Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I'm so glad I've got more friends who are doing the BLOG thing...I think it's a great place to share with friends and family all of your goings ons...Hooray! Blog reading is a great thing to do when you can't fall asleep at night, even though you keep looking at the clock and you know you're supposed to wake up in just 6.5 hours....6 hours...5.5 hours...5 hours...(shouldn't have drank that iced tea!)...

It's Tuesday...I'm off to knitting!

Monday, September 29, 2008


Jags are on a roll...another win this Sunday. And I'm so glad that I could be at the game for the second week in a row. My friend, Angela, got tickets from Jim so Kelly and I were invited to go. AWESOME. (Thanks again, Jim and Angela!!!) I will have to say, going back to Jax really made me miss the city...



Houston 3 7 7 10 0 27 Final

Jacksonville 7 3 7 10 3 30 OT



Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pics & Recipe from Indiana

Here are some pictures from the trip...wish we were still there!!!

Debbie share her pesto recipe with me today which I made...with a few substitutions though. (Basically, I couldn't find the lemon juice at the store I was at so I used the lime juice I already had and then realized I didn't have enough lime juice but just left it at that. Then, as I am standing on the nut aisle to buy the pine nuts I observe that the pine nuts are more expensive than any other kind there, so I decide to buy the sliced almonds instead.) I don't have a food processor either, so I tried it initially in my blender which didn't work so then I brought out my little hand blender that my friend Vicki gave me before she moved to Denver. That worked well. So, in a nut shell, it is no longer Debbie's recipe but I did use it as a guide. I promise to try her recipe in the near future though (and follow it to a T). It's very good by the way...I had some on crackers.

Pesto Recipe

2 large handfuls of washed and dried basil leaves
1/4 c pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic (adjust to taste)
1/2 - 1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 c Parmesan cheese (add more if you like it)
1/2 c lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil

Use a small food processor if available.
Start with basil and add each ingredient in the order listed above. Put the olive oil in last.
Serve over fettuccine or use as a dip with crackers. Also yummy with tomatoes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekend in Indiana

Caleb and I went to Indiana this weekend to visit family. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. The trip was just the right amount of time too - we had a chance to make a short visit with lots of people - Grandparents, cousins, aunts/uncles, etc. It was interesting for me too see where Caleb's Dad got some of his character after meeting more of his family. AND, I saw some of his parent's old stomping ground since they went to the same high school. (I'll post pics later this week)

I also learned some more about my husband on this trip.
1. Don't rent the smallest car on a weekend trip. (Don't pick the cheapest)
2. Show up at least an hour early to the gate. (That means be at the gate an hour early, not check in counter)
3. Board when you're told to board the plane. (Which means don't wait until the last call to board)

So we have some different ideas on traveling...but I guess that's part of learning about your spouse ;)

Caleb and I also went to the Jaguar game on Sunday in Indianapolis. (Which I found out was inappropriately being called the"Colts Game" to everyone up in Indiana.) AND, yes, I wore my Jaguar jersey to the game amidst the sea of bright blue Colt jerseys. But it was a GREAT game - Jags win it in the last seconds of the game. I just remember how quiet the stadium got when Scobee kicked the winning field goal. And I was out of my seat cheering. Go Jags!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Who doesn't like potluck?

The knitting girls and I had a potluck last night and it was delicious as always. There's something wonderful about eating a variety of foods (and in the case of a potluck, foods that you wouldn't necessarily eat together in the same meal, but since it's a potluck you say, "Sure! What the heck!") Funny and true story - we had 4 different kinds of hummus as part of our spread. I made my own, Leah made her own, Lindsay made her own and Linda brought one she had bought. They were all very different, but all very yummy too. Yesterday was also Lindsay's last Tuesday Knitting Night here in Florida...she's moving to Michigan this weekend. She'll be missed dearly. (I'm already looking forward to her visit in February...)

And, I suppose I should comment on the Jaguar loss from Sunday...Nope...I'm just going to look ahead to this Sunday. (Look for me in the stands with Caleb by the way, we'll be there!)



Buffalo 7 3 0 10 20 Final

Jacksonville 0 3 10 3 16


Monday, September 8, 2008

The Jaguar Season has started!

Well, I can't say the Jag season started off fabulously -right now we're basically tied for last place in the AFC. The Titans are the only team that got a W this week. Everyone else had a loss (yes, even the Colts) . . . but nonetheless the season has started. And that's something to get excited about. So, here's to a better game on next Sunday!

Tennessee 17, Jacksonville 10



Jacksonville 0 7 0 3 10 Final

Tennessee 3 7 0 7 17


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Playing catch up with pictures

I've neglected to post a few pictures from the past month so here are a few...

Sage's birthday

Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery

Labor Day pictures

Knitting Gals!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dr. Seuss Character

A friend found this online...thought it was fun. It has been a long day, and I needed something whimsical. (I'm Sam-I-Am by the way)

Which Dr. Seuss Character are you??

Monday, September 1, 2008


My friend Jen was in town from Atlanta this weekend - I had the chance to hang out with her a bit on Sunday afternoon. She is just recently engaged! Congrats, Jen! Her fiance, David, is a lucky guy! I've known Jen since middle school and look forward to many more years!! It's always a very short visit though...but I guess that keeps you wanting more to visit for next time :)

Friends and I tried a new place on Sunday night - Drunken Money Coffee Bar. (don't let the name be misleading...I don't even think they serve alcohol!) They were going to play the movie, Dress to Kill, but they had some audio problems and ended up showing, The Science of Sleep. Unfortunately there was a little too much chatter in there to actually hear the movie so we didn't stay for the whole thing. BUT - I highly recommend the food there. They have some delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes (and the regular stuff too). I tried a vegan version of Paella and it was awesome...plus they offer sweetened condensed milk with their lattes - yummo!! We were told they make everything from scratch. I will definitely go back.