Monday, March 30, 2009

Today Is A Good Day

Expecting to send off for my original birth certificate today. Thank goodness that day has finally come. I am really hoping that I have the names right. The family that I have meet would be my half brother and sister. It would be disappointing to not be their sister for me, but I at least will make three more friends. Their mom as well. I am handling all the anxiety pretty well, because I don't want to get worked up on the possibility that I am wrong. I am continuing to say that I do think about it a lot. Well gotta get going. Talk again soon!!

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Baked Steak and Steak Sauce Recipe

What do you do to have teak at home without a grill or getting one at a restaurant? You bake one silly!! I love old books, and I have a booked called," Complete American Cookbook" By: Stella Standard by The World Publishing Company copywrite 1952 and by Stella in 1957. Wow now that is old. The pages are very golden.

Baked Steak

2 or 3 inch sirloin or porterhouse steak
olive oil
lemon juice
2 tablespoons catchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 diced onion
salt and pepper
mushrooms (optional), but I love them

Rub the steak all over both sides with olive oil, lemon juice, and catchup. Lay it in a shallow pan ( I use glass) and cover with the Worcestershire sauce, onion and bits of butter. Bake it 20 minutes at 375 degrees, basting several times (re-coating the meat with drippings). Do not turn it. Eight minutes until it's done, mushrooms may be added. When done, salt and pepper it and lift on to a hot platter. Put butter in the pan, scrape out all the drippings and pour over the steak. As for a meal you can serve it with french fried onions, and mashed potatoes.

I thought that I would add the steak sauce as well.

Steak Sauce

2 tablespoons minced shallots or green onion
1/2 cup red wine
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon beef extract
1/4 cup broth or boiling water
2 teaspoons mustard
2 tablespoons butter

Simmer the shallots or onions in the wine for 5 or 6 minutes until reduced to about half. Add all the other ingredients and use with that wonderful steak you made.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

You Tube Debute and The Love of Transformers

My husband has created a video he calls, "Transformer Nemisis Tribute." He has always loved the Transformers ever since he was a child. It was 2000 when he bought his first collecting Transformer. He bought Optimus Prime, just before my oldest son was born. He said that he will pass his collection to them. The collection has grown to over 200 figures in and out of boxes that fill our lovely bedroom. He is also into collecting videos of Transformers T.V. shows. His favorite characters are Star Saber and Dethzaurus from Transformers Victory, a Japanese cartoon. The entire family including myself have grown to love them as well. We would really appreciate if you would watch his "Transformer Nemisis Tribute" video. He is very excited to be on You Tube and would like to see more views. The video works well with the music and he did a great job, plus there is already more in the making. You are always allowed to add comments here as well. Thanks for watching!!!

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My Birthday Day

I had a wonderful birthday. My day started out good. I woke up at 6 am to check email and everything. I still felt tired so I went back to bed until about 9 when Devin woke up. The boys were good today, except for a few times when they just could not leave each other alone.

Most of the afternoon, I was scrambling to get the house clean, because I had called mom to let her know that I needed a babysitter on the 23rd so that I could go to the autism meeting that I had planned on going to for two months now.

Mom said that Ryan wanted to go watch a movie. He's my brother. Just got his first car, but I do not even know what kind it is. Just that it does have one headlight out so they didn't bring it. So we agreed to go out for dinner and a movie for my birthday. She said that she would be back for me to go to the meeting. So I am greatful that she will make two trips for me.

While I was washing the dishes, I had wished that mom would bring me the chairs she had given to me months ago. To my surprise, within an hour he she comes bringing me my chairs for my kitchen table. Yipppeeee I got my birthday wish. LOL.

So what movie did we see? The Knowing. It was a good movie, but having to sit so close was torture on the eyes. Especially mine since I am sensitive to lights. I had to cover my ears a few times because it was so loud. I have sound sensitivities as well. To bad for me.

Well, guess I had a pretty good 29th birthday! Would also like to say happy birthday to my Uncle Bobby who had a birthday on the 20th. The day before mine. Usually, we celebrate them together when we are together. We did this a lot when I was a kid and the last time we did, I was turning 15. Been a long time Uncle Bobby, so I hope that you had a good birthday as well.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Adoption Findings and Our Update

Hey Friends, how are you all doing? We are all doing wonderful here. I just wanted to let you know that after 29 years, I found the ex wife of my birth father, who has confirmed that I am his daughter. She has said that I have is eyebrows, and that Devin my youngest son looks just like him. I am happy that we have finally made some progress on finding my birth parents. They are Gus Lapthorne and Rosalee (Dodd) Davidson. I wish that one of them would contact me, but for the mean time I am happy with what I do know.

Have you ever searched your name on the computer to see what you will find out. I bet you would be amazed at all the places that your name shows up on. Try it out and see what you can come up with. That is why on my other blog, Autism and The World Around Me, I put in a text box saying who I was looking for. Then when someone searched either one of their names, I came up as well. That is how she had found me. Awesome I think.

We had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, and my husband would also wear green on this day. WOW never thought that he would do that one. We saw a lot of green that day, and I even got a gift box from Izea. It had a t-shirt in it, with other goodies. Thanks for the present Izea. It was so filled up with lots of green things and I enjoyed hanging the necklaces in my house. LOL.

We are still waiting on glasses for us to see. I hope that we will get them soon. These contacts are really bothering me, so therefore, I am impatient and wanting them today... guess I'll have to wait though. The boys are coloring velvet pictures that their case manager brought them this morning. I am enjoying the quiet time while I think to write.

I caught a video of Devin riding his scooter the other day, and I was amazed at the pattern of riding that he had. He would do the same thing over and over again. Silly boy!!

Well, the kids are about done coloring so I guess I'll get going as well. Hope you have a great day and come back soon.

Love you all,
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Friday, March 13, 2009

At this moment questions

I picked this up from my friend Demcy. You can grab it as well. Thanks Demcy for posting. Here is mine:

(The answers to the questions below must be based on "at this moment.")
  1. Where is your cellphone - I don't have one
  2. Your hair - long
  3. Your father - lives in New Mexico
  4. Your favorite thing - my blogs
  5. Your dream last night - don't believe that I had one
  6. Your favorite drink - Dr. Pepper and Coffee lol
  7. Your dream goal - to go on vacation at least once
  8. The room you are in - living room blogging
  9. Your fear - water
  10. Where do you want to be in 6 years - living the good life
  11. Muffins - Blueberry or strawberry
  12. One of your wish list items - a home of our own
  13. Where you grew up - West Texas
  14. The last thing you did - blogged to make a few bucks
  15. What are you wearing - pants and short sleeves. Kind of warm here.
  16. Your TV - LG 32" LCD HD
  17. Your pets - none.. have a child that is allergic to dogs and cats
  18. Your computer -HP desktop
  19. Your life - hectic but fun
  20. Your mood - happy but tired
  21. Missing someone - my friends and family that I don't see much
  22. Your car - Chevy Blazer
  23. Favorite store - Dollar Store hahaha
  24. Your summer - probably going to Nort Carolina
  25. Your favorite color - blue
  26. When was the last time you laughed - When I answered question number 23 lol again
  27. When was the last time you cried - when I was missing my best friend
  28. Last person who emailed you - my friend Sandy Lee
  29. Your favorite food - Noodles and rice
  30. A place you would rather be right now - in the bed lol
Well, hope that you enjoyed it. I got a laugh out of it, and maybe you will to.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Garlic

I have this cookbook called, " In The Kitchen With Rosie." It is a 1994 book by Rosie Daley, and they are Oprah's favorite recipes. The publisher is Alfred A. Knopf New York.

Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup chopped tomato (1 medium tomato)
4 ounces dried spinach angel hair pasta
4 ounces dried semolina angel hair pasta
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and maintain at a boil. Put the olive oil and garlic in a saute pan and cook over medium heat just until the garlic begins to brown. Remove the saute pan from the heat and purt in the wine. Retur n it to the heat. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the wine has been reduced by half. Stir in the lemon juice and tomato. Remove the pan from the heat. Place the pasta in the boiling water and cook to desired doneness, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain the pasta and put it into a warm serving bowl. Add the basil, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper, along with the tomato mixture. Toss and serve immediately.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fever A Family Update

The weekend was terrible for the boys. Devin was outside for about an hour on a sunny day just a day after having his eyes dilated, which was worn off by now. He came inside and ended up falling asleep sitting upright. He was asleep for a good three hours and then woke up with a 103 degree fever. This was as if his body could not release the suns heat and gave him a fever for three days. Tylenol and a thermometer got us through the weekend.

I kept Devin home because he was still running a fever and Eddie went to school, then we had a problem. He was too warm with a 101 degree fever and a headache. When we picked him up he was crying/whimpering and holding his head. When he came home, we downed the Tylenol and sent him to the couch. He slept for just a little while. He is still running fever even at midnight when he woke up feeling bad again. His temperature did not change. As of this morning, his temperature is 100 degrees. He is laying on the couch watching G.I.Joe, and trying to rest.

Unexplained fevers. We seem to have quite a few fevers that just tend to pop up. So unlucky on that end.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Envisioning A Bright Future By Patricia Lemer

"Envisioning A Bright Future" is a wonderful addition to your library. The book is edited by Patricia Lemer who is the national director of Developmental Delay Resources. Her book is about interventions that work for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

There are many approaches when it comes to the causes of autism. Is it vaccines, environmental, a "total overload", or genetics? This book takes a look at all of the possibilities that is backed by support from numerous scientific literatures. Removing toxins and allergens, adding nutrients to the rid the body of toxins, and buying dye-free medications is a start. Adding a special diet can be productive in changing an over sensitive person reactions.

Various therapies that are explained include vision therapy since more and more optometrists are seeing patients with autism spectrum disorders who can have significant vision problems. The book explains how an optometrist can help an autistic person, by using lenses and probing. Adding other therapies as well will aid in the productivity of living life with autism spectrum disorders.

This book is the perfect addition and will help explain autism spectrum disorders, their symptoms, and treatment options to you. I have really enjoyed reading this book, because there is so much reliable information that you will need to take notes when reading. I hope that you will purchase this book as a guide to autism spectrum disorders, their causes, and treatment options. Happy reading and I will end with a quote from Patricia Lemer:

"Human function is incredibly complex because the various senses are interrelated. When an environmental impact (perhaps food dyes, heavy metals like mercury, or dairy in the case of a food allergy) impairs one of the senses, a domino effect occurs, which impairs other senses. a clear example of this is when babies have ear infections. This infection ( and the drugs used to treat it) can disturb the vestibular system in the inner ear (which controls balance). The vestibular system works with language center of the brain that control the eyes, the part of the brain that controls emotion (the lymbic system), as well as the digestive tract. So, this environmental impact (additives, heavy metals, allergens) can lead to problems in any of these areas: hearing, vision, emotions understanding, speaking and the ability to pay attention."

Please check out Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc. as well.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Monday, March 2, 2009



1. What is your salad dressing of choice? Ranch Dressing

2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Hate eating out.

3. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of? Rice4. What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni

5. What do you like to put on your toast? butter and jelly or peanut butter and syrup


1. How many television sets are in your house? 4

2. What color cell phone do you have? I don't have one.

3. Do you own a laptop? No

4. Do you own an ps3? Yes

5. What kind of cellphone do you have? Don't have one.


1. Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right-Handed

2. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Teeth hehehe..

3. Have you ever had any surgery? Yes for kidney stones

4. How much do you weigh? 135 lbs.

5. How tall are you?5 ft. 7 in.


1. Favorite season? Summer

2. Favorite holiday? Christmas, Halloween, Easter

3. Favorite day of the week? Saturday and Sunday

4. Favorite month? June nice and warm

5. Favorite brand of chocolate?Hersey's


1. Currently missing someone? My birthparents

2. Current mood? Headache

3. Currently listening to? The heater

4. Currently watching? The computer screen lol

5. Currently worrying about? Nothing I guess. That is good for me.

Rose had this on her blog and I thought that I would do the same. Thanks Rose, it was fun. If you would like to do one, just copy and paste, then fill in your own answers. Enjoy and have fun with it.

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