Archive for the ‘My Life’ Category

Bread making day

January 7, 2010

I made bread today (and organized my pantry).  It’s called English Muffin Bread and each slice tastes like an English muffin…go figure 🙂  I got the recipe from a book that I got from the library called Kneadlessly Simple.  I will try to get the recipe up here soon, but it’ll take some time to type it all up.  All the recipes in the book are fantastic for a mom or someone who gets interrupted constantly and doesn’t have more than 10-15 minutes to devote to something, or forgets how long something has been going on.  The recipes include words like, “if convenient” and rise for “3-10 hours” and “leave on counter for 12-18 hours.”  The breads are made in stages and can be done quickly if needed/wanted or can be drug out for 3-4 days.  I whipped up this bread dough yesterday afternoon, left it in the bowl in the fridge until 10pm, set it on the counter overnight, set the bowl in the unheated oven much of the day, stirred it, put it into the pans then turned the oven light on and let it rise:

After it rose for a while, I cooked it. Then I ate it…

with NUTELLA aka my new crack!!!  (and one slice with lemon curd since that’s what I usually like on my English muffins if I don’t have butter)

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New blog change

December 31, 2009

for 2 months i’ve been hiding here.  i’ve amassed quite a few of blogs that i love to read. so, i’ve been collecting and reading and crafting, and not blogging. oh yeah, i’ve been a mama too.  so, come and check things out over here and leave me a comment or 2  🙂   i will keep up with this blog too, and i hope to do a better job!

Time to Share

October 7, 2009

I’ve finally decided that I can share my other site.  It’s still a work in progress as I want to make it fancy, but can’t figure out how yet.  Anyway, it’s a place where I want to show more crafty type things and the redoing and repurposing (you like that word?) of different objects.

Check it out here at The Frosted Square

And, I finally joined Twitter…still figuring that one out tho.

Food, Inc.

July 9, 2009

I wish I lived somewhere where they are showing this movie, but will have to settle for reading all the books they suggest and wait for it to come out on Netflix.  See a clip here.

A Simple Request

December 16, 2008

Last night was our violin concert. Tonight was supposed to be Alexander’s school Christmas program, but due to snow it got postponed until Friday morning.  Tomorrow, not much is going on–thankfully.  Thursday we are celebrating Alexander’s half birthday at school–that means tomorrow I’m making the class treats–as well as joining him for lunch at 10:50 (seriously, who eats lunch at 10:50? I guess if breakfast is before 6:30 than lunch before 11 isn’t too out of the question.)  Thursday evening is the communal penance service.  Thursday morning also has an 80% chance for freezing rain, but the day should warm nicely to 34 and we’ll just have falling rain the rest of the day….  Friday is the all school mass, school program, classroom parties, then early dismissal.  I have a doctor appt before 2pm.  Friday evening is the Posada (reenacting Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem) celebration at church.  So, throughout all of this, dear baby, please stay tucked warmly inside me until Saturday morning at least.

Making Money and Cutting Back

November 5, 2008

Just thought I’d share this great post form Simple Mom today.  I think I’m going to look into some of the ideas.

Just for fun since everyone else is doing it…

September 9, 2008

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As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

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Random stuff

July 29, 2008

I get so frustrated when I go to read other blogs and they don’t have new entries…and then there’s my blog. Again, almost 3 weeks since I’ve last posted! Shame on me.

Last week Alexander went to a reading and math camp at the local community college. I was so nervous for him. I had to just drop him off and let him walk in with out me. He’s never done that, he’s never been to the community college before, and he didn’t know a single soul there. The first day I dropped him off he gave me a quick hug then ran on in to the building as if it was something he did daily. He had a great time! I really think that he ready for kindergarten and I’m the one who isn’t ready yet. Last week he came up with these little treasures: “Mom, college is just like preschool!” and “Mom, it’s crazy I’m going to college before kindergarten!” There were a couple of other ones along these same lines, but of course now I don’t remember them. See why I should really blog more often?

John Paul is keeping my blood pressure high. Last week we had been repeatedly doing a Where the Wild Things Are puzzle when after at least the 5th time I decided he could work on it for a couple of minutes by himself while I ran upstairs to fold some laundry. I swear I wasn’t gone more than 2 minutes when I heard a crash followed by no crying, but there may have been at least an “uh-oh” uttered by him. I ran downstairs and was so shocked and scared…the dude was sitting ON TOP OF THE STOVE! You know what’s next to my stove? Not one, but two full knife blocks. I quickly got him off, made sure all the burners were off and all the knives were in their slots. I can’t believe this kid sometimes! The crash I heard was a rooster print thing that sits on top of the ledge above the stove. After I took John Paul down and told him how dangerous it was for him to climb up on the counters and such I immediately set to rearranging my cabinets–yet again due to this kid–and moved the knives into an upper cabinet. I’m thinking I might as well just store the knives in the bottom cabinets because he could care less about anything at or below his height. The day after I found him atop the stove I found him in our master bathroom on top of the counter…with my good lotion smeared all over himself and the counter.

Some great blog finds lately:

Simple Mom from her subtitle: live simply, stay sane.
The Green Mommy Guide speaks for itself
Grace Violet crafty and fun
Real Mom Kitchen recipes, recipes, recipes!

I’ve got a few more, but I’ll save them for another time.

Pictures again, eventually.

I’ve started window shopping for Christmas gifts for people.  I figured this year I should get a head start 🙂  I also am having fun finding just the right gifts.  🙂

Random stuff

July 29, 2008

I get so frustrated when I go to read other blogs and they don’t have new entries…and then there’s my blog. Again, almost 3 weeks since I’ve last posted! Shame on me.

Last week Alexander went to a reading and math camp at the local community college. I was so nervous for him. I had to just drop him off and let him walk in with out me. He’s never done that, he’s never been to the community college before, and he didn’t know a single soul there. The first day I dropped him off he gave me a quick hug then ran on in to the building as if it was something he did daily. He had a great time! I really think that he ready for kindergarten and I’m the one who isn’t ready yet. Last week he came up with these little treasures: “Mom, college is just like preschool!” and “Mom, it’s crazy I’m going to college before kindergarten!” There were a couple of other ones along these same lines, but of course now I don’t remember them. See why I should really blog more often?

John Paul is keeping my blood pressure high. Last week we had been repeatedly doing a Where the Wild Things Are puzzle when after at least the 5th time I decided he could work on it for a couple of minutes by himself while I ran upstairs to fold some laundry. I swear I wasn’t gone more than 2 minutes when I heard a crash followed by no crying, but there may have been at least an “uh-oh” uttered by him. I ran downstairs and was so shocked and scared…the dude was sitting ON TOP OF THE STOVE! You know what’s next to my stove? Not one, but two full knife blocks. I quickly got him off, made sure all the burners were off and all the knives were in their slots. I can’t believe this kid sometimes! The crash I heard was a rooster print thing that sits on top of the ledge above the stove. After I took John Paul down and told him how dangerous it was for him to climb up on the counters and such I immediately set to rearranging my cabinets–yet again due to this kid–and moved the knives into an upper cabinet. I’m thinking I might as well just store the knives in the bottom cabinets because he could care less about anything at or below his height. The day after I found him atop the stove I found him in our master bathroom on top of the counter…with my good lotion smeared all over himself and the counter.

Some great blog finds lately:

Simple Mom from her subtitle: live simply, stay sane.
The Green Mommy Guide speaks for itself
Grace Violet crafty and fun
Real Mom Kitchen recipes, recipes, recipes!

I’ve got a few more, but I’ll save them for another time.

Pictures again, eventually.

I’ve started window shopping for Christmas gifts for people.  I figured this year I should get a head start 🙂  I also am having fun finding just the right gifts.  🙂

Shenanigans

June 19, 2008

John Paul’s latest form of entertainment and annoyance is to go around and remove all of the floor vent covers.  Alexander is petrified that John Paul will throw all the toys into the vents and he’ll no longer have any toys.  Oh the joys of being John Paul’s mom are endless.