Monday, September 27, 2010

Lots of activity around here

My house has been turned upside down! Lots going on. We were given furniture and a couple of tvs recently. We didn't have a place ready to put them in. So this is what we had to do. We had a very nice pub table set in the kitchen and we moved it to the garage, temporarily. Hoping to make room in a corner of the basement for it and use it for a game table. Our Aunt also gave us a nice oak table with six chairs. We don't need a table that big or that many chairs in our kitchen. We took out the leaf and it became a cute round table Now it resides in our eat-in kitchen with four chairs. Looks good. Will post a photo later.

Hubby emptied all the toys out of the basement and steam cleaned the carpet down there. Our old den sectional was moved down there with help from a friend One piece of that sectional has a hide away bed in it and it is extremely heavy! With the den being nearly empty, hubby steam cleaned the carpet in there too. Next, he was able to move the new sectional to the den from the dining room. Yes, the dining room. You couldn't get in there for a week! I like it. It is very comfortable.

Last night, hubby steam cleaned one half of the dining room and today we will shift every thing over to the clean side and steam clean the other side. Tomorrow we will dust all that furniture and get that room all decorated for fall. We will be ready for our community group tomorrow night. I promise!

Now, for the tv's. Hmmm. We are going to be switching around tv's upstairs and getting rid of some older ones. So that job is next on our agenda. Anyone need a tv? lol

Monday: Dinner at Friend's
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes (made with ground chicken), Fries
Wednesday: Dinner at Church
Thursday: BBQ Pork, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread
Friday: Grilled Chicken, Italian Green Beans, Rice Pilaf
Saturday: Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti and Marinara Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
Sunday: Tacos

That's my plan. How about you?


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Menu for week of September 20th

We went out of town last week for a little get away. We didn't go far. We stayed right here in Tennessee. But we always find fun things to do. It's nice to get away and not drive all day to get there and drive all day to get back home. That's what I think anyway. How about you?

We had a nice restful week away except for the last day when hubby had the car all loaded up when he discovered his drivers side rear tire was flat! This is two flats in two weeks. My car surprised him with one earlier. Weird, huh? Fortunately we have AAA and they came out and put his spare on for him. It needed air, which they fixed, and then we were on our way. It's always nice to get back home.

Here is what I plan on feeding my family starting on Monday.

Monday, September 20

B-Cereal and Milk
S-Sliced Apples/Banana
L-Leftovers or Sammies and Carrots and Dip
D-White Chicken Chili, Dad's Mexican Cornbread
(We will eat one meal of this and put the other in a freezer bag for another meal)

White Chicken Chili

3 lbs Chicken Breast (seasoned and grilled)
1 1/2 cups chopped onions (pre-sauteed)
1 large chopped green pepper (pre-sauteed)
2 cloves garlic
6 cans navy beans
1 can chopped green chiles
4 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. chili powder
5 or 6 cans chicken broth
1 16 oz bag frozen white corn
2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. In a large stock pot, combine all ingredients, and cook at least 30-45 minutes.

Freezing Instructions:
Double line two large cereal boxes with gallon size baggies. Ladle in cooled chili. Seal 1st bag well and tuck in label and directions. Seal 2nd bag well. Place one cup cheese in a sandwich bag and insert in each box.

Serving Day Instructions:
Thaw chili in refrigerator over night. Warm on medium heat on stove top. Serve with chopped green onion, cheese and hot sauce (if desired). This chili goes well with cornbread or tortilla chips.

Dad's Mexican Cornbread

2 cups self rising meal
1 cup self rising flour
3 beaten eggs
1 cup creamed corn
2/3 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 large jalepeno, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 t. salt
1 c. shredded mild Cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients except cheese. Pour ½ of batter in greased and floured pan. Sprinkle half the cheese and add remaining batter and top with rest of cheese. Press in cheese lightly with spoon. Bake 375 degrees 45 minutes. Use 10 inch iron skillet or 14X9X2 inch pan. 8 servings.

6:30 Team Meeting@Hub

Tuesday, September 21

B-One Eyed Sailors, Bacon, Juice
S-Sliced Apple/Banana
L-PB&J, Fruit
D-Chinese a la Kent

6:30 Community Group – Brownies, Coffee

Wednesday, September 22

B-Pancakes and Turkey Sausage
S-Sliced Apple/Banana
L-Leftover Chili and Cornbread
D-Church or Turkey Burgers and Fries

6:30 Awana/New Life Class

Thursday, September 23

B-Oatmeal and Raisins
S-Sliced Apple/Banana
L-Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
D-Fish and Chips (for Robyn and Robert)

LNO (Ladies Night Out) with a tailgating theme so taking Creamsicle Cake to represent the Vols. Go Big Orange!

Creamsicle Cake

1 Duncan Hine's orange cake mix
2 small boxes orange jello
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 small instant vanilla pudding mix
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. cool whip, thawed

Bake cake as directed in 9x13 pan. When done, use meat fork and poke holes. Let cool. Mix 1 box of the jello with 1 c. hot water and 1 c. cold water. Pour over cake. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add remaining box of jello (dry), instant pudding mix, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Fold in cool whip. Spread on cake. Keep refrigerated.

Friday, September 24

B-Cereal and Milk
S-Sliced Apple/Banana
L-Egg Salad Sammies, Carrots and Dip
D-Jody's Chicken and Noodles, Steamed Veggies, Mayo Rolls
(eating one meal and freezing another)

Jody's Chicken and Noodles (freezer friendly)

12 oz. extra wide egg noodles
3 cans cream of chicken soup
5 cups cooked chicken, diced
8 oz. chicken broth, only needed if freezing-not if just eating

Prep noodles apd. In stockpot, mix chicken and soup on medium heat until heated through. Add noodles and mix well. Serve.

Freezing directions: Do not heat chicken and soup. Instead, mix together adding 8 oz. chicken broth. Place in gallon freezer bags and freeze.

To serve: Thaw, heat on stovetop or put in slow cooker until heated through. 4-6 servings.

Saturday, September 25

B-Freezer Biscuits, Eggs and Ham, Juice
L-Leftovers or Turkey Hot Dogs and Chips
D-Cavatini, Salad, Garlic Bread
(eating one meal and freezing another)


This will make enough for two meals.

4 cups of different sized pasta - such as 1 cup macaroni, 1 cup shells, etc..
2 lbs ground round, browned
1/2 lb pepperoni
2 medium onions, finely chopped and pre-sauteed
2 small green peepers, finely chopped and pre-sauteed
1 large can mushrooms, drained
2 quarts of spaghetti sauce (that you made earlier)
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Boil all pasta together - a little less time than package directs because you will freeze it. While water is boiling, cut pepperoni into Fourths and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds. Mix together, meats, onions, pepper, mushrooms and sauce. When pasta is ready, drain and mix with meat mixture. Divide mixture between 2 9X13 pans. Sprinkle about a cup of cheese over each, pushing a little into the mixture.

Freezing instructions - when cool, wrap with plastic wrap, foil, and label or attach directions.

Serving Day Instructions - Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Remove Plastic Wrap. Tent Foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sunday, September 26

B-Butterscotch Banana Bread, Fruit, Coffee

Butterscotch Banana Bread (I made them muffins)

¼ cup canola oil
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup skim milk
½ c. butterscotch chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a non-stick 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan (or a muffin tin) with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat together the oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla, stirring well.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Gradually combine the dry ingredients and the milk with the with the banana mixture, stirring only until combined.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I cooked the muffins for 18 minutes.)

L-Lovely Leftovers
D-CORN (Clean Out Refrigerator Night)

That's my week. Go to to see what everyone else is eating this week.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Menu for week of September 6th

Monday, September 6th

Breakfast - Cereal, Toast
Lunch - McMoms (make extra for freezer)
Dinner - Chicken Kabobs, Rice, Salad

Tuesday, September 7th

Breakfast - Pancakes, Turkey Bacon, Juice
Lunch - Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Veggie and Dip
Dinner - Turkey Smoked Sausage, Pork and Beans, Macaroni and Cheese

Small Group - Brownies, Grapes

Wednesday, September 8th

Breakfast - Cereal, Toast
Lunch - Egg Sammies, Veggies and Dip
Dinner - Church or Potato Soup

Thursday, September 9th

Breakfast - Toaster Strudel
Lunch - Potato Soup
Dinner – Pow Wow with Pastor Neal

Friday, September 10th

Breakfast - McMoms, Juice
Lunch - Hot Dogs, Veggies and Dip
Dinner - Out

Friday, September 3, 2010

Famous Homeschooled People

Constitutional Convention Delegates:
Richard Basseti – Governor of Delaware
William Blount – U.S. Senator
George Clymer – U.S. Representative
William Few – U.S. Senator
Benjamin Franklin – Inventor and Statesman
Alexander Hamilton – Lawyer and Economist
William Houston – Lawyer
William S. Johnson – Columbia College President
William Livingston – Governor of New Jersey
James Madison – 4th President of the U.S.
George Mason – Justice of Virginia County Court
John Francis Mercer – U.S. Representative
Charles Pickney III – Governor of S. Carolina
John Rutledge – Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court
Richard D. Spaight – Governor of North Carolina
George Washington – 1st President of the U.S.
John Witherspoon – President of Princeton
George Wythe – Justice of Virginia High Court

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Grover Cleveland
Jefferson Davis (the only president of the short-lived Confederate States of America)
James Garfield
William Henry Harrison
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
James Madison
James Polk
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
John Tyler
George Washington
Woodrow Wilson

Henry Fountain Ashurst
William Jennings Bryan
Winston Churchill
Henry Clay John Dickinson
Pierre du Pont
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry William Penn
Daniel Webster

Military Officers:
John Barry – Senior Navy Officer
George Rogers Clark – Revolutionary War hero
Nathanael Greene – Revolutionary War hero
Nathan Hale – Revolutionary War hero
Stonewall Jackson – Civil War General
John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy
Robert E. Lee – Civil War General
Douglas MacArthur – U.S. General
George Patton – U.S. General
Matthew Perry – U.S. Naval Officer
John Pershing – U.S. General
David Dixon Porter – Civil War Admiral
Joseph Bradley Varnum – Revolutionary War hero
U.S. Supreme Court Judges
Charles Evans Hughes
John Jay John Marshall
John Rutledge
Sandra Day O’Connor

Religious Leaders:
Joan of Arc
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
William Carey
Jonathan Edwards
Philipp Melancthon
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton
John Owen
Hudson Taylor
John &
Charles Wesley
Brigham Young


William Clark – Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis – Lewis & Clark Expedition
John Wesley Powell – Colorado River Expedition
Sir Ernest Shackleton – Antarctic Expedition

Wilson A. Bentley – “The Snowflake Man”
George Washington Carver – agricultural research
Pierre Curie – discovered radium
Albert Einstein – theoretical physicist
Paul Erdos – Hungarian mathematician
Michael Faraday – electrochemist
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes – French physicist
Oliver Heaviside – electromagnetism researcher
T.H. Huxley – biologist, zoologist, Darwinist
Ruth Lawrence – mathematician
Gilbert Newton Lewis – physical chemist
Ada Lovelace – founder of scientific computing
Benoit Mandelbrot – pioneer in fractal geometry
Blaise Pascal – French mathematician
Joseph Priestley – father of modern chemistry
Samuel C. C. Ting – Chinese American physicist
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – Russian rocket scientist

Alexander Graham Bell – invented the telephone
John Moses Browning – firearms inventor/designer
Peter Cooper – built the first modern skyscraper, the first commercial locomotive, and patented the first gelatin dessert which was later named Jell-O
Thomas Edison – invented the stock ticker, mimeograph, phonograph, and electric light bulb
Benjamin Franklin – invented the lightning rod
Elias Howe – invented sewing machine
William Lear – airplane creator
Cyrus McCormick – invented grain reaper
Guglielmo Marconi – developed radio
Eli Whitney – invented the cotton gin
Sir Frank Whittle – invented turbo jet engine
Orville and Wilbur Wright – brothers who built the first successful airplane

William Blake – painter, engraver, poet
John Singleton Copley – American Colonial painter
Evelyn De Morgan – Pre-Raphaelite painter
Christian Grew – American Painter
Donal Hord – San Diego sculptor
Akiane Kramarik- 10-year-old art and poetry prodigy
Claude Monet – French Impressionist
Grandma Moses – American folk artist
Charles Willson Peale – American portrait artist
Lu Pinchang – ceramic sculptor
Leonardo da Vinci – Renaissance artist, sculptor
Andrew Wyeth – American realist painter
Jamie Wyeth – American realist painter

Johann Sebastian Bach – Baroque
Irving Berlin – Patriotic
Anton Bruckner – Symphonies
Noel Coward – Musicals
Felix Mendelssohn – Romantic
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical
John Porcaro – Experimental
Francis Poulenc – Choral
John Philip Sousa – “March King”

Louisa May Alcott – author of Little Women
Hans Christian Anderson – fairy tale writer
Margaret Atwood – Canadian novelist, poet
Fawn M. Brodie – biographer
Pearl S. Buck – Nobel prize-winning author
William F. Buckley, Jr. – conservative writer
Willa Cather – American novelist
Agatha Christie – mystery author
Samuel Clemens – a.k.a. Mark Twain
Charles Dickens – British novelist
Robert Frost – Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – early feminist writer
Alex Haley – African-American novelist
Sharlot Hall – poet, writer, Arizona historian
Joshua Harris- pastor and author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Bret Harte – frontier California journalist
L. Ron Hubbard – science fiction writer
Helen Keller – blind and deaf author and lecturer
Rose Wilder Lane – journalist, ghostwriter, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder
C.S. Lewis – Christian writer and apologist
Amy Lowell – Modernist poet
Gabriela Mistral – Nobel-prize winning Latin American poet
Sean O’Casey – Irish author
Thomas Paine – political writer during the American Revolution, author of Common Sense
Christopher Paolini – teen author of Eragon
Isabel Paterson – conservative political author
Beatrix Potter – author of Peter Rabbit Tales
Jedediah Purdy – author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today
Kenneth Rexroth – poet, translator, critical essayist
Carl Sandburg – American poet
George Bernard Shaw – Irish-born playwright
Mattie J. T. Stepanek – 11-year-old author of Heartsongs
Rosemary Sutcliff – historical novels for children
Rabindranath Tagore – Bengali poet, essayist, dramatist, songwriter
Leo Tolstoy – Russian writer
Mercy Warren – American Revolution eyewitness
Phillis Wheatley – African-American poet
Walt Whitman – American poet
Laura Ingalls Wilder – children’s book author
Virginia Woolf – English novelist

Amos Bronson Alcott – innovative teacher, father of Louisa May Alcott
Catharine Beecher – co-founder of the Hartford Female Seminary
Jill Ker Conway – first woman president of Smith College
Erik Demaine – associate professor of Computer Science at MIT
Timothy Dwight – President of Yale University
William Samuel Johnson – President of Columbia College
Horace Mann – “Father of the American Common School”
Charlotte Mason – Founder of Charlotte Mason College of Education
Joyce Reed – Associate Dean of the College, Brown University
Fred Terman – President of Stanford University
Frank Vandiver – President of Texas A&M University
Booker T. Washington – teacher and founder of Tuskegee Institute
Noah Webster – “Father of American Christian Education”
John Witherspoon – President of Princeton University Hedical Practitioners
Clara Barton – started the Red Cross
Elizabeth Blackwell – first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Susan La Flesche Picotte – first American Indian woman physician
Albert Schweitzer – Physician
Mary Walker – Civil War physician; recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

Business Entrepreneurs:
Andrew Carnegie – wealthy steel industrialist
Amadeo Giannini – Bank of America’s founder
Horace Greeley – New York Tribune founder
Soichiro Honda – creator of the Honda automobile company
Peter Kindersley – book illustrator and publisher
Ray Kroc – founder of McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain
Jimmy Lai – newspaper publisher; founder of Giordano International
Dr. Orison Swett Marden – founder, Success magazine
Adolph Ochs – New York Times founder
Joseph Pulitzer – newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize
Colonel Harland Sanders – started Kentucky Fried Chicken
Dave Thomas – founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain

Performing Artists (Actors and Musicians):
Alan Alda – actor, screenwriter, producer
Louis Armstrong – king of jazz
Barlow Girl – Lauren, Alyssa, and Rebecca Barlow
Spencer Breslin – actor
Chris Brown – R&B singer, dancer, actor
The 5 Browns – five siblings who play classical music on five grand pianos
Aaron Carter – Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter
Charlie Chaplin – actor
Cherry Holmes – Bluegrass family band
Erika Christensen – actress
Hilary Duff – actress, singer
Dakota Fanning – actress
Whoopi Goldberg – actress
Alexander Gould – actor, voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo
Hilary Hahn – classical violin virtuoso
Hanson – sibling singing group
Toby Hemingway – British actor known for his role as Reid Garwin in “The Covenant”
Jennifer Love Hewitt – actress
Hume brothers – Jon, Peter, and Dann of the Evermore alternative rock band from New Zealand
Tiffany Jo – Arizona yodeling star
Jonas Brothers – Kevin, Joe, and Nick
Nicole Jung – member of Korean girl group KARA
Josh Layne – harp musician
Lindsay Lohan – actress and singer
Scott MacIntyre – visually impaired pianist
Pat McMahon – television personality
Jena Malone – actress
Yehudi Menuhin – child prodigy violinist
Alyson “Aly” Michalka and Amanda Joy “AJ” Michalka – sister singing duo and actresses
Moffatts – Canadian version of Hanson
Trevor Morgan – American actor
Frankie Muniz – actor
Hayden Panettiere – actress best known for her role as Claire Bennet in Heroes and in “Remember the Titans”
Adam Paskowitz – lead singer, The Flys
LeAnne Rimes – teen-prodigy country music star
Rebecca St. James – contemporary Christian recording artist
Lindsey Shaw – actress known for her role as Jennifer Mosely on “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”
Jordin Sparks – singer, actress, model and American Idol winner
Kristen Stewart – actress
Jeremy Sumpter – actor
Raven Symone – actress and singer best known for her role on “That’s So Raven”
Maria von Trapp – one of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the third child of Captain von Trapp
Sofia Vassilieva – actress
Kaitlyn Weaver – ice dancer
Devon Werkheiser – actor known for the role
Ned Bigby on “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”
Elijah Wood – actor best known as Frodo in the The Lord of the Rings
Evan Rachel Wood – actress

Mike Beasley – basketball player
Tanith Belbin – figure skating champion
David Boudia – Olympic diver
Chad Compton – surfer
Alexa Glatch – tennis player
Katie Hoff – Olympic swimmer
Madison and Keiffer Hubbell – sibling ice dancers
Todd Lodwick – U.S. ski team member
Tamara McKinney – World Cup skier
Bode Miller – American alpine skier
Asia Muhammed – tennis player
Carly Patterson – Olympic gymnast
Ariel Rittenhouse – Olympic diver
Maria Sharapova – tennis player
Shayna Syken – figure skater
Jason Taylor – NFL football player
Timothy “Tim” Tebow – football player, Heisman Trophy winner
Sam Warren – basketball player
Venus and Serena Williams – tennis star sisters

Abigail Adams – wife of John Adams; mother of John Quincy Adams
Ansel Adams – photographer
Susan B. Anthony – women’s rights leader
John James Audubon – ornithologist and artist
Alyssa Buecker – director, Milbo Productions
John Burroughs – naturalist
Jennie Chancey – historical costumer
Davy Crockett – frontiersman
Edward Curtis – photographer
Robin Lee Graham – youngest person to sail around the world at age 16
Alex and Brett Harris – twin teen writers and conference speakers for “The Rebelution,” a Christian ministry/youth organization
Eric Hoffer – social philosopher
Sam Houston – lawyer; first leader of Texas
Abraham Kuyper – Dutch politician, journalist
Mary Leakey – fossil hunter
Charles Fletcher Lummis – journalist, historian, photographer, founder of the Southwest Society
Harriet Martineau – first woman sociologist
Margaret Mead – cultural anthropologist
John Stuart Mill – free-market Economist
Charles Louis Montesquieu – philosopher
John Muir – naturalist
Raymond Parks – Civil Rights activist, husband of Rosa Parks
Sofia, Susan, and Judit Polgar – chess masters
Bill Ridell – Newspaperman
Will Rogers – Humorist
Eleanor Roosevelt – wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bertrand Russell – Logician
Drew Ryun – co-founder of Generation Joshua, director of Jim Ryun Running Camp
Ned Ryun – co-founder of Generation Joshua, president of American Majority
Deborah Sampson – female soldier in the American Revolution
Emerson Spartz – 12-year-old internet entrepreneur (MuggleNet)
Herbert Spencer – philosopher, sociologist
Gloria Steinem – founder of Ms. magazine
Timmy Teepell – chief of staff for Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana
Lester Frank Ward – Father of American Sociology
Martha Washington – wife of George Washington
Frances E. C. Willard – educator, temperance leader, and suffragist
Frank Lloyd Wright – architect
John Lloyd Wright – architect, toy designer, inventor of Lincoln Logs
Sho Yano – gifted child prodigy
Elijah ben Solomon Zalman – Jewish scholar

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September already?

Oh, I'm loving the cooler temperatures and especially the lower humidity. It's so nice to step outside and it not feel like a sauna. I am looking forward to fall. It's my favorite time of year. I also love fall decor. How about you?

We have a lot to get done this month. Robert is loving my "honey-do" list NOT! We are being gifted with a new to us sectional sofa from his aunt who is getting a brand spanking new living room suite. We already have a sectional and recliner, which have seen better days, in our den. We want to move that to the basement media room. Or should I say, "soon to be media room." But in order to do that, we have to clean out the basement first. Remember, way back, when I photographed my daughter's disaster of a bedroom and the overflow into the guest room? Well, guess where all that stuff landed? Yep, in the basement and in the garage and in our bedroom. Nothing ever leaves our home! I'm not kidding. Anyway, now it's time to bite the bullet, roll up my sleeves, and join my husband in sorting through the toys. He wants to ebay the better of the collectable kind of stuff. The rest, who knows.

After the basement is cleared out, a major cleaning will ensue. Carpet shampooinng/steaming is a priority. I would also like to put down new tile in the entrance to the basement form the garage and the small bathroom down there. I am thinking very inexpensive vinyl tile will make a huge improvement over the old vinyl there presently.

Then the den furniture can find a new home in the basement. Hubby has gift cards to Best Buy to purchase a flat screen and he has been waiting and chomping at the bit to spend them. While the den's empty, it would be a good time to shampoo/steam the carpet there too, don't you think? Oh my husband is loving me. When I start making a list, he starts running.

I may post "after" photos on there, but I won't embarrass you with "before" photos. Really.