Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yum! Baked Alaska





















Ding Dong......Hi...How are you guys....come on in........Would you like White or Red Wine? .....We're so happy to spend the evening with you.....thanks for coming......Please be seated......I hope you'll enjoy our dinner tonight.....We're have Ruby Chicken....Almond Green Beans.....Corn Bread ......and for dessert Baked Alaska.......Please.. enjoy! One wonderful dinner at a time...........


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Laughing at ourselves.....





THIS IS WHAT JEFF FOXWORTHY HAS TO SAY ABOUT LIVING IN WASHINGTON STATE:


If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Washington.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Washington.

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Washington..

If you measure distance in hours, you live in Washington.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Washington.

If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Washington.

If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Washington..

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Washington.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over 8 layers of clothes, you live in Washington.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Washington.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow and ice, you live in Washington.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Washington.

If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your WASHINGTON friends, you live or have lived in Washington!!!!!!!!!!!!!




For all of you that don't live in Washington State (I Do) you just wouldn't understand how spot on Jeff is about Washington. I guess every state has their little idiosyncrasies. What are some of yours?
I think he is so funny and I just smiled through his whole list. Maybe some of my southern bloggers have friends or family here. What do you think? Did he hit the nail on the head.....One laugh at a time....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Who Knew......



Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40? Don't lie and don't cheat. WD-40 - Who knew! I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morningand saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do....probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew? 'Water Displacement #40'. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and de greaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top. It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
(I love this one!)  

6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes
lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes
tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use
WD-40 for that nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use
WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers...
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York ,
WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39.
WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41.
WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of
lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed
WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.      



I thought this was great information.....I'm going to try a few.. maybe all....Thanks Kim J...One can at a time.........          

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vacancy





Calling all our fine feathered friends.  Time to think about feathering your nest for next year. Great neighborhood. Pick your color and style. Chirp rent...oh!...I mean cheap rent. One birdie at a time....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Walk with my Camera











P
oppies are so beautiful.....I've only seen them in red. On my walk I found some gorgeous PINK ones. Aren't they devine........One petal at a time........

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fairy Wings & Tea

D
o I see fairies dancing in the forest? I see wings of  Pink, Yellow and Blue.  Fairies
they say, are small imaginary creatures with magic powers. I see beautiful grandchildren with big curious eyes and long flowing blond hair. Will they bring magic to the tea party? Thank you for coming to the party....May I pour you a cup of tea.....














Our littlest Fairy




Dance of the Fairies











Our Fairies must hurry into
the forest before dark.....


Hurry Little One !








Hurry the Stars are coming...


One last cup of tea....


One little Fairy will watch over you ...until next time.....

One Fairy at a time....................


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