Sunday, January 09, 2011

Yet Another Gregism

A commercial comes on TV that shows a laptop being transported to Africa. Emily then says, "If you win a laptop, a child in Africa wins one too".

Greg, "If I win a laptop, I'm sending it to a kid in Japan, China or Korea".
Mom, "Why would you send a laptop back to the country that it was made in? They probably ALL have laptops in Japan!"
Emily starts giggling, lol.

Friday, January 07, 2011


I have a feeling that this year will hold positive turning points for many people in my life. To point out one, M gave her notice at her job yesterday. I am so proud of her for knowing when things are too unhealthy to carry on. I have a feeling big (good) things are in store for her this year. :)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

MAKE THIS! It rocks!

No Peek Casserole

2 lb stew beef
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 small can of mushrooms
1 packet Onion Soup mix
3/4 cup red wine.

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker on low for 8-12 hours. (Ours was done in 8)
Serve over noodles or rice.

I made this tonight for dinner. HUGE hit. Child B had 4 bowls of it! I served it with french bread and steamed broccoli.

Buon Appetite!

Monday, January 03, 2011


I can't help but talk about the economy. When you have the urge to travel like I do and have no choice but to sit at home, it totally sucks. Gone are the days of hopping a plane to Miami & getting on a cruise ship. I look at my two kids and realize that they are growing at breakneck speed, and we can't even go anywhere to enjoy it.

This year I resolve to consistently work 2 days per week which will definitely help us get back to our regularly scheduled vacations.

First up, we want to visit New York City in honor of my "a hem" 29th birthday (2012). We are going to take the kids too. Among the places I want to see are Central Park (at least 1/2 a day in the park itself), Serendipity, and Ground Zero. I totally can't wait.

I really believe that some issues with the economy are under our control, such as how much money we spend on crap we don't need. Eating out or taking unnecessary trips in the car, plus countless other expenses we could totally do without.

I'm turning over a new leave this year and am really looking forward to the fresh start.