Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Iron Throne Read Along

I’ve decided to take the leap!  I’m going to read The Song of Fire and Ice series.  I found a nice pacing and reading guidelines on a blog that I follow and decided to join in.  I know I’m a few days late, so lots of reading to do tonight.  It’s a good thing I have all the books in my possession (except book 6, of course) and I do not have to get them from anywhere.
I have not finished the entire Game of Thrones series.  I am in the middle of season four.  It’s so good.  I’m afraid to reach the end because I have heard it’s a hot mess. 
Please check out Novel Knight’s blog for full instructions and an amazing spreadsheet.  It looks so pretty.  Use the hashtag: #IronThroneReadalong and jump into the fun!

A GAME OF THRONES (Book 1) Reading Schedule
June 2 to June 8 → Prologue – Chapter 15
June 9 to June 15 → Chapter 16 – Chapter 29
June 16 to June 22 → Chapter 30 – Chapter 41
June 23 to June 29 → Chapter 42 – Chapter 55
June 30 to July 6 → Chapter 56 – Chapter 72

Friday, May 31, 2019

Happy Friday! Last Day in May!

Happy Friday!  Fred is here to greet you!!  He's laying right in the middle of the floor, sure to trip you up as you wander through the house.  It's his fav pastime.  He, also, enjoys the catnip treats that Kibben knocks off the top shelf for all the enjoy.
We've made it to the weekend!  It was a nice, short work week!
We did a little dog sitting last week.  Here's our friend, Woody!  He is one of the kiddos dogs at their dads house.  He's a sweet little thing and I luv him.  It makes me miss having a dog.  I might have to start searching the shelters for a doggo for our home.

Tuesday was supposed to be the start of Baseball Season!  But a little visitor showed up in the area instead.  They called the game around 3 pm, before anything started happening.  Homes and businesses were destroyed, but there were very few injuries and no fatalities.  The news was on top of it and they should be given the credit for keeping everyone safe.
We did get to have our first game on Thursday though! 
It was a chilly night!  This was a sneak attack picture.  He never lets me take his pic voluntarily.  He's taller than me now, but an inch or two.
Two weekends ago, I volunteered out at Deanna Rose Farmstead in Overland Park.
I helped with the animal care team.  We made sure all the baby goats had their dewormer/delicer, their hooves taken care of, their tags cleaned and their fur brushed. 
And here's a derby picture...this is my friend, Zero Cool.  Which movie does her derby name come from?  Hackers!  That great 90s movie.  It's on Prime right meow, so check it out!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Currently....May -- plus my goals for May

Today I’m  linking up with Anne In Residence for her Currently link up. May’s prompt words are: admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing. Here’s what I’m currently up to!

Admiring --
The Sky on the last day of April.


Playing --
Roller Derby
Borrowing --
Books from the library and the Game of Thrones series from there too.

Remembering --
To post my book exchange books!  I got some lovely beach reads!  I cannot wait to dive in.
 To water my flowers.  The rain has helped the last few days.
Finishing --
The kiddos are finishing up school  You know we are almost done when award ceremonies are held.

And what the heck is going on with all my pictures?!?!  I cannot get them to turn the correct way.  Sorry.  I will figure it out and repost them.

May Goals
  • 8k steps per day
  • Finish seasons four of Game of Thrones
  • Prep for Garage Sale on June 1st
  • Work enough OT to purchase the fridge I want with cash
  • Weekend Trip to Oklahoma
  • Participate in a book swap
  • Pay off Alli's Costa Rica trip and help her pack her bags!
  • Have fun :) 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Friday!

I did not fall off the face of the planet or forget my A to Z.  I will get those posted up!
My internet at home went out again.  It went out on Saturday and was just repaired last night.  The technician gave me his number because this happens every two to three month (long story) and told me to call him direct next time and I won't have to go through customer service! 
A couple of weekends ago, Alli and I did the Escape House.  We inadvertently picked the most difficult room.  We eventually made it out, but it was after the time expired!  She let us keep going until we were done.  Five stars to this place and we will return to do the other rooms!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Blogging from A to Z: Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya

I kinda cheated on this one, but I have a good reason.  I am horrible at making rice.  It's just pretty terrible.  So, I just a box rice mix for this one.  I think you should too, makes it so much easier.

Polish Kielbasa, cut into little pieces
Chicken, again into little pieces
Shrimp, I didn't cut those up
Garlic to taste
chicken stock to make your rice mix in
1/4 cup of hot sauce
Then, the Jambalaya rice mix, which has seasoning and things in it already.

Prepare the rice first with the chicken stock.

Then, make your meat.  I did mine all in the skillet, with a little EVOO.

Mix it all together and add your hot sauce and garlic.

Such a cheat recipe, but that makes it easy, quick and yummy!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Blogging from A to Z: Indian Fry Bread

Indian Fry Bread

  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder (slightly Rounded Teaspoons)
  • 3/4 cups Milk
  • Water As Needed To Get Dough To Come Together
  • Vegetable Shortening Or Lard For Frying

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir with a fork as you pour in the milk; keep stirring for a bit to get it to come together as much as possible. Add just enough water (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup) to get it to come together. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let it sit for 35 to 45 minutes to rest.

When you're ready to make the fry bread, heat about 1 to 2 inches shortening/lard in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grab a piece of dough (or larger if you want larger fry bread) and press it into a circle with your fingers: place it on a clean surface and begin pressing in the center and work your way out, stretching it as you go.

When the circle is about 4 to 7 inches (however big you want it) carefully drape it into the skillet. Allow it to fry on one side until golden brown, about 1 minute, then carefully flip it to the other side using tongs. Fry it for another 30 to 45 seconds.

Remove the fry bread to a paper towel-lined plate and allow it to drain while you fry the other pieces.

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