Archive | December 2013

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Invigorating evening

English: Half a dozen home-made cookies. Ingre...

English: Half a dozen home-made cookies. Ingredients: butter, flour, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Français : Demie-douzaine de cookies fait-maison. Ingrédients: beurre, farine, sucre en poudre, œufs, vanille, soda, sel et grain de chocolat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After a long, tiring, stressful day, I came home and made a strong cup of coffee.

Next, I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Now usually when I make cookies, I can’t leave them alone.  I can easily eat six or seven.  However, I tried two of them, and they just didn’t taste all that good to me.  Don’t get me wrong — there was nothing wrong with them.  I made them just like I always do, but I think my taste buds are burned out on holiday sweets.  DD told me the cookies were some of the best I’ve made.  I was quite pleased that they didn’t taste all that good to me because I wouldn’t be tempted to gorge on them.

Once done with the cookies, I worked out to one of my Shaun T DVDs. 

While cooling down from my workout, I had a large glass of carrot juice. 

I said, “Now THIS tastes GOOD!!!!”  It tasted so much better to me than the cookies did.  Woohoo!  I never thought I’d say that carrot juice tasted better than chocolate!

I got supper ready for the others, but I just wanted my juice, a small container of yogurt, a small piece of a Hawaiian roll, then I headed in to take a nice hot bath.

DD is bored with Christmas break so she actually started school today.  I just finished going over her school work for today.  Now we are watching Raiders of the Lost Ark for her Movies as Literature course.  Movies As Literature eBook





I’m hoping I wind down soon.  Bedtime isn’t too far away, but I’m still rather wired from the caffeine and invigorating workout I had this evening!

One of my pet peeves

We are a home school family.  While enjoying a day off work, I decided to start mapping out the lesson plans for my daughter’s upcoming psychology course.  We will be using Homeschool Psych.

One of my pet peeves is seeing things spelled incorrectly.  It bothers me even more when it is something done by a company, university, a news channel, etc.  One of my biggest pet peeves is when people spell the word “judgment” incorrectly.

The course my daughter will be using suggested watching a series of 26 DVDs online.  I headed to the Annenberg Learner website to view some of them.  I was shocked to find the word “judgment” misspelled, not once, but THREE times!  (Tab down to view segment #11.)

I have seen so many misspellings in the local newspaper, on the TV news channels, and even on a flashing sign in the parking lot of our local mall.  I still find it shocking when I see such obvious errors.  It makes me wonder who oversees the ones who make the errors in the first place.

I have a coworker who also gets annoyed by grammar errors.  One day, she sent me this:

I linked to some other posts about pet peeves simply because everyone has them and some of these posts are rather humorous.  I hope you enjoy them!

Gifts for my daughter

I made a couple of binders for dd for Christmas this year.  One was a recipe binder.  It is much like the binder I made for myself.  It includes homemade mixes, main dishes, veggie dishes, salads, salad dressing mixes, baking mixes, desserts, cleaning recipes, and body care recipes.

Since she loves lists, I made her another binder that I call her homekeeping binder.  It has all kinds of lists such as: budgeting forms, monthly bills, important phone numbers, information for a babysitter to use, grocery list, food inventory list, gifts, addresses, medical information, car repair info, and so much more.  I did a lot of google searches, as well as checking on Pinterest to find ideas to use in putting it together.

I made one other binder, but it is empty on the inside so she can use it for whatever she wants.  I printed out some photos of Dr. Who stuff and used them on the front cover to decorate it.  Since she LOVES the Dr. Who show, this was a very fun, inexpensive, and EASY gift to put together.  She was very pleased with it.  You gotta love it when one of the gifts that makes your child’s face light up is one that cost the least amount of money!

Christmas Gifts

Here are a few Christmas gifts I got this year.

DD got me this book:

My mom bought me this mug:

All I Need is Faith and Strong Coffee Mug  -     By: Lorrie Veasey

All I Need is Faith and Strong Coffee Mug

DD bought me a couple of things from the Dr. Who show:

And a magnet with the Tardis:

(If you don’t know anything about the Dr. Who show, you won’t “get” why I thought these gifts were worth mentioning.  You have to be a “Whovian” to understand.)

I was going to buy a vase with the $ I got for my birthday, but dd wanted to buy it for me for Christmas.  It will go perfectly in the family room, on top of our small bookcase.

Taupe & Turquoise Foil Vase - Short

Here is another gift that I immediately put to use:

Valeo Set of 2 Hand Weights - 5 lbs

We opened our gifts here at home last night since I have to work Christmas Day.  Today we slept in and enjoyed the comfort of a nice warm bed since it turned bitterly cold overnight.  I’m so thankful that I didn’t have to get up early and head out to work in those temps!

I have my homemade version of Wendy’s chili in the crock pot.  This will be the perfect day for some hot chili!