Wednesday, October 31, 2007
CBS Full Episode Player-I watched Survivor on there a couple of times and had a hard time with the player, very different from ABC's player! The player would just stop and never start back and I could not figure out what I was doing wrong.
NBC Full Episode Player-I loked at this but really have not tried it.
For more great WFMW post see Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Well, I thought I would give everyone an update on my Fall Into Reading Challenge. I have 14 books on my list. I did add a few that I wanted to read and did not know were coming out etc. So, I do not know if I will get all of my list done or not, but I am trying and this is a challenge so it should be kind of hard. I have finished 5 and have 8 more that I want to read. I also know that I am on the reserve list at the library for Beverly Lewis' new book The Parting. So again I do not think I will get them all done, but eventually I will read all of them on this list.
1. The Survivors by Dinah McCall-FINISHED September 27th
2. A Time To Mend- Angela Hunt
3. The Only Best Place- Carolyne Aarsen
4. Morning Comes Softly- Debbie Macomber
5. Twilight-Stephenie Meyer
6. Anne's House of Dreams-L.M. Montgomery
7. Just Between Us-Deborah Bedford
8. A Carol for Christmas-Robin Lee Hatcher- FINISHED October 21st
9. Return to Me- Robin Lee Hatcher-Finished October 29th
10. Sweet Revenge-Diane Mott Davidson-FINISHED October 9th
11. Copper Crown- Lane von Herzen
12. Candy Cane Murder-Laura Levine, Leslie Meier, Joanne Fluke-finished October 13
13. Stalemate-Iris Johansen
14. When the Morning Comes-Cindy Woodsmall-FINISHED October 20th
Monday, October 29, 2007
Here is my plan for this week
1. Steaks, Baked Potatoes, broccoli
2. Spaghetti, garlic bread
3. Pork Chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
4. Trick or Treat Night(Tuesday)-eat out pizza
5. Salisbury Steaks, mashed potatoes, corn
6. Fried Chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, biscuits
7. (Halloween night) Chili, cornbread muffins
Go here to see more plans.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
It is kind of like an excitement! I love this time of year!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Easy Ghost Cookies (From Kraft)
1 pkg. (6 oz.) BAKER'S Premium White Baking Chocolate
18 NUTTER BUTTER Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Decorating gels and/or assorted small candies
MICROWAVE chocolate in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
SPREAD chocolate onto one side of each cookie for the ghost's "body." Cool slightly.
DECORATE with gels and/or candies to create "faces." Cool until chocolate is set.
KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS
Fun Idea Place decorated cookies in small gift bags to give to trick-or-treaters. Family Fun For a quick Halloween dessert, prepare JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling as directed on package; spoon into dessert cups. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with decorated cookies just before serving.
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
12 TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Shells
3/4 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced pitted ripe olives
MIX meat and seasoning mix. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls; place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Fill each taco shell with 1 meatball; drizzle with salsa. Top with 2 meatballs dipped in sour cream. Garnish with olives to make "eyeballs."
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
The Dangers of Candy Canes by Laura Levine was the second story in the book. this is another series that I read regularly. The series is about Jaine Austen a freelance writer and sometimes private detective. This story is about one of her clients, a roofer, who calls to tell Jaine he needs her to help find the killer of one of his recent clients who is accusing him of shotty work when the guy falls off his roof putting up Christmas decorations. The story was good and kept my interest, but I miss the story lines of her volunteer work at a Retirement Home where some of the characters there are really interesting and the constant e-mails between her and her parents were missing from this chapter. Overall though, great read!
For more Fall into Reading 2007 participants book reviews got to this post.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say "No" to projects that won't fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and un-clutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it!
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Katie Sue does the ,"Pleeease,pleeease,pleeease......" routine whenever I say no about something. It is so annoying, but I do not give in and then she just lays on the floor and pouts. Nathan is a little different. Whenever I tell him no to something, he says, "Whhhhy?" He really lets the word hang like that too and the face that goes with it just really kills me. Too cute! So I got WHHHYs and Pleeeases going on way too much! Anyone ever had any experience with these two words in their kids vocabulary?