Why I Love. . .

Here you will find a list of many things that I love and why I love them. Hopefully it will answer some questions like, “Why the heck does she talk about beans so much?”.

  • Beans-When my husband and I first got married, we were poor, not broke, but poor. God always kept us and we were not hungry, or sick, or unloved. It was in this time and the time following the births of our daughters that God helped me keep my family fed on beans. They were cheap, easy and healthy. They were our manna, and we still love them today. I will share many recipes with beans in them because they are wonderful and a constant reminder of God’s sustaining hand.
  • My Vacuum-I cannot go on about her enough. She works hard, she is aging, but it does not slow her down or inhibit her ability to pick up crumbs and scraps and comb the carpet at the same time. Her name is Aunt Louise, and she has been a part of the family for 11 years now, she takes care of my family and seeks to liberate every room she visits from the telltale signs of crafty, snacky children. Well done!
  • My Pressure Cooker-I cannot plan my day. I just can’t. I can create a list of  “to dos” that whirl around in my brain like overcharged electrons and futilely chase after them with a butterfly net but I cannot actually make a step by step plan of attack. Partly because I am a free spirit and I choose not to be tethered and partly because I’m insane and partly because I’m a mother, oh wait, I think I repeated myself there. So my pressure cooker allows me to come up with awesome meals, late in the day or early evening so that I don’t have to plan! Thank you, you deserve a name. . . I shall call you Ethel. Goodnight Ethel, rest well, and know that we will play again tomorrow.
  • Soy Chorizo – Tastes like Pork Chorizo but without the whiskers or lips. Mmmmmm, whiskers.
Amy - December 30, 2011 - 8:27 am

I love this!!

Carrie - December 30, 2011 - 12:32 pm

I love this.
And it is much tastier than top ramen… not that we don’t enjoy a bowl of THAT once in awhile… but beans are such an upgrade. :)

Carrie - January 23, 2012 - 10:30 pm

Okay, what kind of vacuum do you have?! I must know these things.

madme - January 23, 2012 - 10:51 pm

I’ll look tomorrow. It’s the Sears brand. It’s been the best rated vacuum in it’s price range for something like 16 years! I will miss Aunt Louise when she passes.

Rebecca Watkins - January 31, 2012 - 6:06 am

Such a pleasure to have discovered your blog- I’m still in tears of laughter after reading your para on your pressure cooker! I so know how you feel!
I’m hosting a weekly linky which is all about seasonal celebration and would love it if you popped over and linked this or another post! It would be great to introduce your blog to my readership! Seasonal Celebration Linky Really hope to see you there! Rebecca x

madme - January 31, 2012 - 8:10 am

Thanks for stopping in and I’m glad you are enjoying the site. I will hop over to your site and link up! I’m terrible at remembering to do the link ups. I think it’s time for me to take the blog a bit more seriously and write up a schedule . . . who am I kidding? bwaahahahahaaa! Thanks for the invite.

Gloria Quinn - March 12, 2012 - 10:24 pm

Enjoying your posts tremendously. Please continue.

Amber - April 26, 2012 - 5:46 am

Hello. I just recently found your blog. I, too, am a mother of three very creative and active boys. I have enjoyed reading some of your posts and hope to visit again in the near future. Thank you for sharing part of your life with all of us.

madme - April 26, 2012 - 7:03 am

Amber, welcome to the blog and thank you for stopping by to say hello. I’m glad to know you are enjoying it!

Brenda - July 28, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Yours is the first blog I have ever subscribed to. I liked your facebook page a couple weeks ago, so here I am. Maybe I should have commented on your inspiration tab, I am new to blogging in general. So forgive me, I’m new… I’ve enjoyed what you’ve shared and we have some things in common, crochet, cooking, gardening, photography(but I just started, well, I’ve always taken pics. I just got a good camera). Enough for now, Brenda

madme - July 29, 2012 - 12:23 pm

How sweet Brenda, I’m glad to have you as a reader here now. I know how fun it is to find a blog that touches on so many of your own interests, I’ve got my favs out there too and I just love getting lost in them. Welcome!!

Krystin - January 17, 2013 - 9:47 am

Eewww whiskers! I will never eat chorizo again…. yuck *shudder*

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