Thursday, June 24, 2010


Another thing about this economy is eating at home lots. Might be a good thing. But I was always used to cooking for a Husband and two growing teenagers. Now it's just me and my 30 year old son. If he happens to be around.

So the other night I made Spaghetti. Tons leftover. So here is what I did with them. Spaghetti Pie!!!! It might look a little scary, but it's yum. You mix an egg and grated Parmesan cheese in with the noodles. Make like a crust. Yeah it kind of looks like a birds nest. Then fill it with the meat sauce. Next mix cream cheese and more Parmesan cheese. Drop teaspoons on top. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes. Leftovers of this are tasty too. lol

Garden update:

Look how big it's getting! Ok I have a question. This suppose to be a red pepper. Do they turn red on the plant or after you pick them?? lol
Hope everyone is having a great week. It's hot as a chili pepper here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Monday.......

Well it's another Monday. After my morning walk I spent most of the morning looking for a new job. Ugh! It's so hard in this economy to find anything. But I figured if I did get called in for a interview, I might want nice looking toes. Trying to save some moola. I did them myself. Bending this 57 year old body in half to do this is really a feet (pun). Gotta get the right light, glasses and equipment. What a hassle! Gosh and I don't get the massage either. Bah Humbug! Oh well. Happy Monday! lol

Buddy "Who really cares Mom. Don't wake me up".

Look Buddy my toenails match my Tiki Punch.

Buddy "Yawn..... She's losing it"

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pink Pink Pink! I'm in the Pink!

Well we are having another hot one. Might have to start walking a bit earlier. UGH! Anyways, I have lost 3 lbs. I think the heat takes away the appetite.
I was watering my poor hot garden and plants this morning. I ate my first strawberry!!! Couldn't wait. lol Then I was watering my hydrangea. It's such a pretty shade of pink. And the bush has gotten big this year. It's about 3 years old and was tiny. I have never had any luck with them before. So I'm overly excited. So bear with me......
I picked this bouquet for my dinning room table. I have asparagus fern growing up in my planters. So I added some for filler. It's so pretty. They are one of my favorite flowers. Just wish they had some smell!!
Today is also my Mom's birthday. She would have been 78 years old. But she passed away in 2006. She once painted a painting of Hydrangea's. I wonder where that painting is now?? Oh well, they remind me of Mom. Love ya!! And always with great color!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mini Apple Pies

Hi Everyone,

Well since it's been so warm out. I'm staying inside where it's cool. Today I got the cooking bug. I had seen on one of my friends blogs these pies. She made hers like pot pies. With meat, potatoes etc. I thought I would try them with apples. You use Grands biscuits. Flatten them out first. I buttered my cookie sheet. (Yeah they are old and I use them lots). Plopped down the bottom dough. Then I cut up 2 very large apples. Mixed in some sugar and cinnamon. (I seldom measure). I scooped cup fulls of the mixture onto the dough. Then put a small teaspoon of butter on top. I then flatten out a biscuit for the top. Tried to seal them closed around the edges. I guess I could have rolled them out with a rolling pin. But I didn't want to work with the dough much. So yeah they are kinda leaking. Oh well, I cut a small X in the dough on top. And sprinkles them with more cinnamon and sugar. Here they are before they went into the oven. 350 for 20 minutes.

Cook until nice and brown. I gave a couple (one pack makes 4 pies)to my daughter. I don't need to eat that much sweet stuff. lol They were TASTY!! Warm with vanilla ice cream would have hit the spot. Thanks so much for the cute idea! Bon Appetite!!

Had to share a picture of my Hydrangea bush. It's so big this year and look at all the blooms. When they turn color I will post another pic. I know other parts of the country grow huge ones. But this is the desert in Southern California. So I'm jazzed!!! Always with great color!!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer is Here!

Wow has it been hot! Ever notice the older you get, the less you can take the heat! I got all dressed up and went out job searching yesterday. By the time I got home I was a sweat ball! Ugh! So I put on some shorts and took Buddy out on the patio in the early evening. He loves the cool concrete patio. All the ants are out also. Looking for water. I wish they would go visit someplace else! At least I haven't had them in the house yet! lol

Today I am fixing a few things around the house. It's always something. But I'm going to enjoy this time off and get something done! My flag pole had pulled out of it place. I had to put bigger screws in. One thing done. Then I siliconed one of the corners in my shower. Still should seal all the tile again. Two things done. Time for lunch. I BBQ'd hot dogs the other day. So I'm a big leftover fan. Here they are.

Think I'll eat and spend sometime looking online for a job. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Poor hot Buddy!

Poor Buddy. He doesn't like this hot weather we are having! So he's back to taking his naps on the glass coffee table. I just had my hair cut for the summer. And I think I will have to get him a hair cut this summer also.

Latest decor idea. I had this large jar. I decided to fill is full of pasta. What do you think? I did have it full of fake limes. But I wanted a change. Now that I'm home more I've been cleaning out cupboards. Yes, finally got the kitchen cupboard cleaned. And the hall linen closet. That was not fun. How do we save so much stuff???

Garden update!

Look I have a strawberry!!

I'm doing the Happy Dance!!!! Really, I'm excited to see things growing. lol
Now look at my bell pepper!!

It's getting bigger!! I just hope they don't overheat with this hot weather. It's crazy hot! Making my morning walks sweaty and uncomfortable. But I keep plowing along. Just have to eat more ice cream. Right?? I've doing lots of thinking about life and God's plan for me. I'm seeing that he takes me through some things to teach me patience. Also so I will appreciate when the good things come along. Whether they are people, jobs, home, gardens or almost anything. At least I am learning and growing as a person. Which even at my age I can still do! Love your family and friends, coworkers, and enemies. They are all a part in God's plan for you and me. And don't pass up the opportunities to tell people how special they are to you. Love you all. And always with great color!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What a difference a Day makes!

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Mine was great. First off Saturday I resigned from my job. Long story but it's a good thing. Not enough hours and a hostile environment. And with having to call in everyday. I wasn't able to look for something else. So I'm happy to leave.

Had a super day with my daughter. We love going to a restaurant in Redlands, CA. Martha Green's. It is also a bakery. Nothing like their broccoli salad. Except Melanie's sister makes a better one. The whole place is decorated with chickens. Chicken everything. So of course I love it and feel right a home. They even bring you a chicken shaped cookie with the bill!!

As you can see Buddy laid low with Brandon. Brandon is playing Call of Duty. Better not touch that remote Buddy!!
Garden update!!
Check out my Bell Pepper. It's only the size of a quarter. But Woo Hoo I grew something!!!

All in all it's been a good week. I've gotten lots of things done around the house. Things are actually dusted and clean!! Now what Buddy??