Archive for 01/07/2009

espresso

Posted: 01/07/2009 in life

tomorrow morning i’ve invited a friend over for an espresso and to plan a prayer breakfast. it will be fun. i get to sit back, sipping an espresso while we brainstorm and then she tells me what to do. i love not being in charge!!!¬†

tomorrow night we’ve invited eric’s parents over for eric’s mom’s birthday. it was on the 1st of january and we are just now having her bday supper. i know horrible! she was out of town for several days and we all got the flu for a week. ūüėõ bad timing! they are headed to mayo clinic this weekend for my father in law to have surgery! please pray all goes well, travel, surgery – the whole works.¬†

i’m looking forward to tomorrow. it will be busy but fun!

i’ve been slacking and only doing the bare minimum. taking that much time off work while i was sick really put me behind at work and house stuff. i did a quick tidy tonight and it looks like i need to get lizzie and i ready for the day, three loads of laundry and one load of diapers folded and put away and the main part of the house vacuumed by ten. shwoo!

i’m already tired just thinking about it.

so raise your hand if you think the laundry is going to be booted off this list and shoved in baskets in the bedroom with the door closed. 

*all raise hands*

yea, you’re probably right. it’s the one task i¬†despise¬†the most so of course it’s the one that gets booted, ah shucks!¬†

wishing you a happy thursday!

rtvs1a4

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what a day

Posted: 01/07/2009 in family, learning, life

so my day was going alright.

i went to get my licensed renewed and realized i need my car inspected first. GR! load the lizzie faith back into the car and drive one block to church to get some work done. i spent an hour or so there with a few more problems needing solved than i like but alas everything was copied and read for the afternoon volunteer. 

get home:

get the mail.

WHAT!? 

a water bill twice the amount is should be. and it says we used 10,000 gallons with no unusual activity from the month. must be a clerical error. NOPE! they are “confident” they are not in the wrong. i’m still waiting on the plumber to get here, currently without any water. why leak 1,000 gallons while waiting for the plumber. water is pricey!¬†

oops! someone emailed and need an insert inserted in this week’s bulletin. bummer! i just finished everything. will have to go back soon to get that copied and cut in half. bummer! i did want to be done for the day!¬†

the above bums me out, but i’m very bummed for my sister too. she’s been wanting to build a house this spring and has spent a year figuring out everything they want to do and now a big ol’ wrench has been thrown into the plans and it’s not looking lovely. i’m sad! how very frustrating! i’m thinking, maybe this is God saying, “WOOO wait! i have a castle better than anything you can design and i want to give it to you!” let’s pray for them and their dreams!

the dog is barking! maybe it’s the plumber! oh please oh please! i need to go to the bathroom!¬†

rtvs1a3

mom’s broccoli cheese soup

Posted: 01/07/2009 in recipes

my mom just email me her yummy broccoli cheese soup! i can’t wait to make it! tonight, i’m coping out – we’re having tacos. plain old tacos, without lettuce, cuz i don’t have any! lol how bad is that!

melted 4 TBSP butter 
sauteed one big slice (thick and big around,  adjust accordingly to your onion size) sweet onion, diced,  in butter for a few minutes
add 3 TBSP flour
add 2 TBSP cheese pwd
slowly add while stirring, ¬†2 cups half and half (oh bum, ¬†can’t remember, ¬†maybe that was two cartons! Two cups doesn’t seem like much, ¬†I better double check the white sauce recipe!)
and 1/2 cup H2O
1 tsp chicken better than broth
dash garlic salt
a grind of white pepper
1 tsp real salt
let thicken….
add steamed or frozen broccoli, ¬†2/3rds of a 12 oz pkg…approx.

rtvs1a2