Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Especially Happy Thanksgiving!

With a face like this...what's not to be thankful for?

How about a whole couch-full of sweet
faces to be thankful for?
They are GG and Pawpaw's great-grandchildren.

Grandma Karen and GG with the newest member
 of the Mississippi side of the family.

This was our first time to see this sweet
little boy. He was a joy all weekend.

We also got to visit with the twins (niece's children)
 and the triplets and their older brother
(nephew's children) on Thanksgiving Day.
(Yep, we come in groups on this side of the family:)

The only thing missing was our daughter and son-in-law
who gathered with the family in Shreveport this year.

We have much to be thankful for...........

I visited some of the beautiful places around Columbus
while I was there. It is a beautiful old city
with tons of southern history.
I will share those pictures in a later post.

Till next time.............

Monday, November 21, 2011


"Over the river and through the woods
Trot fast my dapple gray.
Spring over the round
Like a hunting hound
On this Thanksgiving Day. Hey!

Over the river and through the woods
Now Grandmother's face I spy.
Hurrah for the fun,
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie."
                        English folksong

We will be going
"over the Mississippi River"
and through the
"woods of western Mississippi"
to Mother's house this week.

We won't be riding a dapple gray
but we are looking forward to
mama's dressing and pumpkin pie!

 I am thankful for family and
the opportunity to gather together
around the table in fellowship.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving Day.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie Weather

Our daughter and son-in-law came for
supper. The weather was
crisp and cool yesterday, so I
decided it was a pot pie night.

Rooster plates seemed to go with
the chicken theme :)

Hot from the oven!

This recipe was given to me by
a co-worker many years ago
and always tastes good and is
very simple, quick and easy to prepare.

Chicken Pot Pie

2-3 chicken breasts - boiled and chopped
2 cans cream of potato soup
1 can mixed vegetables-drained
(frozen mixed veggies can be used also)
1/2 cup milk
Fresh rosemary - finely chopped
(or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pie crusts -  I use Pet Ritz rolled crusts
that come two in a box.

Mix all ingredients and pour into an unbaked pie shell.
Top with second pie crust.
Slit top crust to allow steam to vent.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until
top is browned and filling is bubbly.

We also had a green salad and Shannon
brought brownies for dessert. Not gourmet
food by a long shot, but good and filling
and best of all, shared with family.

Till next time.....

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,

Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky,
Twisting, turning through the air

Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.
                                                    Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

Are you tired of tree pictures?
I hope not..........

The trees are spectacular here now.
I am afraid any day now, I am going
to wind up in the ditch because I have
 my eyes on the trees instead of the road!

As I write, we are actually getting some rain
and I'm afraid most of the leaves will be
on the ground after this.

I hope your part of the world has been
 as beautiful as ours this fall.

These are pictures from my yard.
Sassafras, Black Oak, Crape Myrtle and
maybe a few others are pictured today.

Till next time.......

Sunday, November 06, 2011

I am in a love/hate relationship right now....

with Blogger!

I have been having trouble commenting on some
of my favorite posts...

now I seem to have lost my followers...

I am about ready to throw in the towel.......

Any suggestions??

These pictures were taken at beautiful
Lake Greeson in Arkansas. We spent
the night at a friends lake house on our
way home a couple of weeks ago.

It was peaceful and serene on the water
with the wind whispering through the pines.

It is kinda hard to stay irritated with
a reminder of views like these.

Oh well, in the words of that famous
Southern philospher, Scarlett O'Hara,

"Tomorrow is another day"

See you soon.....
(unless blogger decides to delete me altogether!)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Just a few colors of the season...........

I thought Mama would enjoy these autumn leaves.
I think I inherited my love of trees from her
and I know fall is her favorite time of the year.

It's "berry" beautiful right now.

This is the month for giving thanks.......

Today, I am thankful for this wonderful
fall weather and the beauty of our world.