Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spending Today

here in my own special purple place!!

Anyone want to join me??

sent me this picture, knowing this garden was created just for me.
Thanks Nancy and many thanks to all my blogging buddies
for all your love and support!!

I am still on the mend but for today, you'll know where to find me!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rural Thursday Blog Hop #3

I'm in need of a hug...any offers??

This is as much movement as I can make today...

and I have this cutie pie "look", to lure you in!!

This is number 4 for the blog hop and number 3 for me,
I missed last week.
 Please hop by and consider joining in!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Have Been Missing

for almost 2 weeks now.

Did anyone notice I was missing??

I had Shingles and a whole host of other problems that knocked me right on my ass!!

Shingles suck and when I say suck, I mean S.U.C.K!!

Here I am out of bed with a fake smile.
There are a lot of drugs to treat the very painful symptoms of shingles,
and because of those drugs,
I am able to produce and hold the "fake smile" here!!

Here I am with a "medicated smile"!!
The pain medications are so awesome, that a "medicated smile"
is not too difficult to maintain.

This was my view for 6 days, these are medicated "floating" feet!!

They do have "Room Service" at this hospital,
5 Star to be exact!!

and the food's not too know how I love to eat!!

Someone we both know and love brought in "heart donuts",
for our special day!!

He also called ahead and ordered the room with a view,
gorgeous right?!

Six actual days in the hospital, it's all pretty much a blurr!!
Coming home, and surviving being home,
was one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

Thank you all for the wonderful notes and well wishes.
Some of you knew where I was, most of you did not. 

Either way,
I was thinking about all of you and
wishing we could spend time together!!

I am finally ready to write, and write I will!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rural Thursday Blog Hop #2

I had Cows, Goats, Sheep and Alpaca's planned for today.
Some real genuine, rural farm stuff,
but then it snowed. 
Now anyone who follows my blog knows just how much I love the snow! 

So we're gonna "can" the farn animals for this week,
and focus on the good stuff...snow!

Now don't be laughing...

it's not about quantity, it's about quality!!

It's just so pretty,

you don't need a lot,

just a little dusting,

and a little bit of ice!!

And you know we will always end with a little "love"!!


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Backyard Beauties

Tufted Titmouse
I sure do wish I had cut that one branch.

Black-Capped Chickadee
really showing off!!

Male Red Bellied Woodpecker
I think this is a young-in'!

Song Sparrow or Female House Finch
I see these birds all the time and I haven't a clue what they are!!

Male House Finch
In desperate need of some shades!!

I took all of these pictures in the past 7 days. If one or two look familiar,
I have shared them on Facebook!!

Please stop by to see all the amazing birds from around the world!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Barn Charm #27

A drive by...Somewhere in Pa.

We usually stop and pull off the highway, so I can get my shot.
We were not able to stop, so this is a true drive by.
Straight out of the camera, I think it is a little blurry!!

I am so excited to be linking once again to Tricia's Barn Charm

Please follow the link above to view all the amazing,
charming barns from around the world!!

Hugs, Debbie

Monday, February 6, 2012

Was Yesterday The Super Bowl??

I am not a huge fan of football.
If I did not have a Facebook,
I might not have known the game was yesterday.
Sheeeeeezzz, people sure do get fired up about a pigskin on Facebook!!

Well, the Giants won!! Since I live in New Jersey,
I think that's my home team!!

Chuck and I put the game on around 6:45 p.m.,
we were busy doing "stuff" but we were listening!!

Then we went outside to try the Night Sky App on my IPhone.
The sky was crystal clear.
Once the App is engaged, you hold the phone up to the sky
and it identifies all the beautiful stars and planets.
It also plays some kind of cool "sky tune"!!
It's a great App for 99 cents!!  

Next, it was time for Pizza Dip, the recipe is at the end on this entry.
If your gonna listen watch the game, you must have the right food!!

First it looked like this...

Your cheeses are your "crust",

then you spread pizza sauce on top of the cheeses.

Cheese, cheese and more cheese!!

Your favorite pizza toppings!!

After baking...

my serving style, 2 bread sticks each!!

Dunk your bread sticks in and enjoy!!

For those who may be interested, here's the details:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded/grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 2 ounces pepperoni, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced

  1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the cheese has melted, bubbling and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

My Creative Best

Sharing with Lisa at The Creative Exchange
Nancy at A Rural Journal Your Sunday Best

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday #3

This week's prompts for Ashley's Scavenger Hunt photo challenge are
Strike a Pose, Footwear, Hobby, Shiny, and Color Me Green.

Strike a Pose




Color Me Green

I am so excited that all of my pictures this week are new,
taken specifically for the prompts!!

Please stop by to view all the amazing interpretations!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

This Was Just What I Needed Today

Gorgeous Orchids at my favorite Garden Center!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Rural Hop with A Friday Fence!!

I am a spoiled rotten Jersey Girl.
I don't wear cowboy boots.
I get manicures and pedicures, regularly.
I hate to cook and I'm not sure I have ever seen a "chicken",
except when it's been baked, fried or barbecued!!

But I do love a party and I don't like being left out,

so here goes...

I love horses,

and they seem to love me back!!

These beautiful horses live in Howell, New Jersey
not too far from home.
We pass the riding stable where they live often.

I took these pictures on Sunday,
the owners of the farm were very nice to let me roam around,
and snap freely!!

This horse was very friendly,

with a beautiful coat!!
Is that what you call it or is it fur?? I have no idea!!

These were gorgeous but I had to take the picture into the sun.
This guy was out with a passenger, they came in just as I was leaving!!

Note to self, add horseback riding to bucket list!!

Sharing with Friday Fences 

Please hop around, it's sure to be a fun time!!