Monday, September 14, 2009

I am back.....

Hey first post in a long time.
Gotcha a good food save from a great leftover that I am sure that we all have.
Tator tots = big hand for the tator tot!!!

When I make tator tots for the kids I usually cook a bit extra. Sometimes, just so I can smother the leftovers with chili and cheese and pop in the micro. I have even take them and put them in a casserole and chili and cheese them. Makes a great side.
But today...tried this. ( If you try it left me know!!)

Leftover tator tots = turned into hash.

I took all the leftover tator tots in a bowl and broke them up into pieces, add a bit of minced onion (just minced and not too much, just to give it another side of flavor) Next I took canadian bacon(You can use the real bacon bits too) and cut it into little pieces, add a bit of garlic salt and pepper. Mixed together well. I then put a bit of olive oil in a pan and put mixture in. I stir it and make it all brownish and then I patted it down and crisped it on both side. When i was finished I plated it and put two nice sunny sided eggs on top.
From my husbands view he said it was one of the best things I have made..weeeeeeeeeeee...
You know as I am writing this I am thinking, gosh this could go on a pizza too.. Lots of carbs, but for something different.

Well again I just wanted to share a good save from my kitchen fridge.. come back soon and see what I can find next
From my kitchen to yours...
thanks for stopping bye..

Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009

wow, I just realized how long it has been since I have been back to blog. It seems as if my life has been a whirlwind lately. In the middle of everything, I am having a health problem with my hips and low back. I am amazed at myself at my endurance. What I am going through would probably put a normal person down. I am still watching kids in the middle of this too. I can only hope that it will be something to learn from.
The court hearing for Patrick Daniel Lynch's adoption is Monday. I am praying all will go well. Also praying that God will carry me on his wings in. Walking is getting difficult. I will go back to the doctor next week, once his adoption is finished and signed, sealed and
I am also been working on my facebook. I really come to enjoy it alot. I always loved keeping in touch with people I have known. I rememembered when I left Berea, I was sending back 20-30 letters to keep in touch. Wow, if we had only had internet back then.
Other than all my drama..I will try to get back here more. I really enjoy it also.
So to everyone, please keep in touch...
facebook.... louise watson lynch

I will come back next week and let everyone know the status of our adoption. Till then keep prayers up for us..thanks

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to me.. well yesterday in fact. Yes, I turned 48, not such a bad number 50 will probably be my new 30. lol. I am hoping that one day I will get back to being my old self.
This hip pain is such a major pain. It is especially bad when it is really cold, and guess what ... GA got snow yesterday. And today is so cold. Just feels like I am sitting on spikes. Any way that you move causes pain. I can live with a can or hanging onto the buggies when I walk. The pain is the worst. Especially when I sit down. I have now purchased the most beautiful, ensemble to my underwear collection. The most beautiful, Girdle....oh my gooodness...ugly...I know TMI.
But it seems to hold it all together and keeps my hips from feeling like they are slipping out of place. That is what causes the pain. The only down side is that the only time I can' wear it is to go to the bathroom and take a shower. So I just gotta pray before that I don't get that sickening, sliding pain. But as soon as the warm weather comes it seems so much more bearable. Physical Therapy help too.
I have to go back and see the doctor in a few weeks. Then what ever is next. I think with insurance all the protocols will have to be tried first. So needless to say I am just a passenger on this ride...
The adoption is going smoothly, hope to hear from the Lawyer this week to get our fingerprint and background done. Then I think he said a home interview...Oh doesn't that sound pleasant. I don't see any hitchs... I just have to keep positive and pray for those answers.
My daugher is getting her own room made in our basement. Has it's own enterance and she will be able to come and go. I already treat her like an adult, so I foresee no problems. I think she has turned out to be a great adult and will do well in life. Her passion for the one's she loves shows all the time.
My son, still poking along in 6th grade... He is a handful...
As for my husband, still just putting up with us all. I don't know how he keeps going. He makes me tired. Always pulls a 100 plus around here. He is my rock and without him, I would probably be blowing away, like a ballon. I am so crazy at times...
Well just wanted to stop in and say hello and share a bit..
Keep in touch and take care always.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Time just slips so quickly.... Feb.12 2008

Hello to everyone. I know, I know....I barely have two minutes to rub
It is so hectic around here all the time.
My hip problem, seems to be there all the time. I have kept base with the doctors and have been back in to see them. I have to do physical therapy for 8 weeks and then be checked again. I really think people think I have all the time in the world. I guess this is my cross to bear. I pray every day that God is going to take it easy on me a bit.
As for the adoption. We went and finished the paperwork for the petition for adoption. We now have to wait while the birth mother gets a new birth certificate. She conviently lost it...any how, I won't let anything get me down. Just gives me a bit more time to get it all together. And the baby is with us, and he is going nowhere. They have signed their rights away. Next step is to submit it and then a guardian of the court will come and talk with us. Like a home visit. Go over health, money, and all the other stuff. I sure hope my hips don't become a problem.. But I am under a doctor care and I have been taking care of him for 4 months now and 4 others during the day. So it is not like I can't do it. I don't know sometimes, you can see how difficult the laws make it for good people like us to do the right thing. I mean the cost, the days off, the running around.. It is work. But I know down deep that this is what we were meant to do. He is a part of our family. I am positive that God will lead me through all of this.
In the middle of all this, I am doing taxes, financial aid for Elizabeths college next year. Trying to get a 12 year old through school and finish highschool on a great note for my daughter.
I feel so overwhelmed at times, I find peace when I lay down. I know that this is just an endurance run and we will all come out at the finish line, wiser, happy and successful...and broke..(no.. just joking)
Well I just wanted to say hey and let everyone know that I miss blogging and I will try more later.
I am in the process of getting a laptop so I can carry it around with me. That way I can stay more on top of stuff. Just got my wireless router today...yea
Well everyone take care and I love you all

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 5, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what a new year it will be over here. We have been so wrapped up in the holidays and of course the drama.... drama... I never can understand why people can't just grow up and be responsible.
My question that I never seem to get an answer for is why some people live their lives with no consequences. I mean sometime the punishment is very little for the choices that change peoples lives. You know the old saying some people can do what they want and still land on their feet.
This year is like the opening of a new door.

Our lives here in GA are changing so quickly, yet we have to be patient. I pray every night for the patience and the understanding of what we are getting done.
The first in my New Year is the adoption of my nephew. We have had him now for 3 and a 1/2 months and a few weeks when he was 2 months old. He is only 5 1/2 months old. He is doing just great. The kids are great with him. He is the joy of our house. I still have to deal with my brother in law and his girlfriend. I am very easy going and don't see any of it as a problem. Just sometimes, I let the bad thoughts sneak in. I just have to trust that God has a plan.

So please keep us in your prayers that is all goes smoothly.
The next step in our lives will be my new hips. Gotta lose the 40lbs and then he will do the surgery. Wants to see me in May. I don't know if I will make it till then. Every day it seems harder to get around. It is like standing up and having 800 lbs on your legs.. bone to bone.. I guess.. My cross to bear.. but the surgery will be probably around in the summer... Keep that in your prayers too. I will have to lose my income to rehabilitate.. so I gotta watch those pennies...

Another thing is My daughter has been accepted to the West Georgia University....yea.. and it is right near home. She will be living with us and going to school. She wants to stay around to be apart of the babys life. She is so good.
Graduation is in May and hopefully I will be able to hobble to it.. great looking mommy ..huh!!! But we will probably throw a party for her. Then she will take her senior trip to Tampa with her friends.. Holy Moley.. won't I be a

Well I think I have caught everyone up for now. Hope I didn't come off tooo whiney...
But please keep us in your prayers.. Cause God is driving this ship.. and I am not even on board.. I am hanging on with both hands to the red bouy ring...
Thanks and always keep in touch..