The stitches of life
Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday, March 09, 2009
Tuesday--pork tenderloin stew or leftovers
Wednesday--going out :)
Thursday--crock pot Trader Joe's pot roast, roasted potatoes, salad, rolls
Friday--Turkey Burgers, cut veggies
Sunday--Marinated chick. thighs, rice, broccoli
Monday--Mexican black beans & rice
Thursday--Crab Cakes, asparagus, rolls
Friday--Zesty Garlic Chicken, noodles, salad, rolls
I'd like to do next week too, but that never seems to work out ;). So for now I'll see if I can do 1 week--I'll be happy with that :). Edited to add partial 2nd week list ;)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
In the email he sent me yesterday he said "it sounds like you are doing well and enjoying your life." I responded with the following:
I am enjoying life. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger right? Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I stop and realize where I am and where I came from.
I've felt like that for many years now, and freely admitted it to whomever asked, but for some reason it really hit me when I saw it written down. Maybe 21 years after dad's death I'm finally ready to admit to some peace and happiness within myself. Maybe it's the beginning of dealing with his death and allowing him out of the box where he's been safely hidden all these years...
Anyway, that's been sitting in my head since yesterday, so I had to write it down. Growing older is a very interesting experience ;).
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sunday--leftover steak and mashed potatoes from V-day dinner :)
Monday--Green Chili quiche, salad (meatless Monday)
Wednesday--Pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, sauteed broccoli & carrots
Thursday--Mahi Picatta (dinner done), broccoli, rolls
Friday--leftover meatballs, salad, garlic bread
And while I'm at it, I'm going to do the following week as well!
Monday--Mexican black beans and rice (meatless Monday)
Wednesday--tacos, leftover black beans and rice from Monday
Thursday--crab cakes, asparagus, rolls
Friday--something using the other pork tenderloin from last week ;)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
In my defense I've always been passionate about travel, and I've been very fortunate that I've been able to travel to many different places, both here and abroad. When the boys came we were limited in our travel options and didn't take any "big" trips for many years. I didn't realize how much I missed the planning/reading part of travel until I started planning for our first family trip to Disney last October. Because it had been so long and so much had changed (both at Disney and with travel in general) there was a lot to catch up on and learn new. As with other cases I threw myself into it and lost myself in it. I did the same when I first joined the cross stitch board--it had been so long since I had stitched on a regular basis and so much had changed that I just lost myself in catching up. Now that I feel more caught up with Disney I am emerging a bit from that "cocoon" and trying to get my other passions back online ;).
While I get a lot of information from the Disney boards they aren't communities to me. They are to others of course, just not to me. My community and my family are at Cross Stitch Crazy and I've missed them terribly! Not stitching, and not talking or reading about it, have left a hole in my life that I need to fix. Not gardening has done the same thing. So my main goal for the summer is to start stitching again on a regular basis and to get out in the garden again, at least to maintain it if nothing else ;). Visiting the board and updating here will hopefully help with that, so to those who are reading I say Hello Again!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We just got back from Disney this afternoon and we're all a bit beat ;). This trip piggybacked on Dave's Microsoft conference, so we all stayed in his hotel room which was interesting (we usually get 2 rooms). I flew down with the boys while he came separately and I took them to the parks during the day by myself. It doesn't sound like much but this is the first time I've done anything this big with them without having Dave to help. He did meet up with us for the evenings which was nice. I'm so proud of my boys--2 years ago this trip wouldn't have been possible (well, not without me losing my sanity!) but they are so grown up and responsible now that it was really pretty easy :).
The past couple of weeks have been rather hectic to say the least. Ian got a monster ear infection 2 weeks ago. He missed most of school that week which also happened to be the week for their state testing. At the same time we found out our air conditioning has finally passed the point of no return and will soon die. This requires not only a new AC unit but a new furnace as well, as our old furnace doesn't support the newer AC's. Now all we have to do is find $11,800 somewhere--maybe change in the sofa cushions? The Friday before our trip Ian woke up in the middle of the night complaining about his ear again. Took him back Saturday morning to find out the infection hadn't totally gone away after all. He was given a new round of medication and clearance to fly (fortunately!). He did fine and the trip went well up until last night. We're at the Magic Kingdom watching the parade and he's freezing (keep in mind it's 75 degrees even at night) and fading before our eyes. Turns out he had a fever! Today when we get home there's a message on the machine from the doctor's office--his results finally came back and he also has strep! Yes, we hauled our son around Disney World with an ear infection and strep throat--you may now nominate us as parents of the year!
Oh yeah, the Saturday before the trip Dave was coming home with the boys while I was out and got into an accident a block from the house--someone ran a stop sign and plowed into the front corner of the van. She had more damage than we did, but she hit the wheel just right so that it bent and the van couldn't be driven. So the whole week before the trip the van was in the shop, and we found out she doesn't have insurance after all so we now have to pay the deductible! They left a message today saying it was finally ready, but we can't pick it up until Dave gets home on Friday.
There were a couple of other things (bad storms, Brendan in hysterics and we lost power (twice) because of said storms, etc.) but those are the highlights ;). I'll try to get here more often to update!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
This is definitely one of those entries that's me trying to make sense of what's in my head--not that many people will be reading this anyway ;).