Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Sushi and The Golf, Yes the Golf


The sushi rolls turned out great!

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I give the sushi-maker gadget a 10!
It worked exactly like it was supposed to.


The seaweed sheets I used.

The fake crab meat I used.
And then I also put cucumber, avocado, and cream cheese in them.
Served with wasabi paste mixed with soy sauce.
SO FREAKIN' GOOD!

I made a Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy Casserole for lunch today.
I've posted the recipe before. Let me find it for you...
Well that was easy. Here it is: Biscuits & Gravy Casserole

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Ken was watching golf on TV this morning when this happened...

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She was in first place before this happened.
Turn the volume up so you can hear my sympathy. Ha.
It cracked my ass up because that's exactly what would happen to me!
She will laugh about it some day...but probably not today.

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I hate people who post selfies all the time, don't you?

But didn't you hear? I'm a make-up artist now. I've been watching lots of videos on YouTube. Remember when I became a brain surgeon after reading all the brain surgery books? Um, yeah. It's what I do. I'm a fast learner. I wonder what I'll be next month? We know it won't be a golfer.


I've been playing with make-up for hours and using that Selfie app I told you about to make me look GAH-OR-GEOUS. Seriously, if you saw me in all my naked natural glory without that app, you'd be appalled and I wouldn't be posting pictures like this. I think I've aged 10 years in the last, uh, 10 years. Funny how that works. Make it stop!

I'm going to try out some new last words. I'm tired of the same old "See Ya" that I normally do. Let me know what you think.

Bye, Bitches!

No? I'll work on it.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Vet, Crazy Make-Up Lady, Guessing Game

Eli and Fletch waiting for their turn at the vet for a re-check.

They are both healthy and happy, especially Fletch.
He's always grinning and showing his teeth.
The vet commented on how pretty his teeth were for a 9-year-old.
He's always had the prettiest, whitest teeth, and I think he knows it.
He could be on a doggie toothpaste commercial.

Eli's arse is all healed and healthy again.
No more explosions, thank goodness. Ew.

I wanted to show y'all how crazy I am.
No judging!

This is all the new make-up I've bought in the past month.
Good Lord! It looks like a lot when it's all stacked together.

And then I found these in a drawer I had forgotten to include.
I may or may not have two more lipsticks coming in the mail.
Okay, I do.

To be fair, I have been using really old make-up for a looong time. I threw a bunch of the old stuff out and organized my make-up drawer this morning. It was years past due...YEARS.

Let's play Who Knows What This Is?
The stuff in the green box is a clue.

No, it's not a cookie press.

Does it help if I open it up?

You line both sides with rice and put whatever fillings you like down the middle...
(These two pictures are from Walmart.com and are blurry)

Close it, and push it out onto a sheet of Nori Seaweed, roll it up...
AND YOU HAVE SUSHI ROLLS!!

Ken ordered it for me and I got it yesterday. I can't wait to try it! I'm making California Avocado rolls tonight.

I made an easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe a couple of days ago.

I couldn't find the exact method I used just looking quickly on the innernets so here's how I did it...

Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Makes 4 regular servings

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
32 ounces chicken broth plus the water you cooked the chicken in
1 large can Grands Biscuits, butter flavor (not the flaky kind)
1 regular-size can Cream of Chicken soup

You can double all these ingredients if you are making it for more people. 

Put chicken breasts in a large pot and add enough water just to cover. Season with salt, garlic powder, onion flakes, black pepper, and dried oregano. (I didn't measure. Just sprinkle some in. You can adjust later if you want.) Boil chicken for 20 minutes. Remove from water and cut into bite-sized pieces. Return chicken to the water, add chicken broth, and bring back to a boil. 

Flatten the biscuits with your hands, cut into fourths, and drop them one at a time into the boiling chicken broth. Do not stir. Turn heat down to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the chicken soup to the pot and stir underneath the dumplings with a fork until the soup is incorporated well. Adjust seasonings to taste. Done.

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Some of you didn't get the joke in my last post. I DID NOT buy the Hillary book, and I would NEVER buy a Hillary book. I was making fun of the fact that the price was marked down to nearly nothing...cuz she's a loser. LOL. Well she is.

Enough of that. I think I'm done. Buh-bye.

See ya.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Make-Up and Beauty Product Review

I'm starting with the Holy Grail.
If you try nothing else I've pictured here, try this.

Physicians Formula Argan Oil
(It's the one with the dropper, not the spray one with coconut oil.)

I was very leery of trying this on my face because I have an oily T-zone. Plus, it was just counter-intuitive to me to put oil on my face. I was afraid I'd get a thousand zits and be all greasy. Girls, this has made a big difference in my face. I use it twice a day. Once in the morning as a moisturizer and primer under my make-up, and again at night after I take my make-up off.  The applicator is a dropper, and I use maybe three or four drops for my entire face and rub it in really good. I love this stuff so much. Next time I go back to Walmart, I'm going to buy all they have because I'm afraid they'll stop carrying it. It's $12 and change. You can also order it online at Ulta or Amazon if you can't find it in a store that carries Physicians Formula products.

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation and
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow

I really love the Maybelline the best, but they are very similar. They were $11.99 and 12.99. I've seen lots of positive reviews of the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation, but I got the Pro-Glow and I really like it. I may try the Pro-Matte next time, but for now I like these two and will use them up before I go on to anything else.

FYI...I bought the It Cosmetics CC cream foundation and didn't like it the first (and only) time I tried it. It didn't stay on very well and settled into lines and pores. I'm going to give it a try again and see what happens. It was $38!! GAH. I want it to work really bad! I tried it using their foundation brush so maybe that was the problem. I'll try it with my fingers or maybe a sponge and see if it make any difference.

I had to try this next thing because of the name of the color...

Catrice Illuminating Blush in Kiss Me Ken. Hee-hee.
Plus, I just really love pink, rosy blushes.
I ordered it online on Amazon and it came from overseas somewhere.
They didn't have this color anywhere else I looked.
I had to have KISS ME KEN!
Love it.

Here's what it looks like with the lid closed.

I've had this powder forever and like it better than anything else I've tried.
I even spent somewhere around $30 on a MAC powder, but I like this better.
I use it to set my foundation and under-eye corrector. It's $8.99-ish.


This is my new favorite mascara by L'Oreal.
My last favorite that I bought repeatedly was also by L'Oreal.
I like this applicator better. I think that's the difference.
And it doesn't smudge unless I cry. $8.99-ish.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Really? I think that made up that "Micellar" word.
There are two kinds; one is for waterproof mascara removal.

This cleansing water is all the rage right now. I don't like it for taking off my face make-up because you have to use so much, but I do like it for taking my eye make-up and mascara off. At $8-something per bottle, I can't afford to use a bottle a week to take off my make-up. I always used baby oil to take off my eye make-up, but I'll use this from now on because it's not oily and doesn't make my vision blurry like baby oil does. It's a 13.5-oz bottle and will last a long time just for that.

For taking my face make-up off and just general cleansing... 

I use this. Ken uses it too.
$12.99 at Walmart, big bottle... just simple and easy.

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I started a doily the other day...

Somehow I ended up with the count off and had to rip out some rows, but it got all knotted up. I finally got it ripped back to the green and started over from there.

Fletch and Janie.

They look like they're in trouble, don't they? Janie has lost so much weight. She's just a tiny little thing now. We really notice it when we pick her up. She's light as a feather. She's just getting old. We started feeding her twice a day and giving her some canned food, and she's gained a pound back now.

Fletch's eye is better and so is Ely's butt. They both go back to the vet Friday for a re-check at both ends.

We had a poker party Sunday evening and had a full table. The ladies (wives) played this time too, and it was SO MUCH FUN!! We made a big pot of chili and a pot of taco soup, and I made a coconut cake for dessert. A fun time was had by all. We had several calls on Monday from people saying how much fun it was and when is the next one? I think Scotty's Place is the place to be once a month on Sunday! I had my camera sitting right next to me the whole time and never once thought to take a picture. Dang it! Maybe next time.

See ya.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

When You Have Nothing to Blog...

Guess what?
I'll give you a couple of hints...

Picture on the wall at the vet.

Clock on the wall at the vet.
That's right...ANOTHER DOG EMERGENCY!

This is how I feel when I have a hot flash. LOL.
That colored spot on his iris is an ulcer.
We had to take him in on Monday.

Who dat?

Other dogs in the waiting room.
This Bernese Mountain Dog was HUGE and so sweet!

You wouldn't believe how thick his hair was.
He was a happy and friendly guy.
Beautiful!

These suck. They taste like cardboard.

These do not suck. Ollie doesn't think so either. Hee.
Seriously, get some. They don't have a thick sugar coating like you'd think.
I don't know how they get the caramel flavoring in them, but they are fantastic.
The trick is not eating the whole can!

How many men does it take to take out a stump?
FOUR apparently.
One to drive the truck and three to stand around looking in the hole.
It made me laugh when I looked out the window.

Look at that little baby button nose! GAH.
She has a chin hair like an old lady though. Hee-hee.

I found another mug and a plate in the Gloriosa line on eBay.
I love this pattern and color.

Who needs a selfie filter?

Evidently I do...No filter with my iPhone.
(My room is messy...don't look)

Presto, no wrinkles! I wish they had one to make your nose smaller. Ha.
I used Microsoft Selfie for iPhone, but they have an Android one too.



I couldn't stop myself.

See ya.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Crochet Tiramisu Baby Blanket






Tiramisu Baby Blanket
Pattern by Alicia Paulson
Free on Ravelry

I absolutely love this pattern! I made another one of these way back in the Dark Ages for a new baby in the family. It's by far my favorite baby blanket pattern EVER, and it's free! You can change the ribbon to suit a boy or a girl. I was very disappointed because I was going to use a black ribbon with white polka-dots on it, but when I got to the last side, I ran out of ribbon! GAH! The black with white polka-dot ribbon was so gorgeous on this blanket! I had forgotten that I made it bigger than the pattern and needed more ribbon than it called for. Anyway, the pink ribbon was all I had enough of in my ribbon stash. I'm going to buy more of the black next time I go to Walmart and re-do it. I'll show it to you again then. It's amazing how just changing the ribbon color can make such a difference.

Anyway, I used a Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn, a size I hook, and I chained either 126 or 116 to start.

Someone asked if this was a sc, dc, sc, dc pattern, and the answer is no. You can go read the pattern since it's free, but the basic stitch for the body of the blanket is sc twice in same stitch, skip a stitch, sc twice in next stitch, skip a stitch, repeat pattern across.


Dog Emergency!
(I swear. We have one every other week!)

On the wall at the vet.

Also on the wall at the vet.

Looking out the window at the vet.
LOL. We had to wait a while while they treated him.

Isn't this the cutest paper towel holder?

Well, the short of it is that Eli's butt nearly blew up. He had impacted anal glands. UGH! Poor little guy. He was miserable. His little ass was red and huge and looked like it could explode any moment. Of course we noticed it when the vet was closed (and there's only two vets within reasonable driving distance of us) so we had to wait a day to take him in. We could hear him yelping and hollering in the back while they attempted to drain them. They were so inflamed, they were not able to drain them without them bursting. Isn't that awful? It hurt me as much as it hurt him just having to listen. Lordie.

But that was Friday morning, and he's better now and getting back to his old self. We did stop at Walmart and get him a new blanket and a toy for the ride home. They all get that when they have to go to the vet for anything other than a routine check or shots. Yes, we spoil them rotten!

I'm off to watch football...Cowboys and Packers. GO COWBOYS!

Please...y'all stop touching my butt.

See ya.