Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pictures of Caesar....

He likes watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer too! Such a smart kitty cat!

Monday, April 24, 2006

West Wing

This week Target has each season of West Wing (1 through 5) on sale for $22.99....on Amazon they range from $38 to $45 so it is a really good deal. (Also in the ad online it only shows season 4 and 5 of West Wing but in the paper ad it says including other season and in the store they also have them all as the same price.)

Michael said he might have to pick them up as it is just too good of a deal to really let pass. And we are big West Wing fans.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


I made a loaded pizza.....homemade whole wheat herb pizza crust, then topped in this order from bottom to top....mozz cheese, parm cheese, provolone cheese - then crushed tomatoes - turkey pepperoni's - ground turkey sausage that I browned with basil, oregano, garlic and onions - sauteed mixed peppers, and just a little sprinkle of cheese on top. It was so yummy!

Friday, April 14, 2006


I have been sending out more snail mail lately and getting quite a bit also from my friends across the country. It is has been nice to have an unexpected card, note and package show up in the mail.

I have quite a few bits of mail that needs to go out and I got 2 pieces this week...a package and a card. The card was so pretty I am going to hang it up as inspiration for art but eventually it might be cut and used in a piece as it has some beautiful butterflies on it and if anyone has seen my art before -- I have a thing for butterflies. Flight, reborn, color, delicate and strong...and so on...there are just so many wonderful qualities.

And the package I was just blown away by as it was so generous and thoughtful. My friend sent a package to spoil a girl....bath beads, soap, make up, chocolate and more...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Dental work and Pancakes

I had dental work done this week that was pretty intensive for me and so I haven't been feeling well. I just been in pain and not able to stand doing much for any length of time as it starts to throb.

Michael made me apple/oatmeal pancakes last night as it was soft for my mouth and you would have thought I was eating the most divine piece of chocolate. After eating jello and ice cream for almost 24 hours - really having more solid food was so incredible I love this recipe that we use for pancake - they taste so delish!

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

These are just so full of flavor and also filling. I really like to double the recipe so we have left overs for breakfast during the week.

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon sugar or even splenda/sugar substitute
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk - low fat or fat free
1/2 cup sugar free applesauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Stir together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl.

Beat egg in separate bowl; stir in milk, applesauce, and oil.

Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until blended. Fold in walnuts.

Heat greased griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375 degrees. Griddle is ready when a few drops of water bubble and skitter rapidly around.

For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed, bubbly and dry around edges. Turn and cook other sides until golden brown.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Yay for Ice Cream!

I have been to the dentist and so only can eat soft food for a few days. So having ice cream for dinner.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Art Goodies!

We went out town this past weekend and I came home with lots of presents! Michael's parents had a bunches of stuff for me...old games and old photographs. Everything is great! I love it all. Stuck in the bundle of photos were some old maps plus a high school diploma from 1923. So I just have so many wonderful things to inspire me and create!

Here is a picture of just a few of the photographs.....

close up of some of them....

Also while out of town Michael bought me a bunch of art goodies....metal, cloth, and paper bits that I am so excited to use.

One of my favorite stops while in Denver is the Dollar Tree and they had some dolls I plan on altering. One I think is going to be a political piece and the other I think an angel/spiritual type piece. I am going to pull their hair out, paint them and alter them so they are not even recognizable so that is why I need....

...the before pictures of the dolls...

And then....I had one more fantastic thing happen...I sent some friends some cookies and they sent me a thank you package filled with art goodies that was totally unexpected and unnecessary but very much appreciated.

Here is a picture of the wonderful art goodies they sent me....

layers and layers of fun!

I am sure with all these wonderful things I am going to be creating...and get this artist block unblocked!