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This week has been a bit stressful. My marine son was supposed to deploy last week but the ship had problems so that did not happen. Now we are doing Semper Gumby and waiting for the word to go. Since we have to pick up his car, we can not really make plans for any thing.
We went and visited our twins yesterday. They have really grown and are more alert than ever. Wuzzy even smiled at us! I did not take any pictures because the other grandpa was taking many pictures and I hope to get a hold of some of them. But it was a nice day with the boys.
Cinderella and Tango went on a hike and encountered a rattlesnake but managed to avoid a snake bite. Tango walked away with a bee sting. Butterfly won a Huffy bike from her daycare. Now she owns two bikes. Very exciting for her!
Today I am doing laundry and I cooked a tortilla casserole, that I just winged. I tastes good and I will be eating it for lunch tomorrow. I have to work overtime next week in anticipation of not being at work on Thursday and Friday. Sometimes I hate Semper Gumby.
Today’s Sunday Brunch recipe is Juliannah’s Tortilla Casserole
Start with a basic white sauce:
In a small, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Blend 2 tablespoons of flour into the melted butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes. Cooking for this length of time will minimize ‘flour’ taste. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking slowly until smooth and thickened.
I added some Jarlslberg Chesse that I needed to do something with. Next I added some chopped onion and tomato, about 1/4 cup of each. I boiled about a pound of chicken and cut five corn tortillas in strips and then cut them again.I layered the chicken and tortillas and then mixed in the sauce mixture. I seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper. I then put about 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese on top and baked this at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes.
I called again and spoke to someone who kept giving me a standard answer as to repairing my service. Let’s get this straight:
I. had. no. service. Ever. I called back and threatened to cancel the whole kit and caboodle. Nicely, I might add. That got their attention. A really nice technician arrived yesterday morning and took one look at my phone hookups and new exactly what was wrong. He also went into my smartbox and fixed everything. He also told me I could throw former services’ phone modem into the street. Yea, I don’t think so. He definitely did not like my former phone/internet service.
Anyway I spent a few hours the next day with Flower Child and the twins. Fuzzy liked me but Wuzzy wanted nothing to do with me. Oh well, I just might have to resort to bribery at some point ie: candy, cookies, toys. Flower Child decided to fly solo the next day and did ok. I had to return to work on Friday because I have no time off left. Please pray I do not get the Swine Flu inbetween now and January.
The Ted Kennedy Funeral was on TV at the time the new phone guy came and he had a few choice words for that too. He also told Corvette that the war in Afghanistan has something to do with Obama’s opium crops. (insert cricket sounds here)
On the other hand he loved my dogs and they loved him. Buddy (my chihuahua) did not bite his ankles and Lucie, (my big red dog) did not jump on him and knock him down. Quite frankly, I did not know what to make of him. But, hey, he fixed my phone so I guess it is all good.
We enjoyed a weekend with Cinderella, Tango & Butterfly. They came down to to visit and see Fuzzy & Wuzzy our new twins. The twins are doing well, but always seem to be sleeping when we visit.
Cinderella gifted Hippie Guy & Flower Child with a digital camera so they can provide us with lots of pictures of Fuzzy & Wuzzy. I have a few more to post and will do that at the end of this post.
I like my new blackberry phone but it has quite a learning curve. It is like a mini computer. Any help would be appreciated.
Today’s recipe is my most favorite potato salad. It doesn’t really have a name so I will just call it Juliannah’s Potato Salad.
Eight to Ten Red Potatoes
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika
Boil the potatoes with the skins on until done. Boil the eggs until done. Cut up the potatoes and eggs. Cut the bell pepper into small pieces. Mix potatoes,eggs & peppers. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, spices & sugar into potatoes, eggs & peppers. That is it. You can also substitute green bell pepper, pickle relish or anything else you may desire.
Here are another couple pics of the twins:
Today is also the 2nd month angelversary for Lolly Pop Kid. We all miss him so much. I had a knock at the door today and it was Mormon missionaries. They gave me a card with a illustration of Jesus and on the back of the card it said, “Faith in Christ can help you resolve personal and family challenges.
God Just keeps knocking on our door.
Lolly Pop Kid we love you and miss you. We want you back.
And that is all I have to say about that.
Here are some great pics of our twin grandsons. I found bloggie names: Fuzzy & Wuzzy. This is because Flower Child pointed out that Fuzz had fuzzie hair all over his back as did Wuzz, so Fuzzy (A) & Wuzzy (B)! Family members please email me and I will tell you who is who.
Hippie Guy with his sons.
Flower child with her sons.
Grandma & Grandpa with Wuzzy & Fuzzy.
Grandma with Fuzzy and Wuzzy.
Goodnight sweet boys.
Hippie Guy and Flower Child became the proud parents of twin baby boys yesterday. The whole family is doing fine and we are thankful to be able to welcome two healthly and beautiful babies into our family.
It is funny because Flower Child was scheduled to have a C section yesterday at 1:00pm, but nature decided to step in as she went into labor the night before so they arrived just a bit earlier in the day. This was the day God intended them to come and they most certainly did.
I must admit that my son Hippie Guy looked a little shell-shocked right after the birth. I do believe he was given that wonderful little life changing gift every new parent receives upon the birth of their child. Responsibility. Not that he isn’t already responsible, because he is, but now there is a bit of a twist on that.
Flower Child looked very serene and beautiful except for the 3 hour period from the twins’ birth to when the nurse finally brought them to her. I think if she could of got out of bed at that point it is quite possible there would have been a few wounded nurses. Seriously.
If you are wondering about the title it was a remark that Flower Child made while we were discussing the birth experience. Yes, Flower Child and Hippie Guy, you made humans. And two fine ones at that.
I will post a couple of pictures now, but I left my camera at the hospital and I will be posting more pictures later when I get it back. Plus I need to think of bloggie names for the twins. So far my mind seems to be blank concerning this. Any suggestions? But please keep it nice and clean.
So for the time being they will still be A and B. This is A.
This is B.