Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lazy Wednesday

Lazy Wednesday :)

In a good way though. One of those hot, Texas summer days that makes a person want to do absolutely NOTHING. I did the usual necessary things; laundry, feed and water the animals....feed and water the family. LOL

I tried a new recipe for chicken tonight, and it really was good. I took some chicken breasts and coated them with sour cream mixed with a little garlic salt and onion powder. Then I rolled the breasts in crushed up corn flakes. Drizzled them with melted butter and popped them in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. De-Lish-Us!

I don't try new things very often, because my family likes the tried and true. Meat and potatoes kind of folks. Every now and then I'll throw something new at them. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The "doesn'ts" are always a hit with the dogs though :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Surfing Texas Style

Moving from the wonderful world of suburbia, planned neighborhoods with walking trails and swimming pools, does have its drawbacks. My daughter is making do....

by going

Slip 'N Slide Surfing!!!!!

Never let it be said that my children can't manage to have a good time for under $15.00.

I would show you our lovely swimming pool, but my kids would kill me. Ha ha!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Internet Causes Brain Clutter

I love to read, and I love it so much that by the end of the evening I have brain clutter. Does anyone else experience this overload of data from the internet? I have always been a pack rat of information, but this is getting ridiculous. It's all right here at the touch of my fingers, and I can't stand it! I want to know and need to know, well EVERYTHING!!!!

No one would ever believe I'm blonde, unless they asked me where my keys are. I can never answer that question. Just ask my husband. I have so much information stored that the mundane is left out. I simply have no room for it. I'm lucky I can remember to tie my shoe, but ask me about microbiology or the latest galaxy discovered and I've got it covered. Top that off with a dose of current events and BRAIN SPAM!!!

When I was a child, I solved this need for knowledge with a stack of books. I could curl up and read for hours. I think that was a lot more soothing than a hot laptop and carpal tunnel syndrome.

I am done for the day. Today I am going to have a Declutter Tia's Brain Day. A break from the computer and the eye strain that goes along with it.

Maybe I'll find my keys.....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Baby Girl is Growing Up

Tonight was my baby girl's 8th grade graduation. I think I'll go cry my eyes out now :(

Young mothers....

Seriously, don't blink. It's gone before you know it. The little baby you're holding in your arms right now will be this one sooner than you can imagine. She's my heart!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Backroads with Hubby Continued

Tia took another picture. Actually, I took lots of pics that day, but I don't want to bore you to tears. Bee on a wildflower. Can't get more descriptive than that. I was just amazed that I caught the little bugger sitting still long enough for a picture.

Backroads With Hubby

No couch potato day for us :) Living in the country definitely has its advantages. Getting back to nature just means getting on down the road, and that's what my hubby and I did.

What a day we had!

Here he is checking out the local bird life.

The hubby has developed a real fondness for bird watching since we have moved. Now, if you knew would never believe this is something he would get into. The man has binoculars by every door. He has his bird books and the birds that he has spotted are color coded with postie notes. The ones in our area, but not spotted yet have a different color postie note. Hubby told the guys at work that he does this, but they didn't believe him. Doesn't fit his Type-A personality. He had to take his bird books to prove it. These pics should help :)

Hubby spotted this stunning little guy. I couldn't get a real good shot. My telephoto lens has issues at the moment. ha ha! This is an Indigo Bunting, and I had never seen one before in my life. That's something, huh? The picture doesn't do the bird justice.

My daughter wants to go get a pizza, so I'll finish this post later. Pizza or posting? Hhhmmm.... See ya'll!