Friday, August 29, 2008
Today is pretty laid back. I got my nails done early this morning and then came back home. I'm making lunch right now. My throat is hurting....never fails I will get sick after the kids. We are supposed to go to dinner with friends tonight but not sure with my throat and she has a sick kid...maybe a rain check.
Labor day weekend is upon us...we will be at the pool most of the weekend. Our pool closes after Monday so we need to get our swimming out. It's raining here today but I'm not complaining. We need it.
I will also be tracking the hurricane this weekend. I love tracking them. Madison and I did on Katrina....wow....
I was pregnant with Miller during Katrina.....So anyway the weekend for us.....will be the pool, a concert and dinner with friends.....church...... more of the pool....Scott is going to try and play some golf one morning and a cookout at mom's on Monday....I hope all of you are having a fantastic day and your Labor Day weekend goes well....the last sha bang before fall as I say.
Have a good one!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I went all day long. Enjoyed myself. I bought a new jacket at Talbots...I never go in this store...but thought I would poke my head in and check some things out. Found a cute beige jacket for fall.
Had lunch.....ran into some stores that are hard to run into with Miller.....and came home.
Today I'm running with momma and Miller. We are going to a few shops and to have lunch. Tonight is Back to School Night. And Madison has cheerleading pictures to be made....so we will be busy in the evening...plus she has a test tomorrow and trying to finish up on all the make up homework...aghhhhh!
Let me ask you all a question.....Miller leaked through his diaper onto my couch this morning....what would you use to clean it up besides soap and water and some Lysol?
Dinner tonight is Tuna Casserole and fruit. Something easy....and fast.
Hope you all have a great day.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Madison feels much better and is getting ready this morning. It's a good day. Miller is still sleeping. He is going to mom's so I can have the day to myself...hooray!
I'm running errands and the day is going to be beautiful. Having lunch with a friend and living life. I hope your day goes well. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes for Madison. I will talk to you soon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Good Morning. The sun is shining and the air is cool this morning. Madison is still in bed. She is still not 100% well...so I have kept her home again. We got an anti biotic for her yesterday. So it should be kicking in. The house is quiet this morning. Which is nice. We are staying home again. I'm stripping sheets as I didn't do yesterday with her still sick. I need to clean bathrooms and possibly clean a cabinet out...I thought I should start trying to clean a drawer or cabinet out every time I stay home all day...what the hey....it will take less than 20 minutes you know.
Also today I plan on freezing my tomatoes and okra....that will be a chore. My garden is slowly dying.....I do however have small sweet potatoes coming up and we have pumpkins...3 now....they may not grow very big but big enough for Miller to paint at least. We have alot going on in the next few weeks....
* MOPS starts back up next week.
* Wednesday nights at church start back up also
* Our annual trip to Florida is coming up for our fall break
* Hayrides and fall decorating
I love fall though. It's my favorite holiday. Hayrides...apple cider...pumpkin spice candles...leaves falling....I cannot get enough.
So what is your favorite thing about fall?
Monday, August 25, 2008
I'm going.....to see Trace Adkins on Saturday night....whoo hoo!
I'am Creating..... A new Recipe Blog....please go on over and tell me what you think....Eat, Drink and be Merry....
For more of these wonderful day books....go on over to see Peggy at The Simple Woman....you wont want to miss this!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday's are my day to myself....and I HEART THIS! Totally. I had such a good day. I found 3 new bathing suits at Dillards on sale....went to lunch with girlfriends....stopped by the library by myself in the quiet and viewed cook books without interuption and didnt even have to go up stairs into the kids area...went into a liquor store (which i never get to do) viewing different wines for our new wine fridge and looked at all the cool cheeses and relishes and stayed 30 minutes...and felt like a grown up.
Anyway....around here....my garden is dying out slowly....and I have a pumpkin growing..not sure where this came from...but me and the kids have enjoyed watching it get bigger....and I have sweet potatoes coming up. The last of the tomatoes are coming in and I'm freezing them for stews and chilis this winter and fall.
The weekend will be relaxed....the last one for awhile. Tonight we are having dinner together as i'm going to make mini meatloafs the last of our summer squash steamed and mashed potatoes....and some sliced tomatoes too. We are going to the pool tomorrow...our pool closes Labor day so we want to be there as much as possible...Sunday we have church and Monday is back to school and work. Madison is staying the night with a friend on Saturday night. So we may take Miller somewhere just him...not sure yet.
I have a new menu plan with new things to try so stay with me as I share recipes in the next couple of weeks. I guess that is all I have going on around here. I hope you all have a good weekend and enjoy the last days of summer....fall is so close we can smell it.....talk to you soon.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I saw this over at Stolen moments and thought what they heck.....it was pretty fun....
A. Attached or single? married 14 years .
B. Best friend? My husband
C. Cake or pie? pie....Cherry and Derby are my favorites
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? my flat iron
F. Favorite color? black and pink
G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears
H. Hometown? Paducah, Ky
I. Indulgence? listening to the waves crash at the beach
J. January or July? July
K. Kids? 2
L. Life isn’t complete without? God, my family and friends
M. Marriage date? February 26th 1994
N. Number of brothers & sisters? 2
O. Oranges or apples? oranges
P. Phobias? snakes, escaped convicts and drowning
Q. Quotes? Dont cry because it's over...smile because it happened.
R. Reasons to smile? Watching my kids play together...strawberry shortcake and Happy hour with a gal pal.
S. Season of choice? Fall
T. Tag seven peeps! Ok....whoever wants to do this one, get on it!
U. Unknown fact about me? I had a lump removed from my breast when I was 33 weeks pregnant with Miller...it all worked out thank GOD.
V. Vegetable? Fresh squash on the grill
W. Worst habits? l don't wash my face before I go to bed.
X. X-ray or ultrasound? X-ray?????
Y. Your favorite food? Mexican
Z. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius..
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Here is the recipe....enjoy!
3-4 Chicken Breasts cooked
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can Rotel Tomatoes
1 small diced onion
1 green bell pepper diced
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 package of cheddar cheese
1 can mexi corn
Crush Doritos in the bottom of a 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake in the oven 5 minutes on 350. Remove and place cut up chicken, soups rotel, onions peppers, garlic powder, corn and cheese in a bowl together. Pour over chips and cook in the oven on 350 for 1 hour...remove crumble the remaining crumbs of Doritos on top and bake 5 more minutes.....
Now....if your kids cant do spicy like mine cant.....do the mild rotel or diced tomatoes will do....I do the mild rotel and Madison will eat it....
I hope you enjoy this.....I'm off for my day by myself....Miller is going to momma's...
We are having for dinner...Frito Pie......yum yum.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
These are the rules...
1. Link to the person who ‘tagged’ you!
2. Post the rules on your blog!
3. List 6 random facts about yourself!
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post!
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog!
6. Let the tagger know the entry is posted on your blog!
I dont like rules very well....
6 Random things about me....
1. I have been cow tipping when I was in highschool...I know that is cruel I was a dumb teenager.
2. I cut my meat with my right hand while everyone else cuts with their left.
3. I'm OBSESSED with The Young and the Restless....
4. I like to eat hot chocolate out of the packet with a spoon....no water needed....
5. I love to stay at home...and have been known not to leave my house for 4 days once....and no I was not sick.
6. I cannot be around negative people..they drive me crazy.
Well......I'm just going to tag whoever.....so go for it.
I'm doing another meme this week and have a recipe to post this week so stay tuned.....have a great day!
Monday, August 18, 2008
I'm going..... No where today...cleaning the house. Working in the garden...I have sweet potatoes coming up.
For more of these wonderful day books....go on over to see Peggy at The Simple Woman....you wont want to miss this!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
We are having dinner at a friends house tonight which I'm really looking forward to. We don't get together enough with them. The house is clean.....I need to make the kids chocolate chip muffins by request.
Tomorrow is church. And the Dish guy is coming to work on the TV....so we will be hanging out here alot. Our first ST meeting with MOPS starts tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to this too.
I hope you all are having a great weekend...the weather here is awesome.....talk to you Monday.
Friday, August 15, 2008
A couple of weeks ago me and my gal pals had a little weekend retreat to re focus and appreciate each other. It was wonderful....I wanted to write down and tell you all what we read that weekend...
Here is what we know about girlfriends.....
Girlfriends bring casseroles and scrub your bathroom when you are sick.
Girlfriends keep your children and keep your secrets.
Girlfriends give advice when you ask for it. Sometimes you take it: and sometimes you dont.
Girlfriends dont always tell you that you're right but they are usually honest with you.
Girlfriends still love you even when they dont agree with your choices.
Girlfriends might send you a birthday card but they might not....it doesn't matter either way.
Girlfriends laugh with you and you dont need canned jokes to start the laughter
Girlfriends pull you out of jams.
Girlfriends dont keep a calender that lets them know who hosted the other last.
Girlfriends are there for you in an instant and truly when the hard times come.
Girlfriends listen when you lose a job or a husband.
Girlfriends listen when children break your heart.
Girlfriends listen when your parents minds and bodies fail.
I ended this list with this.....
The truth is friendships between women dont just happen. Friends may seem to come in our lives by accident, but thats never the case. True friends are a gift from God. Our heavenly Father's desire is for us to have meaningful and soul nurturing friendships with other women because he knows that woman support encourage, bless and serve one another in ways no one else can....
We left that weekend with a new respect for one another....we love each other and sometimes friendships get beat down or forgotten or walked over or even ignored...and I believe you both have to work on it for it to happen. We know if any of us needed each other in the middle of the night we would be there......we would. We already have been.
If you have a strong friendship I encourage you to do a retreat once a year to re focus on each other.....if you dont have your friends.....life would be more difficult....and no one really likes difficult.
Photo of my gal pals.....
Quotes from The Power of A Positive Friend by Karol Ladd and Terry Ann Kelly
Thursday, August 14, 2008
With summer coming to an end. I'm going to post some favorite things we love about this season.
- Build a sandcastle
- Bury someone in the sand
- Buy a movie projector and charge admission to view the movie that is projected on the side of your house at night. (set up chairs, couches, snack bar etc.)
- Celebrate on the beach with an ice cream fight - then dive in with your clothes on
- Cook your breakfast on an outdoor fire
- Find a field of wild flowers and sell bouquets for 5 bucks each
- Float down a slow river on a tub....this is alot of fun.
- Go boating
- Go camping on the beach
- Go far a tram ride
- Go on a rock find
- Go paddle boating
- Go swimming with all your clothes on
- Go to a classical concert outdoors
- Go to an afternoon baseball game
- Go to an outdoor café
- Go to the beach with sandwiches and a fantastic friend
- Go to your nearest trampoline and bounce
- Learn a new water dive
- Learn to throw a boomerang
- Look for sand dollars and shells at a beach
- On a super hot day, get a kiddy wading pool - fill it up - then sit in it for most of the afternoon
- Play backgammon outdoors somewhere
- Play croquet with party beverages...this is alot of fun.
- Play some children's games
- Put up a basketball hoop
- Ride every ride at the carnival
- Set up the sprinkler
- Sign up for a summer cam...this was awesome.
- Start a herb garden or veggie garden and watch it grow all summer.
- Swim at the pool
- Swim in a lake or a river
- Watch fireflies light their bums up
- Have a water balloon fight.
- Go for a walk along the beach or a wooded path.
- See the sunrise.
- Have a picnic.
- Watch the sunset.
- Make playdoh.
- Read a chapter book aloud to your kids.
- Read a novel (something just for you!)
- Go fishing.
- Make homemade ice cream in a Ziploc bag.
- Sit outside and sip iced tea.
- Make fresh lemonade. Miller loves to do this one.
- Camp out in a tent.
- Take pictures of the kids having fun!
- Eat watermelon outside, and let the juice run all over the place!
- Walk in the grass barefoot.
- Use lotion, soap, or shampoo that smells like coconuts.
- Paint your toenails.
- Get out the kids' watercolor paints and paint a picture of summer means to you.
- Collect seashells and save them with some sand in a decorative bowl.
- Sleep in at least once.
- Hang your bed sheets outside to dry and bask in their clean sunshine smell.
- Eat strawberry shortcake.
- Get someone else to take your picture with the kids, smiling and sun-kissed.
- Write a letter to a friend and include at least three great things that have happened this summer.
- Thank someone who has helped you out.
- Eat your favorite summer fruits and berries.
- Go swimming as a family.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So today I'm spending time with myself...I cannot wait. And can I tell you something??? I'm learning how to text.....something I said I would never do....well...I'm learning. I guess I have come to the understanding Madison does this and this is how she communicates in this world right now...so I must learn to do this so I can understand her....make since? It's really not that bad..I'm sorta slow..but who cares..right?
Yesterday Miller and I spent the day with my mom....we had lunch out and ran around....not a bad day. The weather here has been great...low 80's and very nice to sit outside...last night we sat in the swing under the tree in the front yard and the breeze was blowing..it felt as if it were fall. Nice.
Well....I'm off to get kids up fed and ready so I can enjoy my day.....I hope you enjoy yours as well.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Lemon Bars By Paula DeenOh My Heavens.....please try....it's worth it and your hips will complain later.
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Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x13x2-inch pan.
Make the crust by combining flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter to make a crumbly mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You may need to dip your fingers into a little flour or confectioners' sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix the eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour this over the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes longer. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, when the bars are done.
Yield: 16 bars
Monday, August 11, 2008
I dont have a picture again.....but yet another summer thought...watching old summer fun movies that we watched as children really is fun......we have watched Summer Rental with John candy....National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase and recently Parenthood with Steve Martin....I love this old movies so funny and watching them with Madison made it even more funny.
Friday, August 08, 2008
We had cheer practice last night. It has already started....we went to the grocery yesterday me and Miller....I got me some recycle bags at Walmart and I love them.
I also got to sleep in some this morning which was nice.
This weekend.....plans are ...Scott works tomorrow...so I thought I would take the kids to the pool in the morning...come home around 1ish....nap......then the kids are going to grandmas for dinner while Scott and I go to dinner with some friends and watch a band....I'm looking forward to this. Then Sunday is church and the pool....so I really dont want to do the pool today....but I may.
Next week we may start talking potty training. I have some little bribery techniques I may use...we are hanging close to home tonight as Madison will be exhausted. We noticed the other night while working in the yard....the leaves were starting to fall....early fall maybe? I love the fall though....apple cider and hay rides....
I hope you all have a great weekend....see you Monday.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Madison loved middle school. She got off the bus yesterday and smiled really big stating she LOVED IT! So this is good. She is spending the night with her friend tonight and headed to a local water park for tomorrow....they are out of school tomorrow. So.....tonight she has cheer practice before she goes off on her big adventure. Not sure what me and Miller will be doing tomorrow. We may head to the pool. The temps are dropping here low humidity too. It's quite nice actually.
I'm heading to the grocery today and have some other errands to run...so I need a shower....oh by the way....I got 4 inches cut off my hair yesterday...and I like it.
I had a morning to myself and it was so nice...I got my peaches too....so I'm making beef tips in brown gravy...green beans fresh off the farm....corn on the cobb off the farm....fried okra and peach cobbler for dinner...yum yum yum I heart summer veggies.....oh dont forget the amount of tomatoes I have coming in everyday......
Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
So today I'm taking Miller to mom's and I'm getting my hair done this morning. I'm getting my eye brows waxed.....I'm heading down to the farmers market to look for some peaches...I need to make a peach cobbler for me and my neighbor who has had some knee surgery done.
And then I will head to the post office and mail some things.....grab some lunch. And head to pick up Miller and come home to wait for Madison to get off the bus....and sit and listen as she tells me of her big first day as a middle schooler.....
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
2 cans of whole kernel corn drained
1 small white onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 cup of real mayo
1 small bag of chili cheese Frito's
Mix the first 4 ingredients together...chill ...when serving.... add the chips on individual plates and mix...so good....and a cool lunch on these hot summer days.....please let me know if you try this...yum yum!
Monday, August 04, 2008
I dont have a picture again.....but yet another summer thought...grab a blanket and some lemonade and at dusk go outside with your kids and watch the stars start coming out...catch some fire flies and enjoy your time with them.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Enjoy the weekend...Madison is sleeping in..this is her last weekend before going to middle school.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Today we have a playdate at the church with MOPS and I need to finish up the consignment clothes on hangers. Madison is throwing her Back to School Party tonight at the club so we have to pick up balloons and pizza's and cookies and some candy. She is really excited about this.
Tomorrow....we are sleeping in. We have friends coming over for dinner so I will prepare some things and Madison has a party to go to so things are getting crazy. Sunday we will go to the pool and rest.
I'm trying to get around and see alot of you.....bare with me....have a great day!