Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random unloading...

I'm feeling good about things. Marie is a happy girl, Josie is a mostly happy girl (with the exception of a lot of whining, I'm trying to ignore that). Daddy is a happy man, he's grumpy that the millet's not ready to harvest, but seriously, that stuff is for the birds anyway! (that was incredibly clever, if you don't know why Google uses for millet and you'll get it ;)!)

That said, I'm tired. Marie's still working on that tooth and has been up late lately. Last night we went to bed at 10:30 but it wasn't early enough for me. I don't know why I'm so sleepy, it's annoying.

I feel like life is normal though. Hearing that Rie's heart is healthy sort of lifted a weight, we can really enjoy and not feel like the bottom is going to fall out (maybe?). I think we've been living like that for a long time, as though the bottom is going to drop out from underneath us at any moment. That gets old!

We're thinking we might actually take a weekend away, maybe just to Denver to the Butterfly Pavilion or the Aquarium (farming permitting). We have not had thoughts like that in nearly a year. Every time I have left the wheat fields since last October is because someone had a doctor appointment in another town, or we had to go to the accountant (though I did my best to get out of that). The one exception is when we went to the carnival the other night, and that was only 30 miles away and we were only there maybe three hours. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning at the prospect of a weekend away!

Speaking of going away, did you know that Make A Wish does not grant wishes to kids under two and a half? Our hospice nurse emailed asking if there are ever exceptions, but, we had wanted to maybe take a trip to Give Kids the World. The only way you can get to that attraction is through Make A Wish, you can't just to to Florida and reserve a room there. It's annoying. Do they think that if you're not two and a half you don't have any wishes? If that's the case they should meet my God-daughter Nicole. She is just creeping up on two and a half and she will list her wishes off to you, probably at the top of her lungs. These wishes aren't new.

It ticks me off a little bit that they do that. Then again, if we could go I'd probably be nervous as heck about it.

Life has been good though, so good, I made pizza from scratch for the first time in a long time. It was so good, and Josie had a blast doing it with me. I grew up eating pizza from scratch, and when we were first married and I couldn't cook a grilled cheese (I still can't by the way, I always burn them) one of the first meals I made Luke was pizza. I was all geeked out this time because I found a recipe for the crust that doesn't require tons of rising:) So, I'll leave you with that.

Thank you all so much for praying for us on Monday about Marie's little heart, those prayers were answered!

WHOLE WHEAT AND HONEY PIZZA DOUGH (you know, to support your local wheat farmers *wink*wink*)


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (I didn't use any. I don't know if you can even buy that here, but I definitely don't have wheat germ just lying around. Check that, maybe I do. I could go out to the farm and get some from the bins I suppose, but that just seems like more work than I want to do.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, wheat germ and salt. Make a well in the middle and add honey and yeast mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover and set in a warm place to rise for a few minutes.
  4. Roll dough on a floured pizza pan and poke a few holes in it with a fork Add toppings.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved.
Best eaten with salad and cold beer, but then that's just me;)


2awesomekidz said...

I know how you feel on the Make A wish, we ran into that too. So we got tickets to go to the Zoo and Aquaworld too and they even gave us a night hotel. This was going to be our "Big Vacation", where we could make memories and take lots of pics. It was too hot at the time and we had to wait for cooler days. Unfortunately our vacations never happened :(
But we will still go and Landon will be with us in spirit.
I am soo Happy that Marie's heart is good! Thank you God!
Pagie and I will have to try out the pizza! She likes homemade pizza better than the fast food stuff! Her fave to make is chocolate chip cookies.... BUT if you really want her attention and help, you have to hide the chocolate chips until the very end!! :)
Have a good week!
Tami and Paige

Tamara said...

hey girlfriend! how goes it? e-mailed ya... did ya get it? would love to meet before the boys get locked into school. If you come to the aquarium that's close to us and maybe we could meet! Super glad to hear that maries cardiology appointment went well! It's it nice to get news once in awhile! I would totally love to try your pizza except i am on a serious diet and so far have stuck to it for 4 days now. im really trying to best this gut off so my back stops hurting! hey still wanna take maries pix! let me know and lets get something in pencil! keep pluggin along friend... know I am too, love ya my sister in Christ! tam

Holly said...

Thanks for the recipe! God bless sweet Marie! I am so thankful that her tests came back normal. I know that I have told you before but I love your blogs! I hope you guys are able to get away this weekend, if you do or not I hope it is a great weekend! :)