Lawyers

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Theme: Lawyers

I am not really in a humorous mood right now-so this isn’t really a humorous post, but I just received an email from my SIL and she is a lawyer (along with my brother)-how appropriate. Anywho-she was randomly chosen out of some 80,000 Texas layers to be on the State Bar of Texas website. Just click on the link below and scroll down and she is at the bottom. Her name is Sylvia. Come on back and let me know what you think.

http://www.texasbar.com/

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Double-Decker Bus

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Theme: Blondes

Double-Decker Bus

Two bowling teams, one of all blondes and one of all brunettes, charter
a double-decker bus for a weekend bowling tournament in Atlantic City.
The brunette team rides in the bottom of the bus and the blonde team
rides on the top level.

The brunette team down below is having a great time, when one of them
realizes she doesn’t hear anything from the blondes upstairs. She
decides to go up and investigate.

When the brunette reaches the top, she finds all the blondes frozen in
fear, staring straight ahead. She says, “What the heck is going on up
here? We’re having a grand time downstairs!”

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Vintage Apron Giveaway from Rick Rack Attack

Why buy a reproduction… when you can have the real thing?!

Woohoo! It is that time! How would you like to win a fabulous vintage apron from The Apron Queen over at Rick Rack Attack? You even get to choose your prize! You don’t have to have a blog to win. The Apron Queen will be giving the winner her choice of a Vintage Apron from her shop. You have TWO chances to win. All you have to do to is to go over to her shop at Rick Rack Attack, and choose which of her many aprons is your favorite. Then leave a comment below (including a link to your favorite vintage apron) to enter the giveaway. You may also enter by posting about this giveaway (including a link to this post) on your own blog, and leaving a second comment with the link to your post. Good Luck!! Deadline to enter is Friday August 8th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be drawn at random and announced on Monday, August 11th.

THE RULES:

  • You must be 18 or older to enter (void where prohibited)
  • This contest is only open to residents of the U.S.
  • ONE chance: leave a comment HERE including the link to the apron of your choice
  • SECOND chance: post about this post on your blog (including a link to this post) and leave a comment HERE with the link to your post
  • If you are a non-blogger, please make sure you include your email address so you can be contacted.

I have comment moderation on-so be patient as I check comments-each evening. I will not be around my blog each day because I am back to school-teaching. I will approve your comments each night though. Good Luck!

We Salute You-Worst Parent Ever

This is from one of my best friends. She turned this story in to her local radio station and they saluted her-lol! This is from the radio. Just click below and listen to the short, one minute radio commercial! Have fun!

We Salute You-Worst Parent Ever

Getting Older

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Theme: Getting Older

(Just got home at 9:00 p.m. CST-aaahhhh! Tomorrow is registration for the whole school-just 2 hours-whew! I am so not ready-lol)

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A Little Humor

Hello All! I just go home at 9:00 p.m. CST-aaaahhhh! Does anyone know how to post Media Player Videos? This is all I have tonight. Here is a joke for ya!

Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of Tampax and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the older boy, “Son, how old are you?”

“Eight”, the boy replied. The man continued, “Do you know how these are used?”The boy replied, “Not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They are for him.

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Three Color Pasta Salad

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Picnic (National Picnic Month)

Oh My~I am so late posting my Scrumptious Sunday post. I just got home at 9:30 p.m. CST-aaahhhh! This is going to be a quickie post. I hope to visit everyone tonight-or tomorrow night-when I get home at about the same time-lol! I believe everyone was busy this weekend-we only have seven participants-hehe!

THREE COLOR PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lg. pkg. three color pasta
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes or red peppers, chopped
  • Diet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1 c. toasted, slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Chopped black olives

DIRECTIONS

  • Brown chicken in olive oil and chop.
  • Boil pasta according to directions and cool.
  • Toss the remaining ingredients with Ranch dressing and add the pasta and chicken.
  • Serve.
  • VARIATIONS: Add ham, shrimp, chives or no meat at all.
  • Don’t forget to leave in container in a cooler of ice.

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Vacation~Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday morning we went to the Knife Works Store. This store is loaded with knifes and anything else you can possibly imagine. One year, I did all of my Christmas shopping here-lol! The pictures from this store are of the exhibits they have there. We also went to the Apple Barn and the Apple Barn Winery. We always have to pick up a 3-pack of wine from there. It is so good-and sweet-hehe! These two places are in Sevierville, TN. We came back home for a nap and then went back out to Pigeon Forge. No-we didn’t ride that ride either-none for me-lol! I took pictures of the sign where we stayed and of our cabin. I don’t know why I didn’t take pictures of where we ate. I thought I took pics of everything-aaahhhh!

Feel free to comment here or you can even click on the pics to enlarge them and comment on them too. I didn’t downsize them-I hope you have high speed internet-lol!

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Vacation~Sunday, July 6, 2008

This is not good to post about my vacation way after the fact. I am trying to remember what all we did that first day. Well we left the house at noon. We arrived there about 5:00 EST. I didn’t take many pictures the first day-oopsie. I can’t seem to remember where we ate either-or why I don’t have pictures of that. Anywho-here is the view from the top deck of our cabin. Feel free to comment here or you can even click on the pics to enlarge them and comment on them too. I didn’t downsize them-I hope you have high speed internet-lol!

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Vintage Apron Giveaway Coming Soon

Do you like contests? Do you like to win prizes? Would you like to win a fabulous vintage apron? If so, keep reading. I will be hosting a vintage apron giveaway sponsored by The Apron Queen at Rick Rack Attack! Head on over to Rick Rack Attack and check out all of her wonderful vintage aprons! This contest will take place Monday, August 4, 2008-Friday, August 8, 2008. You will have two chances to win a wonderful vintage apron from Rick Rack Attack! Come on back to THIS site on Monday, August 4, 2008 to enter for your chance to win a vintage apron!

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Here’s Your Sign

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Theme: Signs

Just click on the pictures to enlarge them. You may leave a comment for a picture and/or leave me a comment here! 😉

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Gas Prices & Traveling

MOODY MONDAYS

Moody Mondays is hosted by Shannon H. at Moody Mondays!

This week’s Moody Mondays is Gas Prices and Traveling!

  • How much is gas per gallon in your area? $3.99
  • If you work, how do you get there? Personal vehicle? Public Transportation? Car Pool? I do work. I live 6.5 miles from work. I travel by personal vehicle. I don’t put many miles on a car. Now Jedd does-he is only 3 miles from work, but he travels at least 40 miles a day to go to the golf course too.
  • Will you be traveling much or will the cost of gas keep you home? It didn’t stop us taking a vacation and putting over 1,000 miles on the car.
  • Where would you like to go if the cost of gas was lower? I would love to travel the East Coast and visit lighthouses or travel to Texas to visit my younger brother-by plane of course-lol!

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Summer Pasta Salad

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Summer Salads

ZESTY FETA, CHICKEN, & SHRIMP SUMMER PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked fusilli/corkscrew pasta – or any pasta you choose
  • 1/2 pound frozen cooked cocktail shrimp – this is all for me-none for bf-allergic
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can diced black olives, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 (6 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt/pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a baking dish, and roast 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, cook 8 to 10 minutes, until firm, and drain. Cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, pasta, shrimp, olives, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber. Toss with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and feta cheese, and season with salt/pepper to taste.

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Ice Cream Recipe Round Up

This is my post for the Ice Cream Round Up over at Joy’s Place~Joy of Desserts. I posted this for Scrumptious Sunday over at Mercedes Rocks (my other blog). I have also included all of the links to the other participants’ post for last week’s Scrumptious Sunday: Theme~Ice Cream! Hope you all enjoy!

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New Website

Hello All! I have been converting my Kindergarten classroom website to my NEW 5th Grade classroom website. I am so excited! I have also added a blog page on the website. I hope to blog about our class over there and post pics for everyone to view. This way the parents can have pics of their child and I don’t have to make/create scrapbooks anymore…so much work! Head on over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

Miss Meredith’s 5th Grade

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Baked Beans

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Theme: Surprises

One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans.

Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I would be late because I had to walk home.

On my way, I passed by a small diner and the odor of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released all the gas.

Upon my arrival, my husband seemed excited to see me and exclaimed delightedly, “Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight.” He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table.

I took a seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to answer the call.

The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming most unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a pulpwood mill.

I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage…

Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable. When eventually the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom, I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself.

My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned, apologizing for taking so long. He asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold, and I assured him I had not.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Ice Cream (National-USA-Ice Cream Month)

I admit, I have never made homemade ice cream myself-well I have helped others make it. Today I am going to share with you a few things I have done with ice cream and sherbet in the past. I will also share with you as many of the flavors (32) I remember selling when I worked at The Carousel, an ice cream/food shop in our local mall, for eight years.

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I AM BACK!

Hello to all of my wonderful friends! We have made it back home! I have so much catching up to do. I just opened up my Google Reader and there are 312 new posts from all of my blogosphere-WOW! I don’t believe I will make it to all of them. I also noticed that I have a few new visitors here! Welcome to my blog. I will be by to visit you soon! Thanks for continuing to visit me while I was away! I have tons of pics to show you-but I just want to warn you that I am not a photographer and many of the pics were taken while driving down the road! We had a ball. I will tell you all about it soon. I plan to do a post for each day we were gone-detailing our events. I hope everyone has received their postcards…or will be receiving them soon. If you requested one from Asheville-It is going to be mailed from my house-couldn’t get Jedd to stop today to drop them off from there-aaahhh! I also sent some to my dog buddies too! This is the first time I have ever sent off postcards-I hope I knew what I was doing-lol! I want to thank Gina for helping me with my blog when I was gone-I so much appreciate her! So glad to be back-I think-lol! Looking forward to catching up with everyone! I hope all was well in your world. Love You All! Mercedes!

The Bathtub Test

During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the Director, “how do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.”

“Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.”

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup.”

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Have and Have Nots

I saw this a while back over at Gina’s Public Diary. Everything that I have done is in blue. It’s long but I hope you enjoy it.

85 HAVES & 115 HAVE NOTS

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Bruce Loves Jenny

Hump Day Humor is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Theme: Marriage

Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love. One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand.

Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage.”

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It Was Gatlinburg in Mid-July

Tony at Flying Pigs inspired me to post this song.

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See Ya Soon

I sure hope our Vacation turns out better than this-lol!

I have everyone in my Google Reader (I love this) so I will have to catch up on your blogging when I return. I know I will have tons to read about. You can also stop by here-I will have something posted everyday: Auto-post is awesome! Toodles Noodles! Mere

Blueberries

Scrumptious Sunday is hosted by Mercedes at Mercedes Rocks!

Theme: Blueberries (National Blueberry Month in the U.S.)

I have personally never made anything with blueberries-so I am not going to share a recipe today. Here is a lovely poem I found about Blueberries.

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I Big Red Puffy Heart Your Blog Award

My dear blogging friend at Life Through a Lens has bestowed upon me another award (actually three-but I will do this one at a time) on June 13, 2008. She is wonderful and she has a wonderful site full of pictures and stories!

Dandelion Wishes had this award created so she could pass on the love!

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