Tuesday, February 13, 2007

THIS & THAT

My sister Donna just called and asked me in an "oh so sweet" voice if I was OK, she was listening to her police-band scanner and heard that an elderly lady on my road had fallen and gotten injured. The hussy was jerking my chain, accusing me of being elderly! I may be mature but by no stretch of the imagination am I'm elderly yet!

My joints may pop and creak but I haven't gotten helpless by a long shot. Hey, I did 15 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of core exercises just this morning! I think I was doing good considering I had a kitten jerking on my hair and a 30 pound cat jumping up and down on me every time I got down in the floor! Gotta get in shape before summer gets here, ya know. Not that I plan to model a bathing suite any time soon but I do plan to spend some time hiking in our lovely mountains just 10 minutes away in Bankhead forest. I'll start just as soon as the hunters quit shooting at everything that moves.......

Last Sunday was the first of Donna's daughter Wendi's (that's the 2 of them on the right, Dona's the short one, she's 1" being a Smurf LOL) wedding showers, giver by Wendi's father's side of the family. Wendi really racked up; everyone was trying to lay claim to some of the loot that she scored and she's got another shower on the 25th from our side of the family.As you can see at the right, Wendi was tickled with all her new household supplies and do-dads. Her wedding is next month and Donna is overwhelmed trying to get everything ready. They're doing everything themselves with help from the other sisters and my Aunt Pat (no wedding planner) and the event is taking on a life of it's own. I've got to admit that she's doing a fine job, better than I ever could.

I've decided to be my own barrista. While shopping for Windi's wedding shower present I wound up buying myself this Krups XP1500 Coffee and Espresso Combination Machine. To heck with those $5 drinks from Starbucks and Joe Muggs, I'll make my own and be sure to make them fat-free and sugar-free (I've started a collection of DaVinci sugar-free flavored syrups, No Calories. No Carbs. Sugar Free & tons of wonderful flavors that you can use in coffee, tea or on anything else you want sweetened. It's what the coffee shops use and you can buy it at the grocery store in the coffee aisle).

I'm still experimenting but so far my home-made concoctions ain't bad! I've just got to get my ratio of espresso to milk down pat and them I'll be in business, a little guilt-free something to soothe my sweet tooth after dinner besides pie and cake. Y'all come on by and I'll make you a cup and we'll chew the fat for a while.

2 comments:

anonymous jones said...

Hey maybe you could take your coffee machine to the wedding, set up a stall, and 'rack up' some loot for yourself!

yellowdog granny said...

I'm not and never have been a coffee drinking..but I can swill the tea,and Starbucks makes the very best teas..

I need to take a trip to Waco and hit the big grocery stores and stock up on sugar free stuff...there is no such animal in West, where everything not only has plenty of sugar it's cooked in lard...

drop by and visit on thursday..the goddess is answering any and all questions and friday i will post the answers...

which reminds me..where have you been?????