Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Parents are Coming!

My husband just left to go get my parents & bring them up here for Thanksgiving. I haven't seen them since Christmas! This is the longest we've ever gone without seeing each other. I'm excited about seeing them & a little anxious about how they'll be... my sister (who had them at her house for 3 weeks recently) said they're showing signs of aging quite a bit with memory, hearing, and some mobility problems. However they are though I'm sure we'll have fun just being together.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm Baking Again!

I'm about to bake my second cake in less than a month! I used to bake a lot, but hadn't in quite a few years... I think I'm "getting my groove back". LOL

As you may (or may not) know, on October 1st we moved 300 miles closer to my family! For the first time in over ten years I'm getting to see them on a regular basis, and boy is it making a difference! I'm LOVING it! A couple of weeks ago I made a birthday cake for my grandson's 2nd birthday. (see pic) He adored it!

Tonight I'm going to try a new recipe I got from a friend earlier this week. It's called "Coal Miner's Cake" . I'm also going to make dressing using the recipe my grandmother used every year on Thanksgiving. Yum! These are both for a family gathering tomorrow. Being back close to my family has made it fun to cook again! :-D

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This isn't Crafty or Artistic at All!

Most of the blogs I read are written by my "crafty" friends - those who use their talents to make beautiful/quirky/inspiring creations. While I love making things, I really haven't blogged much about that myself.

When I write it's mostly to clear my head of swirling thoughts or to work through things I don't talk about IRL. I hope this isn't annoying to those who arrive at this blog by clicking on a comment I've made on a knitting, sewing, or scrapbooking blog. I've thought of making a separate blog to use when commenting on those but I haven't. I figure my blog is just for myself, not to please others. That said, I do apologize to anyone who is disappointed not to find cool creations here.

Who knows, that could change. :-)