Saturday, November 22, 2008

7 Random Facts About Me

I am taking up Chocolate and Marmalade Tea’s open Tag invitation. Here are seven random facts about myself. This was actually harder then I thought it would be, I mean, trying to think of things that are interesting and not stuff that people wouldn't give to figs about but here goes:

1. I used to tell my sister she was adopted when in fact she and my older brother had blonde hair and I had brown. It was really mean of me. She was only about 5 or 6 and I was about 12 and knew better but I didn‘t like being different. God decided to pay me back for my wickedness as my children are Blonde, Redhead and Brunette. One time I went shopping with the blonde and the redhead kept reaching out to men and saying “ daddy”? I had to say, “yes, they have the same dad.”

2. I am 12 years younger than my husband. I met my husband in Dec of 83, was engaged by Feb 84 and married Dec 84. In a few weeks we will be married 24 years! We are entering the empty nester stage and totally enjoying it!

3. I absolutely hate most vegetables. Especially Brussels Sprouts. I saw Invasion of the Body Snatchers as a child and ever since I compare the pods to Brussels Sprouts!

4. My favorite all time movie is Night of the Living Dead. There is a scene in the movie that looks like the Evening News and I thought it was sooo real, I freaked out, I was only about 7 but ever since I have been a lover of Horror Movies. I used to turn down dates if a good movie was on Creature Feature!

5. My Step-Father is a descendant of one of Jessie James’s Gang members, who’s real last name was Shepherd but was changed to Willis when he “retired” the gang and became legit you’d say. Lol. My Father-in-Law’s Aunt was the cousin of Ma Barker and her famous boys. My Father is buried in the plot right next to Myrna Lee Opsahl, the victim of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst bank robbery.

6. I recently donated my long hair I had for many years to Locks of Love. Gosh, the money I am saving on hair dye and shampoo is amazing! With all the gray hair my kids gave me I should have bought stock in Clairol, I’d probably be rich right now.

7. My book collection consists of two kinds of books, romance novels or true crime. It’s either or nothing in between. Well, I do have a small pile of Tea Time books in the middle. :)

Well here you go, a few facts about me! Hope I didn't bore you too much. Like Michelle, I am leaving this Tag open for any and all who wish to list 7 interesting fact about themselves.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Butterfly Award

Therese from the Aussie Coffee Shop was kind enough to stop by and give me this award! Thank you Therese.

The rules of this award are:

  1. Pick ten people to pass this on to.
  2. Contact them and let them know you have chosen them for this award.
  3. Also, link back to the person who gave you the award.

I bestow this award to the following:

Ramblings from an English Garden

Chocolate and Marmalade Tea

Just a Little Bit Shabby

Sweet Repose


Nostalgia at the Stone House

Fern's Lakeland

Friday, November 14, 2008

Autumn Award

I just received this lovely Autumn Award from The Voice of Melody, no, I didn't give myself this award, I just have a kindred spirit with the same name...... Please stop by and visit this wonderful blog. She is a fellow tea party lover!!

I am to pass on this wonderful award to three deserving people. Stop by and give them a visit.


I don't know about you, but I truly enjoy
Thanksgiving and I absolutely hate going to the store and seeing the holiday practically passed over by Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas, but it seems that Thanksgiving gets little to no real attention.

Thanksgiving is the only holiday in my oh so humble opinion that has NOT been commercialized, meaning it is celebrated for what it is. Every year people get together with family and friends, serve the traditional turkey and potatoes and pumpkin pie to give thanks.

Little kids dress up as pilgrims in costumes they make at school. I think kids really like this holiday because ALL kids can participate if you get my meaning. Don't you remember your kids coming home from school in their pilgrim or Indian hat?

I am not blessed with the Betty Crocker skills like my two other sisters, don't get me wrong, I CAN cook I just not a turkey. So for years I bought my turkey dinner, just reheat and serve. It was quite good if I do say so myself. I mean for $40 where can you feed a family a 15lb turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cranberry jelly mold, stuffing, rolls, and a 9" pumpkin pie. Really, Seriously. I did this for years until my trusted friendly store decided to play a cruel joke on me and stop selling this prepared meal.

I practically hyperventilated right there in the store. Hey lady....are you okay?...they were saying to me as I walked in the shadow of death to the meat department to do battle with the turkeys. Those darn turkeys just taunted me. So there I was, thrust into the kitchen having to cook a complete turkey dinner! I am on the phone calling my mother and my sister for help. I mean, how do you make gravy from drippings??????!!! I had absolutely no idea. Thank GOD for packaged gravy, just add water. The lame cookers best friend. I was glad that people showed up early so I could say YES to their " do you need any help?"

Well, you will be proud to know that I have really come into my own in the kitchen as far as Turkey dinner. My turkeys could be seen in the top chef magazines, that is if someone was willing to send in a picture......which they aren't. Probably jealous if you ask me. AND, AND, I was in my trusted grocery store yesterday and saw they were once again offering Turkey dinner and all the trimmings and for what price you ask, well you didn't but I'll tell you anyway, $99.00 Yes, that's right, $99.00 I just smiled at the sign and thought to myself, I am soooo glad Janeen is cooking the turkey this year. I can cook a ham, no problem.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Your Smile for Today

Many smiles begin because of another smile.......these pics were sent to me in an email by my cousin and I thought they were so darn cute I had to share. :) They have been around for a while but I never tire of seeing them. I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Premio Dardos Award from Thursday Nov 6th

I received the Premio Dardos award from A Bit of Blarney on Thursday last week. I was to give it to 15 people but as a new blogger I chose to take a few days to think about my recipients. I am going to have to narrow it down to five and not fifteen as I just have not been blogging long enough I am sorry.... Winners, please go down to my November 6th post and pick up your award. :)

My five recipients are:

1. Birdbath Chronicles
2. My thoughts Exactly
3. Take a Sentimental Journey
4. The Gingerbread Shed
5. The Voice of Melody

The rules to follow are :
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Another Blog Award!

Oh my goodness, Chocolate and Marmalade Tea was kind enough to bestow this award on me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I get to choose five people to pass this lovely award too. Here are the rules:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Link me for giving it to you.
3. Link the originating post here (All Moved in and Decorating. Oh! I received an Award on Chocolate and Marmalade Tea)
4. Pass the award on to five more deserving people.
5. Post these rules for your recipients.

My five lucky recipients are:

1. My Scented Cottage
2. The House of Roses
3. Chachaneen
4. The Dutchess
5. That British Woman

Congrats and enjoy!! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Relaxation and Reflection
Good Sleep
Good Health with Exercise
Someone to Dance With
A Bit of Adventure
Good Looks, But Most of All
I Wish You Lots of Bear Hugs
and The Bliss of Real Love
Many blessings come your way today:
May you always have love to share
health to spare and friends that care.BUT WATCH OUT FOR THOSE BLOODY PENGUINS!
Do you ever feel like doing this to someone? HAHAHAHA

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Blog Awards

Blog Awards!
Lavinia at Birdbath Chronicles created this fall themed award in honour of this beautiful season and bestowed it upon me today. Thank you Lavinia. I encourage you to take a visit to her blog to see how creative, funny and witty this beautiful gal is.

Another award I received today is from A Bit of Blarney.
This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.

Grandma K is a new blog friend and I encourage you to visit her blog. I am supposed to give this to 15 people. But since I am fairly new to blogging I am going to have to take some time to figure out who the recipients will be.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Effective January 1, 2009


Dress Code:
1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.

2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financiallyand therefore do not need a raise.

3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.

4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays.

Bereavement Leave:
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements in your place. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad toallow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks:
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break: (Love this one)
* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore,all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

The Management
Pass this on to all who are employed!
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