Monday, November 30, 2009


I needed to pop in here and post something..... my life is pretty boring right now and I am in brain-fog land.
So I will post something yummy!

> This is really good eating for a cold winter day!
> 1 1/2 Tbl butter
> 1/2 onion
> 2 cloves of garlic
> 2 springs of fresh thyme
> 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seed and cut into 1 inch cubes
> 4 cups of chick broth
> 1/2 cube of chicken bouillon
> 1 pinch of cumin
> 1 pinch of ground all spice
> salt and pepper to taste
> Melt butter in a large pot over med. heat; cook onion, garlic and thyme in the hot butter until onion has soften, about 5 minutes. Add the squash and chicken broth, bring to a simmer and cook until the squash is tender, 10 - 15 minutes . Crumble the bouillion into the soup and season with cumin, allspice, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
> Pour the soup into a blender, no more than halfway in the pitcher. Puree the soup, do small batches or the blender will not puree. Use quick short pulses to get the soup to start pureeing. Pour into bowls and serve.
> Now to cut the time cooking, I precooked my squash in the oven until it was tender. Scoop it out of the skin and then puree it. I added some of the chicken broth to the blender to start the process. Then mix everything together, let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes to mix all the flavors. Serve in bowls with crackers or crusty french bread. This recipe will make 4 servings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Grateful and Gratitudes

It;s been a challenging year for most of us, some of us have been hit harder then others. The economy which has gotten to almost everyone one of us. Health issues...oh my!
But even with all these road blocks we all must be thankful for so many things.

If you are reading this, I guess you still have your internet! Be thankful!

I am thankful for my husband, which is feeling much better!
So much better that he's baking Pumpkin Pies! I am thankful he likes to make them!

I am thankful for my many internet, group and blogger friends! Yes, that's you!

I am thankful for those friends around me that have a open mind and have not judged hard!

I am thankful for my four legged furry friend, they bring comfort and quite companionship to my life.

Thankful I can walk, see and hear...

I am thankful I live in America!

Thankful I have food to eat, a roof over my head....and so much more that I am thankful for!

Wishing each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Bright Blessings,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Off The Beaten Path! A Fork in the Road!

I think I can....I know I can.... make a slight switch!

I have made a decided leap! More Jewlery!!!!
I am taking action!
I have decided that I am going to try to list 4-5 Necklaces on Etsy a day! If I get one item listed...well that's OK too!
And you know what I have also decided!?!?!?!? On most, but not all necklaces will come with FREE earrings!!!!!
OK! Now as my Blogger Friends you have to tell me if I am being CRAZY!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's a lonely road... and change!

Some of you may have noticed...or not...that I have been missing, just not as active here and in groups. If you have missed me...thanks for missing me!
Alot of little things have been happening. All the little things added up and became heavey for me.
I have seemed to lost my ambition and started having a "I could give a crap' additude....this is all not good. I must pull myself out of this...winter is coming and it could get worse! Oh No!
One thing that has happened is I was beging to come out of the broom closet. With me peeking out here and there....well let's just say it hasn't gone well. So many are ignorent of any other ...let's call it.. religions, that they have no room for anything else other then what they beleive ( or seen on TV!). It is sad.... pepole have a closed mind to what others believe or think, and totaly the WRONG ideas! I am better inside my little world inside my little closet where it is safe, warm and welcoming. I am going to read more and learn more sitting in my closet as a world passes by with the door closed....I may crack it open just a little here and there. I am a Eclectic Solitary and that is the way I shall remain.

Something else is happening to the world around us, something is changing, something is coming. Alot of us are feeling it, but no one can pin point just what 'it' is. Some have even felt the impauls to store supplies. Foods with long shelf life, medical supplies, water and other emergency items. The overwhelming feeling of having to prepare. To prepare for what? Something is coming.... is it good or is it bad?

Also seems alot of people or cleaning out things, geting rid of things. I have no ambition to get any art done because I have a nagging voice telling me to simplify and organize. In 1/2 hour in my closet I have loaded the back of my minivan and carted it off to Goodwill. I have walked through my house with a box, tossing things in. I had that box filled in no time!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seasons Changing

I was searching in my photos and I found this! I always liked this one!

Halloween has come and will return! But I look around my little art room and Halloween is still with me!
I have managed to get all my Halloween Party decorations packed and stashed away for another year....heavy sigh.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and Christmas has already taken over the stores! I went into a store over the weekend and got Christmas overload! But I did spy a large black Christmas tree....ohhhh it was sooo prety, and so was the price tag! Yikes!!!!!
As I was putting 'Halloween' away I poked around in some Christmas Gourds that I had done in what almost feels another like a life time! LOL! Bright colors, happy smiles, cute! I brought some upstairs and I think I'll list a few on Ebay. They sold very well at shows....Christmas Season shows! ...hmmmmm
You see I have to dig around because I have no ambition!
The weather is holding out and the sun has been shining! Leaves need to be raked, grasses need cut down. The days go by so fast.....slow down!
I need to be thinking about next Halloween and what I may do.... wish there were Halloween shows around here! Seems so far away....353 days! Maybe Salam, MS????? I will be thinking very hard on this!
Now I am starting to ramble.... I will say good night to you all till next long in!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween 2009!

I survived!
I won't bore you with tons of pictures of people you don't know, so I only posted a few.
Was a great party....may have been the best one yet! We had over 60 ghosts, goblins, zombies, red hat ladies, Queens and Kings, a Nun, Uncle Fester, and Pop-eye came too! I could go on and on with this list! The weather was just right! Was worried because in the morning it was raining! I had to go out and talk to Mother Nature! Lot's of food, loads of fun. And the fun lasted well into the night. Parties are great, and the things that really make a party great are wonderful people who come together to celebrate and share their life with you!

Oh Great Pumpkin! Hail the Flaming Pumpkin Head!
This year was the best flaming pumpkin head ever!

Scary Monsters roam the swamp! Watch Out he bites!

Entrance to the swamp path....who knows what lurks beyond the gates.....

Dave the hunter grabbing my hubby Tom.... there were alot of Red Hat Ladies here that night!

S-I-L Zombie Mike and Me! The Swamp Queen!

Ghost that lights the night

I guess not everyone made it through the night!