Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How To Have A Stress Free Tuesday Or Any Other Day For That Matter ~ !

This is going to make me laugh all damn week.

Yep..gonna laugh out loud all week . At least I can find Bloom County on line along with the others I miss seeing on a daily basis..9 Chickweed, Andy Capp ( one of my late fathers favorites ) One Big Happy..

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday y'all.

Well, I think I'm getting my groove back.

I've posted a couple of recipes that Lady L will kick my ass over, and found a picture of Bruce in a cowboy hat...NOT from Brisco County .

This is unusual.

It's colder than a well diggers ass right now in H town so of course everyone is just freaking their shit out....kinda funny if I do say so.

I spent a bit of time looking for something that I had posted last year or the year before and in the process , I began to read some of what I had cobbled together, especially during the holidays when I realized a couple of things :

1. I can still crack my own ass up ...yeah me.
2. I remembered how much I enjoy posting my self indulged narcissistic drivel with the occasional poignant thought thrown in for good measure.
3. This blog has the power to cheer my sorry ass up when needed and sometimes that is more than I need or am entitled to .

It's been a busy and heartbreaking year and there have been times when it's been all I can do to get out of bed and make it to work. Losing the 4 of them in the last year and a half has shredded me emotionally so bear with me as I try to pull my shit back together.

Love y'all..more than you know.

Aunty Pol


I ran across this recipe that I'd forgotten about. I haven't had this since I lived on the East coast and my favorite variation is to tip this with melted raspberry jam or sweet orange marmalade....easy peasy for the weekend or the holidays..or just because .


Serves 3-4

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

5 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend together all ingredients, except butter.

Pour the melted butter over the batter in a random manner..don't smooth it out...drizzle it.

Bake for 25 minutes.



Aunty Pol

Swedish Almond Cake


1 1/4 cups sugar 1 free-range egg 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 2/3 cup milk 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 8 tablespoons butter, melted Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F Beat sugar, egg, almond extract and milk together. Add flour and baking powder, finally adding the butter.

Spray baking dish (approx. 10" by 7") with spray oil or any non-stick coating. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until skewer or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

Cool for 20 minutes, then remove from pan.

When ready to serve dust with icing sugar and cut cake into slices approximately 1" by 3.5"

I have a real love hate relationship with being half Swedish .

There are some things I really love :

Spritz Cookies
Good Salmon

Other things I really dislike, for example :

IKEA ( I mean really , have you EVER had one of those whatchahootzits ever get assembled the way it was intended ? )
Badly made Swedish meatballs

While I really love Norse Mythology, having named number one son Loki , I spent far too many years having the Lutheran credo rammed down my throst and so there are times I just ran like hell from all of it.

Now that I have gotten officially old, and the grandparents and mother are long gone, there are times I actually miss the family connection of it all.....or the baking . They are forever entwined in my memory with the vivid pictures of Grandma Engwall baking up a storm from scratch dontchaknow on Saturday afternoons while Grandpa worked on the next days sermon.

I can see in my minds eye my Grandmother making this as she kept an eye on the coffee on the stove for Grandpa ..

Must be the holidays creeping up on me.

Any who..try this tea bread , because that is really what it is..

What can I say , I've got the baking Jones going ...


Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OMG ~ Whiskey Tango Foxtrot !

I posted this almost a year ago...hahahahah ....

I may rethink the whole tree issue.



Aunty Pol

It's Not That I Hate The Holidays ...........

Part of me really enjoys the holidays...mwahahah.

Also known as your Aunty is a professional on line shopper, kids ..go run with scissors and leave the professionals to work their magic..oh look...cookies.....and beer......RUN !

The other part...

I think that SU is finally beginning to get how I feel since he took a mental health day today which he sorely needed .

Today was the annual triptophan coma hootenanny ( whole lotta hoot and a lil bit o nanny) wherein folks took equal delight in stuffing themselves in an orgasmically gluttonous frenzy all the while snarking about the various dishes that were presented by both Luby's and fellow co workers . I mean really...how gracious not to mention talented of you heffers to both malign and masticate at the same time.

Bravo !

I kind of want to throw my hands up in the air.

Mea Culpa, I should have gotten a lot moe done by now but WTF , ya know  ? I want to go and get a new tree to put up but just the same, waiting until they are all on sale after the actual day has it's merits too. I've got the holiday cards ( yeah for me ) and I think if I can get a jump on cleaning the dust bunnies in the humble abode this weekend then with an extra day off post T Day, I can get some stuff done.


I know exactly where I need to go and I will get it done asap.

Living with the Grinch doesn't mandate that I make it any harder or stressful than I need to .

I have actually given it some thought and this year I won't be the maniac ...well..gonna try at least.

Aunty Pol

Shiney !

I was jammin around Facebook this morning ( oh like I am the only one that does that at work..yeezus, if you believe that , you need to amp up your Klonopin pronto)..anyhoo....I found the above off a Dr. Who page and hopped over to Mr. Linky.

It's friggan perfect.

The Tardis and a black kitty.


It's 8 .5  x 11 inches so it's not super big and I have an idea where to put it on a small wall in the hallway or where MONA used to be in the bedroom so I am a happy girl.

I have been looking for art work for the house ever since the renovation and I know that I have some small  Real Musgraves somewhere but the Tardis/kitty is the first thing that I have seen that just spoke to me in that little demented voice in my head that said " Buy me now bitch ".

Yes, sometimes I let the voices win.

I will find what works for the guest bath sooner or later, I can't describe what I want but I will know it when I see it. I operate on instinct in a lot of my life and for the most part I've been pretty happy that way, it's kept me out of jail amongst other things...

Now all I have to do is find the proper mat and frame.

Note to husband....you've b een asking about Christmas prezzies for Moi and since you did such an outstanding job on the real Musgrave....just an idea honey..

Have a great Friday.

Aunty Pol

Monday, November 18, 2013

More Mundane Than Manic Mondays Lately It Seems ......

I know, I know it's been a while.
No, I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth, it just seems that way.

There just has not been anything going on, I'm even beginning to bore my own bad self.

I'm good, he's good, kittys are good, house is good, jobs are good tho they do indeed suck sometimes..it is what it is.

I haven't been doing any baking lately because I just haven't made much progress on the weekends beyond laundry  , chores and the kindle on the deck with Gracie.

We , the girls and I have developed clearly divided mommy and me time.

Gracie is happiest when she and I have our outside time. She won't yammer longer than about 10 minutes to go in/out  in/out...lather , rinse , repeat.

Boshi on the other hand is happiest when Gracie is out and she has my undivided attention. She makes full use of my lap and is happy to just hang out there. SBHe has gotten better around her daddy since she is used to him giving her treats so she won't run off quite as fast and in fact latgely has been approaching him more..not head butts ( I'd faint clean away ) but the interest is there.

Christmas cards have been ordered from MD Anderson Childrens Cancer project so I will be able to start on them soon, I have the list of things that I need to pick upi for gifts and I need to get that in motion since we and by we I mean my department is going to be very short staffed next month....more so than the norm that they pull. One of the gals husband is  going to have knee replacement surgery so she till be out from the 19'th of December through January 6, 2014..yeezus..2014.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyhoo....the other one has already scheduled 3 days off In December and I am sure that there will be more to come....

Since neither one came to work today and it was not scheduled in a traditional sense . WE ALL know ( the entire office ) knows that Cha Cha won't be in the day after A Texans game....no matter when the game starts. I kid you not. The other one, bum knee wifey...no clue...I've heard truck problems which happens.

So I am my own department today.

I am one of the pro's from Dover...lmao...name that movie !

Ah...good to be back posting...

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, November 01, 2013

A Dream Come True !

I saw this and had to lay my head  down on my desk, oh sweet Jeebus, it's worth the feet swelling up !

Ciao ,
Aunty Pol

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday everyone !
I know it's been a while ..what can I say ?
It's been a combo platter of getting used to a new environment at the Casa and frankly just nothing of any real interest to write about .

I mean really....how many f'g recipes usig pumpkin are out there ? I swear I have seen them all. Have you ever noticed that some food item it the thing of the moment much less the year ? Well this year it is pumpkin. I am not actively going out of my way to find things to read/pin that don't use this item..yeah...lottsa luck there.

We've had the boat load of rain over the last few days and now that it's dry....thank you Jeebus. Last Sunday we lost power for 5 hours so I do what I do best..I rolled over and went back to sleep..yeah for ME ! It finally came back on and woe to any living creature that got between me and the coffee pot...I got skillz !  The yard had a bunch of debris but the roof was okay..yeah, that is the first thing..actually secong thing after coffee..lol..I checked the roof because since it was a year old, this kind of storm would be the one that would show the damages. Unfortunatly , out neighbot ( not the gals ) had another tree ripped out of her flower bed..so she is not a happy camper. This tree replaced to 40 year old eucalyptus tree that Ike ripped out so perhaps she should consider not replacing it..knowing Kay, that won't happen , too much drama to be wasted..mwahahah..she's like that .

And of course it is the time of the year where hisself has all these plans ..golf...Ren fest...he can't resist being out and about while I am just as happy puttering around or losing what little mind I have left playing candy Crush.

Before we know it , the full on consumer press for the holidays will here....oh wait....it's already here..

Le sigh.

Have a great weekend and if you're on the East Coast ( LADY L....You ...Yes  YOU..) please be careful..hear y'all have some high wind headed your way.

Stay safe.


Aunty Pol