Friday, January 29, 2016

Buttermilk Pie

I found this recipe on Facebook and since I can't get to Facebook all the time, I decided to post it here for later :)

Nannies Buttermilk Pie
1 3/4 C. sugar
1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 C.) room temp.
3 large eggs
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3 T. all purpose flour
1 C. buttermilk
1 9" pie shell, unbaked

Cream together the sugar and butter till well blended. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, until the mixture is nice and smooth. Add in the vanilla, salt and flour. Beat in the buttermilk until well combined. Place the pie shell on a baking sheet lined with foil (catches any overflow). Fill the pie shell with the buttermilk mixture, just to the top of the shell. Pour any remaining into an ungreased custard cup. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let set until almost cooled before serving. Store covered in the fridge.


A friend of mine recently posted about his grandfather passing away. The way that he views his grandfather is how I see my daddy and I hope how Janie and Si will see me one day...

"Everything I am today, I owe to my grandfather. He took us in and raised me without question after my parents died. After he had already more than earned his retirement and rest. He taught me values, dignity, that your word was your bond, the importance of respecting others, and that with hard work... One could earn life's rewards. My upbringing, my career, my sense of duty, my love of family... I will carry these forth in remembrance of you always."

Friday, January 22, 2016

Short weeks

Some observations from this week…

Short school weeks (Monday was a holiday – MLK Jr. Day) seem to make for very long weeks….

 I am addicted to Netflix. Binge-watching the entire LOST series has left me kinda sad that there are no more episodes. Hugo is my fav :)

The Walking Dead is a better show than I ever thought it could be (here again is an attribution to my Netflix addiction). Thankfully it isn’t over and it will start again on Valentine’s Day. 

The new series Colony on USA overwhelmingly reminds me of Hitler’s Holocaust and the images I have seen of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The proxies remind me of the Third Reich. Even the flags that they have hanging in the government buildings are reminiscent of the Swastika flags of the Nazis…

Janie’s friend Jorja is spending the night with her tonight and we are taking them to Mobile tomorrow to watch the movie The 5th Wave. I just watched the trailer for the movie and it looks like it is going to be pretty good.

Si has been thoroughly acting like a two year old lately (which makes perfect sense because he is two years old…). It is just about to push me over the edge. It is hard to tell the difference in his my-stomach-hurts-so-I-am-going-to-scream scream and his I-am-not-getting-my-way-so-I-am-going-to-scream scream… I am getting a bit better. He is also hopefully starting to learn that as soon as I figure out he is absolutely fine and he isn’t hurting or hungry there is hell to pay…


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

If he fits, he sits... 🐱📥#remindsmeofacat #lovesabox #sillysi #sillyboy #thathairtho

via Instagram

Successful marriage...

A successful marriage is the union of two unconditional lovers who are committed to outdo each other in acts of sacrificial giving, selfless serving, undeserved forgiveness, unreserved admiration, heartfelt compassion and willful submission. - Isaac Kubvoruno

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I can't wait until Si is old enough to answer these!!

Without ANY prompting ask your kids these questions. It's a great way to see what they think.

1. What is something I always say to you? 
2. What makes me happy?
3. What makes me sad?
4. How do I make you laugh?
5. What was I like as a child?
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
8. What is my favorite thing to do? 
9. What do I do when you're not around? 
10. What am I really good at?
11. What am I not very good at?
12. What do I do for a job?
13.What is my favorite favorite food? 
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?