Friday, October 30, 2009
Situations like this (I think anyway) test your marriage and relationship like crazy. Last night we finally had an evening to spend togather and we had literally just sat down when his dad knocked on the door, came in, told us what happend, then stayed the night. So..I went to bed alone, to let them talk and sort things out. A few things could have happend-- 1.) I could have gotten upset because "YOUR dad...etc". or 2.) Trent could have taken out his frustrations and worry about his dad, out on me. Either way would have turned into a fight..and probably put a big damper on this weekend.
I guess the way I see it, we are in this togather. I was thinking about our marriage vows last night and how we promise "for better or for worse", and I was thinking that to promise someone that you will be there "for better" is kind of silly...I mean, marriages arn't ruined because of good healthy, good finances, and good times. They fall apart under the stress of sickness, financial struggles, and hard times. But anyway....sometimes I have moments were I tell Trent (whether we are arguing or just going through something tough), this is definatly a "for worse" moment, lol.
We weren't meant to go through life without struggles. We are SUPPOSED to have "for worse" moments and "in sickness" moments. So knowing that, will let us "ride out the storm when it comes". Something terrible and aweful isn't happening, it's going just the way it should, in the imperfect world that we live in.
And afterwards, something very cool happends. Whether it a bad fight that we have or dealing with a family member or whatever it may be....when we "get through it", its like this huge relief for 1. And 2...we grow so much closer and have that much more love and respect for each other.
If we never had to go through the storms.....our marriages would stay at the same stale place forever.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
That being said, I have a Thanksgiving\fall recipe to share. I am getting a little ahead of myself, because we are going to Kansas to see my family next weekend, so it seems like a holiday....I have to keep reminding myself that it's only HALLOWEEN! But anyway, I made these mini creme cakes a few weeks ago and they were amazing, so I thought I'd share them....
|MINI PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES|
Fluffy cream cheese filling sandwiched between two moist pumpkin cookies make these Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies the perfect hand-held snack you just won't be able to resist!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line four baking sheets with parchment paper.
COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Drop by heaping measuring teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. (A total of 72 cookies are needed for the recipe.)
BAKE for 10 to 13 minutes or until springy to the touch. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
BEAT cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
SPREAD a heaping teaspoon of filling onto flat side of one cookie; top with flat side of second cookie to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
Estimated Times: Preparation - 20 minutes; Cooking - 10 minutes.
Yields 3 dozen mini pies.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This week has been pretty slow, Monday and Tuesday I was home sick, not with the dreaded H1N1 though thankfully! I'm sort of taken back by how many cases of it there is though, I thought that is was just something that the media (like many other things) was blowing up. I still don't think that it is as bad as they are saying though. I've heard of a number of people who have had it and...what do you know...are still alive! :) We'll see though, I guess I could be eating my words in a few months, maybe it's just starting...
The only other interesting thing that happened this week was that one morning I work up, got in the shower, and started getting ready for work...and kept thinking that I heard our smoke alarms going off from the bathroom. At first I just thought I was a little nuts and hearing things, so I went into the bedroom to check it and when I tried to take it down...it was dripping water! Hmmm...so I went into the other bedroom to check that one and there was a steady stream of water coming from it. Weird...
So we called the management office (I think I would love to own a home, but that call is just so much easier than dealing with it ourselves ;), so anyway, they came and looked at it and when I got home, no more water. But I was still wondering what on earth would make water run from smoke detectors (no sprinkler system anywhere), so I went to the office and casually asked they what in the heck it was. Turns out....our "neighbors" (the people who live above us and run around all night and jump off furniture lol)..overflowed their TOLIET! Mind you, the bathroom is a ways from the bedrooms..so to think about what a mess that would have had to been to be leaking into OUR apartment, through the ceiling. And on that absolutely discusting moment. THE END!