Home

Hello and welcome to Important dates in March

Leave a comment

We start off on March 1st with AFWD 2019 aka Take your Action Figure to Work Day

Alex doesn’t want to be left out of the fun! 😉

We then segue into Mardi Gras on March 5 for those of us that like Fun! Beads optional! 🙂 

What happens after Fat Tuesday? why Ash Wednesday of Course! March 6th
For those that are about to start Lent, we feel for you! NO Meat Fridays, giving up something you really like for forty days! yes, I remember being forced to do that nonsense too! But it’s what you do for your faith! Remember!! Be nice to people!

And then it’s Mercury Retrograde 1st cycle of the year
Now depending on who you believe it starts on the fifth or the sixth! I’m going to go with the earlier date, better safe than sorry! lol 🙂

Remember Mercury is the God of Communication and most importantly try not to take things personally. They don’t really mean it. Some people will say offensive things and they don’t mean to, it’s just that their thinking is muddied and their communication skills are sub par right now. This won’t be forever only until March 28! for this cycle. oops 😛
PS- I’m not yelling, I swear! It’s just this is really important and so I used Caps lock. okay, I’ll take JiJi whapping me in the head with his tail, owies!!

Now for the important stuff!

BACK UP YOUR DATA! 

DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING BIG, FOR EXAMPLE, CARS, COMPUTERS, PHONES AND IF YOU DO, BE SURE TO TRIPLE CHECK ALL THE PAPERWORK AND ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE A WARRANTY! 

THIS CAN BE A STRESSFUL TIME, BUT TRY TO BE PATIENT AND HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. NO ONE LIKES HAVING THINGS GO HAYWIRE. SPEAKING OF, IF YOU HAVE A PENDING TRIP, PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK ANY INFORMATION YOU WERE GIVEN AND ENSURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, TICKETS, PASSPORT, MONEY, CLOTHES, TOLIETRY ITEMS. YES, I’M SERIOUS! YOU REALLY WANT TO BE CAUGHT HALF-WAY AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT YOUR SPECIAL MEDICATIONS, OR SOMETHING THAT YOU REALLY, REALLY NEED AND THE HOTEL CAN’T ARRANGE FOR IT. YEP, MERCURY RETROGRADE.

NOW FOR THE POSITIVE SIDE OF MERCURY RETROGRADE, I KNOW, SO FAR IT’S ALL BEEN NUTS! BUT IF YOU NEED TO TIE UP LOOSE ENDS ON PROJECTS, WARDROBE REORGANIZATION, HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, WELL NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO FINISH THOSE!

And then on March 8th, it’s International Women’s Day
Re-read the above if you will be taking a trip for this most opportune day and weekend!

Looking back to my college days, like ten years ago. LOL 😀 I was to come up with a collage of my influences and that is representative of Me.  My influences: Rosie the Riveter- pretty self-explanatory I think. Gloria Steinem- I was a child of the ’70s and she told me I could do whatever I wanted! So yeah, had to have her in there. The Statue- I was looking for one of Pallas Athena-but couldn’t find a good one…so I ran across this one and I liked it. Reminds me of a woman running with a torch- to light the way! The Dancing Silhouettes those are my friends celebrating life! This was drawn by Sean O’Donnell and colored by Moi aka GroovyGoddess 😉

so many people hate this day! I love ❤ it!! Spring Forward and we get more daylight now!!
March 10th at 3am.

OMG we then have PI DAY 3/14

And the next day is the 15th the Ides of March which I remember as Cesear being killed, stabbed at the Senate. And that’s it. Apparently, there is other stuff too. So here’s a wiki link

And then it’s time to celebrate and get my Irish on! Oh right, Alex is helping here too!
March 17th Saint Patrick’s Day

And then Blessed Ostara Everyone on March 20th aka the Vernal Equinox

a very pretty Ostara altar, not mine but in case you need an example of what you could do!
I do have that Gaia statue from Oberon Zell 

And from Alex, Blessed Ostara and Happy International Earth Day

And that’s it for March, lots of fun holidays and other stuff too! I’ll be posting some more Alex art and action shots from #AFWD2019 (duh) and other holiday stuff too! Have a beautiful week! Happy Monday!

Blessed and Happy Summer Solstice

Leave a comment

It’s also our 19 year Anniversary!!
Married on the Beach in Key West, Florida! 

Love, Love, Love <3

5 Comments

WOW! Patrick and I celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary today! 

and we’re still just as goofy together!

I love you, Honey! ❤

And all that coffee we’ve had together! LOL 🙂 

Why you won’t see the new supermoon tonight!

Leave a comment

Why you won’t see the new supermoon

more info

IOTD

Leave a comment

star-trek-steranko-1973

another sad day; RIP Alan Rickman

2 Comments

BBC Alan Rickman

many-more-of-Alan-alan-rickman-24737958-720-540

January 11, 2016 – National Hot Toddy Day

4 Comments

How to make a hot toddy:
    1 oz brandy, whiskey or rum
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 lemon
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag
Mix the ingredients in a coffee mug and stir until the honey is melted.
There are many variations to the original recipe for hot toddy, which emerged sometime during the 18th century. You can choose to make a hot toddy with rum, whisky, brandy, tea, coffee, cocoa, apple cider, butter, spices, lemon, or sweeteners. To make a hot toddy for a cold or the flu, add cinnamon sticks and cloves, which will help clear a blocked nose, relieve a stuffy head, and soothe a sore throat. No matter what variation you prefer, treat yourself to a hot toddy drink before bed during the wet and cold months of winter. It is sure to take away your aches and help you get through sleepless nights!
Skeen, is this your recipe? Thank you!! xoxo

 

National Dog Biscuit Day

4 Comments

Diabetic Dog Treats
Recipe by Barb Maxwell
“If you have a diabetic dog like we do, then you know it is hard to find a treat that will do no harm. This is one of those treats. It is easy to fix, and even dogs without diabetes will enjoy them.”
Ingredients: (Original recipe makes 2 pounds)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces
Directions:
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.
2.Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. If you have room, add the flour and eggs, and process until smooth. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the flour and eggs using a wooden spoon. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm. Cool, and cut into squares using a pizza cutter. The treats will have a consistency similar to a sponge. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
Recipe by Sandra 
 “A yummy dog treat especially for holidays.”
Ingredients:  (Original recipe makes 10 servings)
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing
Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2.Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.
3.Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Thank you very much, Skeen!! 😀

 

National Molasses Bar Day – February 8, 2015

Leave a comment

20150208-103753.jpg

Grandma Marion’s Molasses Bars
Author: Karlynn Johnston (AKA The Kitchen Magpie)

You can tell this is an older recipe with terms like “rounded tsp” and the odd little measurements, but it works, and these are so dang tasty, it’s worth it.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 13 mins
Total time: 23 mins
Serves: 24

Ingredients Needed:
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup and 2 tablespoons of margarine
2 small eggs
1 1/2 cups of raisins
1/2 cup of molasses
3 1/4 cups of flour
2 rounded tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of allspice

Instructions:

1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375

2. Cream the sugars and the margarine together

3. Add in your two eggs (I used one double yolker-huge egg instead of two small ones)

4. Whisk together the dry ingredients

5. Add in the molasses to the margarine/sugar mix

6. Combine the wet and dry and mix well

7. Then add in your raisins

8. Divide the dough into two pieces, and from each half form three long rolls on a cookie sheet

9. Build them up as high as you can and they fit across a baking sheet, width-wise. When you build them up, you get a thicker, chewier bar. Bake them in the oven at 375 for 13-15 minutes, and do not over/under bake. This from my grandma’s instructions. So they need to be baked until the edges are cooked and the middle slighty still underdone.

10. Slice them across into about 8-10 squares when they are fully cooled, needless to say, this recipe makes a large amount, you can end up with 40-60 of the little bars!

oops-special calendar day 1/17-1/18, 2015

Leave a comment

This day is so hot, it needs two days to celebrate. Or maybe one day to partake and one day to recover.
.
Crock Pot Chili

Not for Sissies Red Hot Chili – Crock Pot Chili
GirlyJu’s Note: I don’t remember how I came about this recipe, but it beat out my dad’s chili in our family chili cookoff! This is powerful chili, so tailor the spices to your liking.
Total Time: 10 hrs 10 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 hrs
Ingredients:
1 lb bacon, cut up in small chunks
4 lbs ground beef
4 (1 lb) cans kidney beans
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
12 ounces tomato paste
2 onions, finely chopped
2 ounces chili powder
2 ounces cayenne pepper (dry powder)
2 (15 ounce) cans beef broth
2 fresh tomatoes
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
Directions:
1. Brown bacon and add to crockpot.
2. Brown ground beef in bacon drippings.
3. Add beef, beans, crushed tomatoes,tomato paste, onions, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and beef broth in the crockpot.
4. Puree jalapeno, garlic and tomatoes in food processor, then add to crockpot.
5. Stir all ingredients, then cook 10-12 hrs on low, or 5-6 hrs on high.
******************************************************************************************************
FYI
Hottest chili pepper in the world is the Naga Jolokia?  On average, one of these peppers is over 170 times spicier than a jalapeno pepper! The Naga Jolokia has been tested at over 1,001,300 Scoville heat units!

Older Entries

Drunk and in Development

Fundraising and 101 warm white wines

Top 10 Food and Drinks From Around The World

Top 10 recipes, meals, restaurants and amazing kitchen gadgets and kitchenware

Divided We Fall

Bipartisan dialogue for the politically engaged

How to do yoga

all about Yoga

Beauty Advice dot GA

tips , tricks , free plr articles

Banter Republic

It's just banter

GM_Creations

Tutorials on Quilling Art,Paper Sculpture and many more things.

Boni's Art, Music and Musings ...

My Art, my Music, My thoughts and my Work.

Journey2Motivate

Inspirational Quotes To Motivate Your Life

My Spirals

• Hugs and Infinities

PATRICK STORIES

Make PEACE ✌ Show LOVE❤

Cheche Winnie

Sustainable Living & Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Blog

Vigilant Knight

Exploring the history!

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

Vibe a Little

Learning to Live

Shreya Vikram

Blurring the lines between poetry and prose

CrapPile

A blog about pretty much anything

SindrElf

The Geeky Blogger

The Plein Air Experience

No Camera Needed

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

Neha's Blog

collecting moments that stump

Just One Liner

One liner Quotes📖

JGC Blog - Culture is not one thing. It's Everything.

Self-Improvement • Travels • Fictional Writing • Blogger Tips • Personal Growth • Geek Culture • Overview

MOVIE-WARDEN

T.V/Movie News & Reviews

Shangri La Massage Spa

ShangriLa Spa brings to you a full-body deep tissue holistic treatment, our Tibetan Massages with its roots In India is today a highly developed science.

LIF:E - Love Is For Everyone

Pondering the present, while forgetting about the future and realising the past.

blackwings666

Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted

Sweetmoran Adventures

Adventure-Safaris

#moe404, the not so great anime BLOG

weaboos write enGrish —

InkBlots and IceBergs

musings on life | bits of psychology | attempts at poetry

The Nerdy Lion

Lions can wear glasses too

MovieBabble

The Casual Way to Discuss Movies

Just something I was thinking about . . .

Not trying to persuade you to think my way, but to make you think period.

WitchyMooCow

WitchyMooCow