May 31, 2010

May 31st, 2010



I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day! I know Peanut and I are going to.make the best of it.

May 27, 2010

May 27th, 2010

Hey, wanna see the live feed of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexcio?  Go here

This oil spill is now larger than the Exxon Valdez spill a while back.  It's terrible.  A whole eco system will be destroyed because of this.  I just read this, and it broke my heart. 


Sea Turtles
The total number of sea turtles verified from April 30 to May 25 within the designated spill area is 223. The 223 includes three entirely oiled sea turtles that were captured alive during dedicated on-water surveys last week: two small Kemp's Ridley and a larger sub-adult Loggerhead turtle. They were taken to the Audubon Aquarium where they are undergoing de-oiling and care and are doing well. In addition, 207 dead and 13 live stranded turtles (of which three subsequently died in rehab) have been verified. None of the dead or alive stranded turtles have had visible evidence of external oil.

Dolphins
From April 30 to May 25, there have been 22 dead dolphins verified within the designated spill area. The dolphin collected on May 24 is being evaluated. The other 21 dolphins have had no visible evidence of external oil.

Can't they just shout off the flow to the pipe or something?  I know I don't fully understand the whole process, but good gravy.  This is one oil spill where the effects will last a very long time.  Maybe we should start taking a  more serious look at alternative fuels. 


To read more, you can go here, or google BP Oil Spill

May 25, 2010

May 25th, 2010

I got a little hungry last night for some yummy cookies. And so I made some Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. So good!!!

Here is the Recipe if you want to give these a whirl!

Ingredients:

1 cup of butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of grated orange zest
1 teaspoon of orange extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup of dried cranberries

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla, orange zest, and orange extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon; stir into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats and cranberries.  Drop rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes in pre-heated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire cooling rack to cool completely.

May 23, 2010

May 23rd, 2010



Today is Peanut's birthday. He turned 5, and I swear it seemed like yesterday when he was a tiny puptart getting into trouble.

I gave him a special treat, and he went to the farmer's market wih us. He is now passed out from such an exciting morning.

Happy 5th birthday Peanut!

May 22, 2010

May 22nd, 2010



Looks like a magazine photo, doesn't it?

May 19, 2010

May 19th, 2010



I downloaded, and installed, the leaked version of the android 2.1 OS for my HTC Hero from Sprint. While trying to figure out how to sync some contacts, instead of all contacts, I deleted most of my gmail contacts. Whoops!

I've recovered most of my contacts, but am still missing a few. This definately falls under the, "Sometimes I'm not that tech savy" moment.

May 17, 2010

May 17th, 2010


Oh me, oh my! This upcoming season of True Blood on HBO is going to be a nail biter.

May 15, 2010

May 15th, 2010



Oh my goodness, babies!

May 15th, 2010



Oh my goodness, babies!

May 12, 2010

May 12th, 2009



It's dreary, so here's something to brighten your day.

May 11, 2010

May 11th, 2010



Oh no! Someone lost their home.

Sometimes Peanut and I see the strangest things on our walks.

May 9, 2010

May 9th, 2010



I got my mom these flowers for Mother's Day. She really liked them.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Even those whose children are furry with four legs!

May 8, 2010

May 8th, 2010



I used to love book fairs as a kid growing up. I'm glad to see they still go on.

May 4, 2010

May 4th, 2010

Do you know what today is?  If you are a Sookie Stackhouse fan, you know what today is. 

Today the 10th book in the Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris has been released.  It's called Dead In the Family, and I am patiently awaiting the email from Borders that my copy is awaiting my pick up. 

Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)
Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with me.  I get way to excited over books.  Ha ha ha ha

May 1, 2010

May 1st, 2009



Today I am cheering on Carolyn, Erika and Lucia as they Run-a-muck! It's a race and obsticle course where you can dress up. They dressed up as zombies and their team name is Needs More Brains!

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