Thursday, October 10, 2013

a fall day and news

okay, so i am taking a little break in my day of baking for the church bake sale ---
our church had a yard sale/bake sale last week and it's on again for this saturday---

i am hearing that the cookies we sent last weekend didn't sell too well---i think the loaf cakes did---

today robyn  and i made pumpkin loaf---butter pecan applesauce muffins---chocolate hershey kisses cookies and cranberry dipped in white chocolate cookies---yesterday i made peanut butter chocolate balls----

i can really get into baking some times--especially if i have a helper or if i am the helper----today robyn and i did pretty well in sharing the work----and we had dillon to run to the store when necessary--

i don't know if i will attend the yard sale thing again this week though-----

if you are a long time follower, you may remember "big tommy" and how we were expecting him to be moved to a group home---well it has happened

we visited with him last saturday and probably will this saturday morning---

lots of mixed feelings about this change in his address----in the end, we didn't have much say in where he would be placed----but, you will not believe, how God has worked in this----although, it is not in the best part of our town----he is just down the street a bit from us---takes us like 8min instead of the 45-to an hour drive, where he has been all these years

he seems to be adjusting pretty well, but it is so strange to see him in a home with only a couple of other residents and having his own room----tommy has never had his own bedroom---really just a bed and a small chest for his things

thank you to all of you that have prayed about him or sent good thoughts our way---

it's raining here this week --the fall temperatures have finally kicked in--

the grand-kids football games go on and one car is bought and one more in need----

the days remind me---gather all you can out of this brief season and season of your life----buy all the candy and little joys, the grand-kids love---do it now, while they want them---buy those baby dolls, while they still play with them------and enjoy the days of baking and fighting in the kitchen with my daughter------

look out the window more often and notice those yellow and scarlet leaves---notice them before they are covered with the crispy brown ones-

just know, that life will change and places once familiar will fade away---but maybe the new ones, will have time to become a fondly remembered season

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  1. It's always important to enjoy the moment.

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    1. yep---i am slowing learning this in my golden years, ruth :)

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  2. One thing we can depend on and that is change. :)

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  3. Thank you, Lynn. I just moved from one excellent place to another so by the time I got to your last line, it was was very apt. Sending all my best to Tommy.

    (I could go for one of those chocolate peanut butter balls, btw ...)

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    1. haha, i know, those darn things are a little addicting! hope things are going well with you and thanks for the best wishes for tommy :)

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  4. I don't know the Big Tommy story, but I wish him good days in his own room! My grandson has autism and I do worry about his future and what it holds for him. He is a sweet boy, is a freshman in high school, doing what he can with a lot of help.

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    1. i probably wrote about big tommy about a year ago or so----thanks for the good wishes, and the same goes out to your dear grandson <3

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  5. You had me at peanut butter chocolate balls :)

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    1. haha, that seems to be the consensus :)

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  6. You made me a little sad. I love baking but the kids are away at college and I haven't been baking because then I eat it. I need a bake sale to get me in the swing.

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    1. yeah, cause you get all the fun of making it and knowing that you can't taste it too much---hoping you get to bake with your kids really soon, susan :)

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  7. Life is an exciting and often stressful journey that is beyond our ultimate control. To fully appreciate the highs we have to endure the lows, but when we come out of that dark tunnel, sunlight that those who bask in it take for granted is almost blinding in its brilliance to others starved of it. In that respect we appreciate more,

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    1. very true words, my friend---am still enjoying your book---hope to finish it when the kids football stuff is over----hope you are well---i am not seeing a blog for you---did you shut it down for now

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    2. i saw your web page--very nice---and the photos are wonderful---i wasn't navigating it too well though :)

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    3. the official launch of the site is nov 5 when the revised YA edition of the book is released. I'm afraid you have the uncensored version but the new one is serialised on the site until the end of oct. I am still designing and tweaking the site but hopefully any bugs should be gone by the release date.

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    4. oh okay, thanks jp----you are very busy aren't you---glad things are going well :)

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  8. I can certainly vouch for things changing, this has been the strangest year ever! I'm ready to make them a memory, even if they won't be anything to be fond of.

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    1. i am sure you would want to forget a lot of it---so sorry to see that your son, michael was in the hospital again--prayers for better days <3

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  9. Surprisingly, we haven't had the fall color change here yet. It's still pretty warm, but I feel the change coming. The joys of having arthritis will always predict weather changes lol.

    I think the bake sale sounds like fun. Too bad the cookies didn't sell well. You can always send me the leftovers ;)

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    1. haha yeah we did have enough to send! hopefully this week's batch is better---i think they present better, anyway---here's hoping your arthritis, doesn't act up too much, theresa :)

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  10. I bet your house smells great with all the baking!

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    1. it is the best---better than plug-ins, sherry :)

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  11. Life is one big changing scene with players coming and going.
    Wish I'd been close by to sample your pumpkin loaf

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    1. so true, my blogging friend---hey, i wish you had been here too, to share a slice with me--to tell you the truth, the extra one i made for home, was hardly touched--but i thought it was extra good :)

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  12. The butter pecan applesauce muffins sound great! Any chance of you sharing the recipe or link?

    That's great that Tommy ended up so close to you.

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    1. i actually used a cake mix and added an extra egg---applesauce and pecans--they were really good and didn't need icing or butter! yes, thanks danielle--it has been good--we have been able to see him each week so far :)

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