30 March 2009


We put down a deposit on the cutest little bundle of fur yesterday.

His soft and sweet and oh so tiny.

Say hello to Butterscotch!

28 March 2009

Sleeping In

Through some sort of grace and love, my sweet husband lets me sleep in every Saturday morning. I know, you're thinking how awesome that is. And I do, too. Except that by the time I get my lazy bones out of bed the rest of the world in our little abode has been up for hours. Yes, hours. You see, they are early risers or at least earlier than me.

I feel so behind all day that I'm just not sure it's worth it anymore. Maybe I should just start taking a nap instead. I really like my sleep. In fact, as a child my body was so in tune with my need for sleep that no matter where I was or what I was doing, at 9pm I would find myself a little place and go right to sleep.

I think with another rainy day today a nap is most definitely in order. Bliss.

27 March 2009

Company Girl Coffee (Tea) 27march2009

Good morning, Sunshine! I hope you are having a fantastic day today. I woke up this morning to fog, fog, fog. But that also means we'll have more rain today and I don't have to hand-water my garden. WooHoo! Don't get me wrong...I love having a garden, or should I say I love harvesting a garden. I could take or leave the actual taking care of it. Not because I don't want to or don't like to, I just get distracted and forget to actually water it from time to time. It's a character fault I am continually working towards rooting out.

We've got school to finish up today as well as some errands. It's our CRED - Crazy Run Errands Day. In the rain and fog. Yippee. I still need to finish some laundry and get the house looking like a house instead of a bomb site.

The man and I also have a date tonight while the little girlie goes to her grandparents house for a sleepover with one of her girlie cousins and the boy stays home with a sitter all to himself. Tomorrow is a kids' birthday party for a friend from church and then tomorrow night I get a night out all to myself! I know...pure bliss. Still haven't decided what I will do with this coveted time, but I'm sure I'll think of something totally useless and random.

We are hopefully going to a rabbitry on Sunday afternoon. The princess has been wanting a rabbit for about a year now and I have a friend who raises rabbits not too far from us. We want to make sure neither of the kids are allergic to them and no asthma is set off. Then we actually have to find a place for the little critter to live. We think our screened porch is going to be it's little domain, but we don't even have a cage yet. First things first.

So, what are y'all doing this weekend? How's your week been?

Deep Thoughts

I've been pondering if I could actually post every day. Still not sure about that one, as I just don't know that I would have that much to say. Those of you who know me in real life (my mom and maybe 2 others!) can stop laughing and pick yourself up off the floor now. I'll wait.

Seriously...it would probably just end up being a lot of stuff. But, maybe that's just what I need. A place to put all that stuff that's continually running around my head. It will most likely bore you all to tears. If it does, just let me know and I'll start yet another journal. I've started so many and only kept up with them for a few weeks, at most. And then I get distracted or forget or get bored with myself and move on. Hmmm, that happens with more than just journaling with me. You know...see/hear about something new and shiny, want it, dream about it, get it, play with it for a few days, move on to the next thing. Geez. I sound like a three-year-old.

Welcome to my husband's world. That man must really LOVE me. Thank the good Lord above he does.

I think that's all for now. The kids needs some schooling and the house needs cleaning and we need some groceries around these parts. I'll probably be back later with yet more deep insights into the world according to Aimee.

26 March 2009


I've been on a Friendship Bread kick lately. I love that yeasty smell and my kids like mushing the bags every day. I also like that the recipe is so basic and so versatile. You can make bread, muffins or mini-muffins, or all three if you have enough starters! We've made the traditional cinnamon (YUM!) and also the chocolate version (highly recommended!). But my favorite part is sharing with friends, old and new. Every 10 days I get an opportunity to bless someone else with something from my own kitchen. And that makes me smile.

I definitely like to show my love by cooking and doing. I am an Acts of Service kind of gal. I like to keep my hands busy. But I also like to just sit and visit. Friendship Bread lets me do both. So, I have plenty of starters if you live nearby.

I'll be baking again this weekend and I'll post some pictures of the whole process.

Happy Baking!

20 March 2009

Weekly Menu

Well, it's been awhile since I've actually taken the time to sit down and figure out what we'll be eating for an entire month. So, instead, here's what I've got planned for at least the next week. I tend to plan my weeks on a Thursday-Wednesday basis since the grocery stores here change out their ads on Wednesdays and I usually run my errands on Thursdays or Fridays. I'll try to post recipes for things if I use a specific recipe. If there's something here you don't know how to cook or have questions about how we do it in our kitchen, just ask!

  • Fried shrimp and Fried fish, baked potatoes, broccoli, rolls
  • Lasagna, Foccacia, Salad
  • Chicken Puffs, glazed carrots
  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, biscuit
Happy Cookin'!