Sunday, April 27, 2008

Slow cooker sunday, beautiful photo, Donna Downey, and pancakes!

Look at this picture! I am so amazed at the beauty and the fury in these clouds. We had a storm pass through the other day and I was home with Dakota, he was sick again :( But I stood in the door *like an idiot* and it was lightening all around. I could not resist taking the pictures! I am getting more and more addicted to taking pictures! I love it!

Today is my Slow Cooker Sunday. I have butterfly chops in the crock pot this morning. I love cooking that way. I wash them really good and massage them as water runs over them, I do think this helps tenderize them. I put them in the pot then massage BBQ (Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce, trying a new one- not sure how it will be but I've heard it is good) back to the recipe... put the sauce on them, pour just a little dab more in there with them and sprinkle a little What's This, yes that is the name of it, seasoning on them all ( a special seasoning we have around here.. and it is FANTASTIC on EVERYTHING! Menu for tonight: BBQ Butterfly pork chops, carrots, fried potatoes, and hot rolls. Yes... I make a menu for every night of the week. It works, and it makes fixin' a lot easier.

I am exahusted! I stayed up until midnight watching Donna Downey videos on You Tube. I'm not a stalker, but she is just so funny! I love watching her time lapse videos! She has inspired me to get out my paint and just play! It was good yesterday and I think I'm going to do it again today! Oh and I think I'm also starting to talk like her... I noticed it this morning on the phone with my hubby. I think he thinks I'm on something- NOT! I'm so hyper these days. I'm just happy and INSPIRED!! Maybe it is the LEGAL steroids I've been taking. I feel good! MAYBE I'm about to be all better after the tooth thing. OH... and the little package that the medicine came in is a clear case with a couple of hinges on it. Like a credit card case, but bigger and clear. I'm going to do something with it. You can make scrapbook stuff out of just about anything!

I'm hooked on microwave pancakes! I have to have one every morning! Quick, easy and good!
I'm down to the last bite of my yummy pancake, it is 8:40 am and I do need to go start getting ready for church. I can't wait to get there. I'm back in and so happy. I missed a long time... was out for a few months and now I'm so happy to be back in there! I'm getting fed and feeling the difference.

Have a wonderful day!! I know it will be a good day!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

What have I been up to?

WOW! I can't believe it has been one month exactly since my last post! So much for the everyday writing since my surgery! I do get my new pearly whites on May 12!! Will post the before and after shots!!

So much for the weight loss as well. You can eat without teeth, boy can you eat! I am back to my 140 lbs. argh!! I will start walking soon as it warms up enough and try to get rid of some of the extra stuff.

I have found Donna Downey's blog. I LOVE her! She is a hoot! I love her stuff! I new she existed, but never new much about her stuff... I'm hooked on this bloggin' thing. I didn't know there was so much good stuff out there, until I found this blog stuff! She has a video blog on there and a thank you to Stacy Julian. She made a cute canvas on there and I got the idea that maybe I could do something like that, so I did. Here it is....

Please keep in mind, I'm not a painter. I just like to play like I am! I know it isn't perfect, but it was FUN! And that is what it is all about!!

My dear sweet hubby is on the road tonight, sleeping at the WalMart store in Festus, MO. I miss him!! He just told me he bought me a new stand up easel and THE NEW CRICUT SOFTWARE ( HE PRONOUNCES IT KRI-CUT--THIS DRIVES ME SOOO NUTTY!!) But hey, he takes care of my "habit"!! I can't wait to see him, and my stuff :) It will have to wait until Tuesday night though!

Oh, and I booked my room for the Hot Springs Scrapbook Convention in Novemeber! I can't wait, I just dread to see how much gas costs us then. I live about 3 1/2 hours from there! That is a lot of gas!!

Well, I'm going to close now and say good night...
Camille if you are reading this, girl you are in my prayers.. I love ya and you hang in there! You know how it is, hang on to it and never let that go! God is with you! You are loved and lifted up in prayer!!