Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Let's Freeze!

I have had a very busy summer.  Normally, as a teacher, I enjoy summer a little too much.  I have to say that this summer that did not happen.  Now I did squeeze in two weeks of camping and 2 night in Vegas.  However, the rest of the summer I worked!  I had a great opportunity to earn some extra cash and help out a company I believe in. 
Normally by this time in the summer my freezer is happy.  I enjoy cooking once a month, freezer cooking, batch cooking, whatever you prefer to call it.  As my summer job is winding down I have been able to make and freeze some items.  I made 10 burritos for lunches.  They are healthy too!  My grocery store also had chicken on sale, so I made 3 packages in the crock pot, shredded it and then froze it for future meals.  Tomorrow I am hoping to make waffles.  Freezer cooking for me is such a time saver.  It makes me smile when I know meals are in the freezer.
  I have been scouring the Internet the last few nights looking for new recipes.  I am hoping to do a cooking session this weekend.  Yeah....
It is a lot of work, but it is something that I enjoy.  I will let you know how it went!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Five Question Friday 7/22

1. If your husband had the BIG V and you got pregnant what would your first reaction be? For the dudes, what would your first reaction be if your wife told you she was pregnant after the Big V?
I would first be in shock, but then embrace it because God planned it. 



2. Best memory about this summer so far.
Camping with my family.  I have been working a lot this summer.  The time I was able to take off and camp was awesome.  Wishing I was there now....



3. How often do you change your sheets? Your kids sheets?
We wash our sheets once a week.  Sadly, the kids get theirs done about once a month...bad me.



4. Having just gone through TSA, would you rather have a full-body scan or a pat-down?
Depends on who is doing it, just kidding!!!  Scan, why not?  I guess since I have never been through either it doesn't matter much!



5. Since it is fair time...what's your favorite fair (county or state) memory?
My husband proposed to me on the Ferris wheel at our state fair in 1994.  By far, best memory!  We look back now and are so thankful he did not drop the ring!
 
Your turn, go to My Little Life and link up!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday(not so much!)


This is supposed to be a Wordless post.  However, I have so many words.

Calm.
Peace.
Relaxing.
Carefree.
Silence.
Beauty.
Amazement.
Family.
GOD!

These are all of the things I think of when I look at this picture I took at Fool Hollow Lake.  When I am in the beauty that God created, I am for once at peace.  I don't think about life....and the stress that goes with it!  This is my happy place, my place I feel at home, my place I long to be, my place I will someday be!  Enjoy this picture and imagine yourself there....

What do you see?
What do you feel? 
What emotions do you have?
What words come to your mind?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Five Question Friday

Like I need another distraction right now, but I saw this and thought it would be fun!  My Little Life hosts this every Friday!  What fun!  Come one you know you want to play....
1. Do you think cursive writing is overrated? (Schools in Indiana have now voted to take teaching cursive writing out of their curriculum.)

As a teacher, I think it is overrated.  There is simply not enough time in the day to teach it!  It is not in our state standards, so I don't teach it.

2. Do you still use a pocket calendar or notepad or do you keep your info on your smart phone?

I use both!  I love my pocket calendar with my kids pic on it, but I don't go anywhere without my phone!

3. What 3 things would you save if your house was burning down? (family & pets are already safe)

I would take pictures, my phone(see last question), and my favorite pair of jeans!

4. Country Mouse or City Mouse, err Person?

I am a City Mouse, with a Country Mouse dying inside!  I have always lived in a city, but I desperately long to live elsewhere.  My dream is to someday live in the forest, in a cozy little cabin.

5. If you could pick ANY reality show to go on, which would you pick?
Bear with me on this one.....Real Housewives of _________.
Now I am not a housewife, but think about it.  They can lose their house and file for banktrupcy all while spending money and hanging out all day doing nothing!   I don't think they are real housewives at all.  So I would not really pick this......but I would like to be on The Biggest Loser!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Healthier Juice

Did you know that Mott's for Tots has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice? Head on over to Vocalpoint.com for some great savings and a sample!
I am not being compensated for this. Just passing along a great deal! :)