Thursday, December 24, 2009
Actually, I should add that both of these kids have already played baby Jesus when they were younger. Professor X was only 20 days old when the director of the Christmas drama asked to use him as baby Jesus, and Princess O was 5 months old when I played Mary in the living nativity and she was baby Jesus. Mr. M has yet to have his 15 minutes of baby Jesus fame.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I have a few things I have decided to work on for next year. One is to dust off my guitar and learn how to play it well. Of course, this involves taking lessons of some kind and I don't know how that will work out, but if I am determined, a way will be made. Another goal is to finish my online Transcription program. The deadline is April and there really is no other option than to finish, so there it is. I have been working pretty steadily these past two weeks so I think that is attainable. Then, there is the usual, I-need-to-lose-weight-so-I-better-exercise-more goal. Isn't that a given? I think this one is one of the goals I am most motivated about. I have seen both my parents go through medical problems this past year and my thought is always, "In a little while, that could be me if I don't make more of an effort to get healthy." I'm hoping to get on the track and go back to my step class with my bestie.
That's all I have so far. Obviously hobbies and reading will be included somehwere on this list, but I don't have solid thoughts on those yet.
And I have to say, only because this has been knocking around in my head, that to discover my 1 follower hasn't been online for over a year was a bit disheartening. That's why I haven't blogged for so long. So now, I have to admit, which I don't have a problem admitting, that this blog will be solely for my own writing. I think that's fine.
Monday, December 7, 2009
We check out massive amounts of books from the library. Massive. I don't think they even read much of what is strewn amongst the shelves of their bookcase. It's a grid bookcase with 9 squares and it would be really perfect to give them each a row with a basket to hold their very favorite things. One shelf each for books.
I am hesitant to do this because I love to read and my number one prayer come true about my children is that they love to read, too. We all love to read, but these books are dated and old and not read that much since we always have "fresh" books from the library! This should be a no-brainer. But I love books and it's hard to let go of such a huge amount.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I see this year coming to a close and I'm anticipating what I want next year to be like. I am thinking of way more knitting, way more reading, way more exercising. I always like to learn a new skill and my focus right now is on finishing my medical transcription online program. I want to get more involved with the new families at our homeschooling PE class. I want to redecorate my bedroom, something we have never done.
This is just a start, the seed of a plan that hopefully will grow and mature.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Maybe there should be a section for men since these books are obviously targeting women. Do men even read relationship books? I've bought 2 for my husband in the past and I read them more than he did. If there was a section about Sexuality and Relationships for men, what color would the covers be? Blue and Black? Or would they all have paper bag covers so a man could buy one without being embarrassed?
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My reasons for doing this were varied, but mostly due to a handful of people who I am not friends with anymore being connected to some I AM friends with. These non-friends are fake, phony, hippocrites and I have no desire to see their comments on other friend's posts, or be notified when they comment after my comments. Why do I have to be reminded of their existence when I do so much to avoid them in real life? I don't. So I did it.
It wasn't hard and I don't feel bad at all. Actually I feel great about it and Facebook is a lot more fun and stress-free now.
But I did well on the quiz and had a great time with my homies who came to pick me up and go out for dinner. Good times.
Almost made me forget about my botched up scarf. Almost.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I thought about taking my baby blanket project to the park today when I took the kids to play, but figured either the stitches would suffer or the kids would since I would be absorbed in my knitting. Boo.
I know that on Wednesday I can take my project to the PE class at the park for the kids, BUT...this involves knitting amongst a snobby group of homeschool moms that knit continental. I knit English/American. You can almost hear the patronizing collective sniff.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I have a few projects on the needles right now. I started a red suede yarn seed stitch scarf this weekend. I can only work on this when the kids are in bed because I really have to concentrate and even in the quiet I get lost sometimes. (Is that a knit stitch? Did I start that row with a purl?) I also started a baby blanket with some yarn my mother passed on to me. I have doubled the strands from a pastel mix and a light yellow skein to use up this awful yarn. I think the blanket will be handed off to Princess O. For now, it serves as the project I can work on at any time without much thought. It's a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border and it has impressed my husband to no end. He was surprised I could knit the border right in! Yay for me! What else. Oh, I started to finish adding the tassels to a dark blue Christmas scarf on which I intend to add a snowman applique. I finished the tweed tri-color scarf that is incredibly long. I love long, long scarves. Alas, no pictures today.
The rest of the short story: homeschool, college medical terminology class, online keyboarding class, online transcription course, husband, children, holidays. Pick one when you wonder where I have been lately.
Looking forward to: all things ending by the end of the year, to include: family birthday season, college classes.
Monday, November 16, 2009
What I didn't realize is that it was a document processing class and now I am having to type and format various documents. I seriously hate this class. The teacher sends out messages or returns work with snippy comments and is not very friendly at all. I am turning my lessons in on time and doing everything required, but I seriously hate this class. It is a waste of my time since it's not focused solely on typing. I dread having to sit and do the work every night.
This is the first class I have ever taken that I am wondering, what is the least amount of work I can do and still pass? Hmm.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I finished my first scarf prototype for my Christmas line. I think it looks wonderful and all that remains is to trim the sides and sew on the appliques. I love to knit because I am relaxing but also being productive. Of course today I have yet to knit but I completed three projects already this weekend so I just watched football today.
I have gotten a lot of compliments on my ultra-long black scarf that I knit earlier this year. It was my first project with the big, fat bamboo needles. I really love that scarf.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I checked out some books today and I wondered what the heck I was thinking. I have started War and PEace, and now Jerry Seinfeld biography. (I think it's incredibly sexy that my DH has the same birthday as Seinfeld - why is that?) I also have a few old holiday knitting magazines to photocopy and help me get started on projects for building my inventory through the next year.
I saw an amazing scarf today that was very thick and able to wroap around shoulders, but tapered to the ends and even had a buttoned pocket about 3 inches from the the tassels. I loved it! But it was $20 and I think I will ask my DH for it for Christmas. I also bought a graph/lined tablets of paper so I can keep track of all my scarf designs and get moving on my BIG IDEA. More and more knitting. I have some cheap yarn to use to teach myself some new stitches. I really, truly enjoy knitting and I am so proud of myself for learning how to knit on my own.
This week also holds the beginning of new homeschool units. I am excited for our next book,, 50 American Heroes Every KId Should Know. I think the professor will get into this book and enjoy it a lot more than anything else so far. I hope.
Full speed ahead.
Friday, November 13, 2009
My husband flew home a few days ahead of us. The drive was going to be a solo trip, sort of, as I drove my van with my kids behind my sister and her family in their van. I was already exhasuted from the few days of extra vacation without my husband, but the two-hour vomit episode really sapped the last of my strength.
I had been looking forward to the four hours of driving to clear my mind and just enjoy the time with my kids. The scenery is pretty much the same all the way, flat. I was planning to put on the kid's favorite tunes in the back speakers and let my mind wander all over the next week, next month, and far beyond.
What I ended up doing was letting my sister drive my van while I dozed in the passenger seat for two hours, then took the last two hours for myself. We hit some serious traffic which prolonged the journey, but by that point I was just eager to be home. I enjoyed the extra chatting with my sister, and we analyzed the whole visit which was fun. No vomiting either.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
We are having a pajama day at home today. I love homeschooling! Today is foggy and chilly so far and I am so happy to not be rushing the kids off to school. They are all cozy on the couch with mugs of warm tea and big muffins. Everyone is still recovering from the cough they passed around last week, and I have decided a day of rest will do them al good.
I have not been able to see my sister every day. I expected this, and I wonder now why I felt so much pressure to get so much schoolwork done before she came. I have a few days now, while she is visiting other relatives, to get a head start on things due when she leaves. We head out to Nevada soon and there we will have several days and nights with their family and I am so excited for THAT!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The training site for my medical transcription course was down and then running extremely slowly all day. That was a huge issue for me since this was one of my free days to work while my family is visiting. Here are some things I did while waiting for pages to load: plucked my eyebrows, applied and rinsed a mud mask, arranged my transcription schedule for November, and checked FB way too many times.
Now, the site is still down and we are waiting for my sister to call and say she and her family are on their way to our house. The kids are whining every 5 minutes, "when are they gonna be here?" and I'm doing my best to resist the urge to call and check on them. It's their vacation and I want them to enjoy their time with everyone and not feel rushed or pressured to be with us the whole time.
So, once again, we are waiting.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We bought a couple last minutes items for the front door and coffee table. I rushed over to Big Lots this morning and was very happy to find a couple displays still up full of Harvest type decorations. I got the pumpkin candle I wanted, too! The mantle, which is my favorite decorating spot, looks beautiful.
My awesome DH dragged the stored decorations out of the garage, and even hunted down the twinkle lights I wanted. He gets big points for that!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Last night I should have done a lot more reports, but DH and I watched a movie, "2 Weeks", which was listed as a "poignant comedy". It's about 4 adult children going to tend their mother during her last 2 weeks of life. She is dying of cancer. Not much comedy, a whole lot of poignancy. DH continually accused me of tricking him into watching that movie since I didn't read the synopsis to him before I put it on. He is a very sensitive guy, but doesn't show it. His family always says not to talk about death or dying, because then it might happen. Riiight. So, the movie put him in the mind frame of his own mother and stepfather dying. He said he didn't want to think about those things and I told him that it's GOOD for us to think about those things. He thought the movie was good, just different than what he was expecting. I swear I didn't know it would be such a tearjerker! I give it 2 thumbs up.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tomorrow is a full day of cleaning the house. My sister and her family arrives soon adn I must have my Thanksgiving decorations up! I'll post some pics tomorrow. I should have taken before and after pics of my kitchen. That was more impressive. It looks so good I couldn't possibly make dinner tonight!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We just did a project where the kids took pictures of shadows and then the object making the shadow. I though Princess O would be the most interested, but actually she had a hard time getting going. Professor X really surprised me with his artistic eye and enthusiasm. I got the prints developed and then the kids glued them onto paper with a flap over the object making the shadow so you have to guess what it is. Tana Hoban inspired, for sure! The paper was not evenly aligned, way too much glue or not enough was used, and the handwriting is sub-par. BUT, the kids are absolutely thrilled with them and had a great time. I'm glad we did it. I think I learned more than they did.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I have a unit of transcription reports to finish. I have two more medical terminology quizzes to take. I have homeschool lessons to plan, no matter that they will be light, some schooling must take place. I have a house to clean. Something has to give! I told my husband that I was relinquishing dinner duty to him for the next week. He knows how to cook well and actually he did all the cooking the first year we were married. This is not an unreasonable request. He gets home in the late afternoon and has time to make dinner.I told him that as soon as he got home every day that I would retire to the bedroom for hours of studying and typing. He said, okay. I know he understands, even if he is not excited about it.
Well, ever since he has been on dinner duty, his domestic skills have gone into overdrive! He has begun cleaning, making the kids clean, and generally taking care of things so I do not emerge to a messy house every night. He vacuumed! He has an area of our room that is stuffed with papers and odds and ends that only he can go through, since I will just dump it all in the trash or a plastic tub in the garage. He is motivated beyond what I asked. It is a very pleasant observation.
To make things even more interesting, my friend who was going to come over and clean for me was exposed to swine flu and now is quarantined. (She has my Avon order, too, but that's another post altogether.) I bewailed this to my husband and his response was, "Don't worry. I'll do it then." Bah? He is really stepping up to the plate. This is a man who wakes up very early and puts in a full day of work, usually coming home and lapsing into a semi-coma with snoring until dinner is ready. He then zones out in front of the television for the next few hours until he puts the kids to bed. In the midst of his inactivity, I am a whirling dervish of cleaning, disciplining, planning, and studying. But not this week.
He has awakened from his slumber and unfolded his hands. I wonder what the motivation is? Maybe his domestic skills and desires have lain dormant because I was doing it all, no matter how bitterly. Does he see with new eyes the energy and effort it takes to keep going after dinner? Making dinner every night is a challenge! Is he determined to not disappoint me? I don't know and I don't want to ask. I don't want to break the spell.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today was a school-out-of-home day. We did some nature drawing at the park with magnifying lenses and colored pencils. We took pictures of shadows for our new photography project. I played catch with the professor and the princess. Mr. M made a friend and had a great time playing in the sand. No shoes, of course.
We made a quick venture into the library where the kids found books they need for our research projects this week. I should have stuck to our foundation of unit studies. Dinosaurs and hippos were the topics of choice. I also found a lot of graphic novels, books about drawing, and a fantastic nugget buried between two huge books about making flip books. I think we will have a load of fun with these, especially because I am planning to participate myself with my own drawings and comics. Hopefully they will get as excited as I am!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
This week, my hubby and I watched the movie "Watchmen". I have heard so many conflicting opinions about this movie that I wanted to see it for myself. I am a huge fan of superhero movies and Batman is my ultimate favorite. I loved this movie "Watchmen". There were some very explicit scenes that we skipped, but on the whole, the movie was very interesting. I have always expressed my opinion of a true hero is one who makes the choice to be a hero, who has to override their own selfish desires to act. For example, the true hero of the "Star Wars" movies was note Luke Skywalker, but Han Solo. Han consistently put aside his own agenda to help and eventually ended up frozen on Jabba's wall for all his efforts. Luke was destined to become the Jedi knight. He simply had to live and follow the path marked out for him. My point is, the heroes of Watchmen were very realistically portrayed. For once, I have decided to read the book AFTER watching the movie.
I was amazed at the popularity of graphic novels, and even more so at my own ignorance of them. I am excited to begin reading Watchmen and have already discovered a list of must-reads. This is going to be my new reading list. Hmm. Maybe I can find one of War and Peace.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This morning I had to get up achingly early to drive my mother to the airport. She is visiting my sister and her family in the Pacific Northwest for several weeks. Her flight departed around 8am, but she wanted to be at the airport by 6:30 am. No unreasonable I suppose, except the airport is extremely small and I did not want her to be waiting so long alone in the terminal. I was overruled. So i got up at at the indecent hour of 5:30am, and off we went. Did I mention the airport is 10 minutes from my house? It is. Then I went back home and discovered my littlest son had taken my spot in bed next to my husband. I contemplated sleeping in my son's bed, but was not sure if the toddler mattress and bed frame would support me comfortably. Instead, I curled up on the footstool and leaned back on a pile of fresh clothes, and promptly fell asleep.
My husband found me there, mouth open and snoring, a couple hours later, and we all got ready and rushed Professor X off to chess class. We stopped for breakfast t McDonald's on the way because we have been collecting Monopoly pieces and are sure we will hit it big on one of those hashbrowns soon.
Quick trip to the library after chess snagged us some fresh books and videos for tonight. DH is at a show and I have a bunch of reports to type, so the kids must be enticed by something in order to be quiet. I also received a new library card to replace my old one that had a scratched barcode. Wouldn't you know, those smart librarians, I got a small card that I can put on my keychain! Love that since I switch purses a lot and tend to forget to transfer everything each time.
Now, I am on the verge of working all night, DH is off at this show, and the lovely redheads are having their turns on the DS and Mac. Should be a great night.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Today we are heading out to the park again so we can do PE with the kids for our homeschool program. I am really looking forward to stretching my legs and having a good workout early in the day. Fresh air and vitamin D. Love it. My legs are sore from yesterday's walk/run. I ran one side of the track and walked one. I don't think I can do that today!
Later I am going to edit some reports and hopefully finish my unit. DH has plans to watch Gammera with the kids. Good times! No movie for tonight for us grown-ups. Hmm. Maybe we should plan a library run to get something.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I put my iPod on and just circle the track, not thinking about anything in particular, except who can I pass and why can't I get that thin again? My music consists of fast beats and inspiring lyrics. A little Mary J. and some LL, throw in some Cyndi Lauper and Beyonce, and I am sweating out my stress. Walking is good.
I have yet to start War and Peace. I am waiting for my mother to give the green light since we are reading it together. We want to meet once month for coffee and talk about it. I love to analyze literature, so hopefully this will be a good project for us.
Other tidbits about my mother and me. Our Avon order should be in soon and we are collaborating on Christmas scarves to make and sell. Good times. I want to post my scarf pics today. I will. I WILL!
I give the kids an assignment they can work on without me and I rush to the computer to type a report. They come in and interrupt me with questions they should already know the answers to. They leave and then finish the work much faster than I had anticipated so then I have to get up and give them something else to do.
It's going to be a long day.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So, now I am off to type my reports. I was good and did my blog first. Yay for me!
I have a medical terminology class right now. I love all the big words and serious explanations for diseases. I find myself repeating after my teacher, under my breath, all the long complicated pathology terms and body parts. Words have a definite pull on me. I enjoy being studious and making flashcards every week. I think in words. I think in full sentences with punctuation. I don't know if all people do this, if it's normal. But it's me.
I recently acquired a brand-spanking new book, War and Peace. No, not War, What is it Good for? The actual big, fat War and Peace. It's sitting on the shelf next to my bed and I can't wait to start reading it. I need a big mug of fresh, hot coffee, my special blanket, and a long, lazy afternoon. I'll get there.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This will be easy, since this is my semi-secret blog! Here are 25 totally random things about me. I will try to make them interesting.
- I start my day with a cup of coffee every day, but I rarely get to drink the whole thing.
- My favorite shirt color is robin's egg blue.
- I think in written sentences.
- I am horrible in confrontation because I always start crying.
- I never take my mascara off, or at least I put it back on right after I remove it.
- I dream of what my single life would be like.
- I hate to watch television for hours at a time, but my husband loves it.
- I enjoy Bollywood movies when I can invest the time. (kind of contradicts #7!)
- I will not let my children see a book-based movie without first reading the book.
- I look at license plates while I am driving and make them into words.
- I hate competition so sometimes I let people win, especially Scrabble.
- I know how to cross-stitch but I don't get to because of my tendinitis.
- I was once a top-level manager for a premiere fitness company, before I developed tendinitis.
- I am not a good cook without a lot of preparation and effort.
- I can play the guitar very ill indeed.
- I love to sing when I am alone in the car.
- My toenails are always painted, and I do my own pedicures.
- I love country music and always beg my husband to put on some tight jeans and a big belt buckle. (he always refuses!)
- I read part of my Jane Austen treasury every day at lunch.
- I have a Sudoku book but all the easy ones are done, so I cheat a little by filling in the grid from the answers at the back.
- Documentaries are one of my most favorite things to watch.
- I grew up watching the Three Stooges on late-night TV.
- I had a big poster of Sonny Crockett on my wall when I was 12. (seems odd now)
- I never wear hats because I get awful hat hair.
- I eat chocolate every day. I need it. I am not kidding.
Hope that wasn't too boring! I'm sure later I will think of better things I could have written!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
That's right, just a list. Here are the books I have finished so far.
- The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald
- The Penderwicks, Birdsall
- The Jane Austen Book Club, Fowler
What I am reading now: two Agatha Christie mysteries, The Pale Horse and After the Funeral
As of January 27th, I have finished four more books.
- The Pale Horse, by Agatha Christie (I figured this one out right away)
- After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (did not figure this one out)
- Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie (my favorite one, very difficult to figure out)
- Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (entertaining chick lit, devoured this in one day)
I wasn't sure I would make the gold ten books read, but I think I might! I have a couple Anne Tylers and Jennifer Weiners to read this week.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Our plans for the weekend were pretty slim. Friday night we have a commitment at our new church. I want to go and take the older kids with me so they can hang out with their friends. We only see these people once a week and I never stay around long after service. This will be a good opportunity for us all to get to know each other.
DH has jazz practice all morning Saturday so I had planned to drive out to my mother's with the kids. She lives about 30 minutes away in a college town that is pleasant to walk around, and also has a huge library at which my card will work. The kids enjoy getting a strawberries and cream and checking out the expensive toy store.
Sunday is church, as usual, that's not even a question unless one of us is sick.
However, my father called this afternoon to say he is driving out tomorrow due to his uncle being admitted to a nursing home after ankle surgery. This uncle is 80 years old and my father wants to take advantage of this time to see him a bit, just in case he doesn't get well. My father always stays with us, no problem. But, he asked me to accompany him to see our uncle. The home is a few hours away, and obviously I cannot take the kids. This throws our weekend into upheaval, a necessary upheaval though.
I called DH to tell him about the proposed plan, and he informed me that he may need to work after his practice. Wow. We could really, really use some overtime pay! I told him to absolutely work, that I will handle getting the kids taken care of, but he MUST work! Maybe we can split the child care between a friend and my MIL, we'll see. The priority is visiting my uncle. I am also looking forward to spending some solo time with my father during the drive.
Thankfully our plans are some that I have no firm hold on. We can still Netflix and stay up late. With my father sleeping on the couch, the romance aspect of the weekend is somewhat dampened, that's for sure! But on the whole, I am taking all the changes in stride. I just need to get my housework and grocery shopping done before my father gets here!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
- Tender is the Night, Fitzgerald
- After the Funeral, Christie
- The Pale Horse, Christie
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lewis
More to come.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today I finished The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. My favorite line was about wet moonlight soaking the tangled clothes on the floor. Wow. I want to read some good critical essays about this book to completely understand why it is considered one of the best pieces of American literature ever written. I enjoyed the themes and the plot, good food for thought woven throughout, but I want to really get it. You know? I would love to sit down with an English professor and just let them explain everything about this book that makes it so highly regarded. Anyway, here is my first winner badge for the Just Read More Novels monthly contest, which is here: http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2009/01/fourth-annual-najuremonomo.html (still trying to figure out this hyperlink thing!)
Yay! I think I will cozy up to one of my Agatha Christie mysteries next.
Friday, January 2, 2009
- Prophecy:The Blending by Sharon Green
- Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
- The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
- After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Sempster's Tale by Margaret Frazer
- The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
These are just to start. I am a very fast reader, and yes, I do comprehend and remember what I read. Last weekend I devoured a Grisham in one afternoon. Of course I had to burrow deep into my blanket and let the family fend for themselves for a while, but, hey, it was my vacation, too.
On my nightstand is a Slate diary entries book that I am thoroughly enjoying. The chapters are blog entries from various people in various lines of work and I love to unwind to their daily lives after my own. I am also still working through Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. I love the language and the imagery.
We are starting back on our home school schedule next week, so I checked out some new chapter books for the kids' read-aloud time. First we are heading onto the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis. I know the movie is coming out soon and I prefer to have read the book before seeing it. Considering how poorly Hollywood interpreted Prince Caspian, I have low hopes for the next installment. Sigh. I love to read. I love books. I love words.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
So, one of my goals is to get my freezer stocked via Freezer Gourmet, and start some progress on the meal-planning aspirations I have. Right now, I have two roasting chickens, that I bought on sale, thawing out in my fridge. My plans is to cook one for a meal tomorrow, and cook the other at the same time, but just to get the meat in the freezer. A bag of cooked chicken has so much potential. I think that is a great start.
Another issue I have with meal planning is making menus. This is difficult right now with our regular schedule being thrown off with the holiday. DH will be home until Monday, so I'll be leaning heavily on getting all the leftovers eaten. There is a crock pot full of nacho cheese in my fridge right now, and a huge bag of tortilla chips on my table. By Monday, these should be gone. And we will all hate the sight of cheese. I have a carnitas roast we will be making sopes with tomorrow. See that? I have planned a roast chicken for tomorrow, too. Hm. Maybe I will have two bags of cooked chicken in my freezer, since I do need to get those chickens cooked. This is why I need help. I need a notebook to keep my plans straight.
Good thing I have so many notebooks laying around. Isn't that a mark of a writer? Talk about potential! I love notebooks, note pads, list pads, any stack of paper bound together by glue or spiral, speaks hope and invites words. But, I digress. See? I need to focus. So, I'm off to read the Freezer Gourmet daily digest from Yahoo Groups. Maybe later I will post a menu for next week.