Monday, October 22, 2007

This and That

Fresh Herbs!

A friend of mine told me to harvest these herbs (especially the basil) quickly because the plant is sure to die! :)

I would appreciate any tips as to how best to care for these two beautiful and tasty herbs. I'd really like to add them to my spaghetti sauce. So leave me a comment if you have any herb wisdom.


Nice Music. Colbie Caillat.

Have you heard of Colbie Caillat? "Bubbly" is being played around here and on our XM. She's adorable and has a rich soulful sound to her music. Here is her My Space. You can hear several of her songs there.

is her web page.

You can buy it on iTunes.

I think you'll love her sound.

Her dad produced Fleetwood Mac back in the day. When Colbie expressed an interest in music he told her she had to first learn to play an instrument and she had to write her own music. I watched an interview and was very impressed with her humility and sweet spirit.

Off to buy the whole CD and more if I can find them.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sports Around Here

I cannot write a post about sports without mentioning that yes, in this day and age, MIRACLES DO OCCUR.

Da Bears beat the Packers last weekend.

A miracle indeed.

I'm happy, Donna's sad.

I'll cheer for the Pack as long as they are not playing Da Bears.

I *heart* Da Bears and Lovie Smith!!!


Go D-Backs beat The Rockies!

We are down 0-1 in this series. They play again tonight and hopefully with better results than last night.

Watch for Tony Clark. He plays first base. He is a great guy with a very sweet family. His children attend our school and Tony and his wife are very involved in coaching varsity girl's and boy's basketball.

The "closer" (the pitcher that comes in to finish off the game) is a guy by the name of Jose Valverde. His nickname is Papa Grande. He is very fun to watch. He's emotional and full of energy and gets the job done! We were at a game last week against the Cubs and I accidentally called him (to Dave) "Papa Verde" :) and I will never hear the end of it from my husband. I have a special gift of mixing up sports figures names. It's a family joke.


Our junior high football team has a bye this weekend so that means we cheer extra hard for our varsity team tonight. We play a team that is new to us and it is our school's homecoming. My kids tell me that the team we are playing are boys from "Juvi". Yes, a juvenile center/school. If they are right, this could be an interesting evening. They also tell me that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department will be very visible at the game and on our campus. If this is a rumor I'll ring their necks. If not, I'll let you know how it goes. ;-)

UPDATE: I love Google. The school we play tonight is a "Christian school for troubled boys". And here I thought they were getting out of jail for the night. They have a great football record.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Amen Brother

Wow, this is impressive!


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

This and That

First, my Costco finds of the week:



Margherita Pizza by Palmero's. Yum.

A crispy, thin crust pizza topped with Italian style cheeses, and a garlicky mixture of tomatoes and basil.

We are loving this new find. It is a nice lite dinner and would be paired nicely with a fresh salad. I usually am very desperate when I pull out a frozen pizza but this one is worth it and it is delicious. Great to have on hand.

And Brie Cheese This stuff is amazing. It is smooth and creamy and even the rind is soft and tender.


Most of you know I am a late bloomer in the 'reading of classics' department.

I am enjoying Jane Eyre very much and thought I'd show this beautiful book that I won in a contest at Carmon's place.

Isn't it beautiful?