Saturday, October 29, 2011

Woo! I'm Old!

Today I am 30.


You're only as old as you act...
So I'm not really 30. Sometimes I'm 4 and a half, and sometimes I'm 90.

But most of the time I'm about 20.

Mostly I'm just happy to be with my family 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kaeley in Wonderland

On Friday, the kindergarten at marsh pointe will be doing a storybook parade (instead of a Halloween thing I guess).

Kae decided to do Alice from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, we of course only have a Disney version of the book for her.

Our friend Barbara gave us a an old Cinderella dress to be alice's blue dress, and I used a white pillow case deconstructed and re-sewn into an apron.

The apron toon me about an hour to cut and sew, with a trip to Joanns for more white thread (how the #^*#{ did I run out of white thread?!).

So now I don't have to worry about doing the apron on Thursday night!!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011



That's right

Ponyo is officially a boy

He's now Baby Bob until we have a name.

Bean and corn taquitos

Tonight I made a new recipe, I pretty much made it up as I went from what I had on hand.

1 can drained and rinsed sodium free black beans
1 can salt free sweet corn drained
Approx. 1 c mashed potatoes
1/4 cup medium salsa
15 or so corn tortillas
2 cups Mexican blend cheese
Sour cream for dipping

Mix all ingredients but sour cream and tortillas (drr) together in a bowl, you can mash the beans if you want, I left them whole.

Put a about 2 tablespoons in each tortilla and roll them up.

Place them on a greased baking sheet and cook for 8 minutes on each side at 400 degrees. (for the first 8 minutes keep covered with aluminum foil).

They were a huge hit. We had leftovers and kae wants one in her lunch tomorrow, hurray!

Scary squirrel

Today Kae sat down and worked on her next class project (for November). Each child got to pick an animal and create a piece of a totem pole using a gallon milk jug. (I adore this project, it allowed me to talk to kae about spirit animals and a part of me belief system!)

Kae picked.....the grey squirrel
Go figure

First she washed the jug and daddy cut a hole in the bottom so it will fit against the other kids jugs.

Then she painted the jug brown. After that dried she and daddy put silver/grey spots to shine through the second coat of brown.

After it dried she glued on enormous googly eyes!

We outlined the nose and mouth to be black and white, which she painted, and I drew lines to show the teeth, which are black.

The tail was harder, first we tried to glue a pipe cleaner to the handle and make a tube of fake fur to glue over it, didn't work, we ended up with a small strip of fur from the bottom of the jug to where the handle narrows, then I had to sew another small strip to the wrong side of that with the pipe cleaner in the pouch to make it bendy.

I think it's creepy, kae is super happy and can't wait to take it to school.

Total cost for great pagan oriented kids project $5.20 plus the gallon jug of milk.

Happiness for my child: oh yeah priceless.

Monday, October 3, 2011

September Reading List

1-105 Moon Called - Patricia Briggs (9/2) re-read
2-106 The Fire Lord’s Lover - Kathryne Kennedy (9/6)
3-107 Knits for Barbie Doll - Nicky Epstein (9/8)
4-108 501 Bento Box Lunches - Amorette Dye (9/16)
5-109 Guilty Pleasure - Laurel K Hamilton (9/25) audiobook
6-110 The Laughing Corpse - Laurel K Hamilton (9/30) Audiobook
7-111 Dyeing to Knit - Elaine Eskesen (9/30)

i had a few re-reads this month, the audiobooks are actually re-reads of books i own, but i've been having a horrible time sitting down to read. Audio books are a good solution, and i put overdrive on my computer so i can get the digital copies of the books directly.

I got Bloodlines by Richelle Mead but was only halfway through when i had to take it back, so i have it on hold again so i can finish it. i loved the Vampire Academy books, so i'm really happy there is a continuance for it. though, it's a bit predictable, i think i already have the end figured out. sad face.

on the knitting front...nope..almost nothing. a project for the vampire swap on rav. My poncho is tedious...i could finish it tonight if i actually WORK on it...yup. not happening, we haz girl scouts.

on that front i dropped out as being kae's daisy leader, the stress was doing bad things. Luckily someone else stepped up to be the troop leader. should be interesting.