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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, May 14, 2012

Good Morning Monday

 Yet another high speed barn.  Now I think it is still being used.  And there is another barn like facility attached. Can any one tell me what they think - I am learning to become a barn expert.

Apple Pie (Diabetic)

5 c. Peeled, sliced apples

1 tsp. cinnamon

Dash Salt

6 pkgs. Sweet 'n Low Sweetner ( or Splenda)
Dash nutmeg
Dot with margarine (or butter)

Mix all ingredients. Pour into 2 crust pie shell and bake until done, about 1 hour. Enjoy. Jean
From Mennonite Girls Can Cook

It's a rainy day in Georgia and it feels like it is raining all over the world!
So for some fun and to salute our mothers again - here is a little video you might enjoy and relate too.  


You know, I used to think the future was solid or fixed, something you inherited like an old building that you move into when the previous generation moves out or gets chased out. But it's not. The future is not fixed; it's fluid. You can build your own building, or hut or condo...the world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” Bono

I need to add to this – You need a partner to hammer it in shape – you can’t do it alone.   
Jesus is a great partner!


I have good news to tell you about my daughters little girl in her room.  It took 3 brain surgeries to fix the spinal fluid.  She is coming back today!  Can you believe that?  Thanks for your prayers. I hate to ask one more, but my sister Carmen has a coworker whose son, named Justin Melendez, that was just given the diagnosis of cancer.  He's 13.   He's been in the hospital since before Easter.  The cancerous mass is affecting multiple organs.  Thanks. I always try to pray for children - it is so sad - that is the hardest for me to understand.  And then young people.  THANK YOU!


Denise Adorian said...

Thank you for the wish.I hope you had a good Mothers Day also.Yes,I will pray for this boy,So heart breaking but God can also mend breaking hearts of parents too.Thankfully.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Love seeing the barn. It always makes me think of Grand Daddy when I see a barn and the farm back in Oklahoma. He had an attached area as well that the bales of hay were kept under. Many memories climbing up that stack to play King of the Mountain. Thanks for sharing and giving me a beautiful memory this morning sweet friend.

I will be adding this sweet boy, Justin to my prayers. We know that prayer in numbers moves many mountains.

Being an insulin diabetic myself I am always looking for a delish recipe. This pie sounds wonderful and I am going to give it a try this coming weekend. Thanks to the lovelies who shared with us today.

Have a glorious day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Cancer is devastating no matter what age it seems. But I will add that boy to my prayer list as well as his parents. It's not ever easy to see any suffer, but to see any of our children hurting, hurts us too. There is often little we can do but pray and trust the good Lord to do the rest. I wanted to answer some of your questions so here goes...I live in northern Ohio, close to Lake Erie, 30 minutes away from Cleveland. I have 7 children, all married, and will very soon have 17 grand children. My only daughter is expecting her first any day now. I've been a widow for almost 20 years now and live on my own. My children are scattered here and there and only two live close by. I hope that this will help you to know me a little better.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I'm trying to begin catching up -after being gone for a week.

Love your thought for the day today... I do think we need to continue to get out there and "make memories" as much as we can!!!!! My partner does help 'hammer' my future into shape!!!!!

I know this 'waiting period' is hard for you all. My love and prayers are with you. Please keep me posted.



That pie looks delicious. And the recipe is not too complicated. I LOVE that. I will keep you and that little one in my prayers. Thank you for keeping my daughter in yours. take care.

Susannah said...

Good Monday Morning to you! Can relate to some of the rappin' Muthahood!!!!! Poor Justin. 13 years old and now has to handle this!!!! Terrible. But our prayers did pay off for the little one in your daughter's class. Prayers for you and hubby, too.


Donna K. Weaver said...

Yum, apple pie--and good for you besides!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I HATE, HATE, HATE cancer, but it's so especially heartbreaking to hear about little ones afflicted with that awful disease. Praying for Justin ... and of course for you and your hubby. {{hug}}

val's alentejo said...

poor little fellow. Cancer is a devestating illness. I will pray for him in my prayers.

I hope that your Husband is getting better.!
and hope too that little Justin gets well soon.

great apple pie.. mmmmm

Well, the barns are necessary. Tractors and hay and all those things.
happy Monday Sandie.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'll pray for that little fellow for sure. I just hate that stupid disease!

Debbie said...

That looks just plain old delicious. What's even better is that I can eat it! Woohoo!

And I join you in praise for the return to the classroom of this precious little one and in petition for young Justin. I believe that we will be able to thank God for his full recovery.

I just hurt all over when a child is sick.

And love the Bono quote and your additon even more.

Two more days... I'm still praying.

Anonymous said...

thats one lovely pie!
Hope all is well with you and I will add your friends to our prayer list, its so hard to understand why the young must suffer,

My Journey With Candida said...

What in the world is going on with all these kids getting cancer. It just is so devastaing. Poor little things.

Hope your Hubs is doing well.... and you too.

I love apple pie. Usually I just make a crisp so I don't get all the dough, but I do like it.

Wanda's Wings said...

The pie looks yummy. Hanging in there with you.

Modern Day Disciple said...

Praying for Justin. That video was flat out hilarious. Sharing! Love and Hugs, Miss Sandie- you always bring a smile!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great barn!

How wonderful that little girl is healed enough to come back.

Thinking of you!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Hoping you had a wonderful Mothers day! Wishing you a great week!

That corgi :) said...

I like the barn, Sandie! We looked for barns last week when I was gone; didn't see any that was picture worthy.....

thanks for the recipes; always appreciate good ones, especially ones that are healthy for us!

great news with that little girl! God is so great in his answering of prayers!

So glad Jesus is on board for us on our side indeed!


TexWisGirl said...

so good to hear about the little girl! :)

and i like your fly-by barns.

Sall's Country Life said...

I'm no barn expert, but that pie looks like a 10!!

Anonymous said...

Love your barn photo and hubby will enjoy the pie recipe. Good news about the little girl and I will pray for the 13 yr old boy. I am remembering you and your husband in prayer also. I think of you both many times during the day/night and ask God to bless you and to give the doctors wisdom. Take care and keep me posted. Mildred

Remington said...

That pie looks I am hungry.... Great news about the little girl.... The boy will be in our thoughts and prayers and your husband also. Take care, my friend....

Debbie said...

your drive by's are amazing!! wonderful news about the young girl, miracles do happen.

13, cancer, how does that happen. so very sad.

nice pie, even without the sugar!!

Rob-bear said...

"HIgh speed barn"? I know a few things about barns, but never heard of that one before. Must be an American invention. How fast does a "high speed barn" travel?

Good news and sad news about children. "The rain falls on the just and the unjust." Disaster comes the same way.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....I love that Motherood video. Hilarious.

Will begin prayers for Justin. Thanks for telling us.

Hope your day is peaceful. Susan

Knitty said...

Prayers for Justin, thanks for the good news about the little girl, and thanks for that cute video.

How is hubby feeling?

Jim said...

The pie looks good!
My recipe for 'quick and simple' apple pie:

1 can apple pie filler mix
3-4 apples of your choice
3 pie crusts

Slice apples and mix with the pie filler
Pour into TWO two pie crusts
Cut the third crust into stips and place with lattice weaving on top of the pies
Bake in preheated oven, 425°, for 40 to 50 minutes until crust is brown

Makes two pies, serves 16

If you wish more flavor, add a couple of pinches each of nutmeg and cinamin

This is my own recipe but Mrs. Jim now uses it often. Realy 'quick and simple'. There is always more liquid than one should use in a can of the commercial filler mix.
Still praying and will add Justin.

Jim said...

Sometimes I put in 5 or 6 apples, depending on their size. The pie is a little more tart and has a third less calories than using just plain mix.

Sandra said...

this apple pie is good even with out the crust, i have made that many times. it is good. glad to hear about the little girl and sad about the 13 year old. this thing with kids and cancer is hard to understand.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is definitely a working barn- no rust hiding anywhere!

I think I might try this pie- without the crust- for the dh. He is on the LCHF diabetic diet and this would fit right in.

Prayers sent for the kids- that just breaks my heart.

Shelly said...

You always have such a buffet of wonderful things for us. I am praying for both kiddoes!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
Great thought for today!!
I hope you had a wonderful and
Happy Mother's Day with your dear family and beloved ones.
I am still praying for your dear husband, for his complete healings and prompt recovery.
God may bless you all, Sandie!!
Prayers on the way,
Poet Starry.

andy said...

I love the barn. Thats great news on the little girl! !! Thats the hardest thing for me to understand as well i just dont get little people who are innocent and never harmed anyone getting these terrible diseases! Have a great day hope your husband is doing ok

Life is good! said...

Lately it seems as though many very young people are getting cancer and other awful diseases. There are two three year old identical twins, who have downs syndrome and they both have lukemia. it seems rampant. God bless them all and I will keep them all in my prayers! Have a great day!

Jill said...

Another great barn, Sandie!

Such wonderful news about the little girl. Just fantastic! So sad though to read of a 13 year old with cancer. Will add him to the prayer list and still praying for you and your husband!

Sally said...

Certainly will pray for the little boy; that's so sad. I'm glad to know about the girl, though!

I don't know anything much about barns, but I always enjoy seeing them.

The pie looks SO good!!

Connie Arnold said...

I like that barn, but like the pie even better! My husband and I have to watch out for sugar, so this is great. That poor little guy with cancer! It is so sad and important to pray for children going through something terrible like that.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So glad to hear the little girl in your daughter's class is doing better!! Will pray for Justin. So sad. blessings and hugs ~ tanna
still praying for y'all, too.

BlueShell said...

I'll pray for him...

the video is so funny! And i love the barn!
Thank you dear!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love looking at all your photos so sweet.I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day with your family this pass Sunday. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Nautical Tablescape.
XXOO Diane

Nancy said...

Nice barn, Sandie! I'd say the pole barn would be or was for livestock. Or, to store hay.

Your apple-y pie looks yummy. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The pie sounds delicious. Hope your doing great today. I will continue to pray for the test on Wednesday. Love, Debby

Arkansas Patti said...

Yes, I will add Justin to my prayers. Still have you and your husband in my prayers and hope Wednesday brings good news.

Anonymous said...

Love the Bono quote, I actually haven't heard that one before and I'm a bit of a U2 freak.

A Quiet Corner said...

Years ago my nephew was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3...he is doing well and is now 36!...:)JP

Ann said...

yum the apple pie looks good.
Great news about the little girl.
Cancer is devastating enough but it seems even worse when it's a child that has it. I'll be keeping him in my prayers

Linda said...

The barn pic is lovely. I will pray for Justin too. The pie look so yummy. Take care....Linda

Munir said...

You are funny and tech savy at the same time. I should just remember to log on your blog instead of worrying about medicine.
How are you?
I have been sick for sometime with asthma attacks and now am trying to catch up on reading.

Belle said...

I'm glad to hear about the little girl and I will certainly pray for Justin and his family. I continue to pray for your husband. God bless.

Annmarie Pipa said...

prayers for all those tough for anyone!!
apple pie is my favorite...thanks for this recipe!!

Richters Victory said...


Angela said...

Praise God the little girl is doing better Sandie but Wow too many kids with cancer!

That barn doesn't look like the type of barns that you see in my neck of the woods.


Journeyin' Lady... said...

BIG prayers and thoughts for the little ones.
One of my favorite sayings about the fluidity of our life is "Our plans are like jello."

GrammyK said...

Just thought I would drop by and let you know I was thinking about you and still praying that all will go well with the tests on Wed!!

I'll wish you a "pleasantly awesome" week this time!! ;-)

Blessings! <3

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for the cute video. I am sharing it with all my daughters. They will get a Kick out of it.

jack69 said...

Children have so much built in faith, or belief in the good. Yes, prayer for them is so easy, and so important.
Great news to, glad to hear it. Hope all you hear yourself, is good news from now on.

Love from the NC area.

Waiting gives you time to focus and pray!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the barn photos,, and the apple pie recipe.
More prayers headed into the sky!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Thanks for the apple pie recipe, sounds good! I need to watch my sugar intake too, but I'm not very good at it. Thankfully, my numbers haven't been too bad.

So glad to hear the good news about the little girl, but sad to hear about Justin. I will remember him in my prayers.

About the barn...great drive-by shot, might be used for storing machinery. At least back in the day before such monster tractors, etc, my dad had something like a pole barn and he called it a 'machine shed' and parked tractors in it along with various tools. It might be used to put hay in, too. There are any number of uses for a pole barn on a farm.

Have a good week! Hope your hubby is doing better. Keeping him in my prayers, too.

Hugs, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sandie, I am a little behind in reading blogs ;) I liked the video - so cool! THe apple pie looks yummy :) I'll say prayers for that boy - it's so sad indeed. Have a lovely day my friend!


SweetMarie said...

My grandma is diabetic so I should make her this pie. :)
Such wonderful news about Katelyn. I'm so sorry to hear about Justin. I will now be praying for him.
Good post Sandy! Still praying of you and your hubby.

SquirrelQueen said...

The pie looks delicious. Even those of us who aren't diabetic don't need all that sugar.

It is hard when kids have to go though such horrible illnesses, both will be added to my prayers.


Your good news and bad news -hospital and co-worker's son- just tears at the heart strings!!! And as for building a home, yes, I agree help is always best; never do it alone.

Wonderful words of wisdom today.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

I love the barn picture. No barns where I live.
The apple pie looks yummy.

It's so sad when children get so sick.

I just found out my husband's cousin has stage 4 cancer. She did not even know she had it. She is only in her early 50's with two children in college. :(


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So happy to hear the little girl is already back in classes. Prayers really do work and I of course will pray for this boy and his family.
Wonderful post and thank you for reminding me about God being the prefect partner.
Hope honey you have a marvelous week

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

When I was living in Oklahoma someone told me one time that horses will not eat the hay if it gets wet. I think the hay was stored in that other thing to keep it dry.