Welcome to my
Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's in the Air Tonight.......


"Halloween was confusing.
All my life my parents said,
'Never take candy from strangers'....
And then they dressed me up
and said 'Go beg for it.'
I didn't know what to do.
I'd knock on people's doors and go,
 'Trick or treat.' 'No, thank you.' "
~ Rita Rudner

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.

~ Erma Bombeck



Bats flying in the trees.
Waiting to become true vampires.
Run, people, run.


It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it's Halloween!

~ Jack Prelutsky


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After all that,
how about a nice calm country drive

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Update

Sorry I have been MIA for awhile.
(I've had prescheduled posts filling in for me)
So many of you have asked how I am.
Thank you so much for your care and concern...
It is really appreciated. 

 I thought I'd post a short update.

I've been dealing with extreme anxiety and depression.
They seemed to be triggered by an outside source.
My Dr has removed me from that source and increased my meds.
I'm trying very hard to get back to where I was.
It is a battle, but one I have battled before, so I know I will be OK.
It seems all encompassing,
it drains my energy and my mind.

I will be back to my regular posting hopefully soon.
til then,
my sweet dear caring friends here in blogland,
I thank you for your well wishes and thoughtfulness.
They are so appreciated and make my day.

Wishing everyone a wonderfully loving weekend!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Redouté Flowers and Fruits

Redouté Flowers and Fruits and more
shared from
Dover Publications



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And more.....



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vintage Cottage Designs

Vintage Cottage Designs courtesy Dover Publications
Thought these were so cool I wanted to share.
Remember you can click on the images to enlarge them.








Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spooky Halloween Images

^v^ ^v^ Flown in from Dover Publications free samples ^v^ ^v^








Have Fun!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Victorian Art Nouveau Vector Mofits and Drawings

Sharing from Dover Publications Free Samples











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Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Is Apple Time!


Imagine my excitement and surprise when
B and T brought a huge box of homegrown Apples!


They came from her Aunt, who has 4 Apple Trees,
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and smell divine!


Simply delicious!


Visions of Applesauce, Cakes, 


Crisps and more danced through my head.


Right away I knew I wanted to make an Apple Hill Cake.
When we lived in Sacramento we used to visit Apple Hill every Fall.
Apple pickin', Craft Vendors, Antiquing, Kids Activities
and the aroma of ALL the baked goods
that the 50 different ranches make.




APPLE HILL CAKE

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
4 c. diced apples
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda

Combine sugar, oil and eggs.
Add diced apples.
Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda.
 Add to apple mixture.
Pour into 9x13 inch greased cake pan.


Bake for 1 hour and 350 degrees.

Serve warm or cold.
 

Yum!!


Next was Applesauce.
So I pulled out my vintage canning jars,
 that belonged to my Mother and Grandmother,
 and went to town.

I love having homemade Applesauce for Easter Dinner.


Chunky Applesauce

24 cups apples, cored, quartered and peeled
1 - 1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

In a kettle combine apples and 2 cups water.
Bring to boil;
reduce heat and simmer 8 - 10 minutes,
stirring often.
Mash with potato masher.
Add sugar and cinnamon,
mix thoroughly.
Bring to a boil again.

Spoon Applesauce into hot, clean jars,
leaving a 1/2' - 1" head space.
Wipe rims; adjust lids.
Makes 6 pints.

Water Bath Canning

Process in water bath for 20 minutes for pints or quarts.
Start timing when water boils.

Freezing

Prepare Applesauce as above.
Cool
Spoon Applesauce into freezer containers, leaving head space..
Seal, label, and freeze.


I made one batch Rustic Allpesauce by leaving the peels on.
Lots of vitamins in those peels. 


Garden Tip


What to do with all those Apple peels and cores....

Besides putting them into your compost pile, I found this 
method to keep ants away from your home.

Place apple pieces, cores, or apple peelings any where ants enter your home
or you have seen them enter the house.
There is something about the acid in the apple that will kill the ants
when they take it back to their own home!

I tossed those peels and cores all over the backyard!

"just feeding the ants" she said with a devilish grin.

I should be ant free any day now!




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