Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I know I had something good

I just can't remember what it was.  

I ran up to Z's game and was thinking about something I wanted to blog about, then I watched the baseball game and then I forgot.

Now how is that for entertainment.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

9 million calories of deliciousness

This is what happens when we don't plan out our menu for the week.  We end up on Friday with either take out or whatever is not completely rotten in the fridge.

Therefore I made a new concoction, which has probably been made before but not by me.

Anyway the ingredients included:

Expired Grands biscuits

Leftover bacon and turkey sausage



I spread the biscuits in the bottom of the cake pan lined with parchment paper.  Cut up the cooked bacon and sausage into little bits.  Scrambled the eggs and then poured them on top of the biscuits, tossed on the meat and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes.  Lastly I through on the cheese and stuck it back in the oven to melt.

I am certain my arteries just shuddered, but mmmm it was good.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oxygen and Geritol please

Tonight I went running with my neighbor.

Until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't run in 16 months.

She runs 4 times a week including 10 miles on the weekend.

I also hadn't run with anyone in over 2 years.

When we got back I thought I did pretty good.

I decided I should really see how far we ran.

2.7  frickin measley little miles.  

I consoled my old, out-of-shape self with a Schwan's Sundae Cone.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

No casualties today

No stranded or floating friends today.

Our neighbors want us to take measures to get rid of the little dudes, but I just can't do it.

They are telling me we will have 2, if not 3, times as many next year.

Last night there was one in the downspout and one in the garage.

I am considering putting an owl statue up, but I heard that scares away the birds too.

The kids have one of those Robo dogs, maybe I could set that loose in the yard.

I am off to un-friend some people on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Did you know?

Ground squirrels can't swim. 

All the fish are accounted for.

One more window well rescue for the day.

I don't know if I can handle this.

To top it off my MIL wants to be my friend on facebook.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Knock Knock

Overheard in the kitchen.

EB to Z "Z do you have your cup on?"

Z, "Knock, Knock.  Who's at the door?" As he proceeds to knock on his cup.

Seriously this is what we do here.

In the relentless pursuit of a yard, I was watering away when I found two ground squirrels stuck in the window wells of the basement.  I was sure cute in my wellies, running clothes and big leather gloves as I wandered out to rescue them.  That is the third rescue in a couple of days.  I also found some skeletons for those who were not fortunate enough to be rescued.  I am not sure if I am just going to put a stick down there, so they can get out themselves or cover the wells with chicken wire.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Keep your tissues handy.

We saw Toy Story 3 today.

Best movie I have seen all year.

Maybe for the last two years.

Of course I have probably only been to 3 movies in the last year, but still it was fantastic.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rain rain go away, come again another day

Maybe in a month or two.

I feel like we have had our fair share.  9 hours, at an outdoor concert, in the rain, is not as much fun as it might sound.

It is helping the grass grow, but I think it is drowning the tomatoes.  They look terrible.

The water lily is blooming, but may be hard to find in the algae filled pond.  Sister gave me some kelp, but I think I am going to have to buy some fish and snails to help it out.

Glee season finale was wonderful.  I cried and have watched it 4 or possibly 5 times since.  I also downloaded the CD and the kids know every word to "To Sir with Love."  They already had all the Journey tunes down.

Went to a wonderful wedding at which my children behaved fabulously and charmed everyone they came i contact with.

B got one of his behavior bracelets taken away for saying something about I-da-ho, U-da-ho when they were working with a hoe in the garden.  We asked him if he knew what a "ho" was or a prostitute or even sex.  He said no, but that may have been a cover-up.  Someone needs to have a little talk about that before he starts riding the bus with the high school kids in fall.

BTW I could barely stop laughing, while he was telling us what happened.

Another proud parenting moment.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Labor pains

No, I am not giving birth. 

At least not to a child.

We are, however, trying to grow a happy little yard.

Last weekend we moved 15 cubic yards of dirt. That is one big dump truck full. Thank you to the lovely excavation company for dropping it in a couple of different places so we didn't have to move it as far.

EB says no matter how long I stare at it, it isn't going to grow any faster than it is.

This weekend we finished up planting that last of what we are going to plant, for this year anyway.

Needless to say, I am more than a little achy from all this hard labor.  

B got his first shot at mowing, we even let him drive the tractor by himself.  He is 11 but still barely able to hold down the seat and push the clutch at the same time.  EB was worried, but he did alright.  There is a safety feature that as soon as you don't have enough weight on the seat it shuts off.  Between that and the fact that our yard is pretty flat, I wasn't too worried.  Someone should write that down. I wasn't worried.  G thought she should be able to drive it by herself as well.  Just because you are the same size as your brother you are still only 9.  I did let her sit on my lap and drive until my leg fell off.

I made another rhubarb cake (coffee cake like thingy), this one EB gets to take to work.  I took the last one.

A lady from work brought me a chunk of rhubarb and a chunk of rhubarb root.  YEAH! I planted it along side my peonies.  

This is the last week of school and more importantly...........

The GLEE season finale :)