.....and other random stuff......

Friday, May 29, 2015

Night Terrors

Why is it things always seem so much worse in the middle of the night? That pain that was just a nuisance during the day becomes the grim reaper looming over you by your bedside at three AM.
or.......maybe it's just me. :-/

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Throwback Thursday

My favorite uncle. 
(I had such a crush on him when I was a teenager!) 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kitchen Hack

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘kitchen hacks’. Little tips, tricks and shortcuts to make life easier. Most of the time I find they’re not really all that useful or good.
BUT, the other day as I was browsing (aka falling into the abyss that is) Facebook, I came across this little tidbit.

Mix 2 oz cream cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 2-4 tbsp sugar in a cup. Microwave for 90 seconds, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
Then, let it chill until the right consistency.

I added this part……
If you want to add Graham crackers for crust: crush up one or two graham crackers add some melted butter to ‘hold’ them together. Spoon into a separate cup and pour the microwaved ingredients on top to chill.

I don’t even like cheesecake for the most part. But being the good little wife that I am I thought I’d give it a try for Husband’s sake. And because I’m just too damn lazy to make an actual cheesecake even though it’s his favorite dessert. Cuz that’s the kind of girl I am…..always giving (snort!)

I doubled the recipe thinking Husband would have a treat for two nights. Then I had a taste as he was enjoying it and I went straight to the fridge and scarfed down the second one! 

I did ‘tweak’ the recipe a bit. I added more lemon juice because we like things tart. 
And we find this recipe is enough for two servings. It is VERY rich.
I strongly suggest you give it a try. Even if you don’t like traditional cheesecake. 

Excuse the lousy pictures but I was so excited to share this with you I just snapped a few quick pics! 
{ignore the condensation droplets.......I don't know why that happened. It was only in Husbands's cup.....}

Monday, May 25, 2015

Punny Monday

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Brain Likes to F**k with Me

My brain likes to play a little game with me. It goes like this. At any time of the day or night it likes to play a song in my head.
On a loop.
A never ending loop….
And as the song is playing my brain says to me: “Your job, Robin, should you decide to accept it, is to name that tune aaaaaaaand where it comes from.”

Now my job is to figure out….. is it from a movie? What is the title of the movie? Or is it a song from my youth?  Who sings it? And why is my brain choosing to play THAT particular song NOW. Did I hear it on TV recently? Was it on the radio? Did I hear it in a store and subliminally save it? (These latter questions, I admit, are self imposed. All my brain wants is the name of the song.)

So there I was in the shower, minding my own business, innocently lathering my hair when….
♫♪♫♪♪♫Go home, go home, go home with bonnie Jean! Go home, go home IIIIIIIII'll go home with bonnie Jean!♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

Sometimes digging into my data banks and retrieving the information is easier than at other times. Sometimes the answer pops into my head as if by magic. But what gets me going is the WHY. 

WHY is this particular song bubbling to the surface NOW????

I have a theory…. (don’t I always???)
I think the information in our brains is like a big ball of string wound around and around itself. Over time the places that touch become less rigid, more ‘mushy’. The barriers break down and the pieces start to meld into one another and the data becomes corrupted and joined together. The sequencing gets confused.
So if I saw a movie in my youth and suddenly a song from that movie pops into my head (lo these many years later….) 
VoilĂ !
There you have it!

This theory explains soooo much!

At least about MY brain, I don’t know about YOURS…..

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday

My maternal Grandmother and Great Grandmother