Saturday, September 30, 2006

WCBlogging and a recipe!

No, the recipe is not for CAT! LOL Though the cats steal the end result of the recipe posted below. My cats LOVE bread!

Our host this weekend is House of Mostly Black Cats! I will be unable to post a picture this weekend at the rate things are going. I went to go install my camera software only to find that my cd rom is broken. *sighs* oh the joys of toddler hood! And I even had a neat picture of Pause hiding in the grass.. and was going to have a caption to the effect of, "Shhhhh. I am hiding!" The biggest reason I cannot do anything about the CD Rom currently is that I am 1. waiting on a batch of dinner rolls to do its thing so I can bake it in about 1.5 hours and 2. Debating on where to get a new cd rom from. either office max or a friend.

And even though I have this recipe posted below once again I cannot post a picture because my computer can't talk to the camera with out that software! So, do enjoy the recipe and I am going to make a bee-line to the friends house for a cd rom and a movie and will hopefully be up and running the way I should be later today!

This recipe is courtesy of RecipeZaar-Where the RECIPES ARE! If you make it, and have an account *which is free*, please rate it!

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

2 cups water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 envelopes active dry yeast
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in oats and butter.
2. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat; let cool to 110 degrees.
4. Stir together yeast, ½ cup warm water, and 1 T.
5. sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
6. Beat oat mixture, yeast mixture, flour, salt, and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead till smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes) or knead in bread mixer with dough hook 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
9. Cover and let rise in warm place (85 degrees) free from drafts, 1 hour or until double in bulk.
10. Punch down dough and divide in half; shape each portion into 8 balls. (Each pan will hold 8 rolls and you use 2 lightly greased round cake pans)
11. Place evenly into 2 lightly greased round cake pans.
12. Cover and let rise in warm place free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
13. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
14. Makes 16 rolls.

Friday, September 29, 2006

What Will You Do?

I did not write this, but I hope that I can have as much compassion as this woman and family had if the opportunity presents itself. Maybe not exactly this way, but in other ways - to help others. I have been helped in the past when things were really bad -- I have recieved and for that I am too grateful. And I have had opportunity to help others and have done so.

Please comment, copy and paste it -- share it. I also do not attend church on a regular basis, but I do believe that we have an angel(s)*my 2yo toddler needs more than one trust me!* that watches over us and Lord that loves us unconditionally.

If you do copy this and post it to your blog let me know -- and let me know if I have permission to set up a link on this post to your blog. Thank you.

This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until
the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my
college degree.

The last class I had to take was Sociology.

The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every
human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called "Smile."

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their

I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello
anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I
went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.

It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden
everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.

I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up
inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.

As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell, and there
standing behind me were two poor homeless men.

As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling".

His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for

He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.

The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I
realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed
gentleman was his salvation.

I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.

He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford. (If
they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy
something. He just wanted to be warm).

Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out
and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.

That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging
my every action.

I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more
breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a
resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the
blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.

He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for you.
God is here working through me to give you hope."

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat
down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me,
Honey, to give me hope."

We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of
the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

We are not church goers, but we are believers.

That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.

I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in

I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share this?"

I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.

She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and
being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband, son,
instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I
spent as a college student.

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:

Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read

If you think this story has touched you in any way, please send this to
everyone you know.

There is an Angel sent to watch over you.

In order for him work, you must pass this on to the people you want
watched over.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will
leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head.

To handle others, use your heart.

God Gives every bird it's food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

Keep this going.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wish Care Bear!

Everyone loves to make wishes on shooting stars! And that's what I picked. Make a Wish Bear is my favorite then too. If you take the quiz let me know what Bear you are! I love to hear what you have found out about you!

Take the quiz:
Which CareBear Are You???

Wish Bear
Do you have a wish? Then Wish Bear is the bear you should wish for. She knows that sometimes wishes come true, and that even when they don't, making wishes can be a lot of fun. She shows this with her tummy symbola smiling wishing star.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A few things about me...

Okay, if you take the time to read this and then take the time to copy, paste and correct the questions for your own personal fun -- please comment with the link back to your post!

1. What does your headline mean?
It's my blog spot, and no one else can claim it.

2. Elaborate on your default photo:
It's my favorite furry baby LeChat.

3. What's your middle name[s]?:

4. What is your current relationship status?
Married and loving MM.

5. What are you wearing right now?
Scrub top and slacks

6. What is your current problem?
*chuckles* NO COMMENT! *wanders off to find MM to fix my current problem........... *

7. Who do you love most?
Family and then Friends

8. Who makes you most happy?
MM and the Kids

9. Are you musically talented?
Singing count?

10. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would you change?
Nothing really, my choices got me to where I am today and I would'nt change that for anything.

11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day, what would it be?
Dolphin - love the water and think they are awesome creatures.

12. Ever have a near death experience?

13. Can you dance?
kind of... oops, sorry about that left toe....

14. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now? Journey's I Don't Want To Live Without You -- played in my CD player on the way home this morning from work.

15. who did u cut and paste this from?
Tammy ( a buddy on

16. Name someone with the same b-day as you.
My youngest son Logan.

17. Have you ever destroyed someone's property?
No, not intentionally anyway.

18. Have you ever been in a fight?
Yup -- I gotta get in better shape so the next time I see him I can KICK HIS ASS! and then bury his sorry ass too.

19. Have you ever sang in front of a big audience?

Facial expressions say alot .....

21. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
Over priced coffee??? I think not.

22. Do you have a crush on one of your myspace friends?
I don't now... but I did when I was a junior in HS... Still think he's a good man though.

23. Ever had a drunken night in Mexico?
Nope. Not interested in such either...

24. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
Yes, was told once that I looked a lot like Sigorney Weaver. I personally never have seen the resemblance. But I think she kicks ass in Aliens -- my all time favorite HORROR SCI-FI flick.

25. Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows?
Yes. Current KIDDY movie -- "Cars" is a favorite. Mator is too funny!

26. Did you have braces?
Nope. Thank the Gods that live!

27. Are you comfortable with your height?

28 Do you consider yourself adventurous?
Depends on my mood -- do you feel adventurous.. *chuckles and quickly moseys to the next question.*

29. Do you speak any other languages?
Sign Language and it is recognized as a "LANGUAGE" in the U.S. And its not the middle finger folks... sheesh!

30. Whats your favorite smell?

Friday, September 22, 2006

My day....

Well, today overall has been an okay day. Am currently struggling with a headache that is threatening to migraine -- finding pain meds soon....

I decided to go to Fredrisksburg today. They have a very nice line up of stores to go exploring -- and two particular favorites. First one is the 25, 10 and 5 cent store -- not much in there under a dollar -- but they are stocked with hard to find things and Breyer Horses. The next favorite is Rustlin' Rob's . They have gourmet sauces and stuffs to enjoy while you are in there and its fun to browse the store.

Oh, the web site I mentioned earlier is Quiz Universe and where I got all my quizzes about my sexual orientation. And just let me add that MM ROCKS.MY.WORLD. For me, its all about how I feel about the partner -- even if he can wiggle it well. And well, MM is my main man.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


I made one big mistake by marrying my second husband --- however, its a catch 22 in some respects.. had I NOT met him, and married his sorry drunk drug-using ass I would not have met my MM. (For Ree this is Marlboro Man --- MY version Mechanic MAN! hubba hubba)

It's recently been pointed out to me that I have a good but rather SARCASTIC humor. I don't think however, that I am as SARCASTIC as this gal is at Happyville Library. There is a word for this... sardonic perhaps.. *shrugs* what ever. I dunno... but some days I really have attitude -- and today you're gonna be blessed with my not so "happy go lucky side." You are warned.

Can I be a big B? YUP! And it AIN'T pretty!

Okay, back to sarcastic humor... I was blessed with a mother who's scarcasim I learned well at an EARLY age -- this did not however prepare me for the DIPSHIT I married the second go around. His nickname we fondly refer to him around here are as follows :

Stupor man.. He's a drunk and obviously damn proud of it. He spent quite a bit of time lifting 12 ounces... and being a total DICK WAD... He also didn't see the humor in the nick name....

AssHOLE was another favorite -- and I was informed that at least they have a purpose. To which I sardonically replied, "Yep, they stink and shit on family and friends alike." He was NOT amused. I cannot IMAGINE WHY? Well, hell, he taught me all about the ins and outs of how an abuser REALLY works (experience includes and is not limited to rape and physical beatings) ... my first husband, by the way, with his NOT SO WITTY MOUTH takes a very close second to this man. The only thing lacking in my first marriage was the PHYSICAL ABUSE -- but mind you that's not much comfort considering...

Darwin -- which of all intense and purposes IS HIS MIDDLE NAME! I am NOT kidding. He should be honored with the DARWIN OF THE YEAR award.. only problem is -- the gene POOL has not been cleansed of his filth. (He's in jail, not dead. darn it!)*by the way, normally I would never wish death on anyone -- however, he's an exception to every rule made because he breaks all of them. You did know that his real name was "god" (I REFUSE to capitalize that... ) and "god" doesn't have to follow the rules.. no matter who's they are. Oh, and don't feel sorry for this guy because YOU WILL BE HIS NEXT VICTIM! (after of course he serves his time for fraud and escape from jail charges -- what a saint!) Another point, he's a LIAR! He lied to me about everything he ever did, and is a silver tongued snake. And yes, if you were NOT aware of who he is via my warnings, he will take advantage of you and do a damn fine job of it. It's his career --- it's what he does and what he's good at.

hrm.. where was I... oh, sarcasm. Many times I can be witty and funny with it.. however, this rant went a totally different direction.. excuse me while I go wash my mouth out with soap and I will get back to you.

Did I learn sarcasm from him? YOU BET! Ain't it fun?

hrm... next? I have learned sarcasm from my currently family too. Mechanic man has his own blessed version of sarcasm -- and has had good use for it too. Though I will have to say I enjoy MM sense of sarcasm. My favorite thus far is when the kids refused to listen and he'd had enough, threatened them -- "I am going to go buy plexiglass to install in your abdomen so you can see where you are going!" His sarcasm, though funny, was badly timed... I was driving into work and had a drink that I was sipping on the straw -- as he said that. Between trying to expel the liquid from my lungs in huge loping coughs and laughing I nearly wrecked. I, between coughs and giggles, asked my dear MM to please refrain from such comments while I was driving from now on, please!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fun Quiz #1

1. Name: Heather
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, I was named after a flower.
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Last nite while watching the memorial for Steve Irwin.
6. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yup, 5 rambunctious boys.
8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Yes, but don't get to write in it as often as i would like.
9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Prolly too much, depends on the situation.
11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yep, but prolly only once -- adrenaline and I are NOT friends.
14. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? physically, no. as a person- yes.
16. SHOE SIZE? 7.5
17. RED OR PINK? Red
19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My dad -- need to call him again.
20. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Sure, it's neat to see responses.
21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black pants and green sandals.
22. WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Easy over eggs and toast.
23. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? everyday noises of the neighborhood -- cars passing, dog barking, the whir of the fan in my computer.
25. FAVORITE SMELL? Cinnamon
29. FAVORITE DRINK? Cadillac - coffee with hot cocoa
30. FAVORITE SPORT? Horse Jumping
31. HAIR COLOR? brown
32. EYE COLOR? brown
33. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope,but asked about getting some from a doc.
34. FAVORITE FOOD? Anything sweet.
35. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDING? Happy ending -- too much romantic i know...
36. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED. Gridiron Gang -- worth watching.
37. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? printed scrub top -- blue with winged multicolored zebras.
39. HUGS OR KISSES? mmmmm... BOTH!
40. FAVORITE DESSERT? chocolate
41. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND THE QUICKEST? Who ever reads and decides to.
43. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? LOL -- SEE (Signing Exact English)
46. FAVORITE SOUNDS? ThunderBoomers!
50. WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? April 5, '70 -- Minneapolis MN

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Got Umbrella? & WCB 67

My beloved Spooks was hit by a car two nites ago --
and I miss her dreadfully.

Catch up with WCB'ing at CatSynth and check out all the other kitty blogging friends!

I live in the Hill Country of Texas and we have not had a good decent rain in many months. We recently got a good share -- which included while I am typing this. It's been enough that the ground is not soaking it up any longer. So, now we have puddles (read lakes) of water everywhere, and mud 3 inches deep (read quagmire) -- as it was all powdered dirt previous to the rains finally arriving. So, if you visit us here in the Texas Hill Country be sure to bring your umbrella -- as the showers we are currently having are what we fondly refer to as "renegade showers". You might get just a spit here or there, or you could get deluged with buckets of the wet stuff.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Inspirational Thoughts -- brought on by pain.

I currently have a migraine, but as I lay thinking about the many things that have shaped who I am today I recall two important people from my teen years. Both of those people are still a part of my life today, if only aquaintenced friends now. I don't talk to them often and honestly, don't think that may change. I carefully thought about how I "feel" about these people now and want them to understand -- that even tough I sometimes have a convoluted sense of expression I would die before bringing harm to them or their respective families- in any way, shape, or form. If this means that I have to keep my distance because I have also learned I am many times sorely misunderstood -- then so be it.

How did these people become so important to me now? What they did in the past reflects who I am today, and the sense of devotion I now have to my soul-mate and husband. The elder is a long time friend that I know I have hurt terribly more than once -- and for that I am truely sorry. The younger -- and only younger than myself by a few short weeks -- memories bring a wry smile to my countanance. And I have hurt him in the past, and for that I am also truely sorry. Both of their "gentle" prodding in my younger teen years has truely made an impact in how I react to and work with my current mate. Both of them know about my past -- in more ways than I care to think about. Do they know how I feel about their influence? (They will now, as I have sent this rambling to them.)

Yes, there have been other "influences" in my life that have shaped who I am today -- but those don't deserve the sincere respect that I have for the "two". But I won't go into those people. Mind you I refer to the men only that have come and gone in my life -- the "two" and all the others. However, this does not include my Dad -- He's in a whole different light than those who could or would have been potential "mates". This also means any that were "Father figures" are not included. Did those people have influence in my life -- yes, but a totally different respective than what I am trying to convey here.

They both know whom they are, but I don't think they know just how much I am thankful now that they put up with my stupidity and scorn as a teen. Or why. I certainly don't know why they put up with such a hateful person as I know I used to be. Life has never been easy for me -- both with what occured in my life before and after I met them. I won't go into any gory details as everyone knows enough already.

That brings me to the man now in my life. In a strange twist of fate -- he became my protector and trainer, and later my husband. He and one other person will always be soul-mates -- the other is a gal. I love them with all my heart, mind, body and soul. And would do anything for them that I could possibly do. The "two" have influenced how I react to and work with my current "mate". And he is my mate -- through and through. I trust him with my life and with the lives of those I consider friends -- he would do for them what he would do for me. Protect and care about them. He knows how important they are in my life, and thus they are important to him. I feel the same way about his friends and family. I would do anything to protect them.

As I sit here rereading this, it doesn't convey exactly everything I wanted to say. It will have to do.

It boils down to this.

Thank you, you two whom influenced this letter today. For being who you were growing up and for who you are today. I still care deeply about you both in the sense as a friend I would do all in my power to make sure you are safe and protected in my world. Thank you for all you put up with and all you endured with me so long ago. Thank you for the lessons you taught me, and for the future lessons. My prayer for you is this --

Continued love and safety in your families and blessings in all you do.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

A summery of Posts

Okay, I have been out of pocket with work for 9 days. I do 12 hour shifts and some of them have been doozies.

This weekend we have a HOST FOR WEEKEND CAT BLOGGING! (Please be sure to refresh your browser each time you visit so that you can see the new submissions)

SWEET SARA J is Hosting this weekend -- You can contact her at

Or leave a comment at CHEF SWEET SARA J

Weekend Cat Blogging has been a huge success for a long time -- if you are a first time visitor, or have been browsing my blog for a while please visit CHEF SWEET SARA J and be sure to comment, participate and enjoy all the blogging kitties we have to share!

Other blogs of interest that I love to haunt recently are

Pioneerwoman -- this site is not for the weak of stomach -- you are warned -- but delightfully funny all the same.

Rocks In My Dryer by Shannon -- she does the Works for Me Wednesday Blogging which is another HUGE success!! Plenty of neat ideas from all corners and walks of life. Be sure to check it out and share something that works for you!

BooMama tells it like it is and is fun to read. I visit at least twice a week. And with 9 day working stints like I just did its hard to visit all the blogs that are fun to read.

I hope you have a great weekend and I hope to MAYBE get a cute picture of a kitty and participate also in WEEKEND Cat Blogging -- but no promises folks. My work load is carved in jello -- when the jello gets hot it melts and when it cools again I have to start carving new and fresh!


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Weekend Cat Blogging!!

Hey everyone,
I don't have time to do a WCB post, but we do have a HOST for this weekend!

Please go to and send in your links at Web page: MissElliesPage
Everyone can send their links to her E-mail address:

Thank you everyone! I know you understand how busy things can get on occassion and this is one of those times for me. My husband's kiddos are visiting for the weekend and I am working ALL weekend LONG... and yes, its a very long one at that. I am sooo looking forward to Tuesday!