Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

What's for dinner this week?

Monday - Sheperd's Pie (inspired by this blog) I make it with ground turkey since beef is not my friend.

Tuesday -Salt & Pepper Salmon (Sam's favorite)

Wednesday - Mexican Casserole (almost the same as this one!)

Thursday - Beef Stew (The kids and I are going to dinner and a high school football game with friends, so this will be for Mike.)

Friday - Remember that Beef Stew from Thursday? It's showing up again!! Maybe I'll buy Mike his favorite Sushi.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tick Tock

This very fun

clock sits in the hallway

outside the Orthopedic

Specialist we sometimes

visit. It's very fun to watch

on the quarter hour. The

metal balls go through all

sorts of mazes and a few

whirl-i-gigs before the

clock tolls the time.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

He does so much more than manage databases

He also fixes sprinkler systems

Friday, September 14, 2007


Survivor: China premieres next Thursday. So as I'm driving around town I think to myself:

I wonder how well they'll survive if they're made to play with lead tainted toys?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

21 years

Always remember, life is not how many breaths you take,
it's how many moments take your breath away.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Life is Good

On Tuesday, I "used" my birthday present.
I received a gift certificate to the Spa

I chose the Hot Stone Therapy Massage.

I have never experienced anything like it.
It was relaxing and peaceful.

I smiled all day. There was just no stopping it!

My surroundings were opulent.
It was all I could do not to walk around
saying, "Oooohhh!" to everything.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I knew it was coming...

It's official.
We are now seven days into the new school year
I'm bored.

I have an agreement with my children. Whenever I hear,
"I'm bored" they have to clean something.

Beds made - check
Laundry done - check
Vacuuming done - check
Toilet clean - check
Nothing says, "I love you" like a clean toilet, especially during cold and flu season!
Sinks shiny - check

Flylady would be proud!

I knew there would be something.

I see dust!

And the CDs need to be alphabetized again.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Oregon inspired dinner

For his birthday, Mike received this book
and several bottles of lovely Oregon wine.
Big shout out to Dean & Louise without whom
this day would not have been possible!

Tonight for dinner he made this FABULOUS
Filet Mignon with Merlot & Mushrooms

For dessert we had Bittersweet Mocha Mousse.
Dear God in Heaven, I don't think I've ever been happier!

We finished the evening with Karen beating
Mike and Sam at Scrabble.
Mike and Karen play every couple of weeks or so,
but with Sam in the mix it was quite a challenge.
Three letter words tend to choke the board.