Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We bought a new crisp American Flag to hang out front, and I noticed many homes in our neighborhood acknowledging Memorial Day. It always makes me very sentimental and tear up thinking about the sacrifices many, many families have made and what they have been through. I'm so very proud to be an American and the fact the Dan-the-Man is a retired Army Captain has made me even more aware of how much the men and women of our country do to keep us safe and out of harms way. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I love chipmunks and think they are the cutest thing ever. Unlike some people I know, who live in neighboring Lenexa...and I won't mention names.....you know who you are....(by the way did you actually SEE the chipmunk "eat" your flowers, or are you just looking for someone to blame for their disappearance?????) I welcome them to Acorn Cottage, as nothing bring me more delight than watching these little creatures scurry about. Chip and Dale, C'mon!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
On a completely different note..............the mechanic tattooed son is bringing unbenounced to her as of yet, my future daughter in law, over for dinner tonight. Somehow cooking during weeknights doesn't stir my creative juices as well as weekend cooking does....I'm in a dilemma what to make, but will figure something out. Since my daughter is home for summer for college this is the first time they will get to meet. What's not to love? I predict everything will go splendidly. Hopefully more pictures to follow!
On another completely different note..........my husbands best friend has a job interview today. This is the sweetest guy around...one that my kids loves, who we never tire of seeing, who we get silly with, BBQ, play bocce ball, spend every 4th of July with....the guy who introduced me to a top secret bakery located in an industrial park to the best cinnamon bread you've ever had in your life. A guy who if you looked up in the dictionary "true blue friend" would have the name Ken listed. (okay, and his wife isn't so bad either :) So......anyone who prays....please take a minute of your time to say a little prayer for him that he dazzles the socks right off these management people who he's meeting with today. I have champagne chilling in the fridge RIGHT NOW, ready to be opened!!!!
P.S. If ANYONE knows when Season 2 of Castle is going to start, please let me know so I can sleep at night. My world just isn't the same on Monday nights....there is a void like no other.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
One of my favorite kinds of journals I love is when people do a mini sketch book with drawing or watercolors....those are always fun!
Monday, May 18, 2009
P.S. Monday nights at 9:00pm on ABC (CST)
P.S.S. Bummer....the Season Finale was May 18th....now I don't know how many Mondays I have to wait until it's back on again (oh yes, it got renewed!!!) Amazon is selling Season 1 on DVD...Release date Sept. 22....somebody have mercy on me!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here's what I did....I went to Whole Foods (I hope you have one nearby) and bought their pre-made pizza dough. I stretched the dough by hanging it from my fingertips, then rotating each side, letting gravity do the work until it was stretched out to the right shape. I lightly sprinkled the pan with cornmeal, and then added these toppings:
It was heaven! You won't be disappointed, I promise. Now to make matters worse....last night we made two pizzas and there were no "BEFORE" or "AFTER" pictures. How's that for a forgetful 40's moment. It kills me, as i am a visual person, as I know most of you are too and you deserve better than leftover cold pizza(oh...some of you like that do you? Yeah me too!) pictures.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I don't know if it's where I bought my pansies, or using Miracle Grow potting soil, but they are doing fantastic this year. I've never had such tall pansies! They are just lovely and when I'm sitting in the living room the are right there visiting with me. I always think about Alice and Wonderland and the pansies singing.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I don't know if any of you are crafters, but I'm already starting to get panic-ky that it's the month of May, and thinking about how many homemade Christmas projects I need to complete! Last year I started in July, and that wasn't enough time. I still have projects I was intended to give last Christmas, that need to be finished up.
You see my problem is I wear rose colored glasses. I am the eternal optimist. I always have hope that I can bit off more than I can chew. BUT.....the rewards for giving the people you love homemade gifts from the heart is soooooooo worth it!
Am I the only one that has this affliction or are there other nuts out there like me?