That’s what this week has been, this last full week of the year.
Nothing happening. Nothing scheduled.
No school! Yippeeee!
No rushing, just relishing in the quiet.
Staying up late and reading all those books piled by my night stand, then sleeping in an hour later than usual!
Studying deep into God’s words….leaning back into His truths and trusting.
Enjoying once a year treats, using a vintage candy cookbook from 1970. Resulting in the BEST fudge I have ever eaten! I seriously can’t leave it alone.
Superior Chocolate Fudge
(taken from the Farm Journal Homemade Candy Cookbook 1970)
4 c sugar
1 (14 1/2oz) can evaporated milk
1 c butter
1 (12oz) pkg. semi- sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 (7oz) jar marshmallow crème
1 tsp vanilla
1 c broken walnuts or pecans (optional)
Combine sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in heavy 3-qt pot. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, till soft ball stage is reached (234 degrees). Remove from heat; add chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, vanilla and nuts. Beat until chocolate melts and blends into mixture. Pour into a heavily buttered 13 x 9 in. pan. Makes about 4 lbs.
**I did this a bit different. I put some broken pecan pieces into a buttered 9 in. pie plate. I used another pie plate but did not add nuts to it. Then I split the mixture between the two pans. That way I had a little variety since I have some in my family who like their fudge without nuts.
Doing a bit of crocheting, just for fun.
Taking care of Bob (a.k.a Bobcat or Mr. Bob) who, my retired Veterinarian dad has discovered, has a congenital heart defect called ductus arteriosus. I listened to his heart the other day when my dad was checking him out. There is not a strong beat to his heart just whoosh-whoosh. He has now been brought inside, no longer to be a mouse catching barn cat, and is currently being babied. He sleeps A LOT. We will love him while we have him and he will lack for no amount of attention!
There has been a fair amount of ingenuity going on around here, too! Sis, got out the boxes from my bedroom closet that our Christmas gifts were shipped in. She made herself one fine dolly house… a three story, she informed me.
And I’ve had a bit more freedom to take some photos. How I love capturing the beauty of God’s nature in a photograph. I stand there snapping away, looking for great composition, and praising my Great God with all that is within me!
This year is at its end, quickly fading into the new year. I’m savoring these last few days and looking forward with great anticipation for what the Lord will bring with the new year.
Happy New Year!