I'll be honest.. I hate following recipes to the T. I follow my mom's and grandma's examples and barely measure anything.. I just put in what looks or smells good. I do follow exact measurements for baking, though. I've had some messed up cookies before! I found this recipe from Paula Deen, but considering it's a … Continue reading Baked spaghetti… Paula D, Betty C and me.
Month: September 2011
Where I need to be
I'll admit it: when I quit my job teaching high school Spanish, I was bitter about having to leave. I thought I would be swept off my feet to join my husband in Korea for three years, and it all fell through. I felt like I quit my job for nothing. I was sad to … Continue reading Where I need to be
Revisiting the budget
So, as if you couldn't guess this, my husband and I love food. A lot. In fact, we love it so much we spent waaaay more than is necessary this month. It did include camping, cooking for small group and getting food for my craft night, but still. There is no reason we should have … Continue reading Revisiting the budget
Exploring El Paso on a budget.
Yesterday I had coffee with a friend and she was telling me about all the things to do and see here in El Paso. Honestly, I wasn't surprised as this is a big city (500,000+) with a very unique mix of culture and heritage. I just didn't know where to find all these fun things … Continue reading Exploring El Paso on a budget.
Don’t leave me out! : Facebook musings.
All these changes on Facebook have me thinking a lot about social networks. What are their purposes? Why be involved in more than one? I joined Facebook when it was the new thing for, get this, college students only. Then with its success it was opened up to everyone and their dog, quite literally. (I know … Continue reading Don’t leave me out! : Facebook musings.
The season of good.
Good things are happening in the W household... Fall is here! And to celebrate, we've had temps in the 90's in the desert. Fall-like, eh? And the leaves turn yellow and just fall off the tree. It has been cooler at night. In fact, I'm using three thin blankets now instead of just the sheet … Continue reading The season of good.
Texas is our home now.
We're on the cusp of fall, at least from what the calendar tells us, and I'm a little bummed out. I love fall in central Illinois... leaves changing, the air is crisper, you bring out the sweaters and scarves. Here in El Paso, it's almost 90 degrees for the high today. Leaves changing? The only changing … Continue reading Texas is our home now.
Week 1: Half Marathon Training
So, even though I haven't really felt like running this week, I have been doing it. A little. Monday: Off.. camping in Carlsbad! Tuesday: 2 mi around the neighborhood Wednesday: 7.55 miles on the bike at the gym Thursday: a horrendous 3.5 mi run on the 'mill... had to stop multiple times, and our gym doesn't … Continue reading Week 1: Half Marathon Training
Can’t find my running mojo.
Sad, sad day. No, how about some sad, sad weeks. What is going on? I love running, love the feeling of running itself, and the feeling of accomplishment at the end is even better. It's what got me through the two years of living apart from my husband... and I ran the marathon in April with … Continue reading Can’t find my running mojo.
A little getaway
This weekend we drove to Carlsbad, New Mexico, for some [tent] camping and caving. My parents gave us a bunch of camping stuff before we got married, and being on a budget, we reserved two nights at the Carlsbad KOA Kampground. I love KOAs... and have stayed at them in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and now … Continue reading A little getaway
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