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!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A scary day but a silver lining !

We had tornados and severe thunderstorms yesterday. It was scary! Thank goodness no one was hurt,that I know of. We have lots of limbs down and part of our privacy fence but no serious damage. My Granddaughter told me this morning " Grandma, you would have been proud of me, my friends at school were crying and screaming, I got them in a circle and started praying and the tornado went over my school With out touching down. I am proud of her and that she knows that she can turn to God when troubles come!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Beautiful October !

I do love the weather we are having! Today is sunny with a high in the 80's. We have had several days when the high only reached the 60's. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 1st and Boating weekend !

It is the 1st day of October and I am so excited, it is my favorite month of the year! We are suppose to be in the 50's this weekend, pumpkins are already everywhere, festivals will be all month! A fun time! This past weekend was a boating event for our classic boat club. We were in Central Fl. at a small lake. It was a great time with boating, skiing, steamed crabs one night, Barbeque ribs and chicken the next, live music,dancing and ending Sunday morning with a breakfast buffet!