Friday, October 17, 2014

Fly On The Wall - Oct 2014

It's that time again, yep, Fly On The Wall. The time when a group of bloggers share the daily tid bits, funny stories and photos of our daily lives. Be sure to check out the other post. You'll find the list at the bottom.

I'm sharing tid bits of laughter from my recent trip home. I was there for a month. I enjoyed food, fun, day trips, my Little Miss Sassy Pants, family, friends, shopping and more! Oh yeah and my 30th year class reunion...gosh that makes me feel old.

Shopping with my mom, crazy HIGH heel shoes, I click a few pics, just because. I hear "Dawn, how about these?" And turn to see my mom holding these crazy red shoes. I cracked up, "you want them?" Ugh no I'd break my neck. hahaha

Home from our weekly Wally World trip, I hear something and go in the kitchen, there's my mom with the meat drawer.
Me: what's wrong
Mom: eww the bacon drained in the drawer and left a puddle. All I could think was later I'm gonna smell nasty smoky water and wonder where the dead animal is.
Me: laughing, WELL mom, the dead animal is IN the "meat" drawer
Mom: ugh you know what I mean
On our weekly trip to Wally World I saw these items, would you buy and eat them? The maple bacon is one my husband would love, the autumn velvet was pretty but WAY too many ingredients that I can't pronounce. I prefer to bake from scratch.

EARLY on Monday mornings my son drops off Little Miss Sassy Pants, I mean 4:30 a.m. On the first Monday I was at my moms I hear them coming in the door. She's talking. Then he leaves so I'm guessing she's gone back to sleep. YAY cause I'm not a morning person.
7:20ish I hear her little feet coming down the hall and she is chatting up a storm.
I come out of the bedroom and she says:
LMSP: Gramma can cook whatever she wants cause I'm hungry and we're ALL gonna eat Pancakes YAY Pancakes with syrup!
Me: You want pancakes?
LMSP: YES with syrup, you want some too you can eat some Gramma cook some for all of us hurry I'm hungry (all in one breath)
My mom: she woke up asking if you were here
Me: yeah she was awake when her daddy dropped her off I heard her talking
LMSP: giggling - I was fake sleeping Gramma, more giggling

Have you seen these? ummm I'm think NO! These are not photo shopped, I looked around online, they are for real. Released as holiday specials in 2012.
Okay, I'll admit it, I might would try the cinnamon sugar and if the white chocolate didn't have peppermint I might would try those as well. Just because I'm a curious person.

OMGosh I'm laughing so hard, as I type this I am listening to LMSP and my mom. ROTFL
LMSP: Gramma whatcha doing?
My mom: getting dressed
LMSP: why do you have your back to me, turn around Gramma
My mom: I will. Let me get dressed.
LMSP: ugh...deep breath "GRAMMA turn around, I've seen your boobs before!"
OMG I'm dying in here!
LMSP: I've seen my mommy's boobs and my other grandma's boobs and your's too. GOSH
Oh lawd, my side hurts I'm laughing so hard.

I brought lots of clothes with me to NC for LMSP. I gave them to her one morning and I was all excited. She just sat there. No expression, nothing. THEN I came to the play shoes and she got all happy, jumping around, grabbed them and took off. Now I know the way to her heart, a true girl, pink shoes and heels at that.

Are you ready for Halloween? We don't celebrate but love some of the decorations and creative ideas I'm seeing:

My class reunion...well it's been 30 years since I've seen most of them. I would have walked right by. Balding, pot belly men or gray hair. You're who? OH jaw drops...well they look at me and go WHO? Right. I was 5'2" tall then and 100 lbs. We won't even go there.
LOTS of alcohol was consumed, some serious drunk dancing, my classmates were pure entertainment! No photos, I have to protect the innocent. 
Do you agree or disagree?

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                                  The Rowdy Baker                                Just A Little Nutty                                          The Momisodes                          Spatulas on Parade                                   The Sadder But Wiser Girl                          Follow me home                 Stacy Sews and Schools                          Menopausal Mother                             Battered Hope                         Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                 Someone Else’s Genius               Crumpets and Bollocks
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Southern Special 28

Hi everyone and welcome to another week of The Southern Special. I hope to be more active this week, last week I was packing, driving, unpacking, shopping,etc... and the week just totally got away from me.
I have had some spare time to browse through last weeks links and am so excited at what I saw! Now to try and pick a few favorites... dang y'all make it hard on me.
OH but be sure to visit the other host, as we all pick our own favorites, you might be featured on Cate or Trish's page.

TOP VIEWED LINK from week 27

Be sure to follow your host!! Thanks so much AND link back to whichever blog you posted your link through.
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The Rules are simple:
 Share #recipes #crafts #DIY projects #beauty #fitness #homedecor #landscapes, #architecture #homemade items and more! 
Link 2 -3 links from YOUR blog. Link back to one of your host on the post you shared OR on a party page. Visit others, share the party and ENJOY!!
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Chipotle Honey Chicken plus October 2014 Use Your Words:Pearl and William Installment 9

Hey y'all, if you are a regular reader you may think I feel off the earth. I haven't been online this week due to the fact I was spending my last few days in North Carolina with family and friends, then driving 9 hours and trying to unload the truck and unpack. Upon arrival life went back to normal, running errands for his cousin and his aunt. Cleaning the house, I left 2 guys home alone for a month, yeah you can imagine. I desperately need to go to the store but that will happen later today. First I need to write a menu and shopping list but that will happen AFTER I get this post written.

Today is... Use Your Words and another installment of Pearl and William. After I give you this delicious chicken recipe. Seriously good and not difficult. You can adjust the heat in it.

Your words are: 
Venue ~ forum ~ event ~ celebration ~ tragedy ~ ending
They were submitted by:     

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

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Chipotle Honey Chicken
3 large chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/3 cup apricot preserves
2 TBSP honey
1 TBSP chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Chop or dice the chicken, rub with the chili and cumin powders. Saute in olive oil. Prior to starting this you might want to put your rice on to cook as it will take longer than the chicken, you don't have to serve it over rice that is up to you. While the chicken is sauteing, mix the apricot, honey and chipotle in a small bowl. I put mine in the mini food processor to blend it well. Once the chicken was done I poured the sauce over the chicken and allowed it to simmer and reduce down. This was served over long grain and wild rice as well as a salad.
Simple, quick and delicious, you can add more peppers if you like to amp up the heat. I used 2 peppers and that was plenty for me.

** Previous installments:
Installment 1 :a love story
Use Your Words: Installment 9 of Pearl and William

With Cousin Sarah's memory back after the horrible tragedy and turn of events that led to her memory loss, Pearl was hoping to find a venue or forum to hold the perfect event, her wedding to William. (she shook her head at these strange words in the wedding planner. Sarah meant well giving her the book, but an Englischer wedding planner??) What a celebration she had hoped for, Cousin Sarah standing by her side, marrying the perfect mate that God had provided and having a happy ending. Alas, it did not look like this would be.

Oh there will be a wedding and a glorious one, but the ending did not look happy for Abe and Sarah. Cousin Sarah is just so ferhoodled and ashamed of her actions while not knowing who she was or what she was doing, plus Abe was having such a hard time forgiving her of her actions. She had defiled their marriage bed by being a harlot, he was ashamed to go into town and mad as a hatter when she accompanied him because men would smile at her in that knowing way.

Having to sit on watch with Sarah was taking it's toll as well. The town doc was concerned she might kill herself and they would loose her all over again.
Oh God, Pearl prayed, would it have been better if she had of died? What if we never found her and went on with our lives. The children had adjusted to not having her, now her being back and withdrawn was taking it's toll...sighing she got up from her journal and walked to the window.

Things looked so different now than a year ago. Then she caught sight of William over by the barn and smiled. What a blessing he is, such a handsome man, loving, kind and so good with the children. She blushed because she was thinking of having more children and well...that brought thoughts she did not need to concern herself with now. She was still an unmarried woman. Standing straight and brushing off her apron she decided to set about her morning routine. Mama would chide her for standing around.

There are many preparations to set about this week, the wedding is only two weeks away! Oh she was giddy, she must not appear too happy but how could she help herself?

Abe had spoken to William and thought it would be best for he and Pearl to take the children for Abe still was not sure what to do with Sarah and she was so disconnected and withdrawn. They would all live on the farm together but Abe and Sarah would move into the Dawdi house leaving William, Pearl and the children in the main house. A blessing and upsetting turn of events all at once.
Pearl's family or at least part of them would be traveling to Ohio, not the original plan but it was best for the children and all that had gone on. A celebration was about to happen and she prayed, oh how she prayed, that nothing else would happen to ruin her day. Then she prayed for forgiveness for being so selfish and set about kneading the dough for the days bread as the sun rose and the beams filled the kitchen with light.