Wednesday, April 24, 2019


National Pigs in a Blanket Day - April 24



1.  Typically served as an hors d'oeuvre, have you ever made or had a Pig-in-a-Blanket?  Do you like Pigs-in-a-Blanket? I have had them and I do love them, but I do not make them.
2.  Pigs-in-a-blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks. (Seriously.)  Please make up another name for this fun little appetizer!  Weenie roll-up
3.  In the UK, pigs-in-blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon.  Which country's version is most appealing to your taste buds?  U.S.  The U.K one is too much meat for me.
4.  The first written record of pigs-in-a-blanket occurs in Betty Crocker's Cooking for Kids in 1957.  In this digital world, do you still have a favorite cookbook you use most of the time?  Is there a recipe you can share with us from that cookbook?  I use my  Betty Crocker Cookbook sometimes, but I have a stash of favorite recipes that are just handwritten and those are the ones I use the most.
5.  What is your favorite cooking show on TV?  Pioneer Woman
6.  Tell us something random about your week, please!  I enjoyed my 3 day weekend so much!  I watched Good Friday service on Friday, then the St. Louis Cardinals game on Saturday and Sunday Easter church services.  The week is going good so far.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day

1.   What is your Favorite way to Celebrate Earth Day?  I wish I could say we actually did something great this year, but we didn't.  I normally like to clean up the yard.  Last year we had a friend come talk to the preschool kids about recycling.  There is always a group here in the area that picks up trash and the lakes and rivers here.

2.   What is your Favorite thing to do Outside?  Just relax and take in the sounds and look at all of the pretty things outside.

3.   What is Something we can do to Waste less Water?  I personally turn off the water as I brush my teeth. 

4.   Why is it Important to care about our Earth?  It would become so trashy if we didn't and it could get out of hand.  This will help us keep our water clean too.  We also must recycle and take care of everything.  This is the only home we have.  We should take care of it and keep it clean.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Ask Anything

1. What Did You Have For Lunch?  We had a buffet at the St. Louis Cardinals game.  It was all kinds of good stuff.  It is all you can eat and drink where we sit.

Do You Dance In The Car?  We talked about this yesterday.  Yes, I move around and shake my head.  I need tinted windows in the worst way.  hahahaha

Favourite Animal?  Dog

Do You Watch The Olympics?  Always!

What Time Do You Usually Go To Bed?  uh...9:30 PM on work nights and 11:30 on weekends.

Are You Wearing Makeup Right Now?  yes and I need to take it off!

Do You Prefer To Swim In A Pool Or The Ocean? pool, but I love to look at the ocean and listen to it and smell it.  The whole experience of the ocean is amazing to me.  The sand is just kind of gross when it sticks to you.

What Was The Last Thing You Ate?  Hershey bar

Bottled Water Or Tap Water? bottled

What Makes You Happy?  my son

Did You Like Swinging As A Child? Do You Still Get Excited When You See A Swing Set? Yes and yes!  I love to swing and teach the kids how to move their legs back and forth to make themselves go...that is my excuse for swinging anyway.  I get a little dizzy now when I swing too high, so I just swing slow.

Do You Work Better With Or Without Music?  it depends on what I am doing.  If I am cleaning or doing something mindless...MUSIC!  If I need to use my brain, I need silence.

Do You Make Your Bed In The Morning?  yes

Do You Like Your Music Loud?  yes

Do You Fear Thunder / Lightning?  when it is violently loud and shakes my house I do.

Happy Easter!!!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday 9- Mighty Clouds of Joy


Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?  YES!  School is out for three days!

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?  Sunny

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)  Love the Children Hall of Fame.  I can't help myself.  I work with 3-5 year olds and they are super precious!  Their parents are so kind to share them with us for the short time we have them and we all love those kids so much.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?  Lots of songs I sing along LOUD and dance!  When I drive to school in the morning mostly.  I always hope I am not being followed by a co-worker.  I need tinted windows.  Ha!

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?   Oh Yes!  I listen on my way to and from work and really anytime I am driving, but to and from work would be part of my daily routine.

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?  On Sunday or Saturday?  Saturday I will be wearing my St. Louis Cardinals gear, we are going to a baseball game.  Sunday, we will stream church online, so something comfortable.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?  I was really happy about the grass and trees turning green and the flowers blooming.  I am looking forward to decorating my yard with flowers, but I do that in May because of freezing temps.

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower? I really love all flowers.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies? I will take the pennies.  Peeps are so gross to me...but I know better than to yuck someone's yum!

Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019



1.  Haiku poetry is actually pretty easy to write.  Give it a try right here...
Easter time is here
Jesus has Risen Indeed
Let us all rejoice.
2.  Haiku poetry aside, have you ever written a poem?  Will you share it with us?  When I was in college I wrote some poetry and I put it into a book and gave it to my boyfriend.  We broke up of course...I never really was inspired to write any poetry any time after that.  I think we were studying poetry in one of my classes and that is why I was writing so much.
3.  Do you have a favorite poet or does poetry usually make you yawn?  I enjoy Shel Silverstein for kids.  I enjoy poetry very much, but I do not get to read it much.
4.  April 17  is National Ellis Island Family History Day, too,  Did any of your ancestors or relatives immigrate through Ellis Island from another country?   I am adopted, so no idea.
5.  We also celebrate National Cheeseball Day on April 17th.  Do you have a favorite cheeseball recipe to share with us or have cheeseballs basically disappeared from parties today?  nope, we never make those.  My mom has made a few in the past.
6.  If you want to share, please tell us something random about your week.  It is a very busy short week (we get Friday off) at school with Graduation coming up we have started doing some of those things to get things ready for the kid's graduation folders they will take home.  My husband, son and I are also getting excited about our trip to St. Louis to see The St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- This Holiday Week
This Holiday Week

1.   What are your Easter or Passover Traditions?  We go to church Sunday morning.  When Josh was little we would do Easter egg hunting and Easter baskets.   Then of course we have Easter dinner.  I always felt like people should have the next day off.  Easter is so busy and you can't completely enjoy it having to work the next day.  It was great when I was a stay at home mom.

2.   What is your favorite Dish for this Holiday? We usually have ham, mashed potatoes and ham gravy, hot rolls, green beans, deviled eggs.  Much the same as Christmas dinner.  My mom usually makes some crazy Easter cake.  It is different every year.

3.   Do You Go to Mass, Service or Church? church

4.   Do you spend The Holiday at Home, on Vacation, or with Family
?usually with family, but this year we are doing something different.  We are going to St. Louis to see a St. Louis Cardinals game.  We are going Saturday, so we will probably still see church online and probably not make a huge Easter dinner, just something normal and I will do laundry and get ready to go back to work.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Fill in the Blanks

It's always nice when things go the way they are supposed to.

Oh, that silly boy.

It's a sure sign of Spring when the allergies start.

Are we having pizza again??!.

My heart hurts.

Do you believe in miracles? I do!

I'm a mom.

I was so tired.

People act crazy when the moon is full.

When we get rich we will buy a new house.
Coconut Cream Pie is the best!

Underneath it all I still love you.

Oh! And thanks for the memories.

And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the Cardinal game, tomorrow my plans include laundry and Sunday, I want to go to church!