Happy Saturday, everyone! I am so glad the work week is over and I get a chance to catch my breath. Things have been so busy, but the biggest factor is that work has been requiring a lot of my mental energy, which is a bit draining (there is only so much to go around LOL!). So I am looking forward to slowing down a bit for a couple of days!
Week in review:
Last weekend we took a road trip to visit my parents and have a little family reunion at Kennywood Park, which is an amusement park in southwestern Pennsylvania. It is one of the BEST amusement parks ever, in my opinion. (more…)
It was another productive week in this dizzy busy house! How did your week go? I hope it was good! Here in South Jersey we are quickly approaching the last day of school, hooray!
Week in review:
First, I would like to say congrats to Kristi who won my giveaway! She will be enjoying an entire year of maximum organization with her Cozi Gold and Dinner Decider apps from Cozi.com! Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned as I hope to be doing more giveaways soon!
Thing 1 played at his high school’s graduation ceremony (he is in the band but not actually graduating yet!) and also went to the initial training for his summer position as an LIT (Leader in Training) at a local day camp. Thing 2 concentrated on finishing out the school year with some excellent grades. Only a little over a week of school is left! (more…)
June 1st, wow!! How can it be June already? Wasn’t Easter just last week or so? Anyway, June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. I love this time of year because of the fresh fruits and vegetables. One thing I learned about Jersey when I moved here (many years ago) was that they produce a lot of really great fruits and vegetables in this state! Having been brought up in western PA, that was news to me. But New Jersey truly is the Garden State. I love eating all the Jersey-fresh produce this time of year!
Anyway, read on to find out what is going on in my dizzy-busy world! (more…)
I am always surprised at the fact that the weekend is here and it is time for another Dizzy Busy Digest, despite the fact that all week it seems like time DRAGS. In any event, here it is! And it is a long weekend for me! Yippee!
Week in review:
I made TWO new dishes, both with couscous. They both turned out great and I can’t wait to blog about them! I photographed the first one, but I hit a snag with the second one that made it un-photogenic (is that a word??). I will fix that and make it again sometime soon so I can get the recipe published! (more…)
How was your week? Mine was pretty good. I didn’t get to complete many of the things on my to-do list, but that is OK. I suppose I will get to them eventually! Here is one thing I can check off the list – this week’s Dizzy Busy Digest!
Week in review: A few DBD’s ago I wrote about Inki, our feral-gone-domestic cat, who took shelter in our house several weeks ago out of necessity since he hurt his leg and could not walk. Well, here is an update! (more…)
Wow, is it the weekend already? I don’t know about you, but the past week flew by for me! Let’s dive into this week’s Dizzy Busy Digest!
Week in review: The highlight of my week was accompanying Thing 2 on his 7th grade school field trip. It was a wonderful day. We thought we were going to get soaked because the weather forecast called for periodic heavy rain and even thunderstorms, but as it turned out, every time we needed to be outside to walk to the next tour stop, it was not raining. How lucky was that!?! The tour of NBC studios was the best part of the trip, because we got the opportunity to tour the Saturday Night Live set AND the Today Show set. It was really neat to get a behind-the-scenes peek at how things really look when not viewed through the camera. Here are some pictures from the trip!
Yay, it’s the weekend and time for another Dizzy Busy Digest!
My week in review: This week was a busy one, but it wasn’t super-hectic, which was good. Work consisted of a steady stream of crazy projects and meetings, but not so much that it was overwhelming. I like when that happens because it is a nice break from the same old stuff! It also allows me to flex my work hours around the family schedule pretty easily. Hooray for that! Next week will probably not be so nice, but I won’t think about that yet! As far as the blog goes, I posted my Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese recipe (in honor of the last day of National Grilled Cheese month) and my Fiesta Bean Casserole recipe (in honor of Cinco de Mayo). I have been learning more and more about tweaking my photos to enhance them and make them look more like reality. (more…)
Cinco de Mayo is a great reason to throw a party. But, what are we celebrating? In all honesty, prior to this post, I thought that Cinco de Mayo was the Mexican equivalent of the USA’s 4th of July. As it turns out, that is not true! I probably learned about it in high school history, but that was a few years ago (right, just a few!) and it is just not one of those things that stayed near the front of the fractured filing cabinet in my head that is supposed to be my brain.
Battle of Puebla. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Professor Google is quite knowledgeable (haha!), so I decided to consult him and share what I found, in case you are in the same historically-challenged boat with me. (more…)
Today’s digest features miscellaneous thoughts on some things I love!
I love refreshing drinks. I know the weather has been erratic in many areas, but it warmed up enough here in South Jersey this past week that I am craving a preview of summertime! One of my fav cocktails for summer is really easy to make and so refreshing! Truth be told, I drink it even in the winter if I am hanging out with friends on the weekends, but there is something about the warmer weather that makes me want to fix one for myself on a weekday evening and just sit out on the back deck, relax and enjoy! All you need is ice, gin, a Diet Sierra Mist (or any lemon-lime soda) and a lime. I call it a Misty Gin. I don’t measure anything, I just splash a bit of gin into a glass full of ice and then fill it up with the Diet Sierra Mist. Perfect! (more…)
April is National Grilled Cheese month!
Have you been dying to know how the grilled cheese sandwich came to be? Of course you have! Apparently, cooked bread and cheese as a combination has been around as long as bread and cheese have been around…which is a long time! The grilled cheese sandwich in a form closer to what we know today came to be more popular in the 1920′s with the advent of sliced bread. It started out as an open-faced creation using grated cheese, but by the 1960′s the evolution of the grilled cheese sandwich took another step forward when stores started stocking individually wrapped American cheese slices. It was at that time that the addition of a top slice became popular. Today there are many different permutations of the modern grilled cheese sandwich, as illustrated below in some of the varieties I found while poking around the internet!
The first two might look a little familiar….they are from posts written by ME! (more…)