Monday, March 29, 2010

Strawberry Season is Coming

I wanted to strawberries but nobody but me knew ... or so I thought. Then Frank went to Sam's and came home with two pounds. I cut them up and coated them in sugar and made an angel food cake to go with them. Aren't they lovely in my new Temp-tations stonewear? They tasted pretty good, too!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Time to be a grown up

Today I had to face the hard facts: it's time for Matthew to be a grown-up and time for me to let go a little. We visited the campus of Catawba Valley Community College where Matthew has been given the opportunity to play basketball in the fall. It was jarring. For one, I realized in order to go there he is going to need a car which means he also needs a driver's license. YIKES! We've got tons to do! The first of course is for him to learn the rules of the road so he can take the permit test and then, YIKES again, I have to actually let him behind the wheel and start learning how to drive. Daddy? Where are you? I have a feeling this would be much better handled by a different parent or even a grandparent.

Also after visiting and seeing some of the huge (we're talking 6'8" and taller) players, Matthew has some concern about being able to hang with those dudes. Just in case CVCC isn't a good fit for him, we came home and applied to UNC-Charlotte. Matthew seems to think he would like to go there. Pretty sure it's just because another of his buddies has applied there, but oh, well. As for me, I would love for him to go to Blue Ridge first and then to WCU where his other two moms can keep an eye on him :)

Well, anyway, I guess it goes without saying but please pray for us to be able to get all of stuff together and get him enrolled somewhere soon!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Time for a Change

I can't believe it has been almost six weeks since my last entry. Have I been busy or just lazy? Not sure. Anyway, hope the new layout is to your liking. I decided it was time for a change.

I have had a major cold and sinus infection for about 10 days now and I've not coughed this much in years. I hurt from head to toe and I am on my second round of antibiotics. It's painful.

During that same 10 days, I've re-discovered my "like" of cooking. Some guy where Frank works was fired three weeks ago and Frank has worked 15 of the last 18 days. Whew! Because he was going to be working so much, our normal arrangement of me cooking when he works was quadrupled. So I set out to find some recipes that I would enjoy and that would be easy because I was forewarned those days were not a license to eat out every night for three weeks.

When I bought my sister this new bakeware called Temp-tations, I bought myself one piece - the 13x9 pan. It's ceramic and I love it! It bakes perfectly and it cleans so easily. So far the favorites are lasagna (for which Frank says I now 'own the crown'), Turkey and dressing rollups with gravy, and a chicken dish that I can't remember what I put in it. Oh well.

So, since I last wrote, it has officially become Spring. My allergies has also sprung, and mixed with the cold and sinus stuff, are not welcome! Everyone complained about the snow but at least it kept away the pollen.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

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