Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today was my off day, but I went to work for half a day to help out my boss with some important stuff. Something got into my head and I volunteered to help out with a class on Thursday, I am still not sure what I was thinking, so I now have to study for it. I think when they said that you get a day off from the Unit for volunteering, my hand automatically went up. I am taking Rehema to the dentist this afternoon and while they are working on her, I will be studying for this class. That is my Tuesday’s project!!

Fun Monday – Halloween

Fun Monday today is hosted by Sayre Smiles

The assignment:
Tell us about your favorite Halloween as a kid (pictures, if you have them!), and show us your costume for this year. If you’re not dressing up, show us a picture of a pumpkin carving that really tickled your fancy or how you decorated your house.

UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention (duh) that not everyone celebrates Halloween. Sometimes I forget the international flavor of Fun Monday! So for those of you who do NOT celebrate Halloween, please show us or tell us about any holiday you celebrate that requires dressing up. It doesn’t have to be a costume per se, but wearing something that is out of the ordinary for you.

Growing up in Kenya, the word Halloween did not exist in our vocabulary, I had never heard of Halloween until I came to the US. And I remember soon after we had move to the US, one day someone was telling me when an event was going to happen, and she said that it was going to happen on Halloween night, and I asked her when is Halloween and she looked at me like “Duh!” and she really never told me. And I told her, hey, we do not have Halloween where we come from, and she did not believe me. So, now I did not know when this event was happening and also I had to find out what Halloween was. My hubby came to my rescue. Now I hear that Halloween is celebrated in Kenya. We have not really done anything for Halloween since we have been here, we always have candy though. We might do something with Rehema…At work, we were told we could dress up if we wanted to, any suggestions for me?

Henry (my baby) decorated for me a pumpkin.

Head over to Sayre Smiles and see some Halloween Treats.

Doc’s Appt

Henry had to go to daycare today because I had the opthamologist appointment. The kids were having their pictures made at daycare so he would have gone anyway…I have never been in a doctor’s appointment for that long, a cool 240 minutes, 210 of it was just waiting and waiting and the other 20 were, 5 with the Doctor, 15 with the techs and 10 at the reception waiting to check out. WOW!!! They did so many tests, thank God I only have to pay a copay, next year when things go 80/20, I do not think I will be agreeing to so many tests unless I am thouroughly convinced that it is necessary. well, he says, there is really nothing wrong with my eye, it is irritated because of dust and the sun, so he gave me some eye drops. after 230 minutes….


This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by ipost and she wanted us to doodle.

I have to say this was a hard one for me…I like to know what I am doing and where I am going, I do not think I can do it subconsciously…so, I just doodled.

Here is the analysis:

Faces are usually doodled by adolescent girls, seeking to produce an idealized self-portrait. Faces in profile, however, can be a sign of an introverted personality. Comic faces are usually drawn by men, indicating a desire to be the centre of attention.

Doodle over to Ipost and see what other people are doodling.

Chinese Chicken Bake

I got this recipe from the box of Rice Krispies! though I think it was a store brand Rice Krispies, it is really yummy, we liked it.

2 TBL butter, melted
1/4 tsp Onion powder
2.5 cups crisp rice cereal
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple (drained thoroughly)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 can reduced fat condensed cream of mushroom soup
1.25 cups of chopped celery
2 TBLs chopped green onion
4.5 tsp soy sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Combine butter and onion powder
Gradually add cereal, stirring until all pieces are evenly coated.
Set aside.
Combine pineapple, chicken, soup, celery, green onion and soy sauce.
Stir in 1 cup reserved cereal mixture.
Pour in ungreased 2 quart baking dish.
Sprinkle with remaining 1.5 cups cereal mixture.
Bake 30 minutes until top is lightly browned
Makes 4 to 5 servings