Montana and North Dakota have become home.... dang it lol.
Lord help me but these babies wear me out.... they are just perfect!
Yes, it's from last winter but I adore this shot...so us....
This kid glows from the inside out... my almost 11 year old!
Favorite sport: embarrassing our kids in public
My mini-me is finding her own way in life
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I'll be back later. I have a paper to write. Oh the joys of school.
We saw some local nature stuff, gysers and hot springs. Then Saturday night it went to hell in a handbasket. Her oldest boy is 5 and that little guy has always been medically challenged. But bless his little heart, the extreme change in weather prompted an attack. So for the first time ever, I had an ambulance at my house.
Luckily they were able to stablize him, but when they showed up I was nervous. I literally live in the boonies. In the middle of nowhere.... the nearest hospital is almost an hour way. But since it was shift change, I had four paramedics show up to get him back on track.
Let's look at the paramedics:
1. the husband of Princess' math teacher - remember we'd had tea at their house when we first moved here cause she and Prin weren't seeing eye to eye on the best way to get math help? Yeah, I gots that shit fixed up with some charm and "you don't intimidate me chick"... when in doubt, always do a home visit ;) little southern tip there for you. But now, I'm that teacher's biggest fan! So it works...... off subject, sorry.
2. Mother of one of Duchess' classmates
3. Husband of the postal lady who cracks me up
4. Teacher at Duchess' school.
Once he was under control, they had me rolling. Apparently, my grace-less-ness is well known. They'd all put bets on it being me and what'd I done to myself. Everyone knew someone in my family and where amazingly proactive with little man.
Then there was my few neighbors....while we live on the side of a mountain, we overlook a canyon so apparently the lights from the ambulance were visible for about four miles. Cause that is how far from me that a friend lives. She called.... was already dressed and heating up her truck thinking it was me or my babies. She was on her way.
I'm blessed. It's not perfect, it's not Texas but I'm settling in nicely here and making my way. It sure is simpler out in the country. Although if Dave is to get me further out in the country, he'd have to move me the far reaches of Canada. geez.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
But seriously the secret ingredient, red wine is oh so yummy. And since I had a bottle of what appears to extremely expensive red wine, thanks to Dave's boss who thoughtfully brought over some to dinner once.... I had some on hand.
Now what to do, I only used half the bottle in the marinade.......
So I'm stuck with half a bottom of really good shit, I mean red.........
Monday, February 6, 2012
We'd keep her forever, except she hates Murphy. With a vengence. Like some people hate me, cause they just aren't cool. Like I hate people who blames others for their problems. Like Dave hates loud music and glitter. Like Duchess hates being quiet and like Princess hates being told no. You get the idea huh?
So while Susie loves the family, my foster baby can't stay forever. That sucks, because I love her! Dayum. Murphy is a doll, he understands that she's a newbie to the house and he just sits there while she bites the crap out of him. My dog is the best.
And this pic below really nails it, she's mean mugging Murphy, and he's looking away like... seriously beotch? And Dave is just .... Dave.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
My kids are the bomb.com. Dave took today off and we spent it watching our kids plus friend. They skiied from nine to two with a small break to stuff chilli cheese fries in their faces and off they went. And interesting enough, the say started with the teens going along with my new skiier. Except she got faster than them and left them. She got in twice as many runs as they did, lol. More pics and vids coming soon.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Now as fun as this morning was, it's time to go now. I have to go to the school and do the AR reading with the third graders. Peace out baby.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
1. my momma's "make-ya-slap-somebody" jambalaya .... this takes three hours of baby-ing
2. jalapeno cornbread made with cream style corn, cheese and those hot and spicy little peppers we all love so much (don't rub your eyes yo)
3. a salad to end all salads: baby cucumbers, baby tomatoes, snow peas, radishes, broccoli, and etc with four dressings (I had some left over for lunch, yummy)
and to wrap it all off......
I was clueless about desserts. Because it's my kitchen, the entire meal was gluten-free but it's not something I announce to everyone so I needed a kill dessert to top it off. Except my signature recipe: carrot cake? I made that last time his boss came to dinner... you just don't do that you know. So I dug around and looked for something yummy.
Couldn't find shit, so I made my own recipe and if I do say so myself, those blueberry and cream cheese scones OMGAWD, seriously there was none left, cause our guests took them home in goodie bags.
So yeah, I rocked that beotch out of the park. Plus it was so cute how thrilled Dave was with my skillz. When I want to, I can really do some cool things with this gluten free thing going.
On the GF note: found a new tummy doc. Now we are doing more testing to see how I'm doing and then I'll be all healthy and fun!