Saturday, December 22, 2007

Who reads these blogs of mine??!!!

I would like for anyone reading the blogs I publish, to at least let me know. At first, I was getting a comment or two. But now, nothing. I realize that they aren't very exciting, but if no one is going to read them, or care what I do or don't do, then I will quit doing this.

Christmas with my kids is today at Tom and Sherry's. Unfortunatly George will be there too. But, especially for Lu Ann and family, it is much easier for them if I just do it this way. Not for me. I really hate doing it this way. Just hate it. But, it is for them that I do. Am taking an Apfelkuchen. If you would like to know what that is, let me know and I'll explain.

Merry Christmas to all those reading this.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's Christmas time! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are we going to get all this bad weather they are predicting? When I took Snookums out the morning, it was cold. It's probably the smart thing to get her walk in before it all hits.

Ya know, it has to be winter. My sister has contacted me twice this week and asked about recipes. That tells me that it's cold enough that it's time to stay in and cook. I'm not going to cook. I'm the only one to eat it and that's no fum.

One of the things Betty told me was that she bought a spring-form pan sometime back and it had on the wrapper the recipe for our Apple Couca. Now, I have my ideas about that. In talking to people that know some German, Kuchen is the name for cake. I believe it's pronounced "Kookun." I think that the reason they have pronounced it couca was that some little kid started saying it that way, and someone thought it was cute, and it just kept on going. But on that new pan she bought was a recipe for Apfelkuchen. After some time to figure it out, she realized it was the exact recipe for the Apple Couca we have had for years. The only difference was that their recipe was doubled. I always doubled it anyway, cause I had so many to feed.

I'm ready for Christmas. Hope everyone else is also. I cheated tho. I put money in cards for the kids and grandkids and great-grandkid. Then got a gift certificate for the name I have in our drawing. So, mine was easy.

I'm wanting to go see some of Alaska this summer. I might be looking for someone to travel with. Anyone interested? The reason I say "might" is that someone else told me a couple of years ago to stop and pick her up on the way. But, she could back out. Just don't know all the details yet. I have a childhood friend living in Alaska, so will go see her and her husband. Probably use that area as a "base." She has already suggested two things to do. Other than those two things, she said just driving around will get us all the scenery we want. That there is so much to see. Even tho the gas prices are so high, it will be the least expensive thing to do. I just hope everything works out that I get to go.

Time for our walk.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The leaf pile is gone!

Yeah!!!!!!!!! I was thinking of calling the city when I heard the motor of the truck coming into the area. How nice to have them gone. Now I need to go out and clean thing up. They didn't really clean up the street. But that's okay. I'm just happy that the huge pile is gone. I had company last weekend and they even remarked about that BIG pile of leaves.

I also need to clean up the yard. I didn't get around to mowing the grass before the grass quit growing. It will seem kinda strange running the mower in December, but it will have to happen that way. This yard will mold over the winter if the grass is too long and/or if there are a lot of leaves left on the grass. Today is kinda warm....wet, but warm. I am going to try to get it done today....if the grass is dry enough to mow. (Can you tell that I really don't like the yard work?)

Yesterday my friend Pam and I went to Rossville. She knew of a new quilt shop opening up out there and she wanted to go see it. Rossville also had "Breakfast in The Village" and their annual craft/Christmas show at the school. We didn't get breakfast, but we went the other two places. One of my neighbor ladies had a booth there, so visited with her for a minute. Just as we were about to call it quits, I ran into a lady (Carolyn) that I knew when I lived out there. Her sister Sharon was with her and Sharon did some babysitting with Lu Ann and Rocky back then. Their mother was there also, and I got to visit with her.

Carolyn told me that Kate Shepard (a ex-next door neighbor) had died about 4 months ago. I had missed that in the Obits. Another lady I had been wondering about, Geneva Shivley, I learned is now in a nursing home. I guess we all get old. But, Pam and I really enjoyed the day.

The Sheriff's office is having their Christmas party on Friday evening this week. That will be the only Christmas party I will be eligible to attend. So, it should be fun.

I need to go look up a sock pattern to knit. I hear that Anna wants to learn to knit socks. The one problem is that she is really close to delivering. We may have to wait a few weeks until she recoveres enough.

I need to take Snooks for a walk. Bye!