Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend slacker

My oldest baby is 21 today. I can't believe it! I wish I could wax poetic about all the time that has passed and all but my memory is shot today. I just can't.
Saturday, instead of walking, we took the younger kids to look at the house. They love it. I love it. Kent is very nervous. I think we can do it. It will be hard for a while, but I think we can.
I made a red velvet cake for the oldest... I cheated a little...

Red Velvet Redux


1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 box instant white chocolate (hard to find) or chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Hand mix all ingredients until incorporated and then mix on medium with a hand mixer for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes. Do not overbeat, as it will make the cake tough. Bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean, usually about 34-45 mins
It was fantastic. The cream cheese frosting was from a can... I need to learn how to make homemade frosting.
Sunday I took the younger two to go camping with family. I miss them. The oldest is going drinking tonight so Kent and I have time alone! Time to go!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Yesterday, we walked. The dog has realized that chasing frogs is fun. I, however, don't like being dragged into the woods after a frog.
We put $1,000.00 earnest money down on the house! I am so excited!
I have torn apart my bedroom to find my size 7 dpns and I can't find them! I need them to knit hats, mittens and boobies!
I guess I am going to have to buy another set. Sigh...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

And on the second day...

Today we hadbad news.... We are going to spend 200K ... ON OUR NEW HOUSE! HELL YEAH!!!
We have to find 7K for the down payment in the next month. We CANT lose this place!

Oh... and I walked. We found 5 fish on top of the bridge that we kicked into the river. Upon closer inspection we found a flat fish too. That stayed on top.

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's started

So I was in Chicago for a girls weekend. I looked forward to it!
When I got there, I was so self concious. I didn't have the stamina as everyone else.
I am fat. It needs to change.
I am now paying my youngest to take me for walks. A buck each time.
Today's walk sucked. I am so swollen and sore from the pub crawl on Saturday... My feet barely fit into my shoes.
So day one. Done.