Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pink Elephants on Parade

"Seeing pink elephants" is often used to describe a drunken hallucination or delirium. 
OK so it's a purpley pink elephant.... but it's still an elephant and it was in my yard yesterday. I am thinking having to return to work after the holidays may have pushed me over the edge?

Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Over?

It's over?


I had 5 days off!   What happened to them?

Right now I have bags under my eyes the size of Texas.

I am going to actually post a real blog post, with real pictures.... from a real good time of course.

But right now I can't think....

Plus I forgot the pics at home on my flash drive.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Let the Festive Fun Begin!

I so need to work on my blog decor. I know. TIME.... I just need TIME! Maybe next week when I am off work, I can get it done. 

This weekend we will have our first "Christmas" and a few more holidayish type activities!  I hope I can snag some pictures....

Last weekend I made sugar cookies....I must say, best darn recipe ever!!

Sugar Cookies

1 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3 c all-purpose flour
2 sticks salted butter
1 egg
1 tsp pure orange extract
1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add  flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.

The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for roll.

Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Party in the Potty

Working outside of the home, it's bound to happen.  You just can't hold it any longer.... you must use the public restroom from time to time.  It is a must.  Thankfully, our office shares a restroom with only one other office... and well any people that come in off the street.... but we won't think about that.

I think there should be friendly rules posted on the door, we are sharing, let's be polite!
Please - turn your cell phone off. 
 It is bad enough that I have to use the restroom with you right there.... but do you have to allow your friends to listen also?  Plus, dear long haired brunette, I really don't want to hear about the drama in your life.... I mean really, little perky blond, do you think that your boss doesn't realize you are gone 15 minutes while you catch up on gossip?

Please put your make up on in the morning before you leave for work. 

 I am sorry, but I do prefer to wash my hands when I am done AND well you act like it is a sin that I have to have you move out of the way so I can get to the sink. Plus you leave your gunk behind on the sink and counter, then it gets on my clothing.

Please no Perfume or Hair Spray

Seriously, unless you have done the deed and dropped the Browns off at the super bowl, there is NO need to spray anything in the bathroom! Not everyone enjoys the scent "Hookers n Hoes".

Please wash before touching your face

I cannot begin to tell you how many people I've seen fixing their hair or touching up their makeup before hand washing. Your potty germs are getting all over your face.

Please Flush

Seriously, Please flush your own stuff down the toilet, don't forget to also take care of your own mess if you happen to sprinkle on the seat. SIGH


'Twas the night before Christmas

I received this is an email and thought I would share....

'Twas the night before Christmas & out on the ranch

The pond was froze over & so was the branch.

The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.

The kids were all home on vacation from school,

And happier young folks you never did see-

Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV.

Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock,

There came a surprise that gave them a shock!

The power went off, the TV went dead!

When Grandpa came in from out in the shed

With an armload of wood, the house was all dark.

"Just what I expected," they heard him remark.

"Them power line wires must be down from the snow.

Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."

"I'll hunt up some candles," said Mom. "With their light,

And the fireplace, I reckon we'll make out all right."

The teen-agers all seemed enveloped in gloom.

Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room,

Uncased his old fiddle & started to play

That old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.

Mom started to sing, & 1st thing they knew

Both Pop & the kids were all singing it, too.

They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night,"

Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.

They played some charades Mom recalled from her youth,

And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth.

They stayed up till midnight-and, would you believe,

The youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.

Grandpa rose early, some time before dawn;

And when the kids wakened, the power was on..

"The power company sure got the line repaired quick,"

Said Grandpa - & no one suspected his trick.

Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun,

He had pulled the main switch - the old Son-of-a-Gun!

Monday, December 13, 2010


OK, it is finally starting to feel like the season here in Oklahoma. I know there was worse weather that what Oklahoma had... but it was chilly enough to stay inside for most of the weekend.  I think this was the first weekend in along time that there were absolutely no plans.

Kobi and her friend made Christmas sweatshirts....

I spent alot of time in the kitchen making cookies.... lots and lots of cookies.

New recipe and first time to actually decorate sugar cookies. LOL Need I say more?

Friday, December 10, 2010


I can’t believe it! I think we have a weekend WITH NO PLANS! Now that will just not work for me. SO, I have come up with some exciting little “projects”. I am thinking my daughter and I are going to make “ugly christmas” sweatshirts for her and her friend. I am also thinking about a couple of dressers and cabinets that really need to be cleaned and organized. OH and COOKIES…. Lots and lots of Christmas cookies! I am going to attempt to make some pretty ones with royal icing.

Now if I can just figure out how to stay off the computer and facebook…. Everything should be just fine.

PS- Thanks Pennie and Brandy for the welcome back! Brandy, you did make the cut.... I am not breaking up with you! ;) 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Breaking up is hard to do……

Wow, when you disappear from your blog, all chaos breaks loose. Right now I am in the process of going through blogs and “unfollowing” them. When I started blogging and following blogs… I liked the blogs that were not commercialized. You know the normal everyday people that blog, well…. Just to blog. Funny stories about children and teenagers and everyday life – yup they make me feel “normal”. Plus I had A LOT of extra time on my hands to read and keep up with everything.

I have decided to break up with some blogs on my list…. Well… because you either have not posted in a while, you have grown up and moved on to bigger and better blogs… or well you know things just aren’t working out.

This is actually a slow painful process for me. I am trying to get the good ol blog set back up with my own touches. I’ve been gone to long… Hopefully this weekend.

Monday, December 6, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza


What you will need:
1 whole-wheat prebaked pizza crust (12-15 inches)
12 ounces cooked chicken strips
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce, any flavor and variety
1 ½ cups thinly sliced red onion
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded provolone cheese


1. Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions.

2. Toss ½ cup of barbecue sauce with cooked chicken strips.

3. Spread remaining barbecue sauce on pizza crust.

4. Top with chicken strips, sliced onions and shredded cheese.

5. Bake according to pizza crust package directions, until all ingredients are hot throughout.

PS: HI! 
I plan on coming back to blog world.  Just gotta ease on back into it.
Many have left...
Many have slowed down...
Some of you have grown in followers...
Many new faces too.... ---- HI Nice to meet you!!