Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


See Jessi on the red carpet. Can you find her? She walked in near Queen Latifa and spoke to her saying, "You look beautiful." Queen replied, "Back at cha." Jessi got close to Kate Winslet, her idol and she saw the L.A. Mayor, not her idol. Of course she saw Nicole Kidman because that is who is pictured here in the red dress. She and Joe saw Clint Eastwood in the bar before the show. Joe walked over to him and told him how much he admired his work. Clint turned toward Joe, squeezed his upper arm and said "Thanks." I guess Joe almost passed out. What a thrill for these kids!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Worry is a prayer for something you don't want.
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Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
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People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
John Jay Chapman

Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strength.
Corrie ten Boom

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schultz
US cartoonist (1922 - 2000)

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
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What worries you masters you.
Haddon W. Robinson

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?

Worry is a misuse of imagination.
Dan Zadra

Worries go down better with soup than without.
Jewish Proverb

Don't worry about a thing,
'cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Bob Marley, "Three Little Birds" - song "Legend"- album
Jamaican reggae musician & singer (1945 - 1981)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Is it Spring? The last couple of days have been so beautiful! It is difficult to believe that we have been iced in so recently.

The chickens are delighted. The are running around outside like chickens with their heads cut off -- only they have their heads. Plus, they have found dry areas to take their dust baths.

Slim has been running to the neighbor's pond or down to the lake. Regardless of where, she is taking a nice swim someplace. Plus, she is having a delightful time rolling around with rotting corpses. I have learned that is something dogs do. She picks up a dead bird or dead mouse and rolls and rolls and rolls over it. YUK!

For a stinky dog, wet the dog and wipe with fabric softner sheets. It works miracles.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Chelle called me laughing. Hope came running in the kitchen demanding three big cups immediately. Chelle ask why Hope needed these cups. Hope said, "The Pretends are here and they have a big thirst and need drinks right away!"


It has been eight years since I watched the Oscars. I have been with Ron for eight years. See the connection? He is not a movie lover -- unless John Wayne is in it.

Anyway, I'm watching this year's Academy Awards come hell or high water. Jessi and Joe will be attending and I will watch every televised second in hopes of seeing them.

After all, I watched the entire Super Bowl just to see the newest Geico Caveman commercial. I still haven't seen it.

I must see my goddaughter Jessi! She will be wearing a va-va-voom, off the shoulder, black, slinky, beaded dress and will put all the stars to shame.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


The pie was delicious. I am posting the recipe just as my sister forwarded it to me. I'm going to be an absent blogger for a while, so make and eat this pie until I return:-)

Tasty and Easy Spice Apple Crunch Pie

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. sugar
1/2 c. cooking oil
2 T. milk (i used 3)
Combine dry ingred; add oil and milk. Mix well. Pat into 9 inch pie pan and flute edges if desired.

2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 1/2 to 4 c. sliced, cooking apples (about 5 to 6 medium)
1 c. sour cream (8 oz)
Combine all ingred; mix well and spoon into crust.

1/2 c. Grape-Nuts cereal or crispy rice cereal (i used old fashioned oats)
1/3 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg (i omitted both)
1/4 c. oleo or butter, softened

Combine all ingredients; sprinkle over apple filling. Bake in 350 oven 45 minutes or until nice and brown.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Why are we condemned? Because we are heart patients and this is part of our dinner tonight -- apple pie. The entree is Chicken Fettuccine. I can't explain what has gotten into us, but we shall only have very tiny portions:-) My sister gave me the pie recipe. It is called "Really Good Pie" and it could also be called "Really Easy Pie". Yum, can't wait to report if it is as good as it looks.
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Thursday, February 08, 2007


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eBay, eBay, where-for-art-thou eBay?

It has almost been a full year since I sold on eBay. I have continued to buy, buy, buy, but no selling since we moved from Kansas. I've got the eBay itch and I watch Monica and all her wonderful auction items and get so jealous.

My flea market booth has not gone well. I have paid my booth rental every month, but that's about it. Now the manager of the location tells me we all have to move out because the building is being sold.

I've got a better booth lined up and it is closer to home, plus it has more traffic so hopefully I will do better when I move. Still, eBay is the way to sell. If I just didnt' have to store all the packing material. Anyway, if the new flea market booth does not go well, I'm going back to eBay.


The picture I posted of my fish has stayed on my blog almost 24 hours. Hip, hip hooray! Now, watch it disappear just because I am bragging. I didn't do a thing. It just worked.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Surely these photo posting problems will clear up. I'm going to give up for now and hope Google and Picasa will fix everything.


It appears I have successfully posted four photos of July, 1999. First I cleaned my cache after the list of suggestions from Then, I posted the photos and found them in my post area as "drafts". I clicked on Edit and then publish. We shall see what happens later. Thank you Jill for your information!


Who could forget that July, 1999? !!!



The driver's side window is down in the van. We went for our Sunday drive and Ron opened his window at Twin Bridges to better see the frozen lake or something like that. The window would not close.

A few months ago that same window would not open. We had a new motor installed to the tune of about $200, and the window was healed. Now, same door, same window only it's frozen OPEN which is worse, especially when it is WINTER!

The repair shop cannot fix it until tomorrow. Ron had tried to at least close the window and the guys at the repair shop said, "We'll at least close it for you." but, no one could get it closed. The van is in the barn with plastic over the window and we're hoping the cats won't find a way in.

Our backup chariot is Ron's sexy '79 pickup truck. The truck and the man might be well aged, but together they sure turn me on. I especially love this man in the plaid flannel shirt when his cologne is grease and gasoline :-)


Yesterday for some unknown reason I was able to post five pictures. Today they were gone. Oh woe is me.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I am attempting to post a picture to my blog. I was able to post one (1) (UNO) with ease after changing to the new blogger. Now I cannot post a single, solitary photo and I get a code bx-t8j6yl. The error tells me to report this number to receive instructions for correcting. The big problem is I can't find any place to report the code. Any suggestions anyone????????

Sunday, February 04, 2007


"Who put a stop-payment on my reality check?"

"Is reading in the bathroom considered multi-tasking?"

"Aren't all gifts free?"

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Big events remain in our memory. I will always recall the feeling when he reunited with his family. Did you see, and do you remember when Jack Bauer finally made physical contact with his missing wife and daughter?

Yes, I am watching the first season of 24 on my Netflix. This is the point I reached yesterday and don’t know if I can stand to move forward in the day. It was only noon when I left them. Already, at the end of the episode, they were parting ways again and I have a strong feeling it is only going to lead to more frustration.

I am determined not to watch 24 on television until I catch up through DVDs, but at the rate I’m going, it is going to take a while. Don’t tell me anything.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

The woman is all grown up. Her accomplishments these 30 years would fill a book. She has traveled outside the United States on several occasions. She has driven across the United States more than once, in her vintage Neon. She lives in LA and works in the film industry. She is loyal to her father. She is devoted to her brother. She has friends galore (especially Joe) and would sacrifice anything for them. I have to repeat to myself that “the woman is all grown up” because to me she is still a little girl. Her mother called me this day 30 years ago and asked me, “Do you think I should call the doctor, my water just broke?” Pat would be proud and amazed by her tiny princess daughter today. I am certainly proud of my goddaughter. Happy 30th Birthday Jessi!