Saturday, December 17, 2016
But on the upside, my first book "Ghost Stories For The Chicken At Heart Volume 1" is fully running on Nook Press and was just submitted for Kindle Publishing as of ten minutes ago. So all in all a very productive day if I do say so myself. I myself and extremely excited about all the changes going on and will be going on in the next year.
Did you finish your Christmas shopping yet? I will admit I am almost finished but not 100% done just yet. I know I have usually finished already but what can I do with my surgery and stuff I got a bit behind. I do have a few thoughts on the whole Christmas shopping thing, though. It bothers me when I am helping parents with these insane Christmas lists from their kids and a lot of it is a very big ticket items. I mean I had one mom that had on one list that four of the items listed were well over a grand. I was like wow which one are you getting him? Her reply was like oh I bought all four for him..... W.T.F. Now don't get me wrong I am all up for spoiling my kids but a grand on four gifts. I don't spend a grand over the course of the year shopping for my entire family most of the time, To me, Christmas is about a little more then what's under the tree.
But anyway I lost my train of thought a little bit. As I sit here in Panera I like to eavesdrop a bit, I know its wrong but give me grief later. I am hearing parents who are figuring out the gifts they bought and still need to buy. I Hear parents realizing the bought too much. Then I hear Grandparents wondering what to get the Grand-babies since this is the only time of year they see or hear from the Grand-kids. That is just wrong. My Grandmother always wanted to know her Grandchildren better but unfortunately was unable to. During the holidays she was saddened that she couldn't send gifts to all her Grandkids to which I always told her to send to the kids that you actually talk to and contacted you. It is the Grandchild who is older responsibility to have contact with the Grandparent when they get older just as it is the Grandparents responsibility to keep contact when they are younger. I know people might get upset with that but it's true.
So as the stores are crowded with holiday shoppers and people are driving crazy on the road remember that the holidays are an insane time of year. Be the person who says Merry Christmas and smiles at people. Take a moment to listen to someone. Bake an extra batch of cookies and hand them out. But most of all remember what Christmas is really about!!
I am sure I will be seeing you all again before Christmas Day but until then be safe and have a blessed week!
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Peanut Butter Cookies|
|Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies|
|Peanut Butter Balls|
|Basic Sugar Cookie|
Thumb Print Cookies
|Thumb Print Cookies|
Chocolate Chip Cookies
|Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Peppermint Crunch Cookies
1/2 cup powdered cocoa
1/2 cup of crushed candy canes
Blend all wet ingredients together, then add all dry. Scoop onto a pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 min depending on your stove. If you want super peppermint you can add 1 tsp of peppermint extract.
|Peppermint Crunch Cookies|
Pams Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup quick oats
Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Once combined mix in all dry ingredients in as well. Scoop and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes depending on your stove.
So guys and gals these are my Christmas 2016 cookie list!! Baking is a joy to me a way to relax and forget about my problems. I hope everyone has an amazing holiday. Remember the holiday time is not what you can get but what you can give.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
I hope you all have a great Friday!!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Blessings to you all,
Sunday, September 25, 2016
I figured I would dropped in on my blog while I wait for my Jenny Bean to finish work. I didn't see the point to run home and come back 10 minutes later. So here is a update on the crazy life. I lost part of my garden but I am still trying to save it!! I might work on adding new later but for now it's what ever I have left. Kids are doing well in school. I am seriously loving out fall weather of 90 degrees. I know I am joking. But seriously where is the window opening weather. Soon I hope. My online resale/clean-out business is coming together. I will be posting more then 4000 items this week. Makes me dizzy thinking about it. Other then that I have vacation the first week in October. More from the craziness later.
Blessings to you all,
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
When I was growing up one of the things that made living in New Jersey bearable was my Grandparents. I still get choked up because my Grandfather taught be how to play pool, gamble, fish and he also gave me my first shot.... He was a amazing man. When my mom got into one of her moods he would take me to the water. He knew that I couldn't be far from the water he would let me just sit there and stare out over the blue lost in my thoughts. My Grandmother raised nine children. Even during the sixties and seventies that was still a amazing feat. I couldn't even count the nights spent at her house. How she taught me to appreciate the little things. How she started my lessons on cooking and crafting. A lot of people don't know how truly blessed we are for having Grandparents who went above and beyond when they were let. In my Grandmothers later years I had mentioned how I truly missed how our family used to be. How we used to come together and God I remember one Christmas were we all went to their tiny little apartment on Bay Dr for Christmas Eve. God I don't know how that building stood there had to have been at least 40 adults and children there. I miss times like that. She told me that people change but family is family and I knew she missed it too!
One thing Grandma taught me was to was to appreciate the fall holidays. She loved Halloween I swear when my kids were smaller one of our first stops would always be stopping at her home. She took such delight in seeing the kids in their costumes. An then there was Thanksgiving god did she like to cook for her family. My Grandma used to make these meatballs that I have no been able to replicate yet. At least I have had some tasty attempts.
There is nothing like cuddling up with the family watching movies when the temperature drops, or having a groups of people get together sitting outside around a fire roasting marshmallows. Or drives along the water with blankets and hoodies watching the fall sky.
People usually say fall is the start of the year ending but to me its a change not a ending but a crisp weather beginning. May you all be as blessed. An shall fall be a magical time with cooler weather and Halloween surprises.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
I will admit I have a few pet peeves. However one that gets me is when people do not move over for emergency vehicles. Normally if your not blaring your radio you will hear the fire trucks or ambulance before you see them. Then once you know you need to get over and stop let the people in the other lane in. Don't be a douche. This one car would not let me over so the car in front of him thankfully noticed slowed down so I could speed up and get over. Especially today I discovered they went to the local highschool. So rant over thank you all for the ear.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Hello everyone!!! Well how things have changed in the last few months. How do I get started on what's been going on in our crazy life.
Well as a bunch of you followed we went to visit our beloved Pam in Kansas. The private messages I received with the love and support have been amazing. Sadly Pam passed away on Easter Sunday. We can all be thankful her pain and suffering is over and she is with her maker. Her loss has put a huge hole in our hearts. Her legacy however will live on with all who loved and knew her. I have only one thing to add to this pardon my language but Fuck Cancer.
If losing Pam was not enough my health took a downward turn. I developed a ulcer, a cyst and infection. Thankfully we caught it and I am healing slowly. Besides all of this I was also diagnosed with high anxiety and depression. Well thankfully I am receiving help and am doing better. It is a daily battle but I am going to control this. I ask because I fought going to get help, please seek treatment it does not make you a bad person. This does not mean there is something wrong with you, everyone has there own demons and problems. Be strong, stand brave and know you are not alone.
But enough about me. What else has been going on... Oh my garden. Well that is a work in progress. I lost a bunch of plants and almost had to start over with everything. But determination and a bunch of sweat covered days have prevailed. I am hoping to hot house it this summer. We shall see.
My wonderful, amazing and talented family is doing great. We just had to fight cold, allergies and back to school bugs. But considering we do that every year it's not knew to us. Our amazing golden retriever Buddy has calmed down so much since he has been fixed. He has been such a love bug. He has also been very clingy to the family and I but we cling back.
My business is coming along. I am hoping she will have her official launch by the end of September. Best thing is I will be selling nation wide with merchandise from my clean-out services and recycled crafts.
Well not much else I can get into just yet but my readers will be the first to know. As always everyone please share my blog with your friends I would love too grow my readers.
Much love and may you all be blessed!!!
Friday, June 17, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
- Wash your hands...with soap and warm or hot water!!!!
- Also carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you. If you hate the nasty smelling regular one go to Bath and Bodyworks and pick up a scented type. If you can't wash your hands at least attempt to not be patient zero and attempt to stop the sickness.
- Now i know its not easy to take off of work. Hey I work two jobs and won't take off of work unless I feel like a freshly risen zombie. But if you are nasty coughing and just blah do the world a favor call out.
- Don't share drinks healthy or not. Lets try to be a little cautious.
- Same goes for food people don't share because you can be incubating something.