Sunday, October 19, 2014

Life....

....sometimes becomes a bit hectic. LOL  Much of the time, it is my own doing. :-)  Currently, it seems to be a cooperative project - my own doing, and some that isn't under my control.  Consequently, I really need to take some time away from the blog.  Maybe even time away from reading other blogs.  I will hope to return, however, so - until then - take care of yourselves, celebrate life, and may love, joy, and peace surround you!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Time out....

.....for some reading to set the mood.





Have a good week-end!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Very quickly....

That's how I had to act to take these very few pictures of the pottery at the Pottery House Cafe.  There were lunchtime diners seated at tables very near the displays on the shelving, and I really didn't want to intrude upon them any more than I was already.






It is easy to see the variety of pieces that are available.  Really unique work!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On the menu....

No mention was made of the menu at the Pottery House Cafe in the previous post.  The selections were about the usual for restaurants in the surrounding area, including things such as catfish, chicken tenders, a variety of quiches, salads, and soups. 

Of course, I failed to take a picture of my plate when it was served.  I chose the chicken salad with an iceberg lettuce wedge, trimmed with walnuts, dried cranberries, and bleu cheese and served with a slice of their delicious cinnamon raisin bread!  The serving was very ample, and half of it came home with me. 

The chicken salad reminded me of the one I make.  I think I have featured it on the blog before, but here is a "rerun."

CHICKEN SALAD FILLING
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
- Blend all together.  Refrigerate.  1 1/2 cups (enough for 4 or 5 sandwiches, perhaps)

May this be a good Wednesday for you. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On the road - again!

Happy Tuesday to you!  Did you have a good Monday?

We were "on the road" again, this time to a town a little less than an hour and a half away. The occasion?  A surprise lunch to help with an early celebration of my niece's 40th birthday!  Yes, it was great fun!  She was surprised!  Great job, Sister!

Some pictures around the restaurant follow:







The Pottery House Cafe in Pigeon Forge is a unique spot.  Check out what is written on the cover of their menu.



Yes, they do all of the above!  I will share some pictures of the pottery another day!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

And - another week begins....

Whew!  Where did the week-end go?  Did it seem to pass as quickly for you as it did for me? 

It was a busy one here.  There was once more an out-of-town overnight journey as the Conference United Methodist Women Executive Committee held our last meetings for this calendar year.  While it is not a great distance to the town where these meetings were held, the driving time was complicated by heavy traffic and rain - also heavy at times.  It was with a huge sigh of relief to arrive safely - both at the meeting site, and then as I returned home.

I've been missing from some of your blogs for a few days.  Where I was staying did have Internet connections, though apparently the signal wasn't consistent, and I wasn't able to access your blogs to read or make a comment.  

I know there are those of you who are not sports fans.  This week-end it was possible to choose between baseball and football for us here.  The American League and the National League are in the midst of their Championship playoffs, and the Kansas City Royals return to their home field later today playing host to the Baltimore Orioles.  KC has the lead in the series two games to none.  The San Francisco Giants, playing in St. Louis, won the first game of the series, and St. Louis has won the second, so that series is even.

On the football front, the hometown Volunteers were able to come up with a win against Chattanooga.  That gives a record of three wins and two losses thus far for the season.  My alma mater continues to be undefeated with a win on Saturday!

That rain that I mentioned earlier?  Well, it has continued off and on most of the week-end, and there is not expected to be much of a break for a day or two.  In fact, some very stormy conditions are expected to arrive by tomorrow!   The recent rainfall has been measured by the weather station as 2 3/4 inches, bringing our rainfall deficit for the year to about 5 1/2 inches.

There are a few things on the calendar around here that will be keeping me busy for the coming week.  I'm not sure if I will be able to post on this blog on a regular basis, and I'm also not sure about being able to keep up with your blog, either.  Never fear!  I am hopeful to be back on a regular routine before too long.

Hopefully you have no need to visit the Post Office or take care of any banking business today.  We are honoring the memory of Christopher Columbus, you know.  Some of you who are still employed may even have a day off work!

I leave you with a wish for a good week - wherever you are. 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014....

Once again, from Apples of Gold, compiled by Jo Petty, we find these words:

          "God never makes us conscious of our weakness except to give us of His strength."

From the United Methodist Women Prayer Calendar for 2014, the Mission Focus for today is the Wesley-Rankin Community Center, Dallas, Texas. 

On this day may you be surrounded by love, joy, and peace.