Thursday, October 30, 2008

Show & Tell: Telling Tales...

True ones of course!!! And the best ones are about ME! I really get a kick out of myself. Come along and I'll tell you why...
Show and Tell
I watched Oprah when Jessica Seinfeld shared her pureed veggies hidden in many yummy foods. I bought the cookbook. I made MANY things that the family wasn't aware of how healthy they were. The added pureed veggies really add a moistness. Then I packed up the book. AND we moved. AND I haven't unpacked it yet. Months passed.

SO, my mom had lots of spinach in her garden. I (being the Suzy Homemaker that I am) cut BAGS worth, brought it home, washed it (like Rachael Ray does), pureed it in my bullet, measured it, bagged it, and froze it flat. BEAUTIFUL green perfectly square bags stacked in the freezer. Go me!!

Stay with me here:

Then I decided to make some healthy oatmeal choc chip cookies for Taylor's (18 yo-last child in school) grab and go breakfast habit. I decided to add some pureed veggies, and didn't want to use sweet potato because I didn't want it to be orange-ish. I didn't want anything that tipped off Tay that these were healthy. I found a good healthy sounding recipe on the web.

So, I remembered Jessica used spinach for choc things. I mixed it up, and popped it in the oven (all done while Tay was at school so he wouldn't know. I'm not just Suzy Homemaker, I'm a little Donna Reed too;).

Imagine my surprise when this came out of the oven!!


Yep, green!!! (they came out of the oven the prettiest emerald green, after freezing they turned more of a cow-patty green)
I was thinking choc chip=spinach use, NOT cocoa powder=spinach use.
Pureed spinach SHOULD be used with COCOA POWDER!!!

I immediately put them in the deep freeze to hide them from Tay's all seeing eye.
Later, my little girls and I ate them. I told the girls they were St. Paddy Day cookies-thanks mom:) Really no taste at all, except the white choc chips. That recipe (with or without puree veggies) might need more cinnamon:)

Green cookie anyone??? I have the recipe and will gladly share:)
Usually I'm the only one who gets ME-so I might as well enjoy myself:)
(and you know I'm brave if I will share these with you crafty homemakers!!)

Lesson learned: Pureed Spinach Goes With Cocoa!!!

Below is Jessica's Brownie recipe. I recommend adding puree veggies to meals. A little fiber and nutrients never hurt ANYONE!!
(yes, Tay, that means you too:)
Later, Tay, saw them and asked what they were, I told him they were MY healthy cookies, and he could have one if he wanted.
Surprisingly, he did not want one.
He thought they were alfalia:)
I didn't correct him:).

Brownies (with Carrot and Spinach)
Created by Jessica Seinfeld

Brownies (with Carrot and Spinach)
These brownies fool everyone! You won't believe how scrumptious they are (or how good they are for you) until you make them yourself. Just don't serve them warm—it's not until they're completely cool that the spinach flavor totally disappears.

Makes 12 brownies

* Nonstick cooking spray
* 3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
* 1/2 cup carrot puree
* 1/2 cup spinach puree
* 1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 2 large egg whites
* 3/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking spray.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.

In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine and vanilla and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.

Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.

Oh, yeah, Happy Birthday ERIC!
And Happy Halloween everyone:)
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"Love is pooling your loose change for pizza the day before payday."
My sweet hubby rocks because he willingly stays on for the ride!!! No matter how silly I get, AND always laughs WITH me and not AT me! I love ya sweetie!! (want some green spinach cookies??? huh huh??? There good for you-HONEST!!) Well, maybe just (spinach) pizza then:)

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Thankful Thursday: 10/30/08

Feeling a little 'funky' today, so I decided to BE THANKFUL before the 'funk' gets TOO stinky, and I end up with a headache (and possibly saying stuff I don't want to say I'm sorry for:)
She (Grace) did senses, I'm doing what I should be thankful for.
~my hubby-who can irritate me faster than anyone else, I am thankful that he loves me ANYWAY, I sure don't deserve it.
~my Visiting Teacher, Sis B, who loves me. And is coming to see me at 1:00 pm today to share her love with me.
~that my house is not TOO BIG OF A WRECK. And I will have it presentable before Sis B gets here. (and I am ABLE! my only limitation is procrastination:)
~my super wonderful Kirby vacuum who I can rely on to clean up the grass my bigfooted men brought in. (and the new bags I was able to buy for it:)
~my broom and dust pan, and that I actually know how to sweep a floor (thanks mom:)
~my dishwasher's brokenness-will be easily fixed (and is currently holding the dirty dishes I refuse to wash:)
~my oven is holding the rest of the dishes I refuse to wash (teenson-I love you!!)
~that I kind of know where the papers on the washing machine are so I can call today for a repair man. AND that it can wash what HAS to be done today (hubby's work clothes).
~I'm praying she, Sis B, won't want to use our bathroom, because teenson went on a fly killing spree, and I REFUSE to clean up the dead bodies. Love the boy HATE the mess!!
~my new screen door letting in the fresh air (and NOT the crazy amount of FLIES that hover by the door this time of year) that I am blessed to have today (I think stuffy-ness might send me over the edge:)
Thanks God! Help me pull my head out of this 'funk'!!! God bless you all!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Than Just a Friend: Happy Birthday Navy Boy!

Yet another birthday!!!

This is a little early, because Eric was born on Halloween night. What an experience!!! He was my first born, my first everything. Eric is named Eric after his biological father, and Nelson after my maternal grandfather. These names fit him perfectly.

Eric is finishing up four years in the Navy, stationed in Virginia. (I am so thankful for myspace where I can keep in touch with him:) Eric plans on coming back to Texas and going to college locally. Of course, the whole world is open to him, but, I would LOVE it if he were nearby. Eric has blessed my life for twenty three years, come 9:20 pm October 31, 2008. Happy Birthday baby! I hope you and your friends have a blast (I'm sure you will:),

{love this picture of Eric hard at work}

and I look forward to seeing you next year!!!! I love you!!!

Eric is more than JUST my friend. He is my first. He stretched my heart in a way I would have never dreamed. Who knew you could love so big! Well, Heavenly Father did. Thank you, Father, for sending my Eric into my life! I love his spirit, his out look! His determination!

Thank you Eric, for trusting ME! YOU ROCK!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Barely Bloomin' Tuesday :( 10/28/08

So far, the Kodak program and I are still not working together.

So I wasn't going to Bloomin Tuesday, today:(

HOWEVER I came across these previous pictures of a pet of mine.

I love any plant from the Jew family (if you really want I can find all the Latin names). I stuck a whole bunch in one pot and really love it.

There are bunching types, with purple and green leaves. Some green on top, purple underneath, some striped leaves. All the leaves are fleshy.

The most showy and fastest growing one is a fat, fuzzy, light green leaf running type.
As these grow, they grow long, and up, until they get to heavy and drape.
She kind of reminds me of an octupus.

Or Medusa.

Last night was a freeze warning, so hubby, and Mike helped me bring my babies in.

We made the usual 'Midnight Run'. I live in the option that plant moving must be done by moonlight (or at least flashlight:)

I didn't know exactly who is precious, or a repeat, so they all came in for the night.

They are all in the kitchen floor. I need to go through and decide who REALLY needs to come in and WHERE I'm going to put them. UGH! SO, today everybody is going BACK outside, to be trimmed up and cleaned. Plus, now I'll HAVE to sweep and mop the kitchen floor. UGH! Double UGH! So imagine my small kitchen table area FULL TO THE RIM with lush tropical beauty, VERY Eden like, dirt and bugs and all.

We haven't even had a frost yet!!! And its already back up to 50/60 now. Tonight its suppose to dip back to possible freezing then 50/70 for the rest of the week. I might just leave them where they are til Thurs. Crazy. But that's Texas weather for ya! Hope none of your babies froze.

Stay warm!!! Stop and notice some of nature's wonders today!!!

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday to you all!
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Portrait

You can go here and have your photo turned into a pumpkin protait for free. I don't have a good picture, so I used the Ray Charles they suggested. (Love Ray:)


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Son-Day: "Don't Get Comfortable..."

What a comfort this song gives me today.
What an addition to my conviction earlier this week.
Right here, Right now, I reach out and accept Your New Song of LOVE!!!
Teach me to love me, and all in my path!!! Let's MOVE!!!
My trust, My hope, My dream is in You Father, and Your plan for me!!
Bless us and keep us all in the palm of Your loving hand.
In Jesus Name. Amen

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Random Week In Review...

What an excitingly normal week!

Wednesday night: Primary Presentation Practice. (our little ones do the church service this Sunday-its going to be precious:) I'm in charge of reminding my kiddos (6/7 yo darlings:) when their turn is, what they say, and not to hog the microphone, or rock their chairs and fall off the stage! Fun fun!! Our leaders are so awesome! Love 'em.

Dr. Phil on Friday, asked if you would be ok with your ex-spouse moving on to a younger woman? Answer: NO! HECK NO!! Guess we need to stay together:)

Completely caught up with the new Battlestar Galatica series. My sweet brother has provided me with the DVDS. Little to much sex for my kids. GREAT story!!!

Was totally zapped by the holy ghost, and am looking forward to moving forward:)

Watched James A. Michener's 'Texas' movie on VHS, I borrowed it from mom. I was thoroughly enjoying it, THEN the last few minutes there is this frantic scene in the Mexican village, and out of the blue-I see B**BS bouncing across the screen!!! WHAT????? What was the point in that??? Really now Aaron Spelling! Was that necessary???
(Watch out, this movie is not rated)

Hubby and I went to the movies and saw HIS movie choice
(last week I insisted we see Beverly Hills Chihuahua-LOVED IT!),

not much to choose from. We picked Max Payne. I wonder if drug use enables users to see demons that others can't??? Hmmm, yet another reason to stay away from the stuff. Great action film. We knew nothing about it (hubby likes to know the whole story before we go, I like to be surprised), and Mark Wahlberg as angry action hero does not fail.

Came home and told Mike what we saw and he said it was a video game. I know so little about life. :)

Came home from movie, and Walmart, to Tay coming home 10 minutes before curfew (yea Tay).
He parked in the ditch, like always. So, Friday, the next day, a guy pulling a single wide mobile home in front of our house (we live on the main corner of our mobile home park-AND I DO NOT LIKE IT!!), needed to make a corner turn, and asked me to move Tay's truck. One, I can't drive it. Two, I don't have keys-Sorry.

Then I remembered where the spare was. So I go give it to the man out there (who starts fussing me out-which I quickly stopped) and had him move the truck. These must be new drivers, they took out my neighbor's stop sign. Missed her pretty brand new flower bed and water pipe thing-thank goodness. Oh the joy of a corner lot!

Friday night football! Little chilly, next week I'm wearing my long johns! My baby, Taylor had a good game. He plays hard no matter what. Sure is fun when you win. The next two games are going to be tough. Not impossible, just tough. (I forgot camera-plus the kodak program on my computer and I are still at odds)

I have my little girls today, they are busy watching Veggie Tales (on regular TV:) and holding patient kittens. (Sweet stuff) Hubby will be home early enough to go with me to Lowe's for home repair stuff. I'm excited! So I'm off to pay some bills, and balance the check book, so I'm ready at 3p.


From Oprah Friday:

Amazing Grace with bagpipes no less!!! (Il Divo, Amazing Grace, album The Promise)

{Prayer request-if you read this, and you don't mind, we could use prayers our way.
My step-son, Mike has a half-brother. Mike came to live with us when he was 5 1/2 yo. Half-brother stayed with the mother. The mom is emotionally imbalanced, and grandma was in charge. Now grandma is physically ill and mom is not doing well at all. Half-brother is 16 yo and that's hard enough without all this other stuff. Pray that the Lord will work His wonders. That His will be done, and we stay awake and hear HIS guidance. Thank you and bless you!}

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Show & Tell: My New MAN!!

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My new MAN!

I decided I needed a new spark in my life.

Someone good looking.

Someone young.

Someone reliable.

Someone flexible.

Someone who makes me look good.

Someone who really knows how to give me what I want!!!

Mr. Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 Crock Pot to be exact.

(above photo taken from web)
When the kids were home we had two HUGE crock pots.
Now, soon, its going to just be us two.
I need a smaller crock pot.
BUT sometimes there will be lots to feed.
AND making extra to freeze is something I'm interested in.
I don't have a lot of extra storage space here.
So, when I heard of this 3 in 1 (2qt, 4qt, 6qt) I was sold!
I know I can count on Hamilton Beach, and this was no more expensive than a regular 6qt.
So far it has proven a good buy.
Three sizes of crock pots in one space.
Easy to use, clean and store.
I'm in love!!! (and so are the people eating the yummy food I fix:)
I am haunting all the wonderful crock pot blogs that so graciously share their recipes.
Here is my handsome new fella with the remaining Sunday chili, and my mom's cornbread.

Because my plate of next day leftovers was so pretty with the crumbled cornbread,
I had to take another picture!

Need something new and exciting in your life????
Or just need to rekindle an old relationship?
Mr. Crock Pot-HE'S THE MAN!!!

Oh yea, when hubby doesn't feel threatened when you bring a new special someone home?
AND he even helps with your new relationship (by making the chili), that's a solid marriage!! (not to mention HE paid for it:) My hubby rocks!

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ABC's of housekeeping...

Diane at Crafty Passions had this cute ABC's of housekeeping posted, and Nola played along, so I swiped it: !

A ~Aprons--y/n If y, what does your fav. look like?
I have one old white one from working in a commerical kitchen, back in the 1980's, but I don't know where it is, or ever remember to use it. (you blog ladies that do, make me want to also:)

B ~ Baking--Favorite thing to bake?
I like to bake sweets, but I'm trying not to, because I eat to many. :(
So, I'm trying to enjoy baking supper.

C ~ Clothes line?
No, one would come in handy for big things, I hang them on the shower curtain rod or front porch.

D ~ Donuts--Have you ever made them?
When I lived at home, my brother and I were hooked on canned biscuit donuts!!! MMMMM, bad habit there:) I also made them for my kids when they were little.

E ~ Everyday--One homemaking thing you do everyday?
Make my bed, and tidy the house. Makes me happy.

F ~ Freezer--Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, and it is in the kitchen. NOT where I wanted it, but its the only spot, and works well.

G ~ Garbage Disposer?
No, but I must share that hubbydear just re-did our kitchen drains and they no longer leak!!!! Thanks babe! My scraps go to the rabbits or compost pile.

H ~ Handbook--What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Most used, and always handy is my Betty Crocker Cookbook, given to me by my mom when I graduated high school (probably to stop me from swiping hers:), the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook had to be replaced. I'm looking forward to organizing my books for use.

I ~ Ironing--Love it or Hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Hate to set it up, love the results. My children were very good at ironing their own things, and my daughter enjoys ironing very much. Since the move in May, I don't even know where the iron is:)

J ~ Junk Drawer--y/n? Where is it?
In the bedroom, in a dresser, and living room tv stand. Gotta get to those:)

K ~ Kitchen--color and decorating scheme.
Floor-WHITE vinyl (I won't mind replacing it:), cherry colored cabinets-with brass and white hardware, white appliances, oak table and chairs, REALLY great green scalloped curtains with red and yellow flowers. All this looks great with the light tan/yellow walls. (pre-decorated) So, I guess my colors are red and green.

L ~ Love--what is your favorite part of homemaking?
When things are tidy and I can just enjoy my family. I love the way my home 'feels' with or without others. Dreaming of future additions, and enjoying the now.

M ~ Mop--y/n?
HATE MOPPING! but when I do the floor just GLOWS!!

N ~ Nylons, machine or hand wash?
Knee-hi's, washed with my undies and hung up to dry.

O ~ Oven--do you use the window or open the oven to check?
I open, I always forget the window.

P ~ Pizza--What do you put on yours?
Just about anything, LOVE PAN PIZZA. Working on making our own for special pizza meals!

Q ~ Quiet--What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Read my blog list!

R ~ Recipe Card Box--y/n? What does it look like?
Somewhere (gotta find that box!) is our family recipes in a index card box. I was in the process of compiling when we moved and look forward to getting it organized and user friendly.

S ~ Style of house--What style is your house
2000's Single Wide "Mobile" Home, tan with black shutters and door (not fond of black-on the 'change list' :)

T ~Tablecloths or Place mats?

U ~ Under the kitchen sink--organized or toxic wasteland?
it WAS organized, TILL hubby and sons fixed the sink. I'm looking forward to really organizing it now that I don't have to have pots to catch drips in the way:)

V ~ Vacuum--How many times per week?
Living room daily (guys track in all kinds of...trash), rest the house once a week. I love my vacuum cleaner:)

W ~ Wash--How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Since I just do hubby and myself, one load every other day. Five-ish? When all were at home? three a day to stay caught up:) (have I told you how much I love my washing machine??)

X's--Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Yep, crossing off makes me happy!

Y ~ Yard--y/n? Who does what?
Teenson mows, and weed eats. When he leaves it will be my job. Gardening is my job.

ZZZ's ~ what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
tidy the kitchen so it will greet me with a smile in the morning!

Now I know my ABC's, how about you do them with me???
{I don't know WHO to ask permission from, SO feel free to copy this and use it yourself. Let me know so I can read yours:}

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Than Just a Friend: Happy Birthday Daddy!

My dad was born October 20, 1942, in East Texas to Joseph and Pauline.
He was son #4 out of five children.
I did not call him daddy while he was alive.
I did not love him with a free heart.
He did not know how to show love my brother and I, and later when he became sick, it was very hard to show love to anybody. Barely mom.
Daddy died in July 1999.
I know he was allowed to wait til mom was able to be with him.
ALL his grandchildren happened to be in town and were able to go to the funeral.
Since then, I have come to appreciate the man he was.
I am able to choose what memories I hold on to and re-visit.
My daddy was quite a handsome fellow.
He had a twinkle in his eye.
He had a talent of making others feel important.
He could out quip anyone.
He taught me morals, and respect.
He loved my mother with every fiber of his being.
It showed in his face when he looked at her.
They were best friends and were so reliant on each other.
He loved doing things with family.
He loved visiting others.
He made sure we attended church.
He made sure we respected our mother.
He had wanderlust, always looking for something better.
He moved us a lot all over Texas, never out of town during the school season, with a new job already lined up.
He decided to be a mortician because it was steady work and always needed.
He was perfect at respecting and comforting others in their time of loss.
He made sure that the gross part of his job was kept from my brother and I.
I know he watches over me.
I know he watches over my mother and it comforts me.
I feel his presence and I love him now, the way I couldn't then, with a free heart.
I look forward to seeing him again, and loving him the way we both can now.
I love you daddy, and I miss what we weren't, and look forward to what we will be!
I am now proud to call you my friend!
(I do not have any pictures of my dad on this computer, however my son DJ (on the side bar) looks just like him)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Son-Day: "Lord Move, or Move Me"

(By FFH)

Lord Move Or Move Me...

I can't find the words to pray

I'm a little down today

Can you help me?

Can you hold me?

I feel like a million miles away

And I don't know what to say

Can you hear me anyway?

What I need is for you to reach out your hand

You have taught me

No matter what you'd understand

Lord move in a way, that I've never seen before

Cause there's a mountain in the way and a lock on the door

I'm drifting away, waves are crashing on the shore

So Lord move (move), or move me.

I've look every where to find

A simple peace of mind

I can't find nothing on my own

So I got to leave myself behind

Take up this cross of mine

Give away everything I hold onto

Lord I know the only way is through this

Lord I know I need you to help me do this

Lord move in a way, that I've never seen before

Cause there's a mountain in the way and a lock on the door

I'm drifting away, waves are crashing on the shore

So Lord move (move), or move me.

Out of this place of complacency

To a place of fellowship with thee

Cause I am weak but Lord you are so strong

And you know it's been way too long (been way too long)

Lord move in the way, that I've never seen before

Cause there's a mountain in the way and I'll knock on the door

I'm drifting away, waves are crashing on the shore

So Lord move...
Lord move in the way, that I've never seen before

Cause there's a mountain in the way and I'll knock on the door

I'm drifting away, waves are crashing on the shore

So Lord move or move me...

I've been zapped, its time to move. Been NOT moving for too long. This song came to mind and I just had to post it. For myself. Lord move me, and open my eyes to see it, and my heart to follow. Please bless each of us, where ever we are on our paths. Bless us all.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ike graditude...

"Aren't you glad about (hurricane) Ike?" said my son Taylor.

Yes, actually I am...

One Sunday recently, I had big exciting plans. Up early to put chili in the new crockpot I just bought, (Mr. Crockpot will have his own post:) church in the morning, lunch at mom's with family watching church broadcast on her tv-playing candy bingo, while eating chili, cheese, cornbread, and dipping fresh veggies all day!!! VERY exciting!

Hubby and I got up early, to start the chili.
The water was off.
Is it possible?
I always keep at least one gallon jugs of water in the fridge, but that wasn't going to be enough.
I needed (YES NEEDED) to wash my hair and sure did NOT want to use super cold fridge water to do that!

Then we remembered we had filled the water containers out in the shed during our preparation for hurricane IKE!
We had filled the BIG barrels (I don't know where the syphon is though) AND the small 6 gallon jug (recently purchased, one payday at a time at Walmart). I have had these for a while, empty. Preparing for hurricane Ike, pushed me to fill them.

Hubby brought in one 6 gallon jug and we used it to cook, clean, and wash my hair. I used a funnel to put it in a clean, empty milk jug for easier usage. I was happy!

The water was turned back on later that day.

As it turned out, we were under a 'boil water notice' for days!! This water in the jug came in so handy! I used faucet water for cleaning and cooking, and poured my 'stored water' for drinking. I didn't even use the whole 6 gallon jug!!!

I love water, it is my favorite thing. To see it, feel it, drink it.

It makes me happy!
It's my one GOOD habit!!!

I am thankful we prepared for the hurricane.
It was small and easy.
I am thankful the damage wasn't as big as they feared.
I (still) pray for those affected.
In any way.

I love scriptures that speak of water, because I understand the necessity of it, and the desire for it.
My favorite one lately. Pslams 42: 1-2
"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?"
Made me think, do I CRAVE my time with God?
Why or Why not?
(hart is a deer, also a family name, and MY HEART:)
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the never ending water.

Tank up on BOTH!!!
You never know when you might need some!!!
Have a wonderful week!

This is my post for:


{Happy Birthday Daddy, from down here on earth, up to you in heaven! I will be thinking of you today, and smiling:}

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Son-Day: What name do you use?

No matter what,

let it be respectful.


Father, as we use Your beautiful Son's name this week, help us remember.

Remember what is means, and what we mean when we say it!!!

In His Holy Name, Amen!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Random Things About Me...

Random Things about me
I've been tagged by a new blogging friend Sherry (big smile), If you get a chance, check her great blog out.

Random Facts about me:

1. I love the macabre. My dad was a mortician, and it just all fits together.

2. I love dry humor, it can go very wrong, very fast, BUT I love it!

3. I love textures. Rough-to soft, I just must touch:)

4. I love my 40's. The view is much better here! I'm looking forward to an even better view as I age:). I have big dreams, not to go and do, more to stay and enjoy the here, the now.

5. I love colors, loud and bright, soft and pastel. Accent, contrast, complentary, clashing, soft or guady.

6. Part of me wants MORE children, part of me can't wait to be an EMPTY NESTER:)
Six to tag:

I am tagging anyone who visits this post. Please share six random facts about you!!! If you want to tag others, feel free! I love reading about you guys:)
Blessings to all!

Here are the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post.
Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Show & Tell: All decked out for Halloween/Fall

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All my Halloween stuff is packed up somewhere. So, I tried to limit my buying more. I started the decorating back in early September. Mike (SS) said it was too early! That it was "the season of Mike," and fall started AFTER his birthday. He's right, we always had his birthday 09/22, THEN decorated. He's birthday is the day after the start of Autumn.
BUT granddaugther, LauraJune, and I went shopping and I made a haul!
So, follow me as I deck the halls with Autumn bounty!!! (fa-la-la-la...)

Living room window with pumpkin basket and window clings (put on up by my little ones:)

Basket (Goodwill $3 for a HUGE trash bag full of baskets), with seven $1 each pumpkins (Walmart), one for each of my seven kids. Decided to spray the basket black.

Uno with spray painted black basket and pumpkins (what a poser). Throw, scarf, whatever you call it, is a $2 rug from Big Lots (I bought two).

Black metal spider on web ($1 at Just a Dollar Store), LOVE the jewel body and raindrops on it!

Black metal, chain skeleton body, purple glitter, kitty ($1 at Just a Dollar Store)

Pumpkin sign with hanging BOO letters ($1 at Just a Dollar Store).

Window clings on empty fish tank (waiting for hubby to decide what he is doing with this tank-any time sweetheart-hint-hint:), put on by teenson (thanks Tay).

Window clings on kitchen window, I had to have the frog ones! All clings $1 a sheet at Walmart, boy it was hard to limit myself! And decide, go cute, or go creepy??? Choices, choices (I actually sat on the Walmart floor and dug through all of them, then selectivly narrowed it down to three.)

Top of fish tank, $1 glitter pumpkins (one for each grandchild-accidently bought an extra-one to grow on so to speak;), $2 Autumn picks, $1 flower bunch-all from Walmart. Love the girl/boy vase and elf in this grouping. (See my babies!! Love my kiddos, and their kiddos:)

My Spunky-girl!!!

Happy Fall Yall!

Thank you for joining me!!!

Tis the (Birthday) Season...

Fall and Winter is Birthday Season 'round here!

Happy Birthday
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A few of our birthdays are earlier in the year, BUT most happen starting late September. For those keeping track (and because I just feel like it today:) here is our line-up:

03/04/1970 Brother b-day
04/09/1985 SS Aaron b-day
05/03/1943 Mom b-day
06/27/1966 My b-day
07/13/1982 SD Tiffany b-day
(Ok, ready? Here we go!)
09/22/1988 SS Michael b-day
10/07/1990 DS Taylor b-day
10/08/1986 DD Misty b-day
10/20/1942 My dad's b-day
10/31/1985 DS Eric's b-day
11/08/1962 Hubby b-day
11/10/2006 1st grand Audrey b-day
11/11/1912 My Grandma's b-day
11/28/2006 2nd grand LauraJune b-day
12/17/2007 3rd grand David b-day
12/21/1987 DS DJ's b-day
12/25 Jesus b-day

{Stats: 1-7=5 b-days; 9-12=12 b-days}

Yes, busy! Busy! BIG BLESSINGS TO ALL MY PEOPLE!!! Whenever their big days are!!
AND Happy Birthday to you and yours! (Happy Anniversary also:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Than Just a Friend: Happy Birthday Taterbaby!

Join Sherry, of The Journey Back, More Than A Friend...
Today I'm spotlighting my Taterbaby!
My baby turned 18 (gulp) years old on 10/08/08.
My last born. When we married, twenty years ago, hubby came with three, I came with three. Together we were pleasantly surprised with Taylor. Taylor is my mother's maiden name, and I was very excited to give this favorite name to my baby. His middle name, Edward, comes from his dad and granddad, and greatgranddad. From the get-go Tay had a HUGE personality, facing EVERYthing with huge energy. Truly my bouncing baby boy. He hasn't changed a bit!

Tay wanted to eat out at a BBQ shack. It looks like a old dairy barn, and Thursday night was ALL YOU CAN EAT BEEF RIB NIGHT! MMMMMM,

Tay brought his friend, Amy, Grandma, Dad, Mike, Jeff (our home teacher happened to be eating alone and joined us:), and daughter Misty came for her birthday too! Of course that meant she brought LauraJune and David (two of our grands). Fun fun and food food!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! You are all grown up now.

And you are as beautiful inside as you are outside!

Taylor I so love your outlook on life! The energy you live every moment! To think I might not have had this moment in my life with you! Thank you for joining us! Thank you for blessing us each day with your incredible spirit, your marvelous personality!

I LOVE YOU!!!!! MUCH!!!! You are more than just my son, you are my friend!!!