Friday, July 24, 2009

Ten Commandments of Stress-Management

  1. Thou Shalt Not Vegetate - Find yourself some outlet for physical energy and exert yourself. You'll find yourself blowing off steam, sleeping better, and your entire body will benefit.
  2. Thou Shalt not keep quiet - Counseling is good for dealing with stress, whether it's just talking it over with a spouse or a friend who'll lend an ear, or talking to your daughters in PA, or getting professional help. This is not a sign of weakness or defeat; you're just beginning to fight.
  3. Thou shalt not try to move mountains - you must learn to accept what cannot changed and learn to live with it. The circumstances of your situation can remain the same, but you can change the way you react to them.
  4. Thou shalt not covet the pharmacist's goods - Do not medicate yourself. Always see your doctor for help in using any prescribed medication. Remember, drug abuse is a form of self-medication for stress management, and it usually makes the stress worse.
  5. Honor thy sleep and thy rest - Lack of proper rest can lead to irritability, which is a sign of stress. Although each person varies, seven to eight hours a night is suggested.
  6. Thou shalt not make jack a dull boy - Balance your work and play. Get out there and recreate. This helps to relax the mind as long as you're not the competitive, compulsive type. Give yourself a break.
  7. Thou shalt not be selfish - Don't concentrate on yourself and your problems; this only makes them worse. Make yourself get out and meet new people, do new activities, see new things.
  8. Thou shalt not spread yourself thin - You need to set priorities in your life to get things done. Trying to get it all done at one time only leads to more worries.
  9. Thou shalt not always have the last word - Unless it's an argument of great importance, give in occasionally. This helps to break the tension of the discussion; the other benefit is that you'll find the other person giving in more often.
  10. Thou shalt not be a hermit - Don't sit alone at home, frustrated, withdrawn, feeling sorry for yourself. Get out and get involved. Keep yourself occupied.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Last night I stuffed.....stuffed and stuffed some more. I stuffed green peppers, I stuffed cabbage, I stuffed strawberries....and finally.....I stuffed myself!! ;0)

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

8oz Softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Powered Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla

Snip the top of the strawberries. Hollow out the center of the strawberry a little. Put your filling in a bag, after it's mixed and start stuffin!! ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Recipe...

I found the BEST recipe EVER!!!

1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Table Salt
1 Cup Borax Laundry Booster

Mix altogether, Put into a container with holes, in order to be shaken out.
Shake it on your carpet and leave it for several days. WAH~LAH...NO MORE FLEAS!!!!!

I hate fleas and dread flea season.... they love me more than animals I am fairly convinced!!!
Smiles @ the fact anyone thought maybe this would be a delicious recipe they could maybe try for dinner. Trust me... this is better than ANYTHING you could ever eat if fleas love you as much as they love me! ;0)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Latest Catch ;)

As you all know, Gwen loves to go fishing!!

I am usually the one sitting on the bank on a warm day watching Rick and Casey pulling in the "Big One". Bass, Perch, Bowfin, and Pikes. I am the one catching things like baby perch, lil' bowfin, sticks, rocks, minnows (yes I have caught a minnow on a worm and hook....don't laugh...I did enough of that for all of us) a 3 inch large mouth bass....the mouth was actually bigger than the body...I brought that one home and put it in my fish lasted about uhm.......(thinking.....) maybe 2 weeks. The other fish lasted about uhm.....(thinking again.......) about 2 days LOL. Ok so that all leads to this picture....I was sitting there...getting nibble after took my hook...and it was HEAVY....Gwen finally caught a big one.......YEAH!!!! I reeled this huge fish wasn't swimming back and forth in the water as all fish usually do....but it was very heavy and my pole was bending...I kept thinking ok guys....wait til' you check this out.....about 4 feet of shore im inticipating seeing the "keeper"......and this is what I saw....

A BABY snapper....are you kidding me????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL The best of all that is STILL doesn't beat out what CASEY caught at GENEVA SWAMP........

A 32# SNAPPER!!!!

UGHHHHHHH....I refuse to give up though....because someday....someday....I will bring home a dinner for 6......even if it takes a bucket full of sunfish to feed us all. ;o)

Hillbilly Gardening Continued....

I'm backkkkkkkkkkkk...... ;o)

Ok so I went out to check on my tomato plants and to my suprise we now have 13 tomatoes!! I can almost taste the tomato sandwiches I plan to make with them ;)

I took a picture simply for your enjoyment.. LOL