Monday, August 31, 2009

Yummy Treats!

Yesterday I made a Bread Pudding for a dinner invitation and I had oodles and gobs of Butterscotch Sauce left over which was not a bad thing. Using my amazing enginuity I quartered the recipe and made a microwavable single serving. Amazing!!!!!!

Bread Pudding
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tbsp. Butter
1/4 C. Half-n-Half or Milk
1/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg
2 Pieces Bread, Torn apart

Method: Melt Butter in small 4 C. microwave safe dish. Mix Egg, Vanilla and Sugar in seperate dish. Add Milk to mixture. Add Bread stirring softly till Breads coated. Poar into dish with Butter. Microwave till knife pierced in center comes out clean. About 2 min 40 secs.

It's sweet enough that you can eat it with or with out Butter Scotch Sauce.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I take it back

Um.....I decided not to take the job. I thought I could do it for a couple of months but on my way home after my first day of orientation I decided I'd rather slit my wrists. Which would be sad cause I'd miss Mike and all of you....So, the hunt begins anew.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The search is over....

I have been rehired by Davita. I'm very grateful that we will have an income!! Let the furniture buying commence. The clinic is very different from what I'm used to so I think tomorrow morning will be interesting. I will let you know how it turns out. I am getting a dollar pay raise awesome and words can't discribe the fluffy feelings I have for Benefits. I can go to the dentist!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

We crave furniture!

This was before we found a desk chair for free but I think this accurately depicts our needs right now. Next on the list of things to get is a couch.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Smile

I was wondering around on youtube again today when I found this video clip that Ashley Hone and I used to watch over and over again in high school and we called it "the smile". It's about half way through the clip when a boy and girl sing a love song. Part way through the guy gives this great smile, hence the name.

We loved it!!!! Being the swoony teenagers we were it was bedazzling! This is for you Ash!

1 More: This is Flamenco and one of my Fave. performances called Fire Dance
2 More: This is and Uilleann pipe solo also from River dance

Monday, August 17, 2009

the Holiday Season approaches!

Mark your calendars people we have 76 days till Halloween, 102 days till Thanksgiving, and 131 days till Christmas!! Start crafting and shopping for my presents now or you might get behind!!! PANIC PANIC!

One more thing. Did you know you can make home made microwave popcorn? I learned this from my sister-in-law Emily then did some research on google about it.

Step 1- Pour 1 quarter cup air pop popcorn in a paper lunch bag.

Step 2- If desired pour 1 Tbsp. olive oil in bag and salt to taste (you do not have to do this before poping, you may do it after or not at all. Oil is not necasary for poping).

Step 3- push air out of bag and fold down a couple of times (you can also fold once and put one staple in it. It will not spark but you still have to push out the air).

Step 4- Place in microwave and cook till 3-4 seconds lapses between pops.

Serve. It's yummy I promise!!!!

There is some amazing music out there

Today I was Youtubing some of my favorite songs from musicals and I stumbled upon the Schindler's List theme. It's one of my favorite compostitions of all time. It's so very sad but the music is so moving and beautiful to me that everytime I pop the CD in I listin to this song over and over again for an hour or so.

Itzhak Perlman is just so amazing and I had no idea until I watched the short interview before the song that John Williams composed it as well as Fiddler on the Roof another amazing composition.

I truely think that some talents are absolute gifts from God. How else would you be able to write something so transforming.

P.S. If your a Blog newby like myself when something is highlighted and underlined you can click on it and it will take you to the song and then click the back arrow to return to the blog.........this is for my Mom........

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sleeping habits

Mike and I are so different when we sleep. I like it cold with at fan so I won't have any mid night sweat wakups plus I like to bundle myself in blanket, and Mike likes it warm with some blanket and lots of pillows. I sleep flat on my back. Mike sleeps everywhich way. I hold still pretty much all night and Mike does gymnastics ( but he rarely wacks me which I like).

Yesterday I dumped out the odds and ends bag to retreave my swim suit. Other things that call that bag home are some winter wear. At bed time we just put the stuff on the floor.

At some point in the night Mikey got cold so he grabbed some apparel off the floor. This morning I woke up to a jammied, blanket bundled Mike with my fire engine red ruffled Gap scarf wrapped around his neck.

Priceless.....but I didn't get a picture:-(

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Job Hunting

Last night I was trying to apply and the sites kept kicking me out when I was almost finish. So when I couldn't take it anymore I glared at my computer, brushed my teeth with tears in my eyes, said my prayers and went to bed.

Heavenly Father loves me cause he answered my prayers and I was able to apply for like 10 jobs today:)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

apt tour

Don't worry. I ment to sound like E.T. I'm channeling my inner
alien. It's a result of to much X Files.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I don't get itERIK AND DEBI FOREVER: डैड truck

Real Simple is one of my favorite places to visit. It's similar to but a bit more down to earth.

There's an article right now called 24 nutritious (and tasty) snacks. They're in between meal treats. Some of the ideas sound so good!!!!! Here's just a few: three cups air popped popcorn w/dark chocolate shavings sprinkled over the top, one inch squared hard cheese (gouda) and 4-6 apricot halves, apple slices dipped in 1 tbs. almond butter, low-fat Greek yogurt w/chopped walnuts and honey.

Doesn't that sound so tasty! I'm going to try all 24 over the next several months. I'm so excited about it i also posted it on the Anderson blog:)


Mail is really exciting when you're in North Carolina all alone. The excitement starts to build all morning until that special time between 2pm and 4pm when the mail man walks up to your box. Or better yet it's a package and he knocks on your door giving you and excuse to open it!!!

The computer Mike ordered came today so we will have something more reliable than our laptop that likes to over heat.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Clean Carpet

Before I tell this story keep in mind that Mike reminds me daily to not spend any money. We have no furniture literally, we sleep on an air matress andour computer sits on the floor.

So he turns to me yesterday and says that we have to agree tomorrow on a vacuum and go buy it. I just kinda stared at him and said okay why? Even though our carpet looks clean we haven't vacuumed since we moved in and he's grosed out.

Out of all the things we don't have and after getting achy knee's and necks from squating on the floor this is what he wants to buy first before I get a job. So we bought one today and I got to watch Mike do the vacuuming. the end.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I just learned to down load pics and I have a full years worth of memories I want to share. I'm going to try to spread them out but it's just so fun to do it now that I can!!

While we're on the subject our aniversary is in about a week!! I can't believe we've been married a year..................And Mike's birthday is today.

Happy 26th!!!

Here's some more pics

Molly's wedding
Christmas break in Monticello. This is MY man.
Lexi's baptism

This is the Colon tunnel exibit we went to the day Mike asked me to marry him.

Fun before i left

I love this!!!!! I don't know how many times i watched this video. For those of you who don't know this is my niece madi. She's my sister Anneli and Jacob's fourth.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Here are photos from Indiana

Th beach at Lake Michigan. Bella!
Mikey making a swift block.

The journey begins

We made it to Duke!