This is how easy it is.
Late in September, to the first week in October, go out in the morning and cut your herbs. Cut down to about 1-2 inches from the ground. Bundle them in small bunches, and tie the cut ends with "White COTTON String", or "natural twine". (Then hang them upside down (bloom end towards the floor) in a nice window, or just on the walls. I usually use a thumb tack and tack them to the window frame.
Let them sit there for about a month.
Not only will your kitchen smell WONDERFUL, but you saving yourself the money you would spend to buy the spices in the store. I have Rosemary, and Lavender hanging in my kitchen right now, but you can do any herb. I also have Chives, but I prefer to cut them into peices and freeze the chives... I don't care for the taste of dried ones. But you can do this with Parsley, Basil, and many more garden herbs!!!
When dry, take them down and with your fingers, strip the herbs from the stem, into a tupperwear container. Seal, and there you go!!!!! Fresh dried herbs for your winter cooking.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Posted by Judith at 5:21 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Well, I finally cleaned out that drawer. You know the one with all the bra's that don't fit!!! Too small, too big, very, very uncomfortable....Sexy one's (who the hell needs that anymore!!!) So I went thru it all. And CHUCKED THEM!!! I found myself saying..... hummmm, maybe I should keep that one.... I know it doesn't fit, way to tight, but it's sexy!) And then I slapped my own face, and put it in the bag to go to the garbage.
Then I went thru the underwear. Tell me, why do we keep underwear that's torn and the elastic has snapped???? Because it's comfortable?? Well, no more, it's garbage.
Even as I placed the stuff in the bag, I wanted to rummage around the bag and bring some stuff back out.... But I stopped myself!!! Sometimes you just have to move on to new, and let the old stuff go!!!!
But as I put my old RED lace bra in the bag, I remembered how it drove Darrence MAD WITH PASSION!!! And I sort of felt bad, memories you know. Then I remembered what an asshole Darrence was..... and I wanted to go out in the front yard AND BURN THAT BABY!!!! GIGGLE
Posted by Judith at 5:19 AM
We started to "bud" in our blouses at 9 or 10 years old only to find that anything that came in contact with those tender, blooming buds hurt so bad it brought us to tears. So came the ridiculously uncomfortable training bra contraption that the boys in school would snap until we had calluses on our backs
Next, we get our periods in our early to mid-teens (or sooner). Along with those budding boobs, we bloated, we cramped, we got the hormone crankies, had to wear little mattresses between our legs or insert tubular, packed cotton rods in places we didn't even know we had.
Our next little rite of passage (premarital or not) was having sex for the first time which was about as much fun as having a ramrod push your uterus through your nostrils (IF he did it right and didn't end up with his little cart before his horse), leaving us to wonder what all the fuss was about.
Then it was off to Motherhood where we learned to live on dry crackers and water for a few months so we didn't spend the entire day leaning over Brother John. Of course, amazing creatures that we are (and we are), we learned to live with the growing little angels inside us steadily kicking our innards night and day making us wonder if we were preparing to have Rosemary's Baby.
Our once flat bellies looked like we swallowed a watermelon whole and we pee'd our pants every time we sneezed. When the big moment arrived, the dam in our blessed Nether Regions invariably burst right in the middle of the mall and we had to waddle, with our big cartoon feet, moaning in pain all the way to the ER. Then it was huff and puff and beg to die while the OB says, "Please stop screaming, Mrs. Hearmeroar. Calm down and push. Just one more good push (more like 10)," warranting a strong, well-deserved impulse to punch the %*#!* (and hubby) square in the nose for making us cram a wiggling, mushroom-headed 10lb bowling ball through a keyhole.
After that, it was time to raise those angels only to find that when all that "cute" wears off, the beautiful little darlings morphed into walking, jabbering, wet, gooey, snot-blowing, life-sucking little poop machines.
Then come their "Teen Years." Need I say more?
When the kids are almost grown, we women hit our voracious sexual prime in our early 40's - while hubby had his somewhere around his 18th birthday.
So we progress into the grand finale: "The Menopause," the Grandmother of all womanhood. It's either take HRT and chance cancer in those now seasoned "buds" or the aforementioned Nether Regions, or, sweat like a hog in July, wash your sheets and pillowcases daily and bite the head off anything that moves.
Now, you ask WHY women seem to be more spiteful than men, when men get off so easy, INCLUDING the icing on life's cake: Being able to pee in the woods without soaking their socks...
So, while I love being a woman, "Womanhood" would make the Great Gandhi a tad crabby. Women are the "weaker sex"?
Yeah right. Bite me.
Posted by Judith at 5:06 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Do not judge my skin so green,
and think me evil sight unseen!
for in the bog I flit and fly
in joyful abandon, till I die.
the color green, of frogs and wet,
this perfect life, my skin reflects .
although the swamps are dark and dreary,
my happy soul, is far from weary!
Posted by Judith at 7:49 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found Him resting on the seventh day. He inquires of God, "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh Of satisfaction and proudly pointed downward through the clouds. "Look, Michael, look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of the earth, "For example, Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while Africa is going to be poor. The Middle East over there will be a hot spot."
God continued, pointing to different countries, "This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered with ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a large land mass with an ocean as it border and said, "What's that one?"
"Ah," said God, "that's the Jersey Shore, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes, and climate. The people from the Jersey Shore are going to be modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high achieving people, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then exclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance! Everyone and everything seems so totally perfect in this place you call the Jersey Shore"
God replied wisely, "Wait until you see the assholes I'm sending down from New York every summer."
Posted by Judith at 5:28 PM
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Posted by Judith at 12:18 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Don't become, like some older people, locked in your own house. Here's some safety tips, that don't close you in!
1. Always keep your screen door locked! This way if you answer the door, there is always something between you and who ever is there. The main door can be open, but the screen door is locked, so if it's someone bad, it will take a few moments for them to get thro the screen door. In the summer I leave the main door open for airflow, but I always, always make sure the screen door is locked!!!!!! You don't have a screen door??? Get one!!!!!!!
2. Always lock the bathroom door when your in the house alone. My thought is being your safe in your most venerable spot.
3. If your afraid of some one breaking in, and you can't hear it.... Hang bells from your door nobs. Those Indian bells you can find at most $1 stores. When the door is opened, the bells will ring. I have a friend who was terrified of someone hididng in her closets.... She hung bells from every closet door, just in case. Even so, it MAKES you FEEL SAFE, and that's what's important.
4. Windows, open them around 5 to 6 inches... Just enough for air, but not enough for someone to squeeze through. And place a nail above the window and pound it into the side frame on the inside of the window... A big strong nail. So the window will only open those inches, unless you remove the nail. This way you can keep the windows open of air, but no one can remove the screen and hop in, the nail will prevent the window from opening more then the few inches you've set it at.
This is also great if you hate to lock up the house when you go out!!! You can still have air flow, leaving the windows open, but prevent break in's!
(Tip: MAKE IT A HABIT TO WALK AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE CHECKING WINDOWS, EACH TIME YOUR AWAY, EVEN TO THE STORE. IF SOMEONE BROKE IT, IT'S BETTER TO SPOT IT FROM THE OUTSIDE THEN WHEN YOUR ALREADY INSIDE!)
5. Keep a weapon within easy reach of your bed. Don't have to be a gun, try a steak knife, or large nail file, mace, pepper spray. Somewhere you can reach it without seeming to move much. If someone sneaks up to you while your in bed, you can grab something to defend yourself with!
6. If your alone at night, LOCK YOUR BEDROOM DOOR!!!! Any barriers you put between yourself and someone breaking in, is a good barrier! You may not hear them coming in the front door, but you will hear them trying to break in your bedroom door.
And if your bathroom is in your bedroom, get a inside dead bolt on it. If you run to the bathroom to hide, you can bolt the door.
7. Have a phone in every room!!!! Including the bathroom!!!!! You can always turn the ringer off, but at least you have it if you have to call for help!!!!
8. Don't blare the TV at night. People tend to do this, and if someone outside hears the TV blaring, they have less fear of breaking in, they know you won't hear them.
Posted by Judith at 7:46 AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The fairy's scattered here and there,
to gather up their winter fare.
acorns, berries, fall sweet.
for winter dinners in snow deep
peering deep with the trees
to see what one's make winter keeps.
To set up house deep within,
and weather the winter till spring again
Posted by Judith at 5:21 AM
Sometimes a poem with come to me, really fast, so I have to scramble to write it down. Before computers I wouldn't manage to write it all down, before it was gone again.... Like a cool breeze. Now I hit compose a letter, and type it in really fast... And it's done.
Sometimes, or I should say, most of the time, it's a picture that I see that brings the words to me. Any picture, something I see on the web, or the tv. I look at the picture, and see the words they are saying in them, and, there is born a verse.
So while the art isn't mine, the words the art speaks is mine.
I feel the soul and write the prose, and that is how my poetry goes. GIGGLE
Posted by Judith at 5:03 AM
she said in tones so sweet,
"winter comes, and soon I sleep.
I come to say my fall goodbyes,
I'll miss your sweet soft feathers nye.
but in the spring,
I'll come again,
and we shall fly the bluest sky's.
so think of me in snowy deep,
and I shall dream of you and weep"
Posted by Judith at 4:55 AM
Sunday, September 17, 2006
The recent thing with the spinach sold at stores making people sick, brings up a pet peeve of mine. I had some of that spinach, from a salad bar, and I was sick for a week. Little sick, cramps, diarrhea, that's about it. Annoying but not even enough to think of going to a doctors!
Natural ways to keep healthy. My dad told me once that the "world is full of germs, don't try to kill them, try to live with them". And that's what I've done. Just think about all thoes people who DID LIVE thru some nasty plauges. Like the black death, or the major flu epidemic in the 20's. Why did they survive????? maybe it was because their body had built up natural immunitys to the nasty stuff!!!!
Expose yourself!!! To germs that is. DON'T use antibacterial handwash stuff!!!!! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!! Oh, Goddess, and that cleaning BLEACH SPRAY!!!! NO, NO, NO, NO!
All your doing is setting yourself up to a germ that is resistant to it, and that's not a good thing.
Food drops on the floor, hell if it's not sitting in a dirt pile, eat the damn thing. When you do that your bringing into your body bacteria, and germs on a tiny scale...... And if you know your medical information....... The shots you get as a kid to prevent disease....Well, hate to tell you, but it's actually the disease in small doses. Your body gets used to it, and when you get a full blown dose of the little nastys.... Your immune.
So, start getting yourself immune to all the baddies in your environment. DON'T wash the counter tops with bleach!!!!! Don't wash your hand after every bathroom use!!!!! Play in the dirt, go dig up a plant, or make a mud pie, or just sweep up your driveway.
LET YOUR KIDS PLAY IN THE DIRT!!!! That's why it's there, let them get dirty. Don't shrink wrap and bleach spray them till they are shiny clean. This will allow large doses of toxins and such to play havoc with them!!! Getting them used to the fact that dirt is NATURAL, is the one way to protect them in the long run.
When a kid or adult gets a cut or scrape, try the least invasive way to treat it first. SOAP AND WATER!!! Wash the cut and scrape, and rinse with water that has salt added to it. Salt is a natural germ killer, and doesn't make the germs mutate into something that can't be controlled
Sore mouth...... Gargle with salt water, same goes for abscesses, salt water. And sinus infections can be treated with sniffing up some salt water also!!!!
Salt water is good for tons of stuff. Make sure it has a LOT of salt in it, and you can add some dried rosemary also. Rosemary kills germs too!!!
Also make sure the salt is the one "WITH IODINE ADDED!" You know how they treat people with radiation sickness..... Iodine..... yep, and by making sure you eat salt with the iodine, your building up a supply in your body. If the nuclear war ever comes, YOU will be the one with the most chance of survival! It helps, believe me!!!!
Bladder infection, make your piss acidic. Cranberry juice is good for that, or real lemonade. Acid kills the bacteria that causes the problem, so try to use the natural way first!
I don't say not to go to the doctors. Ear infections, and worse, yes go, run to the doctor.....But try to prevent him from giving NEW AND IMPROVED DRUGS! Go with the basic of penicillin if you can. It's a natural antibiotic. You know, mold that grows on bread....yep that penicillin. Yuckie isn't it!
Oh, and MOVEMENT! As we get older we tend to hold our body's stiffer. Why? Who the hell knows, maybe because everything tends to hurt as you get older. But your digestion is dependent on your body's movement.
Gas will build up, and so will toxins in your colon. Now, just twist your body, back and forth, wiggle your hips, and butt, SHAKE THAT BUTT!!! This allows gas's and toxins to move freely down and out of your body. Go to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and swivel your hips, and lower and upper body. Sure if someone see's you they will think your totally twitchy, LOL, but at the same time your doing your insides a huge service. Releasing gas from hidden pockets, and making your bowels move, and freeing your self up!
Posted by Judith at 4:21 AM
Friday, September 15, 2006
I just thought to mention, that any poetry on my blog was written my me. It's not copied from somewhere, it's all me. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by Judith at 5:55 PM
I know it’s coming
It’s lurking there
The cold of winter, so beware!
It’s hidden now behind the leaves
behind the sunset,
And in the trees.
But soon it’ll show it shaggy white head
And winter will be here
And fall will be dead!
Posted by Judith at 11:36 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Ok, lets talk about this picture of my sweet, cuddly Pussy cat Merlin. What's up with this. I have taken pictures before where a cat's eyes will glow.... It's caused by the flash on the camera, and the way their eyes refect light.
But his is just way to much refection!!!!! He's glowing!!! Making them twice the size they normally are. I think I've been working my familiar way to much lately!!!! All that magic he holds to help me with things, maybe it's getting a bit strong!!! LOL
Well, I'll cool it, but you gotta admit HE MAKES A COOL HALLOWEEN CAT!! GIGGLE
P.S. IF YOU THINK IT'S WEIRD, YOU OUGHT TO RIGHT CLICK ON HIM AND COPY IT TO YOUR COMPUTER, THEN BRING THE PICTURE UP. WHEN THE PICTURES BIGGER YOUR CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE LIGHT SPARKING OUT FROM HIS EYE'S !!!!! LIKE A WEIRD HALO.
Posted by Judith at 4:32 AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Posted by Judith at 7:30 PM
Posted by Judith at 7:28 PM
Now I'm getting the room warmer looking. The new curtains, and I bought darker lamp shades for my lamps.... Fake leather looking, and I wrapped autumn leaves up and around the lamp base. I also picked up a "SHAG" rug. Yes Batman, a real shag rug from the 60's!!! I couldn't resist, it's so soft and cuddly, like petting a puppy dog.
The darker colors are coming together, but I'm not done yet. I'm going to add some fall accessory's like that super raspberry throw on the arm of the sofa. that Jamie gave me last year.
Oh and the cat's eyes!!!! What the hell is up with that!!!!! I think he's practicing for Halloween..... Maybe....Or he could be a demon in disguise...But then all cat's are really demons, they just don't want you to know it. GIGGLE
Posted by Judith at 7:17 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Posted by Judith at 3:56 PM
I found this on a web site, and thought it was pretty cool. I always buy a red or burgandy car, love them!
Black cars denote an aggressive personality or someone who's an outsider or rebel.
Silver cars indicate someone who's cool, calm and slightly aloof.
Green cars can often be chosen by people with hysterical tendencies.
Yellow cars signify someone who is idealistic and novelty loving.
Blue cars are chosen by the more introspective, reflective and cautious driver.
Gray cars represent those who are calm, sober and dedicated to their work.
Red cars denote those who are full of zest, energy and drive and who think, move and talk quickly.
Pink cars are chosen by gentle, loving and affectionate drivers.
White cars represent status-seeking extrovert drivers.
Cream cars are the least likely to be involved in accidents and denote self-contained and controlled owners.
Gold cars are self centered and self absorbed with only themselves
Posted by Judith at 3:53 PM
You know, I was just thinking about a friend of mine, early morning memories. LOL And they are so alive, they dance, drink (sometimes way to much) and love a party!'
Let me tell you guys, I'm soooooo boring!!!! I don't drink much, just an occasional fancy drink. I just don't like alcohol!
That's right, I don't like it!!!!! I don't like it's effect on my body, and it doesn't have much of an effect really. I can drink a ton, get a slight buzz, then zip, I'm sober again. So what's the use of drinking???? And that leads to going to party's. Everyone is drunk and acting really stupid, and I'm sitting there sober as a judge....It's NOT FAIR! And so, I don't go to many party's because of that. People just have no idea how stupid they look and act when they are drunk!
Dancing???? Well surfice to say, I STINK! I took 20 years of ballet, tap, and ball room dancing...... Rhythm, I don't got! A slow dance in the arms of a strong handsome man, every once in a while is cool, but I don't go to clubs or party's, I never have!
My idea of a great evening...... And this is the pathetic part, is hanging around talking with friends, or the best of the best.... Sitting home with a good book, a cup of tea, and peace and quiet
I was always like that. My sister spent years trying to get me out to "Frat party's" at the local university. I just couldn't force myself to go. I would rather climb a nice tree, with a book, and read away. SIGH Even at these conventions, I would rather sit and talk then go to the big party's!
So I guess that makes me the most boring person in the world. I missed so much in life.... At least that what THEY say..... I don't feel that. Sure, I can't laugh a memory's of some jock getting drunk and puking in the punch bowl, or other disgusting things, but I've had a happy, serene life. Can you ask for more?
I go outside and work in the garden, or go look at the stars, or walk the beach, and watch the waves and pick up shell's. I enjoy nature, a good book, a cup of tea, the smell of fresh coffee....... I guess that makes me boring, doesn't it?
I know I'm not much fun, party wise that is, and friends are always trying to make me to one party or another.... And I just can't seem to force myself to go!!!! I like a person, think they are intelligent, sweet, smart, pretty....Then I go to a party and see them drunk and stupid????? I'd rather remember them the other way, then the drunk way. Is that wrong???
So tell you what, get a good book, and some snacks, and join me sitting on a sunny beach. We will talk about things, life, religion, shopping, and we will enjoy the sun and the sea air, and LIVE! Then go off to your party, get drunk, dance stupid, and regret what you did in the morning.... If you can remember..... And I'll remember the sound of the waves, laughter of the children, and the way the sun shines on the water..... Who has it better???? Don't ask me, because I'm sure it's me, and I know your sure it's you. LOL
I often think that in a past life I was a Nun. I could see me living a life of quiet solitude, and meditation....Because I do that now....Without the religion thing...Except for my witchcraft of course. Or maybe in the last life I was a party girl, who danced and drank herself to death. Who knows. But I do remember the first time I realized that books could take you to a whole different world. I was just in knidergarden, and the teacher read a short story to the class, by Zinna Henderson, about "the people" people with special powers, and they could fly and levatate... and I said WOW WOW WOW. and I was hooked on reading!!!!!!!!
Small things make me ecstatic! A good book, working in the garden, decorating my house, eating lobster or shopping in a place with cool eclectic stores. I orgasm thinking about going to a good book store and being able to buy ANY book I want. LOL I'M SOOOOOO BORING! But, I'm happy, and isn't that what counts?
Posted by Judith at 3:04 AM
Monday, September 11, 2006
I just don't understand it. I have 4 or 5 friends with cell phones. They call you up, wanting to talk, but half of the time you can't here half of what they say. And it gets even worse if they are in the car!!!!! You hear about every 3rd word, and you have to try to figure out WHAT THE FUCK THEY ARE SAYING!!! And when you complain, they get all pissy!!!!
I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND!!!! YOUR CELL PHONE IS A FUCKING LOOSER!!!!!
I know I'm mad, but I'm so tired of trying to understand what people are saying!!! Why don't you just wait till you get home and call me on a REGULAR PHONE???? And on top of that, YOU CALL ME WHEN YOUR DRIVING!!!! Half of them drive like idiots in the first place, then add a cell phone, and I spent the conversation waiting to hear the squeal of breaks and the crashing of broken glass!!!!!
Ok, it's an emergency, your car broke down, you ran out of gas.... THEN call me on your cell. That's cool. But your driving down the NJ turnpike and are board, so call to talk when you should be watching the traffic... TOTALLY UNCOOL!!!!!!
And another thing, I'm off shopping with a friend, we're in the store, and damn if the cell phone doesn't go off, and they are shopping with me....But not talking with me.... noooooo they are talking with hubby or the kids, or just about ANYONE THAT CALLS!! Shopping with a friend....TURN OF THE FUCKING PHONE!!!!!
I understand the whole bit about having a phone for an emergency, I won't do it, but I do understand, especially if you travel a lot. But I'm going to the grocery store to pick up milk.... I don't need 3 people calling me about crap!!! I won't get a cell phone, NEVER!
And since one of my friends, Barbara, just had a HUGE tumor removed from her neck, that they say is caused by using the cell phone (but that doesn't stop her at all!!!!!) why the hell would I want one?????? Cell phone users get a grip, wait till you get home to get your messages, or talk to your friends!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I had a great day today. It was Sunday morning, and I was board..... So I decided to go crabbing! It was really nice out, sunny, yet a tiny bit cool, and the dock was almost deserted, so I had no old men hanging out by me (for a while at least).
And I caught TONS OF CRABS!!!! At least 3 dozen, I gave up and went home when I was afraid to but anymore into the basket, because they would be high enough to escape!!!!
Now I just finished cooking the batch up. Had to do it in two different pots. But they are worth it!!!!!!!!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMY
Posted by Judith at 11:42 AM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
There is only a tiny bit of BLUE in the curtains pictured. The reason it seems so blue is because they are taffeta, and have a sheen to them, and for some reason it shows blue on the camera....But they aren't they are 2 shades of sage, yellowish rust, and gold. I LOVE THEM.
I needed new curtains for the living room, something to warm the room up for winter, and these are perfect. The nice thing is that they are actually very sheer. So during the day they look like shears and at night they are dark and cozy. Nice.
They also solved my bedroom problem. Because I brought the old gold curtains into my bedroom to store them in the closet, and found out that my bedspread has gold running thro it!!!!!! You couldn't actually see it before because my curtains were dark blue...It just looked beige. Now the room shines!!!! With the black furniture with gold accents, and some plants in gold pots, and copper pots, the gold curtains make my bedroom look beautiful!!!! So I didn't have to buy a new bedspread!!!!! Yippie!!!!!
All I need now is a nice 8X10 rug for under the coffee table. I think in sage, and I want to get a shag carpet!!! (HOLY 70'S BATMAN!!!!) But it's all the rage now, and would look so comphy there by the coutch!
Posted by Judith at 10:07 AM
Monday, September 04, 2006
This is my new garden arbor, that my girlfriend Barbara picked up for me. It's metal coated with vinyl so it should last a lot longer in this salt air environment then the last one! I really like the oriental deign of it.
It's kind of bare, but in the spring I'll plant some climbing vines that should soften the look somewhat. I'm thinking honeysuckle, or wisteria. It's a solid arbor so either one should do fine climbing it.
I like it!!!!
Posted by Judith at 10:05 AM