Monday, July 26, 2010

Mindless Monday

Or.....rambling randomness....

I wear contacts.  Not all the time, not even most of the time. In fact, I only wear them about one day each week.  I wear them when I make jewelry and when I drive and need to wear sunglasses.  Or if I have to drive at night, they cut down on the glare that occurs when I wear my glasses.  The problem is, my glasses are bifocals which means that when I wear my contacts, if I want to read or see things up close, I have to wear "readers".  At last count I owned 16 pair of readers in vaious strengths.  I don't buy expensive ones because I like the variety and having a variety of expensive ones would get, well......expensive.  Here is a picture of some of them....

See those beauties in the front?  Yep.... camo
There's red, blue, gold rimmed mini's and classic brown.  And then there are these...
Pink Plaid!!!!!  Love 'em!!!!!
As of right now I do not have any with sparkles, or aminal print or flowers....but...give me time!  If Michael's or AC Moore carries them, I might just have to get them.

This is a recipe that my Mom calls Glop. It's actually a recipe given to her by my Aunt Joyce.  I've heard other people say they make it also but they make it a little differently.  It's super easy and really tasty. 
Here's what you need: 
A large slow cooker (mine is a round one, about 12 inches diameter and 8 inches deep)
3-5 boneless pork chops
6-8 medium sized potatoes
2 cans carrots , drained (I  used the 14-15 oz size)
1 medium sliced onion
2-3 cans diced tomatoes with juice, depending on the amount of juice. (14-15 oz. size)

This is how I think the recipe got it's name.... You glop is all together!
Put the pork chops in the bottom of the dish (you can brown them first if you like) and add each ingredient in order, ending with the tomatoes and their juice. You want enough liquid to almost cover the vegetables.
Cover and cook on high for about 6 hours.  You want it to cook for at least 6 hours to make sure the pork is cooked, so keep an eye on it after that time.  If  after 6 hours, the potatoes are soft, then it's done!

I took a picture of the finished dish but it didn't turn out, so you'll have to imagine what it would look like, think of a tomatoe-y stew.


  • Sometimes brewing coffee smells like skunk....just saying....

  • My son-in-law roasts his own coffee beans and the coffee is delicious!

  • Finding a good tasting pre-ground coffee is really hard

  • Fresh brewed, first cup of the morning is the best


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Here is my latest project. I've seen them other places on the internet and looked at the patterns but as usual, I found something about each one that I wanted to tweak. So I decided to just come up with my own. It works up quickly and in one piece. I'm also a left-y so I frequently have to adjust patterns to accomodate that, although I think this pattern could be made by a right-y too. Here's a few pics of the progress. See if you can figure it out.....

Have you guessed yet?
Ok, I'll tell's a non-disposable, reusable cover for your disposable sweeper dusters and mops (can't say the name - trademark rules, but you know the ones I'm talking about)
Here's the finished product...

Here's where you guys come in. 
I need your help deciding what to do with it. 

  • Do I make and sell the product? 

  • Do I just sell the pattern? 

  • Or do I do both? 
Leave your comments and help me decide.

Just for fun, here are a few pics of some necklaces in
myCrossRoads shop. As always, if you see anything you like, contact me to find out how to purchase them.

Ok, so this isn't a's a bracelet made from seashells a friend gathered in Florida.
More grape cluster necklaces

Have a GREAT day and don't forget to leave a comment and help me out of my dilema!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Something to ponder........

Don't you love that word?  .....ponder.....

Did you know that the God of the universe sings songs of rejoicing over us?   Zephaniah 3:17 "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."   Try this, every morning when you wake up, remind yourself that God in Heaven is rejoicing over you in song. He sings for us!!!

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