That's Not Very Nice!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Cranky Times, and Sunshine Skys

Ahk. Its hotter than crap here with high humidity. I don't know what the deal is, but when the weather is like that, it just takes what little energy, ambition, everything, right out of me. Sheesh, I feel like I need a nap all the time. I hate hiding in the A/C here in the house, I love spending the day outside, but cripes, I can't take it anymore.

So today shall be spent watching Star Wars with the boy and getting some laundry and things done, so I suppose it won't be a total loss.

And we seriously need some rain, I am sick of hiking hoses all over the yard watering the gardens.

(I think the heat has made me a tad bit cranky.....)

Thursday, July 19, 2007



The first zucchini of the year is in my kitchen! Somebody is making muffins today...mmm....drool.......

(This is the first year I have grown my own zucchini, what a fool, this is the easiest veggie I have ever grown.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Not So Much Raccoons, Huh?

Now, I can't help but find Contagions problem with the homeless digging through his garbage HILARIOUS. Hilarious mostly because it's not my trash strewn all over the neighborhood, it's someone elses. However, not to worry, I have suggestions:

Nothing stinks up faster or more vile than raw chicken skins. And a little goes a loooong way my friend. Save up your cans in a grocery bag till it's full. Then have a chicken dinner (reserving skins) Take said skins, and with a sharp knife, chop into quarter sized pieces (remember, a little goes a long way) and insert a piece or two into each can. In the summer it only takes a day, sometimes two, for that skin to emit the most foul stench imaginable. Make sure these cans are in an opaque bag *next to* your real garbage. Maybe the homeless fellas will take the bag and leave the rest of the trash alone, or they will take the bag without opening it, and still rip into your garbage, but I doubt it. My guess is they will take the bag and keep on walkin'. And find out later about the surprise.

If that doesn't work, well, I'd keep a jar of Vaseline next to the garbage can in the house, and give each can a good swipe before throwing it away. The homeless are a tough crowd though, so I don't know what it takes to gross them out enough to leave a can alone because it is too gross. They would certainly be earning their can money though.

You could pee a little in every can, that would be gross.

You could take the bag of garbage from the house to the garage, pee in the bag real good, then quick get it outside and tie it up, that's gross too. Especially after a couple of good hot days in the sun. Yeah, toss in some chicken skins in there for good measure. That bag'll be ready to burst all on its own. ;-)

Or you could calmly and warmly go out there and have a chat with them, something like this:

"Hey there Fellas, I see you are hard at work this fine morning, say, I was wondering if you could be a little more careful when you dig through my trash. I have noticed that you accidentally must have torn the side of the bag open coming through here with your cart, before you had a chance to carefully untie the top of the bag to get at my cans. I'd be happy to keep a roll of duct tape for you right here if that ever happens again, so you can tape the side of the bag shut to avoid the mess an accident like that makes. Thanks, Fellas, keep up the good work!!"

Yeah RIGHT........:-) Chicken skins dude, chicken skins and piss.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fire the Secretary

Well isn't this just about how things go. DH kindly took the last Diet Pepsi in the house this morning, Shorty claims I will be fine with his sour green apple spiderman pop (gross stuff BTW), I can tell you I will not be fine. If I fire up a pot of coffee, I will drink it all (that's just how it goes with me), and be too wired to do anything but twitch. Which means I finally have to do my list of errands that should have been done yesterday, but due to my slacking, err, I mean schedule, still are yet to be done.

Dang. I should fire the secretary.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Always Something 1/2 Done

Well, I had an eventful weekend. I ended up getting 2 of the 4 porch chairs painted, 49 Rose of Sharon bushes planted, my Husband measured and ran string all over the yard from where the surveyor marked off last week, hauled railroad ties all over the yard as we are making a corral for the driveway, but before we did that, my Husband used a laser level and got the ties level and straight (in every way I tell you), and rock will be coming this week. 10 yards or rock in fact, that we will be spreading by hand. That ought to be good. And we are still only 1/2 done with planting the bushes, there is still 50 more to plant. Oh, we also watched the movie JFK, with Kevin Costner, good movie.

Today, however, I didn't do diddly-squat. Unless you count the water balloon fight I had with my son. Which was awesome. Oh, and did some gardening. Oh, and watered 49 bushes. And the front garden. Somehow I am still tired.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pesky Painting

I am supposed to be painting my porch chairs right now, shhhhhh..........

I painted one of them and it took 45 minutes. For the first coat. And there are 4. So, 4 chairs at 45 minutes per coat (it'll take at least 2 coats), nevermind, I'm not going to do the math. Oohh, I think it's lunchtime!


Friday, July 13, 2007

Hi All!

YAY, Back on the blogroll!! It's off the back of the milk carton for me!! (Thanks Harvey)

I'm a little slow on the boat, and I'm sure you all already know, but it's AWTM's Birthday today, and Tammi is hosting a scrumptious party at her place, so if you haven't done so already, wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Oh, and don't forget to bring a dish to pass! Here is mine:

Netty Irene's Macaroni & Cheese

4 Cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 cup grated or chunked cheddar cheese
3 eggs
1 cup Carnation evaporated milk
10 bacon strips

Ok, so, blend the eggs and milk together and pour it onto the macaroni already in a glass baking dish (I forget exactly what size pan, I do remember that cake size is too big). Now, put in the cheese and poke it around until thoroughly mixed. Salt to taste. Then put on a good covering of pepper. Place bacon slices on top (I found 10 to be a bit much, as all of the bacon grease runs down into the noodles, so I only use 5, and it's very tasty, not greasy like you would think). Bake at 350 degrees till there is a good crust on top, and has hardened a little, usually 30-40 mins.

Darn good side dish!

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I wonder how a person gets back in the loop.......

I have been expelled from the Bad Example Family. :-(

Maybe its because I didn't post for oh, like, 8 months, what do you think?

Sheesh.........I'm going to go mope in the corner till Harvey re-adopts me.







Well, I went on a much needed vacation, swam in a crystal clear creek in Missouri, ate me some fried catfish, saw my first copperhead snake, got devoured by chiggers from the knees down, burned my hand lighting fireworks, and drank for 8 days straight.