Monday, March 31, 2008

Random Items

  • It's March 31 and it snowed all day long today. I am so over winter, it's not even funny. It's a little depressing to think that tomorrow is April and there will still be snow on the ground - suck!!!!
  • I figured out what I did wrong with those bird's nests that I made for Easter. They were hard as rocks and the reason was that I cooked the corn syrup too long. Tonight I made scotcheroos for work tomorrow, which also uses sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter and they turned out amazing! Good thing I am taking them to work, or else I would make myself sick!
  • I don't have any updates on the housing situation - still waiting to see if they accept our offer . . . I hating waiting for things about as much as I hate snow in April!
  • Uncas is the greatest husband! He not only made me dinner tonight, but cleaned up too, since I am not feeling so well (did I mention that along with this crappy weather, I got a crappy cold?!)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Making Progress

We are putting an offer in on a house. It's very exciting and hopefully we will hear back quickly. In anticipation of us moving, my dad went out and arranged for some help:

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Waiting . . .

This is the week that Seattle Sweetheart is due to have her baby! I am super excited that my best friend is about to become a mom. I think about her constantly thru out the day and I am never far from my phone, so I can immediately hear the news! I will be sure to update my blog the minute I have the news . . .until then, we're just waiting . . .

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Nests

I got this really cute recipe to make Easter Egg Nests a really long time ago. The recipe was from Jif Peanut Butter. This year I decided to get motivated to make them because they look so cute. WARNING - this recipe is harder than it seems. I hate nothing more when a recipe doesn't give enough detail. The result below was my second attempt making them. I still don't think I have it right and I don't think I am going to be rushing out to make them again. You use light corn syrup, which I have never used before. If anyone has ever made these before and finds them easy, please share your tips with me. They sure do look cute, but I have no idea if they are edible!

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White Easter

Yesterday (Good Friday) we awoke to snow! Lot's of it, so this is the picture that I took in the afternoon.

Now it's Saturday morning and IT'S STILL SNOWING!!! Check out this picture that I just took. I don't think spring is ever going to come. I know that March is our snowiest month and you know what? That really sucks!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patty's Day

Uncas and I are not Irish at all (with names like Sally and Uncas, what would you expect?) So, this is about as festive as I get. Green frosted cookies - yum! It's a new recipe and they are quite tasty. On the menu for tonight . . . Tacos! It's our tradition to have mexican on St. Patrick's Day.

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House Hunters

We have been receiving many inquiries this weekend about how our house-hunting has been going. I thought I would share with you some of the conversations/comments that have been exchanged as we have looked at houses:

Uncas: A one-car garage is fine . . .

Sally: Oh – check out the huge spider in the living room
Uncas: This house would need about $6,000 worth of work in order for us to just move-in
Realtor: That sounds about right.
S: This house needs a good cleaning. I don’t like it.

U: The garage needs to be fixed up a little bit. Look, the edging is coming off up here.
S: If we have to do all of that, we can tear it down and build a two-car garage.

U: Whoa – look at how big the upstairs is? Three bedrooms up here!
S: Wow – there is not a tree in this background – holy crap!

S: It’s too small – only has two bedrooms. This won’t work for us.
U: Check out the cool, old-school stove/oven.

S: I don’t like the whirlpool tub.
U: The location is terrible – not a sense of any neighborhood.
S: Look – it has a two-car garage.

(we just drove by the house which looked like it was going to fall down)
U: Yeah, we need to take this off the list . . .
S: Hey – there is a sign on the front door that says “Winterized” – what does that mean?
U: Well, you have to winterize a boat, but I just assumed that houses came winterized.

We still have a long list of houses that we want to see. We are going back out later this week.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Cave of the Mounds

This past weekend we went and visited Mr. and Mrs. Sally. We decided to do something different and fun for a change since our weekends have been really busy lately. We went to Cave of the Mounds in Southwest WI. This was Uncas's first visit to a cave even though he was a geology minor in college. The first picture is Uncas checking out the cave walls.

On a side note - I am still struggling with liking this new blog. I had another picture that I wanted to add to this post, but I guess I can only post a few pictures - annoying! And I can't figure out how to add a picture to the post.

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Ice Fishing (again)

Here are some pictures of Uncas ice fishing a couple of weekends ago. I actually went and sat out with him for a little bit, but I assured my dad that at no time was I ever in control of the pole!

Minneapolis from the lake

Heading back home for Sally - it was a little too cold out there for me!
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Don't worry - this post doesn't have anything to do with my grandmas, they are both just fine.

I just found out this morning and I got accepted into the Grandma's 1/2 Marathon in Duluth, MN on June 21. There is a drawing for this race, as they only let 4,500 people run. I can't believe I am actually going to run 13.1 miles! Thank goodness I have some time to train! The most I have ever run is around 4 miles. I think I might be a little crazy for trying to do this . . .

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Dream House

I think Uncas summed it up best this afternoon when he said "Apparently no one buys produce or eats in dining rooms anymore . . .!"

We spent the afternoon looking at houses since we are finally ready to start buying. We walked through some very nice ones today, but they lacked a dining room. All had eat-in kitchens, but they were pretty tiny. We actually happen to use our current dining room and can't imagine buying a house without one! Then we went to three different grocery stores to buy fresh basil. Maybe folks around here just grow their own . . .?