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Monday, February 22, 2010

While I was Sleeping...

So these past four days I've been at the annual Cotton Shop quilt retreat.  It was a great time and I just can't say enough about all the gals that come there.  They are all so special!!  I wanted to take a catnap so I could stay up and sew a little more before I went to bed.  All I can say is I love my sister and my friend Julie...these girls.......
Some of these pictures remind me of the movie, "Weekend with Bernie", where they were hauling around the dead guy....LOL!!  What can I say?? I have awesome family and friends!!  :o)  There will be more blogs coming this week about the retreat, or as Trish calls it, "quilt camp"...and whoever said quilters where boring, never spent a weekend with all of us!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

This is my oldest son, Jesse.
Today I have to tell you how wonderful he is.  This is a busy time of year for me.  I work full time and am a member of our local fine arts group.  We are getting ready for our annual dinner theatre in March.  So, I've been busy practicing.  I'm what you call a HiLiter.  This group is your wait staff for the dinner and then we do about a 1/2 hour singing and dancing performance before the play starts.  I also work one Saturday a month at the quilt shop.  A girls gotta support her hobby!  LOL  I worked at the quilt shop yesterday and came home, pretty tired.  After working all week and having practice, then working at the shop, I was wore out.  I walked in the door last night and Jesse asked if I wanted to go out for supper - just the two of us (my husband is working nights this weekend).  How could a mother refuse such an offer?  And what was even sweeter - he drove AND bought dinner.  We had such a great time.  He let me know how much he appreciated how his dad and I were always there for him.  I can't even begin to tell you what that meant to me.  How many 22 year old young men would take their mother out for supper on a Saturday night?  LOL  At the very top of my grateful list this morning at church when I give thanks, is going to be Jesse.   So, Jesse, if you read this blog, I want you to know how very proud, and grateful, I am that God blessed me with you as my son.  I am so thankful to have you in my life.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our Outdoor Adventure

It was a great, sunny, Saturday morning today.  My husband and I went to Wild Cat Den to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air.  This has been a long, gray winter, so we were thrilled when we saw the sun!  Though there were a few clouds in the sky the sun peaked out enough to just put a smile on our faces.  I thought I would share some pictures from today.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuna Burgers

As promised,  here's my tuna burger recipe.  It's great for a quick, weeknight supper.  I hope you enjoy it!

Cindy's Tuna Burgers
2 lg cans tuna in water (drained)
Juice of 1 lemon
1-1/2 tsp dill weed
2 small eggs (or 1 X-LG)
3/4 cups plain bread crumbs (more or less, depending on how moist your mixture is)
Red pepper flakes to taste (I use about 1 tsp)
Salt & Pepper
Mix all ingredients together and form into 8 equal size patties.  Heat skillet with butter and olive oil. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until nicely browned.  Serve plain or on a bun with your favorite toppings.  Enjoy!