Sunday, November 6, 2016

Family Matters Most

Raise your hand're looking forward to a big dose of family today.  Me, too.

I tend to get melancholy and weepy sometimes for a variety of reasons.  This past Friday was one of those days, which is why I'm looking so forward to being surrounded by my family today.  Just having them close feels like a giant hug!

This is our family photo at Chelsea and Josh's wedding 18 months ago...little did we know that THIS little munchkin would be celebrating his mama and daddy's birthday with us!

Our grandson, Little Bobby, has brightened the lives of every single one of us!  

Family matters more than anything!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wear the Damn Glasses!!

Dear middle-aged gal pals,

If you're like me and found out about 7 minutes after you turned 40 that you needed reading glasses, and if, 18 years later, you're STILL annoyed at needing reading glasses, then you'll appreciate this post.

I was preparing for a family birthday celebration tomorrow for our daughter, Chelsea, as she turned 29 earlier this week.  It felt so good to be a domestic goddess for the day, cleaning, cooking, listening to the radio.

Anyway, I made everyone's favorite dessert, dirt cake, and decided to make pumpkin whoopie pies because they're a perfect way to usher in Fall, my most FAVORITE season of all!!

The recipe calls for two cups of pumpkin, so I went into the pantry to get the can of pumpkin. My glasses were all of eight feet away, which was evidently much too far for me to walk, plus I figured I wouldn't need them as I knew exactly what I was looking for.

After getting the can of pumpkin, I started opening it and realized that it had a funny smell to it, a bit of a sour smell, if you will.  It was a familiar smell though, I just couldn't place it.  

Suddenly, I recognized the smell...


In my defense, the two cans look alike if you're not wearing your reading glasses! (Right?!)

Moral of the story?  Wear the damn glasses.

Saurkraut Whoopie Pies does NOT sound like a good way to usher in Fall, or anything else for that matter.