Yard Sale

I have been missing in action for few days because it has been busy around here. I decided to embark on a yard sale adventure. I did a yard sale about 5 years ago when we were selling our 2nd house and relocating to our current home. This weekend was a different experience all together because most of my items were baby items and maternity things. Cont. In the Life of the Whirly Wife

Salmon, Rice and Salad

This is one of my 1st attempts at making a recipe up from scratch. So the Salmon I made up after thinking about what flavors would go well together and ot was fantastic. The salad is an adoption of my friends recipe she taught me how to make it and I crave it. It is so very fresh and yummy especially in the summer. So check it out and enjoy. Recipes in Meals for Two

Our 1940 Air Terminal Museum visit

As we were deciding on how to spend today I pulled up a website of things to do in Houston. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum came up as one of the things to do. When I mentioned it to Mr. Right and son they were both super excited to go and check it out. Well of course it is aviation related!
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Hockey, cheese puffs and my boys

My husband is not a sports watching type of a guy. Actually in our home the number one entertainment on TV are cartoons from Disney, PBS Kids, Cartoon network or Nick.  We are readers and rarely watch TV even after the little guy is in bed. I also find that during some mainstream programing the commercials that are played are highly inappropriate. But I am off subject here. Last night for the 1dt time since the winter Olympics we watched a sporting event – the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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The human ingenuity

So Mr. Right is off shore working this hitch and he sends in these amazing photos of helicopters coming in for the night or taking off at sunrise. Since our conversation is limited due to his location this week these glimpses into his life while out there are amazing. It is quite beautiful out there in the middle of the Gulf with nothing but water, fish, dolphins and turtles the size of pianos - I am told.
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My sister-in-laws yummy chicken ring

This is a pampered chef recipe that my sister-in-law makes and we love it. So I thought I’d share it.
Recipe in Meals for Two

Wait for daddy to go off the diving board.

I think I am one of very few that loves Texas summer. I love the humidity and I love the heat so when June peaks around the corner I get excited. School is out, pools in our community are open and it is HOT. When I used to live in Flagstaff Arizona, the wind blew nonstop and it would push cold air off the Mountain and I was always cold. My mother-in-law joked on every special occasion that she would buy me a warming rock like the lizards have at the zoo so that I could lie on in and be finally warm. Continued in Hanger Rats

The mind of a pilot

It is amazing to me how my husband’s mind works. He is a fixer. Let me tell you when it is broken he will think and think about how to fix it and then he will actually fix it. This is true to so many things that it would take days for me to list them all. Today he out did himself – he took apart his iPod.
A little back story  - few weeks ago his middle button in the iPod sunk in and stopped working. Mr. Right didn’t want to replace his iPod since he just got a new iPhone. So he kind of worked around the broken button and was looking into new iPods or getting a radio for his car that directly connected to the iPod and controlled it. This afternoon I walk into the kitchen to him sitting at the breakfast table with tiny tinny screws scattered everywhere and iPod in pieces. 

“What are you doing?” – I said.
Mr. Right – “I am taking the iPod apart. It doesn't work anyway so I can’t really break it any further right. If I fix it great if not what’s the harm it’s broken anyway.”
Very logical approach to the whole thing as usual. After some careful moving around of parts and some finagling he fixed the iPod and it is once again in perfect working order. I am not sure if it is just my pilot or if all pilots are like this – he takes everything apart, he is capable of fixing anything and everything most of the time (with the exception of our AC which he could not fix because you need a special license to handle Freon so he called a guy). Amazing, taking apart his iPod – I think it is that analytical mind trait, or something.