Friday, August 13, 2010

Around the House

Good eve to all....

Changing schedules and my mom's condition
dictate that my "off hours" are pretty much keeping me at home.

I am a gal that likes to gad, so it's an ongoing adjustment.
In an effort to keep my chin up, I did some baking today.

These bars are super sweet and very chewy!
Give them a try and let me know if you like 'em!

Paula Deen's Gooey Cake

1 yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16 oz. box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, egg and butter and mix well with electric mixer. Pat mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Prepare filling: beat cream cheese til smooth; add eggs, vanilla, butter and beat together. Next, add powered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake 40-50 minutes, until not quite set (hence the gooey part). **

**I let the filling get golden brown and set. If you want your filling to ooze a little, bake less time and not quite so golden.

I need to revisit the little baby shoes I made.....just for a minute.
A friend at work needed a little something to take
to her cousin's new baby girl. I offered up a pair of the shoes
and my friend thought they would fit her needs to a "t."

A few days ago, I happened onto some little baby socks
I had stashed in the sewing room.
So, with a little rayon crochet thread and some of that extra time,
the booties were ready to go.
Hope Baby Isabella likes them as much as my friend Barb did!

As I read back over my post, a hint of
self-pity could be detected.
Either that or I sound a little martyr-ish (that's not even a word).

Neither one makes me very proud of myself.
All I can say is, I'm working on it.
Believe me, I'm still counting my blessings....of
which there are too many to name.

Now, so I don't sink too far in the doldrums,
I'm heading off to change my stuff into my new

Have a perfectly lovely weekend!!!


Gloria said...

Hi dear Amy. That's okay to feel a little out of sorts. You are fine, just a little tired. But all is well. Your booties are just awesome, I'm sure they will be loved and the Paula Deen bars sound really good. Have a great weekend Amy and just relax and lets count our blessings. Take care.

Wool Winder said...

Cute, cute shoes! The socks add an extra special touch.

Susie Homemaker said...

Good Morning Sweetie...

These times are so difficult, I know...But you are handling it with amazing strength and grace. I understand the struggle you are going through...especially about work. I am having dreams of being a true "Susie Homemaker" and have been trying to pack in months of projects into the few weeks off I have left...
Your day will come girl...for sure.

Continued prayers for you and your...and lots of hugs & love!

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh my goodness...

And your booties are fabulous...that's right, start that baby girl off with a shoe addiction straight from the get go!!!



Just are 1 person and also need to take care of yourself..
very sweet booties and socks!
The cake looks yummy...
Deb :)

Susan said...

Hi Amy, the booties are adorable, it must be fun to make such cuteness. Do take care of yourself, too :) Hugs to you my friend.

Kerrie said...

Loved everything in this post!! hugs, Kerrie

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek! Those little baby booties and socks are just adorable! And that gooey cake -- Yum Yum! Enjoy your nesting for me -- I wish I could be home more and then I worry and tell myself to be careful what I wish for! ;-) XOXO

Creations from my heart said...

I just LOVE the booties. They are even more adorable than I thought they would be. You really blessed your friend with your talents. The socks were a perfect addition! You may need to give me a few lessons on how to make these, even though I am not the best student with any type of yarn projects. Love...Sherry