Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Woke up to rain and thunder this morning.
A good day to start my holiday baking.  I
made these 3 pumpkin breads which I will
freeze for part of the family.  I still have 3
more to do for the rest of the family.  I also
got a batch of gingerbread cookie dough
made and will bake them tomorrow.   I
enjoy baking for my family and friends
when the holidays are here.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012



The year has turned its circle,
the seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
and chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
the fields, their yellow grain,
so open wide the doorway--
Thanksgiving comes again.
     ~Old Rhyme~

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part; the full, the
true Thanksgiving comes from
the heart.
        ~J.A. Sheild~

Have a Happy and Blessed
Thanksgiving everyone.

Friday, November 16, 2012

This is my latest crocheted afghan.  I did it for my guest room.  When I am
not raking and burning leaves and finished with my household duties I  have
to keep myself busy.  This is the fourth one I have done in the last couple of
months and it will be the last for a while. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


                    Because of you, Unknown Soldier
   Because of you, I am here.  Because of you, I am
able to live freely.

Yet I do not know you and I have not done
anything for you.

But there you stand, ready to fight  and there you
are prepared to die for me.

You've fought before and you'll fight again  for
someone you don't know.

So thank you Unknown Soldier fighting for me

I'm here because of you and I owe my future to you.

                  ~Courtney Tanabe

Many in my family have served this country . My Dad (WW1), my uncle
(WW2)  my husband (Korean War), my brother (Navy) and many cousins.
I am proud of them all and for those still here with us I say thank you and
for those you have gone on to a better place I hope they knew how much I
loved them and appreciated their service. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Received this cute hanger and diabetic brown sugar from one of
my blogging friends BJ.  She has a wonderful blog which I enjoy
very much.  I sent her a recipe last year for gingerbread cookies
and she said when she saw this hanger she thought of me.  Thank
you BJ for your thoughtful gift.  I will find a special place for the
hanger, and I will definitely  try the brown sugar when I start my
Christmas baking.  I know we have not met in person but I can
say you are a true friend as are my other blogging friends.  If you
wish to check her blog go to Sweet Nothings I know you will
enjoy it as much as I do.

Monday, November 5, 2012


My grandson, Logan is celebrating his birthday today.  Twelve
years old.  He is growing into a fine young man.  Watches after
his young brothers and sister.  Have a wonderful day Logan,
mamaw loves you. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Congratulations to Tabernacle Torches for the win last night. The picture above is of the Junior class varsity players and cheerleaders. My grandson, Adam, is on the right. Handsome fellow, but then I am a little bit prejudiced.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


"November comes and November goes, with the last red berries and the first white snows. With night coming early, and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate. The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring." ~Elizabeth Coatsworth~ It is hard to believe that November is here already. Where has this year gone. It seems the older I get the faster time flies. I will take down and put away my Halloween decorations and put out my Thanksgiving decorations today. Wishing all a very nice and blessed November.