Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"The roses fauld their silken leaves
The foxglove shuts its' bell
The honeysuckle and the birk
Spread frangrance thro' the dell
Let others crowd the giddy court
Of mirth and revelry
The simple joys that Nature yields
Are sweeter far to me." Robert Tannahill
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law to be hosted our wedding reception at their home. We had a small wedding. We had "Original Swanson's Caterers" for 50 guests. The buffet cost $100.00. The wedding cake and bride&groom ornament = $22.00. And the charge for the lady to stay and arrange the food, etc. was $7.50. The entire amount with tax was $134.38. The menu included "roast choice beef and gravy, swedish meatballs, baked ham, their famous potato salad/or small buttered potatoes, creamy cole slaw/or kidney bean salad, relishes, vienna butter cookies, jello fruit molds, assorted bread, butter and delicious coffee." Oh, with "Sparkling china and silverware. Chafing dishes for all hot foods".
In my class last week, we began a collage to the theme of "something that jogs your memory". Using magazines, we searched for an image that brought a memory to mind. For me, it was a violin. When I was in grade school, I had the opportunity to take violin lessons. Well, you know how music lesson-practicing goes, and that I would rather play paper dolls, I never mastered it. Now, I think and think about it. I wish I still had my little violin. So, sob-sob, this is the start of my "memory" collage. I put an image of myself in here, a matte medium transfer, but I do have a photograph of me and my violin too that I must add.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Frosted Lemon Bars
2 cups corn flakes cereal, crushed to 1 cup (I used Special K)
1 cup flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (may need a little more)
1. Crust: Combine corn flakes, flour, brown sugar and butter; mix well. Press evenly in 13x9x2 pan. Bake at 275 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. Bars: Mix together the 2 Tablespoons flour and 1/4 t salt. Set aside.
3. Combine eggs, brown sugar, coconut and vanilla in bowl; beat well. Add flour-salt mixture and nuts; mix well. Spread over baked crust.
4. Return to oven and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bars are lightly browned.
5. Icing: Combine powdered sugar, melted butter and lemon juice; beat until smooth. After bars are baked and still warm, frost with icing. Cool and cut into bars.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wish I had a notebook
Within where I could write
All those thoughts inside of me
That just don't come out right.
I wish that I could tell it
All the secrets in my heart
And we would laugh together
At the tales I'd impart.
I wish that I could tell it
All my worries deep within
And it would form my words
Into a great big grin.
The day runs on with hours fleeting
I grant to each new chance a greeting
As it comes in and rushes on
I try to savor each short meeting.
Soon the morning's gone away
But I want meaning to this day
I hasten now with expectation
I still have time to win, I say.
All too soon, noon comes around
Its message, a defeating sound
I resist this mid-day triumph
I am aware I'm losing ground.
When at day's end, I'm feeling sorrow
For minutes gone that I can't borrow
Conceding to my pitiless victor
I fall asleep dreaming of tomorrow.
I watch the sprouts begin to climb
The breezes whisper of springtime.
A cloud floats by; forewarns of rain
But the sun recaptures its domain.
The game they play is watched by all
And needing a drink, being small -
The sprouts stretch with each raindrop
As "that glow" wins o'er the treetop.
The spring rain came
We love the game.
This is our chance
We blossoms exclaim!
And so without another glance
We begin our yearly dance.
Leaves unfold and blossoms bare
What a beautiful romance.
We arrive without a care
Of trouble, we are unaware.
Growing, stretching in the breeze
The time is here to take the dare.
We flaunt our petals as we please
We don't mind if no one sees.
As we dance around the trees
As we dance around the trees.
She made an unforgettable mistake
I can not see past it.
Anger finds each open space
Engulfing me like a fire lit.
Taking over my every thought
Filling my world with hatred.
Unforgiving, on this I dwell
A sickness inside me is bred.
Now, how can I so better be?
This feeling's not right, I say.
How can I judge this - a mistake?
It does no good to feel this way.
So, this burning inside, I still.
The mistake could have been mine to make.
Thoughts of past ones do haunt me
I feel how her heart must ache.
The weight of guilt is heavy
Can forgiveness lighten our sorrow?
To free myself, I let it go...
And get on with tomorrow.
If you think you're a boy?
Please, a hint of a word
Would bring me joy.
Your expression is such
I know something's there!
Just let it come out!
You know how I care.
I sure wouldn't tell
Our secret would be
Between us, you know
...Just speak to me.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Working on a journal page this morning and because I am doing the pages separately and then will assemble the "signatures" after the pages are done, this one came out up upside-down. Pat, are you telling me that you are watching? I will leave it that way.