Monday, February 7, 2011

Of Love and Cookies

It is a gray, dull, dreary, rainy day…again. But the gift has been received with thanksgiving, so I’m up and at it! Going to make the best of this gift and trust that God knows what we need. I am glad to be sharing it with you. Yesterday was beautiful….we had sunshine…the first in about a week! What a way to spend a Sunday after church…I hope your day was good and that you sought Jesus in some way, if not, try it sometime…He’s a pretty cool friend to have!
So what do you do with a week of rain? Well…

Cookies were baked and decorated…pink + sparkly hearts.
Taxes forms were completed .
I watched it rain up a storm while Jackie worked through the whole night and into the next day restoring electricity.
A huge pot of chili was crocked…way too much for two people…so I shared.
Movies were watched…again~ The Last Song and Dear John, two of my favorites ~swoon~
The cookies were ate with pleasure and cold milk.
Friends were prayed for.
A seafood dinner was enjoyed at a favorite restaurant…and yes we got wet coming and going, but it was a good night to go…no waiting for a table!

Now I’m combing through my new Gooseberry cookbooks and making my grocery list for shopping. I have picked a few recipes for my upcoming review.  I’m so excited to get to do these reviews and can’t wait to share them with you. So stay tuned and be looking for the surprise that waits.

I know many of you watched the super bowl last night…I’m proud to say that my daughter Holly graduated with one of the Steelers…#69 Steven McLendon from our small town of Ozark, Alabama. He is young and didn’t get to play but it was still an honor for us. Now... about the singing of the National Anthem…hummmm…you should know the exact words before attempting to sing it live! :)
It’s the LOVE month of February and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching us…Love is in the air. Cupid is taking flight ready to pierce you with his love stricken arrow. All through history and still today, people have been bitten by the love bug. Samson loved Delilah. Romeo loved Juliet. Brad loves Angelina. Mark Antony loved Cleopatra. Lucy loved Desi. George loved Gracie. Tristan loved Isolde. Scarlett loved Rhett. . Marc loves Jennifer. And Cora loves Jackie.

I hope you have a lovely week. Share some Love.



16 comments:

hoLLy said...

and Holly loves Richard! we have had lots of rain too! cant wait to see the recipes from the cookbooks! :)

Cindy said...

Cora those cookies are delish looking.

We have had 4 sunny days in 2 weeks..I do love my sunshine..lol.More snow a coming this Wednesday.

Cindy loves her Walker!!

Hugs and squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Faith said...

Your pictures are just so....not like mine at all...and that is a wonderful thing..what you do with the camera...I could reach in and grab one of the delish looking cookies, but will ask first.

Happy Valentines day to you also..

Faith Loves Ed....

Marty said...

Just found your blog....love it...Am passing on a blog award to you....come by my blog, pick it up and pass it along if you like=))

Elaine said...

Awesome blog! Love your pictures. Your cookies look delicous as well as pretty! :)

Cinner said...

Beautiful Cora...and Cindy loves Wain. hugs to you. have fun baking.

Julie Harward said...

Your cookies look so delish! I am getting in the mood too, this weekend I am baking with the grands! :D

Char said...

i think xtina just lost her place in the song...easy to do when distracted.

the cookies look so delish

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Sounds like a great week...the cookies with the colored sugar are wonderful...I need to try that..Super Bowl...played here in my stomping grounds.
Have fun baking

Julie Harward said...

Hi there..thanks for your visit. The story was not about me..it was about and written by another woman. ;D

Kamana said...

those cookies look soooooooooo good!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

love the header and those cookies are darling....

thank you for the kind words for Teddy...

blessings to you, my friend
kary and teddy
xxx

The Real Me! said...

I love it when it rains because it forces me to stay inside and get something done.
Hey I'm reviewing the same books. I have my recipes picked out I just need to make them.
Can't wait to see which ones you picked.
Have a great night.
Kim

Sares said...

Hi Cora! I am so sorry I have been so bad about getting over here to visit you. As soon as your blog header pops up I feel the love! You have been a very productive lady. A good bowl of chili sounds yummy, it's been nice here but cold so chili would hit the spot. It's always a joy to visit you, have a blessed day!

Christina said...

i feel like i just walked through the doors of home.

i have missed it here.
xo

Angie Berry said...

Your cookies look delicious and cold milk would have been so yummy with them. Sounds like a wonderful week of being rained in!