Thursday, September 27, 2012

Random Thoughts of Autumntime

I got a set of glass Pyrex baking dishes.  You know, the kind with the plastic lid.  I just wanted the 9x13, but I found one with a smaller 7x11 dish, also with lid.  I've been baking brownies in this dish and they always work out just right.  My track record with brownies was never good, so I just wonder why now I can bake them correctly.  I think maybe it's the glass vs. metal, or maybe the shape of the pan.  I don't know for sure. 

The weather here has gotten crisper.  I've been covering the kids with a second blanket after they go to sleep.  I think I may need to get a second blanket as well.  This is my favorite season.  I can finally wear my hair down more.  In the summer it's just too darn hot.  I also like to dress in layers.  Emi has started wearing thick tights to school again.  Derek found some Hello Kitty tights when we were at Walmart the other day.  We'd looked at Target, but they didn't have any of the thick ones.  I couldn't believe Walmart had them already.  I figured it was pointless to look, but Derek checked and was rewarded.  Walmart doesn't usually have them till mid-December.  Emi is delighted.

Now here's a picture for you to enjoy for no reason.

This is my Dad with my kids riding on an indoor carousel in Reno.  We'd been to the zoo earlier that day.  My Mom and I are riding on a stationary old-timey carriage behind them.  I couldn't believe my Dad actually rode on a horse.  I mean, real horses would be normal, but not carousel horses.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How To Ruin Pasta

I made fettuccine tonight for dinner.  I cooked some sausages to go with it instead of ground beef.  As I was draining the noodles in the sink i dropped the pot and it landed upside down and sent all my noodles into the disposal.  "Noooo!" I cried and the kids came to see what was wrong.  Everybody laughed at me.  I ended up making spaghetti noodles instead.  Of course since I had to cook more noodles and I packed them up for Derek to take to work since he didn't get to eat at home.  I felt so dumb.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Holidaze

The other day I was hanging out with one of my sisters-in-law and we were walking through Michaels and talking about how excited we are for the holiday season coming up.  I love this time of year.  I love all the decorations that people put up.  I like to just go through neighborhoods and look at what everyone has done.  I think this year I might really get into it.  let the kids help with carving pumpkins and maybe make a Halloween wreath for the front door and drink apple cider everyday.  I need to get going on the kids costumes and mine and Derek's.  Emi wants to be Tinkerbell, Andy wants to be Luke Skywalker, I want to be Red Riding Hood, and I want Derek to be the Big Bad Wolf.  I still have over a month to get it all figured out, so no pressure at least.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Emi's Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Hello again!  According to my friend Jacquey (sp?) people still read my blog, so I just thought that I would do a post to let y'all know what's been going on with me.  I write this as a kitty sits on my arms purring.  I don't know why cats think they must always have attention.  This morning my daughter Emi wouldn't get socks on her feet.  I told her she had to wear them to school.  She informed me that her friend Alison didn't wear socks to school yesterday.  I don't really like Alison, but I didn't tell Emi that.  I just said that since I'm not Alison's mother it really doesn't matter to me what that girl does.  I reminded Emi that the longer she took at home the less time she would get to play before school started.  By that time it was past the time we usually leave.  Finally she got herself together and we were on our way.  After parking at the school Andrew rushed to the playground and started playing with some kids.  Emi and I walked so we took a little longer.  Just after going through the fence the bell rang and she burst into tears because she didn't get to play.  I walked her to her class and of course Alison was there and had to comment to her little friends "look, Emily's crying.  Emily's crying."  I can't stand that girl.  I told Emi to stop crying right then and she pulled herself together.  She gave me a hug and kiss and went to the door where she turned back to wave to me as I smiled and waved to her.  She went in the classroom and I think her teacher saw me chuckle.  I can't wait until parent teacher conferences.