Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesdays are usually kinda crazy because I'm trying to get out the door earlier than usual...it's knit night! We eat around 5:30pm so I can get out the door at 6:30 without rushing through my meal. Dinner time is so fun in our house. We all catch up on how our days went, it's when Veronica does most of her talking....and Joey and Justine do most of their fighting (lol). We laugh and laugh...I just love it.
Ok, so tonight's fabulous meal (ignore my sarcasm): Crock Pot Chicken ROAR OF APPLAUSE...oh stop!
If you want to try it here's what you do:
Ingredients pictured below: Chicken Breasts (I only use a three-pack, it's enough for us.), onion soup mix, sherry and cream of chicken soup. Whisk together ONE envelope of onion soup mix, cream of chicken soup and sherry (I just pour some in, maybe 1/2 cup...just eyeball it.) in your crock pot. Then I cut up the breasts in thirds and add them in the crock pot. Give it a stir around. Cook on low for 8 hours or so. I'm gonna serve it over rice and have some steamed broccoli on the side. There will be some complaining about the broccoli from Joey but on the whole, it will be a success.
This is a super easy dinner and very yummy. Try it, you'll like it!
You didn't get your invite to dinner? Your line must have been busy.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Our air-conditioner broke. We have someone coming out in the morning to talk about a new unit but until then we're making due with fans and a small window AC unit from our neighbors (who we suspect might be angels).
And poor Justine, who went beach camping with Mike and her buddy, Katie, got eaten alive by bugs. Between the no-see-ums, ants and mosquitos...she has 185 bites. Yup, she counted them. Between that and the heat in our house, she's ultra-miserable. They had a great time camping...except for the bugs...and the heat.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
This is an original pattern on Ravelry by Carol Amich, so you can't purchase it. I think it's so funny (and extremely creative!). You can't drive down the road without seeing a poor, dead from being hit by a car armadillo around these parts. We'd be in BIG TROUBLE if they were zombies.
Did you look closely? Most of them have their brains oozing out...now that's funny (AND creative, in a funny living dead kinda way).
The whole Zombie thing is so "in" these days. There's even a college, Columbia College in Chicago, which offers a course about zombies in popular media. Don't worry though, you can always purchase The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. You can't make this stuff up!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
In a few minutes, they've got all the results and the awards ceremony begins. Let me make it clear that we knew we weren't in for any awards, but there was a raffle afterwards and some cool prizes (we didn't win any though). So the first award goes to the over all winner...a woman! She actually ran the course twice, I guess you can do that when you run a 5K in 18 minutes. This old guy I talked to, Joe...he's 85, he got an award for the number of races ran in his lifetime...can't remember the exact number, but it was in the hundreds. I told Jen, "I hope I'm still running at 85." She quips, "I hope I'm still alive at 85!"
Then on Monday Jen, Mike and I ran the Poker Run 5K. (Yes, you read that right, Mike is running now.) Why? Because we haven't tortured ourselves enough, of course! This was one of those free, fun runs through 1st Place Sports and it was in Orange Park...nice and close to home. Here's how it worked: You got a playing card at the start, 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile and at the end...then you played your "hand" for prizes. Now, I'm not saying we traded cards...maybe we did, maybe we didn't...but somehow Jen ended up with a full house! It was the third best hand and she got a gift card to 1st Place Sports! The "winner" got 5 of a kind...I've never heard of that in poker before...haha! Afterwards, we went for beer and pizza. Mike did a great job in his first race...well, sort of race anyway. He's working on his running so he can do the Dulathon in November with me.
Yesterday Jen got her hair cut (we go to the same gal) and our hairdresser called me "buff". Me? Buff? I laughed till I cried!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
These two photos were taken inside the Lightner Antique Mall which used to be the Alcazar Hotel Swimming Pool (I've blogged about this before...remember?) Anyway...the top photo was taken with a flash and the bottom without. Interesting, the difference.
Hope you had a fun weekend, too!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Here's mousie before felting. I used leftover Malabrigo, hence the name...Malabrigo Mousie!