Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 bottle tequila
2 cups dried fruit
Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl; check the tequila
again to be sure it is of the highest quality.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another
cup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck iin the cup of dried fruit.
Pick the fruit up off the floor.
Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a
Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity.
Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.
Check the tequila.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner
Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We lost my Grandmother on Sunday after a fall, surgery, etc., etc....It's been a really hard, hectic week. Quite honestly, I can't really talk/write about it yet.
I'm around peeking in on you guys...Hope your holiday season is off to a better start than mine :)/:(
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I am nowhere near accomplishing my "catching up on reading" goal...sorry guys...
One thing of note (a quick one because see above!!)...I've decided that I give up when it comes to computer based calendar programs. I've tried for over 5 years to come into the computer age in this arena...First there was the palm pilot, then there was my windows-based Internet phone, and finally my IPhone. It definitely is a "user error" reason none of these things worked for me...You know, you actually have to keep up and enter stuff - go figure! So in my feeble attempt to get a handle on my very disorganized work and personal life, I've gone back to my tried and true method of a date book. My husband is rolling his eyes at me; I feel like a failure (not really). But something had to give...I have 2 computer calendars and an IPhone and I'm still missing stuff. Paper just works for me...
Now I'm off to read...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So, I'm back and I'll be under most of the weekend trying to catch up on my 377 posts pending on Google Reader....Holy Guacamole People, you all have been writing!! Do I have an addiction or what?!
So until I get back to "normal" here's a quick teaser...the view from my hotel room in Cambridge...Boston in the Fall (enjoy Swirl Girl and Juli)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Anywho, I've left on a jet plane today to one of my all time favorite cities, Boston. I have a new study meeting here. I should have a lot to post about because I am here with 2 of my favorite travel companions, Laura & David. Everytime we're here we have a great time. I'm gonna do my best to stick with the diet and not drink too many beers... I'll be posting pics and stories next week.
Before I say Adios! I need to share an Emmy story with you. Emmy is definitely my 'crazy monkey' child, but she is also my most tenderhearted. She was getting a little emotional last night about my leavingt. After I got her calmed down and adjusted to the fact that I would only be gone a few days, she came out with her camera. She told me she wanted me to use her camera on my trip. I assured her that I had my own camera and that wasn't necessary to which she replied," I want you to use my camera so that I can see pictures of you when you were gone and I have a lot of pictures on there that you can look at when you're missing me." How stinkin cute is that?!
So to all my blogging buddies, so long from Boston. Have a great weekend!!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
And....You know what time it is?! Its.....
I'm sure my friend Brad would be thrilled to know my children took pictures of his bald spots. I'm sure he'd be even more thrilled to know I published them online!!
A close up study of skin changes? eyes? crows feet? You decide!
Apparently the teddy bear was tired and need to go to sleep right away on the dining room table with a dishtowel blanket
Well that's all for now...see you all tomorrow :)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
What's really awesome is her first prize which revolves about my all time favorite book and play...is she in my mind?!Now there may be those of you out there that love the play and have been wanting to read the book....Word of warning....not quite the same story...but in my humble opinion a fabulous one!
We had a private giggle about people who were going to run out and get the book....Were they going to be surprised or what?!
If I don't, I might look like this....
You don't want that kind of guilt on you, do you?!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Go on, it's worth the time....
In honor of this All Hallows Eve, we are taking a trip in my time machine. This foto is circa 2002 and Emmy's 1st Halloween. It's one of my all time favorites...and I love me some Halloween!
Enjoy the ghouls, witches, princesses and pirates!!!
Go visit Candid Carrie to see who else is playing this week!>
Thursday, October 30, 2008
As kids we would go out and soap window, play ring/run, and let air out of people's tires (I know, little bastards!!). And...the next night we would go to the same peoples' houses and take their candy!! Well, I hope all is "safe" in your neck of the woods...however, there's a little mischief going on in the blogosphere tonight....
I got Boo'd by Lisa at Adventures in JujuBoo
Cute right?! So here's the deal:Go to as many of your blog buddies as you want and tell them they have been boo-ed . Have them pick up this picture and add it to their blog and say with the link who boo-ed them . Put the picture in your sidebar if you want so then others know that you have already been boo-ed , if you post lots and it's not on the main page where everyone will see your boo-ed post!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's not the sexiest look; in fact, my husband thinks I resemble this when I'm wearing it:
You know what?! I don't care; I'm warm!!!
My husband, who cooks most of our dinners, looked up WW recipes and has started making them for us. How cool is that?!
I was perusing through old photos and I found this picture of myself from 5 years ago...I thought I was heavy in this picture. Why is that always the case? Why do we do that to ourselves? So I am using this as a motivation picture...
Lastly, go over to OSB for their Wednesday Weigh-in....
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Oh, and go visit the lady who started it all, Cyndy at Putting the Fun in DysFUNctional...
There's so much going on in this picture...I love it!
Cameron was the "official photographer" when Jackson first tried "real food"
Cameron's "I love you"
Close up of Cameron's favorite subject...She still hasn't gotten the concept that taking pictures in a car doesn't always work, but she still manages to produce an interesting image!
And here's the girl of the hour in one of her hundred of thousand self-portraits :)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
We returned to Rebounderz for a birthday party. This time we left Jack at home and I got to go have fun jumping with the girls. It took me all of 1 minute to realize that I am not 12 years old. Remember when we had trampoline in gym class and the gym teacher would have us sit and spring right back up? Well it's a lot harder to do now...in fact, I could no longer perform this trick. I actually created a new trick...Jump up high, sit down, and then get flipped over trying to get back up on your feet! My equilibrium is also way off...I could only look straight ahead; if I looked down, forget about it...VERTIGO! Even with my "old lady" limitations, I hung in there for about 30 minutes...you need A LOT of endurance to be able to jump that long!!
My Mom is back in town and staying at her timeshare so we're off to visit her today. Hopefully the pools are heated 'cause it's a chilly 64°F soon to be 80°F, so says the weatherman, but we all know that's a crap shoot!
For me, catching up on my addictions...Google Reader and Facebook. Hope everyone is doing well!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It seems a little reminiscent of High School to me. First, there is that friend counter thing looming in your face. I start to feel good that I have 17 friends until I visit someone else's site and they have 1200+ friends. Why are those popularity stats creeping into my life again at 37?! And then there are those "friend requests"...talk about opening yourself up for rejection!! I have been very conservative with who I'll send a request out to...who wants to be turned down?! So I only send out to people that I am pretty sure will accept my request (i.e. my mother, brother, sister, grandmother, etc) 'cause I've already got enough self esteem issues as it is!!! Third, I start stressing about my picture...what will these people that I haven't thought about in 15+ years think of me...too fat? not aging well? no friends? no life? Yup, it's high school all over again and I'm am inviting it in with arms wide open!
On the flip side, it is very neat catching up with friends from past that I have lost touch with over the years. As far as the litmus test of where I am in my life, I feel I'm on equal ground... married, having kids, in careers, etc...with my previous peers. It's refreshing to see those B.M.O.C. (big men on campus) posting pictures of themselves with their kids and wives...see, people can grow up!! I've also been having a lot of fun seeing pictures from way, way back being posted and reminiscing about what was going on at that time in my life...
So you see, I'm torn...and the positive thoughts are (at the present time) winning over the negative...so throughout the day, I pop on over to the website to see if I have any new friends or if any of my "friends" have posted pictures or comments. And I try to squelch those returning self doubts...do I have enough friends? will he/she/it even remember who I am? will I be accepted?....Yeah, I'm in high school...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'll probably be submitting A LOT of Emmy's pictures 'cause she takes pictures of the strangest things...strangers, weird angles of her room, ceilings, floors, and of course pictures of herself. She has learned how to use the timer feature on her camera and utilizes it ALL.THE.TIME! See for yourself:
I will also be featuring Cameron's photos, but quite honestly Cameron is pretty talented when it comes to photography; she has that natural knack for taking incredible pictures...
Until next week....
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
This is a picture I took of Jackson when I was still home on maternity leave...that makes him about 1 1/2 months old in this picture. I sent this picture to his "hero" whom he was emulating this day, his Daddy. Jack, however, wasn't too happy to be out of the warm, snuggly position he favored at this age. Aaah, the sacrifices of the young....
When you are done here, go there to see who else is playing this week!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
It was Chick-fil-a spirit night for the girl's elementary school tonight...oooh, what a joy, tons of people, tons of overly excited kids, and chicken. One of the employees dressed up like the Chick-fil-a cow and I believe has now scarred Jackson for life. I actually had to move to one of the outside tables to get him to stop freaking out...I can't wait to share story with him when he's older...perhaps in front of a girl friend....hmmmm... Needless to say, it was a little difficult to get the little darlings to focus and finish up their homework and then get to bed. Jackson just fell asleep at 11 pm...perhaps I shouldn't have given him the sweet tea and ice cream....
Anyway since I'm not feeling all that creative and I'm too lazy to scan a picture and blog about it, I found this really cool site via google...it's The Daily Meme Blog...it gives you all kinds of ideas for memes. So I picked the A,B,C,D...Meme...please feel free to play along if you're so inclined.
A, B, C, D, E, F . . .
Sing play along now.
A - Age: 37
B - Band listening to right now: Literally nothing right now, but last night during my walk I was listening to Ace of Base
C - Career future: Medical
D - Dad's name: Charles Elijah
E - Easiest person to talk to: Laura (right now...because I spend the most time with her)
F - Favorite song: Song for Whoever (of course ;)
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: The original...gummy bear
H - Hometown: Wilmington, DE
I - Instruments: Piano, flute, tenor sax
J - Job: Director of Clinical Research
K - Kids: 3, Cameron, Emerson, and Jackson
L - Longest car ride ever: Washington State to Florida
M - Mom's name: Carol Ann
N - Number of people you slept with: Damn, that's a racy one...didn't realize that was in there...
P - Phobia[s]: Heights, dying
Q - Quote: "Karma is a bitch!"
R - Reason to smile: family and friends
S - Song you sang last: "Jump, jump went the little green frog..."
T - Time you wake up: 07:00 AM
U - Unknown fact about me: I FEEL like I have very little patience
V - Vegetable you hate: Brussel sprouts and lima beans...I could go on, but I'll limit myself
W - Worst habit: staying up too late
X - X-rays you've had: MRI Brain
Y - Yummy food: MEXICAN!!
Z - Zodiac sign: Virgo
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Post Script: Happy Birthday shout outs to Shannon at Welcome to the Nut House and Jen at Buried with Children....Happy, Happy Birthday, you guys!! Please head over and wish these wonderful ladies a special day....Shannon's trying to get 100 Birthday wishes today as today is also her 100th post - Woo Hoo!!