Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stolen food meme..........

Stole this from Soul:

What is your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?

When i was about to turn 8 years old I went to visit my dad in Puerto Rico. He taught me how to make a grilled cheese sandwich , jiffy pop popcorn,And toast with sour cream . I think i gained 10 pounds in the 2 weeks I was there.

Who had the most influence on your cooking?

No one really. When my mom did cook , she usually made stuff that I hated. Arroz compo yo.Stuff full of onions. I was a pretty picky eater as a kid. One day there i was with 3 kids that had to be fed. I gradually went from Hamburger helper and mac and cheese to finer foods the budget allowed.

Do you have an old photo as “evidence” of an early exposure to the culinary world and would you like to share it?

yes ,I do as a matter of fact..:))

See above. (stupid blogger won't let me move the picture)

That's my mom pregnant with soul. All gussied up cooking (or pretending to cook) a turkey. lol

Hubby carving up a turkey and some lobster rolls,taken in Maine.

Mageiricophobia - do you suffer from any cooking phobia, a dish that makes your palms sweat?

I have a hard time telling when meat is done. So I tend to overcook it.And baking is not my forte either. I'm good with brownies, drop cookies, etc... but never attempted yeast rolls or biscuits.

What would be your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?

Most valued utensil:

My coffee press!

Sharp knives (hard to find around here)

My electric knife. (love that thing!!)

Biggest letdown:

This would have to be a meat cleaver. Years ago ,when I had just met my future spouse. I once mentioned to him that my kids somehow lost every knife in the house.

A couple days later ,I receive a set of knives in the mail along with a card that said "I hope I'm not putting sharp weapons in the wrong hands. " ha ha

The box had been open for maybe 2 seconds ,when my middle son decides to try out the meat cleaver on a pile of napkins. All of a sudden I hear a stream of cuss words. "f*%6! sh*t! I am RETARDED!!!"

What had he done ?? Why chopped the tips nearly off ,4 of his fingers , of course. Right through the fingernails.

Off to the E.R. :)

Later when my future hubby called ,the other kids told him "oh she had to take Two to the hospital cuz he cut his fingers off with those knives you sent her. "

I kept that meat cleaver wrapped up in duct tape for the next 8 years so no one could touch it. :)

Appliance I would like:

A second fridge in my garage.

Name some funny or weird food combinations/dishes you really like - and probably no one else!

Still eat sour cream on toast.

Gravy and bread.

Frosting with no cake.

What are three edibles or dishes you simply don't want to live without?



Good bread. I hate plain old white or wheat bread. give me sourdough or marble rye!

(there's so much more - it's hard to limit it to only three)

Your favorite ice-cream: Orange sherbet with dark chocolate chips
You will probably never eat: shrimp,crab,escargot,salmon
Your own signature dish:
Greek casserole.

Any embarrassing eating habits?

I don't think I have any of those. :)

consider yourself tagged !!

Friends don't let friends have yard sales......

You KNOW you want a cookbook, or a hundred.

How 'bout a vintage jewelry box??? or Three?

Some of our first customers......

More of our first customers.....not even light yet.

Goodbye Ugly :)

Giant floo floo Barbie???

Some reeboks? Giant platter?
Tea jug? Flower arrangement??
Name yer poison!

Go ahead ...Ask!!!

"Does this hula skirt make me look fat?"

Ohhh! so sparkley......

"Help us ,we're freeze......."

"cheap jewelry? Glasswares? ...what's it gonna be mac???"

NO!!! You can NOT have my monkey!!!!!!

"I want my mommy!"

Friday, March 28, 2008

There's a bug in my salad...

Hi y'all,

I had these tomatoes sitting on a plate, which was sitting on top of a Monkey statue.

Yesterday ,I heard this huge clatter. Cavuto had knocked the plate ..clean off the Monkey .

He was sitting there ,lookin' all stupid ,like he was after a bug or somethin'.

I went out to see what the ruckus was, and there he is , just staring at the tomatoes....Like this.

The next day, he's still staring at the tomatoes. Only now ,he's doing his "bug talk"
It sounds nothing like a cat. More like a dove or something.

So ,I say to him"what is wrong with you, you little crack head? you think there's a bug in there?"

I open the tomato packet, just to mess with him, and what do i see?

A nearly microscopic GNAT! You can not fool the great white BUG HUNTER.Don't even try it.

Mama's sorry she didn't believe you , Cavuto.

All us girls are home alone. so we just had a big fat happy hour over at Sue-zies house. It was me, Floozie2, Nosey, Sue-zie and her 2 sisters.

It was fun. Why can't men be as fun as we are? We just sat there and talked and cackled.

Good times. We ordered take out, we looked at each others yard sale happenings,(I made 5 bucks) and I smoked some yummy menthol cigarettes.we my have even male bashed ,a little. But ,it was all out of love.

We love y'all. :)))

We just don't understand why you can't be more fun. :)))) less boring.

Oh well, we love you anyway.

# hillbilly speak was done as a joke:)

Have a great Friday peeps!

Luv me

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stolen meme

1. Do you know anyone in prison at the present moment?
Yes ,I do . I know a guy who's in prison for being a dumb kid ,making pipe bombs and playing with them in the desert. One blew up after he was gone and it killed a lady. And my ex-wife -in-law is always in and out of prison , because of drugs.

2. Have you ever logged onto a boy/girlfriend/crush’s myspace?
No, my men/man are too damn old to have myspace.

3. When is the last time you ate peanut butter and jelly?
So long , I can't remember.But I did eat thousands of them when my kids were little and we was po'

4. Do you have a desk in your room?
yes,2 my guest room.

5. Have you ever gotten naked at a party?
lol no... definitely not. Well, not in front of other people I guess.

6. What are you listening to right at this second?
Law and Order ,on the t.v.

7. Are you named after one of your parents or grandparents?
Both parents, inadvertantly.

8. Do you throw up gang signs?
Oh ,yeah, all the time. NOT!!!

9. Who slept with you last night?
My 3 rotton cats.

10. Have you ever broken a rib?
No. Just and arm and a leg.

11. Have you ever been to a farm?
Unfortunately , I transferred to a high school in the 10th grade and one of the the ONLY electives left was livestock science. I was forced to go out to a farm with the 4H kids and watch them MURDER rabbits, and sheep right in front of me!
Once ,they took us out there and I had to watch highschool boys, gleefully stretch a bunny out between them , while one of them hacked it in the neck and it scremed it's head off ,as it died.
Another time ,I had to stand there and watch ,as they slit a sheeps throat.
The final straw for me ,was when we got there and they had baby sheep in a pen, prepered to let them cry and freeze til they were dead beacuse their mom's had rejected them.

12. Who is the most spoiled person you know?
Ummm, ME!!

13. Would you rather have a million dollars or true love?
true love..... and a million dollars?Both ,right?

14. Have you ever had sex in church?
Um , NO!!!

15. Is your boy/girlfriend a marine?
No , but , I dated one once.And a Army guy , or 2 and a Navy guy or 2.

16. Do you watch the Grammys?
no. Why would I care.

17. Would you ever work for the border patrol?
Yes , If I could be a head honcho ,like my dad was. :)

18. Which one word would describe your last relationship?

19. Was one of your family members ever abusive?
Guess I'll have to write my book now ,damn it.

20. Have you ever had a eating disorder?
yeah: I hardly eat and yet stay fat.

21. Do you have a porn collection?
no, do you want to give me yours?lol

22. Do you eat dairy?
yes,Cheese is my downfall.

23. Have you ever been in an abusive relationship?
I hate to say yes but.. I guess I have to...see the book. :)

24. Is your birthday on a holiday?

25. What’s the last thing you made?
A leftover dish of chicken fajitas ,which tasetd like food poisoning.

26. Do you have any friends or family in the war right now?
not that I know of.

27. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?

29: Do you have a bicycle?
No , I've thought of getting one , but I know I'd be too embarrassed to ride it.

30. Have you ever been cheated on?
yeah, good times. NOT!

32 . What slang word(s) do you call marijuana?

33. Are you an atheist?
Hell no! I'm a Christian.Saved and baptized baby!

35. Did/do you think your childhood dreams will come true?
No , I'm no fool.

36. Do you wear your sweetie’s clothes?
ummmm I have.

37. What’s your opinion on gold?
I like white gold best . But I'll take any you want to give me. :)

38. Are you a country boy/girl or city slicker?
I'm pretty much a southern yankee, and all that implies.

39. Is your car a 2002 or newer?

40. Who did you steal this survey from?


41. How does your significant other make a living?
I can't tell you, otherwise, I'd have to kill you.

42. Is he/she able to support you?
Yes, and he does a damn good job of it.

43. Does your family like him/her?
The one's left alive. Yes, they love him.

44. Can love get you through the tough times?
If you're tough enough :) Yes.

Consider yourselves tagged. Do the meme peeps!!!

Luv me

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Trust the Gortons fisherman.....

Happy Tuesday peeps,

(there's the song of the day) lol

Trust the gortons fisherman....hit it!

Cavuto woke me up by knocking the top off the bedroom blinds. At 6:30.
He was trying to jump his enormous self up into the window , above the blinds. ack!

I have spent hours on the internet the last few days ,looking for melamine dishes. I use them on them boat.

All the ones I found were UGLY! Or way too expensive.Yesterday ,I finally found some at Tuesday Morning.They had some really nice ones .

That was also the ONLY thing I accomplished all day.

Today will be a different story. My yard sale is this Saterday.

And my house is a sty.

My husbands 'trail" of messiness.

I have to move all this crap to the garage. I was hoping HE would do it. But he ran out of time. :(

He did ,however bring my summer clothes down from the attic.

So there's my thrilling plan of the day.

Hope yours is funner than that.

Have a good one!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

We have no special plans here for today.

Last night , we mutually agreed to freeze the ham for when he kids are here.

There just doesn't seem to be any point in cooking a whole ham for just the two of us . And he's going back to Mayberry tomorrow.

So we'll be having a t-bone for me and salmon for him. Very Eastery, No?

I really miss the Easters back when the kids were little.

In California ,the Easter bunny used to bring a kiddy pool .
My kids were such candy gluttons ,they'd be up at 5 A.M. waking me up.

In Colorado ,they once hunted easter eggs in a foot of snow.

In Washington ,we had an acre of land and we had easter egg hunts at home , after church.The kids ,jokingly skipping around with baskets. :)

Good times.

Aren't these beautiful?
I would never have the patience to do something so elaborate.

I love these vintage cards. So sweet.

The Easter bunny is NOT coming to someone's house. :)

For those of you having THIS kind of Easter....I'm sorry for you :)

Have a wonderful easter , wherever you are Peeps!

Luv me

Pardon me..but where are you

Does everyone have some secret life on the weekends, that I don't know about?

Haven't you noticed that blog-land is DEAD on Saturday and Sunday? (so is Email)

It's killing me to know what thrilling things you all are doing. What's so different on the weekend?
What am I missing out on here?What is it that you all know ,and I don't??

Please tell me what people do on the weekends. What'd YOU do this weekend??Hmmmm??

Here's what I did.....

Cavuto woke me up at 6 A.M.

First ...he gets right in my face " wow wow wow wow." I had my arm over my eyes so he couldn't see my eyes.

Then he sticks his nose right up to my mouth and sniffs his cold breath in my face .

then ...'wow wow '

I uncover one eye , open it real quick and then shut it. (This drives him nuts)
Then he really tries in earnest to wake me up . Petting my mouth with his dirty little feet . "WOW WOW WOW WOW"

This is where his NEW trick comes in. If I don't wake up at this point ,he's discovered that spilling water all over my nightstand gets me up real quick.

So, I'm watching him ,with my eyes shut. He immediately goes over to my water (which I had stupidly put in a coke can keep him from knocking it over) Silly me.

He picks the can up with his teeth ,drags it towards him and then sticks his foot over there to completely knock it over. Before I can believe what I'm seeing , I hear the water pouring towards my stack of library books.

I'm up , smarty cat!!!!

"you little shit"

Anyhow, i did NOT want to get up early . I took tylenol p.m. last night so i could sleep IN. :(

I sat around here all morning watching Lucy and then i went to two thrift stores and wal-hell.
This town was PACKED! Every store, every road , every restaurant.

And Wally-hell was especially pleasant. NOT!

I can take the crowds slowly moseying down the aisles. I can take the morons totally blocking the aisles. The driving for 10 minutes to find a parking space. The long checkout lines. The inferior merchandise.What I can not take is the millions of damn people in this town who STINK!!!

And I mean stink up the whole aisle. These people are not homeless, they have a cart full of stuff they're about to BUY. I KNOW there are places in this town that will GIVE you soap and deodorant for FREE. I even know creeks where you could use it,if you have no running water.
Why ,for the love of GOD don't you people take freakin showers...ever???

Please...don't leave home stinky!!!!!It really makes me want to puke right on you. And someday ,I just may do that.

Sorry , got off on a little rant there.
Ok, where was I ? :)

Oh , I got home and my husband was still lying on the couch , as he had been ALL day long.

Then he finally got up and said he was "going to go do something on the boat"

Well, he comes back and says"come on lets go help Nosey get junk out of the lake"

My neighbor ,Nosey was down there with a pole trying to shove these huge piles of seaweed-y stuff and debris out of our cove so they would float away ...somewhere else.

So my spouse got out there and drug them away with the anchor.

Due to the rain we just had it had all collected in our little cove and grossed things up...big time.

Then we got our "happy hour" stuff gathered up and off we went . It was , by now after 5 p.m. and a little cold for boating..if you know what I mean.

We drove around for a little while , then went to dinner . We sat outside . It was really too cold to be out there by the time our salads came.

I asked the waiter for an extra napkin so I could use it as a blanket for my freezing legs. And I suggested to my husband "ohh ,I know , you could drive the boat home and come back and get me in the car?"

ha ha .

I sat on the floor on the way home , wishing I had my gloves , and long pants and a real coat on.
Instead of a hoody and a beach towel for a blanket.

Happy weekend peeps!

Luv me

One called me today ..from key west , a band was playing in the background I could baerly hear him. He said he brought his camera , but forgot the battery charger. i said "get some batteries! "

it doesn't take real batteries. Am I surprised? um..No.

Then Two also called me , he said "the first day of spring and we get 8 inches of snow!!!"

Oh , no offense my babies , but I am glad I am NOT in Chicago.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pictures today....words tommorow...

Happy Saturday Y'all,

Yesterday it was 73 degrees. The damn wind was blowing like crazy though.

That wasn't going to stop us though, Hubby was bound and determined to take the boat out.

i packed up my boat bag with windex, 409, paper towels , duster, whisk broom , cigs, sunglasses, and "happy hour"

We spent the first 3 hours out in the cove , cleaning the inside of the boat. It's been sitting there since November .
So dusty, dirty, pollen and spider poo coated, is what she was.

Like I said ,the damn wind was just awful. So we probably had to start and move the boat about a hundred times during that 3 hours.

Drive and stop out in the middle. About 10 minutes later you've been blown nearly into the shore line. (AGAIN!)

Then we went for a ride and had "happy hour."

The sun was actually so hot ,eventually we put the "roof" up. Today I have a nice big ,red ,sunburned nose.

This is the earliest(in the year) I have ever been out there. Usually the trees are lush and full and green.
It was weird to be able to see through all the pine trees , into the empty dead forest. I kept looking for deer, but didn't see any.

Almost time to move again.

Anally organizing every nook and cubby hole.

back out in the middle.

We tried to shield ourselves from the wind with this little island. It worked for a few minutes. :)

He got a lot more sunburned than I did.

Well , this stupid thing won't let me type where I want to. ack!!

Have a great Saturday !!! And a Happy Easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008

A boy moms job just never ends....

Woe is me.....

THIS could have been ME ,tomorrow.
(only fatter)

Tomorrow is the day I could have gone to Key West.

This afternoon ...the phone rings.

Ring ...ring.....


"Oh , hey mom ,I just wanted to let you know that we made it to Florida. "

"You liar! You can not afford to go on that trip. You better be lying!"

"I'm not lying, are you sure you don't want to get on a plane ?"

The air seeps out of me ..for

A. the relief that the fools made it from Chicago to Florida, in God only knows what car .(I forgot to ask)

And B. The relief that I didn't KNOW they were making this drive.

" much as I wish I could, no ,I can't get on a plane...NOW."

This is Three and Gidget , by the way . You know the one's who need to be SAVING money for their wedding. :)

I finally hear enough background noise to BELIEVE that they are really in Florida.

"Well , what's new about the wedding? I assume Gidgets sister in law and sisters are helping her plan it and stuff?"

"Oh , she's not planning it, I am."

I swear , I almost peed my pants.

Now THAT is trust .Especially if you know The boy.

"Why are YOU planning it?"

"Because I have more free time"

Somehow, that doesn't comfort me.

I try to just shut my yap about that entire subject.And the money subject.

*stuff it down ,mommy*

"Well, so what are you supposed to do , since I can't goto key west?"

"Have Gidget write a diary everyday ,about it, and take millions of pictures."

(I had told HIM to write about it ,everyday)

But...that will work.

"Remember , don't get drunk and fight with your brother.I don't think that mom is used to a bunch of sons."

"we only fight when we're sober" ( very funny)

No , they don't.

They are going with ONE's girlfriend and HER mom.

Lord have mercy on that poor woman. :)

 it and weep honey. We should all be there.

happy *sniff* Thursday

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hello...Shady Pines

Happy Thursday Y'all,

Picture it, yesterday at the grocery store. .....

I had such a "senior episode" it actually scared me.
There I am in the meat aisle and there are hams galore. I look around and everyone has a ham in their cart.

"hmmm...when the hell IS Easter anyway?" I looked at a few strangers and considered asking them. But figured I would seem WAY too stupid. So I call Floozie 2 (at work) and say " I have a couple stupid questions for you. "

"I probably have some stupid answers for you."

"First of all, when is Easter? "

"This Sunday. "

Crap, when did Easter start coming THIS close to St. Patricks day??

My second stupid questions involved the unknown brands of ham I was staring at.
That question was deferred to her husband.

He called me on my cell phone and educated me all about ham. In Chicago ..we had "honey baked ham" I never heard of Morrell or Mashs ham.

Thanks Floozie2 and Lake Farmer. I pick out a ham. And then it hits me........

I have absolutely NO memory of what we normally eat WITH ham. My mind is blank!!
I wander the aisles, looking at various foods, asking myself (outloud of course)

"stuffing? no ,i don't think so."

"sweet potatoes? no"

Uhhhh, beans? hell no."

It NEVER did come to me. I wound up getting 2 cans of field peas.

I still can not remember what we have eaten with ham for the last 45 frekin years!!

WTH? Did I have a stroke or what??

Tell me what goes with ham y'all. And pass the nursing home. :)

My spouse will be home this evening from Mayberry. He'll be here for Easter. Probably to inform me that he no longer eats ham. lol

The news on the Mayberry front is, he finally found a temporary place to live. Or I should say , a place he didn't turn his nose up at.

Apparently it is a furnished townhouse. It's not IN Mayberry either. More like Mt .Pilot.
The big city of more like 15,000 people. So at least we'll have Wal-mart. he he

I asked him "Did you tell the guy that we have 3 cats?"
"oh, no I forgot to tell him that."

HELLO , that's usually quite the deal breaker.

Ack! So yesterday he informs the guy that we have 3 cats. Of course he had to promise my firstborn to get the guy to go ahead and rent to us.

The man went on to tell him that he had just had to spend $20,000 on one of his properties because a woman had 93 cats in there.
93 cats!! A real collector there. The kind you see on the news,having their cats confiscated. YIKES!

So ,sometime in the near future i guess I'll get to take me a trip to Mt. Pilot. :)
At this point even THAT sounds fun!


My plan du jour is to clean and finish sorting the pictures and papers.

Don't be jealous. :)

Have a great day y'all !

Luv me

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Old unearthed pictures....

The boys and I ...maybe back in 1988 or 89.

Soul and me , chillin'

Actually ,I think we were at my dads apartment while our (seperated ) parents went on a date.

Unfortunately , I had to sleep this close to her for 17 years.

Oh, what a nerdy little boy ,all dressed like Jacki-0.....

Oh , wait ....That's a girl (me) with the hideous BOY haircut I had for the first 10 years of my life!

 quaint....I still have the same figure I had at 8 years old.

Why fight genetics. There's the damn proof ...right there.

Ha ha !!

The Soul's ...fishin' it old school.

Not sure what year this was...but it was quite some time ago.

No wonder I got beat up at school.

Everyone thought I was a boy!!!

(5 or 6 years old , in Puerto Rico)

Puffin' away on my civerlick ...back in the day.

Note those snazzy "high waisted" pants. lol
And that poofy curled hair.

And Check my trailer yo'

Oh! the brown hair kills me!!!!

(Must be skinny to have brown hair)

Oh...and check out the HUGE goiter....that NO doctor seems to see:)

My brother and me , snorkeling in Puerto Rico .

This is why the "tropics " will never leave me.

I want to go home:)))

Me and Soul .......Five and One....

right after the tragic breakup .

Oh my Lord! I can't believe I wore stripes!!!!

One ,Two and Three.

7,5 and 3 years old.


Oh they grow up sooo fast.

Awwww....I found Monkeys baby picture.