Saturday, April 4, 2015

Saturday's Scribbles

I like to start out my Saturday's Scribbles posts by talking about the weather.  We are weather nuts around here, partly because Joel comes from generations of farmers, and partly because he had his bachelor's degree in meteorology and was a weather forecaster for the Air Force back in the day.  When I was bound to my sofa with illness, I would sometimes watch the weather channel and think about all those places they mentioned.  I never imagined I would some day feel well enough to leave my home again and travel.  Thank you God.

Speaking of travel, my sister Janelle and her whole family went to Hawaii for her 60th birthday.  The family wanted to take her there to celebrate!  What a special time for them.  Joel and I have Hawaii on our bucket list.  When we came back from The Philippines we switched planes there, but we did not get out of the airport area.  With 4 kids, 2 of which were not yet American citizens, and 9 pieces of luggage  (we rode on a military plane), we spent a great deal of time going through customs!  So we would love to go back some day to see the islands.

We are at the end of Holy Week and to make it a bit more challenging, Joel and I have both been fighting sickness.  Again.  Nasty influenza came back to visit.  Joel still had services Thursday and Friday night and he will be at two tomorrow morning.  Easter is here, and worship must go on!  I can remember when he preached from a chair because he fractured his hip.....and once with a fever of 102.  I have done the liturgy for him in the past when he was fighting sickness...God always provides .....His strength and Joel's determination are a great combination, even though it has hit him hard today and we are speaking to the mountains, using essential oils, and he is drinking the tea that helps but everyone hates.  It is gingerroot, cayenne pepper, garlic cloves, lemon and honey to sweeten.  It has a powerful kick to it.  We gave it to our sick son-in-love once and he asks us if we were trying to kill him!  He had to admit, though, that it helped.

Our second oldest daughter, son-in-love, and treasures will arrive this afternoon for the weekend.  Even with sickness stinking up the atmosphere they wanted to come, so the grands could hear Papa preach before he leaves this last Interim position.  We certainly have mixed feelings as the days pass by and the end of 35 years as an ordained minister draws near.  Of course he could end up filling in on Sunday's in Arizona, but it's not on our agenda right now.

Krispy Eggs

I saw a recipe for Krispy Eggs on Facebook, so made a few for the grands.  It has been 20 years since I made Rice Krispie bars and it may be another 20!  I filled half an oiled plastic egg with the mixture and put chocolate in middle.  I filled the other half of the egg, pushed them together and held it firmly and that was it.  I removed it from the plastic and had an egg shaped bar!  Hope they taste good.  

Praying you all have a blessed Easter worshipping and celebrating our Risen King! 

Until next time..............


NanaNor's said...

Renee, Easter blessings to you and Joel. Praying that the sickness was cast into the sea by the Power of the name of Jesus. Sending love your way.

Pamela said...

Oh, Renee, I am so sorry you both aren't feeling good on Easter and when your treasures are visiting. I'm sure they will love those krispie eggs. I prayed God will heal you both.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pamela....the prayers of many brought healing
G to Joel in the wee hours of Sunday morning....and worship went well!

Renee said...

Noreen, yes! Thank you for praying. We rejoiced when his fever broke at 4am Sunday and his cough subsided enough that he could preach! Yay..