Saturday, May 31, 2008
She said that she was down at the Garden on Thursday Night and there was nothing. So between then and now.....We have Sprouts!
Friday, May 30, 2008
He competes in shooting matches and there is one this weekend in Kentucky. He and the Guys will be leaving Friday afternoon and returning late Saturday.
What shall I do with myself while he is gone?!?!?!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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One night, after the couple had retired for the night, the woman became aware that her husband was touching her in a most unusual manner.
He started by running his hand across her shoulders and the small of her back. He ran his hand over her breasts, touching them very lightly. Then, he proceeded to run his hand gently down her side, sliding his hand over her stomach, and then down the other side to a point below her waist. He continued on, gently feeling her hips, first one side and the other. His hand ran further down the outside of her thighs. His gentle stroking then started up the inside of her left thigh, stopped and then returned to do the same to her right thigh.
By this time the woman was becoming aroused and she squirmed a little to better position herself. The man stopped abruptly and rolled over to his side of the bed. ' Why are you stopping'? she whispered.
He whispered back ' I found the remote'.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Total Time:20 min
Makes:4 servings, 1-3/4 cups each
3 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 Tbsp. honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
COOK chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
ADD vegetables, dressing, honey, garlic and ginger.
COOK and stir an additional 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are heated through. Serve with rice.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A Garden Bonnet with detachable Visor
By Midwest Gloves and Gear
To complete the Ensemble, I got a pair of Sloggers Garden Clogs
By Sloggers Garden Outfitters
Since the mid 1980s, members of the Dervaes family have steadily worked at transforming their ordinary city lot in Pasadena, California, into an organic permaculture garden supplying them with food all year round.
It is the family’s hope and desire to live by example as they strive to become earth stewards on a journey towards a sustainable world.
Path to Freedom strives to be a true, working homestead model not just a showcase. Projects that the Dervaes family have undertaken in the past and plan to accomplish in the future are self funded with the earnings of their produce business and savings.
Visit: Path to Freedom Website
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Quick & Easy Pork Chop Skillet
Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:29 min
4 bone-in pork chops (1-1/2 lb.), 3/4 inch thick
1 tsp. oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1/4 cup KRAFT Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Reduced Fat Dressing, divided
1 can (15-1/4 oz.) pear halves in juice, undrained
COOK chops in oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides. Remove chops from skillet; set aside.
ADD onions, garlic, rosemary and 2 Tbsp. of the dressing; stir. Cook 3 min., stirring occasionally. Return chops to skillet. Add pears and remaining 2 Tbsp. dressing. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 min. or until chops are cooked through (160ºF).
SERVE chops topped with the sauce.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Serving Suggestion: Serve with hot cooked rice and steamed green beans.
Substitute: Prepare as directed, using KRAFT Light Red Wine Vinaigrette Reduced Fat Dressing.
Friday, May 23, 2008
If you do join the club, please put my email in the referral section because then I get another free book!
Hope to see you at PBS soon!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
My Mom’s Mother died about a year ago. While the family was going through her things, I found a box of several plastic containers with miscellaneous items in them. Upon closer inspection, I saw a piece of paper that said
Personal Care Kit: This Kit was assembled specially for you to use it at any time. For daily or occasional use.
Paper Clip: To keep things together when they seem to be slipping out of control
Rubber Band: To remind you that you can always bounce back because there is always someone to offer a hug when you need it
Tissue: To wipe away a tear. Yours or someone else’s
Eraser: To erase any misunderstandings that is troubling you
Band Aid: To remind you of healing
Candle: To light your way
Candy Bar: To remind you that you are really sweet
Meditation: For an uplifting thought
Lifesaver: To remind you of how important you are to those around you
Scripture Verse: To share God’s word of love
There were enough of the Personal Care Kits for everyone that was there that day.
I believe my Grandmother knew she would be leaving us soon and wanted to give us something that would comfort us when she was gone.
And indeed they have been a comfort. One Aunt keeps it in her desk to pull out when she is having a hard day. I keep my Kit by a picture of me and my Grandmother. Wherever they are kept, the Kits are a nice way to remember Grandma and to feel her love even though she is no longer with us.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Post Secret at http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
Post Secret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Some of the Secrets are sad, Some of them are funny and all of them are interesting.
What's your Secret?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Following is a conversation we had about what to pack:
Hubs: I want to get Bologna and American Cheese for my Sandwiches.
Me: Honey...American Cheese is so processed! Why don't we get you some Turkey and some nice Swiss Cheese?
Hubs: No....I want Bologna and American Cheese.
Me: OK........ But how about we get you some fruit to take with you instead of a bunch of Hostess Snack Cakes?
Hubs: I was thinking Hostess Fruit Pies. There is fruit in that isn't there?
Me: I give up....................
Saturday, May 17, 2008
A new column in Martha Stewart Living is the "Doctor/Patient" column by Dr. Brent Ridge, He helped Martha create the Center for Living at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, a new facility for the management of chronic health conditions and for the promotion of healthy aging.
Dr. Ridge and his partner, author Josh Kilmer-Purcell, have a farm in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York where they devote time to what they call a "shared experiment in seasonal living." The farm features a large mansion that was built in 1802 that was fully restored by its previous owner. It is now home to an heirloom vegetable garden and organic soap-making operation.
Visit his site and tour the estate, read organic farming and enjoy the natural sites:
Friday, May 16, 2008
Drop me an e-mail with your name and address and I will get your prize in the mail!
Thanks to all that entered!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
The book featured in this Giveaway is: How to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your Blog
By Duane Forrester and Gavin Powell
To enter just leave a comment on this post or the orginal Post!
A winner will be picked on May 16th at 8:00 AM
So pass the word to all your friends...... I'm having a Book Giveaway!!!!
Your chances are good for this one......so far there are only 3 entries.
Stroll through formal gardens and the delightful Children’s Discovery Garden. Every season has something special to offer. Home gardeners will find a wealth of design ideas, wonderful plants, and cultivation techniques suitable for the Miami Valley. Also walk the Marie Aull Nature Trail and Swamp Forest Boardwalk and discover the scenic Stillwater River corridor.
The Wegerzyn Horticultural Center was founded in 1973 as the result of a generous gift by Mr. Benjamin Wegerzyn and the dedicated work of area garden clubs. The Wegerzyn Center and Wegerzyn Gardens are now a part of Five Rivers MetroParks and are dedicated to providing the people of the Miami Valley with learning experiences in gardening, horticulture, the environment, and urban land stewardship of the River Corridor.
If you would like more information on this or any of the Five River MetroParks,
Click the Link
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I decided I would try some Organic Milk. I bulked at the price a little bit but it's better for me so it's worth it ....right?!?!?!
Conversation with the Hubs:
Hubs: What's with the Milk?
Me: What do you mean?
Hubs: It's a different container and it says Organic Milk.
Me: I know..... I thought we would try some. It is better for you. Remember.... we are trying to eat better?
Hubs: What does organic mean?
Me: It just means that the Cows are not feed anything they normally wouldn't eat and they don't get injected with hormones. They are free to roam in pastures and they eat grass.
Hubs: I don't want it.
Me: Would you just, Please, try it? The only difference is the Cows eat grass..... I swear!
He begrudgingly pours a small glass of milk..... and slowly takes a drink. (Mind you the whole while he is acting like I am making him drink battery acid)
Me: Well.... what do you think?
Hubs: I think I can taste the grass!!
Why do I even try????????????
Friday, May 9, 2008
My first Book Giveaway!!!
The book featured in this Giveaway is:
How to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your Blog
By Duane Forrester and Gavin Powell
*Generate income using various types of ads
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This is the first stop on Bob and Matt's Great Adventure.
When they retire, they plan on doing a Road Trip to see a Ball Game in all the
Great American Ball Parks.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
But now the bad news...... I came in for break to check on the Dogs and noticed Jack was acting weird. I bent down to pick him up and he yipped! I was checking him over to see what was wrong.
When I got to his hind quarters I noted an anal gland about to erupt!! I called the vet and was able to get him right in. I told Matt he was going to have to man the sale and I would be back when I could.
Meanwhile on the ride there.......the anal gland did erupt!!! My goodness did it stink!! (is this TMI?!?!?) I got him there and the Vet said that Jack would have to stay the day and get minor surgery on the area to lance and irrigate the wound. So I left my Baby Boy there to get all fixed up.
Then I come back home finish out the garage sale. Doing the happy dance because we actually made some money. Then closed up shop and packed things all up for AmVets to pick up. By this time I am TIRED and my Back is KILLING me!!!
Then the Doctor called and said he was working on Jack and noted that he needed his teeth cleaned. Some were infected and impacted and needed to be removed! So I gave him the go ahead to do it all. (He ended up having 4 teeth removed!!)
He called a few hour later to let us know that my Baby was ready to be picked up. So I got there and picked him up and went to pay the bill. It was $250.00!! What the *#%!...............
So I came home and told Matt about the bill. He said "So we had the garage sale to pay for Jack's ass."
Well.................true...............I guess we did.
P.S.- Jack is home and resting comfortably.
P.S.S. - I am TIRED and my Back is KILLING Me!!!!
Then we got word that Matt's Grandma has passed away after a long illness. This is his Step Mom's Mom. So we will be picking up his Sister at the Airport tonight. She will be staying with us until Tuesday so she can attend their Grandma's Funeral. Matt wants to have a Cook Out for his Dad and Sister while they are here. The Visitation Sunday and the Funeral Monday and of course.... we are going to a Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday.
I am tired and my back is killing me now so I can only imagine what I will be like by Wednesday.
Can't talk........must hurry.........got a Garage Sale to run in a few hours...........Talk to you soon...................................
Friday, May 2, 2008
I will get up early and start the set up on Saturday morning. Matt will get home from work (have I mentioned he works the Midnight shift?) and stay up to help me for a few hours. Then I will be on my own in the afternoon. Not sure how this is going to workout as far as bathroom breaks and my daily PT but we will figure it out!!
I hope we make lots of money!!!!! Proceeds will be going into Trip to Texas Fund. We will be driving to Texas to spend Thanksgiving with his Dad this year.
Cheesy Meatball Subs
Prep Time:5 min
Total Time:15 min
Makes:4 servings, one sandwich each
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
12 oz. (3/4 of 1-lb. pkg.) frozen cooked meatballs
4 crusty sandwich buns, split
3/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
COMBINE spaghetti sauce, water, Parmesan cheese and meatballs in large skillet. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
REDUCE heat to medium; simmer 8 min. or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
SPOON into buns; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I can't wait to try this product. I love the whole beer and citrus thing. (i.e. Corona and Lime and Blue Moon and Orange).
P.S. Don't get the idea that I am a big drinker. I probably have one beer a month!
Has anyone tried it yet?