Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Nice Afternoon

Don't they look yummy! Golumpki, Cabbage Rolls or Pigs. Whatever you call them they are delicious! Paula's mom, Chris, and I spent a wonderful afternoon creating a roasting pan full of them, using her moms recipe. As we cooked, stuffed and rolled we talked a lot about our kids, our husbands and about life in general. It's a real blessing to discover how well you get along with the family of the woman your son has chosen to be his life's mate. I am unbelievably blessed.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Mother's Chagrin

I'm spending some time with my parents in North Carolina. Mom does a lot of needlework, mostly needlepoint nowadays, but she used to do crewel, counted cross stitch, knitting and crocheting. I didn't get this gene. When I was younger I tried. I really did. Not relaxing. Not theraputic. The thought of needlework causes hives. Hot glue is too much for me. I love her work, and she's happily making a pillow with a million flowers and colors for the windowseat in my dining room. Maybe one of my brothers will be like Rosie Greer and pick up needlepoint. Love you Mom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ready for spring and a few things I've learned

I have started some spring cleaning and redecorating. I'm not generally a pink person, but there is something about spring that makes me think pink. Hubby found some cool tea cup/saucer hangers at a craft store for clearance pricing. They were brass, and I dislike that color. Out came the spray paint, and voila! I gathered my pink hued glassware and some teacups that were in the storage cabinet and the buffet is ready for spring. It's my little piece of happy, now that the weather has gone cold again.
Some things I've learned over the past week:
Silicone spatulas are awesome. Just make sure that the handle is silicone or something other than plastic that won't melt. That pan of beans went into the trash.
Silicone spatulas are awesome. After you have melted one, make sure you don't replace it with one with a metal handle. OUCH
Silicone spatulas are awesome. I finally learned my lesson and got one with a wooden handle and all is well. I smarten up over time.
I'm heading to NC for a visit with my parents. I'll be helping with a little bit of spring cleaning, teaching some new computer stuff and enjoying a visit. I'll be sharing pictures and annoying their cat. I'll post pics when I get back.
Daffodils are up here. Spring is coming. That's plenty of happy for me today. Take the time to find yours.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

True Love

We had to run some errands using hubby's truck. It's a work truck. I seldom ride in it, as there are usually drop cloths, tools, paint color charts and other painting contractor paraphernalia taking up the passenger seat. It generally smells like sweatsocks after gym class. As I was finishing up getting ready to leave, he went out to clear the seat for me. When I met him outside, he held the door for me as I got in to a fresh smelling truck. I looked at him, he looked at me with a big smile and said " I thought you'd appreciate it." After 30 years, that's better than Valentine's Day. I Love You, honey.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I am having one of those days. I'm hungry. Doesn't matter that I had oatmeal for breakfast, a turkey sandwich and chips for lunch, and a few dark chocolate kisses for a snack. I'm prowling the house looking for something to eat. I've got chili on the stove, there won't be any left for supper if I don't stop "checking the spices".

I don't know what I'm hungry for. Am I bored? Probably. Maybe I'll make a cake, but I'll eat just one piece and hubby doesn't need the rest to himself. I made salsa yesterday, for something to do. Don't want it any more. Sigh.

The good news, there's food in the house. That's something to be happy about.

I think I'll put on my shoes and take a walk. That should take away the hungries.