Sunday, November 20, 2011


Since I wasn't able to post on Friday or Saturday, I'll catch up on those first:
I'm thankful for Fall!  I love fall - it is my favorite time of year!  I love the fall colors and I even love to see the leaves on the ground.  I see people who hurry to rake up their fall leaves, but I love to leave them at least until they get crunchy, because it's just part of Fall!  We usually love to take a "Fall Leaf" drive, but we just never had the time to do it this year.  Even if we're really busy, we usually can just drive up the back of the mountain, but this year we didn't even do that. 

I remember when I was a kid I used to love to rake up the fall leaves and jump in the piles.  What kid doesn't love to do that?  I always had to pay for it though, because that much close contact with fall leaves would always trigger an allergy attack. 

Another thing I'm thankful for is the internet.  I know the internet has it's bad points, but there is some really good stuff out there.  We live in a time when we have all kinds of information right at our fingertips.  I love to be able to "talk" with my family on our family chats every Sunday.  It's also fun to email my sisters several times a day if we wish!  We keep talking about doing a "Sister Chat".  We used to do one, but when we went to Ireland I had to bow out since I was already getting up at 2:45am once a week for family chat while I was there.  This week I made a recipe that I had found on the internet - "Despicable Me Cupcakes" !!  We had a birthday party for Stace-Ghost on Saturday night, and I made her a cake and Despicable Me Cupcakes for my grandkids.  I learned that I am NOT a cake decorator.  But I tried!  Here's how you do it:
Make yellow cake cupcakes and use a silver cupcake liner.  When they are cool, frost them with white frosting.  Cut a Twinkie in half and spread a little frosting on the cut end and press onto the cupcake.  Using only white Smarties for eyes (gotta find something else, there is only 1 or 2 white ones per package!) - stick on with frosting.  You'll have to buy black food coloring because black doesn't come in a normal mixed package of food coloring. I tried mixing colors to make black but could only get to gray and that didn't look good. Tint the rest of the icing black and pipe around the smarties for "glasses" and put a small dot of black icing in the middle of the Smartie for the eyeball.  Then pipe a mouth.  Remember that some of the Minions only had one eye.  :0)

And finally, I'm thankful for my bed!  I love my bed!  It especially felt good this week when we would work so hard (being the week before Thanksgiving) at the Storehouse and have tired and aching muscles.  And after 3 days of being there this week, by Saturday night when we went to bed we could hardly move.  We have a Sleep number bed.  My number is 35.  :0)  One week I was having shoulder problems with my right shoulder and after I had lain in bed for a few minutes that night, I reached over and let it down to 30. Aaaahh!  If the power ever goes out for an entire night we're sunk though.  :0+  It does need power to stay inflated.  I think it can stay inflated for several hours, but I'm not sure how long.  We also love our down alternative comforter!  I used to think I loved electric blankets, but my comforter beats that hands down!  We stayed in a hotel once that had a down comforter and we were sold,  We bought one when we got home from that trip.  When we went to Ireland we bought one there.  We loved it even more than the one we had at home, so when we came home we brought it with us and gave our other comforter to Babs and Stace-Ghost.  We used to have our bed in front of our tv in our bedroom, but I could never watch a movie without falling asleep, so we rearranged our bedroom so we could put 2 recliners in front of the tv instead.  We figured since we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, we would get the kind of bed that would be the most comfortable. :0)

1 comment:

Delirious said...

I love my bed too. I found a down mattress topper and it is so comfortable! The mattress is comfortable too, but this makes it really nice. We also bought an alternative down comforter for the same reason you did. We tried ones at the hotel and loved them.

We will have to schedule a sister chat again. :)