Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This month sucks

I don't think this is going to be such a good Christmas for us this year. My sister in law/  just found out that she has breast cancer. She has ductal carcinoma. She seems to be handling it pretty well. She seen her surgeon yesterday and today she is seeing another doctor. Hopefully we will know more about what is going on after she sees this doctor. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cooking and Baking All Day

chef_amy_oven_range_stir_lg_nwm.gif image by dutchtreatI have been a real busy bee today. I woke up about 5am and tossed and turned. I got on the computer and read some emails and about 6:15 went back to bed for 45 minutes. I got my daughter up for school and gave her breakfast. I then started my northern bean and ham soup. I wanted to soak the beans before I drove my daughter to school.

I also was in a baking mood so I made my hubby some carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and some peanut butter cookies. He loved them. My daughter wants me to make rice krispy treats and lemon bars tomorrow. She has an early release from school so I told her to bring her friend over and they can make some vanilla cupcakes with french vanilla frosting. I am not sure if I am going to want to do more baking tomorrow.

00winter20snow20scene20aniMA1319346.gif image by dutchtreatThey are calling for a snow storm to start in about an hour. I heard the weather man say between 3 to 6 inches.

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I really don't think that is much of a snow storm. I don't mind the snow as long as I don't have to drive in it. letitsnowblinkie1.gif image by dutchtreat My hubby did all the driving the other day when we had the rain/sleet/snow storm. I couldn't even walk out on my back deck.

If the roads aren't to bad in the morning I will probably go get some movies from Blockbuster. stamp_lovetowatchmovies_OD.gif image by dutchtreat I want to see the new Pirates movies and my daughter wants SuperBad and Nanny Diaries. She is downstairs right now watching a Lindsay Lohan movie. I watched a movie called Waitress yesterday. It was ok.

Well I am starting to get hungry. I had my ham and bean soup for lunch. I am not sure what I have a taste for.

Everyone have a lovely evening.


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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Happy Holidays

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I sure have missed everyone and since I am not working anymore I will have more time to dedicate to my j-land friends. LOL 

I have finally finished our Christmas decorations. It only took us 8 days. I always put up tons of lights through out the whole house and outside. I was the only one who put the ornaments on the tree today. BAL45.gif image by dutchtreatMy hubby was working and when I picked my daughter up from her sleepover she said she was sick. She took a long nap this afternoon and she took some medicine at 8 pm and I am hoping she can make it to school tomorrow.

Tomorrow I am going to go finish my Christmas shopping.   shopblink31.gif image by dutchtreat We are only shopping for our daughter this year. I told my hubby not to get me anything. It is going to be tight this year since I lost my job about 5 weeks ago. I have been filing out job applications but it seems this time of year nobody is hiring. I will keep trying.

Wonderers_garden.gif image by dutchtreat Our garden this year turned out great. We always plant way too much. I just finished using the last 25 plum tomatoes. I have been roasting them with onions and mushrooms. I made my own basil vinegarette from my basil plant and I dizzle it over the vegetables and either eat them that way or put them over whole wheat pasta or brown rice. I must admit that I am getting sick of tomatoes. I say this every year but next year only 1 plant of tomatoes. I think I am going to plant more flowers. p-060.gif image by dutchtreat

Well, I was going to write a longer entry but I am getting very sleepy and I have to be up at 6 am. sweetdrms.gif image by dutchtreat


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