Later, once this work day is finished, I will be going shopping for Saturday’s Tastefully Simple party (I LOVE THAT STUFF!) and fixings for a Bake. The latest Kraft e-mail blast showcased Quick Weeknight Casseroles. Who doesn’t appreciate the flexibility and simplicity of a one-dish meal? I know I am in total appreciation. That is why I am shopping for the ingredients to make the Kraft Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake this Saturday. I am hosting a TS party in the afternoon and want to be able to just pop something simple into the oven for the children’s dinner later that evening. Add a salad and some Italian bread, what could be easier?!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
... this keyholder and believe me, I know how much more organized my life is now that it has been hung in a convenient place in my entryway.
My sweet granddaughter, Kayla, made this for me as a gift on my last birthday. She and her brothers made the ornaments to adorn the keyholder (later they will adorn the Christmas tree). Now, I do not use all my gifts right away, I don't know why, partly because I am a huge procrastinator. But after numerous trips up and down the stairs and frustrating searches for the car keys, I finally asked my son to please hang this fabulous gift for me. After using the 28 days to a good habit method (this also worked for making my bed every morning), I hang the keys up as soon as I enter my home and know exactly where to look for them.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
... making memories.
|My lovely, silly Ben, who is so much bigger and older now.|
So excited for September, for LSNED, for WITL, for a change in the weather, for apples and cider, for changing leaves and pumpkins and all the goodness a new season brings. I've got lots to do, new apps to help keep my busy life moving fluidly, a new hairstyle, new great grandson and new nephew. My daughter and niece have been coming to Church - so joyful and have our growing family meeting every Sunday. I am trying to keep sandwich stuff on hand so that everyone can come back to my house for lunch. Got a new roof on the house (for a good price, too), but still have a leak. I'm pretty sure (at least I hope) that it's the half window going up the third floor. After researching leaky windows on-line and reading the suggestions of what could help, I am going to remove any old caulking from the inside/outside of the two side windows, re-caulk with weatherproof caulking and seal the heck out of those windows. If that doesn't help then we'll explore the siding. I would love to have that situation taken care of before the snow comes.
Otherwise, my life is good!