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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Little Taste of Fall...

When you think of Fall baking, do the aromas of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg call to you from the pantry? Felt like doing a little baking this afternoon as I wanted to share some treats with my stitching group buddies tomorrow.  (I can hear Mr. Outback now..."oh sure, baking for your friends again, I see"...he feels so deprived...)

Jena's Mom had posted the Pinterest link on Facebook recently and I just had to give these a try...

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Cookies
Here is the link for the recipe - www.sprinklesomesunshine.blogspot.com
When you arrive at the blog, scroll down in the Archives to "Pumpkin Spice Cookie Party" November 11, 2011 (tried giving you a direct link, but could not)

And I found the Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses at my local Target - the bags were displayed by the Halloween candies and decorations in case you want to look!
Thinking next time, I might add some finely chopped nuts and increase the baking time by a few minutes. With a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, the cookies are just the right amount of a little taste of fall...

Back later...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Traveling the back roads...

When given the choice, my little car is happiest on a quiet country road...not for me the faster, often smoother 4 lane highway...
On my drive earlier in the week for an appointment - this was the route I chose...

What's the hurry most of the time? I can define myself as "retired" or otherwise, not "gainfully employed." It got me to thinking that at this point in my life, a quiet country road approach is often the best way to go in most things...with growing demands in regards to my aging parents and the daily chores and tasks with the upkeep of our home and acreage, I have come to the realization that some things will just not happen or if so, not as quickly as originally anticipated. This can certainly relate to my quilting...for the most part, gone are the days when I could whip up something quick in a few days or a weekend...and furthermore, why would I want to? The world won't stop turning if I come empty handed to a guild meeting or not have an entry to a quilt show. Most of the projects in my sewing room that are in the works or in the planning stage are long term and only a couple have a deadline, as such. There is enough tension and worry in this crazy place called Earth - so why do I want to put more on myself with unrealistic goals. For now, it will be life in the slow lane, ticking off tasks on my long list of things to do - feeling positive about the 1 or 2 things accomplished each day rather than dwelling on the other 4 that didn't...
That will include this blog - not being sure of where it is headed or if it even has any direction anymore - if I don't post an entry each week, there will be no fretting on my part and the world will keep on moving forward.

For now, I hope you will check back from time to time to see what is happening at Taylorsoutback...and perhaps try taking a quiet back road yourself...I know we will meet along the way...

Have a good weekend and take time to look up at the Autumn skies and colors - savor the taste of a fresh apple and enjoy the fragrance of woodsmoke as it drifts up from the chimney...

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What A Mess!!!

Is anyone else having problems with editing in Blogger? The templates are so messed  up and can't be corrected. On the forum others are mentioning the same issues but so far there has been no reply or even acknowledgement from the Help Center.

Pat