Wednesday, February 25, 2009

homemade play doh

I made play doh with the girls on Sunday. It's easy and less messy than marshmallows. That being said I would still make marshmallows again even though they are sticky and messy. Because they are easy to actually make. Just a pain to clean up after.

I followed this recipe:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cream of tartar

a few drops of food coloring at the end

Mix everything except the food coloring in a small saucepan over medium heat. It said low in my recipe but I don't believe in low unless you are simmering something. Low is hard on a gas range. Anyhow once it turns into dough and not just goop, take it out and knead the dough on a floured surface until cool enough for kids to touch. Divide and add your food coloring in however you see fit. We did 4 colors. Knead it until it is evenly mixed in.

It was fun and the dough is great. I will most likely never buy the stuff again.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I am pondering that if the job you do doesn't make money, why is it less respected. Not that I need people to respect me. That's not the question. But if you don't earn a paycheck people don't consider what you do work. And I just don't understand that.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I took the girls to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I'm so glad that I have kids that don't require that sort of place. Miriam kind of liked it, but Edith is so over that stuff. Although she did get into the skee ball. Which I don't mind as it can be non-electronic and quaint really. The whole place just causes my body to convulse. Although I did tell them I would take them to the old-fashioned arcade. I can totally get into that place for some reason. I actually think it would be fun to go there. On a side note I wonder what the E. stands for in Chuck E. Cheese. I always thought it was Chucky Cheese, but I went so I can tell you it's not. Anyhow I'm sure there is the possibility of a friend having a party there. But I'm hoping not for a year or two.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm oh so tired.

I have been so exhausted this winter. I don't know what it is. I have never been busier either, so I'm sure those are connected somehow. The week has me beaten to a pulp by Wednesday and then I'm just crawling towards Friday. I thought exercise was supposed to invigorate me or something. Anyhow I still haven't gotten my on sale Chia Mihara's from anthropologie shoes. Waiting, waiting.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Oh dear, I must not be feeling too bad about the economy because I just ordered shoes from Anthropologie. To be fair they were on sale and I have had lust in my heart for them for some time. And I had a gift card from Christmas that paid for most of it. But not as much as I would have liked. If I were more clever I could probably figure out how to post them here. Instead I will have to wait until the package arrives. Anyhow they are green and t-straps. And they are made by Chie Mihara. Oh dear. Hopefully I hate them and can send them back. That's the angel talking. The devil is saying Hooray!!!