Sunday, January 04, 2009

First Sunday of the new year...



Today was the first service of the new year at Northside and we are off to a good start although there were still quite a few families still away on Christmas and New Year vacation. Did a new song with the worship team today, "I Know Who I Am" by Israel Houghton/Chris Tomlin. We took Madeline to church today and introduced her to the congregation. Seriously! They loved it. Casey brought her out on the stage when Larry introduced her and then gave her to me to sit with her during church. She started wimpering and I took her in the back room (still in the sanctuary) and sat on the couch with her in there, listening to the sermon. I had her wrapped up in Ashley's sweatshirt and she went to sleep. Then Larry took her to the back doors and everybody "greeted" her at the close of the service. It was precious. :-)

After service we brought her back home for just a little while and we had lunch at Moe's with the Garland's and Mackley's. Good times. I went to Super Walmart to see if I could get a tree on clearance but they were all already gone. I'll have to check elsewhere I guess and hope for the best. I got a late start in looking because of doing the show two nights in a row. I had planned to go shopping one of those days but was just too tired.

I got a chance to grocery shop and then we came home and I did some writing work. I need to get ahead of the game for this week because coming back after Christmas break I am just going to be slammed with work.

Tonight the Currie girls came over to hang out and also see Madeline and visit with us. We ate supper together. I made homemade salad dressing tonight - a low fat version of Buttermilk Ranch that is only 2 pts per 2 tablespoons!! That's really good by the way. Here's the recipe:

HOMEMADE LOW-FAT BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING
1 cup low fat buttermilk
1 cup low fat mayo
1 tbsp minced garlic (I get it out of the jar at the grocery in the spanish aisle)
1/4 chopped onion
About 1 and 1/2 tsp honey or if you prefer, a packet of splenda
salt and pepper to taste

Put all this in food processor or blender and puree.

We also had baked chicken (which Larry made), rice and asparagus and rolls. Also some brownie bites. Yum!

I am very tired and it's...back to work in the am.




2 comments:

DaNella Auten said...

Is your back feeling better?

Deanna Shrodes said...

It's improved, but not all the way. I am rather puzzled by it. I haven't gone to the doc's yet, and am hoping within the next week or two this will be done with. Thanks for asking!