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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Stealing

"Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. We will be very honest about our theft: We always let the owner of the selected blog know that we have ripped their meme off. In turn, we will always provide a link to their site. Join in the fun and rip it off of us every Sunday. And stop by fellow thieves blogs and have some fun... Cheers to all us thieves!"

This week's Meme was originally posted by Chibi Pon @ Please Don't Stop the Music.

The 35 Questions x2 Meme: Part One

1. How far away is the last person you kissed? Hum about 4ft

2. Has someone ever told you they would be with you forever? Yes

3. Last person you were in a car with? Jeremy :)

4. Any plans for tomorrow? Not that I remember although I would like to take the kids to do something fun! :)

5. How long does it take for you to take a shower? I like to have at least 15 mins.

6. Best friend or close friends? Close friends

7. Is tomorrow going to be a good day? Hell yes!

8. Did you kiss anyone Friday? Yes

9. Ever thrown up in public? Yes....

10. What's on your mind RIGHT NOW? Not much just chillin

11. Who was the last person you talked to? Jeremy :)

12. What is the WORST subject they teach at school? Calculus

13. Have you seen anyone lately that you don't get along with? Nope

14. What is your favorite color top to wear? Black and Purple

15. Have you ever been in a car accident? Yes

16. What's the closest thing to you that's green? The fly swatter

17. Where would you like to be right now? Right where I am :)

18. Write down some lyrics to the song you're listening to? Not listening to music at the moment. I am listening to Jeremy playing Modern Warfare and Castle is playing the background.

19. How many dogs do you have? None

20. Is anything bugging you right now? Not really just moving.

21. Is life going right for you now? Sorta

22. Is there someone you care about more than yourself? Yes my family!!

23. What made you laugh today? My wonderful friends!

24. What was the last movie you watched? Ninja Assassins

25. Whats the last conversation you had about? Hummm not sure I remember at the moment.

26. What were you doing at 7:00 this morning? Trying to sleep and waiting for the alarm to go off for work...

27. Do you like your hair long or short? Medium

28. Do you want to see somebody right now? Yes

29. Do you like the rain? Sometimes

30. Did you have a valentine this year? Yes

31. The last person you kissed needs you at 3 am, would you go? HELL YES!

32. Would you honestly say you'd risk your life for someone else? Yes yes I would w/out hesitation!

33. Honestly, if you could go back 1 month and change something would you? Yes

34. How do you feel about boys smoking? YUCK!

35. Could you see yourself with someone forever? Yes and I have found him!! :)

If you want to read more about the meme or join in the fun please visit Sunday Stealing.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

PhotoHunt: Fresh

Freshly bloomed flowers! :)
For more photos and this week's PhotoHunt check out: tnchick.com

Friday, March 26, 2010

The topic for this week's Friday 5 is "Sleep"

1. How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional?
I need at least 8hrs to be at my best, the minimum I can have and still be functional is 5hrs.

2. What’s your favorite sleeping position?
I sleep on my side most of the time with a pillow on either side, one in between my legs and cuddling another.

3. What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping?

4. When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep?
I just count numbers, not sheep and sometimes I sing myself to sleep.

5. When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place?
At work during training in November.

For more Friday 5 participants click here!

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined.

1. The right word in this case, is no word at all.
2. Go away and shut the door quietly, please.
3. Up...is the only way to go from here...
4. Under a blanket, is where you'll find me.
5. Ooh! What is that shiny thing?
6. Taking a deep breath, is a good idea.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting home from work, tomorrow my plans include working and going to Shawn/Sharon's party and Sunday, I want to finish packing the upstairs bedroom so we are ready to move Thursday!

For more Friday Fill-Ins participants click here!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

"You are invited to participate in Ruby Tuesday!

What are the rules?
On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little RED. When you've posted to your blog, come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky and leave a comment."

LOL! Look ma we can pick the Saber tooth tiger's nose.
Please visit Mary @ Work of the Poet for more Ruby Tuesday participants!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Mayhem

Today's meme is based on the popular YES or No.

We will focus on the internet. Answer yes or no for each question.
Because I am so very nice, I will allow you to tell one story about one of your answers.

  1. Googled yourself? Yes
  2. Googled your neighbor? No
  3. Used Google maps to spy on someone? No
  4. Spied on someone via Facebook? Yes
  5. Friended someone on Facebook that you don't know? Yes
  6. Tweeted gossip? No
  7. Followed a celeb on Twitter? Yes
  8. Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? Yes
  9. Regretted an online relationship? Yes
  10. Dumped someone online? NO
  11. Played a prank on someone online? No
  12. Spied on a High School bully online? No
  13. Written a nasty email? Yes
  14. Sent something X-rated via email? No
  15. Searched your state's/locality's database for predators? Yes
  16. Done an online search on someone's traffic offenses? Yes
  17. Ordered dinner online? Yes
  18. Purchased something over $250 online? Yes
  19. Left an anonymous comment? No
  20. Checked out someone else's email (as in spy on your s.o.)? Yes
If you want to read more about the meme or to join in the fun please visit Monday Mayhem

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Corned Beef with Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots

1 pinch salt
2 bay leaves
5 black peppercorns
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 onion, peeled and left whole
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
4 1/2 pounds corned beef brisket
6-8 small new or golden potatoes, quartered
1 small head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

In a crock pot, place the beef brisket, peppercorns, garlic powder, onion, bay leaves and salt. Fill pot with water to cover everything plus one inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Skim off any residue that floats to the top. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2 to 3 hours, until meat can be pulled apart with a fork.

Once the meat is done, add the cabbage, potatoes and carrots, pressing them down into the liquid. Cook for an additional 45mins or until the potatoes are tender. Skim off any oil that comes to the surface. Stir in the butter and parsley. Turn off the crock pot.

Remove meat from the pot and place onto a serving dish and let rest for 15 minutes. Also remove vegetables to a bowl and keep warm. Slice meat on the diagonal against the grain. Serve meat on a platter and spoon juices over meat and vegetables.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Golden Potato Soup

3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
1 cup chopped ham

In a large stock pot add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bouillon, water and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until vegetables become tender.

In a separate bowl mix flour and milk. Once it is well blended, add to soup mixture and cook until soup becomes thick.

Stir in cheese, cooked ham or hamburger and simmer until cheese is melted.

I found this awesome recipe @ AllRecipes.com!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Beef and Irish Stout Stew w/ Sourdough bread

2 pounds lean beef stew meat
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups chopped carrot2 large onions, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish
1 1/2 cups Irish stout beer (e.g., Guinness)Directions:
Toss the beef cubes with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Dredge the beef in this to coat. Heat the remaining oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef, and brown on all sides. Add the onions, and garlic. Stir the tomato paste into a small amount of water to dilute; pour into the pan and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.Pour 1/2 cup of the beer into the pan, and as it begins to boil, scrape any bits of food from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. This adds a lot of flavor to the broth. Pour in the rest of the beer, and add the carrots and thyme. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Cauldron O' Beef!I found this awesome recipe @ AllRecipes.com!