Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Wanting

Winter mornings can be cold here in south-central Texas, but the days usually warm up nicely. Too nicely for me, however. I start out in a sweater and end up in a short-sleeved shirt. We get out of bed and turn up … Continue reading

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Sometimes

*Sometimes I don’t want to wake up. My dream is too interesting; I want to find out what happens next. However, I don’t dream that often and, usually, it isn’t very intricate or complex, which has not always been the case…At the … Continue reading

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Texas Black Bean Soup

Winter is the season of soup. Lots and lots of soup to warm a person from the inside out. Add a salad and some sweet cornbread and you have a very healthy meal and a satisfied tummy. This crockpot recipe … Continue reading

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“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”

Danny and I saw “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” two nights ago. We did not watch the last MI/Cruise movie, but we wanted to see this one because of its main location – Dubai.  Tom Cruise believed in this movie and … Continue reading

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“The Adventures of Tintin”

Friday, we took three of our grandchildren to see “The Adventures of Tintin,” an animated movie, which originated as a French comic book series in 1929. Tintin is a young Belgian reporter, who carries a gun and becomes involved in many adventures, mysteries, political … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Day

Egad! Here comes a poem, I think: Waking early to get a start on the Eve. Only last minute baking, shopping, and wrapping To do, I believe. Such a frantic day it is bound to be, So on adrenaline I will have to depend. But we’ll see. On … Continue reading

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Plump Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Growing up, all we had for snacks were those little boxes of Sunmaid raisins and, by high school, they held no appeal to me whatsoever. I have avoided them ever since. However, Danny loves oatmeal raisin cookies, so I make them every winter. I just haven’t … Continue reading

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