Friday, November 27, 2009
1. Sam needs to make a cake and some cookies. Now that is a good one…I could do that.
2. Sam needs a job! Well, no, not really. I am a homeschooling stay at home mom and that is a job in itself.
3. Sam needs jeans. Yes, most definately I do. My favorite jeans has a hole…well a few holes…small ones but in not so good areas!
4. Sam needs time. Always…I always need more time. :)
5. Sam needs a shower! LOL Ok that one is just funny!
6. Sam needs a playful and loving home. This I have already!
7. Sam needs a holiday in Spain. Oh yes please that sounds lovely.
8. Sam needs to tone her aggressive tone. YIKES! ;)
9. Sam needs your number’s. Well, ok…if you really want me to have them.
10. Sam needs to get to work. Enough already with the work and the job thing! Jeez!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of friends, family and laughter.
I am thankful for…
my wonderful family, our health, my children’s laughter, smiles and hugs, a warm home, food on the table, a bed to sleep in, comfort, love and life. So many things we take for granted in life. Look through the eyes of a child this year and see all the precious things life has to offer.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I am linking up to 320* Sycamore's Favorite Things! I am a day late but I am sure this one will be going on for a long time. What a wonderful idea to get more holiday gift ideas!!
My favorite things:
1. My Keurig Coffee Pot! http://www.keurig.com/ This is one of the best things. No more wasted coffee left in the pot and it tastes delicious. They have so many different coffees to choose from.
2. Painting! I love to hand paint personalized items for friends and family. These will be personalized with names and initials. So much fun!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today we said good-bye to Tucker. It was a very peaceful good-bye and we were able to do it at home. I love our vet! She is wonderful, sweet, caring, compassionate and truly loves her job.
The kids said their good-byes which was terribly heartbreaking to watch. Then they went upstairs to play with grandma. My husband and I sat with Tucker right in his “spot” next to our couch. He was always at my feet. A little heartbeat at my feet no matter where I was. :) So that was the best and most comfortable spot for him.
Putting a dog to sleep is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. Thank you for all your kind words. I am going to feel the loss for a very long time. He was full of life and made a big impact on our house.
We are animal lovers in a big way. I once volunteered with a sheltie rescue group (I had 4 shelties and now 3). A little over a year ago I volunteered as a foster mom for an animal rescue group and now we have 3 cats too. I admit I am softie and end up falling in love with the animals.
Rest in peace Tucker Mans…you will forever be in my heart.
Monday, November 16, 2009
We are having to say good-bye to one of our fur-babies. Our dog Tucker has been sick for a long time now but hanging in there. He has many issues but most having to do with his thyroid and seizures he has. He is only 10 years old.
This is Tucker last year. Look at that sweet face. He is the most loyal dog I have ever know.
Tucker chose me when he was a puppy. I had gone to look at the sheltie puppies with an “ideal” look in my mind. Tucker had an almost all white face as a puppy and was adorable but not what I had pictured. So after lovin on all the puppies and watching their little personalities this little dog kept coming over to me and sitting right on top of my feet. Every time I would stop walking there he was perched there looking up at me.
He knew I was his person. Finally I laughed and said, “I think this little guy picked me!” and I was right. Tucker has been such a joy to have in my life. He LOVED to run in the sprinkler just like a little kid. He would run and jump through it barking and enjoying life to the fullest. He LOVED tennis balls and would always have one in his mouth. Tucker would play ball until your arm just could not throw it any more. He was sweet and gentle when I had my children. Content to take a backseat for awhile and let me be a mommy. Then when the kids were old enough…he had playmates and loved them with all his heart.
Tucker is a good soul.
Tomorrow I will have to put Tucker to sleep and I am hurting. I always told the vet that if he was in pain and did not have a quality life left to let me know…even if I was in denial. Well, last night Tucker had a really hard night. He has had them before but then always seems to get “better”. Today he has not. The vet gave me some valium to ease his pain a bit and make him more comfortable through the night.
I am spending the day with my furry little guy and letting him know how much he has brought to my life.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I LOVE Paula Dean so I was super excited when I found this FREE download of her Holiday Guide. It is WONDERFUL!
And then for Christmas….
I think one of the reasons I picked this is because of my love for polka dots and checks. Anyone know how to find those plates?? I love the white with the little bubble ridge around it.
Friday, November 13, 2009
My children and I love to bake. Every fall I make Apple Squares. I made a batch a couple weeks ago and they disappeared all too quickly soooo we made some more today.
My little girl loves to help Mommy in the kitchen!
She snuck a few apples to eat as we were peeling them….so cute!
This is what is in my oven right now and I cannot wait to eat one. They smell wonderful!
Here is the recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
8-9 apples peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon
(Mix apples with sugar and cinnamon and set aside)
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time. Sift in dry ingredients. Press half of dough into the bottom or a 9 X 13 greased pan. Spread apple mixture on top. Make patches with remaining dough and place on top of apples, overlapping.
Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 mins.
This only makes one pan of them and I have found that is not enough! :) I love these and love to share them with friends.
Let me know if you make them and how they turned out!! :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I washed mine several times and dried them with dryer sheets to make them softer. They also have a terrible smell to them when you first take them out of the package so you have to wash them.
I already had the black curtain rods so all I needed to purchase was the black curtain rings. I am so happy with them!