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I've Been Tagged & Other Random Things

First let's talk about being "Tagged"
I have been tagged by the wonderful "Ms. Bride To Be Marie" over at Wishful Thinking
She is just so gracious and I heart her.

SO here is the rules of engagement:

Open your first photo folder.
Scroll to the 10th Photo.
Post the photo and the story behind it,
TAG 5 or more people!

So here is my picture to use
It is one of my favorite peeps (DH of course, can we say "hubba hubba babyyy")
This is from the last trip to Jamesport Mo.
It is an Amish Community. 
We were at the quilt/wood shop we love!
It is an AWESOME place to go.
If you are in Kansas City, you should make the 1 1/2hr trip there.

My 5 to Tag:
2.  Tammy @ Time Flies
3.  Becky @ In The Trenches
4.  Miss Taylor @ The Adventures of Taylor Tot
5.  Sarah @ An Army Wife's Life

Ok, moving on to stuff here, let's see what to update first.
I know I have been slacking in the actual "blog" dept.
I can't help it.  As I was telling Kathryn earlier
I have been trying to work on the "top secret special blog" I am hopefully going to open up soon  & will need everyones help to get it out there for us for lots of people to see,
plus Nan's suprise book for her 80th birthday next month, getting ready for our journey to Norway.
Not including, or excluding all the stress from work because it is our, "kick-off", "yard sale", "golf outing", "customer appreciation" time of the year.
Along with trying to do our taxes ourself this yr, keep house, do Bible studies for church and stay sane!!!
Oh and did I mention how SO OVER THE SNOW I AM???
Yes, please, let's move on to Spring please.
Last night we actually had a "Date Night" and went to Smokey Valley Truck Stop.

I know, I know, it probably doesn't sound like much of a date, but when you can get one of these

The Smokey Valley Burger is to die for and as you see they do homemade fries as well.
You just can't beat their coconut pie here.

Speaking of pie/desserts,
the "Raspberry Zinger Cake" I came up with was
I will try to post pics DH took along with the recipe I came up with for it.
It's not the "prettiest" cake ever, but who cares when it takes like heaven, right?
We took Nan out to see the snow this morning, then for breakfast at Cracker Barrel.
We had a great time with her.  She told us of snow days long ago, and people who are long gone.

Ok, that's enough for now. 
My confession for this week, I ate wayyy too much this morning at Cracker Barrel.


Wordless Wednesday

picture by DH


So Here It Is

Ok, so I feel like I haven't truly blogged in a month of Sundays. 
There are many reasons.
No time
Nothing to blog about
Boring life
So for an update around here today I decided to borrow the "fragment friday" that Georgie does.
Josh sort has a new girlfriend.  She is not the apple of anyones eye around here.  She reminds me of Missy's over at Is It Just Me? when she posted this post about her son's girlfriend, yeah, that's *Gigi* (names have been changed for fear of incrimination)
Went to Indiana last weekend for Grandma's B-Day.  Best visit I have ever had there.  Betty hugged DH & I both as we were leaving and said she was so glad we came to visit.  We were both scared.  The world didn't end at that moment.  We're waiting to see what happens next.
As I was in the Wally World line earlier this week for check out I see a mag cover that has Brad and Angelina Jolie on it.  How she's pregnant again, trying ot save their marriage.  I'm sick of hearing about Brad & Ang.  Seriously, if the first 4 kids didn't make Brad want to stay with her, why would having another work?  Just sayin'.
Let's add Tiger Woods to that list, PLEASE, enought all ready.  I think there is a difference in someone who likes to cheat, and a sex addiction.  He has ruined his career.  Let's move on.  He's not sorry about what he has done, other than getting caught other than being sorry he got busted.
Keith wrecked my parents new explorer during all the snow we had.  The world didn't end and he's still breathing, so I guess all is well in the world, lol.
I love raspberry zingers.  I've decided this weekend to create a homemade version in a cake form.  I hate the thoughts of the whole "twinkie" not desolving, know what I mean?  I'll let you know how it turns out.
90 days until we leave for Norway to be with the Speers.
The part came in for my tub faucet.  I am not holding my breath  hoping that DH will get it in this weekend so that our whirlpool tub will be done, and all pretty!!
I had a REALLY strange dream last night that included the 5 most life influencing men in my life.  There was also a big black horse, snow and a lot of crying involved.  yeah, anyways......
Had a conversation earlier this week with DH about blasphemy.  I know not an everyday topic for most people.  DH has decided that my mind must never stop and rest.
Henceforth the article I read one time about men's thought process being like a waffle and a woman's being like spaghetti.  **see here**
Confession for the day: I'm getting off here to eat a bag of soft batch cookies and a pint of Ben & Jerry's "half baked".

Leave your confession below!!!


Still Praying?


Wordless Wednesday


Post It Note Tuesday


Randomness of the Weekend

We went to Indiana this weekend for Grandma's 88th Birthday
We had almond pound cake with strawberry buttercream icing.
Happy Birthday Grandma Bertha!!

I got to spend the night at Bentley's place with Aunt Mattie & Cousin Kathryn
We stopped here on the way home Sunday
for DH to have his coconut pie
and me to have chocolate...mmmmmmmmmm
at this Mom & Pop place below Bedford
where we started seeing this all the way home for the next 3hrs!
all in all it was a great weekend!!
Just what I asked for!!


Happy Valentines Day!

Hope your Valentines Day finds something special & as warm as this embrace!!
Tell me your Valentine plans.
I'll post again when I get home from Indiana.

Welcome Embrace




Wordless Wednesday

Metropolitan Station


Don't You Love The Sunshine!!

Becky from over at In The Trenches gave me this beautiful "sunshine" award this weekend.

The rules to this award are as follows....

-put the logo on your blog or with your post
-pass the award onto 12 bloggers
-link them!
-let the nominees know by commenting on their blog
-share the love and link back to the person that gave you this award



My Randomness for the Day
It's amazing how some people can just "hit it off" like they have been friends for a lifetime
even though it's really their first time together.

I was trying to catch up on some blog reading this morning (okay so it was really like Sunday?) and found this post so interesting and refreshing.  I am now in love with Tim Tebow.  Thank you for that post!!!

Sunday at almost 2 and DH was napping.  Don't you just love snow days??

Yesterday (which was Wednesday) we went to Middletown OH to a double funeral for a husband & wife.  DH & I have decided that is how we want to go, together. 
They have some serious coldness going on there. 

Now I'm wondering if we're going to get all this ice and snow they are predicting or not right now all I hear is rain hitting the roof.

My Feb, "Wordless Wednesdays" are going to be paintings by Brent Heighton
In case you were wondering about Wednesdays. 

Tomorrow (Saturday) I'm suppose to attend a "household shower" for some friends who lost their home to a fire two Sunday's ago.  How sad, especially in the middle of winter.

I'm still thinking about the chocolate cobbler I fixed earlier this week.

I'm ticked at my server because just about the time I go to someone's blog, and want to comment it drops me and I have to start all over, several times, ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!

I found out my favorite DJ Jason Bailey

 has left the Lexington station, 92.9 The Bear, which is sad, but I had quit listening to him because I hated Deidre.  That chick REALLY got on my nerves.  I mean, she litterally could make me want to open a can of whip, well never mind, you know where I'm going with that.

I'm sick, again, for the second time since Dec.  I'm hoping this stent doesn't last as long as the last one.
It's way past bedtime for me.

I hope to wake to SNOW!!!  


Wordless Wednesday

Romantic Embrace


Post It Note Tuesday


I Would Die For That