Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Just wanted to share in my excitement. I got a new logo for my t-shirt website. It was done by the local company Logoworks. I initially had a few different concepts to choose from and this one is the one that I liked the most. At first it didn't have a white letter t inside the shirt and I was worried that it might be misread as Jones shirts.com. So, I had them add the t and now I totally love it. Anyway, probably not that exciting to anyone else reading this but I am pretty stoked about it. I am having t-shirts made with the logo on it. If anyone wants one, let me know. They will be free as long as you promise to wear it sometimes.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I still like to crochet, however I find it hard to go back to since getting into knitting. I am even less competent with knitting needles then I am with a crochet hook. I can't whip up sweaters in two days like some, I still haven't finished those freakin' socks and I still avoid patterns with too many tricky stitches. But I love knitting, so I have converted my little hook organizer to all things knitting.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Jones Family Peanut Butter Cookies
1 ½ cups butter (room temp)
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1/8 cup water
1 ¾ cups good quality peanut butter (crunchy is the best)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 ¾ cups ap flour
1 ¼ cups quick oats
¾ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ tsp salt (kosher)
Cream the sugars and the butter, add the egg, water and vanilla, mix. Add the peanut butter, mix. Combine the dry ingredients and pour into batter, mix.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes. For under cooked cookies look for a slight browning around the edges before removing or let the cookies get a little darker on top and then remove from the oven.
This recipe is slightly different from the one found in our Family cook book that Lori and Dave compiled. These are my favorite cookies to make and give away; they are filled with so much peanut buttery goodness. Sometimes I put chocolate chips in and, this time we made some plain, some with chocolate chips, and some with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
These little packages are all ready to go out to some amazing women in our ward as a thank you. Last weekend I jacked my back up, not too bad but I couldn't go to church and I was supposed to cover someone in nursery but had to call a sub instead.
These two little naughty McGees grabbed cookies (their third ones, but not their last for the day) off the counter after I had stripped off their boots and shoes before coming in the house from our tulip planting expedition. Before I could put everything away and get back into the house they had already gotten to the goods. Oh well.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Years later, I have accepted my addiction, I have grown to love it and celebrate it. After all Mountain Dew is the sweet sweet nectar of the gods and who am I to deny myself a swig of the beautiful electric pee tinted goodness. I finally made the switch to Diet Mountain Dew after my systems declared that all that sugar can and will eventually cripple me.
I have tried to quit before (unsuccessfully) but this year I decided enough is enough and I gave it up entirely, that is until today. I had a completely crusty day that I can't really explain except that I was feeling fairly surly and started thinking about DMD again. I was out and about with the kids and I realized all my problems would go away if I could just have a 32oz of the good stuff from my favorite Crest. The more I thought about it the more I convinced myself that, Yes, I did indeed need that drink.
So I got it, it wasn't anything like I remembered; it was hideous, completely unsatisfying and gross. My sisters would tell me that you have to push past the after taste, keep drinking until it is good again. It wasn’t just the after taste, it was the before taste, and the taste taste that was just no good.
This really should be good news, I should be glad to put this behind me, but I’m not. I now have nothing to fall back on, I can't drink regular MD anymore because it is too sweet and now my DMD has betrayed me as well. I know it sounds ridiculous but I don't think I can accurately explain the disappointment. It's like finding out your BFF only wrote K.I.T. in your high school yearbook.
Oh the Humanity!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I know the yarn and the knitting is a wee bit wacky tabacky, but I like it and will wear it with glee.