December 28, 2015

A Late News Flash

Hmmmm...I forgot to schedule this post before Christmas, so please rewind a few days will you?  
It must have been the sugar!
So here it is~

I logged into my mailbox this morning and was amazed and concerned about what I found there.
First of all,  "they" want to alert me to the fact that something is growing in my stomach. Like this is news to me.  It's a watermelon.  It started growing when I was 6.  Mama said so. 

Then to my amazement and utter horror, a hot Russian skank is lusting after me and wants to have many regular sofa encounters with me.  Just regular encounters?  How rude.  
No thanks, skank.

Tessa is bored.  She's bored with her hubby.   I'm giving her the skank's contact info.

Last but certainly not least was from goop- Gwyneth Paltrow's blog.  
She wanted to share "one pan" dinners.

This recipe looks great, I'm in.

But wait... Gwyneth says that her chicken is dead easy.

I've only had one cup of coffee, so reading "this chicken is dead" is what stuck with me.
This amuses me so much that I'll be making this dead chicken for dinner tonite.
I'll let you know how my dead chicken turns out.  

Okay, spam box closed.  But, dead chicken.  hahahahhahaha   And I need more coffee.

I've been creating things just for my own enjoyment for the past few weeks...and I'm really happy about that.  Goal # 1 - enjoy the peace and calm of the holidays.
Yes, it's there!  You just have to be still long enough to let it in.  I closed the door on all the crazy.  It's not welcome here.  

There are no lights on the outside of the house yet and it looks like a black hole at night.
And nothing will happen.  Magoo has been traveling- I'm alone with the pups and enjoying the hell out of it.  I've been sleeping in until 9, chatting with friends, having breakfast for dinner, and painting signs at midnite while the pups sleep by the fire.  I'm creating.  I'm happy.  Bliss.  Singing Christmas carols in my jammies and dancing with my Brucie.  If this is crazy, I hope I stay here for a very long time.

I haven't been out shopping.  Thank you UPS man. FedEx guy, you are great.  Thank you, Amazon.  But, when can I have a drone drop off my stuff?  You can find my house so easily- just drop it into the black hole! That's what satellites are for, right?  Find me, please.

To my USPS Postwoman- if you throw one more box at my door, lady....  Oops, I let that Grinch in.  But if you can't be bothered to walk three more steps so that my box isn't smashed, perhaps you should take a good look at yourself.  Be a teeny bit better.  Come on, just try.  Maybe you just need some cookies.  I can do that.  Three more steps for the cookies.

I will show you some things I have created- my special moments around the house.  Probably not until next week, but you know.  Nothing will happen.

I love you guys....I hope you find a quiet place to enjoy during the next week.  Light a candle.  Jingle a few bells.  Throw cookies at your mail carrier.  Feel the love.

I'm headed to the fireplace to have one more cuppa with my hot dogs.


You can see the previous post for some of the things I made- at least I didn't forget that one!


  1. That dead chicken dish looks great!!!

  2. Peace and calm is good. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Tina!

  3. Wow, your inbox is much more dramatic than mine. Glad you're chillaxing, that's an accomplishment for this time of year! Give the 'poodles' a kiss from me.

  4. Love this Tina. Just made me smile. May you have a wonderful week leading up to the possibilities of the new year. I am ready to kiss 2015 good bye and let in 2016. Wishing many good things for you in the new year.

  5. A disgruntled postal worker??? My son's UPS guy keeps throwing things in the back yard... He found something he ordered last Christmas in March! Oh well, I hope you had a great Christmas, I'm finding the peace in January:@)

  6. Hugging puppies, drinking hot chocolate, and reading through vintage postcards. Oh, yes, had dead shrimp crepes for a late lunch. I think RELAX will be my 2016 word.

  7. The recipe looks wonderful, but the "dead chicken" is hilarious! I can't imagine that a chicken would allow itself to be cooked any other way...LOL Look forward to hearing how it turns out! :-) I'm so looking forward to reading more of your blog during 2016! Hope you had a great Christmas and have some relaxing plans for New Year's celebrations! Hugs!

  8. Tina, Oh, the bliss of alone time during the holidays. Don't quite know what that is like. You are keeping good company and maybe you could send me that skanks phone number, I have a postwoman who carries my mail around in her hand when it is raining, instead of cookies I could give her that number!..Happy New Year my girl..Judy

  9. you're so entertaining! your days sound perfect to me! Enjoy the last day of 2015! Happy New Year!
    you should write a book. :)

  10. Your creative time sounds like heaven to me! I haven't looked in my spam box lately, but maybe it's best I leave those comments right where they are....hehe. I didn't even poke my nose outside to help with the outdoor Christmas decorations this year...I let my hubby do it all- I'm learning!

    I love your happy orange, and your hubby has inspired me to place one on our dinner table tonight. Happy New Year, Tina!

  11. Hi Tina,
    My first time are too funny! Yes, please tell us how the dead chicken dish turned out! ;)
    Hmm, spam...I love that you made fun of it...sometimes it drives me bonkers - I report it, I block it, I junk it...but it never stops! Spam Stalkers! ;)
    Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year's Eve!
    Wishing you the Happiest of 2016's!

  12. Hi Tina geez I am so late to this post!!! The recipe looks great and from now on every Chicken dish served will be __ dead chicken!!!
    Enjoying peace and quiet and just relaxing in Philly, sending my love, wishing you and your family a joyful New Year.

  13. I love my the same time I've been craving some alone time! Your alone time sounded wonderful! And I love being reminded that nothing will happen :-)


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