Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One day down

I managed to not go to the store on my lunch break yesterday. Ok, that's not technically true.....I did go but I was returning a pair of jeans I had bought for sister.

She has two pair of jeans that are way too big for her, falling down her butt big. So I go and buy her a pair that are a 1/2 size smaller. Makes sense right? WRONG. She can't even get the past her thighs. What the heck???!! So those are the ones I was returning yesterday.

So today I am trying to resist going. I CANNOT spend any money. Can.not.spend. I want/need to take my camera card in and get some pictures printed off. But I will resist. I can do this.

Anybody want to volunteer to come take over my check book for me. Tell me when and what I can shop for?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen Things about Why I love living where I do

Thirteen things I love about living where I live (not necessarily in order of love)

1. Wide open spaces. The land is divided in to 1 square mile sections, on the section we live on there are 3 houses.

2. Farm land. I love to watch the crops grow and to know that my dad is helping feed the world.

3. Clear skies. You can go out side at night and look up and see what seems like millions of stars!

4. Going outside at night hearing the coyotes howl. I love to hear them, such a lonely sound.

5. My family. Most of my immediate family lives close and I love it that way.

6. Small schools. My dd's school has 88 kids pre-K thru 8th grade.

7. Typical small town "everyone knows everyone".

8. Wildlife. It's not unusual to see a deer or pheasants or rabbits on my way to work. If you're really lucky you might get to see a jackrabbit.

9. Fairly low cost of living. Unfortuantley it also means lower wages, but that's ok.

10. Days with no wind. Which are few and far between here but when it's a nice day temperature wise with no wind it's the next best thing to heaven to me.

11. No traffic. No traffic jams here unless someones cows get out!

12. Sunsets. The sunsets here are awesome! Must have something to do with that wide open spaces thing I mentioned in #1 above.

13. My church. It's a very small church in a very small community. I love it, it feels like we are all family. It was founded in 1897 and I hope it's around for another 110 years so my kids and grandkids can love it like I do.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bragging on my girl

We recently got M's report card from school. She's in the 4th grade this year!!!! Anyway, she got a B in math and the rest of her grades were A's. Her math teacher said she has an attention problem in math which I totally believe because she hates math. So we had a talk with her and told her she really needs to start paying more attention since math is such a vital part of life.

Her teacher recently told her with her good grades she's been getting lately in math she is almost up to an A!!!!!! I'm so proud of my girlie girl!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Photo

I haven't done this in a while.

This is a view out of my car on my way home a few months ago. We had been getting a huge amount of rain this spring/summer. I think we are 20 inches over our normal amount of rainfall for the year so far.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1

Thirteen Things about My spice cabinet

I recently cleaned out my spice cabinet when we moved. Below is a list of 13 spices I had no idea I even had and have no idea WHY I even had them in the first place.

1. Whole cloves

2. Poultry Seasoning (unopened)

3. Oregano leaves

4. Curry powder

5. Sesame seeds

6. Rosemary leaves

7. Orange peel

8. Smoke flavored garlic salt

9. Mustard seed

10. Poppy seed

11. Whole allspice

12. Meat tenderizer

13. Freeze dried chives

Any recipes I need to know to use up some of this stuff? Some of them I'm sure have been in my cabinet since we got married 16 plus years ago, those are going in the trash.

I'm still trying to figure all this linking stuff out! Maybe I'll get it one of these days.