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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Need a special dessert in a hurry?

Just try this easy but tasty recipe.... okay so it comes out of a can and a box: Vanilla Cherry Surprise Cake Empty a can of cherry pie filling into a 9" by 11" pan Spread to cover the bottom Prepare a box of vanilla cake mix Pour the cake mix on top of the cherries Bake at 350 degrees for about 30... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


How does one get more done inside, when one spends most of the time outside? Lately, I have been leaving between 7 and 8 am and arriving home around 10:30 pm. My house is beginning to look like my sister's. And, do not get me wrong, I love my sister dearly. I accept that her house is untidy and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 9, 2005

There's more than one way to skin a tomato!

I was cooking homemade chili today. Since I know that the kids really hate it when even a tiny sliver of tomato skin makes its way into the pot, I decided to peel those tomatoes (fresh from the garden by the way.) I remembered reading somewhere that you could peel a tomato quite easily if you first... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Get out that rubbing alcohol and pour it on!

Last week, I accidentally tossed a few of my daughter's new purchases in the wash before I had checked them for stickers. What a mess and what an ear ringing I got that day! Fortunately I remembered my dad imparting one of his gems of wisdom to me when I was younger. He told me that rubbing alcohol... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Deer tick alert!

Sheesh...two of these little buggers in one day! Please wear an insect repellent as though it were clothing! A young girl- only 5 years old- in our area was bitten....didn't know....and was paralyzed in half of her face, Thank goodness that medication alleviated the situation. However, please be... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My little piece of Shangri-la!

Tonight I was out in the garden for an interminally long time, but I could not tear myself away. I love the smell of the tomato plants, the color of the cucumber blossoms, the feeling of accomplishment when the weeds are removed. There is something peaceful about communing with nature. Plants are... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

All keyboards are not created alike!

I get so frustrated that keyboards have no real rhyme or reason when it comes to layout. I float from one machine to the next and the keys are never in the same place...okay, they are on the keyboard and although the basic layout is similar, the other stuff is here, there, and everywhere. On top of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


in on us...told hubby for the last three years how they get into the house....he laughs and calls me a fool...this year, i wait and bide my time...i see them, i know they are near...I plot...i PLAN....I ask him sweetyly, ' Honey, can you come outside with me so I can explain what I mean about the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

What do I do with all of these boxes???

'Twas the day after Christmas And all through the house Boxes lay everywhere even on top of a mouse Some boxes are empty and some are too full some I can push but some I must oull I heard a loud noise and I ran from the room I saw a big mess and it sent me to gloom The cats were a tither and chasing... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Why do the mice like to live inside my.....

very own special means of transportation? Everytime, we go to change the air filters in the car, we discover somebody has been keeping house there. I mean, why not? I'm sure the place is full of crumbs that have dropped from the mouths of babes as they bicker back and forth with their mouths still... Sign in to see full entry.

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