Tuesday, November 27, 2007

More Xmas fun

You Are a Tree

You love every part of the holidays, down to the candy canes and stockings. And you're goofy enough to put a Christmas tree ornament on your tree!

Traditional? Yep, that's about right.

You Are a Traditional Christmas Tree
For a good Christmas, you don't have to re-invent the wheel.You already have traditions, foods, and special things you bring out every year.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


So, we took the 4 little turkeys to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving where we all (okay, maybe just the adults) preceded to stuff ourselves. The picky eaters settled for crescent rolls.

Kudos to Mom for the Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake and the Cornbread Dressing a la Paula Deen. Yummmy!

On to Christmas preparations.....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys standing at the door,One waddled off, and then there were four.
Four little turkeys sitting near a tree,One waddled off , and then there were three.
Three little turkeys with nothing to do,One waddled off, and then there were two.
Two little turkeys in the morning sun,One waddled off, and then there was one.
One little turkey better run away,For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

We'll be spending Thanksgiving at my Mom's again this year. I always manage to have to work either the night before or the night of, or both. So, it's just a little too chaotic for me to even think about Thansgiving dinner. Plus, I think, Mom really likes to do it. It stresses her out a little because she can be a bit of a perfectionist. But she does like to cook, and being a truck driver, the opportunities are limited. This year, she's busting out the Paula Deen cookbook. Yumm, I'm ready!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Yay Bucks!!!

Another Ohio State versus Michigan victory!!! Go Buckeyes!


Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

We continue to hope for the safe return of our troops in Iraq, and honor the sacrifices that all Veterans have made to ensure the freedoms we take for granted in the United States.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Beef....it's what's for dinner

Normally, I'm not really big on cooking. I just don't like it. I don't mind cleaning up, I'm just not one of those weird freaks of nature who like to cook. And working full time in a largely female occupation, I have learned, I am not the only one. That said, I do occasionally like to try new things. Occasionally, as in once or twice a year. Because the usual response I get is "It's alright, but you don't have to make it again." Hmm, compliment or no? He says this now because back in the early days, when I actually used to cook for him, my husband would say "this is good" and I would interpret that as, I love it, I could eat it all the time. And then I would proceed to make it once or twice a week. I was mistaken, and years later, he eventually pointed that out to me. What he really meant was, I can tolerate this, but just stick with the steak and potato genre next time.

So I found this great new recipe. I have been following this amusing blog The Pioneer Woman. Her name is Ree, and she is a Mom to four and a rancher's wife. While she does live out in the country, she is not an actual pioneer, so don't get the idea that I'm going to mention cooking on a woodstove or anything. Her blog about ranch life is laugh out loud funny, so you should really check it out. But, what I really want to point out to you, is her cooking site, aptly named The Pioneer Woman Cooks. She has some really yummy looking recipes, but if you try nothing else, you must try Marlboro Man's favorite sandwich. Okay, so it's a steak and onion sandwich, but it's her recipe so she got to name it. Marlboro Man is the nickname she has for her husband, or maybe it's his real name, I don't know. (if you want to check out some great cowboy pics, follow the blog link). Anyway, this sandwich is absolutely yummy!!! And is now my personal fav. Bobby even liked it so much, he didn't mention not cooking it again.

If you have a chance to check out any of her other recipes, I have also made Marlboro Man's second favorite sandwich, AKA a chicken bacon cheese delicacy. Yum, yum, yummy!!!

Oh, I should probably mention, she is a big fan of butter. So you dieters out there, don't click the links. You might drool on your keyboard.

Can you believe it?


Am I ready? Have I have really thought about it? Uh, no. And I really hate it when the sale papers remind me that I have not even slightly prepared and I am running out of time. I mean, really, I still have my Halloween decorations out. Yeah, I'm a bit of a procrastinator.
Anyone else just getting started? And, if you're one of those people who have all your Christmas shopping done already, please don't tell me about it.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Unfortunately, I am a bad mom and failed to take pics on anything but my camera phone. My battery for my digital camera is dead and I'll be darned if I know where the charger is.

I had to swipe this one from Krista. For more pics, you'll have to check out her version of the Trick or Treat story.

Tony Stewart, Ninja, ballerina, and the little elepant.

And yes, Krista, next year, the elephant will be retired. On second thought, I'm going to save it for Mia. So there!