Friday, July 29, 2011

Good To Be Crazy: Rich People Problems

Good To Be Crazy: Rich People Problems: "Do you have rich people problems? Boy, I do. I have tons of them actually… Several weeks ago, I was actually reduced to tears by one of my..."

Friday, August 20, 2010

So, just journaling our back-to-school chaos around here. Early morning cross country workouts are in full swing and Rachel is being Jared's alarm clock, as they both go at the same time. Something tells me this will be a little scarier come Monday. Our back-to-school activities yesterday were: Rachel - haircut and manicure and "fish camp" at the high school. (today she will get a tetanus booster)
Jared- car tank filled, oil change, helping with fish camp and last day of being nanny to his 6 yr. old charge
Me - dentist, turn in substitute teacher application, mourning with Rachel the fact that she has a different lunch period than 95% of her friends

Saturday, February 6, 2010

This is the soup I made for dinner. Jared and Richard gave it a two-thumbs up. Rachel didn't try it so I don't have a rating from her.Vegetable Bean Soup by Chef Jon ashton6 oz. bacon,chopped, 1 onion, diced, 2 celery stalks,diced, 2 small carrots, diced,2 zucchini, diced, 1 garlic clove, finely diced, 1 can chopped tomatoes, undrained, 2 cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed, 3 c. reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1/2 tsp. salt, coarsely ground black pepper, 6 c. fresh spinach, chopped, 1/4 c. grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Place bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 min. or until almost crisp. Add onion, celery and carrot, cook 5 min. Add zucchini and garlic, cook 3 min. Add tomatoes, beans,broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 min. Stir in spinach. Ladle into soup bowls and top with grated cheese. Makes 10 cups. Serves 6.

Friday, September 4, 2009

breakfast and lunch - all before 9:50

Okay, it's not 10:00 a.m. and i have gotten alot done so far: mailed b-day card, made rach's lunch, drove rach to school,threw away a bunch of food out of fridge, took out trash, did a load of laundry, ate organic blueberry oatmeal, packed some goody bags for relatives, swam laps for 30 min., ate lunch...oops. kinda early for lunch, huh.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

To the Gym Three Days in a Row

Now that i wrote that title, i am committed to going to water aerobics at 3:30 so i'm about to go get on my bathing suit. monday i did the pool thing in the morning, yesterday was the exercise machines in the early evening, so now we'll see how exercising in the afternoon works out. i have to work it around my tutoring schedule, which this year i am doing wed. mornings also. my goal--- i'm trying to maintain my weight and not gain any! once i know i am not gaining, i will be brave enough to start trying to lose. i had some luck at one time when i was doing curves and watching what i ate. unfortunately, i also enjoy reading shape magazine while eating chocolate chip cookies. what an oxymoron. i am .... off to burn calories.

Friday, March 27, 2009

okay here is the second picture

flower arranger i'm not

i thought i'd show you my feeble attempts - this is what happens when you attempt to do a flower arrangement from a picture in a magazine. it never does quite look the way you want it to. the first attempt had to be scratched and the second was a little better.