January 22, 2009

Tears on my apron update~

Well, Ann's husband passed yesterday morning. He wasn't ever able to get out of Intensive Care. The funeral will be Saturday with full Military honors and we will be leaving in the morning for Gainesville, GA, my hometown. They were able to get Ann down to Emory in Atlanta before he passed. Please remember her in your prayers! There's just not many of us left.......

It has been furious here trying to get ready to go because we have moved twice in the past year and I am too old and tired for this! I can't find my knee highs, much less anything that will fit besides my jeans and T shirts! It will be OK....something will work out. Trying to be positive here.......lol

Will try to post in the next few days.....don't know that I can explain my heart strings right now. Joy that Jerry is at peace and has no more pain, but yet such heart hurts for those that don't know how to let go....

"Oh, God, ease their pain, comfort their spirit and emptiness. Fill them, Lord with your overflowing love and healing. Touch the innermost parts of their heart, the deep, deep part that can't let go. Oh, Lord wrap your loving arms around them and draw them close to you like a Daddy cuddles his child. I love you, Lord.......I love you."

January 20, 2009

More Snow & PICS!!

This is the road back to Momma's House.......

The next two are just PICS of our back yard......

These PICS are from yesterday and are our own version of Snow Dog!! Her name is Chrissy and she had a blast in the snow~~biting at it and eating big mouth fulls of it! The first one is after she had come inside and the others are outside on our deck. She is a Rescued Dog from here in Tennessee and she will be 10 years young this September and is just a sweetheart!!

We did get more snow last nite and actually it snowed on and off all nite last nite! The sun came out a little while ago and some melted but it's still snowing and I love it! This is a PIC of the sky this morning.......

Hope you enjoy these HALF as much as I did!!

January 19, 2009


I wanted to post this recipe for you earlier but {sigh} I forgot! I haven't tried it yet......but I saved it because the name of it reminds me of my sweet friend, Jody! Her username on a site we frequent is Twinkie and I just have to smile when I see this! Give me a holler if you try it......it has some of the basic food groups in it.......coffee, chocolate & sugar!!

1 box (containing 10) Hostess Twinkies
¼ cup strongly brewed coffee or espresso, cooled
½ gallon coffee (or coffee and chocolate) ice cream, softened slightly
½ cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely grated chocolate shavings or sprinkles

Slice each Twinkie in half lengthwise. Line a 8½- by 4½-inch loaf pan lengthwise with two 18-inch-long sheets of plastic wrap, overlapping the sheets slightly in the center of the pan and letting the excess plastic wrap hang over all sides.

Place 5 Twinkie halves, cream side up, crosswise in the pan. Using a pastry brush, generously apply some of the coffee to the cut side of each Twinkie. Spoon about a ½-inch layer of softened ice cream over the Twinkies. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of grated chocolate. Arrange another 5 Twinkie halves on top of the chocolate, cream side up, brush with coffee and top with another ½-inch layer of ice cream and another 2 tablespoons of chocolate. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, finishing with a layer of ice cream. Smooth the top, pressing down firmly. Pan should be filled to just above the rim. Fold plastic wrap over top of cake. Freeze for at least 8 hours.

To serve, carefully unfold the plastic wrap from the top of the cake and use it to lift the cake out of the pan and carefully invert the Twinkie-Misu onto a platter. Remove and discard the plastic wrap. Sprinkle top with chocolate shavings and serve with Mocha Fudge Sauce.

Mocha Fudge Sauce (Makes 2 cups )
1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
Pinch of salt

In a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring the brown sugar, corn syrup and espresso powder to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the cream and salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.

We got Snow!!

Yes, yes, yes!! We got snow today......the great big, fluffy snowflakes! Oh, it was fantastic and oh, so beautiful! Didn't get out in the snow though, just stayed inside and did laundry and fixed supper. Fried chicken breasts, Fiesta Rice and Baked Beans.....yummy!!

Gary wasn't feeling well tonight and was off to bed early. I still have parts of the kitchen to clean and I wonder if I will ever get all this *stuff* unpacked! Yes, I still have boxes in my kitchen! I really think my friend, Liz in North Carolina, sent a bunch of her boxes of stuff when the moving van came. I want to get the stuff out of storage, but where am I gonna put it?? I am doing some serious cutting back. We have 3 Bdr's and 2 Baths here, but again, where did all this *stuff* come from??

Why do we have to accumulate *stuff* and get so attached to inanimate objects?? Ya know what?? I'm gonna get rid of a lot of the excess *stuff* I've been carrying around and get me some elbow room in my life!!

What about you?? What are you hanging onto from yesterday that has no more life than an old shoe with no mate and is just simply dead weight?? In 50 years, will it make a difference?? Probably not.......let it go, let it go, lay it down and let it go!! Don't let anything from yesterday hold you back from your tomorrows!! Let it go!

Maybe between now and tomorrow I can figure out how to post the PICS on here and show you our Snow Dog, Chrissy, and some other things. See ya tomorrow!