Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It does have a little bit of an artificial butterscotch whang, but it has no added sugar 9( has splenda) and is lower in fat that most. I can live with a little bit of artificiality. I have been eating about 1/2 cup ( ok, maybe 2/3...sometimes 3/4) every other night or so, and I don't think it has hurt me a BIT!
Anyway, I am glad that I bought it on the recommendation of a fellow "sugar-shunner" and I'm really looking forward to trying another flavor. Butter pecan is one of my favorites, and it really works in this sugar-free version because the flavoring is a bit stronger than in some others.
Try it....you'll like it!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I got plenty of samples: goat, sheep, horse, miniature horse, calf, and very large ( and grumpy) steaming Bull poop. Good thing the handsome and able cowboy was present to distract the bull whilst the sample was scooped.
Anyway, it was relatively warm ( about 50 degrees) and brightly sunny, making the outing enjoyable. Seeing friends and collecting poop......a very good thing.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Gumbo and Boudain have started courting some.....guess it is due to the increase in daylight hours. So far no eggs, but I suppose if she does start to lay, I'll have to give them a nest box because if not, she will just lay eggs until she gets calcium depleted. At least with a box she'll lay 5-6 eggs then stop for a while. If she does lay, and there are hatchlings, there will be babies for adoption. Get your cage ready!
Have a great inauguration day!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Usually in the past I would like a vanilla or cinnamon candle in the kitchen, but since I am trying not to eat so much, this clean linen scent is really nice. Our living room has a vaulted ceiling, and the thermostat for the furnace is in the hall near the bedrooms, so it cuts off when that small area warms up, leaving the living room COLD. Of course, part of the cold could be that we have the wood door open so the dogs can come and go as they please through the doggie door. When it is cold out, I usually have to wear sweats, socks, bootie slippers and have a blanket handy to be able to sit in the living room comfortably. I should note that this is just ME.....the children will stay in here wearing only their underwear, or last night the girl wore a Snow White dress all night. The thing I was getting to was that when I light the candle in here, I swear it is WARMER. It is certainly just in my head, but it seems like it is.
Bottom line is......these are good, and they are on sale. Go to Kroger and stock up on enough to last until PartyLite has a clearance sale.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Anyway, I had heard of the Atkin's Mock Mashed "potatoes" that uses cauliflower and wondered if it was good. I made the "Mock Danish" and it was NOT what I remember as being anything remotely Danish-like. This soup looks a lot like potato soup, and with the exception of a little flour, seems pretty safe. I think that I'll make it and see what happens. If any of YOU have any exciting, Low-carb recipes, send them to me. I'm getting bored with salad!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Lulu's sandbox......summer 2007. Sweet little babies, playing nice in the sand with the toys and while we were waiting to be seated for dinner.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I am really going to recommend that people use them. I showed this one to a lady at work yesterday as a possibility for her little dog who is in the need of a pacemaker.
Here, Allie is checking out the cargo compartment. I bet if I put a little blankie in there she would sleep in it. Man, do we ever love these dang little dogs.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
We had a slow day today, so Allie did indeed get her spay. I have been trying to get it done for weeks, and today seemed as good as any. Now as soon as these other little snappers get old enough we will do them too.
Other than the spay, today was pretty uneventful. The children people went to holiday camp a the Y since school doesn't start until tomorrow. It is really nasty outside tonight - freezing rain and sleet. I hate it. Hopefully it won't hang around and will be clear by school time. Everyone is tired and I am praying they will go to bed willingly and fall asleep fast because I have a BUNCH of reading to do!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thanks Kiki and Bear!
We now have the much coveted "Bakugan" balls. Also, we have a launcher and battle arena and a ton of the cards and little figures. I am not sure how all these things work together, but at least now we have them and our young man can rest now. He has been in overdrive about these things for months. When he finally fell asleep last night, I had to pick them all up off the bed and put them away. He also got some cool outdoor games that we will have to play when it dries up a bit.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
After a rough start last week, Baby Bella has figured that the crunchy food is pretty good stuff! In fact, she gets pretty darned
testy if any of the other little dogs seems interested in the bowl when she is there.
We've had a very productive New Year's Day. All of the Christmas decor has been returned to the tubs and boxes and is back in the attic. The tile has all been swept and mopped and the exercise bike is back where I can see the tv when riding it. ( If I can't see the tv, I won't ride it)
The children have been exceptionally good for being cooped up all day inside. We are about to have a Wii contest.........ought to be big fun!