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I went to the Home & Garden show this past weekend. I purchased a few things and wished I had purchased a few more. I may go back this weekend. We will see.
While there I filled out a form to try and win tickets to this years Best Restaurants Party. Crossing my fingers! I absolutely loved last years! I can’t afford $100 tickets. Willing to blog for tickets
My kitty is missing. We took him in when he was only 6 weeks old. He was hard of hearing and had sinus problems but my children all fell in love with him. They miss him dearly as does the dog, yes the dog and cat played together every day.
We have a new hamster, a Chinese Dwarf Hamster. I want to name her Wonton but my youngest doesn’t like it.
The kids dad came up with Nugget, my oldest came up with Joey because it looks like a mini kangaroo. Well the youngest doesn’t like any of the names we picked out.
I am adjusting. To my medication and to my life.
I didn’t post last weeks photography blog. I will guess that I have pics for 2-3 days tops. I will post them soon though this week is looking bleak as well.
I still have 3 posts to write about The Worst Cooks in America. I have notes on the last 3 episodes.
I am forgetting many things lately and allowing some things to get backed up.
But it’s not all bad. I feel better. I feel more normal. In time I think everything will fall into place.
When something worry’s me or I have a pain I don’t go into severe panic mode anymore. I am thankful for that.
There are periods of time that I have spaced out a little, even felt really off, but the more time that goes on the better I feel.
If anything better than before, so thats good.
This week seemed to be all about the animals that reside in our house.
For some reason I couldn’t stop photographing them. The days I took photo’s of them the folder for that day is pretty full.
Unfortunately the hamster didn’t make it in any photo’s as she passed away on the 18th She wasn’t sick or anything that we noticed. We haven’t the slightest clue why she died.
Day 50 – February 19, 2011
I caught the cat right in a yawn. It was awesome! Animals can be difficult to photograph just staring at you as they tend to move suddenly, let alone get something neat like this.
Day 51 – February 20, 2011
I had to keep this photo a bit bigger so that you can see what she was attempting to eat with her sharp teeth. We had a blast blowing bubbles at her! She is a crazy dog!
Day 52 – February 21, 2011
I thought the sky looked rather neat on this cold morning.
Day 53 – February 22, 2011
The 1-3 inches of snow they called for turned out to be more like 6-8 inches. This was my work parking lot.
This is a cell phone pic as I didn’t feel like taking my camera out.
Day 54 – February 23, 2011
Awww when she isn’t being crazy she is so adorable. She was cocking her head funny but I can’t recall why.
Day 55 – February 24, 2011
These are two cell pics cause I was lazy this day.
This is what I thought I was having for lunch. Doesn’t look bad does it?
This is what I actually ate. It looked like puke and tasted like they tossed a cup of cut grass into the bowl. It was so bland despite all the spices it appeared to have.
Day 56 – February 25, 2011
Princess being………. a princess. She is just a fat cat that lays around. Can’t complain.
Can you find her eyes?
I am warning ahead of time that this week I have barely taken photo’s already. I took photo’s and video of my newphews hockey game and couldn’t find the camera battery charger until last night. So that’s 3 days of no photo’s so far. I will put some other pics in it’s place but haven’t decided what yet.
All photo’s taken with Sony Cyber-shot except the cell pics noted.
The only editing was resizing and adding my name.
This week I was able to take many photographs. For some reason I was in a photograph taking mood. Maybe it was because as the week went on it got warmer out. Maybe it’s the Work-cation I am on. Who knows. At any rate I am enjoying it and didn’t miss one day!
Day 43 – February 12, 2011
My youngest daughter made this cake. There is actually a funny story that goes with this cake.
I had a box of Halloween cake I got on clearance after Halloween. It doesn’t look Halloweeny does it? Read on.
It started out with me reminding her to follow the directions on the box. Are you sure you can do it by yourself?
My 11 year old can make pancakes, eggs, grilled cheese and has made cake before. I was posative she would be fine.
Do you think it occurred to me to question her when she though it was odd that the box said 6 eggs? Nope.
About 15 minutes after that comment she yelled, “Mom, you better come in here.”
It’s not as thick as a cake batter should be. I thought for a minute and then asked her, what did you do?
You could see she was ready to cry and said she didn’t know. She insisted she followed the directions.
Problem was she followed the directions for TWO cake boxes for a Halloween pumpkin cake. So good thing I had a fix and had another box to just add to it for valentines.
The plus is that it was more moist than any box cake we had ever made!
Day 44 – February 13, 2011
This day my youngest and I went Ice Skating at the South Park Ice Rink with my sister and her kids. This is my newphew and my daughter. He is a skating pro! It’s amazing what little kids can do. It does help that he is on a hockey team.
Day 45 – February 14, 2011
Happy Valentines Day. These were some goodies I got my kiddo’s.
Day 46 – February 15, 2011
This was the day the one boss sent me downtown to file some cases for work. No one wanted to go down with me nor drive to downtown so I got to leave work early and go home when I was done.
Day 47 – February 16, 2011
I ride this accordian bus everyday. They do have some interesting sayings on them.
This one says, “Parking too much? Don’t make faces Hop on the bus plenty of spaces”
Day 48 – February 17, 2011
This was the day I had to take 6 buses. I started with two first thing in the morning to get to the doctors. Two to get to work and two to get home. Hubby and I both had a doctor appointment so we stopped at Subway and got something to eat and I took a few pictures before I went off to work and he went home.
Day 49 – February 18, 2011
This is my “Baby”. She was soaking up the sun when I got home from work in the front window.
All photo’s taken with Sony Cyber-shot.
The only editing was resizing and adding my name.
This Spaghetti Sauce is something everyone loves. It is on the thick and sweet side.
I use it for Spaghetti, Stuffed Shells, and dipping just about anything into!
Use it for meatball hoagies, dipping bread sticks into or how about just meatballs and sauce!
I make more than one batch of this recipe and freeze the rest.
So much better than jar sauce and is extremely easy to make.
Sweet Victory Spaghetti Sauce
Serves: 4 for a Spaghetti Dish
I thought I would try something new and mix the idea of Porcupine Balls (meatloaf type balls with rice), and Stuffed Peppers. It was a very dense ball of meat. Two of my children did not like them but that is because one doesn’t like onions and peppers and the other doesn’t eat much meat.
Porcupine Stuffed Peppers
For the filling:
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 piece of bread broken up
1 bag pre-cooked rice
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
You will need 3 medium size green peppers. Remove the seeds and membrane from the inside of the peppers. Place into a casserole dish.
I did slice some sides off the peppers to make them even. I then chopped that up and took some chopped onion and added it to the above filling.
For the Sauce:
29 oz can of Red Pack tomato sauce
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
Open the can of sauce. Add the italian seasoning and slowly mix it together. Yup, right in the can!
Pour the sauce over the dish of peppers.
Cover with foil. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Remove foil and continue to bake until meat is cooked through, about 15 more mintues.