Thursday, June 29, 2006

too nice?

So do I have a sign on my forehead that says "I'm nice so be mean and nasty to me." ?
Twice today I have had customers swear at me because I wouldn't do something for them (for various reasons). What is with people?
My family sometimes tells me I'm too nice. But I don't want to be rude.
I like people. I like to be nice to people. I like to be patient with people. I can be firm when I have to be and I won't take someone pushing me around.
But is my niceness and patience to patient and nice? When is being nice not enough or more than enough?


Last night I made dinner for the family and tried out a new recipe for Stuffed Meatloaf. My cousin gave it to me and I thought I would experiment and give it a try. And lo and behold! My family liked it! It was pretty good if I do say so myself. :-)

Stuffed Meatloaf (can be modified according you your particular tastes, the amount of people you're feeding etc.)
2lbs Ground beef
1 egg
2 Tbls Worsestershire sauce (approx)
2/3 c ketchup
1/2 bbq sauce
1 clove freshed garlic crushed
1/4 c dried onion (or 1/2 of a fresh onion finely chopped)
1 bag frozen veggies your choice ( I recommend broccoli or grean beans)
1/2 c grated cheddar cheese

Mix together meatloaf ingrediants as you normally would for meatloaf.
Spread meatloaf evenly in a 9x13 greased pan so that it is very flat and fairly thin. Spread the frozen veggies evenly in the center of the meatloaf. Sprinkle veggies with the cheese. (Now for the slightly tricky part...) Carefully fold up the edges of the meat loaf to cover the veggies and cheese inside. Press meatloaf together to form a "seal" around the stuffing. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.

(I found that after baking the was alot of liquid from the frozen veggies in the bottom of the pan. I drained it out before serving. )

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

explanations and doings

So here I am away from my normal home blog, posting because I felt the need to and have yet to figure out what is actually wrong with my own blog. Whether I'm lazy or stupid or both I have yet to find out. I prefer to say that I am technologically challenged. For example: I just learned how to add a personalized HTML signature to my email the other day.
We returned from a restful but busy week at our church family camp last Saturday, the 17th. I keep asking myself, if it was so restful, why am I so tired? :-)
Now we're back in the full swing of things at home - doing laundry, keeping the house tidy, etc. Oh, and keeping cool! Water is a wonderful thing!
It was 105 yesterday! Supposedly it's going to be cooler the rest of the week. (Only upper 80s and low 90s!) :-) I'm just thankful I get to work in an air-conditioned building!

So much has happened since I last posted on my other blog.
I had my 20th birthday in April - my golden birthday. Rebekah threw me a party for that and it was a blast! :-)
Most you know that I have a new job. I started May 1st. I now work at Columbia Credit Union. I love my job, I have Christian bosses and a few of my co-workers are too, I have great hours and I'm learning more everyday! Praise God for His infinite goodness! This was a real answer to prayer.
Jared and Olivia both broke their arms the first two weeks of May. Thankfully, they seem to be healing and should have their casts off soon. (In time for the wedding too!)
Bethany, my older sister, is getting married in 2 weeks and 3 days! Yikes!! (that's a happy and excited 'yikes' btw.) :-) We're scurrying about finishing up the last things to do.
Family Camp (which I mentioned previously) was two weeks ago. The weather was kind of mucky but it was fun and refreshing nonetheless.

I'm going to Seattle this Friday with Bethany just to have a "sister-date" and hang out. We're going to go shopping, wander and take pictures and whatever else take our fancy. :-) I like driving up to the Seattle area. I'm going to see if I can't get her to stop in the Puget Sound area so I can take some pictures.
My Grandma Joann (dad's Mom) gets in this week. She'll be staying with us until after the wedding.
Lots to do, so little time!

That's it for now. Until next time!

"I'd rather be in the palm of your Hand, though rich or poor I may be..."