Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Family History: Ford Anglia

In November 2002, our family ventured out to watch the recently-released movie, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."  The kids loved seeing Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the big screen.  For John, though, the most thrilling part of the show was the realization that he had owned a flying car.  


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: A Bunch of LIttle, Neglected Chores

A friend once told me that she didn't blog because she didn't think she had much to blog about.  Today is one of those days for me; I'm getting miscellaneous chores done, but nothing that really deserves a tutorial.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Granola

One of my favorite breakfasts is fresh fruit topped with yogurt and granola.  This recipe is easily adapted, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Family History: RootsTech

Have you heard about RootsTech, the conference which combines family history and technology?  I've never attended, but thanks to the internet, I can watch various presentations from the comfort of my home--and you can too (though you'd probably prefer the comfort of your own home.)

www.rootstech.org


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Does the Easter Bunny Have Helpers?

Getting the Sunday newspaper is normally an uneventful experience, but one Easter Sunday John was greeted by a surprise when he stepped outside.  When he came inside, he told me that the Easter Bunny had come during the night.  Now, John and I usually know when the Easter Bunny come, so this was not exactly news to me.  When I didn't react as he expected, he said with emphasis, "No, really! The Easter Bunny came.  Come see!"  

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Spring Decor

 It's March 19th, the day the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, and oldest daughter's birthday.  The calendar says winter's end is nigh.  I'm ready for bright, cheery spring decor.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Greek Yogurt

I've jumped on board the Greek yogurt bandwagon.  I love the thick, creamy texture and the high protein content.  The price does not impress me, however.  Time to make my own!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Musings of the Spirit: Women's Conference


I failed to get a blog post up last Sunday.  I had planned on writing about a women's conference I attended on the previous day, but I was tired when I sat down to write.  I decided to leave the account for another day.  Today's the day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Family History: How Has Technology Changed Your Life?

Last night, I heated some pot pies in the oven (in honor of Pi day).  I explained that I could have microwaved them, but decided to use the regular oven instead.  John joked that I must have cooked them for 3 hours at 1400 degrees.  I explained to the kids that those jokes originated when the microwave debuted, as cooks across the world had to adapt to increasing cooking times when they cooked more

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Thrifty Easter Basket

Want to help out the Easter bunny this year?  Now's the time to scour the thrift stores for bargain items for the baskets.  (If you don't already have baskets, thrift stores usually have oodles of those, too.)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Healthy Grain and Pomegranate Muffins

Whenever I have leftover cooked cereal, I like to make muffins. 
This is an easily adapted recipe; in fact, I used a basic muffin recipe from The Tightwad Gazette to come up with this one.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Family History: Boys Will be Boys

Another Friday, another family classic story.

My youngest son has the most gorgeous red, curly hair.  From the time he was a baby, women have commented on the beauty of his locks.  


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: We Are Family; I Got All My Sisters With Me



Yesterday, a woman and I chatted briefly in Walmart. We both recognized that we knew each other, but neither one of us remembered how we were acquainted.  The surprising thing, though, was that we both seemed genuinely delighted with our visit. 



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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Pruning the Grapes

I blinked and my roses went from bare branches to leafed out and budding, so I missed my chance to do a good winter pruning on them.  Fortunately, my grape vines were still in dormancy, so this past weekend, I got out the shears and went to work.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Crockpot Chicken and Winter Vegetables

I love the convenience of a slow cooker.  I can throw something in it early in the day, when I have the most energy, and when it is dinnertime and my energy is waning, my meal is ready to eat.  This is a very simple, easily adapted, comfort food recipe.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Musings of the Spirit: There's an App for That

I used to see lots of "Sunday bags" at church--bags containing scriptures, manuals, paper and pencils, etc.  Now, with smart phones, tablets, and e-readers, people pack lighter for church.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Family History: The Three-Year-Old in the Kitchen

Oldest daughter had the spotlight last week.  This week, oldest son (having given permission), gets one of his adventures featured on the blog.