My Nikon 3100 has always jammed when using auto focus and usually at the worst times. So I bought a Nikon 5500. So far I've just taken a couple of baby pictures with it, but I look forward to trying it out more in coming weeks.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Life has been so crazy that I am simply going to share the recipe we are having tonight when another family comes over in a bit.
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
4 chicken breasts
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
1 large can corn undrained
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
2 envelopes ranch dressing mix
1 tsp chili powder
2 8 oz pkg cream cheese
Place the uncooked chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with the Rotel, corn, beans, dressing mix, cumin and chili powder. Stir to mix. Top with cream cheese. Cook on low for 4-5 hours stirring occasionally. Shred the chicken before serving. Can serve over rice or baked potato or use as a dip.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
A scientist planned this road trip which allows you to see all the major landmarks in all the continental 48 states. It is 13,699 miles and would take 224 hours or 9.33 days to drive it straight through. But of course that would defeat the purpose, so you'd want to take at least a month!
Here is what you'd see:
Thursday, February 9, 2017
At the beginning of 2016, I posted a list of the books I planned to read. That list is HERE.
Below is a list of what I really did read in 2016. I should put "read" in quotes because in reality I listened to the book on CD in most of these cases. I listened to the whole Harry Potter series and most of the Alex Rider series while driving my kids to school and on errands. A couple of the books I read from my phone while stuck in waiting rooms or lines.
All the Bright Places review HERE
13 Reasons Why review HERE
8 Notes to a Nobody Author interview HERE
Hunger Games- Read Bryan Davis' review HERE and HERE
The Fault in Our Stars review HERE
Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone
City of Ember review HERE
If I Stay
This is How I Find Her review HERE
The Boy in Striped Pajamas review HERE
The Chosen One
I Was Here review HERE
All Fall Down
No Such Person
The Face on the Milk Carton
There You'll Find Me review HERE
Divergent (Twice)(while driving from FL to NC to Cincinnati, to IN and back to FL)
The Dark is Rising (Same trip as above)
Counting by 7's (Same trip as above) review HERE
The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days review HERE
How I Became Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love review HERE
10 Steps to Girlfriend Status
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Hate List review HERE
Because of Winn Dixie
Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of Fire
Order of the Phoenix
Half Blood Prince
Autism,The Invisible Cord, A Sibling's Diary
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Books we read in family time:
The Castle in the Attic
Harry Moon: Halloween Nightmares
The Year of the Dog
The New Kid at School
The Case Time Forgot
Other books I read (non fiction and adult fiction)
It: Nine Secrets of the Rich and Famous That Will Take You to the Top
Dick Van Dyke: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business
Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Created a Dynasty
Write Your Novel from the Middle
One for the Money
Next Thing on My List
If I Run
I will probably reread a lot of the books on the list for three reasons:1. I have short term memory damage so until I've read a book a few times a lot of it is new to me.
2. I reread my favorites anyway.
3. The library has limited books on CD.
Which books on my list have you read?
What are you reading right now? I am finishing the Alex Rider series in the car. Listening to a James Patterson YA novel in the house.