Thursday, November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving to all my relatives and friends.  Hope you enjoy the day with your family.  I will only have seven of my family  here it seems like the larger my family gets the smaller the crowd gets at holidays but I understand they have other places to go and some live in other states.   I will enjoy the ones that are here and will pray the others have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I have been in a baking mood today.  The above gingerbread cookies are done in leaves and acorns  for Thanksgiving. 

I also  baked 3 more pumpkin breads.  After they cool I will wrap them in foil and put them in a freezer bag and then into the freezer they will go with the others to be given to my family at Christmas. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I have started my holiday baking.  It was too windy to work in the yard so I made enough batter for 3 pumpkin breads.  After they cool I will wrap them in foil and put them in plastic bags and in the freezer they will go to be given to my family and friends at Christmas.  I have more to do plus I have to make and bake my gingerbread cookies.  Love baking for my family and friends. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Two more runners finished, washed and ironed and put away for gifts.  I have one more to do then I will put away my needle and thread and start my holiday baking.  I embroider in between time when I am not blowing leaves or doing housework.  When one is retired and has no one to answer to but God and oneself there is much time to do what one enjoys and I enjoy yard work and doing my crocheting and embroidering.  My life to some may seem boring but I and my husband had a good time traveling and doing things together after he retired.  We visited many national parks and visited many states I believe there are only 4 we missed.  So I am content to staying home enjoying my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  God blessed me with a wonderful husband for 57 years and wonderful children , grandchildren, and great grandchildren.   Click on pictures to see them up close.

Monday, November 11, 2013


I am one of many who wish to thank all the men and women who have served this country.  My dad was in WW1, an uncle in WW2 and my husband served in the Korean War.  I have a brother who was in the navy plus many cousins who served their country.  I am a proud American born to two Italian immigrants who came over as young children.  They loved this country as I do.  I hope and pray that this great country stays free  like our founding fathers wanted it to be.   God Bless the families that lost loved ones so we can remain free.  God Bless America.

Friday, November 1, 2013


"November comes and November goes, with the last red berries and the first white snow.  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~

Wish every one a blessed month of  November.