You know you’re a slacker when…

I know, I know. AUGUST!!! Seriously? That was my last post? The fact that I haven’t posted in so long haunts me. I have a good reason, really. I’m in school. Yeah, well…I was in school when I started this blog. But, somehow, being a wife and mother of four young children and in school full-time and having a food blog wasn’t enough…I had to start a business, too. Yes, I am insane. I planned to wait until after graduation (in TWO WEEKS…WOO-HOO!!) to start my business, but I wanted the holiday sales. Needless to say, my business has been humming, I am busier than I’d like to be, but being grateful for the income and the success so far. I hesitate to post the business here, since it is only local at the moment, but here it is: rebelrolls. Of COURSE it’s food-related.

This week I have two orders and a holiday fair I’m selling at, so I’ll be making about 14 dozen rolls this week…plus school work and a final. Wish me luck! When I can breathe again, I have some awesome recipes to post. Thanks for being awesome and still reading this blog. A special shout-out to a facebook fan, Erica, for calling me out and making sure I was still alive.

HACKED!! Holy cannoli.

Sorry to disappoint you, there will not be a cannoli recipe in this post. I was totally hacked. If you subscribe and saw the “work from home” post…I am sooo sorry. You will never see crud like that from me. Now I have to figure out how that happened and change my password and such…

I know that I’ve been a little MIA lately, with school starting, and I also volunteered to head up my 20th high school reunion (ouch, I just gave my age didn’t I?), which is tomorrow. So, next week I can breathe again and start posting and maybe actually do some laundry…

Screen-Free Week

I know you’ll miss me. I’ll miss you, too. But, screen-free week is an important time to attempt to break my internet addiction and spend time going to the library, playing dolls with my little girl, and maybe, just maybe, tackle the huge pile of winter clothes that I pulled out of everyone’s drawers this last week when 100 degree weather hit that is now living in the middle of my bedroom floor.

Don’t worry, there are great things to come: I’ll be back on May 4th to post at least one amazing Cinco de Mayo recipe…maybe two, maybe three…we’ll see. Plus, amazing snacks, like cheese filled soft baked pretzel bites! I just made them today while I was playing in the kitchen. Dang, they were good. I’ll post that recipe when I come back. Meanwhile…turn off your computer! Go cook with your kids, or write a love letter to your spouse, or a thank you card for your 4th grade teacher. Life is good…go live a little bit!

Have a great week!

This is all new to me…

So, I’m new to the blogger world. I’ve only been up a few months and I’m slowly getting the hang of things. I recently received a comment from http://modernchristianwoman.wordpress.com/ that I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. I really enjoy modernchristianwoman’s blog. It’s along the same lines as mine: from scratch, natural cooking. As for the award, I’m discovering a food blogging sub-culture, and awards like this are part of it. I’m humbled that someone found and chose my blog, being so new to the game, so: Thanks, modernchristianwoman! I don’t really know how to do this, and I’m pretty busy, so I don’t follow that many blogs, so I decided to nominate 10 blogs whose recipes I’ve made and love, or whose philosophy I agree with.

The rules of accepting this award are as follows:

  •  Thank the award giver(s) and link back to them in your post
  • – Share 7 things about yourself
  • – Pass this award along to 15 or 20 bloggers you read and admire
  • – Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award
Okay, seven things about myself:
  • I’m paranoid about sharing personal info freely on the internet, ever since the movie “The Net” with Sandra Bullock. So, I’m nervous about this activity, lol.
  • I’m currently in school after a looooooonnnnngggg hiatus. I’m finally finishing my Bachelor’s in Psychology, after dabbling in Music Ed, Business, and Creative Writing (Children’s Lit focus). I graduate in December. I plan to go to grad school after my littlest starts kinder. My current plan includes getting an EdS degree in School Psychology.
  • i am lazy and hate capitalizing, even though i’m a stickler for grammar and spelling…and i still type with the first two fingers of each hand…my hubby makes fun of me for it, but using all my fingers to type freaks me out thanks to my seventh grade typing class (long story). i can still type as fast as him with my tyrannosaurus rex method.
  • We are proud new owners of a sugar glider, who I am in love with.
  • I am a horrible housekeeper.
  • I sang for a ska band for a few months in my younger years, and was a guest vocalist for a local ska/punk band. When I watch The Voice, I have secret fantasies about being a rock star, though I wouldn’t give up my job of being a mom for any amount of money or fame.
  • I hesitate to add this one, but I think it’s important. I am an advocate of neurodiversity and strive to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. I especially advocate for those with mood disorders, and personally, I am cyclothymic, which is a very mild form of bipolar. Basically, I cycle through periods of low and high mood. Luckily, it doesn’t affect my life to the degree of those with full-blown bipolar, but it has taken me years to recognize the cycles and find mechanisms to help stabilize my cycles. (And, btw, food has a HUGE affect on moods…any readers who suffer from mood disorders can feel free to message me or comment here. I’m always happy to share my journey and support). An interesting book that touches on the benefits of bipolar, cyclothymia and hyperthymia is A First Rate Madness.
The blogs I am nominating are:
http://canningwithkids.com/blog/2011/11/inconvenient-food.html (btw, I LOVE this post…it is worth a read)