Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Good Morning!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. It is quite chilly this morning. Yesterday was
one of those days, where you wake up happy and then things start to go in a different way then what you had planned. I have a problem sometimes with assuming things. I just automatically think that certain people are on the same train of thought I am. Well, I have to learn to stop assuming and be better at communicating. Things turned out for the better yesterday when I cleared up some miscommunications.......The big picture, it doesn't seem that big anymore, but at the time, you sometimes let things get the best of you, and then when you wake up the next morning you wonder why it had you so worried. It was a few things, a combination of things. It had nothing to with my immediate family. I like honesty, and when I am lied too it really hurts, you know what I mean? I talked to my husband about it and he really is a voice of reason, he can really make you see the other side clearly. He always helps me see the other side and gives me advice on what he would do in certain situations...and it does help. I love him and he is not only my husband but my best friend too:) I had Little House on last night and it was the first episode, where Laura says, "Home is the nicest word there is" That always makes me smile. I was thinking, Yes, Home is a pretty nice word.

So, today, I am going to do the things I had planned on doing yesterday. I took out chicken for dinner, but I am not sure how I am going to cook it yet. It will come to me. I know when I work under pressure, I come up with some very creative ideas. When I come home later on Tuesdays from taking Alexis to ballet, I have to cook quick, because everyone is hungry and ready for dinner.

For those of you that have been reading my blog for awhile, you all know we live in Southern California, San Clemente to be exact. My husband is from Georgia and we have moved there twice. My daughter was actually born there, so she considers herself a true southern gal....we miss Georgia a lot. Holidays were always the best there because we have a lot of family there, so parties were always so wonderful. Here in Cali, I have my sister and her family, but she can't always come over for the Holidays, because they have to share there time with her inlaws. My father lives about an hour away and he is now taking care of my grandmother, so it is not easy for him to come and visit, or have get togethers in his home. Hopefully this Thanksgiving works out that my sister can come for Thanksgiving, and my husband is going to try and talk his Mom into coming here for Christmas. I have the best MIL in the world, she really is a neat lady:)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday
Time for some more coffee!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Today was one of those days, that when it all comes together at the end, you wonder why you were worrying so much in the first place......

Ever have one of "those" days?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I have always Loved, Loved Loved Footprints!!! It gets me every time.

Today was a wonderfully busy day!
Hope you all enjoyed your Tuesday!
I was library Mom for my daughter's class today:)
Ballet this afternoon.
Dinner was Pork chops, Buttered Noodles, Roasted Asparagus and a salad.

I don't have any errands or appointments or anything like that tomorrow, so I am home bound. Catch up on my favorite things, keeping my home.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Kevin had his 6 month checkup at the Dentist this morning~~No Cavities, YaY!!! Alexis is next Wednesday. This was early, up at 6, every one fed, washed, brushed and dressed, out the door at 7:30, drop Alexis off, then on the freeway to the dentist, by 8:30.

After the Dentist we went to the Farmers Market, it used to be called Henry's, now they call it Sprouts:) It is right across the street from the dentist, NICE...LOL. They have bins and bins of all kinds of foods; grains, flours, sugars, rice..etc..I found a bin with Roasted Edamame...Ohhh, it is so good. We love Edamame, and this roasted Edamame taste so good.

Dinner will be quite creative tonight, since I have so many veggies to play with:) Have a glorious Monday and always remember: Let Go, Let God!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This Happens Every October Here!

San Onofre to test sirens alert system today

Up to three-minute-long sirens will sound on Wednesday and are expected to be heard in areas of south Orange County within at least a 10-mile radius of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as part of a federally-mandated annual drill.

"The sounding of the alarm is meant to alert residents to turn on radio or television for emergency information that their community wants to offer," said Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, the majority owner and operator of the nuclear plant.

Officials urge people not to call 911 when they hear the sirens between 10 a.m. and noon as part of the drill.

The Community Alert Siren System is a network of 50 sirens located within the plant's Emergency Planning Zone to notify people in the event of any emergency.

The zone is the area surrounding the plant and includes Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, unincorporated parts of Orange County south of Ortega Highway, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California state parks, and parts of Northern San Diego County.

This article is from the Orange County register:)

I thought this might be interesting for those of you not familiar with this little tidbit that happens every year in October around San Clemente:)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011


Monday is here:)

I love Mondays. In fact, I love all days. Each day is a special gift. What is that saying?....Yesterday is past, Tomorrow is yet to come, but today is a gift..that is why it is called a present...something like that:)

I am enjoying a cup of Peppermint Mocha coffee, and yes I conquered my laundry...

Over the weekend we got another Guinea Pig, Alexis was very adamant on her Guinea pig needing a friend. So we looked into it and decided a friend would be good. The new guinea is so cute, and so much smaller then Luna. Luna was so happy when she met her new friend, she Popcorned quite a bit. I think she may think it is her baby.

I was at Alexis's school this morning, she got an award for Responsibility. As soon as I get the pictures downloaded on the comp I will post one. I used Alexis's iPod touch to take pictures, because my camera takes them too dark. I am not familiar on how to download those to my computer, so Alexis will sow me how when she gets home.

I got a pumpkin at Walamart, this weekend, they are $3.88~~~~~> Great price!
It looks so nice sitting next to Fred outside my door.

Have a super Monday!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Good Morning!
Yes, I did it....I let my laundry pile up this week.

I have lots of laundry to do.
I separate my laundry, into quite a few different piles.
Darks, Lights, Whites, Bath Towels, Kitchen towels, Bedding and Jeans. I always wash my kitchen towels separate because sometimes a towel will have that greasy smell and it is so hard to get out, and it then makes make the other clothes have that greasy smell, so those are always washed separate and soaked for awhile.

I am also having a cup of coffee with the Holiday Creamer, Pepperment Mocha:)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Good Morning!
I am having a cup of coffee with pumpkin spice creamer!
I am going to make some Dinner Rolls right now:)
Have a wonderful fall day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guinea Pig!

This is our sweet little Guinea Pig:) Alexis named her Luna. She has grown so much in the time we have had her. Remember when I told you she had to go to the Vet's. She was so tiny back then. She is so sweet and cute. Her personality will make you giggle. She knows I am the one with the food....and she lets me know when she wants to eat...LOL.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Everybody Eats!

This is what goes on in my backyard...LOL. I have a humming bird feeder above them so the humming birds are there too...LOL.

Thursday, October 06, 2011


(photo courtesy of Taste of Home)

I can not believe my last post was October 1st. Are you ever doing something and think, this is something I want to blog about, but never get the chance to do it. I do this all the time..LOL. I really need to start jotting things down, so I can remember certain things I wanted to blog about at that moment.

It has been a super busy week. It has calmed down now, which I love. I don't mind running errands going to appointments etc..but nothing makes me happier then being able to just stay home and putter:)

Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day. It was rainy and cold and the perfect hot chocolate kind of day. I opened all the blinds downstairs so I could watch the rain come down as I was doing housework. I didn't want to miss it. It doesn't rain a whole lot here, so I try and enjoy it as much as possible. Today is another chilly day, no rain, just cold. I am wearing my Ugg boots today, BRRRRRRRRRRR...LOL.

Also, to go along with this chilly weather, I am making Chicken and Dumplings! I love, love, love Chicken and Dumplings. I use the recipe in my Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Have a beautiful fall day:)

Saturday, October 01, 2011


Just got back home:)
We had a wonderful time celebrating my Dad's Birthday:)
This is the Turkey my sister made..Beautiful. She did a great job.

Do you see my rolls in the back...LOL.

My sister took a few pictures of all of us, so when she emails them to me, I will share them.