Thursday, April 30, 2009
Hasta la vista, baby!
He changed parties because he knows he cannot win again next election. I have been voting against this guy for years! I do not believe that we should have people in Congress for their whole lives. No wonder nothing ever changes!
Pennsylvania got rid of that whackjob Rick Santorum and hopefully we will get rid of Arlen Spector next election.
Check out this cool website http://gradegov.com/. Grade your Congresspeople!
These daffodils I planted last year around the old, huge satellite dish we used to have in the front yard. A few weeks after I planted them, The King had a friend pull the dish out of the ground and it was carted off to the recycling center. After the blooms die off I will have to move them somewhere else so we can get some grass seeds going there. You can see the dirt around the daffodils!
There have been so many new little faces blooming in our yard this week. Thank you Spring!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Last night Litle P and I were out in the back yard. We decided to check out the strawberrries that we planted last year. We only had 2 plants but they have mutliplied! Here's one of them with a flower! I forget when the strawberries are ready to eat.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
This morning we watched some of the funeral service on RAInews. It is so sad. My heart breaks for these people. Both the President and Prime Minister of Italy were there as well as many of the Council members. Everyone was crying, young and old. Prime Minister Berlusconi was comforting people.
289 people were found dead. The towns of L'Aquila and Onna are gone. The government is giving money to everyone to help with rents and bills.
Donations of clothing and esstentials are pouring in from all over Italy. Madonna has given $500,000. The U.S. government only $50,000 but they can give $900 million to Gaza. WTF!?!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
A few months ago I started crocheting a sweater for Little P with this yarn. I have the back finished and I am more than halfway through the front.
You can read the journey of that sweater here
http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2009/01/knitting-and-crocheting.html and here http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2009/01/small-disaster.html. It didn't come close to fitting. I don't know what I did wrong. I believe that this has happened before so that is why I rarely crochet clothing. I didn't want to waste the yarn so I decided to knit her a sweater. When she was a toddler I knit her this sweater.
The pattern has sizes from infants to adults. I am not using the same yarn as the pattern calls for but it is working out!
The pattern link:
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The King has been bringing in these "weeds" from the yard for me to cook for him. In Italy it is called rape. Like rah pay.. In the US it is similar to the broccoli rabe you would find in the produce section.
I blanch the greens in boiling water for 2 minutes then immerse in ice water for 2 minutes. Drain throughly. You can pop it into a freezer bag and eat it later.
OR you can heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Throw into some minced garlic and then add the greens. Fry until they change color slightly, about 5 minutes. Then sprinkle some grated cheese on and enjoy! You can also boil up some orecchiette pasta and toss it into the rape. That's good too!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here's some info.
look at photo - a huge hole in the ground
Friday, April 3, 2009
How silly can you get in the time you don't have?
PLAY SCATTERGORIES WITH ME!!!
YOU MUST USE THE 1ST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS .
THEY HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES,THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP! . (YOU CAN'T USE YOUR NAME FOR THE BOY/GIRL NAME QUESTION.)
1. What is your name: JoAnne
2. A 4 Letter Word: jail
3. A Boys Name: John
4. A Girls Name: Julie
5. An Occupation: journeyman
6. A Color: jade
7. Something you wear: Jacket
8. A Beverage: java
9. A Food: jujubes
10. Something found in the bathroom: jar
11. A place: Jackson, Misssissippi
12. A Reason for being late: jury duty
13. Something you shout: Justice!