Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Thoughts

The sun is shining and I am getting ready to head out the door
list in hand to run some errands


it has been crazy busy at work
and as we head into the holiday season
evenings are filling up as well

so much fun!


Tuesday we celebrated Remembrance Day
as part of my Instagram feed ~ I saw the most beautiful sight from London
I had to find out more and the images were amazing

The memorial, which was created by artist Paul Cummins, includes 888,246 ceramic poppies which have been progressively filling the Tower's moat. At the peak of the installation on November 11, there will be one poppy for each British fatality in the First World War.
Up to four million people are estimated to have visited the installation, called 

Wednesday night was a retirement gathering
and it was so nice to catch up with some people I have not seen
since the beginning of the summer

then Friday night ~ supper with a group of girls from work
we used to go to a beach cottage for a weekend in July
but have not done it in a few years

stories were told and many laughs had

we also had our first major snowfall ~ it was so pretty and although
it is still a tad early for my liking ~ it helped kick my butt
and later today I just may pull out my Christmas cards


last night I got together with more friends
Kim, Lori, Andrea & I
met when we all worked together

and went out dancing together, traveled together
these are the girls that have seen you at your best
and your worst
they know secrets, habits and still love you
they are numbers I can call in the middle of the night
in a crisis and they would be there

I love that our husbands all get along as well
it just makes things fun

so the 8 of us have not been all together for about 3 years
we have seen each other ~ but there always seemed to be
a couple missing

so last month I picked a date and we all made it work

besides the company and the beverages
we all make food and eat like kings

I made one of our favs and although the picture and recipe link above 
is not the one I made ~ these are delish

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 pound bacon
water chestnuts
honey garlic sauce

wrap half slice of bacon around each chestnut ~ soak in garlic sauce for up to 8 hours
bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked
I like to finish mine off under the broiler just to crisp up the bacon

I used the bottled garlic sauce ~ the thicker the better
but you can make your own as well.

and with that ~ I am off 
enjoy every moment of today



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What wonderful images Lori and it sounds like you've had a lovely week …. AND SNOW !!!!! That's scary !!!!
…. and, the poppy installation is out of this world, fantastic. Such a simple idea and such a success.
Happy week to you Lori. XXXX

Leslie Harris said...

Oh Lori I'm so glad you were able to get together with all your girlfriends, and I agree it makes it so easy when the husbands enjoy each other too! I've been thinking about you with all this snow, it sounds like you've been busy making some lovely memories no matter how cold. Which is what makes you so special.