Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Purging and Other Randomness

Weekend is behind us and the work week well under way.  We had a good weekend.

For Bob - here is a sports update from Chip's basketball game this weekend.  First of all, both teams were undefeated which means it was intense.  It was a very physical game, bodies were flying everywhere and Chip was guarding a guy twice his size. He did not like that one bit.  That kid was throwing elbows, shoved Chip backwards and he fell on his wrist.  Hard. Had to come out of the game for a few minutes to have it rubbed and looked at. You could see the aggravation on his face from the stands.  The Thunder prevailed and are now 3-0 after bringing down the big brute's team.

It rained all the live long day today and is supposed to continue tomorrow.  In fact, we are forecast to get up to two inches of rain.  We need the rain so I will happily keep the coffee pot on all day and enjoy the sound of the rain against the windows.

Went to a meeting last night at the high school about Early College credits. Harry is going to take a class at Austin Community College this summer, as are most of his friends.  The U.S. History class at ACC is supposed to be much easier than the one you have to take your Junior year in High School.  So during the informational presentation they have something up there that says "This is for the students who have drive and determination and are ready for a challenge".  I look at Harry and say "Is that you?"  He says "The thing that is driving me is that I want a bunch of off periods my senior year."  Yep.  Summer college is for him.  Motivation found.  Sign him up.

Harry cleaned out his closet this weekend.  I cleaned out my jewelry cabinet, matched all my earrings and got rid of those that didn't have a mate or that I haven't worn in 10 years.  Ahhh....purging is the best.  I think the only big organizational thing I still need to tackle is the closet under the stairs.  It is a disaster area of the highest order.  I will most definitely try to take before and after pictures of that chore.

Speaking of before and after....get a load of these junk drawers.







These pictures may result in the same flack as the July 4th Garage Cleanup of 2008!  

Take it easy! 

Now some pictures of Chip cooking up a batch of Taco Cups.  

He rocked it.

He also asked me to put these pictures on my blog.


Have a wonderful rest of your week!


  1. Need the recipe from Chip for taco cups! Linda

  2. Here is the recipe directly from the mouth of my chef, Chip!

    First thing you do is put a skillet or pan over your stove. Put a package of hamburger meat in there. Next, stir it around until it is crisp and brown. Then pour in the water and the taco seasoning pack. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. And then, go over and get your biscuits out of the fridge. Spray the muffin pan with Pam to make the biscuits not stick. Push the biscuits down in the muffin pan and curl up the top to make it in the shape of a cup. Next, take your hamburger meat and pretty much fill up the cup with it. Add some cheese on top if you like cheese. Next, put the biscuits in the oven for about 12 or 15 minutes. Take them out, don't burn yourself like I did. And last, but not least = EAT THEM!!!