Saturday, February 26, 2011
Long time, no write!
Holy cow! I just realized it’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post. I’m so sorry for being such a slacker…I really don’t know where the time has gone!
Things have been pretty status quo here, except for the weather. Many of you are probably aware of this, but those of you not in Lincoln should know that last week we had 70-degree weather, wore skirts and flip-flops, and played outside without jackets. A couple days ago, however, we had a blizzard…literally…and not the kind from DQ. It took me over an hour to get home the other night (which is more than twice as long as usual). Praise the Lord for safe travels…and for the hope of spring!
Last weekend, my best friend from home came to visit (and meet Charlie for the first time)! We had a great weekend of quality time, good food, long chats, and lots of fun! For one of our breakfasts, we made my favorite oatmeal pancakes. Here is the recipe (you should really try them!):
2 c. milk
1 ½ c. instant oatmeal, uncooked
1 c. flour
2 ½ T. sugar
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ c. oil
Pour milk over oatmeal and set aside for 5 minutes. Sift dry ingredients and stir them into the oatmeal. Beat in the eggs and oil. Drop onto a hot greased griddle, and cook until bubbles cover the surface. Turn and cook the other side until golden brown.
Charlie’s doing great! Ornery as ever, but we love him. : ) Here he is in the process of chewing through the string on his scratching post ball (he succeeded, and there is no longer a fun ball hanging from the post):
I have some challenges for you for the week:
-find joy in the little things, and share that joy with those around you
-call/write/e-mail someone who’s been on your mind lately (sounds cliché, but really…do it this time)
-share this blog with someone you think may enjoy reading (you could share one of the more interesting posts, if you want)
I'd love to hear about the outcome of any of these! Feel free to share in a comment (anonymously or otherwise)!
That’s all for now! Hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend and thanks for reading!
Favorites of the day:
hand-me-down stamping and craft supplies
game nights (we played through the entire deck of Taboo cards last night!)
being comfortable driving on these crazy snow-packed/icy roads