Friday, January 28, 2011

The Brenda Photo Challenge (1-29-11) Frozen

Well, eventhough I suggested this theme...There's Nuthin' Frozen around here!Hahaa...Maybe a frozen Margarita would have worked but since I haven't been to any bars lately...this is about all I've got!!Lolol.....Don't you just love the blue lighting in my bottom freezer...hummm? It's almost 70 degrees here as well...I'm just not feeling the "frozen" love!
Y'all have a great get on over and check out everyone else at The Brenda Photo blog!

It's Friday!

Thank goodness it's Friday! I was beginning to think this week wasn't Ever going to end! I've had a sinus infection 'ta beat the band and have been been feeling like....well you know. I didn't take the above photo...I think my grandson, Will, did. He's eleven. That's grandaughter Samantha and daughter, Crystal. They seem to be at some rodeo thing...I can't keep up with them or anything else this week. I think when I get home from work, I'll find a dark closet and close the door....Hahaaa.....Don't Forget to get your Brenda Photo Challenge photos ready for viewing! You can post them as early as this afternoon if you want. I'm not picky.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

American Okra Anyone?

We love okra...hands down! You can stew it, steam it or fry it. These little babies are dehydrated for snacking and really, Really good. Hubby pointed out a rack of healthy snacks at the grocery on Saturday while we were shopping. These things "crunch" just like potato chips that! We buy a bag...get it home...and when the time for a snack arose, I opened it up and started crunching away. NO NO!! I didn't find any bugs or such IN the bag but, written on the Outside of the bag was the manufacturer's address...China...Made in China...Lordy. I forgot to flippin' LOOK at the bag in the store. See how "comfortable" I still am when shopping? The okra snack was good...but that will be the last bag we buy. Now I'm off to find one made in AMERICA....geez! Hope you all are having a great start to your week!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Ben Blog...

This is Ben...He has his own blog. A few weeks ago, Ben had an accident but he survived it and has been on the mend ever since. You can go visit Ben and enjoy all his gorgeous photos and his recovery by clicking on the photo below. I'm a Sap for dog tales...Guess that's why I enjoy Duke (Ann's Baby), so much. He's a loveable pooch as well. Oh yeah, Ben's Mommy is Kim Klassen, photographer. She teaches and has tutorials. Enjoy!
Hope you all are having a wonderful and productive Tuesday!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Is It Just Me?'s a Monday. I'd rather be doing the dreaded laundry than have to come to work...BUT, to work, I came. It's Martin Luther King Day...a bonified holiday here in Texas. Hubby usually has Rotary on Mondays but today being a holiday, he didn't have to attend.
Just to let you know...I admire Dr. King...This post has nothing to do with him, except, since it is a holiday, Hubby had to feed me at lunch. We went to Sonic. It was open. Sitting across from us sat a young mother and her child. At first we couldn't figure out just What Mother was doing but when we saw her and said child run behind her pick-up to the playground, we figured it out. Said child wanted to play. Ok....It's cold here, mother has on a heavy sweater. Said child is wearing nothing but a thin long sleeved t-shirt and pants. Mother unlocks the gate, lets child go in to the play area alone and shuts the gate then runs back to her warm pick-up. I ask you...Is It Just Me??? I know it's Monday...the lowest day of the week. When I see a Mother dump her kid COATLESS no less, in a playground, and run back to the pick-up...It Must Be Cold!!! What about the kid?? I Really wanted to get MY rear end out of MY warm pick-up and go do a little interfering....Like, "Get a Coat on that kid!!" What is UP with these Kids-Raising-Kids, these days??? They wonder WHY bad things happen? That child could have been snatched in a heartbeat from that play area! Mother had her back to it!
I'm not Over protective gang...I'm just protective! It must be the over abundance of minerals or the fluoride in the water...I don't know, but I DO know it only takes a second for a situation to turn bad.
Ok, I've ranted...I need coffee...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Week...

Well, it's a rainy and chilly Sunday around here. It's been raining all weekend. We have needed it though. I decided this morning to cook a twelve pound turkey...don't know why except there it was, just hanging out in the freezer and looking like it wanted to be cooked. So...I am. Couldn't find a roasting pan big enough for the lid to fit snugly so I pulled out my old roaster. Love this thing. Does a really good job on all sorts of things.
I ALSO changed my blog background to something more BRIGHT! That red one is nice for Christmas but to tell you the truth, it got to be a bit Depressing! I think I like the pink and grey....better...for now.
Also, for those of you that like to participate in the Brenda Photo Challenges...the first one of the year is now up...go Here to enter your link.
Well, that's about it for today...Working on getting bugs out of my big computer (never let teenagers NEAR your computer!) and cooking that turkey (done and now eating a turkey sandwich...) Here's hoping we all have a great week....a Really, great week.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm Still Around....

I'm SO glad last week has passed....Monday saw us sending Tylar off to the Air Force and then, Tuesday, Hubby's Dad had a heart attack...He's alright but they had to put in three stints and a pacemaker. Scary. Other things going on as well but hopefully, they will pass us by. Just wanted to check in with you to let you know I'm not ignoring you! Just as Soon as I get back from kicking "life's" butt, I'll be checking back in with you!! Enjoy the day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Roni!!!

This is my most Favorite cousin, Roni LaChapelle....She and Mike, her hubby, are the ones I went to see in Connecticut, back in October. I showed her how to pull up my blog on her laptop so here's hoping she sees this this morning!
I LOVE you Ron....Tell Mike and Wire, to treat you Special today!! Happy Birthday To You!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tylar Waid...US Air Force

Tomorrow is the day he leaves...Our Grandson...Off to do his duty. A new life and journey. May God and the Angels be with him as he walks this path. I hate war...Like the saying goes, If you're not in it to win it...Get The Hell Out! This is just a tough post to do....Can't think of the right words to say...That's just not me. He will really be missed but as Hubby says, there's always FaceBook, cell phones, snail mail, e-mail, blogs....Hahahaaa.....geeeezLouise. Crystal took this photo while they were on their vacation to Colorado. That's Sami sitting with him....but I guess y'all know that by now....SEE???Hahahaaa....Stumped for words....Guess I'll stop typing...somethings wrong with my throat and my sight keeps blurring up....dammit....Happy Sunday Gang.