Sunday, November 16, 2008


On Friday homemade pie fillings (apple, cherry and raspberry as well as pumpkin) were made and nine pies baked. (I forgot to take pics of the pies but then you have seen my pies before.) Yesterday eight pies were delivered and one was eaten. Last night the customer called me personally to thank me and tell me (after sampling the cherry) that it was the best pie and flakiest pie crust he had ever eaten. That was so thoughtful and nice and sure did make my day.

Outside the kitchen window evidence shows that old man winter arrived last night and left a sampling of greater things to come.

Today I will take a break and not overtax myself. The cold along with a lot of dough making and rolling has my hands suffering a bit from arthritis. My main objective for today is to stay warm and count my blessings. Wherever you are I hope you are safe and warm and counting your blessings as well.


  1. Thank you for the comment this early morning. Looking at your pictures it looks like my dream area. Just thoughts. I am older then you and now alone. Do I pursue something like this? The heart says yes but the mind says is this best for you at this stage of life. Wish you were near I would love to visit and have one of your pies. Have a good and warm day.

  2. I envy you this morning. You are doing all I did in the past and I loved it and left thinking it was best. Now I want to return.

  3. Hello there.
    I can't remember if this is the first time I have commented or perhaps it has just been a while, but when I need to sit back and take a deep breath, I always seem to find my way over to your blog. You GET IT and are a constant reminder to me of why I put up with what I do: I want to get to this point.I work on it daily. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts and simple, calming words. I might not comment very often due to school and such, but know that I do read when I can.
    Nice to meet you if I haven't introduced myself earlier,

  4. I envy your stage in life right now. How sweet it must be to have the ability to make such lovely pies and feel that gratification! I am just trying to keep my head above water with 5 kids still at home! I too have arthritis in my hands, but I relish the days to come when I too can can, bake and live that life again (since "kid days"). The snow looks heavenly. We get little of it here and I love snow so much! Blessings to you!

  5. Ernestine - thanks as always for stopping by and commenting. I know where you are coming from and left a comment on your blog. Like I said, right here and now is all we really have, so follow your heart and your dreams. Life is short, too short for regrets. I wish you were close by, too. We would sit down together for pie and coffee and a good conversation.

    Ro - I think you have commented before if I'm not mistaken. Either way thanks for doing so this time and I'm so glad you came by. Your words mean a lot to me and I'm so very glad my words hold some meaning for you. I hope you'll come back often.

    Hi Tracy - Blessings back. :) It was a long journey getting back to this stage in my life after raising my kids and working outside the home for so many years. I'll be the first one to admit that I am happier now than I've ever been.


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