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.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Candlelight Wedding..

 My former co-worker Cheryl and her fiancée are getting
ready to have an evening, candlelight wedding
ceremony tonight.
 The blissful bride to be..
 Her dress for this evening..
And her gorgeous flower arrangement..
Should be a great evening.  : )..

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Heat In A Click..

Our friends love going to the Chiefs games,
but they are outdoors in an open stadium.
We finally found the perfect item
to keep them warm.
It's called, "Heat In A Click".
When the heating element is snapped,
it instantly warms the gel inside
the pack, and it keeps warm for a while.
The best thing?
They are reusable.
Toss them in boiling water for a few minutes
and they are reset and ready to be
used again at a moment's notice.
There are several kinds of
choices, everything from
back warmers, to knee pads,
foot warmers, bottle warmers
and even face masks.
Check them out here.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Awww Nuts!! : /..

So after going 9-0, our KC Chiefs have lost two straight games.
At least this week was a hard fought loss,
and one that saw us lose two of our defensive powerhouses,
Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.  : /..
We had San Diego down on their 20 yard line
with 3 and long and still couldn't hold them.
Well nuts.
Still proud of our team though.
At least we finally had more points from our Offense
than our Defensive line.
That's about the only positive from this game.
 Next week?
The Broncos..
KC fans need to get loud and drown out
Peyton's audibles.
C'mon KC!

Friday, November 22, 2013

On my To-Do List..

I really want to learn how to sew,
especially after seeing this
great tunic, found here.
I've got a sewing machine that was
my aunt's just waiting to be
used, now I've just got to learn
how to use it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unh Uh!!

 KC's Schlitterbahn has lost their minds..
This waterslide?  Is 17 stories high..
It has 264 steps to reach the top..
And until Guiness comes to measure,
won't release the actual height of their newest
thrill ride named, "Verrückt", which is German for "Insane".
 I agree..
It even has a hump that it will shoot you over.. 
Me??  Go on that?!!

Here is a actual point of view camera
shot of someone going down the
Insano, which currently holds the tallest
water slide record down in Brazil.
This video doesn't look too bad..
That climb?
That slide?
No thank you.
I'll stay closer to the ground.
Much, much, much closer to the ground.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Yes, Please! : )

Now this looks delishus..  : )..
Rotel Cups..
Recipe found here if you are on facebook..

Or here if you are not..
1 can Rotel, drained.
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 cup mayo or low fat plain greek yogurt
3 packages phyllo cups, thawed.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all, place phyllo cups on baking sheet.
Scoop mix with a spoon and add to cups.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

You can add ham, chicken, sausage, bacon, 
shrimp, scallops or pepperoni if desired.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Work it out.. : )..

Our local Title Boxing Club's had an introductory offer a while
back that was intriguing and tempting, although at the
time I wasn't able to join in.
I've been trying to find a fun way to work out,
and by gosh, I think I have the perfect venue.
Looks like fun, and a great way to get out a little pent up
frustration at the same time.  : )..
Winner, winner..  Umm..  Boxing dinner?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Yay!  Another great, successful Bingo night.
The Bingo group raised over $1,200 for
a 19 month old boy who is a
brittle diabetic.  He has to get insulin
injections several times a day,
and has to prick his fingers to test sugar levels
a lot.  Their insurance keeps denying
an insurance pump for them,
so this will go towards the purchase of one.
Yay Bingo group!!
Here were a few of my contributions for the raffle items..
 I've had some wallpaper squares for a while,
finally put them to good use.
 This was a gift basket with regular hot chocolate with marshmallows,
some dark hot chocolate, a Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate bar,
a vanilla candle, some Duck Dynasty Peanut Butter cups,
and a couple shot bottle of Smirnoff's
Caramel flavored vodka and two mugs.
: )..
I kinda wanted to win it myself.

And then some Fat Chef plaques to boot.
All in all, there were some great raffle items,
especially the ones with Missouri Wines,
and a lot of money was raised for a
great cause!  Woot!  Woot!
And..  As usual..
I didn't win at Bingo,
although I was a couple numbers away at times..
I won just by walking in the door
and helping to pay it forward.
: )..

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I think we need a fire to warm our bones beside.. Brrr! It's cold out there!

Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground
In your home town
Waiting for someone or something
To show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today

And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it's sinking

Racing around
To come up behind you again

The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you're older

Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught
Or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation
Is the English way

The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I'd something more to say

Home again
I like to be here
When I can

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

: /..

Sometimes this world can drive me cahrazy.
I can't go anywhere without chaotic noise.
                                        I was in a Dollar Tree, and some guy kept following
me around the store, whistling.  It drove me nuts.
This is how I felt!
I felt like doing this,
exchanging, screaming, "No more noise at all!!"
instead of, "No wire hangers!"
Noise, noise, noise!
The cat.
People at Walmart.
People everywhere.
Don't make me go all Mommie Dearest!
Can I just get a little peace and quiet.
: /.

Friday, November 8, 2013


A customer told a McDonald's employee
their name was, "Steven, with a PH".
I will never complain about
being "Jan" with an E again.
: )..

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I'm sooo tired..
And it's sooo cold..
I needed to dress like this last night..
My dogs aren't helping me sleep..
So I'm tired..
And did I mention..
This shift is killin me..
Even worse than the 0500 one.
: /..
And I think I might be coming down with a cold.
I've got Cold Eeze!
: )

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bingo for Brody

We've got one more Bingo Night coming up next week.
This one is to help a family with a two year old
with Brittle Diabetes.  He has to take
several insulin shots and they need to get an insulin
pump that their insurance keeps denying.
I think I will finally put some of my burlap
and wood to use..
 And some wood, maps and modge podge.
I think it's going to be a great raffle.
: )..

Monday, November 4, 2013

What's for lunch tomorrow..

Warm apple slices so that they aren't so crunchy..
 Add a little Almond Butter..
 Some yummy ham..
 The softer apple slices..
 Press with a Panini maker..
Or in this case..
A Quesadilla maker..
And voila!
A super delishus sammich
ready to go!
Yummy Yummy!
Get in ma tummy!
: )..

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Watch at your own risk.. Lol.

I've seen this video several times..
The cuteness never ceases..
You'll want one of these little cuties..
I know..
We've got three of them..