Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
I have been childless for 2 nights. and let me tell you, you think of all the things you will get done when you have a minute to yourself and various other dreams, but when that minute to yourself comes...you don't know what to do. at least I don't. not for 2 nights. One night a week is good, get my bearings, miss 'em a bit, be ready to roll when they get back. 2 nights and I feel like my hands have been cut off. (that might be a bit dramatic....maybe)
I'm ready for their return now. I've even planned what we'll have for supper tomorrow night. (sad huh?)
Good Lord help all of you if I'm still blogging when college comes.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Made it to work on time again today. The girls were great this AM, I find that helps alot! AND after wok we ran errands (including grocery store) and had supper ready, eaten and dishes done by 6pm! That is huge. (in all honesty i have to admit I was off work at 2pm...but c'mon. still impressive right???)
I just signed up for my first coupon shop thingy. Holle--I know you are proud of me. (she is capable of making store actually pay her just for the pleasure of having her shop there) I signed up for 'The grocery game" now, all you readers (hi you 5) if you go and sign up, give props where they are due...right to me. you can get a free subscription if you refer 3 people. I'll keep you posted on the money I make from spending! (you ladies understand the logic I speak of)
Tomorrow and friday no school. YIPEE! (wouldn't it be sweet to be a kid again??) I'm observing that I apparently really like to use parenthesis. I've just learned this about myself. See, something good has already come from this everyday posting thing.
I'm still waiting for the deep thoughts to come spilling out like they do for all the "everyday bloggers" that I read. nothing yet. I can't talk too much about the divorce because the kids know this blog address. and that's not really my style, but that has kinda knocked the wind from my sails for a bit, so bear with me and i promise i will find less frivolous things to post about than my money saving schemes, but for now that's the best I got!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
now, a newcomer to the group (what group you ask?! well, if you are reading this consider yourself part of the group) my friend Lisa has started a blog she needs some comments to "feel the love". Heck i need some comments for that reason too.
Big news. i got to work ontime today. even had time to drop off a utility payment and drive thru the credit union. good start to the day. I'll have to wait a few more days to officially declare it the new norm, but we are getting closer. Lord willing.
i'm gonna go watch the results come in.
Monday, November 3, 2008
So, Here ya have it! 2 weeks of posting everyday! remember. you asked for it!
There are some major changes afoot here in the 'used to be yellow house'. The girls and I are trying to find our new normal and a morning routine that gets me to work on time. (mental note: NOT checking blogspot in the AM would help with that goal!)
Then today the evil big dog chewed up the new home-phone-cell-phone. jerk. I'm not sure what the phone did to cause such a rumpus, but apparently something horrific judging from the results.
Ok, better not blow all of my news in one day.
until tomorrow. I promise.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
**Let me tell all you mom's of small-ish children (Holle!). You need to have a lemonade stand. It will renew your faith in man-kind! You would be surprised at all of the people who stop just because it's kids with a lemonade stand. It's pretty neat! **
an early morning push-up for good measure. (hey! It's summer!)
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
this is what they are REALLY supposed to look like. (I didn't have the graham crackers)
I used just a good 'ol box of chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes. the REAL goodness is the frosting which is:
1/2-3/4 lb. (2 or 3 sticks) butter, room temperature,1 lb. (2 cups) confectioner's sugar,1/2 tsp. vanilla,16 oz. tub of marshmallow cream (I recommend Fluff)
Cream the butter (I love my Kitchenaid!) on high until it's light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time. Beat in the vanilla until incorporated. Then dump in the Fluff and mix it up 'til it's all creamy. Transfer to pastry bag (if desired) and pipe onto cupcakes! (You can also cut the corner off a Ziploc bag and use that instead.)
Then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. and top with a square (rectangle actually, I guess) of a Hershey's chocolate bar.