FOR TODAY - October 13, 2011
Outside my window... It's a typical October day here in Idaho! A little overcast, a slight breeze, and kind of chilly. We were suppose to get a frost last night, so I covered the last of my tomatoes - hopefully, they survived!
I am thinking... About my sister. She had her second hip replacement two days ago, and she isn't even 60 yet, so I'm praying that she will do well and be able to get back to normal life very quickly.
I am thankful for... A warm house, a good husband, wonderful children and grandchildren, candy corn . . . did I just say candy corn . . . I really like candy corn, and I'm thankful for it!
A thought to share...
I loved to sing this children's song when I was a girl - how many of you can remember it?
Come Little Leaves
"Come little leaves," said the wind one day.
"Come o'er the meadow with me and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
Summer is gone and the days grow cold."
As soon as the leaves heard the wind's low call,
Down they come fluttering, one and all.
Over the brown fields they whirled and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.
Dancing and whirling the little leaves went.
Autumn had called them and they were content.
Soon they will sleep in their soft earthly beds.
Waiting for winter to cover their heads.
From the kitchen... I'm making this yummy casserole with baked acorn squash and cinnamon baked apples - yummy!
Autumn Sausage Casserole
Autumn Sausage Casserole
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 cups cooked long grain rice
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
in a large skillet, cook the sausage, apple, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients.Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
I am wearing... Black leggings and a grey striped shirt.
I am creating... I'm going to go through my patterns today and find all the right sizes to make pajamas for my grandchildren for Christmas! Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?
I am going... I'm staying home today!!
I am reading... I'm looking for a good book to read - maybe a wonderful mystery! Any ideas?
I am hoping... That tomorrow night is the last night that my husband has to work this darn night shift!
I am hearing... Music from my playlist - right now it's Michael Buble, singing, I've got a Crush on You!
Around the house... I really need to finish my laundry and vacuum and sweep the floors.
One of my favorite things... Nutella! I love it on whole wheat bread with a sliced banana!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
I really need to get reservations made to go to my Aunt and Uncles 50th wedding anniversary on the 21st!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
“It is both relaxing and invigorating to occasionally set aside the worries of life, seek the company of a friendly book...from the reading of 'good books' there comes a richness of life that can be obtained in no other way.”
~Gordon B. Hinkley~