Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Day Of The Month

The days seem to be passing in a blur. I never seem to have enough hours in a day to complete my tasks.

I have managed to get my tree decorated. There are a few bare spots on it, guess that is what happens when you decorate at night!

I have also managed to start decorating my house for the Christmas season. Still have more to do, like putting out the candles and adding some finishing touches as the weeks go by. But I will share what I have gotten done. Please don't mind the mess on the floor, I had boxes and ornaments all over the front room.

This jolly fellow was given to Harvey by one of his bosses many, many years ago. Harvey decided he should be standing on the woofer to the Surround Sound System this year. I also managed to get one of my wooden creches in the photo.

This is the start of the decorating on my coffee table. We had to move it to find room for the tree. Have I ever said that I have way too much "stuff". One of these days I will have to do a serious downsizing. Just not yet please!

This fellow was gift to me from my sister. She found him at a craft sale here in town. I had looked at him and decided the price was just a bit too high for me. She knows my tastes so very well.

The last picture I am going to share with you today is the wreath I finished making just about an hour ago. I managed to burn a few fingers with the hot glue gun this time. Sure hope the blisters do not get too big.

Everybody have a wonderful afternoon and evening. I am off to visit as many of you as possible before I have to make supper.

God bless

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be full of family, love, and peace.

God bless.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time Slipping By

The days are slipping by so very quickly. Soon Christmas will be upon us and I have so much to do yet.

I haven't even started to decorate as of yet.....Perhaps this coming weekend when Harvey is watching the Grey Cup game I can start.

It isn't like I have been doing nothing. I am finished Kurts sweater, just have to sew it together (hopefully tonight) and I have started Harveys gift. I have also been straightening up the sewing/craft room and using up some of my fabric stash making some skirts.

Here is a picture of three skirts that I have completed. I still have two more to hem. I think I am on a plaid kick as the two I have left are plaids as well.

Off to visit all of you, hope the coffee is on.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Few Things to Share

I have a few things I want to share with everyone.
Kurt is now the proud owner of a mortagage and a new home. The inspection went well and he signed off the mortgage on Wednesday. Now he has payments monthly and the fun of moving ahead of him. Considering all the knick knacks he has from his trips this should take awhile.....and lots of boxes!

On the Frugal Living forum that I moderate we are talking about panhandlers and the biblical quote "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares", came up. I mentioned that I had cross stitched that exact verse for my wall. I would like to share it with all of you.

I truely believe what goes around comes around and always take a look at this before I leave my home in the morning.

The other thing I would like to share is the wall hanging I made out of the table runner Kurt brought me from his trip to Europe and Asia this summer. I really had no place to use it as a table runner, but it sure looks nice hanging on my wall.

Well off to visit all of you now. Hope you have the tea on.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

This morning I will be attending the Rebembrance Day Service at our high school. Here I will remember those who sacrificed years of their lives to keep us save, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I will pray and remember those who are still serving hoping that they all come home soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holidays and Working

It is the second day of my three days off this week and I am enjoying it immensely. The first day was spent cleaning things that don't often get cleaned as good as I would like and today I spent in the sewing room getting caught up with a few gifts. Tomorrow will see me spending some more time in there doing mending and starting a few more gifts if at all possible.

This is what I finished off today after my visit to my favorite place. NOT!!

I managed to finish off two long table runners and 4 shorter ones. I have enough of the blue fabric left to make some pot holders and I think that I will do that tomorrow while the sun is shining. I always find it easier to sew during the day than at night when there is no sun shine.

Now on to where I went this morning. A week or so ago I lost a filling in my front tooth (one of the oldest in my mouth) and so visited the dentist. I had a feeling that this would mean another root canal and crown. I was right, and so I am sending the paperwork into Harvey's insurance company to see how much, if anything they will pay. It will take a couple of weeks at least. Whew, a bit of a respite. However I did get a cleaning and the dentist found another filling that had cracked, so I will be back in the chair on the 19th of this month to get that fixed.

Well off to visit you all now. Hope the coffee is ready.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Week Is Almost Over

First I have to share the news that Kurt got his mortgage after a bit of paperwork and him losing his temper with the loans manager. Now everything hinges on the house inspection. That will be occuring in the middle of next week.

I had some frozen turkey from Thanksgiving and wanted to try something new. So I searched my cookbooks and came up with this Turkey Cheese Bake.
This is a picture of it right out of the oven. Nice and golden yellow.

This is a picture of the finished product on the table waiting to be served. I think that the next time I make it I will add some chopped green peppers and chopped mushrooms to it. Other than that Harvey really enjoyed it. This is similar to a crustless quiche.

I am going to share the recipe with all of you.

Turkey Cheese Bake

4 large potatoes with peel



Grated sharp Cheddar cheese (I used medium)

4 fork beaten large eggs

2 1/4 tsp dried parsley flakes

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups finely chopped leftover cooked turkey

2/3 cup half and half cream or milk (I used milk)

3 tbsp Mayonnaise

1 tbsp tomato paste

2/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese (either sharp or medium)

Cool potatoes in water and first amount of salt in a large uncovered pot for about 10 minutes or until partially cooked. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes and grate them coarsely into a medium bowl.

Add the next 6 ingredients. Stir and set aside.

Combine next four ingredients in a separate bowl, this is where I would add the chopped peppers (about 1/2 cup) and chopped mushrooms (same amount). Stir and spread evenly in the bottom of a greased 9 inch springform pan. Spoon the potato mixture over top. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle with the second amount of cheese. Bake at 350 F for about 1 hour or until golden and set. Cuts into 8 wedges.

Serve with a crusty bread and a salad.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

Well off to visit you all.

Everyone have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, November 2, 2009

New Home On The Horizon

I mentioned yesterday that our oldest son Kurt made an offer on a home. They (the sellers and him) dickered for awhile...but now providing he can get a mortgage, and the house passes an inspection he will be the proud owner of a new home.

I am going to try and post a link here to some pictures of the house. I do hope it works.
Click here and hopefully it will lead you to the house. Sighs, I just tried the link and it does not work. Going to try a bit of fixing.

Well off to get some visiting done.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November and Baked Beans

Since I had used up the last of my homemade Baked Beans, today was the perfect day to make some more.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

1 pkg dried navy beans (about 4 cups)
1/2 lb of bacon diced
2 tbsp ketchup
1/3 cup molasses
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp prepared mustard

Soak dried beans in water to cover overnight. Drain water in the morning and add fresh. Parboil beans for 1 hour. Add beans and liquid to slow cooker, and add remaining ingredients. Turn slow cooker on to medium and cook for at least 8 hours.

Harvey loves these beans and they are so simple. Kind of put together and forget.

I now have several containers in my freezer once again.

Well off to visit all of you.

Everyone have a wonderful evening.

God bless.