Happy New Year!!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy New Year!!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Hope everyone had a wonderful day filled with great food, even greater family and friends and lots of love and fun and presents!
I had a wonderful Christmas Eve get together at my cousin's. Lots of delicious food and the gift exchange game is always so much fun.
Today Meagan and I went to my sister's for our Christmas dinner. Deep fried turkey, ham, oven baked turkey and all the fixins. One tiny slice of pecan pie, yep, just one tiny piece!
Wishing all of you the best for the New Year 2011, full of joy, hope, prosperity, health and whatever your heart desires!
Give all your furbabies a hug, kiss and belly rub from me and my babies.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The mystery may now be solved. I have 6 dogs of my own and take care of my daughter's lab mix because she is TOO LAZY to do it. Two of my dogs are pugs. Herein lies the answer.
The two pugs are the only dogs I have ever seen do this in the yard. They go out and sit down and twirl and twirl and twirl. They get dizzy and so do I. Round and round they go. They are either scratching their behinds or chasing their curly tails or a combo of both. Henceforth they flatten the grass in a circle pattern as they go round and round therefore making a small crop circle. So the giant crop circles must have been made by gigantic pugs from long ago. Of course the giant pugs arrived here from outer space via spaceships or possibly were beamed down here! Mystery solved!
No, I have not had any margaritas or Sangria while arriving at this conclusion! Nor have I been smoking wacky tobaccky. I'm serious! Do any of your pugs perform this strange ritual?
Thursday, November 25, 2010
There was deep fried turkey, baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, squash casserole ( most excellent since I made it), mac n cheese, hash brown casserole, green bean casserole, corn souffle, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce with jalapenos ( that was some good stuff), waldorf salad, cauliflower/tomato salad (very good too), broccoli salad. For dessert there were brownies, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, carrot cake, pumpkin cobbler and sour cream pound cake. Did I leave out anything??? Probably!
I am thankful for my family and friends, that I live in the USA, have religious freedom, a roof over our heads, my furbabies that love me, my health, that my daughter has a job, that I have a job even though I'm going to be let go in the near future then will have to find another one. Good luck on doing that with this economy. I am thankful for our service men and women who protect us and our country.
I pray that all of you had a wonderful blessed day with your families and friends! I hope that you got plenty to eat cause if you didn't it's your own fault!!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Post this over your washing machine!
“Warshing" Clothes Recipe...
Never thought of a "warsher" in this light before...what a blessing!"Warshing Clothes Recipe" -- imagine having a recipe for this!
Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe: this is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook -- with spelling errors and all.
WARSHING CLOTHES Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.
Sort things, make 3 piles 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch. Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass. Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. Turn tubs upside down. Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs... Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.
Paste this over your washer and dryer Next time when you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks... First thing each morning you should run and hug your washer and dryer.
For you non-southerners - wrench means, rinse ;)
AND WE THINK WE HAVE IT ROUGH
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
October 6. 2001... 9 years ago I found a lump in my right breast. I couldn't believe what I was feeling. I had a lumpectomy in November the week after Thanksgiving. The doc removed the fat pad in my armpit which had 22 lymph nodes that were all clear. Met with the Oncologist on January 2, 2002. Back to the surgeon on February 4th for my port-a-cath for the chemo and to have another lump removed in the same breast. Began chemo on Febuary 7th, 2002. 6 rounds of poison, a triple cocktail of drugs Adriamycin, aka the red devil, Cytoxan and Fluorouracil. Before you begin this, you have to have bone scans, then a MUGA scan, this makes sure your heart is strong enough for you to survive the chemo. You don't know what damage is done til later on in life, I pray no damage was done to my heart.
After the chem, I had 38 radiation treatments, the last 6 were super blasts. It was 5 days a week til the 38 were complete. I still have the little blue dots tattoed on me so they knew where to direct the radiation and hopefully not do damage to my heart and lungs.
In September 2002, I began taking Tamoxifen for 5 years. This was to block my body from making estrogen which caused my cancer to start with. 2 1/2 years in, the Oncologist switched me to Arimidex for a full 5 years. Fast forward to March 2010, I finished the Arimidex and he realease me. I asked if I could still come once a year for bloodwork to check my tumor markers and for him to give me the once over. He said yes. Mind you I saw my doctor every 3 months for the longest, then every 6 months til he was ready to cut me loose. That is a very scary feeling not to have your safety net beneath you. That is why I still want to have a yearly visit.
Throughout all of this journey I prayed for God to heal my body and the doctors helped. It has been a long road but I made it. I had a very positive attitude and know without a doubt this helped me too. Thank you God! Many thanks to my doctors and nurses at Watson Clinic.
My mother had breast cancer, so did her sister. My maternal grandmother had pancreatic cancer. To ease my mind I had the BRCA test done to see if I carry the breast cancer gene. I DO NOT!!! Again, thank you God! I can't pass this to my daughter, if she should ever get breast cancer it won't be because she inherited it. She nneds to mammograms a little earlier than most, exercise and watch her diet. I pray God watches over her and keeps her healthy. It has been a wild ride and don't care to ever do it again!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Charlie's wife, Lucy, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their toilet. Finally, he got around to doing it while Lucy was out. After finishing, he left to take care of another matter before she returned. She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat. About that time, Charlie got home and realized her predicament.They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever. Finally, in desperation, Charlie undid the toilet seat bolts. Lucy wrapped a sheet around herself and Charlie drove her to the hospital emergency room. The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this.). Lucy tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before." The Doctor replied, "Actually, I've seen lots of them. I just never saw one mounted and framed."
Have a great fall weekend!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Shakespeare.
Today Blitz, my gorgeous boxer, crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. We held him in our arms, gave him many gentle kisses, so many hugs goodbye. His bark is now silent although I hear it in my head. There will be no more like you. Gallant, noble, protective, loyal, loving. True to your breed. My forever faithful four legged furbaby! I can't say enough wonderful things about him. He can chase possums and squirrels til his heart is content. Eat all the cookies he wants. Chas all the bubbles that I can blow for you! OH how he loved to d chase those bubbles and pop them in the aire! Be free! Run free, Blitz! Nothing to hold you back. I love you forever and will miss you always!!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Boudreaux was out in da field talkin' wit his frien Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux said "Boudreaux , you see dat ole barn out dere? Well man, its completely infestered wit rats. I tried everything I know an can't get rid of dem."Boudreaux say, "Thibodeaux, I know xactly how to get rid of dem rats. You gotta get you one of dem bull constriptors." Thibodeaux say, Whats a bull constriptor?". Boudreaux explains, "man. dats one of dem big ole snakes and he loves to eat rats and swallers dem whole, all at once".
Thursday, May 13, 2010
CUDJOE KEY, FL --
After crashing into the back of a truck, Megan Jones told Florida state troopers that she had been shaving her "bikini area."
And there's more. Her ex-husband was steering the car from the passenger seat, according to the FHP.
After she hit the truck, she continued on before being pulled over.
And there's even more. Barnes was also driving with a suspended license, just one day after she was convicted of driving under the influence.
Trooper Gary Dunick, who referred to the trimming procedure as "landscaping," provided an explanation. "She said she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit," he said.
Living on the razor's edge has Barnes charged with reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and driving without insurance. No one was seriously hurt.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I may have posted this before. Can't remember for sure. If I did, I'm sorry. This is funny every time I read it. Was sent to me in an email and was told to share with friends. So here goes!
Girls night out..
One night my girls invited me out.
I promised my husband I'd be home by midnight.
Hours passed & margaritas went down way too easy.
Around 3 AM (a bit loaded) I headed home.
Just as I got in, the cuckoo clock chimed 3 times.
Afraid my hubby would wake I quickly cuckooed 9 more times.
I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick witted solution.
The next morning he asked what time I got in.
I said "MIDNIGHT!"
He seemed fine so I thought I'd gotten away with it.
Then he said "We need a new cuckoo clock."
When I asked why he said "Well, last night our clock cuckooed 3 times, said 'oh shit', cuckooed 4 times, cleared its throat, cuckooed 3 times again, giggled, cuckooed twice more, then tripped over the coffee table & farted."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Southern women know their summer weather report: Humidity...Humidity...Humidity
Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach...The rivuh...The crick
Southern women know everybody's first name:Honey...Darlin'...Shugah
Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:Fried Green Tomatoes...Driving Miss Daisy...Steel Magnolias...Gone With The Wind
Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Chawl'stn... S'vanah...N'awlins...Addlanna
Southern women know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform...Men in tuxedos...Rhett Butler
Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins: Having bad hair and nails...Having bad manners...Cooking bad food
Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."
Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad.
If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.
In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.
Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I copied these photos from google images. They are from last year's Spring Obsession at Munn Park in downtown Lakeland.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
1. A day without sunshine is like night.
2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm
8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
9. Support bacteria. They're the only culture most people have.
10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.
14. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
15. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?
20. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?
21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?
22. Just remember -- if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
23. Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
24. Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.
Gotta appreciate his sense of humor. Which one is your favorite?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Love to all of you,
Monday, February 8, 2010
I,__________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.
Have a Drink IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE !!
Friday, February 5, 2010
A big Texan stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Mexico City. While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter of food being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. "What is that you just served?" he asked the waiter.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Subject: Random Thoughts of the Day
Here are a few laughs to start your day off!!
1) Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
2) I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
3) There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
4) How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
5) I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
6) Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
7) Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
8) I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
9) Bad decisions make good stories
10) You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
11) I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
12) I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
13) I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste!
14) As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
15) I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
16) I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay!