March 20, 2006

Aw.......I am so feeling the love.

March 17, 2006

Uber busy!

Well, I have been uber-busy. Okay let's just stop right there.


Hmmmmm...What does that even mean? I have been blogstalking lately and this word pops up a lot in blog land. It seems that you can put this front of just about any word from the English language and all of a sudden the otherwise boring word becomes trendy and cool. Does Uber come from Super.. minus the S and flip the p upside-down? Let's try it out. I've been Uber busy......I've been super busy. I'm feeling uber cool today. I'm feeling super cool today. Barry Manilow is an uber goober. Nope doesn't work on that one. And why would it, Barry Manilow is not a goober. He IS however, uber cool.

So back to being uber busy. I have decided that I need to fill my days and evenings with lots of things to distract me from being worried about my up-coming surgery. First off, nothing says fun like a good old fashioned game of Scrabble. I am good at Scrabble. My husband and I opened a bottle of dessert wine last Saturday night from my friend Tara's new Wine Boutique in Chanhassen. It's right next to the movie theatre. It's called WineStyles. Go in there!!! They have lots of wonderful yummy wines in there. And if you know absolutely nothing about wine, even better....because it's catered to the person who knows little or nothing about wine. Go in, you'll thank me for it.

Anyway, we opened the wine and had at the Scrabble board. I won. My poor, patient and wonderful husband, I guess he didn't know the rules. Only knitting related words allowed this time. It's harder than you think, ya know? And If you are part of my Stitch 'n Bitch is an extra little side game you can play. Try to find all of the following words and group member names.... Connie, Sue, Beth, Anne, Katie, Georgia, Kelle, Amy, Chris, Meleah...yarn, knitting, needles, stitchnbitch, frog, purl, felt, latte, cast, garter, merino, rip and extra credit for Mojitos.(which is not at all a knitting related word, but I plan to make it one really soon) Notice the dictionary there in the picture? Yes, we are serious scrabble players. (Aw shucks, I should've looked up the word uber while I had the dictionary out.)

And nothing says comfort like some good old fashioned Chocolate Chip cookies. Here I am baking "LisaD.'s Ultimate No Trans Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies."

I make the absolute best chocolate chip cookies in the world!! And because I am a generous person, I will share my recipe with you all.

LisaD's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

3/4 cup crisco (the green label without trans fat)
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 table spoons milk
1 table spoon vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine crisco, sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with mixer until well blended. Beat egg into mixture. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into cream mixture. Stir in chips. Bake for 10 minutes.

It's now time to confess. It isn't a LisaD. original recipe. Credit must go to Cousin Laura. They are actually called "Cousin Laura's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies" and now that I think about it, it might just be a secret family recipe. (ssshhhhh - don't tell)

Speaking of Cousin Laura ...... look what she sent me. Here's a picture of the box.

and here I am opening it.

Oh, aren't they beautiful?

Some folks may even call them Uber-beautiful.

Laura knows me so well. I love daisy's. And these aren't just regular daisy's. These are Gerbera Daisy's. Like the mother of all daisy's, people. I feel so loved. They came so beautifully packaged with the vase and everything. Thanks girlfriend!

Just tryin' to keep super uber busy.
What about superbly - uberly? Does that work?

March 07, 2006

Save the Drama For Your Mama!

Blog Much? Talkin'to me? Nope. Not lately. When you're not knitting....there is not much to write about on the subject. However, I'll spare you the boring details as to why I am not knitting as obsessively as I was not too long ago, but rather will share with you my latest one act play.

Title: Original Idea's
by Lisa Dickinson
(A one act play between a mother and her son - based on true life events)

Cast of Characters
Eric - played by Eric Dickinson,a carefree and usually quiet-natured (almost ten year old) boy.
Mom - played by me. Enough said.

mudroom, kitchen and foyer ....Eric comes home from school on Tuesday and says....

Eric: "Hey mom, I've got a great idea.....there's no school on Thursday or Friday....I was thinking we could go to the Wisconsin Dells for a few days."

Me: "Ahh .... brilliant idea....but unfortunately, it's not in the plans for this week Eric."

Eric: "Why, mom?"... "Wouldn't that be like soooooo sooooo much fun?"

Me: "Oh yes, I agree--very fun, but not this week, hon."

Eric: "How 'bout next week?"

Me: "No."

Eric: "How about the week after?"

Me: "No."

Eric: What about the.....

Me: No.

Eric: (disrespectfully raising his voice) "Geesh, Mom! What's the use of having brilliant idea's if I can't even do them?"

Me: "Eric.... please go up to your room and calm down a bit."

Eric: (defiant) "NO!"

Me: " Um....Yes!"....(pointing up the stairs) "UP. NOW! MR.!!"

Eric: "FINE!...(as he stomps up the stairs you can hear him mumbling to himself) "No fair...Michael Rea gets to use all my cool ideas."

The End.

I wish to thank Eric's friend Michael Rea (Knit Think's son) for inspiring Eric's - um, not so original idea....and we'd like to add that we hope that he is having a lot of fun at the Dells this week.