Sunday, August 26, 2012

I got ran over by a squirrel

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Be careful of the meat you buy from Walmart

This is I went grocery shopping at Walmart, why because I do save money.  I don't buy my meat at Walmart because it tastes horrible.  I do buy packaged items that come directly from the manufacture.  I am in need of Johnsonville Hot Italian sausages they are ok to buy, at least I thought so.  I am looking at several packages and I pick the one up and inside of the package is full of blood.  NASTY..there are packages of them all full of blood.  It is now dripping all over my hands and on to my grocery list.  I want to scream.  One of the butchers is there and I explain the situtation...he just gives me a blank stare and says ok.  I am trying to explain to him there is no blood in the italian sausage.  These packages are contaminated, again blank stare.  I finally get a paper towel to clean the mess off of me and leave.  My hands still are sticky and smell funny.  By the time I get home I am fuming over the lack of concern from this butcher.  I called walmart and spoke with the manager of the meat department and told him about his contaminated probably salmonella infested italian sausages.  He said he would pull them off the shelf.  He also said,  I hope you did not eat them.  EAT THEM,  I wouldn't even buy them.  Moral of the story,  be careful what you buy from Walmart.

I did call Johnsville and they are going to call Walmart and they are going to send out a rep to look at them. 
I also called corporate for Walmart.

I will update when I hear something from somebody.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

catlady531 on Etsy sale 8/15/12

Today there is a Wednesday hump day sale.  Use coupon code save20 to get 20% off your purchase.  Something new and exciting is always being added to catlady531 shop.

Dangers of carnival rides

Today while running errands I went past St Ritas...the rides are going up getting ready for the festival this a story.....when Jessica was little the labor center always had rides and games for labor day. We were walking through the parking lot while they were putting up the ferris wheel. The guy putting it up did not have a hammer. He was using a 2 by 4 (a piece of wood) to hammer in the bolts in that held the seats to the frame. A 2 by 4...really. Think about this and the safety of the put them up and take them down rides before you take your children or grandchildren on the fair rides. Never again from that day forward.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mac and Cheese the number 1 comfort food

There are a few things in life that I don't get and mac and cheese is one of them.  You cannot turn on a cooking show without someone raving about mac and cheese.  Yes I like mac and cheese but it is not the number one comfort food for me.  It is cheese and noodles, nothing fancy.  It tastes ok but it just doesn't do a thing for me.  I even went to The Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah, Georgia just to experience real southern mac and cheese.  I still do not get it.  I want you to tell me what is so special about mac and cheese that makes you have to have it.  Or what do you like to have in it.  Is it Bacon?  I need to know. 


  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese if desired. washing machine has stopped

Daughter called all in a panic.  It seems her washing machine stopped in mid wash.  The machine is only a couple of years old and it just stopped.  There was only 1 pair of jeans washing at the time so the washer has just stopped full of water.  Oh what to do....I will go over and see what I can do.  Yes it has stopped why who knows.  Her husband is now reading the instruction book that came with the washer and nothing seems to be helping.  The washer is just stopped.  Ok, now it is time to call in the repairman.  Lucky we have a good repairman that we have used for years.  He has a free couple of minutes so he will come over and look at it.  He is down in the basement not that long and now the washing maching is washing just fine.  What was wrong with it.......It seems there was a boobie pad from a swimsuit that daughter washed a year ago stuck inside somewhere and it made the machine stop.  I guess it went where all of the socks go when you loose a sock in the washing machine.  $60.00 later the machine is fine all caused by a boobie pad. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Last night it almost happened again. I let Helmsley out after 11pm and he was just barking like a foolish dog. He is searching under the fence and going crazy...I thought oh goodie the raccoon or it must be the stray cat. Then I smelled it.. SKUNK...Thank god the skunk was on the other side of the fence. I finally got him in the house without a disaster. But now I will share the skunk story ...
Back when we had lady dog husband and I were sitting in the backyard around 11pm when what do we see walking through the yard but the skunk. Lady dog makes a bee line for it and there they were nose to nose. Husband and I run for the door and the dog is still visitng with the skunk. I go out to the dog and try and get her by the collar. Husband still on the porch calls the dog and when he does the dog turns to look at him and when the dog turned so did the skunk. Now you know what happened, the skunk sprayed me. Oh I stunk, the house stunk it was horrible. I ripped off my pj's and put them in a plastic garbage bag. I took a very long shower with what we had in the house to help the smell. Tomato juice and I think milk. It was bad. More showers and nothing seemed to help. I did have to go to work the next day so I went. Even after doing all that I could my co workers kept saying what smells in here. I finally had to confess it was me and told them the skunk story. I smelled so bad they made me go home. I think it took me several days to unskunk.