Nov 1, 2014

Daylight Savings Time

Whatever your feelings, the change happens Sunday night, so be ready.
If you're a churchgoer or someone with Sunday morning appointments and your clock doesn't automatically adjust to the end of Daylight Saving Time, be sure to set your clocks back before you fall asleep Saturday night. Otherwise, you may feel silly if you show up at the wrong hour.

If you're a bar-goer, then there's good news: the time change means bars and pubs that normally have to shut down at 2 a.m. on Sunday mornings have an extra hour for this one day a year.  If the bar operators choose to stay open, that is.

Hope you have a great weekend!  See you on Monday!!!


Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday Justin!

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday.  We will be
at home handing out candy to the littles in our neighborhood.
It's fun to see what costumes are popular with the little kids.

I'd like to wish my son-in-law, Justin, a very Happy Birthday today.  We
celebrated his birthday a couple of weeks ago at Benihana's.

Take care and be out for the ghosts and goblins!


Oct 30, 2014

Mardi Gras Christmas Tree

The tree decorated in Mardi Gras style is in the back bedroom.  This tree is the
only one that has colored lights.  All of the other trees have clear lights.
 I love these fleur de lis ornaments.  They are plastic so you don't have to worry
about dropping and breaking them.  Not that I would do something like that?
Not me!
 You are probably wondering what an ice cream ornament has to do with
Mardi Gras, right?  Nothing.  I had a couple of ornaments that I wanted to display
this year so I chose to hang them on this tree.  The ice cream ornament is from
The Blue Bell Factory in Brenham, TX.
 I added the hand blown ornaments to this tree, too.  They blend in
really well with all of the bright colors.
I slipped in the poinsettia one, too.

 The art work on this wall is a little high, don't you think?  I think we need to lower it.
We play musical art work at this time of the year.  This one normally hangs on the side wall throughout the year but its space has been taken by another piece.

Have you started decorating your home for the holidays?

Take care,


Oct 29, 2014

Homemade Christmas Artwork

 Last Christmas my oldest daughter suggested that we do a Christmas project in lieu of our family movie night.  She bought four canvases from Michael's.  One for each of us and one for my mother-in-law Shirley.  She was visiting us for a couple of days before the Christmas holidays.  Tiffani found the idea on Pinterest at  

We had a lot of fun making this tree.  You start with the oldest person's hand at the bottom with the fingers going down.  Then you proceed with the next person until you have the youngest one do the star.  In this case, Mr. W's hand was used for the star and his foot was used for the trunk of the tree.  Isn't it adorable? 

 This year I added some really fine glitter to give it a little sparkle.  I used a very stiff paint brush and carefully spread the glue over the yellow area.  I tried hard not to mess up his original hand print.
I added the glitter to his hand print and on all of the yellow fingerprints throughout the design.

 I really love the way it turned out.
Do you have any art pieces that you create for the holidays?

Take care,


Oct 28, 2014

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

Last Friday I grilled boneless pork chops for dinner.  I knew the hubs would not want to eat out or have take out since he had been on the road all week.  The first thing I want after traveling is a home cooked meal.

I almost feel guilty calling this a home cooked meal because it is one of the easiest meals to prepare.  No kidding.  I wrapped the sweet potato in foil and put it on the grill 30 minutes before I put on the pork chops.  Next I seasoned the pork chops with salt and pepper.  I cooked the chops about 10-15 minutes on each side and they were done.  I served green beans seasoned with bacon bits along with our meal.

He loved it and that's all that matters, right?

Do you have any quick and easy meals to share?

Take care,