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Thank You Very Much Thursday

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Today is Thank You Very Much Thursday hosted by Kmama at The Daily Dribbles ! So when you finish here jump on over there and check it out. To the sinus pressure I have had to deal with all week long....thank you very much. To Walmart that I am b0ycotting because they never have what I go in for anymore...thank you very much. To the mess I have left in my process of cleaning up the craftroom...where did all that stuff come from....thank you very much. And the to ice and snow that is due to hit here after I get to work tomorrow... let me THANK YOU VERY MUCH ahead of time (can't you do it before I come to work so maybe I don't have to go and not have to worry about getting home)? And on that note I think it deserves another THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Now that I have vented that, jump on over and check out some more Thank You Very Much Thursday! Thanks for stopping in (and I do mean that), Pam

Wordless Wednesday

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My dog Dakota peeking out from behind the curtain.

I Heart Faces - Texture

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This weeks challenge on I heart faces is to display a photo with texture. Jump on over to that blog and check all the pics out. Enjoy. iHeartfaces Thanks for stopping in, Pam

True Story Tuesday - The Bike Wreck

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Week after week when I think I have ran out of funny or interesting things to write about for True Story Tuesday but then out of the blue something else hits me. This story today takes place a long time ago, I was 17 years old at the time. My brother was into BMX racing. He loved to ride and had been jumping ramps and popping wheelies forever it seemed, but then he got into racing. First it was just around where we lived but as he grew so did that interest. We traveled to places like Orlando Fla., Evansville Ind., and even St. Louis for races. I met a lot of intesting people at these races. Some of these guys really had muscles from riding these bikes. I have to admit I loved the attention I got from them. There were several times when some of these racers would come to our house to stay while touring BMX races around the Nashville area. Two of the first two to come were Greg Esser and his brother Brian from Fla. Greg and I were closer to the same age and Brian and Mark (my brothe

Foodie Friday - Pork Chop/Stuffing and Apples

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Morning all, This is my first post to Foodie Friday. Keep in mind that I am not a big cooker. I look for easy, simple and good meals to fix....remember EASY, I all about that! When you finish reading and you wipe the your watering mouth, stop by http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/2010/01/foodie-friday-trifling-matter.html and link up your own Foodie Friday meal! My children are 29 and 22 but when they were young I cooked a hot breakfast every morning before they set out to school, except maybe one day a week. Then for dinner since I was a single Mom there were not any eating out so it was another hot meal prepared. I think I have earned my right to cook or not to cook..... But thanks to my friend Nancy I have directions to a really easy and good tasting meal. You will need~~~ 3 to 4 large boneless pork chops 1 21 oz can of apple pie filling 1 box of stuffing Prepare the stuffing according to the box. In a 13x9 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray spread the pie filling in

Thank You Very Much Thursday

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This is my first time to play along with Thank You Very Much Thursday at http://thedailydribbles.blogspot.com/ . Check out my thank you's for the week on things that frustrated me, pissed me off or just did not sat well with me. When finished reading this hop on over to Daily Dribbles blog with the link above and have more laughs. Thank you very much for : The washer that decided to leak all over the hall floor The girl at Taco Bell that was not friendly, had poor customer service and informed me that she did not know where the hot sauce was the fact that I had sound on my tv but not a picture...that would be a thanks to Dish! to the fact that twice this week my Mom has not phone service... thanks again AT&T...( I have issues with this company) for the dull freak'n headache I have had for a week for the nut that pulled out in front of me and slowed down (does he not know how dangerous that can be with me behind the wheel?) Okay folks, that is about all I can come

True Story Tuesday - The Damage

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Good morning. Just when I think I have ran out of true stories to tell that would bring on laughter, I think of another one! Once upon a time I was younger and in a lot better shape then I am in now!!! LOL… With that said, I don’t guess I really took the best of care of myself with some of the things that I would do. For one, I have had a bad back since I was in high school but at in my early 20’s I was not having issues as much with it so I thought I could do anything. One of my biggest and worse traits at that time was that I could not stand to leave my furniture the same way for longer then a couple of months. I was always rearranging things. That night I laid a sleeping baby in her crib for the night only to notice that I had placed it under the air vent. I pulled the stool (like a piano stool) over to the side of the crib. I hopped up there and was adjusting the vent follow, when all of a sudden the stool flipped out from under me (that happens when you stand on the

Birthday Gifts

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It's that time of year again....BIRTHDAY! Yikes.....(this is an edit to this blog...I was reminded by several people that I failed to state my up coming age.....I will be the BIG 50.....so there!) Of course I am telling you about it exactly one month before it happens. I wanted to share it with you so that I could tell you about my early birthday gifts. Before I do that let me explain to you that I have tried all my life to get people to believe that I am a little sweetheart, course some have made the choice not to believe (LOL), see my b-day is Valentines Day..... Now that we have that out of the way let me also tell you that my Mom's spoils me! I will not go into all the ways that she does that right now, maybe they will be a future blog. I will tell you this, after Christmas we were at Kolh's together. I was looking at Sterling Silver rings. I found one I really liked but keep in mind that I am cheap when it comes to spending that much on a ring for myself. It was

Wordless Wednesday

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Out with the camera this past Saturday and this is what I found. Have to wonder, did someone lose it as they were heading up the hill, or was someone using it as a sled?

True Story Tuesday - The Temper

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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago… I had a temper! A bad one. It’s funny to think about now and to tell people since I am so not like I was back then. Now, I pretty much let things roll off my back. I get upset, I get ticked but I don’t blow like I use to. I use to say I was like a volcano, I let things build, and build then I blew… and it was not pretty either. There were doors that were ripped off the hinges because my child locked a door on me, there were holes put in the wall by my fist because I rather patch that then hit someone. I threw knifes (and not in the circus), I picked up kitchen chairs and threw them, phones ….just what ever was there that was handy. I also let other people decide my mood. Someone would pick at me, say something I did not like and I felt I had to have to last word ( I come by the last word thing honestly)…now I just figure its not worth it and I walk away. The question is, how did I change it all. I would like to say I grew up but the change

Chicken Pot Pie

Oh so simple and easy to make. I use to make this for years when my kids were younger but have not made it in a very long time. It is a great one dish meal that is awesome for taking to a sick friend, someone who just had a baby or surgery. Tasty too. The difference in this and most pot pies is that there is no crust on the bottom but that could be fixed easy enough by baking it in a pie crust. Mix together~ 2 cups of chopped boiled chicken breast 2 cups of cream of chicken soup 2 cups of veg all or mixed veggies and 1/2 can of chicken broth. (16 oz can or so) You can mix this up in the same casserole dish you are going to bake in, about a 9x15. Then in a bowl mix up ~ 1 cup milk 1 cup of bixquick 1/2 stick of melted butter Pour this over the top covering the casserole and bake at 350 for about 45 min. or until crust is golden brown. I have also replaced the broth with beef broth and the chicken with leftover roast beef, chopped up! Simple, easy, no mess and taste yummy... what m

Simple, Cheap and Easy Project

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This simple and easy project cost me about $2.50 for each lamp. All you need to start with is ribbon, tassels and a lamp shade. First I started with cutting the ribbon for the tabs, 2.5 times the lenght as the width of the ribbon. I folded and ironed the tabs in half then I folded the top of both sides about a 1/4 inch ( this is the part that will fold down into the top of the shade). I hot glued the flaps to the shade. Then I ran the ribbon through the tabs. For this look. I took the tassel and hooked it to the ribbon. Brought a new look to an old shade and a little something to the living room. Next shade is designed a bit different. It has 6 pleaded parts that go down the lenght of the shade so I went with a different look for it. Same ribbon, tassels just applied differently. I had the shades, and the glue sticks so all I purchased was the ribbon I liked and the tassels. Now I have a new look to the shades. Took about 15 min. to finish off both shades. Thanks for

Life...Keeps Us Hopping and Guessing

Not been doing a lot of posting as of late. Seems that other things just seem to be getting my attention a bit more lately. I was on vacation for two weeks there at Christmas and although you would think I would have more time for blogging, I tried to find other things to do with myself. Okay, so I have to admit... there were some naps, lots of things I did not get to, a wedding shoot and a 50th Anniversary family pic shoot, and I even managed to clean some cabinets out. A lunch, a get together, dinners and of course Christmas, so I guess on the one hand I stayed pretty busy. I am actaully trying to limit my time on the computer. I was finding that I was going to it more and more and not getting some things I needed to do done. In trying to break that cycle I started knitting again. In a couple of post back I showed one scarf I had made and one I was working on for my Mom for Christmas, a last minute gift. Which by the way, she loved. Since that one was finished I have actually fini

Classmate Get Together

Lots of people stay in touch and sometimes have get togethers, (I don't mean reunions), after they graduate. Some are life long friends that have stayed in touch, are there for each other through the ups and downs of life. I feel very lucky to have come from a class of people that over the years have reconnected. You see I am not talking about a class that graduated a couple of years ago or maybe 10 years ago...I am talking about a class of people that graduated going on 32 years ago. I am also not talking about our whole class of 300 some odd people but I am talking about more then a couple of handfuls. I don't come from a small town where it would be that when you walked down the town streets you ran into someone you went to school with. Some of our classmates live in Texas, Flordia, Georgia and lots of other states. This does make it impossible for them to attend the get togethers but via our awesome website for our school that is manned souly by one man (I believe he is f