Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Good Evening.

It has been a lazy evening at the Hird house. I took a nap this afternoon because I had a migraine, and Tim just got up from a post-work nap. Now we're hanging out on the couch enjoying some free time together. I love evenings like this, where we can just relax together with no agenda. Marriage is sweet. I love it.

We had an enjoyable weekend. Saturday night we went to Beth's house for some games and hanging out. She cooked us some Papa Murphey's pizza and it was yummy. Sunday we had lunch at my parent's house with my grandparents from Lubbock. They came down to wish my dad a happy birthday. His birthday isn't until today, but Spencer was in town so we wanted to celebrate with him there. That evening we all went out to Clear Springs then back to Mom and Dad's for peanut butter pie and presents! I think he enjoyed himself and I hope he had a happy birthday today! I really enjoy living near my parents. They are fun to hang out with and we love them lots.

I have almost adopted a kitty. We have quite a few of them running around here at the apartment. I think it is a girl. She is a little tabby cat that doesn't look more than 4-5 months old. She is getting so brave and actually coming into the house. I keep food out on our patio for her. I hope she gets even braver though because I want her to come in when it gets cold!

Anyway that's all from me. I am quite close to convincing Tim to get a post of his own on here. He has been so busy working 6 days a week thought so we will see! I'll try to get a picture of my adopted cat soon. She is too skittish for cameras right now. Haha.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

I am baking pumpkin cookies this afternoon and thought I would share the recipe. It is my mom's recipe. They are a wonderful treat during these first months of the holidays. Great for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Cookies

1 1/2 c. butter
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
4 c. flour
2 c. quaker oats
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. baking soda
1. salt
1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 jar cream cheese icing

In a very large bowl, cream together butter, sugars, vanilla and egg. Add flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and pumpkin; mix well. Fold in chocolate chips with spatula. Drop onto cookie sheet and flatten in the middle (for icing). Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes. Ice cookies when completely cool. Makes about 3-4 dozen depending on how big you like your cookies!



Monday, October 12, 2009

What a week.

It has been quite a week around here.

Let's see: I had two days of clinical and two tests last week. I was one tired person on Thursday afternoon. My wonderful husband took me out for dinner one night which was awesome. (It is sad that I cannot even remember what night. It was such a quick and busy week) Friday night we went over to the Tiland's for some games. Angela and I got our butts kicked at Pictionary AND Taboo--so not the norm. Mike and Tim have been getting a lot better at Taboo so that was okay, but we never lose at Pictionary. We had a good evening together otherwise! Saturday Tim had an eye appointment, a hair cut, and he had to go into work for a few hours, so I spent the day cleaning and working on my online class. This was also the day that I developed a cough and a really tight feeling chest--uh oh. We went over to my parents for dinner that evening and also watched the TTU game with them. It was fun.

Sunday is another story. We decided to go get breakfast at Starbucks. I wasn't feeling to well, but I wasn't awful either. I only ordered coffee because I was not hungry. We went to the 11:30 service which was really good by the way, but half-way through it I was shaking like a leaf. It was terrible. Long story short we went home and I had a 101.9 fever and hurt all over.

Now it's Monday and I just got home from the doctor: I am the proud owner of the flu. Yuck-E. I missed clinical today which I am so mad about because I was on the labor and delivery floor, not to mention now I have to make it up later in the semester. Wonderful. So I will be spending the rest of the day trying to fight fever and get comfortable, (ya right) because my whole body hurts to sit, hurts to lay down, and hurts to stand.

One good thing about today however: the weather! Love it! If it were 20 degrees colder, it would probably be a snow day.

As always I am thankful for immune systems, Vitamin C, and a great friend that brings you homemade soup!

Have a great Monday.