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Running Behind…

I know, I know!~ I’ve been posting every single week, and then BAM! 2 Sunday’s (almost, I’m getting in by the skin of my teeth here, and there’s no real review) with no post. Last weekend, I was so sick it should not have counted as a day off. And today, well today was…



Which translates into “You get to figure out why your momma was so crabby at the holidays”. Thanksgiving dinner is done, delighfully, by both my mother in law and my brothers family. We have started attending 2 thanksgivings to make sure everyone gets a visit. Christmas we just nibble and peck. New Years, we have something nice, but nothing like…


And oh what a ham it was! If you have sweet oranges available, I highly reccommend taking 2 of them and using them to your ham’s benefit. 1 liter of 7-up or Sprite, a bunch of brown suger, 1 orange halved (the jusices squeezed over the ham) and the other sliced and tacked to the ham….. Ohhh… So Yummy!

And because we have some non-pork eaters, we also had Chicken 🙂 It may have been yummy, but I didn’t taste it 😀

OK: Book related Item…. BETTY CROCKER, I THINK I LOVE YOU. Has a bag of sour dough bread slices. No stuffing mix… Looked it up and lickety split we had Stuffing! YAY! Also use it for just about anyting. The only thing I’ve never found in it is the pumpkin cookies that are like a quick bread. BC is a classic, but there’s a reason why it is. I always have to flip back to How to Make Sour Milk every time (almost) that I bake. (it’s milk and vinegar but I can never remember how much).

Yay! I even got something book related in here.

Hopefully by next week I’ll be in full form again. Maybe sooner. Am reading “Emily and Einstein” right now. I’m half way through and I started today so it must be good. But I’ll let you know for sure later in the week.

Happy Easter again!

Easter Parade

Hoppy Easter. Ok, I know it’s a day late and I’d probably be a dollar short… But Still! Better Late than Never, right? (How many cliche’s can I wring out of one little sentiment? LOL)

So. Went to church on Easter, and it was nice. Had breakfast with everyone, a nice service. But then the magic happened! We went to my dad’s for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Which was great, don’t get me wrong. And the food— deeevine! Tri-tip and spareribs and OH MY! It was so yummy my tummy almsot forgot it was a holiday. Thought maybe it was a family bbq!

The magic. I know you’re all wondering what it was. When/where it happened. Well. I’ll tell ya!

Ray, Brian and I all went for a walk around the block. We ahppened to get back about the same time Leonard was pulling back up. On his Harley. And Ray, with all the enthusiasm of a 2-almost-3-year-old boy has for all things motorized started “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” and talking up a storm. Well, Uncle Leonard put him up on that bike.

Excuse me. I just commited sacrilidge. It’s not a bike. It’s a Harley. Ray went wild. So much so that when the other little kids came out and wanted a turn, he got a little hurt. They were on  HIS Harley! Make them go away!

Well, eventually, they did all wander away. Especially after the adults quit taking pictures. And then Auntie Linda REALLY let him get up close and personal with the Harley. Decked out in a helmet and sunglasses, he was ready to go!  She sat him up on the gas tank and let him play with all the buttons (except, like, 2) and I think my little boy actually Shivered with excitement.  She let him stay up there for as long as we could stand it (until right before the egg hunt) and Uncle Leonard told the Amazing Baby Ray that he could have a ride when he’s a bit older (I’m glad at least someone agrees with me that he’s a bit young for the first ride, yet! ).

But OH! That little boy fell in love. On the way home from Daycare Diva’s today, he screamed and yelled at every single motorcycle that he saw. Whether it was because he thought they had stolen his bike, or it was because they were on inferior rides, I’ll never know. But boy howdy does my boy got some lungs on him.

So. Uncle Leonard & Auntie Linda: Thank you for making my boy’s day. You combined motorcycles and button pushing, and I think he’s gonna be a fool for you two for a very long time 🙂