Monday, September 28, 2009

Ever had one of those days?

I hope this doesn't come off sounding completely rude, but I am so glad no one stopped over today.

I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, so you'd think I'd be fine with a visitor, right?


My mantra all day long: please don't let anyone come over, please don't let anyone come over...

It was the type of cleaning where I had to make a REALLY BIG MESS in order to get it clean.

Make sense?

Please tell me that it works that way sometimes for some of you, too.

I was pulling out furniture, cleaning under and behind everything, bringing virtually everything out of the storage room and deciding how to put it back in, sorting through boxes, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, sort and throw, sort and was such a mess.

And now it's not.

And I'm tired.

You could stop over now, but I'm heading for bed.

Maybe tomorrow?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Easy Yummy Homemade Applesauce

I made applesauce today.
It is delish.

10 cooking apples (we were given a bunch of 'em)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2--1 cup sugar, depending on the tartness of your apples. Today I used 1/2 cup and it is plenty sweet.

Peel, core and slice apples.
Place in your crockpot.
Add other ingredients.
Cook on low for 8 hours, until very soft, stirring occasionally.

That's it!
So easy--and SO yummy!

I froze two containers and kept one in the fridge.
I probably could have just put them all in the fridge, as it made about 4 pints. Our kids really like applesause, and really like the homemade kind.

Granted, applesauce isn't all that expensive. But if you have an abundance of apples, or know someone who does, this is a great way to use them up!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's hard to blog with no internet connection...

Startling, I know.

Through an entirely too-complex-to-share chain of events, we were without email and internet for all of last week.

There were things that came up that I thought, "Boy, I wish I could blog that."

I could have done the old fashioned thing and, well, written it down but I didn't.

And so now I can't remember any of that stuff that I was going to blog.

Everyone knows that pregnancy muddies the brain, right????

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Where do they come up with these things????

Christopher had a harmonica with him in the van on Thursday.

He was blowin' away and it was entertaining--for awhile.

Then it started getting a little bit old.

I said, "Christopher...time to take a break for awhile."

He said, "But Moooommm, I need to teep pwaying for da womans." (I need to keep playing for the womans.)

Seriously!!! Where does he come up with this stuff??????

Friday, September 4, 2009


I FINALLY had a little time to try to put some pictures from the day of Ruby's birthday, but every time I do, I get a nice little message that says "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close"

So after four unsuccessful attempts, I'll just have to try again later.
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