Hola Amigos! Work is hell, but then it always is. Found out a few days ago my brother is coming home from Texas to spend Christmas with his northern michigan (not quite yoopers… hehe) family. Its exciting because we’ll get to see him at Thanksgiving when we go to my mom’s too (she’s in Austin, he’s out of Abilene)….So YAY.
Dad and Val and the girls came over for dinner last night…Bill (my uncle who said he was coming) decided not to at the last possible minute so Val was irritated with him. We had grilled bone-in chicken (with lots of accompanying jokes about ‘big breasts’), cheesy potatoes and I made a dessert from a recipe my mama gave me (see at bottom)….We also sat out around the campfire and s’mores were offered but declined….ah well, always keep a six pack in the house is what I say (….a six pack of chocolate bars that is…I know, I’m lame today). So a pleasant evening was passed by all. Kaia was restless though and had a hard time going down. I think it was just so much playing and running and screaming that she was wound up.
This week I have a full “normal” week, during the day Monday and Tuesday and then nights again Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I do have Saturday and Sunday off it just seems like kind of a high price to pay (working 10 days straight to have a weekend off). I am thinking of doing day care, I know I said in my last post I was afraid of my own potential for violence but today I am more afraid my attitude and for the desires of my heart. I can’t be away from Casey and Kaia anymore. This mama wants to be home with her family. Call me old fashioned, just wait ’til you have kids of your own!
Well I hope you all have a great week…I’ll be around when I can but probably not Monday or Tuesday as all the bosses are here and I must look efficient. Thanks all…
1 Cup flour
1 Stick of margarine or butter
1 8oz pckg Pecans (I used walnuts) finely chopped
Stir flour and pecans together, cut butter into flour and nuts and spread in bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or just until edges are brown. Let cool completely before adding layer two.
1 and 1/4 cup milk
1 Regular sized packet of instant vanilla pudding
Wisk together in a bowl and pour over top of layer one.
1 and 1/4 cup milk
1 Regular box of instant chocolate pudding
Wisk in bowl and pour over layers one and two.
1 8oz packg of cream plain cream cheese, softened.
1 Cup powdered sugar
Half of an 8oz. container of Cool Whip
Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese together. Fold in Cool Whip and spread over bottom layers. Add rest of cool whip and you’re done. Enjoy!!
Sorry I didn’t put in earlier, busy busy busy today!!Let me know how it goes if you try the recipe.