Wedding dress

Look at how lovely this bride's gown is! Her MIL made the sash and stiched in the lace. A very nice touch.

My very lovely Sugar Bear

Beauty on 4 paws.

More senior discounts

Check out the very useful site: seniordiscounts .

Here are just some of the discounts they list for the "just turning senior" people, like me. (Heck, I'm ready for seniordom! I think I've earned it.)

Hancock Fabrics:

Guests 55 and older receive a 10% discount on the first Wednesday of each month at most locations.

Goodwill Industries:
Customers 55 and older receive a 10% to 20% discount at most store locations. Discount may be valid only on certain days of the week, most commonly on Wednesdays. The age requirement, discount amount and participation will vary by location, so it’s a good idea to call your local Goodwill for details.

Salvation Army:
Most locations provide discounts from 15% to 50% off to people 55 years of age and older. Discounts may only be available on certain days of the week, Wednesdays being the most popular discount day. Participation, age requirement and discount amount will vary by store location so call ahead or ask when you get there.

Another cup of the most dangerous cake in the world

Made the 5 minute start-to-finish chocolate cake tonight. Added some glazed icing and my chocolate craving was fed! This plate shows how much a cup of cake is - actually enough for two people - but I don't share, so it's all mine. ;-)

My family's youngest and grandest

My youngest grandson, Ian, turned 8 months old...
and my dear grandmother turned 102 years young this month!

Baked Squash

Tried my hand at baking a dark, green squash. (What are they correctly called?)

Baked in my toaster oven for 80 minutes at 350 degrees.

Washed and dried the seeds for my bird friends.

I had put some butter in the cavity before baking.

When the squash is done, add some sugar and cinnamon and mash it up.

If you like pumpkin, you'll love this, too!

Faux Pumpkins - 75% off!

Got these babies at Schnucks today for 75% off ($1.74 each) and that's my kind of bargain! These are just in time for Thanksgiving centerpieces. Might even paint a few white.

Outside our home today

We're having nice weather today and I'm sprucing up things before winter. Love the fall!