Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Camden's Nana and Papa give him a gift subscription to a great magazine called Your Big Back Yard, and yesterday the boys and I tackled a little craft project that was included in this month's issue. Basically, the project was an octopus, made from a tennis ball, felt, Velcro, and a set of "googly eyes". Both Camden and Griffin made one, but it has been non-stop drama ever since, because Riley cannot stand the fact that the head of the octopus is made out of a tennis ball. Riley keeps stealing the octopi (is that the plural of octopus??), which is followed by screaming and fit-throwing, as you can well imagine.
I always find cooking to be very therapeutic, so today I will be making Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti. My cousin Linda made it and liked it, so I thought I should try that next. The other night I made Pioneer Woman's Pinto Beans and Cornbread, and it was delicious.
*I just had about 25 minutes of panic, because the electricity went out. Luckily, there is power surging through the house, once again. Phew!*
I'd like to end this post by wishing my wonderful father a very happy birthday. Camden called and sang to him this morning, but we sure do wish we could just drive over and hang out with him today. Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Princess, The Cowboy, and the Narrative of Footprints
Thank you, Her Bad Mother, your post was lovely.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I also found this 10" Early American Cinderella bowl. Love it!
Yes, there are other people who are as weird as I am, because there is a whole web site dedicated to vintage Pyrex, called Pyrex Love.
One last thing I wanted to share - - while at a thrift store the other day, in search of Pyrex, of course, I came across an interesting little bowl/jar with a lid, about the size of a coffee can. I was drawn to it because it had cherries on it, and I love anything with a cherry motif. I noticed a Fire King marking on the bottom of it, and I remembered reading about Fire King when I was reading about Pyrex. It was only $1.50, so I bought it. When I got home, I quickly looked it up on the Internet, so I could learn more about it. Come to find out, it is part of a Fire King Range Set - - this piece is the grease jar - - and it is valued between $70 and $120! Yikes! If it had had the matching salt and pepper shakers with it, it would have been valued at $200!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Reading the recipe
Stirring the sticky dough
Kneading the dough (you'll notice that between stirring and kneading, Camden "disrobed". Apparently he didn't want to be restricted in any way.
The finished product - - delicious, by the way. Camden gets an A+ for his first attempt at bread baking
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Remember that wonderful guy I wrote about yesterday? Well, he called at 7:30 this morning, asking me to come pick him up, because he was feeling rather ill. It takes quite a bit for Steve to admit that he doesn't feel well, so I figured he must be coming apart at the seams. Instead of feeling concerned for the poor man's well-being, I was instead concerned for my own well-being, being the vomit-phobe that I am. I knew I was going to have to drive an hour back home with him in the passenger seat. I'm happy to report that he didn't barf on me, and he actually seems to be just fine now. I did mention to him that I found it a tad bit suspicious, when I ventured down to the guest room to check on him, that he almost had a look of glee on his face, snuggled up in bed, surrounded by boat building books, and a couple of copies of Wooden Boat magazine.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Sound too good to be true? I assure you...all true. Camden and Griffin are so lucky to have Steve for a father. And, yes, he's as good a husband as he is a dad. He makes me crazy sometimes, but I promise you, I make him crazier. Many of you who read this blog, do not know Steve at all - - probably the first and last time you ever laid eyes on him was at our wedding. I hope one day you'll have the pleasure of knowing him. He is a good man, and I am the luckiest girl in the world.