Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Have you ever sang a song, not knowing the lyrics but singing along, happily, with the wrong lyrics?

'Excuse me while I kiss this guy....'

'Rocket Man...burning up this useless telephone....'

Heh. We've all done it. We just make up the words we think they are saying so we can keep singing.

How about a memory? Ever try to retell a story word for word, but you've forgotten some of them so you make up what you thought it said?

I started wondering if there happened to be a name for doing such things. And there is.

So, now ya know.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Family Mourns Teen's Death - Video - KOCO Oklahoma City

Family Mourns Teen's Death - Video - KOCO Oklahoma City

TK was a great kid. The family did not have problems. They were a very close-knit, loving family. To have this happen, for whatever reason, is shocking.
You would think the kids huffing would be the troublemakers- the bad boys- the poor home life kids.
This shows it can happen to ANYONE and EVERYONE.

Talk to your kids about huffing (freon or anything else). What short 'high' they get from it CAN kill, and HAS killed.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Irish Blessing

If God sends you down a stony path,
may he give you strong shoes.


So much for my not posting on FB. I had to comment and update my status.

RIP TK. Oct 20, 1998 - Nov 25, 2011.
A beautiful son, the youngest child of my friend T's four kids, died yesterday. He was in middle school. Unruly blond hair, blue eyed daredevil. Energetic and excited, he was a force of nature.
A wrestler, a hiker, a video game player. TK always had a smile on his face and energy to burn. A close-knit family full of activity, love and laughter, this has brought them to their knees.

TK went missing yesterday around 2pm. They were posting on FB 'if you've seen him please call...'
Around 6pm last night, they found his body, lying inert next to the neighbors ac unit. He had been huffing freon. His 14 yr old brother now blames himself because he said he knew, but didn't try to stop him or tell anyone.

My friend T just buried her father in June. In July, their 14 yr old had to be rushed to the hospital (diabetes) as they were hiking the Grand Canyon. Now, this.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Syrup the Light Fantastic

Ok, so that title was corny. I know. It sounded good when I wrote it though. Hey! Don't judge me!

I've been experimenting with making syrups. I first started with Lime syrup. Yeah, sounds weird, but it makes a great limeade! Seriously. So much so, that I wanted to know if I could make a Cranberry Lime syrup....and....