It is so good to be back to these blogging pages and once again able to share something good with all of my friends and followers. These past weeks have been so sad. I have been in a bit of a funk and need to get out of it. Yesterday our youngest daughter visited and surprised us with a cake she had made. The cake is moist and very good. The big surprise is how she made it and if I remember right she said it was a trick learned in Weight Watchers. This cake is just a regular box cake mix and all that is added to it was 1 small can of pumpkin. Can you believe it!!!! There are no eggs, no oil, no water. She did use canned frosting and garnished it with a bit of pumpkin spice. Somewhere in my mind I think I remember that you can use a couple of cups of applesauce and cake mix, but I will have to try that and see if it works as well. Believe me, this cake she made is so good, minus the cholesterol and is a so much healthier version.
Today my daughter comes back for lunch of salmon patties, fried potatoes and sweet corn from the garden. My youngest brother and his friend will come to visit as well. They had come up for the funeral of our father. Things are settling down a bit for everyone. My 2 best friends who became widows 5 weeks apart are learning to deal with loss and it has not been easy. Both are several years younger than me. My mother is also struggling. She will be 81 in December and for the most part has led a sheltered life. She does not drive, never written a check, mowed the yard or done grocery shopping. My step-father had done it all and that was their choice over all the years. I could not imagine being a woman in this day in age and not doing all of those things. Now it falls on all of us to pitch in and be more helpful.
The latest news on my husband is that we go to Cleveland Clinic for a second consultation for a bone marrow transplant. We will go on the 23rd of this month. Life has been busy and full, but not filled with the things that one wants to deal with, but unfortunately the things that one must do to survive. I realize we all have our burdens to bear, some heavier than others. Maybe this is God's way of bringing us closer to him, it sure seems that way to me. ♥