Just a few rambling thoughts and crafts from a mind that is full of both. I am talented in my mind but regularly run full throttle into the wall of procrastination. I have raised procrastination to an art form. A friend once told me I have a BS in BS and a minor in excuse making. If there is anyway to get out of doing my best, I will do my best to get out of it. Welcome to my saburban life. : ).. Lol.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Forever Comfy.. Comfy? Hmm..

Hi..  My name is Jan..
I am.. An Informercial Product Addict..
I could spend a fortune on these
convenient, fantastic products..
No..  Seriously..
A fortune..
Pasta Cookers..
Forever Comfy Cushions..
The list could go on and on and on and..
You guessed it..  On.
My friend gave me a small sized Schticky..
Does it really work?  Umm..
It does if you continually clean it..
One swipe and it's ready to clean..
Would I buy more?  Not really..
I have seen many a Pasta Cooker
sitting abandoned in thrift stores..
Would I run out and buy one?
Not after seeing so many given up..  Lol..
Now?  I've been searching high and low
for a Forever Comfy Cushion around town..
WalMart, Target, Walgreens, CVS...
Anywhere that might sell informercial products..
No luck! 
We had a Books Are Fun sale at work today..
I browsed through the book titles..  Nothing caught my eye..
I browsed through some of the gadgets and gizmos..
Just as I turned around..
What should I happen to see??
A Forever Comfy Cushion!
There!  At work!  For sale!
Within my reach?!
Did I get it??
Ooooh yeah!
Yes I did!
Was it comfy?
Forever Comfy?
Not really.
My chair was a little more comfortable..
For a minute or two.
It still wore my tailbone out after a bit.
I kept having to move and adjust
how I was sitting.
I'm glad that I didn't order one online
like I thought I was going to have to.
Am I still an Informercial Product Addict?
You betcha!!
Think I might get hooked up
with the local Fox News
"Try It Before You Buy It"
group though.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Great TShirt Idea.. : )..

I'm not a quilter..
I'm not good at sewing..
Sooo, for those who might be
challenged by those activities,
we have options.
I have several shirts that I've held onto
for sentimental reasons.
Now?  I have options for that as well.
Stretching them and stapling them to canvas.
Whatta great idea.  : )..
Love it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Necessity is the mother of invention..

 My friend's house, we got some heavy,
heavy snow that is weighing trees and power lines
down all over town..
Another friend's house and bush..
Even one of our local wineries logged on to submit this picture..
It's the new and upcoming Arcadian Moon winery..
Can't wait to try them out..
Our house?  Just like those pics..
Our satellite on the roof?
Covered in snow and out for a while..
A snow day without satellite?!
I think not! Not when I can chuck a mean
snowball or two!
Ha! Success!  : )..
It was enough to get it back on.
If the neighbors came out,
I was going to yell,
"I guess sometimes, there just aren't enough rocks."
Lol.  We won't tell them why there are a couple
oranges in their backyard though.
(whistling innocently)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lorraine Goes Mini-Golfing..

I love me some Lorraine..
I miss Mo Collins..
Here's a little Lorraine fix
for us..
: )..

Friday, February 22, 2013


Fergus woke up with a fever and acute tonsilitis again
and I woke up with a delirious fever for
nice, warm, sandy places..
Fergus got a shot and some antibiotics..
I got a shoe full of snow..
Hmm..  Not sure which one of us won..

Thursday, February 21, 2013

ssssNOOOOOOw.. : (..

Glad I took off today, sorry that some of my co-workers
weren't able to..  Our city news has reported that some of our
highways are parking lots and that ramps are closed.
People are stuck.
I'm stuck at home.
At least there are some amusing things
to watch.
Wish this video came out bigger.
Sorry about the end, the dogs finally figured out
what I was watching.  Lol.
And, yup, the video is upside down at the end.
This is the only good thing about snow..
 Our pups love it..
Here's a snowy little Milo puppy..
And a blurry little snowy Fergus..
Emmy was snowy too, but she headed for warmer
locations in the house..
Maternity cuts (shaved tummy and yes, she's been fixed)
are the bomb in summer,
but don't work well with short legs and lots of coooooold snow..
Lol..  : )..

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

American Idol 2013..

Not so sure I can endure a whole season of American Idol
this year..  Not because of the people who have made it
through so far..  Although..  Teena??  Zoanette??
It's because I don't think that I can make it through
a whole season of my husband lamenting,
"Who IS Nicki Minaj?"
without snapping..
Stay tuned.
It might get interesting.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another Great Pandora Find

Long days coming up..
Going in to work early to
take off for Snowmegeddon Jr on Thursday..
"The worst snow storm for KC in two years"..
Yikes!  Ohh.  Wait.
The biggest snowfall we've had for two years
has been about three whole inches.
Still, ice and snow?
I'll skip it and stay home.

Monday, February 18, 2013

More Love from Above..

Been finding hearts here and there again..
 In my Jalepeno Poppers..
 In our oatmeal cookies one of our floor
reps made our department..
And finally, one that was outside,
lying in the grass, just waiting
patiently for me to find it..
Who wouldn't love all that?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oooh My Gush.. Yes Please!! : )..

Sooo, our Missouri Wine Board and wineries
have come up with recipes made with
various wines.
Sounds yummy.
Like..  This..
Blackberry Wine Cake..
Winery: St. James Winery
1 cup Blackberry wine
½ cup chopped pecans
1 (2 layer) box white cake mix
1 3-oz box berry flavored gelatin
½ cup vegetable oil
4 eggs

Glaze Ingredients:
½ cup St. James Winery Blackberry Wine
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup (1 stick butter)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease and flour a bundt pan. Sprinkle pecans in the bottom. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin. Add eggs, oil, and 1 cup of wine; blend thoroughly. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake 50-60 minutes until cake tests done. Remove from oven; turn out onto wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, combine the powdered sugar, butter and ½ cup wine in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
Pour ½ the mixture over the warm cake; let set for 30 minutes. Pour remaining glaze, which will have thickened somewhat, over cake.
That sounds scrumptidly delishus!!
: )..

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dominican Republic.. : )..

 One of our wine mob members spent two weeks
visiting her daughter in the DR, who is down there
volunteering with Outreach 360.
They are there, teaching kids who otherwise
wouldn't be able to attend school.
Here are some great pics from her trip.
 I love palm trees.
This pic though?  I'm thinkin that's going to be my next work screensaver.
Those gorgeous, vibrant colors will definitely cheer me up!
I might not get too much work done though,
I might spend all day gazing at the desktop.
Lol.  : )..
By the way, update on the Secret Project Take 2..
Still getting a little rub off on the pics..
Hmm..  Letting it sit for a bit to rub more paper off..

Friday, February 15, 2013

Secret Project.. Take 2..

 Some of this..
I found out..
It's best to use a foam brush
because the hair brushes lose hair
in the glaze if ya don't..
Whatta pain!  Lol..
 A couple of these..
Found at Hobby Lobby..
Already pre-cut to the size that I wanted..
Last time's result..
I am hoping to get a different result..
Keeping my fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our Little Love Bug..

It's our Auntie Em,
sportin her Valentines Day 'Do..
And her pretty pink collar
and bandana from
"Aunt Chelsea"
who gave that shaggy
little pup I dropped off this mornin
a great haircut as usual..
: )..

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lovin These..

Love the Zac Brown Band,
haven't heard a song
that I don't love yet..
: )..
And..  I'm also loving this one too..
It's a twofer!  Lol..
Better Dig Two..
The Band Perry

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Terriers Got it Goin On.. : )..

Although I'm partial to our Cairn Terriers,
I couldn't help rooting for the cutest little Russell
Terrier girl prancing around the ring at
this year's Westminster Kennel Club show..
It's one of two new breeds allowed in this year,
and Maddy made it big!
She made it to 4th place in the Terrier Group..

Such a cute little girl..
Wish she would have won..
I think I'm bad luck to the dogs that
I like though, they never win..
Including that gorgeous Alaskan Malamute last year,
GCS Catanyas Latin Lover..
He should have won too..
Look how beautiful he was!!
He lost to a boring Doberman and an eh, Boxer..
He was robbed..  Robbed I tell ya!  Lol.
He should have been Best In Show..
This is what won..
A Swiffer Sweeper..
Really?  Pish..
These little babies are my next faves..
Norwich Terriers..
Way too cute..
And way too expensive..
They will run ya a pretty little penny..
Or two.. 
Behold the cuteness..
: )..
Alrighty.. Back to the Best In Show..
Wonder who will win?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday Fun..

 Worked at the group home from 7am until 9pm last night,
and had to muddle through a trip to the grocery store..
Lol..  Although, the firefighters sure did make it a lot better..
I had a better shot, but it came out too blurry to use..
Ever since our woozy co-worker summoned the firemen
at work, there has been something about those guys in uniform..
: )..
 Got another taste of home,
a bag of chips from Fulton's Backer's Potato Chip Plant..
It's the town that I grew up in,
and it's about 140 miles from where I am now..
Our local Price Chopper's carry these in their dollar aisle..
And we found out that our friend's son is being featured and promoted
to several NFL teams for this year's consideration..
Andy is going to be seen by 32 different teams on Axios Sports Management's
Pro Day.  Way to go Andy!!  Good luck!!!
I was wayyyy to tired to do much after getting back home,
so my Sunday fun was delayed by a day..
(Also, lol, please disregard the running commentary on the
Los Lobos Locos video.  Men and legal Moonshine don't mix
very well.  However, that saxophone that is being played, costs
$6,000.  Wow!  Hearing the great sounds it makes, I can bet it does!)

Friday, February 8, 2013

: )..

Early mornin, about to crash for the night when I got a surprise on Facebook.  : )..  Wow.  Wasn't expecting that at all, but it's a great one.  I'll take whatever I can get.  Awesome.  Woot!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Secret Project Update..

It does work, but I need to work on the last step a little..
I think I must have gotten it a little too wet.. 
 The paper backing came off, but so did part of the picture..
There are a lot of tips on the video that shows how
to transfer pictures to wood and it says to
barely wet the paper to remove it..
I tried that, but it didn't really
start coming off until I
used more water..
I'll get it figured out though..
It can be done!
It will be done!
Just a matter of practice,
And it'll be well worth the work!
: )..

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shhh.. It's a Secret.. : )..

It's a secret project that I'm hopin
will turn out tomorrow..
I had to find things to occupy me
because I really wanted to keep messing
with it to see if it worked..
Lol..  I am terrible when it comes to
waiting for things..
At least I am worn out and ready
to call it a night..
I'm havin a personal power outage
because I have noooo energy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Droolin.. Droolin.. Droolin..

My snack for tomorrow..
: )..
Granny Smith Apple slices
covered with caramel syrup,
chocolate chips and nuts..
Oooh yeah..
It's just that good..
Another yummy Pinterest Find..

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Aww.  I'm glad I watched this tonight.  I'll be at a SuperBowl party tomorrow when it airs.  I would have been a blubbering mess if I hadn't seen it tonight.  Lol.  Such a sweet commercial.  Grab the kleenexes though.  By the way, this foal in the beginning, is in Boonville, MO, which is kind of close to where I grew up, it's about 40 miles from Fulton.  : )..  The foal was only one week old when they took his video, and he's only two weeks old now.  Alright, nuff sniffling for the night, gotta work at my old group home for the next two months on Sunday mornings.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Saturday Morning = Kahuna Time.. : )..

I love Eggs Benedict..
Breakfast Burritos..
And "Kahunas"..
 I brown sausage patties..
 Sautee onions in butter until they are carmalized..
 Slice some lettuce..
 Break my egg yolks, and fry the eggs..
 Butter 4 slices of bread..

Add a slice of cheese and a bit of egg..
 Add the sausage..
 Top it with the other slice of bread and grill..
(I think my picture is upside down, lol)
Add the sliced lettuce..
Dutch adds a little hot sauce,
I'm a spicy wuss so I skip it..
Spread a little low fat mayo,
slice and enjoy!
: )..
Luvem, luvem, luvem..