Wednesday, February 28, 2007


SNOW SNOW SNOW!!! And a TON of it! AT 2000 Ft! WoW!!! No this is not me today - but I thought the picture was appropriate.

This morning the news reported - black ice conditions on the 8 freeway and CHAIN requirements on the 8 and the 76. People living in Pine Valley were told to stay home - the snow plows usually used for them need to work the freeways and highways today! SNOW DAY! Not for us though...we live at a mere 930 ft and work is at about 700 - poo poo - oh well!
But boy! It sure is chilly out - feels like it could snow.... I wish I could drive up there and enjoy it... unfortunately it is a Wednesday.... work work work.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Rain Rain and More Rain expected on and off for the next two days - showers and rain is expected to be heavy tonight. That will make for nice nights sleep for me.

It was a wet ride into work today but there was a really pretty little rainbow to enjoy.... it sure looked pretty next to the dark grey clouds.... God talking! I loved it!

Have a great day!

Friday, February 23, 2007


It's Friday!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


some intelligent ananoymous person:

If you’re photographing in color you show the color of their clothes - if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul.”

I love this! Makes me want to create some B&W's...

The Storm's a Brewin'

There is a big cold storm brewing - it is expected this afternoon to start sprinkling and the down pours tonight - thunder and lightning!!! We enjoy storms at our house... the rain makes me sleep well. This storm will be a cold one. It is coming from Alaska and is supposed to bring 1-2 feet of snow to our local mountains - YAY more SNOW!

I started some home made chicken soup last night, the broth and chicken. Tonight I will add the veggies and make the noodles - it will be perfect for a rainy night. Maybe I will post the recipe tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Pissed Off

...better than being pissed on... unless of course your being walked on instead...

What to do? What to do?

Just ignore them all and keep smiling.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Top Of the Hyatt

Here are some shots of my Aunt Becki and I at the Top of the Hyatt.... the eve of New Years Eve (that would be Dec 30 for those of you scratchin your heads)

We were having a really good time.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Pork Rolls with Rice

The other night I made a yummy recipe that I haven't made in years. After eating it, my hubby and I remembered just how good it was - I will have to get this one back into rotation.... it is easy enough to make plus nice and filling too.

4-6 thin sliced pork chops
1 cup long grain white rice
1/2 green or red bell pepper
1/2 small yellow onion
1 reg size can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 T Butter
swiss cheese (sandwich slices)
1/8 tsp cumin powder (or more if you like)
garlic salt
crushed red pepper
Place pork between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a back of a metal spoon until about 1/4 inch thick. Salt and pepper both side of the pork pieces. Place thin slices of onion and peppers on the pork, then take a slice of swiss and cut it in four strips, stack the strips and put them on one end of the pork on top of the peppers/onions. Roll the pork up like a jelly with a toothpick or two... repeat with all pork. Chop up remaining onion and peppers. Melt butter in large skillet, add garlic, chopped onions and peppers and pork rolls, brown rolls on all sides for just a few mintes. the cheese may melt out a little, just keep pushing it in or next to the pork rolls.
In a two cup measuring cup, empty can of tomatoes, add water to the tomatoes until you reach 2 cups, add this plus an additional 1/2 cup water to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Sprinkle cumin, a bit of Garlic salt and some crushed red pepper ( a tiny bit or a lot depending on your taste buds) Finally add the rice, making sure that all of the rice is in the liquid. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook about 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Do not stir, your rolls will fall apart.
Don't forget to remove your toothpicks if you used them.... no one wants to slice into wood on thier plate...
PS If you don't keep cumin powder in your cupboard, don't go out and buy it just for this - it goes bad if you don't use it up quickly. You can just use a little more garlic for extra flavor.


Happy Friggin' Friday!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another Beautiful Day in San Diego

RO and JO in front of San Diego Skyline ... taken from Coronado Island.

Here are some pics taken back in December.... oh what a beautiful day!

Mt Soladad

Here are some pics of Mt Soladad Memorial on Jan 27th, 2007.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Here are some nice pics of our snow trip to the cabins.... Jan/07
Can you tell Pierre is freezing? Poor boom.

I had a little trouble getting Tumbleweed to hold still....

she is a serious snow bunny...

Ice in the trees...


Share Hugs and Kisses!
Today is the day to do so!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Last night they Fired Marty! :-(
That just pisses me off!


Lovely pics

Here are some cute pics my Dad sent me of him and his wife Riechel... I love the pictures - they make me smile... My Dad looks so happy in these pics - Makes me want to give him a hug and kiss.

Reichel had just returned home from her friends wedding... doesn't she look lovely? :-)

Friday, February 09, 2007


OH MAN! It is finally here!!!


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Little Miss Angela

Here are some new Angela pics.... What a cutie pie!

Learning to read already!

Some San Diego Beauty

Wind And Sea - La Jolla
February 3, 2007

Our La Jolla Pinic spot :-)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


My mom arrived here last night for a weeks visit.... I can't wait to see her!!!

She and my stepdad are here for my Grandma Rosebud's funeral... they weill be here til next Thursday....

Tonight I will make spaghetti (from scratch- yum) dinner for everyone (sis, nephew, mom, Greg and hubby too) it will be a nice visit.... :-)

TUMBLEWEED IS GOING TO FREAK OUT WHEN SHE SEES GRANDMA! She hasn't seen her in 7 months! Bruce and Pierre will be pretty darn happy too.

Friday my Aunt and Uncle will be here for the weekend and they will be staying with us.... I guess I better get busy cleaning, huh?


Is it Friday Yet?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

If you love HOT WINGS...

You got to try this!!!

I made it Super Bowl Sunday and we Loved it! Delicious! It is really easy to make the hardest part is shredding the chicken... did I say it was delicious?! It is delicious!

Bonnie's Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

4 boneless chicken breasts, boiled & shredded
12 ounces Franks Red Hot Sauce

Mix in a 13x9" baking dish.

2- 8 ounce packages cream cheese
16 ounces ranch dressing
1 cup chopped celery

Mix and heat in saucepan till smooth.
Pour over chicken mixture.
Top with 1 block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Bake 375°F for 45 minutes. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving.

Serve with nachos, Fritos, celery or carrot sticks. was extra yummy with the celery sticks!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Please Pray For Our Troops

With the up in support heading overseas, I wanted to request everyone to remember to say some extra prayers for our troops... God Bless them and their families.

God Bless the U.S.A.