Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Too much chocolate" Cake

1 chocolate boxed cake mix
1 5.9 oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 Cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 C warm water
1 C veg. oil
2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix first 6 ingredients together, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into a well greased bundt cake & bake for 50 minutes at 350.
Dust with powdered sugar & enjoy!!!!

bounty from the garden we took up to one of the girls.

Hydrangeas, a little past their prime but still pretty.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A monumental weekend

Well, this is a monumental weekend.  Grand-daughter Samantha is officially off to college in Monterey.  Poppy Mike accompanied her & our daughter and son-in-law to Monterey to help get her moved into the dorms.  Mike says it was very easy to tell which family had boys & which had girls.  The boys showed up with a couple of bags or small suitcases and the girls all showed up in Beacon Moving Vans with dozens of strong helpers to fetch & carry!  So, after 2 days of arranging, re-arranging & technical difficulties the room is done.  I haven't seen it yet but I know it is cute.  I'll post pictures as soon as I can.  What an exciting time this is for the kids & scary too.  Scary to be on your own & fully responsible for self & scary to think they are on thier own & fully self responsible.  Good Luck Sam!!! We love you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My new blog

Well, here it is. My first post on my new blog. Welcome! Since I do not yet know which direction I will take this blog I will keep it short & sweet. I will be posting pictures of random items of importance to me. Tomatoes are ripening on the vine, photos of the garden to follow soon. It's looking great with the exception of the lemon cucumbers which seem destined to disappoint. Mom's dog, Scruffy was bitterly disappointed to discover that the garden fence had been repaired and she could no longer get inside to steal a tomato here and there. Spud, the resident doxie & all around king of the hill is also disappointed, he is above stealing but did enjoy using the garden walkways as his own personal racetrack. More to come soon.....