Friday, October 25, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls

Makes: 2 to 2 ½ dozen


2 packages of yeast

½ cup water

2 cups of scaled milk

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of mashed potatoes

2 tsp. salt

½ cup of shortening

7 cups of flour

1 cup of raisins

½ cup chopped walnuts

Softened butter and sugar and cinnamon.

Soften yeast in warm water. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour hot milk over shortening. Cool to Lukewarm.

Stir in 4 cups flour, sugar, mashed potatoes, and eggs, salt and dissolved yeast. Stir raisins and chopped walnuts into dough. Slowly add remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. Cover. Let rise until double.

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Divide dough in half. Roll into a 1/2" thick rectangle. Brush with softened butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Starting with long side, roll up jelly roll style. Press edges. Cut in 1" slices.

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Place on greased baking dish. Cover. Let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Let cool then frost. I like cream cheese frosting.

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Don’t look at them for too long or they will be gone!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Girl

Today this girl is 11 people years old; in dog years that makes her about 57 years old. 


Really not old enough to be grouchy but sometimes she just is.


Here she is in search of the unknown but she knows something is down there. She is persistent that way.P1010190 She has had to endure a number of sisters and sometimes it has been easier than others.

Meeka and Belle


Lola and Belle


Kala and Belle

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Dottie, Kala and Belle

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Lately it seems she gets picked on more than she should; two’s company three’s a crowd.  So sometimes she gets special privileges.

2013-10-21 21.11.50 It is not always easy to be Belle……..but we love her just the same!!  Happy Birthday, Bellie, Belle!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eleventh Hour

Sometimes the greatest ideas come at the 11th hour.  I’m not a big fan of the 11th hour; I prefer the 1st hour and I’m even happy with the 6th hour.  But when a great idea comes along there is nothing to do but run with it.  So I did!

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Of course I couldn’t have done it with out the wonderful artist ability of D2! 2013-10-23 06.41.22

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Happy to report I found one of the pairs of my missing shoes! This makes me happy!!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Here we are on Monday…

It’s list time!

  1. Declaration: This WILL be a great week!
  2. Two yards of gravel……that’s like two tons!
  3. 2,000 pounds is a ton; a yard of gravel weighs 2,750 pounds. So that is over a ton.  This is good information should you ever be asked to shovel gravel.
  4. Moving two tons of gravel is harder the second day.
  5. Muscles yell. Muscles yell loudly. Tylenol is my friend.
  6. The aging process really isn’t is NOT for sissies.
  7. Finding the right doctor can be a daunting task.
  8. I want a doctor who knows my name before he looks at my chart; is that possible?
  9. Headed to the Sunflower state on Friday. Is it Friday yet?
  10. I’m reading the “The Newport Ladies Book Club” Series.  It’s good. I don’t sleep because of it.
  11. We are on the countdown people.  Just four days left to Step Up for Down Syndrome and we are going to have Two Much Fun. Click HERE to donate!  All donations are greatly appreciated.
  12. I love my life! I love the people who are in it. They make my hard days great!!! 

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That’s it!