Sunday, February 26, 2012

No Wheat For Me

Today has been a good day.
A lot of little jobs were accomplished....
Cleaned my desk.....
Finished the laundry......
And baked these "flourless" peanut butter cookies.

Having a wheat allergy can be a drag....
until you come across a good recipe like these cookies, which are light and delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 beaten egg

Mix well.  Roll into balls and then roll in sugar.  Bake at 350 for about 9-10 mins.
If you have a taste for chocolate like I did today, press a chocolate kiss into the center of
each cookie when they come out of the oven.
Enjoy and have a peaceful week!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Surprise Number Two

As I said in my last post, it has been a year of surprises so far.
On Tuesday, January 17, I was at work as usual. At 9:30 a.m.
 we received word that the hospital where I work is closing March 31st.
I am being transferred to another hospital in our system, to a job with different hours and responsibilities.
Ever the optimist (trying to be), I am hoping all will be well.
As always, I will keep you posted.

On a happier note, I am beginning to get back to my old self.  
The last year I have felt numb, but these days I am back to 
enjoying my sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hook :)
Made two cute bibs for the gift stash out of a Kwik Sew pattern.

Finally finished a blue "matinee jacket" for myself.
This was a quick and fun crochet project-a free pattern from Lionbrand.
I might start another one in a lighter color.

I added the fun fur/novelty yarn was a little boring without it.
Instead of a button I sewed on little snaps and added the crocheted flower.

More projects to come :0)
I'm happy to be home taking a couple vacation days today and tomorrow.
And tomorrow, the hubby is taking one too!  Woo Hoo!  It's been a while since we both played hooky.
A trip to Henry Ford Museum and dinner out with brother and sis-in-law is planned.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Surprising Year So Far

It has been a surprising year so far here at my little Home Acre.

Just after Christmas I celebrated a milestone birthday......50!!
Just before Christmas, this gal, sweet Sherry, and this gal,
my sweet daughter Emily, collaborated to throw the best darn surprise party you
ever did see!! And I was truly surprised.  I usually really DON'T have a clue :)

Truly surprised!
***Sorry for the blurry pics.***

Fabulous and delicious food.  Sherry is an excellent cook!

I have the most wonderful group of friends a gal could ask for.  I received so many lovely gifts.
The best gift of the evening was the touching and heartfelt toast that Sherry made.
I am truly blessed.

The second best gift of the evening......
A handmade book (by Sherry, of course), that held beautiful
sentiments from everyone that attended the party (and one or two that didn't).
I will never be able to adequately thank....
*  Sherry for all the work she put into my party....
*  Emily for helping during such a busy time with her school and work schedule....
*  Or all my wonderful pals for the love and good wishes.

 "I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson