Dec 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, everyone.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This is a photo I took of a rare pink poinsettia that a friend gave me. I put it in the kitchen where I’ll be spending the day cooking and baking. Have a wonderful joy-filled Christmas day.

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Dec 21, 2012

Easiest Christmas Cookies Ever

You know those powdered sugar pecan balls that everyone loves? You’ll be shocked to see how easy they are to make… everything in one bowl, shape and bake! (there’s a printable recipe here, too)

Filed Under: Cooking
Dec 16, 2012

Unlikely visitors

Yesterday ┬ámorning, I spotted three coyotes in the backyard. We don’t usually see them during the day but this was 9:00 a.m.. I was at the kitchen window and saw some movement and assumed it was a deer but I still enjoy taking their pictures. So I grabbed the camera and ran out to find a very large coyote who stopped to look at me and then walked away.

I was about to leave when a second one came right behind, stopped in the same area, and then followed the first one up the hill.

Right after that, a third one emerged from behind a bush, stopped to look, and followed the others up the hill.

This was my first opportunity to see these wild animals up close and to take these amazing photos. We don’t usually see coyotes during the day, only at dusk, so I don’t know what brought them out. They really are beautiful creatures!

Filed Under: My Backyard
Dec 14, 2012

A tragedy beyond comprehension

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Dec 12, 2012

Yolanda Adams

Christmas shows were always my favorite because we featured children’s talent. In 1998, after all the children performed, we had a special guest star, gospel singer Yolanda Adams. Here she is singing “O Come All Ye Faithful.” If any of the children who performed on this show see this, please let us know where you are today. Enjoy…

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Dec 04, 2012

Over 7,000 Tomatoes!

This is a number I never expected to reach. The new total after today’s pick is 7,008! I used to joke about still picking tomatoes on Christmas Day but that’s exactly what’s going to happen. There are still hundreds of green ones but guess what? There are new branches still popping up with yellow flowers, waiting to become even more tomatoes. I’m tired. I think I hate tomato soup now. People are avoiding me, afraid I’ll show up with another bag of tomatoes. “Here comes Farmer Jones again with another sack. Quick! Lights off, shades down, nobody’s home.”

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