Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Cream

Some times I miss those winter days of going to high school in West Virginia. You know with real snow and actually getting snowed in. Since Memphis was hit by an ice and snow storm last night, work was cancelled today. It's a Snow Day!!! 
Our front yard and the neighbor's house. It's real snow!

Memphis has real snow. That means Snow Cream and reminiscing of those snowed in slumber parties with one of my high school BFF! 

I have Wookie fur on my boots! No Wookie's were actually harmed in the making of these boots.

Vintage Tupperware is used as the vehicle to capture snow.
This morning one of my Besties, Hugh, made Snow Cream and shared the recipe. I immediately ran outside to collect my snow! 
What do you know? It only takes five minutes at the most to make, serve, and devour the Snow Cream. It's delicious!! 

Here is Hugh's recipe: 

4 cups of snow, avoid the yellow stuff
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of sugar

Hugh says if you would rather have Snow Cream that tastes more like commercial ice cream substitute the cup of milk and 1/4 cup of sugar for a cup of sweetened condensed milk. 

Stir it up well and enjoy! We sure did! 
Only one serving of Snow Cream left!
Thank you Hugh! 

Now, to get back to the important business of Snow Day! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Storms and Rainbows

I'm having a really difficult day working in a Day Job that makes me feel creatively underutilized, unappreciated, and trapped. This morning on my way up the stairwell to deliver a pile of error entries to an upstairs department a coworker from yet another department stops me. 

She compliments my Facebook posts and tells me, "I live for your posts. Along with my dogs they are the highlight of my day. I live for them. You have a real talent with words and writing that needs to be cultivated."

Wow, y'all! She made me tear up. I could wallow in self-pity, anger, hopelessness, and disappointment by telling you all the crap I'm trudging through, just like everyone else. But, look at that, God showed me a rainbow during the storm. 

Thank you, Coworker. I needed that more than you know. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Easy Girls

In preparation for my day date with The Silver Fox this afternoon I got up early this morning to color my hair. I don't need her telling me my edges are sparkly. 

I bought this box of hair color that was supposed to color my hair fire engine red.

Instead, it turned my hair black with a red overcast. 

We get in the car and she says, "You know I don't like your hair so dark. It's black. When I was young it was the easy girls that wore their hair so dark. It reminds me of the easy girls."

Thanks Mom. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dinner Plus

Today is a day that will live in infamy!! 

Maverick and Phaedra collaborated on planning and making supper without any help from me. The Dinner Calendar only had her name on it and a blank where the dinner plans go. 

It's a miracle! A God-damned miracle!!! 

What did we eat? Cheesy Tuna Mac with a side item or as I like to refer to it, desert. For my dining pleasure, if you so please, everyone is allotted one Reece's Peanut Butter Egg. 

I know what you're thinking, "but Averill, you're over 30. If you eat chocolate this late you'll never get a restful night's sleep."

Shut up and keep your comments to yourself!! Don't bring us down. The Little Rottens were beaming with absolute pride over their meal planning. I am too! 

It's dinner and dessert! 

To think I thought this day would never come! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Titles, Actors, and IMDB

I walked in the door from Radio-Memphis to find J2 watching a Western. 

Now, I am notoriously bad at remembering movie titles, actors names, tv shows, and song titles; I get them all mixed up. It's ridiculously embarrassing. I like to think I make it up by having memorized the heck out of story lines and plots. But that's just to make myself feel better. 

Not paying attention, I simply glance at the tv screen before turning away, but I hear their voices and say, "Ohh! Oh! Oh! That's Waterworld and A Fish Called Wanda." 

For some reason this beautifully minded man gets me. He responds, "Yes, and that's Hunt For Red October and Lethal Weapon."

Without IMDB can you guess the movie?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vintage, Pink, & Phallic

Yesterday was a spectacular mail day! They are completely inappropriate and that's why I LOVE them! Soon we'll have little, vintage, pink, phallic salt & pepper shakers on the dinner table. 

I promise, I'll try to keep a straight face while they are being used. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

MLK Day 2015


I took  advantage of a still moment on Friday night at the National Civil Rights Museum (@ncrmuseum) reflecting upon the good done by a man with a belief, a voice, and a perseverance for Civil Rights. #KingDay2015 #MLKDay #MemphisTN #CivilRights #NationalCivilRightsMuseum #MartinLutherKingJr