FOR TODAY November 5, 2012
Outside my window... The sun is shining, there is a slight breeze, a few clouds in the sky, and it's a very balmy . . . 48 degrees!
I am thinking... about my father. He passed away 28 years ago, on my mother and father's wedding anniversary, which happened to be on Halloween. We buried him on his birthday, which is today. Happy birthday daddy. . . I love you.
This is a picture of my mom and dad, not too long before he passed away. They were at their cabin, their favorite place in the world, you can see it in the background, they loved it there! My dad had cancer in his neck, and had some nerve damage from when they tried to remove it, so he could't smile without being a little lop-sided, he hated that! He was such a handsome man.
This is a picture of my dad when he was in the Navy . . . so young!
I am also thinking of my sweet Aunt, my father's sister, Neta Miller. She passed away yesterday, at the tender age of 97. What a beautiful and sweet woman she was, I loved her so much. She will be missed by so many who loved her. But what a wonderful reunion she will be having with her loved ones on the other side!!
I am thankful... Well, it is the month to, "be thankful"! I love the saying:
"Be forever thankful, for life gives you much"
In the kitchen... I'm making bread - I think I have posted the recipe before, but here it is again. Yumm, I can smell it cooking!
2 1/2 cups very warm water
1 Tbls yeast (I use regular, not fast rise)
3 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls salt
2 Tbls shortning (I use coconut oil)
7-7 1/2 cups flour (I have used half whole wheat and half white)
Combine water, yeast and sugar - mix well and let sit for about 10 min. Add salt, and shortning (or oil), mix well. Slowly add flour until, kneading well after each addition - dough should be soft, but not sticky, and not too stiff. Let rise until double. Make into two loaves. Let rise until about 1 inch above pan. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, then turn over to 350 and bake for another 10-15 minutes until done.
I am wearing... Jeans and a comfy, baggy brown shirt!
I am creating... Some surprises for Christmas!
I am going... to go to DUP (Daughters of Utah Pioneers) today at 1:00.
I am wondering... Who the next president will be . . . ?
I am reading... A fascinating book called, "The Hatbox Baby", by Carrie Brown. I love her writing style!
I am hoping... That Bob catches some fish today. He went fishing with his brother this morning, and I would love to have fresh fish for dinner!
I am looking forward to... Spending some time with my daughter tomorrow, helping her decorate a bulletin board at the hospital.
A favorite quote for today...
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Around the house... Always something to do around the house! Today, I'm not doing much... :0)
One of my favorite things... Birthday parties, and flowers for my birthday! Thanks kids, I love you!
Tuesday - Of course I will be voting!!
Wednesday - Bob is having surgery on his hand - so we will be at the hospital!
Thursday - Aunt Neta's funeral
Friday - Do everything I didn't get done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!
Saturday - Hopefully relax
Sunday - Church
Fun pictures to share... Nuff said!
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween!
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