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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Velma's Birthday Party

Velma is my brother, Steven's girlfriend and they have been dating for over six years. They met at the group home where they live. Over the years, Velma has become part of our family. Velma's parents have already passed away and her remaining family do not get many chances to visit her since they live far away. This year, we decided to have a party for Velma for her birthday. We had hamburgers and hot dogs with some of the normal side that go with them.


Steven and Velma

Mom got Velma a ice cream cake for her birthday. Velma was happy to show us the birthday cards she got from her family and friends. It is good to see Velma having a good time and excited about about the party that the group home is going to have for her on her birthday later this week.


Velma's Birthday Cake

Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Of The Week: Mountain View

Last weekend, I headed out to Edneyville, North Carolina to take pictures for Spiritual Places, Spiritual Moments. When I saw this view I had to share it with you.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Food Journey: Down Home Squash Casserole

As I said before, I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I have not cooking squash recipe before so when who's blog I follow posted a squash casserole recipe I had to try it. The best thing this recipe was really easy to make. I had had some barbecue chicken with the squash casserole. For the barbecue chicken all you need to do is get your favorite barbecue sauce and brash it on the chicken and bake until chicken is done.

Here is Janet's recipe:

DOWN HOME SQUASH CASSEROLE
2-4 yellow squash
1/2 onion, diced
can of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and cube squash. Cook squash and onion till tender. Drain water. Put squash and onion in casserole dish and add cream of chicken soup and sour cream and stir together.

Mix together:
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup corn meal mix
1 egg
2T melted butter
milk and water
(in other words make a small batch of cornbread)

Mix together the cornbread ingredients and pour on top of squash mixture. Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven about 30-35 minutes. Put on broil and brown cornbread on top if you wish.

~ recipe comes from Writing in the Blackberry Patch.

Just out of the oven!

I used the big 26 ounce can of cream of chicken soup with the squash mix. I love how it turned out but I think the next time I will use a little smaller can. The cornbread crust turn out great. The broil at the end of baking makes the difference in the look of the crust.


Already to eat!

I really enjoyed the casserole and plan to look for and try other squash recipes. I may even try try different things with the casserole.

Please take the time to check out Janet's blog, Writing in the Blackberry Patch.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Musings: Come For A Walk With Me In The Garden

Come for a walk with me in the garden.
Walk down the path of green grass.
Smell the flowers of many colors.
Sit in the shade of the Oak trees.
Enjoy moments of love.
Come for a walk with me in the garden.


Written by Dan the Mountain Man

Friday, July 20, 2012

Photo Of The Week: The Rainbow

I do not know if there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but the view was golden.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Helping Family And Selling Books Again

I am sorry for the lack of post over the last two weeks. I have been wanting to work on a few ideas for post but been busy with family and I have started selling books again.

As you know, if you follow Mountain Highs and Valley Lows, my mother had car accident a couple weeks ago. I have been getting up earlier in the morning to take her to work. I have had to work in naps so I would have enough sleep for work.

This past weekend my brother, Tim, and I went down to help my aunt and uncle to move in my one of my cousins. They have been renting to own the place they are moving out of and the people selling have been doing some shady things. I have been helping them find a lawyer to help them. Everyone thinks my aunt and uncle have a good case. I hope they can can the help they need. I think moving out will help they in many ways.

I reopened my eBay Store at the end of June. I sold my first three books this weekend. I sold another last night. It is good to be selling books again. You can use the link on the side bar to go to my online store. When I start make a profit on the books, I will use the money to help with the cost of Jo Anne's Visa. Once Jo Anne is here, we will use the money to start a physical store.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Walking Through the Valley

Lately, I have been feeling a little down. I kind of feel like I have been walking through one of the valleys of life the past several weeks. First with my car and my cell phone. Now the overtime at work seems to have disappeared. The long wait for word on Jo Anne's Visa is wearing in me. I guess the biggest thing affecting me is having to get up early to take mom to work in the morning which lessen my sleep.

The thing that keeps me going is seeing all the ways, God is providing for me and Jo Anne. I managed to come for with the money to pay for the repairs to the car without getting a loan. A friend gave me a phone that works and fills my needs. The phone that Verizon sent me showed up this past weekend. My landlord have it sitting on his desk for the last three weeks. Even with the overtime seemingly gone, I am not worried about losing my job. They have hired a lot of temps in the past few weeks. As for Jo Anne's Visa, we knew it would take a little longer due to some circumstances that I will not talk about here. If I have enough money to go visit Jo Anne this summer I would but, then I would not have the money to the trip when Jo Anne's Visa comes through. Besides, I do not want you put Jo Anne through the pain of saying good-bye to me again and begin apart again. With my mother, I am glad that she is still alive. Looking at the car, I cannot believe she only got bruises.

I do my best to keep focused on the blessing from God. It is hard somethings with some many people looking at things in a negative way. I guess I need a vacation. I thinking of taking a couple days off at the end of July or August.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Celebrating At The Fourth At Roscoe's

Last night, I headed down to Tuxedo, North Carolina to watch fireworks and enjoy celebrating the 236th birthday of the country that I love. Roscoe's Gas Station provides music and fireworks as a thank you to their customers. The only thing that would have made the night better would be to have my Love, Jo Anne, with me.

Roecoe's new store.

My friend Seth that I brought along with my mom and I.

 
Me playing some games.

I took my mother and my friend, Seth with me. we enjoy the pulled pork dinner we got from Mike's Chuckwagon, which is location next to Roscoe's Gas Station. Then we listened to the gospel music sung by different groups and singers under the cover by the gas pumps. After listen to the music for a little we moved the car up the hill along US Highway 25 to watch the fireworks. Not only does Roscoe's fire off fireworks but at least one of the summer camps and I believe one of the developments in the area fires some off too. You see three shows in one and this year it was around about a hour of fireworks. I have shot some videos of the fireworks posted one below for you to enjoy. I will post the other on Youtube when I have time to upload them.