Tuesday, September 30, 2008

e pluribus unum

e pluribus unum means "out of many, one." check out these pics i took today in my yard. there is a big tree and i saw one spot of red on it from the window. i went outside to look at it and low and behold, there is a huge tree with thousands of leaves and one of them has changed colors. one.

the whole scenario epitomizes myself. how great to be an individual with my own style, my own tastes, my own opinions...to stand out from a tree full of a thousand other leaves.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

martha moments: fried apple pies

now and then i have these moments that i like to call "martha moments." you see as much as i despise martha stewart, i have these instances when i go completely domestic. a real life betty crocker in the flesh.

so i decided that once a week i'll post about my martha moments. today's comes as a result of visiting my MeMa in the nursing home the other night (that visit is a whole other post in itself...let's just say that she's a mess!). anyway, in sitting and talking to her, she told me that Tim Sheriff had come by to see her. Tim is our old preacher and is also the one who married us. she said that Tim was talking about me and said that i made the best fried pies he's ever had.


i've never made a fried pie before.

and i doubt that Tim Sheriff said that. see MeMa has these moments where she is completely "there" and then these brief instances when she has no idea what she's talking about. i think this was one of those times.

anyway, she asked me the next time i came if i would bring some of my good fried pies. well, seeing as how i can't let my 85 year old MeMa down, i've educated myself this morning on how to make some fried pies like my Grandmama Betty makes 'em.

let me just tell you that my Grandmama Betty knows cooking. better than anyone. she can bring HER fried pies to the apple festival and once word gets out that she has some, people are trying to offer her money for them. i know this because it happened a couple of weeks ago....

anyway, i found this great video on youtube of this little lady showing you how to make fried apple pies the southern way. (note: this is NOT my grandmama betty, but it did give me the idea that i should go video her showing me things like this...)

you're gonna love listening to how she talks!

so rather than posting a recipe today for my 1st martha moment, i'm gonna leave it to Miss Edith Bradley: ("get ye a lil flire and ye board...")

Thursday, September 18, 2008

what i am....

1. I'm so disappointed in my gamecocks right now. C'mon now!
2. I'm very thankful that my mom had a successful gallbladder removal surgery this week. Poor thing has my crazy dad there to care for her.
3. I'm ready for our vacation to New England & Canada.
4. I'm loving the new fall fashions, especially the fact that leggings and flats will still be "in."
5. I'm realizing that sometimes we do more for others than we do for ourselves and we need to cut ourselves some slack and treat ourselves every now and then.
6. I'm wanting a new camera and cannot decide between two.
7. I'm deeply disturbed by the name of this cereal. Is that weird that it bothers me?
8. I'm learning that if I continue to clean a little bit every night, I won't have to "major" clean on Saturday. (thanks, fly lady...)
9. I'm getting more worried by the day about the economy and I hate being a grown up and having to worry about it in the first place.
10. I'm glad that Starbucks now has a protein plate for those of us who try not to eat pastries for breakfast. Smart move, marketing people!
11. I'm sick and tired of rude people who have chosen a career in customer service.
12. I'm officially addicted to Queen.
13. I'm slowly starting to read "Twilight" and am delightfully surprised at how much I like it.
14. I'm not embarrassed to tell you that I think the new New Kids cd is actually pretty decent.
15. I'm glad tomorrow's Friday. :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

what would i have looked like in 1952?

when you have an hour of your life to waste, you must go to www.yearbookyourself.com and see what you would have looked like through the decades.

here's more below. totally useless, i know, but so, so amusing and entertaining to do when you have a million other things you SHOULD be doing...