Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Here is my Halloween wish to all of my dear friends…

Have a ghoulish day.

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in every way

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and let your inner child – or outer child if possible – remember the fun of the day…

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And remember, Mom is always there to rescue you from the “scary” strangers

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This is my Halloween Card to all of my friends. The pumpkin drawing comes from free clipart on the Precious Moment’s website. I am not sure where the font came from, but it was on my word program.


Don’t let the mean old grownups ruin what could be the best day of the year so far. I will be thinking of all of you.

Loves and Hugs……


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A few weeks ago Trisha invited me to go to the movie “New Moon” of the Twilight saga.  While I enjoyed the first movie a great deal, there were times where I was lost and there was Trisha and I whispering like a couple of rude teenagers.

So I decided I had to read the second book before going to the movie.  Easier said than done……

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But I have just finished the first book.  It was wonderful, everything that I was led to believe.  If you have not read the book and want to read a fun teen love story, this is it.  It is all about innocent, endearing love that can overtake all challenges.

Now I am really looking forward to reading the next book

Thursday, October 15, 2009



applesauce bars


1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar (I used Splenda granules)
2 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups raisins (I used Chocolate Chips)
3 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2-3/4 cups and 3 tablespoons chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees I. Line one sheet cake baking pan with parchment paper. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Blend in cinnamon, flour, baking soda and salt; add raisins, nuts and applesauce. Mix well. Place batter into the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 degrees I for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Since Dell is diabetic, I used Splenda instead of sugar and could not tell the difference.

I could not find the raisins (and they may have been eaten), so used chocolate chips. Hint: 2 bags are too many. Use only 1 bag.

I put pecans in half of the bars. My applesauce was homemade and was very thick, so I added water until the consistency seemed right, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 cup.

There was left over, which I put into cupcake pans. They ended up being about an inch thick and were wonderful. I cut parchment to line the bottom of each and they baked wonderfully, except that I should have sprayed the pan with Pam first.

Enjoy. We sure did.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Just for those who enjoy Ice Fishing, I thought I would reprint something I received some time ago.  First you get there….


Then you find the right spot…..


And drill your hole



Then you decided what you are fishing for: ice3

or was it scuba diving

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But you could not possibly carry all of that stuff out on the ice, so where’s the…….

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Oh yeah we brought a snowmobile….

And now for the fishing part…..



You need to remember that it does get warm later in the day and…..

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