Good Morning!9:42 AM
I got up this morning and opened the blinds, this is the view from my bedroom window. I know, it's nothing great, no rolling hills or mountains in the distance, no sparkling rivers or creeks running by. Just this.....beautiful deep blue sky, trees and palm trees, birds flying by and then the stinky construction. I'm so sick of it already, it's been going on since we moved in and I'm sure it will continue after we move.
It's a gorgeous day though, we're supposed to get up to 80º today. Wow! It's weird how temperatures change so drastically from one state to another.
I have a busy day ahead of me, remember my to do list yesterday? Well let's just say that the only thing I really got done was the trip to the post office, everything else seemed to have been left hanging in limbo, until today, until I get off the computer and go do it. You wouldn't want to come hang out with me and play with my new toy would you?
I'm about to get it started with some Chicken Nachos, a recipe shared by the crockpot lady on my Slow Cooking Thursday feature. We love nachos and we love chicken so this is the perfect combination. Besides, I don't have time to be in the kitchen today AND I'm dying to try out the crock pot. I'll take any excuse I can LOL
Karen asked me if I get sent stuff like this all the time, the answer is NO. This is the first time I was sent anything to try. I guess that's why I am so excited too, especially since I never approached anyone about it, the people at Crock Pot just saw my blog and my Slow Cooking Thursday and contacted me. But enough about that, I'll have a post up tomorrow with my review and thoughts on the crock pot, I can tell you already I think it's going to become my best friend because one of the features that I LOVE is that the stoneware can be used in the oven, slow cooker, stovetop, microwave OR refrigerator. Hence the Versaware. How NEAT is that???
While browsing through some of my favorite craft and sewing blogs, I found these Kitchen Towels. Alicia designed them and then offered the download for free on her site, of course I got them straight away and can not wait to start on mine. She's shocked that so far it had been downloaded 1,717 times. Wow, but really who can resist them?
I can already envision them in my kitchen!
I've started the book "Candle in the Darkness" by Lynn Austin and I'm loving it already, can't seem to put it down, I even took it with me to the park the other day. I'm sorry but my obsession with books just takes over, I have to read wherever I am and if it was possible to carry all my books with me I would. Maybe I could leave one or two in the car for those days that I'm waiting for Jasmine or Curt is driving us somewhere? Then again maybe not, I may get yelled at for ignoring the family while my face is buried in "yet another book" LOL
As for movie watching, Sherry asked me what I thought of "Tales from Avonlea". I LOVED it and I've just started "The Road to Avonlea" which is different episodes and still the same characters and it picks up where the other one left off, again I'm loving it....just completely engrossed in it.
But you know what's even better? I have to tell you all that Jasmine has become completely addicted to Felicity: An American Girl. Last year while still stationed at the Idaho I went to the Airman's Attic and picked up the whole book set for free, brought it home and she wasn't impressed.......this was during her "must fight off any chapter book reading" phase. Now I have to fight with her to put the book down and go to sleep because I just realized that she's been staying up past her bedtime with a flashlight under her covers to read the books LOL
She's begged me to get her a Felicity doll and please please buy the DVD movie. I'm thrilled, but my next move is to get her to watch Anne of Green Gables and Christy, only then will I be victorious. Muahahahahahaha!
I need to go start the slow cooker with the Chicken Nachos for dinner, so I'm out, I'll leave you with a picture of last night's sunset.