Thursday, January 24, 2008

chapped lips

Sleeping is good. Yesterday I was asleep by 3:30pm and didn't even wake up till about 8pm. Got up for a bit then when to bed around 10.... SLEEEP. Of course I didn't even get up till 7:30 this morning.

I need to write more. ((novel & newsletter))

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cooking Spree

I have decided to make one of my all time favorite dishes - Leek & Potato Soup

I know i know, it sounds kinda icky, but trust me, this soup is SOOO good!!!

The recipe I got from one of my favorite books ((UB got me for xmas last year or the year before... don't remember)) Tea & Sympathy - so I don't own the rights for this one okay?

Leek & Potato Soup

Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 45 min
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
4 med leeks (white part only), Washed thoroughly and finely chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons salt
7 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
4 tablespoons cream (optional)

-Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the leeks and onion over medium heat until they are soft but not brown.
-Add the potatoes, salt and stock and simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
-When ready to serve, reheat and crack a little black pepper over the top, swirl in some cream, if desired.

Here I melted the butter (I used less then a half a stick)

Next comes the 1/2 onion I used

and the one leek I used

mix'em together

I actually put in four potatoes because it's yummier (I think) if there are more potatoes.

Bring it to a nice boil...

Mix in the leek and half onion...

Let it cook

And yummy!!! No cream but it's SOoooooooooOOOOOOOOooooo good!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I made some chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips. Yes you read that right. Mom wanted chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips... so I made them. But mom said that they taste funny. Neil said he liked them, but as we all know the boyfriend has to agree with the girlfriend. It made me feel good though.

Here are all the dirty dishes... mom's idea of cookies is about double that. Sorry mom but it;'s true, you use SOOO many dishes when cooking. And most of your food is pretty good.

And my choice of tea for the cookie making is:

a silly brand-name thingy but still. I had fun drinking it... it was to stop me from snaking on the cookie dough... which had eggs in it, stupid salmonella poising! Why must you look so good but be so not nice?

Here's Blackie for Susie's shop. Great picture of him in his shirt!!!

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Anyways, Neil and I have been getting better. Since he got a job he's been SOO much better in his attitude and the way he's been treating me. I wasn't too happy with him for a bit, but thank God for our prayers being answered because now he's been happier. All the being-able-to-provide-for-woman attitude has made me rather happy. He took me to the movies! Well, I drove, but he paid for the movie, soda, and candy!!! ^_^ God things have changed for the best. Plus I'm working more hours and am saving up my money for s-con. Isn't it good?

OHOHOHOH!!! I walked about 2 miles on the tread mill the other day. I was watching When Harry Meet Sally while walking about .5 miles an hour but it was good.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I am annoyed, hence the title of this entry.

I should try and make one website address stick... but freewebs is now giving me beef about pictures of any kind and my links aren't working too well. It makes me sad. geocities sucked because of all the advertisements, same with lyco (spelling?) so I'm just so SOL again. I'm thinking of just making a photobucket album for Sammy's pictures. Then of course link it to this blog. But we'll see.

I hope this makes sense.

So far blogger/blogspot is the only thing that hasn't given me any beef on pictures or links. But I can't put a photo album of Sammy on here... so we'll just have to see on this in the future.

Also, I've been getting some chocolatier's back with wrong address, but I can't resend them if I don't have the current addresses of said people. It makes me sad.

Have you, the reader, noticed that I tend to use "I" a lot? That annoys me as well. But then again this is a blog and a general update for others- that and for my sanity.

S-con is SOOO close. I really really really want it to come, but then again I don't think I'll be ready till the date it's scheduled.

Knitting is going okay, the pattern I'm using was confusing but so far it's getting easier. I hope to get pictures of it up soon.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Knit Knews

I finally finished the kerchif scarf thingy. I am NEVER going to embroidery knitted things again... it was SOO hard. Here are some pictures of the gift and Cotton Candy modeling it... kinda.

I'm also starting up on my sock promise.... so far i"m confused till there's no tomorrow, but we'll see. I chose Knit Picks "Moc Croc Socks" So far It's too big, but I'm hoping it will shrink a bit once it's done... do you think it will?

Yesterday I was waiting for Neil to get ready for work, I thought he was right behind me but he was still downstairs getting ready. I was walking around the house knocking down those long dangerous icicles, and poked my eye good. Didn't hurt much after I got over the shock and cold pain, but still. I noted to myself to hit the icicles with my umbrella with a side swing.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Here's me coming to you from a very snowy [surrounded] house. Yes, it's VERY snowy here.... it was sticking to me very bad.

I finally got a few pictures of the mug my wonderful nephews made for me. They painted it, but it's SO beautiful, Love it. I use it all the time.

This teapot and set is what my grandmother (on my mom's side) got me! Isn't it beautiful!? I only thought there was the teapot and two cups (plus saucers) but there is also a creamer and sugar holders! Isn't it beautiful? Best yet, Grandma said that I can put hot tea in there. The only way to brake it is to drop it she says.

My knitting is coming along... the pictures I took don't look like anything special so I'm going to wait till I'm done and then show it in better pictures. It was rather funny, I was visiting my friends and asked Marie if she could count it because I kept getting 109 (I need 110) stitches, but she kept loosing count, so we asked Cory... he said 99......... so I've been rather frustrated with it. But it's getting there.