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Jun
27
2007

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Feb
15
2007

New stove! Heart Shaped Pizza! Cute Cupcakes!

Lookie what I got for Valentine’s Day!

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Isn’t it lovely??? I am so happy! We have needed a new stove for many years…well, wanted more than needed but let’s don’t split hairs. It is great…baked perfectly. And is NOT electric. I do NOT prefer electric stoves. Anywho, it was delivered yesterday morning and Husband got it all hooked up and cooking by noon! I love that man. A LOT.

Even though Benjamin is still poorly, we went ahead with his Birthday/Valentine’s Dinner. A few days ago we took him on his birthday trip to Houston – zoo, museum, beach at Galveston.

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Rode the ferry, saw the lighthouse…

lighthouse.jpg…ate at the Cheesecake Factory, shopped at The Galleria (video games of course!). But a boy turning 11 also deserves a home cooked, homemade birthday.

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At our house, you get to make the menu for your birthday dinner. Pizza and cheesecake…great choices!

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Husband is the dough/breadmaker in the family so he took care of the pizza. It was excellent!

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A couple hours after I ate it, I thought about the fact that it was on my lists of “DON’T EAT THIS”…tummy ache!! But not to complain…everyone else enjoyed it so much. A good time was had by all!

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Dec
25
2006

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Today is pj and movie day. We will not get out of our pjs except to shower…provided there is no emergency or some other nonsense. It is to be a dark and dreary day weatherwise…perfect for such activities. Since we have had all our family gatherings it will be just the younger three and me today. They will get their stockings when they wake up and I suppose then we can move on to post holiday activities.

In the way of pjs, my new favorites are a short gown I bought from American Eagle (aerie) and a pair of yoga type pants Hannah and Rachel gave me for Christmas…they are grey and oh so comfy. So with the temperature it will be the grey yoga pants today.

Our first feature presention for today is a miniseries from the BBC (OMG we love the BBC) ~ North & South. Set against the backdrop of Victorian England’s industrial north, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage star in Sandy Welch’s adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s passionate love story. If I ever find a hat like Daniela wears in this series, I am buying it even though I look completely insane in a hat. My hair is far too unruly for headwear. Though I have been known to wear a lovely embroidered beret lately.
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Forgive my jumping from one subject to the next…holidays are really tiring as you all know and my thoughts are not in order this early. I know one thing I consumed much too much sugar yesterday. It makes me tired and lethargic and adlebrained. So now that Christmas is over, I am back to the program, might even try to get to the gym a couple of days a week over the next few weeks. At least before I open back up my shoppe.

After the “tv watching” today, I am going to clean my kitchen thoroughly, finish the laundry and make a few pages of menues for the next month. There is an Asiago/Pear pork loin I am putting on the top of the list. Of course you will be privy to how that turns out.

On my list of things to do while off work, is to pull books for discard. Our house should be set up like a lending library. I intend to send people who have asked, a list of books I have for discard. Hopefully they will go quickly. I am only asking for postage ~ I just want them to have good homes. This is in anticipation of books that will be arriving in the next few weeks from Amazon.com and also bookclub purchases I have made. It is really against everything that is in me to discard books but I have no more room and honestly, if I havent used them in the past two years, I probably wont.

The kids and I are to the city tomorrow to do some after Christmas shopping. I am going to look at sergers…I really want/need one. And I am looking for a bag for this lovely new MacBook my husband bought me for Christmas. And a passport/document holder for him. Plus gathering some cooking ingredients that are just not available here in this little village we call home. It should be pretty weather for us by tomorrow. SOME of us have gift cards as well.

Well…the coffee pot needs to be refilled and I need to type up my sugar cookie recipe ~ hope you all have a Merry Little Christmas!

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