Thursday, April 27, 2017

MSPCA

The reason we went to the MSPCA today is Tara & her friends had a lemonade stand & wanted to donate the $ to the animals. So many cuties today at the shelter. I wanted to bring home this pig. I'm allergic to hay though. I almost thought I don't care, I want him. lol. But I will realize that I can't deal with sneezing & stuff.



These were 2 baby rats that I wanted to take home.


This bunny was adorable.


 Look a this Dove sitting on a swing. So sweet. I use to have a pet dove. A ring neck dove named Jonah.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hey, It's Okay


....That's it's vacation week in our house & I wish it wasn't. I just like my quiet alone time & to be able to get stuff done without hearing my name called every second.
....Not much has really gotten done yet. I'm hoping we will get all of our projects done before the week is up.
....We don't have ABC anymore because we have satelite & they are having some type of money dispute. Hubs has to look into that. I mostly watch "General Hospital" & "The Middle".

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Selfie, What do you love about yourself?


 I take quite a few selfies, I've cut down a bit since I've put on some weight. But I do still take selfies. So what do you love about yourself?
*I love my eyes, they are light glowing green. They look blue with gold flecks. I love to do my eye make up pretty to bring my eyes out.
*I also love the color of my hair, I never have a good hair day, but I love being a red head.
*I'm also really honest & a good listener.
 It's nice sometimes to say positive things about ourselves instead of always picking at ourselves for the bad things.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

More Pet Peeves


1. When people call Lip gloss, Lippies. Ugh, that's all I can say.
2. When people call shoes, Kicks.
3. The words Supple & Morsel.
4. Staying up late trying to get stuff done & to keep doing stuff instead of just going to sleep.
5. When you are quietly in a room doing stuff & people keep interrupting you & every time you sit down they ask you to do something else for them.


This happens a lot with my family.



Nail Files. Week # 299

It's that time again. I have on Poparazzi~I want to be Royale & Wet N' Wild Fergie~Mermaid curves. I think I might start using Tara's nail kit for some of my upcoming manis. She has jewels & stuff.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stuff & Things



*Does anyone else watch the news & just shake your head? I live in NH now, but still watch the Boston news, so some grizzly things going on.

*There are a few concerts that I want to go to finally, but 1 is Sunday night & I don't think there will be anyone to be able to watch our daughter. So that might be out. I haven't been to a concert since last November.

*We have lots of Easter candy & I'm trying to lose some weight. Not good.

*We are getting a new phone service & switching back to Satellite this week. Too much change in 1 week. haha. I have a bunch of shows to watch before Monday, when the satellite people come.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tasty Tuesday~Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

CHICKEN &WILD RICE CASSEROLE


Photo from Garnish & Glaze.com

PREP TIME 15 mins
COOK TIME 1 hour 20 mins
TOTAL TIME 1 hour 35 mins
Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS:

1 (6 ounce) package Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice
 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 can cream of chicken soup
¼ cup chicken broth or water
Paprika
3 cups Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing
½ cup butter, melted

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cook rice according to package directions.
2. Spray a 9”x13” casserole dish with cooking spray and pour rice into casserole dish. Cover rice with 1 cup grated cheese and then layer on uncooked chicken pieces over the top of cheese. Sprinkle chicken with paprika and layer with the remaining 1 cup grated cheese.
3. Add broth (or water) to soup, mix, and spoon over top of the cheese.
4. Add the melted butter to stuffing mix and spread over the top of the casserole.
5.You can refrigerate overnight or cook immediately.
6. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

This pic was taken yesterday. She kept making weird faces but this 1 isn't too bad.


Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are You Serious"?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What is your Favorite thing about Spring?


Photo from Pinterest. Project Inspired.

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here, at least for this weekend. Some of my fave things about Spring are:

*Flowers blooming & trees budding. Over the long Winter I really miss seeing flowers & leaves on the trees. It makes me sad when the leaves change colors.

*Butterflies, dragonflies & other fun bugs. We have light bugs once in a while (fireflies). We saw some in Vermont last year, but not here in New Hampshire.

*Frogs, especially the 1s that you hear at night in May. It makes me really happy.

*Birds eating out of our feeder. It keeps the cats entertained & I really like seeing all the different types of birds that we get in our yard. I've been seeing Cardinals lately & hearing a woodpecker.

*Getting out in nature with my family. We have a great rail trail in town & also a park with a walkway for people to walk around. I want to take our bikes out this year. We didn't at all last year.

*Longer days & the Sun going down later.

*Sitting on our deck.

*Getting our Garden started. I think we are going to plant mint & butterfly bushes this year. Besides the usual stuff.

*Planning our Summer vacation.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 298

For this weekend I have on Orly Breathable, not sure what the color is. That's the purple. Funky Fingers~Lazer Pink. Nice Spring colors.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stuff & Things



~I found a mouse in our garage yesterday. It wasn't moving, but was still alive. I picked it up & put it in an old hermit crab cage. This was right before Tara came home from school. She noticed it right away in the garage & wanted to keep it as a pet, but it was injured. our cat Kizmet got in the garage twice the night before. My husband put him in the woods when he got home from work. Tara was upset that he was out in the cold all alone. So we decided to let her bring it in, but when we got outside he looked really bad. So we left him out there. When she came home from school, she said he was dead. So they burried him. I'm glad that Tara has feelings & cares about animals & saving them. I'm really into nature & I think it's rubbing off on her.

~I finally watched all of the new "Gilmore Girls" shows, when we had a free week. Of course I waited until the last day. It took 6 hours, but I did it.

~Not looking forward to Easter. In laws, that's all I have to say. I know some of you know what I'm talking about, but it's not fun.

~Next week I really want to Spring clean. Change sheets, wash the bathroom rugs, put up a different shower curtain etc..

~I'm obsessed with Lipstick & nail polish. I want to cut down on buying them. I found out that I will be getting another Lip Monthly. I thought I had canceled it. It shipped today.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Randomness

  It was 80 degrees & sunny out here. Finally. I loved it. I had to go food shopping, but I got to sit outside for a little while. Tomorrow is suppose to be a little warmer. It's that time shave you legs & paint you toe nails. I'm all ready.
  I watched all the new "Gilmore Girls" shows on Netflix yesterday. We had it free for like a week. I finally got to watch all 4 episodes, it took about 6 hours.
  The house across the street from us is up for sale. I'm curious to see who ends up moving in there. Right now it's an older couple. It would be nice if they have a daughter around Tara's age & a New age, rock n' roll loving, crystal wearing, crafty type Mom. We have to wait & see.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Busy Saturday

I hadn't had my hair trimmed in 6 months, so I finally had it trimmed a half inch. Anthony had his hair trimmed too.


We wemt tp Nashua to to to Friendlys. The clouds looked cool.


Tara's Sunday. She got gummies, m&m's & cookie dough.


So that was our Saturday. How was yours?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Nail Files. Week #297


These pretty polishes were marked way down at Big lots. A few of them were under $1. The coral was 99. So that color is Sinful Colors~We're all Matte here & the teal is Orly~Hip & Outlandish.

Fibro Update


It's a Friday night & I am getting ready for bed. I'm in a lot of pain right now, which is why I thought I would do a fibro update. The past few weeks have been hard. My neck pain is out of control. The left side feels like someone is tugging on a nerve & the left side feels like I'm having a really bad muscle spasm or kink in my neck. I'm thinking of going back to the physical therapist, but I don't know if that really helped much. I might try a different place that is suppose to be good. The weather is finally getting better & we have a lot coming up, so it's hard to think of having fun & traveling when I know I will be in pain & pay for it after. But I want to enjoy life & not let fibro stop me.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stuff & Things~April Goals~What's New With You?


~What is new: We got a new cat in March. We thought he was a she. I brought her back today for a follow up shot & they came out to ask if I knew that she was a he. I kind of had an idea. I noticed little cotton balls on his backside, so I wasn't shocked. So we will probably be changing his name to Bianco.

~I made a really good casserole on Tuesday. I think I will do a Tasty Tuesday with that recipe. It has chicken, rice & cheese pretty much that's it.

~We had Parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday. It went pretty good. She's a good kid & has lots of friends. I can't believe this school year is almost over. She has a week off in April & then it's pretty much Summer vacay & a fifth grader.

April Goals:
*Go to a yard sale.
*Dye my hair plum again
*Eat dinner outside on our deck.
*Figure out where we are going for our vacation.
*Maybe go to the rail trail & go for a bike ride.

What's New With You

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Journaling

I have a bunch of planners, 2 journals & a bullet journal. I'm not sure if that is too much. How do you know how many planners etc.. that you need? I'm a total planner, so I love to have things written down. I want to write, not put it on an app on my ipod or whatever. I want to try bullet journaling more. I've also been wanting to get a new smashbook to put things that I get from pen pals in it & also fun stamps that I get from people in other countries. I'd like to do something like this below. I have so many ideas.


Monday, April 3, 2017

New Book that I'm reading, "The Litter of the Law"


I just started it on Saturday, April 1st. It's 1 of those cozy mysteries that I like, but with cats & a dog in it. I'll let you know how I like it when I finish it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

How do you Incorporate Exercise into Your Day?



Usually in the morning when I get up, after I eat breakfast I do some pilates leg exercises & sit ups. Later in the day I try to do the eliptical. I'm trying to do it twice a week. I also do yoga stretches through out the day. With fibro, you just have to stretch. I've always been the type of person that likes to exercise at home. Now we can get You tube up on our tv & watch exercise people on there. So great. If I worked, I would probably go waking at lunch with some other co-workers. We use to do that at my last job. What do you do to incorporate exercise into your day?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hello April



We made it to April & we are having a 2 day snow storm. Hard to believe. We definitely aren't having an early Spring. The groundhog was right. I'm hoping to see some flowers blooming once the snow melts. I think it will melt fast, it's suppose to be in the 50's a few days this week.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 296

These are minis that I got from the Fabfitfun box.


These colors are Shape of My Heart (pink) & Like a Virgin (white). They are a bit shear. I don't normally wear shear colors. I have never bought a Deborah Lipmann polish because they are so expensive.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Stuff & Things


~Since we are getting more snow tomorrow & Saturday, I have been planning some Summer vacations. We'll be going to Cape Cod for a night or 2. We have to decide. We'll also be going to Vermont for the hot air balloon festival again if the weather is nice. I'm also so sick of March that I already changed the calendar to April. Tara noticed today & said "it's not April yet". I said "it's close enough".

~I'm really into essential oils & got a diffuser 2 years ago for Christmas. I found this oil at Walmart the other day. It smells soooo good. I'm thinking of getting another diffuser for the kitchen, mostly for when Tara does her homework. To help her focus.



~Things aren't getting that much better between the cats. They have slept on the same bed together & sniffed noses, but still having bad fights. I'm kind of thinking it wasn't such a great idea getting a 2nd cat. Not that I don't love Bianca, but because she is making Kizzy upset & she seems depressed.