Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hit & Run

Three down.
Two Survivors.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Blueberry Binky Cake

Our 30 yr old  son  baby boy is
coming to visit this weekend. 
Can't wait to see him!
The Guest room is ready
so now it's time to give this baby
his binky
 bake him his favorite -
"Blueberry Binky Cake".


You can feel a little bit good about fixing a cake
when you use egg beaters and add blueberries.

1/2 C chopped pecans
1/4 C Brown Sugar
3 T. Btter, melted
1 t. Cinnamon
Stir this all together and set aside.

1 plain Yellow Cake mix
8 oz pkg Cream Cheese, room temp
1/2  C Vegetable oil
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C milk
3 eggs (I use Egg Beaters)
1 1/2 C. blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Combine all the ingredients for the
cake EXCEPT for the blueberries.
Beat the cake batter for 2 min.,
then pour into a greased/floured
13x9 pan.
Scatter the blueberries
evenly over the batter.  Drop the
Streusel mixture by spoonfuls
over the blueberries.

Bake @ 350 for 45 min.

When cake is cooled I like to
drizzle it with Cream Cheese
Frosting, but it is actually quite
good without any frosting.

blueberry cake

Can you say
"tastes like an ooey, gooey, blueberry donut"?
Binky Delicious!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back-to-School. Sort of.

Princess and me at the Glenwood Tea Room;
our annual back-to-school tradition.

Next Monday
Aug 2, 2010
Our first day ever to homeschool.
(if someone had told me I'd ever do this
I would not have believed them)

It is scary!

Saturday, July 24, 2010



"I look just like the girls next door...
if you happen to live next door
to an amusement park."

"I was the first woman to burn my bra -
it took the fire department four days to put it out."

"If you don't like the road you're walking,
start paving another one."

"If you talk bad about country music,
it's like saying bad things about my momma.
Them's fightin' words."

"Storms make trees take deeper roots."

" The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain."

" We cannot direct the wind,
but we can adjust the sails."

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
BTW, do you have any idea  how
many songs this brilliant woman
has written?
You can check it out HERE.

Also worthy of noting: She has been married
to the same man for over 40+ years!

OK. Girls, this is a call to action -
Let's stuff our bras
and channel our inner Dolly today!!
(sure wish I owned a wig!)

Like most of us,
there is more to Dolly,
than what meets the eye.

What would we find surprising
about Y-O-U?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Those were the days my friend. . .

This was my school supply list for a lot of years
when I was a kid.
I loved buying school supplies.
I loved the smell, the touch,
the labeling.  I loved the entire process.


2 Laddie pencils

4 Big Chief tablets
1 pink eraser
(to only be used with permission)

The School Supply list stated a 24 count pk of Crayons,
but if Mom could find them on sale I got
the 64 pack WITH SHARPENER.

1 standard Brown Folder with ties
(no substitutions allowed)

Then I grew up
and had children of my own
and I had to pay for the
School Supplies.
I still loved it.

My baby will be a sophomore when
school begins.
I can't wait to buy school supplies
next week.
I still get the "School Supply Rush"!!

Yes, I am a bit of a Geek, "cerebral".
 I can't help myself.

Are there others among us
who enjoy this yearly ritual?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Baby of Mine.

Boudreaux's first Bath!

Clean, sweet-smelling Boudy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beware: Redbox+Stress=RBSS

I love me some "Redbox"!
Rental movies for $1.

Lots of people like Redbox.

Big CROWDS of people like Redbox.

The crowd moves forward
surrounding the Redbox.
The stress of choosing a movie,
swiping my credit card,
getting my movie
and exiting the line
is overwhelming.

personal space
I don't want to smell your breath.
I don't want to be sneeze "sprayed".
I don't want your "cough cooties".
And, I don't need your help to
choose a movie.

Can you help me Dr.?
"I have RBSS (Red Box Stress Syndrome)!!

*Problem solved.*

If all of life's problems were this easily solved. . .

May this be the day of easily solved problems
for you, GF!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our new Baby!

Princess & I with our new baby!

Boudreaux Orion
3 mo old.
(Schnauzer/terrier mix)

We got Boudreaux through the
"Adopt-a-Pet" rescue group.
Did all the paper work online
then drove to TX today
to get him.

If you're wanting a pet
please consider adopting
a rescue pet who needs a home.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I want another baby.


Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone else,
but lately I've been longing for another baby.

I admit it.
I've the need to cuddle, coo,
and be a Mom once again.
Don't care if it's a boy or a girl -
either would be fine with me.
Guess I need to tell my hubby,
but thought I'd share my heart
with you first.

Course I'm talking about the
4-legged, furry type of baby.
The kind that goes "bow wow"
rather than "wah wah".
Kramer passed in April and I think
I'm ready to love again.

Guess I need to pray about this
as I will need some "God help"
to make this happen. 
I don't want to buy a dog,
I want to rescue a dog.
(that's important to me)
It must be a puppy -
one that doesn't shed
and won't grow to be
more than 25 pounds. 
No pedigree needed,
as I love mutts.

I'm checking the local
"Adopt-A-Pet" rescue site often.
Or, if someone locally had some
"accidental" puppies that they
are trying to find a home for. . .

Wish I may.
Wish I might.
Get the puppy
that's exactly right
for me!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello Mudda. Hello Fahda.

Off to Camp!
This is the only picture my 15 yr old would allow me to take today.
This her unloading her "stuff" to go to Camp.
You do know it's soooo "uncool" to be
caught posing for a picture for your Mom.
I used to go most every Summer;
sometimes twice a summer.
Church Camp.
There was no air-conditioning, no pool,
and we girls had to wear dresses 24/7.
Still, we loved it.
We didn't know any better.
Great memories!
7 yr old Granddaughter taught me
this Camp song last week.
(gotta read carefully to "get" it)

"If I had a little white box
to put my Jesus in,
I'd take it out
and *smooch *smooch *smooch
(kissing sounds)
and share him with a friend.

If I had a little black box
to put the devil in,
I'd take him out
(pounding palm of one hand w/fist)
then do it all again!"


Camp songs seem to have changed
a bit since I was a camper. !!!

Did you go to Camp when you
were a kid?
Good or bad experience?

Friday, July 9, 2010

About this much!

4 of my very favorite people in the entire world!!

The tallest is our youngest daughter.
The others are our Granddolls |
who visited us this week.

We Puzzled.

We Shopped.

We Crafted.

We Crafted some more.

We did Nails.

We Computed.

We Gamed.

We Chuck E. Cheese'd.

We Sonic'd on several occasions.

"How much fun can 5 girls have
in 3 days?"

About this much!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July Americana

Food - Friends/Family - Fun!


This is the remnants of the food table
after all the meats had been refrigerated.
Wide assortment of smoked meats, salad,
BBQ Beans and Potato Casserole,
along with homemade dinner rolls
and a variety of chips & desserts.

My oldest son, Grey, with Brigid, his SO.

My oldest daughter, Amy,
who commandiers the BIG party!

Family, friends, and neighborhood kids

Dinner on the ground.

Stashia (youngest daughter) & Gracie
My sister and her husband.

Queen Paige, resting a bit.

Youngest son, Tate,
keeping a watchful eye on "the" best homemade ice cream ever -
"Homemade Milky Way Ice Cream"

A Perfect Day!

I know versions on this gathering of family and friends was repeated all over our fair country. 
We have much to celebrate!

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