Thursday, October 2, 2014

Celebrating October!!

September just FLEW by!!!
 Enya and Andrew Lloyd Weber have replaced the Neil Diamond CD's.

This is one of my favorite trees! It is a perpetual tree - changing with the seasons.

My 'new' pumpkins from Goodwill!

I slept late this morning and it was delicious!!!
After coffee and reading, my urologists nurse called to tell me I have a NEW medicine waiting for me at the pharmacy. She said, "Mrs. Chapman. We know why you are still sick."

I celebrated October with a fresh batch of fruitcake cookies!
I added my SPECIAL ingredient!
I was out of rum on the last baking! It just takes a splash!
The second cookie sheet had just gone into the oven when an October storm arrived in FURY!!!

Lights OUT and candles and oil lamps LIT!!!

We went out to sit in the gazebo after the storm passed and entered into Plan B for this Thursday night! Louis Dean has a jam session and we were all ready to go! The good thing is - there will be a Thursday Jam Session NEXT week! And we will BE there!

In the mean time - we enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder. IN the rain!

There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for!

Power came on about 3 hours later. Thank goodness.
Louis Dean took a nap in the guest room while I went out to pull weeds and clean up after the storm.

Yesterday was spent in Quadville as is our custom!

Kailey took my NEW camera and snapped a few pics plus CHANGED some of my settings on Monday! I decided to put a fresh battery in my OLD camera and let her play with it!

I think she is better with the cameras she is NOT supposed to have!

Tea Time is a weekly ritual!

I try to bring special Tea Cakes or Cookies each week!

LOVE Harrison's lifted pinkie!

My sweet Amber and her sweet Trystan!!

I usually bring and prepare Wednesday night dinner.....and frequently use a recipe I find on Facebook. Cheeseburger Pie!!

Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
a dash or worcester sauce
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 3/4 cheddar and 1/4 mozzarella)
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400°F.
Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray
Cook beef and chopped onion in a skillet over medium about 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Drain excess fat.
Stir in salt, garlic powder and worcester sauce and then spread in pie plate
Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and Bisquick. Make sure you try to get as many lumps out as you can. Pour over meat mixture.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean 
Bake in oven for 25 minutes 
cheeseburger pie Serves 4-5 people
Of course, I doubled it!

We took Maggie home with us last night.
I think the quads will really miss her!

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this picture!!!!!

It doesn't get any better than this!!

Do you think Maggie was ready to come home???

Well, the power is on. So is Thursday night football.
I am about to call this a day.


Blondie's Journal said...

Great, great post! Glad you got your power back so fast. We are having a big storm now and I have the candles burning!

Love the videos and seeing the quads! They are always busy bees!! Cheeseburger pie was a staple in my house when the kids were little!

Have a great jam session!

Jane xx

Deb said...

Good for you sleeping in! Hope the new meds do the trick

Angie said...

Hope the new medicine works! I love all your Fall Decor. Those Goodwill Pumpkins are too cute.

I about go insane without electricity. Mostly because my kids don't have a clue what to do when the electric is out! Glad yours wasn't off too long.

I adore the Tea Parties you have with the Quads. Such sweet memories for them :)

Ginny said...

I am so glad the power came back on and you did not lose any food. The quads are sure growing! The casserole looks so good. Great news from the doctor! Did they grow a culture and find out the exact strain?

Penny Miller said...

Glad to hear your GP has taken the time to find out exactly why your UTI didn't go away first time. Hope you recover really quickly now. Lovely pics as usual Linda X

Stacey said...

You are a busy woman! Are you loving this cool front that came in last night? Perfect timing for your Enya and rum splashed cookies. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Susie said...

Linda, I love all your photos and film clips. Those kids are growing before our eyes. I love the fact that you and LD never let things get you losing power, you have another way of getting thru. Bless you, xoxo,Susie


You post is always...ALWAYS so heart warming!! I love the photo of L D and the sweet babe! Priceless. Fruitcake cookies? Hmmmmm, sounds scrumptious.

And having the power off, napping and weeding....hmmmmm, now which would I like best for myself? Depending on the mosquito population outdoors weeding.

Oh, and Linda....LOVE the pumpkin tier you found. Perfect for Halloween.


YOUR post....not 'you post'. Geez Louise.

Sandra said...

so glad you all survived that horrible storm and are safe and have your power back.. you are so right, you have next thursday to jam... i like the piled pumpkins and love the photo of LD with maggie in his arms. the quads are such happy people...

Sandra said...

forgot to say i love the collage of Amber and Trystan.

Gypsy Heart said...

Love your tree! The pumpkins are darling too. I'm sure the quads loved their tea party plus a delicious dinner. Anytime you'd like to visit me, you're so welcome! :)