Momma Said

By Teri Cayton

The Parsons Advocate

I am about to set a task for myself that I hope I can complete.  With all the rain we are having my side yard is a swamp.  I have a French drain but it does not go over far enough to catch all the water running from my neighbor’s yard.  So I am going to rent a ditch witch and extend the reach of that drain.  It will entail getting very close to two fences that I do not want to destroy.  This is a fairly large piece of machinery and it will test my fortitude.  Momma Said, “Just face the fear and do it!”

I will let you know if my next project is replacing fencing.  It will be a lot easier than digging a two foot deep trench to lay drain pipe in so I hope it works out the way I want.  (Fingers and toes crossed).  I guess you don’t know exactly what you can do until you try.  I can’t afford to hire someone to do it and just like Mom I don’t like to ask for help.

You can make it happen, you can watch it happen or you can ask, “What the heck just happened.”  I prefer to make it happen for better or worse.  Mom faced down every obstacle no matter how big.  I need to test myself every once in a while and to heck with the consequences.  If I break something, I will fix it, just gives me something else to do to keep busy.

Maybe if I promise my brother an apple pie he will come to my rescue.  I always have great expectations of my expertise as a handywoman but sometimes my wishes far exceed my reach.  Momma Said, “Just like all my endeavors I will go down swinging.”  Wish me luck I think I might need it.

Cinnamon-Sugar Pizza made with Crescent Rolls

Sugar Crumb Crispies

1/4 cup butter *make sure butter is cold*
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1/2 cup flour
1 can Pillsbury Cresent Rolls
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Cut in butter to sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour to form crumbs.
On an ungreased cookie sheet, separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Sprinkle crumbs on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
After they are cooked and cooled, cut them into smaller triangles but you can leave them big too!

1/2 cup powdered sugar, if the glaze is too runny, just add more powdered sugar to get yours to the desired consistency.
1 Tbsp. softened butter
1-1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 Tbsp. milk
Blend together and drizzle over Sugar Crumb Crispies



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