Monday, February 28, 2011

Wow an award

Oh my goodness look what Julie at Another Chance Ranch gave me.  I have been so busy lately I just set down to write a post and seen her comments.  I have to say. Wow!! Thanks Julie
Of course there has to be rules, so here they are:

- Thank the person who gave you the award.

- Pass the award on to 10 other versatile bloggers and let them know you did.

- And tell seven fun facts about yourself.

I would like to pass this award to some of the blogs I like to stalk read.

The Nuthouse Five
This Day
Eating Crow Pie
Feed-sack cooking
Social Climbers
Lipstick and Laundry
Random thoughts of a SUPERMOM
An Experiment in Poverty
Blue is Bleu
Terra Garden

Now the fun facts about myself.

1.  I don't know my real hair color

2.  I can't drive a stick shift

3.  I love to target practice.  I have a custom built rifle

4.  I love to cook and bake. Especially to give away.

5.  I love reese's peanut butter cups and pieces

6.  I have a license to do cosmetology

7.  I have over 100 pairs of shoes.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


My wonderful daddy's almost birthday is this weekend. He is a leap year baby. So we celebrate on February 28th. He loves German chocolate cake, and spice cake. I have always made him a German chocolate cake. Well this year I'm making cupcakes. I found two great recipes one for each cake. I couldn't decide which one. So I'm making both. Starting tonight. We are having a family get together on Saturday.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Do you have a close knit family? 

Well I can answer a strong no to this question.  I lost both sets of grandparents before I was 10.  So the memories I have of them are kind of sketchy, and vague.  I don't really have any blood aunts or uncles I do have some that have been my parents friends for life so they have always been aunts and uncles.

This weekend I went on a trip with my best friend Julie.  We went to see her Granny in a play.  I got to meet her parents and her uncle.  Wow.  They made me feel like I was a part of their family.  I was included in all the conversations it felt so good to feel like a real family. Grandparents down to grandchildren.

I've never experienced this, that I can remember.  What a feeling to be able to laugh and say remember this, and the whole family can recall memories of the subject.

Maybe this is why I cling to the few friends and family that I have.  I don't want to lose them way before their time.

Thanks for the new family Julie.  I love you all..

Friday, February 18, 2011

Foot Trouble

I've been having some foot trouble for a couple of months now.  I finally got fed up with the pain and went to a specialist in the big city.  I found out I have plantar faciitis, and have torn some of the ligaments.  No wonder I'm in pain.  I had my evaluation from physical therapy last night.  I have to go 3 times a week, and no walking on the elliptical for a couple of weeks.  I was just getting into the groove of getting on it and walking every night.  I have decided to do more of the physioball exercises.  I have also learned I can do Tai Chi Chih.  Since you keep you feet planted on the floor for most of the exercises.

I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Berry Bread

It's Sunday. That means I will be taking a little snack for Sunday School.  I grew up in a church where we always had a snack in Sunday school.  So I have made it my duty to bring a snack every Sunday.

Today I decided to do a new recipe.

Berry Bread

4 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1tsp almond extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups mixed berries (I used frozen)

Mix all the wet ingredients together.  Sift all dry ingredients together.  Combine the two and fold in the berries.  Pour into loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

This is a very easy recipe, mix it all up and put in the oven.  It can cook while you are getting ready for church.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Days

Did you love snow days as a child?  I did. It meant getting dressed in our snow suits and moon boots.  We would trek out in the cold and stomp around for a little while.  Come in the house mom would have hot mocha ready for us.  Now that I have grown up, never thought I would get another snow day.  Well the last two days we have had snow days.  Yesterday we were able to get out and about, not today we are stuck. 

Hubs spent two hours digging this section out on the driveway.  Alright we can get out and go to town.

Not a chance this is the road.  We are stuck inside until the neighbor gets his tractor out and does the road for us.

The worst part of this snow day, The Boy is sick.  We really were looking forward to getting his 4-wheeler and sled out and having a blast in these big drifts.