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Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 333, 2010

Used the Red Box rental tonight to rent and then watch this movie..... it's such a fun movie that leaves you with a happy feeling.  What a character Julia Child was.  Meryl Streep, as always, is amazing!  If you haven't seen this and you like cooking and blogging, then you really should watch this.  Even if you don't like either of them... it's just a "feel good" movie.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 332, 2010

Is it me or did we get an unusual amount of Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend sale flyers... OH my gosh!  They just keep coming!  I didn't do any shopping.  Well I went to Walmart on Friday morning, but spent about 5 minutes walking around and decided it wasn't for me!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 331, 2010

Yesterday Doug and I received a cord of wood... tis the season... well let me tell you... they delivered it and dumped it into a large pile in the middle of the driveway.... Doug and I stacked it.. it's two rows thick by about 18 -20 feet long by 4 ft tall.. it was a lot of wood and mamma feels it today!  UGH

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 330, 2010

This is my son trying not to let me take his picture! He's headed back to IU today. He's going early so he can go to the IU/Purdue (big rivals) football game on Saturday.

Took this photo Thanksgiving Morning to put on my Facebook Profile to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 329, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!   I can't believe we had 16 guests for dinner and a ton and a half of food and I did not take any photos until after dinner and then only a few.  I just had too much going on trying to get everyone ready at the same time and then the dogs were in the crate and getting restless and well you know how it goes... anyway... here's a picture of my brother and part of his family after dinner.  I don't think I've ever shown him before... this is Tom, Deb and their youngest Matthew.  Michael and his Girlfriend must've been in the other room.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 328, 2010

Certainly enjoying Alex being home.  Katie just can't get enough of his lovins'

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 232, 2010

Trying to work on Christmas cards here and there... I've been so busy with Thanksgiving prep and day to day stuff that it snuck up on me.. I usually have my cards done way before now.   This was my first attempt at colored pencils with Gamsol.  It was fun, but unfortunately I color like a 5 year old! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 326, 2010

A photo of my mom... she's certainly been on my mind lately.  I miss her a lot, especially this time of year, she absolutely loved the holidays!   This is a picture of her when she was just a little thing.  She looks so ornery!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 325, 2010

Usually when I try to take a photo of Daisy she walks right toward the camera... well she was outside the screen door and it was no different.... can you say... HELLO DAISY!  Geesh!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 324, 2010

Made my Blessing Mix Boxes for Thanksgiving.  They turned out pretty cute.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 323, 2010

A picture of my Katie Bird for a change.  She's such a good big sister!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 322, 2010

Help!  My email has become 90% advertisements, junk mail and 10% people who I actually know and want to talk with... crazy... maybe this means I should quit all this online ordering!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 321, 2010

Was looking through my photos since I didn't take one today and found these recipe cards. At one point I was working on getting them all cutesy so I could make a recipe album for stocking stuffers for Doug's family.... I never finished.. in fact I forgot all about it... anyway.. here's the ones I did finish.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 320, 2010

Again, no photo today... so here's a picture of Katie as a pup... isn't she adorable!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 319, 2010

I'm certainly looking forward to Alex coming home this Friday! Seems like yesterday he was this little boy playing baseball....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 318, 2010

Ashlea stopped by today... and of course Daisy had to say hello!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 316, 2010

Fried Rice, one of my favorites!!

A little beef/broccoli stir fry-ish kind of deal

The presentation
Well I'm afraid this is becoming a food blog!  Since the kids are gone and I no longer have to please everyone, we' ve really been enjoying cooking.  Tonight's menu.. chinese.  I really don't use any kind of recipe, I just throw stuff in till it looks/taste right.   This started out to be beef stir fry, but with the noodles and such.. it's beef, broccoli stir fry-ish  :)  I didn't make the spring rolls.  There's a woman who makes these and cells them at a gas station... you know one of those that has some hot foods you can buy... well they are just the best, so Doug picked up the spring rolls today, I made the rest.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 316, 2010

One of my passions used to be reading.. well it still is, I just never seem to find the time to sit quietly and read.  Have you read any good books lately?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 315, 2010

I admit it.. my name is Lorrie and I'm a Grey's Anatomy Junkie!  My favorite thing to do on Thursday Nights.... I could just stare at McDreamy forever!.. Ooooh la laaa

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 314, 2010

My toaster died this morning.  I had to go out to the garage and get out the old trust toaster oven.. :(

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 313, 2010

Another food shot.  Homemade Chicken Pot Pie... seems work, eat, sleep... not a lot of exciting photo ops lately! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 312, 2010

I am still exhausted from the time zone change from traveling and then the Daylight Savings time change... ugh.  When we were gone we were in Arizona (which never changes time), so eventhough this map shows them 2 hours behind us... they are three prior to Daylight savings time... so what I'm saying.. is this.  I got up at 4AM our time to travel to Phoenix.  We ate Dinner at 7:30 (their time), which is 10:30 PM MY time!.. then I wake up because I, like most people have an internal time clock which wakes me up at precisely 6am everyday... well that was 3AM their time.... and so it went for 3 more days.. and then I come home and try and readjust... and now we changed the clocks... UGH... Why can't everyone just be on the same time?!?!?! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 311, 2010

Went to Bed Bath & Beyond today.  They had this flavor candle on sale.  I just love candles and always have a couple burning.  This one smells yummy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 310, 2010

Took a photo of Daisy today... well took several actually, but she turned 6 months while I was gone and I have been taking a picture of her on each month birthday so that I could incorporate it into a card to send to the breeder that we got her from.  He's the front of the card.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 309, 2010

Headed home today.  Snow in South Bend!!!  What a change

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 308, 2010

Another meeting day.  Tonight is dinner off site.  Seems all we do is meet and eat... 3 large meals a day I feel my thighs growing as we speak!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 307, 2010

It really is pretty here, but hard to capture in a photo.. at least with a point and shoot.  Had meetings today from 8 until about 1:30, then read by the pool till dinner time.