Friday, July 16, 2010

Hi everyone!

I've been playing around with Krazydad's Kaleidoscope Maker again. It is 2am and I can't sleep! I tried to get a JPG made of mine, but it is not working properly, so no pic. Sorry. :)

Spent the day shopping with Mom, then came home around dinner time and my friend called, so she came over for dinner. She brought some snacks...brie cheese, and roasted red pepper and pine nut hummus and Wheat Thins, and some interesting beer. It was made by Kona Brewing Co., and called Wailua. It is a wheat ale brewed with passion fruit! It has just a hint of the passionfruit coming through. A limited release beer. If you can find it, give it a try. Here is the website if you want to check it out, all the way from Hawaii, which is a big long way from Florida! There is a cute little lizard climbing on the bottle, and I must tell you that my fav color of all time is the color they used on the cap! That alone makes this my fav beer, even though I rarely ever drink anything alcoholic. They knew what they were doing marketing to me, hee, hee hee. Anyway, I am sorry it is limited release now, because by the time I ever drink again, it will be gone! I am saving my cap!

Had salad bar for lunch. Made a vegetable cut-up skillet tonight. This is where I cut up eggplant, onion, red and banana peppers, yellow squash (large chop) and put a little Herbs de Province, olive oil and a tiny bit of butter and a little water to steam, and cover and cook (in a cast iron skillet) till soft. I stir it on occasion too, to blend all the flavors. That mixture is devine, and really great with rice. I made a Rice A Roni Teriyaki flavor and also carmelized a Kielbasa to add in. The vegetable part was the real life of the party though!!

Did I tell you that I have become a real Rice A Roni fan??? It's true! LOL. I never had it until the past few months and now I love them all, but especially the whole grain ones! So quick and easy. With the addition of my vegie skillet, it can't be any easier, faster or more colorful. I love a quick and easy to make dinner.

I haven't cleaned up and planted my new found Bromeliads yet. I can't avoid it though with them staring me in the face right outside my front door! Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow!!! :)

I applied for a job and have recieved the next step in e-mail to take a test of some sort, but the site is down right now, so must go back later. I am really hoping I get this job...the hours are M-F 6am-12 noon. How cool would that be??? I really need this. I would be able to then pick up my grandson from school and watch him till his parents got home. Still be home with hubby and daughter in the evening and sleep with Doozey at night (LOL...she would really miss me)...since I would not be working night shift somewhere. I feel like I am too old for it. We shall see, but I am seriously praying this job happens for me!

Wish me luck! You'll be the first to know if it happens!!!
xoxo- Julie


Claude said...

hey... looks like we're both up in the wee hours of the morning...

Good luck with the new job. After you find you one, see if you can find me one. These people have about wore me out... I've got about one nerve left and they're jumping on it! LOL

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I love Rice a Roni and your dish sounds great. Good luck on the job!

Evelyn said...

Hey Julie
2 am! LOL, I think playing with the the Kaledoscope Maker would make you less likely to go back to sleep :)

Your dinner sounds really healthy!! Vegs from the garden?

Good luck with the job and test. Hope you get it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Best of luck on your job search.

Cindy said...

I love that shade of blue too, ever since I had a parakeet who was that color.

To get a jpg, if I remember correctly, you have to do a screen capture, then paste it into photoshop (or whatever photo editing software you may have)and crop away everything but the kaleidescope and its border. Then I flatten the image into a single layer and do a Save As... That should let you save it as a JPG.

Did you ever see the kaleidescope things I made a long time ago? They are here and here.

I couldn't sleep either. I got up, did a load of laundry, cleaned up the kitchen and stuff. It's 4:30am. *bleah*

Judi said...

Hi Julie
YOu have so much going on and its exciting isn't it?
Good luck on the job test. Those hours sound really good to me. Nice and would work perfect with looking after your grandson also.

I've never heard of that a nice cold one on a hot day.

I like rice a roni too. We have it in Canada but I really love the Rice Pilaf but we don't have that one. I have to buy it when I'm here across the border.

Sounds like things are really good...enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,

I will hope you get the job and the hours are wonderful. I will say a prayer of you. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

Now that is my kind of snack. Love brie cheese but I have only had it with raspberries never with roasted peppers. Need to try the combo out.
Have a great weekend.

soulbrush said...

lotsa big big luck coming your way, it sounds just perfect specially for an insomniac like you. thanks for the doozey card, it is adroable.
love ya lots julie girl. xxx

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Julie, Sounds like the perfect job for you. Hope you get it... Keep us posted!!!!

You skillet dish sounds great... I'm not much of a rice fan--but I do like Rice-a-Roni...

Have a good day.

My Little Family: said...

I did a kaliescope of Daisey a while back

and her pink Puppia really shows and her nose. LOL