Thursday, June 15, 2017

What Happened With Janie

If you can't see this video here on my blog, you can see it on YouTube HERE.

Does anybody know why the audio on my videos starts lagging behind the video after about five minutes? Can you help me out and tell me how to correct that?  

A BIG thank you and hugs to everyone for your comments over the last few days. It meant a lot to me. As always, thank you for being here to read and/or watch. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Janie Passed Yesterday

20?? - 2017

Janie starting going down hill fast the last few days. Yesterday she started having trouble breathing. The vet met us at her clinic last night at 9:00 pm and helped her pass. We were both by her side. She was an angel in life, and now she's an angel in heaven. I'm so glad we could spoil her rotten and give her a wonderful life these last almost five years that we had her. RIP sweet Janie. We love you.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


This is the shawl I'm making.
From the crochet book Serenity from KnitPicks.
It's sold out, but you can still buy this shawl pattern on Ravelry.
It's the Scallops and Shells Shawl.

I'm using Knit Picks Gloss Fingering-weight yarn.
See my fancy paperclip stitch markers? Ha.

After that last picture, I bought some Buddha stitch markers.
Aren't they cute? She only had three.
I bought them on etsy from Knitty by Nature.

This is where I am on the shawl right now.
I just noticed after taking this picture that my color dye lots were off!
I was really upset at first and was considering frogging it.
My friends on IG changed my mind.
I'm going to finish it.
Can't wait to get to the border. It's so pretty!

I already have the yarn for my next project which is also a shawl.
I struggled when choosing colors, but I'm happy.
The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy Sport-Weight.
Colors are Parchment, Flamingo, and Peony.
This yarn is so silky-soft!
I will be making the Hotel of Bees shawl pattern.
(From Ravelry)

This was delicious!
No recipe. I just threw it together.

These salads were terrific too.
Spinach, Romaine, Cucumber, Egg, Feta Cheese, Strawberries, Pecans,
And Ken's Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette Lite.
This dressing is so good, y'all!

I saw these at Walmart. So pretty!

Snapdragons on the rails around the porch with the Geraniums.

Chives blooming in a pot on the porch.

We enjoy identifying birds while outside at the table.
We did this in Texas too.
The difference 2,000 miles makes is amazing!

Granny Sammi.

Wenona, send me your email in a comment. I will not publish it!

Kim Wilkins, I got your comment on YouTube. THANK YOU!

I love you for being here.
Thank you.
Pammy Sue

Friday, June 02, 2017

Video of May Ipsy Bag Opening, Product Reviews, and More

LOL...I couldn't figure out how to slow the text down at the end, and I ended up putting it up there twice trying to fix it...then I couldn't get rid of it when I tried to just delete it!  That horse face at the end came out of nowhere too!  Ha-ha-ha. I have no idea how I managed that one.  I swear...old people and computers.  I WILL figure this out!  Love you for watching while I learn. 

If you can't see the video here, you can watch it on YouTube HERE.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Pineapple-Cucumber Salad Recipe

This salad will knock your socks off!

So FRESH for summer!

These flavors are THE BOMB.

We ate it ALL for lunch today.
I will be making this again and again.

Pineapple-Cucumber Salad

1 fresh Pineapple, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 Cucumber, chopped
2 limes, zested and juiced
1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped (Use mint if you don't like cilantro)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Place pineapple and cucumber cubes into a large bowl. Zest two limes over the top, add cilantro and salt & pepper. (I used two pinches of kosher salt, and I think it's essential to get the best taste from your salad. I also think it's essential to use fresh pineapple, not canned.)

I didn't want to buy a whole pineapple, so I spent a little more and got a pre-chopped container at the grocery store, which was less pineapple than you'd get if you used a whole pineapple. I still used a whole large cucumber though, but only one lime since my salad was smaller. 

We ate it right out of the bowl for lunch, and we both thought it was to-die for. Try it!

I found this recipe on Pinterest. Credit goes HERE.

It's a beautiful day today so we ate outside in the backyard.

Is this a crabapple tree?

Whatever it is, it's gorgeous all covered in these bright pink flowers.

Fletch wanting some pineapple-cucumber salad.
We've yet to find anything he didn't like.
He ate pineapple and cucumber pieces.
There's a pink cast to this picture because we're under a big red umbrella.

There's nothing else going on around here.
No crochet.
No reading.
No baking.
I'm feeling very lazy and sleeping a lot.
I can't seem to find my get-up-and-go.
It got up and went without me, I guess.


Sunday, May 21, 2017


I'll tell you about the boobies later.

The white lilacs from our yard are just beautiful again this year.
I cut two bunches for the house yesterday.
And the smell!!

I put the little bunch beside our bed so I could smell them all night.

I think I told y'all I planted two rhododendrons.
They are thriving! Yay!
They have lots of new growth and are both blooming.
I'm so happy about that.


I made the most fabulous quiche for supper a few nights ago...

Why don't I make quiche more often?
It's so easy and quick and always so good.

I started with a frozen, store-bought, deep-dish pie crust.

I filled it with chopped ham, onion, swiss cheese, a pinch of salt, and lots of black pepper...

Mixed 4 eggs and 1/2 cup of whole milk and poured that over.
Baked for 45 minutes at 375 F.
(The instructions said 25 minutes, but mine wasn't set until 45)
Just bake it until it's really brown on top and doesn't jiggle at all in the middle.

I'm tellin' had the BEST flavor!

Remember my last post where I showed y'all the recipe for Southern Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake? Well, I made it last night for the poker game this evening...

I had fun making it and layering it up.
I didn't have a punch bowl so I used my largest clear bowl.
My trifle looked too small to hold it all, and it would have been.

Yummy...cake, strawberries, pudding, pineapple, bananas, whipped cream...

I smashed it down, but it still almost didn't all fit in.
But just look...

Is that fantastic or what??
I bet it's going to be good!
There's also a double batch of chili in the crockpot.
We're expecting twice the people we usually have.
All the snowbirds are back in town and will be here.

My dining room is all a mess because I'm still in the process of mopping. (Fletch is a big help, huh? Hee-hee. I just mop around the dogs. He's smart enough to stay up out of the way at least.) I'm taking a little break. I don't know why I always freak out and feel like I have to clean like a mad woman. People only come in to pee, and they don't have to walk through anything but the kitchen to get to the bathroom. You know they peek at the rest of my house though! Haha.

We got the porches ready yesterday.
See that water fountain in the middle of the big porch?
We're still in the process of getting it set up like we want it.
It used to be buried in the front of the house in the garden.
We never got to enjoy it there really so Ken moved it out back.

I'll show it to you when it's done.


Okay, so about that "Boobies" title.

Ken said I should put "boobies" in all the titles of my blog and I would get way more hits and visitors to my blog. LOL. He has no idea I'm really doing it. We'll see what happens. I'm not really going to do it on every post. It's an experiment. Calm down.

OMG, look at baby Eli.
This was right after his first bath and blow-dry.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Strawberry Trifle, Monterrey Chicken Spaghetti, Easy Corn Chowder

A recipe post...yay!
(And a few Montana pictures)

First up...

I got this from Pinterest.
The link led to only a picture, no credit.
I can't wait to make it for the next poker game or club meeting!


Monterrey Chicken Spaghetti
Photo and Recipe From Buns in My Oven

Monterrey Chicken Spaghetti

6 oz. spaghetti, broken into 3 pieces
1 cup shredded or diced cooked chicken
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups grated Monterrey jack
10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
3 ounce can french fried onions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the chicken, egg, sour cream, garlic powder, cheese, spinach, and half of the onions to the bowl and stir well to combine.
  4. Pour into prepared baking dish and top with the remaining onions.
  5. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and bake for 5 minutes more.
  7. Serve immediately.


Easy Corn Chowder
Recipe from Colleen on YouTube:  MsCavalier01
These are my pictures.

I made this last night. It's still a little chilly some days here. It was only in the 40s yesterday and rainy all day. I thought this would be a good meal for a chilly evening, and it was. We thought it was a little bland, but sometimes bland is good! I added three little pats of butter (I couldn't help it!). I bet it will be even better tonight as leftovers. It's so EASY and FAST! Bacon, onion, and four cans...what could be easier?

Easy Corn Chowder

5 pieces of bacon, fried and crumbled
1 onion, chopped
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can diced new potatoes, drained
1 can evaporated milk
salt & pepper to taste
Three pats of butter (Live a little!)

1.  Fry bacon and remove from pan to drain on a paper towel; set aside. 
2.  Saute the chopped onion in the bacon grease about 4-5 minutes until soft. (I removed a lot of the bacon grease and just left about a Tbsp in the pan to fry the onion.)
3.  Place the onion, crumbled bacon, and rest of the ingredients into a large pot. Mix well and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve.

A few pictures from my trip to Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Montana...

Our cabin.

It was a fun trip. I didn't enjoy the hot springs as much as I thought I would. Although it felt WONDERFUL, the water smelled like sewer something awful! It was the sulfur in the water. YUCK! I never got used to it and it bothered me. I hate to be a complainer, but I'm just telling you the truth. I would never go back for that reason. Some people there said some hot spring resorts don't have that smell. They must add something to the water to get rid of that smell, but I don't know.

One last thing...

The cake we served at the Mother's Day Tea last Friday.
The top layer was yellow and the bottom was chocolate.
It was a very large cake, but you can't tell that from this picture.
The tea was a success again this year.

Until next time...