Saturday, January 24, 2009

As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Remember

1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert have written An impressive new book. It's called... 'Ministers Do More Than Lay People'

2. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink And be Mary.

3. The difference between the Pope and Your boss, the Pope only expects you To kiss his ring.

4. My mind works like lightning, One brilliant Flash and it is gone.

5. The only time the world beats a path to Your door is if you're in the bathroom.

6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and That ice, well, it really chilled the mood.

7. It used to be only death and taxes Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.

8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.

9. My next house will have no kitchen - just Vending machines and a large trash can.

10. A blonde said, 'I was worried that my Mechanic might try to rip me off. I was relieved when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid.'

11. Definition of a teenager? God's punishment...for enjoying sex.

12. As you slide down the banister of life, may The splinters never point the wrong way

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Coffee filters!

Coffee filters ..who knew!

You can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Store for almost nothing.
COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee....

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Tale of the Tigers
Two Tigers One evening an old Chinese man told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two ' Great Tigers ' inside us all.One is Evil. It is selfishness, anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, hatred, and ego.The other is Good. It is joy, peace, True Love, hope, unselfishness, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which Tiger wins?" The old Chinese man simply replied, " The one you feed ."

Happy New Year's 2009


Some people like to go out on the town and welcome in the New Year with a hang over. Thats never been my bag. My Aunt Camille always said what ever you do on New Years Day is what your going to be doing all year long. So it was important to have a houseful of food, all the laundry done, the house cleaned before midnight December 31st. Basically start the new year all fresh and clean with a new slate. So thats my tradition. Everything has to be perfect down to the red and white roses I put out in honor of my Dad every year at this time.

I worked New Years Eve and New Years Day, I got holiday pay and I was just thankful to have the job. I am enjoying it . I borrowed a commissary pan and baked a huge Italian Chocolate Pannetone Bread Pudding with caramel and butterscotch sauce. I brought it into work along with a Texas Black Eyed Pea Caviar appetizer tray for everyone on my shift. It went over very well. I enjoy cooking and especially sharing good food.

My game plan since I work til late in the evening was to welcome the New Year in with a glass of wine and these wonderful chocolate figs I adore. I never got around to it. Which is par for the course for me.

I did reach midnight talking to my husband on the phone.

As for New Years Resolutions. I always make them with the best intentions and always become remiss when it comes to keeping them.

Mind, Body and Spirit is always my theme

I always plan to eat better and have my new Temple Food Menu up on the fridge so I will make very healthy meals for myself. I made a trip to Whole Foods to get a few specialty items I needed, so everything would be right in the pantry when I needed it.

I plan to read the books that have stacked up on my nightstand, and I'd like to see a few museum exhibits this year as well as continuing my weekly bible study.

I am going to try and pamper myself a little more. Massages, and facials, and manicures and pedicures. A Girl has to take care of herself!