Thursday, September 29, 2011

to prove I am thrifty........

I found the above cork boards at the local goodwill for 5 dollars apiece.  They really weren't even worth that for a bulletin board.  The frames were chipping and falling apart.  BUT, totally worth it for this memory board project.  WHY oh WHY would I pay the full price for something that will be covered??

They look pretty snazzy now!!!   Some ribbons, a few yards of fabric, some COVERED buttons  with a ton of staples and duck tape on the back........I am feeling mighty crafty!!   

Monday, September 26, 2011

George of the Jungle Muffins.

These muffins were named a long time ago when we had to give all the food served a special name.  Little Miss M.G. required it to eat.  Seriously!  If I named everything on her plate...she just might eat it.  BBQ...became "Special Meat"  Ranch Beans......were always called "Cowgirl Beans".  So any kind of chili or soup contained "Cowgirl Beans".   

She had a love for the movie.."George of the Jungle"  M.G. would run around the house or any store thumping her chest and do the Tarzan call.  It was quite hysterical and we loved it!  Maybe when M.G. reads this post she will do it for me???  Please???!!!  There was a certain road-trip to Colorado when we watched that movie literally the entire day.  We quote lines from it to this day.    "Watch out for that tree!"  "George look pretty good in Armani.....pretty darn good!"  "George have stirring of special feelings...right now."   I will be watching that movie this afternoon....

In the meantime........we must eat "George of the Jungle Muffins"  YUMMM!!!!!    

1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts  (optional)
1 cup mashed overripe bananas  (3 medium)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil or applesauce..(I can't tell the difference!)
2 eggs

Stir it all together by hand until the liquid is absorbed.
Pour into a greased muffin tins.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes...
or use a loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Glaze it.........with
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla or coconut extract
milk or orange juice
small amount of butter

combine that and drizzle over hot bread......YUMMM!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Skin in NYC......

As mentioned last week...I have been fortunate enough to visit NYC three times since 9/11.  These pictures demand to be posted as typical skin sightings you will see on Times Square...

The Green & Blue Corona Kids....

Bruce Willis's Head!!!!!

Jumping for Cancer Awareness.  My girls learned here that black men really shouldn't wear tighty whitey's alone at night on Times Square.

And lastly....but certainly not least.....  THE NAKED COWBOY!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11....... a decade later.

10 years ago today...  I was walking home from the local elementary school.   I had left them in the arms of a safe world as I knew it.  I was walking home to wake up my baby and enjoy a typical Tuesday morning with him.  True, a Tuesday morning filled with laundry and the general load of stuff that all stay-at home moms truly loathe.  Nonetheless, it was a Tuesday.

We all know what I saw the minute I walked into the door.  The shock as I saw how a simple 20 minutes can change a persons world.  I remember thinking that it must have been a huge pilot error.  I remember how that thought changed the minute I saw the second plane crash into the other tower.  
To the best of my knowledge......prayers started going throu' my mind.  Prayers for the people running in fear and shock.  Prayers for the people already dead.  Prayers for the families.  Prayers for our Nation that was already in a state of shock and numbness.  Then there were the prayers for my family...knowing that all were safe at school and work.  I felt a general sad-ness that day knowing some families weren't so lucky.

Since then, I have been blessed to visit NYC 3 times.  Yeah, I am a lucky girl.   But not in the sense the you may be thinking.......I am lucky to have most about anything I want and need.  I am lucky to have amazing children.  I am lucky to have a great husband.  All of whom I love unconditionally.  All of whom are in good health and have strong values and commitments to the Lord above.

Many people say that Christ wasn't around when those two tower fell.   I disagree here.  The above cross was found in the carnage as they removed debris from ground zero.   Christ was there.  If those 2 plane had hit the towers just an hour later.......  most of the workers would have been in their offices.  Most of the morning traffic would have been going strong.  The casualty list would have more that doubled.  Christ was there.  He protected so much more than was lost.  He was there within the hearts of families and fellow Americans who stepped up and gave anything and everything they had to help with our grieving nation.  Christ was there and I seek comfort in that.  

I am a lucky girl.  

Saturday, September 3, 2011

last night.....

Week One.  Game One.  WHS vs. Rockwall Heath.  Our fearless Wolverines lost the game to themselves. I think the boys should have won.  They fumbled in the last minute of the game and lost 20/14....or at least that is what I think happened!  I really didn't care too much.  I was there to watch the band and their line of beautiful color-guard girls.  There was one in particular I had my eye on........  YEP.  Lil' Miss M.G.  This is the one who  shall be called Petunia someday.  LOVE HER!!!

She is on the left with her home-girl.....C.S.
Let me say..... Watch out world!

The dress of the night....white tinkerbell dresses.  So Cute!!


She was all smiles the entire night!!!!!

GO BAND!!!!!