Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Home and Resting

We’re home. My daughter is resting. Here are a few pictures. Pre-surgery. She was not amused. After the surgery. She got 4 stitches. The needle piece. The needle piece next to a regular sized M & M so you can gage the size of the needle shard. Advertisements

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Waiting…..

It’s after Midnight. My house is quiet, except for the noise from the T.V. I’m watching Watchmen, yes… I’m that sort of girl. Everyone else is asleep, I should be too. I know I should be, but sleep is always harder to catch when your mind is racing, at least for me it is. My …

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Singing the Blogging and Social Media Blues

I’m the “World’s Worst” at understanding all the complexities of blog promotion and social media. Okay….. maybe not the “World’s Worst”, but even after over a year of blogging, purchasing my domain name and finding a wonderful group of bloggy friends…as far as social media stuff goes, I’m still feeling like a newbie. I’m afraid …

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Pictures from a trip I wish I took.

My Father and Step-Mother just returned from an amazing trip to Australia which included a cruise that took them to New Zealand and surrounding areas. A month long cruise! It is a trip I wish to someday take. Here are some random pictures of their trip. Color me envious    

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Garden Gab, weeks 5 and 6

Pictures from my growing garden. Flowering bean plants. Lettuce. My 5 tomato plants. I’m growing corn, well corn stalks. Beets, peppers and (I think) watermelons. I did not plant lettuce there. It must have washed there in the heavy rain a few weeks ago. What one thing does not belong? The little oak tree. We …

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Curvy Straw Giveaway Winner

The winning entry, entry #9 is…… Allie aka ForgottenBeast. “forgottenbeast on April 19, 2012 at 9:49 am said: For me! Because I love crazy straws and bowls, and will always be a kid at heart. (Okay, okay, I might give the tangle toys to my boss’s kids, but I’m keeping the straw and glow cups!)” …

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How to succeed at pie making without really trying

Take one semi-lazy baker. One text conversation about desserts. And 1 hour. What do you get? Mixed Fruit Pie. This recipe will make 2 pies. 5 cups of random frozen fruit from said baker’s freezer 1 cup all-purpose flour (or preferred flour) 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pie) …

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Big G MyBlogSpark Curvy Straw Giveaway

What’s better than fun bowls, curvy straws, and blinking cups? Free cereal too! For more information, check out the Whole Grain Nation Website “There are six different colorful straws featuring beloved Big G cereal characters The participating Big G cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms®(16 oz.), Reese’s® Puffs (18 oz.), Honey Nut …

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It’s hard having to say No

It’s hard to say no to puppies. Especially when those puppies are 3 weeks old and right up in your face. Since my kids had Monday off from school, we drove to my Mother’s home (way out in the country) to visit with her, my Grandmother and 6 new puppies. Kids PLUS puppies equals LOVE …

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Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

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