Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fat Dog

This is your dog on three and a half pounds of raw pork.

I left her in the house with a package of FROZEN pork chops in the sink.

It was completely gone in less than an hour.

That was last night, she is fine now and was begging to be fed this morning.

What is it with my dog and her lack of self control?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's not love

but I don't hate it either.

My dad is going to add a shelf under the super high shelf so I can actually reach the laundry soap.

I picked this color on a whim. Just knew I wanted something bright and chose it from the millions of swatches.

While very sick to my stomach during the painting, the color has grown on me. I may even like it by tomorrow.
I am thinking of painting a catchy phrase on the wall. Maybe something like, "laundry sucks."

What do you think?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ummm Soup

My kids love soup. They will put spoon after spoonful into their mouths until their bellies are swollen.

Here is my secret weapon, the blender.

Yep, whatever soup you are making, put about 3/4ths of it into the blender before serving, then pop back into the pot. Assuming of course there are not any noodles, rice or meat in there. This little trick seems to make the soup a much more kid friendly consistency.

I love the fact that the kids have no idea that they are eating super-healthy-good-for-you food, that I can get rid of huge quantities of vegetables and that most soups are pretty effortless.

If you're interested, we had Cauliflower soup today and Monday the kids scarfed down some eggplant and tomato soup.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Organized Craft

My friend Geni came over one day and put together an IKEA shelf for me. I could have done it but hey she offered, she says she LIKES to put IKEA crapola together. I had tons of organizing to do so I called her on it. She came over and put the darn thing together and even screwed it into the closet wall for me. I seriously owe her a few drinks or 10.

Anyway, that gave me tons of time to organize the many craft items that the kids and I have.

And now when they want to do fun things like these cool Count Down sticks to keep track of how many days until Grandpa Steve gets here, it isn't a problem.

Everything is labeled so they can't tell me it isn't to be found. And it is super easy to figure out where it belongs. Pom-poms are here, glue is here, glitter is there, coloring books are here. Little by little, this will be every closet in my house. That is if Geni is still available.