Sunday, November 28, 2010
So even though my holidays weren't what I thought they would be I still have lots to be thankful for! Everyone is doing fine right now, Thank God!!
I am blessed that my father has wonderful neighbors that keep checking in on him, and if it hadn't been for my "Angel" of a next door neighbor that came over Wednesday night and finished baking my rolls that were raising on my counter and finishing up my pie and sweet potatoes that were half done I would have never made it to dinner on Thanksgiving.
God really does bless us...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Well I love to cook and all my friends know that, but I really love to try new recipes, and with only the two of us at home now I hate to try big meals just on us....
So why not have everyone over once a month and try them out on all of them? There are 6 couples that have run around together for at least 35 years or so. This is a good way for us to just get together and have a fun evening. Sometimes it is just so hard to get us all together. You would think when you get older and the kids are out of the house it would be easier!!! But sometimes it's not.
So I made a call to everyone and ask them what they thought? I told them they had to bring nothing except an appetite. I would be doing all the cooking! Do you think anyone turned me down? We all decided to split the cost of everything and I could just cook away. I told them everything would be brand new recipes, something I had never cooked before. Yea I guess my husband was right, I am a little crazy!!! But we got together last weekend and there were no fatalities!!! LOL I sat the tables up in the family room, with mix and match china and silverware, a couple of my mother-in-laws beautiful tablecloths an some antique lanterns of Tom's Grandfather. I even folded the cloth napkins...
I got lucky with the new recipe!
PS Wonder what we will have next time? It's a surprise... I don't even know yet!!! LOL
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Lil loved to craft and sew, not to long after we were married she started a craft show. It grew quite a bit over the years. So much so that she had to move it from the community building to the fire department, where she had a lot more room for crafters and the public that loved coming to it. She did this for 30 years and it was always the third weekend of October. She had a set of rules for her crafters and the most important one was that no one could start packing up anything until 4:00 when the show was over. Well on that 3rd weekend this year she packed up and left us 15 minutes early and I could just hear her saying ha ha I broke my own rule... It was just fitting she died on the day of her craft show.
It was wonderful for my girls growing up next door to their grandparents,my oldest Colleen was the first grandchild on both sides of the family. What fun they had over the years with all the grandparents.
We are all going to miss her very much, things aren't going to be the same without her laughter and quick wit. One of her favorite sayings were:
"I'm so *TERD (*she would spell this) Tired
I could *FART(*she would spell this) Faint"
It took me the longest time to catch on to what she was spelling and saying...LOL
Those Sunday dinners with her great cooking, Christmas Cookies( by the dozens) and Party Mix, Great Christmas Goodie Boxes she made each of us, and just that loving smile she always had. Everyone that knew her loved her.
This Blogs for you Lil, hope you're kicking up your heals with Joe!
May you Rest in Peace...
We love you....