BVS Solitaire – Fun and a Discount!

The Tena Hootchie had waaaaaay too much fun playing the BVS Solitaire Collection of 535 games. This means addictive isn’t even the word for it lol. This bounty of just about any and all Solitaire games imaginable (Including more then 100 original games not found anywhere else) is a computer game collection download for Windows/Mac/iOS.

BVS Solitaire Collection – Tri-Peaks Demo

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“Why”, you may be asking yourself, “would anyone start off a blog with the peen emoji on it?” The answer is simple; it’s because my darling Richy managed to send basically that emoji to a client we wish to do business with. 

This all began yesterday with Richy sending me twenty one attachments of pictures of a project proposal he had written. He wrote with three different pens and markers because they each kept running out of ink; he wrote all of this on graph paper and took three pictures of each page. Then when the pictures came through, they were all completely shuffled and out of order. I basically got twenty one pictures that all looked like this: 

Twenty. One. Pictures. Of this batshit nonsense. 

With the help of Hootchie One, Tena, I was eventually able to come up with a project proposal out of this chaos. (And really, I couldn’t have made heads or tails of this without her help). So, five hours later, FIVE freaking hours, I end up with a typed proposal that was coherent, correctly labeled and set out for the client. Then I went to bed. Richy did not.

This morning I woke up to a friendly note telling me that Richy had “fixed” the proposal and the spacing and the wording, and he’d done it from about 1am to 4am. He also went ahead and emailed it to the client. He never said a word to me that he was going to do this. He told me after it was too late. Well, I opened my computer with trepidation and logged in to see exactly how he had “fixed” it. 

Oh boy! Had he ever fixed it. It looked completely different. He tried to get fancy with bold print and underlines and bullet points and for some odd reason a rogue punctuation mark that didn’t belong. Let me just illustrate this for you. Here are some examples of what I found…: 

  1. Chimney repair, exterior    {top to bottom}
  2. At top of Chimney, the existing cap/crown is separating from it’s foundation atop the first course of brickwork.[SEE PICS #1, 1A & 1B].

Notice the heavy use of bold print, which he then also underlined (the underline is not pictured because I can’t get it to, but it was both bold and underline). Notice the curly brackets used instead of parentheses. Parentheses is used in a parenthetical way to make something clear to the reader or as an aside. Curly brackets are used to indicate a group of things go together. He also used all caps to say “see pics” and he also referred to pictures as pics. This is a business proposition, not a funny “pic” of a panda you send to people who you want to like you. *Note: I actually will like you if you send me funny pics of pandas!* 

Anyway, there was also a lot of underlines and bold fonts that he didn’t end or start with at the right spot; such as:

>(Not including recommendation: Sealant)  

And

> (Including: Sealant)

You’ll notice in the two examples above, the ‘Not’ and the “i” in ‘including’ are underlined. Also, in the second example, the bold cursor was dragged from the symbol and across the first parenthesis. 

But the pièce de résistance (translation: piece of resistance) was the almost obscene internet sensation, the emoji wiener, (usually sent to other women when making fun of a random dude’s penis after he has sent an unsolicited dick pic) that he sent to this client. 

We all know this set of characters to indicate genitalia:  8>>>>>>>

He managed to send this: Base total estimate:  (A) $975.00 >>>>>>>(Not including recommendation: Sealant)                      (B) $1075.00 >>>>>>> (Including: Sealant)  

It may be just my dirty mind, but I can’t help but see a gomer pointing out how much the sealant is going to cost. 

And all of this has been already sent to this client. I keep telling myself it could be worse… but I honestly can’t figure out how. 

Oh!

And when I mentioned that Tena and I worked on this for five hours, he looked at me, with all seriousness and asked why in the world it took me five hours to do this, because, you know, it really shouldn’t have taken that long. It was just six pages. 

You are all invited to the funeral. Please bring sandwiches. 

The Man Card

Today’s topic is a direct result of my experience with men and their reluctance to seek medical care under any circumstances. 

Last night my darling Richy nearly impaled himself. I’m talking, he was actually afraid to move because he didn’t know how he would get himself off of the branch that was jutting up from the ground. He accomplished this near-impalement by jumping off of a ledge onto a crumbling brick wall that was already leaning about 30 degrees. (Get ready to make a surprised face…) because funny enough, the crumbling wall fell out from under him when he landed, and sent him sprawling with all that momentum behind it. He landed on his back on top of where a large bush had been sawed down, but still had about twelve inches of very sharp branches sticking up. His spine landed on the biggest limb and then his side landed on a shorter limb. That’s where he thought he’d been impaled. 

This is an actual picture of what Richy fell on! Yikes right!??

Richy lay there for what seemed like five minutes, though I’m sure it couldn’t have been that long. Finally, he dared to move and realized that even though the sawed off branch had cut him and hurt him, it had not actually stuck itself inside of him and he was able to get up. Unsurprisingly – He packed up and called it a day, and came home.

This morning, the man could barely sit up. It took him a good seven or eight minutes to actually maneuver himself out of bed. I saw him grimace and heard him groan. I saw his eyes water with the pain; and this is a man who was shot in Bosnia, he has a purple heart. He fell down a flight of stairs, broke his kneecap and helped a friend move the next day. Hell, he was bitten by a rattlesnake. This is not a weenie of a man, and his back was hurting him to the point that he couldn’t put his own sweater on. 

I pleaded with him to take the day off today and go to an urgent care or doctor, so obviously he listened to me and did exactly that. Haahaa! I love a good joke as well as anyone. No, what he did was give me a face that clearly stated that I regularly drool on myself and he went to work. 

Why?

Is there some health class guys take in high school where they tell them if they seek medical attention, their genitals will fall off? Is there a Man Card they have to turn in at any emergency room they dare to enter? Maybe men just assume if anything medical has to happen to them they are going to end up with a surprise prostate exam, I don’t know. 

Man: “Doc, I broke my arm and there is a bone sticking out from my elbow.”

Doctor: “Well, drop your pants, we need to make sure your prostate wasn’t affected.”

I think this is what they must believe, otherwise, what reason do they have to avoid an exam and possibly legal drugs?

I’ll tell you, I don’t know what makes them run screaming in the opposite direction of any medical staff, but they all do it. My dad had a heart attack and ended up with a quadruple bypass. This was a bad heart attack. It took me arguing with him all night to get him to go to the E.R.  An ex of mine dropped the front end of a loaded trailer on top of his foot. It turned purple and black and he couldn’t walk. No doctor. Another time, that same ex nearly died of pneumonia (to the point that his doctors told me to go ahead and call any family who might want to see him) because he wouldn’t go to a doctor during the previous two weeks that I had tried to get him to go. My brother has had two really bad illnesses because he avoided having a doctor anywhere near him until he was thirty-five years old. I have seen men I personally know, duct tape a wound, but refuse to get, you know, sterile stitches. 

Now, I know we don’t all have insurance or the money for medical bills, but come on, there are just some things you should get checked out. Like, landing on a sawed off tree branch, spine first; little things like that.

Warm Salads!

We are salad lovers here! Love love love salads and they are especially handy if you are watching what you eat. But the downside is the same old lettuce base with the usual toppings gets old quickly so we have decided to change it up!

It is cold, windy and rainy outside and it hits me – warm salads (sounds perfect for winter right?) I plopped this into YouTube search and one of the the first videos that came up sounded like a winner! It was a Warm Crispy Mushroom Arugula Salad made by Healthnut Nutrition. It looked crazy delicious and if we were not getting ready to travel I’d be making this today! In her video she said it was a recipe she recreated from a dish that she had at Terroni‘s. I am super excited to try it when we get back and once I do I’ll let you guys know all about it!

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Image is from Nikole’s blog found here – http://bit.ly/3anOO9N

The YouTube Video is on her channel here – http://bit.ly/2Tzbo9o

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Sausage Potato & Leek Soup

I’m not a cold weather person but one of my favorite things about winter is that it’s the perfect time for hot, hearty soups and stews.

One of my more recent favorites would be – Sausage, Leek and Potato soup. It’s fast, easy and delicious. Between the minimal ingredients, quick cooking time and the FullStar Veggie Chopper this was all prepped and done in under an hour! Picked everything up from Kroger on the way home and TADA – dinner. 🍲

1lb ground pork sausage, crumbled
2 -3 large leeks, white and light green parts only
Fresh garlic ( you measure this with your soul)
2 – 2.5 pounds of cubed/chopped potatoes
7 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream or milk (I used milk)
Butter (2-3 tbsp)
Dill
Salt and Pepper

Cook the sausage over medium heat in a large soup pot until done. Add the butter, dill, leeks and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until soft about 8 or so minutes minutes.

Add the potatoes, broth, more dill (lol), salt and pepper to pot and bring to a boil. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender/soft

Some people puree this with an immersion blender but I don’t – my family likes the potato chunks – but do whatever brings you joy. 🥰🥰
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You can see my review and video demo of the Fullstar Vegetable Chopper here – http://bit.ly/FullstarChopper

Fun Find – LitterBox Comics!

I’m so sorry I’ve been so quiet over here for so long. I’ll be getting back into the swing of things very soon! I’d like to thank all of you for your patience! Since I’m still in the process of writing and editing things, I thought I’d share this funny find with you in the mean time. If you need a laugh – do not hesitate to head over to https://litterboxcomics.com/ to get your fix of hilarity!

My Husband @mawadu78 actually had
a very similar incident many years ago with @thevirginiaimp

Wine, Moths and Snakes… OH NO!

I’m a wine lover.

In my world there is no better way to wrap up a nice evening than to pour a glass of wine, step outside on the deck and sip away as I look up at the stars.

This is exactly what I was doing a few nights ago as I enjoyed the warm spring night here in the mountains of Virginia. However, with the porch light on, nature – in the form of flying insects, were flocking to the walkway on my deck in droves. Overwhelmed at an alarming rate, and having no desire to end up with bugs in my wine – I grab the insect spray, pointed it at the porch light and sprayed away.

Content with my thorough dousing of the insects I dash back a few steps to avoid getting hit by the over-spray. When I turn around to see the results, I’m met with the most startling sight.

A snake.

A large snake.

A large, long pissed off snake about 3 feet from my face… ho shit!!

The following takes place:

Me: *blinks in stunned silence at the sight before me but remains quiet and motionless*

Snake: *Hisses at me in an agitated manner as it starts to unfurl from the porch light*

Me: *Calls husband’s name as I continue to watch my scaly visitor move*

Husband: “Yes, Baby?”

Snake: *hiss hiss*

Me: Thinking – *I’m so sorry Mister Snake. If I had know you were there I would have never sprayed you like that – in fact I would have kept me and my wine sipping in the house… my apologies* – Calls Husband’s name 3 times in a row* (It’s all I can manage to do)

Husband: *Comes to the door* “What’s wrong?”

Me: “There’s a snake on the porch light and it’s slowly moving toward me.”

Husband: O.o *looks over at light through the screen door* “F*ck!!”

Me: “Yeah, kinda my thought too. Could you slowly open the screen door so it’s between me and our uninvited guest? I’d really appreciate not being out here any longer.”

Husband: *opens door – So I can slide inside*

Okay, so now I’m inside the house and safe but there is still a decent sized snake on the porch light (it’s well over three feet long). It’s almost midnight and I have no desire to let him slither off to hide somewhere else outside on the deck or patio. My husband (The Satyr) is not a “Man versus Wild” kind of guy but he arms up with a broom, puts his sneakers on and grabs a flash light. He’s about as ready as he can get at the hour on short notice.

Luckily for all of us, the adult children were home and had just settled into bed so I go knock.

Me: *knock knock knock*

My daughter The Sprite: “Yes?”

Me: I hate to disturb you guys at this hour but I need your help getting this snake off the porch light.

The Sprite: “Mommy, that doesn’t make any sense??!”

Her Fiance: “I think it does, Honey. I’m pretty sure your mom said there is a snake on the deck light and I need to go help take care of it.”

The Sprite: “Why is there a snake!!??”

Me: Thinking – *that’s a valid question that I have no answer for. I’m just as shocked as you are*

We all are up and about now. My son, The Imp, takes one look at the situation, calls the snake a nope rope and a danger noodle and immediately decides wants nothing to do with the fiasco before taking up residence on the couch. The rest of us go outside in our Pjs armed with – 2 flashlights, the kitchen broom, a plastic pole, some work gloves, a knife and a push broom…. yes this has us all looking as ridiculous as it sounds.

About fifteen minutes later we had the snake taken care of and all is well but I’d have to say that was the last thing I expected from deciding to step outside with my Chardonnay.

Have you guys had any interesting run ins with nature? Please feel free to share.

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Better Eating For The Family

As a family we have made a decision.

We have decided that we are going to make a serious concerted effort to eat better.  Three out of the four of us have really packed on the pounds over the last year. We need to eat better and move more. We looked at the current weight loss trends and we decided that we don’t want to do any fad diets or Cleanses or Keto or Carnivore or any of that (not that there’s anything wrong with some of those). We just want to do something that is more of a permanent lifestyle change and we don’t want to live in a world were we can’t eat bread or potatoes, but kudos to any of you that can go carb light for life.

In the spirit of our decision we have decided to make Sunday’s family food prep day. I think having a variety of healthy foods on hand will greatly curb one of our biggest weaknesses and that is grabbing something quick because we are all busy and we do not do hungry (Hangry – lol) very well. A bad habit that leads us all to making poor food choices.

With that said, if anyone would like to drop a link or two to some recipes or tips we’d appreciate it greatly.

The Imp of the Reverse

Every now and again life comes at us all pretty fast. Luckily for us it brings a good measure of humor along with it.

For example, my husband and my son last week. My son (The Imp) is 16, and like most 16 year-olds, he is ten foot tall and bulletproof. Thanks to a TV show (The Golden Girls) and a short conversation, it comes to our son’s awareness that we have an attic…. an attic he has never been in and the following unfolds –

Son: Can we get into our attic?

Husband: Yes, we can.

Son: How?

Husband: Move the access panel, grab the ladder and climb in.

Son: I want to go in the attic and look around!

Husband: It’s kind of late.

Me: Why don’t you wait until this weekend. That way your dad can bring in the ladder and help you into the attic.

Son: I bet I can do it with a chair!

Me and Husband: *exchange look*

Me: Why don’t we just wait.

Son: Nah, I have enough upper body strength. I can pull myself into that opening… no problem.

Me and Husband: *exchange look number two*

Son: *scurries down the hall wearing a big grin while carrying a dining room chair*

*clink* *rustle rustle* *bump* *grunt* groan*

~~~ Silence ~~~

THUNK WHAM SCRAAAAAPPPPEE

Husband: *is already getting up from the couch*

Son: DAAAAAAAAD!!!

Husband reports the sight of two legs and feet hanging out of the opening in the ceiling, a tipped over step stool that was apparently put on top of the chair for added lift, a wooden shield (we are still uncertain as to its role in this whole fiasco) and the coat rack that has been ripped out of the wall and is lying in a heap on the floor amongst the crumpled jackets… backing out of the attic had not gone as smoothly as getting in it would seem.

The Imp was fine (a little scuffed up but in high spirits). Instead of waiting and going into the attic over the weekend as we suggested, he spent that time learning how to patch drywall.

Never a dull moment. lol

Any of you have some fun child rearing stories to share?

The Satyr (My Husband) by JeCorey Holder Artist Extraordinaire

Game Night Fun!

The weekend is here and we are ready for it! Nothing like rounding up friends and family for some food and fun! I never tire of playing games and with the variety of available games out there you shouldn’t either. I’ve even found out that there has been a new spin put on some old classics.

Uno now has blank customizable cards (where you write in what you want the player after you to do) and a card that once played causes you to swap hands with another player. (I was not ready to trade in my three cards for fourteen but it happened lol)

I hadn’t played the board game Sorry in eons and after getting a new game around the holidays we noticed that there are some changes to this game as well. You no longer need to pull a 1 or a 2 to get out of start, the slide areas on the board are now color coded with three colors each so you can only slide if your token color is one of the three on the slide bar and you now have three tokens of each color instead of four.

In my world classic playing cards are a must. Gin, rummy, hearts, spades and more can all be played using a regular deck of playing cards. So if having a large array of games sitting around isn’t your thing you can still have quite the variety of games at your fingertips as long as you have cards on hand

When it comes to snacks there isn’t much that my crew won’t eat but Lays Classic Potato Chips are always a crowd pleaser. Plain, dipped, partially crushed lol it doesn’t matter we love these things. Our current thirst quenching favorite would be the flavored waters by Nestle! With orange, grape, lemon, wild berry and more there is definitely something for everyone with this brand.

We haven’t cracked into the Zombie Opoly yet so that one is first in line for this weekend. What games do you all like to play? Have you noticed any changes with old favorites?


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