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May 12 2008

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Manic Monday: Doodle

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This week’s Manic Monday prompt is Doodle. Thanks, Mo!

It is my pleasure to give you my SnickerDoodle recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook! A little Doodle of Cinnamon-Sugary goodness!

Prep Time:40 min
Start to Finish:50 min
Makes:4 dozen cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

I know… it’s not cake, but it’ll Doodle! It makes 4 dozen, that’s almost enough to share! Purhaps you should double the recipe, like I do!

My friend Mo is having a very special Manic Monday today! Mo says: On May 12th: Doodle Week Fun Fund Raiser – for every blog that posts a doodle with a cat in it and leaves their link at It’s A Blog Eat Blog World, we will donate 50¢ to Cat Friends Helping Friends!All you have to do is Doodle & Link!

It doesn’t even have to be a good Doodle!

See? That Doodle right there will cost Mo $.50! Cha-Ching!

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May 05 2008

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Manic Monday: Fresh

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Our Manic Monday host Mo has given us the word Fresh this week.

I give you Fresh from my garden Sunday morning – some Honeysuckle Vines!

Honeysuckle is mentioned in many songs and books, but my favorite Honeysuckle lyric is Jimmy Buffet’s “Tin Cup Chalice”.

Live first verse & chorus version on YouTube:

A Fresh song from an always Fresh singer-songwriter about a fragrant & Fresh Honeysuckle Vine Fresh from the garden!
I’m betting that this was a Fresh take on this week’s theme. I’ll bet nobody else even thought of Honeysuckle Vines!

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Apr 21 2008

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Manic Monday: Quake

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This week when Mo gave us Quake for Manic Monday I’ll admit it…. I was stumped.

I went to Savannah, GA for a short get away weekend with some friends. This city is steeped in History and southern ambiance. Its’ first recorded history was in 1733, the year General James Oglethorpe and the 120 passengers of the good ship “Anne” landed on a bluff high along the Savannah River.

Johnny Mercer wrote the Lyrics to Moon River, having been inspired by the Savannah River and his Huckleberry childhood in Savannah.

Savannah is dripping in Southern Charm & Hospitality!

Savannah is breathtaking in it’s beauty!

Savannah also has some of the most majestic Live Oak Trees.

Live Oaks make my heart quake!

Thank goodness for my digital camera and ginormous memory cards! In one day I took more than 500 photos of beautiful Savannah, GA. I know I’ll be back to visit Savannah again one day soon. There’s so much to see & do, and I never even explored the nightlife and dining.

Want to play Manic Monday? That’s easy, just stop by Mo’s for more info.

Thanks for stopping by today. I Linky Love You everyday, so if you’re leaving a comment, grab some Linky Love, too!

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Apr 17 2008

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POW & Blessed Silence

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Lookie here what Mo awarded me! Post of the Week for Manic Monday!

Thanks, Mo! This is way cool! I’m honored.

Hmmm… Who knows, maybe he’ll even add me to the BlogRoll now! ;-) Smoochies, Buddy!

Anyone remember the movie Remo Williams, The Adventure Begins? It’s from 1985, starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey & Kate Mulgrew. It was far from a hit, but I always enjoy watching it.

There’s one particular line from the movie that Chiun, the Korean martial arts master played by Joel Grey, speaks:

Lesson 22: Blessed Silence

I can’t tell you how many times I have used that line; sometimes spoken, sometimes thought. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I live in a world where my ears are constantly being assaulted. This line comes to me often. It’s like a prayer, that’s been answered.

Ah…. Blessed Silence!

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Mar 24 2008

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Manic Monday: Egg

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egg3_200x154.jpgOur Manic Monday host Mo has given us the word “egg” this week. Being Easter week, that shouldn’t be too difficult, but perhaps just a bit too easy. Paranoid? Perhaps.

So I wondered, what egg stories did I have that didn’t involve cute little Easter Egg hunts growing up, or my nephew’s Easter Egg hunts, which were way better because they got money hidden in their eggs. Oh yeah, actual “In God We Trust” Cashola! SisterDear would put coins in some and in some she would deposit bills. Sometimes she’d even put in tickets to the Red Sox game!! SisterDear2 is very cool! But she wouldn’t let me hunt for eggs, so some cool points had to be deducted for that.

Then I recalled a day a few years ago that I was having a bunch of friends over for a Gathering. One of my guests, the very sassy wife of a co-worker, brought me a very unusual Hostess Gift. She brought me a basket of freshly laid eggs, straight from “her girls” that very morning!! She has chickens, laying hens in fact, that she originally got as chicks one Easter to delight her grandchildren.

Now, I ask you, how often have you had eggs THAT fresh? The trouble for me was, since I knew the chickens personally, I found myself unable to actually eat the eggs. Yeah, I’m just weird that way.

Manic Monday Participants

1. Sanni
2. Kat’s Krackerbox
3. Ivanhoe
4. Villager
5. Comedy pLus
6. maryt/the teach
7. Nancy Liedel – Goat Rodeo
8. SargeCharlie
9. Alice
10. Captured By Gravity

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Mar 17 2008

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Manic Monday

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manicsham.jpgMo has given us the work drink for this week’s Manic Monday. Ummm, have you noticed the name of my website? Also, my tag-line is “It’s Wine-thirty somewhere”! So, hey, No Problem!

I took this photo at my nephew’s wedding reception last year.

Ok people, raise your hands if you’ve had a drink!


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Mar 03 2008

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Manic Monday: Want

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I had to drag out the old faithful, my Laptop. Hello, my old friend! It’s ancient in computer terms, but it still works beautifully. I had to replace the hard drive last year, but that’s all it’s ever asked of me in over 5 years. I just love Dell!

I came home last night to find that my home computer “died”. I’ve been expecting it as it’s been smelling “hot”. I’ll bring it in today; it’s probably just the Power Supply. It’s an HP and only a year old. I’m not real pleased with this track record. I’m sorry. It was an unbelievable price at Sam’s Club. I had a weak moment. I want a Gateway.

j0423031.jpgI just loved my 2 Gateways I had in Florida before I sold my business. They were just Bullet Proof! When I started my business here, of course, I wanted another Gateway.

However, as much as I love my Dell Laptop, and as grateful as I am to have it right now, I must admit that I want to get to work as early as possible today.

I hate Laptop keyboards and I was too lazy to hook up the wireless keyboard this morning.

I know, how pathetic is that?

Manic Monday Participants

1. Sanni
2. Jamie
3. Ian
4. Deb
5. Nancy Liedel – Goat Rodeo
6. genny
7. empress bee (of the high sea)
8. Linda
9. Toni
10. Comedy Plus
11. maryt/the teach
12. Corina
13. Lois
14. Marilyn

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