Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dreary Wonderful Day

The temperature is way too warm for December 16th, and the skies are gray and dreary, however, this is that day God set aside for us to come together as Christians and worship as a church. Therefore it is a wonderful day. I haven't been able to be in services for a while, so getting to go this morning was absolutely wonderful. I was even able to stay for class. I have really missed being in worship services. Our lesson this morning was about passion. I realize I am not terribly passionate about anything in particular. Hopefully, I'll find my passion again. We should be most passionate about our love for the one who died for us as He was passionate about us. Have a great day and love each other.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's Been Forever

It's been forever since I've posted. Probably should get back on track to posting on a regular basis. My last post was June, 2011, so it has been 18 months. My grandchildren are growing. They are all in school now. One is a 3rd grader, 2 are second graders and one is in kindergarden. I also have one in high school and is a tenth grader. I am still working for the local University, and will probably never get to retire. Not unless I win the lottery. My family are all healthy, and happy and looking forward to Christmas. I hope if anyone reads this post they are having a great day, and are all being good to each other.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Copper Pennies!

Have you ever eaten Copper Pennies? They are sooooo good. Actually they aren't really copper nor are they pennies, discuss amongst yourselves.

Here is the recipe:


2 lb. carrots, cleaned and sliced -- or baby carrots
1 lg. green pepper, diced
1 lg. onion, sliced
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can tomato soup
1/2 c. oil
3/4 c. vinegar
1 c. sugar or ½ cup splenda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Boil sliced carrots for 10 minutes; drain. Put in bowl with green pepper, onion, and celery. Mix soup, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour over vegetables. Marinate overnight.

This recipe came from

Wish I had a picture, but it didn't last long enough.

Hope you are having a great day. Love one another.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Wise Old Man---

This was posted on someone's facebook page. Can't remember who, would love to attribute it to my bff, but I just can't remember if she posted it or not. I think this is going to be my mantra from now on.

A wise old man once said, "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

I hope you are having a great day. Love one another.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Garden is Growing!

The tomatoes are loaded. They just need to get ripe. There are 15 tomatoes of the good eating and canning varities. There are 3 Roma tomatoes. They are shaped like little pears. Someone told my sister-in-law they were especially good for salsa. The radishes to the left are huge and have gone to seed. To the left of them is the row of cucumbers. Pickles--YUM! You can(if you look close)see the three hills of pumpkins coming up. This is the second time he planted them.
The poor corn took quite a beating when the wind blew really hard yesterday. We had wind in excess of 50MPH.
Again the corn, but you can also see one of the sprinklers my brother built from pvc pipe and a sprinkler head. Fun to play in.
We've already had a 'mess' of green beans. Quite tasty.
The okra is growing. After all the rain, some had to be replanted. It will be so good when it starts bearing.
This is a conglomerate of things. There's squash(squishy squash as The Banty Hen says), bell, and hot peppers, sad cilantro(again due to the water)and a row of dill. My brother put 100 lbs of chicken litter on the garden a few days ago. I'm hoping it wasn't too much
This is the Banty Hen ready to go to school this morning. We planted some flower seeds last Tuesday. When we got up the next morning, she wanted to go out and see the pretty flowers. They are up now, and she can't wait to see them bloom. I also planted more cilantro, so maybe we'll be able to make salsa yet.

I hope you are having a wonderful day. Please be kind to everyone.

Monday, June 13, 2011

List is Growing Shorter!

I started these dresses last year. As I got them near completion, I realized they were too big for the girls. So I put them away to finish for this year. I finally finished them, and the girls wore them for the first time yesterday.

The other thing I finished was the squares made of orange and lime green satin. There were 6 15" squares of each color, and there were 12 12" squares made from the rest of both. That ended up being 36 squares. I cut them and serged them. They were delivered this morning. These will be used in a wedding reception. The wedding and reception are both tropical themed, and these squares will be used on the tables with either a fish bowl or an arrangement of some type on them. I wish the bride and groom a wonderful life.

I need to make one tablecloth for a friend who has a bbq wagon. Next is a dress for my youngest granddaughter that I smocked quite some time ago, and have the smocking finished, but need to sew it up.

Tomorrow, I plan to have some pictures of the garden. I can't call it mine, because my brother has done all the work, however, it is in my yard and I flip the switch to turn on the pump to water. I have the hard work to do, right???

I hope everyone is having a great Monday. Love one another.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

My Little Pony, My Little Pony

We had a problem finding anyone to make The Banty Hen's birthday cake. She wanted a My Little Pony cake so I decided I would make it. I used a page from one of her coloring books to get a pattern, and make the cake.

She was very excited, and seemed very happy with it. I'm keeping her this week while her mother is in training. I figured since my son is working and has Superhero with him, they would be better off if I kept her at night. She continues to attend Discovery Island, which is 5 minutes from my work. I drop her off and pick her up in the afternoon.

Yesterday, we planted flowers in the garden. She said she would see how they looked this afternoon. I explained to her it would be several days before they came up, and I don't know if she will be able to wait. We planted hot pink zinnas that get about 36 inches tall, and mexican sunflowers which get 5 to 6 feet tall. I hope they come up and she can enjoy them.

She has a lot of energy, but has been a very good girl. We painted her fingers and toes last night, took a picture of them with my phone and sent it to her mothr.

I hope you are having a great week. Love one another.
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