Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Weather

The weather we are having lately has been so strange. On Thursday we had the worst storm I can remember in a long time. The wind was insane - even moved my BBQ, the hail was huge, the rain was coming down in buckets, the thunder was incredibly loud and the lightning was everywhere. Amber and Emily were instantly scared as soon as the storm started. I have never seen them so scared of the weather before. It didn't help that our pregnant cat had gotten outside that day and was in the storm. I hate getting wet, but being the mommy I am, I braved the hail and rain to try and find the cat to no avail. Then I braved it again because the kids were crying that their flowers would get ruined. Afterwards I was so mad at myself for forgetting to get out my camera and document the whole thing. Our power went out at around 5 o'clock to which the kids were upset. They all of a sudden had fears of the dark that aren't typically there. Finally by 7 I took them to a friends house about 3 blocks away that had power so I could feed them supper. My one daughter decided to spend the night there where there were lights for her. The other came home with me to bed. When we got home the cat had returned which brought smiles to both kids. After I put Amber to bed I sat in my porch with nothing to do. I had never before thought about how much I rely on power - to have a light in the bathroom for the kids, to cook them supper, to leave on in the kitchen outside their bedroom door, to have something to do like watch t.v. after they go to bed. We use power for almost everything we do - something I have definitely taken for granted and now appreciate much more. The power finally came on early morning - thank goodness, I don't know how grumpy I would have been without that first sip of hot coffee.

Monday, June 23, 2008

2 Peas Monday Blogger Challenge - Favorite Warm Weather Recipe

Post one of your favorite warm weather recipes!
This one is a very simple recipe but is one of my absolute
favorites on a hot day.


1/2 c. Miracle Whip salad dressing or Miracle Whip light
2 c. (7 oz.) elbow macaroni, cooked & drained
1 c. sliced celery
1 can (6 1/2 oz.) tuna, drained & flaked
1/4 c. sliced green onions
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
2 tbsp. chopped pimento
Salt & black pepper

Mix salad dressing, macaroni, celery, tuna, onions,
green pepper and pimento. Season to taste. Refrigerate.
Serve on lettuce lined plates. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Friday, June 20, 2008

2 Peas Friday Blogger Challenge - Creating

Please feel free to join us if you blog

Do you feel that sometimes you get in over your head with things your creating?

Thankfully I have never felt like I have gotten in over my head with my creating. Creating for me has to be something I am into doing at that specific time. I have to have that desire within me to create. I think if I had to create on a time-line or with a deadline I would not be able to get so much out of it. I think then I would feel overwhelmed and I would stop enjoying the process. I love that when I create I am inspired by something around me. I have a need to create based on what I am seeing or feeling at that time. You know, I don't know what I would do if I could not create.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sometimes... I Miss Being Called... Mama

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Some New Digital Layouts To Share


used summertime blues plopper by Suzanne C. Walker

Orange Paper - Shabby Princess Kristie
Blue Paper - Blue Earth Papers by Vicki
Flowers - Blue Earth Elements by Vicki
"You are such a joy to me" - Shabby Princess Express Yourself kit

Just Me
background papers, letters, flower - Shabby Princess Harvest Spice kit
Frame - Shabby Princess Festival Swirlie Frame

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

2 Peas Wednesday Blogger Challenge

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What is the essential core of friendship for you?

The absolute core to friendship for me is trust. If there is no trust in friendship than there really isn't anything. If you build a strong foundation in a friendship, one that is based on trust and honesty then you can build a friendship that is very solid.
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