"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." ~ Jennifer Yane
Another year older...I really can't believe how fast the years are flying by now.
How is it that when you get older your knees hurt, your back hurts, but your head still feels like it's thirtysomething? ☺
I am thankful that God has given me this many years, I am very blessed.
Our son met us for a birthday dinner Sunday at our usual meeting place along I-70 between his home in KC and ours. He gave me the magazines pictured above and a nice gift card. He knows what I like! We had a lovely meal and visit.
Our daughter went out with BG and I for my birthday dinner. Then we stopped by her house for strawberry cake and DQ ice cream. Yum, yum! Her gift was a stack of very cleverly made cards with a gift card tucked inside one of them.
I laughed at this card because she was the child who would hide from me in the middle of a clothes rack at the store! lol!
Thank you to my sweet family for making my birthday so special! And thank you to my dear friend, V, who hasn't forgotten my birthday in over 50 years!
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Remember the blue and white checked sofa that I saw in a flea market? Well, BG and I took the truck to the shop last weekend with the intentions of buying it if it was still there. And it was...but on closer inspection, we decided it wasn't quite sturdy or comfortable enough.
It's back to purging, cleaning out closets, and deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. One thing about getting older...I am finding out that I'm growing less nostalgic than I used to be and it's becoming easier to give up things that I don't especially love but have hung onto because a loved one gave it to me. I used to feel that I was throwing a bit of that person away if I didn't keep everything they gave me. Maybe I am getting wiser along with growing older.
Now that colder weather has returned, I've been fixing some comfort foods. I'll share a recipe we love that only needs a side salad and some hot bread to go along with it.
Dinner in the Oven - Chicken and Stove Top Stuffing
1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix, chicken flavored
1 2/3 cup hot water
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add hot water to stuffing mix and stir. (I add a
teaspoon of chicken base to the hot water.)
Place chicken pieces in bottom of 9x13-inch baking
dish. Mix soup and sour cream together and pour
over chicken pieces. Spoon stuffing over the top.
Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until done.