Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I need a lady's vote!
I'm thinking of getting one of these for the next Star Trek Convention..... but what color should I get?????
Remember I have dark red hair, and blue eyes.... so Red or Blue????????
I GOT THE RED!!! mainly cause it was the only color in my size. I got the XL, and after I try it on I can get it altered. Got the boots, and stockings, need some kind of hair extension... cause I want the big hair they had on the show!
Posted by Judith at 6:07 PM
Monday, December 27, 2010
but as of late last night, while the storm was still raging.... we were at 14.5 inch's!!!!
As of this morning, still snowing, and no new totals yet, but they are talking 15-30 inch's!
Final tally is in....... 34 INCH'S!!!!!!!! Big MF SNOW!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 3:38 AM
Saturday, December 25, 2010
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Friday, December 24, 2010
For the New Year, I've put together a cute basket for my ladies!
Some of the things it has in it (I'll probably add more later), besides the adorable basket are:
Orange ginger hand cream
Lavender dead sea salts for your bath
Kiss my face, cold and flu bath and shower gel
jasmine rose body spray
Facial scrub sponges
and a nice pumice stone, purple of course
When your feeling all sneezy because of this cold weather, sit back, relax in a hot tub, or shower, and enjoy!!!
I'll announce the day it will be picked a little later, but in the mean time you know what to do.
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Posted by Judith at 5:14 PM
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I'm having a lot of trouble with the commercials on TV this year! I sit there screaming at them when I have to watch them..... UGH!
Like Zales!!!! OMG get a freaking life!!!!! All those lovie dovie hubbys!!!!
Yeah, really? Not gonna happen, most hubbys hate to buy Christmas gifts... and when have you actually known one to get the "perfect" gift for his wife?
Case in point.... I had 4 waffle irons!!!! 4!!!!! And I DON'T, AND HAVE NEVER, MADE WAFFLES....EVER!!!!
And the "Chocolate Diamonds"???? Brown, they are BROWN! Diamonds shouldn't be BROWN!!!! Calling them chocolate is just a way to say, give someone the precious gift of UGLY BROWN DIAMONDS... cause we're stuck with a ton of them!!!!
And the Victoria Secret commercials!!!!! Do I HAVE to say anything about them!!! How many REAL woman out there want to line up and shoot all those women wearing those wings???? Raise your guns!!! GIGGLE
And all those extra money in your bank commercials... do you know how much cash advances for your paycheck cost? You wind up paying make more then you can afford for the ease of having you paycheck early! And now the Indian's are trying to suck you into it too!!! "Oh, I'm I need money fast this year, and my paychecks not here yet.... so I'm gonna borrow some from the Indians.... and pay it back at 250%!!! Really?
Lets just say I had tons of Christmas cheer, till I stopped going fast forward past the commercials and stopped to watch a few!!!!
I could go on and on, but I'm sure your sick of my ranting by now, so I'm going to READ A BOOK, till the holiday commercials are GONE!!!!
Posted by Judith at 6:58 AM
Monday, December 20, 2010
My son was IMing me yesterday, in a total snit!!!!
He was sure he was failing Arabic, or getting a D!!! And heaven forbid that it would cause him to lower his GPA!!!! OHHHHHH NOOOOOO!
He ranted on line for like a hour, and then he decided he was going to E-mail his teacher, ask her to fail him, and not show up for the finial
You see, a "F" is erased, if you take the course over again!!!! Really???
I know of not one employer that will ask you your GPA, but he's so competitive with himself that it was driving him (and me, since I had to respond to his frantic typing!!!!!) NUTS!!!!
And hour later his teacher responded that he was at a "B"!!!!!
No where near failing!!!!! And after the finial exam he's probably getting a freaking A!!!!
All this when he's away at school!!!! What happens when he comes home!!!!
Save me!!!!! Please, save me!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 2:50 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sounds like a great title for a horror movie, doesn't it? 22 days of unrelenting TERROR! SIGH
Yep, that's how long the boy will be home for winter break. He IM'd me last night, complaining that he only had 22 days home before school started again.... and it wasn't enough time!!!!
And I'm thinking... holy fuck!!!! He'll be home for 22 days!!!!
I feel bad for him that I feel bad about it, but what can you do?
I never knew how nice my privacy was, how peaceful, how short lived... till he went away to school. It's like.....awww, can't explain it, but I do have to endure.
I just keep thinking that sooooooooon, summer will be here, and those 22 days will seem like nothing!
OK, take a deep breath....I can get through this.... I will endure.... I will not SNAP! Keep saying that, over, and over, and over!!!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 4:35 AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I love to do candle spells to welcome the New Year. There is something about the smell of burning candles that seems to make the time magical and sweet.
Here is some hints for your spells:
(REMINDER: Always, always stay with your candle's while they are burning, never leave them burning without you in the room!!!! This is especially important if you insist on using oils to anoint your candles!!!!)
Light, like all things, vibrates.
Every color vibrates at a different speed.
The different vibrations of various colors can be used by our brains in the rituals we perform for healing, meditations, magic, or any thing we wish.
This is called practical magic because we are using an Element, this time Light. Each color represents a principle or value.
Red - Energy, Strength, Passion, Courage, Element of Fire, Career Goals, Fast Action, Lust, Blood of the Moon, Vibrancy, Driving Force, Love, Survival
Orange - Business Goals, Property Deals, Ambition, Career Goals, General Success, Justice, Legal Matters, Selling, Action
Copper - Passion, Money Goals, Professional Growth, Fertility in Business, Career Maneuvers
Gold - Wealth , The God, Promote Winning, Safety and Power of the Male, Happiness, Playful Humor
Yellow - The Sun, Intelligence, Accelerated Learning, Memory, Logical Imagination,
Breaking Mental Blocks, Selling Yourself
Pink - Romantic Love, Planetary Good Will, Healing of Emotions, Peace, Affection, Romance, Partnerships of Emotional Maturity, Caring, Nurturing
Green - Earth Mother, Physical Healing, Monetary Success, Abundance, Fertility, Tree and Plant Magic, Growth, Element of Earth, Personal Goals
Blue - Good Fortune, Opening Blocked communication, Wisdom, Protection, Spiritual Inspiration,Calm, Reassurance, Gently Moving, Element of Water, Creativity
Purple - Influencing People in High Places, Third Eye, Psychic Ability, Spiritual Power, Self Assurance,Hidden Knowledge
Silver - Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Psychometry, Intuition, Dreams, Astral Energies,Female Power, communication, The Goddess
Brown - Influence Friendships, Special Favors
Black - Protection Repelling Negativity, Binding, Shapeshifting
White - Spirituality, The Goddess, Peace, Higher Self, Purity, Virginity (which means that the woman's mind is her own, and not controlled by a man) white may also be substituted for any other color.
Candle magic is used with visualization and intent toward whichever goal or need you have.
Candles are an effective tool for concentration. Also, different colors or scents will provide varying energies to help you with your goal. Colors are powerful symbols.
Many different belief systems incorporate color into rituals, and candle magic is one way to do so...
red...symbolizing the element Fire and the direction of the South, red is used for strength, physical energy, courage, sex, and passion.
pink...a candle for love spells (remember that these should never be performed against another's will...)also friendship and compassion. Pink is for emotional needs.
yellow...symbolic of the element Air and the direction of the East, yellow provides energy for matters of intellect, divination, travel, and eloquence.
green...symbolizing the element Earth and the direction of the North, use green for prosperity,fertility, employment, growth and healing.
blue... symbolizing the element Water and the direction of the West, blue candles are used for healing, peace, happiness and psychic growth.
purple...use this color for matters of spirituality, power, meditation.
white...associated with the Moon, white is used for protection, purification, divination and is an all purpose candle.
black...use black for banishing negativity, or absorbing it when you feel the need for this.
Also, burn your candles on the days of the week that correspond with your wish.
This helps to bring planetary energies to your goal.
Sunday is ruled by the Sun and yellow candles are used on this day.
Monday is ruled by the Moon...use white candles
Tuesday is ruled by Mars...use red candles
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury...use purple candles
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter...use blue candles
Friday is ruled by Venus...use green candles
Saturday is ruled by Saturn...use black candles
If you wish to add more power to your candle magic, some people anoint the candles with an appropriate oil... but I find this a dangerous practice, it can cause fires, flair ups, and even release toxins into the air...
instead I just add pinches of the herbs on the top of the candle where they will burn and join with the melted wax! Fresh herbs are always much better then pre-made oils and such!
before burning them, always visualize your needs and focus your energy towards that end.
love...rose, apple blossom, gardenia, jasmine, ylang-ylang
sex...cinnamon, patchouli, lavender, clove, musk, vanilla, tuberose
luck...basil, bayberry, vervain
protection...bergamot, cinnamon, cinquefoil, sandalwood
prosperity...mint, basil, vervain, hyssop, bergamot
purification...frankincense, benzoin, sandalwood, myrrh
divination...nutmeg, lemon grass, acacia, lilac, lotus, narcissus
Posted by Judith at 5:13 AM
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
This is from Yahoo.com
Mercury is described as going retrograde when it appears to be moving backward through the sky, wreaking havoc on communication, agreements, technology ... and relationships. Survive and thrive during this fleeting three-week period with dos and don'ts that will help make make Mercury Retrograde work for you.
Get married! A marriage vow is one of the most important promises you'll ever make. Do you really want to tempt fate by making this promise at a time when promises are easily broken? Even if you have absolute faith in your love, Mercury Retrograde can wreak havoc with the wedding ceremony itself. The justice of the peace may not show up, the caterer's oven could break down or the reception hall might reserve the wrong date. Why subject yourself to the potential hassles?
Renew your vows. If you're already married, there's no better time to reassert your devotion. Take this opportunity to throw a reception that you can really enjoy; you'll be far more relaxed the second time around. You'll feel less frenzied, so you can chat with friends, savor refreshments and dance the night away!
Pursue a crush! You could be bitterly disappointed once Mercury goes direct again. Someone who seems totally fab will be utterly drab in a few short weeks. Whether you're looking through rose-colored glasses or beer goggles, the effect of Mercury Retrograde is the same: skewed vision.
Bury the hatchet! If you deeply regret breaking up or having a falling out with somebody, now is the time to make amends. You don't necessarily have to reconcile, but Mercury Retrograde will allow you to release deep resentments. If you do reconcile, work to change the behavior that caused the initial breakup. Mercury Retrograde offers a wonderful opportunity to correct past mistakes.
Initiate divorce proceedings. If you're truly determined to break off things with your spouse, wait until Mercury goes direct to file papers. Otherwise, your divorce could drag out, taking a heavy toll on your bank account and emotions. Besides, the terms of your breakup should be crystal clear. That won't happen if you start divorce proceedings during Mercury Retrograde.
Exercise patience with your beloved! If you and your mate have a terrible fight while Mercury is retrograde, it is probably due to a misunderstanding, rather than irreconcilable differences. In the event you part ways, wait until Mercury goes direct and then extend an olive branch. The two of you could pick up and move forward as if the breakup never happened. A word of warning, though: if you want to keep your partnership alive, act as though you're still committed, even though you're "officially" broken up. Engaging in a casual fling while you're on break won't strengthen your long-term prospects.
Let a sweet-talking manipulator get the best of you! Mercury Retrograde has a way of weakening your resolve. If you've always distrusted a flirtatious admirer, take extra pains to avoid this person during Mercury's retrograde. Otherwise, you could end up joining bank accounts with this smooth operator, only to have it emptied out once Mercury goes direct...
Look up a lost love. Mercury Retrograde could help you rekindle the sparks with someone from your past. Of course, if your romantic interest is involved with someone else, keep things platonic. Remember, if somebody leaves their partner for another person, they are apt to do it again. People who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it ... particularly when Mercury is retrograde.
Go on a first date. Mercury Retrograde makes it difficult to communicate clearly. Consequently, what you think is a fantastic joke could be interpreted as a terrible insult. Alternately, a serious remark could be taken as a light-hearted quip. Even if you manage to get your ideas across, you could hit traffic on the way to the restaurant, or find that the movie you wanted to see is sold out. Instead of starting off things on the wrong foot, wait until Mercury goes direct to make your initial romantic contact.
Return to favorite old haunts! If you're already in a relationship, this would be a great time to go back to the restaurant where you went on your first date, or take a second honeymoon at the hotel where you originally stayed. Mercury Retrograde tends to deepen your appreciation for things that have always given you pleasure.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I keep my supplies in a large trunk in my bedroom, great storage, but difficult to get at times.... because I keep my doll supplies on top of the trunk.
So, I needed somewhere I could get at the important things, like my cauldrons and herbs... fast.
I found this wood breadbox at the thrift store. 50 cents!!!! A bargain, but the light color wood would stand out on my black dresser... so changes had to be made...
I gave it a light sanding, and then 3 coats of black enamel paint... and there you go! sits on my dresser without standing out, holds all the supplies I use on a daily basis... PERFECT!
I still use the trunk for storage of the things I don't use as often, but now when I need something it's close at hand, and easy to get to.
Posted by Judith at 3:31 PM
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Our Yule holidays have always been weird!
First, my son.... I usually buy him a video game he asked for.... and if he had to wait till Christmas to open it... he would go nuts.... so I always just give it to him the same day I buy it! He loves it, and never complains, it's just how he wants it.
So, since I gave him his gift at Thanksgiving, I made him give me mine!!! Hay, tit for tat I always say.... so I got this super cute zippo lighter, pink, with a pussy cat on it in disco colors... and the new "Betsy the Vampire Queen" book... that I'm been dying to read for months.
Then I won the contest on http://canwehaveanewwitchoursmelted.blogspot.com/!!!!! A $75 dollar gift certificate at Amazon.com!!!!! WHOOOOOOOHEEEEEE!!!!
Everyone kept telling me, "you know there are more then books at Amazon" but did I care!!!! No, BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!!!! (I know I'm addicted, but I can't stop!!) So I got tons of books!!!!!
I consider that a FANTASTIC Yule gift!!!
Oh, then my Aunt Harriet, in Fla., sent me $50 bucks in a card!!! Ohhhhhh joy, joy, joy.
See, when my son went to school, I gave him my good blanket, cause the dorms were chilly.... So, I've been sleeping with one of those small lap blankets, and my housecoat over it.
I've been warm, but it's a pain to turn over in bed, cause I have to re-arrange the housecoat and lap blanket every time I turn over, and neither one actually covered my feet, so I had to wear socks (hate wearing socks!)
Now you understand, I have a light blanket and a comforter on the bed already, but I sleep with the window open at night, and it just wasn't cutting it, so I added the lap blanket and the housecoat.
But with her gift, I ran to wal-mart, and got myself a nice new blanket! And this one the boy is not touching!!!!
Then my girlfriend Brenda gave me a HUGE gift card for my NeoPets!!!!! She gave it early cause they do special Christmas things that you need to buy a card for, so she gave it to me so I can use it right away! (and I did!)
So, I have to say, so far, I've had a great Yule, weird, but GREAT!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 5:39 PM
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
We had a few home invasion robbers in my neck of the woods, one was the house right behind me....
so one day this cute detective showed up, and I invited him in....
he wanted to know if I saw anything..... and I didn't..... but I remember him acting strangely, and getting out as fast as he could...
why? No idea, till today when I noticed were he had been looking while he talked to me!!!!
Damn Frog Queen!!!! Forgot I decorated her little gift!!!! GIGGLE Wonder what he was thinking when he spied my little friend sitting on the shelf????
Posted by Judith at 4:51 PM
Monday, December 06, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Yes, once again this holiday I put out my "ugly frog Christmas cookie jar".
He is staying out.
I don't want to hear again this year "OMG WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT!" or "girl, you have taste up your butt!!!", or "somebody hide that thing!!!" NO, NO, NO!!!!
I love my ugly frog cookie jar, and he IS staying out this year... so if your hating, turn away! GIGGLE
He's so sweet, and cute!!!! And he holds lots of good cookies!!! (and no, he doesn't poison the cookies!! Geeeze!!!)
Don't judge a book by it's ugly cover people!!! He's a total sweetie!!!!!
Posted by Judith at 7:28 AM
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I live surrounded by 4 Military Base's. One of them is a weapons testing station... so lots of times I wake up to BOOM BOOM BOOM!!! My house shakes, I jump, but it goes on all day, so I get used to it after a few times.
That was here on Tuesday. Bombing and large gun fire allllllllll day long!!! So I was shocked to read this in the paper today!!!!
"A minor, underwater earthquake was reported off New Jersey Tuesday.
Police say there are no reports of injuries or damage.
A geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor happened about 122 miles east/southeast of New York City about 10:45 a.m.
He said it was a magnitude 3.9, which is considered very minor, especially because it occurred in the Atlantic Ocean. It was felt, however, along the New Jersey and Long Island coasts."
I was sure close enough to feel it, but because of the shaking and bombing... who know one of them was a quake!!!
Like I told my girlfriend yesterday.... world war 3 could start, and I wouldn't have a clue, since the bombing testing goes on and off all week long!!!
I would just assume it was the base again doing their thing!!! LOL But this time I missed an EARTHQUAKE because of them!!!!! RATS!!!
Posted by Judith at 5:28 AM
Since I have so many allergy's, it's always good to find an article on something that I never heard of before. I'm going to try it, if I can find it.... and see if I'm allergic to this too.... Now, I'm hoping not, cause I haven't had it before, but its worth trying!!
Commonly considered a grain, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed which is related to leafy green vegetables such as spinach, chard, and beets. Once considered the “mother seed” of the Incas, this South American native is a nutritional powerhouse, and its wide array of potential culinary uses makes it one of the most practical foods to store in your pantry.
The remarkable thing about quinoa is that it is one of the rare plant-based foods that supplies all nine essential amino acids, including the elusive lysine, making it a complete protein. While food from animal sources almost always contains complete proteins, vegetable sources of protein are most often lacking in one or more essential amino acids. This makes quinoa an excellent option for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone interested in adding non-meat proteins to their diet.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the content and quality of its proteins are outstanding because of their essential amino acid composition and its biological value (the measurement of nutrition the body can absorb) is comparable to casein (milk protein).
Quinoa also boasts one of the highest levels of plant-based iron levels. It's also an excellent source for manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, and fiber. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, making it a great food for many who follow a gluten-free diet.
Quinoa is available in several colors, most notably red, black, and more commonly, off-white. It is available in many grocery stores, both packaged and in the bulk aisle. If you cannot find it in your supermarket, it should definitely be at your local health food store.
Before cooking quinoa, be sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove any residual resins that might still be on the seeds. Otherwise, it can be quite bitter.
Quinoa can be prepared as simply as couscous -- add it to boiling water or broth and let it sit for several minutes, and then fluff with a fork. That preparation will give you quinoa in its simplest presentation.
This versatile seed can also be served as a breakfast “cereal” – simply add your favorite natural sweetener, along with some cinnamon and berries or chopped apples. It can be added to burritos, salads, a veggie burger or scrambled eggs. It can be sauteed with vegetables or given some kick with Moroccan spices and raisins.
Truly, the options are endless and recipes are easy to find. Here are two to get you started, one savory, one sweet.
Quinoa’s texture has a little “pop” to it that makes it a popular stand-in for caviar; although, of course, it’s really nothing like caviar, it’s still a fun way to use it.
* 1 eggplant
* 1 onion, minced
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 cup quinoa
* 2 cups water
* Pinch of salt
* 1/2 cup minced fresh herbs (mint, cilantro, or whatever you have on hand)
* 1 tablespoon miso paste (or 2 tablespoons soy sauce)
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* Dash hot sauce
Roast the eggplant: Cut in half, drizzle with olive oil, and bake at 425F until white flesh is lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes.
Saute onions in olive oil until soft. Stir in the quinoa and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add water and salt, then bring to a boil. Cover the pan, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let stand for 10 minutes; remove lid, let cool, and fluff with fork.
Puree the eggplant with herbs, miso, and lemon and add to quinoa. Add hot sauce and just seasoning. Garnish with remaining herbs.
Vanilla Quinoa Pudding
Quinoa in this application results in a cross between rice pudding and tapioca, with more protein than either.
* 3 cups whole milk (works well with soy or nut milk for a vegan version)
* 1 vanilla bean (split, or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)
* 1/4 cup maple syrup
* pinch of salt
* 1 cup quinoa
Rinse quinoa. Mix milk, vanilla, maple syrup and salt in a saucepan and set on simmer. Add quinoa and cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently (but not constantly).Once thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve warm, or refrigerate. Top with all kinds of delicious tidbits; berries, dried fruit, nuts, nutmeg, brown sugar, etc.
By Terri Hall
Posted by Judith at 5:16 AM