Friday, December 9, 2011

Cranberry Cobbler

Here it is, in all its beauty. And it tastes good, too.

Cranberries Rule!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I hoard cranberries at this time of year.
Everytime I shop for groceries, I pickup two bags of cranberries to store in the freezer.
This month I've made two batches of cranberry scones, two cranberry walnut cobblers and about eight half-pint jars of cranberry ketchup. I gave all but two jars away. Later I'll make cranberry bran muffins and who knows what else? So you see, cranberries rule!

I was going to display a picture of the cobbler but alas I haven't figured how to upload it from my ipad2!!!!! $&@$&&@@@!!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The ABC's of Me

I saw this on a blog I read so I thought I'd give it a whirl. For my one follower, maybe you'll learn something else about me.

Age: 61
Bed Size: Queen
Chore you hate: spring cleaning
Dogs:  Love them; maybe I'll get one when I retire
Essential start to your day: a good night's sleep
Favorite color: currently sage green
Gold or silver?: silver
Height: 5 foot, 10 inches
Instruments you play: piano, HAH!
Job title: Bond accountant
Kids: 1 grown
Live: in a house in Lexington
Mom's name: Bessie
Nicknames: Wilt the Stilt (from my childhood days, because I am tall); Camel and Wide-track Pontiac (from college days because of my figure)
Overnight hospital stays:  three (one for childbirth)
Pet peeve: Whining
Quote from a movie: "Something vexes thee?" From Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
Right- or left-handed: Right
Siblings: Two, alas, only one living
Time you wake up: varies; I sleep like an old person - I wake up a couple of times but then go back to sleep
Underwear: Old lady type
Vegetables you dislike: Only boiled okra
What makes you run late?: Nothing, unless I oversleep
X-rays you've had: Lots, mainly for my knees
Yummy food you make: Strawberry shortcakes with home-made whipped cream
Zoo - favorite animal: penguins

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hey, Am I Still Here?

Yeah, I know it's been awhile. I have a lot of excuses. Shall I list them?

1. I moved my laptop from my dining table in the greatroom to a desk in my office, "where a computer belongs." Trouble is...out of sight, out of mind. I don't blog, check my e-mail or follow my friends on Facebook. I am totally behind in what's happening.

2. I have absolutely nothing to say. Hard to believe? It's true. Most of the time I'm quiet. But if you kick my bucket, I'll talk your ears off. Now why can't I just pretend you've kicked my bucket every day? Alas.

3. I got distracted by the holidays and a visit from my daughter. We took a trip to Cincinnati one Saturday; got in IKEA but Trader Joe's was closed.

As far as weight loss goes, I kinda stalled. No excuses there, really. The Weight Watcher plan changed a little and I am still trying to discipline myself to do what's necessary to stick to the plan. My knees have been a little achy for a few months now which puts a damper on most exercise. But don't worry. I will win.