Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter Pictures

Aren't we a good looking bunch?
There was a mad dash for Easter Eggs...
And Jacob grabbed the most.
But Hannah wasn't complaining.
All in all it was a terrific Easter!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Exciting News

I'm finally going to be an Aunt! Mandy and Flo have just spilled the beans that they are expecting a bouncing bundle of joy in September! Check out the peanut's first pic.

What do you think? Does he/she look like Mandy or Flo? LOL!

Kisses to the expectant Mom and Dad. I'm so very happy for you!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring will be Sprung

Spring is almost sprung and I am contemplating planting a garden. I love the idea of being self sufficient. Before I go further let me say that I have no talent for gardening. Growing up I was dragged kicking and screaming into the fields to help my mother plant our vegetable garden but I've never been good at growing things (with the exception of peas which seem to grow themselves which is why they were my responsibility). I've been known to kill mint and if you've ever grown mint you know this is not any easy thing to do.

So, I thought I'd start small. Problem is that it is hard for me to do things in a small way. For me its usually go all out or don't even start. So now I'm trying to decide what vegetables I could grow that we would actually eat and that I could defend from dehydration and deer attack without driving myself insane. So far I'm thinking peas (gotta have em since they may be the only things to survive), lettuce, tomatoes and maybe some herbs. It seems reasonable to me. I was kicking around cucumbers but unless you are prepared to do some pickling, how often do you really eat cucumbers? Anybody have any suggestions for easy to grow yummy stuff?

Simple Pleasures

Since today is hump day and I'm happy to be on the down side of the work week, I'm going to institute a new habit for myself. Every Wednesday I'm going to attempt to post a Simple Pleasure.

Today's Simple Pleasure is Mom's Sour Beef & Dumplings. When I dropped off Hannah this morning at my Mom & Dad's, my Dad told me that my Mom had packed me a surprise lunch of Sour Beef & Dumplings. This is my favorite and I'm sad to say (well not really sad but chagrined) that I ate the entire thing and I now feel as if I will pop any second.

Thanks Mom for today's Simple Pleasure!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I'm Obsessed...

With Jericho. If you haven't tuned in to CBS on tuesday nights you really should. Last night's episode was so good I was about to fly to Kansas with my shotgun and join the revolution myself.

Now I have to wait a whole week to see what happens and Ithink it just might kill me.

Really! Its THAT GOOD!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Campaign 2008

I don't usually do this... that is, I don't usually discuss my views on who I think should be running our country. As far as I'm concerned, who I want is my business and who you want is yours. But frankly, I'm thoroughly disgusted! This election, more than any prior, seems like same old same old politics. Here I am worrying about how I'm going to afford a $500 oil bill to heat my house while watching the equity on my house deflate due to a recession that everyone swears is not occurring and the politicians are saying they can fix what it is that THEY broke.

Lets do the roll call. We have two socialist Democratic contenders that want to tell me how to live my life. They tell me that they can take care of my problems with more laws and more government policy. Oh please! It's obvious to me that they are going to take more of my money and put it into programs that don't do a darn thing to help anyone. On the other side of the isle we have two conservative but I'm really liberal Republicans who want to tell me how to live my life except they will take more of my money and spend it on different programs. Last but certainly not least we have one Republican Constitutionalist who thinks I can figure out how to live my life on my own. He actually believes that I can make my own decisions. It's just unheard of! Unfortunately that one guy who has faith in We The People has been called crazy by the media and then completely ignored. You may not even know who it is that I'm referring to. That guy is Ron Paul.

So there it is. I'm throwing my hat in the ring with all those crazy 'Paulites' and hoping like crazy that somehow it'll make a difference.