Sunday, March 22, 2009

Taylor Family Pictures

Scince I owed Jenny a photo shoot from 2 years ago we all decided to get a big family picture while we were at it. We only do this like every 5-10 years so it is worth a post right. We all look alright I think.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whew! What a week.

I have had a busy, stressfull, emotional week. I am drained. And it is only Thursday.
Sunday I found out that my ever so helpful husband ERASED my sisters wedding pictures from our computer. Not that he did it on purpose, thinking he had made a DVD of them, thinking he had made a back up, Not actually checking. Recycle Bin-Delete! So being the procrastinator that I am I haven't looked at them since November. I went to find the reception, and temple pic on the so called back up DVD, Gone! all gone. WHAT!!!!!!! I freaked, swore, cursed, you name it I said it. my poor husband, I feel bad now but I was in fight or flight mode here people.
Good thing my Bro in Law Jerry is one of those people that actually know show to use the box that we call a computer, one of those people that are a godsend in times like these, but we make fun of the rest of the time. He's that kind. Smart, nerdy, and knows how to retrieve stupid husbands mistakes
After 3 days of a program SCRUBBING! my hard drive and almost getting divorced.(not really but I was really mad) Jerry called and said he found 95% of the pictures.
I was so relieved. I cried, and apologized to Heath. Annie(my sister) came and picked up the DVD yesterday. Thanks a ton Jerry, I don't know how to repay you.

While all this was happening the shit was hitting the fan at work, (sorry for the profanities but that is the only way to describe it. ) After 10 years for working together my friend Kami gave her notice to Dr Craig ( my boss of 10 years too.) He flipped out, yelled at her , yelled at me said a bunch of profanities himself and was down right scary. I've had it, after 10 years of working for the idiot this is how he treats me and my friend. Forget him. I quit on Wednesday.
I do have another job and I start on April 2, If anyone needs a good dentist I do know one. Just not the one I was working for.

I'm exhausted.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nana's Peanut Butter Cookies

Funny picture of me and Addi making cookies together. I don't know why the toaster is out.
Nana ( my maternal grandmother) has been pretty sick lately. She has been in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks now. Feeling nostalgic and having her in my thoughts made me want to make her famous Peanut Butter Cookies. I don't give the recipe out to many people. But she would want other people to enjoy them so I am having a change of heart. They really are that good!
Addi liked eating the cookie dough best.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 C. Shortening (Crisco ONLY! it's the only one that has decent consistency)
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter
3 eggs
tsp of vanilla
tsp of salt (you can taste a difference if you leave this out)
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Banking Powder
3 cups flour
Mix shortening ,PB and sugars until creamy, add eggs one at a time. add vanilla. Mix in dry ing. until incorporated
drop by spoon fulls on cookie sheet and smash with a fork in a criss/cross pattern
350 approx 10-11 min. more or less depending on your oven. till slightly brown.. DO NOT over bake they turn into hockey pucks if you do.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Is everyting as bad as they say it is

I have been feeling really down lately. Every time I turn on the news, radio, iternet etc. it is blasting me with " the economy is horrible" "the world is collapsing around us" "war, death, homeless people" "the DOW is down AGAIN today" I get so overwhelmed. Is it as bad as everyone is saying it is? Or is it the media blowing it out of proportion, like they always do.

I know things are tough. I feel it, in my pocketbook, I see and hear of layoffs. I am just wondering if anyone remembers 80 years ago(in our history classes and from what our grandparents talk about) how bad The Geat Depression really was, and that we don't have it THAT bad. I am a realist at heart and see things for the way they are. But I don't go hungry, I have a nice place to sleep, family, live in the best place in the world "USA", have gas in the car that I didn't wait in line for. Food at the store that I can buy, albeit expensive these days. Is anyone else feeling this way.

I hear everyone complaining, want the government to fix it. What happened to "make it do, wear it out, use it up, or do without. " Seriously! As a people it makes us stronger to go through tough times than to ride down easy street our entire lives. It hurts. But that is what the Lord put us on this Earth for is to have "TRIALS" The Greatest Generation ever to walk this United States lived through 2 world wars, The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl. Strong, determined people that can make a meal out of nothing. And live through anything.
I just wish the media would say that "hey its bad, but we will get through this just like we make it through everything" Really.