Friday, February 18, 2011
In a matter of days, the moods and energy of everyone I know has lifted. I have suddenly felt more alive and ready to tackle some new challenges. How about you?
It's exciting to think it won't be long until green grass is sprouting and dinner can be served on the deck. Of course this is just a late winter tease but
Dear Spring, I can't wait for you to arrive!
Shine your light,
Thursday, February 10, 2011
2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. ricotta cheese or sour cream
1 16 oz pkg frozen berries, thawed
1 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 baking dish, set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, set aside.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The sun came out today and I got a shot of the ice glistening in the sun.
I'd like to go climbing a birch tree....
Four days out of school due to snow and ice and cabin fever is setting in. The kids are bouncing around and I don't even seem to mind much as various balls fly through the house. Nothing is broken yet and I have danced to Justin and Miley.
|Little Bug in action|
|Better yoga than I can do|
|The goalie gloves are on|
I am dreaming of warm days for bike riding, tree climbing, and rocking on the front porch with a some crunchy chips, fresh guacamole and an icy drink.
Shine your light,
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
My entire family flocks to our ranch to take part in all the festivities. It's especially fun because we are only 2.2 miles from town and we can drive the Ranger for easy parking. The kids get a thrill sitting in back on a quilt while the wind whips through their hair.
This past Labor Day weekend was especially fun. My sister, step mom, and I were up there with the kids getting fake tattoos and listening to a bluegrass band called The New Old Timers. Thankfully my mom was back at home watching the little ones and the grandpas.
Helen my stepmother, told me to come see something in a little antique booth. I went over and she showed me a long dark chocolate brown fur coat. It was a little dusty and tattered but it had the prettiest vintage buttons. She told me to buy it. I offered the guy $30 for the coat and a couple stuffed toys for the kids. He took it. We laughed all the way home in the Ranger and I modeled it for everyone back at the ranch as I dripped with sweat. I have never had a fur coat before but Helen insisted I needed one for warmth with all the outdoor winter things I do. The price was certainly right.
Helen had the coat cleaned and the lining repaired for me. We then forgot about it and I picked it up in December. Irene -the fur cleaner- told me it was rabbit and very old. I don't think she was too impressed.