Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
These came from my sister today. In light of a very busy week ahead of me, I had to share.
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso. (Ok, this is only for those coffee drinkers out there. If you don't drink coffee...don't start!)
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Marijuana".
6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'
And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity....This one if not for kids...
14. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE COUNTER AND ASK WERE THE FITTING ROOM IS.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
When we got our silverware set several years ago, we had enough for 16 people. We now have about 9 large spoons and only 5 small ones. Huh? This doesn't make sense to me. Did the washer and dryer monster move to the dishwasher and change his diet? I tend to wonder if the kids are throwing them away by accident, but the only time we have disposable dishes is when friends come over Monday nights for football and FHE. And then, we have disposable utensils. If anyone has an explanation for this, please let me know!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Walmart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women - - she loved to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Wal-Mart.
Dear Mrs. Samsel,
Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr.Samsel are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.
2 . July 2 : Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away."
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.
8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"
9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.
12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.
13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"
14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!"
And last, but not least.
15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!"
Tom Richards, Walmart Manager
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Week 2 - November 9th-15th
Treats for baking! Cocoa, nuts, coconut, butter, chocolate chips, etc... Watch for sales on sugar.
Check our your local Walmart for sugar sales! Right now the Walmart near me has 5 lb bags of sugar on sale for $1.38. I believe the normal price is $2.59ish. I'm not sure about other Walmarts, but it might be a good idea to check. This is a FABULOUS price! Stock up and find a dry pack canner to can the sugar.
1 cup cornstarch
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
10 cups water
3 Tbsp Lemon juice
Any of the following fruits:
fresh cherries, pitted
sliced, peeled peaches
sliced, peeled apples
Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water in saucepan. Cook until thickened and clear, stirring constantly. Stir in lemon juice. Fill 7-9 hot sterilized 1-quart jars 1/3 full with sauce. Place prepared fruit in jars; push fruit down with wooden spoon until jar is full to neck. Seal with 2-piece lids. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
To use pie filling, pour into prepared pie crust, then cover with top crust or crumble. (See pie crust recipe here. It's the 3rd recipe in the post.) If using top crust, using a pastry brush, brush top crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, remove foil, then bake 20 minutes longer. Place on cooling rack and sprinkle a little extra sugar on top. Let sit 1 1/2 to 2 hours before eating.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
If you'd like to see what we worked on, click here for the projects. This might give someone ideas for their Super Saturday...or for Christmas! For all of our vinyl, we used Treasured Thoughts. Ashlee was awesome and great to work with!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Rion's teacher is Mrs. Mullanix. She says that Rion is such a delight, and gets enthusiastic about just about everything. He's a little bit of a class clown, so he brings a smile to everyone's face. On the occasion he does have concentrating issues, she has found that Rion will come up with solutions on his own as to how to correct the problem. She is very impressed with that! So far, he's decided to move his desk away from his friends and has given her his pencil box until he needs it so it doesn't distract him. How responsible of him! Rion is getting A's and B's, and is really enjoying school. His favorite is math, and he's really starting to take off there. Mrs. Mullanix especially likes his Napolean Dynamite costume! She didn't think anyone else in the school could pull that off quite like Rion!
Great job Hailey and Rion!