Ten on Tuesday – Yummy Desserts


10 Favorite Desserts.

Strawberry shortcake, made with sweet bisquits hot from the oven, ice cream and strawberries (cut night before add sugar to make lots of juice) and whipped cream. Sometimes I fix this for breakfast.


Chocolate cake/white icing with sprinkles and ‘bonilla ice cream,
chocolate syrup drizzled on top. I smush a fork full of ice cream and cake together then eat it.


Marie Callendar’s peach pie


Pumpkin squares – pumpkin pie canned, evaporated milk, eggs mixed well, covered with yellow cake mix, butter and nuts,
always at Thanksgiving

Chocolate chip cookies – Margaret has tweeked the recipe so they are perfect

Alyce’s bread pudding with warm rum sauce  – no rum used, I forgot the ingredients for topping, brown sugar, butter and ?

Three Twins ‘mocha difference


Tahoe Joe’s chocolate skier’s cake – the whipped cream is to die for, I usually don’t care for whipped cream, this is my exception.

Sour cream peach scones with fresh sliced peaches and mock devonshire cream on top

sconeready to cut into wedges

Last but not least – Cherry cobbler

Desserts are not listed in order of FAVORITE.

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Ten on Tuesday – Enjoying Christmas



10 Things You Truly Enjoy about the Holiday Season

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Jojos


New Varieties of Poinsettias

“Joy to the World”

My children and grandchildren gathering for Christmas Dinner

Little white lights outlining roofs of houses

Muddy Boots



The Christmas Story

Receiving yearly pictures of friend’s children

Nativity Scenes


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Ten on Tuesday


10 Things You Take In A Travel Tote Bag.

Wallet with ID and money

I pod for my audio books

Coloring Book and Staedtler Pencils and
Sharpies fine and extra fine points

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Real Book to Read

Phone and charging cord

Knitting or Crocheting project, directions, scissors, and yarn needle

New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs

Graph paper and pencil


10-19,20-09 026Clothes and toiletries would go in a separate bag(?)
with ipod charge and an extension cord
(sometimes plugs just aren’t where you need them).

Would you like to know what other travelers pack in their totes?

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Ten on Tuesday – Waiting


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things To Do in a Waiting Room.

Unfortunately I’ve spent many hours in doctor and er waiting rooms.
Three things I always take, a book to read, some knitting
and a crossword puzzle book and pen.

1. People Watch
2. Knitting
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3. Work Crossword puzzles
4. Read
5. Sip Coffee
6. Find the nearest bathroom
7. Comfort a sick one
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8. Entertain a child
9. Doze
10. Watch the clock move ..ever… so…. slowly

I guess you can tell most of my waiting was done before the ‘Net’ years.

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Ten on Tuesday – What I Reknit


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Patterns You Could Knit Again . . . and again and again!

aug 9,13 003Radiant Circle Throw
I added the ruffle cuz’ it is for a little girl.

July 31 008Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth
I do this often for no-think knitting.

nov2812 001Wonderful Wallaby
My favorite sweatshirt knit,
finishing is only seam the top of the hood and 6 stitches under each arm.

nove 6 suzi - hugs 004Moss Garden
I made this for a friend and I want one for me!

aug 9,13 005Fuss Free baby blanket

I like the way this blanket starts with a square.
Again I added the ruffle.

Mar 3 kathi shawl 002Summer Solstice 2012, Wendy Knits
I’ve knit two of these and another is on the needles.
This is the only KAL I have finished!

sept 6. trisha pinwheel 001Knitted Pinwheel
This pattern was given to me years ago
when My sister-in-law knit this for my 1st daughter.
It doesn’t have a Ravelry link.
And, of, course, I’m adding a ruffle for a girlie.

may92012  alpaca sox  ready to block 001Alpaca Sox ShawlI love this shawl,
Knit from 2 ball of Crazy Zauberball.

july 13 007Elizabeth Zimmerman’s  Surprise Jacket
I don’t know how many I’ve knitted
seems like there is always one waiting on my needles.

Jan1913 socks 004Socks knit from worsted yarn – speedy knit – great slippers!

Joining with Carole and other knitters

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Ten on Tuesday – Favorite Furniture Item


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.
Ten things about your favorite furniture choice.

10 Things About MY Chair.

1. I searched until I found the perfect chair, then I saved until I could buy it with cash.

2. I love the pattern, the colors and the way it fits me.

3. It is wide enough for my elbows to fit along my sides when I do hand work.

4. It rocks and swivels.

5. My oldest daughter knitted the round lace piece on the back.

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6. It is over 10 years old.

7. The cats have used the back for a scratching post.

8. Many grand-littles have been rocked to sleep in this chair.

9. It is even good for a nap.

10. My favorite chair needs a bath.

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Ten on Tuesday – Cozy Foods


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Foods That Belong Together.

1. My very first thought was a favorite dessert of our family –
Chocolate cake with ‘bonilla icing with sprinkles and
‘bonilla ice cream with chocolate syrup ‘uppa top’
I almost went out and bought a chocolate cake, icing,
ice cream and syrup ( I have the sprinkles);
baked and frosted the cake;
then fixed me some dessert.
So I could show you how good this really is.

2. Ketchup and any type of hamburger


3. Spaghetti and Toasted Garlic bread

4. Summer and First of the season vegetables
(a previous year’s picture)

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5. Frito Boats – Chili and Fritos
from Cooks.com Put two spoonfuls of heated chili in bowl.
Put a layer of Fritos on top of chili.
Put another of chili.
Add a layer of cheese.
Add a layer of lettuce and tomatoes if you want.
Top with a few more Fritos

6. Dark chocolate and almonds

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7. Bacon and Tomatoes and Avocados
make a delicious BTA.
I like mine n rye bread with mustard.

8. the Farmer says ‘any veggies’ go in the juice

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Drink it down—just think of it as medicine


9.  Strawberry Shortcake
We take fresh out of the oven sweet biscuits, split them open,
add a scoop of ‘bonilla’ ice cream, soften,
cover with sliced sweetened strawberries
be sure to get lots of juice.
I stop there, but some in the family proceed
to add a generous helping of whipped cream.
I can’t find the picture I took years ago.


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Pictures are from a Thanksgiving with the Farmer’s family.

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What am I going to have for lunch?

Ten on Tuesday – I Love Red!


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Favorite Things that are Red

My title says it all, “I love RED”

Dark RED cherries

My RED and black PJ’s

RED ink pens

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My tweedy RED sweater

RED headed little children

A ruby RED Park Avenue I used to own, I loved that car.

RED and white coffee cups

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A Christmas tree decorated with white lights and RED bulbs

A RED shawl in the knitting, hopefully done by next winter

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and RED ketchup!

but I like to be in the BLACK   .    .    .   not in the RED.

Want to see what RED things others like click here.


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Ten on Tuesday – Cleaning?


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Favorite Housekeeping Shortcuts.

I must admit, I’ve never thought of myself as a good housekeeper,
although our home has never been condemned.
We have downsized from 2600 sqft, 4 bedroom, 2 1.2 bath etc, etc,
to a 27 ft Komfort with living room slide out,
my housekeeping is under construction to say the least.
Most of my hints I no longer use, i.e. no dishwasher,
they worked well once upon a time.

1.   Have my stuff organized, cupboards, drawers, closets.
I love Sidetracked Home Executives;
I didn’t follow the cleaning plan,
but for me the organization ideas were the best.

2.   Empty the dishwasher – having the dishwasher empty
and ready cuts down on much frustration.

3.   Don’t use the excuse “I’ll get around to it”
Wipe it up, pick it up, put it a way NOW!

4.   If the children write in the dust,
don’t let them add the date.

5.   Pick up the living/family room before going to bed.

6. Make my bed, close drawers and closet doors,
pick up laundry before leaving the bedroom.
It is amazing how this helps the room’s appearance.
Since we’ve retired, the last one our makes the bed.
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Today Buster was the last one on the bed.
I let sleeping cats lie.

7. Have only one pile it place;
because we understand
that every flat spot is a potential ‘pile it’ place.

8. In the winter, I loved having enough coals
in the fireplace to make it easy to toss on a log and kindling
and a fire was burning to take away the chill
and add cheerfulness to the start of my day.

9. Pay attention to the outside entry of my home,
is it welcoming ?
or do the spider webs remind me of Halloween?

10. Lastly, check the car. Take the trash out with you.

I didn’t think I could come up with 10 hints,
after 46 years of homemaking has taught me a little.

Carole has many friends with more hints, Here.

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Ten on Tuesday – 10 Thankfuls


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Are Thankful For

Our family has a tradition of sharing our ‘Thankfuls.’
Every month we get together for birthdays and anniversaries, food, fun, and just being together.
Before the presents and birthday cake,
everyone says three things for which they are thankful.
We call them ‘Thankfuls’
Our ‘thankfuls’ are not profound, rain, candles, a pillow, that it is bedtime, my garden is growing, after a long RV trip I was thankful for TP you couldn’t see through and wouldn’t melt in your hands (maybe TP is profound).
We try to stick to one rule, you can’t repeat what someone else has said.

1. A dry warm home.
2. Autumn weather, my favorite
3. Memories of good times and hard times.
4. My Knitting/Rocking Chair
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5. New Slippers
6. My hands and fingers
7. Knitting needles and yarn
8. Our faithful suburban with over 200,000 miles
9. The Word of God
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10. My family

from Simple Abundance ~~Sarah Ban Breathnach

. . .These are the six threads of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security. First there is gratitude. When we do a mental and spiritual inventory of all that we have, we realize that we are very rich indeed. Gratitude gives way to simplicity –the desire to clear out, pare down, and realize the essentials of what we need to live truly well. Simplicity brings with it order, both internally and externally. A sense of order in our life brings us harmony. Harmony provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each day, and beauty opens us to joy.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone.
Join in being thankful here

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Ten on Tuesday – Food?


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Foods You Eat Regularly Now That Were Exotic (or unheard of) When You Were a Kid.

The only think I can think of is: I eat out more.
Eating out was almost unheard of when I was young.
So eating out was such a treat, even if just hamburgers.
I’ve used a lot of my mom’s recipes and menus.
I can’t improve goodness.

And I’m not an adventuresome eater.

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Ten on Tuesday – This Weekend


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Did This Weekend.

My weekend started on Friday at 7:50, when we left for Medford, Oregon to join in the celebration of the life of our sister-in-law, Elsie.

Friday, 10:30, stopping in Redding CA to visit the Farmer’s mother in a nursing home.
Meeting us were 2 of the Farmer’s sisters and their husbands, a brother and his wife, a cousin and his wife and our adopted uncle. This picture shows Grandma at 100 years 9 months singing hymns along with us.
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The whole gang had lunch at Hometown Buffet hosted by Shirley and William, the Farmer’s sister and husband.

Next stop, Ashland, Oregon, can you guess where?
The Web-sters, a yarn shop.
I found yarn for a shawl, but they had only 7 skeins and I need 8,  I’ll order it on line.

In Medford, we had supper at the Farmer’s brother, Darrel with his family, yummy nachos for me.

We stayed overnight at a Senior facility that rents rooms/apartments (as advertising).  A complimentary breakfast is included, I had Eggs Benedict at about 10:00, my favorite time for breakfast.

Elsie’s life celebration was warm, full of laughter and tears.

We left Medford about 3:00pm, driving through intermittent rain (not a lot of fun, but not too bad), stopping again in Redding at the Black Bear, and arriving home about 10:00pm.

Sweet rest in my own bed.

Sunday morning and evening, we attended worship services gaining strength and encouragement from the songs and God’s word.

Sunday afternoon, two of our grandsons spent the afternoon with us, lunch at Garcia’s, a trip to Barnes and Noble and Coldstone ice cream shop (one of the grandson’s had a gift card that was crying ‘use me’.

After evening service, I played a couple games of ‘May I’ with friends.

Oh, and I started a new shawl, My Wish, by Laura Linneman

Not our normal weekend activities, but one filled with love, laughter, memories and comfort.

Other weekends are here

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Ten on Tuesday – Books


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Books On Your To-Read List.

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle  by Mary J MacLeod  (link)

Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day by Lisa Shroyer  (link)

Yes, I read knitting books.

Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table  by Jenny Rosenstrach (link)

The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes  (link)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  (link)

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh  (link)

Seaside Knitters Mystery series  8 books  by Sally Goldenbaum  (link)

Broken (Extrahumans #1) by Susan J. Bigelow  Series (link)

Charlotte Bingham has written many books. (link)
I’d like to read one to see if I like hers.

Rosamunde Pilcher, I love .  (link)
From this link, I find she has written many books I didn’t know about.

Most of these books and authors I’ve gleaned from blogs I’ve read. I don’t know it I’d read them once I held them in my hands and checked them out, but they sounded interesting.

To read others’ lists, click here.

Published in: on September 25, 2013 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Ten on Tuesday – Missing things?


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Miss About Your Own House When You Go Away.

1. My bed

2. My cats

3. Attending worship services

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That’s all I can think of.

When we go away for just a couple days, I take with me all I need, my  Bible, pleasure reading, enough knitting for 3 weeks, use of the Farmer’s computer, food, fun dishes, my pillows, clothes, chair, footstool. . . We have a Suburban so everything fits.

When we go away in the RV, it is packed with all my toys and necessities. We even move our bed into the RV. I always make plans to stop at a new or old friend yarn shop/quilt shop, so if I find I do need something, I’m okay.

I’m never allowed to take the cats.

My needs and wants are simple.

To see what others miss, click here.

PS After reading a few lists; perhaps an explanation is due.
Since we have downsized and moved into a trailer,
I’ve become disconnected with rooms and more like a snail,
carrying my stuff with me.
I’m not a minimalist, just learning to live with less.

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Ten on Tuesday – Alone Time


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Favorite Things To Do When You’re Alone

I, too, enjoy being alone.
I don’t really need people around.
Not in any certain order:

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I like to

1. Eat breakfast out. Take a book with me, no clock to watch.

2. Knit, I can’t talk and knit.

3. Look at/for yarn. Wondering around in circles in my favorite shops.

4. Write posts for my blog.

5. Drive around town or out of town, looking at yards and houses.

6. Watch the ocean waves.

7. Pick up a couple donuts and coffee, take it to a park and read, enjoying the morning in any type of weather.

8. Take a nap.

9. Go the library, browsing quietly

10. Shop, Pier One, World Market, Nurseries, even grocery stores.

Alone isn’t the same as lonely.
I am rarely lonely.

Others have some good ideas here.

Published in: on July 10, 2013 at 12:52 am  Comments (2)