Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hunter's Birthday Visit

I went to Greta's on Monday, it was Hunter's 7th birthday.  I picked everyone up at school and I hung out with Hunter and Tucker while Myles went to his reading tutor.
 Tucker minus a front tooth

We all had a birthday dinner and in the morning Tucker and I attempted  a chess game which he probably would have won and then some quick photos.


 Hunter got his two front teeth for Christma

After I dropped everyone off at school I was on the road again, this time to home.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Visit to Laura

Went to visit Laura on Thursday. 
She made a delicious fritatta for dinner.

She had to work on Friday, but the driving weather was going to be better on Thursday and thought I'd just have a free day on Friday but I did some grocery shopping and made a batch of Chicken Tortilla Soup

 On Saturday we went to the Northborough Wegmans for lunch as well as grocery shopping.  The food court is amazing.  It's like going to the buffet restaurant on a cruise ship.  There were so many different stations with so many different types of food.  AND every item had a calorie count with it.  Once you got your food, you could go to any number of rooms to eat it in and some even had large screen TVs.  At the end of our shopping, at the far end of the store from the food court is the liquor store and I got to do a little wine tasting.


While at that plaza we also went to Kohl's, Ulta and Michael's.  Next to Wegmans, we spent the most time at Kohl's and I bought a new pair of shoes and boots.  I am defintely having a shoe binge lately.

On Sunday Laura went to Zumba and I went to Yoga at the BSC and then we went to her office.


At night we watched the Academy Awards and the next day I was off to Greta's for Hunter's birthday.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Migraine Madness

I'm at Laura's.  Been here since Thursday and haven't had to take even one Ibuprophen.  Am I allergic to my house?  Am I involved in some psychosomatic illness?  Or when I go home will I find that I am just fine?  This is my story:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chair Repair

Just when you thought you could relax, you notice that the footrest on the chair is crooked and won't go down.  Chair repair team to the rescue.  We turned the chair upside down and found where the screw was that lost all it's parts that hold it all together.  After searching for the right size tools and torturing ourselves trying to get it together we almost did . . . then the washer fell and we couldn't find it.  Next step, find another washer.  Washer found, another attempt, another lost washer.

We finally got it all put together and by accident, after dropping something else, found where all the other pieces went.  So we taped them to the underneath of the chair and I'm posting it here so that we remember.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pretty food

We went to Betty & Brian's for drinks tonight.  I made some wraps and devilled eggs.  Betty had a beautiful plate of fruit and veggies and caprese on a stick.  Just looked so pretty.




Friday, February 17, 2012

Maple-Glazed Ribs

Larry saw this recipe in the Endless Vacation magazine.  For some reason he's always pointing out recipes for me to make.  When I tell him he should make it he just sort of walks away, now why is that?  Anyway, I decided I would make it for him this weekend since I am deserting him for a few days next week to visit Laura and Greta.
I found the recipe online http://www.endlessvacation.com/TravelTactics/In-Vermont,-Stick-to-Ribs.aspx so I won't have to type it :-) Picture will be added after I make it.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day






The day before, we went for a walk after there was some snow and I was able to get a really good shadow picture.






These are my Valentine flowers.



And we went out for dinner too.

Quotes

Was looking for something else and then found this great site that has all kinds of information and just loved this quote by Benjamin Franklin. 
"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage."

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I was looking for Chicken Tortilla soup recipes and found all these, but then I got the recipe from Patti that she made for Super Bowl and that's the one I'm going to make today which happens to be the one from allrecipes listed below.  The recipe as written on this page has my adaptation of that recipe.
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/01/chicken-tortilla-soup/
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tortilla-soup-i/
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/mexican-tortilla-chicken-soup-recipe/index.html
http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/chicken-tortilla-soup-ii-4627

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mixbook Photobook #2

Here is my second book.


Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

Mixbook Photo Book #1

After dallying for months in doing these books that I bought on Groupon, I now have only 3 more days to place my order.  I finally finished this one yesterday.


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