Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Just a bit of chatter

     Here we go again...  it is gonna keep disappearing on me ..  ugh..  well I will try to post..  Good morning everyone.  I hope your New Year has started well..  I started a fasting today for the Lord.  It will be my first time..   No meat and no sweets for 21 days.  I can surely use the no sweets.  I have gained so much weight, it is time to shed some pounds.. 
     This morning I pulled out my January teacup, this month is my birthday I will be 59 years old on the 15th.  I don't know where all the days went to..  I have looked back but it still doesn't seem to add up to 59 years..   but my oldest son will be 39, we are 20 years apart...  it seemed like yesterday when he was born to me.. and this month my 14th grandchild will be born... who would have ever thought I would have 14 and soon 15 grandbabies, surely not I...  
     It is rainning here in San Francisco...  so it is quite dreary, but I don't really mind at all..  it is cold as well... just going to hang out and work on my embroidery today ...  and set up some foods for my fasting....  
     I love this piece...  the other end  has the same pattern..  I can't wait until it is finished.  I'm working on several projects.  I tend to get tired of one thing so I will switch up here and there..  
     Tea with no sugar...  good thing I was down to a pinch already and some days nothing.  Well everyone I think I'm off to work on this embriodery then cook for later...  have a wonderfully blessed day...  with love Janice πŸƒπŸ’™πŸŒΈπŸ’žπŸŒΊπŸƒ




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hello everyone

    Good evening everyone...  I was trying to fix my blog from my I pad without great success.   So I'm now trying to make a post but it keeps disapearing.  The whole thing just goes off...  How was your Christmas dear friends....   mine actually turned out really nice..  which I was very surprised...  here are some photos of my Christmas table...  I set it a couple days before hand to save time. This was a sunny afternoon...



     I used my Johnson Bros. dinner plates, the Great Britain pattern.  Which I love so much.  The soup bowls are not vintage but they are made to look like, with a lovely embossed edging...  the teacup setting is also Johnson Bros.  Great Britain too.  
     My napkins are just plain red but I folded them and then rolled them to look like a rose and stuffed the end inside a wicker napkin holder and sat them in the teacup...
   Red place mats and vintage milk glass drinking glases with embossment as well... and plain white handled flatware...  and I used a vintage green depression desert cup...
     I used a red lace table cloth but because of the babies I purchased a lace plastic top piece...  and that kept things cleaner and easy to clean up...  I also used a large red rose doily for a center piece and my red glass candle sticks made by fenton..  The light green planter is from the fifties it was never used so I used it for holding my serving utensils...
     
   Our menu was red chicken tamales...  and pollo pozole blanco, chicken soup with hominy, served with dried oregano, shredded cabbage, onions, limes, queso fresco, a mexican cheese, a salad made of Romaine lettuce, Diced apples, hard boiled eggs chopped, dried cranberries, pecans, feta cheese, bacon, and pears but I added red ripe tomatoes chopped, because there were to many sweet things and I made a fresh poppy seed dressing...  it was a wonderful salad.  We also had mexican beans and rice..  I also made what they call ponche, punch... made with apple cider, fresh cinnamon sticks, allspice berry,  fresh apples cut up, orange pieces, and a brown mexican sugar cone and water heated up on the stove top and served hot....
     For desert I made big cut out butter cookies for the kids to decorate...
     This is my younger son steven he decided to get into the action to the left of him is his daughter Alina...  to the right is my 16 year old grandaughter Rosalinda ...  she kept saying grandma can we do that now decorate the cookies...
     This is Yuliana she is so shy we couldn't get her to decorate any...  her daddy did it for her.. hehe...

     Alina said forget decorating I'm going to eat mine and watch you guys do the work...  hehe

     I didnt take photos of the food ...  this was the next day after..  the salad a tamale and a piece of queso fresco...
     Monday morning my son and his wife and my grandaughter took me to breakfast then shopping to Marshall's which was ok...  then we went to starbucks and a big fish store...  my son has a huge fish aquarium..  then for lunch we went to eat Vietnamese food which was so good...  then we drove back towards home but they took me to a savers out of San Francisco which me and mama used to go to when we wanted to go for a drive...  I found these and was so excited because the first time I looked I didn't see them...
     Two pieces of limoges one was $6.99 the other $2.99 or $1.99 can't remember...  it has a slight chip on the very edge on top, but that diesn't bother me..  the larger piece is perfect...  a while after mama died my daughter in law took me to the same savers and I had found some plates there how funny that I went back like two years later and found these pieces...
     The bowl is lovely it is Theodore Haviland ...  the other I think was bolivia ...  but they are just pretty 
to me... 

     I found a few other things a duck plate that I collect and can't never find anywhere...  and four blue snowflake placemats, some dvd's that are Barbra Striesand ... my favorite lady
     I came home dead tired but I enjoyed every moment from Christmas eve, to celebrating Christmas in Church for the first time in my life...  to the end of the day after Christmas,.. 
     My little vintage Christmas tree...


     A christmas breakfast all to myself...   

     I want to thank everyone for their sweet loving comments,  It was a much needed break there was just to much going on at once for me...  thank you again so much I truly appreciated you all..  i hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as much as I did...  wishing you a lovely day, with love Janice ✨πŸ’›πŸŒΈπŸ’žπŸ’›✨



     





Thursday, December 8, 2016

Leaving for a while

    Helo dearest friends.  I just wanted to let you know that i will not be posting.  Life has become to over whelming for me at the moment..  And right now I just can't handle visiting and all that...  It is a long story and I'm too upset to explain it all..  Maybe one day in the future...  Please stay well and safe and I hope you have a very Lovely Merry Christmas...  With love always Janice