Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I was busy the week of Thanksgiving with family company. The day after Thanksgiving we started helping my parents with their move to a senior citizens apartment in a small town, almost 20 miles from here.
They are both having health problems. My dad's back is so bad that he can barely walk and my mom has re-injured her foot. She was supposed to have surgery on it several years ago, but it has managed to get better on its own--until recently.
The house they have here is heated only by wood. We tried to keep wood stacked on their porch and in their firewood box inside, but they were having trouble even getting it out of the box. For now, this is the best solution for them, as we are not always available to build fires for them and this move puts them a half hour closer to their doctor appointments.
Last week, the day after most of their moving was finished, I came down with some sort of virus and am still in the process of recovering. I am much better and starting to feel like my old self. I will try to get around to visit all of you in the next day or two.
I Hope you are all having a great start to the Christmas season!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Black Bottom Banana Bars
1/2 cup butter-softened
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium will do)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla--beat until thoroughly combined. Blend in the bananas.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide batter in half. Add cocoa to 1/2 of batter and spread in greased 9x13 pan. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with knife or fork.
Bake 350 for 25 minutes or until done. Cool. Enjoy.
Sometimes if I am especially in a hurry, I just mix the cocoa in with the whole mix and it makes a nice chocolate banana bar.
Have a great day.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
This is a sweet, funny, short video for the day before the weekend. Be sure and read the short intro to the video and stay to see his 'bow' at the end. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Add flour and walnuts and stir together. Reserve a heaping 1/2 cup of mixture for topping. Press remainder of mixture into an 8x8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes--just until lightly browned.
Blend sugar with cream cheese. Add egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla--beat well. Spread over baked crust and sprinkle with topping. Bake in oven 25 minutes. Cool, cut into bars--Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I'm looking forward to a beautiful month--Happy October, everyone!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
1. Accent? Southern
2. alcohol? No
3. Chore I hate: cleaning the bathroom
4. Pets?: three cats, one dog, six chickens
5. Essential electronics: computer, DVD--does a hair dryer and electric rollers count???
6. Perfume?: Rarely
7. Gold or silver? Silver
9. Job title?: Homemaker
10. Most admired trait-- loyal friend
11. Kids?: two daughters, 23 and 21.
12. Phobia? I don't think so--though sometimes I don't like crossing bridges.
13. Religion?: Christian
14. Siblings?: one brother
15. Time I wake up?: 6:30
16. Unusual talent/skill?: ?????
17. Vegetable love/hate?: I love most vegetables--except cauliflower
18Worst habit?: indecision
19. X-Rays?: dental, arm, finger--broke it when I was twelve, catching a football.
20. Favorite meal?: fajitas--most Mexican food.
Okay--any of you want to tell us some things about yourself?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,That saved a wretch like me....I once was lost but now am found,Was blind, but now, I see.
T'was Grace that taught...my heart to fear.And Grace, my fears relieved.How precious did that Grace appear...the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares...we have already come. T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...and Grace will lead us home.
The Lord has promised good to me...His word my hope secures.He will my shield and portion be...as long as life endures.
When we've been here ten thousand years...bright shining as the sun.We've no less days to sing God's praise...then when we've first begun.
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me....I once was lost but now am found,Was blind, but now, I see.
This is a song that everyone knows and has always been on of my very favorites. It is something that I find myself humming quite often~because the words are so true! I thank God everyday for His Amazing Grace!
2 Corinthians 12:9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me
Have a blessed Sunday!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
We are still busy sorting through bins of books, papers, and just plain junk, trying to get my husband's shop ready. There are several projects around the house that need attention as soon as the shop is ready. We have numerous shelves, a bookcase, and a craft/vacuum closet to build, just to name a few of the things that we hope to get completed. I am looking forward to having a place to store the vacuum and not have it sitting in my little hallway!
I don't understand how we have accumulated so much stuff! I am afraid that the people at the Goodwill will run and lock the doors when they see us coming, by the time this is over with! Oh well--there is one in a small town south of us that we might be able to sneak a few things in:-0!
Hope you all had a great week!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I did get in a little bit of thrift shopping which I will show you later in the week. It is always nice to head up to the city for the day, but it seems to wear us out. We were ' tired out' by the time we got home!
Hope you are all having a good week. I have some projects around here that I need to work on. Some involve paint, some sewing, some cleaning and organizing.
Have a great day!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
EIGHT RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME ME ME
RULES BEFORE DOING THE ME ME ME
01. Post rules before giving the facts
02. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves
03. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
04. At the end of the your blog you need to tag eight people and list their names. Leave them a comment on their blog, telling them they have been tagged and not to forget to read your blog.
#1. My favorite color is green.
#2. I enjoy reading whenever I get the chance. Right now I am half-way through The Count of Monte Cristo.
#3. I like to watch old comedies starring Cary Grant, David Niven, Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day as well as the Marx Brothers. And probably many more I am forgetting right now.
#4. I enjoy thrift-shopping. Especially finding old dishes from the 1940s.
#5. My favorite dessert is ice cream.
#6. I am a hopeless pack-rat. This is something that I am 'working' on!
#7. I like to listen to Big Band music from the 1940s.
#8. My favorite mystery writers are Agatha Christie and Mary Roberts Rinehart.
I think a lot of people that I know have already been tagged by this Me Me, so to anyone who wants to jump in and tell us more about yourself--I am tagging YOU!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
2 for they will prolong your life many years
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
The picture above was taken in the early 1900s. The girl in the picture is a cousin of my grandfather's. I've always loved this photo because of its old-fashioned look. It is hard to see in the picture, but her blouse is very pretty, with a lot of intricate embroidery and cut-work in it.
I have many old photographs taken from the era above and I love to display them in my home. Many of them were taken by my great-great uncle, a photographer that traveled these mountains offering his services to the remote mountain farmers.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
1. Drinking ice tea year-round
2. BBQ sauce cooked in the meat rather than served on the side.
3. Front porch sitting.
4. Beans, fried potatoes and cornbread--served with a glass of ice tea, of course!
5. Buttermilk pie.
6. Sweet potato pie.
7. Waving to everybody you pass on your way to town. (I've noticed that cell phones seem to be interfering with this custom!)
8. Fried chicken and gravy with biscuits for Sunday dinner. That would be Sunday noon.
I'm sure there are many more! I don't have anyone in mind to challenge, but if you're a southern girl/guy, feel free to join in the fun. And be sure and give Pat a visit to read her southern things. And while you're there, take a look at her beautiful flowers. Her garden is really fantastic!
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
My son, if you accept my words
2 turning your ear to wisdom
3 and if you call out for insight
4 and if you look for it as for silver
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
Friday, June 15, 2007
This is my first Show and Tell Friday! I've been meaning to get involved with it for several weeks now and keep forgetting!
Today I am 'showing' a little butterfly covered sugar bowl that I recently purchased at an antique mall in a small town north of us. I have been looking for some information about it all over the web and have found none. I have no idea how old it is or if it is even old, but, it is green, so I had to have it, of course!
I hope all of you are enjoying the Show and Tell Fridays and are getting involved with it. If you aren't doing Show and Tell, go to the above link and join in! It is fun to visit all the blogs and see every one's treasures!
Have a great day.