Tuesday, July 10, 2007

All Cracked Up!!!

My dinning room window that is!!! The weirdest thing happen yesterday. I was sitting on my couch all comfy with my laptop and I hear this pop. I really did not think much about it because my DD had gotten a balloon over the weekend and really I thought it was the balloon that popped. I just thought to myself "There goes that balloon" and back to surfing the Internet I went. Then about 2 minutes after that thought, I hear this strange sound. Like rain or something. Normally these days that would not be a surprising sound since it has rained for more than 40 something days in a row. However, this was a strange sound, so I looked up expecting to see rain. At first glance it did look like water on the window, but then I thought how is that possible since I have a covered porch. So I got up to get a closer look. To my surprise my sliding glass window was in the process of cracking. I had never seen anything like this before. It got louder and louder. I thought it was going to explode. I ran for the phone and then ducked into the hallway. Lucky my DD was taking a nap with Gracie. Sabbath was on the outside and he too was watching the window crack from a ways back. I called my DH and told him he had to get home cause the window was cracking. Then I hung up the phone and ran around the house and got Sabbath and brought him into the house and into the laundry room where he would be safe in case the window shattered. I did not want him to get hit by flying glass. I tell you I just did not know what to expect. I had never seen anything like this before. Later when DH was home, he started investigating the window. The cracking sound finally stopped and when it did, the window was totally cracked from top to bottom. We were both a little scared to get near it. So he put on lots of clothing, safety glasses and gloves. I watched from a distance as he checked the inside and then the outside. Luckily it was not the inside that cracked. It was a double pain window and so it was the outside window that cracked. So he carefully broke it and started taking out the glass. When all was said and done, he saw the problem. When the window was installed many moons ago, the installer did not get the rubber seal in right. It was pushing on the glass and after all the years of pressure, it finally broke. Amazing how that happens. So now we have a single pain window until we can decide what we want to do. We are thinking its time to get rid of the sliding glass door and put in a french type window with door. We just have to go and do some pricing. We do know it will cost at least 125.00 to replace the glass. I am thinking I would rather put that money towards the french doors. I guess we shall see. Again, never a dull moment in my household.

Ok now back to what I was doing when the window cracked. I was surfing for new ring tones for my cell phone. I found a awesome site where you can download great sounds and music for free. If you have a direct hookup from your computer to your cell phone like I do, then all you have to do is download and save to your computer and then add them to your cell phone. I found so many good ones. Here is the website http://www.mobile9.com/ Just sign up and start downloading. I think you can even download from the site directly to your cell phone. Here is one that I found the video on and I wanted to share with all of my friends who work in a office environment. Its so funny.

Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

I made the most fabulous dinner last night. This recipe has now moved to the top of my families favorite dinners list. YUM!!!! YUM!!!!! YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!

Ingredients:

1 package (16 ounce size)whole wheat fettuccine

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp -- peeled and deveined

3 cloves garlic -- minced

1 stick of butter

1 package (8 ounce size) 1/3 less fat cream cheese -- cubed

1 cup 0f whipping cream

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup of Romano cheese

1 package (10 ounce size) frozen broccoli florets

dash of salt to taste

1 dash pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the shrimp and garlic in butter until shrimp turn pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, combine the cream cheese, milk and Parmesan and Romano cheese; cook until cheeses are melted and smooth.

Place broccoli in a saucepan with 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until tender, Drain,

Stir broccoli, shrimp, salt and pepper into cheese sauce; heat through.

Drain fettuccine; top with shrimp mixture.

Serve with a Cesar Salad and Garlic bread.


This past weekend was great. Friday night I met a few of my girlfriends for some scrapbook time. We had such a great time. We laughed and laughed at some of the most silly things. I just love doing that with them. Just being silly!!! Its such a stress relief. I did manage to make a layout. I took the same paper I entered into the card challenge below and made a layout. I figured I had lots of left over flowers and paper. I might as well make a layout. It really did turn out cute I think.
Saturday and Sunday I spent shopping with my family. On Saturday we went from JoAnn's, Recollections, The Scrapbucket, and the Central Market and out to eat of course. I bought a few containers and a new crop bag. I found it at JoAnn's in the art department. It is black, has wheels and handle and is perfect for all my tools ect.... I got it with a coupon for 30.00. I am loving it. I was tired of carrying my table bag. I was loosing my stuff out of it.
Sunday I had to take back one of the containers I bought cause it was broke. So I decided to go to a different JoAnn's. So off we went. I was so mad cause not only was the container sale over, they did not have one to replace the broken one. So I ended up with something entirely different to put my stickles and cats eye's in. I think now I will use it to store my ribbon in instead. I will wait and hopefully find the container I first bought for them. It was perfect. Go figure!!!

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