Dragonfly Treasure: January 2013
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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Grandkids ♥♥

Lily and Carly
Lily loves to have her photo taken

and will pose

and pose. Carly not so much....

She won't even look at the camera!
I think she's camera shy.....
But I will get a good photo of you one day my dear

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Little About a Lot of Different Things

Last months Creative Challenge over at Etsy Cottage Style were boxes.
Here's mine. 

My kids surprised me with a bouquet!

M & T off for T's Birthday Adventure

I can't Beleive It's Not Meat!!

OK I have to admit we (my 3 adult children and I) were a bit sceptical.

A few years ago a different brand had been served to us at a gathering. Lets just say we haven't had any since.

So when we received a coupon from BzzAgent to try Morningstar Farms veggie burgers for free, we were a bit....lot skeptical.

My daughter chose the Mushroom Lovers Grillers. I BBQ'd them like I would regular hamburgers. Let me tell ya, when I opened the packages they smelled so good...I wanted to take a bite right then and there! But I waited until they were cooked.

I wanted all of us to take a bite of the veggie burger plain...no condiments, to get the real taste of them. They were awesome!! Well, at least 3 of us thought they were. LOL My middle son didn't care for it. No worries, it got eaten ;)

 I happened to be outside when my neighbor got home from work today. He yelled "whats for dinner?" ~ just a long running joke we have. I walked over and told him that we had Mushroom Lovers Grillers by Morningstar Farms the night before. He said "really?" I said "yeh, really!" and I went on to tell him they were surprisingly really good. I guess he had been to the Dr recently and was told he needed to change his diet due to his cholesterol. He mentioned he needs to try "These Morningstar Farms".

Yep, that's what's for dinner at least once a week now ;)

Disclosure: The information, products were provided free by Morningstar Farms through BzzAgent.

Friday, January 25, 2013

These are not as I remember them...

Mary had a little pig,
She kept it fat and plastered;
And when the price of pork went up,
She shot the little bastard.
Mary had a little lamb.
Her father shot it dead.
Now it goes to school with her,
Between two hunks of bread.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To have a little fun.
Stupid Jill forgot the pill
And now they have a son.
Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
'What have you got there?'
Said the pie man unto Simon,
'Pies, you dumb ass' !!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings' horses,
And all the kings' men.
Had scrambled eggs,
For breakfast again..
Hey diddle, diddle, the cat took a piddle,
All over the bedside clock.
The little dog laughed to see such fun.
Then died of electric shock.
Georgie Porgy pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
And when the boys came out to play,
He kissed them too 'cause he was gay.
There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad........
She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports car.

You have to be old enough to appreciate these.
If you don't understand them, it is because you are too young!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Sharing Valentine Images

Thought is was time to share some Valentine's Day images with you. I know it's been quite a while since I have shared any Holiday images, so here we go!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DeWalt Nail Gun

A must have in every home in America!
For everyone who would rather not have a gun in the house!

In view of the recent Supreme Court ruling, sales of this new product may skyrocket.

Washington thinks they are going to take away our guns, so check this out. I like it!

NAIL GUNS! AND, you don't even have to REGISTER them or have LICENSES for them!

AND, you don't have to worry about them being CONCEALED!

Just a LOT of good stuff to do with THIS!

Once in awhile something so totally cool comes out that even a guy who doesn't normally even know what he'd like for Christmas would immediately ask for it:

Thank you, DeWalt!!!

New Nail Gun, made by DeWalt.

It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2x4 at 200 yards.

This makes construction a breeze; you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence.

Hundred round magazine.

Someone invades your home, just nail his ass.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hey Hey!

Granted there's not much but me thinks Spring is coming!

Something is happy and sprouting.
(can't remember what is planted here) :/

A Geranium blooms among WEEDS,
 which is what the gardens are mostly consisting of right now.

 That's it, I did say a little garden life.
Actually it was just too cold to stay out any longer.
I've been sick and am finally feeling better, so didn't want to stay out any longer than necessary ;)

Wishing everyone a fun weekend!
Stay warm!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Love Poem

I will seek and find you
I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.
I will make you ache, shake & sweat until you moan & groan.
I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.
I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm
finished with you.

And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.
All my love,*The Flu*
How sweet......NOT!
I never get sick! Well, never say never.
It's been a little over a week now and am starting to get my bearings back. Cough, congestion, sleepless nights and days, restless, fever...just to name a few of the more pleasant ones.....believe me I don't want to go into the others any more than you want me too.
After a while the OTC meds started irritating my stomach....which is something new for me.  Tried and true Dayquil and NyQuil let me down on this one, I'm sad to say.  And let me tell you I'm sick of Hall's cough drops..altho they did help my throat, cough and stuffiness.
I decided to hit up Pinterest for some ideas.
Yes I ate Chicken Soup and drank lots of fluids, tried to get lots of rest but couldn't sleep.

 Here are some I found should any of you need them:
I've heard of Honey before, but I really don't like it. After reading about how Honey can boost immunity and is a good tonic, I thought I better give it a try. It also has antioxidant properties, which help to prevent many chronic diseases and can be used as a remedy for sore throat. It was OK but if didn't seem to last long.

I’m sure we’ve all used a saltwater gargle while suffering from throat pain, but you can take this idea one step further and help get rid of congestion in the throat, as well.
Add 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 2 tsp honey to warm water. Mix well and allow to cool until tepid. Gargle with the mixture for 20-30 seconds, just as you would a saltwater gargle. This worked quite well since it wasn't as thick as the Honey alone.

Before you go to bed, cut an onion into quarters and leave it on a plate at your bedside,
OK this one I skipped. My eyes were watery enough with inhaling anything to make them weep more!

Elderberry Syrup and Hot Peppers were another two I passed on.
I don't have Elderberries growing in my yard and I don't think my stomach could handle the Hot Peppers.......

Then my Daughter reminded me of a concoction my Mother In Law always told us about and when the kids were little used whenever they got sick.
She called it Tea Kettle Tea.

About  1/2 to 3/4 cup of warm milk in a cup
fill the rest with warm water
add a pinch of sugar and mix well.
AND yes, of course, it made me feel a lot better.
Warm and soothing for my throat, didn't bother my stomach, and warmed me when my fever went up.

It's much easier to take than what my Dad would have recommended...
A Hot Toddy!
He used to drink those when he was sick. I figured after a few you didn't care if you were sick or not! LOL

Hot Toddy for Colds and Flu
2 ounces whiskey
1 tablespoon honey
4 ounces water (hot from the tap) 
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 slice fresh lemon (optional)


  1. Place the whiskey in a large microwave safe mug.
  2. Add the honey.
  3. Pour the hot water into the mug over the spoon you used for the honey to get off the last little drops.
  4. Add the lemon juice and stir well.
  5. Place the mug in the microwave for 1 minute or until it is piping hot, but not boiling.
  6. Add the lemon slice and serve.
So there you have it...some ideas should you need them


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