Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Hope you are having a good week. I am (although it doesn't sound like it)!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Work began on my parents house today. I was there this morning when the workers arrived and boy let me tell you, they didn't waste any time. They moved a bunch of my mom's plants and then helped us move some other things that were in their way. They seem to be a nice group of people. I just wish I could understand what they are saying! It is hard to believe that they should be finished in 7 days.
Well, I think that is all I have for today. I really hope that everyone is staying cool. I did outside work today and let me tell you, it was hot. So, if you have to work outside. . . .please be careful and make sure your kids are being careful when playing outside.
Happy Tuesday to you all (and you too Mrs. H's mom!)!
Monday, June 22, 2009
My parents finished taking up their wood floors this morning at 12:45 so the workers could begin fixing their foundation and guess who NEVER showed up. Hopefully they will come tomorrow. It is amazing how different a house looks when it is completely emptied (with the exception of the sofa and piano) and the wood floor is up and the carpets pulled up. I haven't seen the house like that since 1976 when we moved in. My parents have worked so hard these last few days getting everything ready and they are totally wiped out. I wish they could go away for a couple of weeks but they have too much on their plates here so here they will stay. Have I ever mentioned how AWESOME my parents are? They are such hard workers in everything they do. When I grow up, I hope to be like them.
Well, it is late and I have to get up early in the morning to get some yard work done before it is too hot. Hope everyone had a good day.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Tomorrow work begins on my parents home. When we left them at around 7:30 this evening, they were going home to take up their wood floors and begin rolling up the carpet. They are staying in their camping trailer for the duration of this job. I hope they don't have to stay in there too long!
Well, I am gonna wrap it up. I have a really busy week ahead of me and I need sleep!
Hi Mrs. H's mom!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Well, Monday is D day for my parents. In case you forgot about spring cleaning gone wild, well it is a good thing that mom started early on getting their house packed up. Work on the foundation begins Monday. The still have a little furniture to get moved and then they have to get the carpet pulled up and the wood floors pulled up. I will have to get some pictures of the work as it is done. Should be interesting.
Well, I am gonna keep it short tonight. I need some sleep to keep my inner monster at bay!!
Hi Mrs. H's mom!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I will apologize right now for how lacking this blog entry is today. I am just not into writing but I already started and now I need to finish.
I am having one of those weeks where everything and I mean everything gets on my nerves, nothing makes me happy and I can't seem to keep my foot out of my mouth. I will not go into details because, well, just because. I guess the reason I even mentioned it is because if you have a minute, please say a quick prayer asking God that I get over myself and figure out what is wrong with me. That makes me think of a quote an old friend often quotes: "Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!". Anyway, a prayer would be appreciated if you have a minute.
Hi Mrs. H's mom! Happy Wednesday!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Ok, I am now done with today's worries. As mentioned before, it was 100 miserable degrees today and I was out in it a lot today. The morning started out with taking my suburban to get new shocks put on it and then an out of town trip to the funeral of my sister's father-in-law's sister-in-law's funeral and then to the cemetery for the burial. Come home and begin running errands for the hubby which included Wal-Mart (trip 2) and then out to his school, back into town to pick up my suburban to take to another repair shop for a/c work tomorrow and then home for the usual home stuff. Thank goodness my parents live here in town and that we own three vehicles!!
Ok, so enough with the complaining. I am working on getting the teachers list together for my 20th hs reunion. I am excited to get to see some of my friends that I haven't seen since the 10 year reunion! I love seeing old friends!!!
Well, I am going to close for tonight. Tomorrow will bring another day of running around for the hubby and I need to rest up for it!!
Good night everyone. Stay cool!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Two weeks after contracting poison ivy, I think that I am getting off of that train. I think it is correct to say that I am HIGHLY allergic to poison ivy so now when I am outside working I have to pay much closer attention to any vines I may come into contact with! Add that to my list of snakes which I am always looking for. In a span of 5 days, I have seen two and one of them started coming towards me even though I was spraying water at it. AAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT like snakes of any kind . The deader the better!! (Yes, I understand that they are God's creatures but I don't like them any more than I like skunks!)
Well, I am going to go for now. It is late and I am so tired from running around in the heat today.
Hello Mrs. H's mom!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Now I can put my planning focus on my part of my 20th high school reunion. I am in charge of getting in touch with teachers who were there when we were students. At least I know where one of them is. . . .my dad should be pretty easy to find! I am also in charge of getting a tour of the high school because it ha really changed since we were there! This event is in July which is so very quickly approaching. BUT. . . . .
before the reunion is vacation so I will actually be splitting up my planning time between vacation and the reunion. We will be taking our camping trailer which is always exciting. We are planning on visiting the southeast part of Oklahoma. I am looking forward to it because we will be in the mountains even if it won't be as cool weather wise as our usual trip to Colorado. I am ready to go but have a lot to do to get ready like finding someone to take over my church secretary duties, get the house cleaned up (so if the robbers come they won't be offended by a messy house! My husband always says that because he thinks it is absurd that it bothers me when we are gone to have a messy house but not as much when we are home. I stopped trying to explain!), yard mowed, grass watered, clothes and others things packed into the trailer! Oh, I am making myself to tired! I will worry about starting my to do list on that tomorrow!!
One other exciting happening from the weekend was getting to meet Mrs. H's parents. Mrs. H's mom reads my blog and I try to leave her a note (I am actually trying to get her to leave me a comment!) each time I blog. It was wonderful to meet the parents of a dear friend and blogger buddy. Hi Mrs. H's mom! I was so glad to get to meet you today! You have a wonderful daughter and I like her hubby and kids too!
Well, I am totally exhausted and ready for bed. I hope all of my many, many (all 3 of you) loyal readers had a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tonight I tried a new recipe. It was good. I can take it or leave it. I am interested to see what my honey thinks. I am thinking that he is not going to like it but we will see. Well, my husband said he likes it so I guess we will be eating it again some time! Here is the recipe if you are interested in trying it out.
Butter Me Up" Vermicelli with Buttery Butterflied Shrimp
1 pound vermicelli (used 1/2 pound broken in half)
6 tablespoons butter
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 pound large shrimp (24 count), peeled and deveined, tails off, cut in two down the backside
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
Ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/2 cup white wine (I used chicken stock)
1 lemon (didn't use much)
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley (1 cup), chopped (eyeball it) (didn't use)
Place a large pot of water over high heat for the pasta. When the water is boiling, salt it and drop the pasta. Cook to al dente according to package directions. When the pasta is ready, drain it and reserve.
As soon as the pasta goes into the water, place the butter and garlic into a small pot over low heat and cook until the pasta is ready.
While the pasta is cooking, season the shrimp with Old Bay, fennel seeds, salt and pepper, and reserve. When the pasta is about ready, place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. After you’ve drained the pasta, add the shrimp to the hot pan and sauté until pink, about 2 minutes.
Add the wine to the pan and cook to reduce, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add the juice of the lemon.
Combine the shrimp, garlic butter, cooked pasta and parsley, and toss well.
Well, I guess that is it for tonight. I hope you are all having a good week.
Hi Mrs. H's mom!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Ok, now to catch up from the last week or so. Last Monday I did some tree trimming and received a gift. The gift of poison ivy. Well, it has been a week now and I am still itching terribly and it seems to still be spreading. Today has been especially bad because it has been hot. I am afraid that I am going to have to go visit the doctor to get rid of it. Oh, well.
As you can see I finally put up a profile picture of me, not some random thing I have taken a picture of. I am in the orange shirt/white sweater and the beautiful lady with me is my Mom. This was taken at our Ladies Retreat in April.
Two Saturdays in May, I spend time with my honey at his office packing. His school is building a new building so he is having to move out of the dungeon (I mean basement) to a temp. office until his part of the building is completed in a year or so. There is so much junk in a school's business office to go through and figure out what must be kept, logged and shredded or thrown away. That was not a whole lot of fun. He is almost finished which is good because they are moving his office on Wednesday.
Tomorrow I am going to try out a new Rachael Ray recipe. I will post the recipe after I try to dish. It includes shrimp, butter, olive oil and noodles.
Well, I am going to close for tonight. I have to go put clean sheets on the bed so we can go to sleep!!
Have a great week (especially you Mrs. H's mom!)!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Have a great week!