If you are from the South, as I am, you know that any sentence prefaced with, or ending with, the phrase "Bless her heart!", is just a genteel way of stating...Why the woman just can't help how she is!
An interview Gov. Sarah Palin did Thursday is causing a stir. (CNN) — It’s the ultimate holiday photo-op for any governor: the yearly pardoning of a turkey to spare it from demise days before Thanksgiving. But former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is causing a stir for an interview she gave after pardoning an Alaska turkey Thursday, during which one bird was being slaughtered in the background. Palin appeared unaware of what was going on directly behind her, though she did seem to take a glance at the unfortunate event at one particular point during the interview. "It's nice to support a local business and just participate in something that isn't so heavy handed politics that invites criticism," Palin said during the interview. "Certainly will probably invite criticism for even doing this too, but at least it was fun." "I am always in charge of the turkey so I am where I need to be today to prepare for that," she also said.
Found this really great magazine (cleaneating.com) and got this recipe I have GOT to try out!
Sweet Potato-Apple Sauté Try this sweet and succulent sauté as an addition to your festive menu. Stuck for a party offering? Put this sauté in a pretty dish and offer it to the host at your next dinner event.Serves 6.Hands-on time: 15 minutes. Total time: 40 minutes.Bright orange sweet potatoes just scream carotenes. And the darker and deeper the color, the more concentrated the vitamin A they contain. But the goodness doesn’t stop there: Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamins C and B6, and are a good source of the minerals manganese and copper. They’re an excellent way to put antioxidants on the upsurge in your body since studies have found that the root storage proteins in sweet potatoes provide significant antioxidant effects. INGREDIENTS: 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed 1 cup ice cubes 1 tsp olive oil 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 1 cup) 1/8 tsp allspice 1/8 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp real maple syrup 1/8 tsp ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS:ONE: Cut a 1/4-inch deep slice through the peel of each sweet potato, lengthwise, and place in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain boiling water and add ice cubes and 2 cups cold water. Let potatoes rest for 5 minutes. Drain cold water, remove remaining ice and slip peels off potatoes. Slice into 3/4-inch chunks.TWO: Back at the stove, pour oil into a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apple and sprinkle with allspice and salt. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, and then cover with a lid for 2 more minutes. Remove lid and scoop sweet potato pieces on top of apples.THREE: In a small bowl, stir together maple syrup and 1 tbsp water, then pour over apples and potatoes. Lower heat, cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove lid, stir briefly and top with pepper. Serve.Nutrients per 3/4-cup serving:Calories: 100, Total Fat: 1 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 23 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 9 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 90 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg NUTRITIONAL BONUS: Our sauté will help keep your energy levels high by boosting B-vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6.Recipe by Christine Gable
Well, at least she was given some pain meds and something for nausea. They offered the guy in the next bed either Dilaudid or Vicodin. If he had taken the Vicodin, I would have offered to take the Dilaudid off their hands! I had to have it once and WOOHOO! Made me a happy camper. I felt like "Pain? I still got it but I don't care!"
It is MIDNIGHT, ya'll! This coming from someone who thinks staying up until 10 is stretching it.
So anyway, back to this whole Lupus deal. I don't know anything about it, but I do know it's from her dad's side! A bunch of his family has some type of auto-immune disease. My other daughter has Renauds (sp) and Fybromyalgia (sp redux). Ex hubby has rheumatoid arthritis. His adorable, wonderful, amazing Grandma Williams had it bad.
MY family is a bunch Long Livers. I mean close to a century old, folks!
I need to learn more, but what I have read scares me.
So, nearly a year ago I swore I would start blogging the moment I got time to breathe. So I guess that just shows how busy I have been or how hectic my life has been. Or it might just show that I should join the Procrastinator's Club. It seems I can't get around to it. Anyway, as wild as my life has been these past 2 years, it's just getting more eventful. My daughter and her three sons (who by the way have been blessed with both good looks AND intelligence) have been living with me since her separation from her %$#%& ex-husband.It's been tough the past couple of years, but bless her heart, she is going to school to fulfill her dream of being a nurse. Only now I wonder if that will happen. She has Lupus. We have know about it for few months now. I worry about how she will be able to be a nurse with this disease. I am sitting in our local hospital ER waiting for her brain scan to come back and after that, will be waiting for the results of her spinal tap. She has been here before, but this is the first time she has had to be brought up here in an ambulance. Scary for her, scary for her mom. Damn, I hate whiny-assed people, and I don't want to become one. Maybe this will be cathartic for me.
I really don't care for this "About Me" business. Most people can tell anyone who they are, but who ARE you, really?
I am a grandmother of 6, I have a couple of Tats. Oh! And I was thrown off Barksdale AFB by the FBI in 1972!! You can say I am an old hippie, but been there, done that...
I love my job most of the time.
I am a Lifetime Member of the Grammar Police
Maybe someone who actually knows me can tell me about me.
I also am owned by two weiner dogs...Dos Weiners as I call them. I adopted them 5 years ago and they are really horribly spoiled little beggars. UPDATE. Make that 3 weiners. I adopted a lost weinerdog, and after no one claimed him, he is mine. His name is DrewBrees.
I am a Very Amateur Photographer. I bought myself a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 and I just LOVE it.