Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's a Pumpkin Kind of Medley

Better late than never, right?   Today I'm joining with Terri to play Wednesday Medley.  If you'd like to join us, simply copy the questions (HERE), paste onto your post and have at it!

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The Circleville, Ohio Pumpkin Festival begins today.  All things pumpkin are everywhere!  What is your one very favorite pumpkin flavored food or drink?  Do you wish it was available all year, or do you only want it in the Fall?

I've always considered myself a purist: A slice or two of pie at Thanksgiving and I'm good for the year.   
But! Pam recently shared a yummy-sounding dessert I'd like to make for our next family get-together:

Easy Pumpkin Dessert

1 15 oz. can pumpkin
3 eggs
4 tsp. pumpkin spice
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1 c. sugar
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. walnuts, chopped

Mix together pumpkin, eggs, spice, milk and sugar and pour into a greased 9 by 13 pan.
Sprinkle dry cake mix on top
Pour melted butter over the top and then sprinkle with walnuts.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes until set.  Serve with ice cream or cool whip.


What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren't going to sell it anymore?

It's a toss up between


What is the most interesting thing you've seen online this week?

Bottle of wine sells for a record $558,000.

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Is it better to be "a big fish in a small pond" or "a small fish in a big pond"?

By association, I'd have to say a big fish.  Thanks to my former hubby, I was able to experience some of the most amazing people and places.  Nevertheless R. was one of the most humble persons on the planet.  Through his example, I learned so much.

PS - There's nothing wrong with being a small fish ….. until you wake up one day and realize that despite one's own initiative, you're nothing but a number.

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Terri's hubby has become obsessed with playing chess on the computer.  Do you play chess?  Are you good at it?

Bahahah!  Unfortunately, I'm not that intelligent.

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Tell us something random about your week.

So, I don't normally walk around our house staring at the ceiling.  Maybe it was a "God nudge" that made me look up?

Tom wasted no time getting up in the attic and was seriously dismayed to realize this was not a new leak!  The previous owner had 'rigged' something or another and steadied it with heavy builders' cardboard.  Finally, the amount of water caused the cardboard to give way.   

I'm so disappointed the home inspection didn't catch this before closing.
… But so proud of Tom's efforts to make it right.
He couldn't figure out why his thighs hurt so bad!  

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Dang, it's always something, but it could always be worse.

Thank you for being a friend … stay safe!