Sep 29, 2009

A Hidden Treasure

As we wandered around the sales at the "Fall Harvest Festival", my dear hubby spotted the top of this little lovely, hidden behind a table displaying a huge set of dishes. He mentioned it to me, so I peeked under the table and immediately knew it was an interesting piece. When we asked the gentleman if it was for sale, he replied he didn't think so and that he would have to ask. Someone thought it was a prop, and then this sweet lady piped up " If someone wants to buy it, sell it for crying out loud." When she asked me what I thought it was worth, I named my price and she said "SOLD."

I immediately envisioned it standing in my garden however it's too fragile for the outdoors. He stands 3 feet tall and fits perfectly in our home.

I just love when you find a little something special, something you don't really need but it still fits into your life. But what I love the most is the fact that Thom thought of me when he spotted it, knowing I would love it.

Sep 22, 2009


I love to bake and it shows every time I step on the scale.
So I finally figured out a way to beat it
... I quit stepping on the scale!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake made with fresh pineapple!
Rhubarb Cobbler

Rhubarb Custard Pie with Streusel Topping

Good Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blackberry Pie

There's no question how much I love food, but as I was looking through some of my digital photo albums it actaully took me by surprise just how often I photograph my food too,
combining my semi talents.
I guess a part of me is knows that I bake for consumption so this is my way of journaling a part of who I am and what I like to do.
I've heard it said that you eat with your eyes
so feast away and enjoy !

Sep 11, 2009

Family Updates

GREAT NEWS ~ all of our family members who have been hospitalized over the past month are home and on the mend. Believe me; there have been several.

AUDREY~ our 12 year old great neice had a one month hospitalization following open heart surgery. She exceded the doctors expectations but still has upcoming therapy sessions scheduled. We're all so proud of you Audrey!

MEL ~ my sister who occaisonally spends a day or two in the hospital just to keep her on the straight and narrow. Mel, I do pray you can stay out of those places and that you will have a great fall and winter.

BILL ~ our brother - in - law is home and back to work following a heart attack. Five stents and one month later my sister Darla is still trying to slow the man down.

KAREN ~ my sister - in - law is home and recouping well following surgery for a brain aneurysm .

CHARLIE ~ our nephew is home following a kidney removal

ZAK - our great nephew had surgery to lift his eyelid. He's a real trooper and keeps on keeping on.

CALLIE ~ our great neice (Zak's sister) had surgery to put a shunt in her brain to drain fluids

My apologies if I have missed anyone.

Our prayers continue for healing blessings.
Thanks for your prayers as well.