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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year.. : )..

2013 was a fairly good year,
I'm always sad to see a new year start though.
Not this year..
I'm thisclose to getting a normal
work schedule, hopefully
an 0800-1630 shift with Wed/Thursdays off.
I won't know for sure until after
January 9th, soooo, I'm ready to get this new
year started.  Better things ahead!
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wayyy too cute.. : )

This video is over the top on the cuteness scale..
This puppy throws everything he's got into that howl..
However, as cute as he is now,
I can just imagine how it's
going to be howling at everything once he's older.
For now?  We can just enjoy his cuteness..
: )..

Friday, December 27, 2013


I am addicted to Sweet Potatoes..
I love Sweet Potato Chips..
I love Sweet Potato Fries..
I love baked Sweet Potatoes
with real butter, honey, and a some other
assorted toppings..
I was burned out on the baked ones for a while,
but now that I've bought some of the chips?
I'm craving sweet potatoes in every form.
I'm like Bubba from Forrest Gump
when it comes to Sweet Potatoes..
I love them..
Do they love me?
Ooooooh yeah..
According to the Paleo / Gluten free diet that my
boss got from his "Olympic Trainer"?
They are on the Yes! Yes! Yes! List.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Sweet Potatoes!
Sweet Potato Chips?  Probably not so much unless they are baked..
Sweet Potato Fries?  Probably the same..
Baked Sweet Potatoes?
You betcha buddy!

I luv, luv, luv Sweet Tators..
Luv 'em..
Does anyone have the number
for Sweet Potatoes Anonymous?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Yes! Pretty please? : )

I love Big Macs..
They don't love me..
I love the Kansas City Chiefs,
especially when they get sacks during the game..
McDonald's Kansas City locations
now offer a buy one get one free
Big Mac deal every time that the Chiefs
record a sack during their games.
However, now that there is this recipe
from RedHeadCanDecorate.com?
I can enjoy a delicious Big Mac
minus the calories and having to stop by McD's.
I can also add some of my delishus
sweet potato fries found here..  Yummy!
I know what's for dinner tonight.  : ).

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Cairn Holidays.. : )..

 One of my favorite Cafe Press items..
 Auntie Em sporting her new flowery
red collar that Santa brought her..

Milo sporting his green flowery collar..
Sir Fergus Ozborn McDougall
sporting his blue flowery
collar from Santa
while eagerly waiting for someone
to throw the new tennis balls
that Santa also brought..  : )..
The Ferginator's face finally caught on camera.
Lol.  These puppies are fast little critters.
They can stare at you for days on end until you grab
the camera.  Then you see a side, top or back view.
No pictures please.
This is a rare occurance.
Well, except for the time Fergus took a selfie as a puppy.
Kinda looks like a little possum doesn't he?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve.. : )

I'm working the 8pm-0430 shift tonight
so that one of my co-workers could have the time
off with their family.
We are having an appetizer potluck at work,
so I thought that I would take some
of this yummy stuff.
: ).
Black Bean and Corn Salsa..
I doubled the ingredients, but you can make
a pretty good helping with one of each.
One can black beans, barely drained.
One can of corn, drained.
One can of Rotel tomatoes, drained.
Half an onion, chopped.
Palmful of salt.
Medium sized pile of cilantro, finely chopped.
Juice from half of a lime.
* Rachel Ray has a great idea to nuke it for 10 seconds *
Stir everything together and it's done.
Let it set together for a while
and then dig in.
Easy Peasy but ohh so good.
: )..

Monday, December 23, 2013

My Christmas Coasters..

 Solid black paint..
 Inside and out..
 Fleur de Lis for Kathy who loves New Orleans,
and who has a daughter attending Tulane University..
Flowers for either Keia or Cyndi..
A dog print for my friend Jeanie who loves
her dogs, including a Boxer / Great Dane mix
named Biscuit that eats everything in sight..
and another beige flowery print
for either Keia or Cyndi.
I will let them choose which one they like best.
Don't ask me why the pics are sideways again.
I even tried turning the pics on their sides and reloading,
but got the same result.  I've been getting
some kind of an error message on
here lately, so I'm guessing it has something to
do with that?  Hard to tell.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Blech! Brr! Ick! Ack!

 This is what our forecast looks like for tonight,
on top of some freezing rain adding ice
to the roads.  I've got to venture out
shortly so that I can make sure to get to work on time.
I'm taking our Subaru though.
This is what I wish our forecast would be.
Nice.  Warm.  Tropical.
: )..
One day.  Ohhhh.
One day.

Friday, December 20, 2013

What's for dinner tonight?

White chicken chili..
One can of Great Northern Beans,
one can of whole kernel corn.
Cooked chicken pieces,
McCormick's White Chicken Chili mix,
one cup of water..
Let it warm up,
drizzle some lime juice, if desired,
and add some corn tortilla chips.
Easy Peasy
and ohhh so yummy.
: )..

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

What to do, what to do, what to do..

I have a whole vacation day tomorrow,
which should be great, given that
we are supposed to be in for some blechy
weather.  We've got ice and some
snow that should be moving
in this evening.
However, my wine mob is calling a wine mob
meeting for tomorrow,
and I'm all in.
Lol. We are like the post office
 when it comes to wining.
At least one of our group buys us presents,
she brought us coconut candles from
her trip to the Dominican Republic
and pumice stones to keep our
feet soft and smooth.
She has already let me know that
she's got a Christmas gift for me.
Ergo, I am ready to make her
one in return.
Here are my choices..
 Terra Cotta Coasters found at
which doesn't seem to be
loading, so maybe she's
no longer at home
I love the color,
and Kathy loves going to
New Orleans.
Her daughter is currently attending
Tulane University,
so I'm thinking Fleur de Lis
and maybe some other N'awlins accents.
We love wine, so we would
surely love these keychains
found here..
Or my last idea, would be this
lovely little item with the
letter "K" for her first name.
She has a hyphenated last name
and is currently divorced,
sooo, I don't want to pick a letter
and be the one that she no
longer really wants.
This lovely idea was found here.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
I'm leaning towards the
coasters though.  : )..
Should be fun no matter what.
Yay Wine!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another fantastic Pandora find.. : )

I don't get to listen to my Pandora station much these days, but I ran across
this great song before I changed spots at work.  I have it on my iphone and
love it when it pops up to play.  : )..  Love it.. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I need these.. Lol..

I am an infomercial junky.
If it was up to me, I
would have a houseful of items
As Seen On TV.
The newest infomercial to catch my eye?
I hate having to chop veggies.
This makes it look super duper easy.
Push and chop!
However, now I also want a Chillow.
And dagnabit..
Someone else cashed in on my million dollar idea.
I hate driving at night.
Those Zenon headlights are blinding,
and people love to turn their fog lights on when
they don't need them.
Maybe I have trouble seeing at night
because I have light hazelish eyes.
They are almost a yellowish-green color.
I had an idea to lesson the effects
of those bright lights out there.
Someone beat me to the punch.
I really do need some of these.
For sure!
So, my infomercial obsession continues.
Lol.  Does anyone know where
Informercial Anonymous
meetings are held?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oooh, looks delish!

Found this yummy looking
tortellini soup on
It's soup weather..
Can't wait!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Feeling Beachy.. : )..

I heard this on the way to work
while trying to stay warm.
I would love to be somewhere on the
coast right now.
: )..

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Quickie Pizza.. : )..

Pizza Sauce..
Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes..
: )..
That's my kind of pizza..
Super simple..
Super easy..
Super delish!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Get Loud Chiefs Fans!

 We need Peyton mad..
Drowned out..
 Trouble hearing..
Taken down..
And cahranky..
Welcome to our house Denver.
C'mon Chiefs!
C'mon Chief Fans!
We know you can do it!