22 March 2009

weekend update

Jonathan (and I, a bit, but not as much) worked in the yard this weekend. It is looking a lot better, a lot cleaner out there. There is so much work to be done on Glenbogle house, inside and out, that it is overwhelming. But the upside of it is that every little thing we do makes a huge difference. Blue was a big helper out there, too, even if we did have to remind her (several times) to not dig up the grass with her shovel.  Lion also helped, but spent a lot of time sitting on his potty since we are really, really trying to get this pottytraining business sorted out.

Jonathan grilled some chicken Saturday night and I made ambrosia salad and roasted potatoes and a yummy Greek salad. It was so delicious to sit down and stuff our faces after being out in the sun all day. I think Blue had four helpings of the ambrosia salad! Then we gave the kids a bath and put them to bed and Jonathan and I watched "Rachel Getting Married."

I thought it was a very good movie, very well-acted, but very difficult to watch and therefore I will probably never watch it again.

I made some smoothies this weekend that were very good and Mom asked me to post the recipe. I got it off of one of those free recipe cards they give out in the produce section of Super Target. These are supposedly pretty healthy, but I think they taste just like Orange Julius so I could care less how healthy they are! I recommend not using light yogurt, since I used that in today's batch and the smoothies were way too sweet. I also recommend drinking them out of a tall glass with a straw, out in the sunshine while admiring all of the hard work you've been doing in the yard.

Creamy Orange Smoothie
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 (6 oz.) container vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup milk

2 cups ice

Blend until smooth. Makes 4 servings.


Elisa said...

Mmmm..must try the smoothie :)

In the dream/spiritual world the house represents the different stages of the mind. And as you work on your house you are constantly improving your conscious and subconscious minds. Even though it can be very subtle, the changes you are making are going to be life altering, in a good way, and you will really be self-aware and assured as this process goes along. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

girlysmack said...

That is so awesome. I miss you, girl! I do not understand people (like the previous owners) who can live in an unpretty space. It must make you seriously depressed and cranky all the time.