A Time To Relax

Have you ever gone to the waterside to listen to the waves?

Well, that is what Cliff and I did with our family last weekend.

There was a park in Surfside. It was a most enjoyable day with a playground for the kids to play on. Fishing to be done—the beauty of watching as the water came in to splash on the rocks.

Got to see big ships as they came in and out of the channel. The tugboats made sure they maneuvered the channel with no problems.

The seagulls flew about along with the blackbirds and the pelicans. It was interesting to watch the kids feed the birds. They would flock to the food then quickly took a flight to eat their food in the air. Otherwise, it would get stolen from another bird.

After watching the birds eat. It was time to fire up the pit then the hot dog went on until they turned a lovely shade of brown. Added some chips, it was a delicious meal.

Sun started to go down. The air turned cool as the breeze blew off the water. It was time to pack up to head for home—what a wonderful day.

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Why Should You Do A Good Deed?

What was my good deed, you ask?

Well, there was a lady from our church that needed a ride home after having surgery.

Usually, someone else would take her. However, this time her surgery fell on the same day that our Ward serviced at the Peanut Butter Factory.

Yep, I got called into action by our fearless leader. She just got out of the hospital and was recovering at home.

So, I stepped up, took on this early morning task. Yep, up at four in the morning to make my husband lunch as well as cook pancakes for the kids for breakfast.

I had asked how long we would be out since it wasn’t much longer, instead of having to wake the kids. I asked him to go in a little late, which is why I got even earlier to make things easy for him.

It was an exciting ride to her appointment. I learned a lot about her. She works for corporate casinos in Las Vegas. She works in the Marketing Division was allowed to work outside of corporate headquarter before the pandemic started. Wanting to be rid of snow, she moved into our area.

Without telling you her whole life story, if you volunteer to help someone, you could meet interesting people and possibly make a new friend.

In other words, what I am trying to say is don’t shy or cringe when the phone rings from the one person you know, maybe calling for your help.

You never know what opportunities could be waiting for you by doing a good deed.

Have a blessed day.

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A Dream Chopper

Yes, my husband William has a chance to win a custom made motorcycle by Orange County Choppers. It is a once in a lifetime deal. Should he win, he will be flown out to Orange County Choppers to meet with Paul Sr.

Plus, if William is lucky enough to win. He will be featured on the cover of Cycle Source Magazine.

William has never had the opportunity to have a new motorcycle. Not to mention a bike of his dreams. Through the years, he had bikes passed down to him.

Our budget is tight. There is no room to buy a large purchase, like a motorcycle of William dreams. This is one way to make it happen. We just need your help.

Where would he ride?

Glad you asked. A long ride from Southeast Texas to South Dakota Bike Rally. Yes, it would be an adventure, one that would be well worth it. Plus, he would ride everywhere around town.

All we need you to do is vote for William today—the voting beings at 2 p.m. EST. October 26, 2020.

Please go to the link below. Sign up and vote to make Williams dream come true.

https://dreamchopper.com/2020/william-c-carnahan

Thank you in advance for your vote.

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A Good Meal On A Cool Night.

When the weather turns cooler, it is always nice to have something to warm one’s insides.

These hearty meal has been made for generations. Plus, it will be made for many more. It is one of my favorite meals, not only to cook but to eat as well.

Have you figured it out yet?

Yes, it is the Beef Stew. I love the vegetables along with the chunks of meat that cook together, making a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients

  1. 3 Pounds Stew Meat
  2. 1 Onion chopped
  3. 4 Carrots Chopped
  4. 4 Potatoes Chopped
  5. 3 Tablespoon Flour
  6. 4 Tablespoons Oil
  7. Dash Cajun Seasoning
  8. Dash Oregano
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Dash Pepper
  11. Garlic
  12. Meat Tenderizer

Directions


1. The first thing you want to do is add two tablespoons of oil to the pan and brown the meat. Once all sides of the beef are brown, I take out of the pan, place in a bowl set aside.

2. Then add the other two tablespoons of oil. Mix in the three tablespoons of flour one at a time. Add your spices to make your rue. Add cold water until your desired thickness.

3. Add in chopped onion, meat, chopped carrots, and beef.

4. Simmer on low until vegetables become tender, roughly about an hour.

I serve with hot biscuits or crackers.  But, you can serve it with whatever you like. Or you can eat by itself.

I hope you enjoy eating these recipes like this one this fall.

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