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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break - Day 2

Nothing got broken today, thankfully. I took the kids fishing for a few minutes today. Brian got bored after about 5 minutes though.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Break - Day 1

Today was the first day of Spring Break for my kids. It started with Brian rubbing sunscreen all over the kitchen floor and some pictures. Then either Ray or Chey decided casting Brian's fishing pole in the house was a good idea...I know it wasn't Brian since he doesn't know how to cast yet. He has a Spongebob fishing pole that has one of those things that tie on the end to give it some weight to help learn casting. So one of them casted the thing and got Plankton stuck in a plant hanging from the ceiling. Then instead of coming to get me, they just pulled on it to get him unstuck. They got him unstuck alright...along with half of the plant! Of course, Ray said it was Chey, and Chey said it was Ray. The both got a talking to since the plant was right in front of the window!

Who knows what the rest of the week will hold. But I am sure by the time school starts back, I will be ready for a padded room. And even saying that, I wouldn't trade my kids for anything in the world.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Too Many Books

I like to cook, and I love to try out new recipes. I mostly look for new recipes online, print it off, then put it in a binder I have for recipes. I personally don't have many cookbooks. The ones I have, the recipes I like from them are copied for my binder. The cookbook is then put away or given away.

But I was cleaning the bookshelves of a relative recently. There were something like 100 cookbooks on one of them! There were fat ones and skinny ones. Big ones and little ones. Ones bought at stores and ones made for fundraisers (schools, churches, etc). There were ones dedicated to main dishes, side dishes, desserts, etc. Just about any kind of cookbook you can imagine was there. But how many cookbooks does a person really need? How many cookbooks does a person that does not even cook need?! What about if that person only cooks rarely and then from a box?

Seriously people, a person does not need that many cookbooks. If you have a ton of cookbooks that never get opened at all, then those cookbooks are doing NOTHING for you except creating clutter!

Same with any kind of books. If you have books that you have read, that you have no intention of ever reading again, why let them cause clutter. Pass them onto someone else to read by giving them to a friend, the library, the hospital, nursing homes (yes, the elderly do still like to read). I love books and yes I have a lot (plus I go to the library about once a week). But the books that are mine, once I read them leave the house. I take mine to my sister, who passes them on when she is done with them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I wish....

I wish that the sick germs would just once pass by the kids and myself! Some stomach bug has hit the house. First it got C, and I was hoping no one else would get it. No such luck. R, B, and I all got it.

Now that the weather is getting nicer, and we can get more fresh air, hopefully we all won't catch as many germs

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Jammies

A few weeks ago I entered at giveaway over at Sugar Pop Ribbons Reviews & Giveaways. The contest was for a pair of pajamas from New Jammies. I was notified on March 1 that I was the winner! The jammies I got were very cute, with little geckos on them. And I received them very quickly. I was not able to respond to my winner notification the day I got it, but the next day (March 2). Then I received my prize on the 5th! Not only very cute jammies for my youngest son, but very quick shipping...definate A+!

Head on over to Sugar Pop Ribbons Reviews & Giveaways to check out all the great reviews and giveaways currently going on!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Turning 4!

My baby is turning 4 tomorrow! It doesn't seem like he should be 4 already! We celebrated his birthday this past Saturday, and he loved everything he got. He had asked for a combine cake. So I did my best to make the cake look like a field, with a John Deere combine and tractor on it. It wasn't great, but B LOVED it. The tractor and combine on the cake were actually presents from Pawpaw. Although he liked all his presents, Pawpaw is the only one that got kisses. One of the things that I got him was a shirt with a 4-wheeler on it. But he will tell you Pawpaw got it for him. Pawpaw gets credit for everything, lol.

I guess I need to stop calling him my baby now. He gets mad at me when I do, and tells me, "I not a baby, I a big boy."

Friday, March 5, 2010


After work today, my dad told me a lady at work had brought meatloaf into work today to share with everyone. Being the nice man he is, he told the lady it was really good, but said in reality it was horrible. So I decided to share my meatloaf recipe. I usually have to double this recipe and there is never any left over. Even the kids gobble this up.

1 lb ground beef
1 (14 oz) jar pizza sauce
1 box cornbread Stove Top Stuffing mix
1 egg, beaten

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the ground beef, stuffing mix, egg, and 3/4 of the pizza sauce. Shape and put into loaf pan. Spread remaining pizza sauce on the top. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes.

If you want, you can add optional things like chopped onion, chopped peppers, grated carrots, etc.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So Sweet

The other night, I was looking through some old pictures when I came across this one. I just love this picture...back before Ray and Chey were fighting all of the time. This was taken at the end of March of 2007, so Chey was 2-1/2 years old and Ray was almost 7. It was only 3 short years ago, but it seems like longer.