Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bits and Peices

The Redneck way! During Sean's "Mancation" quading at little Sahara Utah they made a hot tub in the back of the truck every night! Good thing, it snowed for most of his vacation so they needed the heat to warm up. He has a video on how they did it if anyone is interested..ZZZzzzzzz.

Pillow Head. We went to Laird SK to Sean's grandma's funeral and while at her house visiting Sean showed all the kids what he and his brothers and Sister use to do while at grandma's house. Pillow hats were tried on by all.

My man jumping with his quad "Gertie". You know it is love when you name your quad. My blog is always about me so I thought I would show off Sean's vacation a bit as well!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Her name isn't "Mud"

One of my mothers other famous do ___ and you name will be mud! Well I was often named mud growing up...drum roll....London FOUND her purse! I guess Alex the Wandlers other daughter has the exact purse so they put in on a hook in there house so it would be safe. London went over today and her and Tesha went hunting and found it! Three Cheers!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Understanding My Mother

Well things have a funny way of coming around again. As a child I lost more stuff. I was constantly leaving something somewhere. My mother would get so frustrated and I couldn't understand why she couldn't understand...Well London lost her purse on at a camping sleep over. That would be sad if it was only the purse as it was cute! ends up that she keeps admitting more and more that was in the purse..her $250.00 glasses, her $200.00 i-pod filled with 100's of dollars from i-tunes, her skull candy ear buds, her Aeropostal perfume (not cheap), her brand new deodorant, electric toothbrush and various other items that will be admitted to in time!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRR I know it is just stuff but still I can't afford to just go out and buy it again and it seems like such a waste. I am not really mad at her just frustrated that she couldn't take better care of her stuff. I am also frustrated that if it was left at school or dropped out of the van at the parking lot why didn't someone turn it in! I wish there were more honest people in the world.

Last night Mona mentioned that a blog can be therapy so thanks again for another session. I am just grateful that London is OK. Stuff can always be replaced EVENTUALLY! My poor mother. I now understand her much better....she always said "You would make a mother dog bite her puppies"...LOl :0)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Well I just had to share this yummy recipe I tried today to go with my Super sneaky healthy chili! First off I know you are dying to know what is in my chili...I put in 2 cups of blended zucchini and 8 blended tomatoes with various beans (kidney,chick pea and Navy bean) Then added green peppers and tons of mushrooms. The best part... London had no clue that the zucchini was in it, That is the sneaky part!

Anyway, the real reason for this post is to share the best Cornbread recipe ever! It was so moist and sweet and yummy I ate way too much and am sitting at 2000 calories today instead of my 1500! It was good...I have to take a quick break to let you know that I heard chewing a minute ago, looked around, couldn't see anything and yes...a mouse just ran across my foot. I screamed so loud Sean got up out of bed to rescue me! Isn't he brave, my hero. I am shaking. You would think that after all these years in the country I would get used to scurrying creatures but...I don't think I will ever.

Here is the recipe

1 1/2 cups cornmeal
2 1/2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix in the cornmeal mixture, eggs and oil until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean.


Monday, May 11, 2009

The wind Huffed and Puffed!

I finally blew my top!! While we were on holiday's in Phoenix/Salt Lake we got a phone call from my neighbour. "I don't know how to tell you this but your roof on your house just blew off" WHAT??? I was hoping it was the wrong number! I guess we had some strange squall that got under the top of the trailer and just pulled! This news isn't something you ever want to hear ( I am pretty sure you are safe...I don't think people hear this often!)

I have been embarrassed to show these pictures but I showed you my toilet water I go!
Now we are just waiting on insurance. I have a lovely blue tarp on top now! Don't be jealous I know that you want a blue tarp as well. Not all of us can be so blessed. All joking aside it has been a blessing more evidence of the Lords tender mercies. In the end we will have a way better roof that is peaked so Heavenly Father is improving for us which will help when we try to sell this summer! So something that looks bad actually is turning into a blessing. God is good to us.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday is a special day!

OK so I have been milking the whole "it is my birthday" thing a lot. It is tomorrow but so is mothers day so I figure I should get the whole weekend right? I can feel you all nodding in agreement with me! AMEN SISTER! Well yesterday we went with our good friends the Mosseys to Medicine Hat for a movie (Star Trek...who's birthday was it..I voted for seeing Hugh Jackman shirtless..which isn't a sin on your birthday but unfortunately Tyler had just seen it so I settled for the guys pick which I have to admit was very good!) Then we went to Beefeater for my favorite prime rib...yummy!!!! Again it is my birthday and I think I can splurge..I even had popcorn at the movie!!! I know live dangerously!

Then this morning I took up my scepter and wished that my house would be clean for my birthday with out me doing it. London was up and working her little fingers to the bone whilst I laid about. She now claims to know how Cinderella felt...WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME??

Anyway then I said I would like to do my 25km bike today but not alone so they split it. London biked in with me to the church where Sean met us and then she watched a movie in the truck while Sean proceeded to kick my butt all the way home. I mean kick it! He biked really hard and I had to really push to keep up. He broke a major sweat on me!!! I didn't think he had it in him..really I didn't I have been training since January and he has done nothing and yet, he showed super strength. NOT FAIR! I am still super proud of both of them. 12km is a long way. I know tomorrow morning when he gets up for his meetings I will have my revenge when I hear him groan and need assistance to get out of bed! HAAHAHAHHHA HHHAHHHHAH! (evil laugh I don't know how to spell it!)

All of this and it isn't even my birthday yet :0) I think I will have my foot massage Next! Yippee I would really love birthdays if only I didn't get older with it as well :0(

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm a herd of turtles!

Well here I sit trying to convince myself to go for my 5km run that I have measured out around my house. I have to say that I am not loving the running bit! I will conquer this and love it that is my goal! After watching biggest loser last night (finally I had it taped and had to cut off many conversations as I didn't want to know what happened. Thanks for not spilling the beans guys!) I was so inspired watching them run a marathon in great time as well!!!! Surely I can run 5 km? So as I run I will be thinking of them and pushing myself a little harder.

Also I wanted to say how proud I am of my London starting her own blog!!! I hope she keeps it up. I have never really been a journal writer if she can make that habit now that would be amazing! Keep it up London. There is a link to her blog on mine if you want to check it out!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I was just going through my morning ritual of blog reading when the thought struck me....Where do all the spoons go? It was triggered by one of my friends blogs who was lamenting the chore of housekeeping (which I agree yuck!) and mentioned the fact that she too has disappearing spoons! I thought it was a problem only at my house. Even after cleaning checking couch cushions and London's coat pockets, backpack and even her sock drawer....I still can't find any. I still have 14 forks and knives and only 5 spoons. Do any of you have this problem. She even swears she has cleaned her locker at school and only came up with one offering. Maybe I am accusing the wrong person maybe Sean is taking my spoons....I don't think they are the right shape to use as a screwdriver he uses knives for that! Anyway if anyone out there knows where the spoons go let me know there hiding spot I would like a full set again. I bet if I could find the 3 dozen pair of mateless socks the spoons may be close by?