Friday, September 30, 2011
Last week was a great haul- Peaches, Plums, salad, onions, tomatoes on the vine, and squash and I am sure something else I am forgetting.... oh yeah and little baby limes a bunch of them! we gave them to a lady at work who likes them because they would not get used in our house! the squash and the tomatoes were cut up and put in freezer till later.... the peaches and plums are getting worked on daily This week was not so good but ummm OK- onions, potatoes, more peaches and some nectarines and carrots, broccoli stalks and yeah I am sure I am forgetting something So far this week we are doing a roast with the onions, potatoes and...I don't know what else so far!
Posted by Casey Ross at 2:28 PM
Dinner time gets a little hectic in our household namely because everything happens at the same time- commute home, school, E's football games, Yoga class, etc - Did I mention we are back at 24hr fitness?? YES! Last night was no exception, left the crock pot on during the day with a pork tenderloin cooking away I had headed out Thursday am, thinking everything would be delish when I got home... so not the case! Best laid plans and all that! The pork tenderloin was so burned it was one solid piece, of course DS1, and DS2 had not noticed anything and so didn't act to try and salvage the situation, but I don't think it could have been really. So on to Plan B- Chicken! ok TPC grill pan, my favorite pan, grab that and butter, oh crap we are out of butter... used the little bit we had and grilled the chicken in the pan with TPC Citrus and Basil rub, and some lemon juice. That was awesome, I cut it up and served it with some pasta and veggies we had fixed up the other night... The squash... ew it was bad burned too... between the crock pot and the squash the smoke alarm went off repeatedly and was yelling FIRE, FIRE as it does. We have the new fangled ones that are combo fire/gas detector and speak to you so that you wake up and don't sleep through the alarm. yeah us... at least I have the comfort of knowing that if it does go off in the middle of the night it SHOULD get us up... I hope! In the meantime I will get an actual timer so I don't use the smoke detector to know when dinner is done :) Casey
Posted by Casey Ross at 2:23 PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Crazy week already, ready for it to stop... Don't think it will Monday was Football with E - he took down a big old boy wish I had it on video, was a thing of beauty and I don't consider myself a football fan.But my kid is playing so I will support! Had a go round with one of Blake's teachers- sent an assignment that was due and make up work from Blake being sick 2 wks ago, sent it Monday @ 945 and said it had to be completed within the same day so that I
could help Blake succeed... wtfe! It went downhill from there with him assuring me that the email had been sent on Friday and that I had opened it, um folks? I live in my email account, there is no way I would have missed an email and it be about the boys and their school work.... No way.! In Furry news- Memphis was bad sick over the weekend so we took a trip to the vet, well two trips to two vets. The first ones were only after money and didn't treat him and then would not release him and it was a mess, and I had dialed 9-1... and was going for that other 1 to get the cops involved when they finally relented and said yes I could indeed take my cat and get him treatment elsewhere! Now mind you, they owed me money, and needed to give me the difference on their deposit and services actually performed. They apparently were after the $355.00that was quoted and they were intent on getting it. Wasn't happening. So now we have a new vet and we love, love, love the staff and the office and the vet himself. Memphis had a fever of 105.3 in the am and the bad place, and then at the other vet it had gone down to 103.00. He was dehydrated, constipated and running fever, they pumped him full of fluids since he hadn't been given any all day and did blood work, and x-rays. Found out booger was way constipated and also has a heart murmur, didn't know that.... So we are dosing twice a day with antibiotics and he seems to be back to his turd self, biting my fingers at 3AM and showering with me in the mornings again. Bubba is doing well, and we have all joined the local gym to get our fitness on! Last night was the first night and we got some in and then went ate salads, I just could not do a burger! Tonight is yoga, which should be comical because Bubba is going to do it with me, and some grilled chicken and not sure what else we are doing with.... OH! and I got a B in History yeah! so GPA is still 3.5 (darn it) and I hope to get it up higher ! Next class starts Friday night and is Psych (oh joy) Sociology is still going on and is exceedingly dull.... but we will persevere!
Posted by Casey Ross at 5:47 AM
Friday, September 23, 2011
I have a multitude of things in my head at any given time but lately it is worse! These are the things I am willing to share... A) E is playing football, and he has to have tie/dress shirt every Monday and he keeps losing everything! ugh! B) Jazzy has turned into Satan cat and has to have "special" shots- meaning extra $$, time, effort C) Lucky is such a lover but I don't think he is all there... just not as quick as the others in the cattery D) Blake is plotting, not sure what but something is ticking and not right E) Somehow I keep "losing" cash in the house - $18 so far, interesting... F) Having to lock all the back gates because someone keeps leaving random trash in my back yard G) Wrote to my GM but haven't had the opportunity to call her, the time zones are always off when I can get to it H) Angie- girl you are on my thoughts I) Kids and cancer/Leukemia this sucks ass... I pray for you two daily J) Why my mother randomly stops talking to me? K) To medicate or not to medicate??? L) Passing math test to be able to take Math classes M) Financial- closing 2 checking accounts and getting everything switched over N) Work- nah that is a 4 letter word and a
rant post all of its own that will never be written
O) Friends whose names start with J praying for you as well
P) Child support BS, Direct deposit ? why does it take 6 mos? and if they have the money why do they sit on it for 6 mos?
Q) Fund raiser for E- turned in today Thank god one thing less to deal with
S) Kids homework/School
T) Drag racing/Dad's website
U) Money money money - always on the mind
W)Balancing it all, am I paying enough attention to everyone?
Y)E's Birthday (yes 13 OMG)
Z) Projects? Will they ever get done? Nope probably not....
Of course there is more! but for now that is all I can think of or post, as time allows, and for legal reasons...
Happy weekend y'all!
Posted by Casey Ross at 2:26 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Busy, hectic, Chaotic whatever you want to call it. Last weekend of History class, and after being on Dean's list and Honor roll the previous 3 semesters I fear a fall from grace. It is not the professor it was me. Strangely enough if you are all hopped up on Vicodin and take a test don't be surprised to get a 52. Ouch we have 4 grades in that class. E's - firsts this week A) wearing a tie :0 oh my god... he looked so grown up! B) first football type occasion, they had a scrimmage and his team rocked it! I don't remember the score but it was a lot to a little. And he was thrilled, I am good. Blake- Doing great in school! YES! I am so proud of him. and He is heading to Ennis with Dad and the Living Legends group this weekend. Bubba- Bubba is fantastic, and I am so grateful and lucky that he is in my life He is working his tail off, and we are going to be scoping gyms this weekend. :) Other than that the past 2 wks have been a blur and we are rocking along! Report cards come out next week, I can hardly believe it! Oh... fuzzy news Jazz is evil and attacked the vet at shot clinic- yeah! Psycho cat! Belle is fabulous and was a good girl when she got her shots. Memphis is a love bug as usual :), Lucky is well he is just a bit special, and Chance runs outside every second. Plenty to help keep us in line :) Happy weekend to you ! Casey
Posted by Casey Ross at 11:48 AM
Monday, September 12, 2011
It happened Friday... Our first fight, it was about something small and petty and yet hurt. Alot. We both ended up confused as to why we felt that way and how to fix it. But we stayed up, past 1 am ( Had to be at school by 9am Saturday this was a big deal!) and we talked, and yelled and explained. And kept Blake up and he came and knocked on our door and told us to shut up. But we didn't and we didn't go to bed angry and didn't let it grow. I hope there won't be many more, there might but I hope we can work them out and continue to talk them through as we did this one.
Posted by Casey Ross at 8:01 AM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
this week we got little baby carrot bags, Roma tomatoes, and plums. Also Poblano peppers and onions and potatoes. More apples, E is in heaven. Last night we had nachos with the peppers, onions. We used the peaches from last week that I thought were apricots and made Jam, will advise on that one. It doesn't look great and takes a wow bunch of sugar. The blueberries I have yet to make jelly out of. We ended up cutting up the peppers that we didn't use last night and freezing and the onions were diced and frozen since we are on overload with them right now thanks to a friends garden and then the Co-op. We are still watching food dyes and such and hoping to really stay away from them, most of the foods we are really not that processed, just have to convince Blake to eat more veggies :) he is a very meat and potatoes kinda man!
Posted by Casey Ross at 6:00 AM