New Years

Wow it has been a long time since I took the time to blog anything.  Hard to believe that another year has started. As usual I’m  a little behind in getting my plans for the New Year together.  Better late then never.This year I have a  few plans.Long Term Goals.1.  to lose 25lbs2. to read 150 books3.  to exercise every day in some way4.  to cut our grocery bill by spending more time preparing and planning meals5.  to de-clutter my houseShort Term Goals1.  to lose 15lbs by Feb 212. to read 13 books by Jan 303. to walk everyday in Jan4. to plan and prepare 5 meals a week by the end of Feb.5. to have my office de-cluttered by mid Feb.This morning I plan to make a dessert for tonight.  I official start my diet tomorrow and plan to enjoy one last bit of indulgence tonight.  Here is the link to this fantastic looking Blueberry  Coffee Cake.

My big fish

Seems like yesterday that I picked up this fish, he was supposed to only live 2 to 3 years but will be turning 10 next month.

Apple Muffins

I had been craving muffins all day yesterday so I started looking around the kitchen and saw that I still had quite a few apples that the kids aren’t eating.  So then I went looking for a muffin recipe to try.  I found one on one of my favourite baking/cooking blogs. The Girl Who Ate Anything you can find the recipe that I started with here.However like always I changed things up a bit and added about 1/2cup of milk to the mix and a dash of nutmeg with the cinnamon.  They turned out really good.

Christmas Baking 2012

This year I tried a new recipe for the annual Christmas baking exchange that is held for a crafting group that I belong to called Edmonton Crafters, it is a great group of woman from all over the city, some even come in from the outskirts.Having made them for the exchange and then making 2 more batches for my hubby and kids.  The kids are impressed and asked that these make it to annual list of goodies that I bake.  I’m more then willing to add them.  You can find the recipe here. I think that they look pretty good.

The Year is coming to an end

I’m having problems believing that the year is coming to an end already.  Not sure what happened, I remember my mother telling me that time would move faster as I got older but at the time I didn’t believe her.  Lesson learned. I have been thinking the last 2 days about the upcoming year and what I want to accomplish.  Last year my goals got derailed and I didn’t realize any of them except my reading goal for the year which I exceeded.  Guess I spent too much time waiting. So far I have 7 goals some of which will be easy and others may not be. 1 to get to the gym 3 times a week 2 to increase my water to 8 full glasses every day 3 to lose 30lbs 4 to write more 5 to read 70 books 6 to finish half of my WIPs 7 to make more of Christmas gifts for next year

Sunday morning

It been a busy month or so here.  Hockey tryouts are finally over, Mac made the Millwoods Raiders again this year.  He is not 100% happy about it but likes his teammates and should have a good year.Megan has started her second year of Guides, she is having fun and will be doing more camps this year.  Thursday night we start cookie selling.  Melissa has moved up to Brownies this year.  she will have fun it is the same leaders that she had for Sparks.  I have been recruited to join the unit as a new Sparks leader.  Right now it is lots of paper work and forms…Jamie is almost finished the deck.  I think that it is going to look great.  I will post more pictures when it is done.I have to work today, I took Friday off because I was sic and today is my deadline for this 1 job.  Tomorrow my partner and I have have 1 clean to do and then I have some other work to get done. so I will be leaving the house in a bit to go get it done then coming home and cleaning up the main floor of the house.  …