Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new years!

this year i resolve to be better. not perfect, just better.

how about you?

Monday, December 27, 2010


one of my husband's relatives recently had a stroke. we visited her for christmas eve lunch. we drove 32 miles.

then we drove 51 miles to my sister's house for dinner.

but the adventure is not over yet.

i drive another 45 miles to yet another dinner, which we had to send our regrets, but we were invited for dessert and the gift exchange.

i ended up eating 7-layer salad, which i know is not really a dessert, but i love that layered salad old ladies make. i just wish they would not add peas. peas taste like stinky feet.

then i drove 43 miles home.

the next day i had nothing to do. we sat around in sweats, playing with our gifts. i now own more christmas kitchen towels and pot holders than i hope to ever need.

i have been without internet service-heck, make the computer service- due to my laptop's power cord being dive bombed by my dog. nothing since dec. 22.

i do not like my world without internet service.

bye for now, i am entering the world of the sims 3. i may regret this.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

do unto other

i'm linked up via bye bye pie with a partner and we discussed what our respective good deeds would be. we are both into cooking, so we are working that angle. there is a very bare-bones shelter near here that i have worked with before. i've cooked them a sunday lunch and i helped turn their clothes room from a huge 10-foot laundry pile to a nice room with clothing on hangers, hung on racks and looking very much like a crappy thrift store. well, i mean, it was a room covered in clothes and now they are on hangers, so that has to be an improvement. i even donated my "sex and the city" poster to cheer it up.

i am going through my coupons too, looking for coupons i know i will need- cookie dough, cake mixes, chicken broth. tomorrow i will go meet with the director and we will work out a menu. she was going to get a list of things together that are getting close to their expiration dates that we would actually need to cook. we can work around that with the things i need to buy.