Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My 2010 Book List


Jane Eyre - Bronte - Jan

Under the Dome - Stephen King - Jan

The Picture of Dorian Gay - Oscar Wilde - Jan

Present at a Hanging and other ghost stories - Ambrose Bierce - Jan

M is for Magic - Neil Gaiman - Feb

Stardust - Neil Gaiman - Feb

Beautiful Joe An Autobiography of a dog - Marshall Saunders - March

Lady Chatterley's Lover - D H Lawrence - March

As a Man Thinket h (essay)

Bruce - Terhune

Do It Now! Break the Procrastination Habit

A Dog Named Slugger

A Dog of Flanders

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know *partial

Holy Bible *partial

How to Stop Over-Reading into What People Do

The Law of Attraction

Little Men Alcott

Little Women..Alcott

My Life in France…Child

Myths Tat Every Child Should Know *partial

The Old Wive's Tale

The Power of Mental Imagery

Present at a Hanging


The Rules for Married Women

Stray Thoughts for Girls..Soulsby


True Stories about Dogs

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons

Why Mars and Venus Collide .. Gray

Water for Elephants


Eat, Pray, Love

Light on Snow

Harry Potter Series books 5,6,7

Twilight Series book 2,3,4

Red Horse Hill

Duma Key

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ( and it's all small stuff)

Nature Girl….Haissen *partial

The Secret


The Secret to the Law of Attraction

When Sheep Attack

The Book of NO

TEXT/REFERENCE - not necessarily read cover to cover but definitely read

The History of Civilization Past and Present

Gear - Alton Brown

Good Eats the Early Years - Alton Brown

Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Julia Child

Barefoot Contessa - Ina Garten

The Bible

The Book of Common Prayer

On Food and Cooking

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Evil Mother :->

When my darling works late I take the opportunity to not cook a full meal from scratch. For example, last night was our church's pig roast fundraiser. I got two meals to go but by the time I finished for the night it was too late to eat them. So I was going to serve them for dinner tonight and make something else for the kids.

Fast forward to tonight. Darling is working til midnight. So instead of eating at 4:30 as usual, I waited until 6 when the kids were good and hungry. Then I made us sit down at the kitchen table and eat an orange before I would give them any other food. Then I sent them away and heated the pig roast dinners. I gave them each a small portion of roast pork with gravy, pineapple bake and carrots. Then I called them back and made them eat that before I would cook anything else. Now that they've finished that I will make what they want - Ramen soup and popcorn chicken. Poor husband would never have had the patience to sit through this method, plus he is hungry when he walks in the door from work. And he would not have been as amused as I was with the look on Ed's face when he ate the pineapple bake!

None the less, the kids found out that they don't HATE roast pork and we didn't have to involve dad in the tasting process.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Giant Fucking Surprise that it annoys me to not decide what we're going to do for the day until 11:50 AM.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

here kitty kitty


I can't find the new cat - Cleo. DAMN DAMN

I was holding her on my lap at 9:30 pm. She was happy and purring, keeping her eye on the other pets. Ed helped her through the cat door to the basement right after that. This morning Dave couldn't find her in the basement - no huge surprise, he's not a very thorough searcher. So I went down there all confident that I'd find her sleeping on the sofa down there. Nope. Called her, searched, nothing! Searched with flashlight under beds and sofas, nothing.

Now it's noon, and I searched again, shaking cat food bag. Nothing


I just had to tell someone.

PS: I haven't even told my darling husband that we have a new cat. What cat? I don't see a cat :(

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A New blog

I just started a new blog. I noticed I write a lot about domestic engineering and decided to make a separate blog for those types of posts to spare those friends not interested in that stuff from suffering.

I'd love for you to join me if cooking and organizing is your thing: