Friday, July 28, 2006

School Supplies

Even at 36, I still love that time year when it is time to buy school supplies. I love office supplies stores--almost as much as I love Kitchen stores. I think, I am finished stocking up both my children with there supplies. In Georgia, they have lists in the stores telling you what each grade will need, California did not have that little convienance, it was always a guess and then after school started, running back to the store for the missed items. Everything was priced so cheap--lined paper was only 15 cents---glue 20 cents---markers 50 cents--etc--I had so much fun--I even stocked my desk too. I bought Tony a really neat backpack, that has wheels on the bottom and a handle pulls out if he wants to roll it--if he does not like it, I will return it, but it is sooooo nice. Alexis, of course got a pink backpack with a pink lunch box. Little by little, I have also been buying clothes, so they will have nice clothes to were to school. Even though I sound very excited about the school supplies, I am very sad, when school starts---I don't like sending my kids to school for so long, I miss them. This will be especially hard for me with Alexis starting Kindergarten---I am hoping they will let me be a room mom during the week. I was the Friday room mom for Tony during elementary school. I don't think he would like it if I hung around him at highschool..LOL. I can not believe my son is going to highschool---it seems just like yesterday, he was a tiny baby, and I was nursing him. Now he is about a foot taller then me....So are you all ready for school? I would really love to homeschool, but I am not sure if I would be able to teach them everything they would need to know:( I have taught Tony at home before, and he and I really enjoyed it-----I am so jealous of the mom's that do homeschool all the time. Well, That is all for now--I have baked ravioli in the oven cooking, so I must check it, and start my salad for dinner---Kevin should be home pretty soon--YAY!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

My Kitchen

<----This is my kitchen. I love my kitchen. As you can see, I collect cows, well maybe you can't see all of them, but they are there. I spend a good part of my day there, making breakfast, lunch and dinner for my family. I also love to bake--as you can also see, I have a bread maker, which I love--a lot of times though, I will use just the dough cycle--and bake the bread in the oven, I like the shape of the loaf better that way. I also make bread by hand. I have mastered, all kinds of breads, bagels, pizza dough, and dinner rolls. The smell of fresh baked bread is wonderful as it permeates the house.

I haven't tried sourdough, but I am looking for a recipe for a sourdough starter. Does anyone out there have a tried and true sourdough starter? Today is Thursday, and I got on my hands and knees and gave my kitchen floor a good old fashoined scrubbing. I am planning on making some cookies today, which I know my daughter will love to help with this--she does really well at cracking eggs. I forgot to mention, for my birthday, Kevin bought me the whole first season of Little house on the Prairie---oh, I was so excited--the first season is my favorite. I also have some more good news, Kevin does not have to go out of town next week--so he will be home everynight--woohoo. 2 more weeks until my son returns home from washington--I miss him so much. It is a beautiful day here in Georgia--it doesn't seem to hot outside, but the wasps and bees always scare me when i am out there. I love looking out my windows and seeing all the beautiful trees all around--they are always so full of beautiful birds. I got most of my housework done that I wanted to do today---I love the smell of a clean home!!! Happy Thursday everyone:)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Today is my Birthday!

Woohoo:) Today I turn 36---I can not believe it. I had a very nice day yesterday--my MIL, had a very nice get together yestaerday for me. It was a very special day. Today, also happens to be Monday, a very busy day for me--plus it also happens to be my favorite day of the week. The other day, I decided to put a table cloth on my dining room table--it looks so sweet. Here is a ---<----picture. It really looks even nicer in real life---I think it looks rather lovely.
Well, I bought some things over the weekend for my home, so I am going to play with everything and decide where to hang up the new mirror and wreath, etc...You all have a great and happy day:)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thursday's Ramble

I have been on the internet for many years, and through those years, I have read many articles, posts, forums, etc.....about women venting about there husbands. These really make me sad. I mean I can understand if the vent was about abuse. The vents I am talking about is the husband getting home late and missing dinner, or putting his dirty clothes on the floor, or not rinsing off his dish. I have heard women call there husband idiots, stupid, lazy, and so on. Those words do noy exist in my vocabulary when I am talking about my husband and they never will. My husband works so very hard to provide for our family. I am able to stay home and care for the family and home. So what if he leaves his clothes on the floor, or doesn't wipe the hair off the sink. I am there to do all that---I am home all day. I surely wouldn't want to do the work he does, and I am so thankful that I am able to stay home with my children, and make a beautiful home for my husband to come home too. How can some women be so cruel to there beloved. I also understand some women have to work outside the home, which I do not agree with if there are children at home, but that is another post all together. The working mom's need to schedule there time wisely to be able to still make a warm and inviting home for there family. Things like, preparing home made meals on there days off, and using the freezer---the freezer can be there friend. I have also read wifes/mom's going on strike, because they are unhappy about certain things----just another excuse for them to do nothing. What would happen if the husband decided to go on strike at his job??? It sounds rediculous doesn't it? Why in the world would a husband want to even help out, if all he gets is name calling, complaining, etc. Also how hard is it for a wife to shower everyday and dress nice for her man, it doesn't take that much effort---I would never wear a stained shirt or dirty sweat pants --yuck. My husband married a women, he married someone who is feminie and soft, and smells pretty. I do everything I can to be the loving wife God would want me to be, and in return, I have a wonderful, happy husband who would do anything for me, as I would do for him. I take care of all his needs. I do his laundry, and put everything away. I read about women not even think about touching there husband's laundry, saying it could pile up for all they care--that is so mean. OH, I love the women who have just had a baby, and can't do a darn thing.....I have had two children and both by C-section---I was up and doing what needed to be done the day I came from the hospital. Women have been having babies since the begiining of time. No one helped my great grandmother, no one helped my grandmother--women these days have it way too easy!!!! The complaining that goes on, is terrible. Some stay at home mom's joke about watching Tv and eating Bon Bon's--but for some it isn't a joke it is a reality--i do know some women who are glued to there TV, eating all day and doing nothing--and then complain, they can't fit into a certain outfit. If I can not feel good about myself, how can myhusband feel good about me? My husband has a saying--he says--If Mama isn't happy, nobody is happy!! I think of that everyday, and giggle--I am on the most part very happy--the days that seem a little more upsetting, like when I think about my MOM's death--I just pray to God, and I also talk to my mother in my heart and know one day I will see her again---I also think of my beautiful children, and my very handsome husband, and the happiness just flows through me. My motto is, I am a wife and mother...what else is there??? I must go for now--I will write more on this later.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Busy Wednesday

OHH, I am so proud of myself--my son's room is all done and it looks amazing.

Besides my son's room, I also tidied up my room--it needed a little care--I dusted the ceiling fan, dusted the furniture and vacuumed.

Tomorrow, I want to organize the mountain of stuffed animals my daughter has collected through the years--she has so many---I will put up pictures, so you all can get a better idea..LOL

I am still trying to be able to format my post right-instead of one super long paragragh----ugh, it is not working--what am I doing wrong here?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tuesday's To Do's

Tuesday's to do's------>I never know what to title my journal entry..LOL---oh well. I took some pictures of my laundry room to share. I have to do laundry daily to keep up, and I feel that if you have a nice work enviroment, with all the things you need it is more enjoyable. I made my soup this morning--it cooked up quicker then usual, which I am happy about, now we can have it for lunch. I was going to boil my chicken yesterday, but I had forgot I had fish that needed to be cooked, so Alexis and I enjoyed that for dinner. It is a beautiful summer day, the sun is out and it is warm outside, I suppose it will get warmer as the day goes on.
I have a few things I would like to get done this week---I am still working on Tony's room. I am thinking I am going to bring his box of toys downstairs to play room--he is going on 15 and not really into toys anymore, so I figure, if he needs something, he can get it down here--plus it will declutter his room a bit.
I also want to work on my Household notebook--I keep finding such fun printables to put in there-----If you aren't too sure how to start a notebook, google flylady--she has a lot of tips to get started.
I also bought some large poster boards, and making a new chore chart for the kids---I am going to put the chore chart on there plus printable calandars on it, and put it somewhere they can see it daily and be reminded to do certain things.
Let me see if I can post the pics of my laundry room---->
YAY, it worked!!!

Monday, July 17, 2006


Monday--I love Mondays. Even when I was a young girl, I loved Mondays--the start of a new week. My plans for this week is to first clean and organize my sons room--he left it in rather a mess when he left for Washington. I am going to go through it and and make it really nice for him, for when he returns, hoping he will keep it that way--oh to be a teenager..LOL. I also want to make some bread, zucchini and a wheat/rice bread I found a recipe for--it looked really good. It is just Alexis and me this week, Kevin is out of town, starting today. I made a special dinner for him last night, as he has to eat out so much when he is away--I know he hates leaving, and I miss him when he is gone, so I try and make his weekends wonderful. We are still trying for a baby--I am on my third month----It must be because I am older, we usually get pregnant the first try---hmmm, I often wonder what Gods plan is--will I have more children or not? I totally organized my laundry room, it looks wonderful and so clean--I love going in there now--as soon as my camera is charged I will post a pick of my laundry room. On my list of things to do today besides cleaning my sons room, I am going to vacuum, clean toilets, sweep and mop kitchen floor. I bought a hanging plant for my porch this weekend, it looks so nice--I have a hummingbird feeder out there and a winchime--i also hung a sign out there that says welcome friends, my porch looks very inviting now--now all I need is a porch bench to sit:) I have a chicken i am going to cook today, I am going to boil it, and make a good broth and then pull all the meat off the chicken--my daughter loves the chicken like that..LOL. I am also going to make some pea soup this week--YUMMY--I love pea soup. Well, that is all for now, I may update some more later today. I will also try and post some pictures here, but I am not quite sure how to do it yet. let me see if this works---->

AHHH it worked:) YAY!!!! That is a picture of my family about 2 years ago Christmas:)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

This and That

I have worked so hard on our play/craft/computer room these past 2 days--it really looks great, and I feel so organized now.
Tony leaves for Washington tomorrow--I am going to miss my child, so much. I have his clothes all cleaned, I just have to put them in the suitcase.
Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner??? I love the Holidays, so very much, starting with Halloween--oohhhh spooky----I love to decorate--my house looked awesome last Halloween----Also, the smells of the Holidays are always so nice--sometimes in the summer, I will bake something to remind me of the Holidays, and make the house smell so good!!
It is a very warm day here, we have the A/C on so it stays nice in the house, but my poor husband has to work out in the heat:( He is out of town at the moment, but should be home soon. I packed him a bunch of food for his trip and i snuck little love notes in his suitcase:) he is a very Husband and Father. Our anniversary is coming up too----I am still praying for another little one to bless our family----I am trying not to obsess about it---but it is so exciting having a baby, something, I so want.
I have some red beans cooking on the stove, that I had soaked all night--I will have them with some rice--and of course a veggie. Maybe some bread too.
well, I can not believe how fast today went..LOL----But I am very proud of all the work I have gotten done today--it is so nice to be organized.
36 is slowly creeping up on me---13 more days--OHHHH how I want to be pregnant for my birthday!!!!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Apple Cider Vinegar and other Stuff

Apple cider Vinegar is a main staple for me. I take 3 tablespoons of it a day, once in the morning, afternoon and then evening--I drink a glass of water after it. I have actually grown to enjoy the taste..LOL. I have read that it is good for so many things health realated---my favorite is it is supposed to speed up your metabolism---if it does or doesn't, it can't hurt. It is also supposed to help your liver break down fatty and greasy food. I keep the vinegar on the top shelf of my fridge, so I see it every time I open the fridge as a reminder.
Water---I drink a lot of water---I don't gulp it down, I drink it slowly through out the day--at least 8 glasses--I like it cold with lots of ice, and sometimes I add Lemon to it--lemon is also suppossed to help speed your metabolism. I don't believe in diets, I believe in healthy eating and everything in moderation.
Monday--I am washing my bedding right now--there is nothing better then climbing into a freshly made bed---mmmmmm..LOL.
Kevin is out of town, so I spent the weekend cooking for him--I made a ton of chicken for him to take, and some Italian sausage, twice baked potatoes, egg noodles, salad, and veggies--I packed it all up in a cooler---he has a little kitchen in his room, so he will be able to reheat everything, and have a taste of my home cooking that he misses when he is away:) I also stuck a few love notes in his suitcase, so he will find them as he unpacks.
I woke up a little later then usual this morning, I was up a little later then usual last night, making kevin's food--so when I woke up this morning, I wasn't able to read my bible, so I will try and study it more this afternoon, and before I go to bed--I like reading it before I go to bed, because it helps me sleep more soundly and feel more at peace:) God is good!!!
Oh, a couple more things---we are on our 3rd month trying to concieve---I hope and pray God will bless me with more children.
Tony is going to Washington on Thursday for a month, I will miss him so much. I am going to use that time to go through his room and really deep clean it and organize it, for the upcoming school year---I can't believe he is going to be in highschool!!!! P.S. He doen't care if I go in his room--He likes it when I clean it:)
That is it for now----

Thursday, July 06, 2006

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

I love this poem:

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
When you thought I wasn't looking,I saw you hang my first picture on the refrigerator,and I wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thoughtit was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I saw you make my favorite cake for me,and I knew that little things are special things.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there was a God that Icould always talk to.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I felt you kiss me good night,and I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I saw tears come from your eyes and I learnedthat sometimes things hurt,but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I saw that you cared and I wanted to beeverything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking,I looked....and now I want to say thanksfor all the things I saw,when you thought I wasn't looking.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Very First Entry

I am trying a new blog spot, to see if I like this better then the one I am using. So far so good.....

Oh I Hope I can understand all this stuuf to do here..LOL
Okay so I just figured out I have to press shift and enter to go to the next line---
Pretty exciting stuff huh?
Well, I hope my Blog finds all who read it happy and healthy, and please try not to laugh as I try and set this blog up right..

It took me forever to make a title...and it turned out to be so simple.