Sunday, January 15, 2012


These are wonderful...five stars...out of five....*****.... I bought these and kept forgetting to make them.
So Saturday night I got them out and this is how they look before they sit over night.
After letting them sit and rise for 9 hours.. this is what I saw when I woke up.
Turned on the oven put them in and oh did our home smell so good while they baked..
this is the end result...See the chocolate, they were really good and a nice easy pastry for every once and awhile. If you have a Trader Joe's around you or you do go their...give them a try.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


After I put my Christmas things away, I start with Reds and White's added with some pink...for the month of Love... That would be February...It is fun and whimsical to decorate and add little touches through out our home. I took my glass hurricane and added candy hearts to it and a red candle, I now have this on our dinette table. You can see the picture frame on the table in the distance I do for each of it to coming next.
I was asked can we eat those...umm no...but I will get some you
So simple yet so fun and colorful.
Next is my monthly picture frame that I change out every month.. I took a piece of scrapbook paper and
added heart stickers all over it. I got the stickers at Walmart for 1.00 a pack..I bought two packs but didn't use them all.
This pic is of our dinning room glass and oak stand..I added some red in with the white and crystal.
Now this is part of what I had made for Christmas...I took some pieces out and now use it,
as a centerpiece on the table. It has a wintery look with Valentine colors..So this is what I got started, I now need to get downstairs and get out my Valentine stuff that is packed away. That reminds me I need to get my Valentine Coffee mugs out...Tooddles...I'm going searching..

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


DON'T MESS WITH A MOM THAT HAS A CHILD!!!! Have you seen the mom that was talking to 911 with a shotgun in her hand as intruders were trying to get into her home.. She is 18 years old, was home alone with her baby...and there was no one going to harm her child...As the intruder was coming inside she shot and killed him, the other guy took off running only to turn himself in later.. The intruder had like a 12 inch blade knife...This happened New Years Eve... You ask where was her husband??? He died on Christmas day of cancer...She has been through a lot in her 18 years and a horrific tragedy all in a week...
(ABC News) - A young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year's Eve, less than a week after the baby's father died of cancer. Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband's funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day. On New Year's Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon began trying to break into McKinley's home. As one of the men was going from door to door outside her home trying to gain entry, McKinley called 911 and grabbed her 12-gauge shotgun. McKinley told ABC News Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO that she quickly got her 12 gauge, went into her bedroom and got a pistol, put the bottle in the baby's mouth and called 911. "I've got two guns in my hand -- is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?" the young mother asked the 911 dispatcher. "I'm here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?" The 911 dispatcher confirmed with McKinley that the doors to her home were locked as she asked again if it was okay to shoot the intruder if he were to come through her door. "I can't tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby," the dispatcher told her. McKinley was on the phone with 911 for a total of 21 minutes. When Martin kicked in the door and came after her with the knife, the teen mom shot and killed the 24-year-old. Police are calling the shooting justified. "You're allowed to shoot an unauthorized person that is in your home. The law provides you the remedy, and sanctions the use of deadly force," Det. Dan Huff of the Blanchard police said. Stewart soon turned himself in to police. McKinley said that she was at home alone with her newborn that night because her husband just died of cancer on Christmas Day. "I wouldn't have done it, but it was my son," McKinley told ABC News Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO. "It's not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son. And it wasn't going to be my son. There's nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child."


Who would have thought..a night that I was so excited about...would end so bad... The picture of me on our way to dinner...we were meeting great friends from Florida..John and Les...Got to the restaurant, had reservations so table was ready..I ordered a drink and then we..
ordered crab stuffed mushrooms...They are to die for.... Well I shouldn't use that word die....I will saw they are fabulous.. we get these every time we go...PLUS
sauteed hot and mild banana peppers with olive oil and garlic with parm cheese over top...Melt in your mouth delish....So I had ONE slice of pepper and ONE mushroom..not even 5 minutes later I was ordering dinner and as others were placing their order I got up and headed to the restroom... I'M SICK!!!!! Like puking sick...dripping wet sweaty sick dizzy nausea pass out sick...Can't dial phone to get help sick...Finally got Mike on cell and barely got out help before he was at the bathroom door...
He said Oh my gosh what is wrong with you... I couldn't move or talk....He said I'm calling an please no...I just need a minute...I said... 45 minutes I was in there.. He had one of the guys bring truck to front door.. They got me to truck and home...Then my daughter was freaking when she seen me....scared she got my mom ... I started freezing and couldn't move without headache and dizziness...still nausea..Still wanting to take me to emergency room..I said just take my BP and Sugar... all was good...I said just let me be and not move..UNTIL..the headache got worse and my face started going numb...Mike had me up and to the emergency before I realized I was going...Daughter following in her car right behind us...Oh my goodness you both are crazy...I was thinking later on....What if......They came out with wheel chair and I couldn't me in and the slightest movement started it all over again...
After my Husband told them my symptoms and previous history with brain aneurysm...I was taken right for ekg and put in room.
They started IV with Morphine and anti nausea meds...after cat scan and ekg was ok.. no bleed on my brain...Thank God.. but I knew it wasn't that since my BP was good at home. SO WHAT THEN!!!
My blood work came back with low /or high.. I forget white blood count and poison in my system...WHAT???? it wasn't food poisoning..but food that came in contact with a poison!!!!! What the Heck.. no way we all ate the same thing...I only had ONE!!!! it hit with in 5minutes...Doctor said this and I'm thinking more vertigo.. that is what they thought before blood work came back...
I had to stay there till after 3 am and then sent home with vicoden and nausea meds..and told do nothing for 48 hours....
It did take me about 3 to 4 days to feel better and what a way to mess up a wonderful evening.
So glad it wasn't worse or life threatening...BUT don't want to go through it again EVER!!!! December 15th,2011....I wonder how much this dram to ER will cost.....Now that that is behind me I am about ready to start blogging for the new year....
Oh 2012 what do you hold for us???