Friday, March 29, 2013

Does this ever happen at your house?

Five vehicles, we have five vehicles.  Three broke down this weekend.  My beloved Astro Van, alternator went out.  I had just paid $257 to have my daughter's brake line blah, blah, blah fixed.  I stopped listening when my husband was explaining.  Then it was going to be another $300 for my van, but we are doing this cash only thing and well, I figured I could wait three days.  I often have one of the kids or my husband cart me around anyway.  My brother-law was busy said he would do it Tuesday and save me a few bucks.  It's Wednesday, he got busy. 

Then, the battery went dead in the Jeep.  I know, buy a new one, Right?  No, per my sons and husband, that battery isn't that old.  So, they bought a battery charger and have charged it 3 days in row now.  Hmmm.  Now, does anyone know where the receipt is for the battery?  per son two, "your other son bought it and you know what happens to receipts with him."

Then, yes, car number three, flat tire.  Well that's easy right? No.  This car has been "lowered" and rides on skinny tires that are almost $200 a pop.  Very sensative to temperature changes.  Apparently, the tire ate a nail.  Bad tire, bad tire, don't eat nails!  :0

So what is running?  My husbands 2001 Chevy Pickup, 335,000 miles still rolling and with a purring engine, he is determine to roll to 400,000.  My daughter's 1989 Buick Park Avenue, this is a dream car, 92,000 original miles!!! My parents and Mother-in-law love this car.  It's like riding on a couch, so comfy and smooth ride.  My 20 year old son also wishes he would have taken the car when we offered it too him.  His loss, sisters gain!  My 29 year old son, who is very car savy and I wish he was in town, says "that is a good car".  I had a guy stop me in the parking lot at the fabric store last week to tell me how much he loved his Buick and wishes he had never sold it, apparently it was just like my daughters but blue.

What to do, what to do?  Son 2 borrowed his sister's car, dropped off both sisters at school, is getting the tire fixed as we speak.  then he will drive home, put the fixed tire back on, come pick me up at work, then back home to pick up his car, then to the High School to drop off sister's car and then I can go to bed.  Sometime this evening someone will pick up my Van from my BIL. The battery in the Jeep - don't ask me.  It's a guy thing. 

We are buying son 2 a new car this summer.  I'm done. 

Yes, I know, you're waiting on Nayarit Pictures.  There coming ~ Sorry!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

What happened to the Mac & Cheese?

This is what happens when I set the pan on the stove to set and walk away! My kids love home made Mac and Cheese.

They also think it's funny I have a blog. This picture would have been brighter if it wasn't for the three kids surrounding me. They really get a kick out of me blogging and the pictures I take.

Taste Of Home is the best cook book!

 

I know, your waiting for the Nayarit Pictures and instructions. They are coming, I promise.

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Been Sewing! (Pic heavy)

In between costume sewing, I made this cute tank, now here is a story. I made this in just a few hours time, cutting included. BUT, when it came to the neck line I came to a screeching halt. Several attempts without success. In frustration I waded it and thew it in the trash. I mean really, I paid only $2 for the material, a remnant in the 50% off bin. But I really like the material, so soft and flattering to my curvy figure, (not all good curves). So, I fished it out with what scraps I had to make binding. I am dragging my feet piecing together the scrapes for the binding. I will finish it, wish me luck!

Here is the pattern, an oldy but a goody! I have made this pattern before but with long sleeves, very easy to follow and quick to finish. I have two more cut out.

Costumes! In progress. Next entry will be all about costumes!

My daughter's new Nayarit top, this time it will have the bell sleeves.

And what's cooking?

Ancho boiling,

Then to the blender,

And the grinder,

Enchiladas baby! A made traditional and then a batch of shrimp for my hubby. SO GOOD! Worth the work;).

Happy sewing, cooking, working and family to you!