Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Oh my goodness. I am so bored. I tried taking a nap. I went through all of my mail. I did some laundry. Ugh. I am surfing the computer. Nothing to do.

Blogging is getting a little old. I am not sure why I have not been motivated to blog. It seems as though everyone has spring fever.

I don't even know what plans we have for this evening. Do I need a vacation?
Yay! It's a day off finally! I have a ton of laundry staring me in the face. Ugh... chores on your day off. Oh well. It shouldn't take long. I will check back in later.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gardening - Help!

Good morning! I am looking out my window and our peach tree is in full bloom. I hope we can actually have some peaches this year. Last year we had ice, so no peaches. The year before we had squirrels, so no peaches that year either. I have been told if I buy some fake snakes and put them around the base of the tree, the squirrels will probably stay clear. Anyone else have any ideas?

I am getting my 4x4 boxes ready. They need to be weeded and more soil needs to be added. I am doing my tomato plants in a different area this year. Last year they did not get enough sun. I couldn't get my zucchini plants to produce anything. Not sure what I was doing wrong there. The only thing that produced decent were the cherry tomatoes. My peppers wouldn't even produce much.

Perhaps I will see better results this year. I am going to investigate a bit and experiment with different plants this time around. Maybe I will have better luck. Any suggestions?

Saturday, April 26, 2008


It's getting harder and harder to update these days. I know I should spend more time doing so, but I have so much going on. I have not read up on my favorite blogs in three days. Lots of catching up to do.

I have to work today and tomorrow, so hopefully I can find some time this weekend. Have a great one!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Love Spring!

Good morning! The weather is perfect today! Nice and cool with the sun just peeking out behind some clouds. Soft dew on the tender shoots of new baby grass. Oh! I just love this time of year. Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons.

I haven't done ABC Wednesday in awhile. I need to get some more pictures taken. So, I am taking my camera with me today. Maybe I will see some interesting things in my small part of the world.

We are probably going to our weekly poker night. I don't know if I have ever mentioned this before, but every Wednesday, Josh and I play poker with a small group of friends. T H is my favorite.

Okay, so I need to get ready for work. I will catch you all later!

ABC Wednesday

N is for NYC. Here are some pictures from our trip in October 2007. I think about the city all of the time. I can't wait to revisit.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Good morning lads and lasses. Sorry for not updating. I went to my parents' house this weekend with the kid. We had a lot of fun.

Back to work as usual today. Not a whole lot going on. It's been a boring spring so far. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ah, thank goodness that is over. I had 10 hours worth of meetings to attend yesterday. I am so glad it's done.

Today will be a short day and then tomorrow should be good! Hope you are all having a great week!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today is going to be a long day. I am not looking forward to it whatsoever. I can't wait until Friday. I have a three-day weekend. Thank goodness.

Catch you all this evening.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Is It Monday Already?

Good morning. I trust you had a great weekend. Mine was way too short. Yesterday we had problems with refrigeration at a store, so I got to spend most of my morning pulling product that was damaged. It didn't help that a call from my boss woke me up at 6:30 on a Sunday morning. Of course, he didn't show up until we were done. At least he showed up, right?

Today will prove to be an interesting day. I have a walk-thru on Wednesday. It should go pretty smoothly. Conference call this morning. I will probably be on that for at least two hours. Ugh....

Well, I am off to visit your blogs before I have to get out there and do some actual work. Have a great day!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dinner With Goldfish

I've got dinner going. Nothing special this evening. Meatloaf, creamy garlic potato mash, steamed broccoli spears, and crescent rolls. It's simple and done within 30 minutes. Gotta love that Rachel Ray!

Today was a pretty good day at work. I went to my first store to promote a new manager. That was fun. She will do a fantastic job, but I have noticed she tends to doubt herself at times. I then went to another store to pick up some keys to let me into an old store. We needed to get in there to get some supplies out before we decide to sell it. Then I went to another store to drop off some supplies and headed for home. There were some sprinkles here and there today, but it has been extremely windy. The Kansas wind is something to be reckoned with. I have seen it turn over 18-wheelers like they were rag dolls. Yep, it's crazy tornado season once again.

I have a co-worker who is a storm chaser. Crazy ass is what he is. He loves chasing storms! He even has one of those little satellites on the side of his house with like this mini Doppler radar system going. It's some pretty high tech stuff. whatever...

Josh took the kid to the fish store and purchased some things for the new tank. The kid kept it pretty basic. I figured he would deck it out in Sponge Bob, but he kept it pretty low key. The tank now has blue rocks, a log with some foliage, and three goldfish. I love watching the fish swim around. It's quite relaxing.

Okay, so I am off to tend to dinner and I plan on catching up on more blogs this evening. Hope you all had a great Saturday!

Friday, April 11, 2008


I don't know if it's spring fever or if I have just been plain lazy, but I have not felt the urge to blog much. Have any of you been experiencing this feeling? Anyway, to make it worse, I have just been feeling so lethargic lately. I took a nap today. I was just so tired. I have a cough that is kicking my ass and I took my cough syrup that contains codeine. It makes you drowsy. It works.

So, today was cleaning day. The kitchen was cleaned and so was the kid's room. We got a new bed so he now has our old one. He has graduated from a twin to a queen size. Josh and I got a king size pillow top. aaaah....

We also hooked up the kid's fish tank. We need to get some rocks, greenery and, of course, some fish. I am not sure what kind, but the kid is a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants. We shall see what he comes up with.

It's back to the daily grind of work tomorrow. I know I probably talk about that more than anything, but I can't help it. It's boring, but it's what I do. Well, I need to tend to the carrot cake I have in the oven. Hope you all have a grand weekend!
I am off today and it is the day for some major spring cleaning. The house is tore up! It will get back into shape before too long. Talk at all of you later.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good morning. I only have time for a quick post here. It's been crazy this week! Congrats to Josh's team - Kansas University, for winning the tournament. Thank goodness.

Well, I will catch you all later.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Stuffy and Runny

Good morning! I am stuffy and runny today. One nostril continues to leak while the other is stuffed up. Allergies? Sinus? Who knows. I am also coughing up crud. yum.

We are heading to Kansas City today. Every year we go to the first home game of the Royals. They are playing the Yankees, so tickets went fast. There are about 30 of us who meet up every year. The game usually starts around 3, but we go around 8 in the morning. We will cook breakfast and then get started on the steaks around noon. It's a lot of fun, however, this year they are expecting rain. Me and rain don't have a very good relationship. I need to find my umbrella before we leave.

We will be at Minsky's tonight for the big KU game. OMG, I hope they win! It would be crazy if they did!

Well, I will check in on Wednesday. Hope you all have a good week. If you get a chance to stop by Midwest Girl, please do so. She just had a baby boy! Tell her I sent you! Congrats Sally!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Blogging sure is slow on the weekends! Anyway, I am actually getting ready to head out the door. KU plays tonight, so there will be lots of tension in the house. I will post more later. Have a great day!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Good morning. I have a meeting at 9:30 this morning, so I thought I would spend a little time on this post before having to leave.

I have just prepped and seasoned the center cut boneless pork chops we are having this evening. I think I am going to smother them in this kick-ass gravy I make and serve it all over rice. Perhaps I will also prepare some steamed broccoli for a side. No dessert ideas as of yet. I might have to pick up something from the store.

I was reading about kitchen gadgets on Bonnie's blog and thought about the gadgets that are my favorite and which ones I don't use. I use my hand mixer the most. I also like just the plain old whisks you can use by hand. I don't really use my Kitchen Aid mixer as much as I would like to. I have a food processor that never gets used. Let's see, the blender, the omelet maker, the sandwich maker and the roaster only get used maybe once or twice a year. I do use my crock pot and rice cooker a lot. I probably use the rice cooker the most out of any gadget I have.

I also love pots and pans. I have a several sets still in boxes. I am hoping to use them one day when we have a brand new house. The current ones I have are in great shape, so I can't see letting them go right now. I also have a bunch of new dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. in boxes. It's funny how I am just waiting to use them. These are all gifts from family members and I have plenty on hand, so they sit prettily in their box, waiting to be opened and used. Looks like one day, a pretty large garage sale will be in my future. I have never had a garage sale before. Is it hard work?

Changing the subject...

Have any of you tried quince paste before? It's delicious! It is made from the quince fruit and is cooked down with lemon and sugar. It forms a paste which is then made into sort of a firm jelly. The stuff I buy is from Spain. It pairs well with cheese, especially Manchego, and is excellent for a dessert. Aha! I have just solved what I am serving for dessert. I am the only one who likes it, so I may need an alternative. Anyway, if you can find it, you must try it. It is very good.

Okay, enough ranting. I will catch you all later this evening. Have a great day!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

It's All Good

Everything went well the past two days. My dad had to stay an extra day for more recovery, but he is now home and doing well.

Going back to work today was the worst. When you are scheduled off, but are stressing about something non-work related, it really drains you when you come back.

My kid's track meet was cancelled due to rain today. It wasn't even that bad this afternoon, but I don't know the circumstances, so whatever.

I have much to get done at home. Looking around, I see the laundry has piled up a bit, the kitchen floor needs cleaned and the bathroom needs some attention in the next few days. Will it ever get all done?

Have I told you I am totally in love with the song by Leona Lewis. It is the second song on my playlist. I just love it!!! Listen to it. Let me know what you think.

Later potaters.
Just checking in real quick. Mom is fine, dad is fine. I will post more this evening.

Thanks for all the nice comments, thoughts, and prayers.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Big Day

I am waiting on my coffee. Today is a big day for our family. I hope the minor surgery goes well for my dad. I probably won't post until tomorrow. Keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers today.