Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I am one happy Kitten!

I'm still bouncing!

I just got the call and I got the extra hours and a bit of a promotion at work this year!!!

I'll be working 9 - 2 (approximately 2) this year instead of 10:30 - 2.

We're losing someone - who I will miss dearly - but I get her job! LOL

I go in Friday for a bit and then school and work start on Monday!


Where do I work? I won't give the specifics here but I am a lunch lady at one of the elementary schools here. Yes, it's not the most glamorous job - but I really do love it now that I found a school I'm happy at (I started as a sub being shuffled from school to school but last year I got placed at a school permanently).


That's the kitchen where I work. It's not terribly exciting - but it's work!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

You put your right paw in, you put your right paw out...

Last night I caught the Connor trying to teach the dog how to do the Hokey Pokey.

His attempt was not successful.

Milo must be like me and can't learn to dance to save his life.


Also yesterday, I grabbed one potato chip out of the bag that Dave had (yes, I really can eat just one) and this is the one I got, seriously.


The potato chip loves me!


That's all from me for tonight ... I'm off to tuck myself into bed earlier than I did last night (I'm still paying for that now).

Sweet dreams!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Now that I have that Sesame Street song stuck in my head, I'll write this entry.

For the most part, since we moved to the new house, I like the neighborhood we're in. I've finally found my way around here.

*time out*

That reminds me - if anyone wants/needs a walking buddy and is around 9th/10th and Cascade-ish - I'm out every night with the dog!

*time in*

I'm thankful that we found great neighbors to the left of us. They're a charming older couple who always take the time to chat when we run into each other outside.

To the right of us though, is a different story. When we first moved in the kids were excited (and I was a bit, too) that there were kids in the neighborhood their age.

I was out walking the dog Sunday morning when the younger of the two neighbor boys was out playing in front of his house (his parents' were nowhere to be found - and I'm not surprised). I heard him yell to another kid something rather unsavory - and have heard him yell it quite a few times since then. These kids are always outside with no supervision and I often find them playing IN the street.

Now. My kids are nowhere near perfect, but I've tried very hard to raise them to be tolerant and accepting of others. You will not find my children yelling anything like this child yelled.

My kids will no longer be playing with those boys. I hate to do it - but I really don't want my kids to pick up those nasty habits.

This was just a vent, I suppose. I'm off to make lunch!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A little bit of excitement...

Look at me!


I'm famous!!

Well, not quite - but I'm still excited!


I was chosen as one of's 'winners' in their Mini Look-a-Like contest!

You can find the other pictures [HERE].

It's silly, I know - but I'm still excited!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

new recipe

Soft ginger cookies.

IMG_1829 *photo by me

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup sugar

1. Combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.

2. Beat butter 30 seconds, until soft.

3. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.

4. Add egg and molasses and beat well.

5. Add 1/2 the flour mixture and stir in, then stir in the rest of the flour mixture.

6. The dough should be at a consistency that you can roll it with your hands into balls. I often have to add quite a bit more flour.

7. Roll into 1 inch balls, then roll the balls in sugar.

8. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes. Do not brown! The cookies should be almost underbaked in the middle.

9. Let, cool 2 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Store in cookie tins.