so for christophers birthday, he got a new for wheeler. traded. ya know, if i could barter for everything we ever got, i would! wouldn’t that be an awesome way to live. hardly ever spend money, just trade for stuff you don’t want anymore? love it! thatd also help clear up some of the clutter!
so its not his actual birth day yet, and i havent even thought much about what to do. its usually not much other than dinner. he is edging near 30! 28 this year i think. im watching king of queens and its an episode where carry is turning…30? maybe? i missed that part. but she is freaking out over how old she is getting. i wonder if when i turn 30, i will freak out…or if it will just be a nice change of pace from people thinking i look 16…with 2 kids. when you were little, could you picture yourself as an adult? i couldnt. i couldnt imagine being 16 and driving, or 18 and in college, or 21 and legally able to drink. since i couldnt picture it, i just figured i die before i got there. although, i didnt picture either that id be 25 and people still asking me if im old enough to sit in the exit row (15 and up can sit in the exit row!!!) a politician came to my house one time(when i was 23 i think), and i was in the backyard with clark. she started to give her schpeal when she stopped suddenly and said, “oh nevermind! you arent even old enough to vote!” uhhh…BEEN old enough to vote, and that surely aint gona get my vote!!! ….people. and im not trying to be rude to others, but know one can say they would love it unless theyve been there. no one loves looking 16 and people thinking your husband is your dad…or that apparently you had kids at age 12. (yes our neighbors asked when we first moved here, if i was christophers daughter. i may have been a good 20 ft away, but still!)
enough of my rants! we have a tiny baby calf as of yesterday! and im sure we have a few more about to be here soon by the looks of some of the mommas. we had two baby goats a few weeks back as well. they are still tiny and cute. sue and bell are their names. they are both gray. blake loves to go to the barns and just watch the animals. she also loves to play with clarks cars and any ball. so she may be a tom boy :/ man i just love that she gets the biggest smile on her face just from me turning to look at her. she is the biggest sweetheart on earth! she kept patting chris on the back today while on the four wheeler to get him to turn and look at her…then she would just give him the biggest, open mouth smile. loves her daddy!
oh, saw a pic on fb a friend posted…which is so totally true! something like, “if i have to pass a urine test to pay for welfare, then they should also have to pass a urine test to receive it.” although, it was said much better than that.
now for something worth reading :)
if you havent tried bacon wrapped green beans…you should!! my friends mom used to make these everytime we went to the beach, along with potato chip chicken(which you should also try if you havent!)
1 can of whole bean green beans
1/2 cup of italian dressing
1/2 pack of bacon, each slice cut in half
soak the green beans in dressing for a little bit, maybe 30 mins, or overnight if you want. then just wrap about 7 green beans in half a slice of bacon. secure with a toothpick and bake at 400 until the bacon is done to your likeness. i like them crispy, so i think i cooked mine for 15-20 mins maybe? i also use parchment to keep them from sticking bc ive had that problem before..,even though its bacon and loaded with grease.
*potato chip chicken is just chicken breasts dredged in mayo(i actually use spicy mustard bc it gives more flavor dimension) and then dredged in plain chip crumbs and baked til done, uncovered of course.