Nov 8, 2008

Quick update

Just thought I would check in quick, as I *should* be writing, but I have a serious case of "don't-like-my-story-need-new-ideas". Ugh. This story is sooooo booooring. Although, it's 14,751 words of boring:) I just need to think of a great plot right now, and my brain is fried today. I actually spent a day doing, nothing. I really think I needed that though. This month has been insane so far, and it just started! Why oh why can't they do like February for National Novel Writing Month??!! Oh well, I shant complain too much.

I made some absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS pumpkin scone today, and I will try and post the recipe sometime this weekend. They are soooo good. The girls gobbled them up. I figured it was a nice quick breakfast for my deer hunter too. (Who, I might add got a doe at about 6:46 this morning!!) Tonight I made a recipe from my Rachael Ray magazine, it was called Chicken with Peas and Mushrooms. I'm sure it would have been fantastic if my mushrooms weren't rotten, and I would have actually had onions! It wasn't half bad, the kids did eat it, but I was bummed I didn't have the ingredients. I substituted green peppers for the onions, and left out the mushrooms. I didn't need the family puking all night.

Our fridge went out on Thursday. For those that don't know, we've been in our house for 3 years, (newly built) and have had issues with every.single.appliance. First it was the oven, (which we ended up getting another one) then it was the dishwasher, (they let us trade it in for a Bosch) then our microwave stopped showing the display, and now our fridge went kaput. I was making lunch when it hissed like someone let air out of a balloon. And it stunk. The fix-it man came out and said that liquid had seeped all the way down and burnt out some little electric board thing. (Hmm, I had warned Brad that I spilled some beef broth, oops...) So he fixed it and left. Then when we went to unplug it again to clean behind it, it hissed again. Brad called the guy to come back, and he after looking at it, he said that the "liquid" actually burnt a hole in the compressor. Lovely. In his 28 years of fixing, it's only the second time he's seen this happen. Isn't that just magical? Good grief. So, we ware without a fridge until late next week. Thank goodness for the beer fridge!

So, that's us in a nut shell, or rather, me in a nut shell. The girls are fab, keeping us busy:) Pray that my writing block subsides, lol....

Nov 4, 2008


Here are the pics of the girls on Halloween. It was such a beautiful night, but we were bummed that a lot of people that we normally would sit and chat with for awhile, were not home. The girls still had fun though, and Alayna was pretty excited that people actually GAVE her candy! One of the first houses we went to, Alayna went up to the door, and I asked her, "What do you say?" Her response was, "thank you", and she turned around to leave before they put anything in her bucket, it was too cute!!
Saturday night Brad and I had a couples Halloween party at Craig and Heather's. We dressed up as Adam and Eve:) It was pretty fun! My camera is done, but I'm waiting for one of the others to email me pics so I can post them. It was a great time! I made a kitty litter cake for dessert. It's just a box of spice cake mix, white cake mix that you crumble up into a (new, and very clean) litter box, then mix some vanilla pudding and crushed vanilla cookies in. You take about a cup of the crushed cookies and add some green food coloring, then sprinkle that on top. The fun part is adding the tootsie rolls as cat turds. You melt them for a few seconds in the microwave and shape them to look like poop. My girls loved it! You buy a new poop scooper to scoop out the dessert. I took it to the farm on Sunday as we had the Halloween party for the kids there, and all the kids were so grossed out!
In other news, there isn't much to report. November started National Novel writing Month for me. I had no real determination to achieve the 50,000 word goal, but once I started, I'm all in now! I'm at almost 9,000 words so far!
That's about all I have, have a wonderful week!!
P.S. I caught Fluffy red handed in the candy. naughty little cat...