Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday

I love Black Friday! Left the house at 5:30 am with my BFF (Black Friday Friend). *LOL* The Boy Scouts had set up a free coffee & donuts stand, so we helped ourselves to their coffee before we set out. We had a lovely time. Hung with our crazy friends at Joanne's Fabrics for a few laughs. Yes, they know us on a first name basis!
Our fellow shoppers were all courteous, the clerks were helpful, and everyone seemed to be in a pretty good mood. We went out for breakfast at the Coffee Mug, which has the best coffee! And at the last store we went to, I opened up my checkbook checks! Good thing I brought my backup...thanks T! *LOL*

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

The kids and I had some fun with Thanksgiving this year. Saw this idea on weewonderfuls, and we just had to make some. Blessings from our home to yours!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Angus! came up with his own version of trading cards. He asked if we could "bring one to life", so to speak.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Five-year-old's view of the world...

"Foot", a self portrait; study of "Grandpa in Chair";

photo commentary on "Brother's Dirty Foot"; and "Dueling Elbows"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Birthday Bananas

My eldest daughter turned 13 yesterday. Can I say I'm stunned? How did that happen?

We were a little giddy from the ice cream and cake...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jewels, jewels, jewels!

I received my jewelry from Lia Sophia last night, after a little mishap. It was delivered to an address across the street, and I was panicking about where it went!
Ah, "all's well that ends well", so they say, and I have a "couple" new pieces to enjoy. I do appreciate the fact that the kids are old enough to not rip earrings out of my ears, or the necklace off my neck! LOL!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jack-O-Lantern pie

JP was asked to be Godfather to John, but before we headed out to CT this morning for the Baptism, I made to share, and one for me. uh, well, you get the idea.

We carve the pumpkins on Halloween. After trick-or-treating, I cut the pumpkins in half, bake @ 350 in a pan w/an inch of water for about an hour. Scoop 'em out, let drain in a colander overnight. Puree in a food processor, and the pumpkin is ready.

Mix ingredients in the order given:
2 cps pumpkin
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar (brown or white)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
12oz can evap milk

Pour into (9in.) pastry shell. Bake @ 425 for 15 min., reduce temp to 350, and continue baking for 45 min., or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. I usually double these spices, since they are my favorites! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

First day out

Okay, here goes. My sibs and friends have been bugging me to join facebook, and I just can't imagine that. So, I think I'll do the next best thing. A blog! What better way to get me to spend more time on the 'puter than I already do?

Did a show, 'Homelearner's Craft Fair', in Arlington today. Attempted to sell some cards. Yeah, right. I must be crazy trying to sell greeting cards in the age of texting, facebook, and email! I sold seven. Is that good?