Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Non-Monday Musings

I have been thinking of blogging again. I cannot believe it has been almost six months since I posted! Time does fly when you are busy living, doesn't it? :)

Non-Monday Musings...

What I'm thinking: I am very grateful for the kindness and love of friends. This life wouldn't be half of what it is without them. To those friends that read this - you are loved. Thanks for being who you are in my life! I am grateful to God for you--each and every one.

What I'm reading: Le Mort d'Arthur, Volume 2 on my Kindle App. It is a very odd book. LOL I am also reading my beautiful hardback 50th anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings to the children. I can't tell you how fun it is to share this book with them. :)

What I'm listening to: My children playing a computer game. :)

What we're learning: We are studying the Civil War at the moment and watching the Ken Burns documentary about it. What a heartbreaking terrible war. There is nothing to compare with the losses felt in that generation.

What I'm watching: We are watching a new-to-us series, Merlin, as well as a show that is brand new to us, Person of Interest.

What's cooking: Cranberry and orange bread today. I also need to make some whole wheat bread too.

What I'm buying: I can't say or it will spoil Christmas! :D

What I'm thankful for: I am thankful for many things, but today I am especially thankful for my children. They are a great blessing from the Lord and I am so very grateful.

What I'm creating: Hmmmm...do I have to be creative today? ;) Does cranberry bread count?

What I'm praying: That God would be glorified in all I do; that He would direct, guide, and bless some friends of mine in their business; and for the healing and peace of another friend struggling with cancer.

What I'm planning: To visit my mother, aunt, and grandmother this weekend, baring illness. :)

What I'm looking forward to: Christmas!

A picture to share:

I am posting an updated picture of our lionhead bunny that I affectionately call Non-Rosie. He is not a she, but since we discovered that later rather than sooner, I have a hard time calling him by his new name, Cottontail. Poor Non-Rosie. He will always have trouble with who he is. ;)


Di said...

I want to make cranberry orange bread today. Recipe?

So nice to see a peek into your life, dear Kate. Miss you.


Kate said...

Cranberry Bread

4 C flour
2 C sugar
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
grated peel of whole orange rind
1 1/2 C orange juice (or leftover orange from rind ground up in blender and mixed with water to make 1 1/2 C)
3 C or one bag whole fresh cranberries

Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter. Add egg, OJ, orange rind, and stir until moist. Fold in cranberries. Pour batter into two greased normal sized baking pans and bake at 350 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


I miss you too, Di. Very much.

Love you!

momma24 said...

We love Merlin and are thinking of huying the series!

Laura Lane said...

I hope that you do decide to blog again. Thanks for dropping by!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage