This computer's been giving me fits! Slow, slow, slow, & we have DSL! It gets worse & worse with each new anti-virus program we install.
(Is anyone else having this problem?). There must be a disconnect somewhere, because only part of the letters show up when I'm typing, & I have to edit & re-edit until they're all there. Grrrrrrrrrr.
I haven't forgotten you, and will be checking your postings whenever I can get this thing to work.
Anyway, for now, I'm going to have some cheese with this whine, & just say:
Ray & Bubba (mechanical engineers) were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
'We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole,' said Bubba, 'but we don't have a ladder.'
The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, announced: 'Eighteen feet, six inches,' and walked away.
Ray shook his head and laughed. 'Ain't that just like a woman! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!'
Bubba and Ray are currently working for the government....... and
helped design the "stimulus package."
Here we have a picture of a Black Bear
He is the only kind of bear that lives in North Carolina.
The black bear also apparently likes black sunflower seeds
The picture below is of a part of our back yard and potting shed.
Notice round logs which the bear tossed to and fro.
Here's the torn screen where he came in:
There's a glare from the sun, so it's
hard to see that the cloth on the picnic table
is all frumpled up.The can that was full of
peanuts is empty on the floor, and the floor is
littered with wet chewed peanut shells.
He must've sat here on the floor gobbling up those
peanuts and spitting out the shells. The rascal!
We have black bears wandering through our area now and then.
1 Corinthians 13 is sometimes referred to as the 'LOVE' chapter.
True love -- God's love --
Here's a few more neat old Valentines.....
Looks like someone's given Cupid the Boot!
Classic Cut-Out Butter-Sugar Cookies
1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheet
(If you don't have parchment paper, spray with Pam)
3) In large bowl, cream butter & sugar for 2 min.
4) Stop & scrape the bowl, & cream for 1 minute longer.
5) Beat in the egg & vanilla. Continue beating until well combined.
6) Sift together bak. powder & flour.
7) Add flour mixture 1 c. at a time to the creamed butter & sugar mixture.
Mix thoroughly after each addition.
Blend in the last cup of flour by hand.
The dough will be stiff.
8) Divide dough into two balls. Wrap w/plastic wrap & refrigerate
for at least 1 hour.
9) Roll out 1 ball of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper
(or waxed paper) until dough is about 1/4" thick. Remove top
sheet of parchment paper.
10) Cut out cookies with cookie cutters of your choice. Dip cutter in
flour before each use.
11) Carefully place the cut-out cookies onto prepared cookie sheets.
12) Bake cookies 8-10 min. or until just barely starting to brown.
to a cooling rack. Repeat process with second ball of dough.
1# box of 10x sugar
1/3 to 1/2 c. milk (I use fat free half & half)
1 egg white, beaten slightly
1/2 t. vanilla
Stir all together, then blend with a mixer until smooth. Divide it
into portions in separate bowls, & add to each bowl the food
coloring of your choice. (If frosting is too soupy, add a little more
powdered sugar. If too dry or stiff, add a little more milk.)
Frosting should be thin enough to spread smoothly over the
top of the cookie.
*If you're planning to put sprinkles, colored sugars, etc., on the cookies,
do this right after putting the frosting on. Don't wait until it drys.
*Don't stack cookies on top of each other until frosting has glazed over
*This recipe makes approx. 3 doz., but can be more or less,
depending on the size of the cookie cutters used.
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's or dog's ear... Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.Kills fleas instantly...
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.
Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffy nose.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... Cover the boil with Hunt's Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.