Friday, December 21, 2012

Snow Day

The travel conditions weren't looking good today and things were caught up at work.  So I declared today a Snow Day.  After a quick trip to Wal Mart for a few last minute items, I got busy in the kitchen.  Started off making the carmel corn above.  Yumm, Yumm! Let's say I did a little more than taste testing.  Its addictive!

Next I made a rasberry salad for the Christmas Potluck tomorrow at work.  Yes, I am back to work for 60 calendar days training a new employee.

Last I made a roast with carrots in the oven after the carmel corn came out.  I also practiced making mashed potatoes.  Haven't made real ones for a while.  I tend to cheat and make the ones out of the box.  Everything turned out wonderful and it was real quiet at the dinner table because everyone was so eating the good food.  On such a cold, blustery night this comfort food sure filled and warmed us up.  Blessings to all!  Terry

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easy Street

Easy Street is the mystery that Bonnie Hunter has going on over at her blog.  I have been able to keep up throught Clue 4. 

In the back basket see Step 1.  Gray and white four patches.

Just in front of the basket are at purple and white flying geese units which where Clue 2.

On the right Clue 3 units with the teal triangles.

Oops, sorry I do not have a picture of Clue 4 units, they are purple flying geese units with teal wings and lime green 3 1/2 inch squares.  Tomorrow morning Clue 5 will be released.  We are half done!!!
Blessings, Terry

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Card

For the past few years I have been able to import pictures and make our Christmas card on a website.  I think this year's turned out  pretty good.  Thanks to Lori Stuckenberg who took the picture of Rod and I at our 25th Wedding Anniversary/Retirement Party.  God bless us, everyone!  Terry

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Preparations

Today started off with breakfast with the Miller's and off to our final "newbie" Sunday school class and church.  It was a drizzly, foggy morning.  After a quick stop off at Wal Mart for a few things, Rod and I headed home to decorate the inside of the house for Christmas. 

We had spent Saturday trying to clean up clutter before hauling all the decoration tubs upstairs.
The painter had been here last week to paint the ceilings on the main floor.  Funny how all the knick knacks and furniture didn't put themselves back after the painter left. :(  It seems to take much longer to put things back than it did to tear it apart.

I am pleased to say the tree is decorated.  We found an animated Santa that Aaron has had since he was little.  Hadn't put it out for a few years, so we put it in the front bay window.  Rascal, the Yorkie and Harry Potter, the Aussie, had never met Santa. 
Rascal growled and Harry barked his "this is my house" bark.    Rod introduced both dogs to Santa and explained they better be good or Santa wouldn't leave them big bones or kibble in their stockings.
Later we let Indy, the youngest Aussie, in the house and his reaction was "whoa, wait a minute, who's this dude?"

As you can see Rascal crashed after a long day of decking the halls.

And, Indy promised "I'll be good Santa, really I will.  Just please bring me a really BIG rawhide!"

Jesus is the reason for the Season!  Enjoy!  Terry