Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thankgiving goodies by me!

Here are a couple of pics of the two things I made for our mini thanksgiving I hosted with the in laws.

This is my first homemade pumpkin pie that I made using evaporated goat milk (found it at Walmart!). My son has a cow's milk allergy and I am lactose intolerant so this is quite the treat. It came out wonderful, I have noticed a slight goaty aftertaste, but's the first pumpkin pie I've had in almost 10 years.

These are the best things ever! This is my grandma's recipe for Buckeye Balls (pb and chocolate) and they are so husband loves them. I think we have one left in the fridge..hah!

As for everything else I made, I didn't take pics..silly me. I did make my first turkey (a frozen marval 13 pounder) with the usual trimmings. The turkey was yummy, very moist. I brined it for 6 hours so hopefully that was the answer..I dunno. Hope you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Time to gear up for Christmas now!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

100 Things & What I've Done

This has been going around the blogosphere so I thought I'd share what I've done.
35.5 out of 100...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables NEXT YEAR!!!!!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (indoors)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63.Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

Monday, November 24, 2008


Waiting to

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MA trip

Our little excursion to my Aunt's house in Hingham, MA went well. It was tiresome having to keep such a close eye on Colton but it was nice to get away for a change of scenery. It was very nice to not have to cook AND she is basically all organic, so feeding Colton was super simple. No special meal for him, just what we had..he had. I wish I could afford to feed all of us that way but we just don't have the resources, financially or the food source itself! Hannaford just doesn't carry enough organic and their prices are insane. I bought 3 quarts of Almond Milk (Blue Diamond) for a dollar less each at Trader Joe's. Crazy. Now back to the same old, same old. Blah.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Why am I always the one to get the cold? Hubby had the sore throat and then nothing. Colton got nothing at all. Me, on the other hand, full blown sore throat, cough and runny nose. Fantastic. And of course to make matters worse, I am supposed to be going to my Aunt's house in MA for th weekend. What do I do???

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just Another Tuesday

Tuesdays drag on and on...why you ask? Hubby goes to his friend's house every Tue and Sat night. Thus making it a long day. We even went grocery shopping but that was 8 o'clock this morning. It's almost 4...little monster goes to bed at like 7:30. Not too bad I guess.

I find it hard to entertain him. How do you play with a 13 month old? He has zero attention span and gets very mad if you try to show him how something works. He won't draw with crayons, he insists on eating them. We try books but he eats those too and gets very mad if you try otherwise. Anyone have this problem and a solution? He loves to be outside but it's getting quite is New England and mid November!!

Well here is a picture of the little monster when he fell off his electric 4 wheeler into some prickers...of course, right?

On a side note..I've added a couple new items to my etsy shop. Check it out at

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

People are rude

Why are people so inconsiderate? I had to meet a guy over on Rte 9 where our Jeep is out for sale at 11:30. So I get there early..the nice thing to do right? Me, with the yelling 1 year old in the back seat who is hungry because lunchtime is at noon. I let Colton out and he wanders a bit in the yard, playing with leaves and dirt. It's now 11:45 and I decide I am not staying here, wasting my time for some idiot. I leave a nice little note saying I'm going to Millo's (2 seconds literally away) and my cell number. No call. I get home after picking up my Rock Op Coop order at Virginia's ( and call the idiot's cell. No answer...I leave a nice message. It is now 2 hours later and nothing.....argh..people please.