Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday it was raining and the start of the week so we didn't go, we being my son and I. So we made a date to go Tuesday night on Veteran's Day. So after school I rushed to pick him up and the dog, dropped the dog off at home and then started on our way to the book store. The store we picked to go was out near my parents house. We made it to the store in one piece with all the traffic and rain. We wondered around that store and had our arms filled with books to enjoy in the coming days. We paid our bill and got in the car. Now this is where it goes down hill.
I am trying to leave the parking lot and cross three lines of traffic to get to the center turn lane. I had to wait several traffic light cycles before some sweet motorist left an opening for me to cautiously cross to the center lane. I was moving slowly and BAM! a little aveo hit my front bumper. She was speeding down the turn lane to make the light instead of waiting in the traffic and knocked my front bumper off. I drive a Chevy full size mini van. She was flying in order to make the light. We were all alright just shaken up. This was my first major fender bender. I called my brother in law to send a unit since he works for the Sheriff's Department and after a short wait help had arrived, in the form of my mom, husband and the deputy. We got all the paper work filled out and the tow truck towed my van home. The insurance company came to pick it up the next morning.
I was very anxious about the accident and my car that I really couldn't focus on school. Playing phone tag with the insurance company is not fun.
Thursday morning my son wants to take a tuna sandwich for lunch so I open up the can to drain the tuna and slice my fingers on my left hand right across the knuckles. OUCH! They would not stop bleeding. So I wrapped the in gauze and band aids and go to work. I figured if I lost all my blood and fainted the students would buzz the school nurse and help would arrive. Much to the delight of my students the nurse was not needed.
Friday the insurance company called and told me the total cost of my van which was over $1400 but we just have to pay the deductible. YaY!
So to get around this week I have been driving my parents boat, I mean car! I am thankful that we were all OK in the accident and that we had some form of transportation that is only costing us a tank of gas. My fingers are starting to itch and doesn't that signal healing. I hope so or I got an infection coming on. Gross!
Anyway, I hope your week was a whole heck of a lot better than mine.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday~Spaghetti, corn on the cob and hot bread.
Tuesday~Easy Onion Chicken and Mac and Cheese
Wednesday~Fish and seasoned rice
Thursday~Leftovers or Pizza
I am very busy with school. I am going to be filmed for a commercial tomorrow for an organization that provides services to our school. I am not sure what it all entails but I am getting my 15 seconds of fame!
Hope you week is off to a great start!
Friday, November 07, 2008
2. A Kit Kat stolen from my sons trick or treat stash was the last candy I ate.
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is Oil of Olay.
4. Hanging with the girls can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about the reading challenge I am participating in.
6. Patience is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having the house to myself, tomorrow my plans include a teacher workshop and Sunday, I want to relax!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Vance is certain his cover story will stop his lovely neighbor from getting too friendly, but Shane is determined to break down his resistance. Vance has been burned once, so only a fool would fall for the same innocent act twice. And he's no fool. But he has no idea how relentless Shane Abbott can be when it comes to giving a helping hand--or a loving heart.
He needed to simplify his life and mend his broken heart. She was searching for a place to finally fit in and a man who could love her for who she was. Together they discover that all they really needed was each other, and that love is the greatest Christmas gift of all.
1.If you win this book you must host a giveaway on your blog. If you don't have a blog then you will give the book to a local shelter, library, etc.
2.You do not need a blog to participate. If you don't have one just please leave your e-mail so that in the event you should win I can get a hold of you.
3.You need to leave a comment to this post by Friday, November 28.
4.I will randomly draw a name on Saturday, November 29 and post the winner here. Also, I will contact the winner by e-mail or blog.
Please click over to Overwhelmed with Joy to see the many other book exchanges happening this month.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Nothing fancy this week since I need to run to the store after work. Here is our plan:
Friday~Pizza and Salad
If you love to read and would love to enter for a chance to win some great books, head over to here. Tracy has a list of bloggers that are giving away free books. Good luck!
Friday, October 31, 2008
2. My son reading is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is winning something in the Bloggy Carnival.
4.My job is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people will be voting in this election.
6. Dog food was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the fall festival at my sisters church, tomorrow my plans include getting up early and heading to Canton to shop the Market Days and Sunday, I want to travel back home from Tyler with all my fabulous purchases!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
2. At home in bed is where I want to be.
3. How does one function when your head is in a fog?
4. My husband keeps me on track.
5. Please don't talk so loud.
6. My son fills me with joy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to bed, tomorrow my plans include reading and a craft show or two and Sunday, I want to rest!
If you didn't notice I am not feeling well. Not sure if its allergy related or if I'm getting the nasty bug that is traveling around our school.
Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday was the usual church and then a craft show and then hanging with my guys. My guys are so good to me. I didn't have to cook all weekend and they even set up a chair massage for me. Oh, I have a secret pal at church and see gifted me this perfect pitcher form Crate and Barrel. It makes me smile. I'll snap a picture soon and share.
This week will be busy at school due to parent/teacher conferences and getting grades entered for report cards. So I tried to plan easy and quick items to cook since I know I will be at school late most nights.
Here is our plan:
Monday-Easy Onion Chicken and rice
Thursday-Grill Cheese and Tomato Soup
Friday-Pizza and Salad
Friday, October 17, 2008
2. Several magazines or a book is something I always take with me on vacation.
3. To achieve your goals, you must work hard.
4. I hate being alone is something I'd like you to know about me.
5. I have a new fabulous necklace that I purchased last weekend at the Scarecrow Festival.
6. Hope floats. (I love movies with Harry Connick, Jr in them.)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to the mall with my son, tomorrow my plans include Fall Cosmetic Day at Nordstroms and then watching Harry Connick, Jr's new movie on Lifetime and Sunday, I want to attend the Sami Show in Katy!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I saw plenty of these, damage done from the dishwasher. I just left those on the shelf.
A stack of chick lit books, snowmen ornaments and a pink bunny.
Friday, October 10, 2008
2. Otila's Verdes Enchiladas is a recipe I recently made (or meal I recently ordered) that was delicious!
3. It's time for Fall Festivals.
4. Sonics Route 44 Fountain Drink is quite refreshing.
5. If I never hear the word election again, it'll be too soon.
6. To one side of the curving road was a mountain, and on the other was another mountain.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to celebrating my moms birthday and a three day weekend, tomorrow my plans include a festival and the zoo and Sunday, I want to go to Chappell Hill for the Scarecrow Festival!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
You can join too! Just make a list of books you plan to read this Fall on your blog. Then check back on Dec. 20 and tell how you did in reaching your goal. Click over here to join.
I usually get stuck in one genre(Chick Lit) so this will be pushing me out of my comfort zone. I picked 4 genres to read. I may have planned more than I can read since I have reading for work to do as well, but I'm giving it a try.
Here are my books:
Never Look Back by Kathy Herman
Blue Heart Blessed by Susan Meissner
Tales of a Drama Queen by Lee Nichols
Fat Chance by Deborah Blumenthal
How Nancy Drew Saved My Life by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
3 Seconds by Les Parrott
Called out of Darkness by Anne Rice
The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
Pieces of My Heart by Robert J Wagner
Check out what everyone else is reading over at Callapidder Days!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
This project I found while surfing blog land during the hurricane. I found it here. You take a wood cutout, scrapbook paper, Modge podge, paintbrush and a few embellishments and you have a cute pumpkin. I found all my supplies at Michael's.
Isn't he cute. I think I will be going back and getting more seasonal items to make like this.
And this was my sons teacher gift. I found the idea here. He had taken it to school and pulled it out of his backpack to show it off to his friends and CRASH it smashed to pieces all over the sidewalk. So I have ordered another vinyl to make a new one. You can order one from this Esty store. The vase and clear wrap is from the Dollar Tree, pencils from Sam's and ribbon is from my stash.
What have you made lately?
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I have one book up for grab this month. Its a paperback book that I received in a swap. Its in good condition.
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble
Fed up with her moody teenage daughter, Meg Addams decides what they both need is a good dose of suburban wholesomeness. But when they leave Manhattan behind for Meg's humble blue-collar hometown, they find it crowded with wealthy strangers and upscale boutiques. Settling into a creaky fixer-upper, Meg finally spots a familiar face right next door--and it belongs to none other than Sam Rooney. The would-be love of Meg's high school life is now a single dad, her daughter's new soccer coach--and a neighborly ghost-buster whenever things go bump in the night. With three kids and an undeniable attraction between them, Meg and Sam are in for some heart-racing, wee-hour encounters that have nothing to do with spirits...but everything to do with hearts.
Here are the rules to enter. Yes, there are some rules!
If you win this book you must host a giveaway on your blog. If you don't have a blog then you will give the book to a local shelter, library, etc.
You do not need a blog to participate. If you don't have one just please leave your e-mail so that in the event you should win I can get a hold of you.
You need to leave a comment to this post by Monday, October 27Th.
I will randomly draw a name on Tuesday, October 28 and post the winner here. Also, I will contact the winner by e-mail or blog.
Please click over to Overwhelmed with Joy to see the many other book exchanges happening this month.
Thanks for playing and Good Luck!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
You need a steady aim to hit the target. The younger ones are watching the older ones shoot.
After all that shooting we needed to relax on the hammock. Its hard work living in the country!
Friday, October 03, 2008
I plan to fill this cart up with all kinds of goodies on Sunday. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
2 cups of sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks of butter
Put quartered biscuits in a bowl or bag and mix with 1 cup sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Bring 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and butter to a boil in a saucepan or microwave. (Do not boil. You don't want the mix to caramelize.)
Put biscuits in bundt pan and pour syrup over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Wait about 10 minutes before turning pan over onto a plate to serve.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Woo Hoo! I scored some Pyrex! I walked right into the Salvation Army and these two items we waiting for me. I love the yellow loaf pan and the other one I am not quite sure if its a small gravy boat or creamer. These were purchased before the hurricane.
I drove by the Salvation Army the other night and they were closed due to Hurricane Ike. The store was empty and the the fixtures were all pushed against the windows. I was relieved to see a sign on the door stating a Grand Reopening soon.
What have you found lately???
Monday, September 29, 2008
Here is our plan:
Monday~Out for Mexican food! yum!
Tuesday~Hamburger Helper Three Cheese. DH can make this!
Thursday~Out due to Open House
Friday~Spaghetti I finally put together this sign. I picked it up over the summer in Wimberley at the Market Days. My neighbor gave me the galvanized bucket and rocks came from Super W store. I think it looks great by our back door. Now I want to find a scarecrow to stick in there for Fall.
Have a great week!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
While spending time in the Austin area we went to the Austin Zoo. This was a unique experience. It is much smaller than the Houston Zoo but you are so close to the animals it was exciting. Our son feeding a goat.
And no trip to the zoo is complete without a ride on the train.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
It stuck to the walls
The back patio was a raging river of leaves. Our front yard.
The pile of limbs growing for the garbage pick up.Our son pitching in and raking the leaves and limbs from the street. We lost everything in our refrigerator but I have a nice clean one now.
When we lost our electricity we packed up and headed out to my sisters house. To keep the children happy and entertained we put the tent up in the backyard for them to play and sleep in. Well, my darling husband thought it would be so funny to go out there and scare the kids that the boys decided not sleep in it at night.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday~grabbing something quick since we are moving back home tonight from my sisters and we have an empty refrigerator.
Tuesday~Out with friends
Friday~Out with friends
I don't have a lot planned since I have nothing in my refrigerator and need to restock.
Friday, September 19, 2008
School is reported to open on Monday. My school has power but my sons does not yet. Today we should get an update about that. I am ready to get back to our normal routine.
My husbands office, which is near the Galleria area, had lots of damage. So he and others in his office have been cleaning and salvaging what they can.
I have been reading and catching up on the blogs I like to visit and have gotten many ideas for decorating and craft projects and lots of yummy recipes that I can't wait to try.
The electricity company has been reporting on the news station that my zip code should have power by the end of the day on Monday. I have my fingers crossed.
Hope you all have a great day!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
We lost our electricity around 4:00 in the morning and it still hasn't been turned back on. So we packed up our bags and refrigerator and we are staying out at my sisters. She is very fortunate to have power out here near Cypress.
Good news and bad news. Our school was closed on Friday so we could prepare for the hurricane and now they are going to be closed for Monday and Tuesday due to damage and electrical problems in the school buildings. My son is going to be so happy when I tell him but I am not since we will probably have to make these days up and that means more than likely they will start to take from our holidays.
Oh, and for those that want to know what you can get us for Christmas, we would like a generator, please!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Please keep us in your prayers!
I'll be back once the storm passes.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Me and my family
The beautiful gardens
The restaurant which is hard to see in the dark!
The graceful swans that glided over the water.