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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Annicita Wants To Know

It took a lot of experimenting before I was satisfied with the outcome of making pumpkin pies from an honest to goodness pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. You see, my mother always made her pumpkin pies from... and not so that's the way I learned to do it....a can of Libby's with the pumpkin pie... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Can You Smell It?

I can, and I haven't even baked it yet. I'm already reveling in the smells and tastes of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin coffee is "the thing" at Starbucks this season, and at Dunkin Donuts. I bought some fresh cinnamon sticks, so I'm ready to do something....not quite sure what... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Living On The Edge Of The Woods

It is the summer's great last heat, It is the fall's first chill: They meet. ~ Sarah Morgan Bryan Platt Yes, In Missouri, they meet today at 3:44 p.m. when the equinox brings autumn. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights. Just knowing that... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Blood Lust

Starting today, all of my sons are in their 50's. All except David, Son #4, who will always be 22 no matter what year comes. Three sons, each a half-century old, hair thinning, gray sprouting in their mustaches and beards, how do you think that makes me feel? As long as I don't look in the mirror, I... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Boring Cave

We got dumped on this evening, lots and lots and lots of rain that came down all at once, flooded my plants on the porch, inundated our curving road around the lakes and down past the runoff creek, and took away our electricity just five minutes before the CHIEFS / Eagles football game was to start.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Did Blogit Cause My Pain?

Well, it wasn't one of these, that caused it: "I have seen these people," the Lord said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them." ~ Exodus 32:9-10 Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Nigel Powers: [rubs... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Think I Need One

I can't believe it. It is still summer here and yet, I have put on my winter flannel PJ's and some fuzzy socks to keep my feet warm. Yesterday I still had my a/c going full blast. I love the weather changes of the Midwest. No matter what the meteorologists on TV predict, one never knows for sure... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Glimpse Into The Life Of Son #3

Today is Deployment Day for Peter. It doesn't help the state of mind of those who love him to read that less than 24 hours ago was the news, Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US Consulate. It is going to be a long seven months. While on the other hand, here at home it is still summer and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I Knew Them, I Feel That I Did

As I said to Blue_feathers a few moments ago....nuts...I forgot what I said to her. I'll have to go check. My head is driving me nuts today, what with the weather and all. Oh yes, I remember: "Yesterday was a good day for flags...and for remembering." Yesterday, on TV programs/stations, and on our... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Cement

If you should happen to go to Ciel's post today ( Go to Another sunset, another cloud... ) and then click on her Flickr site shown there,.... and if you should look through her photos until you come to the ones taken on her porch of her kitty cat lounging in her special place, on her soft pillows... Sign in to see full entry.

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