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Happy New Year 2017!!! :-)

Friday, December 30th, 2016


A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. laughing0.gif

Resolutions You May Actually Keep: ha

1-Gain weight. Heck, put on 20 more lbs.
2-Procrastinate more.

3-Drink. Then, drink some more.
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4-Send e-mails, text messages, and Instant Messages while your’e on the phone at the same time with the same person. heh

5-Resolve to stop checking yer e-mail at 2:00 in the morning… 3:30 is much more..ahem…. practical.

6-Resolve to to figure out why the heck you really need 7 e-mail addresses.

7-Plan to to work with neglected children: Your own. Heh.

8-Agree to spend less than 24 hours a day blogging. 23 perhaps?

9-Resolve to Never make New Year’s resolutions again.

10-Sorry, can’t make resolutions again..ha.clock020.gif

Happy New Year sweet friends!!

May all the kindness you’ve given to others return to you many times over.
Here’s to you.

Wishing you boundless hope, love, and warmth
for your heart’s possessing and cherishing.

May someone love you so so much, they forgive your faults, are blind to your blemishes, and shout to the whole world, or anyone that will listen… listen4.gifabout your virtues.

May we all wake up in a world at peace.

Make us capable of feeling the awareness of the good Lord’s love in every captivating sunset, every flower’s petals, every kiss, and every miraculous beat of our hearts.

May you always remember to say “I love you” at least once a day.
To your husband, wife, child, parent, sister, brother, best friend, or blogging buddy.(hint, hint)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET FRIENDS!
Hugs and Kisses!

Now GO PARTY!

Chanukkah and Christmas together! 2016:)

Monday, December 19th, 2016



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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

Or….cake. Heh.eat-smile.gif

Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.

Thanksgiving 2016!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Ah. My favorite holiday is upon us.

What am I grateful you ask?.? .Well, you did ask didn’t you? kiss Heh.

May I begin sweet friends– with Y’all. Truly.
Even though I hardly have time to post these days….You keep me goin and keep me believin.

-For my precious family and loved ones. (you know who you are..dontcha?)joy

-For our very own Constitutional government in these United States.
and yes, (sorry ACLU).biting4..
-For Capitalism, where hard working Americans can enjoy the bounty they work so arduously for.

For our liberties and laws that make our Nation the standard that almost all nations use as a yardstick of emancipation and independence.

-For having been born in America……the, most prosperous, yet the most giving……(with no apologies offered), gnasher–unquestionably the most powerful Nation on Earth.

-For our precious freedoms.
-Freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech that people that have emigrated from almost every other land just to taste.

-Our freedom to search for the Pursuit of our own Truth, whatever that may be.

-For our stunning national resources that sustain our charmed way of life.

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For our precious soldiers who die defending protesters, who then turn around and burn our honorable flag.

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God bless America.

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My blessing for y’all is that we ALL make our efforts– in whatever way we can to contribute to her glorious fate.

And just remember:
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. HeH.raspberry1

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Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!girl

I am thankful for each and every one of you…I mean that deeply.

Y’all know I am the Chief Cook n Bottlewasher round here so here’s a sample of some of mah goodies…Mmmmmmmmmm.
So, who’s comin to dinner?

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Whatcha waitin fer… Go eat~!

Halloween!!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016


Did y’all know that 157 million people participate in Halloween, and more than 141 million buy candy? That’s almost 45 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. Can you say Yummm!!!

Can you guess which is the most popular of all?
Reese’s peanut butter cups. My fave!

Sales neared $510 million in 2013. It’s also the most popular candy in California and Texas. M&M’s came in a close second with over $500 million in sales in 2013.

We candy lovers spend $2.1 billion on Halloween candy every year. Gullty as charged here.

More than half of the money we Americans spend on Halloween candy is used to buy….drum roll! : Chocolate !
And for all you Chocolate addicts ahem..like moi….chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date. Who knew?
Just freeze it and you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. and wala!

We manage to gobble down between 3,500 and 7,000 calories…Yikes. But who’s counting when you can have this?

Forget your troubles and this morally inverted world we live in my friends and have a Spooktacular holiday!!!

Happy Purim and St. Pattys!!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Start the day off with a glass of green milk in your a bowl of Lucky Charms eh?

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Make sure you have a few drops of green food coloring, or lime-flavored syrup to toss into some seltzer or clear soda to make a fizzy, green beverage.

Just remember: A little drop or two of food coloring goes a looonnngg way.
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Making pasta?
Serve your pasta with broccili or green Alfredo or pesto sauce.

Serve chicken with green gravy and green mashed potatoes. Yummmmmmmm.
Use with green vegetables, of course.

Make green whipped cream and don’t forget that touch of mint extract!

Offer up some sliced kiwis, green grapes, celery stalks, and don’t forget the green cupcake with green icing, oh..and some lime Kool-aid to wash it all down.
(But easy on the Kool aid k?)

And my all time favorite: Mint ice cream..with or without the chocolate chips.

Want to make it real easy on yerself?
The lighter the color of the food, the easier it is to make it green!

And don’t forget to get dolled up. Heh.

Now get started.
Whatcha waitin fer?

Sweet friends:

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

And moving right along……

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PURIM~! is in 2 weeks!

In a nut shell:
Purim is one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar.

After all…. how often does a miracle come our way?

Wer’e left with the inescapable realization that nothing is quite as it seems, and that G-d is always pulling the strings, even when events appear to be “just happening.”

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It commemorates the time when the Jewish people who were living in Persia were saved from extermination.

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The twisted, maniacal villain of the story is Haman, the arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king.

SOUND FAMILIAR?

Haman despised the Jew Mordechai because Mordechai refused to bow down to him, bow.gif so Haman plotted to exterminate ALL the Jewish people.

With the intervention of Mordechai’s lovely neice, Esther, the Jewish people were saved, and Haman was hanged on the very same gallows that he prepared for Mordechai.

Payback can be such a bummer eh?crying

A time-honored Purim custom is for all children, and some of the adults as well.heh… to dress up in costume.

This is also the significance behind the traditional Purim food, the hamantash, a pastry whose filling is hidden within a three-cornered crust, just like Haman’s three cornerned hat.

Y’all know by now that If ya wanna celebrate like a Jew, however…ya gotta eat!
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So, without further ado……I give you………….Back by popular request..kiss:

HAMANTASH:

Mmmmmmmmm. Good.

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1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice

2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

Any kind of jelly, preserve, fruit butter, or even pie filling that ya like.

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Here’s whatcha do:
Mix the butter and/or margarine with the sugar.
Add the egg and blend.
Add the orange juice.

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Then add your flour, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating white and whole wheat.
Mix in the baking powder and cinnamon.
You can refrigerate the batter for few hours to make it easier to handle. Heh.chef

Roll out your dough.
(Try rolling it between two sheets of wax paper lightly dusted with flour to avoid gettin your hands all ikky or gettin holes in yer dough)

Cut out 4 inch circles… like this:

Now, the fun part:
Drop your filling of choice in the middle of each circle…like this.

Fold up the sides to shape a triangle.

Paint each hamantash with a wash of beaten egg to make it look purdy if you like.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, but make sure the filling doesn’t spill out..heh.

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Traditional Purim fillings are poppyseed and prune.
Many also use apricot, cherry, strawberry jelly or jam, apple butter, or even cherry pie filling.

Now eat as many as you can without countin calories or havin your hubby or wife have to pry them away from ya.foodcandyy143

Or mebbe jus go for the potato pancakes instead. MMMMMMMMmmmm.

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Happy Purim!…and hey…Iran, wer’e comin.
Any day now dude.

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Old Toys Coming Back!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Prizes for anyone who can name or remember these..ha

I’ll start you off!

The iconic Chatter Phone is coming back so that a new generation of kids can play with the same toy phone you did – but you might have to explain to them what a landline is first!

OK your turn: Name that toy!
hint: This is one of my faves..heh

Which was yer favorite? C’mon. Admit it. ha

Because pulling your musical instrument along with you everywhere you go was so important to us as mini humans, Fisher Price is bringing back the colorful Pull-a-Tune Xylophone for the next generation of musicians.

Ah..What memories are flooding back??

Trolls have definitely gotten a bit of a makeover since we were kids, but with the Trolls movie due to hit theaters this year, there will be plenty of the new collectibles out there for tots to collect and trade. Our favorite may be the one who’s all hair!

Who could forget this cutie! woof!

Feelin old yet? lol


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Happy Valentines DAY!!!!

Sunday, February 14th, 2016



Pensive V. DaY Thoughts to Ponder: Heh.
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“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” lol

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” We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” couplerr.gif

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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Happy Valentines DaY sweet friends!
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Corny pick up lines: Ha.

“Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I skinned my knee when I fell for you.”

“Are you a kleptomaniac? Because you just stole my heart.”

“Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

But seriously…….It was once said: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

I do believe that we have built a bridge my friends..so from your hearts to mine..Bless you all and thank you for being keepers of the Flame.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Thank y’all for keeping me sort of sane.

I love you my fellow patriots. Never give up your love of country and what is righteous. We Will Not Submit.

THIS is what I am makin today…Any takers?..lolz

Healthy version!

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”

Snow Storm Jonas!

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Did y’all know that in order For a snowstorm to be classified as a blizzard, it must meet certain criteria?
Well here they are!

-Heavy or blowing snow, sustained winds of 35 mph, and visibility of 1/4 mile or less. And all three conditions must persist for at least three hours. Well guess who met those? Jonas!

The storm affected 85 million people. Are you one of them my friends?

We got treated to a combination of snow, wind and flooding. Woot! Blinding snow, strong winds and zero visibility. Anyone wanna come over? ha.

This here Snowzilla is a whopper of a storm I can tell y’all that much. Can hardly push the front door open.


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So y’all know what it’s time for, right?


Add some kaluah and chocolate ice cream and the snow won’t bother ya a bit!

Hash browns, eggs and cheese oh my!

Top it off with fried bananas yummm!

What do you call an old snowman?
Water!

STAY SAFE AND WARM my friends!!!

Candy Caper Crime

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

G’mornin Friends!
Enough frightening and awful news…
Figured y’all could have a good time captioning this: ha

A California man’s sweet tooth landed him in cuffs.

Jesus Ibarra, 35, was collared Thursday for stealing 7,500 pounds of candy, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

Investigators began looking into the candy crook when a trucking outfit hired by Mars Candy Company contacted authorities after 7,500 pounds of defective candy scheduled for destruction went missing from a truck.

Police found online ads offering bulk candy for sale both through a Facebook group and on Craigslist.

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Admittedly, I feel bad from those he stole from but….of all things…candy? heh

Halloween!!! Almost there…..

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.
Robert Kirby

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Which brings me to mah fave topic:

Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
Fernando Pessoa

Trick or treat!
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Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin.

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain

So, sweet friends….Eat, drink and be scary. scared.gif

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What’s a MUMMY’s favorite music?
-wRAP Music! ..haha
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Why did the mummy call the doctor?
-Because he was coffin

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What does a monster call a girl who has three heads, nine eyes and six arms?
-Cute!

Bwhahaha!

Y’all are invited for dessert @ My humble abode: grinz

Right this way……..Come along ya slackers………….halloween40

A glimpse of my table. Mwwuhahaha!
Dig in!…haha

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My BOO-ffet table:

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Don’t be shy..have some Finger food!

Oh..and a free tip…heh
Beware of “friends” or strangers bearing tools the likes of chainsaws, staple guns, , electric carving knives, hedge trimmers, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, or um… band saws.

Make that a double beware if they are wearing a hockey mask or one made of human skin.

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Have a BOOtiful Halloween sweet friends!

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