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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Not too much to report

Been a quiet week here, Monday was delightful, an extra day off is always nice, and even though I only work a half a day on monday it was still nice to just hang out, we had some friends for was yummy and company was nice. Tues. school was hectic, I am working on my portfolio which is proving to be a nightmare....(anybody that knows about the Best program can relate....) Wednesday T had her 9 month appointment, she is still such a peanut...16 lbs, my goodness.
Today I have my first phisical in years and I am a bit nervous. New doctor to me, though my mom likes her so it should be fine. Then home to hang with the kiddos and their great auntie who comes every thursday to play.
Been crocheting a bit and will have a new completed project to post soon!

But first, mommas' I made this yummy spinach side, it is a must try with chix or fish on the side and some crusty bread...
perfect for the kiddos...and the adults loved it too.

In a casserole melt 2 tbsps. butter

in a bowl mix:
2 eggs
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup of milk
2 cups chedder - what ever flavor your like
1/4 tsp salt

toss in 10 oz. fresh chopped and stemmed spinach

dump into casserole and top loosely w/ foil.
bake at 350 degress for 30 minutes, remove foil, stir so it doesn't get crispy and top with romano or parm and bake another 5-10 minutes...

so yummy....

Monday, January 23, 2006

snow day smiles

who doesn't love a good ole fashioned snowy day? woke up to a 5:45 a.m. phone call..."hi, no school today..." Another perk to being a teacher, I get to relive that childhood joy of snow days and the night before anticipation of them.
kiddos are great today lil man shoveled the driveway with dad and Teags helped mama to clean the house and bake some yummy comfort food. Not much else going on today, supposed to have some friends for dinner, but who knows with the weather what the evening will bring.
need some sewing inspiration, unpacked lots of unfinished projects today, lots of fabric, not enough time...any ideas? Gotta go check on the carrot cake...have a lovely day

sunshine and smiles to you all, Al

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Had a wonderfully calm day today, hung over at mimi and pa's so the lil man could work on his playhouse with Pa. He does so love to use those tools, and is about the only 2.5 year old that can decipher maple from mahogany...
baby T and I went to the book store with mimi for coffee and some good reads, then spent the remainder of the day crafting with a beautiful new yarn...not sure what the outcome will be, was thinking scarf, but love it so much I may go blanket. So overall it was a wonderful and quiet afternoon.
Kiddos are bathed, smelling delicious and dozing in their beds, and it is only 7:45. Off to excercise, shower, watch DH, Grey's, crochet, read and doze....all by the toasty fire - snow's comin, stay warm all, hugs and sunshine, Al

sunday morning sunshine....

goodmorning all,

just wanted to wish y'all a happy sunshine filled day from mine to yours...will post tonight before bed, as we are gonna go work on the playhouse ...hugs, A

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

a blueberry morning....

rainy dayz...gotta love them. today we woke up to almost 60 degrees and windy with girl and I baked some yummy lemon- blueberry muffins to bring some summer sun to the house while the boys slept in.

feeling a little down today, bry and I have to go to a meeting tonight about preschool....oh my goodness!!! I can't believe the time is almost here. I am amazed every day at how fast these lil peanuts grow...and saddened at the fact that a day may come when he doesn't wanna cuddle with me anymore in the morning while we drink tea and watch cartoons....while I guess that will be a good thing too right???

Monday, January 16, 2006

holiday bliss....I think the lil ladies' face says it bein' a teacher, but even more love having the days off...

ventured to the grocery store after a nice warm weekend in the house sitting by the fireplace and doing lots of crafty and calming was good to get out, although frigid out there. Had to pump gas and the man next to me in attempts to make conversation said..."cold enough for you....?" followed by a hearty old man laugh, and a "just think summer..."
It made me smile and wonder, who the hell can think about summer when it is FLIPPING 12 degrees outside....

Anyhow made pizza for dinner with Myles and off to curl up with a good book for an hour or so before sleep finds me...just finished Julie and Julia...thanks Nina! and moving on to prep...

Oh, and mommas' any potty tips.....??? he loves to wear his big boy boxers, but doesn't seem to have to much desire to stop playing long enough to keep them dry.....

Sunday, January 15, 2006

getting started

this morning...we awoke to another dreary winter day...yeterday was 50 and spring like, today we are back in the center of I decided while drinking my coffee and watching the kids play, cruising my friends blogs....why's something new, and I decided to try it....

so folks, here I am, just checking in and seeing how I like this blogging thing. To those of you whose blogs have kept me smiling, laughing and even sometimes brought a tear, I figured it was only fair for me to join yah....