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T is for Thankgiving, Oysters, and Christmas Cards

Hello friends!  We had the traditional Thanksgiving food at my Sister-in-law's, and it was wonderful.  I wish I had gotten pictures because she outdid herself.  There were 5 of us and she did turkey, ham, dressing, a giant pot of collard greens, a green bean and corn casserole, sweet potatoes and marshmallow, rolls, giblet gravy, vegetable medly, two chilled salads, a pumpkin roll, fruit cake and the largest banana pudding I have ever seen. I did remember to get pictures of the great seafood we ate at Wintzell's Oyster House on the way home from Mobile, Alabama.  Low country boil with conecuh sausage (that sausage is so good and is made not far from the restaurant).  Gumbo (theirs is one of the best) and raw oysters.  and for my T-day friends, my Fat Tire draft beer and hubby's water.  Linking this up to Elizabeths's blog where the T-day gang shares a drink related post (any type of drink).   I have been working on the Christmas cards a bit here and there. This one was

Spiritual Weather, Lots of Desserts, and Fancy Water

Hello friends, Work has been super busy so I haven't had a chance to post in a few weeks.  I did get this Bible Journal page done this weekend.  It fits Chris' All Kinds of Weather theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* as the page has it raining down Truth and Light which is a spiritual weather.. but still weather.  It is also kind of foggy in my scene - caused by lack of patience these days.  I definately need to be in my Bible more! I had already done the stripes on the page before and never liked them, but finished it off with a bit of a scene and now I really like it. Some beautiful words on this scripture.  Ones I needed to read and pay attention too as I have been super focused on work (lots of people out sick so we are all having to do some extra work to cover) and do not have my life priorities straight.  I went to dinner at Central Restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama with two of my work friends last week.  We all had dessert. - one of the best things at that restaurant.  The

Fall Musings

 Finally, found a little bit of time to participate in Chris' All Kinds of Weather Theme at **Art*Journal*Journey.    I decided to do a nice and calm Fall Day - just cool enough for a light coat and hat.  The background was painted super fast and sloppy, but I think that it makes a cool backdrop for the fun words that were included in one of the ArtStack collections I recently purchased. It fits me - I can always find something else do other than what I am supposed to be doing.  I am sure I am not the only one.  I normally love to go outside during Fall because it is way too hot here in the Summer, but this year I have stayed in more.  Why?  Four recent snake sightings - all different types.   Hope you are enjoying your weather wherever you happen to be.  Hugz, Nancy

Charcuterie Heaven

Charcuterie boards are one of my favorite things and I was lucky enough to have three of them in one week! This skellie board was one my daughters and I did for my birthday.  You might remember the skeleton from most post a few weeks ago when one of Grandsons buckled him up in our car.  The skeleton board was all candy and sweets, but the cheese board next to it was cheese and crakers.  The speckled cheese was our favorite.  It was red and green bell pepper cheese with a bit of spice.   This next one was a board we purchased at Provisions Cheese and Wine Shop in Wetumpka, Alabama. Funny story about the board.  We ordered the $10 board to go with our $5 Mimosas and they brought this.  We immediately thought they must lose money on the boards!  The owner came by a bit later and told us they had made a mistake and gave us the Humphrey Bogart Board in error ($28).  We totally lucked out!  The bottom cheese was a cave aged cheddar and we loved it.  The crackers were pumpkin with a basalmic

Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Rainbow Sherbert Ale, and Alice - Celebrating My Birthday

 Celebrating my birthday - all week long (it was actually yesterday but I started celebrating on the weekend). Hubby announced he was game for dinner anywhere so I picked Jack Browns in Birmingham to quench my Elvis Burger craving.  I tried to do a knock off of the burger at home, but I don't have any wagu beef and it makes all the difference. Of course, I had to get a peanut butter beer drink to go with my peanut butter burger.  What a fun name for this porter.  We also went to a local coin and stamp show.  Unfortunately, the stamps were paper and not rubber - lol.  I did meet very interesting man - the Stamp Professor - Feliz Luis Perez-Folch, Jr . I included a link to his website as I feel Lisca might be interested (they both love to research the stories behind stamps). He sells stamps, but also he uses them to teach kids about math, history and art. I was walking by his booth and he asked me what I collected.  I told him stamps but not the paper kind.  He acted interested and p