We have the big stuff done,

but there is now a bunch of little stuff, lights, fans, hanging pictures, shelves ect… I can’t wait for it all to be done.

At least the rain stopped so my fence could be done.  So nice and private and the dogs can’t get out.

Our oldest dog has lost some weight because of going up and down the stairs, he is getting in pretty good shape, except he is getting blind and deaf…..poor guy 😦

Cat is loving having plenty of places to get away from Mushu, she is out a lot more then at the old house.

Mushu is Mushu a total menace as usual…  but so darn cute!

Kitchen Mash-ups

So…we had a pot luck type of xmas eve, and we had way to much food, so I froze some ham, lasagna, meatballs ect.

With the ham bone however, I cooked it down to stock to use in making soups at a later date.

Then I made a soup with the stock, some ham, and lentils, it was pretty darn good.

I made a spaghetti squash, and I unfroze 1/2 a meat ball, the sauce, added tomatoes and mushrooms and cheese…yea baby that be good!

The other day we made tacos, there were some black beans left, I had half a tomato, some mushrooms, spinach and cheese, tossed it all together in a skillet and it was tasty.

I am almost back to my old self and schedule with some tweaks.  Hope to post more later.  Have a great day!

OMG, it is almost done

It seems like FoReVeR since I posted…sorry….house has been a MAJOR reno.  But it is looking good.  Didn’t get it ready enough in time for Thanksgiving, but we had xmas eve here.

Although I just put the tree away yesterday ….. 😦 didn’t have room in the garage until now!

Then fence is almost done, yippeee…..hopefully it will cut down on some noise and since the dog can’t see anything stop some of her barking, plus it gives us more room!

I pulled 4 more potatoes out of my planter..yea baby!  I need to start redoing for this growing season but that is on my “todo” list.

I am happy to be back…..

Going all HealhTea…

so as you may or maynot know, lots of healthy alternatives to drugs are teas…the downside is some of them taste like $%#^!

Now I like tea, and I constantly have a pot of Iced Tea available…I usually add fruit/herbal teas to flavor instead of sugar.  Well one day it hit me, instead of forcing down the good tea, that tastes bad, I just added it to my regular pot of tea….and YEA…..it works, it may take a little longer to get it all in, but I do.

So, if you like tea, and you want to do the natural path instead of drugs….add it to the tea you already like, it may taste a little different, but it should be a lot better overall, plus you will actually drink it 🙂


Sometimes I surprise myself

so, the house isn’t all together yet, finally found the box of glasses to drink out of :), and I really haven’t cooked yet…until today.

So I had some left over chicken from two restaurants, and they weren’t going to be eaten, but instead of throwing them away, I added them to a pot of water and boiled them down to broth and shredded chicken bits.

Booyah baby!  I still got it!

OMG…finally in

So….it was a comedy of errors….we were supposed to have 21 days to move, but the young couple who bought the house wanted to be in for Turkey Day, and we thought, ok we can do that…..13 days…wrong….

First our house didn’t close on time, an extra 2 days, and then the tenting of the house was delayed 3 days … so everything else had to be moved back…this was not a house we could just move into.

We had to add lights, take down wall paper and popcorn ceilings and paint and re-carpet, redo the bathroom….yea, I just had the bathroom at the old house done, it was awesome, I wanted it again…..and I got it.  We still have lots to go, but at least it is livable now.

Needless to say, while our old house was move in ready and they had Turkey day there, we went out to Chinese food.

The silver lining?  It was Dim Sum at the restaurant and it was AWESOME since I had my Aunt and Mom with me, we were able to try all sorts of stuff.  Plus my son was home from college for Turkey day, so it was all good.

I am so thankful that the house if finally done!

Slightly sporadic for a while

I try and post everyone other day or so….however….this move is killing me!  So my posts are a little more spaced out…..as am I 🙂

I am boxing up the house, while calling for quotes on the new one, while trying to do all my regular stuff, PLUS we have an HOA now….aaaauuugghh….gotta jump through a lot of hoops for the repairs….so don’t get to the computer as much as I want.

And of course add the holidays and it is a mad house around here!