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Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

OK, I Give~~~
Thanks to all for commenting on my misery.~~~I so agree with Paula, some things just don't seem so important anymore, well, maybe, except the family celebrations, for me., at least.

so, I'm thinking (painful sometimes), but it had to be done., maybe if I took a long winters nap, just maybe, I'd wake in a better frame of mind.

The house is quiet, so quiet that I could actually hear my wheels turning about in my wee little head. No hubby, no grandloves, no kids, no TV (literally), as the reciever for the sattelite dish took a dive today. Have you ever realized how wonderful peace and quiet can be?

A pause here while I thank Jack for letting me borrow his color-coded paragraphs without permission...

It seems that all I needed was a good snooze.~~~

Not only did I wake refreshed and ready to tackle another day, but I baked....all day long. The first thing on the cooling rack were two Pecan Pies,.....heaven help me, I had to look at them all day!
Next were two Pumpkin Pies....oh the spices of pumpkin pie......all that nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon~can you smell it yet?
Finally, a very scrumptious looking, 4, yes four pound Lemon Cheesecake. Oh Mercy!!! These guilt-free goodies guarantee drooling and satisfaction.

It is beginning to look like my family will eat turkey and all the trimmings after all. The Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Sauce is marrying it's flavors in the fridg, the Sweet Potatoes have been baked, whipped and waiting for the crumble topping and lots of butter. Onions and celery have been chopped for the dressing and
green beans have been blanched for the casserole. The dinner rolls are baked and ready to be warmed.

I guess I was looking foreward to pleasing my family after all. Our dinner will be a day early, but just as mouth-watering. There is little to do tomorrow. Once the bird is oiled with herbs and in the oven, only warming side-dishes and a prayer of thanks needs to be done to complete our meal.

I'm so happy to be out of this slump I had been in.
Life is goooood!~~~

BlessYourHearts and Tummys

13 comments:

jack69 said...

I KNOWED IT! i JUST KNOWED IT. She would cook herself out of the doldrums!
Yep I started to smell the food, glad I just had one of Sherry's country meals. Cornbread, cabbage, salmon patties, Mac & Cheese and Greeen tea.

Great entry 'cept for all the cooking!@! hahahahahah At least the pies were not chocolate and my favorite 'PEE CAN' PIE!

Love you sweet lady!
Sherry & Jack Down South in North Carolina.

Cher' Shots said...

Once again great minds think alike. I started the day off making HOMEMADE blueberry muffins. And I ended the day baking a pumpkin pie (also from scratch - even cooked down the pumkin)and a cherry pie with struesel topping. It helped to pull me out of 'the blue mood' too.

Fred Alton said...

No turkey for us this time - we're having squirrel dumplings, courtesy of one of my hunting buddies. Of course there may be some turkey at my sister's place - but I'll eat the squirrel first. ☺ Your menu did make my mouth water!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Yum yum yum!
SOunds delish. So glad your out of your doldrums. You had a very productive day, you should be proud of yourself!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
*hugs*deb

~mel said...

I want PIE!!! So what time did you say I was coming over in the morning for coffee and PIE!!! Seriously, I think it needs to be sampled before your kids dig into it.

Darcie said...

Wow, You are back online. :) Mmmmm sounds yummy. I have all the fixins for thursday and we will be finishing the shelters that day too. Ponies will have something to be thankful for too.

Love ya!

Darcie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm like Mel.... I want PIE too..... YUM!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you... Hope you have a great day/week.. After tomorrow, I'm taking some time off from blogging.

God Bless You.
Hugs,
Betsy

holdingmoments said...

Dar, just wanted to say, good to see you back posting.
I love to dip in now and then, to catch up on your world.
That meal sounds fit for a King!
If only I lived nearer.... ;)

holdingmoments said...

ps
Hope Santa brings you a new computer :)

lil sis said...

Glad you're better and glad your're posting
again.
Sounds like you're already done cooking...
I just got done buying everything last
night. Hopefully Dot will start making the
cornbread today and maybe start on the
dressing. I'm doing the big bird and ham
tomorrow...wish me luck. lol.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
love ya- me

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Good to see you back...I missed your happy self...you seem happy as a clam cooking for family. Everything sure smells good...your laptap smeller is turned on. Sounds like everyone is hunting, eating and doing their DarStuff! Ya'll have a great one. Thanks for stopping by CITexas Gal.

Tennessee Granddaddy said...

Dar, I'm glad you are back with us. We have missed you cheer and wisdom. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Judy said...

So glad you are out of the grumpys, and into the cooking! I am also having an issue with depression this month, and the days of rain are not helping at all. At least I was able to miss the freezing rain!! Hope you didn't wrench anything in your slip!