Friday, March 28, 2008

For Jane Austen Fans

If you like the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (it's GREAT), then you might like Wives and Daughters. Clarissa and I really enjoyed it. Added: We checked it out from the public library. I think it was originally shown as a mini series. Netflix has it, but I don't know about other rental places.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Yummy Grape Salad

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe. It's great! So, when grapes are on sale in your area you might want to try it. Sometimes I use all red grapes, but it's prettier with a combination.

2 lbs. green grapes
2 lbs. red grapes
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 8 oz. sour cream
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Stem, wash and dry grapes. Place in a large bowl. In separate bowl mix other ingredients (some people save the brown sugar as a garnish, but I mix it in). Then add this mixture to the grapes, serve chilled.

p.s. the photo is from my kitchen- it has kind of Italian/grape theme

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spring Wreath

I have been trying to teach myself how to make a wreath. My sister in law gave me a few tips a while back. I've made a few attempts.

I didn't like how I had the three pink gerber daisies at the top, but Clarissa liked it that way so I left it. I'm ready for spring and it is only getting up to 39 today- oh, well, I can pretend! Do you have any wreath making tips?

Oh, I almost forgot- I got these flowers last year at a 90% off sell, they ranged in price from 10 to 30 cents each. I love it when I stumble across a good deal!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Magic Hair

S, age 3, came up to me the other day and said, "Mom, I love your hair". I said,"thanks". Then with a bit of awe he added,"it changes colors". Yes, it's true. I've been trying for a long time to find a hair color that I like, that covers gray, that I can afford to have done... I guess the variety has impressed one person (o:

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Car accident, Part 2

Tip from a 40+ year old: Well, Farmers insurance said that they don't usually assign liability in a parking lot accident.?. Therefore, we should not plan on them paying for our repairs. Remember, the other driver admitted it was her fault. Well, even though I had written down all of the insurance wrong, I had gone up to a total stranger and asked him to be my witness. He turned out to have a very strong personality. After the insurance company talked to him they said they would pay for the repairs (now, we'll see how much). So, moral of the story.... even if your accident is with the nicest person in the world and the situation seems OBVIOUS- take pictures, get witnesses and if you can, get a policeman to make a report. Much better safe than sorry (o:

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