Thursday, December 24, 2009
I'd like to have a Merry Christmas present...would someone be kind enough to tell me how to get rid of the "mystery follower" that is following my blog and when I try to see who it is , ......I'm led to a site I don't care to view...I'm having enough trouble with my computer ,than have to suffer someones idea of a prank!....They are Posting senseless comment's on my blog, which somehow I can't delete!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Here is what a Storm brewing in the west looks like! kind of scary when the sky looks so tremendous and frightening...as if it could suck you up with one whiff!
There wasn't much lightening or thunder noise..but I was glad to get out of it's way! A car was no place to be for me at that time...we made it to safety inside the mall...there were many people shopping for Christmas, you wouldn't think there was a recession , ...
Look at all the houses built so close to the mountains
People love the weather and that's why they have come to this place.....
If you do a close up , it's a better view of them...
Friday, December 18, 2009
To give a News Flash:
North Carolina has Snow! Just about Six inches last count and it's still coming down...:o)
Maybe it will help some of us who have these bad colds..I hate to say it , but it seemed as if I had that HINI bug...I had all the symtoms of it that they gave out on the news..
Anyway I decided to stay in and do some baking, different activity than in the young days :o)..best thing at my age to do :o) for now anyway!! LOL
I've been dying to try this Rugelach recipe from the "Barefoot Contessa"
and I must say it turned out pretty good, what your looking at is half of them...Cecil enjoyed them with a glass of milk...I had a sody :o)
This one turned out nice and high and tasted worthy of the effort...
I'm not expecting anyone, but just in case ...I'll have a little taste of a treat..
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Still onward to Hollywood...and trying desperately to get good video of the massive windmills...they are at least 5 or 6 apartment floors high (don't know what else to compare them too)
replay to get the feeling of how fast we were traveling...My Son should have taken up Race car driving...(my grandson is supposed to be worst, whew! I'd rather walk)
It is truly Windmill City...there are windmills on the left and on the right ..windmills in front of you on hills ...I tried to capture them all on video...sorry if my video is "crappy", but I did the best I knew how :o) how.
Be patient...and enjoy what ever you see...
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sorry to get to you all so late...but late is better than never...I'll get back to the "vacation" :o).....
We were able to view the Sunrise at the Hotel...I might not have pictures in order...I'm trying to get thru this with the computer acting crazy...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
you a better feel of what I saw and just maybe you could get a better feel.
A very large Chandler hangs from the ceiling, and can be seen by all inside the large room and the entrance way...
Friday, December 4, 2009
Have to tell you this story...when I was a young girl and used to listen to the Radio ..(I think Lux Theater?).Cecil B. Demille 's name fascinated me and I always said I would marry a Cecil...(this is the truth) so when this Cecil came along..I figured it was fate...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I've seen so many lovely sights and it was a real pleasure for us both.
We were treated "royally" did any and everything we could possibly want to see...and ate like two pigs...that didn't help my "butter butt" but we both enjoyed it...
I tried to post things as they happened, but the computer is kicking my butt and I might get things mixed up a bit...but hold on..and pray I can recover some video picture I took...if not slap me!
This is the entrance to the Complex...it is a very beautiful green lush place...I took zillions of video pictures and I can't seem to locate them on the camera...I did something wrong like an A#$$..glad I took some still pictures..
Anyway it is surrounded with beautiful trees, plants and have many Bird of Paradise plants..do a close up and see if you can get a better look...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I'll be posting more picture tomorrow if the computer lets me...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
"you need more rest Missy" and silently drift back into a daydream state :o)
This morning I had to push myself out the door for exercise class...and was happy to get back home... Cecil and I had a few errands to tend to
and they simply wore me out in the end...the day seemed to fly by...so to bed early tonight.
I think it's because I'm getting older, plus the illness..that I need more hours of sleep..especially when I awaken in the middle of the night and it takes me a couple of hours to drift off again...
I remember when I would rise and be busy the whole day into the next day...especially if I was doing some remodeling or making an outfit that had to be ready for Church or any other occasion I would be attending..especially when I was a "skinny Minnie" a yard of fabric would make me an outfit...(wish I had saved a few of those high fashion items, I do still have many of the Vogue patterns, just couldn't part with them)...That gives me a good idea for a nice old fashioned post :o)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I came from a family of builders and some of it rubbed off on me and Cecil learned he could do a lot of things around a house he never thought of...in my youth I would tackle anything , just to change a space into my desire :o)...can't tackle a lot these days , but I've got a few idea's I'm thinking about...and 4 big and strong and handsome grandsons who love to eat my cooking..:o)...need I say more
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Today in North Carolina it was cold,windy, rainy, and all the other words that go along with being a bad hair day...in other words it was a miserable day to go out in....but I knew I need to do some exercise and I wouldn't do it at home...I swear those new "chair bed" really holds us prisoners....All we do is watch TV , nod, find snacks to eat (and I'm trying to lose weight?.
Sooo out the door I went ..into the cold chilly morning with the rain whipping my face gently :o)....I like that sentence...makes me feel like I could write a book...I'd have a lot to tell, and lose any and all the friends I ever had or have...because it would be a true book...and I would probably tell too much...First thing at Cardiac Rehab was a class on medication..
Sometimes something is said and it rings a bell or opens your eyes to facts you didn't know or realize...so getting out was a benefit for me this
morning...one of my medications side affect is coughing...and I have it at times.
The exercise went fairly well, and it was good to get back home...I made a big pot of beef soup yesterday to be free today...didn't think of taking a picture of it...had it with some nice hot toasted garlic bread..(yeah! I want to lose weight if I could stop bending my elbow.).Right now I'm in danger of gaining everything back I lost...the appetite has increased and I am weak thinking about certain foods...Oh! do I need help...Nothing else for today.. tomorrow is a free day...in other words no Dr appointment..maybe I'll fool around in the Studio...haven't "worked" in here for a spell....
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
What a surprise I had today when I opened up my blog! I saw a new face on my "Follows list"..the way my computer has been acting up ..I at first thought my picture had moved...then I realized it was my youngest daughter who was a new "follower"...Welcome Vanessa, your smile looks like mine :o)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today was a good day to try a recipe for Persimmon cupcakes..I should have looked twice at baking soda against baking powder! anyway they werent too bad..the darker and higher ones are withbaking soda
If you can get a close up...the brown on the yellow frosting are walnuts :o) Talk about something tasting good :o) yummy! yummy!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Taking a short walk to the garden just for the sake of a short walk...what did I see ..a nice patch of green ..and I had a moment of rejoicing...
Cecil had taken up the potatoes and just "sowed" a little bit of the seeds just to see if something would become of them..well,like they say nothing beats a failure but a try...and it's very encouraging to see we could grow Broccoli Robe here in NC...Hopefully we can have more space next year to have plenty...the little that I bought didn't do well freezing...so I will have to pick and eat them as they grow...guess I can manage that :o)...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
then putting three slices of Honey wheat bread in my unit, and chopping them a little coarse (for a nice crunch)...I toasted them and after they cooled I added some parsley, black pepper and some garlic..then breaded the chops and put into a 400* oven for about 45 minutes (they said 15,but that's not enough for me).
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This post was to follow the one below..I don't know what's happening , but I'm having a lot of trouble posting here of late...takes a long time and then it gets lost before I can finish..anyway here is an old fashioned way of frying cabbage with pieces of okra, after you have fried some country ham slices, or smoked jowl..or slices of prosciutto <(Italian country ham :o) (think it's spelled right) ...and when you cook it in an old fashioned iron skillet it tastes even better..All my iron pots are all seasoned well, from years of use. I think the men in the family will want them...
I'm a little tired tonight...going to bed early so I can be fit to exercise tomorrow...I was able to get my medicine and my Blood Sugar level was much better this morning...So I was able to ate good :o)
Today I felt like cooking so tomorrow I'll show you more cooking I did today :o).. The computer has worn me out...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Here's the new Daddy holding Princess Avery, he knows how to burp her already .. There is a lot of space I noticed this evening ..on this post...I tried to remove it , but the blog was really bad today and I got lost with it several times.
Here is a close up of Princess Avery , now you knew I was going to bombard you with pictures after her visit...I know and you know how quickly they change...next week she may be talking :o), Yes, she is already walking..and I'll give you that bridge "cheap" :o)