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Quick Update

Things are going okay here. Kids don’t have school for the rest of the school year. At least not in-school school. The district is working on the online aspect. This is good, because if they can figure this out now, they’ll be able to figure it out later when it comes to snow days. Then they won’t have to add extra days anymore. Maybe?

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Baked Potato Soup


Oh god! This was GOOD! It wasn’t exactly like the original recipe! But it was DELICIOUS!


2 large baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (3)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or chives or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups shredded American cheese (5 ounces)
4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled


Scrub potatoes with a vegetable brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender; cool. Cut each potato lengthwise. Scoop out white portion of each potato. Break up any large pieces of potato. Discard potato skins.

In a large saucepan cook 3 tablespoons of the green onion in butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour, dill, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir for 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the potato and 1 cup of the cheese; stir until cheese melts.

Top each serving with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons green onion, and the bacon.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Blinged out Girlyness

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I don’t believe it. Personally, I think whatever makes you happy is what you need! For me, it’s my electronical gadgets, such as the Kindle and the laptop. My camera and my phone. Shoes with a bit of rhinestones. A purse that totally matches everything, always. A functional, but still stylish, camera bag.

I don’t need diamonds to make me happy. I don’t need millions of dollars, and big fancy cars. I have my life, my health (such as it is, 😆 ), my friends, my family. I have all that I need to make my life complete.

Do you? No matter how much you’re desiring, are you happy with what you have? You should be. You should find happiness where you can grab it, and hold on to it, instead of dwelling on what you don’t have, or what you can’t have. Life really sucks if you live it that way.

Failed NaNo

I would have won this year. I was all geared up to win, but sadly, I got a sinus infection and bronchitis in the last week. Bleh! I got 37,227 words though, in three weeks. That’s 1772 words a day, on average. That’s flipping awesome, IMO.

So, even though I didn’t win by NaNo standards, I won by my own. I wrote 32K more than I did last year. That’s great, for me 🙂

I think this year, I’ll definitely be participating in Writo de Mayo, and seeing if I can reach 50K with it then 🙂 Maybe, just maybe. :w00t: