Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Just a note :)

Just a note to explain my absence... I haven't updated any of my journals in a while because I have had some problems here and there...

My sweet little ten year old, David, was diagnosed with pneumonia, on top of already suffering a bout of asthma. I don't have insurance right now, so the last couple of weeks have been daily efforts to get him what he needs, and nights with little sleep while he struggles to get over his illness. On top of that lovely situation oldest boy has been having school problems, and the staff there don't seem to understand that I have more than one child to take care of or why I can't show up at the drop of a hat. How can I express my frustration?


Anyway, it'll get better, just wanted to let everyone know I am still here, just overwhelmed and busy. I have to update the Poetry Dance Journal before anything, but when I am caught up I'll be back. :)

Dawn :)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Halloween Graphics/ Cookies

Just some simple Halloween tags for anyone who wants to save them to use in email... or if you like copy and paste them to your journal right from here :)

And I am not gonna reprint it here because I don't have permission... but if you are interested this is a link to some yummy (I have tried them they are good) funny cookies:

Cat Poop Cookies <---------- click for the link

Serious Drivel

I got this as an email the other day on another screenname where I get about 100 emails a day. (I have no life... have I mentioned that lately?) It is just frustrating enough that I had to share it with you.

The following is the email exactly as I recieved it:

How Smart is Your Right Foot?

This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't.

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.
I told you so .....And there's nothing you can do about it!

Halloween (Acrostic-ly)

Happy children dressed
As ghouls
Laugh and dance in darkest night
Lured by costumed friend and sweets
Observing customary fright
With make-upped visage armed and clad
Excitement bound by thinnest thread
Entranced once more by 'Hallows Eve
Night ending only once in bed.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Whoooo Hooo ! Halloween!!

I love Halloween. Perhaps it stems from my love to be somebody else. I love masks, make-up... pretending. My mother wanted me to go into acting, because I was always "putting on" as she called it. (When I was ten I would adopt a scottish accent and pretend she was a distant Aunt I was visiting when we were in public. Which went over well until whoever I was speaking to found out I was telling stories. Mom didn't find it amusing until many years later.)I started on AOL years ago as a roleplayer. Creating charcters for chatrooms like The Red Dragon Inn. Back in those days I was paying by the minute and I am sure I single handedly payed all the AOL employees their saleries. These days I tend to limit my ecentricities to dressing up yearly and acting as a costume designer and make-up artist for friends. I am already quite booked this year.

So... in the spirit of Halloween (pardon the pun) I will be liberally sprinkling my journal for the next month with recipes, jokes, graphics, ideas... and whatever else strikes my fancy in honor of Halloween. :) If you like it... snag it. If you have something of your own... leave a comment, or a link to your own journal, or send me an email... or a link else where. Whatever. I love it. I love it all....

Moohahahahah....(okay... sorry... I am geting out of hand here.)


So anyway.... the first thing I am gonna share is gross. If you have a weak stomach... don't do it. Having a party? Wanna gross out your friends? Here's just one of many yummy recipes sure to make your guests stop dead in thier tracks and wonder just what exactly is wrong with you.

This is called Kitty Litter Cake...

Yeah. You heard me.

No real kitty litter... it is a cake, but looks bad enough to fool anyone. Totally edible... totally disgusting. lol.

Here's the recipe:

Cake Ingredients:

1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
A few drops green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent

1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper

Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan.
Prepare pudding and chill.
Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved points. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture, then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable and hang it over the edge of the box. Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A few Hawaii Photos :)

I can still smell the salt in the air... ah how I miss it already!