Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas - YES!!!!

Two days until Christmas - what a nice time of the year.  I am looking forward to and have already enjoyed much excitement in all of the children's voices with such an air of anticipation.  I took some pictures of a few Christmas lights around town. 

Additionally, we have enjoyed lots of fun events.  We saw "Annie" at New Stage Theater. We went to Ballet Magnificat performance of "Snow Queen" at Thalia Mara Hall. Additionally, we enjoyed the special Christmas program at St. Matthew's UMC presented by the choir.  The children's choir put on a great performance of their Christmas music.  There was also a special bunco, with lots of good food and fun fellowship.  And, our Madison Avenue book club did a cookie swap and reviewed the Book:  "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever". 

In memory of my dad, Phillip J Causey

My bottle tree - I found the red bottles at an estate sale - (for free)

Christmas in Hunter's Pointe

One more time with music, Maestro!!

Christmas Village

Here's to wishing everyone a great Christmas!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday is my Friday.

Thursday should be my Friday; however, I still have a lot to do. We are going camping tomorrow. I need to get a few clothes washed and ready to go in the camper. My first WW meeting and a loss of 1.6 lbs. Not too bad.  A total loss for our group of 94 lbs. (25 members).



My new car


Welcome to Texas

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Pictures - Cupcakes & Muffins

I have been on a cooking binge lately.  Do not ask me why ~ as I could not tell you what has possessed me. Anyway, cupcakes, muffins, soup, casseroles, beef pot pie. Hmmm. I made chocolate cupcakes, from scratch, then I did not have powdered sugar for the butter cream icing.  No problem.  I will just make the seven minute icing.  I cannot believe it myself.  Anyway, no problem, it turned out great.  Here are the pictures:

Well, I guess you can see by the picture on the right that I broke my New Year's Resolution about buying coffee.  Here I am Seattle Drip last night.  They were open and yes I did stop. What is life with out a little coffee?

 Skyline last night while waiting for my coffee. The colors were interesting. 
I made pumpkin muffins this morning for breakfast. They turned out really good. I may have to make another batch of those. The recipe was straight out of my old Betty Crocker's Cookbook.  Those old fashioned recipes are the best and they very seldom call for ingredients that you do not already have.

Here is the recipe from the book:

Pumpkin Muffins

Breakfast is served.

Friday, January 14, 2011

January 2011 Update - Beginings and Endings

The year ended with the untimely death of my cousin, Harry. Such a nice person who was taken away from all of us way too soon.  He left so much love for his family, and was such a kind, caring, gentle spirit. He was an amazing person. All of those humble qualities, and on top of that, an Alabama fan. I can hear the heavenly chorus singing Sweet Home Alabama for Harry.

Another ending.  My friend from our camping club - Ray Smith was found dead Sunday morning. Again, such a nice, unique Christian person. You always knew how you stood with Ray.  And he loved to grow and share his tomatoes.  A life well lived.

Christmas 2010 Collage

My Sisters and Cousins

Sunset - Traveling West on I20

My Cousin Virginia's Daughter and Granddaughter

I 20 Landscape

Ice Storm - Madison MS

Practicing Cupcakes for Owen & Joe - Joe, I have your root beers - Owen - we also have Yohoo's

Decadur Baptist Church