April 30

It is Friday, Internet, and I am nosy.

Today, in honor of my friend Applie I am asking red questions.

  1. What is your favorite red food?
  2. When were you last caught red-handed?
  3. What’s your nicest red article of clothing?
  4. Who’s got the loveliest red hair?
  5. Which do you prefer more, red or pink?


1.  My favorite red food has to be strawberries.

2.  Caught red-handed?   Last night the boy came in and I was eating cookies.

3.  I have no red articles of clothing.  Sorry Applie

4.  One of the girls friends has lovely red hair


Your turn!


April 29

About a year or so ago, my refrigerator decided it didn’t want to be a part of the family anymore.

It began freezing all the items on the top shelf, thawing the items in the freezer, and the door…well lets just say that duct tape came to live on the top of the fridge so that it was always at hand to tape up the shelving in the door.

Being that frugality is in over half of the genes in my body I forced the fridge to continue to work.

Every morning we did a little temperature dance…tweaking here and there to keep my food chilled.

Finally the fridge decided it didn’t want to dance anymore, and threatened a total revolt.

So, Superman and I went in search of a replacement.

We found one, and it came a couple weeks ago.

It is amazing the things that you find underneath your fridge.

3 pencils

5 cat toys

Enough cat fuzz to make a whole new cat

And the fly swatter that Superman told me we didn’t have.

Please note that there are no coils on new refrigerators.

That means that I don’t have to clean back there anymore.

Now I’m dancing a jig…solo.


April 28

Blondie came over this past weekend to spend some time with the boy.

Unfortunately the motor on for the auto zoom on my lens has finally bought the farm, kicked the bucket, bit the dust, gave up the ghost, departed, succumbed, is no more.

That is why this picture is so out of focus.

I have become lazy…depending on that auto focus.

That means I need to take more pictures.

Hey!  Blondie!   Come over this weekend.   I need to practice.


April 27

Growing up, the Mother always served balanced meals.





I would have been totally happy with the meat and starch and be done with it all.

I did eat my veggies because if I didn’t then I wouldn’t have gotten the dessert, and to me the meal is just the precursor to dessert…right?

Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet picked today’s TWD.

Chocoblock Cookies.

They are full of chocolate, coconut, oats and fruit.

Well, someone made them that way.

Not me.

I made a ‘turtle’ version.

Pecans, butterscotch chips, and semi-sweet chips.

There is more add-ins than there is dough.

Which makes for a fabulously thick cookie with tons of flavor in every single bite.

I love these cookies.

I added in some vanilla, because I don’t make cookies without it, and I also used brown sugar instead of the molasses.

If you want to make the fruity version or the turtle version, go check out Mary’s blog.

I highly recommend my turtle version because fruit does not belong in cookies.


April 26

On Saturday, after a couple weeks fraught with fraughty-fraught-fraughtness, Chloe got away from me.

I wonder if it is because of this.

Why yes, Internet, they are little girl panties with 101 Dalmatians on them.

I have cream colored carpet and surprise!  she is in heat.

Fortunately, today she is back home…right where she belongs…wearing a pair of white panties with Lady and the Tramp on them.


April 25

Today I am thankful for.

  • Superman looking for Chloe for almost 2 hours in the pouring rain
  • The girl finding Chloe
  • The girlfriend calming me down
  • Good neighbors who care enough to be on the look out for Chloe
  • Sally Hansen facial hair bleach


April 23

It is Friday Internet, and I am nosy.

  1. What is one thing you always have with you?
  2. What are two things on your night-table (or next to your bed)?
  3. What are three things you learned in the last seven days?
  4. What are four things parents always tell their kids?
  5. What are five things you paid for in the last month?


1.  One thing I always have with me is my purse.

2.  2 things on my night-stand?

My C-PAP and lotion

3.  3 things I have learned in the last week?

Uhhh…..my computer is getting old…I inadvertently deleted part of my Photoshop…and I don’t know what to do without my Photoshop.

4.  4 things parents tell their kids…

1.  Because I said so, that’s why.  2.   If your not careful, your face might freeze that way.  3.  Say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

4.  Stop texting and pay attention

5.  Five things I paid for last month

1.  groceries

2. dog food

3.  ER visits

4.  Pizza

5.  new Photoshop

Your turn.


April 22

As you know, Superman works at Stuffmart.

A few days ago, he came home shocked and horrified.

He was in the bathroom, washing his hands when he noticed a bit of commotion in one of the stalls.

The man was taking off his pants and Superman thought that he might be stealing something, so he just continued to wash his hands.

He came out and dropped his pants in front of Superman, asked him to look at his inner thigh, pointed to the toilet and asked him what kind of bug was in it.

Of course Superman backed up, and suggested that it most likely was a tick and left really quickly.

When Superman came home and told us this story, we all laughed.

And laughed.

And laughed.

And laughed.

And almost pee’d ourselves.

And poor Superman couldn’t understand why we were laughing.

He was just horrified….which made it all the more funny.

I had to ask him if he wanted me to check him for ticks.

PS. My photoshop will be out of commission for several more days, and I’m sad.

April 21


I got up this morning and tragedy of all tragedies.

My Photoshop wouldn’t work.

Part of the ‘file could not be found’.

So I have been working frantically for the last hour to fix it.

Frantically, Internet.

Pictures will be posted later.

I promise.


Well, let this be a lesson to me.

Don’t promise things that you can’t deliver.

It isn’t working. at. all.

April 20

Melissa of Love at First Bite picked our TWD selection of Sweet Cream Biscuits.

I didn’t make them.

I have made about 43, 000,000,000…give a take a few… biscuits in my lifetime and this just wasn’t exciting to me.

Plus…I would have had to eat them all, because no one is home anymore to eat.

In total opposite of the man rushing off to help the Parents, the boy is dressed to run off to play golf.

Please take note that in the background, the girl is getting an education by watching Fox News.

Please don’t take note that the boy’s slacks desperately need ironing.


April 19

My dad has had shoulder surgery.


This last time he had it the doc said, no more doing anything because if the muscles tear, it can not be fixed.

So, Superman has been offering to help the Dad in any way he can.

A couple weeks ago, he went and mowed, tilled, painted, moved grills, etc for the Dad.

Can you guess how many fashion faux pas he is committing?

It doesn’t matter to me, his heart is solid gold, and that is more valuable to me than what he is wearing.

PS.  The answer is about 5


April 18

Today is a day to be thankful.

Today I am thankful for…

  • Toilet paper
  • A freshly mowed lawn
  • The fact that the pain the boy was having was caused by something very minor
  • Superman for being willing to massage my legs every night to keep my Restless Leg Syndrome at bay

What are you thankful for?


April 16

It is Friday, Internet and I am so very glad.

This has been a particularly stressful week here at the Chocolate house.

I am nosy today…well I’m nosy every day…but we aren’t gonna talk about that.

I want to know.

1.  What stresses you out more, money issues, your spouse, your children, or your job?

2.  What do you do to de-stress?


April 15

Tax day.

Have you paid your taxes?

I have.

Paid and paid and paid.

So, to put a smile on your face,  I present my American girl.

Wearing the Union Jack, and reading Dickens.

And all my ‘to be folded’ laundry in the background.


April 13

People rarely visit with each other anymore.

And if they do, phone calls/texts/tweets are made.

Schedules are checked.

Sometimes a new day is suggested.

It wasn’t always that way.

Back in the 1800’s, every morning people would drive around and visit with each other.

They would wear special visiting clothes, they had special cards made up, and tea was already prepared along with crumpets.

Then when people began moving west, and neighbors were few and far between, when a visitor would come~~always unannounced~~it was a special time and it was very important to serve them something.

When I come visiting, unannounced, today’s TWD selection of Swedish Visiting Cake will be perfect for you to serve me.

It takes one bowl to mix up, and bakes in 20  minutes.

That is if any batter makes it to the pan, because this batter is fabulous.

I just wanted to take a spoon and eat it all right then and there.

Fortunately for my visitors, I didn’t.

Self control.   Oh how I despise thee.

Want the recipe?   Go check out Nancy’s blog.

And wait for me to show up.


April 12

Yesterday was my and Superman’s 18th wedding anniversary.

I know you are waiting with baited breath to see how we celebrated.

We celebrated by Superman going to work at Stuffmart, and me entertaining the girl and her friends.

We are some serious party people, Internet.

When you come over, you enter at your own risk!


April 11

Today I am thankful for…

  • Mucinex.   This stuff is fabulous!
  • Nyquil.   This stuff is fabulous!
  • My son.   He is fabulous!
  • My daughter.   She is fabulous!
  • Superman.   He takes all my crap, and it is fabulous!


April 9

It is Friday Internet, and the weather here in Pothole is all bi-polar and has gone off its meds.



Now…onto the nosy!

What does the perfect day~~weather wise~~look like?

For me, it would be sunny, 78º with a slight breeze blowing.   A low at night of about 60º, so I could sleep comfortably with the windows open.

It would also rain only at night from about midnight to 4am, so I wouldn’t have to water my garden.


April 8

Hi Internet~~a la Eeyore.

I’m still sick.

Sick and I have never been close, but this last week has made our relationship just outright violent.

Sick has realized that I am not getting any younger and has unleashed its fury, but I am fighting back.

You see I have Niquil and Mucinex in my corner.

Take that sick!

Take it and begone!