Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to Fall!

So this is the first week of fall and I love it! I love coming home and putting on a hoodie and curling up with a blanket...ok so it's not really that cold outside yet, but I do it anyway. Since it's fall, it's the beginning of a new softball season! I'm so excited! We have our first games tonight. I love playing, but it always makes me a little nervous when I play in a coed league. Some of those guys are pretty powerful hitters and I just hope that I play smart and don't get hit in the face.

In other news...
I just got my new driver's license! It's not the best picture ever, but it is a major improvement from my previous one. I also decided to be an organ doner. I have been thinking about it for a long time. If you know me very well, you know how I view things...I don't like to have things sitting around that I'm not using. I would prefer to sell or give away the things I'm not using if it could be useful to someone else. So, this just kinda fits who I am and my view on things. If I'm gone, I'm in Heaven and I'm not going to miss my organs. If someone here can use them, they should have them. If I'm healthy when I go, I feel like it would kinda be a waste for me to take my organs to the grave when someone else could benefit from them. I try to think of things from the other point of view. If someone in my family were on the waiting list for an organ, I'd be praying for a doner. Maybe when it's time for me to leave, I could be an answer to someone's prayer...helping give them a better life. So really the more I thought about it, I couldn't come up with a reason not to be a keeps highlighting the word doner. Did I misspell that? I can't think of another way to spell it.

I also changed my voting information so that I could vote here instead of OKC. If you've moved, don't forget to update your info. Express yourself and vote!!! I'll tell you the story later, but voting for the President is kinda a HUGE deal to me.

SWEET POTATOES!!!! I was at Wal-mart yesterday and I came across something new that I love! I love this new trend in the frozen food know, the bags of frozen stuff that you steam in the microwave. Well, actually I love the corn and the green beans are growing on me. I really don't like vegetables. Anyway, OreIda has these new steam and mash sweet potatoes and oh my gosh are they good! I love sweet potatoes, but I hardly ever make them. These are so easy and delicious. You just put the bag in the microwave and then add butter, milk, and brown sugar. You have to try them. I can't wait to make them with candied pecans and marshmallows. Mmmm...

SPLENDA! I've been trying to make healthy meals for dinner and it's going pretty well. I've found several really good recipes that I like. I'll share some of them with you later. One ingredient that I've learned to love is splenda. Chad's used it for a while, but I never really had. I'm impressed with how well it tastes and it does great when I cook with it. It doesn't make things come out all weird. Anyway, another new treat I found at Wal-mart yesterday was SPLENDA BROWN SUGAR! It tastes really good...on everything.

Speaking of's almost dinner time. I'm out.


danielle said...

amanda! i am impressed. way good blog. kinda deep. and i am looking forward to your healthy recipes! love you friend.

mgoff said...

Amanda, I just found out that mom's fiance just bought a Harley and they have been riding...I told her that she should invite you and chad on their next ride!

The McClures said...

Please share your recipes, especially if they are easy! :)
I need to buy those sweet potatoes, I love them too!

I also love the fall... I LOVE having the windows open at my house, it is very refreshing adn I feel like I am saving so much money!