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Someone once said -

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thoughts About the Future and What Will and Won't Be ????

I just read an email from a friend that talked about how things as we know would be changing in the near future. Things like actually reading a real book versus reading it on a "Kindle" because it is not only cheaper but you no longer have to go anywhere to buy a book you just download it and then there's no storage space problem???   
Then there is the "land" telephone.....most people are thinking of or already have done away with theirs as the cell phone is all one needs. If you still have a "land" phone it usually is because you just are used to having that number. But the costs are cheaper in the long run to have just a cell with it no long distance charge or cell to cell with the same company is free... plus those telephone bills are outrageous.

Then there is the TV...I hear that the prime TV programs are down to the lowest ratings ever because people are either watching "Netflex" or movies on cable PPV or VOD or they are playing video games...interesting...

Then there is the fact that the PO is going broke...think about it ???? Mail is low because of email and eletronic checking and people just would rather have instant contact rather than the "snail mail"...
And checks will be gone soon....the banks can no longer afford the proscessing of them and more and more people are paying on the Internet and the banks offer this service for FREE...

And newspapers are going away. The new generation has no need for the house to house service when they can use their IPhone or Blackberry to scan the news...I think it will be like the milkman...gone.....

We are becoming an eletronic age and with all this, I ask????? HOW CAN ONE LOSE WEIGHT???? I mena we don't have to leave our seats to any of this, just flick on the computer and click away....Don't believe me???? Think about it???? ........................

What are you doing right now?????? lol.....
got cha.....
That's ok.....we can always eat more chocolate sundaes...

I wonder when surfing the Internet will start costing us???? Think about it???? They have to make money somewhere.....scary huh?????

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A New Blog Heading and The Easter Bunny

As you can see I designed a new header for my blog. :) The photos are all ones that I have taken. Point Breeze Designs is the name I use for all my designs, it is where I grew up in NY and I have fond memories from there. the photo is of the beach at the end of the road I lived on and I took it with all the driftwood when I went back to visit my sister in the 90s. The squirrel is my backyard little friend. So tell me what you think?

Now today is Easter and I thought I'd share all you need to know that I learned from the Easter Bunny....

I learned from the Easter Bunnythat....
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey..
May the joy of the season fill your heart.

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Our Laughlin Trip and Car Shows

Hubby and I went to Laughlin over the weekend April 14th-17th- 2011 and attended the Gambling Car Show. There were over 269 cars and entertainment and vendors. It was so hot!!!

Walking on that black top was a bit much and the heat burned my tootsies but I loved seeing those unique cars!!! And of course you all know me as loving pink wellllllll......guess what I found there??? Yup a PINK car!!!!

the car show was at the Riverside

There were so many to look at and I loved the yellow one. :)

We also went to an exotic car show at the Avi...it was fantastic...

not sure what this was????

Check out the front and on the top was an actual machine gun???? It was different!!

Me at the Avi

This was behind a Corvette

Friday, April 08, 2011

Another "B" Celebration

The top of the hat
This year my "B" day has gone on for a whole week.... This time the gals  from my Stitch n' Chicks club gave me gifts and a celebration at last night's meeting...Aren't these dolies gorgeous...
And beautiful dolies from my Stitch n' Chicks group

I got yummy candy

We all have to wear it on our "B" days

Our group "B" day hat

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

April is National Grilled Cheese Month

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month!!

April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month! OK, you probably didn't know that, and you probably didn't need an excuse to chow down on the best comfort-food sandwich ever invented. I love grilled cheese sandwiches, I mean who doesn't??? It's all my g-kids love for lunch!  I was trying to think of what to eat today and now I know. So if you haven't already, be sure to make yourself a grilled cheese sandwich this month and enjoy and remember when your mom used to make it for you when you were young.

I remember that it was a favorite around my house when I was little, Mom would make it with a cup of tomato soup and some gingerale. The ginger would make your tummy settle if the greasyness of the cheese sandwich played any kind of tole on my tummy. I am a little bit lactose and sometimes it doesn't like me. Grrrrrrr.... But I never let it stop me! :)

A Few Facts:
Grilled cheese sandwiches originally showed up in america during the 1920s

Said to first be served open face
A grilled cheese sandwich is often accompanied by tomato soup
Grilled cheese sandwiches can be served with bacon , tomato, and various other additions
April is national grilled cheese sandwich month!

Here are 3 GREAT Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for you to try:


Everybody loves the combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup -- why not add the rich tomato flavor to the sandwich itself?

-12 ounces cheddar cheese
-4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
-8 sandwich-size slices sourdough bread
-6 tablespoons Tomato Jam

Finely grate 6 oz. cheddar and place in a small bowl. Add butter and mash mixture together with a fork. Grate the remaining cheese less finely. Spread the cheese-butter mixture on one side of each of the bread slices, and place four slices, buttered side down. Spread 1.5 tbs jam on each slice, distribute cheese and top with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium, put sandwiches into the pan, and cook 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Turn sandwiches, press each with a spatula to flatten slightly, cover and cook 2-3 minutes until undersides are well-browned. Turn once more, press slightly, cook for 1 minute and remove. Let cool 5 minutes, cut in half and serve.

Tomato Jam

-6 large ripe tomatoes (about 1.5 pounds) peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (use Roma tomatoes if it isn't tomato season)
-1 clove garlic, finely chopped
-1/4 cup red wine vinegar
-2.5 tablespoons sugar (if you're making this in the middle of tomato season when tomatoes are at their sweetest, reduce the sugar by 1 to 2 teaspoons)
-Salt [sea salt is good too]

Place all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Mixture should bubble but not boil. Cook 1 hour, or until jam has thickened and most of liquid has evaporated. Let cool. (You can make this up to one week in advance and store in the refrigerator. Use the extra with salmon or hamburgers!)


-8 thin slices prosciutto (about 4 ounces)
-1/4 cup olive oil
 ounces broccoli rabe (about 1 bunch), tough stems removed and coarsely chopped (or use Swiss chard or Tuscan kale)
-1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-Salt [I use sea salt]
-8 sandwich-size slices Italian bread (or use sourdough)
-8 ounces mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced if water-packed; otherwise coarsely grated

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and line a plate with paper towels. Add prosciutto to the skillet in batches and cook until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes per side, then transfer to paper towels to drain. Add 2 tbs oil to the pan, heat for 1 minute, and add broccoli rabe -- cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, tender and bright green yet slightly caramelized, 5-7 minutes. (Add water to the pan if it seems dry). Add lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt; toss to coat. Transfer rabe to a plate and wipe out skillet but don't wash it.

Brush remaining oil on one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices, oil side down, on work surface. Distribute rabe and follow with prosciutto. Pile cheese on top, top with remaining bread, oil side up.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Put sandwiches into pan, cover, and cook 3-4 minutes, until undersides are golden brown. Turn sandwiches, pressing with a spatula to flatten slightly. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes until undersides are well-browned. Remove cover, turn sandwiches, press with spatula, and cook for 1 more minute or until cheese has melted. Remove from pan and let cool 5 minutes; cut in half and serve.


-8 slices bacon
-8 large tortilla chips (about 2 ounces)
-4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
-8 slices sourdough bread
-1/2 cup guacamole (recipe follows; or use purchased, preferably one with tomato in it)
-2 tablespoons peeled, seeded, diced Roma tomato (see note)
-4 ounces Colby cheese, coarsely grated
-4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
-4 ounces goat cheese

Line a plate with paper towels. In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until very crisp; drain on paper towels. Remove fat from pan and wipe with paper towel, but do not wash.

To make tortilla chip butter, put chips in food processor and process until texture is fine and sand-like (or place chips in a sturdy plastic bag and use a meat mallet or other heavy object to pound). Put butter in medium bowl and add ground chips; use a fork to work the butter and "sand" together -- mixture will be somewhat stiff.

Spread butter mixture on one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices, butter-side down, on work surface. Spread 2 tbs guac on each slice of bread, sprinkle tomato on top. Follow with Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses. Dot with small pieces of goat cheese. Place 2 bacon slices on each sandwich and top with remaining bread slices.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Put sandwiches in pan, cover, cook 3-4 minutes, until undersides are golden brown. Turn sandwiches, press with spatula to compress slightly. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes, until undersides are well browned. Turn again, press with spatula, cook 1 minute, remove from pan. Let cool 5 minutes; cut in half and serve.

-1 ripe Hass avocado
-1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 lime)
-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
-2 tablespoons finely diced white onion
-2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
-1/2 fresh serrano chile, minced (optional)
-1 tablespoon cored, seeded, and diced Roma tomato

Split and pit avocado, mash flesh in a medium bowl with lime juice and salt, using potato masher or fork, until slightly chunky. Stir in onion, cilantro, chile and tomato. Let sit for 15 minutes. Serve any leftover guac with chips alongside sandwiches.

And be sure to check out "Woman's Day" ideas as they have some terrific recipes to make you die for!!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

My Birthday!!!! Happy Birthday to me...

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

It is my BIG birthday today!!! Wow...
My daughter got me an apron

my family and friends

and family and friends

opening gifts

I got a Nano IPOD

I got an Orchid

My sister sent me this box with a ceramic cake in it .. :)

I got $$$$

DH gave me gambling $$ for our trip in 2 weeks

and he took me out to dinner... hmmm "woo woo" wonder what he wants? lol

Foxy & Chloee all ready to party

my BFF got me this hanging plant...so pretty

my beautiful g-daughter...

Social Butterflies gave me a party

our new mascot and my gifts

and they gave me my own Queen's "garb" wasn't that wonderful!!!!

A yummy cake

my Vice Queen crowned me

and I raised my scepter to the group...

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