Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Love

my friend, deborah, had a list on her blog of things that she loves. i really liked the idea, so i took it and made my own list.

I Love...
1. my husband, derek. he is the best.
2. my son, andy. he is so sweet.
3. my daughter, emmy. she is so helpful.
4. my angel, mary. i know she's watching over me.
5. my extended family.
6. making crafts.
7. going for a drive. i don't get to do this anymore because gas is too expensive to waste.
8. lemon anything. i love the smell, taste, look...
9. getting my hair done at a salon
10. watching movies with friends or alone
11. talking through movies we've seen a hundred times
12. going to church
13. reading silly romance novels.
14. eating popcorn.
15. making lists
16. being cool in the eyes of a child.
17. talking to a girl friend for hours
18. playing card games or board games
19. seeing my children grow and become more independent.
20. doodling

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Candy Dance

every year a town near mine holds an event called "the Candy Dance". i went last year for the first time. my sister-in-law and i were looking at all the different bags trying to get some inspiration for ourselves. i don't remember much candy, but i wasn't really looking for it. last year i had my kids with me. they were barely potty trained, and emmy pooped in her pants. this year i am not taking the kids. i'm going with a different sister-in-law and her mother and sister-in-law. it should be really fun.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dear Readers,

how are things? stuff here has been fine. nothing too exciting is going on. that's why i haven't written in a week. i just don't have much to say.

p.s. derek said i had to post since it had been a week.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

i made fried green tomatoes today. i found a really easy recipe online and it had the only ingredient that i knew should be in it: bacon grease. i cooked all my bacon to get enough grease and i coated my tomato slices with the cornmeal and pepper and fried them up. i think they taste okay by themselves, but i like them with ketchup. is it weird to put ketchup on a tomato?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Love Sewing Projects

you start with fabric and trim.

you pin your pieces here and there.

isn't that pin cushion awesome?! my friend, Dawn, made it for me and gave it as a birthday present!

finally, ready to sew.

andy's bag almost done.

aah, one down, one to go.

emmy's bag almost done.


got them both done in under two hours. not bad at all. and i only broke one needle.

now they have reusable trick-or-treat bags for halloween. no more buying cheapo plastic pumpkins every year.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Congrats, Maura!

i'm going to a wedding today. i absolutely love weddings. the bride is my good friend maura. she's getting married to brian, who i still don't know very well, but would like to. i'm so excited to go and see them commit to each other for as long as they both shall live. i should probably take tissues.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Need a Pick-Me-Up?

now, don't you feel better?