Monday, November 26, 2007


Missouri football is #1 in the BCS & AP Poll. Go Tigers! What an exciting game on Saturday. KU #2 vs. MU #4. Mizzou pulled out the win over KU. The final score was 36-28. We had a great time watching the game and snacking throughout the game. We had Rotel, chips, spinach and artichoke dip, and Moose Munch from Harry & David. Love that Moose Munch.

Next Saturday Mizzou will be playing Oklahoma for the Big 12 Championship. We lost to Oklahoma earlier in the season so we'll let them have that one and we will win this one! The game is at San Antonio. We need to win this game to stay #1 in the Nation. Chase Daniels, Mizzou's quarterback is awesome, and I know he and the rest of the team will take us to this victory.

What should we have for snacks for the game? Hot chicken wings? Veggie tray? What is your favorite game day foods?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

So many things to be thankful for this year. Thank You Lord.
  • Healthy family
  • My children all home for Thanksgiving
  • New baby coming soon and my daughter feeling well.
  • Family that know and love the Lord.
  • Too many more to name.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tagged Again

My friend, Wonderings and Wanderings has tagged me.

1. What is your occupation? Office Manager
2. Do you like banana sandwiches? No
3. What are you listening to right now? Football game
4. What was the last thing you ate? Triple chocolate cake - I need to share this recipe, it was great.
5. Do you wish on stars? Sometimes for fun if it is a falling star.
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow
7. How is the weather right now? Cool
8. Where are you? Home
9. What is your favorite animal? Dogs
10. How old are you today? 48
11. Favorite drink? Iced tea or margaritas? Ice tea
12. Favorite sport to watch? NCAA basketball
13. Have you ever dyed your hair? no
14. Do you wear contacts or glasses? contacts
15. Pets? 4 Labrador Retrievers
16. Favorite month? Any summer month
17. Favorite food? Anything chocolate
18. What was the last movie you watched? American Gangster
19. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
20. What do you do to vent anger? Talk about what’s bothering me to my husband.
21. What was your favorite toy as a child? Paper dolls and Barbies
22. Hugs or kisses? HUGS
23. Cherry or Blueberry? Neither
24. Do you want your friends to email you back? yes
25. Who is most likely to respond? Have no idea
26. Who is least likely to respond? Again, don’t know
27. Living arrangements? Own my own home with my husband
28. When was the last time you cried? Probably Oprah.
29. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes
30. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Theresa – 15 years
31. What did you do last night? watched a movie and then had friends over for cake
32. What are you afraid of? losing those I love
33. What bugs you? Someone always trying to make themselves look better by putting you down.
34. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? plain
35. Favorite car? Honda’s
36. Number of keys on your key ring? 9 and I’m not even sure what some of them go to
37. How many years or months at your current job? 3 years
38. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
39. How many STATES/PROVINCES have you lived in? 2 – Missouri and Indiana

I tag: Anyone reading this who would like to be tagged. Go for it!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stuffing Recipe

This is the turkey stuffing recipe I promised:

Saute the following
4 T butter
2 ribs of celery, thinly chopped
1/2 t dried rubbed poultry seasoning
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 c dried cranberries
1 medium apple chopped with peeling (Gala)

Combine this with 2 cups corn bread stuffing after the above mixture has cooled. Place stuffing in cavity of the neck under skin and under the bone of the breast distributing evenly.

This really tasted great and you don't need to worry about having this stuffing inside the bird because there is no eggs or milk in the recipe.


I have been tagged by He Knows My Name. Here goes nothing!

Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven Random Facts:
  1. I don't finish the food on my plate. If it is a sandwich, I always leave a corner of the bread.
  2. I'm a picky eater. Comes from my parents not making me try things because they were wore out with this from my brothers prior to me.
  3. I'm currently studying Daniel in my weekly Bible Study. This study is kicking my behind!
  4. I have made a list of "100 things to do before I die". So far I only have 43 on my list. I've got to come up with some more ideas.
  5. I've been in every state but two. They are Delaware and Alaska.
  6. I have osteoporosis. I'm young for this but it is in my genes. I'm exercising and taking meds to keep this at bay.
  7. I have several different pairs of reading glasses to match different outfits. If I have to have them, might as well have some cute ones.
I tag:
1. Wonderings and Wanderings
2. Just Enjoying Life
3. Day by Day
4. Nanny Kim
5. Profbaugh's Blog
6. Schultz Party of Four
7. Something's Gotta Give

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Aren't these fun? This should keep me well away from the mud and muck. Gardening, feeding the dogs, raking leaves, etc. My daughter bought these for my birthday. So cute! I'm going to have to think of other places to wear them as well.

I cooked a turkey yesterday with a new stuffing recipe. The turkey was on sale and I wanted to try this new recipe, so turkey sandwiches this week. The stuffing turned out really good. I will post the recipe on my next post.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Another Year

Yesterday was my birthday. Not a big year that ends with a 0 or 5, but another year closer. My daughter says my 29 and holding might need to change soon since she is 25!

This is me at about 4. I wish I could remember that photo shoot. That was my first studio picture. I don't think I had another until a Senior in High School.

I'm the baby of the family and the only girl. My brothers think that I was spoiled but I think that my parents just got worn out with my brothers and let some things slide with me! But comparatively speaking to my friends, my parents were very strict.

I look at this picture and think about my new granddaughter that is coming soon. Will she look like this? Will she have wavy hair? Will it be red? Maybe her mom won't cut her bangs as high as mine were cut in this photo!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Beautiful Fall

The leaves are so beautiful right now. I'm not sure how much longer they will have these vibrant colors.The last several days the weather has been perfect.

We worked on the yard today to get the leaves out ... until tomorrow. Our yard is very large with many trees. One good thing is that we don't have close neighbors, so there is no one that expects our yard to be leaf free or worries about our leaves blowing onto their yard.

Leaves by Elsie Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


We've moved up to new technology. We still use VHS and record TV shows from time to time. Our VHS player has been eating tapes lately so we were in the market for a new one. Before we made that purchase we decided to check with Dish Network to see if DVR might be an option for us. We didn't want to pay a lot of additional dollars, but thought we would see how much this cost and how it worked. We have been long time customers with Dish but haven't recently upgraded.

The new upgrade package would get us a new receiver with DVR that would work on two TVs (we have 3 TVs with satellite hooked up) which would eliminate one satellite charge and the local TV charge that we incur would be included in this package. The new DVR cost us $27 to buy ($127 originally but receiving $100 rebate) and $10 dollars less each month because of one less hookup and local stations included! So we upgraded to a much better system with DVR and will be paying $10 less each month - wow!

They also gave us a new XM radio for our patience in working with them on this deal. It took awhile to figure this all out. I think I would have given them a gift, but hey, if they want to give us something, I won't turn it down! Now we have to figure how much this will cost monthly and how it works.

I'm going to love DVR that is for sure. No worries about being home to watch Greys, Survivor, etc. No more commercials! How sweet is this!