Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Coming

I can't believe 2012 will be here in just 2 days! And, it seems it will be over on December 21, 2012. So, I guess I need to make the best of this coming year. :)

My mother has found out some news that will affect her health and the coming year/years. Knowing this, has made me think about my own mortality. What have I done with my life? What do I want to do with my life? I'm thinking about a bucket list....Yes....I am OLD! I guess when you hit 40 and start realizing you won't live forever, you think about these things.

This past year has been very trying...But, it has made me and my family stronger. What will I do differently in 2012? I will only control myself and support those who need my support. That is my main goal!

Anyway, look for my bucket list. It will be some silly things and some grandiose things! But, I will start working on me and what I need to do to be the best me, wife and mother I can be!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pot Roast with German-Style Gravy

I just made something so wonderful that I have to share!!!!

I cooked a London Broil in the crockpot like I always do:
place in crockpot, cover with water.
Press 1-2 garlic cloves onto the roast, place 4 bay leaves in the water
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook on high for 4-5 hours.

Well, I thought since I had some Spaeztle mix, I would add a German-Style Gravy. It is so flippin' good!

I mixed about 1 cup of the broth from the roast with cream of mushroom soup, added in a 1/2 Tbs of yellow mustard
probably about 1/2 Tbs of dill weed (I just love saying Dill Weed)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mixed it well....and voila!!!! Awesome German-Style Gravy for the Roast!

Next time I'll in some baby Portabella Mushrooms!

So, it smells like a German restaurant today! I love it!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Who do I want to be?

So, who do I want to be? I want to be me...That sounds just so flippin' cheesy! But, it is true! I want to wear flowy dresses, have bright red hair, laugh too loudly, be whomever I want to be! But, who am I now. I'm a mom to 2 great boys, a wife to my BEST friend, a caretaker, a housekeeper, a trainer, an employee....But, who am I? Can anyone really answer that? What makes me happy? What can I do to become happier, less stressed? I think honesty is the answer! My husband and I have been talking a lot about this. Even if it is scary, life is too short not to be honest with yourself. So, that is where I am. As scary as it is, I am not Wonder Woman! I am not all things to all people, and I'm going to screw up royally....a lot!

I'm in the process of taking an inventory of my life. What makes me happy? What do I enjoy? So, keep watching to find out how this unfolds! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving and Christmas Already...Stress Free?!

I can't believe it is already know what is next...Christmas! Are you ready? What does it mean to be ready for the holidays? I'm interested to know what it means to everyone. I would LOVE to alleviate some stress this holiday season. I would love to know, honestly, what everyone does to help with this situation. I want this holiday to be as stress-free as possible! Is that possible?!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It Has Been a Long Time!

Wow! It has been a long time since I was here! So...So...So...Much has happened over the summer. I am no longer a stay at home mom who homeschools. I'm a working mom with a child in Elementary School! And, all is going well! I want to get the blog going again....Talk about my world...My life...Ideas, etc.

I have started a Facebook Group for Working Moms:

Feel free to share, join...Talk about...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Looking back over the past year

2010 was a pretty good year overall. We had our trials and successes just like anyone, I guess. My brain is overflowing with ideas for to make it happen! Hubby and I are going to start lessons for the homeschooled kids in our group and we have ideas for a summer inventor's camp!

I was looking back over the blog posts from the past year, and I see where I posted some goals that I totally did not accomplish! Why is that? They were pretty simple goals!

Thanks for following along!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year ~ New Goals

So, it has been almost 4 months since I posted anything here! My goal for this year, to make Twylyth's Blog a place folks want to visit! Maybe I should change the name. :)

I have so much on my mind. I don't even know where to start! 2011 will bring forth a move, a new business venture, blogging and new adventures in homeschooling! And, I am determined to be honest with myself and be who I want to be...And, it feels GREAT!

Thanks to everyone who follows my little-bitty blog and here's to more to come in 2011!!!!!!!