A wise man once said

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My dad has been known to say this phrase a time or two so when I saw this LOLdog it made me think of him.


I has a scanner

so I've been scanning photos from college & high school and putting them on Facebook. But I just have to share this one with ya'll. It was taken in 1963. That's my mom on, on the back row, wearing the head scarf.


All my life people have said I look just like my dad and I really do. I'll scan in our baby photos eventually. But I look so much like my mom's cousin in the letter sweater (far right hand side) that is it just freaky.

So it seems I inherited my five-head from both sides of the family!


I really wish...

that my neighbors would pick up after their dogs. They all have big dogs and big dogs mean big poop. So far I have not stepped in any but surely my day will come. I pick up Lulu's poop every.damn.time. Yeah, it's not the highlight of my day but it is what it is.

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I knitted a hat, ya'll. And it didn't take me months and months. The pattern, which can be found on Ravelry, is The Republic hat. This yarn was awesome to work with. Sooo soft and after only knitting with Noro, which can be rough and slubby, it felt so good in my hands.


and because I hate my glasses, here's another shot.


The good thing about finishing the hat so quickly is that it will still get put to use this year. The early mornings and late evenings are pretty chilly when I walk Lulu and I always wear a hat. But the one I have is not near as warm.


Here piggie piggie

Sunday night I had a thing to attend and needed to take an appetizer. So I made Pigs in a Blanket. They were pretty tasty.

Pigs in a blanket

Take some Lil Smokie sausages, a can of biscuits from the refridgerator section (in my family those are called "whop" biscuits because you have to whop them against the counter so they'll pop open). Cut the biscuits into fourths and wrap a fourth around each little sausage. Bake at 400 degrees for about 13 minutes.

Pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket

Good warm or cold, just let them cool down enough so you don't burn the roof of your mouth as you cram them in.


Bad Lulu

As I walked up to my front door this afternoon, after having been gone for several hours, a thought came to me. It was "oh shit, I left the trash out." Normally, Lulu doesn't bother the trash but today I am cooking chicken in the crockpot so all the chicken wrapper and things are in the the bag.

When I walked in the front door, I found Lulu waiting for me. Which she NEVER does. (Usually she is under the covers of my bed and it takes her a good two minutes to realize I'm home.) And this mess, which actually extended past the kitchen into the carpeted area. She ate some onion scraps. I hope this does not mean there will be middle of the night puking.


Because it makes me laff

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Nearly Valentine's Day

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You know what that means, right?
Chocolate sale at Target on the 15th!



Look at all those trashed donuts! I went to Flickr and searched for photos tagged with Krispy Kreme Challenge. I have to admit I kind of hoping for photos of sick people but this is the first photo and it just made me too sad to continue. Poor poor wasted donuts..

Photo by oohmygeez. She's got lots more of the race if you want to check it out.


I like donuts....

but I'm not running a 4k just to get some. It seems that there is a Krispy Kreme Challenge held in Raleigh, sponsored by NC State. ESPN is even going to be there filming this year. At the half way point you stop and eat a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts.

From the FAQ:

Am I allowed to throw up?
Okay, we can’t technically stop you from throwing up, and quite frankly, that’s just part of the race, but don’t MAKE yourself throw up. The real challenge is to keep all 12 down, so don’t cheat yourself.

If I had known about it before yesterday I might have signed up, just to eat free donuts. Of course, there would have not been any running. Maybe some ambling, but definitely no running. The only time I might run is if zombies were chasing me and even then I might just lay down and tell them to eat my brain already.


Trader Joe's

For all ya'll that have never been to a Trader Joe's and want to know what it's all about...well, it's kind of like this:


More snow?

They are saying that it is supposed to snow overnight. We had a warmish day (I didn't have to put my cardigan on at work until after lunch) so it won't stick but I can bet that Lulu will want out at 4:30am so I might see it.

This morning Lulu woke me up at 4:30 and then I couldn't fall back asleep until nearly 5:30. And then Lulu was whining in my ear to eat. At that point I should have just gotten up and gone to the gym, but no, I finally fell back asleep. Of course, the hardest sleep is always when the alarm goes off. It was so difficult to get out of my warm bed.