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Last updated: April 12. 2014 9:09PM - 696 Views
By Lovina Eicher



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The temperature shows 33 degrees on our thermometer. That is 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. We had a snow earlier this week, just enough to cover the ground. Once the sun came out the snow didn’t last too long. With the beginning of April next week it makes us even more eager to see warmer weather arrive.


My husband Joe and the boys are hauling manure every chance they get. The manure pile was too frozen to start earlier. Church services will be held here in five weeks so it’s time to get started cleaning up everywhere. The yard needs to be raked but it’s still been too cold to work outside. I’d rather wait until a warmer day to do that.


Meanwhile, here in the house, we are doing odd and end jobs to start preparing for spring cleaning. Today, daughter Verena and I plan to wash the laundry. Hopefully after that we can wash off some walls in the bedrooms upstairs. The boys bedroom will be the worst room to clean. I do not know how they manage to get disorganized so fast. We want to start with their closet and drawers which will probably be as far as we get this afternoon.


We received a birth announcement from niece Verena and husband Melvin. They were blessed with their first child after being married 11 years next month. How exciting it must be for them! Little Micah Dean was born on March 11. Melvin and Verena live around 5 miles from here. We hope to drive over sometime to meet their precious son.


We also have two wedding invitations hanging on our refrigerator. Congratulations to Benjamin and Arlene and also to Devon and Jolene. We wish both couples God’s richest blessings to a long and happy married life together. It’s hard to believe that Joe and I were married over 20 years already. Time has gone so fast and God has been a great help through good times and bad.


Tonight are parent/teacher conferences at the school which brings the third quarter to a close. I’m not sure how many days will be added yet because of the weather this winter. Spring break will be April 7-11. I wish they could use that week for make-up days so school wouldn’t go so far into June.


I must get started. There is too much work waiting on me.


Try this pizza, if you like barbecued chicken, I’m sure you’ll like this.


Barbecued chicken pizza


4 large boneless chicken breasts


1 medium onion, chopped


2 8 ounce packages of mozzarella cheese


1/2 cup barbecue sauce


pizza dough


1 cup chopped green peppers


1 cup chopped ham


prepared mustard


1 cup pizza sauce


2 tablespoons oil


Prepare your favorite pizza dough. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and saute chicken and onions in oil until chicken is tender. Place pizza dough in 15 X 10 X 1 inch pan. Spread a thin layer of prepared mustard on dough. Combine barbecue and pizza sauce and spread evenly over mustard. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, then spread chicken, ham, peppers, and cheese over dough. Bake another 15 minutes, or until done.


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