Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's Cookin' Wednesday ~ Ummm ... Cheesy Bread

I know.  It's not Wednesday.  I, however, made the Cheesy Bread yesterday.  That counts in my book as 'What's Cookin' Wednesday.

I have finally figured out the secret ingredient that makes cheesy bread so yummy and gooey.  All these years I have repeatedly tossed some grated cheese on a hunk of bread, popped it into the oven and then was bitterly, horribly and sadly disappointed in the results.

Deciding to use this wonderful tool called the internet, I googled 'cheesy bread' and found what I had been looking for all these many years.

My life is now complete.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Good Things

Losing all my papers and such last week has forced to me address all the apps that I have scattered over too many electronic devices.

My mind is tired of sorting through way too many games, far too many ways to play with pictures, and so many to-do and calendar apps to organize my life that I usually just go back to doing it the old fashioned way and just grab a notepad and a pen.

In light of my brain being close to shutting down, I am now declaring today 'Good Things Monday'.

Grown up mascara.  Maybelline Great Lash mascara served its purpose for a long time, but it is now time for me to move on. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

They Were Just Words

Bonnie's Jam With Me Thursdays on her Faith Barista blog is a decent challenge for me.

It isn't easy for me to type out loud the words that I have in my heart about the faith-based subjects that she comes up with each week.

I also don't want to deal with 'having to'.  I sometimes turn her suggestions into an assignment that weighs heavy on my heart as a 'have to'.   Funny though, I have found that the words come to my mind and then through to my fingers when they need to.

Bonnie allows a week for blogs to be posted.  On top of that, she always gives a heads-up a full week in advance as to what the following week's subject is going to be.

Roughly two weeks to complete a blog.

Oh, the pressure.  It is more than I can stand.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fair Enough

It's fair time!

Last week, Randy, Roxy and I piled in the truck and headed to the Baxter County Fair.  No, we didn't take Roxy to the fair.  Dogs are not allowed at the fair!  I shudder to think about taking Roxy the Dog into the animal buildings.  It was cool enough out and she is just fine in the truck.  We didn't spend more than an hour at the fair, and that included visiting with friends that we happened across.

To make a day of it, we decided to head to Flippin for lunch at Sodie's Fountain and Grill.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Have A Friend

I have a friend
A very dear friend
A true gift from God
Just for me

She has known me since I was really little
Yes, I was little, once
She has always seen the potential in me
She has always encouraged me

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What's Cookin' Wednesday ~ Ummmm ... Sugar Cookies

If you are a sugar cookie purist, you may not want to read this.  If, on the other hand, you are like me - a middle aged, cookie lovin' girl who is trying to fight off twelve pounds, a few points of cholesterol and a breakup with Ben and Jerry - this may interest you.

Since I have had decent luck with substituting applesauce for all of the vegetable oil  in my banana bread recipe, I thought that I would do some experimenting with my favorite sugar cookie recipe.  The recipe I use calls for a combination of shortening and butter.  I cut them both in half and replaced each half with applesauce.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Remember

During our working life, Randy and I always vacationed in September, usually the week after Labor Day.  All of these early fall vacations involved either a boat and a fishing pole or a boat and a crab pot.  Or a boat and fishing pole and a crab pot.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

This Is A Test

This is a test
It is only a test
If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed to tune into one of the broadcast stations in your area  ...

The Emergency Broadcast System was put into place in 1963 as a means for the President to warn us citizens of any impending doom in the form of war or grave national crisis.  Over the years, it evolved into use by state and local governments.  The EBS was never used for a national emergency, most of its use was to broadcast civil emergency messages and to warn of severe weather.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fashion Backwards

I am so dang tired of losing my spectacles.  They never seem to be where I need them to be.  If I don't need them, I am wearing them.  And most irritatingly, when I need to wear them, they seem to have mysteriously spouted legs and ran away.

What doesn't help is that the frames sort of blend into the kitchen countertops.  Well, they sort of  blend in.  I have tried to remember to always put them in a central location when I take them off - the kitchen window sill for example - but that only seems to work when I remember to place them in the central location.