Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm So Ready for Friday...

I had a fun day TRYING to shop for a new bathroom can read about

It stayed cloudy most of the day but the Sun DID pop out for a while! It was SO nice! Well, after writing on my rant blog, I'm drained...Hahaaaa...guess I'll go find me a nice cuppa coffee and maybe something with a little chocolate on OR in it!!

Happy night or day everyone!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

LOL...Happy Wednesday!

To better read, click on picture....HAhaaaa.....

Wanna vote on Obama's first 100 days? Go Here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What a Week We're Having!!!

Can you believe this week? Flu, storms, Obama can't remember what to say without his teleprompter...Hahaaaa...sorry! That should be on my RANT blog! I lost my mind for a moment...
Well, it's been storming off and on all week...I can't gripe though. We really need the rain...just not tornadoes. Crystal was off today. Sami was sick with...something. Upset stomach, fever. Not the WRONGLY labeled "swine flu". It has Nothing to do with pigs...Read this:

"According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), North American Flu is a more accurate description of the virus that has affected people in North America," said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle.
Boyle referenced an OIE press release issued today which read, "The virus has not been isolated in animals to date. Therefore, it is not justified to name this disease swine influenza. In the past, many human influenza epidemics with animal origin have been named using their geographic name, e.g. Spanish influenza or Asiatic influenza, thus it would be logical to call this disease 'North-American influenza'

Corn prices are dropping, pork prices are dropping....Idiots!! That means job losses....OKOKOK...I'm through....for now!
Ya'll have a wonderful night and stay happy! Take all the bad news with a teaspoon full of sugar...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day or Night??

Good Morning Everyone!! I Just took this picture out of the side window here at the shop...Would you believe it's 8:22am??? We've got a storm passing over us and are under a tornado watch till 1:00pm....Swine flu Also seems to be in several towns here in Texas...Dallas has just now reported a case...Oh Well! We'll be fine...Stay safe everyone! I'm shutting off this computer for a bit...a nasty looking storm looks like it's about to make its debut!! Later Gang!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Twitter, an Award and Detergent!

I think I found something Else FUN! You can follow friends, family, stars and celebrities of All sorts! I'm following Karl Rove (and he's following cool is That?), Newt Gingrich, Martha Stewart...Shaq...WHAT??? I like Shaq!! My blogging buds...Fox News!! It's great...If you want to join up, just click on the birdy's picture!
Now THIS little cutie Award is from our Sweet blogging buddie, Jenn!! And here's the description.... "The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…"
Hahahaaaaa...I Love it! Thanks Miz Jenn!!! Now you KNOW ME....This is for ALL of you!! SO, Grab a copy, and pass it around to all Your Blogger Buds!! Have a wonderful day or night gang!!!

Also, don't forget to re-check the Brenda Photo Challenge Blog for late entries! I went back and found several that weren't there this morning!

I've also had a question about the Laundry Detergent recipe! Go to this link for substitute ingredients!!
Have a Wonderful Day everyone!

The Brenda Photo Challenge (Anything Metal)

Does a gardening tool qualify??
How 'bout this wind chime?
There's metal Everywhere!!! Everywhere, I Say!!Hahaa...Geez!! But...What do I take a picture of...Well, there's this here Forklift....okokok, so it's not original!
Thanks Jan for hosting this round! Now I'm on my way over to see all of Your pictures!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Wednesday already?? Goodness time is Flying people!! Crystal took this photo of Sami and Tim this last weekend on the way home from Arlington, TX. Bluebonnets are popping up all over the landscape now...A lot more this year than last year. Think it's safe to say, Spring has Sprung?? It's going to be 94 degrees here today! Happy Wednesday everyone...or is it already Thursday where you are?Hahaa....PS-Don't forget to go sign up for the Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Anything Metal and they are due this Saturday!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I Made Detergent....I DID TOOO!!LOL...and it WORKS!

I found this blog, The Beehive Cottage, (I saved her to my blogroll) where she made her own laundry detergent! Suppose to save you tons of's suppose to cost about 3 cent a load to do...SO, Hubby and I got up, went to town and got all the ingredients, came home and put it all together and then I went in search of something to wash!! I'd done all my laundry yesterday, so I had to search...AhHaaa!! The dog's bed!!Hahaaa....Corky was NOT a happy camper! In I throw the doggy quilts, I measure out three tablespoons of detergent into a small bowl and add hot water (I have a front loader and it needs to be liquefied). I pour it in...I ALSO add one half cup of VINEGAR to the rinse cup as a softener and turn the machine on! And what do you know??? It WORKS!! I was very pleased with the results and the vinegar really Does work as a softener! With the price of Downy and Tide these days, you need all the new ideas you can get!!
Happy Day or night everyone!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And The Winner IS.....

Drumroll Please......TaDahhhhh......Ok, I'm getting to it!Hahahaaa....AC of Raindrops has won the Slow Cooker Magic cookbook!!! BUT!!! You didn't think I'd forget all my OTHER commenting buddies...DID YOU??? HUH??? NoSiree!! CAUSE...drumroll please.....You're ALL WINNERS!!Hahaaa....OhYeah! Each and Every one of you has WON a cook book! All New! SO!! EMAIL your addresses, either at home or a different shipping address and I'll start getting your prizes out Monday!!

Don't 'cha just LOVE CHRISTMAS???Hahaaaa...Falala-lala-lala-la....WHAT??!!!! Well it's Almost Christmas isn't it? Sorta? Eight months isn't That far away now is it????Hahaa...Well, get a move on and email your addresses to:
Hope this brings a tiny smile to each of you...Happy day everyone and thanks for Always being such good friends!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday Give-a-Way...A Little Early!

Happy Friday Everyone! Geez! It seems to be rolling around every ten minutes now!LOL...SO! I thought I'd "Slow" things down a bit with another little GIVE-A-WAY!! It's easy to enter...Just leave me a comment! Your name will then go into the magic pot, one of my little "potnamepullers" will pull a name from the pot and Wha-laaa...A winner will be named! I don't care if you've won before, enter Again! All's fair in love and slow cooking!Hahaaa...Give-a-Way deadline will be Sunday, April 19th at 12 noon!!
From me to You, Happy Friday!!

I'm 'Gonna Beat Him.....

Remember last week, I wrote the post about the young man that killed his girlfriend then jumped from a bridge? Well, the Mexican restaurant is open again. We think it's a brother of the man...The brother came over this morning to tell us they were now open and he wanted to bring some samples of their food for us to try...WELL...this is a soft taco...egg and potato...chips...and I had coffee with it...It was 9:00am. Hubby then goes next door to tell the new owner how wonderful the food was...and that we'd BE THERE FOR LUNCH!!!Hahahahaaa...OMG...I'm SO full, you could use me for a doorstop!!! I started my yearly diet Monday...had lost TWO whole pounds...I've now found them again, or rather, they've found ME!!!LOL...Men...WHAT??!!! Yes, I was TOOOO forced to eat it all!!!!Hahaaa.....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lets Give Lauren a Big Welcome to the World of Blogging!

What a nice day I've had! Do you believe in "chance" encounters? Well, I do...This little story begins with my reading of Jeannes blog this morning. I was looking at her beautiful flower photos and while scrolling down I read about a magazine called Artful Blogging! WELL!Hahaa...This, I had to know more about! The Internet said this certain scrap booking store, Crop, Paper, Scissors, Had it...and That's when it hit me...I Had to have this magazine!!LOL...I went. That's when I met Lauren. Isn't she beautiful? She works there and was delightful! She told me she had Just started a blog last night and was pretty nervous about it. Long story short, we exchanged URL's, chatted about all the exciting things she's going to be doing pretty soon (Traveling to Europe hence the blog for family to keep up with her...Hahaaaa) and I left...without the magazine...They didn't have it! That's fine though. She was So nice. Reminded me of My first post....lordy! So go over and give her a BIG Blogger welcome!! You never know how your day will play out! Happy day or night everyone!

Tea Party Day and some Attitude!!

It's Tea Party Day America!! Doesn't matter if you're Republican, Democrat or Independant!! Get out there and show Washington how we feel about higher taxes! I've hung tea bags on my rear-view mirror in the jeep...WHAT??!!!Hahaaa....Hey! I'm making a statement!!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

I was Totally speechless....Beautiful! You can't embed this one...It's had too many hits!! I can understand, why....
Wonderful Day to you all!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Steak and a Bunny!

This was pretty tasty after all that Easter ham...
Alan works for us and is about to dig in to some goodies Matt brought to work this morning!
Matt (our little chef) and Alan...
Matt made this cute little bunny out of fruit...Donna(TN)!!! Don't let Marty see this!!Hahaa...
Well, I hope everyone made it through Easter lunch without falling out of bed this morning, with a thump and a groan...Hahaa...We went to Hubby's parents for lunch on Saturday. Some really good ham, potato salad, beans and cheesecake...We were Stuffed! I took some pictures with Crystals camera but she'd already posted them so if you 'wanna see, go to HER blog...I couldn't believe she had Posted already!Hahaa...Since meeting Tim last June, she's been such a bad girl concerning her blog...Oh Well...She's Happy and That's what we prayed for!
Guess I'll go take a load off and pick up a good book. Hope your night or day is peaceful and happy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone!

Captain Phillips FREED!! What a Wonderful Easter Day!!!
Let that "inner child" in you come out and enjoy this blessed day!! Much Love to you All!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Brenda Photo Challenge (4-11-09) "What's Your Favorite Color?"

Hahahaa....SORRY! But I see PINK Everywhere....I wonder if they make pink oatmeal??Hahaa...Why do Iike Pink? I Think I'm just a Girlie-girl at heart....Happy Saturday!
Now I'm on the way over to see Yours!! Thanks everyone for playing along!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Award For All of YOU!!!

I wanted to say I hope you ALL have a Wonderful Easter by giving you ALL this award!! I thought the little "chick" was such a cutie! And JOAN (Canada)!!!! This is For you toooo!!! It's for ALL of my bloggie Buds and that includes...You Guys!!! So, Happy Easter from a Very grateful blogger...Without YOU, I'd be....lonely....just myself...eating chocolate...WHAT?!!!Hahaaaa.....
PS- Don't forget to post your photos for the Brenda Photo Challenge on Saturday, the 11th!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I'm am now, SO READY FOR SUMMER!! LOLHahaaa......How about you? With all the sad stuff going on these days, I thought I'd concentrate on my Summer wardrobe....Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Love This Doctor!!!...Hahaaa...

I love this Doctor !

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it...Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually.. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q:Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q:How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q:What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q:Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

AND......For those of you who watch what you eat , here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.

Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

HAhahahaaa.....Oh Goodness....
Have a Wonderful Tuesday Everyone!

Monday, April 6, 2009


This little restaurant has been open for about a year. Right next door to our shop. The Mexican owner Always had a smile for you...seemed like a nice man even though we never spoke. You know how, when you own a business right next door to Another business, you sort of have an unspoken kinship...we watch for predator's, they watch for predator's...we have to watch out for each other...this is our livelihood...You see each other, you nod or give a wave of your are Never really aware of what is actually going on in their minds...

Over the weekend, this man, chopped up his girlfriend into tiny pieces...then threw himself off a bridge...he died a few hours later at the hospital.

May God have mercy on his soul...

Bless her heart....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Trolling!!

Good Morning Everyone! Woke up to howling northern winds and lower temps...It was 81 here yesterday and right now, it's 55degrees (8:30am). They say it might make it to 70 but I won't hold my breath! SO, I've been "blog trolling" again!LOL...WHAT? I've found...Somewhere...and saved in my blog roll, a blog that tells you how to Make-your-own...Everything!! It's wonderful! We All know that All the products that we buy in the store are Full of stuff that if we "knew about", we'd run Screaming from the building!!! "down-to-earth" has it all! Food, crochet, soap making, dish detergent, cleansers...It's a neat site to just sit with your coffee and explore on a lazy Sunday afternoon! So enjoy it...In this "lean season", she gives Great to form a budget as well!

So, enjoy your Sunday...and know, how Much I appreciate you All!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Decorating Your Blog and Miz Brenda...

Well, as you can see, I've totally redone the decor in here!!Hahaa...I liked the other template alright but I Just wasn't "feeling" it! Spring! Flowers and...Fluff! You know...So, when I found this new site (new to me at least) I just Had to get busy! It was free to!LOL...I also have found some other sites that if You're in the "mood" to redecorate, you might want to check them out.

When I first started blogging, if I saw a design I loved, I felt terrible just Wanting to have one like it!Hahaaa....I'm Such a nitwit! THEN...I saw how Wonderful all you bloggers Really were (I'd heard..."stories about you..LOL) and would ...WHAT??? SHARE YOUR IDEAS???Hahaaa...How Wonderful! BUT THEN...When I would try to put different templates on My blog, Disaster!! Well, these sites are simple! They even tell you How to do it! I Never realised that if you are a BlogSpot user, if you want to change your template, you MUST start out with Minima! It's the solid white basic template within Blogger. Now as far as I know, None of these sites will loose anything you've got on your sidebar. Just make Sure you READ the instructions carefully.

Now! Miz Brenda of Whats Up Down South called to say her modem is Down and Out! She'll need to get a new one but wants everyone to know Hopefully, in a few days, she'll be back up and running! She said to say everyone was just fine and I believe there was a fight brewing over something about...Tomatoes???Hahahaa....Just stay tuned!

Speaking of staying "tuned!" Guiding Light is ending it's 70 something year run? Wow! I hadn't watched that in years!! I Do remember my Mother listening to it on the radio though.

Well, that's about it for Me today. Ya'll have a Wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Couldn't Help MahSelf...LOL

WELL?!!!Hahahaaa....Well...You Know I love Pink....I just couldn't help myself! All the Spring colors were calling to me!!! Have a Wonderful night everyone!!

Rat Fink!!!

Hahaaaa...I dreamed last night that my sister and I were having an argument...She ended up calling me "Rat Fink"!!!! Do Any of you out there remember that endearment???Hahaa...GADS...It's been Years since I've thought of that "saying"... Time is Really passing by Fast! Love Lots and have a Wonderful weekend everyone!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Brother! It would be a really nice day if this wind would die down!! Thank goodness I don't have to wear a skirt to work!!Hahaa...It would shock everyone if I did Anyway! It's bluejeans for me!
My garden and flowers will make it now. We had a storm roll through here last night so that will save me from watering this afternoon...Other than that, it's been a boring day. No News...but that can be a Good thing now, can't it! Have a Wonderful day or night everyone!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day

Nixon for President1992: National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for President again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." Accompanying this announcement were audio clips of Nixon delivering his candidacy speech. Listeners responded viscerally to the announcement, flooding the show with calls expressing shock and outrage. Only during the second half of the show did the host John Hockenberry reveal that the announcement was a practical joke...... Nixon's voice was impersonated by comedian Rich Little.