Sunday, January 31, 2010
Well he proved us all wrong! He came in 2nd in his rank and then in the Grand Finals he came in 2nd! We are just all so proud of him! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. You can see it on his face just how happy he is. Believe me...that smile is still there. We will be going to visit Wendy this week so that she can see the car and trophies.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
1. Which do you prefer, Firefox of Safari?
2. Should I consider something else that I don't know about yet?
3. If I do switch to another browser can I still use Outlook Express for my email?
4. If I end up downloading more than one browser can I switch back and forth between browsers?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Oh....I just remembered something....I completely forgot to update you on the outcome of the photo contest I entered. I came in 2nd. It was a great competition and the photo that won was great. I had 227 votes to her 250 votes so you can see that it was a close one. Thanks again to every one of you that voted for me. It was greatly appreciated.
For those of you that may have missed it...here is my photo one more time.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
With that all said...I'm going to do my best to still post a little something each and every day as part of the 365 blog challenge but if I don't get to responding to emails, comments or any other types of inquires you'll at least know I'm not ignoring you. Have a wonderful week!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
If you would like to see more head on over to CrAzY Working Mom to see more.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Beef Taco Pie
1 lb Ground Beef (or any other meat)
6 Tortillas (I used
flour but you could use corn)
2 C Salsa (I used Wal-Mart All Natural Black
Bean and Corn Salsa)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Ground the beef and drain. Add in the salsa. Tear up 3 of the tortillas into bite size pieces and add to the mean mixtures. In a pie dish spray in some cooking spray and then use the remaining 3 tortillas as a pie shell. Then layer in the following manner: Beef mixture, a handful or so of crushed Doritos, a handful or so of Shredded Cheese and then repeat. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. I let it set for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. Once plated you can put on a spoonful of Sour Cream.
Monday, January 18, 2010
"Manos del Uruguay...The Hands of Uruguay, is a non profit organization which
assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside
of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social
opportunities to rural women. Experience the lustrous feel of the handspun wool.
Dyed over wood fires the marbleized striated yarn emerges, sometimes subtly,
often dramatic, giving the effect of several colours in one single strane."
Sunday, January 17, 2010
"One of the warm memories of my childhood was something that happened to me when I was five hears old. I had spent the day with my grandmother, who lived nearby, and toward evening, a fierce storm hit.
"Oh, Jim," my grandmother said, "how in the world are we going to get you home in this weather?" And the answer came moments later, as my dad walked in the front door. He had come to get me.
The storm showed no sign of letting up ~ the wind was blowing, rain was pelting down, lightning was flashing, thunder was rumbling behind the clouds. It was a dark and scary night. Our house wasn't far away,but the storm was nasty and getting worse.
My dad had on a big blue all-weather coat, and as we prepared to leave, he said, "Son, come under here." He covered me with his coat, and out into the storm we went.
Even thought it was raining hard, the wind was howling and I couldn't see a thing under that coat, I was not at all afraid. Why? Because I knew my father could see where we were going, so I just held on tightly and trusted him. And soon the coat opened and we were home.
Death is like that, I think. And the grief experience is like that too. God covers us with protective love; God holds our hand and guides us through the storm. Sometimes there is no way around it, and we have to walk through the pain of disappointment. Sometimes we have to walk through the pain of rejection. And sometimes we have to walk through the pain of sorrow. But the good news is that we never walk alone!"
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Over at MBC (Mom Bloggers Club) there is a great giveaway going on! I am trying to be one of the first 200 Mom Bloggers Club members to participate because I could win a month's worth of Cottonelle toilet tissue. That's 24 rolls! Now that is something I could use for sure! Cottonelle is hosting a poll to see how you roll. Head on over to Cottonelle to see how the poll is going.
Now here is the fun part for you...leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win 1 of 10 Cottonelle gift baskets randomly chosen on January 29, 2010 from all entries.
Disclosure: I am entering a contest for a month's worth of Cottonelle toilet paper as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This really is my favorite time of the year. Unfortunately living in Texas you don't get the winter that I am used to...remember I'm not from here...I'm from Kansas and Missouri and have also lived in Wisconsin and Illinois so I know WINTER! Luckily this winter we had the Arctic blast hit us. It was fun watching all the native Texans try to keep warm and drive on the ice (I know better...stay inside). But it gave me a chance to go out and actually get a winter photo. There is a church close by to me that has a fountain (remember they aren't used to temperatures below freezing) that remains on all the time. Yes, they kept it on during these frigid temperatures too. It made for the most beautiful flowing ice fountain! I love how the ice looks like it is actually moving down the fountain just as it would have had it not been frozen. At the very top you can see that the water is still on and just adding to it's glory.
Voting will begin tomorrow afternoon and I'll remind everyone...quite often...to head on over to her blog to vote for my photo.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I've struggled with the part of being healthier. The eating and drinking part isn't so bad at all! It's the exercise. I was pretty sick at the beginning of the year with a terrible cough, head cold and chest cold. But I've turned the corner this week! I've walked for 30 minutes for the past couple of days and I'll be returning to my tap class tomorrow (which will be at least 1 1/2 hours long). My exercise goal is 30 minutes a day of some sort of exercise. I've got a I'm drinking a lot less Diet Coke and a lot more water. My snacking is better...not as good as I want it to be but I know it will get there. I don't have a working scale right now so I don't know if I've lost any weight or not. I do know that I am feeling a bit better. With that said I'm also going to try to get more sleep most nights.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I checked out the book Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, married to Jerry) at the library today. I have never been a fan of tricking your kids into eating fruits and veggies because I believe that they will have a hard time learning to eat them, like them or even love them when they are older. I could be very wrong I really don't know. Sam has always been one to eat his fruits and veggies but since he's not eating that much lately and I know that his nutrition value has gone down (yes, he even takes vitamins) I'm going to give this a try.
On Amazon there is one review for this book that has a great suggestion that I may do mainly because I can always use help in the "doing it quick and easy" area. Here is what she suggested: "...one suggestion for busy parents - use organic baby food. I don't have a food processor and I don't have a dedicated block of time to clean, cook and prepare all the purees for the week. For about $.65 (or less) per jar, I can have 1/2 cup of organic winter squash etc. that has already been cleaned, cooked and pureed for me. Plus, it will keep on the shelf until I need it so I can buy extra when they go on sale." Now I can do this!
I'm open to reading suggestions so please leave some comments. Just remember to be nice.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
- Resolutions :: Broken
- Page :: Turn
- Narrow :: Road
- Refuse :: Stubborn
- Fountain :: Water
- Grunt :: Groan
- Construct :: Build
- Nightmare :: Dream
- Inch :: Worm
- Instant :: Now
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
1 box Pillsbury Pie Crusts (follow the directions on the box to bring them to room temp)
2 cups frozen Mixed Vegetables thawed
1 small Yellow Onion chopped or diced
2 Chicken Breasts
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1/3 cup milk
Cook the chicken breasts and then cut them up to bite size pieces. In the same pan as you cooked the chicken cook the chopped onion with a pad of butter till transparent. Place one of the pie crusts in your pie plate and then place the mixed vegetables and onion on the bottom. Next put in your chicken. On top of the chicken layer sprinkle with pepper. Next you will place the cream of chicken soup on top of the chicken layer. Pour the milk on the top around the edges. Sprinkle with pepper again. DO NOT add any salt as you will not need it. Place your second pie crust on top of and crimp the edges. Poke holes in the top of the pie crust for venting. Place either a cookie sheet or a sheet of foil under the pie pan to catch any drips. Cook for 30 - 40 minutes. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Now on to my head covering. It's called a Calorimetry...I knit this quite some time ago but never had a chance to wear it. I never did check my gauge so mine is a bit bigger than I wanted it but it still works. When it's really windy outside I like to have my long hair up so it doesn't blow in my face but it makes it hard to wear a really warm hat. So when I saw this pattern I knew that it would work for me...and it does! Now my head and ears stay toasty warm and I can still have my hair up! You can find the pattern and how it should really look here: Knitty
Here is the back side where you can see how it attaches with a button.Please note that it was so cold out this morning that I wore no make-up at all and my eyes and face are now red from all the cold wind.Do you realize how hard it is to take the picture of the back of your own head?
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
10 Things You’re Looking Forward to in 2010
1. Being healthier
2. Getting more done around the house
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had several things that I was going to blog about today but all of them escaped my mind once I sat down here to write about them so I went over to Community of Moms and looked at the Blog Dare posts and found some ideas to spark my brain.
Manic Mondays: Tell us what just drives you crazy about parenthood... what didn't you expect?
What I didn't expect with Sam was for him to be such a picky eater. Even when he is off of his meds (ADHD) he's still very picky. Hubby and I both LOVE foods and really like to try new things (within reason) and Sam used to be the same. Not anymore. ARGH! So trying to plan meals, purchase food and preparing them with hopes that he will at least try it sometimes feel as though I have done it all for nothing. I'm hoping that this will just be a phase. He's still a healthy boy and is still growing like a weed and I'm thankful for that. But it still drives me CRAZY!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I'd like to see myself blogging every day. See below post.
I'd like to be more active and be healthier. For this one I'm going to join in with A Classic Housewife in a Modern World and exercise for 31 days. I first heard about this through my dear friend Rachel over at The Science of Music and thought that this might be something I could possibly do. I haven't started yet due to the fact that I'm fighting a terrible cough right now. I will try to dig out my Yoga DVD or find some to do on the internet. At least that way I'll be doing something. Not only are we are to exercise daily in the month of January but we are to blog daily about the exercise. I don't think I'll blog about it daily but I'll at least do updates on how I've done. I don't have any grandiose plans of losing a lot of weight but it sure would be nice and hey, it might get me into the habit of actually being more active! Now that would be great!
I'd like to read more. Not just fiction either. I really like non-fiction but I just don't seem to read it much lately.
I'd like to learn more about taking pictures. By this I mean that I'd like to learn more than to just point and shoot.
I know that this isn't much of a list. I actually have more but I don't want to overwhelm myself. I think that this list is doable and once I get it going then I'll add more to it.
How about you?
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Jan 9: Bulky
Jan 16: Jiggly
Jan 23: Balanced
Jan 30: Spotted
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