Retirement Town

March 30, 2014

I’ve been looking at Murphy, NC as a possible retirement town. It has the Hiwasee Lake and River and just sounds like a quaint mountain place.  Am checking it out next month. Murphy River Walk:  Wagon Master Adventure Ranch: (pan some gold); John C. Campbell Folk School: , a quilt shop and lots of fishing.


The Old Laughing Lady

March 12, 2014


The Old Laughing Lady, probably my only Neil Young song.

This year, addiction came home to roost.

It wasn’t pretty cute anymore.

It was sad

hopeless…it was college years down the drain

college years that never came

or never present for.

Three of you listened to the whore

I wish peter pan were true

we’d jump out the window and

fly away to neverland

a ship at sea with crimson skies

I’d tell the captain to reach

and he would.

So Beautiful

March 12, 2014


What Will Be will Be

March 12, 2014

Sail away with me honey…..david gray.

Love that song.

Makes me imagine I am in a boat, no a ship like this:

ship What will be will be.

Look at the horizon.. not necessarily good but pointed.  specific. but not.

what will be will be.

Love Yourself Today (and every other day too)

February 15, 2014

Of Rust and Stardust

So today is Valentines Day, as I’m sure many of you are aware or maybe you’re not who knows, but I know people have a lot of different feelings about this holiday. I’m sure some of you love it, or hate it, or maybe you are indifferent or think it’s silly. I just wanted to share some advice about today for those of you who don’t have a valentine today. I just turned 26 so I guess I’m in my late 20’s now, but this is mostly for younger girls, and boys too.

First I’d just like to say I’m bad at relationships and love in general. I’ve never really been in a relationship that lasted longer than a few weeks, with the exception of one, but we didn’t live in the same state so maybe that’s why it worked for so long. I’ve been in what I thought were…

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How do you deal with getting older?

February 11, 2014

How do you deal with getting older?.

Build This Cozy Cabin For Under $4000

February 7, 2014

Nice simple cabin


cabin design plans from steve maxwell

Editors note: UPADTED PRICING FOR 2015, the current pricing before taxes is around $6000.

By Steve Maxwell – Mother Earth News

Rays of early-morning sunlight gently peek through the windows, easing you awake. Looking down from the sleeping loft, you see everything you need: a pine table; a box piled with hardwood, split and ready for the woodstove; and a compact kitchen in the corner. This is the cabin dream.

In this article, I’ll show you how to build a 14-by-20-foot cozy cabin featuring a sleeping loft over the porch for about $4,000. Who can resist it?

My own cabin adventure began in 1986, when I built one as an inexpensive place to stay while constructing my house — that’s when I began learning what makes cabin design and construction successful. (I’ve always had a debt-free approach to developing my property.) The four years I lived in this cabin were…

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Super Bowl Menu

January 29, 2009




        Velveeta Dip

         Tortilla chips





Superbowl Salad





Wings Three Ways

Police Station Pizza





Texas Brownies





Beer, Pop, coffee, tea




VELVEETA Ultimate Queso Dip

1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained


Mix ingredients in microwaveable bowl.

Microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted, stirring after 3 min.

Serve with assorted cut-up fresh vegetables, WHEAT THINS Crackers or tortilla chips.



Texas Brownies





2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup dark cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons dark cocoa
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla





Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Treat a 17 1/2×11-inch jelly roll pan with nonstick spray. Combine flour and sugar. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, shortening, coffee, and cocoa; boil, stirring frequently. Pour over flour mixture. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes. While brownies are baking, prepare frosting. Combine butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; mix well until frosting is smooth. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Cool.



Wings 3 Ways

Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson

Prep Time:

30 min

Inactive Prep Time:

20 min

Cook Time:

45 min


Serves: 6 to 8 servings



2 quarts vegetable shortening, for frying

24 whole chicken wings (about 6 pounds)

4 eggs

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup cornstarch

For the Honey BBQ Sauce:


2 cups ketchup

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

3 tablespoons creamed honey

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 teaspoons turmeric

1/2 teaspoon chili powder


For the Spicy Butter Sauce:


1 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 lemon, juiced

1 small bunch basil


For the Zest Mix:


1 lemon, zested

1 lime, zested






In a large pot, heat vegetable shortening until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.

Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, separate the chicken wings into the drummettes and wings, discarding the wing tip joint.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, cayenne, 1 tablespoon salt and black pepper. In a paper bag, shake together flour, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon salt. Place chicken in egg mixture and toss well to coat. Place chicken in batches in the bag of flour mixture. Shake well to coat. Set on wire rack to let coating set, 20 minutes.

Meanwhile make the Honey BBQ Sauce and the Spicy Butter Sauce. In a small saucepan, bring the ingredients for the Honey BBQ Sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook until sauce has reduced by half, about 12 minutes, stirring frequently. In another saucepan, bring the ingredients for the Spicy Butter Sauce to a simmer. Remove from heat and let basil infuse in butter for at least 15 minutes. Remove basil.

When oil is at the right temperature, add chicken, working in batches, and fry until cooked through and crispy, about 13 minutes. Season chicken with salt then immediately toss, taking turns with batches, in the Honey BBQ sauce, or the Spicy Butter Sauce or sprinkle with the lemon and lime zest.

Serve immediately.















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