Archive for February 16th, 2010

Rice Krispie Treats

It’s been a rough day.  Clarky ended up having a temp this afternoon, too.


I needed some comfort food.  Rice Krispie Treats.

Soft.  Gooey.  Sweet.  Yummy.  Easy.

Rice Krispie Treats

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 package of mini marshmallows (I find that they melt faster)
  • 5 c crispy rice cereal

Spray a 9×13 pan.  In a large sauce pan, heat butter over medium heat .  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.  Remove from heat and stir in cereal.  Dump mixture into pan and with greased hands or paper from a stick of butter, press down.  Try not to eat the whole pan 😀

This is my favorite picture….I love the way the top treat droops in the middle.  Soft and gooey…mmmm!

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I was overwhelmed by kindness this morning.

I’ve been dealing with Healthwave, Kansas’ state insurance for children and mom’s.  It’s been frustrating.  I’ve shed a lot of tears.  Healthwave is typically a great program.  We’ve had surgery, stitches, countless dr appointments, etc – without having to pay a cent except for the monthly premium.  However, I found out in January, by pure accident, that they had dropped the kids.  That they’d had no insurance since November, actually.  I’ve been dealing with it ever since.

So now, Reagan has been sick.  And she’s not getting any better.  I was stressing about whether to even take her to the doctor – because of the money.  Mike finally just convinced me to go – that Reagan is just too frail and if we wait any longer she could be in the hospital.  So, I called and we went.  I knew she had bronchitis, but I didn’t know she was dehydrated.  I was nervous the whole time, because I knew I needed to tell Dr. Starkey about having no insurance and I knew I’d need to ask him about paying with cash, etc.  I hate dealing with this kind of stuff.  But I did.  I braved up and told him about the insurance and how I go about paying cash,etc.

He told me that he doesn’t take money from pastor’s families.  That he’ll take whatever the insurance pays, but that’s it.  He said that giving tithing only for minister’s to give it back to him just doesn’t make since.  Typically, Dr. Starkey is  laid-back, easy-going kind of guy.  But with this he was firm.

It was almost too much.  I could barely hold the tears back until I got in the van.

God is good.  And sometimes, even His kids are good, too.

Thank you, God.  Thank you, Dr. Starkey.

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