Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nothing much doin'

Besides a name change. After years of trying to think of just the right name. I think I've finally come up with one that suits me. After all, I am unconventional and a hillbilly. Truthfully, if you had seen me barefoot and pregnant hanging laundry on the clothesline, you would have had no doubt in your mind about it. :P

Speaking of the clothesline. I need to get a post set in the yard and hang my line. I'm going to run it from the deck to a post in the yard. I have to decide the proper spot though. I need to leave room for a truck to get in the yard for fire wood deliveries in the winter, room for the Phoebester to play and a spot for a garden. So many things to worry about. Too bad the line isn't long enough to reach the trees out back. It's about 3 feet too short.

Phoebe has learned so many new things since my last post. She can now say: Ginger Dog, Beefy Dog, Flo Dog (can you tell she loves dogs?) Phoebe Jane (Peebee Jane) and she can count to three. Oh, she used to call her grandma "Mamaw" but now calls her "Grangran." She's been having a blast going up and down the stairs on Grandma's front walk. Her first Easter egg hunt was awesome. She loved it so much that every day since then I have to hide the eggs for her. She walks around with a basket saying,"Eggy, eggy eggs?" Soooooo cute!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! Last Wednesday was my mil's birthday, Happy Birthday Patty!

Time to go hang some clothes on the temporary line on the porch. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011


We have sure had our share of sadness the past few weeks. First my husband's great aunt Mary passed away. Last Tuesday his grandmother passed also.  Then on Friday I had to have my Kitty B Crazypants put to sleep. We're ready for some happy times.

L-R: Aunt Mary, Gram and Phoebe

This was the first time we brought Phoebe to visit after she was born. She was only two weeks old.

Kitty B Crazypants, aka Turdmeister

Double Chocolate Cookies

I'm a bona fide chocoholic. I could not live without chocolate, the darker the better. Mmmm. Yesterday I was in the mood for some cookies, so I fiddled around and came up with these. Enjoy.

Double Chocolate Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add eggs. Mix well. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add to wet mixture, stir until well combined. Add chocolate chips. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be soft, but crispy on top. Let rest on cookie sheet until cool.

I used a serving spoon to scoop them onto the cookie sheet. I like large cookies. Also, don't try to take them off of the cookie sheet until they are cool, they will just get all smooshed up. Ask me how I know.