Monday, December 29, 2008

The Silent Blogger

All's quiet on the Southeastern Front - sorry about that.

It's been a rough season this year; I'm not sure why exactly. Things are looking up now. A fresh New Year is always good for a fresh new outlook.

We had a nice and quiet holiday at home. We kept it really small and the kids loved everything. I loved it as well (well now that it's over I can say that - Phew!).

Casey is home until next week and I am loving every minute of it (except this afternoon when I had a hormonal meltdown and bit his head off - sorry honey). I really love his company and we are a couple that can spend every waking moment together and NEVER tire of the other - it's very comfortable.

This week is filled with trips to the museum and board games and crafts, and movies, and naps - I wish it could go on forever.

These are a few of the items I crafted for the holidays - I enjoyed making them all and the gifts were well received.

Holiday Craft Mosaic

There were PJs and tote bags and American Girl Doll clothes and placemats and stacks and stacks of library books that I am poring over even now. It was a wonderful holiday. In a few days I'll have some pics of the wonderful items that were made for and given to me - I am a blessed girl indeed!

Love to all!

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

I need all the planning and help I can get as the holidays approach and menu planning is a life saver this week. In a season marked by tradition and family I focus on the tradition of bringing the family together at the dinner table. I look forward to a week without grab and go or answering "Where do you want to eat?" During a crazy busy time of year I cherish the indulgence of being HOME for dinner.

Sunday: Garlic-Cinnamon chicken with toasted pine-nut cous cous and mixed veggies (It was good!)

Monday: Black beans and smoked ham with rice, green salad, and apple sauce

Tuesday: Whole Wheat Penne Bolognese, salad, glazed carrots, and apple slices

Wednesday: Grilled Tuna, Mixed veggies & rice

Thursday: Tuscan Chicken and bean soup, carrot sticks, fruit

Friday: Steak, Baked potatoes, glazed carrots, fruit

Saturday: Homemade chicken pot pie (with fewer peas;-) and pineapple casserole

For lunches we'll have leftovers, homemade pizzas, PB & J, or soup.

What are you eating this week? What helps you stay sane during the holidays? I love to read your comments.

Please enjoy more menus HERE or by clicking the logo above.

I'll keep you posted!


For My Friend...

"He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds."

Psalm 147:3

I'll keep you posted!


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Holiday Gifting

If like me you are making some of your gifts be sure and check this out. Lots of fun and very inspiring!

I'll keep you posted!


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Frustrating Day


Ever have those? A Day when companies, and services, and computers, and projects, and children, etc. don't behave the way they should ALL AT ONCE?

Yeah - it's one of those.

Time to regroup and start over.

Time for another cup of coffee!

I'll keep you posted!