Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Dinner Recipe

I made a goal to add a few new recipes to my dinner rotation.  The one I chose was fairly simple, but a bit time consuming.  I did manage to get thumbs up from the whole family.  Jack said he preferred the "other" orange chicken that I make.  Shhh, it's no secret that the other chicken is from a Costco box.

Sweet n' Sour Chicken

Did I take a picture of mine?  Of course not, we were too busy eating.  Would I make the recipe different?  I might actually follow it a bit closer next time.  I didn't cook the chicken for the full hour, so my sauce was a bit runny.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's that time of year! As usual, I've waited until last minute to get "cards" for the kids Valentine's Day parties. Luckily, Lily went for her old standby. She'll be putting a sucker in her hand.

Emma tried something new this year and we'll be gluing Hersey kisses on her hand. Done and done!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Unfinished Business

All the stars aligned and I have been finishing unfinished projects around the house. It doesn't hurt that Michael is out of town and I can wear paint clothes all day. I have had the top of my very tall walls mocking me for years. Literally. It's been at least two probably three since I painted the reachable parts. I marched myself over to my neighbors house to borrow a tall ladder before I could think twice. By the way, don't ever have Jack hold the ladder for you. Just sayin'! I was white knuckling it at the top of said ladder and cursing my motivation to finish a project. The weekend isn't over and I'm not done painting, but I'm well on my way.

Friday, February 1, 2013


It's been a busy week filled with too many activities. I felt like I was mostly on top of everything and feeling pretty good about it. Then I remembered that I had signed up to take muffins to school, right about the time I couldn't do anything about it. I completely forgot. In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. Of course I feel like a flake and secretly hope that I get put on the "don't ask to volunteer" list. There is a list, right?!