Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer at a glance

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What have I made my children into


I have to admit I have wonderful children. They make me laugh daily. Sometimes I wonder why I got so lucky to have them.

This past Monday my oldest did the most shocking thing. To understand what she did you have to know a small piece of history.

She has been in a Civics class all year. And even though the teachers are to keep their political views out of the classroom she realized that her teacher is a Liberal. And my daughter has become quite outspoken about her own political standing. And she has done her own homework on what has been going on with Healthcare.

On, Monday she walked up to her teacher in the hallway at school and approached her teacher and said, “ You got your “FREE” Healthcare”.

The teacher looked at her and said, “Wow.” Brittany did get a little worried that she may have over stepped. And asked, “ Am I in trouble?”

Her teacher told her no. She had the freedom of free speech. Then her teacher told her to write to the President and tell him her views and that maybe she could change his mind.


Then, just the other day we were at a friend place and he owns a salvage yard. Michael loves to walk around the yard. Brittany like to do this also. It was after hours so the yard was closed so it is ok for them to walk around out there.

We headed up to the house to sit around and BS. I looked out the patio window to see Michael walking up to junk cars and looking in the windows.

I said, “ Oh my, my kids are becoming scavengers.”

Jim looked at me and said, “ Where do you think they learned it?”

Ha ha ha was my reply. After a while they came in and Brittany looks at me and says, “Look mom, I found two pairs of jeans that will fit me!” I instructed her to put them in the car and I would wash them when we got home.

I sat there and thought about it a while. And then I said out loud, “ I am so lucky that I do not have kids that have issues with clothing from out of junked car or thrift stores. There are so many children out there that would turn their nose up at such an idea.”

My daughter is so wonderful when it comes to things like that. She could care less about where I bought it. As long as she thinks it is cool and she will wear it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pinewood Derby 2010

Michael Had his Pinewood Derby today with his Cub Scout Pack.

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They first judged on coolness..

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Then the fun of the race began.

Michael won the first heat. He had to run his car backwards due to the nose of it being to low.

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He had fun and learned good sportsman like behavior. He did not win but that was ok with him.

There is always next year. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Kill the Bill Rally – St. Paul MN

Yesterday the kids and I went to the “ Kill the Bill Rally”. Now, had you told me a year ago that I would be taking my kids to a rally against Health care reform, I would have laughed in your face.

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It was great to hear all the voices being shared together in a common cause. What I thought was even greater is my kids getting involved. And understanding that what Big Government is trying to do is wrong.

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I chose to have what they call the “ Cadillac” of health care plans. I could get a different plan. But, there is the thing called choice. Government has no right to tell me what I need to carry or have their nose in my health business.

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This was the first time my youngest has been to the capital so of course I had to get his photo of him on the steps.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Help Support My Cub Scout

This past fall Michael had joined the Cub Scouts. He has been selling popcorn to help support the events he is wanting to do.

If you are interested in helping support Please go to this site:

Just remember that 70 percent goes back to his Pack.

Thank You.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crazy Puppy

The other day I had gotten up to go and do something. I left my laptop open and on. Came back to find this:


It is so cute yet upsetting. I must remember to close my laptop when I walk away.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sleep talking

The other morning my wonderful husband informed me that I was talking in my sleep.

I laughed at him and said, “Yeah, right.”

He said, “ Really, you said “ But I wanted the McCoy””

I laughed and said “Boy that auction today was really on my mind.”.

I was at least happy I was not saying anything bad in my sleep. Can you imagine what could have been said. Instead I dream about antiques. Boy what an adventurous life I have.

Saturday, February 27, 2010



When I stand up for myself and my beliefs,
they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love,
they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do
things my own way, they call me a bitch.
Being a bitch means I won't
compromise what's in my heart.
It means I live my life MY way.
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.
When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak
against it, I am defined as a bitch.
The same thing happens when I take time for myself
instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.
It means I have the courage and strength to allow
myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of
what they
think I "should" be. I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame,
try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.
You won't succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself
B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman
B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle anything

And that’s all I have to say!

Friday, February 26, 2010


Ok, so they really are not famous. I do have people who ask me to make them a lot.Not, just my husband and kids, but other people.

I decided to share with you how I make them.


What you need to  begin:

  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1 pkg of colesaw mix
  • ginger root
  • eggroll wraps
  • bean sprouts
  • alfalfa or broccoli sprouts
  • onion chives
  • soy sauce
  • oyster sauce
  • sesame seed oil
  • Deep fryer

You can shred your own cabbage and carrots if you want but I am all about saving time.


peel and chop up 1TBS of ginner root


brown pork, add 2TBS of Oyster sauce, ginger, chopped chives, 1tsp sesame seed oil. 3 shakes of soy sauce. Mix together and cook for around 5 minutes.


Drain grease, and set meat mixture aside for now.

In a stir fry pan and cabbage, take a chunk of ginner root and put in a garlic press and squeeze. I love to do this to get all the good juices out of the root. Add more oyster sauce I drizzle a cross the top of cabbage, I do that with both sesame oil and soy sauce. I turn the burner on and heat all the way through. As, you are doing this add sprouts.

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After all has been mixed and heated through add your meat.


Keep on low heat and mix.


After around 5 minutes turn off heat. Your mixture is ready to roll.


While you are cooking you eggroll mixture heat up your deep fryer to 375. Prepare your work area.

you will need a cup of water and eggroll wraps. And I use a 1/4 measuring cup.


place you mixture on your wrap.

Here is how to wrap




At this point on the last corner get your finger wet and wipe on the edge of the wrap and roll over.


put in deep fryer for 10 minutes

Here is the end result.