Ramblings of Silver Blue

Archive for November, 2006

30 Nov

Light To Unite

In honour of tomorrow being World AIDS Day, please visit https://www.lighttounite.org/

30 Nov


Can I sleep now? Please? It’s been a long week, and while this weekend is bound to be loads of fun…it can’t come quite soon enough! Fortunately, things other than that are going well (with the exception of the headaches which seem to be omnipresent, but are at least not increasing in intensity currently). For […]

30 Nov

From the mouths of babes 11-30-06

A first grade teacher had twenty five students in her class and she presented each child in her class the first of well know proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It’s hard to believe these were usually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you … 14. […]

29 Nov

What’s what, and when.

Christmas this year has basically been put on hold. With Mom being diagnosed with pneumonia, and leaving for Ohio to see my grandmother on December 15, I’m trying to decide who to celebrate with Dad, or if to wait until she returns (her birthday [and my grandmother’s, for that matter] is December 18). Mom gets […]

29 Nov


To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – snout height. Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a […]

29 Nov

A Taste of Today™ 11-29-06

I listed this one back on January 4, but it bears repeating cos they’re SOOOOO good. Japanese Chicken Wings INGREDIENTS 3 pounds chicken wings 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour for coating 1 cup butter SAUCE 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons water 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon […]

29 Nov

The Way We Were (1999 style)

Here’s life, circa Thanksgiving 1999.

29 Nov

Life is…interesting.

Many apologies for the lack of Tuesday Ten™ (Did anyone even ntoice that it was missing? Prolly not!) but with work, getting ready for the party, and finding out that my mom has pneumonia (seems to be going around this autumn), I just didn’t have time to do it. Something had to give, and since […]

28 Nov

As I mature…

Thanks to Moonglow for passing this on

28 Nov

A Taste Of Today™ 11-28-06

Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar, divided 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1/4 tsp. salt 1-1/2 cups corn syrup 6 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 2-1/2 cups PLANTERS Chopped Pecans PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Beat flour, 1/2 cup […]

28 Nov

Did you send the wrong gift?

Here’s what women don’t want.

27 Nov

My oh my.

I’m so SHOCKED. Not. Where’s the people crying over the sanctity of marriage now? I know gay couples that have been together years longer than this falliacy. But then again, in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and all those who take marriage lightly, it comes as no shock. You want sanctity in marriage? […]

27 Nov

Holiday Scrapbook (2006 Christmas CD)

PoloRandy, Tink and I chose tracks from years past, or those that mean the most to us. PR went for more of the traditional: Burl Ives, Perry Como, etc. Tink went more Celtic: Great Big Sea, Seven Nations, etc. while I was all over the chart with Pat Benatar, Carpenters, etc. There’s 22 (?) tracks […]

27 Nov


2006 Holiday Scrapbook? Completed. Cooking will commence tomorrow evening. To Photo Lady and Household Name: Sorry that I’m going to have to miss our “Survivor Night” on Thursday, but with the pressure of getting everything done, I need those 3.5 hours. 🙁 (Never fear, I’m going to see Queen Esther this evening…) Hugs to all, […]

27 Nov

How do I feel this morning?

The tree is up, lit, and 50% decorated. The outside decorations are up, lit, and functional. (Photos to come later.) Other than jamming my fingers in the window, it went off pretty much without a hitch. Gotta take some tubs back to the basement, and then start cooking. We’ll be ready for the party on […]

26 Nov

In the cold, hard light of morning.

I’m not sure what I did to my back yesterday, or maybe it was that I was on my feet more most of the 9 hours we were doing retail therapy, along with getting the house in better shape before that, but I’m in a small amount of pain. Not like I have been before, […]

25 Nov

Retail Therapy? Check.

Hell? Check. Not only did I forget my wallet, which put a crimp into what I was able to purchase (Thanks PR, and thanks for taking a check). The hell? I got home to a $260 tax bill. Right at the holidays. Thanks bastards. Nothing more to say tonight. 🙁

24 Nov

You ordered the smoked picnic shoulder, Sir?

Yes. I did. Please, apply it vigorously to Rachel Ray’s being, with my compliments. If there is any one person in this world that I am currently “OVER”, it would be the self-proclaimed Queen of EVOO. It used to be Mariah Carey. Then Billy Mays. Now, the annoying twit who is on every TV show, […]

24 Nov

I can’t take it anymore!

There’s a McCormick seasonings commercial that starts with a doorbell and the unseen husband shouting “Honey, my family are here!”. The look the “Mom” gives the daughter is “Damn, why’d he have to invite those bitches?” We then cut to a scene of the turkey being carried in, and I’ll have to say: for it […]

24 Nov

What to do, the day after.

You survived Thanksgiving. What to do with all those leftovers? Here’s some ideas: After Thanksgiving Turkey Soup INGREDIENTS * 1 leftover turkey carcass * 3 medium onions, chopped * 2 large carrots, diced * 2 celery ribs, diced * 1 cup butter, cubed * 1 cup all-purpose flour * 2 cups half-and-half cream * 1 […]

24 Nov

Hark! What is that glowing ball of light?

Those who know me know that I stay far, far away from retailers on Black Friday. I hate the maddening crowds, shoving, pushing, yelling — besides, I might injure someone. Besides, I’m holed up in my living room working on “The Book”. How much more to go? Enough that I’m not satisfied with it right […]

24 Nov

Black Friday FloorFiller™ 11-24-06

Enjoy while you shop! (As long as you’re shopping online. 🙂 )

23 Nov

The Black Friday FloorFiller™

Is being “mixed down” as I type this. I’ll have it up and online at midnight, so stay tuned. 🙂

23 Nov

A few more good shots.

Of Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin.

23 Nov

Isn’t this when I’m supposed to nap?

Dinner is over and put away. The water in the basement is receeding. I should be able to nap, right? Fine, and nap I shall. I’ll deal with the living room when I get back to living.

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