Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
One of the fancy neighborhoods in town has excellent Christmas light displays.Not only are the houses beautiful, but the decorations are very festive.
Last night, Sister #2 and I thought this would be the perfect place for a Holiday Run. We ran 3 miles while viewing the Christmas lights and decorations. Here are some pictures from our run:
Monday, December 22, 2014
Last night, I tried another new recipe. I made Shrimp and Grits. A few years ago I spent a long weekend in Gulf Shores, AL. On that trip I had my first taste of Shrimp and Grits. It was delicious!!!!
When I found this easy Shrimp and Grits recipe I knew I had to try it out. In my opinion, my Shrimp and Grits were just as good as what I tasted in AL!
If you are looking for something new to try I recommend this dish! I found the recipe on the Food Network's website.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Blogger World, I had a busy weekend. I documented all the fun with pictures...
Friday Night Dinner
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast
Canada Travis received his own pancakes. You are looking at a pic of his troop number.
Christmas Parade and Christmas Lights
We were in another parade. I'm becoming quite the parade girl! Later in the evening we enjoyed some festive Christmas lights in Chickasha, OK.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It's been a busy week. Here's a review of what's been going on in my world...
1. I'm trying to win a competition.
Starbucks is rewarding one person Starbucks drinks for life! Well, maybe it's for a year? You know, I don't really know. All I know is I'm trying to win!!!
2. I'm trying to win another competition.
My neighborhood is having a Christmas decoration contest. I decided to participate by hanging a few lights around my house. I thought I was doing pretty good until I checked out the competition. Last night, Sister #2 and I went for a walk to scope out the competition. Let's just say I am not going to win.
3. Christmas cards have been mailed!
4. Wednesday night entertainment.
5. Working out.
I'm still trying to work off the Irish nachos I ate last Friday. I think it will be a few more days.
Happ Thursday! It's almost the weekend!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
This weekend Sister #1 and I ran a race.
We both did great! And by great, I mean we finished without dying!
Friday, December 5, 2014
We all know about Holiday Stress. It creeps up on us every year. If you're like me, the first of December starts out exciting and fun. However, fast forward a week and you'll find me tired, possibly grumpy, and stress eating. It's not pretty.
This week I read an article on ways to prevent Holiday Stress. Some of the tips were pretty good so I thought I'd share with you.
1. Take a whiff of citrus
2. Walk away from troubles
3. Go tech-free
4. Turn up the tunes
5. Fit in excerise
6. Think positive
7. Stay hydrated
Here's to a stress free month!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
My 100 New Recipe challenge is moving along nicely. Last night, I made recipe #7, Delicious Black Bean Burritos.
Folks, this is a great weeknight recipe. It's simple, calls for normal ingredients, healthy, and most important TASTY!!!
Here's a couple pics from dinner. Please keep in mind that I am not a food photographer.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Sunday, Sister #2 made this delicious cookie cake. We had a mini thanksgiving celebration for Sunday Night Dinner.
Blogger World, I'd like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope it's full of joy, love, and peace.
I have many blessings in my life....
Each year I'm thankful for my health...
This year I'm very thankful for a job!! When my old company announced closing the doors, I didn't know what would happen. I'm thankful everything worked out for the best.
Blogger World, enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thank goodness it is a short week! I'm still recovering from the weekend. It was a wet and busy weekend.
Saturday, Canada Travis and I went to the OU football game. We stood in the pouring rain for the Sooners. Crazy! It wasn't all that bad. Since Canada Travis is a former boy scout, we were prepared for rain.
I might not been the most trendy/fashion forward fan, but at least I was dry.
The rest of the weekend was spent watching a three day series on National Geographic Channel. Did you happen to catch the series? It was called Eat: The Story of Food. It was very good!
Well, that was pretty much my weekend.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Yesterday, my office introduced me to one of their holiday traditions. It's called Gobble Til' You Wobble. Basically, it's a day where everyone brings food and we eat all day. You can probably guess, I love this new tradition!!!
To participate I brought Bacon Maple Cookies; which happen to be one of my new recipes.
Here's a picture of the conference room where my department stored our goodies.
There were about 20 conference rooms around the office with similar amounts of food.
Needless to say, this new company and I are starting off on the right foot!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Last night I tried two new recipe; Cornbread Biscuits and Maple Bacon Cookies. Both turned out great! However, I have 98 more recipes to try. Please send me your favorite recipes.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Anyway, today is Veterans Day. Thank you to everyone who has/is serving in the military!! You are awesome!!!!
It makes me happy to see many businesses are offering freebies to our Vets. Here's a few of the freebies...
Free coffee at Starbucks
Free meal at Hooters
Free beer at Old Chicago/ Rock Bottom/ChopHouse
Free pancakes at IHOP
Free haircut at Great Clips
There's many more offers online. Go check them out and thank a Veretan today!!!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Today, is the US Maine Corps 239 birthday. According to the Marine Corps tradition and Philly history, the Marine Corp was unofficially founded at Tubs Tavern on Water Street as men signed up for the Revoluntionary War.
These men and women deserve a huge birthday party!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The vacation life is over. Yesterday, was my first day at my new job. Everything went well. You know, for a first day. I haven't been the new kid in ten years; and being the new kid isn't fun.
Despite the headache of being the new kid, I think everything will be ok. For starters, I have my own office with real walls. It even comes with a door!!!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Well, I've made it to Day 5. I must say, this camping thing has been pretty good. I feel like everyday Canada Travis and I have had lots of relaxing time; which is good. Every once in awhile it's nice to just stop and take a break. Today, was that type of day.
We started out our day doing some fishing. We had no luck, which is why I didn't take any pictures. John Doe #1 is still swimming in the pond.
Once we realized the fish were not into our new garlic flavored bait we headed into town for some BBQ.
Cooper's, where we eat BBQ, has fantastic Mac-n-Cheese!! I'm sure going to miss the Mac-n-Cheese when I leave this town.
Part of our afternoon was spent shopping for granite. I found something I needed; a granite sink.
It's a very expensive sink, but it looks good.
Canada Travis and I spent the other part of our afternoon relaxing in the swing while drinking a glass of wine.
Although, this day has been great my favorite part was dinner. We had hot dogs! I love hot dogs!!!
Due to modern technology, we ended our day with a Redbox movie in the tent.