Sunday, January 30, 2011

OK I know I am last minute getting this up but I just found it tonight (thank you Angie) and you know I LOVE swaps!!!! So check out this one over at Brandy' still have a few hours left so HURRY!!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mid Week Motivation

Joining in today with my fellow SheTeamer Ann, from Harvest Moon By Hand. She has a Mid-Week Motivation linky going on so be sure to check it out.

This is Muffin Man in his Bunchie Blanket. He LOVES being warm and cozy....even lets Shea bundle him up in her Princess sleeping bag! But fleece is a fave around here. And actually....Oliver the dog stole his now they all use it, and the other one I gave the dogs!. Easy to make, any size fleece you want, cut the edges in strips and tie 2 together, it makes the blanket bunch up around the pet. See, EASY!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Emails from 2010

Now that the year 2010 is over, I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public restroom.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing. ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that BillGates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's Novena will grant my every wish .

I can't have a drink in a bar because I'll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can't use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy gas without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face. Disfiguring me for life.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $2.00 coin dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

AND LASTLY, I keep my toothbrush in the living room because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's best friend's beautician ..

Happy 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soup Love

Here in the "snowy south", I love to have soup on the stove for dinner. This is one of my faves and so easy. Now I am not one of those cooks who can follow directions...I always have to tweak it, even just a little. This is a Creamy Corn Chowder mix by Homemade Gourmet. I use it as my base for Potato Corn Chowder. It's this easy:

The creamy corn chowder mix
2 cans cream style corn
2 cups water
2 cups milk
1 cup chopped ham or use crumbled bacon
half bag of frozen hash browns
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
optional; 1 cup frozen seasoning blend (onions, peppers, celery chopped)

Throw all of it together in the pot, bring to a boil, turn down and simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring often.

It's a hit!