the great grands

June 14, 2010

I know I am WAY too young for these beautiful children to be my great grand kids, but here they are from top to bottom:

Natalie, Angelica, Noah, Bella and Finn.  I’m blessed!

Thought for the day – March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

The most wonderful take my breath away moments were the first time I saw my babies.  Don’t tell them that – they’ll get the big head.  

Who I’d like to meet

October 30, 2007

Blogging people I’d love to meet in person:

Mr. Angry, Happy Chick, Hell Boy.  These people have given me hours of reading enjoyment. 

My PCO friends:

Brattitude, Carrie, Blitz and Tiger. 

Someone that I admire alot because he’s overcome huge obstacles to obtain his goal of singing opera:  Paul Potts

And last but not least:  Jeff – the Bastardette, Gina’s, new love.

Mark and Isabella

August 14, 2007


This is the first grandchild Mark has had the opportunity to be around.  Looks like he’s taking to it nicely.  And it seems that Ms. Isabella thinks Gramps is pretty cool too.

I KNOW I’m not old enough to have great grand children, even though Noah will be 6 soon, and Angelica will be 3 on the 27th of this month. 

Where the hell did all the years go????

Double it

July 17, 2007

July 7th my granddaughter Del’s 15th birthday.

July 16th my son Adam’s 30th birthday.

Not my birthday but I’m 60. 

Now I don’t mind being older….I feel very fortunate to have made it this long.  My youngest being 30 and oldest pushing 40 however gets me to thinking about how time flies.  Hope all of them know how very much I love them.

The Bastard and his baby girl Allyssa

June 23, 2007


I think this is a beautiful picture of Mark and Allyssa.  Sure don’t look like your pushing 40 Mark. 😀

I call it Mexican Soup

May 14, 2007

Many years ago, when I had 5 kids in the house to feed, I came up with this recipe.  It wasn’t like I was inventive or anything….simply this was all there was in the house.  I threw it together and the kids really liked it.

This is the adaption for feeding less than an army:

saute together: 1 small onion, diced; 1/2 bell pepper, diced; 1 clove minced garlic.

add ground beef and cooked until done.

add 1 can ranch style beans

1 can whole kernal corn

1 small can tomato sauce

1/2 cup picante sause (very optional, but not for me)

heat until veggies are warm.

Serve over tortilla chips and top with grated cheddar chesse.  mmmmmmmmm yummy.

I made this for dinner tonight.  Further adaptation.  Throw in a diced jalapeno instead of bell pepper.  Use left over pinto beans, add chili powder.

When you don’t want to eat out, this is the fastest prep time of all my recipes.  Start to finish 15 minutes