Monday, August 30, 2004

unhindered living

i just came across this wonderful website! it is huge, so take a day off to look it over! be sure to scroll way down to the bottom for the list of great topics!!


silas and his house of cards

last night silas discovered card houses. he has been pretty absorbed in them since then. i like the idea that he is doing something that keeps his mind busy and is so fun at the same time. he said "it's my new hobby!"

baked tofu

i've had a few requests for this's easy!

1 package firm tofu*
2-3 T. bragg's liquid aminos**
1 t. each garlic powder, sage, thyme, basil

preheat oven to 475. drain tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes. put into a container with other ingredients. put on lid and let marinate for 15 minutes or so. oil a flat baking dish (large enough for all tofu to fill in one layer). cook tofu for 15 minutes, take out pan and shake a little to move tofu around a bit. cook for additional 15 minutes. done. can cook a little longer if you like a chewier texture.

* i like to use nasoya firm tofu, in the red package. do not use silken tofu of any kind.
** i like bragg's but you can also use soy sauce if you like. experiment with other marinades for a variety of tastes (barbecue, italian dressing) as well as your seasonings. enjoy!

my best friend's blog

my dear friend, denise, has added my blog to her blog! (funny thing is that she started hers before i did and i never knew about it and we both chose blogger, cool). and what did she title her post? "my best friend's blog"!!! all i could do was cry when i saw that, thing about me is that friendship has never come easy, never. no one has referred to me as a "best friend" since i was in the 8th grade!! i am 33, that is a long time. and since the feeling is mutual, well, i am just all emotional. to top it off, this is the person i have to say goodbye to in about 3 weeks when we move!! this sucks! but here is her cool blog. she is an amazing cowgirl living a life that i once dreamed about--homesteading--until i saw firsthand that i am probably not up to all that it requires!! i've got a little too much "city" in me!

Sunday, August 29, 2004

rainy day

today has been rainy...will it end soon?? kids are playing inside! latest news on the move is that scotty has secured an apartment!! for those of you who don't know, we have been at my parents' house for 3 weeks now, while scotty is starting his new job in charleston. we really, really miss him!! we won't see him again for another 3 weeks, that's 6 weeks! i'm hating it. the kids, sadie especially, really miss him too. anyway, scotty seems to really be liking his new job (he's a line chef in the ocean room at the sanctuary on kiawah island, sc) but the hours are long and hard right now as it is still in the opening stage. the kids and i have been really sick and gunky for quite awhile now but i'm starting to see the end of it, for me anyway since i was the first to get sick. not real exciting stuff huh? i am not very inspired in the middle of the afternoon. i need a late night for getting really detailed and possibly slightly entertaining. so enough for now.

Friday, August 27, 2004

scotty at the notso hostel in charleston

"these are my kids!!"

silas, samuel, and sadie at grandparents' house

"hi daddy, we miss you!"

my kids

let me tell you about my kids!! i have 3 kids, samuel-9, silas-6 1/2, and sadie-4!! they have been unschooled since birth!! so we are all free spirits here. samuel is really interested in bionicles and science type stuff. silas is a little harder to peg, he is all over the place, but he loves his stuffed animals, bats, and things that sometimes might be considered "girlish". he has long tangley/dready hair too. sadie wants to be a rockstar! she is my precocious little brown-eyed girl, she loves pink and all things dressy and sparkly! i'll post a pic when i find a good one.

me!-->taken by sadie at the skatepark


anyone out there

i am a mom!! sometimes i forget that i am more that "just" a mom. my kids are wonderful! wild, but wonderful. we unschool, so we're together ALWAYS. it can be tiring. i'm just starting this and i don't have much to say today, but i'm sure i will later.