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Monday, January 21, 2013

Jerry's Dream ... Now a Reality

Jerry left here eight years ago to live around on the other side of the world. After teaching in a university a couple of years in China, he officially retired to just, as he says, bum around and experience the countries. He has traveled and lived in too many places for me to even remember. I just know it seems he has seen all of Asia.

Now the dream... to someday return and hit the road in an RV to just travel the roads of the USA.  

Rick had been helping us keep our eyes on the internet for a good deal on something that would be perfect for him.


This past weekend, this little number appeared. It seemed perfect for him. After several phone calls, Skypes, and emails sharing pics, he jumped out there and gave the "go" to get it for him. Let me clarify...he bought it. We just drove to Houston to get it. 

He will be returning to US soil for good (I think!) in a couple of weeks. He does have a current driver's license. So after he can prove to us he can drive it, we will let him hit the road. Not sure when that will be.......he likes to go REAL slow and drive on the shoulder when he's here!

HA HA ..... Jerry, I would say I'm kidding. But I'm not.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong---because someday in life you will be all of these.

 Not sure where I read this but something to remember!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

This recipe worked great when I needed a quick dessert to share with someone.

Makes 40 brownies 

1 box of your favorite brownie mix
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 40 mini-muffin cups.

Prepare boxed brownie mix as directed. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups (about 1 heaping teaspoon). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven, wait for centers to fall. This will happen upon cooling. If not then tap the centers with the back of a teaspoon to make a hole for the peanut butter.

Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds then stir. While brownies are still warm spoon about half a teaspoon of peanut butter into the center of each brownie. Top with semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Cool completely in pan.

My comments:
* I got this off Pinterest.
*I used what I had on hand...a brownie mix that was for an 8 x 8. So I just reduced the other amounts.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Day Snow 

Needed to document our 2012 white Christmas Day!