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Friday, April 30, 2010

Come visit my other NEW blog...

Hi and good evening everyone! I'm getting a late start on my blogging today/tonight because I just got finished setting up the blog space for my new blog. After a very busy day of uploading pics to my new photobucket acct. and doing other meaningless household chores (haha), I finally got down to the business of setting up the blog for my webstore: SLD Merchandise. I would love for y'all to come and visit and maybe even make a purchase.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

And Whose Bright Idea Was This???

Has anyone ever wondered why a watch is called a watch? It doesn't watch anything now does it? And why is a crab called a crab? Are they very cranky?? These are just words, after all. Aren't they? What I'm more interested in is whose bright idea it was to come up with some of the things that we deal with from day to day on a more physical level. You know, those things we can touch and feel...and be perplexed by because of their design. Like:

Sunday Noodle-fest!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Statistics of Drunk Driving Related Accidents...

In relation to a story I read on my local news widget to the right here, I looked up the statistics of accidents and deaths directly due to drunk driving. My aim was to specifically find the stats for Under Age drinking related accidents and deaths in my particular state, all I could find was national statistics, here is what I found: (you can skip over most of the stats, just the colored parts are the pertinent info I wanted to convey)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Minute

Monday Minute


1 - What drugs have you done in your life?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Random Sunday Thoughts...

1. Sundays are "me" time. Of course, this Sunday is rainy, dreary and nobody wants to leave the house to let mommy have her "me" time. Can you hear my great big *sigh*?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Musing on a Saturday...Anal Retentive or OCD...you decide.

So, I'm in the middle of my adgitizing clicks and in between pages loading, I decide I want some muffins. Yum, you say. Yum I say. So, I get the muffin mix...yes, from a box (because as I specified in another blog, I am NOT Martha Stewart!)...I

Friday, April 23, 2010

Raffle info...

Before I get my ass off this chair and from in front of this screen, I have to let you all know a little more about the Ad Spots I am offering on my blog.......

Ok, for anyone who wants to:

Monday Minute

Monday Minute

I just followed Ian starting today

Friday Follow...

Hi everyone! Today is my first day as a Friday Follower. I'm not sure if I've done this right and if it doesn't look like the page that I've joined from, then someone please let me know... If it does, then Woohoo! for me on the first try!


Friday Follow

A very big thank

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts...Following the Rest of the World...

...hopefully. Today, of course as you must know already, is Earth Day. Most blogs I visited today have written about it, mentioned it or referred to it in some way, shape or form. I will not be the exception. As I live in a building with 6 other apartments in it and an infrequent maintenance

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

American Idol-Idol Gives Back...

Watching American Idol tonight has reminded me that there are so many more others in this world that are so much more unfortunate than myself. We struggle sometimes to make sure there's food on the table, but we make do every week, while many in this world are

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ahhh, Tuesday...

There's so much for me to go on about tonight that I hope I don't overwhelm you.

FIRST: It was American Idol singing night! ***SPOILER OF SORTS***

Monday, April 19, 2010

~Monday's Little Snippets~ Random Thoughts...

Here are more random thoughts from an obviously tainted mind...

*To me it seems if someone is going to act the part of a reporter...at least get the grammar correct. When your headline includes a "him" when you're talking about a "her," please re-read and use the correct words...please?

*While chatting with a dear friend about our children,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Sweets - This is my Sweets!

In a previous blog, I mentioned some of the things I'm thankful for. Here is one of those things:

Isn't she a beauty? Her name is Saia (Sigh-ya) and if she hears me pretend cry, she'll bolt over to me from anywhere in the house to come make sure I'm alright! Here are a few other ones I'm thankful for:

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Savory Recipe's...Make this one with Lots of Love...

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

Friday, April 16, 2010

F is for Friday...Finally.

It has been a long week. A very long week. Catching up on shows I've been missing, re-potting plants, only to find out the temperatures are to drop...and there's a chance of snow again, running into old friends, worrying about hubby's current job status (all for nothing in that court!), worrying about an acquaintances health situation as I've received no

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts...A Meeting of the Geezers, Kismet?

I think its always fun to run into old acquaintances that you haven't seen in a bit. Today this very thing happened... well, sort of. Today I met up with (again) an old friend that, up until recently, I haven't had contact with for a couple of years at least. We'd been such close friends years ago too, but circumstances had separated us for a time...and so the story begins...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday's Witchie's Workings - Food of the Gods

Ok, so I pulled out a bag of Lay's Original Wavy chips and for the moment I thought..."ahh, heaven!" Then I began to think, what would be a food fit for the Gods? Of course, being a Goddess, I figured chocolate...dark chocolate to be exact...would surely be high on the list (if not at the top of the list). Its one of my favorite foods,

The World At Large! "March's Dumbest Criminals."


Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday's Little Snippets - Spring Has Sprung-Beltaine is nearing!

Flowers blooming; donning the shorts; the sounds of the birds singing early in the morning, welcoming the day; seeing the local park full of fishers and playground tykes...all sure signs that Spring has sprung to be sure. Here at our house (itty bitty apartment),

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Sweets -Lazy Sunday!

Ok, so judging by these pics, a not so lazy Sunday...

1. 3 Toddler boys. 2.Checkin'out the hill. 3.Worms.
4. Worm going home.



5. Romping thru the woods. 6 & 7. Sleepy ride home.

8. Silly ride home



Saturday, April 10, 2010

O-M-G!!!

I was all set to post something else when hubby played this video for me. I was like, OMG! Apparently, this gentleman (yes, I said, gentleman! He's 23 yrs. old), Lin Yu Chun,

Friday, April 9, 2010

F is for Friday


Yeah, it's sorta like that...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What is this world coming to...to be more precise, our country? Am I wrong to be upset about some of these things?

*A diplomat can just walk away from a charge that your every day Joe Schmuck would be incarcerated for a number of years over. Not only does this person

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Organization goes out the window!

As I told y'all in the beginning, I would try to follow a schedule of sorts, you see my topics to the left, right? Yeah, right! I also told you that I have ADHD and I was sure that it would be difficult for me to stick to the topics given...here is one of those times!

My topic today will be...wait for it...ok, don't wait...Women's Vitamins/Supplements. What, you say? I don't want to read about womens vitamins. Trust me,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Getting Old is a Bitch!

I know that at age 46, some would say; "You are not old yet!" Well, when you find that you're beginning to take frequent naps each afternoon or mix up or forget your kids names altogether, you find that this has just got to be a sure sign of aging...rapidly!

While laying down (to take one of those 'frequent naps'), I realized that in my last post,
First, today I have to thank Adgitize. Why? Because it has brought me to so many other blogs that I would have never visited, or never even thought to visit. Second, I'd like to thank all the blogger's I've visited, I have been rewarded with hours of

Monday, April 5, 2010

~Monday's Little Snippets~ -

Springh is here and I have dee inevidable code. Ya dow da one...sneezingh every do seconds, dose is runningh like a sieve, redh

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What could be sweeter for Sunday Sweets?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Savory Recipe's

Okay, in honour of the Easter Holiday, here is a recipe that might take just a little bit of time (because the bread has to rise, and then rise again, but it's yummy!! I've seen this one several times in my pursuit of a holiday bread minus some ingredients or adding something different. With it, you can halve the dough, roll out and twist the two around each other, connecting the ends by following the directions below. Once this step is done, tuck a colored-hardboiled egg into the twists, brush with egg white instead of butter and bake as indicated below. Holiday bread or Easter Bread Ring. I'm sure most of you will have either heard of it or eaten it at some point in your lives. Enjoy!
GERMAN BREMER KLABEN (HOLIDAY BREAD)
2 packets active dry yeast
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup currants
1 1/2 cups milk, lukewarm
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sugar
grated rind of 3 lemons
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cardamom
1/2 cup butter, softened
7 to 7 1/2 cups sifted flour

Preheat oven to 375°F

Sprinkle yeast over the warm water; stir until dissolved. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, scald the milk and allow it to cool. (You may use reconstituted non-fat dry milk if you'd like to skip the scalding step).

Combine lukewarm milk, sugar, salt, butter and about half the flour. Beat for 2 minutes; add the yeast mixture.

Toss the nuts and fruit in a small amount of flour to coat. Add this and enough of the remaining flour to the batter to make a soft dough (more or less flour may be needed), along with lemon rind and cardamom. When you have a soft dough, knead on a floured work surface for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Place in a buttered bowl (or use a non-stick spray for O extra calories), brush top with melted butter, and let rise until doubled in size. Punch down and knead again, form into one long roll, tucking ends under neatly.

Place on a greased baking sheet, and let rise until doubled.

Bake for about 1 hour. Top should be nicely brown. Brush with melted butter or dust with powdered sugar while still warm.

This celebration bread is famous in Northern Germany.

Friday, April 2, 2010

F is for Friday...

Family:
Finding Zane:
Funny Bunny:
Fashionista!
Flower Power:
Frozen In Time:
Familiars:Funny Face:
Well, I hope you enjoyed my short reel of favorite foto's. Until next week my fine friends...

Much luv, Witchie

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts...

Well, it would seem obvious that with Easter just a few days away, thoughts would turn to the holiday. Now, if you know me, then you know my thoughts don't take the normal turns that others' thoughts do. So, on with the thoughts...

Being raised as I was, Easter was full of candy-filled baskets, new outfits, family gatherings, etc. Sure, when I was very little, we did the church thing (no disrespect intended to those who do the church thing), but as I said before, I moved away from that path at a young age. Today, we still do the basket w/candy and gifts, but I personally celebrate in a different way...which is not for this particular blog topic.

Here on the East coast, we just experienced a rain fall like we hadn't seen in a very long time. Local flooding was reported for just about every city in our small state...with all the rain we received, it's no wonder Rhode Island didn't just float away!

Just beyond our backyard is a sort of swampy area. When it rains the way it has for the past week, the cute little stream running through this area, turns into a pond...a huge pond. I am thankful for the wall that separates the backyard from the "pond" and that we live on the third floor (in the sky). Now, my sister on the other hand is fortunate to own her own home and has a humongous backyard, but not fortunate enough to have escaped the inevitable basement flooding and the backyard turning into a lake. Take your local kiddie playground/park area...this is the size of her yard!

Ok, so this is the yard that hosts the annual family Easter Egg Hunt. I know where your thoughts just went, the imagery was the same for me! While conversing with Sister on Facebook (because Facebook has now become the new telephone!), I ask the obvious question; "Is the yard soggy?" Here is the short conversation that ensues:

Sister: "hopin backyard dries b4 sunday.or we"ll have to put kids in boats to find eggs."

Me: "that would be soooo freakin awesome!!! can you imagine it? watching a bunch of toddlers row, row, rowing their boats!!!!!!"

Sister: "get the life jackets. rules of the pond every child must b accompanied by an adult. that means rachel too"

(rachel happens to be a 17 year old, lol!)

Me: "she said she row her boat all by herself, don't need no stinkin a-dult!"

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So, that is the usual tone of the conversations with my family members...and even though the topic of conversation changed to one of a more somber note, I couldn't get the image of a bunch of toddlers rowing around "hunting" for brightly colored, candy-filled plastic eggs out of my head! Of course, I possess an unusually active imagination therefore, the images (and inevitable questions) continue...

Exactly where does the 'adult supervision' come in...do we wade through the waist-high lake and guide the kiddie boats? And, if a tyke spots an egg...do they dive into the water in their Easter finery to snatch the prize OR do we adults make the plunge for them...seeing as none of them can swim yet (except for that over achieving 4 year old cousin)? And, what exactly do we do about the eggs that will sink into the muck created by the water? Do we count these as losses...or do we resume the Hunt when the water recedes? What about the candy/prizes in the eggs, of course, it'll get soggy and ruined because the eggs are not waterproof...do we keep more goodies in reserve for this purpose (I ask this because if we do not fill the eggs before we hide them, they'll just float on the top of the water and where is the fun of the Hunt in that?) And, possibly last, but not least...What do we do with the, shall we say, "over-zealous" parent? You know the one...The parent who'll have their kiddie ram another kiddie's boat to get to that pink egg in the bush... the parent who'll remove the stopper from another tyke's boat to make them sink and hinder their egg hunting progress...that parent who will stop at nothing to make sure their child has the lion's share...the bunny's share AND the turtle's share of the goody-filled eggs! And their child is the 11 month old who has no idea what the hell they're doing in a boat in the backyard and why their mom is screaming at them to stick their hands in that yucky wet stuff to grab some brightly colored hard thing...although, it might be good to chew on 'cause, dang it their gums hurt right about at that time!

So, these are my thoughts on our annual family Easter Egg Hunt. Of course, none of this will happen because our local weather lady has spoiled my fun and says the weather will be gorgeous from today on and Easter will be a sunny day for all the bunnies hopping around and somewhere in the 70's. Alas, I was so looking forward to a watery egg hunt too!

Much Luv, Witchie.
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