Here's something I didn't previously share with you: A picture of what a deer will do to a Lincoln Navigator traveling at 75mph:
and a pic of what a Lincoln Navigator traveling at 75 mph will do to a deer:
Nope, not our Navigator (it used to be a nice vehicle). This happened when we were traveling to my son's house for Thanksgiving. We were behind the Navigator when this happened and saw the whole thing. Okay, my hubby saw the whole thing. I was sound asleep, abruptly awakened. We stopped to make sure the passengers in the Navigator were okay.
They were fine but the deer, or buck if you want to be more specific, had hopefully had better days. The opposite antler and the rest of the one in this picture went opposite directions.
Kathy at KATCOLLECTS tagged me to list 15 things that I'm not afraid to admit and SIX miscellaneous things about myself.
Since I'm pretty much an open book and have you already know quite a bit about me, I'll try to not repeat myself. First the 15 things I'm not afraid to admit:
1. I grew up Catholic but preferred Lutheran churches when I became an adult. Now, I don't tag myself as being any certain religion. I am a Christian and love the Lord but don't label myself.
2. I love cheese. Give me a grilled cheese sandwich, cheese over my broccoli, in my chili - and I'm a happy girl.
3. Speaking of being a happy gal, I'm a giggler.
4. I like driving a straight shift, although both our vehicles have automatic transmissions.
5. I have terrible vision. I'm a -10, which basically means that taking a step in an unfamiliar area without wearing glasses or contacts could be dangerous for people and things around me as well as myself.
6. The last time I was timed speed typing, it was 110 words per minute on an electric typewriter.
7. I learned to type in high school on a manual typewriter.
8. I prefer cooler weather to hot but love the look of tan skin.
9. I'm extremely "low maintenance".
10. Snakes all look alike to me so I consider them all poisonous.
11. I don't want to take the time to know them (see #10).
12. I once broke up with a guy because he gave me a hickey. (He knew I think they make a person look "cheap" and hate them with a vengeance . He thought it was funny to pin me down and give me one in an obvious spot on my neck. His actions told me he had no respect for my standards and, although we had dated for over a year, I haven't talked to him since.)
13. I STILL hate hickies and believe they make people look not only cheap but ignorant.
14. Loreal Feria is a very good friend of mine.
15. When we were separated, I used to fantasize about what I would wear to and how good I would look at my ex-husband's funeral.
Yaaay, I did it! And now for the other six things:
1. I'm not a primper; I rarely wear makeup at home and usually brush my hair only a couple times during the day.
2. I'm frustrated by lazy people.
3. I still see people and objects when looking at clouds.
4. One of my most favorite sounds is a baby's laugh.
5. I want to some day visit Alaska.
6. I think "Happy Birthday" is difficult to sing.
Okay, now to tag six people to do the same! Hmmm, who to choose...
Polly at Counting Your Blessings
Mary at Mary's Meanderings
Michelle at Country Vintage
Janet at Janet's Art Journal
Angie at Day in the Life of a Tomboy
and YOU! Let me know when you've posted your items!
Now, take a look at the above picture. Okay, I'm not truly ticked at this, per se but it does ANNOY me that the price of groceries keep going UP as the quantity of product and the size of the product go DOWN! Have you noticed that when you buy a pound of bacon, it's not truly a pound but 12 ounces? (I still buy the full pound, just for sake of principle.) And I remember when a slice of cheese used to actually hang over a slice of bread. That's all for my soapbox today.
And now, a tutorial! I found this while surfing the other day: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake_Cupcakes/
and thought you might like to play with it. I tried it and here's my finished product:
I used this for the "cupcake":
It was the cheapest stuff at the hardware store. If you use a more expensive brand, you'll probably end up with more than the approximate 2 dozen that I ended up with. Here is a picture of the cupcakes as they were drying.
A couple things I discovered: They set up better if you keep them in the cupcake tins; however, it takes them longer to dry. If you "ice" them before they're completely dry, you'll end up with cupcake seeping out from under the icing.
I tried making them in the foil cupcake things but that was pretty much a mess. A failure. Flop. They wouldn't hold their form and kept falling over to one side. I also added some scent to the icing for a nice smell. Good luck with them!