Sunday, September 28, 2008

What's for dinner?

The boys have told me they are hungry. And you would never believe what they have asked me to cook them for dinner. First off, they want me to fire up the BBQ grill. Sounds easy enough so far. But Forrest wants me to grill up some Bananas. Does anyone have any good recipes for grilled Bananas?

He also wants me to grill some Chicken. A request that I can actually live with. I polled everyone in the family, and they were all happy with grilled chicken.
Lastly, Forrest and Nathan asked for grilled eggplant. Again, does anyone have any ideas for grilled eggplant? Thank God I have the Internet. I shall Google recipes for grilled eggplant and bananas. And then there was Nathan's request. This child loves eggs, so he wishes for me to make grilled eggs and bacon.

I'm starting to feel like a short order cook. Maybe I should go apply for a job at Waffle House. I'd feel right at home.

Friday, September 19, 2008

And the winner is...........

Congratulations to Random Chick for her winning entry into my poetry contest, Ode to Blogging.' So RC, I need your address so that I can mail you your prize as soon as it is completed.
I would like to thank all five of you who entered. Leah, your tanka was super, and
Mr. Shife, your poem was very sweet. And since you are with child, I will be sending you a special consolation prize in the mail as soon as you email me your address. And if you don't send me your address I will just have to get it from our dear Suzanne, who by the way, submitted an interesting non-haiku verse. And last but not least there was MJ and her violent love poem. We all know that deep down MJ is sweet loving and nurturing woman, and yearns for love and understanding. I hear ya sister. I hear ya. Phwap Pwhap Pwhap, here's your love and understanding. LOL

So I suppose, since all FIVE of you were so kind to write an entry for my contest, I should share my poem of why I love to blog.

"Blog Thou Art Loved"

I write to be heard
When I am happy
When I am sad
When things don't go my way
And when I'm glad that they have

I write to share
Things of nature
Things of beauty
Things of laughter
Things of life as it may come
And of the death of loved ones

I write because I love it.
The wonderful people that I have met
The wonderful dreams that I have shared
The wonderful fears that I have conquered
The wonderful life long friends I have made

Yes, to blog is to live
and to live is to love
To love is to laugh
and to laugh is to be free

So I write to live,
to love, and to laugh,
but mostly I write to set me free
and be me.

Friday, September 12, 2008

100th Post and Poetry Contest.

If you would like to read about how you can live with just 100 things then you could click here .
If you are interested in 100 things to do before you die then you can click here .
But I think you are more interested in what I'm going to do to celebrate my 100th post.
I'm going to have a contest. Yep, I stole the idea from Leah, but who cares. I mean after all, if you win, you'll get something. I don't know what you'll get. I haven't thought that far ahead. But it will most likely be homemade. And of course, it would be gender specific. Don't you folks like surprises. So now I guess I have to come up with a contest. Damn, this is harder that I thought. Ok, you guys have to write a poem. Not just any poem mind you. It has to be a poem about the things you love about blogging. You have until Friday, September 19th to submit your poem to the comment section of this post. So put your "Cat in the Hat" thinking cap on and start rhyming.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away!

This is what our live view radar currently looks like. I wish I had this much green in my wallet!