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Whining, or is it Wining? 
Jan. 15, 2009 6:59 pm 
Updated: Oct. 4, 2010 3:51 am
Well, it's been quite a week. I finished report cards and passed them out today, stayed up with a sick 9 year-old last night, allowed the 11 year-old to stay home today too because he didn't feel well, and nearly ruined dinner tonight.
      My youngest son (Birthday Boy from last entry) was sent home from school sick yesterday. After, um, barfing more times than I care to count, he stayed home from school today. His older brother decided he was also sick. Gullible me. I allowed the little faker to stay home with his brother and Pappy, who was on sick duty today. Live and learn.
      The little guy is finally eating- pasta and tortilla chips. Go figure. The middle kiddo is fine, but is slightly grounded for the evening (read- no video games).
      Everyone had a two-hour delay today. From a teacher's point of view that's both good and bad. Good - we don't have to make up the day. Bad - we lost 2 hours of instructional time, and what we did have was nearly useless because the kids were so wired.
      I picked up my oldest from his archery league tonight (he shot 544/600 - his personal best - not bad for his age and experience) and took him to sign up for baseball. It's about 2 below here, so we weren't sure if it would be canceled or not. As we passed the house my husband called in a panic. Seems my adorable mutt took a cue from Mason and threw up on the living room carpet. (Okay, Mason didn't throw up on the carpet, but you get the point.) I won't say here what the dog ate that caused this to happen.
     Long story short (and kid needing tucked in), I made chicken nachos (my own invention out of necessity) for dinner and promptly spilled my red wine all over them, me, the table, floor, etc. DH salvaged some of the nachos and excused himself to eat them while I cleaned up the mess. Fortunately I wasn't too hungry. I had a few nachos (and another glass of wine - not a bad combo, either. I know, chicken and red wine, but that's what was cold and calling my name).
    That's when I noticed my package. My Wilton delivery arrived and I'm dying to try out my LARGE couplers, bags, and tips. I'm soon to be in cupcake heaven. There's a silver lining to this cloud after all. LOL and goodnight!
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Jan. 15, 2009 9:42 pm
LOL! Thanks for the laugh tonight, great post! Although, now I see that as insensitive, hope everyone is feeling better . . . can't wait for the icing concoctions.
Jan. 16, 2009 10:27 am
Hope everyone is feeling better!
May 29, 2009 12:24 pm
I haven't seen any tips that large in my stores, I will have to look around. Where did you order them from?
May 31, 2009 8:45 pm
I actually ordered them from Wilton Online. The shipping kills, though. Of course, since then I've seen them at Michael's craft stores.
Oct. 4, 2010 3:51 am
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I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
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