Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My computer died

SundY and I'm not sure how long it will be till I can get another one.. More than likely February. Ami, I got my package!!!! Thank you so very much. Sorry I can't put it up on the web, but my computer died! I will try to use my brother's computer from time to time, but more than likely it wont be much.
Hugs to all & Merry Christmas!!!!
PS. Ami, you are a doll! You just made 2 girls very happy!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Just a few days till Christmas!

Oh My Gees! It's only 5 days till Christmas! I haven't even started any of my Christmas candy or cookies. I haven't even made any spice tea! Maybe later on today KB & I will go to momma's and start making some. Here are a few recipes for your Holiday Cheer!

2 c. peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter
3 c. Rice Krispies

Mix well. Make into small balls. Chill thoroughly.
In top of double boiler melt:

1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1/8 cake paraffin

Easy Chocolate Fudge
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 can (14 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

LINE 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with foil.

COMBINE morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and vanilla extract.

SPREAD evenly into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.

Pretzel Turtles
20 small mini pretzels
20 chocolate covered caramel candies
20 pecan halves

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.
Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Divinity Recipe
2 2/3 C. sugar
2/3 C. light corn syrup
1/2 C. water
2 egg whites
1 t. vanilla
2/3 C. coarsely chopped nut

Cook sugar, corn syrup and water (use 1 tablespoon less water on humid days) in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, without stirring, to 260° F. on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a hard ball that holds its shape but is pliable.

Beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Continue beating while pouring hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed. (For best results, use electric stand mixer, not a portable handheld mixer since beating time is about 10 minutes and mixture is thick.) Add vanilla. Beat until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull. (Mixture may become too stiff for mixer.) Gently stir in nuts.

Drop mixture from buttered spoon onto waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature at least 12 hours, turning candies over once, until candies feel firm. Store in airtight container.

Southern Pecan Pie
1/2 cup sugar
2 T margarine- melted
2 eggs
2 T flour
1 tbs vanilla
1 cup Karo (light corn syrup or if your prefer dark corn syrup)
1 cup pecans
Pastry pie shell
Mix eggs well then add sugar, margarine, eggs, flour, vanilla and Karo. Blend very good and add pecans. pour in pie dish. Cook 30-35 mins @ 375 degrees.

Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely crushed candy cane mixed with 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Mix all ingredients. Split dough into equal portions. Color one portion of the dough red. Refrigerate the dough long enough to be able to easily work with it. Break off one piece (approx. one teaspoon of each color) and roll by hand into four to five inch tubes. Twist the two pieces together and bend forming a candy cane. Sprinkle the top with the candy cane/sugar mixture. Be careful when removing from the cookie sheet, they will break easily. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes.
Hope you enjoy some of my recipes. I can't find the spice tea recipe at this time, but I will try and share later.
Hope you all have a Wonderful Week end!

(Click links for a little country Christmas music)
Christmas In Dixie
Leroy The Redneck Reindeer

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A quick run down of my week.

When momma got put in the hospital almost everyone in our family got sick with sotra the same mess. Dan & the kids; Sam, his wife, kids & grandkids; My Mike & David. Same thing happened last February, all them got the Flu, but me. I have been staying with mom since she got home till 8 AM -7or 9 PM because everybody was sick. We found out that her meds were part of the reason for her mind. Her antibiotic was reacting to one of her breathing meds making it stronger. I kept asking if it was this one med, but everybody told me I was wrong and I didn't know that the antibiotics could do that to it. Turns out that all my research was headed in the right direction. I carried her back to the DR Monday for her 2 week check up from the hospital. They wanted her finish her antibiotics and hope she didn't have another flare up, but this time of year is so hard.
I don't cry often and I don't mad easy. If I do get mad I'm usually over it after I have been a sleep. Friday I woke up with PMS or something! I was on an emotional roller coaster! Mostly crying a drop of a hat, but hit me just right and I would take your eyes out with even blinking. I have no idea, except maybe it was a sign I was getting sick. I haven't had major PMS in a long time. I'm trying my hardest to deal with my state of mind when momma called our EX pastor's wife and told her she wanted to clear the air before she past. To my surprise, I had been accused of a lot more. She even told mom she was welcome back and when momma told her she couldn't without me; she told momma that she was sorry she felt that way. Oh, this so much hurt and I cried! I did a good job of hiding it from mom. If her mind wasn't so cloudy or whatever she would have noticed. To make a long story short, it felt good to have a good cry and LET IT GO! Plus, I guess I was getting sick. Just when I thought it had passed me I was wrong. I woke Saturday feeling bad, but thought it was from crying. Sunday I couldn't stop sneezing, but we had a great BD for JB. I have a picture of his cake I made below, but camera died before I could get any more.
I had to go to the DR Monday because I had a fever. I hope I didn't re-infect momma in all this. My niece was really sweet she took care of momma today to let me rest. Maybe I'll have more time later this week to blog and visit! I am feeling better thank you!

"The secret of getting started is breaking
your complex, overwhelming tasks into
small manageable tasks, and then
starting on the first one."
- Mark Twain

Gosh! I need to listen to this one and apply it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy 14th Birthday JB!!!!

"Happy Birthday Day" my JB! I may not like your kind of music, but that is okay. Momma is dedicating this song to you! I Love you!

Dear John,

You are the lowest form of the male species I know. I was not going to give you the pleasure of letting you know how big of a Jack Ass you are, but you finally pissed in my cheerios! You are a poor excuse for a human live form going around people's blogs and leaving your advertisement there. You’re even a bigger coward making your blog private for people can't come and ask you to leave them alone. You must be a lonely sick person going from blog to blog that has word verification. I'm not asking, I'm telling you to leave me and my friends alone!!!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

A Lovely Award

Ami got this award the other day. She didn't name anyone out, but said that the one's that know she loves them could have the award. Well, I know Ami loves me. We have been dear friends for over 4 years and she has gave me 2 lovely buttons on my side bar. They are hand drawn I might add. I love her bunches also! Thanks girl!
I'm going to be like AMI and not name just one person. If you comment here or I comment on your blog and you haven't received this from anyone else, please feel free to take. I just can't think to leave out anyone and as soon as I start naming blogs I know I will, plus for the sake of time. I'm gone to check in on momma, but I will be back to visit all you later!
Take care and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Update on me & some more Christmas Cheer

Today is better. I didn't get much rest yesterday, but I did make a big dent in the house. That in itself makes me feel better and I really needed the break. I felt bad about not going to momma's yesterday, but Rocker Dude and Da Da was there. They couldn't give her a bath, but they were there for other things she needed. I'm going to call her Dr in the morning and see if they will explain things to me.
I'm still torn between putting KB back in school or not next year. Rocker Dude will go to ICC to get college credits as a high school student. It will be just KB here, but taking care of momma I’m not able to any extras with her. All we have done this year is the basics; no co op, field trips or anything else fun. She is missing out on hanging out with kids her age, even though she isn't complaining, it still bothers me. Who knows, next year maybe completely different and we can do more. KB sort of wants to back to school, but that is just because of friends. She doesn’t want to go back and get picked on again like she did her 1st 3 years. I know everything happens for a reason and things will work out, but I still can't help but to worry over it.

Elvis Presley I'll Be Home For Christmas

oh holy night mariah carey

Elvis Presley-Silver Bells

Little Drummer Boy

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Holiday Cheer

Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas

Jingle Bells

Pretty Paper Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson White Christmas

amy grant - winter wonderland

Joy To The World

Christmas Shoes (by: Newsong)

Mary Did You Know

I'm not going to lie, this week has been very hard. I really don't what's going on with mom's mind. She will act childish or funny then she will snap out of it. She realizes this is happening, but she can't control it and it bothers her. I feel like sitting down crying, but don't have the time. Maybe if I understood what was going on I could handle it better, but I don't know. That's my momma. I'm sorry to dump a load here, but I had to get some of it out.
Hope you enjoy your Christmas songs and hope they bring some Joy to you.

Friday, December 05, 2008

A little Holiday fun

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 80%

Your Christmas spirit is almost as big as Christmas itself. Christmas is definitely your thing.

You celebrate Christmas with enthusiasm. You love every minute of the holidays.

Your Christmas spirit is inspiring to everyone who runs into you during the holidays.

You make everyone's day just a little bit brighter. And that's what the holidays are all about!

You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree

Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents.

From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I won and another give a way!

Guess what? I won this over at Heather k's Blog and she is having another give a way! Aint she the sweetest! The name of her give a way is Give Away Day Hurray!
Don't be shy, go on over at Heather's and check it out!
Good Luck!!!!!! :)
HURRY because it ends on the 4th!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mom is home & a night with KB!

Momma came home from the hospital yesterday. The Dr said she had the H-Flu. (H flu is among the most common cause of ear infections and sinus infections. These bacteria can cause many other types of infections including septic arthritis, pneumonia, meningitis, and conjunctivitis. Haemophilus influenzae (H flu) are common bacteria that cause a wide variety of infections) It's not the virus, but bacteria.
Momma is feeling much better. I had to sit at the hospital 6 hours yesterday waiting for her discharge, then took her home and got her settled. After getting her home I went and got her medicines. I rushed home to get supper started, and then I walked KB up town for she could see the parade. The boys didn't want to go, but I couldn't let her miss out just because they think they are too grown. LOL! (They just think!) We missed the first minutes, but really enjoyed the rest. Last year the boys walked her up there because I was sick and the year before it was so lame! I had said I wasn't going back, but I was glad I took her last night. It was really enjoyable and having that little time with her was great! KB is growing up so fast! I haven’t got to do a lot of things with her as I would like this year because of momma, but I guess it is in the little things that count.
KB & I are going to make a few home made Christmas gifts this year. Since my sewing machine is broke I guess I better get my creative juices flowing. LOL! We have one idea, but I bet she will want to do more.
Not sure how much computer time I will have this week since momma is home, but I promise to get around and visit as soon as I can.
Hope You have a Happy!
PS. I forgot to take our camera, so pictures of the parade. I sure wished I did though.

"For every failure, there's an alternative course
of action. You just have to find it. When you
come to a roadblock, take a detour."
- Mary Kay Ash

Monday, December 01, 2008

Holiday Meme

Ami tagged me for this meme. I pasted a blank copy of this at the end for it will be easy on you like Ami did for me and others she tagged. Isn't she just the sweetest!
I'm not going to tag anyone since Ami and I have so many of the same people on our Blog list, but if you would like to play just leave me a note for I can come and visit your meme.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper. You can always find
it on sale for hardly nothing at the
end of Christmas.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real! I love that smell!

3. When do you put up the tree?
We try to get it up by the 1st of
December and no later than the 2nd week.

4. When do you take the tree down?
New Years Day

5. Do you like eggnog? NO!!!!!!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Roller Skates! They were the best even
though I got a new pair every year!
That's what I wanted!

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Mmmmmm? Can't think of anyone.

8. Easiest person to buy for?
My kids! They are so easy to please.

9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Not any more, but when my mom passes
I will have 3. That sounds bad,
but that subject is hard on my mind
and I can't shake it since she has
almost died the last 4 winters.
Around Christmas till March.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Both! I have a few Internet friends
that I don't know their home address
so, I e mail them.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A box of giant Cracker Jacks from my dad.
My older brothers got weights, Da Da got Hot Wheels
and my step sister got a fur coat. I don't know why!
I do know that my dad and I were able to make mends
before he passed.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Christmas Shoes

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I am usually done by know, but I really don't
want to talk about Christmas this year.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Fudge, peanut butter balls and divinity

16. What decorations are on your tree?
Mostly things the kids and I have made
or someone has gave us. I have a few
things I bought a few years ago on a
close out.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Pretty Paper Willie Nelson
I have a few more, but that one
sticks out the most.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home?
All of our family lives here in Pontotoc.
We go to Dan's mom's house and my mom's house
on Christmas Eve. We get up early here and let
the kids open here, then we go to Maws for the day.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid,
Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.

20. Angel on top of tree or star?
We have used both.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
It is too commercialized! No jobs.

23 What theme or color are you using when you decorate?
I really don't have theme or color. I like having the
smell of Orange and cinnamon all around the house.
The real stuff not the fake smells.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Ham, Lima beans, Potato salad, sweet potato casserole,
and fruit salad. The rest of my family think they need
turkey and dressing. I know there are a few more things
we fix but I can't think of them at this time.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
I want my mom to be able to enjoy her kids,
grand kids and great grand kids. I also want my kids
to have a great Christmas.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

2. Real tree or Artificial?

3. When do you put up the tree?

4. When do you take the tree down?

5. Do you like eggnog?

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

7. Hardest person to buy for?

8. Easiest person to buy for?

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

16. What decorations are on your tree?

17. Favorite Christmas song?

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home?

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

20. Angel on top of tree or star?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

23 What theme or color are you using when you decorate?

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?