Friday, April 30, 2010

5 Things I Plan To Do This Weekend

Wednesday it snowed, and yesterday we had gale force winds that blew all my yard furniture over, took down branches and knocked out the power. Tomorrow it's going to be sunny and 80 degrees. Welcome to spring in NH. In honor of the good weather, I give you..

5 Things I Plan To Do This Weekend:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

For the Love of Bread

Wednesday is pasta day at my house. Sometimes we have something as simple as pasta with made from scratch marinara sauce (I learned to make my own and never went back to store bought).. or something as tasty as penne with tomatoes and feta.. linguine with scallops... it all depends on my mood. Lately I've been thinking that I should start my bread machine before school on Wednesdays so that we can have fresh bread with our pasta. I love fresh bread.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How I Spent My Spring Break

On the Friday before school let out for spring break, we mosied on over to to check out the forecast for the next week. It was rather depressing, with Tuesday and Wednesday being forecast as the only nice days straight through the following weekend. The only thing I really wanted to do over spring break was go to Boston, but Ms. Thang took a babysitter certification course through the Red Cross, that was from 9am-1pm Mon-Wed, so that shot any long term trips for the nice weather days.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Crack Myself Up

I was out working in the yard when The Boy came home from work this afternoon. You see, Ms. Thang signed up for a Red Cross babysitting class that was from 9am-1pm M-W of this week. The boy figured he'd take her, go to work and get some stuff done, then pick her up and come home. The weather has been rather lousy-ish so I've been holed up in the house being 8 kinds of productive, but today I headed outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and get some stuff done. We were doing some yard cleanup when all of a sudden he asked me, "Did you blog about the house being painted?" I looked at him hard for a minuted, thinking, what kind of dumb ass question is that.. of course I blogged about the house being painted.. and instead I said, "Yes I did. In fact, I seem to remember posting a photo of the house when it was half white/half brown. (click here)". The paint is starting to peel on two sides of the house, and he was wondering how long it had been since it been painted. 

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Three Things on a Thursday

:: giggles :: Isn't that a fun title?

Thing 1: I discovered I have Gustatory Rhinitis. Sounds scary eh? It's just an annoying runny nose that happens right after I eat hot or cold foods. It's kind of a non-allergy.. allergy that just develops,and now I'll likely have it forever and ever amen. More than anything it's embarrassing, but now that I expect it to happen each time, I can be prepared for it. I'm thinking of making some cotton hankies like men carry in their suit coats to put in my lunch box and purse. I'll have to go check out some fun fabrics.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Gather Around and I'll Tell You a Story.......

In April of 1991, as part of a Confirmation process at my church, I was required to head down to MA with a few other kids from my town and a ton of other kids from all over the place for a weekend long Teen Encounter. The idea was that we'd go, and listen to other teenagers talk about religion, and their experiences and it would help us decide if in fact we wanted to be confirmed or not. I can't say that I was looking forward to it one bit. It was from Friday night until Sunday evening which meant a whole weekend gone, and I was only going to know a few people. I am not a fan of large gatherings, even of people I know, so it was very hard for me, but I went anyhow. 

Every year around Easter my brain pulls the memory of that weekend out of the vault and throws it around a bit. The weekend I went on, was April 11-13th, and it was the first teen encounter weekend after Easter.