1994: ah, the perm! Who hasn't had a perm!?!
Friday, August 29
Thursday, August 28
One of my friends is originally from Locust Grove. She and her husband just happened to go home to visit family this past weekend. Thank goodness they did not eat at the main restaurant with this problem. Unfortunately, her husband's grandpa did and has been infected. She said this restaurant, The Country Cottage, has the nicest owners and they even catered her wedding. It is a sad situation for everyone involved.
Please pray for everyone that has been affected by this. There are several children in the hospital with kidney failure because of this. I had food poisoning once in college (from McDonald's, just in case you were wondering). It was the worst thing ever and it was just a small case. Have you ever had food poisoning? Do you know anyone that has been affected by this outbreak?
Sorry for the lack of pictures today, but I'm sure you didn't want to see any pictures that would relate to this topic! Your welcome!
Tuesday, August 26
1898--I adore old doorways.
My vintage find--an old tablecloth!
I have some red plates that will look great with this! Don't you love it!?!
**I have great news! My flooring is going to be installed Saturday! After weeks and weeks without flooring in my kitchen it is finally going in! I can't wait to pick up the sheets that have been lying on the floor protecting our feet from rough concrete and sticky adhesive! I will have pictures up next week of the new floors!!**
Monday, August 25
I made no-bake cookies Saturday afternoon. I don't think I have ever made them before. My mom used to make them when we were little. They are the easiest things! I am going to start making them more often.
I went to the library Saturday after lunch. I love the library! I know, I know I am such a nerd! This was my first time to check out a DVD. I had never seen Some Like it Hot before. Probably because it was released two years after my popsicle was born. (you know my dad, have you ever seen Wicked? Well, I am obsessed with the play and Glenda the Goodwitch calls her mom and dad, momsy and popsicle.) The movie was in black and white. It was a very cutesy, corny movie and I loved it!
Thursday, August 21
- 1.5 lbs. ground beef
- 1 onion
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 small can evaporated milk
- 8 oz. Velveeta cheese
- 1 pkg. taco seasoning
- 1 small carton sour cream
- 1 small can chiles (optional)
- 10 flour tortillas
As you can see this dish is extremely cheesy! I had to take a few enchiladas out of the dish so you could tell what it was. I do not add the onion or the chiles, because I am an extremely picky eater.
- In a sauce pan, over low heat, heat soup, milk, sour cream and cheese until melted. Stir frequently.
- While that mixture is melting, brown beef with onion, drain and add taco seasoning.
- Heat tortillas in microwave until soft.
- Fill tortillas with meat mixture and spoon a little bit of the cheese mixture on there as well and roll up.
- Place in a 9X13 baking dish (spray the dish with PAM first) and cover with the cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
I always have some cheese mixture left over to eat with tortilla chips while I am waiting on the enchiladas to bake! It is yummy!
For all you working gals: Try this: Stouffer's Skillets. I only like the Chicken and Vegetables one. They have an alfredo dish as well but we didn't like it as much. It takes about 15 minutes to cook and all you have to do is throw it in a skillet. This is what we had for dinner last night. We love it! (But it really only feeds two people.)
Wednesday, August 20
Tuesday, August 19
Yesterday, I travelled to Stillwater because my office facilitates an honors class called Medicine in the 21st Century. We have a different speaker come in each week to discuss a topic. My boss is out of town on a family emergency so I got to teach the first day of class all by myself! Granted it was only an orientation to the class and going over the syllabus, but I was excited!
My cousin, Tara, who is 3 months younger than I am and got married a week before me had her 1st baby, Aiden Grant, last Wednesday. They live in Stillwater, so I went to visit while I was there yesterday. He is so cute and tiny! Look at his beautiful skin tone. He is darker than me! I was over there forever just holding him.
Monday, August 18
The picture above is him as a puppy, so small and sweet. Anyways, he becomes my bff once Ty starts to hit the books. Maybe I need to get out more!?! Now that it is school time, I will be travelling for work a lot more and I will get to start up some new projects at home like sewing, reading and of course, my t.v. shows will be starting up soon. It is amazing how addicted I became to t.v. once Ty started school last year.
I am glad Ty is doing something that he loves and I am lucky enough to have a job that I love so for now we are content. But man, I can't wait to have a household with 2 salaries! Or just one that is big enough to support us both and a baby! wink, wink. NO, I am not pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant anytime soon, but there is nothing wrong with planning ahead!
***Check out The Glamorous Life of a Housewife for a great giveaway.*** She has the cutest site and is giving away an adorable apron! My favorite new thing to collect...I hope I win!!
Friday, August 15
Ty is president of the family medicine club at the med school. His club hosted a dinner last night for all the incoming students and their families. They had food and games. But not just any boring old game: Pseudo Sumo Suits! My sorority rented these once for an event and they are so much fun. I couldn't wait to try them out last night.
Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!
We had such a good time! You also just got a sneak peak at my new hair color. I will post better pictures of it next week.
Today is my one year anniversary at my job where I do recruitment and advisement for OSU's medical school. I have been so blessed to work where Ty's goes to school. I believe that it has really helped us stay more in tune with each other. As a med student he is constantly studying and always under stress. This can put a strain on any marriage, but working at the school has given me a better understanding of what he is going through. Thus, helping our marriage. Besides, this job being great for my marriage I absolutely love it. I am getting to help students achieve their dreams of coming to medical school. I get to plan huge events for the school. (Which is probably my favorite part.) I work with great people and have made great friends. It is a fantastic working environment where everyone truly cares about each other. I am very lucky!
On a sad note, my Papa (my dad's dad) passed away Wednesday night pretty unexpectedly. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, August 14
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Wednesday, August 13
We are halfway to the weekend! Yay! Here is what I did last weekend:
Ty's sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew came to visit or to work depending on which family member we are talking about. We are so lucky to have such great family! Brent came up to help Ty finish off our privacy fence in the backyard. There is already a privacy fence in place on two of the sides. Amy, Lillian, Lucas and I went shopping and relaxed at the house while the boys slaved away. It rained off and on all weekend, but the boys persevered and kept building! My backyard is now my own private area. I could run around buck naked out there and no one would know. Who is to say I haven't already done just that!?! ;)
The sad, pitiful chainlink fence before.
Tuesday, August 12
I am giving away a set of 4 plastic floral plates:
The RULES: The giveaway will end Thursday at 8:00 a.m.; If you advertise this giveaway on your blog you can enter twice; The winner will be decided by Random.org. (If you don't have a google id, you can still enter the giveaway just leave me with your e-mail addy or check back Thursday morning to see if you won!)
You must answer this question: How many sets of dishes do you own? Good Luck!
Check out other great items I found at Feather Your Nest! These pics are a little blurry because they were taken with my blackjack. My work BFF and I hate it when the other is gone from work, so we try to send each other pictures of what we are seeing and doing. These are pics that I sent her while I was in Eureka Springs.
The cutest aprons and tablecloths!
Monday, August 11
We did a lot of driving around enjoying our scenery. We drove over to Beaver Lake and to the Beaver Dam. The water was very clear and very still. There was hardly any wind that day. As we were driving across the dam we saw a sign for a lookout point. We turned around and headed up to the point. It provided some great views. Across from the lookout point was a trail built by some boy scouts. Even though we were both in flip flops we decided to head up it aways. We didn't make it very far because it was steep and we were worried about coming back down in our flippity flops.
I have never seen so many deer consistently throughout a drive. I have seen a lot of deer clustered together before, but I haven't seen deer like this. It seemed like every new road we went down had deer frolicking through the fields. I almost hit a little bambi on one of the roads. Luckily the speed limit is really slow on all of the roads due to all the twists and turns so it wasn't hard to slam on my brakes to miss it.
Our hotel, the Inn of the Ozarks, had a small miniature golf course. If you know Ty, then you know that we played several games! We ate at a couple of restaurants including the famous Ermilio's. Ty enjoyed his food but I was so full from the big conference lunch that I only had a salad. I'm not used to having a full meal of chicken covered in alfredo sauce, scalloped potatoes and salad for lunch, so I was extremely full. Although I did save room for dessert. I saw a snack stand that sold funnel cakes and couldn't wait to get one after dinner, but they were closed. I am still craving one! Can't you just picture the golden cake covered in powder sugar! Are you craving it yet!?!
On the way home we stopped at a roadside fruit stand where we bought peaches, tomatoes, and sweet corn. I love roadside stands! I need to visit the farmers market here in town.
Even though it was a working trip we had a great time. It was a nice relaxing trip. I love visiting small vacation destinations and being able to explore the whole town.