Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Over the weekend we celebrated my sister's birthday. It is hard to make celebrations like my Mom used to. She always made everything special without even trying. So, on Friday Dad and I ordered a chocolate cake with chocolate whipped icing and bright flowers. I went birthday shopping and found Dad's gift for her. I looked and looked and looked but couldn't find her anything from me. She finally gave me an idea on Friday night late so Saturday I headed to Walmart to get a spring form pan and I found a really good looking cookbook. While at Walmart I was reminded why I try to steer clear of that place the weekend before the college students start back to school. It was pandalerium and I just wanted out of there. Saturday afternoon we went out to eat. . . .good bbq and then went to my Gmom P's house for cake, punch and presents. I made the punch I posted on my recipe blog. Everything was so good, we had a good time visiting and sister liked her presents.
And on Sunday we rested and it was good. Now on to the rest of the week! I am hoping that mine is more productive than today was!!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Today I have to get out of the house for a little while to go get another antibiotic shot for my foot and to go birthday shopping for my little sister. The hardest part is going to be the shopping. I have absolutely NO idea what to get her. Hopefully I will be struck by inspiration while I am out and about!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Hope you had a great day.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Today was the first day of school for my peeps. Dad, R, TatorTot and MadCow all had good days. I am so glad that it went well for them all. I was a little worried since it was everyone's first day without Memom. I thought about her a lot today because she always made a big deal out of the first day of school for us and she always talked to her grandkids to find out how their day went. I think she would be proud of how well they all did.
Well, I had hoped to get some work done around the house today but my foot had other ideas. I did a few small things but spent most of the day in the recliner. I need to get up and put clean sheets on the bed so we can go to bed but I will do it in a minute.
Well, that is all for tonight. I hope you are all staying cool and having a good week.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Tomorrow is the first day of school around here. My Dad says that it is his last year of teaching. I don't know what he will do when he retires. My sister R starts her 11th year of teaching and coaching. I can't believe that she has been teaching for that long. TatorTot starts 7th grade (oh my goodness) and Miss MaddyMoo starts 4th grade (makes me feel oh so old). Our first angel baby would be going into 3rd grade this year. It is hard to believe that it has been that long (I can still remember what I was wearing when Mr. G took me to the er that day). Anyway, I hope that tomorrow isn't too hard on everyone since it is yet another first without my Mom.
Last night I was laying in bed and once again the realization that my Mom is really gone hit me so hard that it took my breath away. I keep thinking that it will get easier but so far it hasn't. Maybe this last week has been so hard because when I was sick, my Mom always checked on me and made sure that I was ok. My Dad did a great job of doing that and I love him for it but it wasn't the same as my Mom. I just needed hug and to hear her tell me that she loves me and that it was going to be ok. I am so very jealous of people who have their Mom and have children of their own.
Well, that is all for tonight. I am sorry that this post is a mess but well, I just don't know.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I guess if I have to pick a specific day it would be Sunday. On Sunday we get to go to church and get refueled for the week. We go out to eat with Mr. Giggles parents and occasionally my Dad and sister and grandmother goes with us. Then we come home and take a nap before evening worship so most of the day is stress free. After evening services we go out "drinking" which means we head to Whataburger or some other fast food place to get a coke or dinner or snack before we go home. And then after that is another story because Mr. Giggles is busy getting his stuff ready for the next week which includes ironing shirts for the week, figuring out what he is going to wear for the week and anything else he needs to get done for the week. Me, well I watch Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives and I will help the Mr. if he needs me to do something. I can't wait to read about everyone's favorite day.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
*5 to 6 cups uncooked wide egg noodles (I used 6 cups and it was too much noodle and I think any kind of noodle would work good)
*1/4 cup butter, cubed*1 cup heavy whipping cream
*1-1/2 cups julienned fully cooked ham (I used can chicken that I sauteed with mushrooms and seasoned with seasoning salt, black pepper, chili powder and garlic)
*1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
*1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
*1/4 teaspoon salt (I never add salt to anything because I use seasoning salt)
*1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Gradually whisk in cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer or until thickened.Add the ham, cheese, onions, salt and pepper; cook, uncovered, until heated through. Drain noodles; add to ham mixture. Toss to coat; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
I served with broccoli and texas toast. The sauce is very much like alfredo sauce. I am going to make the sauce and use it to make a chicken alfredo pizza like the one I almost always eat at The Olive Garden.
In the coming weeks I am going to try another recipe my sister has posted on her blog. If you would like to try it before I do go here. If you try it you have to let me know how it tastes. Well, that's all for now. Since I am stuck in my chair there is no telling how many times a day you will hear from me!!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
So, needless to say my house will stay looking like an abandoned place that no one loves but that is ok I guess. Well, it has to be. I may get thank you notes finished, movies watched and who knows what else!
1. What kind of athlete has the hottest body?
A rodeo cowboy
2. Are you a planner or a procrastinator?
depends on what it is
3. Diet or regular (soda)?
4. What's your one "must have" for Fall?
don't really have one
5. What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Pepe's Mexican Cafe
6. What do you think is the sexiest profession for a guy?
Teacher or cowboy
7. Did you wear braces?
8. Would you rather have a guy that's super sexy or kind?
kind and sexy like my hubs
Sunday, August 15, 2010
On to something else. I can not believe that it is the middle of August. School starts next Monday so that means another year of subbing begins. I need lots and lots of subbing jobs because even though I don't have a full-time job, my student loans still expect to be paid. I know. . . .how rude of them.
I am going to plan to be very productive this week. My house looks like the housekeeper just up and left. I dislike housework very very much but I guess no one else is going to do it so I am biting the bullet and jumping in. To keep myself focused, I will be setting my timer for 30 minute power cleaning and then 5 minute break. I know it doesn't sound like a lot could get done but it is the only way for me to concentrate (Mr. Giggles thinks it is weird but then he doesn't have problems concentrating like I do). I will keep you posted on how well I do.
So I have a quick question. . . . . . .If we met in real life do you think we would be friends??
Have a great week. Hi Mrs. H's mom.
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Monday: Hurry-up Ham-N-Noodles (except ours will be chicken) broccoli and Texas toast
Wednesday: fend for yourself
Thursday: fish fillets and potato salad
Friday: out to dinner
Saturday: fend for yourself
Sunday: church fellowship luncheon
Friday, August 13, 2010
If you are teaching time, this website can help.
Discoveryschool.com has great clip art and puzzle maker. There are other things too but I haven't needed to look into them lately.
Busyteacherscafe.com also looks very promising.
Some of these I haven't had time to look at so I don't know how good or relevant they are. Well, that is all I have for now. I hope this helps someone. I hope everyone has a good school year.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I am thankful for:
*my husband - he is my world
*my Dad and the time I get to spend with him
*my sisters - I don't think they know how much they mean to me and how much I look up to them
*my extended family because well, they love me
*my friends - the ones who really know me
*my camera - I really like taking pictures and one day I hope to have a good camera and some picture taking lessons
*the 2/10th of an inch of rain we got yesterday
*the amazing things my Mom taught me
*my computer because without it I wouldn't have my bloggy friends
*my nephew and niece - I love them as if they were mine
*my grandmothers farm - I love living on it and being around the place my Mom loved
Well, that is all for now. I really need to get off my duff and get something done. I thought I would share another vacation picture with you. This is out in the middle of nowhere and I love the windmill and the clouds. Have a good day.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Gran & Madcow keeping cool!
I am so thankful that my sister and b-i-l let the kids come and stay with Dad. He really needed to spend some quality time with the little stinkers and I think that they really needed time with him. The kids loved my Mom so much. When Memom was around, the kids revolved around her like the planets. The rest of us where just in the background. They loved spending time together whether it was playing baseball, watching movies, swimming, whatever. Mom loved them with all her heart.