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New template

Well everything old is new again....so the saying goes. It was time for a change. I wanted something Spring like. I may change it around a bit, still playing with it. Like a kid with a new toy, it has my attention right now. It is kind of fun, but I may need to change some of the colors around. I got an email from the blogger team and it did not take much to convince me to try it out. My next step is getting my music back on. I guess I lost it when I took a break from blogging.

Stress Management

Can you be stress out about a stress management class???....surely not....I registered for a 2 week stress management class, this summer. (It also counts as my elective)My friend Lynne took it last year and said is was wonderful. I was de-stressing down in Florida, visiting my family...otherwise we could have taken it together. Anyways, there are only 3 other students who signed up besides me. I think we only need two more students, before they cancel the classes. I was so looking forward to it....Of course registration, just started last week, and there are procrastinators out there (not like me, who counted down the days til registration) I guess if I miss out, I can find a yoga class somewhere.....now just take a slow deep breath......just breathe...

Rainy Days......

So much for the sunny, warm days.....today is cold and rainy...but what better way to turn a frown upside down, than trying out a potato soup recipe I found.....Yummy... Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup Ingredients * 4 cups chicken broth * 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes * 1/4 cup minced onion * 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt * 1/4 teaspoon white pepper * 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into chunks Directions 1. Combine broth, potatoes, onion, and spices. 2. Boil on medium heat until potatoes are tender. 3. Smash a few of the potatoes to release their starch for thickening. 4. Reduce to low heat. 5. Add cream cheese. 6. Heat, stirring frequently, until cheese melts. Okay, it may not be the true Panera's recipe, but it was delicious. Now that my tummy is full, back to reading my material for Wednesday night&#

Happy Frist Day of Spring!!

Happy first day of Spring everyone. Well to me Spring and flower crafts go hand in hand. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up this free craft project..... Then I found 3 stems true touch rose bud, and a small bag of river stones...I already had the rose vase and the moss....I thought I had the natural raffia, but that will be my next trip to the craft store... And c'est a la magnifique....

Spring is in the air

"The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” Therese of Lisieux Okay, the weather is wonderful today. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the sky is a beautiful blue, and flowers are blooming. Last August I bought my house, and before winter I had the front yard landscaped with the help of friends. Now, I can't wait to start on the side of the house. My plans eventually lead to the back yard, for a relaxing retreat. I found this picture, and thought "perfect". It won't happen this year, but maybe some day. A girl can only dream. For now, I am just going to enjoy the sunshine and my day off. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox. I am so ready for Spring to begin and I am already enjoying the sun being out a little bit longer in the evening. So everyone enjoy and em

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone.....ready for green beer, green cupcakes, corned beef and cabbage.....We are all wearing green today at work (supposed to wear pink)but no-one wants to get pinched. In the spirit of the day I even have St Patrick's Day socks on.....Wishing all good fortune and wealth....now go and find the four leaf clovers and enjoy the day....May your day be filled with shamrock's and gold at the end of the rainbow.

Happy Pi Day

∏ I hope every one enjoys Pi Day, today. Now I prefer to eat pie, than discuss the relevance of Pi. My favorite is pecan pie....I have used a wonderful recipe from Family Circle (9/1/98) called Carol Thomas's Pecan Pie....wow it is hard to believe I have been making that pie every year for the past 12 years, time sure flies. I usually make it at Christmas time, but maybe I need to make it on March 14th. I always made 2, one for work or whatever function I was attending, and then one for my boys....Of course none of my pies compare to Miss Faye's Here is Carol Thomas's recipe: 1 ready to use--roll out pie crust (this is why my pie cannot compare to Miss Faye's) 1/2cup butterscotch chips 1 cup pecan pieces 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup white corn syrup 2 eggs 1. Heat oven to 350 (degrees) 2. Unfold pie crust into 9 inch pie pan. Scatter butterscotch chips and pecan pieces in pie shell. 3. Beat together butter, sugar, corn syrup and e