Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tomorrow is December 1st.. I can't believe it... It has to be one of the most exciting days of the year. For me it's my nieces birthday.... Happy Birthday!!! And it also starts the Christmas Season off with Advent! Several years ago I made my kiddos an advent Calendar and each year, except last year, I have filled them with candies and goodies... It amazes me how for 25 days 2 kids can wake up and the first thing in the morning they think about is the advent!

I also enjoy the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS channel....

Monday.. the Year without a Santa Clause will be on.. you know the one I'm talking about.. I'm Mr. Heat Miser.. I'm Mr. Snow...... Gosh... I remember when I was little .. the anticipation of these shows use to make my stomach all giddy.. and we use to get extremely excited....!!! I remember FREEZING in the tiny house we lived in.. we would huddle by the woodstove that just never seemed to roar... wrapped in blankets, watching intently. Commercials stunk back then too... I think even worse when we were children. I just love the classics. Some of the newer movies are cute... but hold no grounds to the Rudolph or Jack Frost....

Tomorrow we are having some friends over.. and guess what.. the house is tidy... it's decorated some and it's going to be BITTER and I mean BITTER cold tomorrow... ( maybe I should call them and remind them to bring slippers.....!!!! and possibly warm jammies to lounge in!!) We are suppose to get and EXTREME snow storm Sunday night into Monday... Can we say NO School Monday!!! I really love those days...!!! Hubby won't have to work.. I won't have to work.. and the kids don't have to be anywhere!!! Tomorrow I'm hoping to make some ornaments and bake some cookies... I got the new reynolds food saver.... I'll have to let you know how it works.. or if YOU have it.. let me know.. I send goodies down to friends in FL... and other areas....

Here are my Santa's.. ( I forgot to plug in the tree)... I got all these wooden Santa's that were made in VT at a yardsale two or three years ago.. for $2.00 for the LOT!!! and the big Santa I got from a Dear Friend for being a "great" girl scout leader.. LOL LOL LOL If you look close YES that is a TIN CEILING!! The original to the house.. It had some damage to it a few years ago due to a bathroom leak... we had the bathroom fixed ( sort of.. long story).. and the same guy that wanted to fix my bathroom wanted to give me a SUPER deal on fixing my ceiling.. he wanted to rip the ceiling out.. and CHARGE me to remove it... I busted a gut on this one... because I love old things.. I KNEW immediately that he wanted to tear it out and sell it.. real tin goes for quite a bit of MONEY!! I was no fool...
Here's my little cupie santa again.. love him.. with this little vintage leather???? ha ha ha reindeer.. trust me.. he's really cute.. got him from a second hand shop from my MIL.. at first I was like.. hmmm but he grew on me!!
Here are my Carolers.. my husband thinks they are hideous.. I LOVE them... any New Englander will know that I got these at the Christmas Tree Shop!! Cheap.. But I thought they were adorable.. They are sitting on an antique cabinet that came out of one of the church's here in town that was built in the 1770's. I'm not so sure if the cabinet was built then... but it definitely wasn't long after that...!! and check out the wallpaper in the back... That's original to my house.. it's old and desperately NEEDS to be removed... but I'm scared!!! sighhhhh Along with the cabinet here the church was going to throw away another cabinet.. and I grabbed it...I didn't know what it was until I got it home.......... I scrubbed it up.. and then paid attention to the writing inside..It's the ORIGINAL LOCKERS to our highschool here in town...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Crazy day... I worked... I napped.. and then I grocery shopped.. my 12 year old made Ramen Noodles for dinner.. he was so proud.. LOL LOL... I was embarrassed because that's all he could find... So at 7pm.. after dropping dear daughter of at Cheer Leading Practice ( oh I forgot to tell you she made the team!!! ) I headed to the grocery store.... I have to tell you.. I LOVED it.. I'm normally and early morning bird.. but there was NO ONE in the store.. and I chatted with the store manager for about 15 minutes!! I filled my cart to the brim and spent $105.00 This was on fresh veggies, fruits, meats, cheese... and NO JUNK food!! YAY!!

Anyway.. just wanted to share what Christmas music I've been listening too.. and LOVING!!!

You should hear my son sing a long with it.. he TRULY TRULY has the gift to sing.. ( I'm jealous)... NOW if he would only see that himself and share it with others!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Brrrr... Brrrr... Brrrr....

That's what I keep saying... Ok.. let me just tell you I LOVE my home.. it was built in 1914! But can I ask.. how in tarnations did they survive the winters in this house with NO insulation and just wood heat??? We need new windows... We need to insulate... We need siding.. We need... We need..... But I don't want to give up my home.... It has so much character.. that is me! Well... my kitchen does need some help too... but it's huge.. and it's mine... right??

Today my hubby and I are going to make some fancy window covers... plastic and wood.. LOL LOL As much as I hate to do it.. We HAVE to...Oil is to expensive NOT to... We have hard wood floors as well.. and I've dug out throw rugs and BEGGED one off of my friend.. LOL LOL... Thank Goodness for friends... I even bought a special fancy pink roll of insulation of the Pink Panther to insulate underneath my pocket doors in my living/dinning room area.... I know this might sound like a lot of work and seem silly .... but I could never leave New England.. it's just one of the things that comes with the territory.... Someday we'll have new windows ( hoping next).. and siding... and roof.... but for now... I feel blessed that we have a home.. and that I don't have to work full-time just to keep it... We may not have the best... but my kids will get the best of me.. ( that's NOT to knock moms that do work outside the home.. I did it for a couple years and I WAS not a "BEST" mommy then at all)

So last night I made up a few cute little goodies for my niece and nephews.... I just had to share....

First I have to show you my vintage Santa.. I LOVE HIM!!

Check these out.. they are little bags of M&M's.....

I made the little ornaments too that are surrounding it...!!

Up Close look
The Poem
As you hold these candies
In your hand,
And turn them,
You will see,
The M becomes a W,
An E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story,
It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable,
A long, long time ago.
The E is for the East,
Where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger,
Where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the Wise men,
Bearing gifts, they say they came.
W is for Worship, Hallelujah, Praise His Name.
So as you eat these candies
Or share them with a friend
Remember the meaning of Christmas,
It's a Love story that never ends.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Today is my daughters 17th Birthday... I can't believe she is this old.. this mature.... To all the mommies out there that read this blog... CHERISH every moment you have with all your kiddos... my little girl who adored The Little Mermaid.. and called forks Dinglehoppers for years now is looking into colleges and is ready to get behind a wheel and drive... I remember when she was younger and I would say.. "I can't wait til........"... Now I want to take back all the little "I can't waits"....But time is something you can never give back.. nor replace.... I'm THANKFUL for all the time I have had raising her.. from a young single mom.... to a "young" mom of a teen nearly a woman herself.... At the age of 17 when I found out I was pregnant my world fell around me.. but in truth.. having her is what saved me.. and made me the person I am today.. ( don't get me wrong.. I don't encourage getting pregnant than..!!!) She is truly one of the best gifts I've ever been given in my life!!

I hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving.. I sure did... and I ate plenty of good foods.... YUM.. I baked.. cleaned... cooked... cleaned... ate.. cleaned... It was truly a GREAT day!!!

My pies before I baked them!!! mmmm.....
So now it's full fledge holiday season... check out this site... you can make your own snowflake.... Tell me what your name is and I'll let you know how cute your flake is... Can you guess my name... LOL LOL.. FLIPFLOPMOM!!! Snowdays!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Look What I woke up to today!!!

Gives a whole new meaning to "Frosted Pumpkin"

And since it snowed... why not show a little Christmas Spirit.....!!!! Read all the way to the bottom..there is a special web-site for you to visit that is a RIOT!!!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrap

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Both

4. Do you hang mistletoe? no

5. When do you put up your decorations? Hoping to start today!!!

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? hmmmm I love White covered oreos!!! I leave my addy so you can send them my way!!! LOL LOL

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: Well.. I had a horrible childhood... so really.. I'm still a kid at Christmas.. so each new year brings blessed memories!!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? hmmm not sure

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I did when I was younger.. but I don't with my children...

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Well.. our tradition is to never ever buy an ornament for our tree... we made them earlier in the years.. now we have to many.. that are gifts... and what the kids have made.. pretty soon I'll be separating them out... sniff sniff

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it and it came today!!!!!

12. Can you ice skate? not really good!!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? hmmm.... My gift is watching what the kids open.. and loving it..

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Celebrating Christ's birthday... and having my friends and family close!!

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? hmmm... not really sure!!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The Christmas Ornaments... cutting down our tree each year...

17. What tops your tree? A country Angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? TOTALLY giving!!!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I'm a song nut.. so I have plenty... I can't bring it down to one... However.. I really fell in love with a song... I believe it is call the Carpenter's song.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh touching!! touching!!!

20. Candy Canes? YOU BET!!

21. Do you feel Christmas is too commercialized? Sadly.... YES!!!! and I hate it!!

GO ELF YOURSELF I can't figure out how to post my elf... if you do.. can you give me some pointers??? Thanks!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

*** I wanted to add this.. because.. I know that the sauce sounds funny...
I'll be totally honest with you...
*I don't like Marmalade
*I don't like Horseradish
*I don't like Pineapple
* and I'm NOT a fan of cream cheese....

HOWEVER.. ADD all this together.... and I love it!!! The Cream Cheese brings the *nip* of the crushed peppers and horseradish to a tame flavor... it's sweet... yet has a "bite" to it... I would seriously NEVER post a recipe that I didn't like... ( ask Mama Kim... lol lol lol)....
I made this for my friend Wendy who was just plain short on time making Christmas gifts.. we are a GREAT team.. she buys the products and I make it up.... Package it.. and make it cute.. and help her gift basket to send to her Louisiana family!!! She does so much for me... that I truly love making things... so it feels like a blessing TO ME!! Cause she always share's what she buys!!! But in the process of making this for her.. I did taste test it.. and I was VERY surprised and pleased with it.. and my SIL from PA came to visit last Christmas and she nearly ate a whole jar herself.. She LOVED it!!!... ( Guess what she's getting for Christmas... LOL LOL)...
Hope that helps!!! I wish the computer screen was Scratch and Sniff.... Ü
Hey all.. Happy Sunday night ( if you're reading).. Just wanted to share another quick gift Idea.. I made this last year and it was a HIT.... It's sweet, spicy, and a bit of tangy!!! I had my doubts while I was making it at first.. but it DOES taste great!!! The recipe doesn't call to "can" it.. but I can mine so I can mail them.. and it works GREAT!!

From This...

To This....

Jezabel Sauce
1 3/4 cup sweet orange marmalade
1 3/4 cup pineapple preserves
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1 1/2 TBSP dijon mustard
1 1/2-2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
In bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve on crackers with cream cheese or pretzels.
To use as gifts, spoon into 4 8=ounce decorative jars with tight fitting lids. Store in refrigerator up to 2 months. ( Again I gave them a hot water bath)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Saturday Everyone!!! I had a few minutes and I wanted to share a few more Christmas gifts with you!! The first one I came up with the idea last night while I was cleaning my computer/craft/scraproom.... I found an old McDonald's French Fry container ( obviously it wasn't used)... and a BELL went off.. I made a bunch of homemade bath salts.. and was trying to figure out how to "display them"... and this is what I came up with... I still have to make tags that say "BATH SALTS.. Vanilla Scented".... and attach.. but other than that.. they are done!! VOILA!

*** Bare with me PLEASE.. I'm not sure if something is wrong with my new camera or WHAT?? But EVERY single picture I take is Blurry.. and it's ALMOST identical to the one I had before.. so I'm not sure if I'm "missing" something.. or if something is wrong with this camera.. I'm going to read more into the manual.. But right now I'm a little frustrated with it!!

Ok.. here's another gift.. I made this SEVERAL years ago and sent these to a lot of people... now years have passed and I have NEW people in my life... I thought it would be great to re-distribute this craft. This was originally made for me by my MIL .. who made the pattern herself from a display from Country Peddler ( Now I think it's called Americana at Home???) I have changed some of the features to modernize it... and it's SUPER simple for a simple sewer as myself...

BUT.. wouldn't you know it..My Sewing machine DIED on me last night.... I growled... and gruffed... cause I have another CUTE idea for Christmas Gifts but I NEED a sewing machine for it..sigh.... Oh well.. God will provide... right?? OR.. who wants to come over and craft with me..?? Bring your Sewing machine... OK.... LOL LOL...

Friday, November 16, 2007

This is LATE in coming.. but I just couldn't share this blessing without pictures!!! Wendy ( check out my button at top) HOSTED a Scrapbooking SWAP.. and she paired me up with the BEST gal every.. I think I'm the LUCKIEST one!!! Krista at Scrapsinbloom was my "secret swapper".. Check out her blog..it will soon become one of your favorites!!! Her husband is doing something SUPER neat too.. if you LOVE and ADORE music like me.. Check this out.. all the GREAT and UP to DATE Christian music info you need!! Christian music is NOT for SISSY'S... You will be pretty surprised to know that some of the teens today are listening to Christian music and don't even KNOW they are Christian bands!!! Even my 17 year old always asks who I'm listening to... she says "How do you find these bands?.. They're good"... So check out the link to his new site!!

Ok... now for pictures..!!

When I first saw my box.. I KNEW right away.. I was dealing with a CREATIVE gal!!!

Just look what I got inside... my heart melted.. and I feared the worst.. I didn't send her nearly enough.. I was not generous enough like her... :(

My favorite little thing!!!

thank you again KRISTA!!! YOU ROCK!!!!
Something in my heart that I needed to share!!
I'm discouraged.. especially with my local Wal*Mart... I think Wal*Mart can mark up their prices because people have fallen prey to their slogan "Always Low Prices".. However I beg to differ! I was just in there. We have a SUPER Wal*Mart so we have somewhat of a grocery store in there. Let me just say this though... there are NO Wal*Marts like the ones in NY.. they are seriously ROCKING!!!
Anyway... I went in last week and needed eggs. I had to pay $1.77 a dozen.. I wanted to cry.. it was way to much in my mind...Milk has gone up at least .30cents..and forget buying the kids chocolate milk anymore... That's over $4.00 a gallon.
Today after dropping off my Prescription that is going to take 2 hours to fill... ( don't ask me.. I don't understand this and I'm a PHARM TECH??) My RX is a TUBE of eye ointment.. that's it.. no measuring.. no counting.. it's slap the label on the box.. have the pharmacist peek at it and go!! But.. what ever.. I walked around and thought I would have TACO'S for dinner... So I psyched myself up... I went over to the lettuce.. and grabbed one.. and looked at the ticket for the price.. WHAT??? WHAT??? Wait.. I pulled the ticket OFF the display.. ok. I KNOW that I just had some of my eye lid taken off yesterday ( different story) but this possibly can't be right.. $1.68 for a HEAD of LETTUCE??? It's not GOLDEN Lettuce... seriously.. WHAT GIVES.. out loud I said.. "NO WAY".. I plopped that head of lettuce back down and walked away...
I had clothes I had to wash for hubby for hunting.. so instead of doing three loads of WET hunting gear.. I dropped it off at the Laundromat and headed down the Road to Market Basket...
I have to tell you.. if you live in my area.. right now.. that is the ONLY place to grocery shop for major items.. Cheese is almost .30 cents cheaper there.. Bread is .28 cents cheaper there.. eggs are $1.44 a dozen ( still a lot to me) and Lettuce... GET THIS.. .99 CENTS a head...
Who does Wal*Mart think they are kidding???? I work part-time.. if that.. my husband works hard.. and I don't want to overspend where I don't have to!! Are your Wal*Marts like this?? Now don't get me wrong.. I really like Wal*Mart.. some think they are the DEVIL.. some call it CHINA*MART and they truly aren't that off...
I have stopped to think.. if we see the price increase and it touches our purses, yet we have steady income.. how does this effect the elderly that are on a FIXED income? I fear for the safety of some of the elderly that are alone. They have worked all their lives.. some with 401K's.. but many without and are living off the tiny amount of Social Security that the Government gives them...
No matter how tough life must seem.. I know in my heart there are others out there who suffer and struggle more deeply than I do.. So if you have a few extra dollars this season.. maybe you can make a meal for an elderly person ( or couple).. so they don't have to choose between turkey or fuel... or a gift certificate... or even an invite to your Thanksgiving Dinner Table..
Christ paid to much of a Price for US.. way more than I know ANYONE of us would have paid... Would YOU have taken the place of this Man.. would you taken the nails in YOUR hands???
"Let us come before him with thanksgiving" Psalm 95:2
"Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for HE is our God ans we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." Psalm 95:6

Thursday, November 15, 2007

You Are a Gingerbread House

A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I finally got my camera!! It's a lot like the one my son dropped and broke at the end of the summer.. however it's a "bit" better.. so I'm still learning how to use it!! so I'm going to subject you to some blurry pictures today!! sorry..

I'm going to add a few more projects that I have been working on for Christmas Gifts. Nothing Glamorous just yet.. but I find them to be CUTE! *Ü* and Easy....

First are BookMarks.... a few weeks ago I ordered from CBD. They have the most quaint Christmas books on clearance/sale. I come from a group of Christian Women readers.. ( Even my friend Wendy who isn't Christian soaks these little Novellas up!!). They're easy quick holiday reads.. so I will be giving these along with the bookmarks I have made for them.These are super easy to make.. I got all the Materials from Wal*Mart ( the closes thing we have to a craft store around here)

And here is what I have made for my niece. She LOVES American Girl Dolls. So I figured along with her Birthday Gift ( a Gift Certificate) I made her these little magnets .. using the clear glass rocks from the dollar store.. cut the dolls faces out of the magazine and glued them to the stone.. they dried clear.. and then I put a bit of felt on the back and then added the magnet.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Happy Veterans Day!


Friday, November 09, 2007

AHHHH Before I go to Parent Teacher Conferences....

1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? hmmm... Irish Spring for Hubby.. and I can't remember what I have??
2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No.. it's cold here and when it's cold here they cost LOTS!!
3. What would you change about your living room? Hmmm New Furniture!! and a fireplace.
4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? CLEAN
5. What is in your fridge? Turkey remains.. yogurts.. and TONS of bottled water because you can't drink our city's water right now.. SWEET HUH??
6. White or wheat bread? I like ALL BREADS!!!
7. What is on top of your refrigerator? Hubby's wallet, mouthguards,receipts, and white tin bowls
8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? It's from Country House.. so cranberry checked with a bay berry design running down the bottom
9. How many plants are in your home? none.. NOPE.. I take that back on cactus that is my sons.. I hate taking care of plants.
10. Is your bed made right now? NOPE.. My hubby is in it.. he works nights
11. Comet or Soft Scrub? I don't use either
12. Is your closet organized? YES!! I did that last night in fact
13. Can you describe your flashlight? Ok.. umm seriously what kind of question is this?? I have several.. and honestly.. NO ONE Is going to be jealous over them!!!
14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic more at home?GLASS... you will NEVER catch me drinking out of a plastic cup.. however.. if you offer me a drink and it comes in a plastic cup.. I won't refuse.. but I won't drink it either!! LOL LOL
15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? That's a negative
16. If you have garage, is it cluttered? I don't have one.. my house was built in 1914!! However my basement is a death trap.. yet it's also 12 FEET high!!
17. Curtains or blinds? I have both
18. How many pillows do you sleep with? Just one.. sometimes none
19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? Nope.. and I too turn my alarm clock away from me.. can't stand the little light.. and the direct tv box.. that little light is BRIGHT!!
20. How often do you vacuum? When the mood strikes me.. sad huh?? Especially since I have a yellow LAB.. the biggest SHEDDER in the world.. however AFTER buying the FURMINATOR.. her shedding has SERIOUSLY declined!!!
21. Standard toothbrush or electric? regular... know why?? Cause I can't stand still long enough for that brush!!
22. What color is your toothbrush? Purple
23. Do you have welcome mat on your front porch? NOPE...
24. What is in your oven right now? dirt
25. Is there anything under your bed? Storage containers..and a couple books
26. Chore you hate the most? washing my kitchen floor!!
27. What retro items are in your home? Oh Gosh.. Probably nothing!!
28. Do you have separate room you use an an office? Yes... well.. computer/scrapbooking/craft room
29. How many mirrors are in your home? I don't really know??
30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? actually yes.
31. What color are your walls? Living room.. GREEN... Dining Room .. GREEN WALLPAPER from when we moved in.. Computer room.. GREEN/Cream with a Country Border of angels, baskets, quilts, Kitchen.. WHITE but decorated in AMERICANA.. seriously needs to be REDONE.. BEDROOM SAGE GREEN with CREAM... Kids rooms Blue/Brown and TAN.. Bathroom Burgundy/Cream.. Hallway... sighhhh 1914 wallpaper.. I kid you NOT!!
32. What does your home smell like right now? Vanilla
33. Favorite candle scent? anything Christmas
34. What kind of pickles are in your refrigerator right now? Dill spears and sandwich pickles
35. Ever been on your roof? NO...
36. Do you own a stereo? Just little boom boxes.. but with Direct TV you can blast music through TV now
37. How many TV’s do you have? 4
38. How many phones? 2 in home.. and no cell!! LOVE IT THAT WAY!!
39. Do you have a housekeeper? Yup.. she's 17 and lives here.. that's her part-time job!!
40. What style do you decorate in? country!!! all the way!!!
41. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Well my couch is printed and my chair is solid.. so I guess both!!
42. Is there a smoke detector in your home? ABSOLUTELY .. my best friends husband is a volunteer firefighter... he would pass out if I didn't have one!!! And he's an EMT... And my Father in love is an electrician.. so I have NO EXCUSE!!!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Due to the nature of this blog entry there will be NO pictures. Viewer discretion is advised!

In one of my groups this morning.. a dear friend told us her mishap about Barley. She made a wonderful soup but didn't realize that Barley expanded. She now has 10 GLORIOUS meals from a soup she was hoping to probably get two out of .. in the end of her e-mail she asked what we were embarrassed about lately. I wasn't going to tell this story... but I thought.. to make her feel better I would!

Here it goes....


I'm at work... talking to Paul and a new girl Polly.. another girl comes around the corner.. and we're chatting...

Well you know me.. I can't stand smells...
And BOOM it hit me...
The Smell....
I said
"Oh my word.. it smells like BUTT in here"..
They all stopped and looked at me and laughed...
I said
"I'm serious can you smell that??" The smell was horrid.. and hit me.. they couldn't smell it..
"I SWEAR it's the air flow.. it's got to be"...
again no one says anything...
They chat back up about "passing gas".. and kids etc..
One of the Pharmacists starts chuckling cause she's thinking our conversation is funny...
It ends...
I go into my work room..and my co workers says to me
"Does it smell like a cat box to you in here?"
Praise God he gave someone else a NOSE like me!!
I say
"I think it's the ventilation in here"...
Then it HITS ME...
He smells it.. I smell it..
OH NO.. OH NO...
I start smelling myself.. my clothes.. my poncho I came in on... I check out my pants....
It just can't BE...
I lifted one shoe.. PHEWWWWWWWWWW!!!
I lifted the other...
He laughs..I GAG..
I run into the bathroom and take my CROC off.. ( YAY for RUBBER SHOES TODAY).. I scrape it off in the trash...
Run it under the hot water.. it's gone..
Run back into my work room..
Grab the cleaner bottle.. scrub the bathroom sink and come back... told him all better...
Went back INTO The Pharmacy and confessed to Paul..
"Paul" I said.. "It was me.. I smelt like BUTT"...
Paul WANTS to laugh.. his face is stricken with fear.. cause he's afraid of what I'm going to say ( Cause Terri is VERY truthful and honest and HE KNOWS this)...
I start laughing and tell him..
"Have no fear.. it was on my shoe.. not in my pants"...
He walked away shaking his head.. and I SWEAR he was saying
"Only Terri.. Only Terri".....
So there.. I think smelling like BUTT is WAY worse than Barley soup!!
You can give away soup.. but you can't give away Butt odor!!!!
How's that for embarrassing!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

SO MUCH TO SAY!!!! Yup!! I have all these open little windows on my computer screen cause I have tons of stuff to share...

FIRST... I did the scrapbooking SWAP and got the SWEETEST gal to swap with.. she gave me so many goodies.. I was BLESSED.. YES.. Seriously BLESSED!!! However.. I'm going to hopefully be able to share pictures ( yes.. read that PICTURES) with you in the next few days.. and I have to tell you what her hubby is up to!! I should be getting a new camera with in the next couple of days... Praise GOD I tell you.. He is AWESOME!!!

But first I want to share with you a couple of other Crafts I've made for Christmas gifts ( and I'm in the middle of another one tonight)... So here are a couple...
There's a blog out there called SCRAPBOOK for BOX TOPS for EDUCATION If anyone has extra box tops that they are not using you could swap out those for Scrapbooking supplies that this blogger has to offer!!
As I was reading the blog there was a great link to Box Tops for Education for coupons off some of the products that sponsor this. If you sign up today you can receive $13.95 off some of the products you may want to buy in the month of November.

And just for some Christmas CHEER.... ( no it's never to early) you can watch Santa dance and DISCO out here.
There is only 49 days LEFT til Christmas... WOO HOO..

Thursday, November 01, 2007

GUESS WHAT??? It's November First!! I love new months! They are kind of like "refreshers".. ok.. you know how last month was awful.. well this month will be better... that kind of thing. At least in my mind I'm hoping so. As I was driving home from work today ( 30 minute ride) I was secretly hoping to see everyone's halloween decorations off display. I don't know why but I just don't like the holiday. YES.. I did give candy out.. but that was extent. I've been trying to figure out how to grasp this horrible past month I've had... How can I make it go from blah to better.... still thinking and praying on that...
But I figure.. if we can take nasty looking BLACK bananas and add a few ingredients to them we can get a YUMMY, heartwarming, tasty bread from them.. then anything is possible! This bread never lasts. I believe the last piece was available the next morning and I think hubby chowed that right up.
I use to make this bread while doing weight watchers too... and always did good with it!!
Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk ( fat free if WW)
1 scant tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening ( if doing WW I used blue bell low fat margarine)
Mash bananas, sugar, and shortening. Add milk, then add sifted dry ingredients. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until done in 350 degree oven. For Weight Watchers serve 12-3 points each!!