Thursday, July 30, 2009
the edge browning pan
I just saw that I could make Lasagna in this too.
ALL EDGE Lasagna ... not much better than that!
(I'll arrange that!)
a quiet afternoon on a beach with a good book
well, I'm still sunburned ... maybe not right now!
AND a general , "Yes, Mom" kind of day!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
PRIDE has been my issue. Pride was the root of my attitude.
So today at church my challenge was to recognize my PRIDE and ignore it.
You know I had a pleasant day at church.
Now my challenge is to continue to recognize and ignore PRIDE this week.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
much to my disappointment, I've raised a MAN!
W just isn't much of a shopper!
With isle and isles of sheets and comforters to pick from ... he walked over, picked up the second one on the first isle... "I'm done, mom"
NOW that wasn't the case at the NIKE shop with the Portugal football jerseys.....
Just how can this be?
thanks for a fun day!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
(once a month in the summer for the summertime award)
We made Homemade Silly Putty ....
They got to take this home
We did the ever wonderful yet amazing
Mentos in the Diet Coke fountains.
This was great, they competed for the highest
(notice that I sent my assistant out there
to hold the funnel?? She stayed dry for the first couple
and then got one in the head! She's a fitness trainer
I expected she could move faster than I could)
Made bigger volcano eruptions than we'd done before.
added dish soap to make it bigger!
finished the night off by making Homemade Goop!
acts like a solid and a liquid, this stuff is so cool.
They'll be talking about this night for a while.
This morning I was flipping through a magazine and it told about ear wax in kids .... trying to break the cycle of mother's with Q~tips I'm sure!
AND here is the kicker ......
Ear Wax is pushed out when the jaw moves (TALKING)! For those of you who know G, doesn't that just make you laugh!??? I should be glad he doesn't have a river coming out of this ear 24/7!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Then I found raspberry m&m's ....
those were good but ate too many and that got moved to my bad list.
Just leave it alone!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
First of all it started extremely early ... I'm not even really sure of how early... but there was a thunderstorm. This means that G is awake and scared. He wanted to go downstairs with W. He couldn't ... fill you with that later.
When everyone finally goes back to sleep the alarm goes off ... 6:15AM! Now that I have this cute hair it's early fix your hair time (I'm really loving the hair but not the time it takes to fix it ...especially when it's 6am).
G got up at 6:45 ... I'm not sure he was asleep the entire time I was in the bathroom, but I like to think so.
W had a soccer tournament in town ... so he had a couple of the players over to spend the night (I think as player confinement) Hence G couldn't go down and sleep in his basement, dark room! Around 7am I noticed there wasn't any sound or movement from the basement. They'd set they're alarm for 6:45PM. It was sort of entertaining watching the 3 of them scrabble to get out of here!
G and I left at 7:30 for our church fieldtrip ...only to get there and see that they'd over planned with cars and didn't need me! BUT BUT I'd gotten up at 6:15 to do my hair!! Strike 1
So I'm off to W game. It was fun. W now played for the Alumni and not the HS team. I still cheered for the both sides.
Then I come home only for hubby to send me off to the city for more rock. I finally got W and his buddy to work on the rock wall... they ran out of rock and didn't finish! After driving the distance for the rock (of which they said they had in stock) they don't have it in stock. WHAT BUT WE CALLED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAD IT IN STOCK Strike 2
I finally make it home, where I stay. I'd rented some RED BOX movies yesterday so I sat down to watch "Bride Wars" I wasn't impressed (don't bother) BUT I HADN'T SAT DOWN TO WATCH A MOVIE IN MONTHS ... I WANTED IT TO BE GOOD! Strike 3
I've settled in with a good book, and just about forgotten about all the Strikes ... I'm sure a good night's sleep will erase the day!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I was surrounded by scaredy cats ~
A helper that was wearing ear phones! He swears he can hear everything I say, but I beg to differ! and the Dog that wanted to be in garage. He was in there but when the rumbles got too loud he would follow me around.
Nothing like a deaf helper and a guide dog on my heals!
It finally sprinkled for 2 minutes, nothing but HOT, HUMIDITY when it was over!
The garage is done, it looks good, smells good (well, abit too much like bleach), a big pile of trash for the garbage man and another summer chore checked off my list.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
When I finally did rise and shine......I saw it.....We'd been massively TPed. Our home had made it 4 years of High school and not been tped. This time every tree, every bush, even the driveway had been covered.
I suppose G never even thought of toilet paper.
As I pulled out of the drive way (for swim practice) I saw the empty package. These were not armatures these were Professionals. They'd used the good stuff and a big family size!
G was quite upset ... "Mom, I can't believe someone would do this to us, it just makes our house look 'hideous'". Yes that were his exact words .... Hideous. I believe he is seeking revenge more than W.
I'd have pictures but by the time I got home W had taken most of it down.
I seems that we weren't the only house (there were 3 others), but ours was certainly the furthest out!
oh and hubby's only response ... "where was the dog?"
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The lesson was based on this talk by Elder Hales.
the highlights from this talk for me are ......
"Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually"
*"Our success is never measured by how strongly we are tempted but by how faithfully we respond."
We MUST practice these principles of provident living.....
~joyfully live within our means
~be content with what we have
~avoid excessive debt
~diligently saving and preparing for rainy days
Being Provident Providers
~ "Thou shall not covet"
~ four most caring words "We can't afford it"
~Are you buying this for me or for you?
Law of Tithe
~ principle of faith
important to establish a family budget, review the budget and spending with family.
De clutter our lives, of temporal junk, and emotional junk.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This week they ran an ad in the paper that they were having tours on Independence day a special "Rawrs and Stripes!"
I took G over there (it helped use time and use energy) for a tour. They had all sorts of cats. Bob cats, tigers, Siberian tigers, leopard and more. I took all sorts of pictures of G and the cats ... promptly came home and loaded them ... pressed the wrong button ... deleted them. Once again something in my life ... pioneerish .... an event without pictures!
We had fun!
I'm sure you can read more on G's blog.
I'm going to have to get with this .... BUT I have to say that today I was 47! W, who was sitting there watching me was guessing that I'd get over 100 (GASP)
Yes, that's the kind of entertainment I provide for them!
then we moved on to Wii Play ....
Then I like to shoot things ...... except for when I forget which cross hair is mine and think I'm shooting with my opponents crosshairs.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Finally last Saturday late afternoon, the sink was pulled out. They chipped it a couple of times, but not in really obvious places. When we took the old faucet off (it had been one that was all one piece and we were replacing it with one that 4 separate pieces) the scrapping to get the puddy and glue off marked it..... so hubby says, "why don't you just run and get a new sink?" Don't have to tell me twice... .I was gone. As I was running out the door..... "and you might was well just get a new garbage disposal also." Music to my ears .... why couldn't he follow all this up with "and pick out new counter tops, and just throw in a new frig while your there" Ok, that would be extreme and hubby isn't really an extremist!
I rushed since it was Saturday night and I knew my hired help (W) probably had plans. I only went to one place (the closest) and had only one to choose from! Trust me boy did I second guess my choice all the next day. One is not a choice, it's a get the one they have! I don't like Home Depot, it a guy's store, "walk in get want you need and leave" not a woman's store, "pick out what you like best" store.
As I pulled in back home... My hired help was pulling out! I was sinkless for the night! and all the next day.....it was ridiculous and almost pioneerish ... we had to walk all the way to the bathroom to wash our hands or fill a pot! barbaric, I tell you
It's done now, it's beautiful, and wonderful! I love it! I've even caught W just in there running the water ....enjoying his work.
I'd post a picture if the sink wasn't filled with dirty dishes! it's working well!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Last week when we were at the pool, the newspaper's photographer was there taking shots of the boys doing their tricks off the diving boards. It's the yearly how to beat the heat front page picture.
Do ya see where this is going?
Today the picture of the boy is in the paper, fortunately the picture extends to the 2nd half of the page (the folded page) and as you turn the paper over to see the other portion of the picture.... there it is ...... it being ME! I know it's me but no one else will know. that's what I keep telling myself. It's too far away to recognize me, lucky for me!
Just too close for comfort .... but hey I'm glad I have that suit that I love on!
I've pulled everything out of one side of basement storage room. The side will all my food storage in it. Sort through it, put up wonderful shelves and put it all back .... well, not everything but I'm waiting on hubby to sort through some of HIS boxes.
FYI ~ if you'd like to see hubby's financial papers all the way back to the 80's, we have them for your viewing! receipts, bank statements, tax returnes, returned checks...... goodness!
I still have to replace the light in that portion of the storage room, but that will be soon. I don't look forward to that since it will be pitch black in there until I get the new light up! Oh well, I have 'willing' (?) sons the hold the flashlight!?!?
I also put up new shelves in the office, better, stronger, higher. I love organization!
One of my summer jobs this summer was to clean out and purge my plastic containers! They were multiplying faster than I could blink! They had filled one deep drawer, spilling over to another drawer and for the past couple of months were sitting on the counter.