Thursday, August 30, 2012


Remember the story of the little engine that thought he could?  It's a cute little story on motivation, trying hard and succeeding.

Wondering if it is online somewhere......

Wondering if the election will be successful......

Wondering if politicians even care about doing the right thing anymore......

Wondering why I am up so late wondering about things out of my control......


Tuesday, August 28, 2012



Thursday, August 16, 2012


One vacation every 2.47058823529 months!!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012


Some days it's just one breath at a time.

Breathe in.

Breath out.

Try not to think.

Try to stay distracted.

Some days it's just on breath at a time.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012


A great way to save time and energy is to use the good old Crockpot.  It is a great way to have an easy dinner ready when you get or home.

This is a new recipe I'm going to try:

Crock-Pot Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef
29 oz can tomato sauce
8 oz pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1. Spray the inside of the crock-pot with cooking spray
2. Brown the ground beef
3. Stir the tomato sauce in with the ground beef
4. Spread 1/4 of the meat sauce on the bottom of the crock-pot
5. Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce; break to fit better into pot
6. Combine the cheeses in a bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the cheeses over the noodles.
7. Repeat these layers twice
8. Top with remaining sauce
9. Cover and cook on low for 4hrs (you can start the crock-pot on high in the morning before work;  put it on low till ready to eat at supper time)
10. Let the lasagna stand in the crock-pot with the lid off for at least 10 minutes 
1. Add chopped onion and garlic to the ground beef
2. Use Italian sausage in place of ground beef or with ground beef
3. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese to the cheese mixture. Replace cottage cheese with Ricotta.
4. Add 1/2 cup additional shredded mozzarella cheese to the top of lasagna 5 minutes before serving

Hope I can freeze the leftovers or maybe I will share with some friends in our little town.....why should we all 'cook'?