Friday, September 27, 2013

Soccer Moms!

Good Friday morning. I hope it’s as gorgeous where you are as it is here. What a lovely day – let’s all make the very best of it!

Last night my husband, son and I attended my oldest grandson’s high school soccer game. He’s a sophomore, and plays goalie for the varsity soccer team. It was a fun game, even though they lost by one goal. That boy, though, seemed to do 80% of the work in the game! At the end he was battered and bruised -and a bit annoyed that they’d lost the game. But it was still hugs all around.

What I’ve decided is that soccer moms are pretty much like a lioness protecting her cubs. They are ferocious! They yell and scream, urging the players to do better and the referees to make the right calls. The dads are loud, but the moms are louder!

A couple of weeks ago I went to the younger grandson’s soccer game at a local park, and came home to tell my husband that I was afraid of those soccer moms! Smile Last night confirmed it!
My oldest son came for dinner last night before the game. The menu was purely a “comfort food” menu – meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roasted carrots, salad, bread & butter. After dinner we rushed out to the game, and had dessert when we returned home. I had made a new pie recipe, and it turned out quite good. It's smooth, creamy and full of flavor!
1 16 oz. can plain pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 4-serving box sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 graham cracker pie crust
Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with mixer for 2 minutes, until smooth and thick. Stir in nuts and spoon into pie crust. Chill for at least 2 hours.

(Recipe adapted from a Better Homes & Gardens recipe.) Give this one a try!
Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day, Native American Day (4th Friday of September), National Walk to Work Day and Ask a Stupid Question Day.

We all appreciate our ancestors – without them we wouldn’t be who or where we are today. I certainly appreciate my Cherokee heritage, even though it’s just a small portion of my mixed-up ancestry.

I always walk to work because I work at home, and I’m always ready to ask a stupid question!

Over the weekend we’ll celebrate Love Note Day, National Good Neighbor Day, R-E-A-D in America Day, World Heart Day and National Coffee Day.
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