Friday, January 28, 2011

Wishes With a Side of Chicken

HA!  I wished for a bunch of stuff this week and every, single one came true.

Check it out:

Pooldad left for his conference in Atlantic City on Monday.
He took 70 pictures with my camera. 90 % look like this.
::shaking my head::
Me either.
I wished he would come home soon. Safe and sound.  He did - in a snowstorm.
Pooldad is in da' house!
Then I wished that if it was going to be so darn cold at least give me some snow.
6 inches Tadpoles.
So pretty.
My neighbor's tree.
I have no idea why they don't cut it down.
It bends like that even without snow.
Then I wished that my baby could stay home with me more this week.
The snow took care of that - because schools have been closed since Wednesday. 
YAY for us.
Although we missed her Orthodontist appointment due to snow.
Braces next week. eek!
Since I missed Pooldad so much and was sad that he had to go back to work on Thursday, I was thrilled that he didn't have to go.  The snow effect.  Work was closed for the day! Whippeeeeeee!
Dad and Wallene made a snowman.
As only a Poolman can do they use pool parts for the buttons and eyes.
Sort of changes the lyrics to "Frosty" doesn't it?
Pool parts work pretty well.
And it did get warmer. With snow.
That's a twofer wish come true.

Finally - my pal Bizzy over at Bizzy Kitchen posts the most fabulous recipes.  The woman can cook.  She also cooks healthy - which is a double bonus.  She shared her recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu the other day.  I was salivating [as I usually do when I visit her blog] and decided this was a must.

Growing up my sister always asked for CCB for her birthday dinner.  Our Mom made it, only begrudgingly, because she said it  was so hard and labor intensive.

I hate to call my Mom a liar, but lied.

This dish is so, so easy.  It also tastes exactly like my Mom's and is amazing.
Bizzy's pics are prettier.
I promise.
My husband plated this.
It is messy looking, but oh, ho, ho is it good.
There you go Tadpoles.
I hope you go visit Bizzy.  She is everything and more then I said.  She could really use a couple of more pals right now, I am sure.  Her beloved husband Tony is undergoing treatment for cancer and with their great attitude [and some fantastic humor] they are working really hard at getting through.

Go share a hug, a good thought or a prayer, please? - we are all really good at that and I know Biz would appreciate it.

Have a great Friday - the weekend is here and I bet we all have something to smile about.

Hugs and love!


Roundabout said...

Yay!! Snow days!!!!!Those are the best!!!! We haven't had a school closing yet & wonder if it will happen this winter? All our snow seems to come on the weekend or just 2 or 3 inches at a time :(

ellen abbott said...

love it when wishes come true.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm glad all your wishes came true. Hope you're feeling better too. Your daughter is just adorable and in a few years will be a knock out. Braces do suck but they are so worth it. Love the pool parts on Frosty.

The Restaurant Manager said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT week! That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Glad the chicken turned out so good for you!

And as always, thanks for the shout out and your virtual hugs - we appreciate it! :D

Thisisme. said...

What a good week you've had, SkippyMom! So pleased for you, and didn't the snow work out really well for you, with Pooldad and baby being able to stay home with you!! I did laugh about the photos taken by Pooldad. Well, he's not going to win the Photographer of the Year Award, is he?! LOL! I hope you all have a lovely weekend as well. Meanwhile, I will certainly pop over to visit Bizzy. Mmmmm, that recipe sure looks good - awesome!!!

Jumble Mash said...

See if that many good things came to me when it snowed, I would like it just a little more. But me? Well I have to drive in it no matter what because my boss doesn't ever shut the office down.

Sandra said...

You should have wished for a million dollard for you good friend Sandra in Canada :)...yes, I know, it's always about me, isn't it!
Honestly darling, this is a great post, and I love how grateful you are always are for absolutely everything in your life. You make me want to be a better person.
PS: Wish that Pooldad would get a new fricken camera, would ya.
PPS: You're one of the friends I keep up with because your blogs are like conversation. You are who I was referring to xoxoxo
Love ya girl!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what happens when your simple wishes come true! Haha, I love Chicken Cordon Bleu and also thanks for the comment on my post. Made me smile :)

caterpillar said...

Yayy, yayy, yayy...glad to know that your wishes come true...And all that food talk is making me hungry!!!

Rudee said...

Beautiful snowman, beautiful snow, lucky you. The chicken looks great. Thanks for the link.

hed said...

She's cute with her bandana!

I hope you have stocked up on liquids and soups for her-I bit into a tomato the day I got braces and it hurt so bad I cried for two weeks!

I'm also a wimp though :)


Jeannie said...

Looks awfully good! I should make some too!

I think this really was a lot of work for our Moms. Or seemed like it.

Happy Snow Day! We haven't had any yet this year.

Mynx said...

love the snowman pics and the hot hubby
Always told my kids that good things happen to good people. Guess this proves it

RV Vagabonds said...

Your post made me smile this morning. Wallene is pinch-her-cheek adorable. Pooldad's pix? Hmm, let's just say it was an interesting chiaroscuro effect.

The CCB looks absolutely yummy. Must try.

word vert: sictiou. Eating green eggs and ham may sound sictiou but it was normal for Sam I am.