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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 59 - 2/28/10

Sharing my day with you.

*Up at 7 or so this morning to get ready for church; we were still late getting there despite the early efforts.

*Left Joseph at home sick this morning...on the toilet (is that too much information)?

*Went to Church Service then called home to check on Joseph before going to Sunday School. He's still on the toilet.

*Home from church and immediately start stripping down into more comfy clothes. (I'm thinking that may be a little TMI too, but you all know you do it, too).

*Made Broccoli Soup for lunch...super easy and quick...yell at me and I'll send ya the recipe.

*Put a load of laundry in the washing machine.

*I can't eat the soup because of the dairy, so I cook my own separate lunch of chicken breast, sauteed veggies and couscous (I've been watching too much Food Network). Make a double portion for my lunch tomorrow.

*Pack my lunch for tomorrow.

*Eat my lunch while reading the Sunday paper. Clark's asleep on one end of the couch and Joseph's on the other (he's off the toilet now). Shelby's cleaning her room (again) so the quietness around the house is nice, along with the sunshine peaking in the kitchen window.

*Clark gets up to eat lunch. I take his place on the couch.

*Watch a few episodes of "Into the Pride" about a man who goes to Africa for six months to live with the lions. Now I want to go to Africa.

*Doze off to sleep for about an hour and dream of going to Africa one day.

*Drink my afternoon coffee.

*Put a second load of laundry in the wash.

*Wash the lunch dishes. By hand. I wish I had a dishwasher...never owned one. Ever. Excuse for a minute while I wallow in my "I wish I had a dishwasher" moment.

*Shelby's still in her room. I wonder if she's really cleaning it or just hanging out in there? Teenage girls do that ya know...just hang out like that. Alone.

*Cook lunch for Joseph. No, he doesn't want the Broccoli Soup (he's afraid it'll make him sick again). I cook eggs and couscous for him. I secretly try to hide the couscous under the eggs, but it didn't work. He fussed and said that I tried to feed him deer corn. My family just doesn't appreciate the taste I have for gourmet food.

*Wash dishes again. By hand.

*Shelby emerges from her room only to ask, "When is it going to warm up?" to which I reply, "probably July", to which she replies, "well, that's stupid" and disappears to her room again.

*Start cooking supper: Spaghetti and Meatballs (I've got the recipe for that one, too...aka Prego or Bertolli's or whatever you prefer). I don't normally cook on Sunday night, but I like leaving food cooked for my fam to eat while I'm at work and it also gives me lunch options for the next couple of days.

*Fold first load of laundry.

*Shelby emerges again.
Shelby: "what are you cooking?"
Me: "Spaghetti and Meatballs"
Shelby: "it looks like the meatballs are burning"
Me: "no, I want them crispy like that on the outside"
Shelby: "well, I think you're achieving that"
Shelby: "can I throw a spaghetti noodle on the ceiling?"

*Fold the second load of laundry.

*Finish up supper and wash dishes again, hopefully for the final time tonight.

*Set the coffee pot for 4:55 a.m. and as I turn out the lights for the night, I realize that life's not all about having dishwashers.

It's been a good day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 58 - 2/27/10

Jr. High Prom. All of my girls are growing up too fast.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 57 - 2/26/10

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 56 - 2/25/10

Fine Art Prints Day 56

Day 55 - 2/24/10

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 54 - 2/23/10

Homeeeee Ruuuuunnnnnnn!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 53 - 2/22/10

I wish I could be so cool to wear rain boots even when it's not raining.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 52 - 2/21/10

To celebrate Shelby's birthday (which was yesterday, 2/20) we ate dinner at Felix's Fish Camp.

And because I've seen the Food Network stars cook Fish Taco's several times lately, I had to give them a try today. Lemme tell ya! Super Fine! Made with White Fish (not sure what kind of fish that is), cilantro mayo, black beans, and shredded cabbage. One taco is already missing from my plate and it wasn't long before the plate was empty!

Shelby was honored with a key lime pie for her birthday dessert.

Shelby is crazy about horses and dreams of owning her own farm one day, so we treated her to a tour of a friend's Thoroughbred Horse Farm (Thanks Tuck!).

Day 51 - 2/20/10

A weekend of baseball.

Day 50 - 2/19/10

Grannie is bundled up during our first night of baseball. Ya know, only Grannie's could get away with wearing orange fuzzie things on top of their head! ;)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 49

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 48

I'm realizing more and more....yes as I get older, or I'd prefer to say wiser ;), that I'm pretty happy with my boring life. Now I didn't say not-busy life, but rather boring parties or glam here. I work outside of the home, I clean my home, I go to the grocery store routinely every two weeks, I cook supper most nights of the week, I go to church, I occasionally go shopping, I try to exercise when I can, I work at home with my business, I follow my kids around with all their activities, I flip channels between HGTV and the Food Network, I'm a wife to Clark, and I read my paper while drinking my afternoon coffee. Life is good.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 47

Fine Art Prints Day 47

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 46

Ring Neck Dove.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 45

Happy Valentine's Day.

I ran across this tree in my yard just as it is, yes even with the red heart. Clark said it was some kinda fungus or something. So there ya go, Happy Valentine's Day, here's my fungus. ;)

Fine Art Prints Day 45

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 44

Nothing like a relaxed day with family with great food on the grill. ;)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 43

Snow Day!

A slideshow of how we spent our day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 42

Wondering if we'll get snow!??!

Day 41

Day 40

A rainy morning drive.

Taken with my iPhone.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Day 39

So I have this red wall. I decided wayyyy back in the Fall, by the way, to have a picture of the kids enlarged to hang center this red wall. Because I'm a visual person and abit obsessive about things, I pieced together several sheets of paper to get a look on just how big I was going with this print...roughly 30x45. Huge. Woop Woop. Well, again that was last Fall I decided to do this. My visual still hangs in its place. Recently Shelby asked me how long was I going to decorate the red wall with these blank pieces of paper. My answer to that? Stick men. Yes, I drew stick men. I'm still not sure when I'll get around to ordering that print.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Day 38

Mardi Gras.

Disclaimer: No other children were trampled or injured as a result of having this much loot...or so I was told. Oh wait, correction...I was just told only one might have been run over while in the throws of trying to catch the most beads. ;)

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Day 37

One weed, shot two different ways.

Fine Art Prints Day 37 #1

Fine Art Prints Day 37 #2

Friday, February 05, 2010

Day 36

My front porch.

Fine Art Prints Day 36

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Day 35

While some may complain about the cold and dreary day, I'm actually enjoying the laziness of it. I feel like I'm allowed to stay in my pj's, snuggle in and drink coffee all day when the weather's like it is. (I'm still trying to figure out what my excuse is for the other days....???)

Fine Art Prints Day 35

New feature on the blog! Fine Art Images are now available for purchase in different sizes and without the logo of course. So if there's an image you think would look fab hanging on your wall or you'd like to share with someone else, just click on the drop down menu and add to cart button! If there is an older image you're interested in, just let me know and I can hook you up with that, too.

While looking through some older blog posts recently (like really old from 2006), I came across an excerpt I had posted from this book. It spoke volumes to me then and it still does as I reread it again today.

*If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
*If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
*If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
*If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
*If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
*If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
*If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
*If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
*If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
*If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
*If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
*If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
*If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
*If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
*If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
*If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
*If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
*If children live with security,
they learn to have faith in themselves and those about them.
*If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Day 34

Did you really throw that stick out here 'cause I can't find it?

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Day 33

Got Strength?

Monday, February 01, 2010

Day 32

Breakfast of Champions Part 2

I don't know why I keep saying Breakfast of Champions....I guess it makes this post sound more important than it really is, huh? :)

Love this warm and gooey breakfast on these cold mornings. Just recently discovered this new flavor of oatmeal and have added my own twist of chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. Can you say Heaven in a bowl. Seriously. It should be illegal. It's so filling and healthy, too.