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Valentine's Day and Birthday Prezzies

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The 14th is Valentine's Day.

What is Valentine's Day without CHOCOLATE???

I think there is a Federal law stating that everyone must eat Dark Chocolate on Valentine's Day. I seem to recall reading such a law, and if I am mistaken, then it SHOULD be a law.

Therefore, I am planning on eating Dark Chocolate on Valentine's Day, all in the interest of being a law abiding citizen.

My Granddaughter, Christine has her birthday on the 15th.
She will be 17.

Christine is a very wise young lady. She KNOWS the value of dark chocolate. Being that the day AFTER Valentine's Day is her birthday, she is allowed to eat it two days in a row!!

She is a tiny little thing, and no matter how much she eats, all she does is grow taller and never wider. Somehow, that doesn't quite seem fair.

Christine loves to bake. She is very good at cake decorating, too. Therefore, I decided that, for her birthday, I would add to her baking enjoyment by sending her a fudge marble cake mix, dark chocolate frosting, candles, a darling little white beanie baby teddy bear and a home made special baking kit.

The apron is fully lined, the cupcake hot pad is for her to set her baking pans on, the lined pot holders will help her to not get burned, and of course, she must wear cupcake socks to complete the ensemble.

I think she'll like it. What do you think? I hope she sends photos!!!

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    That came out SOOO WELL !! WOW Thats GOOD !!! WOW NEAT !!! Sandy !! WOW !!! CONGRATS !!! WOOHOOOOO !!!!!!


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SHAMILTON311 2/7/2012 7:25PM

    What great ideas for presents for cooks of all ages.

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MAMASUDS 2/7/2012 3:28PM

    That is a great law! I think we will observe it at our house too.
What a great love-package you put together for your granddaughter. I hope she sends pictures too.

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/7/2012 1:53PM

    I agree--if it's not a law, it should be that we have dark chocolate for Valentine's Day! What a beautiful, fortunate young lady; she will no doubt love her prezzies and hopefully send you pictures of her modeling them.

Now I want a dark chocolate cupcake . . . emoticon

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Rand Paul and Security

Friday, February 03, 2012

Did you see where Rand Paul refused to be searched at the airport, then was held in a special waiting room until he missed his flight before they released him?

Now he is demanding that "special" people get a "fly-by" from the security guards like rest of us cattle class have to go through.

He believes that frequent flyers shouldn't have to go through the check points. Those "frequent flyers" are politicians and the news media.

How nice.

How nice that he is now above all other Americans and should have a "pass" at being checked by security guards.

How nice that the news media and other "special frequent flyers" should all get a pass, and not have to deal with those pesky check points.

Now I have a credit card with an airline that makes me a frequent flyer. Would I belong to his elitist group whenever I decide to fly?

Give me a break. I am not a "Special Frequent Flyer". I am just a plain, old ordinary American with no money to throw at politicians and make them wealthy.

Talk about divisive!!!

First, we can't say anything for fear of being labeld "racist", or "sexist" or any number of other "ists".

Republicans and Democrats are in a serious hate war between them, which further divides Americans.

The Government is meddling with our religious values, what cars we choose to drive, where we choose to live, and whether or not we should allow contraceptives and/or abortions.

The First Lady has made it her business to tell us what we eat, but I haven't seen her show up at the check out counter to pay for anyone's groceries.

The President uses our tax dollars to do his campaigning via Air Force One, and we are told that WE need to "tighten our belts".

And now this.

This Rand Paul vs. the Security people at airports puts the cherry on the top. I am now totally convinced he has forgotten he works for US (the peons), gets paid by US (many of whom are unemployed and homeless) and can be voted OUT by US.

Mr. Paul, you are NOT "special". Get in line with the rest of us and wait your turn. You will get through the lines easier with courtesy than with haughtiness.

Put on your big boy panties and deal with it.

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RUFFIT 2/6/2012 10:18AM

    emoticon for posting.

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GRANNYSUE9 2/5/2012 2:38PM

    Keep telling it like it is!

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NOTFATCAT 2/4/2012 8:29PM

    They all speak out both sides of their mouths.

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MARTHASPARKS 2/4/2012 4:48PM

    Rand Paul is arrogant and his election was an embarrassment to many of us in KY. His beliefs are scary and to say he's an elitist is being kind.

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10TOES 2/4/2012 11:15AM

    You know, it's only going to get worse. They've forgotten they are supposed to represent us and now they only represent their pocketbooks. I've always been proud to be an American but our politicians should be ashamed of their actions! I agree, Mr. Paul needs no special treatment.

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This is sheer Genius!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In a bid to stem taxpayers losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae, Sen. Bob Corker (R- Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify.

His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) explained, "Passage of such requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it".

Does this explain liberals to you?

I can't add anything to this!

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    LOL! You know me (although its been a while), I lean towards the liberal side but I recognize DUMB when I see it! Wow!! emoticon

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RUFFIT 2/3/2012 5:01PM

    I am totally speechless!! Moni

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    Ahhh hon, yet anothers example of mans imperferfion showing that he can NOT lead himself. I leave it ALL Up to God. Yuppers.

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ALMMOM 2/1/2012 4:03PM

    I used to work in the loan industry back in the time they loaned to everyone - I couldn't believe the loan programs out there at that time. Those people are the ones that Sen. Dodd is talking about.

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MARTHASPARKS 1/31/2012 9:33PM

    I'm a liberal but this is the stuff that gives us a bad name...kind of like Newt gives Conservatives one...

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/31/2012 8:07PM

    OK, I admit to being a liberal on some topics but that comment is...well, words have failed me here. He should be nominated for a Darwin award for coming out with that.

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Latest Quilt Update

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hi Special Friends!

A lot of you know that I have been working hard on making another Ally Cat Quilt by Krackers for a child battling cancer in Oregon. I've been primarily off line since getting the request.

You have asked me to be sure I post a photo of the finished quilt. I will do that, but it isn't ready yet.

I needed to take 4 hours off the quilt so I could clean up my quilt room, as there was no place for me to work any more.

I had fabric on the tables, desk, light table, chair, chest and floor. Some of it was scraps from cutting (I was doing the Eleanor Burns thing, if you get my drift), and other fabrics that I interviewed and rejected were just plopped where ever they landed.

I couldn't find any of my 5 rotary cutters; they were amoung the layers.

Who could even guess where the rulers were??

I even lost my design that I had worked so hard on.

I picked up one pile of fabric, and lo and behold, there was a CAT sleeping under it.

That fabric had to be washed before putting away. Cat hair on fabric is not a good thing, except when one is watching TV with a quilt on the lap, and a cat on the quilt. Then it is okay.

So, dear friends, I have certainly gotten some exercise today!

Now, back to the quilt.

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GRANNYSUE9 1/29/2012 4:38PM

    What you are doing is awesome! Thanks for caring for these children.

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/29/2012 12:00AM

    I admire you doing this for a child with cancer .

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RUFFIT 1/28/2012 9:47PM

    Thanks for what you do!! Moni

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/28/2012 4:53PM

    Certainly sounds like some good exercise. Glad you got your sewing room straightened up. I know how much making these quilts mean to you. Can't wait to see a picture. Your quilts always give me hope and promise for those receiving them. They make me smile even as I cry. ((HUGS)))
If you get a chance, please stop by my blog today...Prayers and cards requested for a 9 year old boy.
Blessings and hugs,

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LKWQUILTER 1/28/2012 3:31PM

    That sounds like something that happens to me. Have fun getting back to your quilting.

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MARTHASPARKS 1/28/2012 2:10PM

    Please post a picture of it for us!

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BANDMOM2012 1/28/2012 1:58PM

    Love quilts! Saw your picture with your name and had to check out. I'm a cat lover too!

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The Letter

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This letter came across my desk this morning, and I want to share it with you.

We have an election coming up, and I hope you are all participating in the process.

Some say that there are too many debates going on. I don't think so.

Our last election for President had no "vetting" of the candidates, the media played up to the winning candidate without checking him out thoroughly. Had we had the full information on him, I am positive we would never had put him in office.

No bona fide birth certificate, no college records, house that was financed by a well known thug, questionable social security numbers (13 found to date so far), the list goes on and on.

And now he is using OUR tax dollars to do his campaign, all the while bragging about raising "over a billion dollars to campaign for re-election".

Talk about illegal!! And of course, the media hushes that little bit up.

He turned down thousands of Americans the opportunity for jobs by refusing the pipeline, citing Environmentalists reasons.

The truth of the situation is that all the reports were in LAST YEAR, and were completely approved by the White House. NOW they say they need MORE studies, and a different route.

Canada is, understandably talking to the Chinese about the pipeline. Thank you, Mr. Obama.

So yes, let us continue on with the debates. This time I want to KNOW the candidates' positions. I want to know their stance on National Healthcare, wars, military might, tax structures, czars, jobs, our natural resources, their backgrounds, and their position on "talking with the Taliban".

WE are responsible for America. This election will either make or break our nation.

Now off my soap box and on to the letter:


Dear American Taxpayer

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not
ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard
working American people for paying $242 thousand
dollars for my vacation in Spain .

My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends,
my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.

Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed
in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two
and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged
along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.
By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol ,
I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant
in Marbella ; great lobster with rice and oysters!
I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe , you have to just grin and bear it?

Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate
according to Government Accounting Office reports)
only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip
and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2.

These are only rough estimates, but they are close.
That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend
Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American
citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and
drive less too, so we can lessen our combined
carbon footprint.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling
to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.
So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you
find work soon.

I was really exhausted after Barack took our family
on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago.
I just had to get away for a few days.

Michelle (Moochelle) Obama

P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip
to India

P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to
Martha's Vineyard; it was fabulous.

And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our
dog Bo to Martha's Vineyard so we and the children
could have him with us while we were away from the
White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't
take him on Air Force One because he might pee
on some wires or something.

P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for
our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000
square foot house was great! That only cost you guys $4m. The Mr. wanted to do Camp David! Boring !!!!!!!!

P.SSSs don't forget my ski trip to Vail this winter
and now the girls and I are in Africa with my mom.
All this while Barack golfs and campaigns to
keep my trips coming for the next 4 years !
Love ya!Remember, we all have to share the pain of these
economic times equally!
Love to -redistribute- share- the wealth.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/28/2012 4:48PM

    It's hard to imagine spending money like water. I will definitely know, or will know the best I can, those I will be voting for. I am not a person to vote blindly or to follow popular opinion.
Thank you for posting this.
Blessings and hugs,

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MARYANNGI 1/26/2012 7:05PM

    You are one heck of a lady for posting this. I have to agree with Fangfacekitty though. You may get alot of backlash for posting this. Hope not though. I will be cut & pasting this to some friends. Can't wait to hear their reactions! LOL

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LKWQUILTER 1/24/2012 7:30PM

    It is a shame that the letter is the truth. She really likes to rub our faces is the fact that she does how, when, where, and what she wants. How many would love to just have a "little" vacation while she has mega ones.

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/24/2012 12:24PM

    Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion and has the absolute right to share that opinion. However, be prepared to receive a lot of abuse for sharing a highly polarizing political opinion here.

Not by me...I do not agree with you in the slightest or with your assertions. But I respect your right to have and communicate your opinions.

I meant by the many haters that seem to populate the site, and who will be stirred up by the subject matter. I wish you luck if they stumble upon your blog.

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