Monday, December 20, 2010

What's for Supper Ya'll?

Tonight we are having fried chicken. I have some thighs and drumsticks thawing right now. Later on I will coat them and fry em up. Along with that will be some potato salad and probably green beans. I also have some Italian Carrots to warm back up as well. They taste great and are super easy to make. Recipe follows:

Italian Carrots
1 to 2 lbs of baby carrots
1 bottle of Italian dressing ( I used Kraft Italian)

Place carrots in glass baking dish and cover with Italian Dressing. Cook at 325 degrees until carrots are tender. I like mine to have just a hint of crispness left in them. These taste so good and are so easy to make!

It is Cold Outside!

I know that some folks are accustomed to the cold and even like it. Right now though, it is 27 degrees outside and I am cold! It might not be so bad if our heating unit had not frozen up. I have turned it off for a bit to see if it will thaw out and I have the kerosene heater going. (Thank goodness for back up heat!) I do hate that smell but I keep it in a well ventilated place and it keeps the house warm. The realty office will not be open for an hour or so. I hope they can get someone out here today to look at the unit! How cold is it where you are?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What's For Supper Ya'll? December 14th 2010

Well everyone tonight for supper we are having Meatloaf with some rice and gravy. Our veggies of choice will be broccoli & cheese with some fresh baby carrot sticks & some ranch dressing with them. I might even get busy and cook a Chocolate Cake for dessert. What is for supper for ya'll tonight?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lil Keith will be 1!

Well folks on September 17th my baby boy will be one! I cannot believe he has grown so fast! Next thing you know he will be driving a car! We plan on having him a BBQ Birthday Bash. The theme is going to be Disney Pixar CARS theme. I am so excited to be throwing my Lil Man his first Birthday Bash! We have also started thinking about decorating his bedroom. When he was first born we did the zoo animal theme with lions, tigers, zebras, elephants, monkies and such. He is really attracted to the colors red & blue and he has expressed a major interest in all things that have to do with CARS! It looks as if he will be getting the CARS toddler bed and all of the accessories to go with it. We are going to start out slow and buy the bed first and the comforter/sheet set. I am hoping I will be able to find some fabric to make him curtains with. We are so excited about this party and decorating his room. All of the giftcards I earn online are going toward this new bedroom makeover! I hope that we will have it complete by December!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Readbud- An easy way to make some pocket change!

readbud - get paid to read and rate articles

Readbud is a great site I was introduced to by a fellow WPLH member. You simply read and rate articles (picked from 50 different interests areas). Each article pay is based on how many words are in the article. A list of pay amounts will follow. Once you achieve the $50 goal you will be rewarded your pay via Paypal. So far I have earned $2.54 just reading articles while work was slow. Click on the banner and join. You will be paid to read and if you refer friends or post an affiliate link on your webpage, social website or public forum and people join the program you will be awarded $5.00 when that person reaches their first payout!

Payment Structure:

Article content word count and corresponding rewards:

  • Under 100 : 1 cent
  • Between 101 and 200 : 2 cents
  • Between 201 and 300 : 3 cents
  • Between 301 and 400 : 4 cents
  • Between 401 and 500 : 5 cents
  • Between 501 and 600 : 6 cents
  • Between 601 and 700 : 7 cents
  • Between 701 and 800 : 8 cents
  • Between 801 and 900 : 9 cents
  • Between 901 and 1500 : 10 cents
  • Between 1501 and 2000 : 15 cents
  • Over 2000 : 20 cents
It is important to note that in order to have the reward amount credited, a rating of the article must be submitted.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pics from a trip to the Florida Panhandle back in 2004

I took myself a working/job hunting vacation back in 2004. I had decided that I wanted to move to Florida, so I got online and applied at various job postings there. I got a hit with Ft. Walton Beach Hospital. I took a road trip and went camping for a week and went to the interview. Well I was offered the job.... however, the pay left much to be desired and the cost of living down there was way more expensive than NC. I did enjoy my vacation though! Here are some pics! I just love those Emerald Waters & that White Sand!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Accomplishing Daily Goals

Last year after getting pregnant and then having all of the physical complications I got lazy and out of my normal habits and schedules. Since having Baby Keith and recovering quite a bit, I have decided that it is time to get back into the habit of preparing a schedule and sticking to it. I am one of those people that keeps a day planner in her purse as well as a huge calendar on my office wall and of course the Google Calendar online. I don't currently have a cell phone but rest assured, if I did have one, it would be one of the nice Blackberry's with all of the bells and whistles to remind me of what I need to do. I started today with work. I stuck to my schedule (even though I did not reach my goal) I still was able to stick to my self imposed schedule. I had planned for today's supper in advance and took out the needed meat from the freezer last night and made sure that I had all of the ingredients needed on hand. I did some much needed cleaning out of my email accounts as well as completed some of my survey's that I have been neglecting. On the household front, I did some laundry and changed the sheets on our bed as well as the babies. Tomorrow is another day and I am already creating my schedule.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Edition to the Family

Well folks I have been away for several months now. As some of you know I was pregnant. With that pregnancy come high blood pressure and a few other problems that limited my activities. I just did not feel like doing much of anything really. Well, I had my little bundle of joy on September 17th. Keith weighed in at 10.5 pounds and he was 21.5 inches long. Quite a big bundle of joy, not so little. He is now 5 months old and growing like a weed. I have some pics of him that I am going to share. After his birth I had more complications with my high blood pressure and edema. I was actually put back into the hospital 3 days after he was born. It was not a fun time for certain. My blood pressure is finally under control and all of my edema is gone and I feel so much better. Here is our bundle of joy!