oops… the draft posted before it was supposed to. So here’s the total post for this week.
YOU’RE IMPORTANT! AND SO ARE YOUR COMMENTS!
And here’s what you had to say this last week (these are the comments left on the blog; I’ve received some very nice comments/feedback on facebook from Mary D., Lisa, Kate, and many others. Thanks so much!).
IN RESPONSE TO… The More Things Change… (October 7, 2011)
“Charlene says: It’s amazing how those bits of wisdom that made some sense when we were younger become so much clearer as we grow older.”
It’s true. I apologize to my mom so much more now for not trying to understand her when I was a teen!
IN RESPONSE TO… The Adventures of Matt and Molly in Winter: Chapter 1 (October 8, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: WOW! You took me back to when I was younger looking forward to the first snow and couldn’t wait to pelt my sister with snow balls! Now I just like watching the snow from my window with a Hot chocolate in hand, no more snow balls…lol”
Isn’t it funny how we change as we get older. I think this year I’ll make a Snow Angel if we get enough white stuff.
“Charlene says: Your language is so descriptive. I love the way you describe the leaves.”
Thank you. I tried to be more poetic than usual.
IN RESPONSE TO… My Day at Disneyland (October 10, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: I’m so Jealous! I wanted to visit while my daughter where there back in June for my birthday. We were in La Jolla, but we didn’t have any transportation to get us to Disneyland. Glad you had a good day.”
It was really one of the more unique times I’ve ever had there. If you ever get out this way again, let me know and we’ll go.
“Charlene says: I’ve never heard of the vinylmations, very cute! What a fun collectible. Didn’t you used to work at Disney in college?”
I’m already waiting to get my next piece. I didn’t work at D’Land, that was Jennifer W.
“Brittany says: Sometime, you should try the beignet’s at disneyland! They sell them at various places in the park and in downtown Disney but the are awesome.”
My daughter says the same thing! I have yet to have any. Another new experience for next time!
IN RESPONSE TO… Holiday Recipe Exchange: Chocolate Fondue (October 10, 2011)
“Brittany says: Does the chili powder make it slightly spicy? It sounds good though. “
Yes, it definitely gives it a bite. But I love that about my chocolates.
IN RESPONSE TO… Holiday Recipe Exchange: Mocha Flavored Coffee (October 10, 2011)
“Brittany says: This sounds like it would be really thick and creamy! Yummy”
It is. It’s a must-have each holiday season. Makes great gifts, too!
IN RESPONSE TO… Real Disney Characters (October 11, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: Like I said before…I am so Jealous! Disney is one of my most favorite places ever. I have never been to Disneyland, but I have been to Disneyworld. I remember crying the first time I saw Cinderella’s castle and a very nice lady told me, just wait, there are so many more wonderous things to be seen!”
It’s so true. It’s always changing. There’s always a new experience.
“Charlene says: Sounds like fun “
You should hear about the characters I won’t write about!
IN RESPONSE TO… A Few of My Favorite Things… October 12, 2011
“Dani Lynn says: I love a lot of those same things, but if it ever came down to just me, you and Johnny Depp, there may be some blood shed….lol I too have many blessings that I am very grateful for! Thanks for reminding me!”
I think everybody has more in common than they think; it’s great to connect with others just though random thoughts and likes. As far as fighting over Johnny… get in line!
“Chelsea say: There are so many things I wholeheartedly agree with!!”
I like to count my blessings, and be reminded of the good. Glad you agree, and are just as blessed!
IN RESPONSE TO… Recipe: Potato Chip Casserole (October 13, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: Ok I am waiting for your book! I love how simple your recipes are!”
Thanks, Dani. That’s my goal: to write a cookbook full of hearty, easy, cheap recipes. It doesn’t have to be gourmet-expensive to be a great meal!
“Chelsea says: Okay. I’m definitely going to the store this weekend, buying these ingredients & making Sunday dinner from this recipe. It seems fail safe so even I can bake it “
Let me know how you liked it!
IN RESPONSE TO… Holiday Recipe Exchange: Hot Dog Casserole (October 13, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: I wish you lived in MI! I would be inviting you to cook for me almost everyday! Another quick and simple recipe I am gonna try!”
I would LOVE to cook for you! It gives me pure joy to make hearty, delicious, simple recipes.
“Chelsea says: This sounds soo yummy! I’m definitely making this sometime in the future.”
You can also make it in a slow cooker, because it just needs heating. But it’s better in the oven.
“Dani Lynn further says: I made this for dinner last night, and there was nothing left over! It was gone in a matter of minutes! My whole family loved it! So I asked them, “is this a keeper?” Without any hesitation, in unison…they said ” YES!”
Thanks, Dani! I look forward to adding your reviews to my cookbook next spring!
“Joy says: I love these simple yummy ideas! I’ll have to let you know how my picky eater feels about the recipes!”
Please do, Joy. I really look forward to your reviews!
IN RESPONSE TO… My Otherwise Untitled Friday Posting (October 14, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: We all have a voice, some are louder than others, and sometimes we don’t use it often enough. I love the how you use yours! You truly have a wonderful gift from God! I look forward to hearing more from you!”
Thank you, Dani. It’s still so humbling that He speaks through me, but I certainly love that He does!
IN RESPONSE TO… Home (October 15, 2011)
“Dani Lynn says: What a gift it is to paint a picture with words!”
Megan (my writing partner) and I have a trick for getting over writer’s block: we find a picture to inspire us with our story, and write the thousand words (or more) that it’s worth. I’m glad you understand.