Sunday, January 25, 2015

new books

I recently got a few new books to read. I'm one of those people who juggle about 2 books at a time. I have done more, but then the lines start to blur and I have lost my place or subject matter when reading. That's me, so Earl(my dad), running on full and not wanting to miss a thing, go figure. I also have about 40 books in my kindle that I downloaded for free or least most of them are free. I will get to them eventually! I read about the one called"Home is Where my people are"  (by Sophie Hudson) at a website, it was recommended and I like the author, so hey, I will get it! The other one is free to my from Bethany Books," Keepers of the Covenant"(by Lynn Austin) to read and write a short summary of the book. This one is good and I'm following along with my Bible for some of it, to understand the timeline and the time period, which the author clearly states, but I like doing it! Blessings!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekend fun

This weekend has been super busy here. Kurt and his twin daughters are here. Guys had a plumbing project that they were going to work on most of the day, but that went up in smoke for the time being! Wrong parts and tools for the job. But the girls and I had a project we talked about doing once upon a time. We are building Lego houses or they are attempting to build Lego houses. The girls got the colors separated and found all sorts of new pieces to use, but all attempts to put a building together got side tracked by fun building other things like cars, bathrooms, trucks and outhouses. But hey, they had fun!!! We went to lunch with Auntie and Uncle Trevor at Alley Cats which is our favorite hangout, so that's what our weekend has been like. They are here for part of tomorrow and then our house will be very quiet again!!! Picture is from this past summer!Blessings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

last of the lasagna

I promised a picture of the lasagna and here it is! It's mostly gone and was very good. I should have used maybe a little more sauce like 1/2 a jar of pasta sauce, but Gordon like it anyway!! It's been bitter cold here the last few days, temps are about -17 in the morning before work and coming home to -8, with windchill being around -20. Winter is here!! My daddy always said I live in the frozen north and boy is he right!!! Blessings!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


I haven't posted a recipe in a long time, so I thought I would today! I got the inspiration for this lasagna recipe from The Pioneer Woman. She has pretty great recipes and very easy, but I made this one even more easier cuz that's how I roll!!
Lasagna recipe:
1 lb of ground Italian sausage meat, browned
1/2 lb of pork sausage, browned with the Italian sausage
1 Jar of your favorite or homemade spaghetti sauce
1 lb of grated mozzerella cheese( I buy the bag)
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cottage cheese
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of basil
1 box of no boil lasagna noodles(because I'm lazy and hate cooking them)
So, I start with a little sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan about 1/2 cup, beat the eggs and add the cottage cheese to the eggs with the seasonings,
then add 4 strips of noodles, layer however you want, meat first or cheese, whatever flips your lid.
When you add the cottage mixture to the top of the noodles then add some of the grated cheese, make sure you have some cheese for the very top. Bake at 359 degrees for 60 minutes and then let it cool for 15 minutes before cutting into it. We like it better the next day, so I make mine a day before
, like I did today. YUM, it says it all!!! Ask Gordon!! Blessings, be a blessing to someone today!!I'll add the cooked photo tomorrow, hopefully before we eat it all, just kidding!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
 I'm so excited to see 2015 and what God has in store for us! It's going to be a great year!!!
God is on His way to some fantastic things for the Nojd family, I can just feel it!! It's a little scary, but God is in complete control and I'm excited to see the results!!
I can't even second guess what it will be, maybe a way for me to retire or Gordon to fully retire or maybe a fantastic trip to share the Word of God with friends. Maybe a something so simple as help to paint our house or garden this year! God is on the move for us!! What about you??? Blessings!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Today as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, I was reading another blog and could remember those days of shuttling kids to parents homes, glad that is done!! It was fun, but we were tired and I'm sure our parents were also. All the prep going into making all the meals for days on end and all the gift giving for days on end, for what end??? As I ponder these things because I'm older and maybe a little wiser, I realize that it was being together that propelled all of the flurry of activity leading up to the visit! I'm not sure that Christ was in the center of all of it, but He is now in my heart and I do hope that is portrayed to my grandchildren. Without Christ this would be an ordinary day! The father of lies would like all of us to believe that its all about the gifts and Santa, but it's about Christ and what He did for us!! Salvation came to us in human form as a baby, to give us life and redemption! Praise His holy name!!! Emanuel, God is with us!!  Merry Christmas dear readers of this somewhat boring blog!!! Merry Christmas and blessing abound to your families!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Twas a few days before Christmas

Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the house, the packages weren't wrapped and I am quite calm. I know this doesn't rhyme, but I don't care! I finished up the fudge for the year and made 2 batches of cookies that are gone! I got Gordon's present wrapped and under the tree. I have more wrapping to do and today seems like it will work out for that, Gordon and his friend Bob Warnke, he has quite a few friends named Bob, about 5. They will be ice fishing, so I will occupy my time wisely!!! Next Saturday we will go to Kurt and Kate's to celebrate. I'm bringing cupcakes for Gordon's birthday and I don't know what else, I haven't been told yet! Erika and Trevor are coming over Christmas Eve, which is so great! I don't like the thought of being totally alone for the holiday. I remember my Mom didn't either. We didn't go to Chicago one year and it was miserable for her and Dad, then the next year she was sick/dying, so that was a bad time. But we had wonderful holidays, they made each one special, which I try to do also!! Blessings!!