"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~~Wisdom from Dr. Seuss:


Yeah!!! It's FRIDAYYYYYYY!!!

It has been the most crazy busy week. Unfortunately everyday I have thought it was Thursday but today. I have so much I want to post about but not enough time!!
I am here at work. I won't be home this evening to post. We are heading out to Indy to see my father-in-law.

Update on my diet:
I have been on low carb diet now 12 days. I have not caused bodily harm to hubby yet, though he has tempted me sore, lol.
As of Tuesday, I have lost 13lbs. I am thrilled, but also realize the weight loss will slow down drastically soon. I am still happy with that. I figure if I can keep up 1-2lbs a week until May when the wedding is I will be thrilled to buy a new dress!!

I got to meet two of the sweetest ladies this week.
I do all the office supply purchasing at my work, and there are two ladies I talk with continuously, so we decided to meet and have lunch yesterday since we had never met face to face. We had so much fun!! I was so glad we met up. I am sure we will be doing it again soon.

I haven't had the opportunity to read up with everything going on with everyone else.

Ok, well I need to get back at it for now.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!
I gotta get caught up with you all!!!


I Need Help!!!

So here is the skinny.

My cholesterol is OUT OF SITE, let's just say it's over 400.
My triglycerides well, they are even WORSE are over 840.
Needless to say, Doc suggested I go on a low-carb diet.

So here I am, at 32
Freaking out over dying, lol.
Not really worrying over dying. It's just that well,
My Dad had his first quadruple bypass when he was 39. He had a heart attack and died at the age of 44.
So I have realized that no matter if I get these numbers down, that I will be battling with this the rest of my life.
I have it on both sides of the family too.
My Papaw died at a very young age of a heart attack.
My Nannie has all kinds of heart problems and has had surgery as well.
Of course I wouldn't have inherited any good lucks, boobs, or petitness that I could have enjoyed!! C'est la vie.

Anyways, so now I am on low-carb diet, 7th day. Yeah!! I am through the first week. I would like to lose 25lbs by May 9th. (which is when the wedding is down south) I would love to lose a total of 60lbs minimum, and if I could find it in me, I would like to lose at a grand total of 85lbs. I would be thrilled with 40 though, lol. I haven't weighed or anything yet. I will keep ya posted.

Please keep me in your prayers that I can keep up.
Any low carb recipes, snacks, etc let me know.
I am dying for something chocolate!!! Why is when you start a diet, it never fails "Mrs. Smith" comes for her monthly visit?

Oh well, I gotta go get ready for Church.
Hope you all are having a great weekend!!


Recipe Tuesday on Wednesday

Ok, ok, with all the hustle and bustle of this week, I completely forgot about the dessert recipe for Tuesday. Who wants to think about dessert anyways, when you are doing a low carb diet? Well this one will be short and sweet.

See that beautiful lushes cake with the ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge and caramel sauce? That is my recipe for today. This cake is to absolutely die for!!!
So here it is:

Get your Hubby/Sweetie/Best Girlie Friend and head on down to the nearest Cheddar's Restaurant. Ask to sit near the fireplace. Order a big cup of coffee and a the Chocolate Fudge Cake for $3.99. Yup, you heard me correct this piece of cake is $3.99 and I do have to say, I think it is the best chocolate cake I have ever ate.
This cake could feed up to 4, since it covers a whole dinner plate. (I do not exaggerate when it comes to cake people, especially chocolate) Hubby and I usually can eat it by our self, if we box up half of our meal. Now when "Mrs. Smith" comes to visit, I have this nice piece of cake after I have an order of their onion rings, yummy!!

Locate your nearest Cheddars at www.cheddars.com

Ok, that's it tonight. Hubby got home early. Gonna go snuggle on the couch with him. Tomorrow we talk about diets, lol.


How was every ones Valentines Weekend???

We had a great time here!!
B & I had a great girls night with the spa thing.
We were all relaxed and pretty for when the guys took us out Saturday.
We went to Shelbyville to Claudia Sanders.
If you are even in that neck of the woods, you should try it out.

Hubby's gone on business in Atlanta.
Corporate is here this week, which means stress for me.
I haven't eat, can barely sleep, yet I am so tired.

I'm still steaming over the 20/20 episode B and I watched Friday night.
It was talking about people from the mountains of Eastern KY.
There is not a soap box big enough for me to stand on for what I have to say about that.
When they do these shows, I think they go looking for the worst people available.
If they weren't missing all their teeth, on drugs, drawing a check, or a few other things, they weren't on there. They didn't focus on the 18yr old who started in the coal mines at $60,000 s year. They would rather focus on people who have no teeth because of "Mt Dew Mouth" caused by the inability to afford milk, so just give your babies Mt Dew. Not everyone here is looking for a hand out. ****sighs****
The media needs to be shut down. They always tell what they want of a story, not the WHOLE STORY. Please don't get me wrong, we do have people who are having a hard time surviving, who have bad health, using drugs, among other things, but is there a state that isn't???
Sorry, I could go on and on. I was just surprised with someone being from KY their self, I wouldn't have ran everyone else down.

Tell me what you think. I also want to know what everyone did for V-Day.


Someone Special

My Beautiful Nephew Hunter


Yesterday must have been the weather. Even though I was awake almost all of last night listening to the wind howling. Today I awoke much chipper. It's beautiful and sunny out.
I am excited about tomorrow night. My best girlfriend and I are doing the home spa thing with no hubbies around. We are prepping and primping for our big Valentine Dates.
Also I get the movie Nights of Rodanthe will be on my doorstep when I get home, YEAH!!! I guess it will be me and some kind of carb-less treat since the Doc called yesterday and said my cholesterol was up, and my triglycerides are over 840. You can't win them all.

With that, I will probably not being blogging until Sunday. Do any of you have something special going on for Valentines??

Have a great Valentines with your Sweetie!!!


Weathered Wednesday

Today is a bad day.
I really shouldn't post.
I woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning I suppose.
I didn't want to come to work today.
If I had a vacation day to spare, I would have called in.
That bad of a day. ***sigh***
So here I am, fretting the rest of my day, lol.

No reason for the doom and gloom here.
Maybe it's all this drizzly, dark weather we are having?
Maybe it's all the woes of life piling up around me and I'm just "off my game"?

Oh well, any suggestions to lighten the mood appreciated!!


History Lesson on Kentucky

Here is a little history lesson on Kentucky. Someone sent it to me. I thought it was pretty neat, so here we go, I am sharing and we both can grow in knowledge today!!

For those of you who live in Kentucky you might find this interesting.
And for those of you who don't, YOU might also find this interesting.
Today's history lesson:
* The bloodiest civil war battle was fought in Perryville, Kentucky.

*The first town in the United States to be named for the first president was Washington, Ky. It was named in 1780.

*1792 - Kentucky was the first state on the western frontier to join the Union *In the War of 1812 more than half of all Americans killed in action were Kentuckians.

*1816 - (first promoted) Mammoth Cave, with 336+ miles of mapped passages, is the world's longest cave. It is 379 feet deep and contains at least 5 levels of passages. It's second only to Niagara Falls as the most popular tourist attraction in the US. It became a National Park on July 1, 1941.

*The first American performance of a Beethoven symphony was in Lexington in 1817.

*Begun in 1819 the first commercial oil well was on the Cumberland River in McCreary County.

*Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.

*1856 - The first enamel bathtub was made in Louisville

*In 1873, Louisville druggist John Colgan invented something that you can find in any just about every grocery store in the world, chewing gum.

*1883 - The first electric light bulb was shown in Louisville. Thomas Alva Edison introduced his invention to crowds at the Southern Exposition.

*1887 - Mother's Day was first observed in Henderson by teacher Mary S. Wilson. It became a national holiday in 1916.

*The radio was invented by a Kentuckian named Nathan B. Stubblefield of Murray in 1892. It was three years before Marconi made his claim to the invention.

*Pike County the world's largest producer of coal is famous for the Hatfield-McCoy feud, an Appalachian vendetta that lasted from the Civil War to the 1890s.

*1893 - 'Happy Birthday to You', probably the most sung song in the world, was written by two Louisville sisters - Mildred and Patricia Hill.

*Late 19th century - Bibb lettuce was first cultivated by Jack Bibb in Frankfort, Kentucky

*1896 - The first (known) set of all male quintuplets was born in Paducah.

*Carrie Nation the spokesperson against rum, tobacco, pornography, and corsets was born near Lancaster in Garrard County.

1926 - A Hot Brown is a hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt.

*.1934 - Cheeseburgers were first tasted at Kaelin's Restaurant in Louisville.

*1937 - The first Wigwam Village Motel, with units in the shape of a 'teepee', was built by Frank A. Redford in Cave City .

The "Old Fashion" drink was created in Louisville KY

*The world's largest baseball bat, a full one hundred twenty (120) feet tall and weighing 68,000 pounds, can be seen at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville (Jefferson Co.).

*Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured only in Bowling Green.

*Covington (St. Mary's Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption) is home to the world's largest hand blown stained glass window in existence. It measures an astounding 24 feet by 67 feet and contains 117 different figures.

*The world's largest crucifix, standing at sixty feet tall, is in Bardstown (Nelson Co.).

*Fort Knox holds more than $6 billion worth of gold - the largest amount stored anywhere in the world.

*The JIF plant in Lexington is the world's largest peanut butter producing facility.

*Kentucky has more resort parks than any other state in the nation.

*Middlesboro is the only United States city built inside a meteor crater.

*Newport is home to The World Peace Bell, the world's largest free-swinging bell.

*Pikeville annually leads the nation (per capita) in consumption of Pepsi-Cola.

*Post-It Notes are made exclusively in Cynthiana, Ky.

*Shaker Village (Pleasant Hill) is the largest historic community of its kind in the U.S.

*Christian County is 'wet', while Bourbon County is 'dry'. ('wet 'sells liquor; 'dry' does not)

*Barren County has the most fertile land in the state.

*Lake Cumberland has more miles of shoreline than the state of Florida.

*Kentucky is best known for its beautiful blue grass.

*Cumberland is the only waterfall in the world to regularly display a Moonbow. It is located just southwest of Corbin.

*Thunder Over Louisville is the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival and is the world's largest fireworks display.

*The only monument south of the Ohio River dedicated to Union Soldiers who died in the Civil War is located in Vanceburg.

*High Bridge located near Nicholasville is the highest railroad bridge over navigable water in the United States.

*The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington has 82 stained-glass windows including the world's largest hand-blown one. The window measures 24 feet wide by 67 feet high and depicts the Council of Ephesus with 134 life-sized figures.

*The Lost River Cave and Valley Bowling Green includes a cave with the shortest and deepest underground river in the world. It contains the largest cave opening east of the Mississippi.

*The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.

*Kentucky is the horse capitol of the world.

*Mohammed Ali, The Greatest and most recognized face in the world was born in Louisville, KY.

*There are only three things that matter in the state of Kentucky - Bourbon, Basketball, and Horseracing.

Reesecup Cheesecake

Since Saturday is Valentines Day, I thought I would post of my favorite Valentine treats I do for Hubby. It's so simple, and easy!!! I got it from Paula Deen, so you know it has to be good. So today I am sharing the love. Maybe I should make this "Dessert Tuesday" instead of "Recipe Tuesday" Tell me what ya think. Have a great day!!

Reesecup Cheesecake Minis

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
12 bite-size peanut butter cups
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or almond extract
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a paper cupcake liner in each cup of a standard muffin pan. I personally like to do the mini cupcake cups, you get more chocolate!! If using that, bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until it settles.

To make crust, in a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press crust into bottom of each muffin cup. NOTE: I like to put them in decorative valentine cupcake cups because it makes them so pretty! Put 1 peanut butter cup into the center of each crust.

Beat cream cheese with a handheld electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon cream cheese mixture over peanut butter cups and graham cracker crusts. Bake until just set, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving.



No Words

Nothing to Say Sunday.........I have nothing.

I have a new blouse for my date Saturday.
My best "girl" friend and I were able to see each other twice this week.
We managed 4 calls. lol. Between Graycen, (who I consider one of my nephews) and us (hubby and I) working an hour in the oposite direction is gives us little time together for shopping, or just visiting for that much anymore.
She and her Hubby are going out with us Saturday.
Saturday I got a new perm, a wax, and a mani. That was cool.
Except for the annoying little girl who's mom had taught her no manners.
(She told the hairdresser that she was getting on her nerves and to shut up)
I wanted to tie her up and use some duck tape.
Ok, I'm totally get off key here.
Hubby hooked up our new heat pump since it's been in the 60's today.
How is that possible? We had 12 inches of snow Wednesday 19 degrees
Then 55 yesterday, 60 today?
One of the higher paying jobs that gets paid no matter if you are right or wrong.
I haven't figured that out today.

Hubby and I had to work Saturday morning until 12.
Lady comes in, tells him she wants to buy stuff to make a moonshine still.
It is legal here to make it, as long as it's minimal "family" consumption.
Other words, you can make enough for the family, but not enough to sell.
Being from Indiana he was surprised someone asked.
Being from Kentucky, I couldn't believe it took 4yrs on this job for someone to ask.

I did pick some new tunes for the week. "Lovey Dovey Songs" Some jazz, some country, etc. Hope you enjoy them.

Ok, that's what I got. Have a great week!!

Oh yeah!!! I almost forgot! I found Miss Marilyn "The Farm Blahg". I was going into withdraws! If you haven't had a chance to stop by her place, I HIGHLY reccomend it!! She's a hoot. You will find her under blogs I follow now as, "The (Trailer) Parks Farm"

P.S. Please keep Gert in your prayers, (that is Hot Tub Lizzy's little girl) she has the flu and strep!! Poor Baby, We wanna see her better ricky tick quick!!!

1 more thing, how do I get this stupid "flickr" thingy to work????? I have tried everything, anyone willing to help, please let me know!!! Thanks!!!!


25th Blog Post

First thing first. Today is Ms Lizzy's B-Day!!! If you look to the right, and see "Journey to the Hot Tub" that would be her. Please go over there next and wish her Happy Birthday!!

Ok, thanks for that. Now on to the 25th Blog. I thought I should do something different since I have continued to blog, fairly regularly. So, since people keep hitting me on facebook with the "25 Random Things" I thought I would post mine here for this 25TH blog. (Even though I never did it on facebook, lol). Here you go!! Hope you learn something interesting or new about me!!

1. I could make a meal off a Whatchamacallit and a Ale-8

2. I have two brothers Josh 27, and Keith 19, both single.

3. I have a half brother Tyler,& half sister Kara Jo I haven’t seen in 7yrs.

4. I love to cook, especially new recipes. I think it’s relaxing.

5. Blue and yellow are my favorite colors

6. I’m obsessed with aprons and dishes

7. Bobby was the first boy to give me a real kiss

8. One of my fondest memories of Nannie is when we made snow cream after a snow.

9. My Daddy passed away 1 week to the day after I was married.

10. My Daddy never met my husband because we eloped.

11. I want to be on a Foreign Missions field.

12. I’m like a kid in first grade when it snows.

13. I love my husband more than I could ever express by actions or words.

14. My greatest fear is when the time comes and my Momma passes.

15. I am blessed with many close friends who would do anything for me

16. I think I broke every rule my Momma gave me as a teenager, except curfew.

17. I pray as well as sing in the shower.

18. I still cry over movies that made me cry the first time I saw them.

19. I like the old "sock hop" stuff, better than the new music they have out.

20. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation/century

21. I think the attitude within is more important than the circumstances without.

22. I want a baby more than I want to breath

23. I threw a hamburger once at a disgruntle customer when I worked fast food.

24. I don’t like things to be on odd numbers, only even, but my favorite # is 7

25. I am OCD, but I prefer to call it CDO.

p.s. I will probably have to blog again today since it is the "25th" blog not 24 or 26th, lol.


Most Dangerous Cake

Someone brought this recipe to me at work. Since it has all simple ingredients you keep on hand, and takes 5 minutes total to fix, I thought, Ok, I'll try it. So I did.
I thought, hey, I love to cook, so why not have a "Recipe Tuesday" on my blog. So if you are a follower, you are in for a treat!! Hot Tub Lizzy, the "ladies" would love this! It is delicious and cool to make. Yes, the recipe is right, there is enough for 2!

Recipe for "Most Dangerous Cake" below:

(Or known as Minute Chocolate Mug Cake)

1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons plain flour (not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil, mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT!! (this can serve 2 if you want to share)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day!!!!

Note: I used self-rising flour because I was out of plain, so I used a BIG coffee mug and a pot of coffee!!