of the afternoon rethinking things. As long as he's excited, we'll do what ever it takes!
pain: My knees are my not so happy place in life right now. The doctor called me yesterday afternoon. He suggests that we try one more thing "before going back in and putting in plastics and metal". It's a series of three shots, not a steriod, that I will begin Monday. I couldn't even say what it is. He used words I've never heard of and described "parts" that I didn't know I had. ;) One a week for three weeks and we should see a difference within the first two weeks. We'll see what happens. I just remember the painful steroid shot last fall, and, frankly, I'd rather hurt! The P word here should be patience. But. It's not. This is Sophia, remember.
pinterest: I have seen this slider recipe for over a year on Pinterest and have heard about it from several friends. Last night, I decided to make my own version. Here's my version...short and sweet.
Ham and Cheese Roll-ups
One batch of my homemade roll dough (Pinterest calls for store-bought slider size rolls)
Ham, chopped (I had frozen part of my Christmas ham and used it)
Shredded Cheese (I used mozzerella and colby jack)
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
I divided the raised dough in half, rolled it out flat and then topped it with the ham and cheese completely. Then, I rolled it up like a cinnamon roll. I sliced the roll into one inch rolls and placed them in a buttered jelly roll pan. Top with this Pinterest Recipe glaze. (X2)
1 tbsp. brown sugar (I used two because we don't like mustard and I wanted to lesson that flavor a bit.)
4 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. dijon mustard
Place all of the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds. Then, mix until all smooth. Spread a bit on top of each roll. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. The glaze will caramelize. Make sure to mention to your kids that it's caramelized ham and cheese roll-ups. The word caramel makes kids try anything! Enjoy!
Plan: I need to plan a menu for the family. This year, we'll be having a quiet SuperBowl at home. I need to plan a menu that's simple and fun for the family room. The kids insisted that "we can't miss SuperBowl." So, SuperBowl, it is. Okeydokey then. I'm going to pull out some pix of my Step-Dad, Bill and remember him. It's what we always did with the Bigs because he was the only grandpa that they knew at the time. I'm so grateful that Liza and Kelly have made the connection with my dad today!
Plenty: That's it this morning. Today's agenda includes lunch with Natalie, more studying my lesson and American Idol. I'm admitting it. I actually am enjoying the new judges. I swore I wouldn't get into this season but wow! There's going to be some amazing talent. As long as they stay away from Diva Drama, I'll watch. Life is good.
Have patience with all things,
but chiefly have patience with yourself.