Up until Saturday it was a very rainy and dreary week. It's been in the 60's during the day (heat off) and drops really cool at night (heats on). We have an electric fireplace in our bedroom that keeps us warm at night.
You've seen me mention the barn sales I've been to this summer, well, four sisters were having another one Thursday. Their barn sale is held 3 times a year, spring, summer and fall. The summer sale was the first one I went to and seemed so long till falls sale. I've been so excited about going Thursday that I didn't "thrift" all month (well, just a little bit) to "save" money for this sale.
At the summer's sale there was a gate leg table I really wanted--but there was no way I could get it Mr. C's SUV-- it was filled to the top. I've been anticipating if it would be there again at the fall sale.
It was...cell phone photo. I just love it, it's bigger than my other two gate leg tables which gives me so much more table space. So, if anyone local is interested in a gate leg table I have two for sale! Bringing home another table didn't make Mr. C happy.
I've been long overdue for a haircut, I usually go every 6-7 weeks but it's been over 2 months. On Sunday I attended a Christian Ladies Fall Brunch and I wanted to look my best.
It was held at Palos Community Country Club. A beautiful club and the only other time I was there was over 40 years ago at my then husband's senior prom. It really brought back a lot of memories. He was a good guy and I was just to young to realize it. Wherever he is I hope he's happy!
The food was very good and the centerpieces were raffled off. I didn't win but the woman looking down, Eileen, did!
The theme of the brunch was "Girlfriends Guide to Grace". The speaker, Jeralyn Thielan, was really good. Jeralyn spoke about the Four Realities of Women
1) We are emotional (gosh who knew)
2) Woman talk a lot. In a single day we speak anywhere between 25,000 - 35,00o words a day. Men talk only 7 - 10,00o a day.
3) We seek to "Do Life Together" (we go to the bathroom together, have you ever heard a man say to another man "do you want to go to the washroom with me?
4) Our Relationships are Contingent on our Emotions (how true)
Jeralyn also the Four Tendencies of Women
1) Inquiring Minds Want to Know
2) Misery Loves Company
3) React Rather than Respond
4) We Need to Be Responders
A large part was on our need to GOSSIP! Yes we are gossipers..and how we have all gossiped and been hurt by others gossip. She shared some bible verses: Proverbs 10:19, 12:18, 18:8, Mathew 5:44 &18:15, Luke 6:45
We also hold on to "anger" and we need to just "Let It Be". "Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die!" Verses for letting go Ephesians 4:26-27 and 4:32
Friends, Rosemarie (she went to brunch too) and her hubs, stopped over Saturday night for dessert. After the brunch I was tired (too much good food) so I pulled together a quick Baked Apple dessert. Photo not clear...dark in the kitchen.
The apples were hot and the whipped cream started melting.
Honey-Walnut Baked Apples (8 servings)
I skinned/cored and sliced 8 large apples (I had a variety from farmers market). Then I mixed together 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (you could use raisins, pecans, dried cranberries or dried blueberries) and 1/2 cup butter. Place applies in 9" baking dish, spread mixture over the top of applies and stir in. If I had any granola on hand I would of sprinkled on top. Bake at 350° about 25-35 minutes. I served with Coconut Whipped Cream. Sooooooooooooooo simple and good!
I need to head into the kitchen to finish canning the remaining tomatoes sitting on kitchen floor, this will make Mr. C happy!
Have a great day!