Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twas the day before Thanksgiving...

Twas the day before Thanksgiving
And all around the house
Mom was scurrying here and about;
Resisting temptation to move her mouse
She had to cook the stuffing, the pies and rolls,
The dishes sat languishing in the sink so high,
As Mom was busy racing to the top of the family polls.
She didn't burn the cornbread or chop her finger in the onions,
She mixed up the filling and whipped all the cream,
All in high heels sure to give her some bunions
The table was bare, ready for all the plates
Knives, forks and spoons
Then Mom remembered, as she gave a scream
That she forgot to pick up the centerpiece of flowers.
She looked at her husband, with hard black eyes,
They have mums over there!  Steal all the mums,
Anything with flowers will do!"
As her husband scurried out the door,
Fast as a light,
Mom sighed as she sat down and
"Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all....DON"T FIGHT!"

Yeah I got a little bored waiting on MLP to call me back to give me the details for a bid I was sending out for him today.  Hope it gives you a chuckle as you prepare for your feast tomorrow.  Happy Thanksgiving, count your blessings!

LGFN...Later Gator for Now =)

Friday, November 19, 2010


I am so disappoited in myself right now.  I have been childless for about 4 hours now and has anything been done with this?  No random "stuff" in the yummy grown up drinks (sad to say I don't even think there are the MAKINGS of a yummy drink in my house; thats just crazy and must be remedied tomorrow!)...not even a good walk around the house in the buff.  NOTHING.  I am getting seriously out of the loop on this whole go wild thing.  When the chance for wild is upon me, I don't grab it and run with it anymore.  I remember the days of tequila shots, I mean a lot of tequila shots.  Jose and I were total besties  Like I could even sing his song without missing a beat.  Drunken karoake thinking I was on American Idol.  Girls night out, which almost always was followed by a "stomacch virus" at work the next day.  Good night McGonagal, there was a good 18 months of debauchery that I can't even remember all of! Well...maybe not debauchery but there are certainly several nights that are fuzzy

And now...well now its Friday night at 10 something and I'm sitting in the red chair with a laptop and Marshal is at the dining room table doing...something with a plug and an extension cord.  Seriously something is wrong with this picture.  *sigh* 

I'm going to give us some credit and say we are being totally boring because we are doing lots of pools tomorrow (yeah somehow I let myself get talked into helping, again).  And after that we are wining and brining with some adults tomorrow night and that will be followed by crazy loud monkey...scrapbooking.  Got to get the memories in order for that baby fever that will be cured sometime soon...I hope ;~)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Back at the stove

Actually cooking a real meal tonight, first time in a while.  Decided on making pumpkin ravioli, to be supportive of our lil veggie.  She is doing really well with it, I'm so proud of her.  For the most part, she is sticking to vegetables and fish.  She has every now and again eaten chicken but I think over all she's still succeeding in her goal of not eating animals with feelings.  And yes, chickens have feelings (at least she thinks they do, lol).  She grew up at Grandma and Grandpa's house with chickens running around.  At one point Dad did the whole raise them from chicks thing.  He had this one hen who just followed him everywhere.  One day he was going to go into the travel trailer (they lived in one after the house burned but before the new house) and suddenly there was this SMACK!  The chicken had tried to jump on his shoulder and hit the door instead.  Too funny, it ran around like a chicken with its head cut off. lol

Back to the stove.  The pumpkin is savory, flavored with scallions, thyme and sage.  Got the dough together and set it aside while I made the filling.  Once that was done I pulled out the dough and pulled it into fourths.  Problem #1 showed in that it was too sticky.  Added some more flour and hoped that would do it.  Went looking and found problem #2: No rolling pin.  So, looked around and improvised with the round frozen thing you can put in water bottles.  It left "frozen" all over the dough but no biggie.  Problem #1 reasserted itself because the dough was still too stickey.  Throwed some more flour on and figured I'd just go with the flow.  Finished rolling and dotted half the sheet with filling.  Brushed the egg between the filling dots and tried to pull the dough over the top. such luck.  Dough was MUCH too sticky.  Gave that sheet up as a throw out and went to fix the rest when I more flour ( I prefer semolina for my pasta).  Going to the freezer (which is where any good girl keeps her flour, courtesy of her Momma) and no regular flour either.  Dang it.  Not to be defeated (especially since I had a whole pan full of filling) I deviated the plan and went with pumpkin lasagna.  So, crossing my fingers that the no boil noodles do okay as I haven't always had the best luck with those. 

But, you ask (cause I'm sure you are) what are you going to do with the rest of the dough?  I googled it and it says it can be frozen.  Hoping that I can freeze, buy more flour and then salvage once I defrost.  Fingers crossed again.  So DR, I'm tossing the question backatcha: Does frozen dough work well? 

LGFN...Later Gator For Now!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Hello to all the Doctors:  Are you wanting to make some extra money for your practice?  Need to cover those holiday bonuses for the employees?  Well here's your chance!!!  Offer tests with results!  Wait a minute you say?  I already give my patients results for their tests?  Of course you do.  That would be irresponsible and unethical to put a patient through a test, take their money and then never tell them anything.  No, what this program is about is cutting out the wait time!  Your patients are at home right now, googling and WebMding what little information they got from the techs who performed their test, trying to figure out if they need to panic or not.  When you offer tests with results, you give your patients the option to pay EXTRA to get their results same day!  No waiting, no manic googling.  Thats right folks, there are people out there who are willing to give you even MORE money for peace of mind.  Its a win/win situation!!!  AND the first 50 callers will receive a lifetime supply of the magazine of their choice for those patients who are sitting in the waiting area for those results!  Don't waste time, act now!!!

*This program does not cover kleenexes for tears or ear plugs for the good news.  This program is a figment of the writers imagination and only came about because freakin Google couldn't tell her anything. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Need a reason to celebrate?

Lets in history the Marine Corp were born, Sesame Street aired for the first time, Miranda Lambert, Eve and Brittany Murphy were born.  Its also Pi day (the 314th day of the year) and area code day.  This week is also Dear Santa Letter week, Pursuit of Happiness week and National Young Readers week (yay! cause I loooove reading!!)  And in honor of my in-house veggie (her Daddy likes to call her that, it drives her crazy) November is also Vegan Month.  Although she's not a vegan, eats dairy products and eggs, will eat fish and the other day ate chicken because we were at Bush's.  But, she's going on 3 weeks of this new thing so we're still supporting her.

There are a lot of random ways to celebrate November.  If I were childless and single, I would totally get into raising awareness for National Impotency Month, no good man should go to waste. ;~)  Plus its also National Roasting Month...does that mean we should cook a lot of roasts?  Or set up lots of parties with a guest of honor and make fun of them all night?

Whatever and however way we choose, always remember to give thanks.  Not just in November but everyday month as well

LGFN....Lator Gator For Now!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Well, another November 2nd has come and gone.  Did all you DR go out and vote?  Whether you are for or against Obama (and NO I am not telling which side I fall on.  That's not what this post is about silly) he has definitely started some much needed conversations and debate around the country. 

When I went to check my local county polls, I was kinda sad at the numbers I saw.  Denton County precinct 202 (where I live) has just under 5000 registered voters.  Only 1400 or so actually voted.  29%  TWENTY NINE PERCENT.  That is not any kind of a majority.  No, no, no.  How can we expect our voices to be heard if we don't go out and use them?  It irks me to no end to hear people moan and groan and complain about the State of the Union and if you ask them "Did you vote?", they say "No".  While I know that the Constitution gives them the right to moan and groan, if you don't actually use that other right we have it means nothing.  Now I know my precinct is a small part of Denton County and Denton County is a small part of Texas.  But does anyone really want to let only 29 out of 100 people decide who does what?  How can decisions truly be what the majority want, if the majority isn't even talking?  Who knows what kinda crazy nut those 29 could be?  They could be completely on the far right, those people who think its okay to walk into church and shoot a Dr in the head.  OR it could be one of those people who think that just because SOME guns are used to kill people, that all guns are used to kill people and as such should be taken away.  Or if not taken away, taxed so high that its basically impossible for John and Jane Doe to add anything new to their armory, er I mean collection. 

All I'm sayin is the next time elections come around, get out and vote.  This election had something of a high profile as it was a Governor election year.  But what about those elections that are for things like school bonds?  The next time you are griping because your property taxes went up another $500, did you vote the last time your ISD had something on the board?  Or if your child's school looks like its hasn't been updated since the 70s, half of them are in classrooms so stuffed full of kids that the air conditioning doesn't even begin to cover on a day when we're hitting 102 outside, did you go vote during the bond election? 

Recently my fair city did some road work that was badly needed.  However, in the plans they didn't draw in left turns for several streets on what is a major road.  The citizens affected called out the alarm and passed out fliers.  They went to city council meetings and had their voices heard.  And got the plans changed.  We can be heard, whichever way you wish to be talking.  Just open your mouth....or pull out that voter registration card.

LGFN...Later Gator For Now!