March 26, 2009

The Tortilla Maker (3 Comments)

Filed under: In the Kitchen,KJ,Personalities,Photos — The Spider Herself @ 12:41 pm

I was rushing to get dinner cooked and trying to think of a side dish while talking to a friend of mine on the phone. She commented that she was making tortillas for dinner. Aha! thought I. I had some tortilla mix that I had bought awhile back at a store but hadn’t made any yet because there were not instructions (it was a bulk item) as to how much water to put in. I decided to just start adding some until it seemed the right consistency. I was feeling a bit stressed as The Girls crowded into the kitchen telling me vitally important stuff. Pixie asked to help.

No, I’m in a hurry.

She pulled up a chair to watch me anyway. You know, a little girl on a chair can sure impede the traffic flow but I held my tongue and tried to keep moving. She watched me take a bit of dough, put a bit of flour on the tortilla press, push down on the lever and peel off the tortilla before throwing it into a pan to cook. She asked if she could push down on it.

Oh, all right! I reluctantly said. But hurry!

She did that fine and we put the tortilla on the skillet. I rolled another ball and put it in the press then went off to tend something else. She pressed it.

Pixie pressing tortilla

Then peeled it off. I rolled the dough into the right sized balls for her and she took over. She put flour on the press, put in the ball of dough, pressed it and peeled it off.

Peeling the Tortilla off

I felt bad for being grumpy. Pixie ended up being a big help and was pleased that she was able to make the tortillas for dinner. They may not have been perfectly round, I wasn’t getting them that way either, but they tasted good.

Tortillas frying

We’ll have to make more sometime.

March 23, 2009

New Faucet (2 Comments)

Filed under: In the Kitchen,Photos — The Spider Herself @ 12:14 pm

Once in awhile we get wild and crazy around here. It’s just who we are.

One day, we wandered around a Big City trying desperately to spend money and stimulate the economy but finding blockades at every turn; in desperation we turned to the home improvement box store knowing in our hearts that was the place to accomplish our mission. We emerged victorious! We were the proud owners of a new kitchen faucet.

The old:

Old Faucet

The place to push to make it spray was falling apart plus it wouldn’t pull out anymore because the hose part was broken.

The new:

New Faucet

It’s lovely. It’s really tall, which causes a little bit of splashing but it’s nice for getting things under it. It has a button to stop the flow of water which is nice for filling things not directly in the sink. The end can pull out and spray. On the left is a soap dispenser. So far, I really like it.

March 21, 2009

Extreme Hairstyles (3 Comments)

Filed under: KJ,Personalities,Photos,TG — The Spider Herself @ 12:02 pm

It’s a new show! Catch it right here! Here is a sneak preview of the new sport- Extreme Hairstyles!!!!

First you brush the hair.

Brushing Pixie\'s hair

Notice the Hairstylist already has her hair in an Extreme Style.

Then the clips are put in.

Putting in Clips

And even MORE clips! How far will she go? How many clips can one head hold?

More clips

The finished Extreme Style.

Front View

Side view, to get the full effect.

Side view

Then the Extreme Hairstylist can rejoice in her creation.


And that ends another sneak preview of the exciting new show Extreme Hairstyles! Tune in next time to see even more wild and crazy styles!

March 18, 2009

Walks with Pals (1 Comment)

Filed under: KJ,Personalities,Photos — The Spider Herself @ 12:48 pm

Sometimes it’s hard carrying your friends.

Pixie and Friends

One needs to improvise.

March 15, 2009

Teeth Issues (3 Comments)

Filed under: HP,Personalities,Photos,TG — The Spider Herself @ 7:46 pm

Ages ago, when The Boy began to lose his teeth fast and furious, just like they came in, there was a problem. The old ones would not fall out before then new ones came in. The new ones would come in behind the old tooth. Here is an example:

Boy loose tooth

Then he stopped loosing teeth. And we waited for Pixie to start the process.

And we waited.

That picture was taken in March 2007, before The Boy was 7, and was some of the last teeth to come out. Pixie was over 6 and no teeth were wiggling.

She went in to have her teeth cleaned and the hygienist noticed tooth ridges coming up behind a tooth. We encouraged her to wiggle the tooth in front but often it was forgotten. The tooth behind was coming in fast.

Pixie Teeth

Her Father was getting ready to work on it some one evening not too long after this photo was taken when she came running out to tell us that her tooth had come out! She was very excited and we were all glad.

It must be a genetic thing. From The Col. Panic’s side of the family. We’ll see how the rest fall out.