Happy Birthday oh wonderful daughter of mine!
Today (wed. 15th) is my daughter's 22nd. birthday. I know, I know you are probably saying "My! a 22 year old daughter??? Why you look so young!" Thank you, thank you! But alas, yes I am the mother of a 22 year old. It just doesn't seem possible, the minutes, the days, the years just flew by! I am mother to an adult! I have to brag a little, I have earned the bragging rights. My daughter is really a wonderful person. She was a great kid, smart, funny, happy, and she is just as wonderful as an adult! She certainly has her head screwed on right! She makes good choices, has a good job, a good boyfriend, has a cute apartment. She is very intelligent but knows how to have fun. Happy birthday - my dear!
WHAT'S HAPPENING - The kids are settling in quite nicely to the new school year. Once again I have a great group of kids! My 2 new ones are learning the rules and are actually fitting in nicely.
The Steelers won their first game. They played against the Falcons and won in overtime.
Over the summer, I deeply fell in love with "Iced Coffee"! I never used to like it and now I love it. I think it totally depends on how you fix it. So I thought I would give you my recipie -
It is best to use a nice big plastic cup like this with a lid, pour in the plain coffee and put in the frig.
Later in the afternoon, take the coffee out of the frig. do not add sugar! add a sweetened creamer instead. One of my favorites is - Sweet Buttercream by International Delight, this adds sweetness without adding flavor. then add some ice and Voila! you are ready to drink. The coffee is already cold from being in the frig. so the ice won't make the coffee too weak. It is awesome and very thirst quenching.
TV - Here's what I'll be watching this year -
Mon.- DWTS, on at the same time is House, don't know if I'll record it or not.
Tues.- Glee, DWTS, Raising Hope, The Good Wife, Parenthood, thank you Lord for DVR!
Wed.- Suvivor, SVU
Thur.- catching up on recorded shows from Tues.
Fri.- Depends on what football game is on, and watching recorded shows
Sat.- spend time with the Hubby, time off of TV.
Sun.- Amazing Race, Ice Road Truckers (don't know when that is ending) The Glades
What will you all be watching?
KNITTING - I found the greatest website! If you are a sock knitter, go HERE
The site shows the formula for knitting a sock. It does give the direcdtions for knitting a sock further down the page. But I just love this chart. it is the formula, like if you start with 48 stitches - this is how many heel stitches there should be and how many on each needle. This is great! I an so excited! I knew something like this should exist but just recently found it.
It makes knitting socks a heck of a lot easier!
BOOKS - Just started "Time is a River" by Mary Alice Monroe, and loving it!!!!! Book review next week.
Peeking Between the Pages - Come Sunday, by Isla Morley
Peeking Between the Pages - What we Have, by Amy Boesky
And my giveaway - Opur's Blade, by James Ross
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