Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I was planning on making a doctor's appointment for myself first thing when I got into work....I was too slow to the draw. BOTH of my bosses had already made themselves appointments for this morning, so I will have to wait till tomorrow.
Say friends, who noticed my fancy-shmancy new header?! Heck yeah man! April, over at April Showers did the custom illustration and header for me. Pretty sweet, no?! I'm loving how the cartoon image of me is thin. That is the best weight loss program I have ever used!! Stick around, my blog will soon have other cosmetic procedures done in the near-ish future.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Second question: Why did Mamma Ducky crack open a beer at 6:15am?
Answer to question 2, see question 1.
I'm kidding, of course.
I needed to open the beer and let it set so it could warm up.
The other day The Dude's Dad wanted one of his Mamma's old recipes so The Dude's Aunt, Fifi, dug out the extremely tattered and worn recipe book. My eyes lit up like a 50 million candle watt light (I know what that looks like cuz we totally own one....or two). I had never heard mention of such a book but was super eager to get my hands on it. They did try to keep it from me, not sure why, but I won that battle.
The first recipe in the book was for modifying boxed biscuit mix. Didn't sound too exciting, but I copied it anyway.
This morning I woke up at 6-friggen-A-M for some unknown reason. As I sat in The Dude's big comfy chair wondering what I was to do in a completely silent house this early, the biscuit recipe popped to mind.
I went to the extra fridge and pulled out a cold one and
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I got ONE half smile from the Alpha Mom and that was it! She avoided me like I had
Twin A, stop drinking! I'm trying to take a picture! Twin B, what's with the "deer caught in headlights" look?
Ah, yes, finally, a half-ish, kinda weird smile from Twin A. WAIT! Twin B got bored and looked away! Crap. I give up.
This weekend I managed to get TWO sprained ankles. The twins weren't even home all weekend (brace yourself, The Dude's parents took them to their beach house. I know, right?)! How does that happen?? I'll tell you how. One sleepy, kinda sick Mommy wearing her fashionable "new Mu-Mu" trying to navigate the stairs at 3am to fetch one sick little Pickles, THAT'S how.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I spent an entire 22 minutes getting ready this morning, versus the regular 3 minutes. I am wearing flip-flops, ya know, in case I need to kick off my shoes for a serious throwdown!! I'm even bringing The Dude for backup, as I know the Alpha Mommy
Who will emerge victorious? Who will crawl away with their tail tucked between their legs *note* I do not have an actual tail. Tune in later for all the details. Same bat channel, same bat time...errr, something like that.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
My friend was looking for something cool and different to bring to this big annual
Or whatever else the recipe called for and was alcoholic.
The first night, we just mixed up the dough (yes it took us multiple nights. Dough used for cut-outs should sit in the fridge overnight, silly-heads). The margarita dough tasted super yummy, the sangria one, eh. I wrapped 'em up and popped them in the fridge.
We damn near polished off the bottle of wine. We stopped when we realized we would need more wine for the glaze...ooops.
Night two: rolled out the dough, cut the margarita glass shaped cookies and a few lime slice shaped ones (gotta be authentic people!). The Dude even helped with this part. The two of them got all into it. They started twisting the stems of the glasses and getting crazy. There were like a brazillion cookies. Seriously, like a lot.
As they cooled I glanced over the recipe for the glaze. This is the part that required Jell-O. It didn't make sense in my head and my baking senses started to tingle, wait, Jell-O never dries and it's very sticky, yet I kept right on following the recipe.
In addition to the Jell-O, it had triple sec and wine (or tequila, respectively). So after we got done glazing the cookies, we did little Jell-O shots...mistake. We barely got them down. Blegh! Moving right along. It had gotten very late at this point of course, we did stop to watch Grey's Anatomy.
My friend suggested I whip up the frosting while she finished glazing. Deal. Another "hmmmmm" moment. This recipe is for a powdered sugar glaze, more or less, not a recipe to be used to do decorative frosting. Yet, I followed the directions to the letter. STUPID! We were left with exceedingly runny, albeit tasty, alcoholic icing/glaze. We tried to pipe it onto the cookie anyway, much to our amusement.
Eeeep! It looks like there was some sort of bloody battle!
Oh yeah, forgot to add that the recipe called for the "glasses" to be rimmed *giggle* with a sugar/salt mixture. Pretty much the icing and the sugar/salt mixture dissolved into the cookie.
Needless to say, the Jell-O covered cookies were soft and VERY sticky. If I were to make these again which I won't there would be a mountain of changes I would make to this recipe.
I had a little prayer service over the trash can as I tossed these in. *sniffly, sniff* Always sad to see a cookie in the can.
P.S. My friend thought they were great and packed them up and took her half to her party. I suggested serving strong margaritas before serving our cookie versions.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This past weekend was our town's annual Fireman's Fair. The proceeds go to our volunteer fire department. There is tons of food, rides, and great music. It all culminates Sunday with a big parade and auction.
Pickles planting a wet one on Aunt Ali
The Dude is a member of the volunteer fire department so I didn't see much of him the whole weekend. The grand Marshall this year was my girl "Aunt Ali" 's Daddy! Yay! It is a HUGE deal! She, along with her brother and Mother got to ride on an antique fire truck in the parade, while her Daddy rode a horse. Pickles and I were allowed into the grand Marshall's viewing stand at the parade route which was super cool. All the fire company's stop in front of the viewing stand and do a little salute or skit and all the bands do a special song in front of the stands.
Woke up in time to wave to Mamma
Monday, May 4, 2009
In my freezer I had a bag of frozen blueberries, so obviously my scones would have those in them. I also had 3 lovely lemons. Hmmmm, lemon and blueberry go nicely.
Middle of yard: water to tops of my feet
Back of property: ankle deep water. This area is a common place for my children to strip down nekkid and splash in any accumulated water.
Should I sent these official totals in to the weather channel?