Monthly Archives: January 2014

Peach State says: Chilly Facebook Funnies

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Snow covered back porch…check!
Snow covered front steps…check!
Snow covered yard and sidewalk…check!
Icy streets and driveways…check!!
Not knowing Elsa personally…Boy am I in trouble!

What a week I have had! Needless to say the snow and ice were not the only problems! Let’s see if you can figure out what may have been a problem! How about some “Chilly Facebook Funnies

I’m Just Sayin’ Award:

20140130-073027.jpgUh…no one got out of their cars to look at the snowflakes! They were busy doing other things!

Straight-Jacket Award Winner:( or…The employees raised money to send you on a snow-filled vacation!)

20140130-073153.jpgWhat do bosses know anyways! (“Don’t get me started about bosses!”)

Blog Worthy Award Winner:

20140130-073306.jpgWish I had seen one of these…they would have highly appreciated!

20140130-073822.jpg“Find a place to keep warm they said…Get something to eat and wait it out!” There was a bit of a gap in that governmental suggestion!

20140130-074105.jpgCan’t make it home…the next best thing available is the Home Depot!
( sadly the above picture was taken Tuesday here in the Atlanta area…and these people were grateful to Home Depot and the other few businesses open for a shelter from the cold!)

20140130-074455.jpgThis one just makes me cold thinking about it!

How about a few Non-Weather Funnies?

20140130-074810.jpgOops! That could be a picture of my “Precious Princess” Tuesday night!

20140130-074921.jpgDang…another mention of cold!

20140130-075012.jpgSnow and ice on the right…60’s and 70’s on the left..Here I am “Stuck in Georgia with you! ( sorry just humming while I type!)

20140130-075247.jpgI would settle for barefoot… Oh wait! I am barefoot if you don’t count the fuzzy socks!

Non-Weather Award Winner:

20140130-075436.jpgNow go google the song and sing-along!

Things have definitely been different here! I will fill you in on the current events later!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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Peach State says: Today…Tomorrow…Gone!

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The tick-tock of the countdown is steady as my heart and nerves begin to get the best of me! I am a very proud mother of a 20 year old son leaving for Army BASIC Training Monday!

Today…Tomorrow…Gone!

I will be welcoming home my 23 year old today as he comes back into town to spend some quality time with his younger brother before he leaves Monday. My hubby has managed to have our 20 year old complete some odd jobs, around the house, culminating with the replacement of the mailbox post yesterday. So how will we spend the next few days?

Today:
A gathering of friends for a game of Ultimate Frisbee this afternoon.
A favorite meal of BBQ and sides from our favorite BBQ restaurant.
Hubby is off early…so we will enjoy some family time filled with laughter. ( this is usually the case when the 23 year old and the 20 year old are together!)

Tomorrow:
I have taken a day off from my normal routine to spend time with my son.
Time to pack and make sure everything is in order for his departure.

Gone:
He will sleep in till close to 11am and then prepare to leave for the recruiting station. He is to arrive before 1pm!

Here is where it gets tricky! My 20 year old will then be taken to the hotel and wake up Tuesday morning…early…and head over to the Fort close by and hand in paperwork one last time. He will then wait for an undisclosed amount of time before taking his final oath. “Hubby and I, along with our 23 year old, will hopefully be able to attend the swearing in and then say our final goodbyes!” ( Hubby has taken Tuesday off for this purpose!) When given the choice between going to school or watching the swearing in our youngest chose school!…Figures!

As my hubby and I return home, to an even emptier house, our 20 year old will be embarking on a journey filled with…

20140125-081420.jpg…and training!

I am so proud of him…but, between you, me and the front porch I already miss him! I know you will understand my recent absences and the silence on Monday and Tuesday! I will let you know how it goes!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Short But Sweet Facebook Funnies!

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Coughing…scratchy throats…constant blowing of the nose… These symptoms are running ( excuse the pun) rampant on my FB page. It seems to be all anyone is really talking about…unless you add the weather! So I will share the few funnies I have in this

Short But Sweet Facebook Funnies!

20140123-130106.jpgPre-Valentine thoughts! Noooo! Not yet!

20140123-130236.jpgI have a cure for that…cover the mirrors.

Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

20140123-131238.jpgNo meddling! Ketchup! Got it!

20140123-131430.jpgWith chocolate chips!

20140123-132014.jpgI would have shown my son this pic but he was busy texting!

20140123-132231.jpgAre we already to that point in the future? I believe I saw some kids at the bus stop sporting that fashion!

Must Read Award Winner:

20140123-132407.jpgAdvertising much reach many different personalities!

20140123-132543.jpgNinja Cat will soon be Chicken Cat!

“How about some coffee?”

20140123-132649.jpgI would hate to see what blend mine would be with all the espresso I enjoy!

20140123-132815.jpgAh…priorities!

20140123-132920.jpgMaking sweet music together!

Fashion Award:

20140123-133021.jpgI just had to post this again!

As I get to the end I wanted to share a couple of football thoughts with you! I am overly excited as one of my favorite teams will be playing in the Super Bowl this year…

Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

20140123-133509.jpgWell that is not what I was talking about! (But it is funny!)

Blog Worthy Award Winner #2:

20140123-133654.jpgAnd that is NOT me!

Have a great day and share the humor!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: What’s Cooking?

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The only thing on my mind this morning has been what to cook for dinner. I have already planned dinner yet my tummy just won’t stop the continuous rumble. “I guess it would have been a good thing if I had eaten a little more last night for dinner!”

What’s Cooking?

I’m glad you asked! The plentiful bounty of shrimp, pictured above, is one of my favorite! My cousin made this dish for me and…it is so easy!

Shrimp Bake:
1-2 pounds of medium/large uncooked shrimp
Italian dressing
2-3 lemons cut in half
Flat bottomed dish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Place the shrimp in the bottom of the dish
Squeeze the lemons over every shrimp and place the lemon half pulp down into the dish
Pour your favorite Italian dressing over the shrimp. ( I have used light versions of Italian and Caesar and they are just as good!)
Bake until the shell of the shrimp turns that rich reddish/pink color.

Peel and enjoy!
I serve these scrumptious shrimp with a nice salad and favorite bread!

Need something easier…maybe for a football gathering?

Taco Loco:

20140121-110809.jpgI cannot wait to try this! We typically enjoy a good taco night every week! I do recommend using the larger tortilla shells and offering a variety of fillers. Beef/chicken, cheeses, vegies, refried beans, salsas, sour cream. OR:cubed fruit, custard, chocolate drizzle…well I know you are hungry now!

How about Individual Pizzas?:

20140121-111355.jpgQuick and easy…and LIGHT! Pizza sauce or BBQ sauce…cheeses…vegies…whatever you choose!

Well it is time for me to start my dinner! I am trying a new product…

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I will let you know how it is…and whether my hubby liked it or not!

Enjoy these recipes and remember…SHARE!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: The Results Don’t Lie!

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Maybe it was the fact that I was up way too late last night (1:00PM)…
Maybe it was the residual effects of the Benadryl Coma…
Maybe it was the chill felt through my fuzzy socks as I prepared hubby’s breakfast…

Whatever the cause, the first sip of my flavor filled Caffeinated Companion brought forth a calming and noticeable “Ahh!”!

The Results Don’t Lie!. Coffee is Awesome!

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The knowledge that more coffee is coming my way just makes my toes tingle. Well not really…cause that could be a sign of too much coffee and that is not going to happen to me! HeHe! Whatever the reason for taking time out of your schedule to enjoy that first cup of morning’s slap in the face one thing is for sure…

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“It was on the Internet so it must be true…Right?”

Speaking of results…I wanted to bring you up to date on my recent trip to the Pin Cushion Farm this past Tuesday! My doctor, after I reminded him (again) of the last Flu Shot, decided to forego the shot and added it to my file. But…because of my asthma he ordered the Pneumonia Shot instead and…the full gambit of blood tests. My favorite question of the visit was…”When did you last eat?” (11:00 am) “What did you eat?” I knew the look I was fixing to get and giggled as I told him…( A Dark Chocolate Special K Protein Drink and 2 individual Dark Dove pieces about 11:30.) if he had been wearing glasses he would have pulled them down on his nose and looked over the top with that evil eye! I was slightly panicked about the A1C results but was thrilled to find out that my A1C was in the normal range for non-diabetes…oh and the other tests were all good and normal. Yeah! I’m not pregnant! Isn’t that wonderful?

Well my phone is ringing and a friend needs to talk! I just wanted to share the above with you especially for those who had been sweetly asking about the results.

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Silly Me…It’s Facebook Funnies Day!

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Well no chance of staying in my PJs today…out and about in the cold morning is my destined path this morning. As you can see I survived the visit to the doctor’s office. I will tell you about that later! For now let’s jump right into things…

Silly Me…It’s Facebook Funnies Day!

Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

20140116-072907.jpgHow appropriate due to the fact that one of my blessed and oh so kind sons told me he was the greatest and I sweetly corrected him!

Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

20140116-073414.jpgI can think of a silence from other members of the family that would make my day a lot brighter!

20140116-073557.jpgSo far so good today…heheh!

20140116-073654.jpgThings not to say during dinner with your wife!

“I am beginning to see a theme…hmmm!”

20140116-074101.jpg“The cash is a start…you can keep the roses!” ( insert chuckle…and no I wouldn’t say that!)

Blog Worthy Award Winner #2:

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20140116-074806.jpg“Put your hands down!”

Words of Wisdom Award:

20140116-074947.jpgNot all fishing holes are the same!

20140116-075055.jpgI am just trying to picture the bloom…cooked or uncooked?

I’m Just Sayin’ Award Winner:

20140116-075236.jpg________OK!

20140116-075455.jpgI’m thinking “Donkey” from Shrek or “Eyore”… Either way he’s cute!

Time to get ready to race out the door! Have a great and humor filled day…and to my Straight-Jacket friend… See you in a little while!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: The Day I Get Shot!

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I’m feeling a bit like the guy left on the deck of a submerging sub! Heart pounding panic in the face of what lies ahead in a day filled with unknown!

A bit over the top…maybe! Nevertheless today is…

The Day I Get Shot!

How do I know? Easy…I made the appointment a week ago. “Are you shaking your head wondering what in the world is wrong with this picture?” Let me calm your fears…I am getting the Flu Shot. Feel better…I’m not! I have a minor dislike to needles and an even more profound anxiety-filled-fear of the Flu Shot. I don’t want to have a repeat of what happened the last time I got the Flu Shot!

Reader’s Digest Version:
I headed to the doctor’s office with my 3 sons to get the Flu Shot. I played the brave mom and went first and showed them there was nothing to it. “My bad!” After the four of us were finished I got to the car and had to use my inhaler. I arrived back at home, after dropping the boys back at their schools, and could not breathe. I used my inhaler and fixed a strong cup of black coffee! My back preceded to get tighter and the pain was almost severe. I sought out a relaxing shower. skipping forward…After almost four hours of trying everything I could to relieve my Asthma ( which I have had since childhood and these techniques usually work) I called a friend about borrowing her daughter’s breathing machine. “I know there is a name for it but for some odd reason I can’t remember it right now!” Sweetly she, in as calm a voice as she could use, said she would be over shortly. The boys were startled by my condition and began their helpful nursing.

“I got this…”
“You sit down…”
“Want me to rub your shoulders?…”

By the time my friend arrived I should have been at the ER but…
She set it up and stayed with me until after the treatment. She did not like the way I looked and talked to my hubby. After some deliberation three hours after the boys got home from school I was on my way to the ER. Hubby had left work and came home and could see the distress I was in. The typical wait at the ER was shortened and I was grateful. The treatments and shots were a plenty as monitors and wires began to ding and beep. Charts were updated and meds were increased. My hubby sat against the wall at the door with a creased frown. The doctor came in and nodded for my hubby to step outside. The nurse inserted another needle into an IV and then left. As she opened the door I caught a glimpse of my hubby in the hallway with a look I had never seen before. The not so mumbled voice struck my heart… Try to keep her calm and breathing steady…We’re doing all we can!

Pause…I have been to the ER several times for Asthma Attacks but this one…well, it took the cake!

My hubby returned to the room and grabbed the remote…”Want to watch something else? How about this?” I nodded…It was a rerun of NCIS and silly as it may sound it was the one where Tony is dying of The Plague. skipping forward…after what seemed like hours and hours the doctor came back in. The familiar nurse at his side removed the mask covering my face and began to take the monitor wires off. “That was a close call!” “We almost lost you!” He began his best rendition of elementary medical jargon and my ears rang. No wonder my hubby had looked the way he did. He was joking around with the doctor trying to lighten the tone in the small room. “My hubby, I now know, does not deal with seeing me on a hospital bed very well!”

With all of this being said…I have not gotten the shot since! Why is this year different? Do you watch the news?

I discussed the situation with my doctor and have been ordered to stay at the office for about an hour after the shot. Originally my 20 year old was going with me but, plans changed when my hubby got the call that his appointment at the VA had been moved to today at 11am. Wait for it…and there is a chance that he may need surgery for a hernia. “Can you say sitting on pins and needles!” I have several friends that are within 2-3 minutes from my doctor’s office should anything happen and that is quite calming. I may call one and see if she wants to come visit while I wait! Hopefully I will be able to talk with you again tomorrow and let you know what happened…

The Day I Get Shot!

Wish me luck…my appointment is at 2:30 this afternoon!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Just Feels Like a Facebook Funnies Kind of Day!

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After a great and slightly over the top practice, till almost 10 PM last night, with the often talked about cohorts in crime I was wide awake and refreshed. It felt like forever since our last practice due to the holiday schedule and the semi-slapstick comedy routine picked up right where it left off. The remnants of this wonderful evening are still with me this morning…except for the wide awake part! Have no fear…coffee is being made as we speak!
“Done! I even took time to grab a yogurt for breakfast!” Everything is going according to plan and it…

Just Feels Like a Facebook Funnies Kind of Day!

With all of the extreme winter weather you can imagine the FB posts that have been showing up…here are a few:

20140109-080924.jpgGlobal warming is the deviation from below freezing to just above freezing!

Sorry I pressed the wrong button…now back to Facebook Funnies!

20140109-081133.jpgWell that says it all!

20140109-081231.jpgI think I saw an add in the classifieds for a new Tourism Director!

20140109-081357.jpgNow that’s cold!

20140109-081437.jpg“The doctor said crushed not cubed!”

20140109-081538.jpgCreative forms of transportation are often seen during extreme weather!

Enough of the cold stuff…I am beginning to shiver! How about some Words of Wisdom:

20140109-081759.jpgCan I get an Amen!?

20140109-081928.jpgMy favorite is the stashed empty rolls left behind when the roll is actually replaced!

Blog Worthy Award Winner #1:

20140109-082038.jpgYou know what I mean…don’t you?

20140109-082155.jpgI must apologize in advance for the next statement…”The second lady was a blonde!”

20140109-082318.jpgI had something really incredible to capture this funny but for some reason I just can’t remember it right now…maybe later!

Blog Worthy Award Winner #2:

20140109-082540.jpgI laughed so loud at this one that my hubby inquired…I shared it with him and he just looked confused! I don’t know what was funnier…the pic or my hubby’s reaction!

The next few are…well, I will let you decide!:

20140109-082844.jpgIt’s just a tiny fish saying Hello!

20140109-082954.jpgSelfie: one of the new words of the past year!

20140109-083045.jpgAnd then she said…”At least I have a job!”

Straight-Jacket Award Winner:

20140109-083151.jpgUh…gross!

And…Blog Worthy Award Winner #3:
( put on your “Name That Tune Hat”)

20140109-083614.jpgDid you get it? If you did…I bet you sang it!

I apologize again for pressing the wrong button and posting only one funny! I am sure I could come up with a term for that but I have not had that much coffee yet this morning! Share a smile and…

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: And So It Begins…

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Staring me straight in the face, reminding me of my promise, is my tasteful and healthy “Special K” protein shake!

And So It Begins!

You may notice my constant companion standing nearby…sadly almost empty! “That is okay…

20140107-080519.jpgreinforcements are standing ready for battle the day ahead! At least that is what the cup may think…I had a major coughing episode early this morning and needed some special help from my constant companion. I have been fighting this ridiculous itchy throat and cough for almost a week now…and that is long enough! I think it is time to try another route of medication. This feeling of drowning is not working for me! At least I am keeping hydrated! So it is the least I can do to brew about another 8oz and combine with the leftovers! “Can’t let it go to waste…right?”

I am quite wiped from my late night and issues from coughing. I was up past my bedtime due to the BCS National Championship. It was a bit emotional as I watched my favorite-all-time-prick-my-finger-and-I-bleed-Orange-and-Blue Auburn Tigers almost defeat the number one team in the National Championship. They said we couldn’t make it to the championship and…WE DID! It was a great game…nail biting and heart-wrenching! Time to move on to the next item…the college football season is over and our focus now turns to our favorite NFL team from my hubby’s home state and guess what…They are in the number one seed for the division!

I am chilled, as I sit here at the kitchen table, feeling the cold penetrating the window panes. It is about 5 degrees this morning and there is a breeze! “Yay!” I have watched the sunrise, with all it’s glory, quietly brighten the morning sky. The golden shimmer has finally spread across the surrounding browning landscape. The deceivingly warm glow from the rising sun has captured the tooth-pick trees in my backyard.

20140107-084446.jpg “I wish I was under my blanket! My luck I would get warm and cozy and start coughing.” I have had enough of that so no blanket time! I think I will head upstairs and pull everything out of my linen closet. There are sheets in that abyss that have no bed to fit and towels that should have been left at camp when the boys came home after a week of use! (Lol…I just pictured wet, icky towels being hidden away in the back of the closet, by my sons, and oozing all over like an infection!) Fortunately that is not the case…just over stacking of badly folded and mixed up towels and sheets!

I am still sitting here…procrastinating spending time with you! Although you are more fun to talk to I really need to go! My “constant companion” is ready to go and I must follow suit!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Another Day Out of School!

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The teachers win…Another Day Out of School!
The tumbling temperatures swooped in…Finally! The percentage of snow accumulation decreased as the evening progressed until the threat was less than visible. By less than visible I mean the flurries I have previously called “Georgia spit” So, with all of this wintry weather tumbling into my area of the state, I will just plan on staying home and doing what I normally would do! “Well maybe!” I do have my oversized cozy socks on and the radio is on and…two books craving for some attention! Stephen King or Brian Kilmeade…oh the decisions I have to make! “What’s a girl to do?”

“Make more espresso of course!”

As I paused to brew my multiple shots of espresso I also found time to wash the dishes after cleaning out the fridge.
Wash dish…push buttons…repeat! I love pushing buttons as long as espresso shots are the result!

“OOO…The “Georgia Spit” is sticking!”

A better description of “Georgia Spit” would be a garden gnome, with a minor case of dandruff, standing up on the roof scratching his head! “Does that help you understand the amount of snow in the flurries?” (Insert a side-splitting chuckle)

My youngest has gotten up and eaten his breakfast! He is laughing at his hand-held game as his head bobs up in down, like a dog on the dashboard, to the song on the radio! He was asked to take the garbage out, before the garbage truck came by, and assisted in cleaning out the fridge located in the garage. He seemed excited at the possibility of snow…then he announced: “Oh, but you have never seen snow…have you?” Goody, goody! He has been up less than five minutes and already his snobbish brilliance has surfaced! “It is going to be a long day!” It would be different if he were witty but he does not have a witty bone in his body. In the midst of his snobbish brilliance the other evening he told me I had no idea how much pizza cost in 1984. I asked him how he knew…his reply “Are you that stupid that you don’t know when you were alive?” I shook my head and chuckled. “I was alive and your oldest brother was born in 1989!…and it is not respectful to call your parent stupid!” He just shook his head and said “Whatever!” I smiled and said “Goodnight!” Needless to say when hubby got home 15 minutes later he took a few moments and had a math lesson. “He must be a “Math Savant” due to his exceptional abilities in math at school and lack of understandings for the basics.

Okay…well enough of the dreary! Things to do and people to see…in my books!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State