Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
After buying up all the paper products in the tri-county area with the donated gift cards and cash...
We finally loaded up the car yesterday afternoon and delivered everything to the shelter.
I'm really proud of all the hard work JJ did securing donations, leading the boys in assembling and building, and delivery of everything.
Now for the paperwork, conferences, and the big Board of Review! Hopefully we'll know something by mid-October.
Good job, J.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Poor kitty in the crate...but she's never been a crated cat.
Apparently, Kiki has decided she's a dog. She's walked into Muffin's crate (that she's only in when we're not home) and made herself at home.
And where was Muffin during all this? Probably hiding under the table...she's afraid of Kiki!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
JJ is drilling holes for the nails to assemble:
The toy box is painted and I have been assigned the job of sponge painting stars on the toy box. It will be done tomorrow.
The bags are all done, but I haven't gotten a picture of the box of bags yet. Maybe tomorrow. He plans to deliver the items to the shelter later this week.
Way to go, JJ! He did a great job!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Today I opened my bags from AC Moore from earlier this week and took out my fall purchases and with Nicky's help got the leaf garland and the potted mums, sunflowers, and assorted fall flowers up on the shelf.
Not the best pictures, but sitting in my living room now makes me happy. This is good enough...for now. I do love Fall.
Friday, September 4, 2009
This is the Mormon temple located in Silver Spring. When Eric was growing up there, he always thought it looks like the Emerald City from "The Wizard of Oz".
Yeah, I can see it.
And did you see the traffic in the first picture?? Thank goodness JJ was operating the camera while I was driving! What a mess DC traffic is! But that's a story for another time...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Add in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, a bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 6 ounces diced smoked ham, 2 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth, and 1 14 1/2 ounce can of no-salt diced tomatoes.
Bring to a boil.
Stir in 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice, cover and reduce heat. Cook for 20 minutes or until rice is done and most of the liquid is absorbed. Add shrimp and cook, covered, 5 minutes until shrimp is done.
Salt and pepper to taste and serve with hot sauce.
I did not add hot sauce to mine because the 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper made this dish HOT!!!!!!!! The French baguette really cut the heat for me. Next time I'll cut the cayenne in half!
But this was yummy!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
She did this all by herself...dug her way under the blanket! Guess she was cold.
My printer/scanner is off to the repair shop today, so it may be a few days before I have some new pictures. I took some good ones on Sunday of JJ's Eagle Scout project in progress, but I haven't uploaded them yet. They'll have to wait.
In the meantime, we'll have lots of pet pictures! Gotta love dogs, cats, neighborhood bunnies...