Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Star Trek & Rosie :)

Hello, It's so boring around here lately I don't have anything new to post about. hee! Ah well uneventful is good for a change :)

Jake and I got a subscription to Netflix awhile back, Truly one of the best things we have done for ouselves, We enjoy it so much, I'm working my way thru the Season's of Boston Legal and Sex and The City. Jake and I are looking forward to the new Star Trek movie to be released in 2009 because it has Zachary Quinto from Heroes play Spock! So we've been working our way thru watching the Star Trek movies, I've never seen them!! I love William Shatner, He's so funny. Love Spock. my Favorite, it's been fun watching these old movies.

I've been knitting on several things, I have nothing finished lately though. I'm getting close on a pair of socks using the Monkey Patter by Cookie A. I'm learning that no matter what the sock pattern says for my fat feet and ankles I need to use the size 3 needles for socks for me.
Okay, Next week on the 26th on NBC Rosie Odonnell has a special on called Rosie Live, I've been a fan of Rosie's for years and I CANNOT WAIT to see the show, I miss seing her on TV :)I've heard that if this show does good, there are plans for a weekly show in the future :)
Okay well, nothing else to babble about I guess.
Until next time

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is a photo of my Grandma and Mom, Aren't they beautiful?!? My Grandmother raised 5 children of her own, She now raises 3 children that belong to her youngest daughter, She taught us to be strong and independant and how to do things for ourselves. My Mom raised Me and My Mentally Challenged sister pretty much on her own with a husband who'd rather be gone than home, but she never stopped loving him until he was gone. Both did everything alone, Both are strong and beautiful. I love them. They are a part of who I am :)
I've been thinking of ways to cut down on our living costs. Not because we're starving or anything but I'd like to start saving us little bits of money wherever I can, So I've been reading a lot of money saving articles online this week and educating myself. Jake and I have always budgeted our money, He's good like that and anything I can do to help save some of our money is a good thing.
Many of you already know, some don't, That jake works at Circuit City Dist. here in Ardmore, He's worked for the company for a little over 13 years I believe. The company hasn't been doing great for the last couple of years and with the economy like it is right now it's hit them pretty badly. They laid off a lot of corporate employees and filed Chapter 11. They want to try to Restructure the company. I do so hope it works, But Jake and I are going to begin preparing our life and ourselves in the even that it doesn't. We're okay now, as we always have been, but we have to be cautious and think ahead so if he does lose his job we're as ready as we can be for it.
Not too much going on around here, saving money means no extra spending so I've been home ALL of the last two weeks.. LOL! That's okay though, I enjoy being at home :) Lot's of cleaning, Second Life, and Knitting time :)
Guess that's it... until next time . . .

Friday, November 07, 2008

Bad Week

It's been such a bad week for me, I'm stressed out about various things, mostly relating to money and my hormones have been worse than they have ever been with my pms. I've been sleeping a lot. Normally I like to stay up late and play on the computer after everyone goes to bed, but I haven't been able to stay up very much past 9pm this week. I'm half asleep before we get both girls in bed, which is sad. and I have no energy, So I'll be glad when I get passed all of this.

Ashley had a bookfair at her school this week, She used money she'd been saving from her piggy bank to buy herself 3 new books. I'm so proud of her, You may remember she was held back to T-1 because she wasn't reading yet. The other night she sat at the table and read 37 pages of Dr's Suess Hop On Pop. I couldn't believe it!! Just in this short time she's come such a long way. I'm so proud of her. Her Teacher is wonderful, Ashley has always loved books, I knew she just needed the right person to help her.

I've been cooking at home all week, We knew we wouldn't have the money to eat out very much this week so I bought plenty of meals to get us thru to payday. So that means cooking everynight :) Here are a couple of things I've made this week posted to my recipe blog . .

I have a few more I'll try to get posted on there tomorrow.
Tonight Ashley and I are going to attend the meeting of another campfire group. They are learning safety sells and cents, so we're going to join in, This will help Ashley earn her Sells and Cents emblem.

I haven't been doing very much knitting, I'd like to get some hats and scarved started soon. But I'm unmotivated for all of that right now.

Until next time . . .

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Halloween Post

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween, Mine was busy but fun!

Ashley was Hannah Montanna and Abbey was a Kitty Cat since that is one of her favorite things right now. hee! They were both too cute!

It was very hard to get photo's of them this year. I've not been real good about taking pictures in the last month, I need to get back into picture taking mode but our digital camera is getting older and it pretty much only takes good pictures in natural light which is hard to get just right sometimes. I think that is what I will be begging for, for Christmas, ours is way old... like 5 years old.

Anyway, Jake and I took the girls down town to trick or treat the businesses from 3-5pm. Ashley went with her Daddy at 5pm and then I headed to Maypearl, Texas with Danette to a Halloween crop at the Stolen Moments Inn. We had a fun time and I got 18 layouts done. I'm almost caught up on the girls albums! After that I hope to get to some of my old pictures from single life :) hee!!

I did my weekly menu plan yesterday. Here is what's on the menu for the week.

Au Gratin Beef Bake (Melissa's week)
Seasoned Burger & Potato Packets
Italian Crock Pot Meatloaf (New Recipe)
Chicken Stew (my week)
Easy Chicken Cacciatore (Melissa's Week)
Easy Taco Stew (My Week)
Spaghetti (made with Mini Penne Noodles as always)
Beef Roast (not sure how I'm going to cook it this time yet)

I have a few bread recipes saved I want to try and a new tea cookie recipe I'm going to make for our campfire meeting Wednesday night, I also have a few banana's about to go bad so I'm going to make banana nut muffins with those :)
I just posted 3 new recipes to my recipe blog that we tried last week. As always we really liked them or I wouldn't have posted them. Go check them out when you have time and if your interested.

Abbey got to have a little fun with Ashley's Hannah Montanna wig after Halloween, or Monya as Abbey calls her :)

Until Next time . . .