Sunday, September 24, 2006

Kitty Litter Cake

OK, this is kinda funny.

Read the ingredients and stuff first and then look at the photo!

This is for all us cooks out there looking for something just a little different. *grin*

Want to have a little fun at a party? Prepare this recipe. It's completely edible, but everyone may not think so. *grin*


1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
A few drops green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent

1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper


1) Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

2) When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.

3) Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved points. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture, then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.

4) Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Place them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable and hang it over the edge of the box.

5) Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper.

6) Enjoy!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

A Day at the Mall

“Did you see that?” Lynn shrieked as she tugged hard on Michael’s arm nearly pulling it out of place.

“See what!?” He growled.

She had been pushing his buttons all day with her whining and pouting and Michael had nearly had all he was going to take.

“He just swatted her behind, not once, but twice!” Lynn squealed.

Just then Michael landed two hard swats to Lynn’s behind.

“Like that you mean?” Michael rumbled deeply.

Lynn yelped and looked wide eyed at Michael.

“What the hell was that?!”

“Hmmm, if you have to ask I’m certainly doing something quite wrong! I promise to correct this grievous error pronto little girl!”

Lynn looked at Michael as if he had two heads protruding off his shoulders. She yet to understand why he was so annoyed with her.

They had been out all day. Lynn had to buy a new dress for a work function that she was required to attend. Now Lynn isn’t a shopper in any way, shape or form. She despises it, has no patience for it and would rather knock anyone down that so much as even smiles at her. They argued the whole time they were getting ready to head out for the day; Lynn saying she wasn’t going to be in attendance, Michael saying she most certainly was. Lynn isn’t much of a people person period; she’d much rather be home, wrapped snug in Michael’s arms with his attention solely on her, and Lynn most certainly had his undivided attention before they left the house this morning.

Lynn’s whining earned her a brief stint over Michael’s knee for a warm, bare-bottomed, warning not long after she got out of bed. Apparently it was a bit too brief; although Lynn whooped and hollered like a wounded animal in the wild. She was quite adept at dramatization.

Now they were at the mall strolling down the hall. Lynn was trying everything she could to stay out of the dress shops; first she was whining that she was hungry, now it was that she had to use the little girl’s room.

Michael had Lynn firmly by the elbow.

“Of course you can go to the little girl’s room, little girl.”

Lynn eyed Michael warily. She didn’t like the tone in his voice combined with the term “little girl”.

“You best hope that no one is in there with you!”

Lynn gasped knowing exactly what Michael meant...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

My Morning Discovery

And look what I found on my morning walk! This was taken on macro of course, but it was still HUGE! I love the difference in the texture of the stalk and the crown. I have so many photos of mushrooms that I collected over the summer. Just thought I’d share. :)

Thursday Nothings

Look what I found on my shepherd's pole of my hanging plants yesterday. The photo isn't all that great I'm afraid because my camera had to be sent out for repair. I took this with B's camera, which I hate, and don't know how to use properly. This little fella was no bigger than a nickel! We have bigger ones in our yard all summer long, but I've never seen one this small or in this location. I was just mezmerized by its size and appearance. It was silver in color and almost didn't even look real. It's just the little things in life that amaze me most. ;)

I'm really trying to get used to the idea that photos like these will be over shortly as winter approaches. Luckily, where I live I can pretty much keep flowers like mums and pansies around through the winter months with some careful attention.

Soon they will be replaced with photos like this. This picture is of an ice storm we had last December. If we have any kind of winter activity here this is what it usually is. Sometimes I miss seeing the snow. If it's going to be dreary looking I'd like to have some snow to brighten it up once in awhile. Of course I'd really rather it be sunny and 70° all winter long.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a thrilling Thursday. :)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Beautiful Sunday and A Funny

Fall is in the air. It's been a beautiful weekend here. 80's and low humidity. Perfect weather. Time for long walks along the lake with my Guy, hand in hand. It's getting to be the time of year you can actually enjoy being outside here. It doesn't last long though. We have few fall like days, then it goes into our rainy season. Time to enjoy the one we're having today. I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday!


A Sunday funny for ya...

Oh yes, now I remember how thankful I am to be beyond this!!

Dear Kotex,

I recently noticed that the peel-off strip of my panty liner had a bunch of "Kotex Tips for Life" on it. Annoying advice such as:

Staying active during your period can relieve cramps.
Avoiding caffeine may help reduce cramps and headaches.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh.
Try Kotex blah blah blah other products.

Obviously the individual behind this was someone who has never possessed a functioning set of ovaries. Go ahead and tell a menstruating woman that drinking 6-8 glasses of water will help keep her feeling fresh. See what happens and report back. I'll wait. While you're at it, dump out the coffee at work and remove the chocolate from the vending machine. I garan-friggin-tee that the first responders will be females who just ovulated.

Look, women don't need or want tips for living on feminine hygiene products. Younger girls are already hearing "helpful" crap like that from their elderly relatives. Veteran females have already concocted their own recipes for survival, many containing alcohol. Printing out shit advice while sneaking in ads for the brand that was already purchased is just plain annoying, not to mention rude, and enough to send a girl running to the Always brand.

Mostly we'd like to forget that we even need these products. It's not a fun time, but DO NOT try to cheer us up by adding smiley faces or bunnies or flowery cutesy crap to your products or the packaging. Put the shit in a plain brown wrapper so we can throw it in our carts discreetly and have it blend in among the wine and beer. There is nothing more annoying than having a blinding pink package announcing your uterine state to everyone in the store.

So take your tips for living and shove them right up your ass.

Ovarily Yours,

Miss PMS

Happy Birthday Guy !!!

*weg* OK everyone, it's time to wish Guy a Happy 50th Birthday !!! (Sorry hon, just had to do it !!) You know I love ya though !!!


Seriously though hon, I hope you enjoy your birthday ! Thank you for everything you do for me and the pessimist and for B. We all love you bunches !

You're always there when I need you. No matter what you're doing you always drop everything for me. You always tell me I'm number one in your life and you show me every day just how true that is. You've always been my rock in times of crisis. You've always had an ear to listen when I've needed to vent, or just needed a sounding board. You've been my shoulder to cry on, you've been my firm guiding hand. You've been my friend and lover. When I look back at everything we've been through together over the years, you've never let me down.

We can, and do talk about anything and everything. You're understanding, caring, compassionate, intense, and passionate. Your heart knows no bounds. You're everything I could possibly want/need in a man. You know me like no one else could. I'm so thankful for that.

I love you !!! Happy Birthday !!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Technical Difficulties

Just wanted to let y'all know that we're aware of our technical difficulties. Our background server is temporarily out of service and we're in the process of looking for a back up, so pardon the mess in the meantime.

Now I would say "back to our regularly scheduled program", but we have none of that here! So back to what you were doin! ;)

I hope everyone has a good day! And ohhhh, I didn't get my Gratitude Tuesday completed for this week. *sad sighs* There were just too many interruptions here, so I will hang on to what I've started and try to work on it throughout the week for next week.

I hope everyone has a good day!!

Monday, September 11, 2006

A Picture For CeeCi :)

I saw CceCi's comment to Guy's picture with the bug, and I do SO share her love of finding a bug in my flower pictures, so I wanted to share this one this morning. :) Click the picture to enlarge.

Beautiful, Peaceful Weekend

The virtually flawless morning sky that accompanied me on my Sunday morning walk.
A storm threatened when I took my Sunday evening stroll. Menacing thunder was all it could muster up. It was beautiful, one direction was a dark sky, another direction was nothing but blue sky, then another direction it was like this pic. I love thunderstorms, even as a child. My father gave me my love of them. He used to gather us up and take us out to the garage, there I would sit on his lap, safe and snug in his strong arms watching the spectacular lightning show, jumping as each strike lit up the sky and awing at the booming thunder. He taught me how to love the storms, but also to respect them.

It was a pretty peaceful weekend here. Much of nothing Saturday. Sunday we grilled steaks out on the grill and brushed the dogs in the warm evening sun.

I'm thankful for the beautiful weekend and what peace came along with it. My mother and I had nice long talk yesterday. Her spirits seemed good. She went to her friends church yesterday instead of hers. They rotate once in awhile, accompaning one to their own, then to the other the next. Then they had a full day out running around. It's good to hear that she spent the day out and about. I wish I were there to do that kind of stuff with her too.

So all in all a good weekend was had. I hope everyone else enjoyed one as well. Happy Monday to all. :)

Update: And look what I was blessed with this morning. There was a beautiful sunrise in the south!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A Need

I woke with such a need deep inside me. I nestled warmly next to him. He stirred sleepily, flipping over to face me. He saw the tear beginning to find its way down my cheek, and he wiped it away gently with his tender touch. “Would you?” I whispered. “Mmmmm, would I?” he said, as his lips were brushing mine ever so gently. He flipped the covers gently off of us, and picked me up so gently and laid me across his lap. He rubbed my bottom with so much tenderness the tears began to well up again. These weren’t tears of sadness, you see. They were tears of love; the love I woke up to lying right next to me. He was sleeping so peacefully, but yet I could feel his love so strong. This is the greatest feeling one could ever feel.

As he rubbed my bottom so gently he leaned forward and whispered, his voice cracking, “You know I will little one.” There began our affirmation of love for one another.

MY little one

i was out early this morning... thinking of you as always... how you are my peace and my joy, and how only in you is there reason and meaning and more in me...

and so I only wanted to let the world know once again, that's HOW it is...

forever and forever... MY beloved little one...

i am your Guy...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Night Sky and What Digital Imaging Can Do With a Bad Picture... LOL

I stepped outside last night and snapped this picture of the beautiful moon that was so big and bright in the virtually flawless night sky. It was the most beautiful reddish/orange. The picture didn't turn out so well of course, so I decided to play with it in Digital Imaging by applying some filters. I just thought it was kinda cool looking. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 08, 2006

Friday's Musings

This is a pic I snapped the other day when we had a storm rolling in. The sky was just awesome!

B had his first driver ed. class yesterday. He said he was "a bit overwhelmed". LOL! He has NO idea.

He has seizures, so this will be an issue I'm sure. He hasn't thought about that. In the papers that he brought home last night for me to fill out asked if you have any kind of seizure disorder. They're pretty much under control with his meds though. I'm sure pretty much won't cut it though. He panicked regardless. I haven't even checked into this. I guess I've just wanted to wait until the time comes to put off dealing with the answer. I have a feeling he won't be continuing this course after he goes in with the forms this evening. We'll see I guess.

I'm think I'm going to TRY to start Gratitude Tuesday this coming week. I'm going to try to start working on my list later today if time permits.

Nothing much to talk about here really this morning. I'm feeling rather optimistic still this morning. I choose to feel no less! For every negative that comes at me today I will pose a positive... maybe even two!

I'm going outside to play with my dogs in the beautiful sunshine of this day!

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Thursday, September 07, 2006

It Was A Blue Sky Wednesday Afterall...

And this morning! :)

After a dreary looking start to my day yesterday, this is how it actually turned out... for that, I was ever so thankful.

I'm still hanging on to my positive outlook this morning, and I was able to maintain it pretty much through the day yesterday. We had to take our dog to the vet yesterday for a anti-inflammatory injection. She's getting old. :(

All of my sons (Let's refer to my son as "B" from now on) after school clubs and such started yesterday so I had to pick him up after school yesterday. I will be running my behind off now, taking and picking him up. All a part of the joys of being a mother. His driver ed classes start this evening. This is seriously disturbing... lol. I can't believe he's that age already. Dammit, I'm getting old.... I despise him for that, as if it's his fault... lol.

So I came to a conclusion last night when I should have been sleeping; I think in order for me to be able to get my feelings out when I'm feeling low (which is hard for me to do) I'm going to write something positive for every negative. That way I don't feel like I'm stating only the negative, and won't feel so guilty about it. Maybe that will help me become better at writing on my low days.

We have sunshine this morning... YIPPPPEEEE! :)

OK, I'm off to do the laundry thing and back here to do some more surfing before I get on with my day. I hope everyone has a great day! Let's all stop and find something to be thankful for today. Just one of the many many things I have to be thankful for today is my Guy. I love you hon! Tell the idiots at work I said to leave you alone!!! :)

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wednesday's Ramblings of All Things Great and Small

I woke to dreary day in the south, but that's OK, I'm choosing, or trying very hard at least, not to let it make ME "dreary". I want a new daily outlook on life, no matter my circumstances here, and I'm pretty certain I have to give CeeCi the credit for this. I've spent much of the past couple hours (yes, I should have been doing other things, but after I finished on her site I found that this was most important too) perusing much of her July posts.

See, I used to be this person that was always happy go lucky no matter my life's circumstances. Since my father passed away, or even became ill rather, I let that slip away. I had this revelation quite sometime ago even, but have chosen not to do anything about it. I've been too "weary". I'm still weary, maybe even wearier than ever, but that doesn't mean I can't try to make it better. Living with a pessimist doesn't help matters at ALL. My room mate sees nothing good in life at all. I was able to resist her way of thinking until my father became terminally ill, then I guess I gave in. Well dammit, I don't want to think like that anymore... I'm weary of it. I hide it well from those that surround me because that is just who I am. However, I let my mind succumb to it a lot anymore. No one knows but me, well Guy does, I know.

I know I have plenty to be weary about... my mother's illness, my life situation.. living with such a "downer" of a person, my sons glaucoma isn't under control at the moment, so that's a worry. The list could go on but there's really no point in it, so go on I shall not. My father wouldn't want me to continue feeling like this, nor does Guy think too highly of it. He senses much that I don't talk about ya know. He's so in tune to my words, or lack there of in some cases. I'm going to start thinking of the things that I am grateful of and vow to take on a more positive outlook, despite the pessimism that I live with. In short, I'm going to become that person I was before I let my father's illness and consequent death make me a bitter person inside. I lost a lot of my faith along the way somewhere. I am self-aware now, well I have been for quite sometime... the difference is now I choose to change it. I've more than likely picked a bad time of year to do this with the upcoming winter months. (Is there really a bad time to change your outlook on life though? Maybe I should have said a "difficult time" instead) Winter is my "blue" season. Combine the short days with a lack of daily sunshine equals "blue" for me. We get hardly any snow to speak of... the rare flurry or two, but lots of rain and a good bit of ice here.

Enough rambling for now I think. Time to get on with my day here. I may come back later and add to this if I feel the need. I think I'm going to start out my day with writing my feelings, (like I should have been doing all along) be it good or be it bad, be it spanking related or be it not spanking related.

One last note before I move along. My son starts driver education classes tomorrow. Fun fun, joy joy! NOT!! LOL! I've informed our whole town to head for the hills!


I'll share a cute joke that was passed along to me as well:

A six-year-old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little
girl across the street. The father, being modern and well-schooled in handling
children, hid his smile behind his hand.

"That's a serious step," he said. "Have you thought it out completely?"

"Yes," his young son answered. "We can spend one week in my room and
the next in hers. It's right across the street, so I can run home if I get scared of the dark."

"How about transportation?" the father asked.

"I have my wagon, and we both have our tricycles," the little boy answered.

The boy had an answer to every question the father raised. Finally, in exasperation, his dad asked "What about babies? When you're married, you're liable to have babies, you know."

"We've thought about that, too," the little boy replied. "We're not
going to have babies. Every time she lays an egg, I'm going to step on it!"

For My Sweetie (weg)

Here ya go hon !! LOL... mine is kinda cheesy, but made me giggle this morning. I got this idea from our sweet CeeCi ... Thank you dear CeeCi !!! (weg)