Can you tell I’ve done jack squat the last few days?? (speaking of jack squat – that brings up a hilarious story!) My allergies have been terrible and frankly – I’ve just napped a lot! Mostly my allergies give me awful headaches or I am extremely tired. This time it was tired.

Kid story alert!

So Adam often says words he shouldn’t and we tell him he can’t say that. It’s his way of testing the boundaries. Sometimes he gets soap in his mouth, sometimes he gets sent to his room (I think this actually irritates him more because he does it for the attention). Anyway, he doesn’t do this as much anymore. But now he’ll ask if a work is appropriate or if he can say that word in our house (or if he can say that word in my room if he’s hanging with me in the stamp room). And at times, he’ll ask if it’s appropriate (well, his version of pronouncing that word) several times….like lots. Totally annoying.

So the other day, he asks me if he can call me Jack Squat. I really had to control myself to not laugh in his face. Because it wasn’t just what he said…it was the way he says “Jack Squat”. I told him sure, you can call me Jack Squat if you want to, lol! And then we had to go through if “sure” was an appropriate word and if we can say “sure” in my room… it began all over again.

Now, if I ever hear Jack Squat – that’s all I think of…..Can I call you Jack Squat???

Ok….back to the food…and I do swear this is the last one. I promise REAL crafty goodness tonight! Promise! I’ve been working on a project that I can’t share until next week, but it’s about finished and I am taking the afternoon off to make some other things. So I’ll show you those! But this is what we had for dinner last night…


YUM! That’s Eggplant Parmesan…in all it’s saucy-cheesy-goodness! Makes my mouth water! This is probably my favorite dish ever. Mine is usually 3-4 layers deep. Yum! The younger two won’t try it and as much as I am all about ‘this is dinner – eat it or don’t eat,’ I do not waste it on them if they won’t eat it! So they had ‘naked noodles’ – or noodles with a little olive oil, garlic, and stuff. Andy has loved it since he was about 18 mos old though – smart kid!

Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Spaghetti sauce

2 eggs
2 T water
¼ c flour
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Wash and peel eggplant. Cut into ½ inch slices. Mix middle ingredients together to form a runny pancake batter. Dip eggplant into batter, then cook in hot oil. (4 to 6 minutes)
In large baking dish, pour thin layer of sauce. Place eggplant on sauce, sprinkle with sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers until all eggplant is used.
Bake in oven at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes. (I usually double or triple the recipe – and it is just as good warmed up for leftovers, and I hate leftovers!)

Also, when I was at Ikea I looked for my hot pink chair. When I went last time, they were out of the hot pink. But the seat of the chair is sold separately and it’s only $6 to buy the seat. Well, this time they had pink! So here’s my new chair – again, please ignore the disarray that is my stamp room…’s actually kinda clean-ish there!


notice all those cd cases and dvd cases of stamps to the right? Yeah….gotta get better storage for those, huh? It’s on my list……