Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Have you seen the Risky Business Coaches Commercial? I love it!

Have a good day and don't get fooled!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm Not Alone

Have you heard about the new book by Jodyne Speyer titled Dump 'Em'? It tells you how to breakup with 22 different people from doctor to hairdresser. Evidently I am not the only one who struggles with the breakup (never thought of it in those words) of a hairdresser. I now know I have not "broken up" in the proper way! Read the excerpt, 4 pages, on hairdresser here I have never sent flowers with card saying thanks for all of the great haircuts, or lied about having lice, had to shave head, therefore won't be needing a cut for long time, or just confronted stylist with my decision to move on!!! What I have done is given stylist multiple chances to do what I want and not what "They" want, then I move on. This book says you can remain friends after a breakup if handled properly. That was my first clue that I have failed. None, not one of my prior hairdressers speaks to me when I see them. It's not like I made their business fail, they are all busy and you have to wait for weeks for an appointment. Here are some of my reasons for changing stylists:

1. Talked on phone during my entire appointment, multiple times.

2. Raved about being overbooked and couldn't understand why receptionist did this to her. I wanted to leave during appointment on that one!

3. Would not cut my hair the way I wanted. I even took a picture and she said yuck I don't like that and handed the picture to the person at next station. Funny thing was "She" had cut my hair in the picture and I loved it. I had gone to her for years.

4. Supposedly best stylist in town (highest price also) Cut #1 perfect. Cut #2 One side so much longer than the other, it was hard to disguise.

5. Ok let's try stylist that doesn't charge so much and I am hearing lots of good reports on. Cut #1 perfect. Cut #2,,,,she tells me, No you don't want it like that!

That brings us to the present, I am looking again!!! I think I will just go to another city, use fictitious name and change stylist every month = no breakup needed!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Night for Lamb!

I love food and I love to eat! I could not name you 5 things that I do not like.

Oops did someone say lamb? That is one of the only things I can think of that just doesn't suit my taste buds. Occasionally I do grill a rack for my husband who dearly loves it! That is my night for anything I want, tonight it was a chicken breast. Do any of you cook two, I repeat two different meals? Sometimes he wants fish and I am not in the mood for fried food so I make spaghetti---whatever it takes to make everyone happy!! We sit down together and enjoy our meal and that makes me happy.

The winds have calmed and we have a good forecast for tomorrow ---Yeah!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Got It!

Now I don't know what to do with it! Ha! Next step Amazon, Photoshop for Dummies!!!
I need a tutor! Anyone available? Ready to spend some time on this project, wind is blowing so hard I can't go outdoors, plus it is a cold wind. Spring, spring why do you keep running away from us? Well back to work,
Have a good weekend all.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Oh What A Beautiful Morning!

There is just amazing color today! I walked outside to the most colorful sky, this picture doesn't do it justice. My japanese maple is spreading its beautiful leaves. I am so glad to have this tree, it is one of my favorites. And look at the ground,,,,it is actually green!
My friend Betsy spoke of a fresh new day and making every day count. You have heard the saying "you took the words right out of my mouth" Well Betsy you took the thoughts right out of my heart.

Have A Great Day All!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Give Me Back That Filet of Fish


Ok does that not keep you up at night?? I cannot get it off my mind when I see that commercial!!! And this is really weird, I clicked on you tube to copy it and it came on the TV at that moment! I promise, it was off about one second! I am done for the night! Won't be able to sleep! Are there any songs or commercials that do that to you? I love Carrie Underwood's new song "I Told You So". It is one of the prettiest songs I have ever heard,,,,,but it keeps me awake all night! Do I need help?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Darn Dishwasher!

Am I the only one that this happens to? Open the "Full" dishwasher door after running and find the soap still in the little box? I tried again, same story!! Threw the action pac away, filled with powder and finally, third try it worked. Not blaming the Cascade Action Pac, cause I really like them, they do a great job, but really 3 cycles is a bit much! I've had the same thing happen with the powder, open the door and it is just a chunk laying there. Thinking may new dishwasher.....But It's only 5 years old.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The View!

All I want to know is, Who declared it "Big Necklace Day" ? I mean they were decked out on this show. Elisabeth couldn't fit one in with the "Print" so she has the Ring, check it out, on right hand. I didn't see the entire episode, but this is a good one. I have to admit, I was offended by President Obama laughing so much. Watch the entire video it gets good at the end!!!


Storm is moving into the area!
Have a good day all!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Slice the cheddar from block of cheese, grate apple with cheese grater and assemble sandwich, drizzle with honey

You know the rest of the story,,,brown on both sides

I almost had it all eaten before I realized I wanted to show you the finished product/ha Slicing the cheese adds much more flavor that using the packaged slices.

Happy eating! Have a good Monday all!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What's In Your Coffee?

I remember when I took my coffee black!!! And then little by little I started adding just a little sugar, then I quit the sugar and picked up the coffeemate,,,now I am hooked. Bad thing is I get hooked on one flavor and they discontinue it, as with vanilla latte. I used to but it two jars at a time, I just had a feeling it would go away! Now I love Hazelnut Biscotti with just a little French Vanilla, good combo! I buy the singles at Sam's so I am covered on that flavor for a while, but I fear Hazelnut will disappear from shelves soon/ha.

Have a good Sunday all!

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Here!

Finally!!! We have waited patiently (we tried anyway) on your arrival and couldn't be happier to finally have you. Welcome, welcome, welcome to our neighborhood!

My tulips are blooming!

These are the easy ones to grow, don't even have to water them. All you have to do is be at Wal Mart when they put them on the shelf, cause at $5 they were going fast!!
My brother raises beautiful tulips but I didn't get the green finger he has. Maybe he will share some pictures with us when they bloom.

Have a great day all.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ricer vs Mixer?

Martha would faint that I even present this question! This morning she once again made the most awesome mashed potatoes "with ricer". I think I am going to break down and buy one of these. What do you use? I also noticed the guest used yukon gold potatoes and I thought you were to use red potatoes for mashed and white or russet for fried or baked, (that's what mama said)! Pioneer Woman uses the old standard potato masher which I guess is basically the same as ricer, just takes longer. Tell me, is ricer worth buying?

Have a good day all!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday Night Battle!

OK I am addicted to reality tv and I don't like to miss an episode! Last night was a difficult one to see it all! I watched Idol (live) recorded Biggest Loser for later, and had to flip channels to see who got eliminated from DWTS! Luckily they drag it out and only a minute or two of the show is important so I saw them all/ha Watched biggest loser last and that show continues to make me cry. The teams are so close to each other and elimination is very difficult, so wouldn't you know a mother volunteered to go home where the girls could stay. I love seeing the before and after pictures of the contestants, it is just amazing. Tonight is an easy one, Only Idol, sure is alot of talent on the show this year. Have to admit I really like 2 or 3 of them but I vote for Kris!

Have a good day all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St Patricks Day!

I have always wanted of these plants and found one last weekend at Whole Foods. I think they are so pretty. Need to repot mine soon, put that on my list. Today I worked in the yard and then sat on deck and started reading my new book, Handle with Care, by Jodi Picoult. I love her books! From page one you feel as though you know the characters.

I was tagged by Biology Gal to list seven things i love....I told her I could just cut and paste her list cause I totally agree with hers but I'll list mine, My Family, Sunshine, Beaches, Flip Flops, A Good Book, Blogging (Yes) can't start my day until I see what is going on in all of my blog friends lives and last but not least I love working outdoors. I love to stand back and enjoy my yard after it is mowed and trimmed (crazy uh?) Check her blog out if you have not, she is a very interesting and entertaining girl! She reminds me so much of Solar! I'm not going to tag you, but wish you all would list your seven loves.

Tomorrow is supposed to be 75 or 80 degrees!!!!! So Have a good day,,,I'll be outside!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekend Alone!

My husband has gone on a fishing trip this weekend (yes, in this weather) sponsored by one of his suppliers = Free! Anyway I am eating meals that he would not care for and watching movie/tv that he would not care for either. So far this morning I have caught up on past episodes of Ghost Whisperer, awesome, I might add, and am about to watch Grey's Anatomy. Later it's:

I know he would not sit through this one! Have you seen it? I read the book in 2002and I really liked it, but then I like all of Nicholas Sparks books.

For dinner I am having Penne with Chicken, Spinach, and Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette! Recipe here I am going to grill the chicken breasts instead of saute and also grill fresh asparagus to top it with, yum, yum

Poor Trixie is laying on back deck staring at husband's truck,,,just knowing he will step out of it soon. I feel so sorry for her. She wants me to feed her, and him to hold her and pet her!

Have a good weekend all!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fill Up The Feeder Please!

I am glad that I bought sunflower seeds this week because I have soooooo many birds in my yard today. Guess this weather has them hungry also. The yellow ones come every spring and I'll bet they are thinking why is this ice here?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Favorite

"With his new film, director Baz Luhrmann, is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together comedy, romance, drama, adventure and spectacle" May I add that the child, Brandon Walters is totally captivating, Oh those Eyes! Two and one half hours of movie enjoyment and worth every minute! Such beauty and yet such sadness for the Aborigines and the stolen generation! I am so glad I bought this one, it's a keeper.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My American Idol!!

Taylor is back and I couldn't be happier. Grease has closed in NYC and my man is back!!!!! Looking forward to many more songs! I was playing around on youtube and listened to his perfomances on idol and didn't realize how much I missed his music! Can you name all of the winners AND who came in second?

Guess I'd better get dinner ready, so I can watch American Idol. Hope Kris does well!

Have a good evening all!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here We Go Again!

I am tired of wearing flip flops one day, coats and sweatshirts the next! How's your weather? 80 degrees tomorrow and 38 the next night!!!! Good Grief!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Food, Family & Fun!

Can't beat chicken cooked on the grill for tenderness and flavor. I found this recipe in the newspaper years ago and continue to use it. There are many varieties of this one, including Paula Deen's Beer in the rear Chicken, but I am partial to this one. I searched on web for it but couldn't find it, was going to give you a link.

Beer Can Chicken

1 large 4-5 lb. chicken (or half the hot rub recipe for small chicken)

Wash Chicken and pat dry

Melt 3 T butter and add 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Brush this mixture on outside of chicken.

Hot Rub:
2 T Kosher salt
2 T Black pepper
2 T Paprika
2 T Brown sugar

Sprinkle half of hot rub on outside of chicken. (this mix was enough for my 2 chickens) Sprinkle half of remaining inside the chicken and put remainder in half a can of beer. (remove the lid or use can opener to open, allowing mixture to be added)

Stand the chicken on the can of beer, put in cake pan and bake at 350 deg. for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until tender. I like cooking on grill rather than oven.

The result:
Fall off the bone, tender chicken

Add some special barbeque sauce made by my brother and sister in law...yum...yum!

Can't believe we ate it all and now I'm ready to fix another plate!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Discount Store "Find"

We have a discount store in the small town I live in and if you happen in when they first stock shelves, you can find some really cute things for the house. Look what I found for $6.00, stand included! I love it!

Don't you love the fresh clean scent that clorox leaves after using it? Well I was told about this product last week and just had to try it. I am cleaning the bathrooms and all of my counter tops with it,,,,,smells so fresh.

Back to work. Have a good day all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I lost my blog list!!

Well I've lost all of my wonderful blogs I follow....darnit. Now I have to try to remember them,,,if you can think of one that I don't have please tell me!! I was cleaning up my favorites and deleted all of the ones that I was following cause I had them on my blog, so I am working on memory (not alot of that to go on)


Betsy at My Five Men had the cutest post about her son Spencer and his cheese and it got me thinking about the amount of cheese I purchase and consume weekly.

Do you have this much cheese in your refrigerator? Am I way overboard? Every recipe calls for a different cheese. One stack of slices is velveeta for my grilled cheese sandwiches and one slice is american for my husband's sandwiches, oh my. The block of cheddar I slice and eat, as does Spencer.

What's in your fridge?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jerk Can't Make A Decision

I know you have heard it all day but I will not rest until I get it out of my system...Thank you ABC for allowing me to break free from 1 reality show, no make that 2, I am through with Bachelorette also!!!

Melissa, we all wish you the best!

Molly, well what can I say, you really want to go for coffee(ha) with a crybaby who can't make up his own mind about who he loves? You deserve better than that.

Now I've made myself mad again and I have to fry fish, probably burn it!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Corn Bread Anyone?

Add a bowl of soup and oh me, you've got comfort food!

Trixie really wants some, see the lifted foot? Very serious!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bear Creek Soup

I've told you that I am a big fan of soup and I usually make it from scratch but I decided to give this one a try and I'll be buying it from now on! Plus the Creamy Potato one! Add 7 cups of water and 8 oz. tomato sauce to the vegetable one and add 8 cups of water to the potato one, simmer 10 minutes and viola! I think I will brown ground beef and add this time. I must tell you I didn't care for the Cheddar Broccoli flavor, kind of artificial tasting. Give them a try, I think you will like them too!

Are you all going to watch The Celebrity Apprentice tonight? I love that show but don't know if I can endure Joan Rivers! I hope she is first to go home/ha

All of the snow melted today and temp. is going to be in 60's all week-Yes!

Have a good day all!