Friday, March 21, 2008


Happy Easter everyone. I have the misfortune to have to work 12 hours Easter. What a bummer I would much rather spend it with my family. Anyone else have to work Easter?

Thursday, March 20, 2008


As You can tell I love spring. Everything is being reborn. My daughters and I went for a drive today just enjoying the day. Have a Happy Spring Day

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I was sitting and watching the news and heard that in California this librarian was fired for calling the police on a man in the library looking at photos of naked boys. I don't know what is going on when you do something right and get penalized for it. The librarian noticed the man looking at the photos and went to her supervisor and she was told to just give the man a warning but instead she called the police. For that she was fired from her job although they claim it was for other reasons. I personally would rather someone like that locked away from children. Did anyone else see that on the news?


Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Have you ever seen that movie His, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda? That is what I think of when I think of our family. My husband has a daughter and son from previous marriages, I have 2 sons from a previous marriage and together we have 2 daughters. What is so great about it is that all the children do not consider themselves step, half or whole brothers and sisters.They just think of themselves as just brothers and sisters. I think it is great that they have bonded together and it was done all on their own. Their ages range from 31 to 9 with a daughter being the oldest and a daughter being the youngest.The problem is not with the children it is with the relationship between my sons and my husband but that is another story..
The same applies to grandchildren collectively we have 6 grandchildren with one on the way and it is going to be a boy. I'm so excited I can't wait but alas I have to. I come from a large family and it is crazy when we all get together but it makes for a fantastic time together. That is what it is like when all our children and grandchildren are together it is fantastic. So on that note I am going to go asI have to go check to see what the youngest daughter is doing. Have a Good Day.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Corned beef and cabbage isn't the only traditional holiday favorite on St. Patrick's Day.
While St. Patrick himself never had the pleasure of tasting such a sweet delight (soda bread didn't exist in Ireland until the 1840s when bicarbonate soda was introduced) it's now often served with meals.

Many argue that "real" soda bread consists of only flour, buttermilk or sour milk, salt and baking soda. Once you add raisins, it becomes "The Spotted Dog." Likewise, the caraway seeds, whiskey and furit turn the bread into "cake", and are found in America, not Ireland. Still, here are a few recipes, whichever way you prefer!

Sweet Irish Soda Bread
Courtesy of the Food Network
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup currants
2 tablespoons toasted caraway seeds
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon sanding sugar

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix it well. Cut the butter and shortening into small pieces. Add the flour. Now, using your fingers, work the butter and shortening into the flour mixture until it looks like crumbs. Add the buttermilk, currants and caraway seeds and mix them into the flour mixture as well. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead until the dough forms a ball. Grease a loaf pan and place the dough in the pan, then making sure to score the top of the loaf with a knife. Brush the top of the loaf with melted butter (yum!). Sprinkle some sanding sugar and place the loaf in the oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until you see it turn a golden brown