Friday, November 18, 2016

The week that was

A week without blogging.  Sigh.

What have I been doing that's taken so much time?  Life.  Just life.  As a friend of ours used to say, "That's life in the breakdown lane." 

So let's see if I can break it down:
*Enjoyed a Dunkin' Donuts date with my hubby.  Those Boston Cream croissant donuts?  Dangerous!

*Spent the rest of the morning in the kitchen.  Made 3 types of cookies to take to a cookie swap at the library; froze them.  More about this later, but here's one of the kinds I made:

Date-Nut Confections

* Spent the afternoon in the kitchen cooking and baking for Sunday's harvest dinner to celebrate our church's 36th anniversary.  Here's what I brought:
 Scalloped Onions
Buttercup Squash and Apple Bake
and also a mince-apple-cranberry pie for which I hope to share the recipe soon.
* Listened to a nail-biter of a high school football playoff game as I cooked.  My team won!
* That evening, went to celebrate a two-year-old's birthday with my daughter, son-in-law, and family.

One of our gifts to our little granddaughter was this:
An Owl Hot Pack which had been requested since the 2-year-old keeps borrowing her older siblings' owls.

* Enjoyed a great day of Sunday School, morning worship service, harvest dinner, and an afternoon service which included a presentation by our Patch the Pirate Club.
* Visited my dad at the nursing home.

* Did loads of laundry and other housework.
* Went to the dentist for a cleaning
* Crushed peppermints, made frosting and frosted these cookies:
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies for a cookie swap that night.
Photo from Taste of Home
 * Reheated wonderful harvest dinner leftovers for supper.
* Attended cookie swap.  My peppermint cookies were a big hit.  I'll blog about them in my Christmas kitchen, hopefully soon.

* Housework, etc.
* Put supper in the slow cooker.
* Made a 3-bean salad for supper.
* Went to Dollar Tree to find more items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
* Went for a walk with a friend.
* Had a nice phone chat with my daughter in Nevada.
* Made 2 more of the little owls -- stuffed them with fiberfill to use as little stuffed animals for the shoeboxes.
  * Packed two shoeboxes.

* Went for a walk with a friend.
* Worked on my Sunday School lesson.
* Planned the week's menus
* Made my grocery list.
* Housework, laundry, etc.
* Attended midweek prayer service at church.

 * Put soup in slow cooker.
* Did grocery shopping.
* Drove to the nursing home (an hour each way)
* Attended family support group.
* Started work on another stuffed owl.
* Housework, laundry, etc.
* Paid my dad's bills.
* Baked biscuits for supper.
* Shopped at Walmart in evening.

... And those are just the highlights, if you will.  There was plenty else going on!
That brings us to today, and I finally get to post here.  So thankful!


  1. Oh my! A very busy week indeed. "Life in the breakdown lane"...that's good. Hope that everything gets "repaired" and goes tickety-boo. (One thing about lists like this is you see how very much you have accomplished.)

    1. Yes, that is true, Vee. Very helpful, especially on days like today when I don't seem to be accomplishing ANYTHING!

  2. You have been a busy lady. Living life.

    1. Yes, indeed, Sandy, busier than I like! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Life is just busy! Your daily list was quite extensive, and full of doing for others, which is the best kind of living! Blessings and hugs to you dear friend, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you too! (loved the last picture of the remainder of your fall!)


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