Friday, October 15, 2010

Life Happens

Been away from my blog last couple of days because as I tell my girls, "life happens." 

Monday I took the 4 TLC's home and then took a care package over to a friend who called and said she was in dire straights.  Came home to a house that looked like 4 little ones had been there for 3 days and should have gotten busy but instead I fixed dinner and collapsed on the couch. 

Tuesday I had promised to watch a friend's 3 children only to wake up with a stomach flue so nothing got done that day.

Wednesday I left the house at 6:50 AM to go up to the valley for a CPR and first aide class.  Classes lasted till 3 PM and then I had couple of hours to thrift shop : ) before I picked up oldest son at work.  Jason and I had plans for the evening but at 5:30 while waiting for Jason our daughter Danielle called from the ER and had our youngest TLC there with an extreme rash all over his body.  Modified plans with Jason and then at 9 PM I relieved son-in-law Robert to stay at hospital so he could take the other 3 children home and get to bed.  Got Danielle home at midnight and I got home at 1 AM.  Long day.

Now you know where I have been if you have wondered.  Yes, life happens and we just have to go with the flow.  Precious Husband has a bug too but his is totally different than mine.  So, I guess I don't have to tell you not much has gotten done around here but oh well, tomorrow will be another day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

Sharing great fall recipe for chicken today.  Precious Husband loves red potatoes so that made this a keeper.  
Garlic and Rosemary Chicken

1 large whole roasting chicken
6 garlic cloves
several sprigs of rosemary
coarse salt (or regular)
several red potatoes (or regular)
several chunks of red onion

Place garlic under the skin of the chicken and place rosemary in and on chicken.  Sprinkle with salt.  Place in 13 inch baking dish along with several small red potatoes and chunks of red onion.  Roast at 450* for 10 minutes per pound of chicken.

Easy, very good and makes the kitchen smell wonderful while it is cooking.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Past History - New Memories

Tonight after supper we decided to bring out 2 milk cans holding lots of history.  The red can held Uncle Jason's Legos.  Uncle Jason turned 40 last Sunday.  Tristan, our oldest grandson played with these often before he moved to Kentucky. They haven't seen any action for over 5 years probably.

Now the four little TLC's will have many hours ahead of them to build things and most importantly build memories for us to cherish.

This milk can held misc. cars, trucks and lots and lots of Matchbook and Hot Wheel cars that Anthony played with on the floor.  Due to the aspects of Anthony's cerebral palsy he could not walk so he spent many an hour combat crawling on the floor chasing after his cars.  A lot of the cars were given to Jason when he was just a little guy so I keep telling Precious Husband there may be retirement money in the can but he says that is only wishful thinking : )  Someday I still may pick up a Hot Wheel catalog just to make sure - what do you think?

When this car was pulled out both Precious Husband and I said at the same time, "I think this one pops up."  Sure enough and it still does after nearly 30 years.  Anthony turns 34 the 22nd of this month and in some ways it seems like just yesterday he was chasing this little black and yellow racer.  Boy, do I sound like a Mémère or what?

This kids didn't want to put away their newly discovered toys but I promised them the Lego truck in mid-production would be waiting in the morning.