Thursday, April 21, 2011


Sorry pics are so small! Our new home, the Ranch boys singing, then Davey & the boys on the quad:)

God is good. I HAVE INTERNET IN MY HOME!! Yeehaw, whoo hoo!! Davey went to Verizon today and got this device that I can put anywhere and I get WiFi. So happy. After this I am catching up on Biggest Loser. Haven't watched in weeks.

Okay, so I am still homesick and will be for a while. But. I think it will help to get organized and plan how I am going to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the business of the ministry. Here is my plan....
1. Meal planning for easy healthy meals.
2. 2 days a week go to the running/walking path in town to run/walk.
3. 1-2 times a week do my yoga video and Turbo Jam or Biggest Loser video
4. Get back onto a regular schedule.
5. Eat more fruits and veggies. Really need to work on the veggies part lately.
6. Try my hardest to resist donuts.

I am praying for a treadmill. A nice one. ;-) I'm sure you all are wondering why I don't just run around the ranch?? Well, a few reasons. Besides snakes, bugs, and humidity, and allergies, other safety issues with not being alone. Once I become a bit more country I will most likely be on the trails here, but for now this city girl is scared. Or like they say here "Scured".

I am already blossoming into a country women. A few nights ago Davey was out of town with the ranch boys and our dog Bell was crying like she was in pain. I was scared to go check in case she was bit by a snake & it was still around. Finally I mustered up enough courage to go and check on her. I got the shovel from the garage prepared to kill the snake.... and in the pitch black walked slowly to where Bell was tied up. She was hurt, I could tell. It was dark so I couldn't really see..... once I got close enough I saw she was tangled in her cord, it was so tight around her leg she was hurting. I un-tangled her and ran back inside. My husband was so proud.

Today for lunch I made a huge meal of Speghetti and garlic bread, with peas, and mint brownies. It was a big hit. One boy said it was the best meal he'd had since being at the ranch! I hope I can get ground turkey and whole wheat pasta next grocery trip. I had the tinest portion. This morning sickness doesn't let me eat just anything. When I wake up I eat a bagel right away, easy on the tummy, if I wait to long I might throw up. Then white rice, or soup, and maybe a little of what I make the ranch but not much else. I do already crave sweets... of course. And I really like fruit right now. So weird, I can't even smell coffee with out getting sick. This is coming from an avid coffee drinker.

Tuesday for lunch I made Tuna melts, and chips with an apple crisp dessert. Dessert isn't a usual, but there are 6 big construction men that are doing work for free on the ranch that eat lunch too. For dinner that night I made Chicken Fajitas. Most of the boys didn't know what to do when they saw the tortillas and all the goods to put inside. I'm excited to bring new "West Coast" dishes to their plates. Our pastor is taking all the Ranch guys out to dinner since they are working on the church right now so tonight I have the night off. Yippee!

God has been comforting me. He reminded me why we are here, and it's to serve HIM. When I am cooking for all these people, I am cooking for HIM. When I return phone calls, it's for HIM. That makes me happy. He also reminded me that this earth is not my home. I'm just passing through! One day I will be with HIM and never be homesick again.

So excited to watch my show now on Hulu I could pee.

Love, The Curvy Housewife


safire said...

You are such a sweetheart! Great job with the plan and cooking for everyone. Food sounds delicious!

Weightless said...

I think planning will help you a lot. I get so much more accomplished when I plan. And you have such a positive outlook on everything. I'm sure you will soon be in a routine and feel more at home at the ranch. =)

Adrienne said...

Thank you both ;-)

Kimberlynn said...

What a beautiful end to this post. I love your attitude even in the midst of so many trials.

I'm so glad you've set some goals. That's the key as you know. I'm glad you're back to blogging again. I sure did miss you!!!


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