Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sunday Dinner, November 18, 2007

Sunday is here again already? I mean, Sunday is here again already! And I am cooking Sunday Dinner this week, believe it or not.

I'm going to make a big meatloaf, a big pot of pinto beans with some smoked hog jowl to season them, mashed potatoes and either PANBREAD or CORNBREAD, and maybe some green beans or whole kernel corn to round out the meal, according to how many show up for mess call.

Now, what's on the menu at your place? Going to Grandma's or out to eat? Just share your menu or your plans in the comments to participate in Diane's Sunday Dinner.I am disgusted to report that I'm still battling the creeping crud, or whatever this ailment is that I've had for almost 2 weeks now. I'm still faithfully choking down my antibiotics twice a day and have little improvement to show for my efforts. I'm still hacking and coughing almost incessantly although I will say that my throat feels better. It's not sore anymore but that could be because I've coughed up all the nerves lining my gullet.Jessica had the afternoon off work yesterday so she could take Emmy for a checkup. She came and got me and Lamar and dropped us off at the local mall then came back to shop a little. I made myself comfortable at Star*bucks in Barnes*&*Noble with a book and a cup of black coffee. When Jessica came back to the mall she left Emmy with me while she did her shopping.

There's a pic of my coffee cup and a sleeping Emmy. She napped most of the time we were at the mall, although I don't know how she slept with all the racket from the music on the P.A. system and the crowds of people trying to talk over the music. You can see some of the crowd in that other pic to the left if you'll click on it to enlarge it.

Jessica and Jason invited us over for supper after we got done at the mall so we visited with them and Emmy for several hours. Jessica made MEXICAN CHICKEN CASSEROLE for supper and it was really good.

Emmy is feeling much better and is back to her usual sunny self. She was smiling so much at us yesterday that Jessica commented that if Emmy kept grinning so widely she was going to crack her face! She sure was showing off those 2 new bottom front teeth.

I was too busy playing with Emmy to get any pictures other than the one of her sleeping. Would you believe that she's sitting up by herself and crawling now? All in the last week or so!

It was the funniest thing. I have a laser pointer that I take with me to play with Jessica and Jason's cats. I noticed that Emmy was really watching the red laser light on the floor, so I asked Jason to put her in the floor. I shined the laser light in front of her, and Emmy took off after it! It was so cute, and we laughed until we cried. She'd crawl so fast after that light! She was fascinated with the light, and we were fascinated with Emmy. She's learning and progressing by leaps and bounds right now, and Jessica told us that Emmy said "bye bye" the other day, although I haven't heard her say anything yet. It won't be long until she's chattering away, and she'll be walking in no time, I'm sure.
My blogging buddy KAREN @ KAREN'S KORNER has given me The Community Blogger Award, and my friend JEN @ MY 3 BOYS AND I has given me the lovely award there to the right.

I'm so thankful for all my blogging buddies and what each friendship means to me. Thank you, ladies, and rest assured, the feeling is more than mutual.

The friendships that I share with each of you is what keeps me blogging.
I've got some cooking to do tonight for tomorrow's Sunday Dinner and I still need to study my Sunday School lesson, so I'll hush for now.

May God meet all your needs, and may you have enough to share.


Susie said...

Your dinner sounds yummy :)
Sorry you're still battling the crud, but it sounds like Emmy is doing real well. Love that sleepy head pic!
Tomorrow is my turn to cook and Bill is going to bbq tri tip on the grill. I'm making chili and salad to go with it. We'll probably be eating chili leftovers till Thursday and the big feast day. Saves on menu planning!
love and ((hugs))

jen said...

I LIKE your banner

praying you get better soon

clever Emmy

have a good week my dearly loved friend

MightyMom said...

wow, crawling already!! Miss thing here isn't sitting yet...course she's a bit preemie.....

y'all'll have your hands full now fer sure!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Diane,
Your Sunday dinner sound yummilicious. Hubby always loves it when I fix white beans. I always put some kind of meat in it because he is a big meat eater. He has to have some kind of meat at every meal. I fixed a new made up recipe tonight for mine and his supper. The girls had gone to Mississippi with my parents and sister for the day and didn't get home till a little after 7:00p.m. tonight. I'm going to post this new recipe I made up on my blog either tomorrow or Monday. I'm not going to post anything tonight cause ain't much of nothing been going on. Hubby did make it home safely yesterday about 5:15p.m. I'm glad Emmy is feeling much better. I hate that you are still feeling a little down. My nose is still kind of stopped up also. That stuff just don't want to go away. I wish I had been there at the mall and sitting at Starbuck's with ya. It's a good thing I wasn't tho, cause I would have been up all night from drinking so much coffee. LOL. Jessica's Mexican Chicken sounds delicious. I have fixed it before myself, but it's been a long time since I have done it. I might have to do it after Thanksgiving. Well, guess I'll go for now. I'm glad you liked the award. Congratulations on your other award from Jen. You definetly deserve every award you receive. You are such a great friend. I really appreciate all that you have helped me with. Take care my friend and have a Blessed Sunday and May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Greeneyes said...

Get well dear friend , sorry to hear your still cougin your inards outwards ,hope the antibiotics kick the germs butt soon. (Are they the ones you had in your med chest ? OLD for something else???? )
sweet litle Emmy trying to have a nap amoungst all the noise , she looks so sweet I just wanna snuggle her and cover her with sugar !!!Smmmmmmoooooochies for the both of you and BSH for you wrapped inside steaming soup ,warm slippers and a nap with a kitty on your lap !!! LOL

Love you sister friend

Michael Manning said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather.I am probably taking food over to my Mother's house. My family is scattered and she is alone. So, we'll probably have some good food and watch the TV!

T*mmy said...

I went to B&N last evening and posted what I bought today ;)
Boy that virus or what have you must be some sort of bugger as ya'll take so long to get over it...keep on over your!
No really I hope you are feeling better soon.
Miz Emmy is probably smiling so much cause she loves her Granny, doncha think??
Love You Sister!!

Mary said...


You Sunday meal sounds wonderful. I'm too far away to make it in time. I will have to pass. :-)

Emmy is beautiful. I'm glad you were able to spend time with her. Grandchildren are so precious. I can see her crawling after that light. Kids brighten our lives in so many ways.

Take care, my friend. Blessings for a great week to come.

PEA said...

Forget my dinner tonight, I'm comin' over to your place to have your dinner! lol Sounds so good!!! I do hope you start feeling better soon, two weeks of feeling yucky is no fun at all. Great that Miss Emmy is over that bug that had a hold of her for so long...gosh, crawling already!! She looks so peaceful in that picture:-) At the Santa Claus Parade last night there was a baby sleeping in a carriage near she could sleep with the bands playing, thousands of people talking, etc, I'll never know! lol xox

Dawn said...

Isn't it amazing that as soon as you got insurance coverage, you got sick?? Weird. Glad it's better, and hope it's gone soon!

We had tacos and tostados for dinner today, out on the picnic table believe it or not. We had a lighter lunch because tonight is the annual Thanksgiving dinner at church. I'm just taking 7-layer salad and peas. Simple, simple. But I'll be getting ready for 19 on Thursday.

It is such fun when those little ones start catching on to what is possible, and then they do it. Love the laser chasing mental picture. Would love to see that. We used to do that with one of our cats and we laughed so much.

Have a great week!

Linda said...

I just stopped by for a quick visit and to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. It sure seems to be going around.
I cannot believe that sweet baby is crawling already. Time goes far too quickly.
Have a wonderful holiday Diane.

Lucy Stern said...

We ate Chile and rice for our Sunday dinner. I tried to keep it simple this week.

I'm glad that Emily is feeling better and I hope you get better soon.... Did you check out the Olive Leaf?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Emmy is crawling already! The cats better beware! LOL

Dinner sounds so good! We had breakfast. Scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and fried bologna.

kansasrose said...

Morning hon! Just catching up with ya and see you have had a fine weekend with your family and that Emmy is growing so fast bless her! B&N and coffee and a sleeping grandbaby sounds like a good time to me! Your dinner sounded just yummy too! Love me some good homemade meatloaf! So sorry ya still got that's a bugger to get rid of sometimes but I am praying for you always...Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your dear family my friend. May God watch over y'all always! Love, Jen xxxooo ps love your banner! so festive!

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Angela said...

Diane, I hope that you are beginning to feel better and ready for that big day on Thursday.

Emmy is growing so fast. I know that she was a hoot crawling around after that laser light. We did that once with Gstormy and David and I both laughed so much our sides were sore the next day.

You are such an inspiration to us all. I am so blessed with your friendship.

Hope you are well soon!
(((HUGS)))from me to you.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

I know how you feel. I thought I'd never get over the stuff I had last month. Thankfully, I'm 100% better now but it was rough, feeling rotten for over three weeks. I hope you get over it soon.

And it's got to be a huge relief that the baby is finally back to normal. I can just picture her going after that laser light. How sweet is that?

She'll be talking your ear off in no time!

Rachel said...

Sorry you are feeling crudy Diane. I have been feeling pretty crudy myself. Little Emmy is so sweet!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Morning Glory said...

Hi Diane, I just wanted to come by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Kristen said...

Hi Diane!! I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Sorry you aren't feeling well!!

I'm glad to hear Emmy is doing so much better. She's probably cracking her face with smiles because she's so happy to be feeling better.

Watch out now that she's mobile! Life will never be the same!! :-)

Mountain Mama said...

Diane I'm do happy to hear that sweet Emmy is better. Having a sick child is so heartbreaking. Especially the tiny ones who can't tell us where they hurt or how they feel. Thank God she is well again, and I pray she stays that way.

Now I pray you get well soon. SOme of these colds are horrible. I am thankful that since I began using my mama's old remedy I haven't had a cold or a sinus infection at all, and I used to have many each year.
Plain old raw honey and chewable acerola vitamin 'C'. The best medicine I ever took. No side efffects, don't make me drowzy and it tastes real good too.

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving Diane.

Love to you

Dick said...

We had Sunday dinner at home with a beef roast Pat cooked. Tomorrow we are going to her daughter's new house for dinner. There will be 27 or so there and the main meats are a deep fried turkey and many pounds of prime rib. Everyone brings something- we are taking pumpkin pie and a couple of different wines. I went there last year and it is quite a feast. Now in the new house there is even more space for people to spread out into.