Archive for January, 2009


I should whisper this so as not to jinx myself. But since the holidays have been over little K has been taking a two to three hour nap every afternoon. Neither of my other kids did any such thing. So obviously I should be getting tons done but I can’t quite get over the shock of it yet. And her big sister naps about an hour so I have time to myself. Who’d a thunk it?


Challange from JV to tackle

So, here are the rules of the challenge:

1. Link the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. List 6 unspectacular things about you
4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking them

The person who tagged me.

Here’s 6 Unspectacular things about me.

1. I like rain and thunderstorms.

2. I like country music, the old stuff more than the new.

3. I still have sheets hangin up instead of curtains on several windows, since moving last april.

4. My favorite color used to be blue, but now its brown, and green, and pink, and red.

5. I crave pizza all the time.

6. I drive the oldest to school cause i can’t bear for her to sit on the bus for over an hour.


Passing the torch on to six others.

And my latest project. Purewool Longies

I still have a ways to go but here’s my WIP. This is purewool and the color is called Hardly. And of course K has to try and steal my knitting. 


Action shots of Mom and Dad’s slippers :)

Here’s mom in the pocketbook slippers













And here’s my dad in his garter stitched slippers. I think he looks cozy. 

Happy New Year!

Today’s my birthday so yep I am now seeing 40 in the not so distant future. Yikes! 

Dh’s hours got cut at work so were going to have to live cheaper. This isn’t easy as we didn’t live expensivly before. The first thing to work on is the grocerys. I shopped at Aldi’s and it wasn’t so bad. I wish they were closer though, as the drive negates some savings. However this weeks grocery bill was $120 considering that it had gotton up to an alarming $180, I will consider it good. 

Today’s lunch I made from what we had onhand. Here’s a general recipe. I tend to just throw stuff together so exact measurements are rare here.

Potato Soup with Kielbasa Sausage

Saute some onion in a bit of olive oil. (half an onion)

Add some sliced Kielbasa sausage (i like turkey or beef) I used one pkg.

And then the pototoes. Sliced or diced whatever you like. I used six.

Add water to cover and 3-4 chicken builion cubes

Boil for 20min till the tators are tender and add some milk(2cups?) and sour cream(1/4cup?).

I topped it with a bit of shredded cheese. 

It was yummy, hearty and pretty darned cheap.