Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cinnamon Rolls by Glenice

I have a co-worker who really misses his wife as she had passed some years ago

While talking about her he became quite contemplative and reminiscent

He talked about all the good food she would make for him... But

There were two special recipes she made this time of year that he missed the most

One is Lefse a Norwegian crepe and the second was her cinnamon rolls

I mentioned that I would be happy to try and recreate them if I had her recipes

Now I am not a chief... But I do consider myself someone who can follow a recipe quite well to great review by them who break bread with me

However......

I have to say that her quite simple recipe through me for a loop

Her FIVE ingredient recipe was Greek to me 

It took me three batches to come up with the above cinnamon rolls....

But more than that I had to get help so I sent out a call for help to figure out what I was doing wrong

Well in the end it was my very own father who dropped by for a visit to tell me what I needed to do

LOL I love my dad he worked for the railroad for all his life and is now retired. Who would have guessed

His mother being the great German woman she was had had six sons and taught all of them how to cook, clean, sew and Iron

His father taught them how to use their hands to garden, work on cars and build a house which he did when married my mother to accommodate all of us

After his offer of help I think we have a success!

At work there was complaint that he was the only one who received cinnamon rolls lol

But I think a retired city worker and veteran 

who only has one leg who moves around with a prosthetic leg 

who is 87 years old and keeps up with the rest of us deserves a little attention! Don't you?

I think so.... Below is the picture of my first two batches for a laugh! I love a good laugh... makes me happy

 Batch 1
Batch 2
This last one here was more like Cinnamon Roll cookies hahahaha

Thursday, November 20, 2014

One Thousand Gifts


~ Blessing of being her mother and friend

~ Helping of another in desperate need

~ Love of parents

~ Vacation in the fall

~ Sweetest co-worker and new friend who makes me smile just by walking in the room

~ Flurries of fresh snow not quite making it to the ground

~ A husband who is my hero saving me when stranded and then fixing the problem

~ Happiness in the listening of contemporary bluegrass and Jazz

~ Dinner made and served to me by my children

~ Hot cinnamon rolls on a cold day

~ Pure... Clean... Fresh... Water

#12 Finding the missing puzzle piece in family history... linking families together again

Joining here with Bron

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

One Thousand Gifts


I have started reading a book recommended to me called "One Thousand Gifts." I have to confess that I struggle mightily... Mightily, daily, hourly, by minute and second to truly live... 

I am lost in the sea of grief, sorrow and loss. 

Although it has been four years since my sweet daughter has passed I find myself still stuck in the moment. I do not know if it will ever get better but...I try daily to live my life to the best I can do for that day. Sometimes it goes well and sometimes not so good. 

But as a new day dawns I find myself needing to do something... Something other than living in the black abyss that has been my constant partner for four years, six months and 168 days... 

I am stoic physically, spiritually and emotionally but everyday I put on that plastic face and trudge forward. 

I have come to realize how thankless I have become for the abundant blessing in my life...

So I have decided to go on a personal journey to recognize and be thankful for these gifts in my life. 

I do not know how it will go or how long it will last or even if I will be successful but something has to change and so here it is! A new beginning for me today... 

The next chapter in my life... 

A journey of self preservation and discovery, of learning to feel and live and love again after such a great tragedy to me and my family. 

So here's to new beginnings...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

150 Year Celebration Quilt

QUILTS..... what a really fun way to celebrate a 150 years for our state! Each county in the state made a quilt square for this quilt... Even my sister was involved... 
She made the circle in the patch of blue between the two stars. 
I love to quilt but I am not as good as these people from all over the state of Nevada... 
Today they displayed this quilt along with another 150 quilts around the room from people all over the state... I sure wish I could have been there! 
Thank you sis for the pictures I sure wish I could have been there with you!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wide Open Spaces

Wide open space...

After living in California for 27 years inside the city where there are cement sidewalks and asphalt streets, where the only nature you can see is planted either in shopping center planters or the neighbors gardens... Where there is no space to be without someone bumping into you or crowding you out, where long lines are absolutely every where and you spend half of your day waiting in them

To...

Living in Nevada where there's more open space than shopping centers and lines...

a more easier way of life and friendlier people...

Where the asphalt ends and nature begins...

With all of the wild life up close and personal...

Oh I do love living in Nevada with all of its beautiful high desert landscape, 

Happy 150 years Nevada

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Decoration

I love crafts and decorating... I always have but I have to say that I admire my daughter in law and her knack to pull it all together in a very cute way. I visited my son and daughter in law last weekend and here is her handy work


















Sunday, October 5, 2014

Beach Wedding & 500th Post

How fun for this to be my 500th post... I have two sons and two years ago my son and daughter in law were married in California
And Last month my other son was married up at Lake Tahoe at Sand Harbor
This cold day started out at 41 degrees, windy with sprinkles every now and then but the real bad weather stayed away and did not start until we were leaving... Snow and thunder storms with a lot of rain. But during our time at the lake the weather did not in any way dampen the fun and enthusiasm from everyone there... It was a truly great day and... It was caught on the news as a wedding that took place at the lake despite the weather, how cool was that...