Friday, May 29, 2009
linds: i dont want to pay for a movie, let's just watch twilight
jeff: i bet i've watched that more than you have
linds: fine. three times illegally at work, twice with the actual dvd, once on my ipod and once in the theater
jeff: i win
linds: i have to go blog about this, get the movie started
Thursday, May 28, 2009
so last year i did this and today i just pulled my cell phone out of our dryer...after a full wash load of course. i'm seriously sick to my stomach. photos--gone. videos--gone. i'm ignoring what the verizon tech just told me when he assured me over and over again that the phone will not be coming back to life. we'll see buddy. he's probably right.
so i've activated jeffrey's old phone so i'm up and running but the last time i did a backup of my contacts was August of last year. blows. i know friends and family have changed numbers since then and i'm positive i've added new contacts. there were like 200 something numbers and now i have 157. so, here's my plea...email/text/whatever your numbers to me...on the side of my blog is my profile. there is a link in there to email me. just over there...see it? it says "email me". even if you think i already have it for sure. i'm panicked just thinking about loss of numbers. Thank you, Thank you.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
more pics to come this week. we have lots from may for some reason :) Here's a quick video of Connor learning to play the wii.
Rice and Chicken Casserole
2 chicken breasts
1 can chicken broth or just water
1 tsp minced garlic
1 bag frozen broc and cheese-mosthly thawed
2 cups minute rice
Lightly season the chicken with whatever you feel like using. We did plain S & P. Put chicken, garlic and broth/water in crockpot and cook for 6 hours. About an hour before cooking is done, dump the veggies and rice in. I use Minute Rice mostly because it's sold at costco, but i've used the box of rice a roni too--it just takes more time to cook. much more time.
That's really it. This was so very yummy. The only thing I'd change is that next time i'd use more cheese. It was great the way it was, but we're a cheese-loving family and adding more cheese only makes it more delicious. You can really use any frozen veggies you want. This is a great basic recipe so you can add/omit anything really and it'll be easy peasy.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Connor loves his Elmo. Sadly, his favorite thing is to knock him over so that Elmo squirms around saying something semi-creepy like "Elmo fell over, can you help Elmo up?". Connor just laughs maniacally and eventually helps him up.
we framed lots of the xmas card pics we got this year on our fridge. this is his favorite. we had to put it lower on the fridge so he could get at it whenever he wanted to. It's a gorge pic Katy took of their street in Denver they lived on at the time
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 can cream of whatever soup you have on hand
1 cup water
1 tsp dry onion soup mix
any other spices are fine too
1 cucumber, sliced
Pork chops go bland so easy so I just decided to try anything this time around. Slice up the cucumber and cover the bottom of the crockpot with the slices. Season the pork chops with additional s&p and put in pot. I combined the rest of the ingredients overnight so i could just dump them in the next day. I used cream of celery soup because I had it on hand and I like the flavor. Since pork chops always tend to go dry for me I decided on adding a cup of water-so just monitor it and consider adding more if needed throughout cooking. Cook on low 6 hours or hi for 3ish. This time around I want to 'under' do it and check them to avoid them overcooking.
This turned our really yummy. The flavor of the soup and spices really made this great. I think next time i'd add more veggies, maybe some squash or carrots or even potatoes. I just had some tomatoes and a salad. We'll def do this recipe again.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
wearing it as a handbag...
Connor decorating his Mother's Day cards for his 2 grandmas and his 2 great grandmas
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
So, I ended up taking the job that made a bit less money and had no retirement plan. To be honest, it took me a couple days to be excited about the offer-but only because I feel like I was screwed out of the other position. I spent a couple days feeling like a whiny brat. How dare I be upset over this offer when there are others out there who have been seriously job hunting for months to no avail. I am still looking forward to it, but mostly because it gets me out of my current situation. and I need out-fast! My last day was originally May 15th but my boss asked me yesterday if I’d be interested in only working this week (but still getting my 2 weeks of pay). I said of course and now I’m realizing it was probably the single nicest thing she’s done for me thus far-what a miserable beast. Now I can spend a week at home with connor before starting the new gig! I’m thinking we’ll do the zoo, the park and all kinds of other stuff while I’m home. If anyone is going to be around next week let me know and we’ll schedule something.
Now, about the actual job. My position is the Resale/Disclosure Manager. I'm responsible for quite a few things, but mostly handling the Resale requests from the title companies. When a house goes into escrow, the title company will request the buyer's info. I provide them with any outstanding fees due, order a lien release if necessary, let them know the transfer and disclosure fees, if there are any outstanding violations, etc. I also send the new buyer all of the community documents. The company oversees many different Homeowner’s Associations in the valley…one of them being mine. Because of this, I had to step down as Pres yesterday. Luckily, I’m ok to be on the board…just not as President so I’m VP now. I’m a nerd. Anyway, the company is at Rural and Guadalupe so it’s about a third of the drive that I’m making now which is amazing. I’ll be able to work 7-4 which is important to me. Since I currently work 6:30-3:30 I’ll be getting to Connor at the same time and getting to wake up at least 30 minutes later in the morning which sounds like a dream to me! Oh, and I’ve always wanted to squeeze in a workout at lunch. Well, the closest Pure Fitness to my current office is 10 miles away so that would never work. My new job…there is a gym just a mile away so I hope to do that 2-3 times/week. Does anyone do this with the lunchtime workouts? Do you change at the office or the gym? And how’s the shower situation work out for you? Anyway, I digress…everyone I’ve met at the company is very friendly and it seems to be a very busy, yet casual and relaxed environment. Now that I’m writing this all out I’m feeling good about it, so thanks for that.
Well, that’s my current situation in a nutshell-a lengthy, very wordy nutshell full of unnecessary punctuation.