Thursday, December 29, 2011

Valentine's Day and chocolate

Like so many of you I ate lots of turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

Then came Christmas with ham and all the trimmings. Don’t forget all the candy that was given out as gifts, in stockings and at party’s.

The New Year will soon be here and with my resolutions to exercise more. I have got to get rid of all this extra weight I gained over the past two months. My pants are a little tighter and I can hardly button my shirt over my big fat belly.

So I will keep to my exercise and cut out sweets until that dreaded day in February.

Valentine’s Day. Here comes all the chocolate from our loved one’s, children and friends.

Now you tell me how am I ever going to get rid of all this weight that I have gained over the past few months!

I will eat all my Valentine’s Day candy and hope it will be gone within a week. Then I can get back to my exercise and keep my New Year’s resolution again.

But wait, Easter will soon be here with candy eggs and peeps. I give up!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin bread saved my life

I was eating lunch with four friends today at the senior center. This elderly man ask if he could sit down with us beautiful ladies. Of course, we said “yes“.

He got to telling us a short history of his life. His wife had died and he was alone in this big house by his self. He had been thinking about killing his self.

He then told us that he started to talk to God.

He ask God “ what can I do with my life”? God answered him and said “make pumpkin bread”

He started making pumpkin bread and would either give it away to anyone that had know money or sold it for $3.00. He then used the money to make more pumpkin bread,

He then ask us if we wanted male or female bread?

None of us did not know how to answer him, “ so I finally said “what do you mean male or female?’. Of course our minds was heading to the gutter.

He said “ if it has nuts it is male, if bread does not have nuts then it is female. We all had a great laugh this day.

We never know when we meet a stranger what they can contribute to each of our lives.

Now every time I eat pumpkin bread I will always think how pumpkin bread saved a mans life.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Moose pillow

Picture was taken by my husband of a bull moose. He came across moose when he was out walking.
He could not get a good shot with his camera. Moose stood still just for a few seconds for him to get this shot.

I had homespun fabrics left over from another project and decided to make a small pillow using them. Someone gave me a piece of fabric that was a moose print and I thought these would go good together.

Looking through my box of buttons I found the moose button that I had bought about two years ago.

I seem to keep making my craft items with animal fabrics. It is one of my favorite themes to use.
I do have flower prints and keep telling myself that I will use those next time. But as usual I keep going to my animal prints.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Western horse pillow

I have been making western pillows this week. This one I listed on my etsy site.

Made apple turnovers for my family this morning and did they eat them up. I don't no if they was hungry or if apple turnovers was that good.
I cannot give you a recipe as I just made it up as I went. I did use  apples that I canned last year. Hope to can more this year. Apple trees seem to be bearing good. Lost our plums to frost so want have any to make jelly with.

Our garden did not do good this year as we had a late spring. I will not have anything to put up but a few tomatoes and bugs got into most everything else.
I have been checking paper to see if anyone has anything for sell from their garden. I think most everyone had the same problem as my family.

I am just thankful that we can go to the grocery store and buy food.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Montana mountains

This is a picture that I took at Lee Metcalf Refuge. Notice the beautiful snow on mountain!
Not many water fowl on lake the day I took picture. You will have to look close to see the two geese in picture. They are setting on lawn  on the left hand side.