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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Know if you are an "Over the Top" Grandparent

All of us have run into grandparents all too eager to show us pictures, slides, jpegs and endless other representations of their grandchildren. While these pictures are immensely interesting to the grandparents themselves, they can prove to be a "real snoozer" for the casual participant (trapped victim).

Here are ten ways to know if you have become the slightly obnoxious, (okay, at times really obnoxious) "Over the Top" Grandparent:

1)  You hold up traffic at busy intersections trying to interest the driver in the next lane with pictures of your grandchild's first visit to Santa (and it's now August).

2)  You buy a new black suit, take it to Walgreen's, and have the photo department burn a life-size picture on the suit jacket of the delivery room nurse holding up your first grandchild seconds after birth (no need to wear a tie -- the umbilical cord does the trick).

3)  You have a billboard installed in your front yard with a picture of you and your grandchild -- rotating spotlights are used to highlight dimples.

4)  Crime drops in your area as even would-be intruders are afraid of being confronted in the middle of the night with your accordion-like string of wallet-sized pictures of the twins.

5)  You have pay extra for the three vanity license plates on the back of your car that combined read, "IM GREATST GRANDPRT IN WRLD W/ QUTEST GRANDCHLD EVR IN HISTRY OF WORLD -- HONK IF U'D LIKE TO C PICHURES."

6)  You try making the same face your little niece does when she eats oatmeal to the nice highways patrolman who pulled you over. He reaches for the handcuffs.

7)  You are hired by the Sleep Insomnia Clinic to cure patients by endlessly talking about sweet Janey's first music recital and how her mother also played the piano when she was just that age (you have a 100% success rate within 10 minutes).

8)  Waterboarding is no longer needed at Guantanomo Bay to extract information, rather interrogators simply pipe in (non-stop) video and audio recordings of little Suzy's first year of practicing the saxophone (everyone eventually breaks).

9)  Several hospitals are able to cut the amount of anesthesia needed to put patients "under" before surgery by hiring you to stand next to the operating table and recite over and over all the cute little things your grand daughter said to you on the phone last week (belly-laughing at them all). Like magic patients lapse into deep unconsciousness.

10) You invent a code that foreign nations cannot break based on the adorable little names your adorable little grandchildren call you (...grinpappa calling grandmeow...please send secret formula to grampooza from pappaw....do you copy?)

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Freezy Fruit Salad


Summer is here and that means lots of fresh fruit at the Moeller's. This is one of my favorite fruit recipes. I made it today with fresh blueberries. You can use two or more fruits in the recipe, but I wanted my stand out blueberries from our local farmer's market to stand alone. You'll find this recipe to be easy. It will also be thrifty, if you use fruits in season. This is a great breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert.

Ingredients:
1. 1 quart Low Fat Buttermilk (Buttermilk is lowfat and easy to digest.)
2. Touch of honey, to taste (optional)
3. 1 quart Fresh Fruit, cut as needed,
(You can use one fruit or several different fruits to equal one quart)
(Add 1/2 chopped walnuts, as an optional benefit)

Directions:
Mix Low Fat Buttermilk and fruit in a mixing bowl.
Pour into flat plastic or glass serving dish
Freeze for several hours or overnight
Best to remove from freezer and thaw for 10 minutes, before serving

If God Permits

 The house next door to us was going to be renovated and it really needed it.  Someone bought it and was going to rehab it.  They started working on it one day and then did not return for months.  We found out that they did not have the necessary permits, so the city shut them down temporarily until they secured the correct ones.
"And this we will do if God permits." Hebrews 6:3
Dear God, I want to know your heart and Word, so this verse will true in my life every day.  In Christ's name, Amen  


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cheryl's Writer's Mentor Conference


Cheryl's Writer's Mentor Conference: Writing, Publishing, Kindle Publishing, Speaking and Blogging
Thursday and Friday evening, 6:00-9:00 Pm, Saturday,
10:00 Am - 5:00 Pm

Please try to attend all three sessions.
Bethany Baptist Church
6700 W. Gunnison
Harwood Heights, IL   60706

Lunch is on your own on Saturday.
High School through adults. Beginners to Advanced writers.
Cheryl will take you where you are in your writing/publishing journey and move you several steps forward.  She'll give you a workable plan you can really follow and make real progress.  Cheryl is a former literary agent turned author and conference speaker.
R.S.V.P. forkeepsministries@gmail.co
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

To Be Released January 2012

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cheryl Moeller's Writing and Publishing Mentor Conference: Writing, Publishing, Kindle Publishing, Speaking and Blogging

 

Tuesday through Friday, July 12-15, 9:00 Am - 4:00 Pm
Bethany Baptist Church  (about five miles east of O'hare Airport)
6700 W. Gunnison
Harwood Heights, IL   60706

Lunch is on your own.
All homeschool high school students through all adults.
Beginners to Advanced writers.
No admission fee.  A love offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.
Cheryl will take you where you are in your writing/publishing journey and move you several steps forward.  She'll give you a workable plan you can really follow and make real progress.  Cheryl is a former literary agent turned nationally published author and conference speaker. www.forkeepsministries.com, www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, www.writingmentor.blogspot.com
R.S.V.P. forkeepsministries@gmail.co

Monday, July 4, 2011

31 Days to Laugh Your Way Through Motherhood with Cheryl Moeller on Kindle

A real deal on Kindle for $.99 cents.  Treat yourself to a fourth of July, all American, laughing month.

Help! Mom's Stuck on Spin Cycle by Cheryl Moeller, a Kindle book

Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners


Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners by Cheryl Moeller


My new cookbook to be released by Harvest House Publishers, January 2012.
Buy two crockpots and get ready for a slowing cooking 2012.