Saturday, April 5, 2008

The weekend so far----

Last night we went over to the kids house. They are redoing the girl's bedroom, and boy is it ever lime green. We helped get the furniture put back in, but in the meantime, Lily decided it was fun to ride her plushy elephant. She showed out for a good thirty minutes and we had a lot of fun.

Today, Regina, Lily and I went to Burlinton coat Factory and bought hot pink curtains to go in there with beads hanging off the valance. Their comforters are lime green and hot pink polka dots. They are at their other grandma's out of state this week for spring break so it will be a Surprise! Let's hope they like it. It has rained for two days straight here.Hope you are also having an awesome weekend.
Also, today is dandelion day!!!! Look out Allergies!

Letters- Day 5

Dear Rain,
ok, I know how badly we need the rain, but did you have to stay here all day and rain out the Dogwood Festival? Regina and I wanted to go so badly. I'm sure I'll forgive you tomorrow, but for today, you just suck! Sandy

Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday's Feast #186

Invent a new flower; give it a name and describe it.
Lilyfly --It's a cross between a lily pollinated by a dragon fly. Named for my granddaughter.
Name someone whom you think has a wonderful voice.
My son David. When calls, his voice lights up my whole day.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how clean do you keep your car?
between a 6 and 8, depending on the weather.
Main Course
How do you feel about poetry?
I love poetry and have dabbled in it a little bit lately, but mine sucks and seems to be very dark and depressing.
What was the last person/place/thing you took a picture of?
My elephant collection for Wordless Wednesday.

Friday Memes

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Tonight I saw _cops at my neighbor's house____
2. _Most 80s music____ makes me wanna dance!
3. Splitting a few appetizers between friends _is a great way to start an evening____
4. _Pat, my MIL____ is someone I'd like to get to know better.
5. The smell of _forsythia____ reminds me so much of springtime!
6. _He kissed me____ and that made it all better.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _having my weekly Sandy self-spa night____, tomorrow my plans include _going to the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta____ and Sunday, I want to _go out and take pictures around town____!

Friday 5 for April 4: Pancakes

1. Where can you get some really good pancakes?

2. How do you like your pancakes?
regular with strawberries and strawberry syrup on top

3. What’s your theory on why restaurant waffles are so much more expensive than pancakes?
Because they are there to make money and they can.

4. The pancake chef is going whip up a batch of the most interesting, creative pancake invention you can imagine. What will you order?
hmmmmm..... smores pancakes, yummy

5. When was the last time someone made you pancakes, not counting visits to restaurants?
Hubby makes pancakes every Sunday morning.
The Friday Five

1. If you became ruler of the world, what three things would you do first?
Stop the wars! Give free healthcare to all who couldn't afford it! Lower taxes!

2. If you were a superhero, what would be your name and what powers would you have?
SuperSandy I would be able to time travel.

3. You can ask one question to someone who knows EVERYTHING. What is it?
What really happens when you die?

4. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?
easy- stalk Johhny Depp.

5. If you saw a mythical/religious deity walking down the street, what would you do?
talk to them and find out all that I could.
Four Foods on Friday

#1. American cheese. Sliced fresh or prepackaged processed cheese product? I'm a Kraft girl.

#2. What is your favorite cracker? Ritz!

#3. What hot breakfast cereal do you like? Think oatmeal, farina, grits, etc. OATMEAL!

#4. Share a recipe that uses corn.


1 sm. can whole kernel corn
1 sm. can French style green beans
1 whole sm. onion, diced
12 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)
1 sm. can cream of celery soup
12 oz. sour cream
1 stack Ritz crackers
1 stick butter

Combine corn, beans, onion, cheese, soup and sour cream in casserole dish. Top with crumbled crackers. Scatter pats of butter over crackers. Bake at 375 degrees until bubbly. Delicious cold. Yields 6 servings!

Letters- Day 4

Dear Cleaning Fairy,

Please come to my house. I need you!

Thanks, Sandy

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Letters- Day 3

Dear Upstairs New Neighbor,

My husband works graveyards and sleeps all day. Why do you have to play your stereo with base as loud as it will go, and why is it in your bedroom? Am I the only one complaining? I don't mind rap music.... even got a kick out of your dirty drawers on the floors song, but why must it be so loud? With all that thumping noise you can't hear most of the lyrics anyway.
And why do you have to vacuum your floor at midnight? Can you not do it earlier? It sounds like a freight train on my ceiling. I understand you are young and this is your first apartment, but you have neighbors now, and you are not starting off on the right foot with us. I put a note on your door. The landlady put a note on your door. What's next? calling the cops? or calling your father who I hear is a minister?
As a final thought- "TURN DOWN THE STEREO!!!!!!!!!"
Thank you,
your downstairs neighbor

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

My small elephant collection

Letters- Day 2

This wooden M was made for us by a special needs friend named Polly in Los Angeles. It is scratched from moving, but still holds a special place on my wall.

Hump Day Humor


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Letters- Day 1

I am participating in Nablopomo for the month of April and the theme is letters.

Dear Thief,

After leaving my beloved insulated coffee mug at the vet's office yesterday, I drove all the way back to pick it up. But you had already taken it. It was the best one I'd ever had and was a gift from my friend who is no longer with us. I wonder how you made the decision to just take it instead of giving it to the girl at the desk. Since we were the only two people there, she would have gladly returned it to me. I guess one has to be a thief to think like a thief. I'm so glad I don't think that way.

Anyway, I could say I hope you burn your tongue, or something bad, but instead I hope you take care of it and use it daily as I did. Enjoy it, it's yours now. Just remember, what goes around comes around. Karma is a bitch!

Sandy (coffee mug owner)

Feeling much better finally....

Heads or Tales = FOOL


20 crackers
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. grated lemon rind

Break crackers in pastry lined 8 inch pie plate. Boil water, sugar and cream of tartar together for 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and rind. Pour syrup over crackers, dot generously with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover with top crust. Bake in hot oven (425 degrees) 20-30 minutes.