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Archives for July 2012

Diary Entry 7.31.12

Filed Under: Diary, Gifs
writing journal

Yesterday sucked. The end. For the most part it's still Cara and when she reads this in a couple of years, she'll understand just how awesome her parents are for letting her live that long. Yeah. When I was younger, I never bought into that whole "Respect your elders," thing. That makes me a very bad Southerner. I just always ...

Mango Tomato Pico de Gallo Recipe

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Mango Tomato Pico de Gallo Recipe

I'm in the process of making dinner--broiled tilapia tacos and I had to stop to jot down this recipe so I don't forget it. I'm sharing it with you because I love you...and I regularly use my own site to find food I've made in the past. But I love you. That's what's important. Best salsa thing I've ever ...

You Can’t Get Rid of Family

Filed Under: Life
Sleep

Cara has been giving us ridiculous amounts of attitude recently and when Tucker went to brush her teeth last night she hollered at him that she didn't need his help and then covered her mouth and screamed at him. She got a spanking for that and she didn't get to have stories before bed.That led to ...

Ollie Loves Cheese–A Video

Filed Under: Life, Videos
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Just about every morning I wake to find at least one kid in bed with us. Obviously, at some point during the night, the kids are getting out of their beds, wandering around the house and then finally ending up in our bed. The wandering around the house thing hadn't been a concern since they pretty ...

Diary Entry 7.22.12

Filed Under: Diary
Stars on the ceiling

Tucker's bathing the kids right now in our garden tub--why do they call it that?--and I figured I'd sit here, in my sweat, and write this...while I have time. Family Exercise Time We went around the neighborhood today. It's pathetic how much sweat you [I] can produce when large hills are involved. You think I'm joking about the hills, right? ...

Diary Entry 7.20.12

Filed Under: Diary
Matron's Diary

Stupid Inertia Today is one of those days when you're sure you're about to start your period but you look at the calendar and know that blessed event won't be happening for quite a while so there's really no excuse for your bitchiness other than your meds aren't working. I don't want for my meds to not ...

Recipe: Roasted Bacon Chicken with Thyme and Garlic Yukon Gold Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
Recipe: Roasted Bacon Chicken with Thyme Garlic Yukon Gold Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Roasted/baked chicken is probably one the easiest--and most impressive--things I cook...other than my Braided Egg Bread; that stuff looks amazing and is a cinch. I'm all about maximum payoff with minimum effort. Even if you don't have the bacon--you should ALWAYS have bacon--this way of preparing a chicken will still work and is the way I ...

Watch Out For That Flying Shield!

Filed Under: Life
Cara Hurt Eye 7.18.12

I hypothesize the reason my children fight like children possessed by opposing sides of the demon world is they're so close in age--22 months. However, the only way for me to test said hypothesis is to wait a few years and acquire another child. Since Tucker's fixed, I would have some explaining to do. Two years ago I wrote a ...

How To Buy a New Monitor–A Most Awesome Guide

Filed Under: Gifs, Tech/Videos/Video Games
An Awesome Computer Buying Guide from Taste Like Crazy's TheAmyTucker

I don't remember when we bought this monitor but I know we've had it since at least 2008. And it's missing its base. The monitor is currently sitting in a "base" Tucker created out of a cardboard box and I have a hair brush between the monitor and the wall so I'm almost able to get a good picture. Almost. So ...

Cara Lost Two Teeth in Two Days

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
Cara-Lost-a-Tooth-7.11.12

I remember the day before kindergarten picture day I had a loose top tooth and it was ready to come out. I pulled the first and having that second sitting there messed with my young sense of symmetry and I sat in front of my mirror and wiggled that second front tooth until it was ready ...

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes
homemade-vanilla-ice cream-recipe

I'm not a big sweets person. Give me a couple of pieces of bacon over a couple of pieces of chocolate any day. But, when I get the urge for some ice cream--and that happens more than I'd like to admit since Tucker's obsessed with the stuff--I always get vanilla. Always. Everyone always says vanilla is the ...

Assassin’s Creed 3 Rise Video

Filed Under: Gaming
Assassin's Creed 3 official logo

Ubisoft has been teasing Assassin's Creed 3 just right and the latest video--in a line of great videos--has just hit the internet. Rise, Assassin's Creed 3's 4th of July video, is awesome and it's easy to forget you're watching a teaser for a video game and not a commercial for some new show on The ...