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I was a preschool teacher for almost 20 years. I had lots of wonderful experiences. I have now been a 911 dispatcher for 6 yrs now.I love animals,small towns, good food ,karaoke, baseball and walking around our local zoo. Makes me feel at home,lol. I live and breathe scrapbooking and my two adult sons. They really are what is most important in my life.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Sometime last month I learned how to make ricotta cheese from scratch...and I have been making it like there is no tomorrow and I can't get enough. I eat it in something almost daily lol... including this pizza. Yum.

So a few weeks after I got the hang of that I made home made yogurt. It is delicious. Waaaay yummier than anything you can buy, less expensive and healthier.

As I was poking around on the internet I found a blogger with a post title "Making your own cheese...Awesome or Amish" and I found that to be hysterical. (Sorry I can not find it again, and can not give her credit) I vote awesome-even though most of my friends already thought I was kinda nutty BEFORE I starting making my own cheese and yogurt lol.

I am pretty sure the people at the store think I have an infant or day care, with the amount of milk I am buying lol.

The boys are staying in Tempe this summer, still rooming together. Joel has one more semester left- I can not believe it. Josh is doing well-I am thrilled.

Today, I am making yogurt, finishing my housework and enjoying the quiet of my home. Lifetime movies are on the agenda for this afternoon and hopefully some scrapbooking, if I can get that room clean lol.

Have a peaceful day!

Thursday, May 05, 2011


I have never really had to deal with bullies as a victim before. When I was teaching, toward the end of my teaching career...those "mean girls" got younger and younger...but even then I did not have to deal with it too often.

But now, as an adult I am dealing with a bully-and I am at a complete loss how to handle it.It is not someone I can stop having contact with. I have tried ignoring, and I have even tried standing up for myself. Neither have worked thus far. I am going to have to adjust my attitude. I can not change what this bully does. I can only change the power I allow the bully to have over how I feel about myself.

Now,recognizing the need to do that is one thing...being able to DO it is another anmial altogether. I have serious doubts about my abilities to do that.

On a brighter note...I have completely fallen in love with making ricotta cheese...and eating ricotta cheese, and cooking with ricotta cheese lol... It is amazing stuff :)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Getting ready to go visit Joel and Josh today. Like when they were younger, the visits are pretty much about food and TV, although I am toying with the idea of moving to Tempe.

Today, I am bringing fresh eggs for them to use while I am not there and some home made bagels. While we are together, we are going to have biscuts and gravy (by request) and peach crisp. We will probably watch a movie, and we are going to check into a couple of houses in some neighborhoods I like. Should be a fun day :)