Monday, June 29, 2009
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Monday Crazy question : Likes Or Dislikes
This weeks meme: personal likes or dislikesWelcome to the June 29th version of Monday Crazy Questions (which will be posted by Sunday eve)Every Monday we will post questions that we hope are a little thought provoking! Have fun!
1. What would you say is your biggest blessing ? Without any doubt my family and my faith in God
2.Do you shop on line...Home goods or personal items? Can you tell us what personal items you look for?? I do shop on line for clothes, dvds and some household items. I love catalogs from Lakeside.
3. Name a song from your past that you have always loved. what year was it recorded?Bob Seger We've Got Tonight. 1978 originally(yes I had to look up the year).
4. If you found out there was a pedophile living in your neighborhood, would you take any action or ignore the fact?? I would do whatever I had to do to keep children safe from an animal. I would not ignore it.5. If you could live in any city In the USA...what would it be. Colorado Springs, CO I don't know why.
6. What is the one city you wouldn't live in even if you were paid to!?Los Angeles,CA
7. If you were strapped for cash would you ask a parent or sibling for money?
Yes I have had to borrow money from my Mom in bad times.
8. What is your most favorite thing to do to relax when you are not working? Sit back in my recliner with a big bowl of popcorn watching a movie with my family. Sasha begging for popcorn of course.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I used a local newspaper to line the box. I thought she might enjoy reading it.
This box will cost $10.95 to ship no matter what I put in it, as long as its not bulging.
Above is the form from the post office, they were very helpful in telling me what to fill out.
Above are her favorite candies and I checked and these things should travel ok. I found some jelly belly's that are ice cream flavors , hopefully some will taste like chocolate.
Carol loves animals and has many that she left at home with her husband. I got her Burt's Bees lotions because I know they don't test on animals and she likes that brand. The rest was just for fun and I am going to sprinkle the red and blue stars over the inside of the box. I am also going to put each item in a zip lock bag just in case something does break open in shipment. I know Carol she will reuse the ziplock bags. I haven't heard from Janae yet but she is next.
God bless our soldiers and keep them safe.
"How important it is for us to recognize our heroes and she-roes.~Maya Angelou
1. I would like to see inside of someones brain while they are thinking, I bet that would be cool.
2. I would like to see what Sasha(my shih tzu) looks like inside especially when she is running
3. I would like to see where very evil world leaders from certain countries are hiding
4. I would like to see what the traffic will be like before I go out so I can plan my route(no gps yet)
5. I would like to see inside of that darn watermelon before I buy it and all melons as well.
6. I would like to see inside my husbands body to make sure everything else is still working ok, even though his kidneys aren't
If you would like to participate please check out http://www.momdot.com/blog/. They have lots of cool ideas on that page.
Have a great weekend. Anne
Friday, June 26, 2009
Here are some very special blogs and if you have any to add, please do in your comments and I will add them to the list.
From Lexi to Ali with Love Ali (girl)is 11 and her blog is beautiful and so is she, I especially love her story about going to a Banana Split Festival. This is something I have dreamed of.
Current Events Minky (girl)is also 11 and has all kinds of fun blogs with quizzes and yummy food stories
Inside Jade Jade(girl) is also 11 and likes to write about whats on her mind
Lindsey Loves Animals Lindsey(girl) is 8 and has a fun blog with great animal pictures.
Off to See the Wizard Georgie(girl) is 17 and is in a production of The Wizard of Oz, she has another blog The Author's Desk and she also her dog just passed away so she needs some comfort.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Welcome to the June 23rd edition of Heads Or Tails! Week #96 -The theme/prompt for THIS week, June 23, is:TAILS - "Summertime memory"Since this is TAILS your summertime memory needs to be a real memory of yours. It can be a childhood memory, a memory from teens years or later. It can even be from last week.
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I love this one because we had a great summer vacation when I was growing up. I am the youngest of seven and we didn't do a lot of travelling when I was younger. I am certain this had to do with having a large family and saving money. Each summer in August, we went up to northern Wisconsin to a place called "Idle Hour Resort". It was in Lac de Flam beau. We would rent a cottage for 2 weeks. We got friendly with the owners and the other families so that eventually the same families came up every year. I always had friends to look forward to.
The cottage was old and had that cedar smell when you walked in, no air conditioning of course. It was off of a beautiful lake that we would go swim, water ski and fish in. The lodge had deer heads and antlers everywhere and a stuffed bear that was alive at one time, I never really liked that part but I did like the ice cold soda they had in the cooler in glass bottles, all flavors, black cherry, root beer, orange, lime. It was so cold and good, I can still taste it. Once a day I was allowed to go for ice cream, the owner whose name was Chuck would go to the back and scoop out of big tubs of ice cream. Butter pecan was my favorite, I don't think any ice cream ever tasted so good even now. There were activities every day such as "weeny roasts", " outdoor movies", " pot luck dinners". It was hot and buggy and it was the first time I got stung by a wasp, but I don't remember caring. My family was there all having fun, I had friends, a playground, the lake, at that time I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I never even thought about going to Europe or California, I wanted to go up north every summer. We would take trips to the nearby towns and always I would get some cool treasure to take home. They had candy that looked like rocks, I loved those.
The ride up there could be tight since there were so many of us, but my Mom would have a special treat box and every 100 miles we were allowed to choose a treat. I had books and mostly I think I just slept. The ride home was always a little sad for me, the vacation was over. Which also meant summer was almost over and soon school would start, but for that 2 weeks every summer none of that mattered.
Monday, June 22, 2009
For pure enjoyment please visitThe Retirement Chronicles. I found this blog on one of Sandi K's blogs and it is a delight. The photos are wonderful and she has a very funny sense of humor.
I like this award because I think that commenting is a very important part of blogging, it gives you encouragment and makes you feel at home. Thanks everyone for all of your comments. Please keep them coming as I will do with you.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
I love this one because there really aren't any rules, except to thank all the faithful followers that are always there. There is no amount of people to name, its just full of love in my opinion and that is how I am passing it on to you.
Since she really didn't have any rules I am going to pass it out like this. My most faithful followers you know who you are and I have passed awards on to you. So I am going to ask you to check out these new blogs that I have found that. I love you all and please check these out:
A Puggle's Life An adorable dog
All Things Caribbean Cuisine Beautiful pictures and food
Brett's Good Deed of the Day I love this blog, Brett is trying to better the world one good deed at a time
Cooking with Passion and Trader Joe's (or not) Great recipes
From Lexi to Ali with Love A fun young blogger to brighten your day.
Honeygo Beasley Try not to fall in love with this beautiful dog
To all my faithful followers please accept this award also and pass it along with love, Through Squirrel Eyes, blahwg!, Burnt Chicken Republic, A hard life for my daughter, Dad's Tackle Box
Thank you for finding your way in when my blog wasn't working. Happy Blogging.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
Today’s topic is “6 things you’ve made during your lifetime that you were proud of (can be a craft, a dish, . . . anything).”You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
WOW !! Who knew I will have to try this.
Mosquito Spray...Worth a try
I was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. The next year I filled a 4 -ounce spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children's swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don't leave home without it.....Pass it on.
The primary active ingredient in Listerine is eucalyptol, a derivative of eucalyptus oil, which in turn is commonly used in botanical repellents. According to various clinical studies it actually does repel mosquitoes. However, the eucalyptus-based compounds tested in these studies contained much higher concentrations of the essential oil than that found in Listerine Antiseptic — 40% to 75% concentrations as opposed to Listerine's .092% — and were applied topically, not simply sprayed in the air or on surrounding objects. Given Listerine's extremely low eucalyptol content, it's doubtful the product would function very effectively as a repellent — not for long, at any rate — even if applied directly to the skin.
The claim that Listerine sprayed around door and window frames actually killed mosquitoes is even more dubious. Listerine consists mostly of water and alcohol, which means it would evaporate quickly whenever and wherever it is sprayed. I have no doubt that drenching mosquitoes with the stuff would kill a significant number of them, but there is little reason to suppose that spraying it on hard surfaces would have any lingering effect
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Start with 2 egg whites, whisk them until frothy and add 2 cups coconut, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 TBSP flour, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp salt and mix together well.
Now for some fun, you can divide the mixture and put food color in to make a few different colors or just leave them plain, its up to you. Green is fun, but I usually make them different pastel shades for Easter.
Lightly grease a baking sheet, if you have parchment paper I really recommend it for these. Drop by tablespoons into mounds, you can control the size of the cookie, here but after you drop the cookie, form a little well in the center for the treat you are going to add after it comes out of the oven. This recipe only makes about 12 - 15 cookies, depending on how big you make them.
Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes until they are just slightly golden browned. As soon as you take them out of the oven, add a chocolate kiss or a few chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins or use your imagination to the well in the cookie so that it looks like a nest. The treat will melt slightly but keep its shape. Transfer to a cooling rack and let them sit until the chocolate is set again.
These need to be stored in a container with a tight lid, they do dry out pretty quickly. Better yet just eat them and then you don't have to worry about storage. I like these also because I can adapt them for my diabetic husband just by changing the sugar to a sugar substitute and they taste just as good to us.