Friday, March 23, 2012

Sour Cream & Bacon Crockpot Chicken

Yay Pinterest! I successfully made another recipe. *Salmonella pending*

The recipe called for Garlic Cream of Mushroom Soup. I couldn't find it. So I added Garlic Powder to Food Club COM soup.

Wrap bacon around chicken breasts.

Pour 1/2 cup of flour, salt, pepper, and a cup of sour cream into a bowl. I possibly added some garlic salt and powder.

It said to "whisk it all together". Until someone explains to me what I am doing wrong when I try to whisk, I am sticking with a fork.

Pour it all over the chicken.

I cooked it on low in the Crockpot for 6 hours, and on high for about 30 minutes.
The chicken looked a little weird, but I couldn't tell if it was undercooked or the bacon. I inspected each bite, and the inside of the chicken was white. The bacon made the outside a little pinkish. I hope it wasn't just mine....

I served it with wild rice.

The original:
Moms With Crockpots

Where Blackberry makes me look like a pervert

While there is no secret that Scott is a perv, this was actually not his fault.
I have a Blackberry, he has an iPhone. I forget that my emoticons are different than his.
I was sending him random texts, mainly to make him get up and have to check his phone.
I send him a star.
Then a hug.
I receive no response. He just jumped in the bed later all excited.

I asked him the next day "did you receive my star and hug"
Scott: No
Me: But I texted them last night.
Scott: All I received was a (let's just say hiney and a hoo-ha)
Me: That is NOT what I sent!
Scott: Well that is what I got.
Me: Let me see
On his phone:

Me: gasp!

I distinctly sent a pic of a star and a hug!

So thank you Blackberry for making me look like a pervert.
Well played....

Friday, March 16, 2012

Week 10 & 11 of 2012

March 4, 2012
I went to my cousin's baby shower today. All that estrogen in one room was overwhelming. The food was good. I rubbed her belly in hope that this child will like me.

I spent the rest of the day raking the yard and burning the leaves. I smell weird.
March 5, 2012

Work was CRAZY today. But I finished, left everything in order, to my knowledge, and now I am home perched on the couch. TWO more off days!!
Rebecca and I walked on the track. I can't figure out why on my foot, between my big toe and ankle feels like it's going to break into pieces. Most people would stay off a foot if it hurt.
Moving on...

I forgot Scott at work today. My. Bad.

I made possibly the world's greatest pork chops for dinner.
March 6, 2012

Another thing one probably shouldn't do with an open wound and swollen ankle is mow the grass. Particularly with a yard full of holes from a hoarding dog, sticks, sweet gum balls, and a hateful cat that likes to make me fall. But, I mowed all the grass, and have my yard looking pretty. Well as pretty as a yard can look that's 70% dirt, 20% pine straw, and 10% grass.
Walked 4 miles tonight. A woot.
March 7, 2012

Rebecca and I went to Leesville today. She made me laugh so hard in Lowe's as I tried to load 50lb bags of mulch onto a lumber cart.
She mocked my "packing skills"

We then ate at Buffet City that has the BEST Chinese buffet around. I almost got her to eat sushi.
I then came home, sweet talked Scott into unloading the mulch out of the truck, and it's still on the ground where he put it. I started cleaning out old books from my bedroom, got sidetracked watching "True Blood", then walked 4 miles. It rained right as we got to my mom's house. Super.
Here is the top of my daddy's head. Enjoy.


March 8, 2012

I have almost decided it's time for a doctor visit. NOT that I think I can't handle this on my own, but it is looking a LOT like the thing that Scott had on his back. I have squeezed, push, scretched, poked, and prodded this thing and I can't get ANYTHING to change. It's pissing me off. I can't tell you how many "I told you so's" or "GO TO THE DOCTOR!" I have heard these past few days. I really don't have a death wish. I just think I got this! I am sure in 2 months when I have nothing but a nub for a leg I will look back and be, "hmmm...maybe I should have went on the second day..."

March 10, 2012

So I finally went to the doctor for my leg. Got a shot. It burned. They want me to see a surgeon to remove all the dead tissue, but we know that isn't going to happen.
This morning I woke up to my right arm being completely and totally numb from the elbow down. Even my palm has nothing. Fixing my hair was an adventure.
At work now. The next several hours will be a trip. I get off at 11pm. I have to be back at 7am. Tonight is Daylight Savings Time, so I will lose an additional hour. Nothing I can't handle, I just like to complain about it.

Work was good. Came home, laying on the couch watching DVR. I am hoping I fall asleep soon, I loathe daylight savings time. I think I am the only one who likes it when it gets dark at 6pm.

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to see The Hunger Games. Usually when I <3 a book the movie disappoints. I have high hopes for this one.

March 13, 2012

Today is a bittersweet day. My mother in law would've had turned 60. I love and miss her so much.
Yesterday was a weird day. Here you go: Mexican Vulture from a Stephen King Novel

I woke up this morning, 5:30am, snoozed til 10 after 6, freaked out a little because I overslept, let out the dog, brushed my teeth, trying to remember where the frack I put my work clothes last night, turned on the shower then realized....I AM OFF TODAY. Oh the curse words that ensued. I stomped back into bed. Scott said "I wondered what you were doing...."

I watched "In Time" with Justin Timberlake this morning. Eh. I will watch ANYTHING with Justin Timberlake, so it was pretty good. Nothing I'd really watch again.

I started reading "Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". It's pretty good so far. Reminds me of "Uncle Montegue's Tales of Terror".
30 minutes I spent looking for these keys...

March 16, 2012
I smell like smoke. And dirt. And sweat. And roasted acorns. Spent my off day with Scott. We laid around, caught up on DVR'd shows, then Bailey came over. We raked 10% of the yard then burned it. Fun times.

We are currently watching "Gnomeo and Juliet" for probably the 50th time. I still laugh when I see it.

I blogged again: I learned it's not you, it's me

Only in Louisiana:


March 17, 2012

I guess it was a semi productive 2 weeks. I am making progress on a decent looking yard. Work is good. My leg is no longer looking like "omg you could be an extra in the Walking Dead!!", and I finally figured out it was the shampoo/conditioner that was making my hair stringy. Viva la curls!

If anyone sees my hair like this again when I pin my bangs back, PLEASE let me know...

So there you go. I hope you feel more enlightened.

I learned it's not's me.

So. I am going through all the pics I have of Scott and I, which after almost 8 years together, I guessed there would be more. I believe the first pic we have is our one-year anniversary photo.

I see this one, from our first Christmas...

He looks so excited and happy to be my beau!!

A couple of years later..

Still happy and in love, even though my hair hadn't met a decent straightener yet.

Hey! He still loves to photograph with me even with weird facial hair!

His, not mine.

And so it begins...

Yeah, I guess I will stick my head in the pic at this really exciting baseball game.

"Okay, snap it, let's go"

"OMG, is she touching me!"

This one is my favorite.

"It's Easter and he looks like someone has the egg farts..."

So there you go. Proof the honeymoon is over.

Guess it's me and the dog taking mirror pics of ourselves.
I will be like all the other morons making pouty duck faces in the drivers seat of their cars...

Maybe it's just me in general.... ;)

And if you think that you've read this before you're not crazy. I accidentally deleted it, and reposted it. Yay you!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Mexican Vulture from a Stephen King novel

It's amazing as something as simple as picking my husband up from work can be such an adventure.
I go to pull out of our driveway, and I see a truck coming, similar to my dad's, and the fact that it was going no more than 10mph, I was sure it was him. But, it was not. It was a transvestite. True story. So I get behind this "lady" driving a truck, and no exaggeration she is going 10mph. I never got over 10 the entire way. It looked like an 11 year old who is first learning to drive. The truck went to the left, to the right, when it would veer to one side, she would jerk the wheel. She keep adjusting the side mirrors as to be assured she could glare into my soul. Her reckless driving never stopped her and her female passenger from flicking their cigarette ashes out of the back glass. FINALLY towards the end of our road where it meets the highway she cuts to the right on onto a side road.
I then see why.
Now our road isn't one lane, but both cars have to go to the right side to pass each other. There is an 18 wheeler backing up towards me, bright orange, reverse beepers all beeping at me. I can't go forwards, and I can't go backwards, because truck-tranny has backed up traffic. I am trying to figure out what to do, then 4 Mexicans appear from both sides of the truck waving their arms in motions I do not understand in English nor Spanish. The angry 18 wheeler from Maximum Overdrive stops, and we're being waved around. In Spanish. I have to come to a complete stop while on the left side passing this monstrosity because cars from the opposite side are starting to come as well. In the midst of all the confusion what then happens?
Just like BAM! All up on the hood. I'm like WHAT NEXT!!! It flew away when I started to move, what WHAT THE CRAP!! REALLY!!!
Once I finally get on the highway, I just floor it. I don't care what I encounter for the next 7 miles, I am running over it.
So there you go. You're life is a little more complete now that you know this story.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Week 12 and 13 of 2012

March 20, 2012

If I had to guesstimate, I would say my backyard is 5 inches deep in water. It's well above my ankles. The front yard looks like Splash Mountain. I napped awesomely from 3-5:30pm though :)

I have a new cousin!! Brayden Matthew was born early this morning. He didn't cry when I held him, so that's a plus.

I found taking a pic of them, taking a pic of Brayden much more entertaining.

One a more important note, I broke my high score on Turbo 21. My average score is 300-500. Baller!

The tree had a tumor.

March 21, 2012

Wow the weather has been crazy the past few days. Everything in Natchitoches area has been flooded. Our yard is still full of water, but nothing like it was Tuesday night. When I stepped off the front porch, it was like this:

I am standing on my Welcome mat.

I know the backyard was at least 7 inches deep, because all of my planters were under water.
I have pics of the town, but I want to find "before" pics so I can show just how flooded it was.

Not much besides work going on. I am off tomorrow. Nothing special planned, cleaning house and watching DVR'd shows.

Oh! My life was completed today:


March 23, 2012.

What a beautiful day!!! It's so glamorous from my couch....
I cooked.
Sour Cream Bacon Crockpot Chicken

2 of my loves:

I am writing a separate blog about this, but today I learned of Narwhals!!

Whales with unicorn horns. Who knew?

I blogged again.
Where Blackberry makes me look like a pervert

March 26, 2012

I am finally off for 3 days! I didn't think I would make it the weekend at work, but as of today at 3, I am free to pee!!

At my mother's is one of the many conversations we have:
Me: Did we miss Kwanzaa?
My dad: What?
Me: Did we miss Kwanzaa?
Joey: I don't know.
He looks at my mother: What time does it come on?
Mother: What time does does what come on?
Joey: Kwanzaa. What time does it come on?

Good times.

March 27, 2012

This has been a crazy day! It started off innocently with me leaving to come and pick up my sister to have a "town day". Scott informs me that I can't take the truck because it needs a new "some kinda" hose and I need to get a new one. She picks me up in our mom's car and we head to Natchitoches. Scott then calls me to say it isn't the hose, but the entire water pump. We shop, eat lunch, then head to see Brayden. We get to where we are supposed to turn off and the road is blocked due to flooding. So we go another route that Rebecca swears she has done before. She has, but only from a different direction. We end up going the wrong way only to end up where we started. We eventually make it to see the baby, she drops me off at home, and me and Scott chill before he heads to work. He says everything will be okay, there is enough water in the truck to get to work. We get to the end of our road, and it is already running hot. We go to my mom's and kill it in her driveway. She is not there, so we have no way to get him to work. So I had to do the inevitable. I had to drive my dad's truck.
As soon as your crank it you hear this God-awful noise of a fan belt just lackadaisically pelting around under the hood.In the drivers seat is a hole that is full of flannel shirts.
We get going, and I just know I am going to die before I reach I-49. Luckily my mom saw us leave and she caught up to us, so I only had to drive it about 10 miles total. When I get back to her house, I am informed that during our "town day" her right rear hubcap fell off. We had to backtrack everywhere we had been that day to find it. After a laughter filled 45 minutes, the only thing we found was a stranger's hubcap. We try to ruse her into thinking it was hers, but no luck.
So I am sitting on my mom's couch trying to figure out how we are going to get a new water pump, seeing as we have only the broken down truck in the driveway, get it put on and get him to work tomorrow at 3. I go to text him, and my Blackberry dies. I go to plug it in, and it will not charge my phone. I try my dad's charger and it works fine. However, my charger doesn't work on his phone, so I had to order a new BB charger. It will arrive April 5th. What the foo am I do to until then?
I need a brownie or something....

I discovered gold today:

On a happy note, I got to see Brayden today. He let me hold him and not cry.

DUDE!! A small flying creature just flew IN MY NOSE and is currently lodging in my throat. No amount of liquid will make it go away.

Kind of a freaky thing happened. A Facebook friend, someone I don't know quite that well, just in passing, sent me this pic of me, saying it was their favorite, and they were disappointed it wasn't on Facebook. I don't ever remember seeing this pic, who took it, where, or when it was.
So anyway, here is said picture:

The only time frame I have is the necklace I am wearing was broken 2 years ago. I don't recall ever having purple and green nails. I feel like I was photoshopped. They could've made me skinnier....

March 28, 2012

It's only 8:35pm and I am exhausted! I still have about 3 hours of stuff to do. But right now my darling husband is cooking Chicken Alfredo and I am on the couch watching "Sons of Guns". One of the few acceptable reality shows.

I had a productive day so far. Got up early, drove Scott to get a new water pump for the truck, hovered over him while he put it on.

Raked more in the yard, after I had to send Bailey next door to find my rake that was laid down in the neighbors yard. *sigh*
We raked, burned leaves, painted a swing, ran out of paint, and in the house all I have accomplished is the dishes. I will overcome this.

I think the smoke was getting to her:

March 31, 2012

Not much has went on in the past few days. My cousin found my mother's hubcap. I bought Planet Earth on DVD, all 5 discs for $20. It's weird though. Not like I remember it on tv. But good.
I think all those months of convincing Callie's former owner that we love her best are starting to backfire. Now we can't keep her in the house. When she is outside she refuses to come in, and the second our neighbors door opens, she is right there on their doorstep. I blame their toddler. Bitches loves toddlers.

Got my shirt today. Bailey is modeling it. From the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain".

What she does best:

She's not dead. We checked.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The day Kirk Cameron disappoints me

Y'all knew I wasn't going to let this go...
I know almost every one has read this interview that Kirk Cameron gave.

80s sitcom star turned religious activist Kirk Cameron is not a fan of homosexuality and he isn't shy about sharing his feelings on the subject.
During a new interview with Piers Morgan the "Growing Pains" heartthrob who transitioned from a "teen-idol-atheist in Hollywood and became a devoted follower of Jesus Christ in the middle of [his] career" explained that he believes homosexuality is "unnatural... I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

On the issue of marriage equality Cameron remarked, "Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve -- one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

When asked what he would do if one of his six kids told him, "Dad, bad news, I'm gay," Cameron responded, "I'd sit down and I'd have a heart to heart with them, just like you'd do with your kids."

Morgan shot back, "I'd say, 'That's great, son! As long as you're happy.' What would you say?"

Cameron offered, "I wouldn't say 'That's great, son, as long as you're happy.' There are all sorts of issues we need to wrestle through in our life... Just because you feel one way doesn't mean we should act on everything we feel."

So here are his fellow actors responses via Twitter.

Zack Braff:
If Kirk Cameron hates gay people, why was he best friends with Boner?

Debra Messing:
i want to thank Piers Morgan for his response to what he wud say to HIS child if (s)he came out: "Great, as long as you're happy"--

Christopher Rice:
Kirk Cameron says marriage was defined by God in the Garden of Eden. No response from Cameron on why the world isn't full of talking snakes.

Craig Ferguson:
Rush makes me ashamed to be a middleaged white man and Kirk Cameron makes me ashamed to be a failed actor. We don't all think like that NoH8

Jordan Knight:
Ted Haggard vehemently opposed gays as well. Wonder why? He couldn't accept himself...... in my opinion. #justsayin

Roseanne Barr:
kirk or kurt or whatever cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech. so is rick warren. their peers r killing gays in uganda.

Dave Holmes:
Remember yesterday afternoon, when Kirk Cameron's views were none of our concern? Let's restore America to that golden age.

Josh Charles:
I know Growing Pains was only a tv show, but I have to think both Alan Thicke & Joanna Kerns must feel they failed as parents tonight.

Jonathan Millhouse:
Kirk Cameron says "homosexuality is unnatural." Homosexuality occurs in over 450 species; homophobia only occurs in one.

This was my facebook status...

David Mack:
Kirk Cameron thinks homosexuality is "unnatural" & "ultimately destructive". Well, Kirk, that's how I feel about ignorance, bigotry & hate.

Randy Rainbow:
I used to want to marry Kirk Cameron when I was a kid. But after the bigoted anti-gay comments he recently made, I really want to.

Guy Endore-Kaiser
"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Kirk Cameron." "Kirk Cameron who?" "Exactly."

Cristine Teigen:
have kirk cameron's thoughts gone back to being irrelevant yet or should I stay in bed today?

Sarah Colonna:
Wish I could go to the 80s & un-buy that Kirk Cameron poster. Loving God but spreading hate has never made sense to me

Damian Holbrook:
Funny I always thought being Kirk Cameron was unnatural, detrimental and instructive

Katherine Ryan:
Shame on all of you for giving Kirk Cameron a hard time. As if we liked him for anything but that pretty, pretty face in the first place.

Nick Stadler:
Kirk Cameron says homosexuality is detrimental. My earliest homosexual fantasies were about Kirk Cameron. Ergo, Kirk Cameron is detrimental.

Mark Campbell:
Kirk Cameron called homosexuality 'detrimental and ultimately destructive.' Which also describes his films.

John Fugelsang:
Dear Kirk Cameron -I never said a damned thing about gay people so get a new name for your religion; mine's taken.-Jesus

Jodi Thibodeou:
There are a lot of gay guys ditching their Teen Beat magazines today. Open your eyes and your mind Kirk Cameron.

Lee Dowell:
According to the IMDb Kirk Cameron hasn't acted in anything for over 4 years, why was he on Piers Morgan?

Billy Eichner:
So great to hear what Kirk Cameron thinks about gay people. Anybody know where Tina Yothers stands on the death penalty?

Emily Green:
hey kirk cameron, why don't you leave the judgements up to God.

Ryan Martin:
To be fair to Kirk Cameron, I bled out of my eyes when I watched "Left Behind" in a homemade ball gown and roller skates.

YOU disappoint me Kirk.