Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Enjoying all the "Simple Pleasures" of Christmas !

It is the 9th day of December already! It is flying by as I expected! My decorations are out and tree put up, most of my shopping done. Grandaughter did not like the idea of me cutting back this year so she came and helped with the decorating. I went to a local store in my little down last night and found a few items that were just perfect! I plan to go to the Mall tomorrow and hopefully finish the shopping!We also drove around the neighborhood last night and enjoyed all the beautifully decorated homes! I am watching a lot of Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music. Taking time to enjoy it all, soon the baking will start !

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st

It is the 1st of December ! November did go very fast and I imagine December will do the same ! I still have my Thanksgiving decorations up but will begin to put them away and get out the Christmas things this week. I did get most of my shopping done on-line over the weekend. I plan to take things slowly and enjoy each day of the season !

Friday, November 28, 2014

Feeling thankful and blessed !

It was a wonderful day of Thanksgiving yesterday. We had dinner at 5:00 in the afternoon, rather than noon as we usually do, since my daughter, a police officer was on duty until 4:00. There were 14 of us including my twin brothers,ones girlfriend, daughter, son-in law ( also a police officer) my 4 grandchildren and neighbors who are like family. I had thought of going shopping this morning but since it is 30 degrees and I am a little tired from all the cooking and cleaning this past week, I decided to stay home. There will be more sales! So I am staying home warm and cozy reflecting on the wonderful day of yesterday. I love having my loved ones together under the same roof. I am so thankful for them!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving week ! ! !

It is Thanksgivings week and like many of you, I am as busy as can be! I start making pies today and getting out the dishes I will be using. I like to do as much as possible before the big day but there is just so much you can do early. It is in the 70's here this morning and I am ready for the cold weather to come back. It was stormy all weekend and still rainy today,perfect for baking and looking forward to having my family together in a few days. I do believe that the days leading up to a holiday are the best. I love the excitement and preparing my family's favorite foods.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

cold and simple pleasures !

We are having record cold tonight, maybe the teens! Grandson is playing soccer in it! We had a great weekend, went to a farm in a very rural town nearby and came homewith cane syrup, sweet potatoes,greens and peas. The first thing I did was make bbuttered biscuits and sausage to go with that syrup, it was sooo good! Last night I made a bread pudding with a rum sauce and used the syrup instead of sugar, it was so good hubby wants another one tonight! The greens, peas and sweet potatoes will be for Thanksgiving! I loved that ride in the country and visiting the farm with all the vegetables and things, more of my simple pleasures !

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A 4 day weekend !!!

We spent 4 days down the state with friends and our boating club and stopped by and spent a few hours with Jim's brother on our way home, it was a wonderful long weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It cannot get any better !

We are having the most beautiful weather! The mornings are nice and cool high 40's and low 50's with beautiful skies, the afternoons are in the 80's with lots of sunshine and light breezes. I do not think it can get much better!