November 28, 2007

Happy hump day

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It’s Wednesday already??  Happy hump day to ya 🙂  I don’t have anything exciting or even romotely interesting to share, so I’ll just post a picture and call it a day.  That’s the blogging version of “phoning it in” LOL!  Here’s one of Haley I took a couple of months ago.
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Here’s Holly looking a little emo
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And here’s Heather and her bird Jasper, goofing around
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Edited to add that obviously I do not know how to resize pictures to post them with photobucket so the top and bottom ones suck…..sorry LOL! Some days you just gotta laugh about it and promise yourself that you’ll learn how, or rather, get your kids to show you how to do it tomorrow 🙂


November 26, 2007

Here we go

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We’re all done with the Thanksgiving hoopla and now we are on to Christmas. The tree is up, the house is decorated and I’ve purchased a few gifts so we are off to a good start. I didn’t do the Friday morning, get up at the crack of dawn, shopping this year. I pretty much know everything I’m going to purchase and none of those things were on sale anyway so why bother? One of the malls in this area actually opened up at midnight on Thursday to begin the season. Can you believe that?

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break. Mine was nice, sans finding out one of my children has been making some very, very poor choices lately. Just when you think everything is smooth sailing….boom. Such is the life with teens I guess. You know when they are small you joke about how you wish they came with an instruction manual? Those thoughts resurface during puberty lol. Other than that, the Thanksgiving holiday was very nice. We had a nice dinner and enjoyed having a few days off. I hope yours was nice as well.

November 21, 2007

Well it’s about time!

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Finally the weather is feeling like fall instead of summer.  Yesterday we were in the 80’s again but today, down in the 50’s.  And as a plus, the leaves are blowing out of the yard instead of piling up in front of the steps 🙂  Gotta love that.

I’m sure everyone is busy getting ready for tomorrow.  I think I’ll make the cornbread tonight and cut up a few things so I can throw it all together in the morning.  I always start getting nervous about what might go wrong.  What if the turkey doesn’t get done all the way through?  Of course I have and use a meat thermometer but I’m just saying.  What if I totally screw up the dressing?  I don’t go by a recipe, I just throw a little of this and that in the pan and cook it.  What if the topping for the sweet potatoes doesn’t have the right consistency, again, no recipe followed.   What if I’ve forgotten something and have to make a mad dash for the store in the morning?  I’m such a freak!  LOL!  I know it shouldn’t be about any of those things but I don’t want to be one of “those” stories that gets repeated every year.  “Remember the year Marla made the dressing and it was dry as a bone or tasted like I don’t know what?”  I so don’t want to be one of those stories!  So I am sending out some good cooking and transporting food vibes out to all you ladies and I hope you are sending some out to me also.   

Enjoy your day and take a moment to reflect on all  the things you are thankful for. 

November 20, 2007

Tuesday’s 10

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10 things I intend to eat on Thanksgiving 🙂

1.  turkey

2.  ham

3.  sweet potatoe casserole

4.  dressing

5.  pink stuff

6.  green bean casserole

7.  broccoli & cheese casserole

8.  cranberry sauce

9.  pumpkin pie

10.  dinner rolls with butter


November 18, 2007

Week-end Recap

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Why do the week-ends just zoom by? 

The weather was gorgeous this week-end!  Yesterday we were in the low 80’s which was wonderful because we had a football game at 1:00.  It was our first, and last, playoff game of this season.  We all know by now that I’m not the football fan but this game was exciting and our guys did a great job but we lost it in the last 8 minutes of the game.  Even though I was hoping that we would lose so we could be done with the season, I did feel sad for the players who tried so hard and gave it their all.  That game took up the better part of Saturday and by the time we got home we were pooped so we rented a movie that we didn’t watch (Ocean’s Thirteen) and just chilled out.

Today we did a little Christmas shopping and that was about it.  I have to make the dreaded grocery store trip and I also need to get my list together for my Thanksgiving food I’m making.  That won’t be too hard, I just  I can’t stress this enough people lol.

I’ve also got to get busy on this house and whip it into shape because nothing has been done since Friday afternoon.  The dishes were about falling out of the sink and the trash was almost in the floor.  I guess if I didn’t come along and take care of it, they would just topple over and my family would just walk over it.  I bought enough material and batting to finish putting the quilt together and start quilting it so I’m hoping to work on that tonight. 

November 17, 2007

A Reading Meme

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I copied this from  and I hope she doesn’t mind.  I try to surf the tags everyday to find more blogs to read and hers came up.

1. Do you remember learning to read? How old were you?

    Yes, 1st grade.  My kids learned to read in kindergarten but I was in 1st grade.

2. What do you find most challenging to read?

     I don’t care for sci-fi or romance novels so I don’t read them.

3. What are your library habits?

      I always check the new section first and then if I have a list of books I’ve been wanting, I will go and find those.  Other than that, I guess it just depends on my mood. 

4. Have your library habits changed since you were younger?

      No, not really.  I’ve always loved going to the library, it’s one of my most favorite places.  Our library is a very old building with really neat architectural features.  In the Lyceum that is upstairs, the chairs actually have a wooden box underneath that was used to place your hat.  How cool is that??? 

5. How has blogging changed your reading life?

     Let’s be honest, we all know I don’t blog regularly enough to say that it would affect any part of my life lol.  I do try though, so doesn’t that count for something.  I mean, for goodness sakes, I am sitting here on a Friday night blogging!!! 

6. What percentage of your books do you get from new book stores, second hand book stores, the library, online exchange sites, online retailers, other?

 I very rarely buy books anymore so the majority comes from the library.  I do like Half Price Books and will check there from time to time though.

7. How often do you read a book and not review it on your blog? What are your reasons for not blogging about a book?

     I seldom review books on my blog.  Who am I to give an opinion about someone’s book?  Also, if I say anything negative about a book I feel bad.  If I read something that really strikes a chord with me, then I’ll mention it.

8. What are your pet peeves about the way people treat books?

Oh goodness, I am a stickler about treating books very carefully.  I always use a bookmark or just remember the page I’m on and I never lay the book face down to hold my place.  I taught my kids and I teach all my daycare kids that books are treated with respect only.  We don’t wrinkle or tear the pages, we don’t throw them on the floor and we don’t stand on them lol.  Can you tell I’ve given that speeach a few times?  I still have many books from when my kids were little that are still in perfect condition. 

9. Do you ever read for pleasure at work?

     I do daycare in my home so we read lots here and it’s always a pleasure.  Would you like me to recite some Dr. Suess for you because I can, believe me, I can 🙂

10. When you give people books as gifts, how do you decide what to give them?

  When my kids were little I would buy them books if it’s something they were interested in.  Aside from Harry Potter, those days are long gone and I don’t know of anyone else besides me that reads?  Shameful, isn’t it?  LOL!

November 15, 2007

Gone With the Wind

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 3:05 pm by sillydreamer

It was windy as heck here yesterday but I’m not really referring to the weather.  I mean “Gone with the wind” as in the book.   One of my all time favorite books 🙂  Guess what??  There is a new book out that is a prequel/sequel….”Rhett Butler’s People”.  I am soooo excited. 

Of course I read the sequel, “Scarlett” but I was not all that impressed.  I did like Alexandra Ripley’s  “Charleston” and “On Leaving Charleston” but the whole going to Ireland business in “Scarlett” just didn’t feel right.  Now, as I’m typing this I feel bad thinking that Ms. Ripley or one of her family members might happen upon this lowly little blog and get their feelings hurt lol.  I’m pitiful.   I just remember the first time I read GWTW and when I was done I was sad because all the characters were gone so in my mind I envisioned different things for them and going to Ireland wasn’t one of them.   See, I AM pitiful 🙂 

Guess what else I discovered?  There is another book, “The Wind Done Gone”, by Alice Randall, that is a parody of GWTW written from Mammy’s daughter’s point of view.  I checked with my library and they have this  so I’m going to pick it up the next time I am there.  I’m so excited!

I know there are many out there that do not enjoying reading so I apologize for boring you I just wanted to share my excitement! 

November 13, 2007

Tuesday’s 10

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10 things I have done before 10:00 am

1.  got myself dressed

2.  gathered and sorted all the laundry then started washing it

3.  folded a load of towels that were in the dryer

4.  took the kids to school

5.  unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher

6.  baked a pan of brownies

7.  boiled eggs for tuna

8.  fried bacon for the filling that goes in the fried jalapeno peppers that I’m going to make during the kids naptime

9.  downloaded my email and answered a couple of them

10.  visited Becki and Rhonda’s blogs

November 12, 2007

Her First Car!

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My daughter got her first car this week-end.  Even though she hasn’t taken her Driver’s Education yet, we knew that sooner or later this was coming so we found a great deal and snapped it up.  Of course, I’m sure it’s a little disheartening for someone to give you keys when you can’t drive yet but she was excited as she could be when she saw it so I think it will be fine.  It’s nothing fancy but it’s hers and she’s tickled about it.  She even wrote us a thank you card!  She is my child for sure!  LOL!  I’m happy for her but also a little sad because how in the world did this child get old enough to drive??  Technically she’s old enough to already be driving but we felt that it would be good to hold off on taking Driver’s Ed and getting her license until she turned 17.  She wasn’t too thrilled about that but it make me feel better to wait 🙂 

I don’t know how it is in other states, but here in Texas the parents can actually do the driver’s training.  We felt it would be better for her to actually take a course through a driving school though.  Parents can even sign a waiver for them to not have to go down and take the actual driving test, can you believe that?  They take the written but don’t have to get in the car and do the actual driving part with an officer.  I’m not sure how the driving school will do it but I think everyone should have to do the driving portion of the test.  I remember being so nervous taking mine but I passed everything except the parallel parking so I got my license.  I have never parallelled parked since!  I’ve read that in some states if you fail that portion of the test, you don’t get your license.   I would have been so screwed!

November 10, 2007

Friday Night Lights

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We won 🙂  The 9 year losing streak is over finally!  LOL!  I’m happy for all the senior players especially because they helped make that happen.   

There were two babies at the game that I could have absolutely snatched up and brought home.  They were so flipping cute!  The little boy was probably about 9 or 10 months with the fattest little cheeks ever.  He was such a happy little guy too.  The little girl baby was probably 4 or 5 months old and had the most perfect shaped head with the biggest bow perched on top.  Sweetness!

The pecan caramel fudge sundae that I just ate is sitting heavy.  I should not have eaten that.

It’s time to run Haley over to her Dad’s so good night 🙂

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