We have been so busy with baseball and scouts, we’ve barely had time to breathe up in here – which also explains why I haven’t been blogging much, lately.

After picking the kids up from school, doing homework, getting dinner ready, and then spending three hours each evening at the ball field, I usually just come home, tidy up, and hit the sack. While I used to stay up crazy late, I’ve been reading up on how to lead a healthier lifestyle and everything I read says SLEEP IS IMPORTANT to weight loss, so, yes, sign me up!

In other news, and I hate to even type these words, snow is forecasted for tomorrow. I won’t even tell you how I feel about that. Instead, let’s just skip to what I learned this week…

1. I have 14 friends named “Amy” on Facebook.

2. I have 19 friends named “Jennifer” on Facebook.

3. Our local Krispy Kreme gives students (up to 6th grade) one free donut for every “A” on their report card.

4. There is such a thing as bow fishing – which, as you might guess, is the sport of fishing with a bow and arrow. (Crazy to think I am 40 years old and am only learned of that this week.)

5. The King Cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake.

6. The FitBit is a pretty cool little weight-loss tool.

7. Stevie answered more Jeopardy questions tonight than I did.

8. It is difficult for me to eat without dropping food all over my shirt. In fact, I have so many different stains on my shirt, McDaddy told me this evening that I need a bib.

9. If a food has more than five ingredients listed, you should not eat it. OUCH!

10. It is possible to order carpet one day and have it installed the next.

11. Fresh carpet smell makes me smile.

12. There are few things I like more than NOT having to set an alarm clock.

13. According to Alex, he now sees better without his glasses.

14. When a frog jumps within an inch of my toes, I scream like a crazy person.

15. The white dots on dice and dominoes are called pips.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

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3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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High As The Sky

April 10, 2014

in The Saturn Sky

So today, there was this,

while I was blasting ‘O Happy Day’ in this.

I’m gonna say this, and I’m going out on a limb here, but I think the snow is finally over.

Alex and I had a wonderful topless ride, even though traffic was backed up for miles.

Who could worry about traffic when looking at this?

It was an absolutely perfect day to bring her home because IT WAS ALMOST 80 DEGREES HERE TODAY!

Both girls had a smile on their face all evening!

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Y’all.

It’s been one of those weeks. I’ll do my best to remember all the stuff I’ve learned.

1. Two large black tow hooks when placed just right in the newspaper box look exactly like a big, friggin’ black snake coiled up in the newspaper box.

2. When you are frightened into believing there is a black snake in your newspaper box, you may almost pee your pants.

3. Apparently, Siri mistakes the word pee for the letter P.

4. I am not capable of having four individual texting conversations with four different people at the same time.

5. I would be wise to remember that fact.

6. My girl Siri understands the word smiley face and will place a ” :-) “ into my text when I tell her to do so.

7. It is heartbreaking when one son wins a trophy in a father-son bake-off, and the other one does not. Especially if one son is crying his eyes out.

8. When ordering an item online, that I could purchase just about anywhere, I know better than to order it online.

9. I am no better at waiting at the age of 40 then I was at the age of four.

10. It is possible to sell an entire bedroom suite on Facebook yard sale in 45 minutes.

11. Carpet is more expensive than I thought it would be.

12. Our bedroom is a lot larger without furniture in it.

13. Julianne Hough was straight up nasty to my boyfriend Maksim Chremkovskiy this week on Dancing With The Stars.

14. When your cable service or TiVo or whatever FREEZES UP just as Derek Hough hits the dance floor, I am not very happy.

15. I hate having to make a choice between Scouts and Baseball. Actually, I am not fond of making any type of choice.

16. I enjoy making a list, almost as much as I enjoy marking things off of it.

17. When typing the words sick and duck while texting, it is important to reread your texts before sending them. YIKES!

18. It probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to REREAD all texts before sending. When will I learn?

19. The 45 cent taco seasoning tastes just as good as the $1.29 taco seasoning.

20. It would actually be beneficial to read the instructions before trying to use the FitBit.

That’s what I learned this week.

Now, what did YOU learn?

To join in on the What I Learned This Week carnival, simply follow these steps.

1. Any time this week, publish your What I Learned This Week post on your blog and link to this post.

2. Link up with the Mr. Linky form down below. Please put the link to your POST, not the front page of your blog.

3. Then visit the other participants and see what they learned this week.

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A Sweet Weekend

April 6, 2014

in McDaddy,Recipes

We had a crazy, busy weekend.

For starters, we kicked off Baseball season with opening day. Between our two boys, we are geared up for 53 ball games over the next 10 weeks. On opening day it was approximately 40 degrees, but thank the good Lord there was  NO FRIGGIN’ SNOW, so I’ll take the cold and not complain about it.

Later that day, Alex played in his first game of the season. He played first base the entire game and got eight or nine outs. I was a proud baseball momma.

Unfortunately, Stevie had to miss his first game because our Scout blue/gold banquet and father/son bakeoff was the same time as his game. Stevie will be crossing over to Boy Scouts in a few weeks, so this was his last father/son bakeoff hoo-rah. With two sons in cub-scouts, the father/son bakeoff is a lot of work for McDaddy.

With McDaddy having Drill all weekend, it was a busy Friday evening trying to get two cakes with two kids baked and ready.

Alex chose to bake the same cake that Stevie won first place with at the father/son bakeoff two years ago.

And he had so much fun working in the kitchen with his Daddy.

His Best Ever Banana Cake was delightful!

Stevie decided to bake his Pawpaw K’s fresh apple cake.

I just loved watching them work together in the kitchen.

My dad has made this cake for many years. I was excited that Stevie wanted to bake it with McDaddy.

FRESH APPLE CAKE

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup grated peeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup confectionary sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour Bundt pan
  3. Sift flour, soda, salt and spices into large measuring cup
  4. Cream sugar, oil and eggs together on medium speed in mixer.
  5. Add all dry ingredients, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix thoroughly until well blended.
  6. Remove from mixer, add apples and nuts and stir until well blended.
  7. Pour into greased and floured Bundt pan
  8. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour

When cake comes out sift confectionary sugar in small bowl and add orange juice. Mix with wire whisk and drizzle over top of cake slowly while still hot and still in pan.

Cool completely before removing from pan.

Slice (heat in microwave for several seconds, if you so desire) and enjoy!

OH, and you might also enjoy a first-place trophy, just like my fellas did in the father/son bakeoff!

 

 

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Questions You Might Ask Me Today

April 3, 2014

I spent Wednesday in and out of medical appointments. I had a follow-up appointment with the urologist (as well as an ultrasound and x-ray) to check up on the kidney stone situation. According to the 24-hour urine test I completed last week, the medicine prescribed by the urologist is doing its job, and helping to shove the […]

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What I Learned This Week

March 31, 2014

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another award-winning edition of What I Learned This Week. Except I’ve never really won any awards. (But, there’s always a chance, right?) Here’s what I learned this week. 1. Drew Carey is a minority owner of the Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders. 2. No matter how […]

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Purses, Pianos and Peanut Butter Eggs

March 26, 2014

I’ve had a productive day. After living here for eleven years, I finally got around to de-cluttering our loft. I have always loved that our house has a loft. The boys enjoy playing up there when they have friends over. Their favorite thing to do is pretend to be spies, and shoot nerf guns at me from […]

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What I Learned This Week

March 24, 2014

Can you believe that it’s already Tuesday again? It seemed as though the last week flew by. If only  winter would fly by like the weeks do, we could have been done with the stupid snow weeks ago. I’m still holding my breath hoping that tonight’s storm passes us on by. I really want to […]

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Daily Dose of Crazy

March 23, 2014

I have a lot of things to catch you blog readers (all eight of you!) up on. Even though there was never a clear diagnosis, my ear is better. It’s not completely healed, but it is much better than it was last week. The ear specialist tends to think the culprit was either MRSA or […]

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Three Little Words

March 20, 2014

Three little words American idol on Unimpressed thus far Bye bye MJ Busy day today Snowman put away Easter decor out It’s spring y’all! Snow hopefully finished! Ear is better Chilly ballfield evening Multitasking queen Stevie injured today Perfect report cards Dusted bedroom today Todo list long Bloggy business lunch Living room cluttered Relaxing weekend […]

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