Friday, December 19, 2014

Fabulous Friday

I love these and they would make an awesome gift! So if Santa sees me drinking, does that mean he doesn't take his eyes off of me?
Have you made any gifts for this year?
Wrapping and drinking,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Intoxicated Past

Leave it to Anna to introduce us to our latest naughty indulgence. It's called Drunk History and it is screaming funny. They have historians get beyond drunk and have them tell a bit of history. Then they have famous actors, act out what the historians are saying. Here is a clip of one of them. Honestly, rent the series. Just don't watch it while you are eating, more than a few upchuck. Why didn't they have lessons like this in high school? I would have paid attention to history. And I probably would have learned about the same amount. Some of the historians are obviously drinkers because they held it together way better than some of the others. We may make this a drinking game at our house. I'm just not so good at history so I'll have to play drunk Star Wars or sci-fi or something. Then I would rock!
Drink and learn,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wicked Wednesday

This would totally happen with my son or anyone's son! Then they would come in the house and be like, "what?" Because they would have no idea that they did it. Or they might try to blame you.
Mayhem month,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mish Moshed And Lost Tuesday

Dis you ever stop and think there was a higher power at work? I have and it was called Google Maps. I left on my quest to get DJ last Friday. It was another 12 hour haul. I'm still not familiar with the route yet so I let the GPS bark out orders and I just follow. Well, someone or something intervened and I ended up in the middle of nowhere. After about 30 minutes, I was a bit worried. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE was around. See the above picture, yeah that was all I saw. Then I started thinking maybe Google maps was having me drive out to the middle of nowhere to kill me. It would have been easy enough. Yes, I think about these things.
But after another 30 minutes, I realized something else. I was completely alone! As in Ms. Sonya could drop the hammer and haul A double S. I'm not saying I was speeding, it just felt like it.
On the return trip, I went the normal way and stayed on the major highways. That was better because it was all night time driving. I tell you what, that boy better visit me in the nursing home.
I also managed to find time to make a bunch of candy bowls to give out. Two of these things don't belong here, can you pick them out? I ran out of meshy stuff and those got saran-wrap. Shhhhhh, don't tell on me.
I did manage to get out of some of the cookie making. Den started on Friday while I was gone. But I still made two different kinds on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we went to my MIL's little get together for her siblings. It was nice to see everyone but still over-priced for crappy food.
The cat is still an ass. He has been ripping bits off of the tree since we put it up. He also has been adding them to his bowl like a garnish. We added cayenne pepper and pepper flakes to the tree water to keep them away. Our cat Harry, won't stop drinking the water. My cats adapt like the plague.
I'm like everyone else this year, I am running on overdrive. I have to finish wrapping, make cookie plates, make more food, and hand stuff out. Oh yeah, and Anna is graduating. We are in the homestretch and it will be over soon. Just a few more baby steps or eating an elephant or something like that. Just keep the analogies coming!
Where and who am I,

Monday, December 15, 2014

TLove or Too Much Love

I'm so happy with TMobile. I just thought I should share. And I'm not getting a penny for this either. Damnit, I could use it for Christmas money. I would be an awesome spokesperson. I would be like, "Buy this shit." How much do you think they would pay me for that? I'm thinking lots.
Anywho, our stolen lovingly borrowed wifi signal from our neighbor is sucking. It only works some of the time and when it is working, it is spotty. But hey, her new BF installed it. Hopefully, he is better in bed than with electronics. She offered to show me naked pictures of him. WOW, a 60 year old man with many health issues. I'm good. Can we say, raging semi! Yes, this shit really happens around here.

Sorry I bet it will take you a while to get the naked man thoughts out of your head. Why do you come here? I know I ruin a lot of people's day. Or is it to feel better about your life? I could see that happening too.
Where was I going with this? Oh yes, a hot spot(its easy to keep your mind in the gutter at my place). Since the wifi isn't the greatest(not that I'm really complaining, its free and overly nice of her to let us use it. And to be honest, she is one of my closest friends. She has been in my life for 20 years and she is as messed up as I am. Birds of a feather and all that. She just needs to keep her bedroom windows closed when raging semi shows up. Yeah, we had to have a talk about that too.)  But to get back to my cell phone, TMobile has unlimited data, it just slows down after your allotted data. Ours is one GB. So I have been using my phone as a hot spot since it is FREE! It is a bit slow if there is a lot to load on a page but it is a lot better than the wifi. Again, I'm so happy but probably not as much as my neighbor, they spend a lot of time in her bedroom.

I also have a tip for when you are traveling. I've had Verizon and TMobile and both lost signal at one point when traveling to see DJ. Sooooooooo, load your trip into your GPS app on your smartphone. I use google maps and love it. Then take a screen shot of the directions. That way if your GPS cuts out just go to your photos and you have your directions there. See I'm good for a quick tip and a miserable mental picture.
Run away screaming,
Sonya Ann

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fabulous Friday

I found this on Pinterest and couldn't find the original link. So whoever posted it, I wish you well.
I love this, its donut holes, candy corn and a black marker. Ok, fine, maybe not a black marker. I was just feeling a bit lazy and didn't want to pull out the cake decorating markers. Look, that stuff is at the back of the cabinet on the highest shelf.
Maybe lazy,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Not Kneady Bread

Hey, have I ever said that I'm lazy? Oh and have I mentioned that I'm cheap or would it be poor? You decide. I'm saying that it is a little bit of everything.
Ok so I started out with an easy bread recipe and then tweaked it and made it even easier. I don't like to knead bread or fart around with it. And this is how this bread was born or would it be bread?
Again, with anything that I talk about on this blog-ALL CHOICES ARE YOURS, continue at your own risk. I may blow you up or make you poop. It really could happen.
Fell free to twerk this recipe all that you want.

Not Kneady Bread

1 1/4 cup of warm water
1 package of dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp veg oil
3ish cups flour

Add the yeast to the warm water and stir.
Add the salt, sugar, veg oil
Add 2ish cups of flour and stir. I use a wooden spoon. Stir in as much flour as needed until you get a ball that isn't sticky. It should pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Put dough in a greased bowl.  Let it rise for as long as you want.
*feel free to punch it down after an hour or so. I didn't but if you need to get your aggressions out, then feel free. I normally forget about my dough until its time to make dinner.*
Place in a well greased pan.
Bake at 375 for 45ish minutes. I always check after 35. 

This is a really good starting place if you have never made bread before. The inside is warm and fluffy but its the crust that makes it. Its all crunchy and hot. YUMMY!
Den even made plans for the next time that I made it. He wanted me to bake it on a 9x13 and smash it flat so there was more crust and then make it into sausage/hot dog rolls. He may actually get his wish. LOL. I aim to please, well I aim to please when its an easy request. Otherwise, he just gets the blank stare.
Baker's man or woman,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mish Moshed Tuesday

Let's just called Mish Moshed Monday, Mish Moshed whatever day. I'm having a hard time keeping up. How do people with small kids and 40 hr a week jobs do it? I know I'm doing it wrong, I'm just not sure how to fix it.
The above gift is for the owner of the company that Den works for. It was another stunning Christmas party.
The center pieces had over 40 roses in them.
It was held at one of the most posh places in the area. It was over the top. And everyone that attended got a gift. I got a porcelain angel and Den got a survival tool.
Yup, there was even a pianist. And the food was of course, fabulous.
From the top of the line country club to our white trash house. And why yes, those are fly swatters hanging from the tree. The cat is afraid of the fly swatters. To be honest, if I was quick enough, I would swat him on the ass with it. I am just too slow so I chase after him when he has been bad, smacking the floor and yelling at him. He's not a fly swatter fan. I felt like an idiot the other day when I thought about how I looked chasing him and then Den did the same thing the next day. We are idiots together.

And Voila, the finished product. We got a smaller tree this year and I'm really happy with it. Den normally wants to shove a tree twice the size of the room in front of the window.
This weekend, we picked up the last of the ingredients for the cookies and bought the last three gifts. I said I was done and then I found these........................
I'm sure DJ will drink water out of his, after all he is my child.

So I'm calling it for the year! This is how much I brought in for FREE!!!
$274.73     Bank of America credit
$100.49     Google(blog writing)
$174          Pinecone research
$350.49     BP
$25            Amazon gift code from Saving Star
$25            Bass Pro Gift card from MyPoints
$10            Chili's gift card from MyPoints
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
$50            Gamestop gift code from e-rewards
$4              Liquor rebate
$134.40     Hotel refund
$60            Free gas cards from Silverton converted to cash
$15            Sears bonus giftcard for purchasing over $50
$20            Amazon gift codes from Swagbucks
Total $1268.11 for our 2014 Christmas! This was a really great year! BP and Bank of America treated me well. And just a reminder, we don't carry a balance and we don't pay interest so its all free money.
And we spent on our Christmas gifts this is $1304.53. Not too shabby. But we are planning on giving the kids some cash this year so that we will have to cover ourselves. Well, Anna will get cash, DJ will get a note saying that I'll be rationing it out. If I count the cash, our total will be $1754.53. I like the first total better. LOL. I'm pretty proud of this years outcome. I'm hoping that next year, I'll be able to cover the cash that we give out too. Keep dreaming, Sonya.
So are you done shopping? Did you use points/miles to pay for your Christmas?
Done and done,
Sonya Ann

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Drunk's Side Business

How completely AWESOME is this fold down Murphy's bar? These would be great inside or outside. If you are interested in the complete directions, go to This Old House.
And since I'm cheap, I'm thinking that old pallets would be the wood to use.
Remember back in the day when den made this in our game room?
So making the bar would be way easier than making a fold down table.
I would buy one of the Murphy's bars. Hell, with the way that we drink, I would buy 3. It wouldn't be too crowded in the shower for one, would it?
Thinking and building,
Sonya Ann