Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tales


This is a Seeing Red Exchange that I had in one of my Yahoo Groups that I belong to.  Shared Crosses.  I love these ladies!!

Katy is doing better.  We had to rush her to ER last Thursday morning.  It seems that she had a battle with a brown recluse spider and the spider won.  Katy swelled up and looked like a racoon with big red eyes.  This was 2 am.  What a time to find a emergency vet office.  Thankfully, there is one 16 miles from us.  They were waiting for us and took her right back. 

I found a really good sounding cookie bar.  So I want to share:

Buttermilk Cinnamon Bars

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 tea salt
1 tea cinnamon
1 tea baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 tea vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

Blend sugars, flour, and shortening together until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Combine 2 cups of this mixture with coconut and nuts.  Press lightly in to a greased 9x13 pan.  Combine all the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Spread over first layer and bake for 45 minutes.  While still warm, frost with a thin confectioners' sugar icing.  Cool in pan on wire rack and cut into bars.

Icing:

1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 tea vanilla extract

Blend to a spreadable consistency.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Where did January go???

My Goodness!!  I can't believe how fast time is flying. 

I have an update on my blog http://www.flossesandcrosses.blogspot.com

I have added vitamins to my daily routine now.  I have to tell you that my experience with Puritan's Pride has been wonderful.  Now, this is my own words and I didn't receive anything from this company.  But the prompt service and value for my money is so worth talking about.  I had a problem with the shipping address that was taken care of ASAP.  They have live chat which is great.  The buy 1 get 2 or buy 2 get 3 was such a deal.  Yes, you got five bottles of the vitamin for the price shown.  They even carry Vegetarian ones for those who want it.  My shipping was free because I spent over 50.00.  (Not that it is very hard to do that)  Plus they gave me 10% off my order.  (First order, I think)  Please check them out.  You can go to http://www.puritan.com or call 1-800-645-1030.  They use Pay Pal which I really like too.

I am still in the process of sorting, cleaning, and clearing.  We still have about two or three truck loads of stuff that needs to be moved.  But Rooster has been working alot and has been too tired and sore to worry about it at this time.  Poor guy now has a head cold.  I have been taking lots of C and knock on wood, have been ok.  I did get him started on a muli-vitamin with fiber.  I think this has been helping him.  His job is very physical and he is just all in when he gets home.  I got a gummi vitamin and set it next to his side of the bed.  So he takes it before he goes to bed.  I started Bri on Disney gummi vitamins too.  With the crazy get up at 4:30, get back by 6:30, go back to bed for a bit, and get back up thing, I am trying to make sure she gets enough rest, exercise, and good nutrition.  She has been staying up late.  So I think I need to leave her some more outside time to tire her out. 

As for me, I think I have finally got a handle on this thyroid and adrenal disfunction thing.  I am taking my meds on time, taking my vitamins, and trying to take a few "time out" minutes in the day.  It has been so wonderfully warm here, that I can sit outside with my tea for a break in the afternoon.  I have also simplified my homeschool schedule.  I think I was trying to be super Mom, super Wife, and super Home Educator.  Plus taxi driver, chef, nurse, etc that comes with being a SAHM and home educator. 

I have been using my crockpot and using more easy to prep meals.  That helps so much.  I popped a corned beef in yesterday morning and we had corned beef, carrots, and potatoes with about five minutes prep and just the time it takes to slice the meat.  Phew!!  Plus I am concentrating on a weeks worth of meal ideas.  I have very little storage and I find that things get lost in the refrig if I try to do longer.  So that is less stress too.

Well, I am off to the library and the park.  Have a most wonderful day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First post of 2012

OK.  I have been AWOL.  The holiday usually gets me messed up for awhile.

I have to say that it was one of the best Christmases that I can remember.  My Rooster bought me a Christmas Pyrimid  (It is a scene on the bottom and propellers on the top that turn from the candle heat).  It is a German thing.  I have loved them since seeing them as a child at my great Aunt's house.  Plus he got me a Smoking Man.  (Also a German thing)  I will have to get a picture, as the Smoking Man looks like my Rooster.  And he has a wrench in his hand like Rooster does at work.  You put a cone of incense in it and the smoke comes out of the man's mouth and he has a pipe in his mouth.  Really cool.  Rooster knew right away that I had wanted these items for a very long time.  He really is a wonderful Hubby.

Plus he had the week between Christmas and New Years off and we really enjoyed the time all together.

Bri was up to her eyebrows in Playmobile stuff.  We found tons of it at Tuesday Mornings, Burke's, and other off price type stores.  So she was on cloud nine.

We brought more stuff from SIL's house to the apartment.  So I am in the process of getting stuff squared away again.

I am going to be putting together a household notebook.  I will share the process with you. 

So much for today.  Please check out my craft blog at http://www.flossesandcrosses.blogspot.com   I have many updates there.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.