Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

DH gave me an orchid for Valentine's Day 2012
When the flowers died I couldn't throw it out.
I am the queen of keeping discarded animals and plants.
This year I was rewarded with a beautiful bloom.
There are several more in the offing.
A festivas miracle for certain sure.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Sunset Sam is going down!! 
Utah's prognosticator of spring, a ginormous guinea pig, made a grievous error.

Dear Sunset,

See the street between me and my neighbor? 
Me either.
Stupid rodent!!

Friday, March 15, 2013


"Damn it" I meant to put my camera in my purse. 
The mileage was close.  I might make it home to take a picture.
I watched it every step of the way.
If push came to shove I would use my phone.
One of the kids would know how to make that work.
But I wanted to land in my driveway at 100,000 miles.
The gods smiled and life was good.
I had 1/10 of a mile leway.
I did it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy pi Day

March 14 is pi day. It's a math thing.  3.14
I know the only one who really cares is DH. He told me he's watching what he eats and so I guess he'll have to settle for looking at this pie.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Grand Critters

The Lordling and The Captain 

Lord Reginald
Captain Barbosa

(Not Miss Ginger or Lady Ginger or Mademoiselle Ginger.  Just Ginger)
No Pics of the guinea pigs or Picca
(I'll take what I can get and then I torment you with them. ;)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Zombies in SLC

Knew it was bound to happen.

The guy with the very big gun has a girlfriend in Thailand and she commented on the US and the whole gun thing.  He made this little video to prove why we need guns. 

The zombie apocalypse of course.

The blonde screamer is my sDaughter.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Why oh why do I believe...

Or perhaps I should say "Why of why do I assume what works for one thing will work for another."

I read a great tip.  Cook your noodles al dente.  You can then place them in a steamer basket over hot water and keep them warm.  I was using rice noodles and maybe that's what made the difference.  Maybe wheat noodles are a more hardy breed.

I can say that they still "looked" like noodles but they turned into more of a mush.  Oh well, live and learn. 

I think I will go back to crock pot cooking.  I had less fails with the crock pot.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring snow

Spring snow is full of hope.  I still don't like snow, but in the grand scheme of things...

This year has been a bad year.  Not as bad as our dear friends back east have had to deal with.  I know I should not complain.  I will, but I shouldn't.

In the winter when it snows it piles higher and higher.

In the spring it can snow seven inches one day and the next you can see most of your grass.  This makes me smile.  It gives me hope.