Monday, August 29, 2011

Pioneer Womens Meatballs My Way..

These little gems are easy to make and are delish and a big hit with the hubby...I tweak the recipe alittle,,instead of oats I used seasoned bread crumbs,and I put in 1 cup of chopped onions and used jar sauce instead of her sauce with uses 1 cup of ketchup which I am not a big fan of..I only cooked 1/2 of the meatballs and freeze the other half,,I will be making these little babies again...if you need the orginal recipe you can go to Pioneer Womens Blog(in my sidebar)and go to her cooking tab and type in Meatballs,,they are her Comfort Meatball recipe..what are you having for dinner tonight come and share,,until then huggs..

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Very Quiet Weekend,,

Hello Everyone,
I am hoping this post finds all my East Coast friends safe and dry,,we are thankful that Irene decided to turn right and not hit us here in Florida. Well like my post title says it has been a very quiet weekend,,yesterday I woke up feeling dizzy and tired, so I took it easy till hubby came home from work (12:00)and then I jumped in bed and took a 3 hour nap,,felt better when I woke up..didn't do anything exciting that night caught up on some of your shows we like thru On Demand..went to bed around 1130pm and woke back up at 8am,,felt good..we have just sat around and visited, watched some news on Irene..and then daughter went to work and hubby and grandson went to the pool and I have some quiet time to my self.

I have been reading every ones blogs, and I am envy of all the traveling you all are doing. We haven't been anywhere this summer. This is the second summer we have lived in Florida and I don't know if the humidity is getting us this year,,but we just don't have any energy or motivation. I am hoping to do traveling when it gets cooler, please come on fall..

I also haven't been doing any crafting at all..and I am seeing all the sweet Halloween patterns coming out and in the stores..Halloween is my favorite holiday. So hopefully I will be picking up the needle here soon..

I have been keeping up my running (inside on treadmill)and bike riding(early in the morning or late at night when it is the coolest)I did my farthest ride last Tuesday a 10.5 mile bike ride,,my knees and legs were screaming at me when I finished but I felt good over all..and I ran my fastest mile on Friday a 12 minute mile..which blew me away since I have been doing about a 16-18 minute mile before that,,we are still planning on doing our first race a 5k(3.1 miles) on Sept 10th..another reason I really want it to start cooling off so I can get outside more and run and bike ride..

Well that seems to be all for now..hope you all are having a quiet weekend to,,till next time,,hugs

Friday, August 12, 2011

I am ALIVE...

For those that are still following my blog,,sorry for the absence,,and the sad thing is I really don't have anything interesting or pictures to post..I guess I needed a blog break....The weather here has been really to hot to do anything,,we have been to the pool a few times and to the beach,,which I am in need of a trip very soon,,,having beach withdraws...but I have not pick up or touch a craft item all summer,,again I think the heat has something to do with it,,,
What I have been doing is running,,yes you read that right,,inside on the good ole treadmill..I started out walking,,got up to 4 miles and them I wanted to try my hand at running,,and I am doing it,,I have always wanted to be a runner,,but couldn't run more them 3 minutes at a time,,now I am up to 1.75 miles and I am doing my first 5k Sept 11th,,and loving it...The funny thing is, is that I haven't run in over 27 years(since the army)and I will be turning 50 in the saying goes better late then never,,,I run 3 days a week and walk 2,,I am still enjoying my walking,,and that I can do outside early in the morning pushing my grandson in the jogging stroller,,and the other neat thing about running is I am buying alot of neat running outfits and I am starting to look good in them,, It also has been years since I have worn sleeveless shirts and now that is mostly what I wear..
Well hopefully the fall will be more eventful,,I do have a trip planned to go to Austin,Tx for a friends wedding reception and me and hubby are planning a trip to Georgia mountains to see the fall colors and to Charleston, SC,,so with the cooler weather I will outside more,,well that is about it for now,,,hope you all are having a great summer and staying cooler as best as you can,,,till next time,,,,