Sunday, July 10, 2016

Week 29 - Celebrating our Nation

Besides getting much-needed water for the fields and crops, rain also brings rainbows...after one such storm earlier in the week, we looked out the window to see this amazing was huge and quite colorful.  It was almost a full reminded me that rainbows are signs of God's promise to never flood the earth again.  That rainbow was quite impressive!
 Mom mentioned that she likes pineapple upside down cake...that reminded me that I do, too.  Rather than make a huge one - that none of us would be able to resist and none of us need all the extra calories - I chose instead to make individual ones.  All the recipes I found called for Pineapple cake mix or yellow cake mix and I just didn't have I got out the trusty Betty Crocker cookbook that mom gave me for a bridal shower gift all those years ago and found the recipe for making the cake from scratch.  I just put them in a large muffin tin and about 25 minutes later, look what I had!  They were yummy.  And there wasn't a huge cake in the fridge that just called to be eaten every time we opened the door!
 It's rare that the G-Man sits still long enough to take a decent picture of him, but the other day, he was visiting the studio on his daily rounds and John came in to ask a can see that Gilligan adores John...I quickly grabbed my cell phone and snapped this 'portrait' of him...I think it's the first time ever I've gotten a really good picture of him.  He's been keeping mom company lately...Mom said she has found that she can sit in her chair with a cat on her lap and pet him with one hand while holding a book in the other hand and turn the page with a finger.  
We are suffering thru a typical summer here in the Ozarks.  It's sunny one minute and stormy another and then you blink and the sky is clear again.  The heat is hovering around the mid-90's with the humidity also in the 80's to 90's...the air is soupy, to say the least.  Makes it pretty miserable during the day. But we can look forward to a fairly dry autumn and spring and that keeps us going.  Winters around here are iffy as far as predicting snow or just rain.  We just take it a day at a time.

Hoping you have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

What a handsome feller you are, Gilligan! Oh my, those cakes look so good......I would be tempted too.