Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
In the works... Scary messes....hee,hee
Sunday, July 27, 2008
... to join in the annual fun that benefits a local pediatric rehab center.
Here are a few of the ducks before the big race...
Here they are floating down the river...
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We took a little trip to The National Museum of Natural History. Highlights included the dinosaurs, geology and gem exhibit(home of the Hope Diamond), the live butterfly house(one landed on my head) insects, and the African Elephant. (The largest mounted elephant in the world, weighing nearly 12 tons)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Bacon Chicken Layer Cake Recipe
This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.
3 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 cup margarine, softened
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup corn oil
2 jars strained chicken baby food
2 cups finely shredded carrots
plain or vanilla yogurt
2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.
Generously grease and flour two 8" round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margerine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chiicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8" cake pans. Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
STOP TALKING!" Usually this happens in the car...on long trips... where we are all trapped in too close quarters.
Life is messy...it's not all smiles. I love how this doll proclaims it loud and clear.
You can get your own extreme emotion doll from Gravel Alley Primitives on etsy. Go to pocomedio.etsy.com.
It's also very ironic to my son. He and I joked about it when she arrived. This is the very last thing he will ever hear from anyone... since he has great difficulty speaking to people outside the home.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Some days, it felt like that was going to be my only word, and it might be difficult to ever find any other description for myself...and I really didn't mind because it was rewarding and consuming ...and I was always exhausted.
The words that come to mind are joyful, overwhelming, sleep-deprived, blessed, grateful and stressed.
Gradually, without really noticing or even minding all that much, I lost little bits of me in the process of mothering and even more managing my personal life...for many reasons, some of which were out of my control. Now that my children are older and not so dependent, I have more time to remember and reclaim those parts of myself that I didn't know I missed.
So, even though Mother is my most important word, I am not putting it in my list, since it would be like putting my name in the list. Mother is part of my identity...not my description.
When I think of myself overall, I come up with the following:
Questioner...that's nine words, so I guess I'm also a Rule-Breaker.
But, if I had to describe myself at this exact moment and stage in my life, I'd use these words:
Searching, Reflective, Diminished, Impatient, Reviving, Zealous
This is the point where I'm supposed to tag other people...But I'm still relatively new to blogging and I don't know anyone well enough...so I guess that makes me tentative.
I tag everyone who reads this to think of your own six or sixty words that describe you! Acknowledge or add "participant" to your list and let me know what your words are!