Sunday, September 9, 2007

menu plan monday ~ september 10


Cheesy Mostaccioli
(thanks Lauren)
garlic toast


Barbecue chicken
scalloped potatoes
baked beans


refried beans


curry chicken


date night!

Okay, I've written three full paragraphs about things going on... Amanda's adventure and scary text message last night; my latest weight news; etc... but keep finding myself backspacing the whole thing.

Matt's uncle Eddie was found dead in his home last night. When we first started dating, Eddie and his lovely family were always around. We watched his children Bryce and Evva grow up. Somewhere along the way his path of life took a detour and he made some wrong choices. I'm sad for him. When Izzy was in the PICU for so long, Eddie was there every day. He would just sit and visit with us and was very helpful. He was really a funny and warm man. For many years he owned the funeral home in his home town and so he always had a funeral story to share, which I never particularly enjoyed... but it was just Eddie. A few months ago when Matt's grandmother died, it was Eddie who saw to every detail, even fixing her hair to look "like marmar always looked." My next line of thoughts is something like... the devil can really lead your life in the wrong direction and ultimately ends in death... but, we all know that. I just pray for his children, who are essentially grown now... but it was still their dad.

I'm not sure why I have a very heavy heart today, I think maybe some time on my knees rather than at the keyboard is a good idea.

Be blessed.


Marcia said...

I just felt like I should come and check in on you and here I see you need some love!

I'm sorry for your loss, Annie. He sounds like he was a nice fun guy.

Chat later

ScrapFairy said...

I am sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I hope your burden is lightened today. Your menu looks good! Thanks for sharing all you do!

(((Annie )))


Misslionheart♥ said...

Cheer up....

You have so many friends here ♥

Penless Thoughts said...

I am so sorry about Matt's uncle. Death is always a sobering fact of life. A reminder we need to keep things in perspective that this life is just a vapor and we better have our hearts set on Heavenly things and Jesus!!

Bev said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I agree it is can be really easy sometimes to be lead astray! My prayers are with your family! Thanks for visiting my blog!

God Bless you


Niki said...

I am so sorry, and pray for comfort for you and your family at this time.
I visited your blog to say thank you for leaving a comment on mine.

Mandalyn said...


I am so sorry to hear about Matt's uncle! My heart goes out to your family. You will be in my prayers--his children especially!


Mique said...

So sorry to hear the bad news.
Seems trivial to tell you how great your menu looks when you have something so huge that just happened.
My thoughts are with you.

Renee's Ramblings said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Your menu plan sounds wonderful. Thank you for all the wonderful things you share with us! Take care.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.i must try your curry chicken recipe.hugs

Coach J said...

I think your time is better spent on your knees, too. I'm so sorry for what's happened. I'll pray for your family, too.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Your menu sounds good Annie, and I'm so very sorry to hear about Matt's uncle. Thoughts and prayers going out for all of you.

Take care :)

sheryl said...

(((HUGS))) heart hurt reading's so hard to lose a special person when you're not sure they are ready to meet Jesus!
Praying for you and your family.

Jen said...

Your menu sounds so good. Date night....I love those......

Mama Pajama said...

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I was just coming to check your I think I'll say a few prayers. Here's to a great week!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh Annie, I'm so sorry for your loss! I think we all have an "Eddie" in our family, so I know how you feel. I'm praying for Eddie and his family.
You mentioned something about Amanda and a scary text message. I hope it was nothing too horrible.
My thoughts and prayers are with you too. HUGS!

tegdirb92 said...

My thoughts are with you this week. Your menu plan sounds delicious this week. Curry chicken, yum.

Kari said...

I'm so sorry about Matt's Uncle Eddie. I know much of your sadness probably stems from worry for his soul, if his life's path and choices led him to alcohol, etc. But his life also contained great sweetness, compassion and love, too, if your description of his acts towards you and your family are any indication. I know it's sad to think that much of his time here on earth may have been wasted and lived in a way contrary to God, but rest easy that now his soul is at rest and he's with God, up close and personal. God will take care of him...and in a good way, I'm sure of it.

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy the mostaccioli!

Anonymous said...

I posted my previous comment before I read your whole post. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful man.

palmtreefanatic said...

I am praying for your Family annie, this is sad and understandably so why you are feeling the way you are!

Your menu looks wonderful as always!

Kerri said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Know that many thoughts and prayers are with you from all your friends in the blogging world.

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear about this, it is always a horrible experience and you just feel that 'gravity' pull of heaviness. My neighbour's brother died suddenly last month, he was 48, had a heart attack and left behind a young partner in her early 20's and two wee children aged 2 and 6months. It just pulled at your heart.

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

So sorry about Matt's uncle! Our kness is the best place for all of us! Thanks for being a great example!

gail@more than a song said...

Lauren's recipe did look good, I saw it last week. And look at you, you cool chick you in your new profile pic.

I'm sorry you have a heavy heart today, sorry for the loss your family is experiencing. Those are hard things....hope tomorrow will be better.

Nancy Face said...

I am so very sorry to learn of the sad news that you and your sweet family received. I've had three cousins pass away, due (at least in part) to the effects of substance abuse. It's truly heartbreaking. I am praying that the Lord will bless you and your family, and also Eddie's children, with comfort and peace. HUGS!

Dena said...

So sad - sorry for the loss!

LoveMyStarr said...

Oh no! That's quite scary. Sending prayers!

childlife said...

Annie - So sorry to hear about your family's loss - keeping you in my prayers this week.

Momma said...

I am so sorry to hear about Matt's uncle. I feel for you guys and the family. I will say prayers for all of you. (((BIG HUGS))) I miss you!

oh amanda said...

Oh Annie! Praying for your family!

Anonymous said...

(((Annie))) How very sad. I'm so sorry. I'll be parying for y'all.

KC said...

Oh Annie, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll keep you and your family, and Eddie's family in my prayers.

Haley said...


I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you are doing ok, if you need anything please email me.


Irritable Mother said...

I am sorry for your loss, too, Annie.
I trust God met you there on your knees, and pray His arms of comfort may be know to you now!

Susanne said...

So sorry Annie, for the loss in your family. May God comfort you and give you His peace.

Karen said...

Annie, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with you all.

kim said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Death can so take us by surprise and leaves us with heavy heart. I am praying for you--

For what it is worth,your menu looks absolutely yummy this week.


alisonwonderland said...

maybe some time on my knees rather than at the keyboard is a good idea.

oh, i hear you! (thanks for stopping by!)

justabeachkat said...

Sorry to hear about Matt's uncle's death.

Please do tell us about Amanda's adventure and scary text message. Also, what is your latest weight news?