Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone,

This will be my last blog for the year. My next blog will January 1, 2011.

This time of the year is extremely hectic, but I'm going to take a little time to think of my blessings. Things, I'm grateful for: my husband's continued eyesight, the food we eat, the roof over our heads, our families and our friends.

All of these things remind me of all the ones who don't have these things.

Tell me what you are most grateful for.

Also, for those still shopping for Christmas or gifts for the new year remember the Kris Kringle Kontest. You can click on the Santa Claus icon on the side of my blog to enter the contest.

I wish all of you a wonderful, peaceful holiday season.
A blessed Christmas to all, and a happy 2011!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

Hi Everyone,

My blog is going to be short and sweet because all I have for you today is a pumpkin bread recipe that I just love.

Pumpkin Bread
3 1/2 cups flour 3 cups sugar
3 t soda 1 cup crisco oil
1 1/2 t salt 4 eggs
1 t cinnamon 1/3 cup water
1 t nutmeg 1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 t ginger 2 t vanilla
1 t cloves 1 cup black walnuts
Use 3 1 pd. orange or coffee cans, grease and fill half full. Makes three loaves. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. I have also used bread pans for cooking.
Have a great week, and I'll try to get here next Sunday.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Miscellaneous Tidbits

Dear Readers,

Today, I'm just going to ramble. I have a horrible headache and my neck has been stiff and hard to turn for five or six days, so I'm not feeling up to my best. That being said, I'll attempt to write a blog for those who are my faithful followers.

On Friday, my dear hubby celebrated his 75th birthday, and I had a surprise party for him, which didn't turn out to be a surprise. lol One of his old friends called to talk to me. My hubby answered the phone and this friend asked to talk to me immediately instead of talking to my dh. Of course, dh recognized this old co-worker's voice and became suspicious when he didn't visit with dh. lol Sorry, Glassy, just had to tell on you. Grin.

Later when dh questioned me about why this friend wanted to talk to me and not to him, I tried to distract him with the information that another friend of theirs had Parkinson's. Dh said he didn't remember said friend (it's true the memory is the first to go. lol) Without thinking (something else that goes) I said I hope you don't say that to him when you see him. Oh yeah! He was suspicious then for sure. This was about three days before the party and the next day another old friend not realizing it was a surprise called to say he was going to be at the party with his wife. lol The cat was out of the bag for sure then. Ha! Ha! David got you.

Who was to blame for this fiasco? Me! I sent email invitations to everyone and for the RSVP I put our telephone number instead of my email address. Yep, I'm still kicking myself over it. In spite of everything, the party turned out great and hubby had a surprisingly good time. He doesn't like crowds but he enjoyed this bunch.

Saturday, I went to my RWA chapter, MARA's Christmas party and had a fun time. We had plenty of food and camaraderie. Everyone brings a $20.00 gift, and pick numbers for the order in which we get to select a gift. If someone has a gift you would like to have you can take their gift or select a new one to open. Once a gift has been taken three times the third person gets to keep it. It's a lot of fun. I selected a Jim Shore Christmas ornament of a snowman with cat. For those of you familiar with Jim Shore's work you know how excited I was to get it.

One last little tidbit for you. Did you know that the only people in the Bible who celebrated birthdays were the pagans? Oh, you're going to say, what about Christ? There's not a word about Christ celebrating his birth in the Bible. Instead, the wisemen came from afar to celebrate their king and no one really knows the actual date he came, nor how old was the Christ child. We have made it about his birth. I'll be eager to hear what kind of responses I get about this info. lol

I'm still suffering, and now I've made all of you endure my ramblings. Hopefully, next Sunday will be back to normal. Have a great week, while I go off to a trigger point therapist.

Oops, I almost forgot to mention that one of my readers read my romantic suspense, Addiction, and she really liked it. She shared it with her whole family, and they all liked it. Thanks, Bev. That's the best present of all.

See you soon,