Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holy Toledo Batman!!


Life is on fast-forward lately!!


Hoping you are all enjoying the remains of 2010....


....and anxiously awaiting the blessings to come!!

Happy New Year my friends!!
Stacey

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Blessings!!

....help!! I'm cooking......and I can't stop!! tee hee hee!!

Just stopping by with a wonderful last minute yummy to share.....this is what will be on our dessert plate....if you've got the ingredients on hand........make it......you'll be queen for the day to all who partake!!! :O)

Pumpkin Streusel

1 yellow cake mix (put 1 cup of mix aside)

*Mix remaining mix with 1 egg and 1 stick oleo or butter

*Put batter into greased and floured 9 x 13


Mix..... 1 lg can pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

*Pour pumpkin mixture over cake batter.

Mix...... remaining cake mix (1 cup from mix)
1/2 stick butter or oleo
1/2 cup sugar

*Crumble together and sprinkle over pumpkin.

*Bake 350* for 1 hour

Have a blessed day tomorrow!! Merry Christmas to all.....

....and to all a good night!! :O)

Stacey

Friday, December 17, 2010

My Wish For You......


Our Christmas season has brought with it a hectic schedule dwindling computer time. I would not want to miss wishing each and every one of you a Blessed Christmas for you and your family.....may the season bring you time with family and friends to warm your hearts and a little good food to warm your belly......a diamond or two perhaps as well!! :O)

I am thankful for each and everyone.......what a wonderful gift you all are!! May the New Year bring with it blessings galore!!

From our family to yours.......God Bless You........and Merry Christmas!!
Rick, Brady & Stacey

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Please.....Send Help!!!

I'm being held hostage......and the captures are torturing me!! Not.....sure.....how.....long.....I can.....hold on!! UGH!!!

Oh alright......it's just a coupl'a snow days.....but c'mon!! Two days trapped indoors with a teenager, a neurotic cat, and a dog who is afraid of the snow.......geesh!!

My solution you ask.......I'm locking myself.....and the Christmas cookies in my bedroom......it's on my diet plan though...... causeI'll be washing it down with Coke Zero!! :O)

Hope you're keeping warm.......and finding some alone time......without teenagers......and neurotic furbabies!! Toodles!!

Stace

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Please Pray.......

....Rick and I will be Christmas shopping tomorrow.....



....Watch the 6 o'clock news for any incidences!! :O)

Happy Friday!!
Stacey

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hey!! C'mon Let's Have a........

flash mob in blogland!! I'll start you continue and pass it along!! Pretty soon.....all of blogland'll be singing and smiling (not at my bad singing though.....cause they're having fun!! ) :O)

Here we go..........



You know Dasher and Dancer and........

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Cold in Ohio!!

How cold you ask........
...yep!! That cold!! :O) Hope your Tuesday is full of hot cocoa and marshmallows!!

Keep warm!!
Stacey

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yo....wha'zup!!


Have a marvelous Monday y'all!!
Stace

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oh My Aching Brain!!!


Today I spent the day being a judge for a National Forensic League event. UGH!!!! My teeny tiny brain is full.....chuck full.....

If you haven't been a part of these events.....I recommend it!! WOW!! These kids are really something!! Brady competes in United States Extemporaneous in which he has 1/2 hour to prepare a 7 minute speech on a given topic.....for instance today he spoke on Pres. Obama's trip to India, Keith Oberman's donating to the Democratic party, and Pres Bush's tax cuts. These are questions that he pulled at the beginning of the 1/2 hour prep, he researched and prepared during that 1/2 hour, and then must present a 7 minute talk stating his opinion, and siting references that support his view!! OH MY!!!!

I judged Humor in which the person gives a previously prepared presentation. They are judged on character interpretation and delivery as well as a small portion of content.

I also judged Duo which is much like humor....however it is a team of 2.....and these 2 are not allowed to look at nor touch each other......however they must convey their message fluidly!! This was very interesting to see them interact.....without interacting!! :O)

The third event I judged was impromptu......YIKES!!! In this event.....a student draws a prepared statement, prepares and delivers a speech supporting the statement or showing how they differ from it......all within 7 minutes total. They are judged on content, supporting information, as well as delivery. Some were a little less than wonderful however, a few were absolutely amazing!!

There is absolutely no way on God's green earth that I would have as a teen student done what these kids do......there is very little way I'd do it now!! I am not that confident......nor can I prepare and produce that quickly!! They all were soooooo very impressive!! I am thankful that I was forced to do this.......and actually.....I look forward to the next time they force me!! :O)

If you want to feel intimidated by the teen generation......check it out!! You will be impressed I promise!!


....and now.....I've got to go rest my brain.....it is sooooo little.....to have beheld sooooo much!! :O)
Nighty Night!!
Stacey

Friday, December 3, 2010

I've Gotta Ask.....Is This Normal?????

Is it normal.......

  • On Fox News Channel.....they've been playing these "commercials"....or public announcement type things where a song plays over while the action plays out the words.....this morning I saw one about a man remembering a boxcar race where he let his disabled neighbor boy run his car.......is it normal to scream and cry for a half hour over this commercial???? Good golly can't wait for the Christmas beer commercials!!!!
  • I'm starting a new eating plan on Sunday morning.....so to prepare........I ate the dog, I ripped the hinges off the freezer to get to the ice cream, and I licked the salt off the empty chip bag......is this normal?????
  • In my embarrassment over eating, I considered going to the grocery store and purchasing everything I ate, and then eating the same amount that Rick would know had been gone.....just so no one noticed I ate it all.....that's normal right!!
  • Knowing that purchasing replacement food was a terrible idea that would never work......I considered moving to Mexico!!
  • Knowing moving to Mexico was a terrible idea because I'd probably end up in a drug war somewhere.....I decided Canada was a much better option!! Not crazy at all!!
So there you go.......completely normal right......well considering I'm a 41 year old hormonally deprived gal......I think anything less than homicidal is perfectly fine......DON'T YOU AGREE!!!! This is where you giggle nervously, agree, and get the heck outta my reach!! :O)

Have a great Friday......and for all my hormonal gal-pals......let's keep each other outta the dark side okie dokie!!!! :O#

Stacey

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God,



When I in awesome wonder......


Consider all........The works Thy Hand hath made.......




.........Then sings my soul,


My Savior God, to Thee,



How great Thou art!




How great Thou art!