Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
- She used to chop firewood daily to keep the fire going
- She has washed and ironed sheets to make ends meet when her husband was deployed and the kids were young
- Though she has lived in the USA for more than 50 years, people still have a hard time understanding her strong German
- She values a candle that when burned has the best apple smell and she will pay any price for it
- She doesn't do pictures
- She is feisty in her old age
- When she says vegetable it comes out 'veg table', which is what I call my garden area in honor of her
Everyone chowing down!
It was a great time and we had good food. My second cousins Sue and Denny came from West Virginia (12 hour drive), my Aunt Ann and her husband came from North Carolina (6 hour drive) and then my cousin Brittany and her boyfriend came from Florida (4 hour drive). Grandma you are well loved by many!!!
P.S. Amy is my sister, three years my senior.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
7 Chocolate Snack Cakes
1. Player may begin using 1 hand to stack snack cakes 1 at a time on the forehead.2. If a cake or cakes fall, player may use the same hand to restack them.3. To complete the game, player must stack 7 snack cakes 1 atop the other on the forehead within the 60-second time limit so the freestanding structure stays that way for 3 seconds.
1 Popsicle Stick
1.Player places a popsicle stick in there mouth.
2) When the clock starts, player will pick up and vertically stack one die at a time on the stick.
3) Player may not allow dice to rest against their nose or to touch any part of their face.
4) In the event that a die is dropped or falls off of the stick, player may take a replacement die off of the podium and use it in its place.
5) To complete the game, 6 dice must be stacked one on top of the other on the popsicle stick within the 60-second time limit
(my mom and I playing a bit dicey)
Iron Board Man
1. Players should stand on either end of the ironing board.
2) Once the clock starts, players may place their hands on the sides of the ironing board behind the designated zone and will begin rolling the marble down the board by tilting the board.
3) If a marble falls off of the board at any time, the player must re-use marble or pick up another marble and place it in the start zone before attempting the game again.
4) Only one marble may be on the board at a time.
5) To complete the game, player must get one marble from the start position to one of the 3 end positions at the middle of the ironing board as described above within the 60-second time limit.
Empty Pizza Box
1.Place eggs on the floor (carpet not recommended) 15 feet from target.2.When the clock starts, player begins fanning eggs without opening the box at any time.3.If the player or pizza box touches the egg, the game is over.4.The player must stop fanning when time expires and the eggs must be touching the target zone.5.To complete the game, both eggs must be touching the target zone at the same time and come to a complete stop on the zone.
These game names and instructions have all been taken from NBC’s A Minute To Win It.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Expires 01/18/2011 - ESU11B
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
You could simply send a friend or family member a newspaper or magazine article that made you think of them or send them the seeds of a tomato plant that did good for you last year.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
This was my view out the kitchen window New Year's Day, I was screaming like crazy. Keith was in the shower and thought the house was on fire and I accidentally hung up on my sister. I have seen a few but never this many turkeys at once in our yard more less in my life except in the grocery store cooler ready to be baked.
Cleaning out the food in the fridge
Taco Soup with all the fixings
Sour Cream, Cheese, Chives and Tortilla Chips
Pan Fried Tilapia (I am addicted to this, I eat it every time Keith is not home for a meal. I am sharing with him for this meal)
Baked Chicken w/ Veggies
I am going shopping in Atlanta, if I am not home in time to cook Keith will be eating leftover Spaghetti Pie.
Oh, and here is a clip of Rebecca Jarvis in that cute purple dress. Which I am still awaiting feedback from The Early Show about the dress details. Hopefully they will respond to my email. Watch it and tell me it is a cute dress, please. I love it!!!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Here is how I have my job duties scheduled out:
- Mopping ~ 2nd Monday of each month
- Sweeping ~ Every Tuesday and Thursday
- Vacuuming ~ Every Tuesday and Thursday
- Dusting ~ Every 2 weeks
- Deep Clean the Bathrooms ~ Every 2 weeks
- Cleaning the Windows ~ 3rd Monday of each month
- Deep Clean the Master Bedroom ~ 1st Tuesday of each month
- Deep Clean the Kitchen ~ 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Wash Sheets ~ Every other Friday
- Deep Clean the Refrigerator ~ Every 3 months
- Deep Clean the Living Room ~ 4th Tuesday of each month
I have a check list of the task that need to be completed in each room for the deep clean days and the rest are pretty self explanatory. The duties are also done as needed in addition to the above. I will vacuum and sweep if we have company coming over if it is a different day than what is stated above.
My daily job duties are:
- Feed the animals
- Prepare meals
- Wash dishes
- Wash clothes
- Pick up from the night before (shoes, cups, socks)
- Make bed
- Manage our finances
- And last but not least make our home a haven for my husband after he has worked all day
I try to schedule my out of the house obligations on my not so busy days that way I can still complete the task at hand and not be overwhelmed.
Why am I sharing this with you? So that maybe it will help you to be a better manager of your time and stress level. So how do you go about your cleaning in your home? Do you have a routine like me or just whenever you get the feeling to do it?