Thursday, September 17, 2009

And now for a word from our sponsers (SPEW ALERT)

Things have gotten too calm around here and it is time for you to laugh! We can all thank KSKI for this (who end with KNIT ON!)

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything toyou.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.



1.. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You're using your cell phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says:'How's my driving-call 1- 800-'.
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space.'
9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

10. Pets' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.

5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3.. Eyelash curlers.

2.. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.

AND,the Number One thing only women understand:



Books at forty percent off???

Why do I subscribe when I know they are going to put temptation right there in front of my nose? Maybe I am a masochistic! BUT, if you are a fiber freak, like me, and you don't know about KnitPicks, you just gotta go visit! Clicking on the posting title with get you right on over there.

Have you ever

been reading a book and thought, "Am I missing something?" I mean you want to write a fair review but??? Or you are thinking you might like to get a book but being on a book budget, you really have to be careful of where your money goes so you'd really like to know what other bb's think of the book?

Well, land of goshions, Ms Fyrefly of Fyrefly's Book Blog has done it with Book Blogs Search Engine! I have used it and I love it! So scoot on over there through either the link in the title or the link in this paragraph for all the details!


Did that sound like screaming? IT WAS!!!! If I could skip, I would be bouncing off the walls. God bless Mamma's Money Savers and her little random generator!!! (Didn't I tell you this was a great site? Listen to me when I am talking to you!)


Because I won !!!! Not only is she, Bindu Grandhi, the wife of one of my favorite writers (Dr.Grandhi of Circle of Souls) but while scoping this book out (I mean you don't want to try and win a book you wouldn't like), I got to watch her prepare some of her recipes and they look sooo easy! AND I WON IT!!!
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Meme: BBAW – You and Your Reading Habits

BBAW Celebrate Books

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? sometimes...fruit or a sandwich.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of
writing in books horrify you? very, very rarely do i mark them.
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? no dog earring! i will use whatever is handy as a book mark...yarn, bookmark, a bill...i don't care.
Laying the book flat open? only in a absolute emergency
Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? both but lean heavily to fiction
Hard copy or audio books? books are great when driving or knitting one of those boring patterns.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you
able to put a book down at any point? i try to finish a sentence before falling asleep.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? if i can, i look it up. if it is a foreign language, i pray i figured it out.
What are you currently reading? A SEPARATE COUNTRY
What is the last book you bought? THE MERLOT MURDERS
Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time? i can but generally it is read one, listen one
Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read? uh, yes, all day and any place....never could understand people who say they just don't have time to read.
Do you prefer series books or stand alone books? i like books that can stand alone because it may be a year before the next book comes out and if it is not self contained i get frustrated.
Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over? for people dealing with long term illness, Herbert Tarr because you can not, really, you can not read any of his books without laughing out loud.
How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

Fruit...I won fruit

I love fruit! The giveaway was at mamas money savers . This is what she had to say about the product:

Sunsweet has recently released a new product called “Philippine Pineapple.” Oh let me tell you, if I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I would! They are so juicy and delicious and sweet! It is not shriveled or dry but actually plump and as close as you can get to a fresh chunk of pineapple. I found myself fighting with my kids over this! We ate them as a snack and I even added some to a pineapple dessert I was making!

Now I ask you, don't it make you want some. Mama has some really good giveaways! I have been following her for a long time. You should think about it too.

Thursday Thunks

I missed last week, but it looked like so much fun that...

Welcome to the September 10th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 999 and the color of a butterfly sitting on a red rose.

1. A 90 year old man's dying wish in South Carolina was to be buried in his car.
Link If you were told tomorrow you have 3 weeks to live, would you have any dying wishes or something special done before you died? YES, Have one hell of a wake!
2. Do you pay for more stuff using a credit/debit card or cold hard cash? UHHHHH, I refuse to answer that question with my dh so close.
3. What's cuter- a baby lizard or a baby snake? I think I will go with the lizard, they generally run away faster!
4. You go out to eat by yourself at a restaurant. While waiting for your food do you people watch & eavesdrop on others conversations, read a book, use a laptop or chat with people around you? I probably have a book....but it may be a ruse so people don't know I am eavesdropping.
5. If you see someone walking around with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, do you tell them or just laugh? NO laughing...I've been there. If I can, I will tell them. Mine was running around all day thinking that I looked cooler than anything. Only to stop by the store on the way home and seeing my reflection in the door with my slip hanging.
6. You are talking to someone you just met but you can't understand them at all because of their accent. Do you tell them you can't understand them or just smile and nod? Luckily, I have a good ear and can lip read, but I may have to ask them to slow down.
7. Mudfest! Park filled with pools of mud and an obstacle course of mud. Do you go and play in the mud? No, I prefer to show my silly/stupid side another way and NO, I am not going to tell you the way!
8. Have you ever had a headache so bad it effected your vision? Yes, the doc called it part of a "paralytic migraine" and scared the poop out of me! I thought I was having a stroke and was way too young for that!
9. Would you fit in more with the circus, Hollywood, Broadway, or comedy circuit types? According to my husband, Broadway...well, he said I should go on stage, but then he says something about one leaving?

Thursday Thunks

Ouch, denim, news and that desert island question again....

Welcome to the September 17th version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number one thousand twenty seven and the color of leaves in the fall.

1. My daughter (aka Demon #1) informed me the other day that her hugs were worth a million dollars. Would you give up hugs - giving and receiving - for the rest of your life, for a million dollars? No, you need hugs to grow and at 4'8", I need all the help I can get!

2.Have you ever been bitten by a member of the canine family? Of course. And who's fault has it been, MINE. Dumb girl.

3. What is your favorite color of jeans? Any shade of blue...that is the way they started and some traditions should be held sacred.

4. What is something that has changed in public schools that you wish was the norm when you were in school? Damned if I know! I got out of high school in '63 and I have no clue as to what is going on now. Although, I have heard they now have sex education which a whole bunch of kids would have been served well by when I was in Junior High and High School!

5. What is your news source? Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow and whatever local news I pick for the night.

6. What sort of people do you think read your blog? Book bloggers, fiber folk, and a couple of artists.

7. If I told you that I had a headache, you would say..........??? Poor baby!

8. You go to a buffet style restaurant, what is the first food you put on your plate? Salad, unless the soup looks better.

9. If you were stranded on a desert island.... no, we aren't asking that again. Lets put a twist into this. Would you volunteer to be dropped off on a desert island, to be picked up in a month? And you don't get to bring those 3 items, either. NO! I don't like being sunburned and I have learned the hard way about reflected sun off the water! AND my wheelchair would run out of electricity in no time at all.

10. When the sun sets, what are you usually doing?
Probably something boring.

what's on your desk wednesday

I've been tagged!

What's on your desk Wednesday? is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sassy Brit of . Check her blog out each Wednesday for the post titled, What's on your desk Wednesday?

You can do one of two things or both!

Grab a camera and take a photo of your desk! Or anywhere you stack your books/TBR pile. And no tidying! Add this photo to your blog.Tag at least 5 people! Come back here and leave a link back to your photo in comments.
List at least 5 BOOKISH things on your desk (I'm thinking your TBR pile or books you haven't shelved...) List at least 5 NON BOOK things. (I'm thinking some of some of the more unusual items on your desk/table?) Tag at least 5 people to do the same. Come back here and leave your link, so we can come and visit your blog. Or add your answers in the comments if you don't have a blog.
That little devil, Book Bird Dog, tagged me! I do have a fact I have two desks that I have not seen in about 6 months as they are not wheelchair accessible. My "desk" is a side table. The laptop is on top of my "BOOK", not that kind of book, it is all the stuff I need for the "tax man". Beside that is a folded piece paper work, beside that, is my c-pap on top of which are 2 pillow covers, a pillow case, a lovely photograph that needs a frame 5 books, and the medication dh picked up for me. In front of that is my cell phone, some lip gloss a business card. There are all sorts of cords between the lap top and the c-pap as well.
I am lucky that i don't have to talk about what all is on the shelf below!