Friday, December 26, 2008

christmas

Well, I can hardly believe christmas has come and gone, this year has flown by its amazing, and I had a very blessed year and am eager to see what 2009 will bring!

Christmas this year was very non-christmasy if thats a word. For one I had to work on christmas, which was ok, they just instilled an incentive pay for working on holidays which isnt much but better than what we used to get which is nothing more than the pay we get on a regular day.

My family (minus brother) celebrated christmas on christmas eve so i could enjoy the festivities. We didnt do much there wasnt even a tree



Kinda sad but my parents were doing several renovations and putting up a tree was not on the list of things to get done, its ok, i can have my own tree next year :)

we watched our traditional movies we watch every year , Its a Wonderful Life, Elf, and National Lampoons Christmas.

We ate dinner which B made an Awesome Ham
here he is checking on it


we also had a fire!!!


It may be San Antonio, and it may be 70 degrees on christmas but it was chilly in the house to me and i wanted a fire on christmas so B so kindly made us one :)

So we watched movies opened gifts ate too much , you know the usual festivities, nothing too exciting but I got to spend time with family and we had a good time!! Im thankful that I do have a family to spend christmas with even if it was not a real christmasy christmas

some more photos for your viewing pleasure :0

Amazing Fudge made by Mom


Too much sugar


My Fave

Monday, December 15, 2008

the baking curse has been broken

SO in the past no matter what I try to bake if it doesn't come from a box it fails miserably even if I follow the directions to a T ...I am cursed... well I have been craving apple pie, it has always been a thanksgiving tradition and this year we went to my grandparents house and apple pie wasn't on the menu :( so I have still been craving apple pie so I took it on myself to attempt an apple pie... completely homemade

I found a recipe online from better homes and gardens

you'll need for the pie filling:
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs. all purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 cups peeled and sliced apples
sugar to sprinkle on top (I used brown sugar)

Crust:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup milk

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees F, In a large bowl stir together the 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add apples and stir to combine. Let stand while making crust.


1B. PIE CRUST: In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, and salt. In a small bowl stir together milk and oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with fork until dough mixture comes together, with floured hands form into a ball. Divide into three equal balls. proceed to step 2.

2. For pie crust, with your hands firmly press two of the dough balls firmly into 9inch pie plate and up the sides; continue pressing to form and edge at the rim. Set aside

3. Divide remaining dough ball into 6 equal parts. On waxed paper pat each dough portion into three inch circles; set aside. Transfer apple mixture into pie shell, top with dough circles Sprinkle with additional sugar.



4. Place a baking sheet on oven rack; place pie plate on baking sheet. Bake pie for 65 min or until filling is bubbly in the center. If necessary, cover top of pie with foil for lat 10-15 min to prevent over browning. Remove pie from oven, remove foil, place on wire rack to cool completely



This pie really was so easy to make and I couldn't have done it without the help of this from pampered chef

Its an apple/peeler/corer/slicer and I had all my apples prepared in about 5 minutes, its an amazing and fun gadget... I digress...

So this pie came out perfect, even with all my handling of the dough it was perfect and flaky, however I would next time make extra dough because I really had to press it and make it stretch so I had enoughto cover the bottom and sides of the pie dish and I still didn't have enough to make the whole rim of the pie crust and I also added some brown sugar to the apple mixture and on top as was suggested by Bryan the family chef expert and it turned out great and I will definitely be making this again as it was so easy

I think the baking spell has been Broken

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Where are my brains!!!

So today I get up and get ready for work just like any other day, I stop on my way to get something to eat, I'm kind of early as I pull in to the parking garage so i figure I'll look at my schedule to see who I will be working with.... only to realize... IM NOT ON THE SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT!!! I was so glad I didnt actually go to the unit I would have felt like an even bigger idiot.

So, i get to enjoy the night to myself which is a good thing, I have many many things on my to do list.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

where is the logic!!

So, my cat has been sick, we dont know with what yet he has a history of urine crystals which on a male cat can cause a blockage of the urethra and thus death within 24 hours if not caught... so know we think he has a kidney infection... the damn cat has caused me so much money and stress in this past year its a whole other long story we wont get into here...so i digress...

he has been sick and wont eat his regular dry food or his reguar wet food for that matter all he wil eat is tuna with water added...the vet says this is ok when he feels better he will eat his regular food just feed him what he will eat right now. OK. SO i even try mixing the tuna with his normal wet cat food, NO, he will NOT even touch it.

So his dry cat food had been in the bowl for a few days so i tossed it in my little bathroom trash can and give him some fresh JUST IN CASE he decides he wants to eat it. Well I come home and im washing my face and i see him digging in the trash can... HE IS EATING THE DRY CAT FOOD I THREW OUT IN THE TRASH CAN THAT HE REFUSED TO EAT FROM THE BOWL!!!!

WHATEVER, if he's eating i suppose it doesnt matter where it comes from, but it makes no sense to me.

Friday, November 21, 2008

a chill in the ar

It's cold!!! granted the "real feel" temp is only 37 degrees but to me that is cold, im freezing.

which means I can use my tea pot YAY hot tea before bed, im so excited :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Part II

So this is part two of the previous blog post i will complete #51-100

51. Sometimes I think my cat is actually a dog in a cats body
52. he sleeps on his back and likes to have his belly scratched
53. he follows me everywhere
54. he greets me at the door
55. he begs for people food
56. and he meows incessantly until i play with him or carry him etc.
57. I though i was over my fear of the dentist but after today realize i still hate going
58. I have come to the realization that i will always be a quiet/reserved person... until i really get to know you
59. one of my biggest pet peeves is when people take their small children to church and instead of taking them to kids church where they would have more fun insist on making them sit in "big people church" and they talk and whine the whole time... HELLO you are not the only people in the whole church no one wants to hear your kid whine the whole time!!!
60. and then they bring toys for said kids to play with... but those toys make noise when played with HELLO we are in church not daycare
61. i subscribe to more magazines than i can read
62. Ive realized what a nerd i am after spending two hours on my day off roaming through a bookstore
63. I have decided to take up another hobby
64. crocheting, i see such cute hats and blankets that threads of love gives the babies at the hospital and i want to make some of my own
65. I think I'm an older woman in a younger woman's body
66. i cant help the fact that all my friends and the ladies i work with are several years older than me and it rubs off
67. I have discovered tide to go ... which by the way is amazing, spilled grape juice on my moms white pants and after a rub with tide to go it was completely gone... couldn't even tell
68. I think i was blessed with great hair
69. I wish i could save more money
70. and spend less
71. as much as I try to eat more fruits and veggies... i think its never gonna happen, they ALWAYS go bad before i can get to them
72. I consider myself to be very domestic
73. a housewife without a husband or children
74. i laugh on a daily basis, about anything
75. i can find the humor in any situation
76. i love wearing sleep clothes to work but sometimes i wish i had a job where i could buy cute business clothes
77. when and if i have a daughter she will have these to match every outfit
78. I will glue them to her head if she doesn't want to wear them
79. j/k
80. when i die i want my funeral to be a party to celebrate the life i lived not a sad dark event
81. I think everything is gonna cause cancer in some way, you have to live your life not in fear of something always causing cancer
82. I'm a perfectionist
83. I hate my feet
84. I don't really like dogs
85. I have to come to realize in recent months who my true friends are and who i should stop wasting my time on, life's too short
86. I'm going to Belize in march with my grandmother and mother, a medical missions trip we have been anticipating for many many years
87. I'm really excited about it
88. but sooo terrified of the potential that i may wake up with a bug on me
89. I HATE bugs... of all kinds
90. I love mac and cheese even at the age of 23... it mixes well with just about anything
91. I wish i was a dancer
92. I blame moving to japan on my not cheerleading in college (i couldn't get the training i needed to be up to par over there)
93. Tokyo is amazing though, and it was such an awesome experience!!!
94. I also taught myself to snowboard while in japan
95. I really want to move up north, i love all 4 seasons, especially fall and winter
96. Christmas isn't the same with out snow
97. but Christmas season is by far my all time favorite time of year
98. I am done with my Christmas shopping for this year
99. I wish i could drink more water, and less soda
100. but oh well life goes on

So that's it , just a little bit about me... I look foreword to being a "blogger" and hope you look fore ward to reading my blog :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

100 Things

So its official now, i have a blog, I have been really wanting to start a blog for a while now, and since I am soon moving to Houston, I thought nows a good a time as any.
I suppose it is fitting for me to do a 100 things post just to kick things off so here goes, ill do my best.

1. My Name is Katie
2. Im 23
3. I live in San Antonio
4.Im a Christian
5. Im an RN
6. A baby nurse to be exact
7. I love pink
8. I love Italian food
9. and Mexican food
10. Im moving to Houston in 2 months
11. I grew up military
12. Graduated high school in Tokyo, Japan
13. I have a high Maintenance cat named Keegan
14. love to clean
15. and organize
16. especially love fresh vacuum lines
17. graduated with my Bachelors degree in Nursing last December, and think i have the best job in the world
18. Think 31-34 week preemies are the cutest little things
19. and i like to give them voices and say what I believe they would be saying if they could talk
20. whatever... I work night shift and need something to keep my self entertained :)
21. I love scrapbooking
22. and making cards
23. I think im pretty good at it
24. love to send people said cards for no particular reason
25. I wish i had more time to spend scrapbooking and making cards
26. Have an obsession with shoes and purses
27. and reality tv shows
28. would probably have more time for #25 if i wasnt watching so much tv
29. hopefully Im not boring you
30. want to go to tahiti
31. went to Africa on a missions trip
32. think about some form of that trip almost on a daily basis
33. especially when i take a shower
34. and drink fresh water
35. cant wait to go back one day
36. Have a passion for Invisible Children
37. which takes place where I went to in Africa
38. Love Dr. Pepper
39. And Sam Adams Beer
40. went to the brewery and it made me love it even more
41. would recommend the tour to anyone who likes beer
42. Love to cook but for some reason cant bake for shit
43. I think its because I need better baking supplies
44. Mainly cakes, i love cake but no matter how hard i try to make one, it always turns out horrible, unless its from a box
45. Thinks this is harder than i thought, hopefully your not too bored
46. I Will run the Nike Womens Marathon
47. In San Francisco
48. And DO NOT tell me its too many hills
49. I know this and I want to do it
50. will be finishing this blog #'s 51-100 later

Thank you for your time.... To be continued
I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!


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