Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I am home for a while, my hubby has had an accident. We spent Sunday night in Yale hospital. Thank God my landlord who lives a couple houses away is a paramedic and she acted quickly to help him and then get an ambulance over right away. He isn't able to be left alone yet so I have taken a few days off from work to stay with him. I won't go into details since I want my blog to be a happy place, but he was hurt pretty bad. He will be okay Thank God!! But I was extremely worried. Especially since they wouldn't let me in to see him when I first arrived at the hospital. Okay...now for a happier note.

Since I am able to be at home for a few days, and since it is cooling down nicely...time for some baking. Spending some time in the kitchen seemed to help me relax. At least it took my mind off of things for a little while. I made these Chewy Pecan Cookies. They are so yummy and super easy to make. Plus baking makes the whole house smell yummy.

Chewy Pecan Cookies

1 stick butter
16 oz box brown sugar
4 eggs
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch salt
2 cups chopped pecans

Melt butter and mix with brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In bowl combine flour, powder, and salt. Add to egg mixture. Stir in nuts. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight. Roll into 1” balls. Bake on a well greased cookie sheet at 375° for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately to a wire rack. They tend to stick to the baking sheet if you don't take them off immediately!!

I got out some autumn decorations. I love these cutie~pie teddy bears. The boys liked getting some decorations up too. It helped to cheer them up a bit.

These leafy votive holders are adorable, I just need to find some little votive candles.

and of course Susan Branch, one of my all time faves!!

My online store will be ready soon. I made this awesome magazine cover to celebrate. By clicking the magazine at the top of my sidebar you can get a little sneak peak at my shop. Hopefully by mid-September it will be up, fully running, and shopable.

I think tomorrow I have to go back to work, but two of my neighbors have been kind enough to help out by looking in on hubby while I am gone. The kids are a huge help too.
I'm off to check out some of your pretty blogs now. I couldn't sleep last night so I was up catching up on some blogs last night. The pretty photos are so good at taking my mind elsewhere. It is great therapy.


maría cecilia said...

Rebecca, so sorry, hope your dear husband recovers soon...take care of yourself and be confident of his entire recovery.
Lots of good energy for him and you
María Cecilia

Honorablyfallen said...

bless you and your husband !

Queen B. said...

oooooooo I feel for you.
My teenage son had an accident a few weeks ago, and I had to take down the post for the same reason.
I want my blog to be a HAPPY PLACE and it broke my heart to see my post about my own son.......
He is still recovering....
But I'm soooooooo TRAUMATIZED, STILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more dr. appts tomorrow :(
Yummy cookies though......thanks for sharing :)

Holly said...

Bless your heart! It's scary to see our strong husbands in trouble-isn't it? Lord help us all!

I like your fall leaves votives the best- so pretty! I look forward to seeing your shop! ♥

stefanie said...

i am so sorry, i hope he gets better, looks like you are going to fatten him up with those yummi cookies

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's accident. I hope he's feeling better soon. It is nice to see that you have some supportive neighbours to help you out.
I love your little autumn decorations and I will be checking out your shop.
Take care,
Susie X

Tracey said...

OMG I'm so sorry to hear your husband was injured...how scary for you both! Thank you for the recipe, I find that baking helps me too when I need to take my mind off of things!!

:) T

Pomona said...

I am so sorry to hear of all your tribulations. Hope things improve very soon - all good wishes.

Pomona x

Anonymous said...

My Dear!
Here is hoping for a speedy recovery for your husband and quieter days for you both! Good to hear someone was able to jump into service and quickly help out..God Bless our first responders :)
Take time to sit a spell, have a cuppa tea and recoup!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh Becca~ You cant leave me hanging like that! I've been through it. My husband almost died last year. I blogged about it on the 1 year anniversary of his "new life". If you want to read about it, the post is in july. Life is so fragile. I'll be praying for you. Wish your honey a speedy recovery from the blogland gang! Hugs, and KIT if you need anything. I'm really good at talking, listening and crying too!

Traci said...

I'm really sorry Rebecca hope he gets better real soon. Congrats on your on line store! How exciting! can't wait to see. Traci

Ana said...

Oh my goodness Rebecca, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. Praying for his fast recovery! And on a lighter note....Yummy! Those cookies look delicious! Stay strong and have a wonderful day.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Stephenie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby.. That is really scarry when they don't let you in to see your loved one.. I'm glad to hear he's okay.. I'll keep him in my prayers..
Those cookies look so yummy.. I'll have to make them..I'm on a baking spree lately..
Love the sneak peek of you shop...
Be back soon..