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Mother’s Day! 2019:)

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Being a mom is the hardest job of all, and it’s tough to find a Mother’s Day gift that will reflect your appreciation. What it comes down to is how much thought you put into the gift. So what are you gonna get your best cheerleader?

I’ll take this!

OR this!

Thrifty Ideas that won’t break the bank. heh.

Homemade Potpourri

Create a natural air freshener for your mom by making a bowl of potpourri with a carefully picked blend that caters to her preferences.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries>

If your mom has a sweet tooth,(hint hint) this is the perfect gift for her. Melt some chocolate, and dip strawberries into the mixture. Place them on a baking tray, and cool it in the fridge.
(p.s. You can always cheat and eat these yourself)

Scrabble Coasters
Give this set of Scrabble coasters (or any other theme) that spell out the word “love” to the Scrabble-lover in your life.

Hand Cream
Hand cream should be in every woman’s beauty arsenal.

DIY Bath Salt
Bath salts are such an easy yet practical (and beautiful) present to make. Not to mention, it’s budget friendly, and you can get all the ingredients at the supermarket!

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Buy Her Groceries

Moms definitely love and appreciate practical gifts. If you know your mom well, buy her groceries before she makes her regular trip to the supermarket. Or, ask her for her grocery list, and tell her you’ll be making the trip for her as a Mother’s Day present. If you like, you can slip in a surprise, such as a card.

Clean Up
Tell your mom to take the day off, and clean her residence until it looks like it’s brand-spanking new! Mop, scrub, and polish until you can see your reflection on the surfaces.
Organize her items if necessary, and if you’re ambitious, you can attempt to color-code her closet!
(Warning: Do not attempt to touch my closet..grr! ha)

Homemade Eye Mask
When traveling or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax Mom’s worries away. And making one for her is also a great way to repurpose an old shirt.

Gold Spray-Painted Jars
Breathe new life into pasta and condiment jars with the help of gold spray paint.

DIY Tea Bags
Make these cute tea bags with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.

Wanna get me something?..ha

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MY DEAR FRIENDS!

It was once said:
“The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.” ha

St. Patty’s DAY!!! Woot!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Back in the saddle me loyal Friends………so gettin me Irish on early.

Yup….Tis that time o the year again laddies n lassies.

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Tis all about the Food!

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Y’all know I don’t part easily with my “secret” Angel recipes..but because I luvs ya’ll………here goes………

Corned Beef to die For. Mmmmmmmmmm.

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Glazed Corned Beef Brisket.

Whatcha Need:

A big (really big..heh) corned beef brisket..oh..and a pot..(a really big pot) ha.drink-burp

Vegetables:
5-6 medium potatoes
2 cups baby carrots

1 to 2 dozen small boiling onions
1 medium cabbage, cut in 6-8 wedges

Glaze:drooling
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
(you can add ketchup for a bit o zing)

Now…for da heavy liftin:

1-Grab that huge corned beef brisket you just spent 60 bucks on and toss it..(on second thought)…lift it ‘gently’ in a large pot.

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2-Cover it with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for at least 2 1/2 hours. Nothin worse than a raw corned beef.
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3-Go find the potatoes, carrots, and and onions.(Don’t forget the peel the onions..heh)eyebrow Add them to the boilin corned beef pot.

4-Cover and simmer for 10 minutes longer.

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5-Find the ole cabbage wedges, add them too, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender.

(for cheaters..heh : You can cook yer cabbage in a separate pan if you don’t have room, in a small amount of salted boiling water.)

6-Now cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes. Keep simmerin till the potatoes and other vegetables are tender.

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Now for the fun part:

7-Put the corned beef brisket in a baking pan.

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8-Combine all the sweet, yummy “glaze” ingredients in a saucepan; bring ‘em to a simmer and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Spoon if all over corned beef and bake at 350-375° for about 10 minutes.

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Serve it up sliced to your family, friends ..and um…me!..with with boiled cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and small onions. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Too lazy ya say?

Heck, Jus serve GREEN mac n cheese. Heh.

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Wash it down with a spinach laden GREEN milkshake?..ha

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Any recipes ya care to share Laddies n Lassies?

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Heck…..On St Paddys, wer’e all Irish.

Happy St. Patricks Day one and all!

p.s. If your’e kissin…….I’m Irish!

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Sept 11th 17 Years and Still…………..

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018


Seventeen years have passed since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights………….

I will NEVER forget every rescuer who died in honor, nor every single family whom I tried desperately to console and who live forever in grief.

The firefighters I had the honor to try to help heal as well the uncounted wakes and funerals I attended… with empty coffins.

Those wretching last phone calls, and funerals of sons, daughters and children.


(Photos: Courtesy AP, Newsweek, Getty)

I remember the shattered glass, the cement and steel melting in the inferno of senseless cruelty, while the hearts of humanity screamed in anguish.

I pray for you all my loyal friends- who have not given up this fight.

May God’s grace heal, unite and empower you to continue to serve with love always.

I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Humbly,
Angel

I am so sorry for my absence as of late….Thinking of you all.

Please take a few moments to watch:

Please Do not let pain crush your hearts my friends. Cherish goodness always.

VALENTINES DAY!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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Stumped on what to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Well….Fret no more.
Here we goooooooooo:

1-Make a “Love Book”….….

Ohh yeaaa. Compose a list of reasons why you love someone…oh and give it to ‘em silly.love

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2-Lipstick Pen?

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okay..maybe not. Ha.lovers

3-Exotic, scented Candles. Yes Indeedy.

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4-Offer your loved one a “Wish list”. Ohh. Let ‘em write their wish on a tiny strip of paper included … and slip it inside the lil box.
Use yer imagination.valentineelope

5-Valentine Toilet Paper.
I kid you not.
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6-Write a Journal together called : ALL ABOUT US. Awwwwwww.

7-Duct Tape flowers?lol21

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8-Valentine Shower Light?..heh

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And of course my favorite gift:

Bake ‘em somethin decadent and delectable.

Here’s some ideers guyz n dollz.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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“Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.”
Hoosier Farmer

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“Falling in love is so hard on the knees.”
Aerosmith

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Now, that’s what I’m talkin about.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY SWEET FRIENDS!

Hugzzzzzzzzzz n Kisses~!

Happy New Year! 2018!

Friday, December 29th, 2017


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 :Still going Strong! :)

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Doozie of the Day my friends:

Can you believe this???

British police have been subjected to widespread derision after appearing to suggest that bumping into someone under the mistletoe without consent is rape.

“If you bump into that special someone under the mistletoe tonight, remember that without consent it is rape,” tweeted Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) — signing off with a secular “Season’s Greetings” instead of the traditional “Merry Christmas”.

British Police Warn Bumping Into Someone Under the Mistletoe Without Consent ‘Is Rape’”
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Holiday Time. And the insanity begins!

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.

God bless!

Happy Halloween 2017!!

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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School Kind of Bans Halloween
Welcome to Snowflake City my friends…

“Not even have ok well “it’s orange and black day”, instead it’s scarf tie day,” one parent.. said.

Ecole Sage Creek School isn’t the first to ban costumes during Halloween. The Louis Riel School District said while it doesn’t have a count on how many schools have banned costumes, there are others who have made that decision and other bans regarding Halloween in previous years.

Tie and Scarf DAY? Egads!!!!

Costumes are apparently too “triggering” nowadays…so grab them scarves and ties kids!
What next?
Are turkeys too scary too? Gobble Gobble!

Off the Crazy train for a bit and ——–Moving right along my friends………..

Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. Trudat!
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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………

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!If you’re not too ‘triggered’ that is…………heh

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Sept 11, 2017………….

Monday, September 11th, 2017


Sixteen have passed since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights………….

I will NEVER forget every rescuer who died in honor, nor every single family whom I tried desperately to console and who live forever in grief.

The firefighters I had the honor to try to help heal as well the uncounted wakes and funerals I attended… with empty coffins.

Those wretching last phone calls, and funerals of sons, daughters and children.


(Photos: Courtesy AP, Newsweek, Getty)

I remember the shattered glass, the cement and steel melting in the inferno of senseless cruelty, while the hearts of humanity screamed in anguish.

I pray for you all my loyal friends- who have not given up this fight.

May God’s grace heal, unite and empower you to continue to serve with love always.

I am eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Humbly,
Angel

Please take a few moments to watch:

Please Do not let pain crush your hearts my friends. Cherish goodness always.

HAPPY JULY 4TH!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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LET FREEDOM RING!


Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change how your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research.

Mood makes food taste different

This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors to treat depression.

..The work has also generated interest from flavour houses — companies that develop chemicals for the food and drink industry — who are interested, for example, in making foods taste just as sweet with half the amount of sugar. “

Theoretically there would be the possibility of enhancing your meal with drugs that affect brain chemicals so that things would taste better — you could have a ‘designer taste tablet’..”

The good ole brain chemicals..uh uh… serotonin , noradrenaline, tryptophan.

As for me, I’ll pass on the new “drug” they discover, and just take the chocolate thanks. smileyhelmut.jpg

A glimpse of today’s barbecue at mah haunt!!!!:

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And..and..and….Who can resist patriotic desserts?

Not I.

Here’s some ideas to ‘steal’ just in time for the Fourth of July.

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Ok, ok, ok, all you health food junkies.
We will have some asparagus and whole wheat buns too.~ Heh.candycorn2

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Alritey. Back to the ole diet~! scaleii

The cardiologist’s diet:
If it tastes good, spit it out.
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Passover and Easter 2017!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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At the stroke of midnight …..G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, who were mercilessly enslaving the Israelites.
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The Good Lord spared the Children of Israel, “passing over” their homes—hence the name: Passover. (Get it?) daydream

Pharaoh virtually chased his former slaves out of the land.

The Israelites left in such a mad rush that the bread they baked did not have time to rise.
They began their trek to Mount Sinai and their birth as a People.

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So what’s the matzah all about?

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The characteristic of leavened dough is that it rises and swells, symbolizing pride and conceit.

Matzah, on the other hand, is thin and flat, signifying meekness and humility.

Freedom and humility sweet friends, are the essence of the holiday.

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
(William Temple)

Stay humble sweet friends.

And just remember…..when IzlamoNazis wail about their so called “rights”…..

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
(Abraham Lincoln)

Soooooooo, Who’s comin to Seder dinner? chef

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Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s non-fattening!

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, sweet friends.

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Blessed Easter!

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

When was the last time I’ve heard from you? Well, I just want you to know that I miss you so much. How I’d wish that you would talk to me again. I love you.

Sender: GOD.

Make your favorite flavored Easter sweetbread.wiz

Hollow it out in a bowl-like shape.
Toss in a cheese mixture, using yummy ricotta cheese.
Sprinkle spices such as cinnamon and raisins.
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Dig in!

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