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  1. Becster

    January 2020 Recipe Swap

    Country Style Ribs in the Instant Pot
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    Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

    I love this, and sometimes I make it just for myself if the hubby isn't in the mood for real food. An egg on toast is high style for him. LOL! supplies: ABR_WY_Emb_PhotoCorner1, AHA_ajoyfullife_emb_beadedstring, AHA_ajoyfullife_emb_staple, AHA_ajoyfullife_emb_tag2, AHA_ajoyfullife_mini2_emb_beads, BDS_cottagegarden_solid (1), BDS_cottagegarden_solid (18), Fonts: CK Journaling, Cheddar Salad BTN, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    Project Life 2020

    Finally on the board with Week 1! I finished 2019 last week, and these past couple of months have been a struggle. Week 1
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    Project Life, Week 01, 2020

    journaling: A new year and a new decade! This first full week has been blissfully non-eventful, as we continue to recover and find our new “normal” since mom passed away. This month will be full of doctor appointments for both of us (Medicare, yay!) and new roles in the leadership at church. Dave is now the head of Finance and I am the chair of the Worship Committee. Our church is dwindling and we need a new approach to keep members and bring more people through the doors. The lack of photographs this week shows just how quiet it’s been. We are certainly not complaining! supplies: cap_2020Jan_solid1, cap_2020Jan_solid2, DRB_Happy-New-Year_Champagne-Bottle, DRB_Happy-New-Year_Champagne-Glass, DRB_Happy-New-Year_Clock, DRB_Happy-New-Year_Party-Hat, DRB_Happy-New-Year_Tag_Happy-New-Year, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Arial, Britannic Bold, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    PROJECT2019

    I did it! I finished the year! Week 52
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    Prjoect Life, Week 52, 2019

    journaling: Brian and Amy lit the Advent candles on Sunday the 22nd. I was cold when I got home, so I donned my gay apparel! I look like a hot mess, but it was warm! I love Elisha Barnett’s “Silent Night” collection and I have used it over and over for our Christmas Eve announcements. The sunset on Christmas Eve was spectacular! Dave and I did music for the evening service at church, and I think it was our swan song. It’s time to let a new generation step up. Bittersweet. Our Christmas morning breakfast was our standard fare: mimosas and toasted bagels. Soooo good! Poor Dave looks confused, that’s Ivy’s bone, not his. He scored with a new flannel shirt (very warm and snuggy!) and Fererro-Rocher chocolates. Ivy also got an even bigger bone from Phil and Melissa next door. She was in heaven! Christmas dinner for two was roasted Cornish hens, stuffing, corn casserole, and mashed potatoes and gravy. My Christmas gift arrived on Friday (back-ordered), a new iPad with way more storage! I keep running out of room on my not-so-old one. New Years’ was very quiet, which was fine. Ivy and I watched the ball drop on TV and then went to bed. We are such party animals! supplies: AHA_360-2019-12_ AHA_360-2019-12_paper05, AHA_360-2019-12_solid02, AHA_360-2019-12_solid05, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini, CR-HolidayLights1-1, DRB_Love-Peace-and-Joy_Tis-the-Season-to-Sparkle, EBA_SilentNight, GWH_Joyful_Emb_Tree, GWH_Joyful_WA-ChristmasDay, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, SRO_LettersToSanta_Bouquet, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    PROJECT2019

    Thank you! I just posted Week 51!
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    Project Life, Week51, 2019

    journaling: Sunday morning our choir presented a beautiful program! We had one service only, and it was standing room only. Seth did an amazing job preparing us. I’m so happy that he took over when Dave and I retired. Jann sings alto, and next year she is my co-chair of the Worship Committee. Rolen Waggoner took this photo of Dave and me. I’m going to use photoshop to add a different background and it will be on our Christmas card this year. We were blessed to be able to be Secret Santas for a needy family in our area. I would much rather give than receive. Ivy is ready to be on our Christmas card, too! My friend Christy sent me socks that look like Ivy! Jerry Raines is our own personal Santa. Every year he pays a visit to our church’s Food Pantry and we give out toys to our clients. For our Choir party this year, we had a Paint Party! There were several designs to choose from and I love my gnomes! supplies: AHA_360-2019-12_Finale_dates1, AHA_360-2019-12_Finale_paper05, AHA_360-2019-12_Finale_solid02, AHA_360-2019-12_Finale_solid05, AMD_homeforchristmas_Decor3.4, AMD_homeforchristmas_Decor7, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini, CR-HolidayLights1-4, GWH_Joyful_Emb_Button-Green, GWH_Joyful_WA-BelieveInMagic, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SG_Dec2Rem_Emb_LLO_VW, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    Project Life Week 50, 2019

    journaling: Ava and Clara, and their grandmothers Mary and Gaila were chosen to light the Advent candles today. Such sweet families! Two major losses in the entertainment world this week: Carroll Spinney, who voiced and worked Big Bird, and Rene Auberjonois of Deep Space Nine and the voice of the French chef in The Little Mermaid. On Tuesday we had to cancel our church ladies’ meeting and Christmas party (my last as President) due to impending icy weather and dangerous driving conditions. The snow started falling while I was out walking Ivy, and yes, the roads were a mess. Some folks grumbled about it, but it was better than someone having an accident, or falling on the sidewalks at the church. I love my Dollar Tree wine glass that says “Jingle Juice”! Our choir program is coming up on Sunday, so I got my nails done for the occasion. So very sparkly! This meme of the singing seagull cracks me up! I’m saving it here for posterity and my own enjoyment. Ivy has relaxing down to a science! supplies: AHA_360-2019-12_dates1, AHA_360-2019-12_paper05, AHA_360-2019-12_solid02, AHA_360-2019-12_solid05, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini_Days, GWH_Joyful_WA-Blank8, GWH_Joyful_WA-JoyfulMoments, GWH_Joyful_WA-TisTheSeason, GWH_Joyful_WA-WinterWonderland, MPE_PearTree_Emb_Branch_pinecone, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, Kayleigh, CVW_SupplyTracker
  10. Becster

    PROJECT2019

    I'm into December! I will post the last of my pages here. Week 49 Week 50 Week 51
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    Project Life, Week 49, 2019

    journaling: One of the fun parts of living in a small town is the annual Christmas Parade! It has everything you would expect - marching bands, decorated trucks, and candy (a ton of it!) being tossed to the kids on the sidelines! It was fun to have all the kids here this year and a nice break after the memorial service the day before. We all went to Margarita House for dinner and had a super good time. Sarah had to fly back to Indiana early Monday morning, and Steven drove her to Nashville to the airport. He and his family left for Georgia later in the morning and then Dave, Ivy and I collapsed. So very tired. Our house looks great this year! I love my cow and penguin, and the lights on all the shrubs. The red and green twinkly lights projected onto the wall above the garage are cool, too. Our neighbor is one brave man! Once he had all of his lights up his wife Danna said they needed more, so up he went! There are a ton of decorations up in the neighborhood this year, and I love driving around at night to see them. supplies: AHA_360-2019-12_dates1, AHA_360-2019-12_paper05, AHA_360-2019-12_solid02, AHA_360-2019-12_solid05, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini_Days, GWH_TisTheSeason_WA_DeckTheHalls, MPE_PearTree_WA_FamilyFun, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    Project Life Week 48b, 2019

    journaling: Mom’s Memorial Service 11/30/2019 (The rest of the journaling is simply family names) supplies: AHA_360-2019-011_paper06, AHA_360-2019-011_solid07, AHA_360-2019-011_solid09, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-month-nov, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-year-2019, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini_Days, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    Project Life Week 48, 2019

    journaling: Decorating the Church Sunday afternoon. Billy and Dawson singing for the county Laity group. Athena and Steven helping put up our decorations. I ordered Thanksgiving dinner from our deli this year. Jessica (DIL) and me at the dog park. Ivy visiting Percy Priest Lake. My Sarah arrived on Friday, mom’s memorial service is Saturday and on the next page. supplies: AHA_360-2019-011_paper06, AHA_360-2019-011_solid07, AHA_360-2019-011_solid09, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-month-nov, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-year-2019, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini_Days, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    Project Life, Week 47, 2019

    journaling: Most of this week has been spent organizing and planning mom’s memorial service. The only time we can get everyone here is Thanksgiving weekend, which isn’t ideal, but it’s the best we can do. Lauren Johnson played a beautiful duet with Seth on Sunday, another one of our kids contributing musical beauty to our worship services. On our way home from a walk, I looked at our next door neighbors’ fence and there sat a hawk! I posted a photo in our neighborhood Facebook group to let the cat and small dog owners know to be careful. Our daughter is very in tune spiritually. She told me about repeatedly seeing 11:11 and a couple of weeks ago I glanced at my phone during church and it was 11:11. I just knew mom had died. She hadn’t yet, but 1:11 is very close to the time the staff found that she had passed. My new glasses arrived and I love them! Such a nice change from the wire frames I’ve worn for years and years, and the slight prescription change has made a huge difference in my reading ability. supplies: AHA_360-2019-011_paper06, AHA_360-2019-011_solid07, AHA_360-2019-011_solid09, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-month-nov, AHA_360-2019-11_dates4-year-2019, AHA_360-2019-11_emb_leaf2, AHA_360-2019-11_emb_flower9, AHA_360-2019-11_emb_quote5, ASO_SSDLO_Cal_PerpetMini_Days, MPE_SIM3_Calendar, MPE_ScrapIt_Monthly_DateMarkers_Brushes, SBA_SSStyles_PhotoBorders_6501_WhiteSm, SNU_SSSTYLES_ShadowMe6301-LaceWire, Fonts: Georgia, Arial, CVW_SupplyTracker
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    PROJECT2019

    Week 46 Week 47 Week 48 (page 1) Week 48 (page 2) And I'm on to December, but not tonight. 🙂
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