I most of the time am Compassionate and have a Cheerful Heart. It is so hard at times to have both of these, especially if someone hurts you. I must say that I have a big heart and I tend to get my feelings hurt easily. When I get hurt, the first thing I want to do is to get revenge. Oh yeah, that would be so good, but deep down, I know it's the wrong thing to do. I have to turn it over to GOD and let GOD take care of it for me. I know our youngest daughter has been having some problems at School lately with some of the kids. She is always talking about what she is going to do to get back at them. As much as I would like to tell her, you go girl, I know deep down that it's not right. I always try and tell her to do what GOD would want her to do and just to forgive them. They could be having a bad day or something going on in their lives that is causing them to be that way. I tell her to just walk away or overlook them. It really bothers me when those kids are saying things to her. I have always had this saying in my mind, "You can mess with me, but don't mess with my kids". Have you ever heard of that saying? Sometimes, I just want to go and pop off to those kids myself or their Parents, but I have to stop myself and remind myself that GOD wouldn't want me to do that. I remember that GOD wants us to treat people the way we want to be treated. I am "THANKFUL" that GOD is a forgiving GOD and always forgives us of all of our shortcomings. I try my best to be a GODLY Woman and to set a good example to our girls. I may not attend Church regularly, but I have been saved, and I know that GOD LOVES ME, no matter what. I am not perfect and will never be perfect, but I am "THANKFUL" that GOD see's me thru all the things that me and my Family go thru. GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD!!!! "THANK YOU" GOD for saving my soul and for your undying Love for me and forgiving me when I fall short of your Glory. AMEN!!!! What do you have to be "THANKFUL" for?
Today is also SLOW COOKING THURSDAY. It is hosted by Sandra@ http://familycorner.blogspot.com/. If you would like to participate, please go and visit Sandra and sign the Mr. Linky and then leave Sandra a comment. Today I am going to share with you my Recipe of Chilli. Everyone has their own way of cooking Chilli and there are so many recipes for Chilli, but I will share my recipe with you today.
2 pounds of Ground Chuck
1/2 Chopped Onion (any color of onion will do)
2 Cans of Chilli Beans
2 packages of Chilli Sauce Mix
Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Parsley Flakes
In a separate pot, boil the Ground Chuck. After it has boiled and done, drain and rinse meat real good. Add your meat, 1/2 chopped onion, 2 cans of Chilli Beans, 2 packages of Chilli Sauce Mix in your Slow Cooker. Stir all of this really good so it is mixed up. Add Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Parsley Flakes. Now, I don't measure anything, so I just add till it looks like enough for me. You may need to add a little water if this mixture is too thick. Let cook in Slow Cooker for at least 2 hours until everything is good and hot. Put in bowl and eat with Corn Chips and add some Shredded Cheese if you like Cheese on your Chilli. This is a quick and easy recipe, but you can always add or delete what you want in your Chilli. All Chilli is good to me. The reason I boil my Ground Chuck is because it's a bit more healthy for you. It's good for the Cholesterol levels. Besides, I learned this trick from my Mom. My Parents have to watch their Cholesterol levels, so I do this as well.
I tried to get me some sleep yesterday. I only got a couple of hours of sleep yesterday morning. I had to go to the Dollar General Store and buy some minutes for my Cell Phone. I didn't feel like cooking last night, so me and the girls went up to Backwoods BBQ. This is a little small Restaurant here in town that serves BBQ and other things. I had a Chicken Strip plate and our youngest daughter got her a plain Cheeseburger and our oldest daughter got some Chicken Strips with Tater Tots. I had Onion Rings and Slaw and a piece of Texas Toast with mine. I still had one Chicken Strip left and our oldest daughter had one left, so I got a to go box and brought it home with us. I will have that for my lunch today. I slept good last night. I went to sleep before 10:00p.m. and I woke up this morning around 4:00a.m. on my own. I don't remember waking up any thru the night at all.
My DH called last night and they got into Memphis, TN, about 2:30p.m. yesterday. They had to have their truck serviced before they could take out going up North. I talked to him again last night a little after 9:00p.m. and he was about 80 miles from St. Louis, MO. He knew I was tired and sleepy and he said he would call me back this morning before he goes to bed. Hopefully, they won't run into any Winter Weather and will be home around Noon on Friday. They have an extra stop to make up North this week, so he won't be home as early as he was last Friday. They didn't have to make the extra stop last week and he got home around 6:15a.m. I sure missed him not being able to stop at home yesterday, but I understand that the Weather sometimes don't co-operate with us.
Well, guess I'll go visiting for a while. I am on my second cup of coffee. I do hope you have your coffee ready this morning. I have some coffee waiting for you if you stop by. Take care my friends and have a great day. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.
LOVE & HUGS,