Friday, August 29, 2014
Rainy Friday night!
The clouds started moving in as the sun started setting, and before we knew it, the rain was coming down.
I took this picture out of my back door looking towards the sunset. So pretty!
You wouldn't know that it was starting to rain at this moment, it doesn't really look like it does it?
So I spent a quiet day. My niece and nephew didn't come over for homeschooling today, so I did schooling with Nicholas and Jasmine, and they did it at their house, but I did have to call a few times to walk Colby through a few things.
It did seem like the day went by so fast though.
My husband is now going to class 3 times a week, and he has to drive 45 minutes to campus for his classes. We're starting to feel it gas wise, and then it seems that every single thing he does on campus requires money. From the parking ($10 a day), to his student ID ($25), to having to purchase a clicker for questions ($50). We won't even talk about the price of books and other things needed for the classes.
Absolutely crazy. I'm sure those of you with kids in college will know exactly what I'm talking about. I just can't believe how expensive everything is and how much is needed for every little thing you do on campus. I thank the Lord every day that we can count on the GI Bill for the cost of the classes and for some of the books, or this would just not be possible.
My husband already has a Bachelors in Management, but he is going for a Bachelors in Physics. Smart man that he is.
Anyway, Monday and Wednesday he is gone to college all day and is usually around home by 5pm....on Fridays he is gone all day too but his last class doesn't end until 7:15pm, so he doesn't get home until about 8:30pm. It's a lot of work and time.
I wasn't expecting him home until much later, but his last class was cancelled so he came home earlier which made me very happy. There's nothing like seeing my husband walk in the door, I miss him when he is not with me.
Anyway, after doing the schooling with the kids, I did some housework and then sat and worked on Nic's laptop. He uses it for school and it just wasn't running properly. Something that is very normal when the kids download every single game they can find online, and indirectly load viruses and all sorts of adware onto their computers.
It took me an hour to delete all the unwanted items, update some of his drivers and software and install some programs he needed for school.
By the time I was done, I needed to get dinner going, and I knew just what I wanted to make. The book above was given to me by my mother in law, many years ago. It is a church cookbook from her old church in Lawton, Oklahoma, and in it are recipes from my husband's grandmother, cousin, aunt and my mother in law too.
Years ago, when we were visiting the family in Oklahoma, she made us her Hot and Spicy Lasagna and I loved it. I've only made it once or twice since then, but was craving it and so that is what was on the menu.
I will have the recipe up on my food blog in the morning. But here is a sneak peek....it is so good.
And while we're on the subject of the food blog, I just posted the recipe for Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake. If you're familiar with Pampered Chef then you will know exactly what I'm talking about, but if you're not, then you have to give this recipe a try.
It is delicious, and quite dangerous as I could easy eat the whole thing myself, which wouldn't be a very good thing for my thighs.
This one is on the blog, I actually posted it earlier this evening. Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake.
Makes me smile really big when I think about food. I have this love affair with yummy stuff. Hahahaha
This is what a 40 year old tired mama looks like. I used to think that as I got older, I would have a big problem with wrinkles and seeing them in the mirror, but I've changed my way of thinking over the years and I actually like seeing how I am aging.
I still don't think of myself as a 40 year old though, maybe I'm in denial? LOL
It is now 10pm and I am quite ready for bed, or maybe to watch something, I am not sure. To be honest, it will probably be more of a *try to watch something and falling asleep within 5 minutes* kinda night.
Before I leave though, I wanted to show you what I'm working on. I finished the boot cuffs for Jasmine, but had to set aside the shawl because I did indeed run out of the black yarn I was using and just can't get more at the moment.
I'm making do with what I have on hand, so I pulled out this pretty light purple and am knitting up some leg warmers. I do love leg warmers.
These will probably be for my niece as she loves purple. Jasmine has requested a pair for her but I'll let her pick the color, then I think I will make myself and my sister in law a pair too. Depends on how fast these knit up.
You know me, I tend to get bored with the same project and need to change things up constantly. Speaking of which, my v stitch blanket has also been set aside, I should work on it a little more....maybe this weekend.
Oh my word, I feel like I've babbled for so long, I hope I didn't bore anyone with my jabbering.
I think I'm going to go call my girl real quick, she is sleeping over at her cousin's but I already miss her. Isn't it crazy? The minute the kids are out of my sight, I miss them so much and can't wait for them to come home.
First thing tomorrow morning I have grocery shopping to do, and also need to drop off the books at the library though I'm not picking any up this time. I might next week, but not tomorrow.
Ok....there, I think I got all my chattiness out of my system and I can say that now I'm ready for bed.
Have a wonderful night friends and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)