Monday, June 24, 2013

M-28 Beach with her friend Travis.  Two hours of beach-time on a Monday afternoon -- good for Sadie and Travis.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This home improvement project brought to you by Starbucks -- grande coffee + little breakfast = Haley removing upstairs toilet.  11:00 start time with it on the curb --WITH our Starbucks sign that we use to advertise the FREE STUFF.  Will update in the comments the time that it was picked up.  Not much traffic today though.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cold out there every day

Ice on the windows behind closed curtains.  We've been humidifying the house to help with the dryness of the air.  Sadie's been managing pretty well--the furtherst we've been from home is about 10 houses away.  That night she wanted to go to the field but it was too cold--paws lifted up so I tried carrying her back home.  My glasses were fogged up from steamy breath, carrying a 65 pound dog lasted about 3 houses.  I think she knows that it's too cold to go to the field and she needs to be quick when she's outside.  We've stayed in the yard and side yard to play--only about three minutes at a time. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Amish Wedding Cookies

Bill calls them Amish Wedding Cookies and I gave the recipe to one of his co-workers.  She made them and brought them to work today.  I think that's the best part of sharing recipes--someone else makes them and you get to enjoy just a few. 

Amish Cookies

Mix together:

1 cup Crisco (I use the sticks)

2 sticks butter, softened

2 cups brown sugar

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt (a few shakes)


2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

4 cups flour (I do one cup at a time or it is too difficult)

Stir in:

4 ½ cups oats

1 cup coconut flakes

1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they look done at 350 degrees. I use an ice cream scoop to make them nice and big. You can bake a few batches and freeze the dough in balls so when you want fresh cookies all you do is thaw them a little and pop them in the oven.

This makes a lot of cookie dough.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012


I rearranged the five pieces today so there is more ROOM in the room.  It is much better but now blocks the front door. 

Saturday, December 08, 2012


Might do some shifting around still.


Scored this sectional at Divine Consign today.  I played the guessing game with Bill.  He guessed I paid $800.  He was off by $625.  Will update once arranged.