Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Can you believe it's almost 2010? My Word, where has the time gone? We certainly had a Wonderful Christmas this year...Crystal and Tim's engagement came as a big surprise but we were certainly happy about it! Now they're trying to iron out the details. Looks like the deed will be done on March 27th and then they'll be leaving on a cruise to the Yucatan that following Monday. Now the task is "The" clothing....LOL...I guess she'll find just the Right one...hopefully!
Nothing else really Big has happened. I do believe that's a good thing though. We have a short work week again and that's Always appreciated! Here's hoping all is well with you All and that Your Christmas's or Boxing Days were Wonderful and Happy ones! I also found a new pancake recipe that is Out of this World good...If you have a late breakfast, this is the one to make! Happy night y'all!
PS- For those of you that are interested, I've posted a new Rant.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Christmas Gift...

All we've ever wanted was for our Baby to be happy...Tim asked Crystal to marry him December 25th...Let the dreams and memories...begin.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! It Actually SNOWED here!!LOL...Very Unexpected!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Getting it Done!

I'm Already pooped...LOL...and it's not even Christmas! I got a late start in my buying and wrapping and tomorrow, we have the gang in for our main celebration...Just hope I don't forget anything! Please continue to pray for Sally's Grandaughter, Brittany. Her surgery was suppose to be this morning, but I haven't heard anything. I'll let you know if I hear from Sally. If anyone out there hears from her please let us know! Y'all try to have a Safe and productive day!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Prayer Needed!!

UPDATE- Brittany will be having surgery Wednesday...Please continue to pray!

Sally (Whispering Hope) has asked me to post for her this evening...She called to say that Brittainy, her Grandaughter, was in a bad truck accident last Saturday night. Her neck is broken in three places and her foot is also badly injured. The whole family is under Such stress at this time...Prayers are REALLY needed....Bless All their hearts during this Christmas season...and Please remember them....

Friday, December 18, 2009

'Gonna Have a Normal Day!

I love Norman Rockwell's paintings...especially the one above where the little boy finds out there's no Santa...Hahaa...poor thing! It's a LIE that there's no Santa!!! Of Course there is! I have Always believed in Him and always will...
I Also love our company's Insurance man...He brings COOKIES!!LOL...I'm now going in for a chocolate one and more coffee. Y'all have a Happy Friday!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Just a quick note to let you all know that I have Now regained control of my Email account (Yahoo) and the Facebook account is not working...The creep that hacked my accounts lives in England and is named David H. Blasco....JERK! I've sent in all the reports I Know to send and it'll be up to FB and Yahoo what happens to him, if Anything. I'm pooped!!! What a DAY I've been having!LOL....You need to recheck all Your accounts! This can happen to Anyone at Anytime...I'm just lucky it wasn't anything to do with our banking!!
Have a Happy day Guys...I'm off to find a Nice, Quiet dark place With Coffee!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Trying to Learn New Ways...

Alright Donna.. at Cottage Days....Is this right?? I'm Still trying to figure out about Photobucket and uploading photos from there...I think they will look better if there Are. Once I got to get my work out of the way and settle in, it wasn't complicated. Just make Sure you start off using Minima as your template because...I was using Minima Stretch and the coding is different!!LOL...That took me about 30 minutes to finally figure out! Then complete Donna's instructions (4 basic steps)...THEN upload a 3 column Background (if you want to, but not necessary) and you're good to go! THANK YOU DONNA!!! I've still got tweaking to do, but it'll get there.

I'll put the link to Donna's instructional post on my sidebar so I'll always have it. Feel free to do the same! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Neck Exercises...LOL

I think we ALL need to do this...A friend emailed this to me this morning. Click on the picture and then...Get Busy!! Have a great night!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pondering on Goodies...and the Virtues of Men

It's cold and rainy here, the perfect time to sit and go through my cookbooks and "ponder" what kind of dessert would taste good. As I type this, I'm popping mini cream puffs that we found at Sams Club...bad girl...LOL...but they're pretty Good! Crystal suggested dipping them in chocolate. I think that's an excellent suggestion! I Also found a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies! It's a bit too much to start on tonight but I do think I'll give them a whirl tomorrow. Nothing like chocolate with peanut butter.
Friday was hell on wheels at work...for me at least! I had to deal with TWO, IDIOT, chauvinistic males on the phone...One had been a mayor for some pothole city with the attitude of, "Do You Know Who I Am?" The Other one thought that even though he was The Supreme Male of The Universe, I wasn't suppose to ask for his....Wait For number! Yes...I simply asked for his phone number. WELL...No one needs his number!! The Owner has his number and That's Good enough!! Well, I now had "his number" and it Wasn't pretty. SO...after an afternoon of all the guys laughing and having a high time at My expense, I came home. Not a happy camper. WHY do people have to be crappy??? Just be nice...We're in business to help people...and yes, I'm JUST a women, but I CAN HELP!!LOL....Gads, I'm getting pissed all over again...Hahaha.
Enough of that! Hope you all have had a wonderful day and are planning something Wonderful to munch on...Have a Great and Happy night!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Still Searching...and Wordless Wednesday

I Know! I Know! I'm just not happy with Any of the Christmas backgrounds lately!! I'm Still searching but not having much luck...You girls can study the above photo for any defects and report back to me...You're outta luck!!LOL
Now, while y'all are studying...I'll be hunting that perfect background...Happy day Gang!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Your Baby and Santa!

Well, when I asked Santa if my "Baby" was too old to get her picture taken with him, he did a "double-take"...started laughing and blurted out, "NO Mam! One is Never too old!"....LOLOL...Crystal and I went to the mall yesterday and I couldn't resist...Santa also gave her a coloring book since she was SO good!....Hahaaa....Hope you all have a Great day!!!
PS- I know...I know...But I just didn't like the "feel" of all that silky black...Hahaaa...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Is There Anything Better?

Is there Anything better than Chocolate?? Yes...there IS! That would be Toffee WRAPPED in Chocolate!Hahaa.....I was working at my my office...minding my Own business! One of the guys ,that does Subcontract work for us upon occasion, waltzed in and FORCED a black box into my hands! WELL!!! What was I to do? I looked up from the box only to find the interloper...Gone. I can Not return it! I Had to open it....Oh My...TOFFEE, covered in white chocolate...I shall continue to mind my own business...but wait a second...I need to softly close my office Know how much noise those wrappers make...LOL
Hubby Also did some baking last night...Oatmeal cookies! He's Such a good Boy!!! Have a great day Guys! I'll be thinking of you all...well, let me get some go with my toffee...and cookie....then, I'll be thinking of you all!!Hahaaa.....

Friday, December 4, 2009

That's Called Snow, Baby!!

Crystal hamming it up for the camera!
Look Guys! REAL Snow!!!
When it first started snowing, two flakes landed on my jacket and I took a picture of them...Then! It really started coming down!! Cool Huh??Hahaa...Alright all you Yankees! Southern Girl is going crazy over a couple of flakes...LOL...Yeppers! Y'all have a Fun weekend and don't be jealous of all my snow....Hahaaa...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

This is Me...around cameras...Hahaa...Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Finally Up!

Well, I Finally got the tree up and running... I've got lots of tweaking to do and more ornaments to add but at least the hard part is over. Hubby DID put the tree together...each and Every branch..Hahaa...It's not bad once up, but Really a chore. But, it could be worse...No tree at All! I Am grateful. How about Your trees? Up Yet? We Want Pictures!!Hahaa...Happy Tuesday everyone!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Coke Salad!

OK...Here it is...You Bad Blogger Buddies! I HAD to pose this thing on my plate and, well...You CAN'T put it back in the bowl, now CAN you????Hahahaaa.....I HAD to EAT the thing...Geez, people!! WHAT?????LOLOL....

Coke Salad

2 small boxes Cherry Jello (NOT the sugar free!!LOL)
1 cup Boiling water
1 can drained Bing Cherries, Pitted (Any Tart sweet cherry)(Save the juice!)
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 - 7oz can Coca Cola soft drink
1 - 8oz Cream Cheese, softened
Whipped Cream
2 - cups chopped Pecans (Pronounced Pah-khan if your a Southern cook...Pee-can if you're Northern...LOL)
1 tablespoon Mayonnaise

Get the bowl out that you're going to serve it in.
Pour boiling water into the jello and stir to melt grains.
Pour in the Coke and drained off Cherry juice
Stir and put bowl in the refrigerator until the mixture has Just Begun to set!
Whip together the cream cheese and mayonnaise (set aside)

Now that the jello mixture has Just Started to set..(Very Jiggly) Pour in the cream cheese and mayo mixture and stir well.
Add pineapple and Squished up cherries (mashed)
Now add the pecans, stir.
Put back in the refrigerator, uncovered until it's set.
When ready to with whipped cream.


Hope Your Day Was a Fun One!

How many kitchens used cream cheese this holiday?
Or Jello?
GoodNess! Thanksgiving was a Busy day! We got up at 4am to get things rolling...Mr Turkey went into the oven, pies baking...Coke salad to finish...last minute cleaning. Hours of prep time and several more hours of fun time after everyone showed up. Crystal took pictures and I grabbed HER camera and took more...It wasn't until she left that I realised that I hadn't taken ONE family photo with MY camera...Hahaa...gads. The grandkids spent the night with us and their Father (Crys' ex) came by later Friday and picked them up for the rest of the weekend. But BEFORE he came, I took the kids to town to get a movie we all wanted to see and to get Sami's ears re-pierced. We get the movie home, pop it into our State-of -the -art Latest Newest Blue Ray player...and it WILL NOT PLAY! We fought the Sea of People for over 45 minutes to get that movie...the check out line took up half the store in length!! I'm taking it back today...pray for me...Hahahaa.
If you're wondering about the Last picture...Well, Hubby and I were driving to town last weekend when he said, "Look there!! A UFO!!".....I was SO Excited!! Grabbed my handy canon, and started snapping away...Hubby started laughing...I got pissed...NOT a UFO...A GEICO fly-by plane....with a banner...wanting our business...geez.
SO, guess I'll go whip up a little breakfast. Hope you have a Wonderful day...I've got to decorate the TREE today...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

There are SO many things, in my life, that I'm grateful for...My God, My Family, My Country...and My Blogger Friends...I am Honored that you allow me into your lives on a daily basis. Enjoy your day and know you are loved...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Loaded and Ready for Christmas!

OK...I think I'm done with the re-do...BUT! BEWARE! I reloaded my music box! STOP THAT! I heard those groans!!Hahaa... But! What's Christmas without a few tunes? I Just had to load Angel Eyes...I love that one. And, I had to have Silent Night by Sinead O'Conner!! I love her "breathy" version. BUT, if you don't like tunes played while you read, either turn down your volume or go to the bottom of this page and shut off my music box...sniff, sniff!LOL...Well, guess I'll go eat my supper of soup and crackers...You all have nice and cozy night!

Under Construction!!

The hunt is On for a Christmas background that I like! So hang in there! Just be careful while you rummage around in here...Hahaa...You don't want to trip over the mess! Later gang!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Clean Up Time!

Well, it's THAT time again!! Cleaning! Don't 'ya just Love IT??LOL...I need a back-hoe...It's knee deep and Hubby and I are having Thanksgiving for the gang here at our house this year. The turkey is now thawing in the refrigerator and I need to stop at the grocery AGAIN for what-nots. I'll bet all of you are Ready to go aren't you?!! Geez....Hope your day is a brighter one than mine...If I don't come up for air by Wednesday, call Fabio...HAhaa...
PS- Did y'all know they were going to Re-make True Grit?? The casting company came here to Waco Sat and Sun...We missed it! Samantha could have tried for Mattie's part...Oh well, be looking for it in Your newspapers...But! Who in the World could Ever play the part of John Wayne???

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brenda Photo Challenge (11-21-09) Ageless

Samantha, my Grandaughter...
William, my Grandson and Crystal, his Mother...
My Father, Godfrey and Samantha as a many years ago. me, it's love. Theme was offered by Brenda of What's Up Down South! Thanks Brenda!
On my way to see Your Ageless...Have a Wonderful Saturday everyone!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday?

I'm working SO hard!!!Hahaa...Y'all have a Great day! I'm SO thankful that I can look at my boss and say...go shut up and sit down...LOL

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crock Pot Cooking

UPDATED POST! It was Delicious!! Read below.
Alright Jeanne (A View From Me)!! I couldn't wait until this weekend to try this crock pot recipe of yours! The timing was a little difficult to work out BUT, I finally figured it out...I cooked it on high for 4 hours last night after I got home from work THEN, I stuck it in the refrigerator overnight, packed it up and brought it to work to finish cooking on High for 4 more hours to make it really tender! Can't wait to try it! I cut up 2 potatoes this morning and added them. It smells wonderful! (For the recipe click on Jeanne's link above)

And! Would you believe Christmas decorations are already popping up all Over the place? I was at the mall last weekend and as I turned a corner, here was this Huge tree all decorated and waiting for Santa!Hahaaa....Oh Yeah!

Well, I'd better go check on my crock pot lunch...I'll let y'all know how it turned out! Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sarah and Oprah...

Well, today's the day to watch THE interview...I no longer watch Oprah, but today, I'll make an exception. Oprah will get a HUGE bump in ratings, which she really needs...So many people are gradually understanding the difference between power, and power, with heart. When I learned about the school being built in Africa and Not here in America where there are SO many young, bright and equally deserving girls, I quit...SO many celebs make their money here in the USA and then carry it off to Somewhere else... Oh well, get the picture.
Well, guess I'll get busy on this Monday...I'm Still cleaning things out here at the office and I feel like I'm getting NoWhere with it!!Hahaa...Have a Wonderful Monday everybody!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I Looked Up and It Was Friday...

It's Friday and I think I'm SO ready for it...Woke up this morning around 1:30 and couldn't get back to sleep! GEEZ!! I'm a walking Zombie! We have no plans this weekend...cook and clean is about all. Hope you have a more interesting weekend planned!Hahaa....Have a great one!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

OK, It's Officially Thanksgiving in Here!

These are the typical suspects! They're now on the RUN! Description as follows: Fast moving batch of black and white feathers...that is all....Hahaaa
Well, I just decided to go ahead and just Change things in here! I've been putting it off mainly because it takes a LONG time to get it how you want it! Pictures, fonts...colors...ugggg! Now I'll be tweaking for days to come and when I Finally get it like I want it...It'll be time for CHRISTMAS!!LOL...Oh well, Such is Life.
Happy Sunday everyone!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ft. Hood....

We live 45 minutes from the reservation...I'm SO sick of death being dedicated "In The Name of Allah"....which he was said to have screamed out as he was shooting...There's so many WHY's...but my biggest one is WHY, if he'd wanted out of being deployed, didn't he claim "Conscientious Objector" status??? Needless deaths.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ain't It The Truth!Hahaa...

Since 5:00am, I've accomplished NADA! I start and stop...take one step forward and get knocked back twenty! What a wasted day! Already!LOL...Geez! Got all my computer entries done but now I'm staring at an office that needs Serious attention. I'm going...I'm going!
Hope your day is Productive...I think I need to find my mojo...It's around here Somewhere...maybe under THAT pile or somewhere OVER there...Reminds me of a line from the movie, The Mummy..."This is cursed, That is cursed..."
Happy day everyone!