Thursday, February 18, 2010

OK, here is the tunnel to our front door.

Do you even believe this?   And, in a couple more days, we are supposed to get a bunch more!!!!!!!!!

Anyone want to cook a burger on my grill?   That black part IS the grill.  LOL  :)
See the imprint in the concrete?  That's where we had a welcome mat in front of the door there, until the other night the snow blower decided it wanted to eat it.  Pow!  Gone, into several pieces flying all over the place.  Hubby kinda had a hard time picking the mangled pieces out of the snow blower.  Oh well, another joy of winter!! YUCK!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And, even MORE snow -YUCK ! ! ! !

I wanna go to Florida!!  :)

This is what I saw when I opened our front door today.  The flat side of this is where hubby used the snow blower to blow a path from the driveway to our front door.  So, this is a new snow drift on top of the old stuff.  And, as you can tell,  you cannot see our road here at all.

OK, this is a picture out the same door, but, a little bit to the left.   You can kinda see a path through the snow - that's where hubby cut a path in the snow, with the snow blower,  last night.  And, as you can see, it is at least 3 feet deep in that path right now.

And, this is a shot out our bedroom window.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day today. Hope you are going to enjoy the company of your someone special. Have a great day!     :)

Beautiful Icy Snowy Trees

One morning we had freezing fog.  It made the trees absolutely beautiful.  A winter wonderland for sure.
Here are some pictures:

They really were soooooooo pretty! ! !

Indiana Snow

Although we did not get snow like some USA cities did, we feel we got enough.  I don't know about you, but, I am ready for spring and warm weather.
Here are some pictures:
One morning, hubby was on his way
 out the door to go to work.
Oops, got to shovel your way outside first.  A couple days later, we got more snow, and, when we opened this door, there was an imprint of the door in the snow, but, I didn't get a picture of it that day.  I should have. 

Then, we peeked out the door, and, here is the truck he had to drive to work. 
Oops, gotta shovel out the vehicle.

Here are a few "waves" of snow drifts in front of our house.  We didn't use our front door for several days.  It was just too cold to get out there then, and, find it.

Hey, I think there is a bush under there somewhere.
OK, this is what it looked like when hubby snow blowed us a walk  to the front door.
After I could get out the front door, this is a picture down
the front of the house one way.
And, this is a picture down the other way.  The snow was starting to melt and settle some by the time I took these.
Here's our little tunnel type sidewalk to the front door.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake

I am really enjoying this blog, and, posting a lot of 'non-business' things.  Here is a recipe for a chocolate cake, that looks and sounds absolutely yummy.  I just got the recipe today, so, I haven't tried it yet.  If you make it, let me know how it turns out.  Mmmmm!!!!


1 pkg. devil's food or chocolate cake mix
1 1/3 c. brewed coffee (room temperature)
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
4 c. confectioners sugar
3/4 c. baking cocoa
1/4 tsp. almond extract
7 Tbsp. brewed coffee, divided (room temperature)
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cake: In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, coffee, oil, and eggs; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack. Go immediately to next step.

Sprinkle each cake layer with ¼ cup chocolate chips; when melted, gently spread chocolate over layers. Place layers in refrigerator to chill before frosting.

Frosting: Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in cocoa and extract. Add 5 tablespoons coffee, 1 at a time; beat until light and fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.

In a saucepan, heat chocolate chips and remaining coffee until melted; stir until smooth. Pour over cake; carefully spread over the top, allowing it to drizzle down the side.