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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A posting for the faithful...

Good Evening to you... 

I thought that I would not post tonight.. I did not think you would be very interested in my day . 
It was not a creative day really but I did get a few things accomplished that I have been wanting to do.. 

But I remembered you faithful readers who will read this even if it is boring and so here I am.. smile..

As you all know... I love books and they kinda cling to me.. grin..

I have been wanting to give our bedroom a good clean .. 
Clearing out the closet and bookshelves are both on my list along with all the drawers in Terry's dresser and mine.. 

I can't seem to finish it all.. sigh.. 

I have either been running the roads or sick or whatever.. 

Today, though I did get quite a bit of it finished.. 
Not quite all but I am getting there.. smile.. 
I have several bags of books and such to give away..
Thank the Lord..

Then there was quite a bit of laundry ... 
One would think when there are only two people that there would not be much but there still is... 

Then... 
We had an old comforter on our bed that we both love.. 
Don't ask me why but it is just so comfy.. 
And torn here and there...but just on one side.. grin..

So...
 I took a cozy flannel sheet and attached it to the torn side.. 
Sewed all the edges and presto!! 
We can use it for a few more years..

I did not take pics because you all would think I was crazy.... grin.

Every time that I took a break I was on a mission..
Going through the Bible, books and notebooks.. 
Trying to get ready for Keepers meeting on Saturday..
Last week I really was ill and I was not happy with all that I had ready... 


Just praying that the Lord will give me something that will encourage and inspire the dear girls who attend.. 

Then I made another soup.. 
Out of the leftover chicken, of course..
I could eat soup every day... eh, Janet?  grin.. 
Anyway... I wondered if you ever do this with your leftover herbs..


Use them all except the stems... Tie them up with some string and throw them into your broth that you are making.. 
They give such a wonderful flavor.. 
Just a tip for you soup junkies.. grin..

And then I need to confess... smile.. 
I have been wanting a lovely cup of tea and a sweet.. 

We hardly have any because my sweet husband is diabetic.. 
But while the cat is away this mouse is making ... 

Raisin Bars... 





I know I should not have them but a treat once in awhile... 

I really am a healthy eater.. 
Ask our daughter.. She is a nurse..
She says I am the healthiest eating big person she ever met.. 
It must be the pasta.. 

Anyway... loveys.... here is the recipe.. 
just in case you have one of those kind of days... grin..

RAISIN BARS.. 
1 1/3cups raisins.
3/4 cup white sugar 
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Place in a small pot and boil for 5 minutes..

Mix in a bowl.. 
2 cups flour 
1 cup sugar or splenda
1 tsp. b. powder
1 cup margarine
Crumb together and place half of the mixture in a greased 9 inch pan.. 
Spread raisin mixture over the bottom crust and add the rest to the top and pat down.. 
350 degrees F. for 25 minutes.. 

Enjoy... 

Thank you dear ladies for dropping by.. And a big welcome to all of the new followers.. So glad to have you visiting.. 

I love your comments and even though I don't always get back to you, I do read each and every one.. 

Thanks for your support and for making me grin.. 
You are all a bunch of sweeties... grin.. 

I need to get to bed now.. 

I was reading some letters today and realized that they were written in prison...

Imagine...

Paul the Apostle... 
I love his writings.. They are so full of direction and encouragement.. 

Take care.... 

23 comments:

  1. This was a lovely post and I enjoyed reading about your day. Thank you for sharing the raisin bar recipe (one I will be making). Have a good rest!

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  2. Faye :-)this looks amasin :-) Spelt in English :-) Or is it the way I talk :-) AMAZIN, no,it's the way I talk :-)....What a beautiful post. :-)
    I do however have a favor to ask of you, one that might be slightly different from your usual posts........... It's to give a link, not to me but to another ................... I know you have such a generous heart you fogive me every time :-) luv's. :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Hello Faye, You accomplish so much in a day!!! Wish I could attend the "Keepers" meeting. I know I would love it and it would be enjoyable to meet all of the other women. Oh...raison bars...but seeds and nuts are not on my list of foods. They sure do look wonderful, though!

    I look forward to hearing about your days. Love your posts.

    Sweet dreams, Lovey Dovey (that's what I call the grandkids and hubby calls me Lovie!...just saying.......)

    S.

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  4. I know how you feel about soup...and sweets! Your raisin bars look so good. I do hope your cold is much improved. xo

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  5. Looks so good, I need to tie herbs!
    Those bars look so good!
    I need to sort out, I spend too much time playing in all my things!!!!
    Glad you're doing better.
    Hope you have a blessed week!

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  6. Hi Faye,

    I am glad you are feeling better and that you got so much accomplished today. Today was a lazy day for me. :( Kinda not feeling to well.

    That is a great idea for the soup with the herbs.

    I love reading the words of the Apostles, especially Peter and Paul. :) I love the New Testament.

    Take care, Janet W

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  7. Dear Faye:
    I'd be glad if I did half of what you accomplished in one day. I'm glad
    that nasty cold is gone. That's a good idea that you had with the flannel
    sheet to repair the comforter. I'll have to remember that. If I have too
    many herbs left over and they are fresh, I'll freeze them in ice cube
    trays and then they won't rot and go to waste. When I need some I just pop
    a cube!
    The raisin bars look good. I love hermits, uh-oh, no sweets for me!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  8. Dear Faye,
    I smiled at your post - especially the increasing SIZE of the raisin bars:
    the temptation is working...
    Was that a 'down' day for you?? I'd like to know what you accomplish in a busy one, then!
    Paul was truly a Man on a Mission, wasn't he? I have been reading and thinking about him a lot lately. He has a lot to teach this wayward girl :)
    Love,
    H

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  9. Morning Sweet Faye Henry
    I truly love each and everyone of your posts.
    They all make me smile. Your raisin bars look wonderful.
    I am on day 16 of no sug/bread so after I lose my 20lbs. I will try this recipe.
    I will be cheating friday for cake but then its back on the wagon. hehehe
    Oh and boy I so love soup and salad..
    Hugs Friend
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  10. Somehow I missed your last post... looks like you've been busy... calendars and squares... see you saturday!
    -L-

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  11. I"m glad you're feeling better and are able to get some things done. I wonder if those raisin bars might taste similar to a raisin pie. My dad is always asking me to fix him one of those. Maybe I can tempt him with your bars.

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  12. Good morning, Faye! Those raisin bars look delicious.

    Have a great day.

    :)Vicki

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  13. Faye, I think I caught your cold!

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  14. Your tips, reflections, pictures and recipes are always such a joy Faye...Thank you for sharing. :)

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  15. This is such a nice place to visit and it is my first time here. I've enjoyed your post very much and look forward to coming back.

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  16. This is a great time of year for cleaning rooms and sprucing up isn't it? I copied your recipe as it looks and sounds so good. I don't ever bake with raisins but I want to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us and I hope you have a cozy day. Blessings, Pamela

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  17. Dear Faye,
    I wish I lived close enough to go to one of your meetings. I'm sure the ladies are blessed by whatever the Lord puts on your heart.
    What a great way to add some more life to your comforter. I will have to keep that in mind.
    Those raisin bars look so yummy! Thank you for the recipe. I'll add it to all the other ones I've printed out to try!
    I do not think you're boring or crazy, my friend. :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful week.♥

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  18. Oh, Faye~ I am so thrilled when you post ANYTHING... you could type your grocery list on here and I would be sitting here going "Ooooh, ahhh..." over it. :)
    But you have to stop posting these pictures of all this yummy food... I always leave here hungry! Thanks for the recipe for the raisin bars... my hubby doesn't care for raisins, so it would be a shame to make them and have to eat them all by myself, wouldn't it? (insert evil giggle here)
    Thank you~ just so you'll know~ you're always a bright spot in my day.

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  19. Such a wonderful post. It really is the simple things in life that keep us going. The little extra's that we can add to our day to make it enjoyable. Thanks you for the inspiration to just be content with the everyday life. The raisin bars look yummy and simple, I will have to give them a try. Blessings for a better week ~Sara

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  20. Sweet friend - another wonderful post. Since u r such a healthy eater then I will finish off those raisin squares for you and then u can ake me a pan of fudge for valentines. ( luv ya). I am the lady from glad- lol

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  21. hi faye~
    no one has mentioned the collage of pics you organized here...wonderful grouping! all of your 'edibles' look scrumptious! i so enjoy visiting your blog!
    i hope you're feeling much better... take care.
    ^)^linda

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  22. I love reading what you write, it's like reading an old fashioned letter from a dear friend. I want to meet you one day, dear girl, I know you are a kindred spirit. Do you ever go to the Canada Conferences? This year it's in Regina, my hubby says we are going, yay!
    My husband loves anything with raisins, I should make those for him today, it will be a lovely surprise for him! I'll do it as soon as I go for a walk, sweep all my floors, dust all the furniture and make a soup for my luncheon tomorrow.
    I am on the Central Canadian District's Ladies Ministries team and they are meeting here tomorrow to plan our ladies retreat.
    Do you have any creative ideas for a ladies retreat?
    Love an hugs, Cindy

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