Thursday, January 15, 2015


A post of randomness --
Image from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Facebook page
The weather geniuses on local TV and on my smart phone tell me that we will have dry, sunshiny, and balmy (in the 60s) weather for the next six days.  We have had a rather long snap of cold, icy, snowy weather; so sunshine will be appreciated.  I'm encouraged that winter will return next week, however.  Guess I better take this opportunity to take my heavy coat to the cleaners!

Bob reminds me that it is two months until he and Wyatt plant the peas in the garden on St. Pat's Day.  That's a good thing as I only have about one cup of peas from last year's garden left in my freezer.  I'm saving those for the perfect chicken and biscuit casserole on a future, snowy evening.

After dropping my coat off at the cleaners today, I have the fun of picking up my favorite granddaughter, Caitlin, at the high school.  I love it when she needs a ride, and thinks of me.  As a busy senior, it is hard to fit in school work, a boyfriend, etc., etc., etc., and Grammy-time!  We still manage, however ---- and there is nothing better than to encapsulate a talkative teenager in a car, go to Sonic for something to drink, and get caught up on the news!
I'm going to miss her next year so much!!!!

You would think that after all of the Christmas goodies, I would be tired of sweets.  But, oh no, I think I'll make Turtle Cookie Bars this afternoon.  
Turtle Cookie Bars
I spied the recipe on The Shabby Creek Cottage blog, and now I can't stop thinking about them.

What's another calorie (or two---) when the sun is shining?

I'm joining the following:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays At Our Home
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Imparting Grace for Grace at Home Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


Thelma said...

I like your posts. Lovely

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I need those turtle cookie bars. . . Thanks for looking up my china pattern! There are so many. We have had the most cloudy grey days ever in ALbuquerque. Not the moisture so much. Just cloudy. We did get a couple of mornings with a dusting of snow though. Somehow the dusting made it seem even colder than a few inches! Weird! So sweet that you get some time with your girl!

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and I was smiling while reading this whole post! :)

Susie Q said...

I am so glad you get to spend some sweet time with your dear girl!
I always love your posts sorry I don't always get to tell you that.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

MMMM, I never tire of the sweets...unfortunately for me! Enjoy!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I wish that I would get tired of eating sweets, not happening! lol! Caitlyn is so cute and you will miss her so much for sure. I wish we would get some warm weather like that. Just down right chilly here. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your first picture is so pretty.
Those cookie bars really look good to me right now.
Good for you having a granddaughter I have 7 sweet grandsons and only live close to 4 of them.

Our weather here in Missouri USA has been terrible cold however we are having a break even with sun and 50 degrees today
I know a family who lives in Munich Germany, the man is from here however his wife is German

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Sally! Oh, I'm glad to hear you're have a bit of warmer weather. It's been below zero here and we're not used to weather like that! But I actually love it as love as I can keep my toes warm! Your granddaugher is so pretty and of course she wants to have 'grandma' time with you! :) Now you have my mouth watering for something sweet! :) Thank you for popping in to see me and your kind words.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

We have sooo much in common; I have 5 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. The youngest is 16 years old. I love spending time with them, and not nearly often enough, I "get" them.

As to sweets . . . now there's another thing we have in common. (sigh)

Happy Blue Monday!

Diane said...

Hi Sally, first time here and enjoyed reading
your blog. Love seeing all the vintage pieces you have and the family photo's.
I would love the have your recipe for
"the perfect chicken and biscuit casserole".
I am in MA and it's been freezing cold for about 3 weeks now...not looking forward to February. Always the coldest month around here.

The Charm of Home said...

I used to love catching a ride with my Grandparents! Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

Christine said...

Wow. Enjoy the warm up! It's cold and rainy here.

Your granddaughter is precious. What a sweet smile :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Planting peas on St Patty day! I have to try to remember! Your granddaughter is really pretty!
Thanks for the view of Royal Gorge!