Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter cuties or Spring cleaning?

While I should have been doing spring cleaning, I couldn't resist making these little lamb thingies that I saw in a magazine. They turned out pretty good. Hmmm...I wonder if I can find another crazy project to keep me from cleaning house? I'll get it done, I'll get it done...heck spring isn't over until June 21st!
This is my cast iron lamb cake mold that I use every Easter. I wanted to see how the little lambs will look next to the cake when I finally get to bake it next weekend. Awwww...I think they will look very cute!
On a totally different note, Jordan picked up his new car on Friday. So I guess our carpooling has come to an end and I now get to return to walking the 1/4 mile from the employee lot to the hospital every day. I don't mind the walk (I need it!) but I did enjoy the drive in with Jack and the ride home with Jord where we could have nice quick little talks about life...quick is the operative word..Jordan is a man of few words! Nice wheels!Truth be known what I really liked was when I was running late, getting dropped off at the door saved me from punching in late!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Things to do on a sunny day

The weather was pretty stinking nice this past weekend and I tried to use my time wisely in doing a few needed chores. I have to admit to all the world that I like to clean carpets...I should do it for a living! I cleaned the carpet in the dining room and opened all the windows to let in the nice warm breeze. Being so inspired I decided the lower half of the walls needed a little paint touch up. I ended up repainting the whole lower half. It looks much better and all the nicks and scuffs are gone. Hmmm....the ceiling in here needs a paint job too but the weather has turned wet and cold so I think I'll wait a bit longer. Besides, I hate paining ceilings!
Donna and I took an nice little walk on Sunday since the weather was so nice...Geez I have a big head!
This is what I have to show for all my hard work Saturday afternoon. I raked out the front planting area and cleaned up some flower beds...I even wore gloves. That just goes to show you how tender I really am! (Sweet too I might add!)
As you can see,Eddy was really concerned about my sore thumb..no don't get up Ed, just keep lying there in front of the fridge so no one can get by...hey, I need ice for this blister, get out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Love ya Sista!

It's great to have a Sister...especially if it's one like mine. I didn't appreciate all the greatness of having one when she was the one with straight bangs...I had the wavy hair that wouldn't allow for such style, such elegance...not without looking like a doofuss...Thank goodness God invented blow drying hair devices...I was never able to have bangs like my Sister, but I did get to have the flipped up style Midge is modeling here. But hey, today is her birthday. I really should be thanking Mom for going through the birth cycle to give me someone to torture for a few years. But I have to thank Midge for turning out to be the best Sister/friend ever! Hope this beautiful sunny spring day is a super one for you. Love ya Kiddo! Happy Birthday! P.S...Jack thinks you're the greatest Sister-in-Law/friend and also wishes you a happy BDAY!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Old Friends and 1 New Friend

Welcome back old friends! No matter how deep the snow, every March these dudes come "springing" up through the dirt! These past few weeks we've had wonderfully warm, sunny days and all the crocuses and little tiny daffodils are blooming. Hope they enjoy this nice weekend coming up because the weatherman is calling for some snow on Monday. I knew we wouldn't be able to go through the month of March without a few flakes coming to the Pines...snow flakes that is!

Let's welcome this new friend. This little fella came by the other day to visit. His name is Porter and he's an American Bulldog. He belongs to Phil, Amanda, and the girls. He's going to end up weighing about 120lbs. I wish I was going to weigh 120lbs some day! I'm sure he'll hit that weight long before I ever will. Welcome my new Granddog!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Forward Time...Backward Time

Why do we need to change the time? Spring forward...Fall back...silly I say! I was just getting used to it being light in the morning, now it's back to dark. I know that's only for a bit, but hey, can't we just leave it one way or the other? I do like the light later in the day, but right now I can't get into my garden so what good is it to be lighter at night? I want to dig in the dirt...plant something...(I know peas are suppose to go in but I don't plant those)I really just want to plant some flowers for a little color out there. The truth is I really hate going around and changing the clocks again. Ok, so it's my car clock I hate changing. I never remember how it works. I have to get the manual out and then I think "this is so dumb..can't we keep the time the same all year?" Ok, enough whining. Here's what I'm talking about: COLOR!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I just could't help myself

Because 99% of the snow has melted...because spring is almost here...because I love the Easter season...because the hospital had a sale in the lobby and 2 other employees bought one...yes, I succumbed to peer pressure...because I knew it would bug Eddy...Well, see for yourself: video

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Triflely Good

Some time ago I promised our Missionaries a Greek dinner. I went all out and made a ton of some of my Greek favs...I planned and cooked and made ready some delish dishes. What I didn't plan on was the flu. It attacked and I was down for the count. I'm hardly ever sick and that was the first round of some horrible stuff that lasted for ever! Well, I had to cancel on them and this weekend I tried to make up for it just a little. I made some Greek chicken/ala yaya...Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, garlic, and of course feta cheese. It's wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven.It turned out very yummy even though this pic doesn't do it justice. Served with rice and a nice Greek salad and some other things, it was a good dinner. For dessert I made a trifle...or a stack of a bunch of things in a glass bowl! It was yummo too...One thing for sure, you can feed anyone, especially missionaries, on a Sunday when they have fasted for 24hrs. anything and it will be a hit!
This trifle turned out super...It's made with a wonderful lemon pudding (one of Jack's favs) that has a long story attached to it..fresh blueberries and frozen raspberries, pound cake and homemade whip cream (with some coolwhip thrown in!)One of these days I'll relate the lemon pudding saga!
The snow really is melting here at the Pines, even though it doesn't look it in this pic. We had some friends come passing by...can you see more than one?? Spring is truly in the air!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Get Your Motor Running...Head out on the Highway

I got out of work a bit early today and Jack and I decided to do a few errands before lunch. I'm sure where you live traffic can get crazy on Friday as everyone is trying to get a head start on the weekend...Well, we're no different. The day was sunny and beautiful and we were trying to enjoy the ride, but the road just gets jammed up. Don't you just hate traffic?
The only thing you can do is put the pedal to the metal and get past the road hogs...Hey buddy, who has the most horse power now?! Well, maybe you do..show off.
When the stress of all that crazy traffic is too much, it's time to stop for some lunch at a fav hangout...like the A&W Rootbeer Stand. MMMMM...coney dogs, fried shrooms and yummy fried pickles and of course a mug of icy cold rootbeer...Yep a great way to start the weekend!