Red Friday

Jeremy – this one is for you, wish you were here to take in all this craziness with us!!!  We have a tradition here in Kansas City, the Friday before the first Chief’s game of the season.  We gather at various places in the city dressed in our Chiefs clothing and sporting our team spirit.

We meet with KC Wolf and the Chief’s Cheerleaders.

We have a pep rally and hear from the general manager, the coach and chiefs players to get us fired up for the season,

But most of all we are filled with the hope of a new season, sure that this will be our year to win it all, after so many years of waiting.  GO CHIEFS!!!!

Whew…..what a weekend!

Our weekend started with some fun Red Friday activities.

Besides KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and Len Dawson, we also saw Clark Hunt but I was not fast enough to get a picture of anything but the back of his head.

After dinner with Molly, we watched a documentary that she wanted to see called Food, Inc.  She had seen a clip of it in one of her nutrition classes and wanted to see the entire movie.  In summary, it was about corporate farms.  I have never been a big meat eater but I am pretty sure this just sealed the vegetarian deal for me.

Saturday morning was a very sad time as we attended the funeral of Dylan’s grandmother in Richmond, Mo.  Shirley was a teacher for thirty years, a talented quilter and one of the nicest people you could ever meet.   I am so glad I had the privilege of getting to know Shirley.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

On Saturday afternoon I helped Molly make treats for a bake sale for her SDA organization at school.  We tried a few new recipes and I am really glad we packed them up right away otherwise I think they would have been eaten very quickly.  We made Simply Sinful Cinnamon  Muffins by the King Arthur Flour Company.

Click here for the recipe.

We also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Krispie Treats.  I am pretty sure I gained about 5 pounds just making these.  They looked SOOOOO good.

This recipe is from the blog Picky Palate that I read daily,  click here for the details.

In the early evening on Saturday we traveled to Excelsior Springs for our great nephew’s third birthday party.    It was an outdoor camping theme complete with a camp fire, camo plates, camo napkins, camo cupcakes and even camo cake pops.  Here is the birthday boy, Reid in his camo shorts.

And this is my pyro sister stoking the fire…..her favorite thing to do!

Now I need a weekend to rest up…….


It’s 1:44 a.m.  Why am I not sleeping?  I am blaming it on work.  It was one of those days when I thought I would be able to grab a fast bite of lunch after my lunch conference call, but since it went an hour over schedule, it was time for my next meeting of the day.  The e-mails and phone calls with request for assistance kept me from finishing anything I had started.  I tried to go to bed at a reasonable time tonight, about 10:30.  At 11:30 when I was still laying there thinking about all the unfinished work projects I need to tackle on Wednesday,  I decided to get up and cruise on-line for a while.   Here are the places I went:

  • Pioneer Women – Always a good read, good recipes and good photography tips
  • Kraft Foods – Looking for some new salad recipes….found an updated version of a Waldorf salad and a few others I want to try.
  • Facebook – chatter about the new Chiefs season……I am SOOOOO ready for some football.  I am thinking about going to St. Joe to watch a practice.  On our Omaha trips we drive right by Missouri Western where Training Camp is held.
  • Email – got an email from a high school friend I have not talked to since New Year’s Eve 2008.  He is planning on coming to KC for another visit.  Sounds like an excellent excuse to plan a party!  Did I ever mention that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to plan parties.  Sometimes I love the planning more than the actual party.  Just kidding….I think.  If any of you have an event you need to plan…let me help, please!!!

I also made out some menus and created a grocery list.  I am planning on going to the grocery store on Wednesday evening but chances are I will be ready for bed about 6:00 p.m.  Hope you are all sleeping soundly.