Friday, October 30, 2009

Landon is amazing...

I am now able to have conversations with him that I never would have thought possible. HE Corrects me when I say something wrong. He also has to do everything. We changed the sheets tonight and he had to do it. He has to dress himself everyday. I never thought that he would be doing this much stuff at such a young age. He is so smart and eager to learn. We have to give him new challenges to keep him entertained.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The day that I figure out how to handle girl drama, I will have a lot of money. It seems that we will have a hard time learning the team concept.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Still enjoying the Garden...

The other day as soon as it got cold I wanted Chili. It was raining pretty hard and getting cold, so I did not want to drive all the way to Kroger. It is sad that I now think driving 5 miles is a long way. It might not be that far. It is probably 3 miles. I will run it one day. This store does not have everything, but they do have good meat. I got the meat, beans for chili, tomatoes for chili, and looked for my chili magic. No Chili magic at this store. I have a lot of spices here, so I know I can make the magic. I start the chili. I brown the meat and cut fresh bell peppers, banana peppers, and Chayenne peppers from the garden to simmer. It is really smelling good. I throw in the beans and tomatoes from the can. I also add fresh tomatoes from the garden. It is really starting to come together. I am going to have a huge pot of chili. I start to add chayenne pepper and chili powder. I do it once and let it simmer and it just seems to be lacking something. I add more. I accidentally add too much trying to find the chili magic. I let it simmer for 25 minutes. It cools a little and I decide to try it. It was so hot. I mean the hottest chili I have ever made. I was worried Kristy would not eat it. I told her it was hot. I had a bowl and put the rest in the fridge. Kristy decided to have fajitas. I had also made those with my fresh peppers. The following night she had the chili. She finished the whole bowl and told me it was the best chili I have ever made. When you refigerate anything that is spicy It seems to blend better. This chili is so good and I am still getting use out of my garden. I can't wait for my garden next year.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Confluence Gone?

I can't believe that this economy has claimed another victim. Whenever economists or financial advisers talk about saving money, they talk about cutting out the coffee first. I hope that if it is God's will that Confluence will be back.

Soccer starts Next Monday. I can't wait. I am ready to start training for the season. Cross Country ends in three weeks. I am pretty busy until February and then the baby comes. So I might be busy until my beach trip. I can't wait to go to the Beach again. We are going to Gatlinburg sometime over the Thanksgiving Holidays. I look forward to that.

Take care,