I made roast chicken, baked potatoes and corn for dinner. The chicken was so moist and it quite literally fell off the bone when I tried to cut it up to serve it, which made the whole ordeal rather messy. I took a 4.5lb chicken, zested a lemon all over the skin 9cause I had one), sprinkled with salt, pepper, garlic and oregano… quartered the lemon & shoved it up its butt and baked at...
A few years ago my younger sister gave me a very old copy of Better Homes and Gardens’ Cookies and Candies cookbook, printed in 1966. Tonight I made a recipe simply titled “Oatmeal Cookies.” 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon...
I am tired and worn out. My headache is back and messing with my depth perception inside. Something that happens at night when I drive, I have none, but I’ve never experienced any other time. Tonight while knitting it was happening and very odd. Tony made me put it up and watch TV even though I protested “Nooooo, I’m almost done! Look! I just finished the heel! Only 24...
Someone feel free to send me a skein each of KnitPick’s stroll sport in black, white, and bright red. LoL! Just had sudden inspiration for black and white striped socks with red toes and heels. Fantastic? I think so. Maybe for my October socks.
Please Jesus don’t let my tire give out for 2 more wks. I can’t afford another & the roaring it’s making scares me.
Lightning! Thunder! Tornados! = Suffering through Happy Gilmore just so I can see the Dealthy Hallows pt 2 preview.
I woke up with a headache that’s left me barely functional all day. This is actually day 3 of the headache. Or maybe 4. My kids seem more misbehaved than usual. I have the shortest fuse ever. I am overwhelmed. Feel like I’m drowning, way in over my head, in everything. But I cut out a quilt and arranged it all on my “design wall” (flannel backed table cloth...
We all scream for Ice Cream!, a summertime treasury collection on Etsy.
The Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team’s annual Spring Show & Sale is May 14th, downtown Knoxville from 10am-6pm. I signed up to have a booth. I need to make more stuff. Panic.
I bought butter. No-bake cookies! Nom nom nom nom
TrueBlood just went off. Time to watch Game of Thrones. Jeremiah’s eyes just swelled almost shut; hate it when his allergies flare up. Instantly his eyes will be red & all the membranes will be swollen and jelly-fish-ish. Really gross. Dosed with nightly dose of Claritin and some added benedryl.
You have gone too far. You have married Fester, you have destroyed his spirit,...– Morticia Addams (via everythingaddams)
Just realized I can’t make No Bake cookies because we are absolutely out of butter— even though I just ran to the store for peanut butter and oatmeal to make them. I forgot the lousy butter. Score? One less thing to do tonight! LOL!
Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem...– Ray Bradbury (via thechocolatebrigade)
Random Saturday Rundown
We Easter egg hunted at my neighbor’s little Baptist church today. The people were all surprisingly friendly, and surprisingly tatted and pierced for a small rural East TN Baptist Church—about 6 people (not including us) out of about 40 (mostly kids). Really high ratio actually. The puppet show and kiddie sermon they did was cute, the kids had a blast decorating small crafts and...
My Zombie socks are done! ("Fester and Putrify") →
I don’t recycle (except for turning things into hand bags). I should feel bad about this, but I don’t have the energy. I’m a meat eater, I drive everywhere… but one thing I truly hate is all those stupid plastic bags I get at the store every weekend. You buy 8 things from Walmart and they give you 3 bags. Don’t even get me started on our local Kroger. Their...
I misread a sign on an ATM today. The sign really read: ATM - 24 hr teller What I read: ATM - 24 hr torture. I did a double take and then shook my head.
I speak a ridiculous amount of languages. I have an IQ of...– George, Being Human 2.4
Random Friday thoughts
It just poured rain like crazy. It was so dark we had to turn on lights, even with the curtains open. We were supposed to dye eggs on the front porch. It’s done raining now and sunny, turning all the water to sticky steam but now everything’s wet so I guess we’ll do eggs in the kitchen. Holly was supposed to bring her kids, Colt & Emmy, over to dye eggs with us but her...
All I want for Easter is 20 1” round industrial strength black magnets.
threesistersharvest included my quilt in their “Old Red Barn” treasury! http://t.co/2t9Foww AND EmeraldMoonDesign included my recycled demin bag sock in their “Like Your Favorite Pair of Jeans” treasury! http://t.co/FNDcPWd Thanks guys!
So… Chronic morbid depression seems to be a family trait. Sorry kids, maybe you’ll take after your Dad’s side of the family.
Instead of listing a newly finished lap quilt on etsy like I intended to (which btw is now listed, here) I discovered my computer had picked up another bit of malicious virus. I’ve never had a problem with viruses before, ever. Last week I got hacked. It was as if someone were continually pressing the Backspace button. I ran my panda virus scan and it deleted the hack and some spyware...
The song “Breaking Inside” by Shinedown w/Lzzy Hale always reminds me of my Mom for some reason. I don’t know if that makes me sad or not.
Last night I made some binding and actually attached it to a quilt I managed to get quilted the other day. I have another one to do, if I’d go do that one I could wash both of them and list them in my etsy shop. I also have a couple totes/pouches in mind… I should put them together right quick too. But my living room needs SO much cleaning LoL.
where hogwarts kids go to have sex →
Had to reblog this just because it made me chuckle… just because I think of scenarios like this. skanx: so today my significant other-person and i were having a discussion about where hogwarts kids go to have sex. ‘cause they can’t just do it in the dormitories ‘cause there’s like eight other kids there. and you can’t just hang your striped tie on the door when there’s this many kids...
I need a skein of this yarn.
I can’t find it anywhere, although Ravelry has a will sell or trade section I can’t seem to figure out how to get to it with this yarn. The yarn I’m looking for is Zwerger Garn Opal Harry Potter and the colorway is “Ron Weasley.” I’m even willing to trade someone a bag or something out of my etsy shop (http://hamncheezr.etsy.com). Anyone know where I can...
Today on the way to Mom’s I am going to take my mess of coupons to JoAnns, and bring my hot glue gun with me, and buy a couple spools of cutesy ribbon and lace and make Hannah some hair bows. Cause the big handmade hairbow thingies are super cute, and she’s in her super girly “Fancy Nancy” phaze but no way am I paying $5 a hairbow—even if I could afford it!—...
Tony went across the street last evening to borrow our neighbor’s super tall ladder and the neighbor had just returned from fishing. He’d caught a butt load of croppy (crawpie? croppie? I dunno) and had just finished cleaning and fillet-ing them and his wife was deboning the fillets while Tony used the ladder. When Tony took the ladder back they gave him ALL THE FISH. OMG. So I of...