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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Glorious Days in Early October


We have been experiencing lovely breezy weather here in South Carolina. All the roses love the cool evenings and warm days. I think they are tired of the extream heat we had coupled with the dry conditions.

How wonderful to have all the windows open to let in the autumn breezes.

Would you like a little tour of the laundry room? It is part of the new addition my men~folk built for me. I'm just tickled pink to have this room! It's so nice to have a clean area to do laundry! This is a view from the sewing room. David, my husband, found this solid old door at a salvage place and stripped it. Collin refinished it. David hung it on a track, so it slides inside the wall and is a pocket door! It's so much fun closing it!

This is the folding table. David located some huge beams from a building and Trevor then affixed them atop the counter frame. We bought the legs new.
Do you like my little clothesline?

I love my sink! My Mother always had a set of laundry tubs to soak clothes in and do all sorts of things! She used twin tubs to rinse her clothes from the wringer washer.
My sink was salvaged years ago from a Mrs. MacBee's house. (You know your husband MUST love you when he lugs a cast iron sink home for you and THEN moves it to two more houses!) I have another sink "stored" down in the barn and it is bigger than this one! He's a really sweet man....

This is the little closet Trevor put in.

We call this Rainbow Row ~ after the historical street in Charlestown SC.

Here is a little garden spider I found working on her egg sac. She has attached it to the bottom petal of BLUE GIRL tea rose. Can you see the little strands of silk?

Today it is raining! We thank our God for this! I would like to give you a couple of receipts that we enjoyed on Monday evening. They would have been even better on this raining evening!
This gumbo receipt is really quick and easy (if you have access to a couple of boneless chicken breasts). It is one of those "Comfort Dishes".

from Betty Crocker

3 T butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 small green pepper, chopped

Heat butter in 3 pt. saucepan until melted. Add onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until onion is tender.

4 C chicken broth
1 16 oz. can tomatoes
2 small bay leaves
1 tsp. salt
dash pepper
16 oz. okra

Stir these ingredients into the onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes.

2 C cut-up chicken
1 T nipped parsley

Stir into soup.

3 C hot cooked rice.

Serve gumbo over rice.! MMMMMM!

from Taste of Home

1 C butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar

1. Cream until fluffy.

1 egg + 1 egg white

2. Add egg and beat well.

1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 salt

3.Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Beat well.
Shape into walnut sized balls and roll in cinnamon sugar. (2T sugar:2T cinnamon)
Place 2" apart on ungreased sheet. Bake8-10 minutes in 400 oven.

I hope you all have a blessed time with your families this evening. God is good. Even when "things" aren't good.
It's getting about time to get Hamlin up from his nappy. He likes to have a little dish of tiny animal crackers, "candy birthday", and "cold water".


1 comment:

Paula said...

Dear Sharon,

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful laundry room. Oh, your dear husband is sweet and my dear husband does the same sort or things for me. We are blessed aren't we?! I love the cheerful color of your laundry room the fabric and all the decorations you used... it is all so lovely! That wood door is beautiful! Your little clothesline is so sweet. You have given me lots of inspiration.

I love the rainbow row in your gorgeous home! The colors are so pretty and I can see what a warm and welcoming home you have and make for your sweet family. The roses are all so beautiful and I loved seeing the spider on the Blue Tea Rose.

Thank you for the yummy sounding receipts you shared. Enjoy this lovely Autumn weather. We have enjoyed having the windows open too!

Yes, God is good even when "things" aren't good. I was just thanking Him for that this morning! I am so glad you shared that!