Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Little SweetCheeks loved her Barbie Cake.
Now doesn't that just bless your heart?
Saturday, November 27, 2010
And this is Messy MilkHead...
The morning finds them like magic...
all in one big bed..
waking up while Nana
makes her coffee.
and the Three Bears Cereal is cooking
and soon they will come down the steps
with sleepy smiles and good morning kisses.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
All day I did the little things,
The little things that do not show;
I brought the kindling for the fire
I set the candles in a row.
I filled a bowl with marigolds,
The shallow bowl you love the best-
And made the house a pleasant place
Where weariness might take a rest.
The hours sped on, my eager feet
Could not keep pace with my desire.
So much to do, so little time,
Yet, when the coming of the night
Blotted the garden from my sight.
And on the narrow, graveled walks
Between the guarding flower stalks
I heard your step; I was not through
With services I meant for you.
You came into the quiet room
That glowed enchanted with the bloom
Of yellow flame. I saw your face,
Illumined by the firelit space,
Slowly grow still and comforted-
"It's good to be home, " you said.
Blanche Bane Kuder
May each of you have a warm, comforting place to call home
for the Holiday.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month.
"Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her. Love, Meredith"
We put the letter in an envelope
Yesterday, there was a package
"Dear Meredith, Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by... Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
Friday, November 19, 2010
My heart began to beat a bit faster...
I neared the door for a closer inspection..
Some one is IN there..
Who's in there, I ask in a quavery voice..
I stage whisper to no one..
A voice floats eerily out to meet my ears....
HAWWWWHHHH...IH'M GONNA GETT YOAH!!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Here he is trying to figure
1 Box white or yellow cake mix
½ cup softened butter
Combine above-reserve 3/4 cup of this for the topping.
Press rest into a 9/13 pan.
1-30 oz can Pumpkin Pie MIX (not filling)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
Combine above and pour over base.
3/4 cup reserved topping (from base mix)
1 cup sugar (a little more if you like it really crispy)
1 t cinammon or pumpkin pie spice
Mix together. Sprinkle on top of filling layer.
Bake @350º for 45 minutes or until set
Monday, November 15, 2010
The prayer ends and the meal commences.
There is only ONE wee problem.
SweetCheeks insists her cup has a hole in it
cuz it is dripping down her chin.
I tell her she has to "line her lips up
with the curve in the cup" like her
sisters are doing.
She tries it several times before
voicing her final opinion.
Dese is stooopid cupps cuz they dwrip
dhown yoah face! And I doan't want
to haff to line my mouff up with the
cup like yoah sayed woood work, Nana..
cuz I tried it and it dussn't whork at all!
Can I jus' haff a spoon now, please?Yep! You sure can, SweetCheeks.
Next time you should pray for cups that
Pffffttt...Dass is not effven funny, Nana!
Friday, November 12, 2010
I see this...
I noticed that the
even sampled a faux pear..
Hmmm... I should have been
smelling waxy breath
to try and roust
out the culprit
before tooth brush
I could have fingered the
The first time it happened
I thought it was a fluke..
But then...oh then...
Finally.. I caught
Aha! It is