Monday, February 25, 2013


My new favorite sour dough bread recipe. From King Arthur baking of course. The soup is a vegetarian green chile. Care for the recipes?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hawaii Vacation ... Bust!

This here is a sick girl. We are suppose to be in Hawaii today. Zooey has an ear infection and RSV. We decided to cancel yesterday.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

As many of you know I love Frank Deford's sports articles.  Yesterday he had this one:
Gentlemen of a certain age might make a nostalgic note that today, Valentine's eve, is the 80th birthday of Kim Novak.
One of Miss Novak's most famous movie roles was in Picnic, where she played the gorgeous ingenue who could've married the son of the richest man in town but instead fell for a hunk of a bum who was an old football star.
Picnic is being revived on Broadway, as is Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, where — guess what? — Maggie, played by the beautiful Scarlett Johansson, is married to a hunk of a bum who is a former football star.
I bring this up especially because last month, Brent Musburger, doing play-by-play for ESPN, was pilloried for allegedly being sexist because he gushed about how Miss Alabama was going out with the Alabama quarterback.
Of course she is.
If Mr. Musburger was guilty of anything it was failing to note what a cliche he was dealing in. As Tennessee Williams and William Inge and scores of lesser writers have written, it is all so true: Beautiful women fall for football stars — especially quarterbacks.
If football had been around in Shakespeare's time, the Bard would've had Juliet ditch Romeo for Flacco. "Flacco, Flacco, wherefore art thou Flacco?"
Where have you been, critics of Brent Musburger? Going back before Jane Russell fell for Bob Waterfield, through Joe Namath and on past Tom Brady, pretty ladies have thrown themselves at field generals.
But, we seem to have a new trend this Valentine's. More and more, athletes are falling in love with athletes.
Why, Danica Patrick is actually going out with a competitor race driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; the No. 1 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, is canoodling with Caroline Wozniacki, who used to be the No. 1 tennis player.
Love seems to have worked better for the golfer. He went to the top of the rankings after the romance started, while Ms. Wozniacki nosedived.
Give her a ring, Rory. After all, another top tennis player, Maria Kirilenko, recently became engaged to Alex Ovechkin, one of the best hockey players in the world, and Maria's been on a tear ever since Alex proposed.
And now comes the news that Tiger Woods, who rather famously — or infamously — prefers blondes, is at least "good friends" with Lindsey Vonn, the great skier.
When Vonn had a terrible accident on the Austrian slopes last week, the gallant Mr. Woods sent his private plane to fetch her — sort of the modern equivalent of Sir Walter Raleigh spreading his cape in the puddle for her majesty.
There've been a few all-athletic romances in the past — Ralph Kiner and Nancy Chaffee, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Florence Griffin and Al Joyner, Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm — but perhaps especially now that there are so many more female athletes, sports stars are connecting in the workplace just like everybody else.
However, even at Valentine's, quarterbacks still seem to prefer beauty queens, and vice versa.

Of course - I'd like to point out that if you have ever watched Flash Gordon you know that the QB always gets the girl!

Watch Wednesday

  NASA is so cool.  I wish we spent more money on learning about the world we live in.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend ... OH MY!

Well this past weekend went by too too fast.  It was only a two day weekend (I get every other Friday off, so some weekends are 3 days).  And let me go through the list of craziness in a list of 10!
1. Mike got Zooey use to falling asleep against him (BAD BAD BAD).
2. Drove Mike to ABQ and then back through a blizard.
3. Zooey had her first non-family non-daycare sitter (she did okay).
4. I took photos of a girlfriend knitting in a photo shoot to end all photo shoots (because we all froze our butts off).
5. Mike is gone until we leave for Hawaii
6. Zooey is coming down with a cold (at least her nose is running like crazy)
7. The dishwasher broke
8. I've gotten very little crafting done this weekend
9. I cleaned out my cookbooks (how did I end up with 5 cocktail books?)
10. Zooey woke up every hour last night because she couldn't breath - I'm freaking tired!

Happy Valentines Week!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Sleeping Hard!

Watching the Superbowl and I have to share this funny photo of Zooey. She woke up after having her hand under her face.

A few firsts this weekend. Zooey's first Super Bowl, she found she can open cupboards and she learned to climb up and over the one stair in our house!

Friday, February 01, 2013

That Time of Year

Winter carrots. They have been growing since fall. The ground is soft today - so I pulled some. Delicious!!

2012 Working Out.

I use to track my miles during the year.  What I find interesting is March (had a baby and was on bed-rest before she came).  August (what got into me??)

Do you track your miles?