Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Morning Coffee Chat

Woe is me!
I still can't shake this respiratory issue...
cough, cough, cough.
Changed my meds up a little, hoping that will help.

Fortunately it hasn't affected my taste buds,
my coffee still taste great!

Because I haven't been feeling well I've not been out much, just staying home and coloring!

It's a fun past time. I like to color in the evening while I watch TV, or shall I say listen to the TV, my eyes are on the coloring book! 

I also baked the best cake.  I wrote the recipe while eating lunch at a GLOW meeting.  During all the talking and laughing I didn't get the name of the cake.  So I named it myself. 

Arlene's Chocolate Cake
(Can you guess who gave me the recipe? )

1 German Chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 can coconut pecan frosting 
1 cup chopped pecans.

Add first 4 ingredients and beat for 2 minutes.

Add frosting to batter by dropping spoonfuls one at a time.  Mix lightly with spoon.
Frosting will make the batter lumpy, that's okay.

Add pecans and pour into greased/floured bundt pan.
I use Baker's Joy, sure makes it easy.

Bake @ 350* for 50 minutes.


If you look close you will see writing on the inside lip of the cup. It's a wonderful scripture.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 RSV

Until Next Time
Enjoy your coffee or tea!


  1. love the coloring

  2. I'm so sorry you're still Such pretty stitchery...I know by your sweet hands. And that cake...might have to make that for Jack!!! Happy Monday, Friend!

  3. My dear Mary, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well! Please know that you will be in my prayers...

    Thank you for a lovely post! Love and hugs!

  4. Mary, I sure hope you are feeling better this morning..bless you!
    I have made that same cake before and it is really good. Love your tea cup and teapot. That is a favorite verse of mine, it is so true, if it wasn't for God's mercy each morning we wouldn't be here.

  5. Ok, so now I know whom to blame (giggling)---cough, cough, sniff, sniff here as well---and not to mention a sore throat---I guess the weather doesn't help either.

    Have a beautiful day friend...and squealing with delight over your blog change, smiles.

  6. Awe...hoping you feel better real soon Miss Mary. Just said a little prayer for you. The cake looks wonderful! Might need to try this recipe out as I love German chocolate! And coffee....don't care how sick I am I am never too sick for a cup of coffee. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. I truly pray you are feeling better today. Thank you for writing even when you don't feel well. But I do hope you are resting. The coloring book looks so nice! I gave a lot of those away as Christmas gifts, but neglected to give myself one! I must fix that. The cake sounds rich and delicious. Yum!
    Please get well soon dear friend!


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