Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alone and Blogging

OK, I'm in!!!  It only took me 20ish minutes with my great notes to remember how to get to this posting page!!!  (in the end I just hit buttons!!!)

I really wanted to call for backup - I'm too stuborn!!!!  Dictionary says stuborn should have 2 b's but I'm too stuborn to change it!  If you're looking for a blog that's perfectly written - this site is not for you!  Just saying - runnn!  Or hit buttons to ESCAPE!!!!

Now, back to my week...
Thursday night late - after "Fitness Blast" with my BFF Sandy, Rod and I headed to our cabin.  Quiet Friday working on embroidery and watching 2 eagles outside our window.

Late Friday night - already asleep - our son Zander called to check in and let us know that our daughters boyfriend's car was parked outside, his shoes at the door, and LITTLE shoes too!!!  (Princess Amanda has LITTLE feet!!!)

I have just plugged in laptop as CRITICALLY LOW, struggled with LITTLE in above line as deleting and moving lines... and realize that stubborn does look wrong without the extra b...I was going to delete whole sentence but I guess I didn't!

Also, Amanda is newly (September 2010) away from home living at University!!!

Anyways!!!  We repacked, rushed home (after 2 in the morning), YES!!!  They are said PRINCESS SHOES!!!!  Much excitement - contained myself and went to bed instead of rushing sleeping princess and boyfriend asleep in her bed!!!!

Great unexpected weekend surprise!!!
Although, never surprise me!  I believe I've mentioned this before in only 3 blogs - I don't like change!!! Although this was great change (as many changes can be?!)  Note to self - I'm seeing self growth here!
Growth or no growth I did mention to call ahead (I don't want to miss a minute of my baby being home!!)

Fast weekend - we did manage to go out for Indian food - yumm!  We also played a few games of "Ticket to Ride" - Princess always wins!!!!  And I got to make lattes for my Amanda again!  Life is Great!

Monday saw my father-in-law John opening his door to his "sweat shop"  once again!  My mother-in-law Val and I spent the whole wonderful day sewing!!!  We worked on our "tinner's"  for our Tuesday quilt group.

Tinner's is our once a month block exchange!  Lot's of fun and hair pulling at the same time!  The women in our quilt group are very talented quilters - and it pushes me to do blocks I would otherwise shy away from.

This month I learned how to do "prairie points" and sew fabric strips to a backing piece!  I made 3 blocks although I think one will not be used as the prairie points (not so hard to make) are in the cutting/seam zone...insert sad face now!

Val made me a latte in her special cup - Kindness!

John shared his bran muffins with me (I've got buttermilk and an egg on my counter to make some after I finish blogging!)

Val invited Rod and Zander down for dinner and served us the most delicious entrée -

"Val's Country Garden Cottage Pie"

1 can lentils, rinsed & drained
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil
pinch cayenne or 1/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 carrots, diced
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup corn
1 small can (1/2 cup?) tomato sauce
salt & pepper
4 large potatoes
tex mex shredded cheese
*1/4 cup cooked quinoa

Saute veggies in oil, add spices, lentils and tomato sauce.  Mix in quinoa if using.
Cook potatoes & mash with milk (Val used 1 Tbsp cream cheese!)
Veggies into baking dish, potatoes onto, cheese sprinkled on.
Bake at 350 - 30ish minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
Val says just put all the Hot layers together, sprinkle cheese, broil cheese and enjoy!

We all really enjoyed this and the rest of dinner as well!!!

Now I really must go and make those muffins!!!!

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