General Life

Rum Pound Cake & Glaze

As requested, here’s the recipe for the rum pound cake and glaze.  Since we don’t drink, I used extract…knowing my luck I’d run into a bunch of people from church on my way out of the liquor store, so I’ll stick with the extract. Still makes a good cake. If you do drink, I’ll add in the rum for the icing. 1 c butter...

December 21, 2008

Girl’s Night Recap!

I’m tired. Very tired. The friend that hosted did a great job on the food spread. She had pinwheel-like sandwiches, chips, crackers and dip, eggnog and hot chocolate. Everything was really good. And she held the party in her basement, which has a nice fireplace…that’s where I sat for the evening. I love fireplaces! So we did the usual eating and talking with a...

December 20, 2008

That Was….um…There.

Last night my dh had his work party…not the whole business, just IT and their families. Only one other person brought her 2 kids. Luckily ours were behaving well. They had lots of wine and beer…we were two of 5 people not drinking, so it was fun watching other people get tipsy 😀 Dinner consisted of steak or chicken (we all had steak), potatoes,...

December 19, 2008

Cookie Week!

This is officially Cookie Week in our house. The week before Christmas when we make tons of cookies!  Yesterday we started with pecan snowballs and chocolate crinkles. Tomorrow we’ll be doing sugar cookies and gingerbread men. I have a wicked awesome recipe for the gingerbread; they’re probably my favorite. Friday is Girl’s Night. The woman hosting this month is having a cookie swap. She...

December 15, 2008

Bear Meme!

Mommy’s Little Corner tagged me with this cute meme, so I’ll share and pass it along! -START COPYING HERE– Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a powerful Genie Princess named Mariuca who was known throughout the land as the friendliest, most popular blogger in the blogosphere kingdom. Adored and admired by international visitors and commentators from around the...

December 13, 2008

Favorite Holiday Movie?

Today my baby is 6 months old!! Yay, baby boy 😀 I love watching all the newer and older Christmas movies this time of year! Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch (both versions), A Christmas Carol (any and all versions but love Muppets), A Christmas Story (you’ll shoot your eye out), Nutcracker, Polar Express, etc. There’s so many!! So what’s your favorite holiday movie?

December 10, 2008

A Humbling Experience.

I debated for a couple days whether to share this experience or not, and finally decided I ought to. Please keep in mind I’m not bragging or trying to gain favor or brownie points or “good for you” applause. It’s just something that happened and has made an impact. When my dd and I were out shopping Saturday, we were pulling out of a...

December 8, 2008

Christmas Gift Update.

Remember the Christmas swap idea I wrote about awhile back? My sil found a couple families that we could donate something to (the cousins donate to instead of each other). She assigned us a 9-yr-old boy whose mom had been in an accident and been injured so she hadn’t worked in 6 wks, and wouldn’t for another 6. Rough time to be missing a...

December 7, 2008

Speaking of Hicks…

I got sent this email. I’m tellin’ ya, someone seriously had a lot of time and creativity on their hands! Coke might look cool, too, ‘cuz of the red can. Project for next year 😀

December 5, 2008

I Want One!

My mom sent me an email recently with a bunch of unusual…uh…cars. Being from Texas, I gotta go with the hickmobile. Which is your fave?

December 3, 2008