Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tasty Thursday 1-29-09

Tasty Thursday, late edition!
This is a Sugar Cream Pie
It was pretty good. Different from the kinds of pies I usually prefer. I pulled a random recipe from I don't know which one exactly.
This is a smooth remined me of custard. I might make one again.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Where did Tuesday go?

It seemed like a long the time. But really...where did it go? I guess I have to work extra hard to make up for all the stuff that dind't get done yesterday. My Monday was the best one I'd had in a very long time. I attribute that to the power of prayer. My meeting went well. My idea had some valid concerns brought up. So, with a little more information gathering, we'll see. Other ideas were presented, and we have one definate go-ahead to plan!

I'm itching to get my hands dirty. Literally. I plan on starting a garden this year. A 'real' one...not just a lonesome tomato in a pot left to die :) My children are old enough that I can devote some evening hours outside to work on it without stressing that they are going to get into mischief. Oh, wait...I mean they are going to get into mischief...but nothing we can't deal with. They just do not require the same level of supervison as they used to, and are quite independent. It is a happy, yet bittersweet realization!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Good Monday Afternoon

Hello! It is a fresh week...and it is going to be a good one. I just know. A positive outlook can't hurt (especially after the challenges I faced last week). So. I have a ladies group meeting tonight, and I am super excited about an idea I have to share with them. Hopefully they have a warm reception for this. I'll share more on that as it comes to fruition.

My one class is going well, even though it is a lot of little things to keep up with.

I was going to go to a family movie on Friday night...and I forgot! I let princess Leia go out with a friend before I remembered we were supposed to be elsewhere! Yeesh...I need a better handle on my calendar! There will be another opportunity, but I was sad to have missed this one.

How is your Monday going?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How much can one really do?

I looked around this morning, and from every direction came the sight and knowledge of things left undone. I admit, I am not the most stringent cleaner/organizer...but I do treasure a tidy space. Once in a while, I'll actually do something about it. Today, I feel like every corner of my home is crying out for help! So, I jump in. But so far, everything I've done has created more of a mess than it solved! Add to that three children who really could care less, and are making more disturbances... and I am about to go crazy! When you hear the loud wail in a few minutes, don't'll know it is just me venting my frustration with it all!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tasty Thursday 1-22-09

What do you do when you bring home a loaf of bread from the store, and you accidentally squish it in the car door while unloading your groceries?
Bread Pudding
Recipe from my Grandmother. Bread (1/2 loaf in my case), milk (or water) to moisten the bread, 2 beaten eggs, vanilla, spices, sugar to taste, anything else you choose to throw in (I added raisins). Bake at 350 until golden on top. I cut into slices, served it warm, with syrup since I didn't make it very sweet.
It was ok... my Nana had a better touch than me.
*actually made on Tuesday, saved this post until today :)
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More snow pics...because I can't get enough!

In my neighborhood:

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Snow pictures

This morning:

Later this afternoon...scenes from the neighborhood with much more snow than this morning:

A tree in our yard (see the pitiful snowmen on the left?)

A tree

Mr. Snippity with the Jedi and Cinderella
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It is snowing here! I had to cancel an out of town dental appointment...but who cares! It is snowing!!! No pictures to share yet...

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Today, our church celebrated Sanctity of Life Sunday. For most, this topic brings thoughts of abortion to mind. However, this means more than just unborn babies. Be respectful of every life. God loves us matter our wordly position. That scruffy old guy you see walking the street? The rich & famous teenage singers? The young murderer sitting in a prison? The alcoholic father who is just barely hanging on to sanity? The obnoxious customer in front of you in the checkout line? God loves them, too. All life is precious...don't overlook people. We all sin. It is easy to look past the ones you are uncomfortable being around, but every life deserves love. Help them if you can.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tasty Thursday 1-15-09

Caramel Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

Here's tasty Thursday's treat!
I used a Smucker's recipe I had been holding for a while.
I had to modify it a little, and they were slightly more crumbly than I would have liked, but they were quite tasty.
I think they turned out pretty good, for a first attempt!
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

free shampoo

I happened across this link a little earlier. If you register on their site today, you get a coupon for a free bottle of suave shampoo. Free is good, right?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A quick sew

I whipped this up cute little apron on Friday. I got the pattern from Sew Liberated. She has great stuff!

I have plans to make 2 more, because I am sure a few girls I know wouldn't like to have to share!
This was a fairly easy project.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

the soup picture

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I did find the keys!

Just in case anyone was wondering, I did find the car keys. My lovely, sweet, angel-face son thought he was helping when he put them in a super-secret, never used compartment in my purse. I had to walk the kids to the bus stop in a light drizzle to pick up Cinderella. I did find them in time to take the big princess to her music lesson as well. I think I need to look into getting an extra key made!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tasty Thursday

I am having technical difficulties on photos again, but here's what I made!

Dual Cheese Broccoli Soup
1/4 tbsp butter
1 cup cooked broccoli florets, chopped very small
1Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp. mustard
1/2 cup milk
1 oz muenster cheese
1-2 oz cheddar cheese
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 more minutes. Lower heat, add flour, and cook, stirring, 3-4 minutes, without browning. Add chicken broth and mustard and raise heat to bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes. Add milk. Bring to simmering point and simmer another 5 minutes. Add cheese, and stir until melted. Salt and pepper to taste.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are you sure it is winter?

My thermometer outside says 69.6 degrees. It is windy, yes. I love that part! Wind is why I think the fall is my favorite season. I love to get out on the sand and listen to the waves crash while the wind is whipping your hair in every which direction. The kiddos and I had a ton of fun time playing outside this morning. It's been a while since we've been able to do that, because of wind, rain, cold, etc...we've had to be content to grab a few minutes here and there as possible.
The sun graced us for part of that time. However, in the course of these few minutes spent since I started typing, it is pouring rain!

I wrote on my FB page that I was listening to the dishwasher (exciting life that I lead, huh?). Now I can't hear the dishwasher over the sound of rain. And just in case you are wondering...I am happy to hear the dishwasher, because the dishes were about to conquer the kitchen!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Waking up is hard to do!

Not breaking up, but waking up!!! It is hard! I did not meet my goal of waking up early today. I did get up earlier than my usual 2008 time, though. I need to get up 15 minutes earlier than I did today. 15 minutes. 15 minutes. I can do that, right? It is only 15 minutes. It just feels so good to roll back over & snuggle under the warm covers. I will try harder tomorrow, and I will try to get to bed before 11pm as well. I get in the middle of reading, and I cannot put the book down, and time flies by.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Good Monday Morning!

It is back to the school time routine. I was looking forward to it in a way...but not in others. I have to wake up earlier again, but the kids thrive better on routine. I think we are going to work harder to have a consistent bedtime for the kids. They need to go to sleep earlier, so that Mr. Snippity & I have time to play their Wii, after all :)

Resolutions anyone? I have refrained from making formal ones, but the bedtime goal is one aspiration I have. That, and I've agreed to a physical challenge with a relative. It involves running, so I'm not totally enthused, but I am it might make a difference.

Gotta run and get some things done! Have a good day.

Friday, January 2, 2009

First Friday

It is the first friday of 2009. For any of you that read this blog just for the Tasty Thursday episodes...I apologize. The holiday schedule has really gotten me all mixed up, and I can barely figure out which day is which! It has been a nice kind of crazy, though.

Today, the cats are going to the vet. They are getting neutered, and apparently did not enjoy being in the carrier box. I think if Muffin gets any stronger, we will have to buy a steel re-inforced carrier for the next trip :)

I can't find my car keys. I drove home with them last night, so they must be here somewhere...but so far, 3 of us have looked, and can't find them. Hopefully they'll turn up soon!

Yesterday was a fun one. This makes the second year in a row that I have gone out on a day-long geocaching adventure. I highly recommend it! We didn't start until around 10 am this year. We found 14 caches, and we even had time to stop for a long sit-down lunch. We finished up the last couple in the dark...and were done around 7pm. Around here, that is really good, because most of the caches are pretty spread out.

I have a wedding to go to tomorrow, and I must find time to go shopping for something to wear. That is a hard task, because I really despise clothes shopping for myself. Hopefully I won't have too much misery to deal with...and maybe I can leave the kids home, too.

Anyway, this post is kind of rambling....but it's what's going on around here. It's Friday!

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