Monday, April 30, 2007
Part of that is once the plugs are all unplugged I have no idea how to get it all back together.
the other part is in hopes that something as simple as limiting my time online might help control the rampant dizziness I have been dealing with
wish me luck. NOW
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Now, I have to be honest. this is a recipie I found online one day after we had a large family gathering I had tons of wilting veggies that needed something done to them!
Sauteed brocoli stems
(cut off the floretts and use tehm in a salad to serve along side this dissh. Yummers!
Large, thick stems from 2 bunches broccoli
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Fresh-grated nutmeg, to taste
Fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
Pimiento strips, for garnish, optional
Peel stems carefully, then cut them into thin julienne strips about 2 inches long. Place in cold water to crisp 30 minutes in refrigerator. Drain.
Bring pot of salted water to boil. Add broccoli stems, return to a boil and blanch 1 minute. Immediately drain and plunge broccoli into cold water to keep stems crisp and green. Drain again.
To serve, melt butter in saute pan or skillet, add a little nutmeg, then add broccoli. Toss to coat well with butter and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately in neat piles, garnished with pimiento strips.
you're gonna love this one!~
Saturday, April 21, 2007
This first item is a pair of sunglasses/goggle type thing. its a half face mask. if you look really close there are some "prisims" to flip infront of your line of sight to help you see like a bug. Pretty nifty!
This is just a fancy house for bug catching. it will have to stay in the garage, if this summer is anything liek last, they will be catching spiders, and lemme tell you, when those two finally got up the nerver to tell me their "pets" escaped INSIDE the house, I darn near had a heart attack. So yeah. Out side toy. It is kinda cool though, even has night vision!
Blue Boy already has a chalk board, and he loves it, so we bough this one, its about four feet by three feet or something. See that thing on it? thats wrapping paper. Its a regular sized roll. Judge the size for yourself. We are going to hang this one directly on the living room wall for the boy.
I have no idea what this is other then my husband was having a grand ol time playing with it in the store. This is how we buy most of our toys... Sigh.
ahhh. The Zazer! Im not sure how many of you go back and read comments on BPR, but there is a full explanation to the Zazer! there.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I guess my excitement over the perfection that is the mirrors, you would have to know how we are painting our bedroom. But that's best left until i am painting and taking pictures of it. If I try to explain, you will just get confused!
Monday, April 16, 2007
This is our volcano. I made it out of flour, salt and a few other ingredients. If you want the link to the recipe leave a comment.
When I made it I assumed it would dry in a day or so. A week and a half later it was still not dry. We painted it anyway and started the eruptions.
Baking soda, vinegar and a little red food coloring.
Which by the way WILL stain the rocks so be glad the husband makes you do it in the back yard and not in the front.
It was a lot of fun, and we plan on using the volcano until it rots or falls apart. I suspect the rotting will come first because we didn't dry it properly.
In an effort to stay away, for most of the day I have had the computer turned off (yay me!)
- done the dishes
- Swept the floors
- folded eight loads of laundry
- played with the children
- washed the windows (insides)
- washed the kitchen floor because two mischievous children made an apple juice pool
- bathed the same apple juice covered children
- made an appointment to get my taxes done (eeek)
and now, I am going to go make some buns for supper
hope you are all having a great day!
Friday, April 13, 2007
We want to buy a new bed because, DUH, its broken, and we want to buy the same bed we bought for Rainbow man last year. Can we find it anymore? Nooooo! Of course not.
I want a bed with a solid bottom, in hopes that it lasts a long while, and All we can find are "slat" beds. Jitteryjoe wants to get this bunk bed that isn't a bunk bed, its just a bed up on stilts. Uhm, HELLO? no!
so we are on the hunt for a bed for Blue Boy.
It's NOT going well!
Know any online stores that sell beds? Maybe I can find one online...
My kids have a lot of toys that squeak when you squeeze them. One afternoon, a while back, the baby was squeaking it over and over and over and over again and I had a headache. So In a fit of temper i took out the little plastic bit that makes it squeak. It doesn't wreak the toy, just stops the noise.
Completely by accident, or maybe because I just like putting things in my mouth, I realised I can blow on it to make the squeaky noise all by myself.
now its MY turn to annoy the children. It, uhm, doesn't seem to annoy them thought. they seem to love it. I pretend, for the baby that it's because he has "beeped" my nose (that's where you make a beep beep sound when your nose is pushed for all you child haters) the older two get very excited (and loud) in their begging for the squeaker.
I would give it to them, but It's a chocking hazard, I've had a few close calls myself.
And also, its mine and I do not like to share!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Cant you take drugs for mood swings?
I woke up this morning and one of the first things I do every morning is open my curtains to let in the light. I slammed them shut so fast The husband was worried I would break them!
White everywhere. Evil nasty white snow. In the middle of April.
However, by eleven o'clock, most, not all, but most of the evil white had melted into my favorite, mud.
I paid my oldest son to take the kids out to the back yard while I did some much needed cleaning. Right now, I;m just happy that my front door is standing open and we are getting actual natural light without freezing our butts' off!
the weather man has promised me + 18 for this weekend, and he BETTER deliver!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Thanks so much!
Too small to stay
they melt on the ground
Looks like its raining
Unless you look close.
Please bring Spring back
I will be good.
This weather sucks sucks sucks. I'm so tired of sitting inside all day. the wind is freezing on the days the sun decides to poke out. I hate this!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
anyway, during the course of our conversation we wondered, who, right now, is hated more? The weather man or lawyers?
I just read that Birkhead is the father of Anna Nicole smiths baby! Yay. out of all the players in that little game, he was the one who seemed to most want the baby because she was a baby not for her inherited millions.
course the millions don't hurt either.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
we just don't like leftovers.
I'm thinking about putting RM into a sport, however i don't know what one yet. i was considering soft ball, but the training day camp thing is on Blue boys birthday which we cannot change. I wont make rm and JJ miss the party ( they have to have an adult with them) and i wont miss it either.
This parenting/ being an adult thing is freaking hard work.
Does this picture amuse you as much as it does me?