Thursday, July 29, 2010

Favorite Breakfast

Once in awhile, not as often as they would like, Mighty Mom makes cinnamon muffins. They usually last about five minutes.

Cinnamon Muffins

1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/3 butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, egg, and 1/3 cup melted butter. MIx well. Fill greased muffin cups (or line with muffin papers) 2/3 full and bake at 400* for 20 minutes. Remove from tins while still hot. Dip in melted butter, then in mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Makes 12 muffins.
from Not Just Beans by Tawra Jean Kellam


Would you care to try one?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I can definitely feel a shift in the atmosphere around here. Registration is next week, and so is August. August--the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. That is so hard for kids to understand, the fact that the school year isn't really the beginning of the actual year. And why should they understand? When you're a kid, time is measured by whether you're in school or not.

Back to that shift I was talking about a few sentences ago...the kids' minds are moving slowly back into school gear--for some it doesn't fully engage until Halloween. They're more restless, more irritable. NoBo is probably the only one who's actually excited about starting school, and why not? Kindergarten's a blast. Too bad first grade's such a shock.

E wasn't sure if she was ready to be back in school or not. And K...she's just glad to be leaving for Florida on Sunday with her best friend. Disney World and lazing on the beach in Daytona are on her agenda. Lucky brat.  And Mighty Mom can't deny that not having to stand in line at the high school to register K is a definie plus. That sucked big time last year.

So it will be Mighty Mom and Foo-Foo at home together. I think it will be fun, and I'm anticipating more time to write and my goal is to get that pesky synopsis done.  Hopefully all will work out.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer's winding down, but things are ratcheting up in the kitchen

Whew--it's definitely starting to get a little crazy around here. Registration is next week, which is hard to believe. Actually, I am looking forward to the start of school. The kids are gettingI' a bit stir-crazy. I am going to try to be more organized this school year--menus, lunches planned, etc. We'll see how it goes. I normally start strong, but the sort of fizzle out.

I've read a couple of pretty good books in the last week, although I really can't recall the titles so perhaps they werent that good after all. :)

Tomorrow is the day for errands: bank, library, Salvation Army, Klassy Kids consignment shop, and the library for K's anime club.

I am making some napkins for the kids' lunch bags from old tablecloths I was given, and I think they're going to be pretty nifty. I have about six pinned, and will sew them this week.  I love refurbishing old things into something new.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Countdown to a less noisy kitchen

So the first day of school is August --it shouldn't be called the first 'day', because the kids are only going for a couple of hours. The folder came in the mail, you know, the one that lists all the fees and such. I nearly had a heart attack when I added up how much I'm going to have to fork over Aug  at registration. Yay.

NoBo will be in Kindergarten,and he is more than ready. I anticipate less problems with him adjusting than with his big brother. He's  lot more easy going.

K took her driver's written test for her learner's permit, and happily reported she passed, having only missed five questions. Unlike when DynoDad and I were around this age, Driver's Ed is offered through the school. With fees, of course.

E is looking forward to seventh grade, and is going to try out for the volleyball team.

J is a third-grader, and I will be sure to speak to the teacher about his reading level.

Wow, boooring post.

In other news, the netbook is going again, thanks to the on-screen keyboard. No drinks are allowed on the desk any more....