Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I can't believe it's Tuesday again! Well, I have something GREAT to toot about this Tuesday! We got our house! YAAAAY! And it is the best house we could ever ask for- so we all are so happy. We shocked the kids on Sunday ( we found out our offer had been accepted on Saturday when the kids were at their other parents' house.) We took them for a ride and didn't say where we were going- and then we pulled up in front of the house. My son asks me " Uh, Mom? Why are we pulled up in front of a house with a For Sale sign?" I just looked at him. And then it sunk in, " This is ours?" Both kids were ecstatic- especially stepbaby- she wants to paint her room designer colors, and put in shelves, and get new posters, and get an area rug, and, and, and, LOL! Such a decorator! I look forward to doing all of that and more in our new home- I have been a renter for so long- it will take some time for me to realize that this is mine forever~!
Monday, April 28, 2008
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Today is all about one of the best, most delectable thing in the known world- The Cookie-
How does one pick just a single favorite, when there are so many wonderful varieties out there? Hmmmm, decisions decisions.
Thinking about this has taken me back in time to when I was a little girl- my Great Aunt used to make Italian Wedding Cake Cookies every year for Christmas and they were my ABSOLUTE FAVE! So much so, she made me a special tin of them to have ALL TO MYSELF!!!!! Now mind you, this was a tin for me as well as however many I could swipe from the various tabletops and buffet platters-
We have a lot of family, so this would make for a lot of these wonderful cookies! I don't have my Great Aunt's recipe handy, but I searched and found one that is very similar- these are also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes.
- 1-1/3 C. Butter Flavor Shortening
- 2/3 C. confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 2-1/4 C. All-Purpose Flour
- 1/8 tsp.salt
- 1 C. finely chopped pecans
- Additional confectioners' sugar
- In a bowl combine shortening, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and almond extracts; beat until light and fluffy.
- Add flour, salt and pecans; mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Shape dough into 1- to 11⁄2-inch balls.
- Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake 25 minutes or until edges of cookies are light brown.
- Roll warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar.
- Remove to cooling rack.
We are making other offers, and have found another house that we like even more- gulp!
This will be the third offer we have made- hope third time is the charm!
Oh, and I get to go see our new Rottweiler puppy this weekend- he will be coming home in about 4 weeks!!!!! yay!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It's Tuesday again, sadly, I missed last weeks toot, sometimes life can get in the way of blogging. Let's see - I think I will toot about my son this week- he has been taking drum lessons for about a year ( he's 13 ) and is getting pretty good.
Anyways, hubbo is a guitar player- and has been playing for 25 years. He is very talented and has written and recorded several demos over the years- he also sings like a cross between Glenn Danzig and Ronnie James Dio. So, the 2 of them decided to jam the other night.
Now, I know some of you moms might find a drumset and a guitar playing in the garage to be a painful experience, but I personally thought it was GREAT! Loud music and kids laughing don't bother me- because I'm a rocker myself. I tried to get my son into guitar playing when he was 8 or so, but he wasn't having it. He started going to this teen club and gets drum lessons there, and he is hooked. I am impressed he has stuck to it for a year, and has no plans of stopping.
He went to a rock concert with a friend and his dad and was mesmerized by the drumsets and professional drummers there- totally starstruck!
My son held his own with the rythyms and did an awesome job. I didn't realize how good he is getting until I heard him playing with another instrument.
I think music is a great way for parents and kids to spend one on one time.
Friday, April 18, 2008
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I never really went into what it is my hubbo and I do- he is a web developer and I am a graphic artist and marketing goddess lol
I was working a lot full time when he and I first met - and he was my inspiration to go back to school and pursue a dream....remember those?
I had my son at 19 years of age, and dropped out of college to work and raise him- something I NEVER regretted- don't get me wrong for one second, my son is a true blessing in every sense of the word-
But, now that he is older, and both children aren't toddler age anymore- I have had time to think of things I wanted to do to better myself.
And so, begins my journey, to be able to make more money, be around my family more and really feel like I have accomplished something great.
Like Frank McCourt's mother used to say... "that's your dream out now..."
'Tis, Angela, 'Tis......
until next time...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Ok- I have laundry issues myself- I don't mind doing it- the kids know how to fold and put their stuff away- but I have to ask- how do they wind up using so many freakin towels? My 10 year old is the equivalant to half a person and she uses 2 towels per shower and showers daily- my son is no better, he puts the towels on the floor- (learned behavior from the man of the house ahem)
so I wind up washing loads and loads of towels. I tell them not to do it- but I caught the younger one yesterday going into the bathroom- where there were already 4 towels that were used one time- with two new towels- I was like, no, put them back. I' just sick of seeing nice towels on the floor and doing loads and loads and never seeming to get ahead. Am I obssessive? What should I do?
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Friday, April 4, 2008
Anyways, it's a cool house, so if we get it, I may just have to post pics all about it-that and the new dog which should be arriving in about a month- haven't told the kids yet- we want it to be a surprise!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
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