Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019....

We awoke this morning to a snowfall, early for our area.  While we have had November snowfalls, it is usually later in the month.  My sister, who reads this blog, will remember the November 22, 1952 snowfall of 18 inches in our area.  By the time officials managed to call off school and have the school buses ready to pick us up, our bus wasn't able to manage the hill that was part of the usual route.  We left the bus and had quite a distance to walk.  Here, today, schools were on a two-hour delay, a good move as the county is large and covers areas that are more susceptible to greater snowfall.

The following pictures will show what it is like at our house....

Snow on the Turquoise Table!  There will be no outdoor gatherings here today!  Our temperatures are predicted to fall into the teens overnight.

This is not "frost on the pumpkins!"  They have waited for snow!

I love this snow-covered Burning Bush! It looks very holiday-ish! 

Stay warm and cozy wherever you are! 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019....

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is the Wesley House Family Services in Key West, Florida.

On this Sunday, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Thursday, November 7, 2019


Halloween was just a week ago.  Here, the weather was a huge factor in cancelling the Trunk or Treat that our church has every year.  Consequently, there has been an overage of Halloween candy around the house.  In fact, not much has disappeared.  Just in case you may be wondering what to do with any leftover candy you may have....

....you may find this suggestion helpful:  Bake a cake!

This one is going to a Wesley House event that the United Methodist Women Unit at our church assists with during the year.

I happen to have lots more candy.:-)   Perhaps I'll bake another that will stay at home.:-)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus today is the Wesley House Community Center in Meridian, Mississippi.

On this Sunday, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


I didn't have to go far to find my inspiration this morning!  It was right in front of me on one of my favorite cups!

Susan Branch has designed cups for all occasions!  I think it's quite handy that one of her recipes is on this one!

Here's the finished product....

I think vanilla ice cream will go great with this, warm from the oven!  Perfect for the rainy day we've had here today!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

National Cat Day....

It seems there is a day to honor just about everything!  Of course, I won't quibble about yesterday.  That was National Chocolate Day!  No picture; just take my word for it.  I brought honor to the day with Mayfield's Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream with chocolate sauce on top.  The only thing missing was the whipped cream!

Today is National Cat Day!  We have had a couple of cats that we remember with affection.

You are able to see that there were two cat beds.  Regardless, Shadow always thought he should just pile on top of Ashes.  Ashes was seven years old when Shadow was born, and he treated the "young 'un" with patience. 

The picture has stuck to the glass through the years, so it is forever in this frame.  

Ashes lived to be 18 1/2; Shadow lived to be 21.  It was nice to have a cat around the house all those years! 

Monday, October 28, 2019


Autumn has arrived at our place!  The Crepe Myrtle and the Burning Bush received the memo!