Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Have you ever felt like perhaps there is someone out there, a long lost sister that you've been missing.
Karin's New To Her Bread Machine
The basic recipe. I am planning on experimenting outside this one this week. I would prefer to make some higher nutritional quality bread sooner than later. But I love knowing everything that is in my food.

Flour (unbleached at least...) on sale for .99 cents. That way I can know how much my loaves of bread cost.

The beauty herself!
isn't she lovely...
isn't she wonderful...
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Pickled Peppers

What fabulous green jalapenos!

30 Tomatoes
6 Onions
4 green peppers
1 red pepper
5-8 jalapenos
2 cloves garlic
cans sealing!
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Bag + Books

Quality Garage Sale Time with friend
Land's End bag after washing - school, purse, and lunch bag all fit!! $1

32+ Bernstein Bear Books $5

[sidenote] Just about EVERYONE I know or have been close friends with is PREGNANT.

I'm SUPER happy. However, I do not have a baby, want a baby, or need a baby right now.

But I can buy things for those babies...

And when life gets tough, get a new job title.
[sidenote II]
It has nothing to do with a new job.
But I would like to retitle my job..
It should be something like...
cattle wrangling
dog training
supply sorting
Saturday working
paper sorting
needs to be sleeping

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jonah Study

Priscilla Shirer

Monday Night Biblestudy - 6 weeks
4 weeks - Preparing for Advent

Often I wonder if my life is significant. Not in the scary, "oooh, I better call Karin right now" kind of way. In the big picture pondering the greater meanings of life kind of way.

Last January I started my blog to act as my own personal sounding board and prove to myself that I in fact was significant. I can write, take pictures, and have opinions. Just me, just my doing, what can I do?

The interruptions that seem as if they are taking us away from the life we imagined can really end up giving us significance in a way that nothing else can! What seems difficult to do ends up being what creates us and molds us into who we are. Significant human beings. Hallelujah for an amazing God!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Book: The Other 8 Hours

This weekend include a fast read of the book:

I had seen a few people recommend this book on blogs and put it on hold at the public library. (can I just say I love the public library and all the FREE movies! (and books) They're great!)

At first I wasn't sure about the book. A few "real life stories" had me worried we'd be looking at Jane's life and seeing how it just didn't compare to Sally's life. However, the book progressed and I really felt energized and motivated.

Here were a few thoughts aka, the purple post-it note monster- you can figure out what the book was talking about...or just go read it yourself.

I work for about 10 hours a day excluding school blogging time I sleep (or want to) for 8 hours a night
drive 30 minutes a day
spend 1.5 hours eating or preparing meals a day
spend 1 hour getting ready for work/then bed
try to spend an hour with family
spend 1 hour relaxing/tv/surfing web
try to spend 30 minutes working on spirituality issues
exercise has been a 0
helping others has been a 0
my social time (unfortunately mostly FB during the week) is less than 10
hours a week

I'll be thinking about other "lessons learned" or at least acknowledged in a few future posts.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Two Favorites

Wasting time on YouTube... two of my favorite characters. Can you find the stinky cheese?