Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Meal Plan

1. Homemade Chicken Tenders ovenbaked
2.Applebees- got a gift card
3.Wedge Salads
4.Apple and Onion topped Porkchops
5.Pancakes and Bacon
6.Beer Braised beef
7.Pizza and Salad
8.Grilled Ribeye
9.Kitchen Closed
10.Kitchen Closed
11.Kitchen Closed
12.Chicken Noodle soup
14.Burgers Out
15.Sausage, Peppers and Onions
16.Beef Stew
17.BLT Pasta
19.Bean Burritos
20.Corn Chowder
21.Chicken Parmesean
23. Teriyaki Grilled Chicken
24.BBQ pork chops
26.French Dip Sandwiches
30. Meatball Subs

October in Review

 Make no doubt about it, October is my favorite month of the year. I love all things fall. We were married in this month. The colors that nature brings this month are breathtaking. Love October.
 The month started of with Nana getting really sick and going to puppy emergency. I'm happy to report she is feeling much better and back to her normal self. Such a doll baby and not spoiled or loved at all. HA
 We had two breaks this month. One was fall break when they have the Balloon fiesta here in ABQ and the other we took as a family for our 20th yr Anniversary. We traveled to Pagosa Springs.
 We rented a house near the lake. Nana and I walked around the lake each day we were here. She saw her first deer. Very funny. Doug and Riley and I went out on the canoe two days. We hiked as a family. There was no TV so we read and talked and just relaxed.
 Sunrise- Pagosa Lake
The big lesson I learned on that trip was to take moments in the day to just relax. Get the feeling of vacation at home. Turn the TV off. Take a magazine and a cup of tea and sit outside. It's not easy and I have to be mindful of it but its important to do.
One of my favorite ways to do this is to take walks at dusk. The ABQ skies are like no other.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mini Quilts Making

 In the last post I mentioned being on a spending diet. Funny thing that. Every advertisement, coupon, email was sent my way in the last two days. I would find myself on facebook and the next thing I know I'm looking at a discounted Toms site. So I walked and stayed away from the computer, threw the ads away (even the ones with coupons) and stitched.
 This is one I made a few weeks ago.
 I was looking at Pinterest this weekend- shocking I know. I came across a saying that said "Create instead of consume" God talks to us in mysterious ways. So create I did. I may have taken a nap too. It was heavenly. Anyhoo- these are the two mini quilts I made this weekend from the stitchings I did earlier. Working on another one now.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stitching not spending

 We are on fall break now and it is a struggle not to spend money.  I had to stop the bleeding after the Nana bill so I am going on a spending diet. Every bit as painful as a food diet. The stores have sales going on, the balloon fiesta is happening, hubby has been out of town, girls love to shop.....know what I mean?
 So I have been distracting myself with stitching
 I have been playing with scraps and linen. These will be mini quilts or mug rugs.
Fall break lesson#1 we went out to Wecks for breakfast yesterday just the girls and I. They orders pancakes and bacon and I ordered a veggie bowl. Total spent 40.00 with tip(crazy expensive)..... This morning homemade breakfast with thick cut bacon and pancake batter around it and pure maple syrup- the real stuff. Flavor like crazy, not a ton of people, made it together and bonded while doing it. 17.00 dollars for ingredients. Homemade wins!!!! We are making homemade chicken noodle soup tonight.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Homecoming tonight

 What?!? Oh you want to take pictures? You know I'm too coole for that right? Pretty makeup AV.
 Last years dress.... new shoes.... bought a new dress but it was way too sexy......this year going with a friend. Sweet handsome Jeren.
Have fun. Be safe and be home by midnight. Smooches.

It's that time again

 Balloon Fiesta
 For the next week our skies will be full of these balloons

A fun time for all

Adventures of Nana

 October 1st will definately be memorable for us. I had just wrote my thankful post and spent some time going over my credit card debt to make a plan to pay that off ASAP. Came home from work that day. Nana and Riley were playing outside and all of a sudden Riley comes running in the house, " Mom there is something wrong with Nana, she won't stop throwing up." I run out there to witness 4 more vomits and then she starts having uncontrolable diaria. She put herself behind a tree in our yard laid down and started having labored breathing. And if all that didn't freak me out the look in her eyes definately did. I started praying right then and there, called the vet, they wanted us to go to emergency, carryed her into the van, she craps all over my van and I don't care, get to the emergency she craps all over the front desk area, they immediately take her back and I don't see her for the next four hours-xray, ultrasound, examination, iv fluids, medicine.......did I mention all the tears? crying like a baby. They kept her overnight I got to lay on the floor with her for a half an hour before I left and they said she howled and cried for and hour and a half. Because of that I didn't see her at lunch like I wanted to but right after work I went to get her to bring her home and took the day off so I could take care of her. $1500.00 dollars later.Thank you for all of your prayers. Thank you Lord for being with us.
She sleeps alot and still has medicine to take but she is healing. Kicker is they don't know why this happened. thinking a virus.