Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another one bites the dust....

It's been another long week and I am absolutely exhausted.
I'm getting too old to do so much.
Here's the low down:

1) School started this week....all are busy as a beaver.

2) I started making all the recipes from the Lovin from the Oven cookbook by Pillsbury. Not overly impressed.... yet.

3) Got my hair and nails done. Feeling fabulous!

4) Took Cindi for Senior yearbook pictures.

5) Picked up Kara and brought her over to do laundry.

6) Had April over on Friday.

7) Had sewing Thursday through Saturday.

8) My brother Chuck passed out and fell and hurt himself???? big why???

9) My mom had a biopsy done on her results yet.

10) Haven't heard from my baby sister in quite a while....need to call her.

11) One of our customers died of a heart attack at 50. Ryan is going to the funeral today.

12) Ryan needs to get his blood pressure under control before that ends up being him....

13) My in-laws got a new dog...a shihtzu...spelling? lol Haven't met him yet.

14) Can't stop at 13 so here is 14......I'm tired!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Moving out

Well it's official, my oldest daughter has moved out of the house into her own apartment. I am sad and happy for her all at once.

Secretly, I want her to come home.

Friday, August 6, 2010

What will I get Myself Into today?

I'll start by getting some more hunting masks made and listed for sale. Which means taking pics and I am terrible at that part. I wish I had a photographer but for the masks are only worth $10 each and I would probably have to pay a photographer a lot more than that so I will try again myself my cheapo camera. I guess I'll go outside in the sunshine and take the pics. Might help. I also have some childrens and ladies purses to list.

Oh, guess what? I am learning to make clothes! I just bought a pattern for a really cute top. It has little cap sleeves and an Empire Waist. Sooo cute! Can't wait to make it.

I have to go now and do my QOTD on LILA. I also need to make tags for everyone which I am totally not into anymore. I have all but given up on Paint Shop Pro. Remember when I was soooo much into making tags and blinkies? I have a new love sewing machine.

Spammed again!

This blog has been pretty heavily spammed so I have changed the settings to moderate comments. As much as I hate censorship, I will have to approve all comments from now on.
So there you mean evil nasty spammers. May God bless you and guide you in your ways. : )

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Nightmare

I had this nightmare at about 7 AM this morning and it affected me profoundly. I know it was 7 AM because I heard Ryan leaving to take the kids to school.

In the dream, we have a baby girl and it is her first birthday. It is today, Friday, February 25. A work day for me and I had sewing to do but Ryan(my husband) walks in and says we have to have a birthday for her and starts calling people to come over and celebrate. Before I could say that I have a lot of work to do, we had a house full of people and we are celebrating the baby's birthday. I'm cooking and serving people and kids are running everywhere around the house, in and out. I walk into the living room and my uncle Ron is holding the baby and hugging her and stuff and my aunt is next to him and Ryan is talking to them. Since the baby is being taken care of, I go off into the kitchen. After a while, I come out of the kitchen and everybody is gone. There is no one home but me. So I start running around the house looking for the baby. Oh my God, where is the baby? Where is everybody? My cousin, Robert (Kay's son), casually walks into the house and says, " they found the baby in Kay's pool, you need to get out there." So I run outside and everybody is out there. There's an ambulance and cops. The cops have Jacob, my 10-yo son, in the backseat of their car questioning him. They are asking him if we ever spank him. If we had ever hurt him in anyway. He tells them we have spanked him.

I see my aunt, so I go over to her and she says, "we found the baby in the pool." I said, " how did the baby get in the pool?" She says "I don't know". They were all acting like it was my fault, like I wasn't watching the baby. So I say, " the baby is only one, she didn't just toddle 10 blocks down the street and jump the fence and jump into the pool. You guys must have taken her to your house with you?" They are all looking at me now like I'm some sort of criminal. So I start running towards the ambulance screaming and crying for my baby.......then I woke up. It was 8:11 AM. Thank God I didn't make it to that ambulance because I don't know if I could handle ....... It's now 10:21 AM and I am still shaken from this damn nightmare.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Frosty Orange Cookies

Me and the boys made these tonight:

Frosty Orange Cookies

A list of ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup - butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup - Domino® Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup - firmly packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
1 - egg
1 - (11 oz) can mandarin oranges
2 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon - baking soda
1/2 teaspoon - salt
1 cup - raisins
1 cup - walnuts, chopped
Orange Frosting (recipe below)
Quick Tip »
Let cookie sheets cool between batches so that dough doesn''t spread too much.
Instructions »
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets.Beat butter and sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until creamy.Drain mandarin oranges, reserving liquid for Orange Frosting. Stir oranges into sugar mixture. Stir together flour, soda, and salt in small bowl; gradually add to sugar mixture until blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Drop by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes; cool. Frost with Orange Frosting.Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Orange Frosting: In a small bowl, combine 2 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar, 2 tablespoons grated orange rind and 1 tablespoon reserved mandarin orange liquid. If desired, add more liquid until frosting is spreading consistency.
Recipe courtesy of