Saturday, February 27, 2010

I am NOT a Technical Person

My computer is having issues that I can't resolve. I know that the only solution is to take it to the computer Dr. It seems that my brain just does not understand the language it speaks to me about doing this or that. It is time to take a course. I think every time that they have a class for Sr. Citizens at the nearest Vo Tech., which is 56 miles away that I will go. The distance, and going everyday for several weeks turns my mind otherwise. By the way, This is the

#1 Answer to the wonderful award that I have recieved from Andi on Andi's Ramblings. Thank You Very Much. I guess that my mind is stuck in a time frame where all things were okay...So why change. I do like my computer though and my digital camera. I hope that it ends there as I am perfectly content with my radio, and doing without an Ipod and all that stuff is just fine with me. My grandchildren think it would be nice for me to have a wii. Maybe it would be but just don't mess with my mind.

#2. I constantly worry about my weight and healthy eating. I think about it a lot. As a matter of fact, I do cook healthy food right along with all of the old favorites and guess what--- Carrots and celery are NOT as good as caramel snack mix or chocolate chip cookies. Pray for me. I do every morning and God does get a hold of me most days. Winter is hard on a diet, It is fun to try new recipes, have friends over for a pot of chili and play cards and snack afterwards. We have started having grapes and apples for our snack while playing pinocle. This is necessary as we need something to keep us going for the hours we play. We must play 3 games unless someone wins two in a row. Most of the time we have to play 3 games anyway because it is so much fun.

#3. I procastinate A Lot. I always think I can do something later. Now, I wasn't always like that. When I had children at home and when I worked, I KNEW that there had to be a schedule. What in the world happened to it??? I used to make lists and when something was marked off, I felt great about it. I look at my living room and think this looks okay, there is no clutter, but guess what, I have not dusted for 3 weeks. YUCK! How did I get like this. I used to dust twice a week. I just did it, just like running the sweeper every other day and mopping the kitchen every day. It just needed to be done. In all honesty, I do keep the kitchen clean. And the bathrooms, I hate a dirty bathroom.

#4. I am NOT perfect. I have a hard time with people who think they are. Some people are so perfect, that there friends need to be perfect too. I wonder how many friends they find. There is always Jesus, He was and is the perfect example for us to follow but no matter how hard I try, I just don't always get it right. Oh, I can be honorable to Him, but then there are the everyday things that get in the way of my being perfect. Read #3 to find some of them. I also have a pile of half finished things to do. Why don't I just get up and finish at least one of them today. I might but if I do, I might not have time to go out to dinner with friends and that is much more important than things. Isn't It? Light a candle and turn the lights low and no one will notice your dust. Well, that is unless they put their hand on the end table that you never use.

#5. I don't like waiting on people who are late all of the time. I think my time is as precious as the next person. Some of my friends cannot make an appointment with the rest of us as they have to finish their projects or morning chores. So what---finish them when you go home or be like me---Have a pile of half finished things and just don't dust unless you can write your name on the table. We can't start Bible study on time because we know someone else is coming and they won't want to miss out. One lady has started leaving at the appointed time even if we aren't through. She always comes on time thought and good for her for being bold enough to leave. Sometimes I do too but I carpool and can't always do that.

#6. I am tired of Snow. Never, Never, Never in my life did I think this Oklahoma Rancher's wife would say those words. This has been and exceptional winter though. I remember when we would talk about the Snow that we had in Decamber or the one that we had in February. This is the year when we talk about the "Snow" that we had over the week end and the one on Thursday and the one that is coming on Monday. Snow, Snow, Snow. I thank God for this wonderful moisture everyday and He knows our needs. I never want it to stop but I AM TIRED OF IT.

#7. I like a good recipe. I also like to alter ones that I find to fit our tastes. So when someone asked me for a recipe---it is usually really Mine. I always tweek them no matter what. I just think---well, this will be good in it, or I don't like that flavor, so I change it. I am going to share a wonderful recipe with you now. You can find one similar on a famous persons web, but this one belongs to the famous Rancher's wife, Namely ME.

1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs - beaten
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
4-5 cups of cubed bread that has been dried overnight or in the oven.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
Cinnamon to taste
1 cup pecans
1 cup raisins (optional)

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter melted
1 beaten egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
1/4 cup brandy (optional)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 baking dish. Mix sugar, eggs and milk and vanilla in bowl. Pour over the cubed bread and let set for 10 minutes.

In another bowL mix the brown sugar and softened butter (not melted) and nuts, etc.

Put bread mixture in the 13x9 pan and cruble the brown sugar mixture over it. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set. Remove from oven .

For the Sauce--Mix the suger, butter, egg and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is melted, Add the brandy if you choose. Serve over warm bread pudding. I have added orange juice instead of the brandy and this is good, also lemon juice may be added. You do need the liquid though. Eat and Enjoy.

I don't know who to give this blogger's award to as I am sure that the 3 people that follow me faithfully have already received this. If you read this and you wish to list some things about you that know else knows, just do it and let me know. Welcome Paulette. You are too funny.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just go Ahead and Buy it.

Yea, Go ahead and buy some of these. They are Great and especially if you fix them this way:

Carmel Puffcorn

8 cups of puffed corn
2 cups nuts
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 stick butter or margarine (4 Tablespoons)

Heat oven to 250 degrees. Mix puffed corn and nuts and spread out on a cookie sheet. Mix syrup, brown sugar, and butter in microwavable dish and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds on high. Stir and return to microwave and cook on high until mixture comes to a boil. Remove and add baking soda and vanilla. Mix and pour over corn and nut mixture. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. spread out to cook and break in pieces when cooled. Store in plastic container, if it doesn't disappear too quickly.

Thanks Dawn, for reminding me about this on It Just Dawned on Me.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Another Snowy Day

I could post some more snow pictures but, alas, that is getting to be old news. It is snowing again this morning. The Rancher measured 4 inches around 7 a.m. on the table in the yard. I think this is about right as it sits up in the air and hasn't melted. This too is a beautiful snow and all of the trees are heavy. Maybe all of this snow will change minds about global warming. Have I mentioned that before? Probably, I seem to repeat myself more than I should.

This weather is good for reading. The Rancher is reading Going Rogue by Sarah. I started reading it and was about one fourth through when He needed something to read. I decided it was best to wait until he finished to pick it up again. It is a good read and makes you know that this lady and her family are about as ordinary as they get. She has met the same trials as most mothers have, and had some hard decisions to make.
I am reading condensed stories from Readers Digest. that is about how my attention span is now. I am also catching up on the magazines that have accumulated. It is also good weather for my mending pile and sewing.
This is Valentines week. Time to think of something special for your sweetie. When one lives miles from the nearest restaurant, it is easier to have a special meal at home. Many times I have fixed a special dinner and ate by candlelight with my sweetheart. Even after all of these years, the spark is still there. I thank God each day for this wonderful man that has taken care of and put up with me for all of these years.
Love is from God...
Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God.....Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another God dwells in us and His love is perfected in us.
1 John 4: 7, 11-12
Love is also like a Fairy Tale....And once in awhile right in the middle of real life...God gives us a Fairy Tale.
Now with all of that...I shall get busy and think of what I will do for my Sweetheart this week.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Early Years

When I made my post about riding for the Brand, I remembered some polaroid pictures that I had of the early day cowgirls. This will take you back to yesterday. I should have copied each picture individually but alas, these old pictures were stuck to the book and there are pictures on the other side so cutting them up was not an option. I shall come up with a solution.
Isn't hindsight wonderful. Now all of my pictures are in a chest. I have told my kids this is to preserve them better. I am NOT lazy. I just have a fun picture chest, box and drawers to go through. Someday my children can have the pleasure of separating them and see who gets what. In the meantime I shall continue to take them with my digital camera and never have them developed, just upload them on my computer and hope it doesn't crash.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Riding for the Brand

Oh Give me a Home

Where the Buffalo roam

Where the Deer and

The Antelope Play

So much for that, I wanted the bison to be second. Will I ever figure this out. Anyhow isn't this great. NO SNOW. Just Grandpa and the girls riding through the herd.