Thursday, December 31, 2009


This completes my 365 photo project for 2009. I managed to have a photo for all but a handful of days. Tomorrow begins another 365 photo project!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Chelsea was home during the Christmas holiday, and we enjoyed a visit with her and her parents.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009



1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Sift flour with baking powder, salt, and sugar into medium bowl.

With rotary beater, beat egg. Add milk and butter; beat until well mixed.

Pour into dry ingredients; beat only until combined - batter will be lumpy.

Meanwhile, slowly heat griddle or heavy skillet. To test temperature, drop a little cold water onto hot griddle; water should roll off in drops.

Use about 1/4 cup batter for each griddlecake; cook until bubbles form on surface and edges become dry. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer, or until nicely browned on underside.

Makes 8 (4-inch) griddlecakes.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin grilled to perfection!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Kobe Doberman and Jazzy Beagle are excited to see what Santa brought!

There are plenty of nylabones for the dogs to each have their own, but Flash always waits till Kobe is finished chewing on hers, and takes it.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


This is the view from my front door. The sleet has turned to snow, and we're expecting five to nine inches by morning. It will be a white Christmas in northeast Oklahoma.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Flash Beagle and Kobe Doberman

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009


Celebrating Kobe's eleventh birthday!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


These little California cuties are sweet and delicious!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


This is one of several Santa ornaments on my Christmas tree.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


bright and colorful decorations on Kathy's Christmas tree

Friday, December 11, 2009


An area retirement community hosted a lovely Christmas Open House today for the residents and their family and friends. I met Lillie a few years ago when she and I both were new to town.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


My son is the artist of this winter scene; he did it when he was about eight years old. I keep it with my holiday decorations and tuck it in the branches of our Christmas tree each year. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here are a couple of items found inside my Christmas cracker at last week's bunco party ~ a mini corkscrew and a joke. There was also a tissue paper crown.

The word 'refrigerator' is misspelled in the joke ~ yeah, I would notice that.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


We love this LEGO Christmas ornament!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Here are a couple of 'Christmas photos' of Jazzy and Flash. In the second photo, it looks like Jazzy is sticking out her tongue!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009


My husband's aunt made this Christmas tree skirt many years ago.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Using the 'fireworks' setting on my camera, I got the idea for this photo from Sujomi. :) So, that's a start to holiday decorating ~ the tree is set up.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Received this cute snowman ornament in a gift exchange this evening.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


December bunco was a fabulous get-together at Kim's this afternoon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


As I was driving through the neighborhood today, I noticed this Snoopy and Woodstock holiday decoration.