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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween - Jokes & Recipe





Happy Halloween all my little bloggers..... Now this is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month... BUT that doesn't mean it should be forgotten.... Remember all the women who have been struck down by this horrible disease and fight back by supporting the cause and getting checkup on a regular schedule.... I love you all & don't want to see this happen to anyone else....






Some of these jokes are very 'bat' some might even say it is 'scary'. :-)



Q. What do goblins and ghosts drink when they're hot and thirsty on Halloween? A. Ghoul-aid!!!
Q. What is a Mummie's favorite type of music? A. Wrap!!!!!
Q. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together? A. Because demons are a ghouls best friend!
Q. What's a monster's favorite bean? A. A human bean.
Q. Why can't the boy ghost have babies? A. Because he has a Hallo-weenie.
Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A. A sand-witch.
Q. Where does a ghost go on Saturday night? A. Anywhere where he can boo-gie.
Q. What did the skeleton say to the vampire? A. You suck.
Q. What do ghosts say when something is really neat? A.Ghoul
Q. Why did the ghost go into the bar? A. For the Boos.
Q. Why was the girl afraid of the vampire? A. He was all bite and no bark.
Q. Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? A. He didn't have a haunting license.
Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party? A. He had no body to dance with.
Q. Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch? A. At the casketeria.
Q. What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog? A. He is mist.
Q. Where did the goblin throw the football? A. Over the ghoul line.
Q. Why doesn't Dracula mind the doctor looking at his throat. A. Because of the coffin.
Q. Why is a ghost such a messy eater? A. Because he is always a goblin.
Q. What do you call a goblin who gets too close to a bonfire? A. A toasty ghosty.
Q. Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal? Q. He heard it had great circulation.
Q. What tops off a ghost's ice cream sundae? A. Whipped scream.

A just a few more....

Q. What is a vampires favorite holiday? A. Fangsgiving
Q. What kind of makeup do ghosts wear? A. Mas-scare-a.
Q. Why did the skeleton cross the road? A. To go to the body shop.
Q. What happens when two vampires meet? A. It was love at first bite!
Q. Who was the most famous ghost detective? A. Sherlock Moans.
Q. What do you call two spiders that just got married? A. Newlywebbed
Q. What is a ghosts favorite place on the web? A. www.halloween.com!
Q. Who was the most famous witch detective? A. Warlock Holmes
Q. What did the ghost say to the man at the coffee shop? A. Scream or sugar!
Q. Who was the most famous skeleton detective? A. Sherlock Bones.
Q. Who was the most famous French skeleton? A. Napoleon bone-apart
Q. Which building does Dracula visit in New York? A. The Vampire State Building.
Q. Where do most werewolves live? A. In howllywood, California
Q. Where do most goblins live? A. in North and South Scarolina.
Q. Where does a ghost refuel his porche? A. At a ghastly station.
Q. What do Italian's eat on Halloween? A. Fettucinni Afraid-o (Ha ha ha)
Q. Why did the skeleton go disco dancing? A. to see the boogy man.
Q. What do witches use in their hair? A. scare-spray
Q. What do you call a little monsters parents A. mummy and deady
Q. What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon. A. sour-puss
Q. How do you scare a mummy A. with a yummy dummy in a crash test crummy.
Q. What do you get when you cross a vampire with the internet? A. blood-thirsty hacker baby
Q. What do you get when you cross a pumpkin with a skwaush? A. a squashed pumpkin pie.
Q. Why do ghosts shiver and moan? A. It's drafty under that sheet.
Q. What instrument do skeleton play? A: Trom-BONE.



Pumpkin Bread:



Ingredients:

3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1 small can solid-pack pumpkin (15 oz)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 pats butter (for greasing pan)

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350, and place rack in center of oven.
Sift together the flour & spices in a medium bowl.
In a second, larger mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, oil, sugar & eggs.
Add the flour mixture, to the egg mixture, stirring until well combined.
Divide the batter in half between the 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake about 50-60 minutes until a wooden pick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
Cool in the pans, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.


Have a Simply Goolish Day!!!

Trick O’Treater Hugs And Kisses


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Two Awards from Two Sweethearts...



Good Morning all my dear Blogger Friends.... Here is my something PINK for today to remind you it is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are back on the road today... Almost back to our home base in Largo, Fla. but a little stop to get a few small things taken care of on Tassie... Going down the road at 60 MPH and all the bumpy roads takes its toll on our little homes on wheels... so they sometimes need to go to the Motorhome doctors... we will still be traveling around Florida during the winter season so watch out Jill & Justine... you may find us on your door step....LOL

Now onto other pressing business.... I have been awarded a couple of awards from friends so I will fill out these questionnaires and forward it on although I believe that this has been around many times...

First Award came from my dear friend Chris over at Chris's Corner... You should go over to her blog and visit... She has a really nice blog with lots of great stories... she also travels in her motorhome like we do and with us from time to time... so lots of great pictures too...


Now I have four questions to answer then I'm to give this award to some of my friends in Blogland. So here we go.

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood?

I live in Florida... most of the people I went to school with have relocated to another state... I do from time to time see a girlfriend that I grew up with... but not often enough.

2. What do you value most about your friends?

That they accept me for who I am with my faults and all....

3. Are your friends sounding boards?

Of course they are... they can listen to me and know I may change my mind later... and even some times I am just full of it... what are friends for?

4. What is your favorite activity to share with friends?

Many things I enjoy with friends... I love just being with them no matter what we are doing... even just sitting quietly with not much to say... I know your thinking Donna with nothing to say.... NO WAY!

I'm sharing this award in no particular order and sorry if you already got it

1. Ruth At Just Ruthie

2. Mary at My Life In Scotland

3. Terrie at Terrie's Little Piece of Serenity

4. Lin at View From the Oak



I just Received this award from Gloria at Happy To Be ...Now all of you need to check out these her blog...Susan does the most beautiful tablescapes Tuesdays you have ever laid your eyes on..real eye candy girls..

Oh now this award comes with some rules !!! I have to list six things I value and six things I don't and then give it to six other bloggers to pass on....



Things I Value.

1. Family
2. Health
3. Friends
4. Our Country & the soldiers who fight & die us
5. That I was able to retired and fortunate enough to travel around this country
6. Blogger Friends



Things I don't Value

1. Dishonesty
2. Rudeness
3. People talking on cell phones while driving or in restaurants
4. to much sex & violence on TV
5. people who harm children or animals
6. telemarketing

Now I am going to pass this on to and this was hard for me as I am so new to this wonderful world of blogging..



1. Buffie at Buffie's World

2. Ma'dame French at Desperate Housewives of Blogges'ville

3. Ellen at Sweet Memory Making Mom

4. Sandi at Big Toe Mama

5. Deb at Deb's Country Kisses

6. Terrie at Terrie's Little Piece of Serenity

Hope all of you have a safe and blessed day...Donna


Until Later
Hugs And Kisses

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stephen Foster Memorial Cultral State Park: Part Deux


Here are a few pictures & info which may be repetitive of Chris's Part One but I had to post...

As you all know we are at Stephen Foster Memorial Cultural State Park in White Springs, Florida, camping with our good friends Chris & Norm... Chris has told you all about this park & cultural center... It is one of our very favorite campgrounds which we have been coming to for the last several years... We found it thanks to my cousins husband who was a Park Ranger here until last year when he retired. The campground is one of the most peaceful parks that we go to.

This is the Cultural Center which is a museum dedicated to Stephen Foster... Which is unknown to many people is that he never stepped a foot into Florida but because his song "Way down Upon the Swanee River" is our State song we have this memorial park for him. They are thinking of changing the song because they do not like the message it sends out "Old Folk's at Home". Here is another shot of the beautiful Carillon Tubular Bell Tower but with our two DH's riding their bikes around the park... The Bell tower is one of the largest in the western hemisphere with a total of 97 bells. We are in the car behind them... to many hills for us to ride a bike... LOL LOL

Inside the museum there is this great mural of Stephen Foster with many of the women he wrote songs about... also I included a one of the many dioramas which are in the museum... all depicting his songs...

Here is Tassie all snuggled up under the beautiful HUGE oak trees with the spanish moss just swaying in the breeze... In the one picture you can see Chris's motorhome behind us... It is a beautiful park for two beautiful rigs... Later in the afternoon our men folk chopped wood and built us a nice campfire to sit around... Ralph cooked Chicken for all of us on it but I forgot to get photo's of that... BAD BLOGGER! Oh spank me....

Ok... hope you enjoyed this post... Stay tuned for more adventures with Tassie

Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I've Been BOO'ed

Thanks Chris & Sheila for scaring me so early in the morning.... I am thinking most people have already been Boo'ED but I will try to find some poor soul who needs a jump start...


Now this is going to be fun!! Here is how the Blogging Boo will go. Go to as many friends as you want and tell them they've been "Boo-ED". Have them link back to your blog to pick up their Halloween Treat (picture) and tell them to Boo their friends. (Then put the pic in your side bar so everyone knows that you've already been Boo-ed and to send the pic to someone else.
Are you scared yet!!??
Boo!
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses





Monday, October 27, 2008

No Brainer Dinners

Good Morning.... I am taking Rose's at Santamaker's Journey challenge to post 3 No Brainer Meals... Also make sure you visit her blog to see a list of others who participated in this challenge.... I hope you enjoy them...



Southwest Salad



Romaine Lettuce 1 bag
Spinach 1 bag
Cucumber, peeled and cubes (I remove seeds) 1
Red Onion, diced 1
Shredded Mexican Cheese 1 cup or more
Roasted Red Peppers ½ jar
Plum Tomatoes, cubed 2 – 3
Corn, can drained 1 small or ½ large
Black Beans, can 1 small or ½ large
rinsed & patted dry
Chicken, boneless breast cooked and sliced into strips
or prepared chicken for salads

Tortilla strips 1 bag or fry tortillas and slice into strips
Salsa as dressing if desired or
Lighthouse southwest dressing
Sour Cream

Chop all veggies into small cubes, add to romaine & spinach. Add to salad rough chopped roasted red peppers, cheese, corn and black beans… Toss in tortilla strips and serve.



Grandma’s Hamburg & Creamed Corn

1½ lbs ground beef
2 cans creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn
1 large yellow onion, sliced into strips
Crushed red pepper to taste (a pinch… for a little kick)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Sauté onions until tender then add Hamburg and brown till done. Add remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. Serve with good crusty bread for sopping up juices… and mashed potatoes if you like ;-D








Donna’s Easy Clam Chowder







1 can clams drained & rinsed
3 cans Cream of Potato Soup
2 cans New England Clam Chowder
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 can Cream of Onion Soup
1 qt Half & Half Milk
1 cup chopped celery
1 stick butter or more if your a butter freak like me

Sauté celery with butter. Mix all ingredients together. Heat slowly so not to burn it in bottom of pan. Serve with a crusty bread or oyster crackers


Until Later
Hugs And Kisses




Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hail to the CHIEF!!!

Do someone you love a favor.... get a check up now



We visited Plains, Georgia the other day ... Best known for Peanuts, Cotton and the 39th President of the United States it is a cute little town with a population of about 600 people.



Jimmy Carter 39th President of the USA





Plains is a quiet, peaceful small town with a small business district. Visitors come to this hometown of Jimmy Carter's to see this little southern town where a young boy grew up to become the 39th President of the United States.



This is the train tracks that brings in tourist a couple of times a week.. It is a little excursion that generates in Cordele then goes to Americus and Plains... and the second pictures is of Main Street in Plains which is the only street with a total of nine stores.




Just two more of the stores in the same block of the others... They are sure proud of their local hero who is often seen bicycle or jogging through town... He visits the businesses often.




Here is the train depot that Jimmy used as his campaign headquarters




Here is Ralph & Norm in front of local store and me in the infamous peanut disguise... Of course I had to go in and get some PEANUT BRITTLE... YUM




Billy was the colorful kid brother of President Jimmy Carter. This is the gas station he owned til he died in 1988. It is now a museum with his things in it.. Suppose their is any Billy Beer



Constructed in 1921, Plains High School is where President Jimmy Carter and the First Lady Rosalynn Carter went to school. It was a opened until 1979 and now serves as the museum and visitor center of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.



Here is the typical classroom from when the school was open and the auditorium



The Carter Farm was owned by his parent Earl & Lillian Carter... Jimmy Carter lived in this home from 1928 til 1941 when he went away to collage.






Living Room & Washing machine on back porch



Here is the dinning room and look they even had a meal all cooked up on it... LOL



This bathroom had a very unique shower head don't you think and Sheila this shot is for you.... I had to open a gate that keeps you out of the room just to take a picture in it...



Here is the kitchen and just look at the beautiful old stove


Jimmy's bedroom & his parents bedroom



Here are some of the outer farm buildings and I couldn't resist taking this old wagon



The barns around the property



And I know you saw this BIG fella but...


Gueeeezzzz his teeth were dirty...I just had to floss them



Go Rays!


Until Later


Hugs And Kisses

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....

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