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In The Potting Shed

I don’t have the opportunity to watch any of the Martha Stewart shows on television because of my work schedule, but I do enjoy watching clips from her shows on You Tube. This clip is of her with Conan in the potting shed, making topiaries from some plants that Conan claims he found in his back yard. It’s refreshing to see that Martha has a great sense of humor after all that she has been through! Very amusing!

I just heard on the radio that she has signed up with Match.com and is looking for a partner. I wish her luck!

Cold fried chicken

A few days ago I cooked up a bunch of chicken thighs in the oven, using the recipe on the back of a famous pancake/biscuit mix that I always have in my pantry. It comes out tasting great, and it is better for you than deep fat fried. It tastes like fried chicken, but has much less fat in it. And chicken thighs are a good value; you get a lot of meat and very little bone. I like to cook up extra chicken and put the leftovers in the refrigerator and then later on for a lunch, when I’m in a hurry and eat it cold.

It reminds me of when I was younger and my folks used to go on our old fashioned Southern picnics where we would have cold fried chicken, potato salad, cheese and crackers, some grapes, maybe some potato chips and maybe some deviled eggs. I’m always surprised when I meet people who say that they’ve never heard of eating cold fried chicken and that they think the whole idea is “gross.” I think it is awesome, but to each his own and it leaves more for me!

This picture looks good right?

plate of fried chicken

Fried Chicken Picnic

 

Newly Installed Shelving

The shelving that I finally got together, placed and installed in the carport has really made a difference in how my nice, new and clean carport looks. And I can actually find things so much easier. I’m glad that I found a good deal on storage tubs that are see through. Those things have made a big difference as well in locating items quicker than the ones that I have been using that you have to either label or take a guess on it’s contents. I wish that I had thought of see through bins before.

Now that I’ve gotten that taken care of I can move on to other spring time tasks that will be taking up so much of my time. I’m not complaining mind you, spring is my favorite time of the year. A season that most people find themselves busier than normal. And then comes the intense summer heat. But that’s another story for another time.

 

I’ve Got The Monday Blues

Most people hate Mondays. I am certainly one of them!  The work week is way too long, the weekend is way to short! I really don’t have anything against Monday, as a day. It’s just that I get so nervous that I might not wake up to the alarm clock going off on Monday morning that I don’t sleep at all Sunday night.

I toss and turn and look at the clock about every forty-five minutes. So when the alarm finally DOES go off, I’m exhausted because I haven’t slept at all! And it seems like everyone around me is cranky on Mondays, which makes it hard to deal with, because I’m tired! Maybe they didn’t sleep either!?  I may as well face it; I think I’m just plain allergic to work!

Looking at the bright side

I Hate Mondays

To Be Or Not To Be

Guest post by Lori Brahms

There has always been controversy surrounding whether being straight or gay is a “choice” or biological. I was interested this past week to be reading several articles regarding recent scientific evidence that supports that sexual orientation is a biological event. I found several articles online that talks about what the gay brain looks like. Very interesting information.

gay brains

Gay brains are structured like those of the opposite gender

Some physical attributes of the homosexual brain resemble those found in the opposite gender. These images show the amygdala in heterosexual men and women (labeled HeM and HeW) and homosexual and women (labeled HoM and HoW) (Image: National Academy of Sciences, PNAS)

My personal feelings have always been that it is nature, not nurture that determines sexual orientation. I wish that people would just “get over it” and treat gay people with the same respect that they treat straight people. I know that some of the larger objections have simply been that they take offense at those who go above board with public displays of affection, but to be fair, that offense is committed by a lot of straight people, too. I can hardly walk down the aisles of most stores without finding myself walking behind a straight couple where the man reaches behind the woman and pinches her behind. It’s really no big deal.