Monthly Archives: September 2009

bridge therapy

Taking pictures of the bridge helps me not think about crossing the bridge. I guess I was too young when I read a Reader’s Digest article about a bridge falling into a river, taking cars with it…left a negative impression on me that lingers to this day…but this looks like a strong bridge, doesn’t it?? […]

macro mondays

This week’s Macro Mondays theme is “childish.” Here are my submissions. Glitter glue…sticky, messy fun. Love to mom. This (and one for dad) hangs on the fridge. A childish urge…don’t you just want to dip your finger in the sweet frosting goodness of it all? Three posts instead of five to Macro Mondays this week, […]

menu plan monday ~ september 28, 2009

Last week seemed to fly by. DD had riding lessons. We drove north to visit my mother who was hospitalized following surgery. On the way, we passed the first corn harvesting I’ve seen this fall. And Saturday was apple butter day. The last two kettles were canned at the same time in an effort to […]

apple butter day!

Each year, our church makes apple butter as a missions fund project. This year, we made four kettles. I’m not sure what the final count was, but somewhere around 250 quarts and 120 pints. Laurie checks to see if it’s ready. Shawn had some studying to do. The kids climbed the old stump. More checking… […]

menu plan monday ~ september 21, 2009

It’s Monday again, and time for Menu Plan Monday. I’m trying to keep it simple this week. We’ve had some trouble with the fridge, so I’m not planning on items I can’t keep in the freezer or the cooler. Hopefully the repairman (who is here now) will have it fixed today. Last Monday night, there […]

97 days

Did you know there are only 97 days left until Christmas??? 🙂 I took the above picture for 7 Days of Shooting, a flickr site I take part in. There is a weekly theme with daily assignments. The theme this week is “white” and the picture is for “Fill the Frame Friday.” Thanks, Genny, for […]

seven generations

I don’t know if there is a five generation picture of my great-great-grandmother, my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and me in the same photograph or not. I don’t recall ever seeing one. There may be. I was four years old when my great-great-grandmother Jane passed away. But here are five generations on my mother’s side, via […]

family photographs

I’ve been uploading family photographs that my mother gave me. Lots of fun to look at. And it’s a good project to have underway. Here are some of my favorites, so far. Dad’s and Mom’s high school graduation pictures. My parents nine months before they were married. I think they were on their way to […]

macro mondays

Here are my submissions to this week’s flickr group Macro Mondays. The theme is “transparency.” The group allows five submissions each Monday. I took this picture while waiting for DD at riding lessons. We have a small box full of old negatives from DH’s family. This one caught my eye. It was probably taken in […]

rosemary ranch chicken and easy home fries

Last week, I tried these new recipes and both were very good. DH said several times, “this is a good meal,” which is always nice to hear. And DD asked me to make the potatoes and chicken again. Rosemary Ranch Chicken The chicken recipe called for the chicken to be cubed and grilled on skewers. […]