Monday, December 31, 2007

Wishing everyone
Peace, Love and Happiness

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Since I'm home today and I know I wont be going out. Figured, what a good day to start with the clutter. Every year seems to be more and more decorations. Just going to take some down, not all. The tree will be the last to go. Didn't want to, but someone has to. Haven't been doing much at all. Just enjoying the holidays. A bit to much, especially with all the goodies around. I think this year, Susan will be making some resolutions. Not one for them, but thinking this time around, we are going to give it a whirl. See how long I can stick with them. Does anyone really make them and stick with them all through the new year?

Tried a new recipe. Actually, just threw it together. Shepard's Pie.....MMM! Came out okay.

1 lb chop meat, 2 beef soup cubes, pkg frozen vegetables, 1 can of diced tomatoes, mashed potatoes

Brown the chop meat and drain, add can tomatoes, 2 beef soup cubes, stir well. Add the box of frozen vegetables. Heat through. Pour mixture into a greased pie dish. Spread mashed potatoes on top. Heat oven to 350, bake for approx 20-25 mins or until brown.

**Now I used real mashed. I'm sure if you want to use the box, would taste just as tasty.



Monday, December 24, 2007

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Countdown To Madness.....

Couple of more presents to wrap. Cookie trays to bake. Food to prepare. Laundry to catch up on. Rooms to clean. Blown out lights to fix. Trip to the food store. Dogs and kids to care for. that all I have to do today?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Thumbprint cookies ~ 1 pkg of sugar cookies, 1 egg, 1 melted stick butter. Combine well. If the batter is to wet, add some flour until stiff. Roll out into 1" balls. Push down with your finger, not all the way through. Fill with your favorite jam. Bake @375 for approx 8 mins or until lightly brown. Cool on cookie sheet.

This is my misfit bench. Havent really found a home for these things, so I just keep adding to it. Thinking I might keep it this way.

Late for the party..

Finally got back up and running last night. Starting from scratch so I have nothing saved on this computer. Everything was lost. Guess that could be a good thing and guess in a way it's not. Need to just take it one step at a time. Hoping all is well with everyone and your enjoying the holiday season.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Computer Problems

Why me? My computer is down and I don't think I'm getting it back before Friday. While I sit at the library typing away. Never knew how many people come to use the computer. They have a room full of computers and some on the outside of the room. And they are all being used. Are all their computers broken? Do they even have a computer of their own? Who knows. Gee....It would of been a good day to hang home and be on my computer. Already a couple of days and I miss it. Well here is to keeping my fingers crossed and saying a prayer that I get it back soon. So if your trying to reach me and I'm not getting back to you. This is why. Hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Vivian's Snowman Swap

I received my snowman swap from Becky. Just look at what she sent.
The Joy sign is a cut out and she put paper to the letters and hat. Embellished it with flowers. Just beautiful. The paper dress was her card. The first paper dress I ever received. Absolutely love it! The snowflake is a wooden one with a button on the front for the face. And the other snowman is made from felt and wool Both are so cute. I really enjoyed my box of goodies. Thank you Becky! You did a wonderful job.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas weekend.....

Did a little of this and did a little of that. One thing for sure, I wont go to the stores on the weekends anymore. It reminded me why I usually don't go out on the weekends. But being that there were some things to do and get. We went out. First we hit Toyland. It's a big to do in town. The seniors do it for the kids and it's just beautiful. They set it up with all wonderful displays of Christmas. All of them are dressed in costumes. There is also a room full
of trains. Sorry about the blurry picture. At the end when your all done walking through. They give out juice and cookies. It's a nice thing that is done every year. And every year its just as nice.

After that we headed over to the library. Book Sale! Fill a plastic bag for $1. What a deal. Got 3 bags of books, which will keep me busy for awhile. It took us about an hour just to go through them all.
Then after that we came home and packed everything away. We pulled out some ornaments to paint. We painted most of last night and we had a blast. I'm in a couple of ornament swaps, so some will come in handy. The others will be for the tree.