Thursday, December 29, 2011
It's a bit quiet around here tonight... I have been sorting and trying to rearrange my room... and it's a MESS... Now it is the time that I wish I'd left it alone... All because of a gift Mom gave me, which I will show if I EVER get it all fixed up... Goodnight, all!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
As the year slips away, into the sunset almost... we cherish all the friends. lessons, challenges, and loves we have kept, the ones we lost... and the ones we've saved.... May 2012 be a happy one for all my dear friends here in Blogland and at home... We live in Hope...
Sunday, December 25, 2011
May all of you have the kind of Christmas that makes you smile, laugh, and celebrate God's greatest gift to us all....
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The sun is shining, and I will soon make my way home to see what Mom has planned for us to do... Merry Christmas, to all of dear Blogland. I love hearing from you all. Happy New Year! I would say I'm taking a break from blogging, but actually I have taken that break all fall! So, I'll be in and out and about the net.
Blessings... Be sure to check out the link on the previous post. That is an amazing little video you won't want to miss. It really made me emotional to watch it.
Click this link for an amazing experience!http://www.godvine.com/Flash-Mob-Surprises-Everyone-by-Singing-Hallelujah-in-the-Food-Court-90.html
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Have a fun weekend... My vacation days have been fun, and the weekend isn't quite over yet... Hallelujah!
|1 cup brown sugar blended with|
1/2 cup shortening.
1 cup molasses mixed well with this.
2 teaspoons baking soda in 1 cup boiling water
(Be sure cup is full of water after foam is run off into cake mixture).
Mix all well.
To 3 cups of flour
add one teaspoon each of the following spices:
ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Sift all into cake mixture and mix well.
Add lastly 2 well-beaten eggs.
The mixture should be quite thin.
Bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.
Raisins and, or, candied fruit may be added and a vanilla frosting adds to the goodness.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving....... from Mom's house to yours!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I love it when the time changes, and what used to be midnight is only eleven... What once was up at six o'clock becomes seven... It is one of my favorite times of year anyway, and then the gift of extra hours seems overly abundant.
I put out the Fontanini nativity figures today... their colors blend well with the autumnal colors, and they begin to invite me into the true beauty of the holy season ahead. While I was in the spirit, I set out Mom's carolers on a cabinet beside the fireplace... and I replaced all the Halloween and oranges with muted white ironstone tea leaf, bittersweet, treenware, and pilgrim greys... I just wasn't ready for Christmas yet... even though I know it is right around the corner and my original thought was to decorate the mantel with old world Santas... My Thanksgiving heart called to me, and I changed my mind...
I have been home a few days with the virus that has claimed so many of my students... It's a pity to waste a sick day being ill, but I just didn't feel like doing anything except snoozing, drinking hot tea, and catching a glimpse here and there of television... One program blurred into another there for a while.
It's now getting late and lovely/stormy outside... Underneath the cloud cover, I understand the moon is nearly full... She missed Halloween by a week, but the moon maiden will bless our Thanksgiving season with her charms..
What are you thankful for this year? Family, yes... always and forever. Friends, of course... they are wonderful... and for the grace of God to give so abundantly to his children... Amen..