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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am in love!

My new Kitchenaid stand mixer arrived today. I had a Kitchenaid from the 1940s but the bowl broke in December. After searching everywhere for a new bowl, I broke down and bought a new mixer. This is what it looks like. The bayleaf color is even more amazing in person. It came with a flex edge beater as a bonus plus a $30 rebate and a year subscription to Martha Stewart Living. I made the most awesome brownies in it this afternoon. I am about to make some cookies as well. This mixer could be very bad for my diet. I cannot wait to make mashed potatoes with it. They will be so light and fluffy!
KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers

Friday, March 25, 2011


For the last two weeks everyone has been sick. Jimmy and I had the flu last week. Jay had a cold. Then on Wednesday I had to pick Jimmy up from school because he vomited. He was fine yesterday and went to school but last night Bianca vomited all night long. She is laying on the couch looking miserable right now. I am hoping the warmer weather that is supposed to be coming our way will perk us all up.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


My sister-in-law is leaving today. I will finally have my house back and some quiet. She came and stayed with us for five days about two weeks ago, flew out to Washington, and then returned here for two more days. I like B and love my niece and nephews but I am glad they are headed home. She has a 10 year old daughter M, a 7 year old son X, and a 3 year old son K. That means 5 kids plus 3 adults in my tiny apartment. To make it worse the kids spend all day fighting with each other and wreaking my house. I am a bit of a neat freak. I cannot stand messes and toys left everywhere. That is why the kids share a bedroom and have a playroom. The toys were everywhere. I couldn't walk without stepping on something or tripping over someone. And the volume level was insane. Screaming, crying, whining, and that was just the adults.

I have decided I am going to curl up with my Kindle and read or catch a few episodes of the office with Jay. I need some quiet time to recharge my battery. This makes me really hope we get the four bedroom house I fell in love with in LA. It is 4100+ sq. ft. and I could hide when people come to visit.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook for March 7, 2011

Outside my window... there is a mixture of freezing rain and snow.

I am thinking... about my new classes that started today.

I am thankful for... the tree branch not going through my roof when it fell on it this morning & the fact I am finished with my college art class.

From the kitchen... nothing this second but we are having yogurt for lunch and cajun chicken with rice and green beans for dinner.

I am wearing... jeans, sneakers, a long sleeved green striped shirt, and a hoodie.

I am reading... a chapter in my new sociology text and history text.

I am hoping... that it starts getting warmer soon so Jay can replace the muffler on my van.

I am creating... a peaceful, pleasant home.

I am hearing... the heater running, Jay typing up an assignment, and Bianca playing with her Polly Pockets and legos.

Around the house... is it mostly clean except for the laundry I need to fold.

One of my favorite things... is clean sheets!

A few plans for the rest of the week... getting some schoolwork done, dropping of the recycling, doing a deep clean of the kitchen, and decluttering.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...