Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits..

Time for a few tidbits....
          Not to be confused with ladybits.

Each Tuesday IA & Shawn host TTUT.
You should link up and join! 
There are no rules.
Just do it... You know you want too....

Every week when I type TTUT,

I almost typo and spell TIT.

Then I wonder why my mind is in the el guttero.

I also think of TTFN and hear a tigger voice sayin'


Wierd- Yes I know.

I had to take the HUBS to work today...

He gets to pick up his company vehicle.


I about crapped myself when I saw this...

Gas $2.88 a gallon???


I showed of a few inside decorations yesterday...

We also got the outside decorated...
Sorry, I was to lazy to walk across the street to take a full pic.


Back to inside decorations....

Check out myu snowman....

I think I need to make some more of them this year.

I like to decorate with snowmen, because you can leave them up past Christmas.

Monday, November 28, 2011


I survived!
Yippppeeee Skippyyyy!

Things are finally getting back to normal.

The Knee Replacement Moms are getting back to independent.

The Hubs goes back to work on Tuesday.

Thanksgiving is over, done, finished.
I did 100% of the cooking for 20-22 peeps.
No big deal.
Okay, so the Hubs deep fried 2 turkeys...
But I prepped and carved them.

This weekend the Fall decor came down and the Christmas went up!

I even got a few hours of do nothing time yesterday.

The tree has been put up & decorated....

Stockings are hung....

Just a little decor in the dining room....

I totally love this little tree. It's one of my Fav decorations...

Well.... this one may be also....
This tree was actually mine in my bedroom, as a child.
It's pretty cool and Fiber Optic...
LOL -Blast from the past!
It has clear strand throughout the tree and the tips light up and change colors.
It is actually pretty memorizing to watch.

We also were forced to switch cell phone carriers...
So this weekend, on black Friday...
The Hubs went and got us new phones.

Did not go with the Iphone.
We went with the Android - Samsung Galaxy S II.
Well I am in love with it, except for the fact that I can NOT get my Angry Birds to transfer over.
Do you realize I had all 3 games complete with 3 stars on everything?!?!?!
Now back to square one.
I am not happy.

I am in love with the 8mp camera.
The camera totally takes awesome pics!
The video is in 3D!
My old android was definitely not all that....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tasty on a Thursday

Tasty on a Thursday
Coming back at ya...
Grab a Link and hook up!

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Taco Soup
My all time fravorite soup!

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
1 can mexican rotel
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can chili beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1 package old el paso original taco seasoning
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Mix ( I use fiesta Ranch )

First dice the onion.
Brown the hamburger with the onion.
Drain any grease and place into a crockpot.
Add the remaining ingredients (do not drain) to the crockpot and simmer for at least 4 hours.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Going, Going, Gone.....

Pretty much will be missing from blog world the next few weeks....
Might find a little time...
Might not.

My my Mom is having a knee replaced Monday....
Then staying at our place until she heals...
I love my Mom...
I really do...
But this is going to test my patience for sure.
She will be here until Thanksgiving Day.
My main computer is in the guest room.
Won't get to it much...

The Hubs' Mom is going in for the same procedure...
Thankfully she lives just a few miles away.
She will stay at home and we will be running back and forth...
To help with meals and her dogs.

Thanksgiving is at our place....
I cook for everyone...
It's just my thing.
I enjoy it
So far we are up to 18 attending.
Maybe 6 more coming....

Kobi's poor car did not get fixed correctly
and will have to go back in the shop
Hopefully this week....

What a beautiful mess it's going to be....
Total Mass Chaos!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tasty on a Thursday

It's time again for Tasty on a Thursday!

Grab a button and link up!


Green Chili Cornbread

2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
1 onion, chopped
1 stick butter
1 small can green chili, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 can creamed corn
1/2 pound sausage, cooked and crumbled
2 cups mexi blend cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a skillet saute chopped onion in butter till translucent. In a large bowl, combine Jiffy cornbread mix, onions and butter and 2 eggs. Mix together till all combined. Add in creamed corn, green chili's, sausage and cheese. Stir till well combined. Place in a well greased 9x13 pan and bake for 45 minutes or until done! Cut and serve with chili!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Schanizzle my Fizzle!

It's talk to us Tuesday with Shawn and IA...
I am totally linking up!

Last night was bowling...
Drove all the way there to walk in and find out the league had been cancelled due to weather.
My team was there.
We ate...
Then we all bowled for free!

Yes I know... the pic sucks.
But HEY!  I remembered to take one at least!

I am about done with weather.
It's OklafreakinHOma!
We had another earthquake last night.
My schanizzle is about to fizzle.
Within this year...
Within a 60 mile radius of our home...
We have endured one, if not more of the following:
Last night alone I know we got over 6 inches of rain.
If I am getting more than 6 inches of something... 
I don't want it to be rain.

We have relatives close to the epicenter...
Scary stuff!
We have only been shakin'... not stirred...
But for them...
It is the real SCHANIZZLE.
Then there is this....
She is my natural disaster within herself....
So yes it has been intense this year.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Madness

Shut the Front Door!
It's freakin Monday again!

I have 0 time as usual...
And have 10 million and 2 thoughts in my head...

We had a pretty nice couple of earthquakes this weekend.
Seriously ya'll
This is Oklahoma...
That schnizzle isn't supposed to happen here.
My In Laws and many relatives are within 5 miles of the epicenter.
Color me crazy....
But give me a freaking tornado
any day.

We decided to go to the casino Saturday night.
There is one only 15 minutes away from us.
Serves as a good source of entertainment.
We were there when the earthquake happened.
I thought it was the bass from the
Spin Doctors Concert.
My machine was shaking violently...
I thought it was about to puke a
jackpot on me!
Dang the luck.

The time change has me all messed up.
Really... can we just leave things alone?
It would be nice.
My body is old....
Let's stop toying with
the sleep pattern.

Tonight is Monday.

Friday my Mom is having a knee replacement.
Whoah... This should be fun:)

A week later, my mother-in-law is have a knee replacement.

The HUBS is going on week 14 or something like that....
I don't see it ending anytime soon.
Things just still are not healed.

I am getting a new dishwasher.
Ours sucks butt right now.

Time to start totally stressing.
Like 48 feeerreeeeeeaaaakin days til Christmas!

I am buried at work.
My in box be overflowin.
This itself is a double edge sword.
Love the work... but seriously.
slow down just a little.

With that said...
Lunch is over.
Time to go back to work....

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Buddy?

So I have this little fur baby....
He will be 14 years old on Dec 18th.
He is still spunky at times
He is blind now due to cataracts
And his teeth are all gone...
He is still just so sweet and loving.
Yes, he has the above issues...
But I don't feel he suffers in any way.
He follows me around every where I go...

He likes to snuggle under the blanket in his doggie bed that is by my computer....
When he is really tired....

He will go lay on our bed, with his scooby doo blanket.

Yesterday, this little guy surprised me though.... He has always been a "Momma's Dog"....
But yesterday...
When I got home and let him outside to do his business...
He came back up to the porch...
and went straight for the Hubs.
Then curled up on his lap while the Hubs was watching TV.

The little cheater....
I guess since the hubs hasn't been to work in over 13 weeks...
The fur boy is getting a little attached and spoiled.
He is going to be totally heart broken when it is time for the Hubs to go back to work!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tasty on a Thursday

It is time for Tasty on Thursday! 

Please if you share a recipe this week,  grab a button and link up! 
Your post doesn't have to be from today... it can be from any day...
I am easy like that....


Butterscotch Pumpkin Bars

Whatcha need:
•1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
•1 egg
•8 tablespoons butter, melted
•1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
•1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
•3 eggs
•1 teaspoon vanilla paste
•8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
•2 cups powdered sugar
•2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
•1 cup butterscotch chips

Whatcha do:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Smoosh the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

3.To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice and butterscotch chips. Mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little mushy.

4.Serve with fresh whipped cream

Please if you share a recipe this week,  grab a button and link up!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


So sorry...
It seems I have been everywhere but here lately...

I blame work.
When I am busy at work, I tend to work through my lunch hour....
Only stopping to inhale a quick 5-10 minute lunch.
Thus I have no lunch break to blog.

Tonight I have plans though...
One that involves trying to catch up and read every one's blogs...

Tomorrow night I will post the Tasty on Thursday post a little early, that way it will be easier to link up to on Thursday.

So be thinking of your recipes to post and link up.

This year we were a little slow on the trick or treaters...
We only had around 132 cute little goblins.
Last year we had over 200.
I only know this because I give out Fun Dip.
They come in boxes of 50.
AND last year.
I ran out.
Some of the neighbors got creative on taking the kids around...
Hayride through the neighborhood...
4-wheeler style.

Kobi and her friend decided to be nerds this year.
Yes they are Jr's in high school...
and yes they still go trick or treating...

We even dressed up and went to a Halloween party....
This is what you get when your Hubs picks out your costume...

At least no one noticed my muffin top in this outfit....

I am a little late... but I am adding a link up with IA and Shawn...

I mean seriously... who wouldn't want to hook up with those 2?
Go check out their Talk to Us Tuesday !