Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Crepes -Two delicate crepes filled with vanilla cream cheese and smothered with sweet raspberry or strawberry and banana topping.
Hotcakes- A stack of three large buttermilk, multigrain, plump blueberry or sweet cinnamon fluffy hotcakes served with warm syrup.Add sweet Raspberry or Strawberry topping for 99 cents
Stuffed French Toast-Three slices of cinnamon-battered French toast with vanilla cream cheese and sweet raspberry or strawberry topping.
Stacked and Stuffed Hotcakes -You've never had hotcakes like these! We take two stuffed hotcakes, stack them with vanilla cream cheese, add more delicious toppings, then finish with whipped topping and sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Strawberry Banana CreamStuffed with slices of fresh banana then covered in fresh strawberry topping and more banana slices.
Chocolate Banana CreamStuffed with chocolate chips and fresh banana slices then drizzled with chocolate fudge sauce.
Caramel Banana Pecan CreamStuffed with honey-roasted pecans and fresh banana slices then covered in warm, caramel sauce.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Have a great Thursday everyone!
DD and I are headed to WV to a mall to have some retail therapy since her BF is too busy to come see her again. I will post tonight, unless we get a storm that knocks the electric out, which would be ok too.
PS I got over my soreness quickly so I guess I didn't do any damage to myself after the whole pressure washer accident.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
1. Katy needs to get home and get home soon. Voila! I'm there.
2. Katy needs volunteers to teach junior achievement.
3. Katy needs a pony. I'm pretty sure a pony is one of the last things I need.
4. Katy needs to understand that her outlook could negatively affect the performance of her department.
5. Katy needs to butch it up a little. Ummmm........I don't think so.
6. Katy needs to wear a ballgown. Maybe my next trip to wal mart I'll pull one out of the closet. (HA out of the closet....#5 get it. Sometimes I'm glad superhubby doesn't read this, that may confuse the poor guy a little)
7. Katy needs some good restaurants. I agree with that one!
8. To survive into adulthood Katy needs a new liver. I hope she gets one, whoever she is.
9. Katy needs a name. I thought I had one.
10. Katy needs special help, please. I'm afraid some people may agree with this one.
I couldn't resist one more........
It sounds to me like Katy needs it and needs it bad. (This from someone called naughtykaty who is posting on a board about spanking, and not as in parent child spanking)
Friday, June 22, 2007
Anyway back to my point...superhubby was recently listening to DS and me talk about my blog. He was not impressed that I have a place I talk about him on the internet. I explained that no one that actually knows him reads this (other than Trina who probably drops in once in a while) and he is more than welcome to read it anytime. I then explained the whole superhubby, DD and DS concept. He was ok with that but declined to read because that would mean having to sit and click things and wait on them to load. I don't think my computers self esteem could stand it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
I can even understand why he doesn't need this, even though it was his favorite toy for many years....and is still his fathers favorite toy.
I will NEVER understand why he wanted to get rid of the dozen or so pairs of these. They are a size 3 and I still think they are so cute and just because he is getting ready for his sophmore year in college doesn't mean he can't have these.....does it?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Where we live it is easy to get to Kentucky or WV and we actually do most of our shopping in those two states because the town in Ohio near us has very few stores left. DD loved the Barges so we snapped a few pictures as one was going by.
The sun was setting and the colors along the river were so pretty. Pinks and purples are DD's favorite colors so she loved the sunset today.
The sun kept getting lower and I had to take a few more before it disappeared behind the hill for the last time.
We found out a little later that the brilliant colors were there because a storm was brewing. We drove through some rain and watched the lightning and heard lots of thunder. We made it home to a DRY yard because of course the rain skipped around us again. We are getting used to it but I wish I had watered stuff before we went because we got home at 11 and I have this phobia about walking around the back yard in the dark. I like to see the snakes before they see me. I guess tomorrow evening I will be watering everything in sight.
It's midnight and time for superhubby. He is going to be shocked that I am up.....
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Isn't my feeder gross looking? I can't get it clean because the neck is about the size of a pencil and nothing will reach in there. I rinse it out with soap and water every week but it still looks bad. The hummingbirds don't seem to mind. The red thing in the background is my husbands new tool cart, which is the second one he has bought this year. I don't know why it was on the side walk other than he wanted me to see it again. I love that man!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
On the way home we called the boys and DS informed me the electric was off. Where we live the electric used to be off quite a bit. It was nothing for the electric to be off for a few days several times a year. It would go off for an evening at least once a month. We had an ice storm 6 or 7 years ago and the electric was off for 8 days. The last few years the electric coop here has done a lot of tree trimming and putting in new poles that make the electric much more reliable. We still are well prepared for electric outages. We have flashlights by the dozen, gas cook stoves to cook outside with and a woodburner in the basement to heat by or cook on if its too cold outside. We also have a camper with a gas fridge for those times it will be off for quite a while.
I actually enjoy an evening once in a while with no electric. We get out old board games, cards and pictures and have a good time. I do remember that when it was off for 8 days my kids said they never wanted to see UNO again. You really have no idea what darkness is until you live way out in the country and have no electricity. I went outside a little while ago and looked at the stars...thousands and thousands of stars. I can see thousands of stars every night but without pole lights and lights shining out of the house you see thousands more faint stars everywhere. It was pitch dark because even at 11PM this time of year the moon is behind one of the many hills around us and the sky is black with twinkling stars everywhere. The noises that come out of the woods are interesting too, but I don't worry too much about those as long as superhubby is within yelling distance. I know there are coyotes, fox and skunks everywhere (trust me I had to shut all the windows last night due to a skunk) but they don't really scare me as long as I know what they are.
Well I think I have went on long enough about absolutely nothing. I am headed off to cut superhubbys hair! The things we do around here after midnight.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Happy Birthday Superhubby (who never reads this and probably doesn't even know it exists)
Of course I used the time to get some pictures of one of my favorite subjects.........
Then after we walked up and down the boardwalk we turned around and walked back. DD was walking fast and having a great time and I was lagging a little when we got back. It didn't help that the toilets in the parking lots of the old fashioned hole in the ground type and the smell when we walked by was horrible.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
To all of you momma's (and poppa's) out there with young kids this is a public service announcement. ONE DAY YOU DD OR DS WILL GET THEIR HEART BROKEN.....AND IT WILL BREAK YOURS WITH EQUAL AMOUNTS OF PAIN.
When DS was in 10th grade he started dating his first really serious girlfriend. She was a sweet girl and DS was in love. Being the skeptical adult I am I figured this would last a few months and then they would each find someone better and move on. I was so wrong. I used to have to walk away so I wouldn't giggle in their face when they would sit and talk to me and superhubby with DS's arm around K's shoulder. They looked so young and like they were trying to look older. Fast forward 2 years and it was getting close to DS's graduation and he had a bad case of Senioritis (any parent with kids this age know that seniors have some weird disease that makes them know everything and care about very little.) He wasn't treating K very well. He would forget to call her, she would come over and he would kind of ignore her. Finally she did what she should have and broke off the relationship. It took DS about a week to figure out he screwed up big time and then it was too late. K wasn't about to sit around and get hurt again and there was someone else in the picture. The next 3 months were the most painful and scariest months of my parenting life. DS was beside himself with pain. He would walk around and cry, throw things at trees and sit up all night sobbing and cursing himself for screwing up so bad. There were times he would be upset and take off running down the road and run for miles, crying as hard as he could the entire way. I would get to work and DD would call and say he was having a meltdown and she was scared for him. There were nights I sat up all night because I was afraid of what he would do to himself. K would call every week or so to tell him she still loved him but wasn't ready to come back, and then it would start all over. Superhubby and I felt like we couldn't do anything for him. I remember being a teenager and I knew that no matter how many times I told him the pain would eventually get better he didn't believe it at that time. I knew that at his age he could not picture ever being happy again. I also knew that time would heal everything even if he didn't think so. It took months before he was better and even then he was just waiting until she was ready to come back. When I was in high school I was friends with a boy I'll call D. D had a lovely girlfriend who was as sweet as he was. One night D stole a bicycle out of someones yard because some kids dared him to. He was so worried about his girlfriend breaking up with him over stealing that bike that he went home and blew his brains out. Everytime one of my kids get the least little upset over a boy/girlfriend that enters my mind and I can't get it out. Why oh why D did you think that was the answer? Would my son feel the same way?
Fast forward another year and K is still with the boy who was waiting for her and DS has a new girl in his life. I hope he doesn't fall too fast this time, my heart can't take it.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
PS. I also went ahead and topped the pool up from where the kids had splashed the water out because that usually makes it rain buckets!