Day 126.

Sneak peak…….

-Liz

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Days 105-125!

Hello! I’m back! I know – I’m sure you all were quite worried. 🙂

I’ve had my computer back for almost a week now – I’ve just been insanely busy.

I’m still insanely busy – I’m just choosing to ignore that fact right now. 🙂

Here’s some pictures I took during these past days of computer rebellion

This picture marks the monumental day where I actually had dinner ready BEFORE our guests got here. Never happened before. Seriously.

I finally cleared off my sewing table. I have no clue why this picture is so blurry.

My stash of “sewing material” – aka old t-shirts and thrift store finds.

Inspired by New Dress a Day (seriously, check it out!)… I made my first sewing project in like a year (and only the second one I’ve ever completed)… This was a skirt that was super comfy – but hung weird (I think it was the pleats/t-shirt material combo).

Cut, cut, snip, snip = jammie shorts! 🙂

Okay, so they aren’t perfect – but I’m just a beginner! At least they are comfy! 🙂

April 24th marked a monumental occasion – my birthday! 🙂 aka the best day ever! I woke to Dave making me breakfast (which included this delicious, and fancy, strawberry orange juice), we went to the farmers market to buy some plants for the garden, I bought a new swim suit for work, Dave bought us Avatar, we went out to dinner to FARMbloomington (can you say “best hummus ever!”?), got rained on, and ended the day nice and cozy watching Avatar. Ahhh birthdays…  oh, did I mention we also decided to get a PUPPY?! Oh, don’t worry… there will be pictures galore. 🙂

My first attempt at a “Thai-ish” type meal. Peanut ginger stir fry. It was delish.

The beautiful time line I made for youth group. They might not think it is all that stellar – but at least I finally understand the order of events from the Division of the Kingdom to the 430 years of silence!  And this picture is kinda weird because I’m too impatient to use the panoramic setting on our camera. Oh, and my feet are in there twice.. whoops.

Cool bug that was on our porch the other day. He didn’t seem to care that I was shoving a camera in his face.

And, lastly, the beautiful-ness that was last night’s dinner. My first time making it. Thin crust pizza with a garlic and basil butter sauce, topped with spinach, tomatoes, feta, and mozzarella cheese. Heavenly. This new pizza crust is amazing (and amazingly easy).

Well, that’s it for now. I took more pictures – but they were of our garden.. which will be getting its own separate post soon.

I hope to post tomorrow – but I have a lovely 12 hour workday. So, we’ll see.

Adios.

-Liz

gah!

As you can tell, I’ve pretty much dropped off the face of the earth again.

This time I promise it isn’t my fault! My computer crashed. I know. Sad day.

My life is on that thing.

I guess that’s what I get for “having my life” on a piece of metal and plastic.

I should be getting it back soon – (probably) sans every bit of info i’ve tucked away on it.

Oh well, this is only the third time that computer has crashed on me… I should be used to it by now.

Phooey.

I’ll have picture-y goodness for anyone who cares in a few days.

Until then,

Liz (the virus attractor)

Day 105.

Here are some of my precious children.

Yes, they do exhaust me some days, but I still love them.

-Liz

Day 104.

Project we did in my 4 and 5 year old preschool class the other day. We are learning about plants.

They did a great job. I love those kids. 🙂

-Liz

Day 103.

So lately I’ve been learning how to make fun and yummy things that require the use of a cheese cloth. Things like greek yogurt, cream cheese (haven’t tried it yet!), and ricotta cheese. Well, the one time I used the cheese cloth it was quite the messy business, so I decided I needed to find an alternative of some sort… of course I promptly forgot about that. That is, until we went to Dave’s grandma’s and and made her our delicious home made manicotti for dinner. We had been running late and got right into cooking when we got there – it didn’t take me long to realize that I had forgotten cheese cloth for the ricotta. Dave’s grandma did some quick thinking and brought me out the most amazing scrap of fabric she had – just what I was needing!

Its a somewhat satin-y silky fine fabric…and its amazing.

There’s my ricotta – yum!!

There it is with all the ricotta scraped out! If you’ve ever worked with cheese cloth you should realize that this is not the outcome with that. It sticks all in it and it gets all misshapen. With this material it just comes right off! And instead of having to throw away the nasty mess you can just rinse and reuse! Yes I am a kitchen nerd and I am ecstatic. 🙂

-Liz

PS this post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays @ Tammy’s Recipes (my favorite food blog!!).

Days 88-102.

Okay, so I’m not giving up quite yet. But, you are going to have to bear with me because stuff like my camera battery dying happens and then I go MIA for 2 weeks. Its not my fault, I just have more pressing things to do than recharge my camera batteries. Okay, okay – I might be lazy too, but oh well.

So, I thought I was going to have a great collection of pictures for you, being gone so long and all. This is what I envisioned in my mind – however, in reality my camera battery died long before I had the chance to take all those great pictures I was envisioning. Whoops. So, instead of trying to update you on all the oh-so-fascinating details of what’s been going on for the last two weeks – I’ll just pick up where we are now. I’m pretty sure I’ll get around to sharing anything that may be important eventually. 🙂

All that to say, I did have a few pictures on the trusty old camera… pictures of a very monumental occasion – yes folks, don’t fall over from shock – I did indeed take down our Christmas tree…just in time for Easter.

There it is, the little punk of a tree. It just sat all innocent-like under our stairs for 3 months after Christmas – THREE MONTHS! My bad.

Did you know that your ornaments get kinda dusty when you let them sit out for 3 1/2 months?

Everything in its proper-for-the-month-of-April place. 🙂

Naked tree ready to be shoved into it’s box.

Ah.. much better. Bye, bye tree – see you in December (as long as you promise to go away by January this time).

I’ll be back with more wonderful goodness from the life of Dave and Liz tomorrow – see you then!!!

-Liz