Thursday, January 31, 2013

Weather Update :)

Happy Thursday! Yesterday after I made the little video about our weather, it got much worse. The weather man actually said our county needed to go in the basement. Yes, this Cali girl was nervous. 

Below is a weather update, it is completely different than yesterday :)

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I went to the grocery store this morning and picked up a few things I needed.  Now, I am going to start on my housework!
As always thank you for visiting my blog, and have a wonderful day.

Oh, dinner is going to be a pork roast :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Weather:)

Good morning!
Here are some pictures and video of the weather this morning!

My home:)

The clouds were moving fast.

Here is what the weather looks like so far this morning!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Random Pictures!

 I am hoping the above picture came out less fuzzy, than the one I took earlier.....  :)

Tuesday !

I think I may have to re-take the top picture.  It is kind of fuzzy on my end.

It is a Valentine's Decoration I made years ago.  It says "Happy Valentine's Day"

I also put these little heart wreaths on the doors in my house :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Monday:)
I painted my nails red tonight.....I have noticed through my trials and tribulations of nail painting (remember I used to be a french manicure gal..LOL)...That Wet N Wild stays on REALLY well, and they are only about a dollar a bottle..Yay, on that!

We had pork chops, cheesy potatoes, green beans and salad tonight for dinner.

I also, cleaned out the fridge in the basement...Now, I need to to do the one in the kitchen:)

I am still going back and forth on those area rugs...I am thinking maybe the oriental is a better choice.......I don't know, but I will let you know as soon as we decide.  Decisions, decisions, decisions...LOL.

Are any of you following the Jodi Arias trial? 
I am really curious what is going through the jury's mind....

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday evening

Sunday, January 27, 2013


It is Sunday evening and I hope everyone who stops here has had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was nice :)

Tonight we had London Broil on the grill, macaroni and cheese, corn and salad.

Last night's dinner was baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed steamed veggies and salad.

Friday we had Pizza :)

I am pretty much caught up on laundry, but as you know, it is a never ending task...LOL.  I don't mind laundry, I really enjoy everything getting cleaned and put in it's place.

Now, of course there are tasks that I enjoy more than others.....Like I would rather do laundry than vacuum the stairs...LOL.

Oh, I almost forgot, I bought some more decorations for Valentine's Day....I also need to get my old decor out too....I picked up some little Valentine treats to put in Alexis's lunch everyday until Valentine's Day :) 

I am all ready for a new week, I hope you are too!

I will see you tomorrow, Have a wonderful evening XO

For Sunday :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This is Good!

Sharing this from Facebook~~~~You can click on the picture to make it bigger :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Semi-Kitchen Tour...LOL

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Happy Friday!

Good Morning!!!

No Ice Storm yet!

I am uploading a video right now...stay tuned  :)

I hope you all stay safe and warm is really dark here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday! Ice storm coming?

Good morning!!

I hope you all have a beautiful day.
This is what's for breakfast today.
Publix had amazing prices on fruits yesterday.
I will buy fruit no matter what, because it is very important that my children eat fruits and veggies.

Anyway, I have lots to do today...first of all, shower...LOL.  Then I need to clean the Guinea Girl's cage, and Tiki's perch.....and so much more..Laundry, toilets, etc.....

I heard on the news that an Ice Storm is headed this way, WoW...hopefully the schools will be closed tomorrow :)
Stay safe and warm everyone
Thank you all for your nice comments on my videos

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Groceries and Chit Chat :)

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Sorry, I speak so softly in this, I will talk louder next time :)  Turn your volume up!

Pictures of Saturday!

Good morning.  I put my pictures in a slide show, using Movie Maker.  I was just playing around :)  On Saturday, we made several different stops.  I am looking for a new area rug for my living room.  Kevin and I have different opinions on the matter...LOL.  I like the shag style, and he likes the oriental style.  I took a picture of the oriental style one he likes, it is flowerey and then I took a picture of the shag I like.  Okay, what kind do you prefer?  I love warm tones, and a cozy home.  It is kind of hard to make this home cozy, being it is huge..but I am trying.  I love this home so much.  It is the prettiest home I have ever lived in and I want to decorate it nicely.  Have I mentioned I don't have a decorating bone in my body???

We went to the bookstore, and I just love bookstores!!  We were on a mission for a book for my daughter, but they were out, so we had to order it.  We did get Little K a book and I also got a cookbook stand for my kitchen counter.  Now I can display my cookbooks nicely as I am reading the recipe.

We also went to Gamestop and got Little K a new game for his PS Vita, Sonic of course :)

We went grocery shopping too, but I need to go again today...I need more coffee creamer.  Some of you know, I drink coffee all day long, so creamer is a necessity. 

I hope you all enjoyed my video that I made yesterday (in the post below this one), it was fun.....I will make more.  Chrissy, when it is warmer, I will take you on a walk around the it is too cold for this Cali girl at the moment...LOL..BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR  :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday :)

Good Morning!  This is my first attempt video taping me.....I fidget alot, I did not realize this...Oh well:)

Anyway, remember to scroll down my sidebar and mute the "Little House and the Prairie" music!

Plus, I just took out some ground beef, for a pasta bake.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday :) Food!

I made meatloaf for dinner the other night:)  This is what it looks like going into the oven.

This is what it looks like coming out of the oven:)
.............and of course, I served it with real mashed potatoes.  I have no problem using instant potatoes in a pinch, but I do like to make homemade potatoes.  I also made a mushroom gravy to go with dinner.

Salad :)
Cheese and tomatoes on the side.


On another night I also made this broccoli cheese casserole.
I watched Paula Dean make it on a you tube video.  I will post the video below.  It was so simple!
I made just two adjustments, instead of using frozen broccoli, I used fresh.  I just cooked it for 5 minutes in boiling water to make it tender.  Paula also crushed ritz crackers on top.  I crushed Cheez-its :)

It was really delicious!

Watch the video on how to make it, if you are interested, it is only 3 minutes :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Ours was just lovely!

I have a lot of picture posts to put up, and I will try my hand at another video this week :)

Have a blessed evening and I will see you all in the morning, with my coffee!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Woke up this morning to ice...YES, it is that cold :)

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Test!!! This is just a test!!

This is the first video I ever attempted on my new, this is just a test...LOL :) 

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Friday ...Kitchen....

Good Morning!
It is a cold Friday morning, and I am having a peppermint Mocha Coffee!
Here is a picture of my kitchen, and on the counter is my crockpot, and I am slow cooking beans:)  I made Beans and Greens on Wednesday.

Close up of the beans.  Even in Cali, I made Beans and Greens...LOL.  It is just not a southern thing!

Here is a peek into
my you see all that fun food, well that is my husband's doing...LOL.  It is really a nice size pantry, a lot bigger than the one I had in the house in California.  In fact everything is bigger here in Georgia.  This house has so much storage and places to put things.  The bigger the home, the less cluttered it looked...LOL.  I still can not believe I was able to fill up my closet.  You all have seen my closet, it is bigger than my first apartment...Let me see if I have a picture.....
Okay, here is my closet.....still working on how to organize it.  In the far right is my sewing table and sewing machine.  The dresser all the way in the back holds my jewelry.  My perfume is actually on my dresser in my bedroom.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  I also enjoy going back and seeing what things looked like and what I was doing...LOL.  I am so OCD like that.

I have to go look in the freezer and figure out what to pull out...
ALSO, we have a 3 day weekend!!!  I am soooo happy about that!
It is soo cold here too, so please stay warm and drive safe!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Maybe Snow??

It is 46 degrees and very rainy!

We are anticipating a maybe dusting of snow.

I will take pictures if we get snow

I just love this weather :)

What is the weather like by you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I was gone most of the day yesterday.  Kendra (my stepdaughter) had her baby.  It is her third child, our third grandbaby.  Oh, so precious!!!

It was a beautiful day and everything went wonderfully.  Kendra looked amazing ..I couldn't believe she just gave birth...LOL.

Right before Kendra went into the hospital, our other grandbaby had a birthday, so we gave her a few gifts to wish her a happy 3rd birthday and she is also becoming a big sissy:)
She is sooooo cute!!  Loves Barbie!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Beef Roast :)

This was my beef roast I made in the crockpot :)
I served it with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn with a salad :)

That was last night's dinner.  Tonight was a quick dinner, I was gone most of the day, so when I got home I made baked chicken, stuffing and steamed broccoli with mushroom and carrots.....

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Hands.....

I was looking at my hands, and to me they look so that a word...LOL

I guess the older I get the older my hands are getting too.  These belong to me, a 42 year old wife and mom :)  These hands work hard at times.

Good Monday Morning!

Good Morning!!
It is a rainy day here in Georgia today :)
I have my roast in the crockpot.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday :o)

I painted my nails silver :)

I had mentioned I went to the doctor's on Friday.  I have asthma, and the doctor wanted to see me for a checkup.  I learned some new things to better control my asthma.  My stats as of Friday are......I am actually 5 feet 2 inches....for years I was telling everyone I was five foot even....oy.....My husband measured me too, and I am 5 feet 2 inches tall...OOPS.  Okay, so I am 5'2, 114 pounds and my BMI is 20.8.  My blood pressure was normal too.  I am happy that everything else seems to be fine....I just need to better control my asthma.

The rain is coming, it supposed to rain all day tomorrow and Tuesday.  I love the rain.  I am following the trial on InSession right now, WoW.  I really like learning how our court system works.  I would have enjoyed being a court reporter. 

Dinner tonight was baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, and green beans....and salad ;)

Tomorrow we are having a beef roast that I plan on putting in the crockpot.

Since it is going to rain, I am planning on staying hopefully I can get a lot done that I would like.

Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Today was a good day.  We went shopping today which is always fun.  My husband made dinner tonight..he made steak on the grill, fried okra and baked potatoes.  While I don't eat fried foods, I did taste the okra and it was very good. 

My little grandbaby turned 3 yesterday, so Kendra and her family came over so we could give baby girl her gifts :)For those who don't know or are new here, Kendra is our oldest daughter, she is my step daughter. She is quite a lovely young lady and she has it together......I don't know if I had it all together at 25....LOL:)

I hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Me :)

I took a picture with my phone :)

I went to the Doctor's today.  I have asthma and the doctor wanted me in for a checkup.

He also wants me to take Little K for his allergy tests, it is time. 
I so hope, the tests come back, that it was all a horrible dream and Little K is not allergic to nuts.

It was a beautiful rainy day, not too cold.  I am such a winter girl.  It is funny, that I am a Cali girl, but prefer the cold and rain...LOL.

For dinner we had a pork roast, I made this new was like a risotto..I will share the recipe soon :)


I have got to organize all my cards.....birthday cards, thank you cards...etc...any ideas?

Not sure what all is in store for the weekend...BUT, I do know, no Doctor appointments next week..WooHooo!!!

P.S.  I am so enjoying my new iphone..LOL..who would have thunk...;)

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Good Morning!!!

I am having coffee with Peppermint Mocha Creamer  !!!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Today was the children's turn for the dentist.  It was their 6 month checkup and cleaning.  I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  HAPPY to report, NO CAVITIES!!!  YaY!!  Happy,

Little Kevin did great.  He picked out bubble gum for the fluoride flavor :)

We had Tacos for dinner.  I meant to take a picture, and did not get a chance.  I am so happy that I don't have anywhere to go tomorrow.  I can stay home and catch up on things around the home.

Oh, and I am so enjoying my new cell phone.  I feel so connected to everyone...LOL.  I no longer have a flip phone, I have joined the world with my iphone.  I am learning it, and it is fun.  My husband says it is just like my ipad, but you can make calls and text on it......I am still learning my ipad too, and I have had that for awhile :)

Anyway, you all have a great evening and I will "see" you in the morning!!

You can also catch me on Facebook....

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hey There!

I hope all is well with everyone who stops by my little blog:)  I have been writing here for many years.  I hope one day to print this all out.....I so wish I had something like this to read from my mother.  I wish I knew my mother better.  My memory of her fades.....and I can just ask questions to people who knew her things that I forget.  I remember she had a gentleness to her..she always seemed very fragile to me.  I wish I could have told her that it was okay. 


It has been very cold here.  It gets cold in Cali, but here in Georgia it gets REALLY cold!!!  Teeth chattering

My kids have dental cleanings tomorrow...and then on Friday I have another Doctor appointment.  Three Doctor appointments in a week.....That is quite enough for me...LOL.

Tonight's dinner was hamburger and french fries.  I also made a side of green beans and a salad :)
The kitchen is all clean and all ready for a new day tomorrow.

I will continue writing in this blog, but I put a poll on the side, wondering if I should do some vlogs too.  I think I write better than video, but I really enjoy other peoples vlogs, I was wondering if I should add them here too.  I don't know, it is just a thought :)  We shall see......

Monday, January 07, 2013

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee!

(I read this on Facebook)

Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; "Which are you?" she asked her granddaughter. [a little long but a good read] A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, "Tell me what do you see?" "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. "What's the point,grandmother?" Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity--boiling water--but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water. "Which are you?" she asked her granddaughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?" Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?
. . .For when I am weak, then am I strong. see - 2 Corinthians 12:10


I went back to the dentist today and got my second tooth put in.  They wiggle the temporary out and put the permanent one in......I am so happy with them :)  I am not sure if I talked about the cost, I may have...but since it is the end of the year, they split the cost with 2012 insurance and 2013 all together the two teeth cost 3000.00 and I had to pay out of pocket 1068.00.......It was time.  I had my old teeth in for 25 years, when they should be redone every ten.......

When I was 18, I was playing around the pool and was lifted up and dropped on my face and knocked my two front teeth out..yes it was horrible.  It was an accident though.

Sunday, January 06, 2013


My husband's Grandfather passed away on January 3rd, he was 92.  His funeral was today and it was a lovely ceremony celebrating his life, I am learning just what an amazing man he was.  He was with us on Christmas, and I will cherish his hug and kiss I got that day :)

I have to say the funeral procession utterly amazed me.  The police stopped all traffic on 41......the respect others show here in the south, truly melts my heart.

Saturday, January 05, 2013