Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I love my girl.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
I am very lucky to be able to take her. Our seats were in the 100 level and not cheap.
So today, we are recovering. Neither of us have voices.
But before the game we did go downtown to Prima
and then road the train to get to the Arena. I refuse to pay more than $5 for parking.
The Electric tower is all lit for the Holiday.. So pretty.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I'm so glad I didn't put lights on the hedges. We did that 9 years ago and we have the same type of snow fall. Totally ruined the lights.
After shoveling for some 3 hours, this is how my arms feel. I can't lift them.
And we're not done. The approach to the drive way has to be done.
I'm going to try and sleep now... maybe, if I can move.
I've taken some great shots.. if you like snow. Needless to say, we haven't seen or heard a plow yet.
I do think I need new gloves... ones that don't absorb liquid....
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
The store smells wonderful first off. And the selection was overwhelming, but in a good way. The staff was more than helpful and there is even a little station for kids to color at while you shop.
They do offer some gift sets already prepackaged. But go nuts! You can make your own sets up in either the pretty glass jars or in the bags. To be honest, its really not that expensive. For the amount that you get, they do last quite awhile and if you store them correctly, they won't get stale.
I need to go back and get some good Vanilla for Christmas this year.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
One of my favorite sites on etsy is a local shop - elm studios. I remember like 2 years back at a craft show I saw the beautiful little containers. So sweet and personal. The work of Erin Lynne Meissner is always on my list of things to look at on etsy.
The breathe bowl is probably my favorite. Here's a shot of it (no, I don't own it.. I covet it. I need to remember to do that every so often - the shot is from her etsy site.. go there. really. you'll love it)
I'm on the hunt for little things I can make with the kiddo for Christmas - little gifts or ornaments she can give to family and friends. I saw this Pipe Cleaner Snowflake that would be awesome for her.
I took her new book out from the Library and I love it!
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia Of Sewing And Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques For Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, And Printing, Plus 150 Inspired Projects From A To Z
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Friday, November 05, 2010
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Friday, October 29, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Its time to start this again. Life is winding down in some areas and gearing up in others.
The kiddo is in 2nd grade and has a new responsibility of making sure homework is written down and completed, none of this pre-printed stuff. So we are thrust into the world of "did you do your homework?". Joy.
I'm also tightening the budget more and looking for alternate ways of doing things. One that surprised me was getting rid of shampoo and conditioner. Replace the shampoo with Baking Soda and use a Vinegar/water mix for the conditioner. I used it this morning. I have to say, my hair feels clean is soft. And no, it doesn't smell. Both of these options are very inexpensive so I'm going to stick with them for a while and see. Tim won't do it.. But maybe I can convince the kiddo to do it. She is partial to the smelly conditioners. I'll be posting on how that goes over the next week or so since its going to be a long term experiment.
I've also been trying to do something with my tomatoes. Since I'm not a huge fan of eating them and Tim can only eat so many, I have resorted to freezing them. I'd love to learn to can them but that will have to wait. It’s a process I've read about but haven't been able to put it into practice. I need some tools too. So for now, I have several bags of frozen tomatoes. The oregano came in quite nice this year and I've that drying. The Rosemary not so much but it’s the first year. My poor pepper plants just wouldn't grow. I got 2 green ones and a red one that fell off early and didn't get a chance to change. :( I will try again next year.. Maybe onions too. But I need to research that one first to see what is involved.
There just hasn't been enough time to go the farmer's markets with Events and family things going on every weekend. I wanted to get some more berries to freeze but I missed it. But Damn, I will get to Blackman Farms next week for apples. That is a must. I'm also looking for a good deal on pork and beef raised locally. That can freeze and since we don't eat the meat as often we did, it could last quite a while.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
So this morning she was right behind me and weaved her way in and out to get ahead. With all that hurried driving, her parking spot was... one away from mine.
I stroll into the building and she's impatiently waiting for the elevator. I opted for the other one. Hmmm.. Mine arrived the same time as hers. And she pushed her way onto the elevator first (no doubt she stood right by the floor buttons).
Sigh... I've seen her do this on more than one occasion. I've given up rushing in most cases. Its not worth it. She never smiles.. never seems happy. So with that, I am going to enjoy my drive this evening and get there when I get there.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Morning - The regulars know the routine... let those who need to scan their cards scan them and then press the button. While that is happening, you wait. Patiently. The others see it fit to push their way onto the elevator and push you out of the way while you try to press your floor. Not to mention the fact they don't move to the back of the elevator. For heaven's sake.. if you are on floors 8, 9 or 10.. do you really need to stand by the door? And when I am shoved to the back of the elevator, don't glare at me when I try to get out.
4:30 pm- Good Luck. This is the prime GO HOME time for 10, 9, 7 and 6. There have been countless times when, as soon as the door opens on 5, the mass of groans and complaints surface. Not to mention I'm lucky if I can get on the elevator. There is either no room or someone is button happy and closes the door on me.
This is not your personal elevator folks. Manners, please.
And before anyone says "why don't you take the stairs?".. we can't. The stairs are emergency exits only. This is total suckage.
The only bright side is that a few gentlemen actually will allow the women on or off first, hold the door and are polite. But only just a few.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Yes Mom.... I am crazy and tried rag curls. Now, if I can just get the kiddo to sit still...
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
While I was outside mowing the lawn on Monday, the Kiddo comes out and asks if she can make some Pink Lemonade - you know, those little single serve packs you add to a water bottle.
I said sure.. told her how to do it and off she went. Not 5 minutes later, she returns with a water bottle for me. Hands it to me...I was for me.
I drank it without thinking and thanked her from the bottom of my heart. She wasn't prompted to bring me something to drink. She did it all on her own.
As it turns out, the drink was supposed to be lemonade... the regular kind. It tasted off so I asked her how she made it. And there I see the empty Lemonade Kool-ade pack on the counter. She used the whole thing in the water bottle. No sugar. She thought it was the same as what she had.
I told her it didn't matter. I like lemon water.. I added a little sugar and it was fine.
My kid... for all that she messes up on...she more than makes up for it when she does stuff like this.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
With luck, I own several items already that I can use and Old Navy had some dresses I can use. Also, Target had knee socks.. that I can pull to my knee. I know! Crazy.
Hair is easy. I have short style now so Curlers and fake victory roll is in order. Red lipstick. Check.
So far, I can pull it off.. but I would love more. The day dresses are so nice to wear around the house and super comfortable too.
Pictures to come as soon as I charge the batteries on the camera.
So yesterday, I was sitting outside with the Kiddo and I happened to look at one section that has been dying. Some weed of some sort strangled the hedge and one section is dead and another is half gone. I made the mistake of making a clean spot. So 30 minutes later, the dead area was cleared and the half dead was pruned. It was 5 pm by now so I got to thinking "why can't I just start trimming the hedges?". So I did. The section along side the driveway is almost where I want it and I rounded off the corner to the sidewalk. There is almost no green on them yet so I was cutting branches and it made for very easy work. If the weather is nice this weekend, I will work on it some more.
There are a few more spots that are dead or dying so I think I may yank them out. It will thin them out just enough. Whoever planted them originally planted them way too close together.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I promise more posts. really. Things may slow down a bit in life so I may just find a few minutes to post pictures of the kiddo and stories of her crazy ideas.
really... I promise.