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Random Stuff

I know I have been lax in writing fluff lately. March was a very long month for me. Lent during an election cycle is particularly strenuous. Trust me on this.

I need to get back in the cooking groove. I have been lax lately and doing mostly fast food or easy frozen stuff. There is a vast wealth of knowledge in my cookbook library, and I have been ignoring it in favor of laziness. But there is no way I will ever make Julia Child’s aspic. That crap is disgusting.

Looking through the closet, I can’t for the life of me remember whatever possessed me to get a long suede skirt. You can’t wear it out in bad weather without treating it with Scotch Guard™ every single time. Also, this is TEXAS. Not exactly the fairest weather for leather. And the color? Loden green?? I look horrid in it. The thrift store is going to love me.

Ever had chocolate with cardamon? That stuff is like meth, only you don’t get arrested for imbibing it. Or die from it. Y’all should try it in a dark rich hot cocoa. Unless you have some marshmallow Peeps. I love it when they slowly melt in hot chocolate. I always pretend to be the Wicked Witch and screech, “I’m melting…!!!!” into the cup. Don’t judge me.

I won’t pay anyone to give me a manicure or to give me a hair treatment. But BY GAWD I will pay any amount of money to get the sheltie groomed and smelling nice.

Pandas have reached the end of their evolutionary limb. There, I said it and I am not sorry.

I don’t get how some people are content to be on social media all day. It is the most unsocial thing to do. Odd that people choose to interact on social media but fail to do so personally sometimes. And yes, I see how I can seem a bit ironic of me to write this seeing as I AM BLOGGING. But I will be outside painting and chatting with my neighbors later, so I have that going for me.

Anyway, I hope y’all have a wonderful day today. Remember: there is nothing that a bowl of ice cream won’t cure. This is fact 😉


Happy Fathers Day!!

To my dad, and my father-in-law, and my brothers-in-law, and most of all to Hubby, without whom this holiday would not be celebrated, if y’all know what I mean. I thought the “Luke, I am your father” meme was awesome, until I saw this one.

star wars best dad ever lol

With special thanks to Rabid Alien!

Hope y’all have a great day!! 😀


Summer Drink Noms

So this week is preparing to be a challenging week for yours truly. I am in the middle of refinancing the house, can’t find paperwork, helping my niece get ready for her wedding this Saturday, have sundry appointments with doctors and orthodontists and dentists, and getting crap done for the end of the school year.

Not a happy Aggie, I am.

But I figured I would post a recipe I found that is adaptable and dlish for summer.

berry stomp cocktail

Berry Stomp

  • A small handful each of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries (about five of each)
  • 1½ oz. Vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • Club soda
  • Additional berries for garnishing

Place the berries in a shaker and muddle well. Add crushed ice, the vanilla vodka and the Grand Marnier and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, and top with the club soda. Garnish with the berries if desired.

It’s too bad my purse is white, because I would sneak a flask of this stuff to the wedding. I have a feeling after eight hours I will be needing it 😀


Because Pumpkins Are Not Just For Decor

Officially, it is fall. In Texas, it’s Summer v. 2.4, but we still like to pretend there is a seasonal change. Even the foliage turns several shades of burnt brown. Anyway, with the advent of fall, we get to enjoy pumpkin everything: cookies, pie, cake, muffins, coffee, and of course, BOOZE!!!!

And I much prefer pumpkin everything to ginger everything in winter, or as we call it, Summer v. 2.6.

pumpkin divine

Pumpkin Divine

  • 1 ½ oz. Tuaca, or vanilla brandy.
  • ½ oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
  • ½ oz. Simple syrup
  • Pinch of allspice
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Finally, a reason to open the damn Tuaca 😀


Too much going on around here, so I thought I would share this from my other blog. Hope y’all have a great day!

Junk and Glue

I have a deep fondness for books. I love the feel of the paper and the solace I find turning a page. Usually I re-read a book about 50 times before I finally donate it or pass it on to someone.

There are some books, however, that won’t be taken in donations, or lending libraries, or that are too torn up as to make them readable. I have always hated, and I mean hated tossing out a book. It just rubs me the wrong way. I had bought several of those Harlequin Romance™ novels a while back as brain candy, and now couldn’t get rid of them to save them. Not even the thrift store wanted them. So, I took stock of my junk pile in the craft area, and found a 16×20 canvas that I didn’t need.

This is where the lightbulb went on, people. I decided to make…

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