Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finally... 1 finished project!

I have been struggling to get anything finished at this point in time... my brain is so scattered, that even some of the littlest things take forever! Even trying to type is a chore when I can't seem to get the letters in the correct order.

Yesterday... I did manage to get 1 loaf of bread made and 4 kaiser rolls in case we decide to grill hamburgers in the next few days. It's tough to have to make everything from scratch... bbq sauce, salad dressing, mayo, tortilla chips, refried beans, crackers... anything that you would open a can or bottle or bag for... I have to make right now. I wouldn't mind it so much except that I have fatigue and brain fog with all of this! (Did I mention that before?)

One of things that I have been working on is a set of house numbers for the end of the driveway. We have a regular delivery driver... but when there is a substitute... our packages get delivered to the front house... and if he's gone, DH is screwed if he needs what is being sent! Anyway... here's my 95 % finished project... it would be 100% (installed) but DH worked overtime last night.

I did get a call from the doctors' office yesterday... they need more lab work done before I go for my scan... and that I am "suppose to have the lab slip"... but I don't have it. If I do... I have no idea of where I put it. I also misplaced the prescriptions she wrote me as well... they have vanished into thin air! I hate when that happens!

My projects for today... figure out something for dinner... clean up my art supplies, start a load of laundry and try and visit at the flower shop this afternoon. I am certain that somewhere in there I will have to take a nap. I had to yesterday too!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


We woke up to full blown Spring... The leaves have unfurled... the dandelions are in full bloom as is the tree in our side yard. It's gorgeous!

We also went out and did a bunch of returns... and DH got to experience Wegman's for the first time and liked it! We ate a late lunch while shopping there. DH has a soft spot in his heart for buffalo chicken pizza and they happen to have a pizza bar there! So... to be kind for dragging him all hither and yon... what could I say? After all, the man only had 2 pieces of toast for breakfast! And for me... well... I should have just lunched off the salad bar, but I went for a whole wheat wrap... and the poor lady really wondered about me, I am certain, since I really could only have lettuce, onions and tomato... no olives, no cheese, no peppers... no dressing! She did put on extra tomato and onion, and gave me a small discount. It tasted pretty good to me, since the lettuce was crunchy and the tomatoes were very flavorful!

By the time we made it home, I was pretty worn out. And I still have a few things to do in the kitchen... like clean up my mess from the evening before... (yeah, I was sloppy and bad!) And then I needed to make a couple of things for me to eat... I made homemade bbq sauce and more cold pack coleslaw. We grilled out last night... we picked up some Bison sirloin steaks that were so lean, yet tender. And coated with my bbq sauce... the first bite was like candy. Very yummy!
We had that with some baby dutch gold butter potatoes... those are like eating butter candy too! Along side was some coleslaw and some sauteed summer squash. I was happy and satisfied. I hadn't had any protein all day... so it hit the spot.

I am still working on projects today... it's much cooler and I think if I pace myself, I may be able to get a few things done. My hoarseness has increased... which makes my voice even softer and DH can't hear me unless I am in the same room now. The joint pain, and of course, fatigue has set in with a vengeance... the former wakes me during the night and the later makes for a long day!

I'm off to do something productive... I will try and post a few pictures along the way, if I remember or have the energy!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Off to do stuff...

DH has the day off today! Finally... some comp time for all those extra hours he puts in. We have a few things to do in town and then we are going to work on getting some of the garage under control again. I can't get the car because his work stuff keeps creeping over.

On the health issues... I'm feeling funny in my neck this morning. I can't describe the feeling other than my neck feels thicker when I swallow. Just 1 more week of the diet to do... tomorrow will be cooler and I will bake myself some bread and rolls. I'm looking forward to that!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Monday, April 27, 2009

In Da House...

Yep... that's where I am and where I'll stay. DH has just come home from work and informed me that I am "officially quarantined" because of the Swine Flu. Persons of compromised immune systems shouldn't be exposed to anything that could cause an issue... and I am becoming more compromised each day.

I did go outside for a few minutes with Nolli... I sat on the bench while he played in the grass. In no time at all... I think I got more than enough "vitamin D" as I burned that fast. (Darn medicines!) It felt good to sit in the sunshine... but even Nolli was ready to come back in and be cool.

So... for now... I will come up with alternative ideas for DH to have for lunches as I won't be going to the market or the deli. I do have some tuna and canned chicken in the pantry for such times. He may have to go out and buy some eggs... (Not that I can have any!) Sure will be glad when the next week and half go by and we can go back to more normal living!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!
FOR TODAY (April 26th, 2009)...

Outside my window... it's warm and sunny and the leaves are starting to bud out!

I am thinking... of my brother, who turned 53 yesterday. We had the most hilarious phone conversation last night as he was driving through Oregon. He has a Jeep Cherokee that is famous for running out of gas and it happened on the road last night! He is always so lucky when this happens... I know he has a REALLY COOL Guardian Angel!

I am thankful for... My loving husband, a wonderful dog, and wonderful neighbors.

From the kitchen... there were lots of good things to eat over the weekend. I am a little tired today from all the cooking.

I am wearing... Just my jammies and slippers!

I am creating... a new set of house numbers for a end of the driveway.

I am going... to try and lay low today... the joint pain associated with this prep diet is starting.

I am hoping... to stay aware of what I am eating so I won't have an mistakes and screw up the test results on the 6th.

I am hearing... the fans blowing and traffic... it's very quiet and peaceful this morning.

Around the house... Nolli is sleeping in his favorite spot, there is laundry to be started and a few dishes from last night to be put away.

One of my favorite things... are the new park bench we placed at the side of the house to use when we take Nolli out... it's going to be nice to sit and watch the neighborhood!

A few plans for the rest of the week: We have a pretty big T0-Do list started and we are going to start to tackle some of those items!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

My Sweet Nolli-dog's toys are scattered all over the floor from his crazy-funny play session last night...

He managed to empty out his toy basket completely... and he played with everyone of his toys for a least a minute before he went on to the next one! Silly dog! This makes me laugh and touches my heart all at once.

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Whirlwind Busy!

We had a very busy day yesterday... I think I spent a good part of my day in the kitchen, preparing things for dinner and for today and the week ahead. I did make some homemade breakfast sausage that is very good and very lean. I may end up making this for us on a regular basis based on how good and easy it is to do!

Today... we started the day with homemade biscuits to go with that homemade sausage. Once I cleaned the kitchen up from breakfast, I made some pico de gallo for dinner tonight. That went along with homemade chips and guacamole and tacos with my homemade refried beans. DH had his with cheese and sour cream... I just had it with the pico and guac... and didn't miss the sour cream or cheese! Yummmmy good!

We also spent time with our neighbors, visiting their friends from England. And we did laundry... and DH cleaned out the back of his truck after a busy week of throwing stuff in and hitting the road from job to job. I went and sat outside in the sun while he straightened things up... it was a delightful time, with Nolli-dog sitting there too!

Tonight after dinner... we are having some family play time... Nolli has decided to take out all of his toys from his toy basket... he hasn't done that in years! So... I'm off to play tug of war with Nolli and his favorite stuff baby named Ruby! It's so dear... and it's sweet Sunday Love!

Thanks for reading... be blessed.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sandy Asked for this one...

Here's my recipe for Cold-pack Coleslaw... this is one of the things that is going to get me through the next couple of weeks!

Small Recipe... makes enough for 8 servings

1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
2 large carrots, shredded (I use both the slicer and large shred for texture)
1/2 C green pepper, diced
1/4 C fine diced red onion... you can use yellow or even spring onion
1/3 C sugar
2 T. vegetable oil
1 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp parsley flakes

In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, green pepper, and onion. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients: shake well. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss. Cover and chill for 4 hours before serving.

Thanks Sandy... I hope you enjoy this recipe... and thank you for your good wishes!

And the Winner is....

We did the drawing this afternoon... the low tech way. With my brain fog... I couldn't think of doing the random integer thing... I had to ask DH how to spell that! (So not like me!)

Here we go... DH is the guest star for the drawing... Notice that great big hand!

Here he goes... to draw the name of.... (sorry you have to see my ceiling!)

It's Becky S... from Just Bee 'n Me! Yippee! Thank you to all who entered... Becky please send me an email of the address you would like me to send this little package to!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Cooking Adventures... tinted with some Brain Fog!

Yesterday was as super busy day for me... filled with shopping and cooking... and more shopping and even more cooking. I started my day up in town... went to one particular store that carries a few items that I cannot get anywhere else. (Like Chore Boy Golden Fleece scrubbing pads... I <3>

Anyway... I stopped off at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter and dropped even more $$ on this diet. And I did pick up a few things for DH... a couple of pair of "cheap jeans" to wear while he works around the house and down in the basement. (His old work jeans... have huge holes in the knees... so bad, that I noticed he had used duck tape to hold one side together! That's a sad thing!) Then I came home, unloaded everything and put it all away... and got busy! I made myself some cold-pack coleslaw that is sooo yummy! It's what I had for lunch along side my no-salt Matzo crackers. It wasn't a bad lunch at all!

Then I set about doing some chicken drumsticks. The grocery store was having a huge "Get Grillin" sale... and had a large package of 12 drumsticks for $3.25. I figured it was an easy way for me to get protein in the middle of the day. (Usually, I have grilled cheese or egg salad... or sometimes, ham... all things I can't have right now!) I coated those drumsticks with a mixture of my own design and baked them up... these babies are yummmmmy!

So... here's my recipe for the chicken coating:

2T. Olive Oil

1 tsp of kosher salt

1 tsp Mrs. Dash Onion and herb blend

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp Oregano leaves

1/4 tsp Thyme

Several grinds of pepper

Mix together to form a loose paste, coat chicken and bake 375* for 1 hour... can lightly coat baking dish with oil as well.

And then... last night... I proceeded to grill chicken for dinner and extra ahead... and I put 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the grill... and then proceeded to coat them in SEASON SALT! I realized what I had done... after about 5 minutes! What an brain fog idiot I am! So... I had to finish cooking all that chicken... which DH will get to eat, now coated with bbq sauce, clean off the grill and restart with the 4 pieces I had just wrapped up in put in the freezer! I beat myself up mentally over that for most of the evening... stupid brain fog!

Oh... if you want the coleslaw recipe... I will post it later on... just leave me a comment!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Just a quick update!

First... thank you to everyone for the good wishes on my doctor's appointment! I spent several hours on the phone yesterday and I am now scheduled for my pre-scan appointment on May 5th...(that's when they will give me that special cocktail of "8" RAI-123 pills...) and then I will have the actual scan on the 6th! Let's all keep our fingers crossed that nothing is cooking inside me... If they find anything, I will have to do RAI-131. That would mean that DH and the dog would both have to move out for a week as I would have to be isolated for 7 days.

I went shopping yesterday... got what felt like a ton of groceries, but I know that I will more than likely have to go and get more produce as I need it. I am now on the low-iodine diet, meaning that I cannot have anything that may have iodine in it... like eggs, dairy, cheese, any soy products, no bread, no potatoes and really nothing that is prepared. So... today, I will be baking bread, making white beans for a homemade version of refried beans, pico do gallo, and homemade breakfast sausage...oh, and grilling chicken... lots and lots of chicken. I will also be making more salad dressings. The goal is to get as low iodine as I can get to make cocktail work in the body scan. I was so not prepared to do this... I didn't get to have pizza or a good salty sandwich from the deli! But, I can guarantee that as soon as I get the okay... I will have some of that yummy salty goodness from somewhere! (I can have table salt... just not iodized or sea salt)

So... I'm off to the kitchen to get busy... Oh, yesterday while I was shopping, I was looking for kosher margarine. I asked the dairy clerk, because they do have a kosher case, he asked me to wait for a moment... and he brought back a lady from another department. She was explaining "kosher packaging" to me and I asked about "Mother's"... she looked at me with a surprised look and said, "How Do YOU know about Mother's???" I told her that was what is accepted on this diet and I used it the first time I did it... and a dear friend and coworker had brought it to me. The lady clerk told me she keeps a kosher home and that her store didn't carry what I wanted but that another retailer across the river did! I knew just where she was talking about... and went the extra 10 miles across the river to go there. That store had the most wonderful kosher section and I found exactly what I needed there!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

PS... don't forget to sign-up for my give away... it ends tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's 200 posts!!!!

Wooooo Hoooooo! I did it! I hit 200 posts today! In honor of that event... in true blog fashion... I am having a little give-away! It's modest... but one that I would enjoy receiving.
A sweet coffe mug with a matching coaster... perfect to keep near your writing area!

A bag of Java Gourmet coffee.... Creme Brulee` flavor.... Yummm! Sorry for the grainy pic~

And of course... some other little goodies... like a matching tin, some truffles and adorable little springtime napkins to use for your coffee break!

Please leave me a comment if you'd like to enter... I will leave the drawing open until Saturday at noon (eastern standard time) ... I've always wanted to say that!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dr.s Appointment

Just back from the doctor... DH was able to join me. I was so glad to have him there! It's the first doctor's appointment that I've gone to where I actually had someone with me in over 6 years! He was very helpful and he was able to take notes for me and help to interpret some of the language barrier for me as my doctor is Romanian and had a thick accent.

Long story short... I went for labs straight from the office... she is going to schedule me for nuclear medicine for a full body scan within the next 6-8 weeks. She is checking for a good baseline and to verify that nothing has metastasized. She has several issues to work on... my bone density is a major factor and may be what is causing my back aches. Also, quality of life and my constant fatigue... along with my not sleeping. (Yes, Pearl, I'm up at strange hours because I cannot sleep or stay asleep!)

So... that's the news about that for now! I am exhausted and hungry... so we are going to forage for food up in town!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

My Morning, so far...

It's been a busy morning here at the cottage... my neighbor called. They are leaving for a few days to go to a B & B in Rhode Island with friends over from England. She wanted me to have a way to get in to her house if need be... and she forgot to give me a key. So... garage door opener it is! I hope to Not Have to Use it... but nice to know I can help, if needed.

The doorbell rang... it was the UPS driver. He comes by on average, about once or twice a week. I am wondering... what's the percentage of people who get packages in the morning that are still in their pj's? I don't think my UPS driver knows that I have real clothes! Package is for DH... more parts for one of his clients!

And... the phone rang... this time, the land line. Lizzy called... she wanted to know if we were busy for Memorial Day weekend. They will let me know if they are able to fly up for the weekend... that would be so awesome! But... Gary still has to see if he can get the time off. And so would DH... we shall see!

Today... is my big day... I go see my new endocrinologist. I printed off my medical history from WebMD... it's so much easier for me to have it in print than having to sit there and remember while filing out new forms... and it can become part of my medical record for the doctor. I also assigned myself a lifetime ID so that I won't lose any of it when insurance changes are made. I wished I would have had that a few years ago! I wanted DH to go with me... but he needs to be at work right now.

Still making lists for our outdoor project and for things we need around the house. Still trying to fight the urge to buy plants... it's still just a little too early for that. But soon... very soon! (Back home in Washington and down in Maryland... planting is going on... oh, it kills me to wait!) I have so many projects I want to start... but this weekend... look out stores... I've got some shopping to do!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Monday, April 20, 2009

FOR TODAY (April 20th, 2009)...

Outside my window... it's cold and rainy. The weekend was lovely!

I am thinking... of all that DH got accomplished, he worked so hard!

I am thankful for... for a hardworking husband, how he embraces all the plans, dreams and ideas I have and helps me accomplish them.

From the kitchen... plans for dinner have been started, maybe some homemade bread or rolls as well.

I am wearing... the usual uniform... jeans, t-shirt and cardigan... and slippers.

I am creating... ideas for a deck area, planters... and place to sit and watch the fire flies at night!

I am going... into town to price lumber and building supplies this week. I have lists... many, many lists!

I am reading... nothing but research for all the things on my many lists!

I am hoping... to find great prices on the things we need... to have a great outdoor life this summer.

I am hearing... light traffic on the road, Nolli-dog - as he shakes himself awake and his dog tags clank.

Around the house... only light dusting to be done, some housekeeping in the guest room from the mess I made last week with unpacking shopping bags.

One of my favorite things... is the laundry area and all the work that has been done to get it into shape for our use. It's in the basement, dark and dreary... but we have plans!

A few plans for the rest of the week: to come up with a price list for decking, a price list for barrels and planters, and an idea of what to plant where...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

I am remembering Columbine... and how it changed the face of our nation and how we view issues with kids and guns in our schools. I was working in education at that time... with high risk students. We also lost one of our girls to gun violence when she went to Seattle to visit her friends and was shot during a gang related shooting as someone innocent in the car. So sad and tragic. My friend Marla, had also just moved not far from Littleton... and I felt fear and anguish for her and her family. It could have happened back home... I knew boys that played with guns and had fantasies of blowing things up... funny, but they are now Marines... and do that for real! Columbine was the first real-in-your-face live on-tv tragedy where you couldn't believe what was really happening, and it made you want to hug your kids a little harder and closer each night.

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yesterday... we spent a nice portion of our day getting our washer installed in the basement. (We acquired one through my beloved Craigslist!) It involved a trip to Lowe's for new water valves... lots of cleaning of both the installation site and the inside of the washer as well... (It came out of a rental unit and the previous owner did not understand how the lint filters worked... eewww!) And when all was said and done... it has the beginnings of a nice little laundry area... and we did 2 loads of laundry! Not exciting for most folks... but we haven't had our own laundry area for almost a year.

We did have to take the laundry to be dried... as we don't get our dryer until later this week. (Also another Craigslist acquisition.) We are trying to follow a mindset of buying used and banking the difference... not that we are cheapskates, just trying to make our money go a little farther in these times. It would be much different if I were making the kind of money I did when I lived in Maryland... and the same for DH... he does not always have the kind of OT or emergency calls like he did in Maryland, that gave both of us lots of disposable income. But back to the laundry and taking it to be dried at the Laundromat... When we got there, it was a ghost town. No one was there, it was heaven! We had our pick of dryers... and we do know which ones work the best. We got things drying and settled down to wait.

Every so often... a certain woman with 2 kids comes in to do laundry... and when they come, chaos ensues. It's loud, it's annoying, and it also smells! I don't know where she acquires the plastic bags she uses to bring her dirty garments to the facility, but they're very large and I am impressed that she can carry it in on her back, by herself... along with her purse, her laundry soaps and fabric softener... and her kids behind her. She filled 7 washers up... and I wished that she had given her son a bath before she brought him... we were sitting near the open door and I had to breathe through my mouth every time he came near by... which was a lot... as he was curious in what we were doing while we waited. DH was doing a Sudoku puzzle from the paper and I was playing Chuzzle on my phone. We were startled when all of a sudden... small sonny-boy went to the nearby Pac-man video game machine and plunked in quarters and started to play... he proudly went and kipped quarters from Mom's machines without her looking! DH remarked to me that he hoped she had extra change, because he felt that he'd have to help her if she didn't. Anyway... after she chastised sonny-boy... they took off for the other end of the shopping center as he needed to use the restroom and she needed coffee.

It was a nice break from the smell and the noise... we were able to get almost all of our clothes folded and out to the car before they came back. We were outta there as quickly as possible. We are so happy that we won't have to be going back on a regular basis except to do the big stuff like comforters! It is such a wonderment to me that DH loves to go with me and help me. He won't let me carry anything too heavy, and he does not like for me to be there alone if it can be helped. The last time... he went by himself to do a couple of loads so I wouldn't get too overloaded. He knows that my energy level is iffy at best! We do live a simple life... and I don't want it any other way!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Friday, April 17, 2009

2 BIG Events coming up!

This next week has TWO events coming up... One for me and one for YOU!!!

This next week, I have my first appointment with my new endocrinologist! I am very excited but also a little nervous... I should have been seen in January and here it is April. But, with all the insurance crapola that was going on within DH's company, it was easier to wait and then get scheduled. Very nervous about lab results and medicines... and having to have my yearly thyrogen study. (But at least I don't have to do the iodine diet! I hope)

The SECOND event... is that I will be reaching the 200th post marker!!!! And... in true blog tradition... I will be having a giveaway! Details will be forthcoming! I am very excited about hitting 200 posts and hope that you all will be stopping by to see what I have come up with!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Weekend Weather Report!

Oh... My... Stars!!!! It's going to be WARM here today!

And it's going to be even WARMER tomorrow! I cannot begin to tell you how
happy that makes us over here in the valley. It means that soon, I can take down the clear insulating plastic from the south windows. It means that soon we will start construction on my flower beds. Soon... it will mean that I will be going to all the nurseries around here, buying up plants to go in my flower beds!

I just love, love, love SPRING! And this will be a fun one, I am hoping!

I have a long list of things that I need to acquire... shovels, spades, a turning fork, new hoses, new faucets, lumber, stakes, garden gloves and tools.... it all makes me so excited and happy inside! Last night... I could barely sleep, thinking of all the fun that DH and I are going to have in planting and doing some landscaping... and enjoying our yard. Last year, we didn't get to enjoy the yard too much, as he was gone so much. This year... he's working more locally and of course, we are here to get things started and understand some of the lay of the land now.

I don't want anything to elaborate... I like to keep it simple. If it gets too crazy, I won't be able to keep up with it if DH gets too busy with work. I also have to bear in mind, my own limitations with my poor knees and my energy level as I readjust medications in the coming months. Of course, it should be easier... once I start getting some sleep. I am going to ask the doctor to prescribe some sleep aids... as I am only sleeping through the night about 2 or 3 nights a week now. (Not good... I'm not a mommy... and I do require a good amount of undisturbed sleep.)

Well... how did I get so off track? (Could it be... not enough sleep????)

I'm off to work on my lists... and to figure out how much soil I am going to need. And what plants I want to put out there... and what plants I want to place over on the other side! See... I get so excited when it comes to flowers and outdoor living in the spring and summer!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Benadryl... it's what's for dessert!

It's a never ending saga around here... I keep finding out the hard way that there are certain things I cannot eat! I am waking up this morning with a Benadryl hangover. I certainly got some sleep last night... and probably a little more this morning too.

I decided that I would make some salmon cakes for dinner. DH loves salmon and often orders it when we go out for dinner. I haven't made salmon cakes since we've been married and my friend Mary makes them all the time. So, I got busy online yesterday and found a recipe... and proceded to make them.

They were yummy... and I payed the price for eating one! Nolli-dog was also excited about my making salmon cakes... and he got most of the one I ate. DH got my second one... as he looked across the table at me and asked, "were you that red and flushed when you started dinner?" I had already started to feel a little itchy. Needless to say, my evening wasn't the most fun with the itching and a little shortness of breath... so it was first one benadryl and then a second one. I was able to get comfortable in bed and doze most of the evening... taking the second one a few hours later as I felt the itching start again. I'm still a little itchy this morning and I have a lot of red, blotchy petichial hemmorage on my chin, nose and forehead...

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

For some reason... I'm not able to add any pictures or even spell check on Blogger today...hmmmm....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I haven't been sleeping again... and it's affecting my thinking! I usually don't have any problem with topics to write and blog about... but with not enough sleep, the flow just won't come together. (And it's the 15th... I don't want to hear or think about taxes!)

So... lets have some fun with Urban Dictionary!

Since Urban Dictionary is written entirely by teenagers, pot heads, and people with generally too much time on their hands, you'll probably need to wade through some questionable definitions and choose the one you're okay with the entire blog-o-sphere reading.


Directions: Answer each question by typing in your answer on You MUST use the first definition!

1. Your Name? Suzanne

Suzanne is the #153 most common female first name.

Out of many more.

It is an original, and unique first name.

Mean graceful lily in Hebrew.

Come from Susanna a name in Hebrew.

a French, German, and Hebrew.

A very unique,special, different.

Hard to find, hard to keep.

picky girl

"Wow, Suzanne is really differest, but she's awesome!"

~That's really cool... it says I'm different, but awesome.

2. Your age? 50

(Verb) Street Slang used by many to replace the word Police. Originated from an old Cop show called Hawaii Five-O. It aired from September 1968 to April 1980. The "Five-O" in the title then became a commonly used word for Police.

Oh crap, its Five-O

~ It fits! I come from a police family... it really fits!

3. What should you be doing? Shopping

The act of going out and buying stuff.
I went shopping for food yesterday.

buying a whole lot of stuff that you don't really need
i went shopping today!

Going to a large chain store (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc...) and filling a cart with as much crap as possible, only to abandon it somewhere in the store.
Hey dude! I went shopping at Wal-Mart today. Somebodys gonna be doin their job today.

Well... I do need to go buy some food, and I don't do the last one when I go to those stores!

4. Favorite Color: Sage

A word originating from the popular Japanese forum website 2chan. Sage (pronounced "sah-geh") - from the Japanese word "sageru", refers to replying to a post using the word "sage" in the email field in order to increase the number of replies without age-ing (or bumping) the post. This can be used as a courtesy, allowing one to quietly add comments that may not be interesting enough to warrant pushing the thread to the top. It can also be used as a way to show displeasure with the post being replied to.
"Sage" is typed in the e-mail field!

Umm... okay.

5. Birthplace: Ventura

The only decent city in Ventura County, geared mostly towards the working class and beach bums alike. Ventura is packed with all the retail stores you could need and still has a functioning main street, a rarity in America these days. Ventura does not have a walmart (thank god) but does have a target, kmart, big lots, and pretty much any other superstore that isn't wal mart; including a mall, 3 theaters, and about 20 smoke shops.
Dude, you just kicked my bong and shattered it! Oh well, I'm sure one of the 20 bong shops in Ventura is having a sale..

~ yeah... that's what I've heard!

6. Month of your birth: November

The best month of the year! Snow, getting ready for Christmas, celebrating thanksgiving & having thanksgiving break!
November rocs my socs.

7. Last person texted: Joyce

A verb, meaning to lead someone on and then crush his or her heart like a heartless, souless, biatch that does pineapples and your sister.
"She joyced you." "You got joyced." "Are you going to joyce him?"

~ Oh No! That's not nice... and it does not apply to my dear friend! Yikes!

8. One of your nicknames: Babe

1.endearing term.
2.adjective used to describe a good looking girl, sometimes describes guys

1.Hey babe i missed you.
2.All the guys think Melanie is a babe

~ I like this one... and it fits!

9. What are you doing this weekend: Yard Sales

When a skier or snowboarder eats it on the slopes and loses all of their gear. If a skier loses his skies, poles, hat, goggles, and anything else, shout "YARD SALE" from the ski lift above him.
"While the skier denied that he lost his skis and poles in the fall, everyone that saw it knew that in reality his fall was a classic yard sale"

the act of selling shit you dont want to people who dont need it
hey my next door neighbor is having a yard sale... wanna go waste three bucks?

~I would be the last one... wasting $3 bucks.

10. Random Word: Bacon

a derogatory term for police officers; cop, pig
Undercover Officer: You got crack? Street Hustler: Crack?! Smells like bacon up in here.

n. Delicious strips of juicy, pork heaven. Served often at breakfast with eggs, but perfectly good served alone and at any time of day.
Joe: "There are only two kinds of people in this world, those who love bacon..." John: "...and those who love bacon but won't admit it."

~Both definitions fit my life... but I adore the second one! We all love bacon in this house!

Well, that was pretty good... I didn't get anything obscene or too nasty! (Whew!)
Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook...

FOR TODAY (April 13th, 2009)...

Outside my is sunny but cold... the wind is blowing
I am thinking...of Easter's from the past... and how different this one is, our first one as a married couple, how DH loved to dye eggs today!

I am thankful for... a cozy home, a husband that takes on extra chores like vacuuming the stairs, and peace and tranquility today. Being able to call one of my sisters... and also my brother... whom I had a long and loving talk with!

From the kitchen... there are many yummy things to eat, roast pork loin, Sunday potatoes, salads, veggies, dessert!

I am wearing... my usual uniform of jeans, a soft cotton t-shirt and a cardigan with my birkenstocks!

I am creating... a birthday package to send to my sister

I am going... to the bank and post office today

I am reading... my bible, a few blogs, and new magazines that came last week

I am hoping... to stay of track as I prepare for my first medical check up since I got married, a new endocrinologist, a new medical staff to adjust to...hopefully getting correct meds once again.

I am hearing... my Dear Husband cleaning the staircase... the wind rail against the house and a snoring dog

Around the house... dinner is almost finished cooking... Nolli is sleeping near by, we are looking forward to a yummy meal.

One of my favorite things... is how Nolli isn't always sure where to be when John and I are at opposite ends of the house... I overheard John giving him a good belly rub this morning and brushing him out... so sweet!

A few plans for the rest of the week: to work on correspondence, do laundry, organize my closet again and work on my desk.

Here's a picture thought I am sharing:

I am thinking I need to go find a few clay pots to paint to use in the little garden area under the steps... it's been a long time since I did this one... but I'd like to try again~

What are your plans? Do you have any new craft ideas? What kind of lists do you make? What are some of your best holiday memories?

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Greetings from Sugarloaf Cottage

We hope that your Easter is filled with good family fun, chocolate and yummy eats! Be joyful and be blessed... for He Has Risen!
~Suzanne and DH... and Nolli-dog!