Monday, April 30, 2007

MORNING!! well the weather could go either way ....sUnny or clOudy...humm bit a both i am guessing.... well so much to do little lounge time to do it have a good one.....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

SUNNY sUnday...

Welcome new week.. SMILE.... Over here in Wiebeville we were out and about since 11:30 am to 6:30 pm..whoot whoot our first big yard cleaning, fire eating, branch crackling, hotdog stealing (ok that was our dog) chicken de-wing-feathering that means we cut the flight feathers of our little silly language, ..... smile.
ahh i love the smell of work being done.
And to top it all off my good buddy came with her grandson and helped us out. She also brought watermelon.!! oh yeah..... The yard (mostly the back) looks so MUCH better i can hardly take it. sooo nice. i feel like a huge weight i never even knew existed was lifted ...i'm so happy.

Hubby ran out on us early..*!!!GO CANUCKS!!!* -who can blame him?- and when we roasted our last doggie we got ready for a night swim...just got back.....and now the boyz are finishing there night snack of 'Banana blasted good Bread' with a lovely cup of cold fresh milk and are being tucked in for the night.
Heard that our GUYS didn't make it tonight..poor Canucks ..i bet there some tired...well Tuesday !!? alrighty? Common guys you can do this !!GO CANUCKS....please.
Speeking of Tuesday...waaa hooo its softball season....go Benny go Mally!!! love em boyz!! so i hope i am prepared for it...yikes i better be organized or i may sink this no worries i made 6 loaves of Banana bread. If nothing else we will eat that....haha just kidding....

well i am off to drink a gallon of H2O as i feel a little dehydrated...and then its sliders time. Our new nightly show..hehe season one....haha its fun enough....

nite all and i sooo welcome this week...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

its all about U

In fear that my dear fan doesn't look down and re-check the comments i decided to make a post just for her.


hahaha sorry i messed you up

In the questionnaire i did say with a 'mischievous smile' i was 35... ok i am 34. i like to surprise myself that i am a year younger. it works for me. But i would hate for you to miss out in being 34 ...its a nice number.

soooo HAppY early BIRTHDAY will ONLY be ****34****


pictures!!! can U believe it??

this may be creepy to some of you ,...but we really did have a good time..and it was for the silliness of it all....haha

So my little son and i were clowns for the afternoon...we were helping Choices, with their - flea market / garage sale...well actually we didn't really help do anything. We just really wanted to be clowns for the day and so we were! Benjoe and JoanOh handed out candies, sold helium balloons(.25 each) and were just kinda silly, standing and sitting and yelling "BallOOns for sell!!!" haha..... We really need the practice...and the if any of you need a clown for hire..hehe just let us know. We had a blast ..and i will have to try and think up an act we can do for the slow

BenJOE is the cutest clown ever....hehe And such a good sport!! Way to go Benjoe!!!

ps..GO CANUCKS CO CANUCKS [game Sunday] !!!!!whoot whoot!!!!!

taGG YoUr IT!!

gee i better get at this or someone else will use up the tag people!!!

7 random thoughts about me huh? tagged from Jenny....

1 for a year i read (ok lurked) about before i had my own blog..

2 i have met at least 4 new friends through blog land...Jenny, Gwen, Jen, Pen, Tamara, Lucy, Sherri, ok see more!! hehe

3 did you know i have at least 7 roosters?..want one..

4 i have a nice little flock of hens as well...that give us a lovely batch of eggs everyday...

5 i always have coffee in the morning...i am not myself with out it... ok you all knew that..

5 i sing after good coffee.. at my sleepy eyed family..(evil laugh) i rather love it.

6 i have diabetes..type 1 ..

7 i love horses... my "soul-mate" horse died last year..she was a beaut. i loved her. sigh....

8 i had a knee operation in grade 8....But i gave our team the win though..hehe so it was worth it.

Hey i gave an extra one....ok i tag: Sirena....Jessica......Anita.....Barb..(humm might have to wait a year for it though)...Christy.....Tamara.......Stephanie !!!!!!!!! common girls maybe we will get bonus points..hahaha

Friday, April 27, 2007


i loved that we THe CANUCKS won tonight...absolutely beautiful... sigh must rest now......

Thursday, April 26, 2007


(hope you don't mind a copy-cat Jenny?!)

I saw this on Jenny's blog and thought I'd participate.(just tagging myself!)First, go to google. Type in your name, followed by the word "needs" and post the first 10 sentences that come up.
So, according to google, Joni needs:

Joni needs a loving home with a dog friendly couch and a securely fenced yard, where she will be loved and spoiled. Ok this is off to an odd start.

That's the lesson Joni needs to learn. Humm i am wondering if this is about the dog couch or the new camera at the 4 way stop ...

How Joni needs help when she is already committing too much time to it is baffling. again i am worried that this is all to true and not just fun.

Joni needs to be better, to be more consistent. I think Joni would admit that. YIKES..what have i gotten into!!

Wheels for the World, Joni and Friends' flagship wheelchair outreach program, ... ok i have been thinking a lot about wheel chair gyms and such..for my friend Caleb...

So 22 years later and wiser I hope, I can now ask for what I need instead of rage ... Very interesting...

is a really good listener and she caters to the needs and desires of her clients. Only my clients could tell you if this is/was true...

But Joni needs to chill. HAHAHAHAHAHHA

Joni-related links. .....Yeah shes alright....

About Joni and Friends Chicago. ... It’s only when churches meet the spiritual and physical needs of people with disability that every Shawn can experience ... Well i honestly don't know this Shawn...and i wonder what "every shawn" can experience?

, the macro does no sorting. HAHA ok i like this one

Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi is the Vice-President of Fiji, as of 10 January 2005. .. if you say so

"Joni turn that music down! Soon we’ll all need hearing aids to communicate around here." oh this one is the best!!!

well thats it for me..nite all... Have a good Friday!!!! GO CANUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Questionnaire Time.....


1. *What is your occupation?* ...ok i am a house wife you know the rest.

2. *What color are your socks right now?* naked toes

3. *What are you listening to right now?* husband chatting with me

4. *What was the last thing that you ate?* berries heated a bit from their frozen state

5. *Can you drive a stick shift?* Is there any other kind..

6. *If you were a crayon, what color would you be?* tangerine orange

7. *Last person you spoke to on the phone?* ? all i could hear was a muffled "rwwwage?" no idea, i told them to call back.

8. *How old are you today?* thirty five ..maybe--said with a mischievous smile..

9. *Favorite drink? --alcoholic or non-alcoholic????--*hahaha...COFFEE...of course!

10. *What is your favorite sport to watch?* Live-- i like it all...especially when watching my own boyz...but hey its hockey season, so yeah i best be sayin'...

11. *Have you ever dyed your hair?* nope (shameful i know)

12. *Pets?* a guinea pig, a dog, a yellow canary, some little hens, and a few to many annoying roosters ...and some BOYZ

13. *Favorite food?* cheese, fruit, coffee, something Sheryl makes, actually anything Sheryl makes.

14. *What was the last movie you watched?* Eragon (loved it)

15. *Favorite day of the year?* wow just one day??? i don't know...i don't think it came yet.

16. *What do you do to vent anger?* Said with a sweet southern accent--"why i hold it all in a sweet little napkin and carry it to the nearest garbage can and drop it in." "Whatever did you friggen' think i do?"

17. *What was your favorite toy as a child?* Fisher Price -- Camper, Airport, and Plane Sets....ahhh good times.

18. *What is your favorite fall or spring?* Fall but as we are just coming out of WINTER id say Spring.* *

19. *Hugs or kisses?* both.. ok if its with my husband kIsses of course..unless i ain't in the mood..then hugs...

20. *Cherries or Blueberry?* Blueberries

one of my favorite books..i highly recommend it.

21. *Jeans or Skirt?* funky skirts.

22. *Who is most likely to respond?* Jenny..Gwen...Christy

23. *Who is least likely to respond?* Allison and Barbie..hehe ..they could surprise me though..hint hint nudge nudge...

24. *Living arrangements?* one big house...three boyz, one man,..some animals,..some cousins..parents..brothers..sisters.. friends, friends kids, that are friends and there's that fellow on the bike that comes around ...he hasn't come with any kids yet.

25. *When was the last time you cried?* Crying is a detox for the soul...i cry regularly

26. *What is on the floor of your closet?* a dresser we are storing for someone and dust-rabbits..i know ick.

27. *Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending/tagging this to?* Allison (haha you are it baby!!!)

28. *What did you do last night?* ....saved a horse

29. *Favorite smells?* Fresh-air-dried-sheets..... my husband, campfires, flowers grown in gardens, orange zest, fresh rain, baked bread, autumn leaves... (i may have a lot)

30. *What inspires you?* people -the way they do things

31. *What are you afraid of?* loosing loved ones....*even with the certainty of salvation...the hurt that one must endure until they/we are long** *

33. *Favorite dog breed:* i own a blk/lab and i like him. i don't know if i have a favorite.

34. *How many years at your current job?* goin' on 12 lol 15 as a mother?...(pay is somewhat in the $inflation$ numbers though)

35. *Favorite day of the week?* might be Friday? i like Sunday mornings more...

36. *How many cities or towns have you lived in?* four sorta....But all of my 'remembering' days only one.(except for the year i went to Saskatchewan for school)

38. *Ever driven a Motorcycle or heavy machinery?* I WISH!!!

40. *Do you have a house phone that is NOT cordless?* i have 4 phones and none of them are cordless...and one of which we had to teach the kids how to use! can anyone say rotary phone...(dark ages) ..hey i own a dishwasher that works.

41. *10 inches of snow or 100 degree weather?* duh we are in the second month of Spring and the ground has just warmed enough to get soggy...whatda U think....(smile)

42.*List the name of the person that sent this TAG to you.....* *Michele* (yipppeee my first tag)* *

Monday, April 23, 2007




UPDATE: oh yeah you go guys!!!! 4 to 1 YOU GUYS ROCK WHOOT WHOOT!!!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

actually its May....snicker, i am so bad about this post.

happy earth day....Earth day ..what is earth day ....a celebration of earth. humm i am waaay to grumpy to be posting an earth day blog.....sigh but i am going to give it a try:

i can hear numerous birds chirps and whistles outside....inside my house is extremely quiet..boyz are all out and about with my hubby.....even my fridge is turned off...only the quiet humm of my of our chickens is very happy out there, must have laid an egg....from my window i can see buds on my lilac tree...but around my yard there is much tiding to be done....arg i was almost not frowning....which is not quite a smile...but it was closer ....

Its somewhat overcasty that could be why i am less excited about the day..or maybe its the long list of "to do's"....and am kinda tired to say the least....(which is probably the real reason..just old fashion tIred!)

But back to Earth Day...and all that it means and the 'will dos' and 'so forths'....humm what can i post that we do DO?..

we recycle bottles...(not that we happily ever sort bottles...there is much moaning and less than friendly chatter- and no one thinks "look we are saving our landfills" mostly we are thinking "there isn't enough money to be doing this!" so sad but true

hey we have chickens.... haha and 8 annoying roosters..there day is coming.

hang our clothes on the line... actually going without a dryer in January we were hanging them inside..(yikes not recommended)

cold water wash..laundry that is

i reuse plastic jugs/jars/pails.... although i must confess...the other day i threw out a glass jam jar. One of my boyz says "Mom this is a really nice jar, you should save it." so i did fish it out, clean it, and put it with the other numerous glass jars. sigh this moment i am so great full i listened.

does hand-me-down clothes count?

drop off and pick up(haha sometimes in the same day) from thrift stores / flea markets / garage sales...oh i love it all.....ahhhhh

compost/chicken scraps/dog scraps-- ok more confessions...Yes we do give our chickens lots of scraps..and our dog gets anything worthy...but ...yeah the first one....compost.....well i always want to compost...ok this is so lame...but i am waiting to purchase a Lee Valley stainless steal compost pot..with a lid. i know shameful isn't it.

i want to put an order in with a friendly soaps and such.....(yeah if i am still waiting to buy a pot like try 10 long do you think it will take to order the soaps?)

i love picking berries, fruit, ....from other people who don't want to/it ..

also i have been known to take unwanted leaves from the road side, well garbage bags.... i would always ask boyz still cringe when we talk about the good ole days. (snicker snicker)

we really aren't thoughtful stewards ..we throw out as much as we save ... if we have the money to treat the kids to something fUn we do, and we don't usually look to see if it is bio friendly or less packaged..and we have been known to burn ..well campfires. for fun. we do not burn plastics- unless by mistake--and this one you will like--NO StyroFoam. no buy. no burn. no use. thank you very much.

i think i am married to an anti-green leafer....i think he enjoys the clean, fresh, outdoors once he is out there...but hes not likely to consciously make a real effort in saving the planet. i hope i didn't incriminate him. He is a really great guy ....but he doesn't hug tress...and so being hugged so often i forget the beloved greens more often than not. sorry. i will try harder...with or without my stainless steal pot.

Gwen...i am posting this late because .. i am shamed. but i can't really make any great plans as of yet. i hope this doesn't mean we can't still be friends......... i hope i will be making more effort into it ....

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, fellow bloggers...and non- green-leafers....

*HAPPY EARTH DAY*... do something kind....plant a flower...add some compost to your depleted soil, say a thank you to our Creator who made us a beautiful world to live in....and like our own bodies....what we do with it will affect us eventually do the best you/i...... can .......

the end.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

For the girls....

Belly Dancing

Amal's Bellydance Boutique presents SUZY

Here it is girls...what we all have been needing, some fUn down time...or even better some OUT time....

When: May 5-6 Saturday & Sunday

Where: Smithers BC

Time: ...well its a two day workshop..(9:00-4:00)

Cost: $90.00

or if you can't do it all come to the performance on Sunday

Gala ~~Sunday afternoon... i am not sure how much$ ?
contact: Nancy Lemming from Terrace 635-2403

Registration deadline: April 20th (yeah thats tomorrow)
or a late registration fee of $20.00

i tried to post the registration sheets but i cant seem to figure it
So if you are interested i can send you them through email....kapesh?!

ps Alley i am trying my best ...this should be a BlAST!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

jUmp....jUmp....hope U didn't hear me

Much to my kidz joy ...the trampoline is now set up...YAHHHH i must admit i love the trampoline. Watching kidz jump around can be kinda scary....but it is sooo fUn...and today with all the bounty of sUnshine we had....turned out to be a great day to set it up....

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

posting a few more....

Thought maybe i'd show a few more....cus there are so many to choose from and ....eek....only one to choose ....for now(smile)...hehehe these are so grand...

TAKEN : Jenny you can have these lovely flower/cream ones also.... gee i wish i had money....
These are my newest hunny wants me to have these ones more than the horesy ones....well whats a girl to do?? ok i said i love em' just as maybe these for mothers day...

yeah these are my new favorites........absolutely ....

Monday, April 16, 2007

Thank yoU Anita!!

NEW loves..or rather WANTs.....BIRK POWER
i have to say...i love these horse ones....the cats are cutier, but i would get them for my cuz then we'd have a our "Saturday garage-sale shoes" with a Timmies ...hehehe we would look sooo cool...hahaha....what do you say Alley?? should we get a pair?

Red hearts for Jenny......

Red Kats for Alley......
these reds with cats are all that!! aren't they too cool?

Sirena i saw that you liked can we not is so lovely....

Christy gets the Hawaiian/Black ones....
Birk it baby

Thanks to Anita i have a new source to buy the hard part ....deciding which OnEs!! eeeek...too many to choose from!! yipppeee i so want them all ...and a few i didn't post...haha

ps Gwen hope you post your favs...(smile- tag)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

nananana nananana hey hey hey good by.......

Saturday, April 14, 2007

just some crazies....

aka from
Jessica' s blog.....


Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Homemade...olive oil/vinegar...ceaser...

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Tim Hortons / Dairy Queen

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. Haryana's / Golden Flame....ok so i don't get out much....outta Terrace that is!

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. for sure 10% ...but "more" really depends on service.

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick off of it?
A. COFFEE...oh like real food?? umm coffee is real food. duh

Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. greek.../pepperoni/....well i like most toppings

Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
A. butter!

Q. What is your favorite type of gum?
A. Extra- Bubblegum


Q. Number of contacts in your cell phone?
A. humm.... i just call people i don't really save numbers

Q. Number of contacts in your email address book?
A. dozens...??.

Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. sad but true..boring blue

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. two that are in working that isn't used...and one just died


Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right

Q. Do you have any weird markings?
A. i have a dot-to-dot patch on my right calf.. its my God given tattoo

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. tonsils, broken knee cartridge

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
A. ....touch....

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. Thats a negative i don't have ...right...

Q. What is the heaviest item you lifted last?
A. 40lbs box of bananas (On the 12th they where on sale at the for 11.00$)

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. only through drugs......ok i will rephrase that ..only drug administered in the hospital


Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. Definitely...Oh Yes... Totally!!! i the only one who feels this way?

Q. Is love real?
A. Yes

Q. If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
A. ..i just haven't thought of it yet...guess i'll have to keep mine.

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. i like red in pictures...but maybe black

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. nope

Q. Have you ever saved someone's life?
A. i don't think so....

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. Jesus (good answer Jess)


Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. oh Yea

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Really now who wouldn't?

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. hahaha Yup ....oh common haven't you seen Calendar Girls?

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. i could try....awwwch....i don't think i body wouldn't let me....darn.

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. How do you know i haven't ......Can anyone say Swiss Account

Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?
A. sign me up for a few ...heck its been a few!!!!


Q: What is in your left pocket?
A: opps no pockets

Q: Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A: Blah...i actually saw just the preview and thought ...WHY???

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A: hard something...but NO CARPET

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A: ok really i never knew people did that? but i guess if you are really tired or cold??? humm go figure.

Q: Could you live with roommates?
A: always have.....guess i always will

Q,How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. zero...i am a birk girl

Q: Where were you born?
A. born and raised Terrace BC.... not to be confused with Paris France....

Q: Last time you had a run in with the cops?
A: last year....thought my TRUCK was too loud. hahaha

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. humm tough one......still deciding...

Q: Who is number 1 on your top 8
A: SHelDon...always.. [well except when i am mad at him...then its me]


Q: Friend you talked to?
A: Barb

Q. Last person you hung out with?
A: Sheryl

Q: Friend you called?
A: Sheryl

Q: Person you hugged?
A: Ben

Q: Place you went:
A: Movie Gallery


Q: Number?
A: i guess i like even numbers....

Q: Color?
A: Tangerine orange comes to mind....blues

Q: Season?
A. right now,...easy one! WARM....any day just sUnny ...warmish....fresh ...but warm....


Q: Missing someone?
A: someones...that is two ...and my brother in England....and MW and i wish Jess was home.

Q: Mood?
A: good ....going to watch a movie

Q: Listening to?
A: my husband starting the movie....gtg

Q: Watching?
A: Man of Year

Q: Worrying about?
A: My hahahaha maybe enough sleep....

waaahooo .......tag your it!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

did someone say icecream?????

This is where it all started....of course innocently.....My sons name is Ben....and my other son is it only made sense to buy my son,- who wants to become an ice cream taste tester when he grows up,- a special treat....
Lucky me he shared......actually not really .....because i don't really like ice cream...and i really liked this one.....ok no worries...i only had a few bites...then my husband came and helped our little son out....Plus its darn expensive so that won't even be a problem.


Then a friend's teenage son had a instead of a cake (which he's not so into) i thought hey ice cream! [still on my mind...DUH] So i bought him two kinds....

this is still in the freezer......

oh dear

And this bad boy.....well some of it is still in the freezer....[[i admit to nothing]]....all i can say is, Lightning!!!! iffen you have that in your freezer and your pms'in-sorry well might not all be in there for long..... i know..... i probably let some of you down.... mercy if only you knew how the coffee liqueur with a chocolate cookie crumb swirl ...and little fudge cows tasted............................... if you have never tasted Ben & Jerry's ice cream...don't.

i worked out this morning with a friends mom who is training me with weights..(i am the worst student)......then i went for a walk with friends who are training to get in shape.....(i don't think i mentioned the ice cream to them....and if i did they might take all my points away) And in just a little while i am off to met a friend for a power walk.....sigh don't be too hard on me...i was awfully grumpy until i stumbled into it....then miraculously....humm maybe even deliriously.. i became happy. so happy in fact i sang all through poor family....................

i think i needed some calcium...

sad i know....

Monday, April 09, 2007

Doesn't this just make you want to drink water????

Yesterday being Easter ...(my husband always try's to appease me on special occasions) my family and our dog went out and about which equals a walk(smile)...We even brought an old basket that was in the soon-to-be-thrown-out pile. Our youngest son wanted something to put "treasures" in. Haha we came home with 4 -5 fishing flys a bunch of cool drift wood and a couple exceptionally nice rocks. Also a green peace bag (mine) of garbage. [my boyz were not exceptionally happy about that. Witnessing me picking up litter was quite bad enough...having to themselves was ....well i thought it was funny] So hey we had Easter after wasn't very traditional no chocolate, heck no egg hunting, but our hunting for lures and flys was really fun! The air was warm my company sweet... When we came home me boyz and i cleaned some yard and i even got a flower bed ready for plantin'...of course that won't be any time sooooon.....maybe in May..... There is new snow on the mountains this morning....arrrg. Well on a better note its raining and spRing is all about growth and life....hope your Easter was kind to you....nice to have the kids home today...maybe we will brave the rain and puddle jump a bit....

Saturday, April 07, 2007

warmth is good...even without the sUn....

well Happy Easter (the day before) hope everyone could enjoy the most of outside today.(smile) Our town had not the warmth from the sUn but its air was extremly warm.. kicken' warm actually. i had to keep peeling me layers off....hat, mittens, jacket, wool sweater ....ahhh t-shirt time!? yeah our little jant felt wonderfully spRingy. My sweety son came a truckin today with his rumbleweed bike..big treck for him...especially over the bridge. Not used to the traffic on one side and dangerously high suspension on the i remember that off-feeling....i got to rUn..yipeee another 1k for my belt and i am soooo lovin it. (btw i do know this is really a tiny little piece of puzzle but man i am happy about it) rUnners clinic is comin fast...sooo nervous, but sooo ecstatic too!!! Cant wait till we all rUn 10ks....until then.
Long weekend...Nice no mice. Seems to have quieted to a very satisfying stillness... or rather its darn silent in my ceiling...(laughter--you know what kind--wild eyed smashin mice kind) i would say sorry to all my mice liking bloggers....but i do try to be truthful, and any appoliges i make wouldn't be.

On a nicer note... i do wish you all a lovely Easter day.. life is a precious gift ..
it seems i have been learning that a step further each year...guess some of me is growing up.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookies......

Cookies..i dont know if i would ever say i love cookies... but about a month ago i was chatting with a friend and said to her they weren't a weakness for me...humm maybe they were/are i am not so sure now...all i do know is i find myself having a "lovely" chocolate chip cookie with my coffee and thinking these are the bestest cookies i have ever made!!!!
so because ever so recently i found out i am 22% evil (see post comments below) i will post the "lovelys" out for YOU...hehe out of kindness of course and not for evil....HAHA..right.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 cups Butter (don't even tell me you aren't going to use real butter!)
6 cups brown sugar
8 eggs (nice fresh farm ones)
4 tsp. Vanilla (make your own...tastes wayyyy good)

6 cups whole wheat (freshly ground)
2 cups reg flour
6 tsp baking powder (aluminum free) make your own
8 cups quick oats
4 cups chocolate chips (we use chipits)
31/2 cups unsweetend coconut

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla.

Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Drop by scoops (old fashion icecream scoops work the best)

Bake at 350* oven for about 8 minutes. If you over-bake them, you may have dunkers for milk...but complainers are bound to happen....i know this from experience!

Ok sooo this is a large is mixed in my big stainless steal bread bowl. But you can freeze these bad boyz--(made with the perfect size scoop) on a cookie sheet very close together, when frozen, throw them in a frezzer bag. Then you have FRESH cOOkies anytime. No defrosting nessasary. Put them on your pan and slide them in the oven...KaPesh? ..any questions leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Monday ...yet today is Wednesday...

Monday was a vIctory for me!! A small one, but nonetheless a vIctory. My friend let me rUn with her...and i rAn 1k!!! Yhahhh 1 spankin k!! This is a big deal to me. Its a far cry from 10k (Jess i live everyday thinking about how amazingly you rock) but its a start...then we walked at least 6 my workout Monday KICKED! Yesterday's workout was smokin too..i just felt in tuned to my body and felt i had extra strength. Today my shins were complaining so at the gym i toned it down some and had a really good warming. To my amazement when i came outside, the air felt warmer?!! So i got home and me and faithful(me dog)went for the bridges...still took me an hour and half...but i rAn on the soft stuff..haha how silly i must look. Right now my shins smell a lovely erbal smell...(thanks hunny-hes so good to me) and with all my boyz in bed and the house so quiet, i think i will join them...ahhh i feel so plesently tired and happy.
ps. Greg, guess what came yesterday?? hehe new set of washer/dryer.
pps yeah i knew but it still came.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

sUnny sUndays.....

i must say SUnday mornings are my favorite. Coffee is always good..especially when the sUn is beckening me to come & play... all my 'beloveds' are nestled in there sleepy-land beds...and i slip out for a lovely walk with my faithful dog. Today i wore my new workout skirt(LOL yea i typed right)its so looks so cute with my lululemon jacket...and yoga pants ..all black of course. So now on sUnday mornings while walking about, you might see me in my happy sUnday sKirt. sUnday mornings are so my favorite for walking. i love seeing people off to church or taking their loved ones out for breakfast/brunch... there are older walkers who nod in happy approval...there are some stumblers trying to get home ..not so pretty...but i can imagin i wouldn't look so good from an all nighter either. i feel so inspired for the day. The traffic is slower at first then picks up toward the end of our treck. There is so much time to think about the week before, the week to come..or not ..just lap in the quietness of the moment. My dog was especially good today..being mindful of me on semi-slippery spots. He is such an encouragement, he never minds if i just walk or if i break into a run..haha or i try to do both!! i never have to ask him if he's ready to go. Before i even ask he is waiting at the door..whining that i am taking too long. haha who could ask for more?
i do love sUndays.. when i get back home i make a big brunch. Its fun to be a little family, sitting around our little yellow table the sUn streaming in..ahh another lovely sUnny sUnday.