This and That
Happy 2008 to everyone. I am especially excited for all the families from our adoption agency that just got a referral for a child in Ethiopia. It's buzzin' at CHSFS!

Last night for New Year's Eve we had two families over for pizza and fun. There were 10 children and 6 adults. It was... interesting. I was in bed promptly at 10:00 pm and pretty darn glad about it too. Today David and I actually had time alone together and we went to a movie. A great movie, but get me in a dark room in a comfortable chair and I was afraid I would fall asleep.

I am indulging in some great Christmas presents. My fabulous hubby got me a gift certificate to Supper Solutions--which is a nice name for "I hate to cook and am too darn lazy to really think about it so I go to a store where I can create 12 meals and take them home and freeze them." Unromantic, you say? HA! You don't know me very well then. This is quite possibly the greatest gift ever. I do love to bake. I am a pretty good bread maker (from scratch, no bread machine!!!) but the whole cooking thing just rubs me wrong. Making a meal for 5 people night after night after night?

Things I'd rather be doing instead of cooking:
Making jewelry
Digging ditches
Oral surgery
Stuck in an elevator
Throwing a tantrum
Yearly physical

You get the idea. I'll be making my meals sometime in the next week and I'll let you know how it goes. Oh yeah--the kids. They're great. Loving vacation and other than normal sibling petty bickering we're having a blast.


Deirdre said...

Happy New Year! Greg and I marked the New Year with a high-five, speaking of unromantic. :-) Supper Solutions sounds like a great idea! I'd love to read some of your bread recipes—mine always come out like bricks in this altitude.

Orrange said...

okay then here's my question to you: HOW do you get dough to rise? I realize this should not be a hard process but I am utterly incapable of it. I have lots of recipes, cinamon buns anyone?, that i would love to make but I can't make dough rise!

Heather & Adam said...

CATHY! Your pendants are amazing!
I am so so so ordering the treasure one tomorrow. Please don't sell it before I can get to my credit card. It's the middle of the night or I would venture downstairs now to get it, but it's really cold and I am finally tired. Hence the rambling comment on your blog. I am so proud of you! They are truly beautiful and just LOVELY. I am going to be a faithful customer! :)

Anonymous said...


You are such a funny writer! Have you checked out relishrelish.com. It is a great meal planning site that has helped me a ton with getting meals on the table. I do like to cook, but not under pressure night after night with children underfoot.

Relish has a free trial. Check it out!

I hope you are well!

Love, Paige