Monday, June 30, 2008

I have Garlic breath and I love it!

Note: the garlic pictured is from a batch that didn't turn out. I don't have pictures of all the awesome batches I made afterwards.

I feel the need to toot my own horn a bit. I make the BEST pickled garlic. Not too spicy, not too vinegary. It is awesome on pizza.

This is the pizza my husband made. He used whole cloves of pickled garlic. I sliced my garlic. My toppings included prego sauce, green peppers, onions, feta cheese, spinach, mushrooms, pickled garlic, and cheddar cheese. I don't like mozzarella, so I put cheddar on all my pizzas. Aged cheddar.

This Next picture has nothing to do with pickled garlic, but it was SOOOOO yummi! Chicken tenders(sliced breast) with spices, garlic jelly, onions, green peppers and sliced lemons. I served it with rice. I think I will make this again tonight, but because it is so hot here these days, I will serve it with spaghetti squash instead of rice. It looks just like spaghetti, it acts like spaghetti, it has fewer carbs, and it is awesome with butter and lemon pepper on it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Long weekend! WOOT!

I have been a bit scarce around here due to Mister being home from work. He is gone a month at a time and so he pretty much gets all the attention while he is home. So far we have been having a lot of fun. We went to the beach yesterday and we all have tans, NOT burns!! I bought sunscreen that was gentle for babies, with an SPF of 45. My girls are nicely browned, but alas, I am still pasty. I have a nice collection of angry looking red mosquito bites! SIL recommended applying vinegar, so I have been walking around all day smelling like a salad. It stung a bit, but after a few minutes the itch seems to have subsided.

Yesterday we went to the beach. I was bored, so I said to Mister, "Lets go to the lake!" He mumbled a few excuses as to why we shouldn't go, which irritated me because I figured I would have to talk him into it. Then a light bulb went off, and I realized, nothing will get done, unless I do it. We won't go anywhere unless I make it happen. So, I did. Mister declared that he wouldn't go in the lake, so I handed him my purse and camera and ordered him to guard it in the shade while we went and had fun.

That is me in the picture, I had my hair cut and dyed. So far I hate it. They messed up the colour, and the cut is nothing like the picture. I did it the day before Mister got home, and surprised him with it when I picked him up at the airport. I would post a picture of what it looks like now, but all the pictures I took turned out all dark, and weird looking. I am thinking about having the back shorter so I can spike it. Or I will just get it converted into a short inverted bob. Hair grows! It needs more colour in it. The front was supposed to be a BRIGHT royal purple. IT wound up being a dark maroon that is only distinguishable from the black is you peer squinty eyed at in bright light. Also, I was brave and went in my bikini.

Raven fell asleep mid-snack. How cute!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blessed Litha!

I have been working on customizing my blog, as you can see things are changing around here! Soon, I will be happy with the layout and colours, and input is welcome.

My dear Friend, Ibar Sorgina and her son came to visit us for Litha. We went for a walk, and collected natural craft suplies aka sticks. We sliced Oranges and lemons to dry, they sure take a long time! Ibar Sorgina had to go before the oranges were ready for hanging. Here is one that I made. I added beads and cinnamon sticks. Jewel is still working on hers.

We made sunwheels, and paper crafts as well. My sunwheel isn't quite done, I am not sure what I want to do with it yet. Maybe add beads? Feathers?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bees and Babies

Raven tried swatting at a fly that was buzzing past her face yesterday, and smacked herself in the face. Then she came running over to me saying "There's a bee in my nose!" So I looked up her nose and assured her that there was no bee in her nose, but she was not satisfied. She said "The bee is in my ear!" I couldn't respond to that very well, I was laughing too hard.
Raven LOVES to sing. One of her favorite songs to sing along with is Downtown by Petula Clark. She only knows one word of the song, which is "downtown" so she mumbles the rest, and belts out the word "downtown" at the top of her lungs. My youngest daycare kid loves the song as well, and sings it the same way as Raven. So when we are driving around on errands, I put the CD in and grin away at the chorus in the backseat.
Mister is coming home on the 26Th. For those who don't know my husband works up north all summer, and we only get to see him for one week ever 6 weeks or so. It's rough, but we tough it out. He will be home in time for both his sisters birthday, and Jewel's birthday. I am looking forward to...we'll just end that sentence right there, shall we?
Still working on the blog design. I have not figured out what I want yet, But I figure I should not let something as silly as layout keep me from posting in my blog. Some days it will be readable, and other days it wont be. yarrgh! HTML!
Happy Blogging!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My dear sister Tagged me in her blog, and there are Rules. So I scrapped what I was TRYING to do, and got rid of that gawd-awfull background, and Just picked a less than crappy template. It makes things more readable. Here are the rules as copied and pasted from Jo's blog I don't Know how to do all that fancy linking. : )

So, here are the rules for this tag:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag people at the end of your entry.

So, already that is 2 rules down, here are my 6 things.

1. I am horribly forgetful. Today I drove an hour to go to Costco because I am out of a few things, and it is such a good price there, I just HAD to make the drive. However, I FORGOT to transfer money to my account before I left, then I FORGOT that Costco doesn't take mastercard, so I got through the checkout only to find out I can't pay, and I had to leave my things behind. I hope I don't forget my Dr.s appointment tomorrow!

2. I tend to leave details out of stories for shock value sometimes. For example, I didn't drive 2 cities over JUST to go to Costco, that was actually a spur of the moment decision. I went there to go to Winners and Home Outfitters. Costco just happened to be next door. lol It just gets more of a reaction when I leave out details. *naughty Pixie!*

3. I can't follow a recipe. I have tried, but there is always some reason why I can't, or shouldn't add or omit or change an ingredient. I love to make up recipes. The first recipe I ever made up was for...I forget what I called it, but all you did was peel an orange, slice it up, cover it with sugar and microwave it. What I was allowed to use in the kitchen was quite limited, so I had to work with what I was allowed to use. haha! When My mom found the recipe card I had made with my recipe on it, she had a good laugh.

4. I hate clutter. I hate clutter so much that I never get rid of it. I dont want to touch it. I don't want to deal with it. "If I don't look at you, then you are not there!" Unfortunately reality kicks me in the allergies, and I HAVE to get rid of it. I clean up the clutter and dust, then I get rid of the furniture that was cluttered, then I have no more clutter problem. It works actually. lol Plus, I have more room in my house now.

5. I am only creative when I am not trying. The minute I try ot think of a new idea, I go blank. So I read blogs for inspiration. I steal a lot of ideas from Jo. She made a ribbon board, I made 8. LOL I plan to sell them. I haven't even taken pictures yet.

6. I love colour. In spite of my very colourless goth teen years, I loe colour, and wouldn't you know it, I am wearing a pair of neon orange and yellow pajamas right now that I bought at winners today! And I totally feel like a winner. :D She doesn't post too often(she's like me heh heh) But we have a lot of fun. I met her online at another site, and we hit it off immediately.
I don't really read any other blogs on a regualr basis. Just Ibar Sorgina, and Jo. I read many other blogs, but I rarely go back to the same ones. I just follow links in other peoples blogs. heh heh

I don't know if the tagged people have to be on Blogger, but this one is worth mentioning because I love the bags she makes.