Anyway, there's a lot of colds going around and I seem to be getting one, my head and throat hurt, I feel congested and a little feverish, I really just want to crawl into bed with my warm covers and a good book in hand........just hide in there for a day or two and then emerge a whole new person. That's not going to happen though, so I'm keeping my hot honey and lemon tea close by and some cold medicine to go along.
Thank you all for the comments on my new blog look, I'm so glad you all like it, I'm just loving it, I could stare at it for hours and imagine myself away in that cabin, with no worries, no tv or radio or anything to bother me......a board game or two, some playing cards, some books, a warm fire and some homemade gingersnap cookies.....the hubby and kids and that's it. Doesn't that sound perfect???
A couple of you asked how I make the templates so fast and if it's a free one etc.........what I do is, I have a template that I use and all I change in it are the colors, the background graphics and the header. That's pretty much all I do when I want to make a new one. No one taught me how to do it, I just copied my current one and saved it to a text file so it would be safe, then I went in and messed around with it to see the changes happening, that's the best advice I can give you......unless of course you want to pay someone to make you a template, but I can't afford or excuse an expense of $50 or more just for a blog template..........my husband wouldn't be very thrilled. LOL
So go for it, just mess around and see what happens, it's actually so easy once you get the hang of it. Oh and a few of you asked what program I used for my banners, I use Paintshop Pro 9.
Last night's dinner turned out really good, the Slow Cooker Swiss Steak was wonderful, I made some Buttery Mashed Potatoes to go with it and called it good. Since I'm sticking with the Slow Cooking themed week, right now I have Italian Sausage and Penne in my crockpot, it smells so good.....and here soon when I return from picking up Jasmine at school, I'm going to get my other crockpot going with Cheri's Slow Cooked Caramel Apples.......yep, it just screams autumn to me :)
I watched Dancing with the Stars last night and I have to say, no offense to Wayne Newton and all his fans but seriously, why is he still there???? I get really frustrated watching these so called reality shows where America gets to decide the best singer or dancer when in fact it's nothing but a popularity contest. It's ridiculous.
Albert Reed was not one of the best dancers, but between him and Wayne Newton there's absolutely no doubt that he can dance. Don't get me wrong, I love Wayne, I think he's a great showman and an American Icon but this is a dancing competition people......just saying!!!
Tonight I have Private Practice and Ghost Hunters to watch, I can't wait.....just hope all this cold medicine doesn't knock me out before I watch the shows...maybe I should just record them on my computer in case I do fall asleep. LOL
Curt is dead tired today, he had just gone to bed at 10 pm last night when the phone rang at 2am from work telling him he needed to go back in because one of the jets was broken. Yes, it's the good ol' military way and I have to say that when we first got married it bothered me....I felt like my whole life was put on hold the minute that phone rang and at times I resented it.
I don't know if I just got used to it or accepted it, but it doesn't bother me anymore, it's just what it is. It's the ins and outs of being a military family, the constant plans down the drain because something happens at work that needs their immediate attention.......the missed Christmas or Thanksgiving because they're deployed........the long exhausting hours and the miserable exercises that last weeks and have the guys running around like chickens without heads. It's all hard and it's tough to get through but when you've been a military spouse for 10 years, it's just a part of life.
Sometimes I wonder how we will survive once he retires in four years...yes FOUR years and he is retiring. It's exciting and scary all at the same time....we're so used to the military way of life that it will be hard adjusting to civilian life. If I think I hold onto the Lord's hand tight enough now, wait until we're out LOL You ain't seen nothing yet!!! LOL
Anyway, it's almost dinner time, my Italian Sausage sauce is almost done so I need to get the Penne cooked real quick and set the table. Here's what is still on my to do list for today:
- Do dinner dishes and clean kitchen
- Put away 2 loads of laundry
- Help Jasmine with homework
- Bath time for kids
- Books, Bible and nighttime prayer with kids
- Finish my book for the Fall Reading
I keep looking at it and hoping it would all just go away if I snapped my fingers, but it's not going to happen, so I better get to it.
Oh btw, I don't know if you noticed, but on my sidebar I've added a little Autumn Fun, I'll have a new tip everyday through the month of October, so be sure to check it out if you are looking for ideas :)
Before I forget, the wonderful lady over at "Overwhelmed with Joy" is hosting a great contest called Pay it Forward. I encourage you to go on over and read her post, she's giving away 2 wonderful books and then if you win them all you have to do is read them and then "pay them foward" to someone else. Simple right and who doesn't love winning books???