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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Foot Photo #2

After the movie we went to our parents to hang out and eat (They always feed us! Yum!) Dad and Mom gave all three of us girls matching-ish slippers (plus other awesome stuff!). Of course we had to take a picture to show off how cute our feet were together. I didn't realize until I was looking through my pics the next day that we had taken two sets of photos of our feet in two different places wearing two different foot coverings on the same day AND our feet are in the same place/position in both photos. We are super silly girls!

Foot Photo #1

We went to the movie theater to watch Sherlock Holmes on Christmas day. While there we posed with The Chipmunks. We were apparently still a little camera crazy after the photos because we put our feet together for another picture. Silly us!

My Lost Contact

I removed a contact from my eye, opened my fingers slightly & it shot out like a spring! I looked everywhere, trying to not move. It was tricky, since I was wearing several layers of clothing it could have fallen in & was snuggled in several blankets & also juggling the phone, contact solution & open contact case. After a few minutes I set the stuff down & got up to look, being careful to move things as little as possible. I can't see much without contacts so I was moving around with my face practically touching every surface of every blanket & object near me, including all my clothing, the stuff I was holding, coffee table, end table, lamp, and floor. I did this several times before walking away sad because it was my last set of contacts. This took over 1/2 an hour. That's a long time for a contact to be out. I finally gave up but asked God to help. I felt like I should check the
contact solution again. I saw it! It was a crispy little thing but eventually I was able to rehydrate it!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Boyz Are Home!

They were with their father for CHRISTmas and with my brother for a few days before that. They came home this morning.I missed them. This picture was taken while they were with Uncle Rob and Aunt Jackie. The boyz helped them move into their house. They used the money they earned from that job to buy me a new microwave for CHRISTmas. The old one recently started making weird noises.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Best-est Banana Bread Ever!

This messy recipe card has worked very hard in my many kitchens, faithfully helping me bake hundreds of loaves of super yummy banana bread since I was a teenager. (I didn't know about sleeves that keep the cards clean back then) This is THE best banana bread ever! I lost the recipe several years ago in one of my moves. I looked & looked for it many times then would give up & try a different recipe. Every one left me disappointed. Finally, this winter, I stumbled across it (yayee!) while unpacking yet another box. (unpacking seems to be a neverending process LOL) I want to publish this recipe just in case I lose it again, cuz I'm like that. ;)

1/2 c oil
1 c sugar
2 eggs
3 very ripe mashed bananas
beat thoroughly.
in a separate bowl mix:
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
add flour mixture to banana mixture & beat well
3 Tbs milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c nuts(optional)
add to banana/flour mixture & mix well.
Bake in greased loaf pan @ 350 for 1 hour.

Christmas Day

My CHRISTmas day was wonderful! I went with my brothers and their wives and kids to see Sherlock Holmes (we all liked it) then we headed over to our parents to hang out and eat way too much super yummy food. It was my first CHRISTmas without Shayna. We both made it through. :) The boyz were with their father as usual except this year they opened presents at my house while I was gone. Ronnie is still in Virginia...hopefully he will come home for a visit someday soon (that reminds me of SomedaySoon. LOL remember him?) The picture of Deanna, me, and Jackie was taken at the movie theater. It is nice to not be the only nerdy one in the family that takes pics with weird and random objects. We are a wacky bunch. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bash's Birthday Party

We celebrated Bash's 14th birthday with friends and family at our home on Saturday. Our home is tiny so it was a full house! Bash had to work hard at putting his candles out. They were sparklers and kept relighting. Jim prepared mini mexican style snacks for everyone that were super yummy. Bash went with my brother and s.i.l. to spend the night before all of the guests left so we continued partying without him. We missed him but managed to have a good time anyway.

Bash Decorating His Gingerbread House

Z Decorating His Gingerbread House

Friday, December 4, 2009

I Love To Be Kneaded

My dog loves to be "kneaded." He loves to be petted just about every other way too. LOL

Is "He loves to be petted." or "He loves to be pet." the proper way to write that? I've seen it written both ways and always wondered.

Gayle took this photo and added the caption, "I love to be kneaded." I just wanted to give proper credit.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I emptied the nook that holds the fire wood so I could paint the walls. The wood supply was very low and needed to be replenished soon. I had the brilliant idea that I should put a few coats of polyurethane on the raw wood floor before we replaced the firewood and brought more in from outdoors.
Late last night I put the first coat of polyurethane on the floor, then the second coat this morning. Our dog loves looking out the window next to the nook so I strategically put a trunk and a stool out to prevent him from walking on the wet floor. That silly dog went behind the hot wood burning stove to walk on the wet floor and to look out the window. He left large puppy paw prints in the wet polyurethane! I am happy to report that the floor was still wet enough to touch it up. When the floor was dry and I moved the hutch back I noticed a few puppy prints that I missed. Now we have partial dog foot prints on our floor. Cute huh!