Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
What is the difference between a battery and a woman? A battery has a positive side.
How are fat girls and mopeds alike? They're both fun to ride until your friends find out.
What should you give a woman who has everything? A man to show her how to work it.
If your wife keeps coming out of the kitchen to nag at you, what have you done wrong? Made her chain too long .
Why do women have smaller feet than men? It's one of those 'evolutionary things' that allows them to stand closer to the kitchen sink.
How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart? When she starts a sentence with 'A man once told me...'
How do you fix a woman's watch? You don't. There is a clock on the oven.
Why do men pass gas more than women? Because women can't shut up long enough to build up the required pressure.
If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first? The dog, of course. He'll shut up once you let him in.
Scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman's sex drive by 90%.. It's called a Wedding Cake.
Why do men die before their wives? They want to.
Women will never be equal to men.. until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I wrote in a post earlier about us wanting to lose some of our holiday weight. We went way overboard and ate pretty much everything in sight. Well, now I weigh more than I ever have! I'm looking to lose about 13 lbs. I know, for a lot of people, that's nothing, but to a skinny frame like mine, it is! I took a before pic, And it's not pretty! You don't realize how you look until you actually see a pic of yourself! YUK! So we are eating better, and I'm working out with weights again. And when I get there, I'll post that ugly pic along with my after pic.
And we're not dieting. We're just making better choices food wise, and trying to burn more calories exercise wise.
Now I'm off to work!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Later, Craig made a delicious dinner. This one is really easy.
Take one package of stuffing mix,
one package mixed frozen vegetables. Thaw first. We used Broccoli, Corn, Red Peppers, and Cauliflower. You could use fresh also but the frozen was easier.
One can Cream of mushroom soup. You could use any cream soup you want.
Mix all three together and put into casserole dish.
Trim excess fat from Pork Cutlets, season and place on top of stuffing mixture. See pics.
We used Garlic, Cilantro, and Cumin.
You can use what ever you like.
Bake at 400 for 40 min.
We made enough for left overs so we will have a meal on Thursday also.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Although this time of year, you can get some good buys! I was walking our local mall Friday, and at JC Penny's, I found a couple of shirts, originally $42.00 marked down to $14.99. And, they were selling them, buy one get one free! So 2 shirts for $15.80 with tax!
Sooooo, after walking and a little shopping, later at home we started puzzle #3. Here's a pic of our progress on just the first day. I told you they become addictive! I was planning on cleaning the bathroom, but never got up from the puzzle. Oh well, the dirty bathroom is still there, maybe today. And for dinner, we had left over turkey that Craig whipped up into barbecued sandwiches. Yummy! Craig likes to toast the buns. It keeps the moist meat from making the bread mushy, and makes for a nice crunchy sandwich.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I went back to the beginning, and saw how much my blog has changed. It took a year to figure out my own look. Another year to become comfortable with my own style of writing. And I believe it will continue to evolve.
I've also met some great people through blogging. Besides a whole lot of new on-line friends, I've met in person some really nice people. First off is Mo, one of the very first bloggers who helped me a lot in my early blog years. And then Tom and Dean, new camping friends from Wisconsin. John and Derek , who are full timing in their RV, currently in Arizona, and we got to meet them in person last year in St Louis. And also Randy and Dave, who are full timing and criss crossing the USA in their motor home, and currently in Miami. And Mark and Craig, who live in Memphis/Palm Springs, and we got to meet them in Saugatuck last summer. All this from blogging! And who knows what the future will bring!
So not knowing why I started this blog in the beginning has turned into some new friendships. I feel blessed, and look forward to many more. Happy Blogoversary to me!
Friday, January 23, 2009
But anyway, on to our ff.........
Thursday, January 22, 2009
He discovered this in our local newspaper. And it was delicious! Now what he changed was as follows. Instead of Ricotta Cheese, he used fat free Cottage Cheese. And Eggbeaters instead of a regular egg. Also the fresh Ravioli was too expensive, so he got frozen, and precooked it and cooled it before making the dish. He also added a layer of Cooked onions, black olives, and lean Hot italian Sausage. And also fat free Mozzarella to make it a little cheesier. And did I say, it was delicious?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
We also ran the mo-ho and generator, and also his Honda that's stored for the winter. We try and do that once a month.
Oh, and I finally caught a rabbit! And entered him in the Wayne Relocation Program! I'm sorry, but I can't divulge his new location. Just to say no harm was done to the little
That's all I've got time for this morning. Now it's off to work! I've got a very long day today. 7:30am to 7:15pm.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Craig thinks I post too much about food. So I say, we're not doing mo-ho trips, so I can't post about that, I can't do posts of my gardening, it's buried in 2 feet of snow, we don't do winter, which means no skiing, snowmobiling, or any thing else where I have to be in the cold, So what else is there? That leaves work, which on a day to day is boring, sleeping, which is really boring, Playing on the puter, cleaning house, doing puzzles, (which I can only post so much about), and eating! Which is at least different now and then. But okay, something different............
I've been doing hair for 31 years now, and there's been some interesting times.
1. Worst hair disaster.
A customer came in with a perm over a frost job. The frost was so over processed, the hair turned to mush. You couldn't even get a comb through it. The poor woman was in tears. I conditioned it, and then very carefully sectioned it and razored out the frosted hair. Fortunately, it was a light frost, and her hair was fairly thick, and when I was done, the perm looked great!
2. Most unusual haircut.
A guy on the local high school swim team came in. Swimmers always have short hair, less drag in the pool. This particular year, all the swimmers were getting designs cut into the hair. I did a checkerboard on him.
3. Most unusual request.
A woman comes in every month to have her regrowth bleached. Her hair was a natural brown, but we bleached it blond. During one visit, she asked me if I could color 'all' her hair. I said "I do color all of it", and she said, "I mean 'all' of it". Then the light bulb went off, and I said,"no! We can't do that!" And then she asked if I could give her some so she could do it at home. And I said, "no! Your not listening! that area is sensitive and this is a harsh chemical, it'll burn!" I said "why do you want to color there"? And she said, "I don't want any one to know I'm not a true blond." I'm thinking, How many people are going to see?
4. Most fun hair.
For school spirit, on game days they do a dress theme, such as 50's, dress in school colors, funny shoe day, and such. Well one week it was funny hat day, and one of our receptionists was a student. So we cut a piece of cardboard in a large circle, cut out an inner circle, combed her long hair down evenly all around her head, slipped the cardboard over the top on an angle, and smoothed her hair up over the cardboard and tucked it in, and when we were done it looked like she was wearing a large brimmed hat! It was the hit of the school!
5. Oddest hairstyle request.
A man used to come in on occasion and ask for a shampoo and set. That's where we wash the hair, set it on rollers, dry it, and comb it into a pretty style. It's what we do for most of our older clients. He would say he was in a play and need it to look like that, but after a few years, we just did it and and never said anything about it.
I could go on and on. Bet you never thought about all the stuff that goes on in your Salon, did you!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
My computer is about 6 years old. (isn't this a massive tower?) And every year. I do a complete cleaning of it. If you click on the pics, you'll see why.
The vent holes are filled with dust. As are the fans and boards. Using compressed air, I blow all the vents and fans clear of dust.
You can see all the dust on the floor of the tower when I was done. Then a good vacuuming of it and back together as good as new!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Any who, since I had some extra time, I decided to whip up a little beef stir fry for dinner. Here's the freshly sliced ingredients ready to saute. And of course, we need a little vino to enjoy during the process. And served over a bed of brown rice. We are always picking up various marinades were ever we go, so as to have a selection depending on what we decide to cook. For this dish, I used a spicy Hawaiian sauce. Just enough bite to make it interesting! And as you'll notice, I did the cooking for a change instead of Craig. He doesn't do stirfrys. He says he can't judge how much time everything takes. So I get the job. I generally don't like cooking.
It seems like a lot of work for the results, but I'll cook occasionally. Mainly because I love to eat!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
It's currently 6 below zero out. That's right, a -6 degrees!
And I had a long day at work yesterday, and another one today.
But in good news, our Michigan State Spartans beat Penn State, and are currently 10th in the national standings, at 14-2!
Gooooooooooooo S T A T E !
And we just got our Dec. gas bill, OUCH! They said it would be higher this winter due to the utilities having to buy such expensive fuel last summer when prices were sooo high.
Well, now I'm off to work! And here's another lovely winter scene for all those people who miss
this crap our beautiful winters.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Well, that's all I got for today.
Monday, January 12, 2009
So when you think it's too dry, or too rainy, or not very warm. Just look at these pics and be happy your not here!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thanks to everyone who sent me their Coke reward codes. Because of you, we were able to get this nifty 3-in one printer. It prints, copies and scans. Although it has a fairly low dpi, and it's an older model, he only uses it for documents. Mine does photos, so it's perfect for him. Now he doesn't have to 'disturb' my game playing when he needs a copy of something.
Oh, and if it's not too much trouble, keep sending those reward codes. They're always changing the rewards on the site. Maybe I can find some other nifty little item.
So Thanks again! You people are great!
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
And after nearly a week of clear roads, it's snowing again.
And for dinner, we were going to have Teriaki Chicken Breasts with fried potatoes, but the breasts looked more like Cornish Hen breasts. Unbelievably small! Sooooo, he cooked them along with a small tip steak, cut them into bite sized pieces. Cooked the potatoes, and cut them up and made this wonderful casserole! I believed he used cream of celery soup for the filler, and Pa panko crust on top. We had that along with Baked Acorn Squash with honey and bacon bits.
I tell ya the man can cook!
And now I'm off to work!
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I told you there's a lot of paperwork when you own a small business.
But Craig did find time to make his delicious Tortilla Casserole! I don't know what's in it exactly, because he always 'modifies' recipes, but it was yummy! And he makes enough so we'll have leftovers on one of our long workdays.
Oh, and you can see one side has more
tomatoes, and one more green onions. Craig like onions, and me, tomatoes.
And, we have 5 weekend destinations planned so far out of our 11 camping trips. They are, Columbus, Ohio, Muskegon, MI, (mother's Day weekend) Chicago, Ill, and Toledo, Ohio. And now I must get with our camping friends to coordinate others.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Also Craig's Visa/MasterCard reimbursement totals for the year wouldn't balance, so I helped him go over all the entries and re-add and cross match, and finally after about an hour, we got them to balance. I'm glad Craig does all the bookkeeping, because with a business, it's like balancing your checkbook times 50! So much bookkeeping! It'd make me dizzy!
And I recently changed my desktop pic, and thought I'd share it with you.
I change mine about once a month. I'm on the puter so much, it's fun to have something fresh to look at. So, what's on your desktop? And do you change yours often, or is it the same since you got your puter? Just curious.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
We did have T-bone Steaks for dinner.
Along with Grilled Marinated Zucchini, and Baked Potato with sour cream. It was yummy! I haven't had steak in a long time! It was so large, we had to put the potato on a separate plate! But I ate every bit! I went online and found a steak seasoning recipe that was awesome!
Craig's been looking at the atlas thinking of places to go for this years weekend trips with the mo-ho. We'll soon start going through our appointment books figuring out what weekends we can take off, than match them with destinations.
Well, now I'm off to work!
ps, it's Craig's birthday today, send him birthday wishes! firstname.lastname@example.org