Friday, July 25, 2008

the weekend is coming...........

Are you ready to yard sale this weekend?
I am not going to any sales but having one myself. I still have a bunch to get marked before Saturday.
We are having a community sale so it will be hectic in the neighborhood.
Hours are 8am-1pm.
I am glad its only till 1pm. I see no sense in having a sale till 4 or 5 pm. That means it is 7-8pm before you are all cleaned up and things headed to the goodwill.
This year I am doing something different. I am NOT sending items to the goodwill, I am going to post on freecycle that all leftover yard sale items can be picked up after 1:30pm. I believe that is a good thing to do. Someone who comes to get it might use it in another sale , but that is up to them. At least I will feel good about giving it away.
We are having hash brown casserole and sausage patties for supper tonight.
Hash brown casserole

10.25 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. Colby cheese - grated( I usually add a little more- we like it cheesy!)
1/2 cup melted butter OR margarine
1 sm. onion - minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lb. bag frozen shredded hash browns
Spray a 13" X 9" X 2" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
-In a bowl, combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper.
-Gently fold the potatoes into the mixture and pour into prepared pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until heated through and top is browned.

As some of you know, my oldest daughter(Samantha or Sam to us)'s fiance is in Iraq. She is with his parents in Missouri.
I think of him often and pray he returns safely. I believe that America will always help others but I wish they didnt have to do it by going to war. My dad sent me this in an email and I thought I would share it with you.
Deck of Cards
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard. The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.
As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.
Just then an army sergeant came in and said, "Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?" The soldier replied, "I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord."
The sergeant said, "Looks to me like you're going to play cards."
The soldier said, "No, sir. You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country,I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards."
The sergeant asked in disbelief, "How will you do that?" "You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God.
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments
The Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Five is for the five virgins...there were ten but only five of them were glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.
The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.
The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives -- the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth.
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy. He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.
The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.
The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.
When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year. There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.
The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.
So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for."
The sergeant just stood there. After a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he said, "Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?"
Please let this be a reminder and take time to pray for all of our soldiers who are putting their lives on the line.
Prayer for the Military: Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them. Bless them and their families.


  1. Yummy Kim!!!!

    Good Luck on your yard sale today!


  2. Good luck with your yard sale, If you are like me you will be looking thru everyone else stuff and do some tradin'.
    I am almost finished with the pie, I will most a pic! Beth

  3. Wish I could be there for your yardsale!
    Loved what your dad emailed you too!

  4. I wanna be at your sale! Any toads there?

    Thanks for your visit to my blog. Isn't it fun to share into the blogosphere?

  5. Best of luck with your sale! If I was closer I'm sure I would be present!


  6. Hope your yard sale is a success! I love having yard sales as well as going to them!

    Eight cats! Wow! I grew up with lots of cats, too, but my husband and son are allergic to pet dander. That's why our adopted outdoor cat is perfect! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Good luck at your sale. Having one is not as fun as going to one though...:) I hope you sell it all!

    Great email your dad sent you. Have a good weekend.

  8. Hi Kim!
    Thanx for adding me to your blog-roll, appreciate that! I have rtn'd the favor & I'm sure my friends will enjoy your blog as much as I do! Had my GSale 2 weeks ago, eeeck-will not do it again(say that every couple of years)think I mean it this time! I take my left overs to the the Mission so that folks who really need things & have zero $ can benefit from it! I sure enjoy going to them though-teehee! Mostly estate sales in hopes of finding vintage treasures! Good luck with the sale & have an awesome weekend! Blessings! xoxoLinWA~

  9. Just loved the e-mail your dad sent to you...also the hashbrown casserole looks so yummy. Have fun with the yard sale. Kathy