Tuesday, February 24, 2009

use for old jars

This idea came across on the PhotoJoJo site...
I have tons of old jars, so I may try this one out. I just need to get some new pics printed....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Where is everybody?

I have brushed my teeth, taken a bath, and I am waiting to hear from all my fellow bloggers. Blog me the weather, your projects or lack there of, how you feel about Burris, just come talk to me.

Thursday knitting class





Okay so this is not Tuesday night knitting class, this is Thursday afternoon class to learn how to make felted clogs. I am so excited about this and you will hear more from me when my clogs are done. The last picture is our teacher and the owner of the shop, Julie. The first picture is Beth who is kind and helps everybody with their projects and still manages to be a prolific knitter, I dont think she ever sleeps. The middle picture is Lisa who just came to keep us company and knit on her own project while we were learning.
The difference with Thursday class is there is not nearly as many, on Tuesday night she has to go get folding chairs to fit around the two work tables. I only photographed one of four rooms she has stuff in so you can imagine it is like I have died and gone to heaven in Craft Heaven. On the last picture you see the thing with knitting needles sticking out of it, It is a caddy to put alllllll you stuff in, I bought one, cause they were only four dollars and I didnt think I could make it for that. You will be hearing more about felting cause it really is fun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today is food day

Everything I looked at online this morning has had to do with food. So indulge me and let me tell you what I found.

Almost Snickers Ingredients
12 oz Low fat ice cream; softened
1 pk Sugar free Chocolate pudding
1 c Low fat Cool Whip
3 oz Grape Nut cereal
1/4 c Crunchy peanut butter
Instructions for Almost SnickersMix together ice cream, Cool Whip, peanut butter and pudding. Fold in Grape Nuts. Spread in 8x8 inch pan and freeze. Recipe By : Mary Ann Housman (WW leader) Posted
I think this would be a great make ahead dessert for any party or when your Mother in Law(thats me) comes to visit. I dont understand why they used diet like stuff, but I am willing to give it a try.


Comfort Cookies
1 c. sugar
½ c. butter
1 egg, beaten
1 c. grated zucchini
2 c flour
½ t. cinnamon
½ t. cloves
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 T. finely chopped fresh basil
1 c chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375. Cream sugar and butter, add egg and beat. Add grated zucchini alternately with dry ingredients, mixed together. Stir in basil and nuts. Drop by small spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake 12-15 minutes.

This cookie recipe was in the latest Susan Witting Albert book I read called Bloodroot. They sound all the different and yummy.

Red Velvet cake balls

http://bakerella.blogspot.com Can there be anything more sinfully delicious than red velvet cake balls. You must go check it out for yourself, I dont want to be the only one drooling.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

wookin pah nub...

I was wookin pah nub in all da wong paces...

is what came to mind when I realized that I was looking for blogs in all the wrong places, till I found the blog catalog!

it's just what I've been dreaming of!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dirty Bong Water

here is a shot recipe that I had down at J&Ps recently... I think they used southern comfort instead of amaretto....

Dirty Bong Water
1 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz spiced rum
1 oz sweet and sour mix

I don't do many shots, but I'd like to have this as a coctail.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New site

www.tipnut.com I was cruising sites again and found this site with some pretty good places to check out. Thought yall might be interested

A Libby Story

Libby came home last night telling me some crazy story. They are learning CPR at school. They had to learn the Heimlich maneuver and practice on those dolls. She said that her friend Jessie went home and tried to do the Heimlich maneuver on her dog and it bit her. She tried to practice on everyone in her family, but no one would let her, so she decided to practice on her dog instead. Maybe not the best idea!! Can you just picture a girl like Libby giving her dog the Heimlich maneuver?!?! And can you imagine what the poor dog must have been thinking?!?! No wonder it bit her!!

Tylers class picture


This is Tylers kindergarten class. He is in the second row on the left hand side. He has lots of friends in his class.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday


Well just wanted to share a picture of Einstein's birthday. Kaylie had a really good time working on this one and Jerrod somehow was the only one that could figure out how to make a hat! It was fun.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

my itunes is genious

I love music.
I love itunes.
My itunes is genius...
I recently discovered this little tool in itunes where you pick a song, then click on the genius button and it creates you a 25 song playlist.
I think this is pretty slick, cuz I like to play music whenever I can.

Check it out!
"Meet Genius: a brilliant way to create perfect playlists. Play a song, click the Genius button, and iTunes creates a playlist of other songs from your library that go great together. Genius playlists help you discover songs in your library you never knew you had — and rediscover forgotten favorites."

2 presentations, 4 weeks

a little update on my edumacation.
i am in my final course for my masters degree!!!
wahoo!!
I have two presentations, one tomorrow night and one more in about 4 weeks then I'm done!!
We have already completed our graduation applications, so assuming I pass this course, I'm really done!!! I'm so glad to be nearing the end of this four year effort.
I better get a damned raise out of the deal:')
I'll let ya'll know how tomorrow goes.

To My Valentine Girls

I know I always tell you I love you when we are on the phone or leaving each others homes. I decided that it is time to tell all my girls how much I love and appreciate what you mean to my life. How on earth I found such talented, smart, compassionate, hard working, sneaky, beautiful people to be in my life, I dont know, all I know is I am thankful everyday to have you all in my life. So just remember you are all my little valentines and I love you very much.

Homemade creme fresh


I may have told you all I like to watch this show on
pbs called Miss lucy's cajun cooking. She is funny and down home and if something pops out of her pan she picks it back up and sticks it right back in the pan. Anyway she has recipes posted on the site I gave you in here is her Creme Fraiche recipe to use with strawberries. Enjoy

Monday, February 9, 2009

More on the ice storm


Hey doesnt that look pretty and deadly. I thought we had it bad until we went to Sikeston and saw all the devastation there and also in Paducah. People are still without power and water, yuk. It makes me thankful everytime I flush the stool and turn on a light. It did get pretty cool in our house, but I looked at it as an adventure and I was cooking and singing and RD said no singing we are supposed to be grouchy. I guess I didnt get that memo

ice storm

Last week we came home on Wednesday after the ice storm had hit Pulaski county. We followed about 6 out of town electric company trucks on Feather Trail and at one point a truck with a bucket on it was keeping a hot wire from touching the road as we passed by, very scary stuff indeed.

we are up north

Yes the gypsies are on the move again. I stayed in Olmsted last week and cleaned my house, so this week I got to come back up and stay with RedDog. I started to mop the back porch and dad shut the water off on me so no clean floor and no clean me for at least two hours.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Almost spring

My mom sent me this and I just couldn't help but share.

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Spring's almost here in ILLINOIS ....we can now see the deer moving around. Yep, won't be long now.

Nervexsadited

Well, this is it..... The house is now officially on the market. I have very mixed emotions right at the moment, I am nervexsadited (a big mix between nervous, sad and excited). I'm excited to have the house for sell, nervous that it won't sell before we leave for Japan in June, and sad to be leaving the house. I'm just all kinds of mixed up right now! Here is the listing for the house on the Re Max website,
http://www.sharonmatranga.com/GL208708
and here it is on realtor.com.
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Kiln_MS_39556_1106574481

I'm pretty happy with the pictures they used, except for the one of the outside of the house. I think they should have used a closer picture than they did. Maybe they were trying to show how far back from the road the house sits or something. They're the experts, I guess I'll trust their judgement.

The realtor called me last night and told me she already had 4 people call about the house, but.... all 4 calls we're from my nosey neighbors!!

That figures!
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