26 September 2009
But a part I am forbidden to see.
I don't know your name,
And I don't pass any blame.
I will probably never know you,
But believe me when I say my missing you is true.
Why did you walk away when you knew she had lied?
Have you ever thought of me and cried?
There is a deep aching in my heart,
From not knowing my missing part.
Do I have a sister or even a brother?
Do they know of me, do they father?
I will be twenty-six on November's fourteenth day,
But you don't know that and therefore have nothing to say.
Are Grandma and Grandpa still alive?
Do you hide the truth so you may survive?
I didn't know you existed until I was ten.
Will I ever see your face, If so when?
Where do you work? What do you do?
Will I ever stop thinking of you?
Daddy, I want you in my life,
But I want your family to be without strife,
So I will leave you alone.
I only your name wanted to know.
So Goodbye, whoever and wherever you are,
Love always, Your Secret Daughter
24 September 2009
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10 September 2009
08 September 2009
Fabric needs to be at least 40 inches or wider (most are 54 inches).
Things you need:
*Take your two pieces of fleece. Put one piece on top of the other lining up the edges so they are even. (one side will be the front and the other side will be the back of your blanket)
*Take your piece of 4"x4" paper lay it on the corner of your blanket. Then cut out the corner through both layers. Proceed to do this on all four corners.
*Now you are ready to cut your fringes. Cut 4 inches into both fleeces at 1" wide.
*Your fringes don't need to be 1" exactly, just try to keep them the same size.( You don't want to have one fringe 1" and the next one 2".)
*Starting on one side tie over hand knots (using one fringe from each fleece.)
*Then flip the whole blanket over and tie the remaining knots until your blanket is complete.
07 September 2009
06 September 2009
I miss our quick front porch chats or letting our kids play. I didn't realize how much those little moments between "parenting" or better yet going crazy meant to me! Thank you for being there for me. You truly are a good person. I know times get rough, and some people can just drive you nuts ("the crazies," the kiddos and the hubby). But as much as you worried about it you are not and never will be one of them. You could never drive me nuts. I miss you woman! I am glad to hear you are doing well. Stay strong. Give the girls hugs from me.
I am amazed it took us as long as it did to patch the holes in our friendship, and yet I am already missing you. Thank you for being a good friend. I wish we could have gotten together more before I left. I can't believe how quickly things change. Nor can I believe how fast baby Cole is growing! Remember to take time for you between school , the kids, the hubby, and your crazy family (LOL, would you believe it if I told you I still remember the good times and laugh).
Okay, okay I know to some that may sound crazy or "gay" but its the truth. These two women mean alot to me and may never know how much their friendship pulled me through. They truly are life long friends. Feel blessed to have them as yours. I will miss you gals. Guess how much I suck!?!? I don't have a photo with either of you two women.
05 September 2009
04 September 2009
I have found that using a ribbon works better than elastic because your child doesn't out grow it as quick. Also you can tie a big pretty bow if you use a nice thick ribbon. Cut the ribbon between 6 and 10 inches longer than the size of your child's waist (the longer the extra ribbon the bigger the bow and the more growing room your child has.
I use the spools of tulle (about 4). Cut the tulle into strips twice as long as the length desired for your tutu.
Fold strips in have to form a loop at the end and then pull the ends through the loop catching the ribbon in between. Keep doing this! Remeber to leave extra ribbon at both ends.
When I finish I tie knots at the end of the tulle so I can scrunch and bunch the tulle for more poof.
Then take the tutu holding at the ends of the ribbon and tie with a big bow around your child.
Look back and admire the fact you made a tutu for your child that they will love!
I will post photos of one of my recent ones for Elaine in the morning.
Free Care Package from Operation Military Pride
These are a few that I have used and know are still up and running. Please feel free to let me know of any you might know and I will add them to the list. I will add more as I come across them.
03 September 2009
This is a favorite among my family and friends. I will add the photo the next time I make it, since I forgot to take one this time.
1 lb ground beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons water
2 packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
3 cups lettuce, shredded
1 medium tomato
1/4 cup onion, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup pitted ripe black olives (optional)
sour cream (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 Cook ground beef and onions in large skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and onion with taco seasoning and water.
3 Stir in 1 cup of frozen corn and cook until corn is done.
4 Drain meat mixture.
5 Stir in 1 and 1/2 cups of cheese.
6 Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles.
7 Arrange triangles in a circle on Round Stone (A large baking sheet works fine too.) with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward outside. (There should be a 5 inch diameter opening in center.)
8 Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. (Filling will not be completely covered).
9 Bake at 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
10 Melt 3 Tablespoons of sour cream in the Microwave.
11 Sprinkle last 1/2 cup of cheese over the top of the ring and then drizzle the sour cream.
12 Shred lettuce and chop tomato, onion, and olives (if desired) and place in the center of the ring.
13 It's great with salsa too.