Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Brave Aleric (seriously walking across this thing made *ME* dizzy):He went down this ladder like contraption without any issue. My little man is growing up so fast!
And then we went over to the stream area and away from the playground, my Mom got him to show his muscles so that he wouldn't cover up his face:
And then he got to play is some trees that we picked (isnt this the cutest face?)
And this one really looks like he is big-foot but you know... not as big as big-foot:
He had such a fun day playing outside :) And I just love the outdoors. We picked lots of fresh wild peppermint while we were there also so its drying in my extra room and hopefully I will get some good tea for winter out of it!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1 cup Borax 20 Mule Team
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 cup Oxiclean (its whats in the measuring cup)
Shred or grate the bar of soapmix everything in a big bowland wah-lah your done. Really it IS that easy. I use less than 1 tablespoon per load (HE front-load machine) and have not had any problems so far.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Duck Eggs next to the Chicken Eggs:
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
I have been trying for sometime now to live life by this rule, right now I am having one Hell of a journey. Last week I lost my job, its not the end of the world, but I'm sad about it, afraid of the unknown future, and mostly scared shitless that I won't be able to get another one. But in the end I think it was the best thing for my family, we will get through it and we will be ok in the end. I have been sewing more. I am making a quilt to put for sale on etsy.com and will have another one in the making right after this. I have been riding horses with my friend Cassie, although today that was also a train wreck because both her and her daughter got thrown off in a fluke accident. She is in the ER right now getting looked at. Luckily on only my 3rd ride and 1st one out of the arena I stayed on my horse and safely dismounted when I needed to. Then I come home from that and my doorknob doesn't work and I can't open the door and find out apparently our cistern is letting mud in somewhere and now we have to get it clean..... like today.... or better yet right now. Life, its about the journey and I love it because I feel that I am married to my soul mate, have the best kid ever, and yet some days just really suck.
(Any typos or errors I am sorry for in advance, this is my first post from my phone)
Monday, July 25, 2011
First is the Mail Bags, we keep losing the checkbook and bills and by we I mean I keep losing them, so I decided to sew up 2 little pouches, one for outgoing mail and one for incoming mail and the checkbook / stamps. This is a very easy project, and would have been done in a day if I had a maid to do my cooking and cleaning for me, so it took about 3 days to complete. Pictures:So while I was finishing up my mail bags my friend Tiffany came over and sat with me, she tells me that she is scared to sew because she is scared of sewing her finger. I told her you had to practically be a fucking retard to sew your own finger. So the next day I decided to make Tiffany a mug rug, she picked a fish shape, I cut it out, started sewing it, got about halfway done and I sewed my fucking finger. Now in my defense I know why it happened (the needle was in sewing position of all the way left - I usually sew with the needle in the middle position), and really it could have been much worse, I caught my middle finger right on the edge of the nail, not through it, I was using a small needle and luckily I have Chris to fix my mishaps. So we disconnected my finger from the machine, the needle had jammed itself into the foot on the machine so we had to take lightly pry the foot away from the needle, and then had to pull the needle from my hand. It really wasn't that bad, it stung, it was tingly for a few hours, but overall its fine and even kinda funny in hindsight. I mean it was ME who said you had to be a retard to do something like that. Right before we pulled it out I thought we should take a picture :)
And this is just a must see picture of Cocoa Bird!
Monday, July 18, 2011
And last night I also made some Jalapeno and cream cheese poppers wrapped in bacon, I have made them once before, this time though I used thick sliced bacon, and I used 1 whole jalapeno per popper, so you take a jalapeno, cut it in half, scrape out the seeds, stuff both sides with cream cheese, put back together, wrap in bacon and cook in oven until bacon is nice and crispy. Poppers are pictured with pulled pork with avocado and broccoli. (Must eat with fork, I don't think they would hold together well as finger food, and they would also squirt molten lava like cream cheese at you...)
And lastly I tried sewing some this weekend. I went and got some beautiful material to make my bedroom new curtians, but before I can start those I needed to get a blanket mended and I tried to make a pair of underwear for me. The blanket is done, doesn't look great but oh well, I would much rather mend it and use it then buy a new one. I am not that good at hand sewing yet. And the underwear were a disaster. I made a pair about 5 months ago that were almost right but not quite, so I figured I would try again, all was going pretty good until the last 4 inches of sewing needing to be done, and them something went wrong (im not even sure exactly what it was...) and now the foot of my sewing machine is sitting INSIDE the seam on my panties and I cant get it out without ripping the material :(. Lets all hope my 3rd try will be a charm because the first 2 tries are fails!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I dont have many pictures, but here are a few pictures of the cows that were in the yard.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
And then Aleric got to go on the rides, he really like the old time carousel and the mini train!
He decided to stand up on this ride, so he didn't enjoy this one very much :(
It was almost time to go, so he got to go on one last ride!
This weekend we had the opportunity to go for a ride on a REAL BNSF Train! My Dad has worked for the BNSF for years and they were letting family members of employees have a free ride on the BNSF Special, it has vintage cars from the 50's with a modern engine, really it was awesome because I had never even been on a train before! We sat in the car that had kinda dome style windows on the top (2nd picture down, 3rd car back). My Dad didn't get to ride with us, but Aleric still had fun. Since we had to drive 2 hours to get on the train we decided to stay in Trinidad for a day trip. We ate at a little cafe called Bob & Earls and it was amazingly good food. I got a double cheeseburger with bacon, cheddar and swiss, and a pickled green chili (without a bun), it was one of the best burgers I have ever had, I ate half of it and was stuffed, Aleric ate damn near the other half and Chris helped me finish it off.
Next weekend we will be visiting the Colorado Renaissance Festival!
**Oh and no, I didn't get the damn latches on the coops!**