Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sweet granddaughter Ashlyn. She turned 3 today! She enjoyed a great birthday party yesterday celebrated with friends and family.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sports Fans Everywhere

I am not a diehard sports fan, but this is awesome!
If you haven't seen the video on the "blindfolded" coach (Joel Branstrom) from Olathe NW High in Kansas, check it out on:


(It is on GMA Recent Reports Wednesday. The video feed has a promo milk commercial then the actual basketball video.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I subscribe to a few magazines; one of which is Better Homes and Gardens. I found this in its November 2009 issue:

QUESTION: How do you remain thankful?
No matter the times, it's easy to acknowledge what's right in our lives.
How do you practice gratitude in your life?

One of the things I have discovered as I am getting "older" is the limited time left that I have on this earth and how dear things are becoming to me. Everyday I am very thankful for my family and good friends. One of my daily goals is to make life happier for others. Whether it is a smile or a helping hand, I hope I am making a difference. Each night I give thanks to God for giving me this day.

What are you thankful for?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Best Potato Casserole Recipe

Here is one of my family's favorite vegetable casserole dishes. I usually have requests to fix it anytime we have a holiday or a special dinner. It is one of the best I have ever tried.


Serves 8 - 10

20 oz. frozen hash browns, thawed
½ c. butter, melted
¼ - ½ c. onions, finely chopped
10 ½ oz. cream of chicken soup
1 ½ c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 pt. sour cream

Combine hash browns and butter.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Place in an ungreased shallow baking pan.

Sprinkle the following mixture on top of the casserole.

2 c. cornflakes, crushed
¼ c. butter, melted

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

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Initial Entry

This is my first attempt at blogging - impressive for a technology impaired grandmother of five! I gather blogging is an online diary. In my teenage years, a diary was a small book that one wrote all their important thoughts and deeds in and kept under lock and key. The key was always one of the tiniest things imaginable. I would always "hide" my diary so my brothers and sister would not find it. For something that was so important at the time, I have no idea of its whereabouts now. So in this respect, an online diary should never get lost but it shouldn't contain those most secret of secrets. Hopefully, I can share with you the things in the life of a grandmother that makes each day sweet.