P31 Wannabe

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies February 9, 2011

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — Lacey @ 2:13 pm

How’s that for a long name?  The title of the recipe pretty much tells it all.  I made these a couple hours ago for our D-Group tonight.  For some reason they sounded good.  I’ve never made them before, but I’d eaten them before.  So I search the web and after looking through a few recipes, this one sounded the best and easiest.  They don’t taste exactly the same as the ones I remember, but they are pretty good!  Wondering what the other recipe had that this one didn’t?  Oh well.  Here’s the easy recipe for the ones I just made.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. cocoa
Dash salt
3 c. dry oatmeal
3/4 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, and salt together in large saucepan. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir until mixed well. Drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper.


Unintentially fulfilled

Filed under: God thoughts,Jewelry,Life — Lacey @ 3:38 am

So it just dawned on me that tonight (and many other nights) I’ve unintentionally fulfilled one of the verses in my key theme.

Proverbs 31:18 “She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.”

See, I’m just now laying in bed for the night and it’s exactly 2:15 am. I’m not in the habit of staying up this late, although I am a bit of a night owl. The reason I’m up so late is that Seth and I just finished the 2nd and last season of a show that we’d been Netflixing (pretty sure that’s not a real word, although it probably will be one soon). And although we spent a good 3 hours on a show marathon, the time was not in vain. No! I’ve finally made myself some new jewelry. And it’s actually for me, myself!

See, I rarely keep any of my creations for myself. Instead I usually wear a basic sterling silver necklace with a charm or some beaded jewelry that I bought before my beading hobby took off. This may seem insignificant. But I’m glad to finally have some of my own so that when people ask (like they always seem to do these days) if this or that necklace is mine. I can actually say “yes”! And another exciting part of the equation is that I made necklaces to go specifically with some new shirts I just bought. I think that this could be a new facet to my jewelry business. Bring me a shirt or dress you want jewelry made for and I’ll design pieces especially for you! No joke…I think I’m gonna start doing it.

So, back to my original point…I double dutied my time tonight. Mixing pleasure (more like relaxation) with business. And I did it all without letting my lamp go out. Aka, I didn’t turn off the light switch or run out of electricity. Although my internal lamp, aka energy, is crashing quick.

Speaking of quick…a quick note about the series we just finished. Whenever we finish a series and it’s actually over for good (or at least we’re waiting for the next season) I feel like I’ve lost some close friends. Like I’m missing something. It’s always fun for us to have a series we’re watching so we have something to fall back on and watch when we’re lazy and just want to relax together. It’s nice to not have to decide which movie to watch, to have no commercials and to only have to commit to 30-45 minutes at a time for an episode. Although we can rarely make ourselves stop at one. Guess they’re kinda like chips in that way.

Oh, and about the actual series we were watching. It was a good one. Of course it had some “stuff” in it. Doesnt almost every show? But by comparison it wasn’t too bad. Because of course thats ok to judge it by…comparison, I know, I know.

Anyways. For those of you who have seen it, you’ll get this. If not, then I don’t want to be a spoiler. I’m glad that this show ended up with most of the strings tied. I hate it when shows (ahem…lost, etc) end with more questions than you started with. But I’m still left wondering and wanting more. Here’s what I’m wondering…when did Boyd and Dr. Sanders get imprinted? Before or after the kissing scene? They couldn’t have been traitors all along, right? And seriously, why did Paul Ballard have to die? Couldnt he have lived through to the last 10 minutes of the show to live happily ever after with Echo? And ok, when and how did Alpha become a good guy?? Really? I didn’t see that one coming.

Well, on that note I’ll leave probably most of you wondering and possibly googling to see what in the world I’m talking about. And I better go to sleep and finally let my lamp go out (more like turn off) for the night.


Quick Update February 2, 2011

Filed under: Life — Lacey @ 11:22 am

Its been a while since I blogged.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get back into it soon.  We’ve been busy trying to get the Cocoa house ready to sell and still trying to get settled into our new house in Merritt Island.

Our Cocoa house is officially on the market as of 1/31/11.  Please pray that it sells quickly!  We’re being realistic in realizing that it may be months until it does sell, but we’re praying that God has other plans since we really believe this new house is where we’re supposed to be and that we’re more able to minister to the youth in our new location.  We’ve already been able to hang out with them a lot more.  Praying that that continues so that we can build even closer relationships with them.  We want to keep getting to know them better, disciple them on a more casual daily basis, meet their friends and hopefully lead even more to know Jesus.

We are really enjoying our new home.  Of course there are a few rooms that are filled with boxes still. I’ve joked that if someone was to break into our house through most of our windows, they’d die in the process. lol.  We still have a lot of unpacking and organizing to do, but we’re not letting this stop us from living or ministering.  I’m loving the more open feel of this house and our huge fenced in back yard.

And we still have some work to do at the Cocoa house.  I have some more painting to do outside on the window panes and shutters.  I have realized how much I absolutely hate painting on a ladder.  Let’s just say my life has flashed before my eyes a few times.  I’m not scared of heights or anything…but I’m just not comfortable holding paint, painting with the other hand and still trying to balance.  I also have some more touch up painting and basic cleaning to do inside.  I will be SO HAPPY when this phase of working on two houses is over.  I’m ready to concentrate fully on one house.  But I’m thankful that we have the physical abilities and skills to be able to do all the work ourselves.  Otherwise we’d be in debt quite a bit with having to pay others to do it.

Thanks again, to those of you who have helped us with the projects this past month or two.  Your help has been amazing!  Thanks to those of you who are praying, too.  It has helped, too!  God has worked out things great for us with being able to quickly buy this new (to us) house and with the great location for ministering.  And somehow we’ve been able to stretch and pay for both houses and utilities this month.  Please pray that God provides us with the resources to do so again for the next few months until the house sells.

I am ready to get back to “normal” (for us) life.  And to begin a new phase of life here in Merritt Island.  I’m ready to actually start cooking again, too!  But I’m grateful for everything that God has given us, including the “adventures” along the way!