Friday, March 27, 2009
We usually take I-10 out of Houston and get off at Sealy so we can stop at the bakery in Bellville, Texas. The only bakeries we have near us here are in the grocery stores, so stopping in Bellville is a must for us. Besides, by Bellville we need a pit stop. Then we head towards Shelby and make a couple of stops there and then over to SH 237. I've got all my favorite stops marked on the map.
I try and go dehydrated since I hate those Port-a-Potties. If we're lucky we'll find a place for lunch that has restrooms...primitive as they may be.
Anyway, for me it's always a fun trip down memory lane even if I don't buy much. And I'll probably be very selective since I've been on a mission lately to declutter this house. Wish me luck!
Pictures to follow in the next few days.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I've been busy the last couple of weeks. My Dad's brother, sister, and nephew came for a visit. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well while they were here and had to stay away most of the time so no one else would get sick. My Dad lives nearby in assisted living with round the clock aides. Unfortunately, his Alzheimer's is getting worse and at times he doesn't know us. It's very sad and depressing. My Dad was a very smart man who loved politics and the Chicago White Sox. I showed him a picture of the President wearing a Chicago White Sox cap. A year or so ago he would have been thrilled beyond belief. Now I get no reaction. I miss the conversations we used to have, but speaking is very difficult for him now.
Here's a picture taken last week.
My dad is seated at the table and his brother is next to him. In the second row is Cindy (my cousin's friend), my dad's sister and me. My cousin is in the back. My Dad is 90, his brother is 87 and his sister is 84. My Dad is actually smiling in this picture. He used to smile all the time, but now he usually has a blank look on his face. It's good to see him smiling.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
And then as I was looking around the house for something else to share I spotted this gourd. I used to weave baskets and during a basket swap I was given this gourd. The top of the gourd is decorated with some cording that is sewn on. Yes, I know it's not a basket, but some basket weavers also enjoying decorating gourds. I was thrilled to receive it since I didn't work with gourds myself. She painted magnolias on the sides and they have a pink tint. I wish I could remember the lady's name, but I've long since forgotten. I wish I could tell her how much I've enjoyed her work over the years.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
It's actually much pinker than it appears in this photo. I used my trusty old Tupperware mold that I've had since the 1970's. This makes quite a bit, so the overflow is in a small bowl.
Congealed Salad (Our family calls it Pink Salad)
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 6 oz. Jello (any flavor…I like raspberry)
1 12 oz. Carton Cool Whip
2 c. buttermilk
½ - 1 cup chopped nuts
Combine undrained pineapple and Jello in small saucepan. Heat until Jello dissolves. Mix Cool Whip and buttermilk; add nuts. Stir in gelatin mixture, mixing thoroughly. Put in mold or long rectangular pan. Let set for 4 hours. (I do it overnight.) I find it helpful to spray the mold lightly with Pam…it comes out of the mold a lot easier. Serves: 12.
I always use a wire whip for mixing the ingredients together.
I hope you'll enjoy Pink Salad as much as we do!
If you'd like more information on Beverly's Pink Saturday just head over to her blog to see a list of this week's participants and information on joining in the fun. Just click on the Pink Saturday logo on my sidebar. Thank you Beverly for organizing this event each week.
Have a Happy Pink Saturday!
Sunday, March 01, 2009