Hello! Wow summer is here already and school is almost out. Last day is June 28th here in New York. Michael is done already, he just need to go in the last day to pick up his report card. Maxwell is so mad that Michael gets to stay home all this week and he has to go to school. Poor kid, I feel so bad waking him up each day.
This weekend the boys and my mom and I went to see Toy Story 3 and boy it was FANTASTIC! I loved it, it was such a great movie and the ending was so touching and sad. We were teary eyed coming out of the theater, I couldn’t help it and every time Michael looked at me he’d say “Mom stop” cause I was on the verge of crying again LOL When we came home Maxwell ran and got his Woody and hugged him, so precious. I think it doesn’t matter what age you age, when a movie is good, it’s good!
I’ve been meaning to share my True Blood ATC cards and here they are… finally! Us Scrap Happenzz Critique Group girlz have had a blast making these cards for each other and we’re in the process of thinking of our next TB swap, possibly inchies ~ I can’t wait!!! These are the cards I made for the girls and we each had one person assigned to us to make a bookmark for. I had a blast making that bookmark too. Anyways, I wanted to have a special place to store these cards and I decided to make a tiny ATC book. This is a total lift by the way, not my own idea. One of the girls on scrapbook.com had made a couple of them and I just knew I’d have to make one too. I really like the way it turned out.
The 52 card pickup class that I’ve been taking is going along really good. I’ve been learning some new things and other techniques that I knew about but never tried, so it’s been fun. I finally got caught up this past weekend on all my lessons. Here are some photos of my favorites so far:
And finally my weight loss is going strong!!!! I think this is the longest I’ve ever stuck to a healthy eating plan; I just have this drive and determination. I’m down 1.4 lbs since last week and have lost 8 lbs. so far. It’s going slow and steady, but they say that’s the best way to loose. My family and I went to Charlie Brown’s for Father’s Day on Sunday and it was yummy. My aunt and I even shared a piece of chocolate cake and I have to say I don’t miss it and I’m a big chocolate fan so that’s saying a lot LOL J Here’s a great recipe for Macaroni Salad, I made it this weekend and it’s delicious!!!
POINTS® Value: 3
Preparation Time: 12 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
8 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-variety
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste (for cooking pasta)
1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 cup(s) celery, chopped
1/3 cup(s) red onion(s), finely chopped
2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
· Cook macaroni in salted water according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
· Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder; stir mixture into cooked macaroni. Fold in celery, onion and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.
Okay I’m off and running. Have a wonderful week all!
PS: If anyone out there is a Farmville fan and would like a new neighbor just let me know, I’d love to have some more neighbors!