Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi friends... this is my first posting for 2012. Wow! A brand new year to play around with. Hmmm... what to do... what to do? Find a lost treasure? Discover the cure for the common cold? Walk on fire? Save the world? Decisions... decisions. In April, I will be another year older so maybe for starters, instead of writing out my typical list of new years resolutions, I'll post my bucket list instead. Just so you know, it's not in any particular order and some of it may actually confuse you but anyway, here goes... 

1. See the Northern lights.

2. Spend an entire summer in England.
3. Publish a book. (already on Chapter 16)
4. Get a dog.
5. See the Pyramids in Egypt.

6. Learn how to swim (before number 7).
7. Swim with the dolphins (after number 6).
8. See a broadway show.
9. Go on a cruise.
10. See Niagara Falls (included in 16)

11. Learn to speak french. (before number 12).
12. Go to France (after number 11).
13. Go on an African safari.
14. Meet Oprah Winfrey.
15. Go to the Grand Canyon. (also included in 16)

16. Visit all 50 states.
17. Skate over a frozen lake.
18. Send a message in a bottle.
19. Hire a maid.
20. Ride on a gondola in Venice.

21. Work for myself.
22. Be debt free.
23. Become a vegetarian.
24. Make every day count.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this time to thank all the blogger's out there that take the time to read and comment on my blog. You guys are amazing and are appreciated more than you will ever know. Thank you. I truly hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and an even more wonderful new year!  

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I absolutely love blogging. Funny thing is, I enjoy visiting other people's blogs just as much as the time I spend working on my own. Of course, since I'm always clicking 'next blog,' I realize that my kids weren't right after all; I don't need professional help. Turns out, I'm not the only one that's hooked. I also notice that a lot of people even post daily. Wow! If only you daily blogger's were able to hear the extremely loud pop going off right now! It's the sound of my mind being blown. For me, just thinking of something to post once a month makes my brain hurt. Now that I think about it, part of that may be because I suffer from INKWTDN syndrome, (I never know what to do next)... perhaps some of you have heard of it? Anyway, I end up posting things that I find interesting or funny on a wide range of topics. Basically, it makes thinking of a new topic that much easier because the sky is the limit. With that said... my apologies in advance to the non-Twilight fans.

I'm so excited about going to see the movie. Team Edward!!! I've been looking forward to it for months now just so I can yell out, 'Just go ahead and bite her already!' Also, for your listening enjoyment, I've included a couple of songs from Twilight's soundtrack to my playlist. See how thoughtful I am?

Quote of the Day 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Things People Lie About

 Things People Lie About:

 Thanks, that's just what I wanted.
 He's in a meeting.
 I only read Playboy for the interviews.
 It was owned by a little old lady who
 only drove it on Sunday's.
 I was only doing 55.
 If you step on a crack, you'll break
 your mother's back.
 He's just a friend.
 If you don't stop making that face,
 it will stick that way.
 I lost your phone number.
 The check is in the mail.
 I resigned.
 I can quit anytime I want to.
 I must have been in the shower
 when you called.
 Such a cute baby.
 I'm feeling sick, I won't be in.
 I'm more interested in brains,
 than in looks.
 Oh, too bad, I'm busy on that night.
 It was great for me, too.
  I'm 39.

Quote of the Day.

I hope you all have an awesome week. God bless you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Things that make you go hmmm

Why do tourists go to the tops of tall buildings then put money into telescopes just
so they can see things on the ground close up?
Why is it called 'after dark' when it really is 'after light'?
Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do we sing 'Take me out to the ballgame' when we're already there?
Speaking of ballgames, why are they called stands when they are made for sitting?
Why is a 'wise guy' and a 'wise man' opposites?
How come abbreviated is such a long word?
What do people in China call their good plates?
How do 'Do not walk on the grass' signs get there?
Why does 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' and The 'Alphabet song' have the same tune?
Let me guess... You just sung both songs didn't you?

How pumpkin pie is made...

Aren't these the coolest pumpkins?    

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Random thoughts

I just love this picture. I can just sit and watch these leaves blow back and forth from this window all day. You know, for whatever reason, I keep thinking of Christmas. I know it's early but it's right around the corner. I mean what other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks? 

Hey, don't say I never gave you guys any advice. Here's a good way to handle office conflicts. You'll be surprised at the results...LoL.

I'm just kidding. I don't condone violence but I thought this was too funny. Now, I just have to share these weird pictures with you and before you ask... no... I don't have a pair in my closet.

Surely you don't expect me to wear those!!!

Hmmm... Would you prefer your feet shoes with laces or without?

Wow! Just in time for Halloween.

I know... I know... I've tortured you enough. Of course, now that you've had your fill of awful shoes, it's only fair that I share a much better picture with you. This is simply breath taking.

Quote of the day.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Little Known Facts

Hello again... Some of you may already know this but I looooove to laugh. I wanted to share a joke with everyone that is soooo hilarious, I guarantee you'll want to read it twice. These are little known facts:

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb..
(Now that's more like it !)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  (In my next life, I want to be a pig..)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head  before it starves to death.    (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
(Don't try this at home, maybe at work)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
(Honey, I'm home. What the...?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  (30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)

 The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(Okay, so that would be a good thing) 
A cat's urine glows under a black light..
(I wonder how much the government paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.
  (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??, Do the dolphins know about the pig?)
See, I knew it would put a smile on your face. 
(and God love that pig!)

I truly hope that noone was offended by this posting. I am going through something right now and laughter is one of the ways I'm able to handle things better. When they say that laughter is good medicine, it's no joke. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. When laughter is shared, it has a domino effect because it's simply contagious. So, my work here is done. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Morning Glory Muffins

Hello again. You know, rainy days always make me want to bake something yummy. I was in the mood for some morning glory muffins. I found this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens years ago and it's become one of my favorite muffin recipes. The first time I made them, I wasn't sure if the children would try them because of all the carrots and apples in the recipe but I was wrong. The muffins turned out to be so good and sweet. Once the family realized how delicious they were, they didn't last long at all. Hint, hint... This is also a really great way to sneak in extra fruits and vegetables for picky eaters.

Morning Glory Muffins

 Morning Glory Muffins

2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 1/4 cups finely shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack)
2/3 cup cooking oil
3 eggs
1/2 teapoon vanilla


Line twenty four 2 1/2 inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir in
brown sugar. Stir in apples, carrots, and raisins. In In a medium bowl
combine undrained pineapple, oil, eggs and vanilla. Add pineapple
mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake in a 375 degree oven
about 18 minutes or until a wooden tothpick inserted in centers comes
out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from
muffin cups; serve warm.

Makes 24 muffins. Enjoy...

Thanks for stopping by... Until next time.