Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Roll It Up

This is how the menfolk in our family store their pants. We roll them up and stick them in the drawers in rows like this. They can pull out the exact pair they want without rifling through the drawer and messing everything up. When they were younger, I would roll up a t-shirt, underwear, and pair of socks inside the pants. Then they could just grab a roll and be all set for the day. The bigger they have gotten, the more they like to choose which t-shirt to wear with which pair of pants, so only the pants are rolled now. I do pack for trips using the outfit in a roll concept though.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Look What I Made

Crepes. They always so seemed so intimidating. So difficult. So impossible. Last night I tackled them.......................and I did it! The first few were a little thick, but eventually I got the hang of it and ended up with 9 perfectly edible crepes. The ones I made were intended to wrap around a savory chicken/broccolli filling. I can't wait to sweeten them up and try them for breakfast next week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A House of Fools

You had to be on your toes around here today! BJ got industrious yesterday. He looked up a website full of April Fool's pranks and shared lots ideas with his siblings. Here are some of the "jokes" I observed today.

* A cup full of paper confetti strategically placed over the door
*Salt on the toothbrush (They got me with this one!)
*Gatorade replaced with colored water
*Clothes, towels, and even bath mat removed while boy taking shower
*Hiding cell phone
*Disconnected computer mouse
*Changed mouse movement to slow
*Changing the time on the clock

Knit Wit

I finished another hat this week. I am officially addicted to knitting. I've had to make a file on my computer for all the knitting patterns, websites, and blogs I stumble across. There is even a collection of yarn forming in piles around my house. For this hat, I learned how to make the pom poms and add them to the top as well as the tassels. I also figured out how to put that stripe in all by myself. I'm really missing watching TV while I knit. I tried to knit while reading a book. It didn't work out so well. I had to tear out a bunch of rows AND re-read several pages. I guess multi-tasking cannot be applied to everything.