Sunday, October 14, 2007

Days Gone Bye!!!

Its really hard to believe that October is nearly half over. My favorite Fall Season is passing so quickly. I just want to stop time right now and keep it this way for the rest of the year. Well I guess before I stop time, I would like for it to be a little bit cooler. Maybe about 72 to 75 would be just about perfect. Then I would like to stop time. LOL!!!!

So whats been going on with me? Pretty much the same ole stuff. I have been doing my homeschooling with my DD. That is going pretty good. It could actually be better and I think it will get better as soon as I get myself organized. I am having great difficulty this last 2 months with organization. My time mostly being the problem. I spent most of my summer trying to get everything organized in my house, but spent little time trying to organize my time. I have this A.D.D. problem and so even though I can organize the heck out of something and it look great, the problem I have is keeping it that way. My time is probably my worst problem. I seem to think that if I do not have several hours set aside to do something, than I just cannot do it. I do not use my 15 minutes here and there to get things done. I just poof it off either on the computer or watching TV. Soooooo to fix this problem, one of my SisterChicks came over and brought me this awesome date book and gave me a wonderful time management lesson. Now the tricky part will be, to see just how good I am at keeping it all up. I have a feeling she is going to keep me right on track!!!! LOL!!!!

I know in one of my previous post, I mentioned I was taking a cake decorating class. This past Thursday was our second class and I actually decorated my very first cake. What a Lucy moment that was. I had icing from one end of my kitchen to the other and all over my body from head to toe. My cake, which was suppose to be small, turned out to be huge, cause I poured my batter into 2, 9 inch pans, rather than 2, 8 inch pans. I did not figure there was much difference. Well, there was very much a difference. So, because there was not much batter after pouring into larger pans, I made more batter. Ok, so I forgot that cakes do the rising thing. DRRRRRRRR!!!! Its hard to think of everything. So when I open my oven to check on my cakes, I have mountains. UGGGGG!!!! Ok so no problem, I will just shave the tops off with my handy dandy, cake saw, thingamajig. LOL!!!! Anyway, I ended up with 2 complete double layer cakes, rather than just 1 simple small cake. No big deal, except for my entire family is on Weight Watchers and we cannot eat that much cake. Each slice is like 12 points of my 28 points I can have a day. Good thing I have crops to attend, friends, friends of the Fire Dept. and neighbors to donate it all too. LOL!!!! Even with all that, I still have half a cake in my refrig. I wonder who else would like some cake........ I think my DH is really loving it. The butter cream icing is his favorite icing of all.

Sad news in our little household. Well its sorta sad news. I am not all that sad, but my DD is very sad. Mr. Nibbles died yesterday. I have no idea why, I just found him laying peacefully in his cage. It was the first time I saw him still since we got him. He was a very hyper little fellow.I guess we will be going to the pet store this week to pick out another little rodent friend. This time I think we will get a hamster. I think the rats just get to big for the size of cage we have. Plus, this last one was a biter and their bit is very mighty. So we will get something much smaller, with a much smaller bite, or hopefully no bite at all.

Our Putty Tat, Chloe, is really getting big fast. She is such a sweet kitty. She mostly hangs out with me in my scrapbook room. I just could not get nothing done without her by my side. LOL!!!! She is such a sweetheart.

Speaking of Scrapbooking. Look what I made.

I decided this weekend that I wanted to do something fun. So I went to one of my newly favorite blogs that my friend "E" sent to me a few weeks back. On that blog, I found this cute little File Folder Tag Book. I totally recommend this site if you are looking for something cute and fun to make. She has lots of tutorials, including this little book, on her blog. Just go to the site and scroll down the page till you see Tutorials. Click and scroll down a few projects. You will find all the directions. You may have to alter the directons a bit to fit your file folder. Mine was different than hers, and so my measurements were slightly different. On my little Christmas tag book, I embellished with pattern paper, stamps, eyelets, brads, ribbon, fibers, stickers and my Cricut, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Alphalicious, George & Basic Shapes, Stamped, Mini Monograms and Fabulous Finds. I decided since I used so many of my Cricut Cartridges, that I would just enter it into the Cricut Newsletter contest. I have no idea if you can win more than once, but it does not hurt to try.

I have not yet finished my sketch challenge from last week, so I cannot show you it just yet. However, I do plan to finish it this week, and then I will present a new challenge for myself and whoever else would like to do it with me. So be checking back later in the week.

I want to mention my Fall Book Challenge. I do believe for "Me" I am doing very good at my reading. I just finished my first Challenge Book and the second book of the Sister Chicks Series I love these books. I totally recommend them, if you like reading books about friendships. They have given me new insight to the meaning of B.F.F. and Sister Chicks. They have made me feel like it is very possible to have such friendships in you life. Healthy, Fun friendships. Thats all it should be about I think. Just having fun with your girlfriends.
I also love being able to travel with these friends. The first book takes you to Finland and the second book was in Hawaii. After reading each of the books, I felt as though I had been to both destinations and spent the entire week with my best friends. I have now started my 3rd book, which is in Australia. I am only on chapter 5 and already I am hooked. I cannot wait to see what our next vacation adventure will be.
I now dream of the day that I will be able to take a trip with my SisterChick!!!

Last, but not least, I wanted to share my favorite Weight Watchers recipe. Its very low in points, very filling and very yummy.

Mini Tortilla Pizzas

2 Missions Carb Balance tortillas 0 points ( I know its hard to believe. Its because of the high fiber they contain.)

pizza sauce 0 points
turkey pepperoni 5 slices for each pizza 2 points ( this is optional)

1/4 cup of 2% Mozzarella or Italian cheese
2 points

Red peppers, green olives, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, ect.....(whatever other veggies you might like) 0 points

2 tablespoons of your favorite healthy butter ( I use Smart Balance) 2 points

Garlic powder

Sprinkle desired amount of garlic powder into your butter. Brush mixture onto both sides of your tortilla. Then add pizza sauce and smear around on top of tortilla. Then add your veggies and cheese. Bake on 350 degrees till tortilla is browned on edges and cheese is melted. Approx. 15 minutes.

Total points 4 to 6 points for 2 pizzas
Everybody have a awesome week!!!!

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