Thursday, September 30, 2010


I have committed to Blogtoberfest.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

10 on Tuesday -- What is in the 'Fridge

10 on Tuesday Refrigerator edition

Lots and lots of things are in the refrigerator

  1. Leftover pork chops from last night. Thought I was cooking for 4 kids who had just finished practice, but only ended up being 2 kids.
  2. Parmasen cheese -- it is a staple at our house.
  3. Apples -- it is apple season and fresh apples are great.
  4. Medicine for Mister. He is one of our cats, and we have some ear medicine in there for him.
  5. Milk...we go through gallons, there is always milk in the fridge.
  6. Eggs--fresh from a local farmer.
  7. Sharp cheddar cheese.
  8. Greek yogurt.
  9. Ranch dressing, my kids use it on everything, or just about everything.
  10. Homemade syrup.

There are many more things in there, but leftovers and locally grown products are the norm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 on Tuesday How to Celebrate your Birthday

How to Celebrate your Birthday.

Interesting topic in our household, as we have a few complaints about our natel day. DD #1 is sometimes a Turkey baby, in fact, she is again this year. Fortunately, she likes Turkey and all the trimmings for dinner. DD #2 is mid-summer, all of the friends on vacation ruining her birthday party. Fortunately, her favorite cake is Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes, at least they are in season. Sonny boy is mid-March, has been known to fall during Spring Break, and again friends out of town. Additionally, two older half sisters are the two preceding days. He likes cake, more is good. Their father, his is December 24, and he has his own issues (in oh, so many ways, so he is not in the picture.) I think I have it worst of all, as mine is not even on most calendars three out of four years. That said, ways to Celebrate your Birthday...

  1. With Friends and Family.
  2. Quietly and with peace.
  3. Loudly with exuberience.
  4. With 10% off during your birthday month at your favorite LYS.
  5. Being pampered and taken care of.
  6. With three dozen long stemmed roses being sent to your office (OK, Mom was told to never do that again, long stemmed red roses are FAR too expensive in February.)
  7. Without any agenda but what comes to mind.
  8. Waking up with friends and/or family singing to you.
  9. In college, the year I had a birthday, there were actually two of us in our wing with that birthday. The hallway was decorated in our honor. Generally birthday girls got their door decorated.
  10. With love and happiness.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

10 on Tuesday -- Why to watch Football

This week's 10 on Tuesday topic is why to watch football

  1. My son plays football. This will be his 4th year, and the first year he has played he is one of the older experienced boys. He is starting on all the teams and excited.
  2. In small towns, football is the happening social event of fall evenings. You need to see someone in town, go to the football game, they will be there. The last varsity HS football game had around 4000 people at the game. Not bad for a school district with less than 500 kids. (The game was the 2008 State Champs vs the 2009 State Champs.)
  3. It is fun to watch football.
  4. It is a family event.
  5. DD #1 cheers for one of the local college teams. OK, I don't care so much about that team, could care less if they win or lose, but I want to watch the kiddo cheer.
  6. Great knitting time, and it is nice to knit wool in cold weather. I work on a blanket for my daughter during football season, one of these years I may even finish it.
  7. Great place to show off the hand knits. Again, cool weather and knitting are made to go together.
  8. Good fund raiser for the High School. Parents do a lot of fund raising at the football games, and the funds help all of the High School teams.
  9. Root for the home team. Support the local kids.
  10. Being involved with my kids and showing that I support what they regard as important.