Saturday, July 25, 2009

This is repulsive...

the Octomom has signed a deal for a reality show featuring her children.

I am not a fan of reality shows. While there are a lot of people out there who find them entertaining, I find them stupid, demeaning and just down-right cruel. So, I don't waste brain cells or time watching them.

I want to know who thought this was a good idea. Glorifying the fact that this single mom used in-vitro multiple times, that no one (i.e. medical community) saw fit to stop her and now, she's going to get paid for it. STUPID!!! Personally, the doctor who performed the last IV should have his/her license permanently revoked! It is my understanding that IV provides couples who have trouble becoming pregnant an opportunity to have children of their own, not to allow an unmarried mom of 6 to expand her family to 14.

I wonder if she'll have to repay all that welfare money she received. Probably not!

*stepping off my soap box now

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cobbler Queen

...that's me!

Over the past few weeks, I've made at least one a week.

The latest one, nectarine-blueberry cobbler, has to be the biggest hit.

Once every few months, Hubby has to bring in breakfast for the Thursday morning meeting. He's not a big fan of doughnuts and the only doughnut shop that his co-workers will eat at is Krispy Kreme. Ick!!! So, I offered (a while back) to make breakfast goodies for them. You'd think that these guys have never had home-cooked foods the way they inhale the stuff Hubby brings in.

Anyhoo...this week I decided that I'd break the mold of muffins & breakfast breads and send in a cobbler. Oh my!!! Hubby called me after the morning meeting to tell me that the cobbler was gone and there were only a few oatmeal-cranberry cookies left. Hubby even said that he liked the nectarine-blueberry combo better than plain blueberry.

Here's my recipe:

Fill a 9x13x3 baking dish half way with sliced (or chunked) nectarines, then add 2 cups fresh/frozen blueberries. Stir in 1.5 cups sugar (or to taste) and 4 tablespoons instant tapioca. Dot with butter and cover with a single pie crust rolled out to cover the pan completely. Prick pie crust to vent and bake @ 400 for 45-50 minutes.


Thursday, July 9, 2009


My daughter and I went blueberry picking this morning! What a gorgeous morning (although a little on the warm side) it was.

The bushes were loaded!

As an added bonus, we found a little nest with two eggs not much bigger than the blueberries that had fallen in to the nest.

We ended up with a couple of gallons of blueberries. I'm in the process of putting them up for use through the winter months. Yum!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


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It's done...I've turned in my letter of resignation at school. It wasn't an easy decision for me because while I loved my job and my co-workers, I disliked being dumped on and how discipline issues were handled.

I am going to enjoy the next few months (my favorite time of year, late summer and fall) getting ready for my new endeavor. I will be taking care of a co-worker's twins beginning in January. I'll have the same schedule as I did working in the school system, only I'll be at home and getting paid for it. :)


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Take time out today to remember why we celebrate July 4th and all of those who serve or have served our country.