Blessings And Brownies...

Our Brownies
@bluesa (13538)
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 6, 2017 8:41am CST
The 5th of July had a real birthday gift for my sister this year. Our Mom. Last year our Mom was in hospital on my sisters Birthday and very ill, we thought she was not going to make it through another year with us. And this time, on the 5th, our Mom was home and able to enjoy a nice meal with us and talk and laugh and well, celebrate. She might still be on an oxygen machine, but she is with us. My sis and I made chocolate brownies for a dessert and they were a hit. Not only did I put chocolate frosting on them, I even added a layer of caramel.  It was a very sweet ending to a blessed day. Material gifts are lovely, but there is nothing like a real birthday gift, the presence of a loved one. Have a blessed week further every one. Photo is of the chocolate brownies my sis and I made.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Happy Birthday to your sis Catherine. Those brownies look delicious. So glad that this time round your dear Mom was able to be with you both.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
Thank you so much dear @TiarasOceanView . I send you a brownie. Yes, we were so happy to have her with us this time.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
@bluesa Thanks blessings
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
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@vandana7 (66100)
• India
6 Jul 17
Wow...that is something. Here is something I must share...every time I get up from my bed ..I rush to dad's bed to see if he is ok...and focus on seeing his heart beat..then relax. Even when he is taking cat nap. Dad is almost 83! It can be really tense...so yeah..I feel blessed when he is around every birthday. :)
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
That is so true @vandana7 we are blessed to still have them in our lives. :)
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@Kandae11 (38607)
6 Jul 17
Those look delicious. Yes, having mom for another year is a great blessing.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thanks @Kandae11 . Yes, it really is.
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
happy birthday to your sister! :)
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
Thanks @Lucky15 , welcome back
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
@bluesa thank you cath
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
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@dgobucks226 (12725)
7 Jul 17
Glad this year was much more of a celebration for you. Mom's can do so many things and play so many roles for the family, but no one can replace Mom. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves and those brownies look yummy!
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thanks @dgobucks226 , it was a blessing and we did. I would send you some brownies through the pc if I could
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@dgobucks226 (12725)
7 Jul 17
@bluesa And I would eat them! Enjoy your day!
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
@dgobucks226 thanks, enjoy your day too and have a good weekend
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@TRBRocks420 (79499)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Jul 17
Glad you all had a nice time with your mom.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thank you @TRBRocks420 , thank goodness she was able to be with us.
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@TRBRocks420 (79499)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Jul 17
@bluesa Amen my friend for many decades more I hope. I couldn't imagine life with out my mom.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
@TRBRocks420 yes we are blessed to still have them and I too hope for decades more.
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@Tracy04 (10870)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 17
Yummy
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
@Tracy04 yes, it was yummy.
@Tracy04 (10870)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 17
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@Hate2Iron (7953)
• Canada
6 Jul 17
The brownies look pretty decadent. I'm just wondering whether that should be our next dessert too!
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thanks @Hate2Iron , I think they should be your next dessert
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@Hate2Iron (7953)
• Canada
7 Jul 17
@bluesa I don't think that I will get any complaints from the rest of the family on this one lol!
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@YrNemo (13383)
8 Jul 17
wow, chocolate brownies with frosting! Good for a cold day I guess.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
@YrNemo :) I have a really sweet tooth so yeah, caramel and frosting . It is perfect for a cold day with coffee or hot chocolate
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@jobelbojel (7347)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
I am happy that your mom was with you on your sister's birthday. Happy birthday to her.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
Thank you @jobelbojel :) it was such a blessing to have her with us.
@marlina (74866)
• Canada
6 Jul 17
You are so right, the presence of a loved one at our birthday is sure better than a silly gift.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
@marlina , yes, no doubt about it. :)
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@Corbin5 (109536)
• United States
6 Jul 17
How wonderful your sister has the gift of her mother on this special day! Wishing your sister the happiest of birthdays!
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thank you @Corbin5 . It made the day so much more special
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@ridingbet (55875)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
yum, i just love your brownies, and they are not so brown, or dark brown unlike here where the brownies are about nearing black already. the frosting looks good too. i hope your mother will have a better life ahead. i understand she is sick? does she receive oxygen therapy always, or intermittently?
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thank you! Yes @ridingbet my Mom has to be on an oxygen machine permanently. She has COPD .
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@ridingbet (55875)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
@bluesa is her COPD in acute exacerbation? was your mother a smoker before?
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
@ridingbet , yes she was a smoker, then stopped, but then she got a bad cold and because her lungs were already weak she got pneumonia and things got very bad and she had to have a pipe inserted in her trachea. We are very lucky to have her with us today.
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
7 Jul 17
I've only just got into brownies. They are an American import I think, and I try to resist such things. They did look like chocolate cake that hadn't risen. However, since trying one I am a convert and enjoy them very much as a treat. Yours sound and look delicious. I hope you all enjoyed them. Your mum is fortunate to have such loving daughters.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thank you @Orson_Kart . If I could have, I would've shared some brownies with you over a cuppa.
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• United Kingdom
7 Jul 17
@bluesa Shoulda woulda coulda. A lovely idea.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
@Orson_Kart yes That Shoulda woulda coulda business . Tis a lovely idea
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
Happy Birthday to my sister. I love the brownies.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
Thank you @Shavkat . I wish I could share the brownies with every one :)
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
@bluesa I think you are gifted in baking. I hope I can learn it.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
@Shavkat thank you. Try out some recipes when you have time and I am sure you will bake successfully too. :)
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I remember when your mom was in the hospital and doing so poorly. Indeed, it's a blessed miracle that she is home and doing so well, not to mention celebrating your sister's birthday! Happy belated birthday to your sister!!!!! Save me a brownie. I'm coming over right now! lol
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
My sister says thank you, Dianne and you could come over for brownies any time! Yes, I remember the nights we talked about my Mom, I so appreciate having you in my life.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
6 Jul 17
@bluesa Tell your sister she's welcome and that I'd love to meet her when I do show up on your doorstep. I hope the brownies aren't all gone. They sound so delicious! You know I appreciate having you in my life, too. xoxoxox
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
@DianneN I will hide some for you. Thank you, I know you do.. and xoxoxox back to you.
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
7 Jul 17
Happy Birthday to your sister! And such a wonderful celebration she had... The brownies look and sound so delicious too - no wonder they were a hit!
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Jul 17
Thanks @Sishy7 , Yes, usually we'll bake a cake but this time my sister wanted to try brownies, thank goodness they were a success :)
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@BelleStarr (39056)
• United States
6 Jul 17
A happy belated birthday to your sister, funny, it is also my brothers birthday. Having your mom home for your sister's birthday is a wonderful gift.
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@bluesa (13538)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
Thank you, Iz, and a Happy belated Birthday to your brother :) . Yes, it was the best gift we could ask for @BelleStarr .
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