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Wordless Wednesday ~ The Letter "I"

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Hi all!!! I'm joining in for another Wordless Wednesday.....this one was a little bit tough for me, as I couldn't find anything I can use "I" with and nothing that began with "I" until I got to my Epcot pictures!!



Illuminations!!!


Italy!!! Waiting for our ADR time at Tutto Italia & Having ice cream and a bellini in Italy!!

Hope you enjoy my few pics-stop on over at Focused on The Magic for more Wordless Wednesday Fun!!!


Menu Planning-Preparing for the Week

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Sunday night and I'm so depressed to be having to go to work tomorrow.  Hubby will be home and the kids are off for the week.  So now I'm thinking about what to make for the week, but before I get to that, here is what I made this weekend for some friends that were visiting from Tennessee.
I only make stuffed shells for special occasions because it is very time consuming.  I started Friday night:


First I start on the onions

then add the meat.....

Season it and let it cook.....

Once its cooked, I let it cool and move on to the pasta
Boil to package directions

Drain them and allow to cool....

then I get the ricotta mixture ready by adding 1 egg and dried basil, stir well..


now after everything has cooled, I begin to assemble the shells by adding the meat first


then the cheese mixture.....


finally I add to the pan and I wrap it up for the next day!


The next morning I let it come to room temperature, add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese


then pop in a 350 degree oven until the …

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Love is in the Air

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Happy Hump Day- 2 more days to the weekend....yay!!!  Here's some fun to get you through the day.....Wordless Wednesday!!! Just in time for Valentine's Day...this week's theme is Love is in the Air! Thanks to Deb @ Focused on the Magic for hosting this awesome blog hop, hope you all enjoy as much as I do!!




Planning Ahead.....

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Its only the second week in February, but I’m already thinking about my Spring schedule!  If my son makes the high school baseball team-its going to be an extremely busy season!  I’ve already added all scheduled H.S. games and his travel team tournament schedule to a calendar, this doesn’t include his travel team regular game schedule, but it already looks full. Wow! What in the world have we gotten ourselves into?  It won’t always involve us sitting at games for 3 hours because we won’t make most of his H.S. games due to work, but we do have to drive up to school to pick him up.  I also have to keep track of his schedule because I know he won’t!  My hubby isn’t good at keeping track of it either, so it all falls on me J Baseball schedules, dance, gymnastics, doctors, parties and anything else that arises must be put on a schedule!
My daughter has also been saying that she has a dance competition in May.  Not sure what that’s all about since the dance academy has not told me anything y…

Weekend Fun~Menu Planning

This weekend is a bit of a blur….I wasn’t super busy since the blizzard dumped a lot of snow our way.  It all started Friday night.  I was able to leave work at 3, and by 7pm we were heading to our friends' birthday party.  It was at a local restaurant so we didn’t let the snow stop us! The night was great-we drank, ate and danced (as best I could being that I have 2 left feet) and by the time we got home I was ready to pass out!  As soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out!  I hoped to sleep until noon the next morning, but between the dog barking and all the snow clean up outside, I was up by 9am!  I guess it didn’t matter much being that we did absolutely nothing that day!  I moved from the bed to the couch along with my laptop, hubby went and brought us White Castle for lunch, then we took a ride to Walmart and finally we were back home and I was back on the couch playing on my laptop! LOL! My son’s batting practice was cancelled and there was no other reason for us to go ou…

TGIF!!!! BLIZZARD HAS ARRIVED!

So it’s finally Friday!! Time to relax-well not yet but I will definitely be relaxing by tomorrow.  Tonight we have a b-day/Mardi Gras  party to attend, I will have pics posted this weekend, and fortunately it is a local place so the weather won’t be a big deal.  A blizzard has decided to strike today, it was raining for most of the day but by 2 it was ice and then the snow.  As I drove home it was snowing and now it's a winter wonderland out there.   We should be done by midnight, who knows how long I can last since I’m exhausted today!  I did get an extra hour of sleep, thanks to my kids’ schools being closed due to the blizzard!  The extra hour of sleep really didn’t help since I went to bed late last night.  I got my new laptop and of course I had to set it up as soon as I got home, which was after 8pm.  I got some basic things downloaded-Google Chrome, iTunes-but I still have more to add to it.  I bought Office 365, but for some reason it won’t install….I will have to work …

A Blizzard is Coming!!!

Aaaah…Thursday, so close to Friday-finally!!!  Only problem now is that we may be in for some bad weather.  A blizzard!!  I actually haven’t stopped to listen or read any weather reports.  I mostly have my info from passing by a TV which is tuned to the weather channel, or people talking about it.  We are supposed to be getting a couple inches of snow, although I’m not entirely sure when to expect it.  Some have said that it will begin Friday night and continue into Saturday morning, while others are saying that it is starting Friday morning!  Eeeek!!! Now I’m really wishing I was still unemployed!  Am I really going to be expected to come in to work?  Actually, I need to come in even if it’s for a little while-tomorrow is payday and I’m still not enrolled in direct deposit, which means I need the actual check.  Ugh, this is so aggravating!! I really need to get enrolled in direct deposit…..life is so much easier.  I would’ve been able to call in if there was snow on the ground, LOL!…

FITNESS PAL DISASTER

I started using Fitness Pal a few weeks ago to log in everything I ate and any working out I did.  I was doing great, until I twisted my foot last Monday.  I walked out of my car and stepped into a hole, my right foot bent & I almost fell~I even heard a ‘pop’!  OMG! My first day of work & I get hurt, leave it to me!! Anyway, I spent most of the day feeling just fine, until about 3pm when I went to get up.  I saw stars!! I couldn’t even walk, I was limping so bad.  Since my daughter had gymnastics that night, I wasn’t able to actually look at my foot until I got home at 9pm.  It was swollen…bad!! Hubby wrapped it, put an ice pack on it and told me to leave it on all night….no jogging for me tonight!!!  Around 1am I woke up with a throbbing pain, so I took some Advil and went back to sleep.  When I woke up in the morning, I was able to walk.  My ankle still hurt, actually it still hurts today, but I could walk just no jogging and no long walks.  Good thing is I sit most of the …

Menu planning & Work

A new week has begun. Wish I could say that I've been busy at work but nah--not really. There isn't much work & since I'm still in training I can't do much else. What upsets me the most is that my whole personal life has been disrupted. I have so much down time at work that I can't help but think about what I could be doing if I were home-cleaning, paying bills, budgeting our checkbook, cooking & much more! This is so aggravating, but I will have to deal with it & keep pushing forward. I just hope things get better or change for the better real soon.

My menu planning has also been forgotten, I have no time to plan or cook. I am left with having to depend on hubby to cook. I leave out someone to defrost & he cooks it later in the afternoon. These are all easy meals that he doesn't mind doing. He wouldn't be too happy cooking a new meal or something that requires a lot of ingredients. He's great though! It's morning I cooked…

Longest Week Ever!!

So sadly, last week I finally gave in and went to work at a company that I wasn't too enthused about.  The salary is less than my previous one but its a job I know well and its a paycheck...it pays the bills!  I still take my kids to school, which means my ass isn't getting enough sleep or 'Me' time!  I leave the house at 6:30am, drive my son to his school(30 min away), drive back to my hometown to drop my daughter off (another 30 min) and then continue on my way to work-another 30 minutes.  I'm up at 5:30am, drive almost 2 hours before I get to work-ugh!  I would normally be going back home to eat breakfast and nap if I really need it.  Not anymore! Now I sit at a desk for 9 hours and do nothing but stare at a computer screen!
Yes, I know, I should give it time.  I'm still in training and  the business itself is fairly new so there isn't a lot of orders to enter yet.  Good thing is that its a lot like the job I had for 7 years, so aside from learning to us…

Super Bowl Time-Food, Food & more Food!

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How many of you are hosting or attending a Super Bowl party?  I'm sure many of you are! Now some of you may just be staying home with your kids and spouse, like me, and that's fine! The problem is trying to come up with Super Bowl food or snacks for only a few people.  There is so much out there, but obviously I have to narrow it down.  Hubby is thinking of ordering some food from Chili's. They do have some good options, but I thought it would be better to make something myself.  Although if we order then there is no clean up.  Ordering from Chili's is looking like the better option now.  LOL!  I hate cleaning up, especially on a Sunday night when I have to work the next day!
After our food choices have been finalized, I'm looking to just sit back, enjoy the game(Go Ravens), and stuff my face!! My FitnessPal is going to hate me on Sunday! Maybe its not even worth logging in on Sunday!

Have you planned your Super Bowl Sunday?