Sunday, July 31, 2011


I'm so bummed.  Right now I want to be organizing my patterns, but I'm not.  Instead I am mindlessly surfing  the internet because My back is REALLY REALLY hurting.  Funny thing is I have no idea what I did at church for it to hurt like this.  I was fine one minute, the next sharp pains.  I also think I need to get my eyes checked.  I am having a hard time focusing lately.  Lets see what insurance covers first.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Aunt Martha's Mexican Cornbread Casserole

2 lbs hamburger
2 cans whole corn drained
2 cans kidney beans drained
2 packages taco seasoning
1 small can tomato sauce
shredded cheese
Mexican cornbread mix

Brown meat, add taco seasoning
Then stir in corn, beans, and tomato sauce
Place in 9*13 casserole dish
Mix cornbread according to the directions and spoon on top of meat mixture
Bake at 375 until cornbread is done.
Sprinkle cheese on top. 

This recipe will feed a small army.  Next time I make I am going to half everything and bake it in a 9*9 dish.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Sunday Brooklyn was playing in the gym at church and tripped, and landed funny on her head/neck.  She wasn't crying or anything she just said her neck hurt.  When we got home she laid down and napped some.  The rest of the night she stayed really still crying every time she moved her neck or someone jarred her.  Monday morning when she woke up she couldn't even get herself out of bed her neck hurt so bad.  So off to the Dr we went.  Dr. Gesn didn't see and external swelling or bruising so off to get some x-rays taken.  They x-ray did not show anything wrong with her vertebrate but it did have a dark spot on the the radiologist was going to check out for us.  The x-ray did show some internal swelling from an internal bruise.  I have to give her regular ibuprofen every six hours for a week, keep her as quiet as possible and keep her from favoring one side of her neck.  When we were leaving the Dr.'s office Gesn said someone would call after the x-ray was looked at further.  Not even 20 minutes later Dr. Gesn herself called me to tell me the dark spot was fine it was just some bruising.  What a relief that was to hear!  That is one of the many reasons I love that Dr.  She really does care about my kiddos.  Brooklyn woke up this morning feeling as good as gold but I still have to keep her as quiet as I can so the swelling and bruising inside can go down.  So no water play today.  Just a quiet movie day.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lemon Pecan Pie

!/3 stick margerine (I used butter and it worked fine)
3 eggs
3/4 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp lemon flavoring
1 tbsp lemon zest and 3 tbsp lemon juice
1 unbaked pie shell (I used the cheap-o walmart brand)

Mix all ingrediants together and pour into pie shell.  Bake at 400 degress for 10 minutes.  Then bake 325 degrees for about 40 minutes.

I got this recpie from Margaret Coon.  It seriously is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One day I'll look back on this and laugh

 This is after I got it out the car and started to operate on it.
The finished product.  Really person who this cake is going to if you want a refund let me know.  I will gladly give you one.

From this morning till the after noon it has been one thing after another.  While we were grocery shopping this morning Sissy had to go potty.  Mad dash to the bathroom, no accidents.  We get into a stall and I go to pull her pants off.  I thought they wee all the way off and when I lift her up on the potty in the toilet fall her shorts and a shoe!  Sigh.  The trip continues and we get home to finish the birthday cake I had been working on.  It looked great.  On my way to deliver it a car almost pulls out in front of me.  I slam on my breaks and turn the wheel to avoid an accident.  We are okay, the car is okay, the cake, not so much.  It broke in two.  I get to the house it was going to and luckily L.W. is there and quickly makes some very yummy cream cheese frosting while I start putting the cake back together.  It turned out pretty cute.  LW kept telling me it was at least!   I guess it is one of those "it is what it is" situations.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

better late then never