Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Fragments

Half-Past Kissin' Time
The first week of December has sailed right by and before we can say 2015, it will be staring us in the face.  But, for now, let's enjoy some fragments of this past week with our gracious host,
 Mrs. 4444
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If you are like me you are always looking for some quick and simple goodies to make this time of year.  Well, these Texas Fruit Cake Cookies/Candy "fit the bill."  I saw the recipe on one of my friends FB page and knew I wanted to give them a try.  It calls for both candied cherries and candied pineapple but I just doubled the cherries and did without the pineapple and they are so chewy and delicious.  If you would like to make these, click on my recipe tab above and it will be the very first recipe. Added note........I put wax paper between the rows when I stored mine in a container due to their "stickiness."  
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 As far as progress on the new house it's pretty much the "same ole, same ole."  They are still laying the brick and finishing sheetrock.  Both of those jobs seem to take forever and other things are on hold until they are finished.  But, we did pick out our mouldings this past week and I think we are going to be very happy with them once they are up and painted.
And, our long awaited front door was delivered yesterday.  It was ordered some 4 months ago but since it is made overseas and was a custom order, it just took time.  It is an iron door and it weighs 830 pounds.  Yep, that's right!  And, little did we know that 3 very small built men would be delivering it and it was expected that our builder would have men at the site prepared to unload the door.  I mean, really!!!  We paid a "pretty price" for this door and we assumed that unloading it at the site was a part of the price.  But, with a little guidance from Hubby and a whole lot of willingness on the part of the delivery guys they figured out a way to get it off the trailer, slide it on to the front porch and no one hurt their back. I can hardly wait to see it once it is installed and not to worry, I'll sure post pictures so you can see. ~like you really want to~
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 In the process of packing and preparing for our move I have run across some "real" treasures.  Many years ago my Dad gave me some very old books that were given to him by a member of his church.  I used the books to decorate a top shelve in our house and they have been up there for literally years.  Well, when I began taking them down the other day I began looking at the titles and the dates and these two really caught my eye.  They were both published in 1912 and can I just tell you that we could use a hefty dose of the etiquette and social graces talked about in these books today.  They were written in the day when men were "true gentlemen" and women were "true ladies" in all respects. 
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This Sunday evening Hubby and I will be sitting front and center at the church our daughter and family attend.  Clancy will be singing his first solo for the Christmas program.  He will be singing "Happy Birthday Jesus" and this CiCi will have plenty of Kleenex handy for sure.  He loves to sing and has the sweetest little voice and I'm quite sure it will be one of the best parts of the entire program. ~a bit biased for sure~ 

Happy Weekend!   
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

10 comments:

  1. You'd better take a whole box of tissues ... that song brings tears to my eyes anyway, and if one of my grandsons were singing it, I'm sure I'd be a hot mess of tears.

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  2. Oh my gosh! How wonderful that will be! You will record and let us enjoy, too...right! Love that sweet song.

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  3. Enjoy your concert and I sure your grandson will do a great job.

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  4. I love seeing the progress on your new home. And I LOVE old books. Have a blessed weekend.

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  5. Well first off I am for one am dying to see that door, lol! 830 pounds!! Wow...And second I hope you record your precious Clancy singing that song as I think many of us grandma's might just join you in tears...soo sweet! Have a good week-end Lea!

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  6. Oh I bet you will be crying when that sweet boy sings!
    :-)
    Traci

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  7. Love those books! I know your grandson will be so cute and a blessing to all listening

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  8. I am familiar with the "Happy Birthday Jesus" song and know you will be a tearful but happy Cici as Clancy sings it. What a thrill that will be! Love the song!

    Your front door is something else! Can hardly wait to to see the pictures of it once it's installed.

    As for the etiquette books, Amen and Amen!!!

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  9. Your little grandson is too adorable for words! I know you enjoyed watching him even though I'm sure it made you tear up, precious moments. The house looks like it's really coming along. Hope it was a good weekend

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! It looks delicious and I'd love to give it a try the season.

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