Friday, September 22, 2006

We can take the family car!

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974

Click to see the whole collection of Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974

If the picture of the freaky food isn't enough read the commentary.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Steve Irwin Memorial Service :: The Courier-Mail

Watch The Steve Irwin Memorial Service

Lots of good things said about the guy. The crocs lost a good mate.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

The official website for:Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

Thanks to Tripp for the lead on this instructional video:

Monday, September 11, 2006

How Quickly Plans Change

For the first time in months we had a mostly unplanned weekend. We've been spending a lot of time being together in the same space but not doing things together with purpose. So on Thursday I made a plan of activities - a date weekend of sorts:
- Friday night we would make dinner and watch a movie.

- Saturday we'd meet with a contractor to get a second bid, attend an apple festival buy fresh juice so I could brew hard cider, shop Target for garage storage solutions, I'd leave Jane for a few hours to go play soccer, home for dinner.

- Sunday I had an AM meeeting before church then I'd return home to shop Home Depot for plants, we'd garden, Jane would cook dinner. We'd relax and enjoy the fun we'd had.

What actually happened:
- Friday night we had dinner & watched TV.

- Saturday the contractor came & left, we smelled gas - called PG&E, waited around for PG&E to come fix gas leak, fielded panic phone calls from my mother who demanded we call 911 - we never did, I left the house for a few hours to distract Katie so Kath could rest (she's got some pregnancy illness that gives her vertigo), I shopped, returned home in time to change for soccer, went to Cato's for drinks & dinner after game (Jane joined us), home to sleep.

- Sunday went as planned with a few extra activities thrown in (see Jane's blog for details)

All in all it was a good weekend. Lots of stuff done. Lots of relaxation & good time spent with people who needed it.

I also learned that 4yr old Katie is a shoe whore and understands shopping manipulation. Most repeated statement of Sat "but I want shooooooooooooes"

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What's Cookin, Good Lookin'?

We've posted a few new recipes on our other blog: What's Cookin, Good Lookin'? Enjoy