Feb. 28th

This morning was wonderful. My walk was filled with bird song. I am so happy that spring is on its way. pink3.gif I can not believe that today is the last day of February!!!

The daughter made Eggs Benedict for me for breakfast. It is my favorite way to eat eggs. She made a perfect hollandaise sauce, which tickled her, and rankled the boy. Last night they were being very furtive in the kitchen, so I snapped a picture. im0008871.JPG

School went well, and we did a “broccoli and cheese sauce” lab today. Not the most favorite thing to do, but they did the cheese sauce well.

While I was on the phone with a friend, I was making pizza. It wasn’t turning out. Melanie has inspired me to make beautiful pizzas, but this is what I ended up with….im000900.JPG

Regardless of how it looks, it tasted good.  The boy’s apple pie was delicious, we had it ala mode.  The best way to eat apple pie.   The boy, and I would have to agree, thinks that my mom makes the BEST apple pie in the world.  He asked me “how does Grandma make it so good?”  I said, “I don’t know, son, but I am sure if you asked her, she would let you watch her make one, and then you can find out.”   That is the best way to learn……by watching.

Feb. 27th

The boy made a fabulous apple pie today.  We are not going to taste it, though because it is so juicy, it really needs to set up before we cut into it.  Now the boy is in a “mood”.    I hate it when he acts like his mom!!!

The husband has Tuesday nights off from his second job.  We played Boggle tonight.  I won all 3 games.

I get to go to bed early tonight as the husband is home…..I am so excited.  Actually after I post this, then I will tuck the kiddos in and go to bed.

I received the sweetest invitation to go to tea with my daughter…her treat…today.  So we went to the Serenity Tea House………closed.  Then we thought of another place, The English Ivy, that is very similar to the Tea House………closed.  So we then thought of the Sweet Shop in Roscoe Village……..it has been closed since Dec. 31st.   By this time, I was giggling so hard, and the daughter was half laughing, half frustrated because she wanted to go some where nice.   We ended up at the Coffee Company.  I got something warm but gross, and the daughter got something warm but good.   I wish I could make good choices at a coffee shop.  I think I am hopeless!   We had a lovely time together.  She gave me a card telling me how much she loves me and appreciates me.  wub.gif

I had a great day.

Feb. 26th

I am a woman who thrives on structure.  So, even though it was nice for the kiddos to be gone, it was so much nicer to get back to our routine.  So nice to hear the chatter of them over breakfast dishes, or grumbling over school.

I installed this cool thing from Firefox…..they had some updates of some such, and one was a weather thingie.  I love it.  It tells me the current temperature and weather for the next 2 days.   They also had quite a few more, but I really didn’t know what all of them were for, so I only downloaded a couple.  My favorite, though, is the weather thing.   It is cloudy and 34º here in my town.

The boy is totally frustrated and almost defeated by his inability of getting a job.  He has put in application after application, and still…….nothing.   It is beginning to wear on him.  Today he put in an application at a feed store for summer help, unloading feed trucks.

I finished the sock……….it looks awful.  It was so huge around the ankle, that I began to decrease around the instep……the instep fits better, but I am so very seriously thinking of chucking it.   The husband however, is going to be so thrilled that I have one finished and the second one started that I seriously doubt that he will allow it.  I am almost positive that I can get 3 socks out of the yarn I have, sooooooo maybe I will be able to chuck it.   I won’t even take a picture of it……..it is just AWFUL!

Feb. 25th

So, I am going to pick up the daughter.. driving.gif and this “kid/man” passed me in one of those little Honda, tricked out 3 cylinder, sitting almost on the ground cars.   I didn’t care.   I was doing the speed limit, and I am working hard on being a good girl.   However, once in a blue moon~for smiles and giggles~and ONLY when I know my car can humiliate the other, I get a little ornery.  biggrin.gif  So, the light is red, and I stop on the line……he is just a a bit behind me.  I think to myself…”he is going to inch up and try to beat me off the  line”.   So, I smile real big when he does.    Light turns green, and I floor it….giggling all the way.  When I hit 60 I backed off, and he caught up with me…….his poor motor making a zzzzzzzzzzzing noise.  Poor boy….I know he saw me laughing, and for that………I almost feel bad……almost!   It sooooo made my day!!!

In other news, the boy is back from skiing.  He had a blast.  He wore his hat, and everyone thought it was “cool”.  They all wanted to know where he got his.  biggrin.gif

The daughter is home as well.  She looks so beautiful.  Mom and dad spoiled her, of course.  I am so glad that they do that.  Everyone needs to be spoiled by their grandparents.  Mom bought her a new coat, 2 pair of shoes, socks, a bag, change purse, 2 things from bath and body, and a necklace.

Feb. 24th

What a lovely day I had.  I woke up at 3:30 this morning, but was able to get back to sleep till 4:55 when I had to get up to take the boy to the church for the youth group’s annual ski trip.  He had to be there at 5:15.   Needless to say, I am sleepy now.

The husband and I had a lovely day doing nothing.  Well, he put in a new faucet in the upstairs bathroom.  It finally decided that it just didn’t want to shut off.  It was one of those round ball jobbies.  I much prefer the 2 sided ones.  Cold on one side and hot on the other.  That is what is in now.  We then watched some more of the WWII documentary.  I learned some interesting things that my history teacher never told me about the war.

This evening our 4×4 group met.  A 4×4 group is something that our church does to promote fellowship.  4 different families meet 4 months in a row.  We hosted last month.  Tonight we went to an Amish home.  They fed us a huge spread.   The food was standard Amish fare, but I was disappointed.  I have had much better Amish cooking.  I make better food than this……….except the dressing.  It was superb!  We have a very interesting mix of couples this time.  There are 3 of us with very strong personalities.  The 2 of us ladies are really working on our tongues, being tactful, etc.  The man…….he could care less.   He even tried to start an arguement with the husband.  If any of you know the husband, then you know that it is a difficult thing.  I finally had to nudge him under the table so he would just let it go.  It wasn’t worth it.

I now am going to go to bed, and sleep in!

Feb. 23rd

The sun shone today……..I love sunshine……glorious sunshine.   It chases the blues away.  It melts snow and ice.  It causes all things green to grow!

I took the daughter to my parents to spend the weekend, and the boy is going skiing VERY early tomorrow as well.  I have to have him at the church at 5:15 am!  They will ski all day Saturday, then go to the hotel Sat. evening.  Sunday they will have church, then come home.  This is the 4th year for the boy to go, and he looks forward to it every year.

Oh……the possibilities of a day…….without children.biggrin.gif

Feb. 22nd

Tressa got her package today.  Now I can post a picture of her socks.   I am so glad that she got it so soon.  I was afraid that the truffles that the boy made for her would melt.

im000811.JPG Tressa has been such a HUGE help to the boy and I trying to figure out Algebra.  If it wasn’t for her, we would have been sunk, months ago.   Bless you my dear!!!

Either I haven’t been sleeping well, or I am just not sleeping long enough….but I fell asleep during the DVD of WWII, and it was at a good part!   So, tonight…..I don’t think I am going to wait up for the husband, and just go to bed early…..or I might knit~blush.gif