Saturday, February 28, 2009

Feeling Jilted By My 7 yr. Old

I am sitting here. I am waiting.

Caleb and I are supposed to go on a date tonight. Jarrod and the older kids are in Wichita at a concert. So I told Caleb that we would get to spend time together, just the two of us. He's my baby, so I am looking forward to his choice of restaurant:
However, my youngest is a Wii addict today. I even offered to take him to a movie. "No thanks", says he, as he does another flip on the Wii and defeats the Storm Troopers ONE MORE TIME.

I am feeling stood up; jilted; 2nd place. Sigh. Guess I could MAKE him go on a date, but how much fun is that? I'll give him a few more minutes, then I'll wave a McDonald's sign in front of his face. Maybe that will bring him back from the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Reveal...finally

Well, as promised, here are some before/after pics of our new home. Man, 100 yr. old homes do have their quirks, but overall we are enjoying having a place to call our own. Watch and see what a little (or a lot) or paint can do!

Living Room
Dining Room

Kitchen ~ before

Kitchen~ after

Master Bedroom
My next project is curtains for all the windows. As for the kids' rooms...when they are clean (ha ha) I will post some pics.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A couple of funny things

Well, I just made a heart-shaped two-layer Chocolate Cake for Valentine's Day.

I ate too much of the frosting, and now I'm too sick to eat a piece of cake.

However, before I even frosted it I went into the kitchen only to find two big chunks missing from each layer! AAAANNNNNNNNNAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She just hid in the couch and raised her hand in surrender. No problemo. What Anna Mary doesn't realize is that now I get to put MORE FROSTING on to cover those holes!! yum.

Then, the other day I was making a snack for my kids: cinnamon graham crackers with frosting(do you see a pattern?). Anna Mary was in there when I was licking the spoon, and she says, "Mom, you better stop eating that or you're gonna get fat....(taking the bowl from me)...But I won't!" grrrr.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Week Thus Far

It's raining outside this morning. But I still have to go to work. No fair, huh? This week I am working every day. I'd whine, except that millions of you are thinking, "Yeah, what's so bizarre about that?" Well, I am used to my little schedule of M-W-F, with Thur. afternoons thrown in there. Only, this being Valentine's week, and this being a busy catering week at work, I am being FORCED to cook every day (the nerve!).

Our store is serving 3 dinners on Valentine's Day. Yesterday I did a "trial run" on our entree to make sure that it's gonna be delish! Yep, it was.

SPICED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CHILI-CRANBERRY GLAZE. (plus a lot of other homemade deliciousness)

Today I am prepping huge amounts of two different soups for a group of 150+ on Thursday.

And why am I blogging all of this? Hmmm, I guess because this is about all that is going on in my life right now: WORK.
My house looks like it, too~
Yeah, I'll walk over that sock for the 50th time

What half -full bowl of cereal on the coffee table?

Feed the kids?!? I've been cooking all the live-long day!
As for celebrating Valentine's with my hubby, well, it'll have to happen NEXT WEEK. Don't worry, Babe, I'll make it up to ya. ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Party 2009
We had a great time having 25 people over for our first party in our new home. Thanks for bringing good food and even better friendships!