Thursday, October 19, 2017


 With the weather cooling and Autumn in the air, I thought some homemade Minestrone soup would be a good choice for my cooking class.

Served up with a little Parmesan cheese.  The homemade bread was brought by one of the ladies attending the class.  
 Since everyone loves dessert, and I was only making the Minestrone for the class, I made a couple of pies to finish off our lunch.

Last month when I made Pumpkin Muffins with crumble top and had quite a bit of the topping left, so adding some to the top of the Apple Pie ~  sorta Apple Crumb even though it had a top crust.  It was actually quite good!
How can you go wrong with pumpkin pie.  With tons of whipped cream, of course.

I love these monthly cooking classes at the Villa, and even though the class is rather small, all that come enjoy watching me demonstrate the recipe and they especially enjoy eating what  I fix. HaHa!!

I love to cook ~They love to watch and eat ~ WIN ~ WIN

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Michael really gives us a challenge with his "Fill in the Blank".  The above is what we had to work with.  I didn't know we were going to get an extra week to work on it so I grabbed my sketch book and drew the two forms.  This is what happened in the next 10 minutes.  After I saw that we had more time...I decided to just go with my first thoughts and sketches.



What comes to your mind when you see these to "forms"?  To see what all the other artists came up with, just click on the Scribble Picnic badge near the top of my sidebar.

Thanks Michael for hosting this, and S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G our brains..HaHa.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Tristan and Tiger 
Peas and Carrots

This cat will not leave Tristan's side.  He sleeps with him, is always on his lap, and now I see he oversee bath time.  They are like peas and carrots!!!

How nice to have such a buddy.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


We do have fun!!!  Last night our son Myk called and said he and Kaleb our grandson were in the area and going to stop by.  We laughed and talked and I know Kaleb's favorite pie is pumpkin.  I had ONE piece left and there was a little fun fighting over it, but Kaleb won!!! HaHa.

I love my boys!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


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My one eyed bandit has now become Mr. Cool.  He is feeling really good.  Taking it easy, but today I loosened my grip, and let him go with me to walk Molly.  He is holding the leash so I could get his picture.

The cane gives him a little more balance until he can really see clearly again.

I'm amazed how many of you or your loved ones have had cataract surgery.  Unfortunately there is no surgery for glaucoma for me, so I will continue my nightly drops.  It was caught early, and my last appointment showed no increase.  I said eyes and ears are so important, so I'm thankful every day for my hearing aids and my Lumican drops.

We all have much to be thankful for.

Pray for the people in Northern CA and the horrible fires.  More fires this year than I can every remember.