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Monday, November 11, 2013

Life is short, so go eat FUDGE!

Have you ever noticed that if you look at a word long enough, it starts to look ridiculous and you no longer recognize it?  Maybe it's just me, but the word 'fudge' looks silly now that I've spent a few minutes trying to color it brown and spell it correctly....Maybe I need to just EAT some more of it!
 Usually we don't make fudge until the Christmas season, but I started thinking about it.  And I couldn't quit!  So I made easy Four Chip Fudge from the Taste of Home books, only I used half semi sweet chocolate chips and half butterscotch chips and whole pecans.....(excuse me while I get yet another piece.....)

You don't have to use a candy thermometer with this one and it doesn't flash on you, so it's EASY PEASY. 

Easy on the lips, but hard on the hips.  (I can't believe I just said that)
 Fall is finishing up with beautiful colors.  The oak tree in the pic above is my daughter's personal tree.  She found an acorn on the library lawn years ago when she was very small.  She brought it home, planted it in a bucket and it grew.  It eventually went in the ground and grew some more.  Then, we moved and she dug it up and brought  it along.  It has now been in the ground here for almost 17 years!  And I remember how small my faith in that acorn was - I told my little child that it might not grow and she shouldn't set her heart on it!
 I've been feeling melancholy lately.  Health problems, busy schedules & building projects, a friend who died, end of summer and WAY less sunshine - all combines to make me sad. 

Yesterday I when I went out to my rabbitry, I found one of my favorite bunnies dead.  Her name was Armazindy and she loved me.  Changing seasons seem to be hard on some animals and she was fine one day and then she was gone the next.
Life is fragile and fleeting.  I hope that everyone who reads this realizes that this life is soon past and you need to reach out to God, accept the free gift that He gave us when He sent His only son to die in our place that we might be forgiven for our sins and live eternally with Him. 

This life has sadness, but many blessings besides.
 This is Armazindy.  I'll miss her.

 In between helping my daughter crochet a bazillion snowflakes for an order she got through her Ebay store, I'm still working on making primitives to sell on Ebay myself.

Right now I've been creating snowmen!  I've got lots more small ones in the makings, but the days go by so fast and are so full I can't seem to get them done!

 When I realized that time had flown by so fast and it's been a bit since I posted, I figured I'd just sit down and write something so this is a bit rambling but at least it's up to date!  I'm going to go have just one more tiny small ok, HUGE piece of fudge and so I'll sign off with this comforting verse from the Bible:
John 16:33
(King James Version)
 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.


  1. My condolences on the loss of Armazindy. My Jethro (a dog, not a rabbit) died on May 31st and we still miss him terribly. It's amazing how animals get under your skin and into your heart, and there they stay.

    So not only do you make gobs and gobs of stuff to sell on Ebay, your daughter has her own Ebay store? How convenient! Perhaps you could combine primitives and snowflakes and come out with a line of primitive snowflakes. Just a thought. Perhaps not.

    I'm acting a little silly this morning, and blowing my nose in between times. Mrs. RWP is getting all better from her sinusitis and I'm apparently coming down with something of my own.

    Have a great day. You can always make more fudge.

  2. Oh, I wish I hadn't read this post......::sniffling:: and crying for your loss of Armazindy......:(
    The loss of an animal seems to hit me harder than anything...
    Much love to you.

  3. Oh, the true story about your daughter planting an acorn and you having that beautiful tree after all these years is so touching. Such a tribute to nature and the continuity of family.