Saturday, August 29, 2009

Farewell, Old Friend

Farewell, old friend. You will be missed.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sweet As Sweet Can Be!

Look at my little beauty!

Isn't she sweet?

You bet she is,

until she wakes up!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Friends!

I have the best, most thoughtful, caring, loving, helpful friends, blog and otherwise, that a person could ask for! Thanks to all of you for your thoughts! I really appreciate you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Feeling Like...

You know, I have not been on here much lately, because I have been feeling a little out of sorts. My sister's wedding is coming soon, but just two short weeks after that it will have been 2 years since my mom died. That day is looming overhead like a hurricane just off shore! It is driving me crazy! I still see her face in my mind. I see that she is young and crazy (sometimes good crazy and sometimes bad crazy!) and full of life, but I am wrong and she is not. Well, I am hoping Heaven can handle every bit of her, but she is no longer full of the life that I identify with and it is really wrecking my brain. Sometimes I find myself shutting down, and others I am a total bitch! I don't know what to do or where to turn to get this to stop. I know that the days leading up to an "event" usually mess with my head much worse than the day itself, but still!

I thought maybe spilling my guts would make me feel a little better. Maybe it will.

Please let me be clear, I am not soliciting attention. I am far from suicidal. I am just sad and pissed and crazy and lonely and miss MY MOM!

Good day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Watching a 3 year old eat is like watching paint dry on a day when the humidity is at 100%!

I guess she'll shower tomorrow, when she finishes her breakfast from today!

Why yes, I am rather impatient today! Why else would God allow the eating of a bowl of Apple Jacks to take all day, other than to teach ME a lesson in patience!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

School Starts Today!

School starts today...


One of the FOUR was up as soon as MY alarm went off!


Big fun, I tell ya! BIG, BIG FUN!

I think I am going to wake them up tomorrow and run away, until they leave for school! If I did, I might miss all the fighting, whining and arguing that seems to ensue in the wee hours of the morning, around here!

Hope you are having a great day!

(YES, I am yelling!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pray, Pray, Pray


I just wanted to let you know that my friend is doing better. She still has a little road in front of her, before things are where they need to be, but the important part is that she is here and she is still herself! Very much so, indeed! Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

My friend, and a friend to many of you, CH is being flown by helicopter, right now, to the Carle Hospital for treatment, because her heart is not working properly. I don't know any details, but I do know that this is NOT GOOD! I need help. I need to feel like I am doing everything I can to have God hear the plea to keep her here a little longer. I know that is selfish. I am not working on being unselfish at this moment, because she is raising her grandson and his dad just died less than a year ago. The grandson NEEDS her and she needs him too. Please pray for God to intervene and heal her condition, whatever it may be.

I know, I know, there is a plan much bigger, at hand, than what I may understand, but I am still asking you to pray that it would be God's will to save her life.

I am very worried.



Monday, August 10, 2009

It Has Arrived!

The toy bag that Deb Robertson from Works In Progress made for my kids to hook to the back of the car seat came today! My 9 year old daughter, known in the blog world as Ponch, was SO EXCITED that she had to be the one to open it! Nothing like swiping my fun, but oh well!

Are you ready to see it?

You are entirely too impatient!

Ok, fine! Without further adieu...

Isn't it sooooo cool!!!?!!! The outside is covered in cars and the inside is airplanes and the boys are more than ready to use it!

Thanks so much DEB!!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

It Looks Like I've Missed A LOT!

We have been out of town for the last few days.

We got home today around 2:30.

We had a nice time.


We will miss our family in Indiana!

We will not miss the drive with all of the kids!

I am glad we went and I am even more glad to be home, but I feel like I have missed a lot over the last few days. I have a lot of catching up to do! I hope I can squeeze things in! I have to be ready for my sister's wedding shower tomorrow. I have to be ready for life again and I am not sure that I am, but I guess I will take the vacation hat off and put the real life hat back on. *sigh*

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oh Man, This Is GONNA Be Great!

Ok, so I found another way to get my vegetables, while eating chocolate and I am STOKED! (Yet another word I NEVER say out loud!) This cake is so wonderful that I can not even explain it to you, but I will try!

Looks good, right? You should smell it! It has cocoa, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in it, so take a whiff of that! Just think of the warm cinnamon wafting through your kitchen and when your mouth starts watering, combine that lovely thought with the thought of cocoa and chocolate chips and tell me how you feel! Oh, did I mention that by chocolate chips I meant LOADS of chocolate chips? Ok, well, I meant to anyway!

There is something magical about getting up close and personal chocolate cake, isn't there? Good, I am glad you agree! I would hate to think I am the only one feeling this way! Not really, but I had to make you feel good!

Jealous, aren't you? Uh huh, keep tellin' yourself that!

I mentioned vegetables, right? Yep, again with the zucchini creations! Oh, but I could not help myself! My neighbor's momma brought me the zucchini and the recipe yesterday! I am in love and indebted to her, up to my ears! That was soooo super FABulous!

Want the recipe, so you can try it yourself?

Ok, I guess I'll share!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
by Mrs. Cook

3/4 c. oleo
2 c. sugar
3 eggs - 1 at a time
2 tsp vanilla
2 c shredded zucchini
2 1/2 c flour (i think i did a little less than that?)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c cocoa
1 tsp salt (i used sea salt)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c milk

Mix in order given. Bake at 350 for 1 hour in tube pan or 9x13 pan. You can add 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I might have used ALOT more than a cup! Oops!) and 1/2 - 1 c. chopped nuts. Top with a glaze = 2 c. powdered sugar and 3 tbsp milk + 1 tsp vanilla. (I used store milk chocolate frosting, because I am out of powdered sugar.)

Oh, I hope you enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY!