Saturday, November 6, 2010

A lie!

The ad said these curtians will block 99% of light. Does this look like it blockes even 9% light? I don't think they block 2%. Can you tell I am irritated?
I was excited when I saw some curtians advertised for $9 regular $20. They block out light which would make my room, which faces the east, darker so I can actually sleep in. (light wakes me up easy) These curtians suck!!! I should have just taken them back, but I threw away my old ones, the ones that worked a little better away!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

To go back to school, or not to go back to school.

I don't know why....this happens a few time, the problem is the feeling is stronger this time. I want to go back to school.....sometimes. I feel that I am always in the same type of job, a little unstable. Production can move at anytime, anywhere. Do I really want to put my self through that, work and school? Can I handle work and school? Cause there is no way I can not work full time. I am afraid....that I would be taking on to much and fail. Do I really want to have homework at my age? These are the questions that keep rolling around in my help. I have no idea what I am going to do, but I need to make this choice once and for all soon......any advice?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time marches on!!

It's been a while, I know. I wait and wait for summer to come and when it gets here things get so busy and it is almost gone before you know it. Which is what has happened again.
We took a trip to Moab, Arches, and CanyonLands over the Fourth of July and this next weekend, the last real summer weekend I guess, we will go to the Tetons and maybe on day in Yellowstone. Add that to our summer full of Scera shows and musicals and our weekends have been packed. Here is hoping I will be able to blog a little more now that all those are winding down.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fortune cookie

Fortune cookies are the best part of the meal. The whole reason to get chinese food. Not just for the cookie but note inside that holds a bit of advice or what the future holds. Apparently you don't need fortune cookies anymore. You had your own fortune teller with you along. This is what my last cookie said.

If only I had known this sooner.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cauli-Rice Pinto Bean Casserole

If you haven't heard of it, I know it sounds weird I thought it did but it was really good. And very low in carb!

Recipe courtesy Mindika Moments
(with my own changes)
1 large head cauliflower
1 lb lean ground turkey
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp cummin or hot sauce if you don't have cummin which is what I used
t tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 can pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced mexican style tomatoes
1 can chopped green chilies
1 cup sour cream I used fat free
3 cups cheddar cheese. I only used 1 cup on top
Grate the cauliflower in a food processor or with a hand grater, or by hand until it resembles small rice granules. Put the grated cauliflower in a large microwave safe bowl. Do not add water, do not cover and microwave for 5 minutes. Drain off any water (I had none), fluff and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown the ground turkey (or beef) with cummin, garlic powder and chili powder mix in to meat well. Stir in the beans, diced tomatoes and green chilies. Then add the sour cream. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and layer with cauli-rice, meat mixture then cheese and repeat until everything is gone. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Yard Work!!

8 years, I lived in an apartment. 8 years I wished I could have a little square piece of dirt to plant something in. I settled for planters on the porch which did give me something to plant but I still wanted that garden. 3 months of living in the house and 2 weeks of yard work....I'm not so sure :) Sore legs, sore backs, dirt, and still more to do before we can even think of planting something. Is it worth it? Time will tell. There is still a lot more to do. So many new "discoveries" with a house. I say discoveries because one of the things we "discovered" this weekend was a big pile of ants!!!! And wasps!!!!!!! What next? :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weight loss.........

Why does losing weight have to be so hard? You want it bad enough, give up certain things or at least cut back on most and it is still the slowest process I can think of. 2 years ago I joined weight watchers, which was the best think I ever did. The first 40 pounds came off in a snap it went quickly, I guess I became to confident, cause the last 20 pounds are not budging. 20 POUNDS that is all. Every week I find my self once again re-evaluating.....what can I do differently to let me get to my goal. I have come to terms with the fact that it isn't going to be quick BUT something, a little drop on the scale, just to help me build up my motivation would be nice. This is apart of my life now....I am not giving up, I have come so far and dropped pant sizes that I never thought possible....and some time I will lose that 20 last pounds....someday.....I know I should set some sort of goal to reach that but every "little" goal I set, well, I haven't met, not from not trying believe me I exercise more then I EVER have in my whole life but from that scale getting stuck. So here is my short list of things I need to work on so I can reach my first "small" goal. I am not going to put a date to that goal though because I don't want to be disappointed.
1- 5 days a week of exercising, I already do 4 days for 50-60 minutes one more day won't
hurt....5K here I come.
2- 100 sit-ups 5 days a week. Morning or night 100!
3-Healthy guidelines. I don't get all the healthy guidelines Weight Watchers has out there....I try but every day I fall short.
4- Track EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth even the BLT's
5- Don't be so hard on myself, I have lost 40 pounds, I can do 20 more.
That is my list. This already has A LOT for me to work on. Wish me luck!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Look who is turning 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my two beautiful nieces is 2 today!!!!!!!!! Where does time go. I remember hurrying up to the hospital in the morning two years ago to see this little one. It was the same day we burried Grandpa Kropf and COULDN'T wait to go and meet her. In just two short years she has become one of 3 very important little people in my life that I don't know how we ever lived with out!!!! Happy Birthday little Abbi, I love you so much don't you ever forget that!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Three weeks ago this saturday my well loved ipod disappeared. I was sad, looked everywhere I could think of even places I KNEW it wasn't. No where. I kept hoping that it would show up. I loved my little Ipod, but it was gone. It took me 2 weeks to finally come to terms with the fact that it was gone and I needed to get another one. Then it took me a while to deceide what color to get. Here it is, it came today. :) What do you think?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Everybody's doing it

Everybody is doing it. So why am I not?
Another blog to keep anyone up to date.
Or share some things. My favorite is recipes
So be prepared.. :)