Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Today was trick or treat and charlie brown and peppermint patty did the rounds of town. Why is it that my son, who would not go trick or treating after he turned 8, will go now that he is 19?

I have been away from blogger for a few days....I have a miserable cold AND my doctor started me on a water pill.....coughing and a water pill when you are 40 and have had 2 kids is not a fun combination. Now I am going to go make me a bed....on the potty.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Answers to all your burning questions....

I've been so very busy and I haven't felt great lately and because of this I have gotten behind on my email, blogs and housework. I thought I would take this opportunity to answer some emails that I have been remiss in answering. I wish I was taking this opportunity to mop floors and dust, but email must be answered. I do, after all , have my priorities straight.
1. Mr. Mclean Peters - I can not believe you went to all the trouble to track me down....from London. How much exactly in U.S. dollars is 3 million, eight hundred thousand pounds? How much of that am I going to end up with? I think I will go ahead and quit my job, who needs to go to work with that much money just waiting for them.
2. Colin Mclain- I would love to make big bucks returning 10-20 calls a day and sharing information with people. I know, from personal experience how much people enjoy getting phone calls from people who just want to share.
3. Stuart Landry- Canadian pharmacy sounds like a wonderful company. I'm sure that a large, well ran company such as yours only sends random emails to people because your prices are so low you just want to share the love with everyone.
4. Natalie Santana- I'm not sure what makes you think I would prefer my vibrator to my husband? Who came up with a name like Megad*k for your company? I'll let you know if I need your services in the future but for now, I will stick to my SH. I notice your email says if I use your product people will say "your pen*s is unique." If I grow one at my age and with the whole being a female thing, then I guess it would be unique.
5. Bernie Callahan- I really hope no one at my server reads my email. You are one of the 5 or 6 people who email me every day and the title says "I won't forget last night." Darn I must be good....You, on the other hand, must really suck because I do not remember you at all, nor do I remember the other people who won't forget me after last night. If I can't remember you then maybe you need to get in touch with Natalie from #4. I understand she has something that may make you a little more memorable.
6. Ramona Erwin- I'm happy that you want to keep my kitty kat happy but once again....who came up with a name like mega*ik?
7. Callie Mcmillan- I'm not sure why you are emailing me with an offer to umm "increase the size of my member" because I don't have a member. In my life I have been a member of the 4-h club. I have been a member of the PTO and I served as vice president.....but I have never HAD a member.
8. Mason Woodard- I'm starting to get a little self-conscious. Who has been telling you about my Umm member? Why does everyone think I need megadi*? If I had a member I would probably be staring at it right now while I rocked back and forth and cried like a baby......If I had a member it would totally rock.....and be better than yours!
9. Bryce Welch- I DO NOT NEED MEGADI*... not now....not ever.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

If a pictures worth a thousand words...

The critters are crazy around here lately. These ugly little things are flying (and biting) continually. I have more mosquito bites than I have ever had in my life. I really believe that the ones biting us are tiny and these, that we see so thick are minding their own business. Some people call these something other than mosquito's....can't remember what.

These ugly little guys are getting ready for winter. I just quit knocking down their webs and I now call them Halloween decorations.

A pictures of things that I bought while in Amish country. I didn't get a very good picture of this, but I'm too tired to take another.
I bought this because I do not have enough stuff to dust already. I love these berry vines and now I am trying to get SH to repaint my entire kitchen and dining room before I put this stuff out anywhere.

I fell in love with this sign a long time ago. I have found them in the past that I like better than this, but every shop that had this message that I wanted only had signs that looked like this one. I have wanted a sign with this message for years and finally decided to just buy it while I was in the mood to spend money, which I am not in the mood to do often.

I love this sign for many reasons...one, obviously is because I think this says everything about families. I also love the song by the same name that Brad Paisley sings...
"Two People Fell In Love"
A baby's born in the middle of the night in a local delivery room
They grab his feet, smack him till he cries he goes home the next afternoon
Fore you know it he's off to school and then he graduates in May
Goes out and gets a Ph.D. and then cures all sorts of things
Wins a Nobel Prize and saves a million different lives
The world's a better place for all he's done
It's funny when you think about the reason he's alive
It's all because two people fell in love
Right now at a picnic shelter down by Caney Creek
You'll find potato salad hot dogs and baked beans
The whole Wilson family's lined up fillin' their paper plates
They've drove or flown in here from fifteen different states
Well Stanley Wilson says that sixty years ago he knew
That Miss Emma Tucker was the one
Now five generations get together every June
All because two people fell in love
[1st Chorus]There ain't nothin' not affected When two hearts get connected
All that is, will be, or ever was
Every single choice we make Every breath we get to take
Is all because two people fell in love
Well, I recall a young man who was driftin' aimlessly
And a young waitress who seemed lonesome as could be
But in a little cafe right off of fourteenth avenue
With a whole lotta help from up above
We met and things sure turned around for me and you
And all because two people fell in love
[2nd Chorus]Baby, there ain't nothin' not affected When two hearts get connected
All that is, will be, or ever was
I'm glad your dad could not resist, Your mama's charms and you exist
All because two people fell in love
[Tag]You know, to me it's all so clear, Every one of us is here All because two people fell in love
A baby's born in the middle of the night in a local delivery room
They grab his feet, smack him till he cries he goes home the next afternoon

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mother nature scores!

Yummy pumpkin log recipe on yesterday's post!
We have been warned for months, fall colors will not be pretty this year. We are 12" behind in rain this year all ready. Today it rained for 15 minutes, which is the most rain we have had all summer. Leaves do not look pretty when there isn't any rain, they just turn brown and fall off of the trees. The creeks are dry and the hay crop was bad this year. Knowing all of this I still believe mother nature tried to give us a little show this year. The trees in my yard are mostly changing to duller colors than in previous years but there are a few giving it a good try....

Now if I could just find someone who enjoys raking, there are going to be a LOT of leaves.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin logs.....

I have received a couple of inquiries as to how those pumpkin logs are made so I thought I would make it simple and put the recipe here.....I guess a picture is worth a thousand words. If you didn't see the picture it is on yesterdays post.
This recipe is for a double batch because SH usually makes them and he likes to have enough to give away. If you only want enough for one (fairly large family) cut the recipe in half.
Preheat oven to 375
6 eggs- Beat on high for 5 minutes (really 5 minutes)
Add 2 cups of sugar
Stir in 1 and 1/3 cups canned pumpkin (or punkin as SH has on his recipe)
Add 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Add 5 to 6 Tablespoons cinnamon (yep it is a lot)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Spray 2 cookie sheets with Pam then line the sheets with wax paper. Spray wax paper with Pam. Pour batter in lined cookie sheets. Keep batter even over entire sheet (about 1/4" thick)
Sprinkle walnut or pecan pieces over batter and put in oven. (I always put it on top rack as far up as it will go because if I don't my oven burns it.) Bake exactly 15 minutes. (Mine is always done at 13 or 14 minutes)
Lay two dish towels out flat and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Make sure they are sprinkled pretty heavily. Take cookie sheets out of oven when finished baking and flip upside down on dish towels. Remove cookie sheets but leave wax paper on. Roll towel, cake and wax paper in a roll. Roll from long side so when you are finished you have a long roll. Put in fridge for 1 hour.
Put 2 pkgs cream cheese and 1 stick of butter out to soften while waiting on the cake part to cool.
Right before your hour is up mix together until creamy
2 cups powdered sugar
2 pkgs. cream cheese
1 stick butter

Unroll cake and take wax paper and dish towel off. Ice the entire top with the cream cheese mixture. Roll back up and enjoy. I usually refrigerate for awhile before slicing to give icing time to set a little while. We usually cut each one into 3 separate rolls and seal each in aluminum foil. This recipe should give you 6 individual rolls (or 4 if you will eat quite a bit at a time). These do last quite a while in the refrigerator so we will be munching on them next week at this time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Want to play a guessing game?

So what do you suppose went on at my house today? I will give you a few hints. My kitchen counters all look like this......

This picture is one taken of my shirt, while it is still on because I haven't gotten around to changing yet.....

Any guesses yet? Coke deal gone bad? Bad flour sifter accident? Dandruff that really needs taken care of quickly?.........
One more hint....

Pumpkin logs! DH loves pumpkin logs and he had me get the stuff last week so he could make himself a big batch. Since he has been working on the house from h*ll every day of his vacation and spent this weekend rewiring my parents house I thought I would whip these up for him so when he came home from work tonight he could have a snack.

I have never been a huge pumpkin log fan but if they are in the house I will snack on them until they are gone. I'll update when I get over my sugar coma........

Friday, October 12, 2007

More randomness part 2 (updated at end)

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. SH found this little gem in the house from h*ll he is remodeling for his Little old ladies.............. If the thought of touching it didn't make me sick I would bring it home for Halloween, but I can't even think about it being in the car with me...even in a bag.

On to better pictures. This morning when I got up guess what was at my house? Yes another puppy. I think people would drop off kids if they wouldn't get caught. The worst part, when I got to work SH called to tell me he found 2 more puppies in the yard crying. When I got home tonight it was dark and this was the only one I could find. I'm sure the others will be here tomorrow. Puppy anyone?

Update: Here are all 3........found them this morning.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Randomness once again

I worry about this little guy. Yes it is a buck and when he is close you can see his little horns. He is somewhere between a button buck and an adult. He hangs around my yard like he owns it. I can walk outside and he stops and looks at me, but doesn't move. I can softly say "hi little guy" and he cocks his head to one side and watches me. We seem to have a sort of understanding between us, both of us too interested in the other to walk away. Neither of us wanting to give first, him not wanting to give up his acorns, me not wanting to give up that peaceful feeling that comes from watching him, even though he is probably the thief that eats my garden. Even if he is a thief he is a peaceful thief that will not hurt me, unless he walks out in front of my car, like most of his cousins do.

Last weekend in Amish country we did lots of walking....lots of shopping. It was also 90 degrees. We stopped at the Inn a few times during the day to lay around in the air conditioning and relax...which is what DD is doing here. Can you tell she took her own pillows?

Remember the homecoming pictures I showed you (and showed you, and showed you?) This picture is right before the dance..........

Same couple......one day earlier. Our school has a homecoming week, every day something different. One day is known as Slave day (I know, not very PC) The day before, some students get auctioned off to the highest bidder, who for the entire next day can decide what their "slave" wears and what they do. The school keeps an eye on this because obviously it could get out of hand quickly but with a high school student body of under 400 it's pretty easy to keep things under control. Students spend their lunch time washing their owners cars, cleaning their lockers or just carry their owners books to class. The money raised takes underprivileged children in the district shopping at Christmas. The beta club or student council takes grade school children shopping right before Christmas break and buys them a couple new outfits, a coat, shoes, toys and a few things for any brothers or sisters not in school. The beta club also has an angel tree where students and their families can adopt a child for Christmas.

Yesterday SH was working on the house from h*ll in town and I went to help. I think I have some understanding now of how they let that house get as bad as it did. SH found this burnt, bent spoon with some powdery stuff on it and quite a few straws cut in various lengths. I have never been hooked on any illegal drugs, but I know what they can do to you....I hope whoever it is gets help before it is too late.

One more note........Bambi Jr. at the top of the page....remember him....he will definitely be in someones freezer soon. It is almost hunting season and he isn't scared enough to live through it. That fear is healthy in deer and this one seems to have been born with very little of it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Great, I need more hand sanitizer....

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Busy, busy, busy

What a busy week. SH is on vacation, but I still don't see him much because his L.O.L's have him busy all week. He comes home at bedtime...sigh. I still go to work, no vacation time with my job.
Last night my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I have been at the hospital the last two nights taking pictures. I have so many but I shouldn't post any because she doesn't know about my blog and it isn't fair to put other peoples kids pictures up here without their knowledge. He is a chunky little guy, 8lbs. 7oz. at birth. I'm looking forward to a little cuddle time with him soon.
I have had a nice time at the hospital. Oddly enough my best friend in high school married B and B's sister married SH's brother. Confusing? What it amounts to is that my best friend in high school and I are both Great Aunts to the new baby. We don't get together much anymore but it is fun when we do because we both turn right back into teenagers.....and giggle like 16 year old girls.
I hope to get some pictures up of my purchases last weekend.....whenever I am home before 10P.M.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Home again home again etc......

We had a great weekend! I really love Amish country and needed to get away with SH for a few days. The Amish have always amazed me with their ability to live the way they do in today's spoiled society. There are so many different types of Amish that live in Ohio. the Beachy Amish, New order Amish, Old order Amish, Swartzen???Amish etc. They have their own sets of rules and someone that studies a little can usually tell by looking. Some have windshields and slow moving vehicle signs on their buggies, some orders forbid these. Some wear all dark clothes, some allow some light colors. I could tell you so much about them, but I will save it for another day.

A few pictures from this weekend. I missed so many great pictures because I couldn't get a picture without them seeing me. When we were shopping Friday night a buggy pulled up to the ATM machine across from us and the man took out some money. I would have loved to take a picture of that but his entire family could see me and I couldn't do that when I know they ask you not to. We also saw a huge "gang" of Amish teens riding bikes through town but again they would have seen me take the picture so I didn't.

This one we took from inside the car. I was surprised to see a family in a topless buggy. I know they ride around in them some but most topless buggies I see are men going to work or the courting buggies of young men.

They also ride around like this quite often. They have battery powered flashers on the bikes for after dark.

We spent a lot of time at some of the dozens of places like this.....my feet still hurt, but I bought some stuff I really like I will show you later. Right now I am trying to pick out new paint colors for my dining room because the stuff I bought doesn't go with what I have.....SH loves it when I do things like that;-)

This horse did exactly what he was supposed to and stopped at the stop sign. I don't see how they don't get run over, traffic is awful and everyone drives way too fast.

I just loved this Amish farm, which was the view from the parking lot of the Der Dutchman restaurant....yum!

This morning as we were leaving the Amish were all going to church. They have their church at members homes and one must have lived past the Inn we were staying at because there were dozens that went by, all the men in black and all the woman in white.

We left there at 9 this morning and the 4 and a half hour trip took us 6 hours due to some flea markets that were open on the way home. We got about 30 minutes from home and a few of the local Amish were headed home from church so we saw them too.

Friday, October 05, 2007


It has been awhile since I have posted. I didn't realize how long.....just been really busy.
We are off in an hour for Amish country. I have been looking forward to this trip for months and I need to get SH away from here for awhile so his little old woman don't drive him nuts, at least for a few days.
http://www.ohioamishcountry.com/ This is where I will be the next few days and I will spend a lot of time here http://www.solsinberlin.com/. I love this place.....very much! Look for pictures!