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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Decluttering craftroom!

I have let my craftroom become a dumping ground for everything! So last night I worked on it for 2 long hot hours. Ended up with eight boxes to take to goodwill!! Was extremely pleased with what I got accomplished. Is the room clean? Nope but looks so much better than it has in a long time. Around lunch Aaron came home and needed to go to Wal~Mart in Chickasha, Ok. for supplies for a school project. He is a senior this year. You would never believe what he picked up to do his project! LEGO'S yep he is making a steam engine with legos. I hadn't bought legos in years. Brought back some bittersweet memories of the boys when they were young! Trevor hates school at Rush Springs, Okla. Hopefully he can get back into Bray schools this week. I was so afraid of this happening but still did what he wanted. Tonight plan on cleaning out my closet! It so needs some decluttering. Would love to get rid of clothes and miscellanous items. Trevor has football game tonight so I have plenty of time before his game starts. Guess I had better get off here...later

Monday, September 23, 2013

Failed recipe

I tried a new recipe that I got off of a boneless pork chop package. I must admit it tasted alright but it's not something I would cook again. We would rather have regular ole fried pork chops. The recipe I tried was Autumn Apple Chops Autumn Apple Chops 4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick 1 Tbsp. Flour ( I used about 3 Tbsp's) 2 tsp butter 1/2 onion, sliced 1cup apple juice Season flour with salt and pepper; lightly flour pork chops and brown on one sidein butter in non stick skillet over medium heat. Turn chops;stir in onion and apple juice; bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145f, followed by a 3 minute rest time. Serves 4. I just didn't like it much at all. I don't cook a lot of pork chops at home, so this was a experiment that went ok. Was just missing the WOW factor. We all know some recipes we try are so very yummy and others not so much. At least I was trying to be creative in the kitchen! I am going to try another recipe called Cowboy Cornbread. I had some at work and it was very good and seemed easy to make. Well friends I am going to close for now! Have a awesome fun filled day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oklahoma State Fair

I left my house around 7am and headed toward Ok City to pick up my brother Stacy and niece Kaylee. We are headed toward the Ok State Fair. First stop to pick up our tickets. The lady tried short changing me she gave back $2.00 instead of $11.00. The tickets were $9.00. I caught it and it was as if I pissed her off..Really? I shake that off because that's not how I want to start my day off at the fair! We get into the fair and Kaylee is hungry! Yea I am smelling yummy scents of food. Kaylee gets a pulled pork sandwich it looks good. I choose a hot dog that tasted sooo good. Chatting with strangers we all polled and said the food was the main reason to come to the fair!
Kaylee and me!
Stacy and Kaylee We walked thru several buildings. My favorite was the one that showcased Oklahoma food. Especially the wine section. I tasted many flavors and bought a bottle of Peachy P fromthe StableRidge Winery located at Stroud Oklahoma. I am a white wine kind of gal with lots of sweetness. This wine was awesome! So at another wine both I found this Icy wine. I tried the Tropical Delight and it was sweet and icy..They make al product that you had a bottle of wine and 5 cups of water and put in a freezer container and 6 hours later you have icy wine. I bought several bottles of this. As I want to send a bottle to Denine over at The Bicycle Chef. Am thinking her and Liz will enjoy this as much as I am going to! I also want to send her something else Oklahoma made. We got to know each other thru a foodie pen pal swap we did. She was the first one I had ever sent to and thought it had to be healthy food. Not realizing I could send Okla productswhich she would have enjoyed. We have remained in touch by emails as well as snail mail. Back to the fair...found several samples and goodies to take home. Some favorites was keychains, tote bags (I'm a bag lady) love bags of all kinds! Yes I do use them daily! OG&E gave away tree's ready to plant! Stacy signed up for a heart scan. It's only $27.00 and with both our parents having congested heart disease he wanted to do this for peace of mind. NOT ME!! I'm not ready to know any issues concernig my heart. Do you see the Ostrich with its head in the sand? That would be me! We are tired from walking and looking so we head to the car..Oh my goodness it's up a hill and along ways off. My hip is killing me and then I think if only I dropped alot of weight and got in shape outings like this would be so much easier on me! Overall the day at the fair was a success! Miss Kaylee who is 11 years old was asleep before we got out of the parking lot!

Friday, September 20, 2013

In a funk

For several weeks now I have been in a funk. Haven't done any crafts, wrote pen pal letters, or much of anything else. I have kept house cleaned and cooked meals...does that count for something? So yesterday I worked in a journal for a private swap on swap bot and spent quality time with Aaron and Trevor. Today I go to flower shop for 6 hours. Tomorrow I plan on going to Farmers Market in Chickasha Oklahoma. This is last weekend for Ok state fair. None of my boys want to go with me. I may ask my 8 year old nephew Hunter if he wants to go. I am determined to beat this depression. Do any of you have ways with coping with depression you'd like to share with me? Just getting out of the house usually helps me. It's just getting up and going that is so hard sometimes

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday is here!

I am glad today is Friday! I enrolled Trevor into Rush Springs High School today. He had been attending Bray Schools all his life. This will be a major adjustment for us! He is only about a 1 1/2 miles from our house instead of 25 minutes away. Am hoping he will like it..if not he will go back to Bray. Tonight I am going to Lawton to pay bills and buy groceries. If we didn't have to eat we would have lots of extra money. Have been working on grocery list for 2 days now. I have been trying to cook more often. Last week when Mr. C. was home we only ate out 3 times woo hoo!! This week while he is gone I am going to try to have dinner cooked at least 3 times. Am thinking Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday night. Mr. C. gets home Thursday and I always have dinner waiting on him when he gets home at 9 pm. He won't stop on the 4 hour drive home to eat anything. When I take that drive I usually stop at least 2 times for food or restroom breaks. His derrick man and him are just ready to get home. Mr. C. went to his yearly check up and so far everything came back normal. He had told me Tuesday morning his heart was hurting and of course I told Dr. Maury that and they ran a EKG on him and it was normal. Sure made me feel so much better. Back when he was having bad health it scared me to death. I have never loved someone as much as I love him. He is the world to me. (Not counting my wonderful sons). This man has been so wonderful to me and I am truly blessed. Wishing I was back in Kemah Texas right about now where I can feel the water on my face! I am thinking I would go every month if I could afford it and stay 3 or 4 days each time. Maybe just maybe I belong near the Gulf of Mexico...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Trevor's Birthday

Today Trevor turned 15 years old. Amazing how time has flew by. He is my baby boy and he is growing up way too fasr for me. For his main gift I am paying $150.00 for his driver's education. I also will buy him two pair of jeans from Hollister and a pair of Nikes. He doesn't want a celebration. So will just get him what he wants without a family celebration. If I tried to do a birthday party it would make him so mad at me. So it's much better this way. Trevor is a freshman this year and deceided to change schools. Tried to talk him out of it. But this school at Rush Springs has shooting competions. Trevor loves to hunt and fish and camp and ride his dirt bike and four wheelers. So am glad he is getting to do the shooting as a extra at school.