Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You and Your Hand

Artist: Pink
Lyrics to: You And Your Hand

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh oh
Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh oh
Check it out
Going out
On the late night
Looking tight
Feeling nice
It's a **** fight
I can tell
I just know
That it's going down
At the door we don't wait cause we know them
At the bar six shots just beginning
That's when ? put his hands on me
But you see

I'm not here for your entertainment
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life
Cause you know it's over
Before it began
Keep your drink just give me the money
It's just you and your hand tonight

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh oh
Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh oh

I'm drunk
I don't give a ***k
Wanna dance
By myself
Guess you're outta luck
Don't touch
Back up
I'm not the one
Listen up it's just not happening
You can say what you want to your boyfriends
Just let me have my fun tonight

I'm not here for your entertainment
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life
Cause you know it's over
Before it began
Keep your drink just give me the money
It's just you and your hand tonight

Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh oh
Break break
Break it down

In the corner with your boys you bet up five bucks
To get at the girl that just walked in but she thinks you suck
We didn't get all dressed up just for you to see
So quit spilling your drinks on me yeah

You know who you are
High fivin, talkin ****, but you're going home alone arentcha?

Cause I'm not here for your entertainment
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
Just stop and take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life
Cause you know it's over
Know it's over
Before it began
Keep your drink just give me the money
It's just you and your hand tonight
It's just you and your hand

I'm not here for your entertainment
No no no
You don't really want to mess with me tonight
Just stop and take a second
Just take a second
I was fine before you walked into my life
Cause you know it's over
Before it began
Keep your drink just give me the money
It's just you and your hand tonight
Yeah oh

I'm Yours

"I'm Yours" Lyrics by: Jason Mraz

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to get you but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And It's our God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

Scooch on closer dear
And i will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what I'm be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm your's

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours
Please don't, please don't, please don't
There's no need to complicate
Cause our time is short
This this this is out fate, I'm yours!


Lyrics to Christina Aguilera "Hurt"

Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face
You told me how proud you were, but I walked away
If only I knew what I know today
Ooh, ooh

I would hold you in my arms
I would take the pain away
Thank you for all you've done
Forgive all your mistakes
There's nothing I wouldn't do
To hear your voice again
Sometimes I wanna call you
But I know you won't be there

Ohh I'm sorry for blaming you
For everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself by hurting you

Some days I feel broke inside but I won't admit
Sometimes I just wanna hide 'cause it's you I miss
And it's so hard to say goodbye
When it comes to this, oooh

Would you tell me I was wrong?
Would you help me understand?
Are you looking down upon me?
Are you proud of who I am?

There's nothing I wouldn't do
To have just one more chance
To look into your eyes
And see you looking back

Ohh I'm sorry for blaming you
For everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself, ohh

If I had just one more day
I would tell you how much that I've missed you
Since you've been away
Ooh, it's dangerous
It's so out of line
To try and turn back time

I'm sorry for blaming you
For everything I just couldn't do
And I've hurt myself by hurting you

Monday, October 27, 2008

Verses from Mother Teresa

These verses are engraved on the walls of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta.

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, People may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone
could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Quotes I like...

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.' So... if you give her crap, you will receive more shit than any one human being can handle.'

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

"Even if the majority agrees on an idiotic idea, it is still an idiotic idea."

"The greatness of this or any country may still be measured by the number of people trying to get IN vs. the number trying to get OUT."

"You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power"
Glinda the Good Witch

"Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it, and right is right, even if nobody is doing it."

"Wipe your mouth, threre's still a little bit of bullshit around your lips!"

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
Dove Chocolate

"It is, what it is"

Sunflower Seed Bread

2-1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2-1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup salted Sunflower kernals, toasted
2 packages (1/4 oz each) Active Dry Yeast
2 t. Salt
1-1/4 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Honey
3 T. Butter
Additional Sunflower seeds optional

DIRECTIONS: In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup of each flour, sunflower kernals, yeast and salt; set aside.
In a saucepan, heat the water, milk honey and butter to 120-130 degrees.
Add to dry ingrediants; beat until smooth.
Stir in remaining flours, a little at a time, to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in 1/2.
Shape into loaves.
Roll loaves in additional sunflower kernals if desired.
Place in 2 greased 8"x4"x2" loaf pans.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Bake: at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 2 Loaves

Note: Original recipe called for 4 cups all-purpose flour and only 1 cup of whole wheat flour.
I made the bread with 1/2 each, all-purpose and whole wheat flour and it is delicious and a tad more healthy this way :)

RECIPE BACKSTORY: This recipe from TOH, Best of Country Breads. Delicious!!

Carrot Cake

1 c vegetable oil
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 c shredded carrots
2 t vanilla
3 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t Allspice (my addition)
1/4 t Nutmeg (my addition)
1 c raisins (I omitted)
1 c chopped walnuts or pecans

DIRECTIONS: preheat oven to 350°
Combine all dry ingrediants together in small bowl, wisk gently, set aside. Combine all wet ingrediants together in Large bowl, beat well. Add dry ingrediants to wet in large bowl and beat until well blended. Bake in a greased 13 X 9 pan at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let cool completely, then frost. (see recipe below)

RECIPE BACKSTORY: This is an excellent Carrot cake, our favorite! 4boysmom from TOH said she made this cake for her & her husbands wedding cake ~~~

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 - 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese (room temp.)
1 Stick Butter (room Temp.)
1 t. Vanilla
1 lb. box Powdered Sugar

DIRECTIONS: At room temperature, blend together cream cheese & butter. Add vanilla & blend. Gradually add powder sugar and blend. If you want a stiffer frosting, add more powdered sugar until you get the consistancy desired.
Frost your cake....

RECIPE BACKSTORY: Frost any cake with this, carrot cake, spice, chocolate or a yellow cake. What ever kind of cake you choose, this delicious frosting will top it. This recipe couldn't be easier...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tamponade - Olive

This recipe from my daughter Jamie. If you like olives you will LOVE this spread. Easy to put together and easy to pack along for a get together :) Yummo!!!!

1 cup Calamata Olives - drained
1 cup Green Olives - drained
1 cup Roasted Red Peppers - drained
2 cloves Garlic
2 T. fresh parsely (or) 2 t. dried
1 T. Italian Seasoning

Throw it all into a food processor and chop. Mix well, store in refrigerator...

Serve with toasted baguette slices or assorted crackers...

Mexican Fudge

This recipe from Jamie... Yummo!!

1 lb shredded monterey jack
1 lb shredded cheddar or other pizza/taco/mexican blend
1 large can evaporated milk
2 eggs
½ cup flour

Using 9x13 pan, pack cheese on bottom. Mix evaported milk, eggs and flour in small bowl and pour over cheese. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into 1inch squares and serve warm.

Great for taking, with the coming holidays ~

"Bloody Mary Rice"

Got this recipe from a friend a while back. Might have to finally give it a go this week! :) Sounds great!

12 oz Bloody Mary Mix
Couple of dashes of Frank's Hot Sauce
1 tablespoons Butter
1 teaspoon chopped Garlic
1/2 cup chopped Onion
2 stalks Celery, chopped
1 cup Brown Rice
Green Olives, chopped (optional)

In medium saucepan, combine Bloody Mary Mix, 1-cup water, hot sauce, butter, garlic, onion and celery and bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
You can add sliced sausages or chopped ham if you like.

Top with Green Olives if desired

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chocolate Eclairs

Servings: 12

1 lb. box Graham Crackers (use 2 pkgs.)
2 small boxes French Vanilla Pudding (instant)
3 cups Milk
1 tub Cool Whip

2 oz. Nestle pre-melted choco bake (unsweetenend)
2 T. Butter, melted
1/4 c. Light Karo Syrup
1 t. Vanilla
3 T. Milk
1 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar

Mix pudding with 3 c. milk, let set up, then fold in cool whip.
In 9x13 cake dish, layer, starting and ending with graham crackers. (Start by covering the bottom of cake dish with a layer of crackers.)
Then add 1/2 the pudding mixture, layer of crackers, rest of pudding mixture and the last layer of crackers.

Frosting: In Medium bowl add soft choco bake, butter, syrup and vanilla, beat with mixer. Add 1/2 the powdered sugar and 1/2 the milk and beat with mixer again. Add rest of powdered sugar and milk, beat again. Spread frosting on top of crackers.
Keep in refrigerator.

RECIPE BACKSTORY: A deffinate all time favorite. The kids are going to love this recipe too!

Author: Sherri Gallas in IL

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Animal Shelter 10/22/2008

The lady bending over with her back to the camara is another volunteer. Sue is the lady holding the cat and looking at the camara. She & her sister were the founders of our animal shelter in the late 90's...

The Animal Shelter 10/22/2008

This is the animal shelter that I volunteer at twice a week, working with the cats. We have 100 + resident cats. Unfortunately always more coming in than going out ~

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Personalized Fans

I made this double sided fan to give to everyone who came to my daughters baby shower. I made 30 of them on card stock with extra large popsicle sticks or tongue depressers. I made a templet first, taping everthing to a piece of clean white paper. Then scanned that to the printer loaded with card stock. Then it was rounding the corners of the card stock and gluing the wooden stick to one side and then the other. I punched wholes on each corner and attached a pink ribbon. I used my daughters wedding pic, the babys sonogram pic and the words to the song "Arms Wide Open" by Creed. The other side of the fan are pics of my daughter and her husband as children...

More Rose Room Ladies

Lorea, Me & Tango at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Vegas on the Strip. We had just finished eating at their buffet. November 2005

More Rose Room Ladies

Lorea, Jane & Me in Vegas at the Forum Shops on the Strip. We had just finished an awsome meal at the Cheese Cake Factory. January, 2004 ~ Forgot to mention I don't know who that "Busty" one on the end is ;)

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Rose Room Reunion October 11, 2008

Here are some of the ladies from The Rose Room on the TOH web site. We recently had our first reunion in Branson. From left to right: Me, Amy, Jeanne, Pat, Laura and Marilyn... This was my first meeting in person with these ladies, although we have been friends posting in the Rose Room for years. Much fun was had and we hope this to be the first of many reunions to come :)

"Your Special Box"

Buy a nice box.
Photo copy pictures of the recipicant of "your special box."
Mod Podge (Matt, not Gloss) photos to the box inside and out; let dry.
Give the whole box a coat or 2 of mod podge to seal the photos plus give the box a uniform look.

Note: Pick photos that are near & dear to the recipiants heart :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

T&T Spiced Olives

Preparation Time: 10

1 - 7 oz. jar Pimento stuffed Olives
1/2 C. Tomatoe Juice or Bloody Mary Mix
1 T. Olive Oil
1/2 - 1 t. crushed Red Pepper flakes (I use 1 t.)
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 t. dried Basil
1/2 t. dried Oregano

Drain olives, discard juice, then return olives to jar.
In a small bowl combine remaining ingrediants and mix well.
Pour over olives, cover and refrigerate for 3 - 10 days, turning jar over daily. Enjoy!
The olives will last a long time in your refrigerator

These spiced green olives are Delicious! A wonderful addition to a Bloody Mary ;) or to just eat by themselves... Got this recipe from Dianae at TOH.

Scented Bath Salts

3/4 C. Epsom Salt (found at Wal-Mart or your local drug store)
1/4 C. Baking Soda
1 1/2 C. Coarse Sea Salt (found at your grocery store)
10 drops of essential Oils (found at Wild Oats, GNC, etc.)
2-3 drops of Vegetable Food Coloring (if desired)

In a large bowl, combine salts & baking soda. Add food coloring and desired scents. Stir mixture together until well blended. The drops of food coloring will break up and distribute throughout the salts. The food coloring will not stain your bath tub. It just gives the salts a pretty pastel color.
Pour salts through a funnel into large glass bottles. You can also make your own personal labels for your jars of bath salts.
These home made bath salts make great gifts... And don't forget to give yourself a jar. Add some to your bath water for a nice relaxing, soothing & scented bath.
They have some very nice Cruets at Wal-Mart that work out perfect for putting your bath salts in.

Number Of Servings: Depends on the size of your glass jars...
Preparation Time: Very quick and easy!

This is a great fun & easy project that you can even do with the kids. Make these wonederful soothing, scented bath salts for gifts for the upcoming Holiday Season... This is a Martha Stewart recipe. She was on the Oprah Show and demonstrated how to make these bath salts....

Linguine with Kalamata Olives & Sun Dried Tomato

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

1 lb. Linguine
1/2 c. MEZZETTA Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used a little less)
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes (I added 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 Cup Red Onion, chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped (I used 6 Roma tomatoes)
1/2 c. pitted MEZZETTA Calamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup MEZZETTA Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 tsp. salt (did not nead this much salt, olives are salty)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 c. feta cheese

I soaked my chopped sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (enough to just oil them up) for a 1/2 hour before cooking time.
In 1 large pot of boiling, salted water cook linguine for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm drain well.
Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat cook garlic, hot pepper flakes, onion, & both peppers for 4 minutes.
Add fresh tomato and cook for additional for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
Add sun dried tomatoes, olives & basil and heat through.
Spoon enough over pasta.
Top with crumbled feta cheese.

I found this recipe on the Mezzetta web site. I tweaked it to my liking. I made it for dinner tonight and it was Delicious! One of my all time favorite pasta dishes!