Saturday, February 23, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Ange

I hope you have a great one!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

I just found out that my cousin Christal, who is only 14 years old is four months pregnant.......I am completely speechless......

Thursday, February 21, 2008

February 21st

February 21st is always a very hard day for me. Today is the 4th anniversary of my grandma's death and it is soooo hard for me to deal with it. See, my grandma helped raise my brother and I after our "father" walked out on us. She could be very difficult to live with at times, but she was always there for us, no matter what.

I felt like I lost a parent the day she died and I just have so much trouble with this day. Sorry to bum everybody out, but I had to get it off my chest.

Loves to ya all

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My new babies!!!!

Meet Kodo (front) and Podo (back). My two fancy male rats. Joe and I just got them from Pet Smart. I have been wanting to get a new pet from the rodent family for awhile.

Their names are weird, but if anyone is familiar with the Beast Master movies and series will get the connection, lol......

I guess they are brothers, which I think is awesome!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Maybe they should start making more things in the USA, huh??

Importer Recalls Valentine Lollipops

10 hours ago

LAKELAND, Fla. — The importer of a Valentine's Day lollipop said it was voluntarily recalling the treats after metal fragments were found in at least two lollipops sold at central Florida stores.

Sherwood Brands of Maryland, which imports the candy from China, said it was recalling all of its Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops, which have been pulled from the shelves of thousands of stores across the country.

Roughly 20 lollipops were seized at Kathleen Elementary School in Lakeland. X-rays determined that only one piece definitely had metal — what appeared to be a staple — baked inside, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

On Wednesday, a woman in nearby Mulberry told authorities she found a lollipop with a piece of metal in it in a bag of the same product. The metal appeared to be part of a razor blade, authorities said.

The sheriff's office issued a safety advisory and the Dollar General chain removed the product from its more than 8,000 stores nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating.

Judd said the two tainted lollipops were purchased from different Dollar General stores near Lakeland. He said the lollipops did not appear to have been tampered with and it appeared the metal was baked into the candy in China, where it was produced.

"Our children were put at risk of physical injury because of this," Judd said.

No injuries were reported and it was unclear whether the metal was intentionally placed in the candy.

The sheriff's office said Sherwood Brands was cooperating. "They are as concerned as we are," Judd said.

Sherwood Brands did not return calls seeking comment Thursday but announced the recall in a statement. The company said it was recalling the cards and treats, which were sold in packages of 10 and 30.

"Sherwood Brands is advising its distribution network to remove the Pokemon branded Valentine cards and lollipops from the shelves immediately. The product was sold at retailers nationwide," the company said in the statement.

Dollar General, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., also pulled another Sherwood Brands product, Dog Artlist Collection Valentine Cards and Pops, from shelves. Tawn Earnest, a spokeswoman for the chain, said no other pieces of metal have been found in the manufacturer's products.

China's reputation as an exporter has taken a beating in the past year following the discovery of dangerous chemicals in products from toothpaste to toys. Last year it announced a series of measures to boost product supervision.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Im looking for a beef stew or soup recipe that doesnt have about a gazillion veggies in!!!!!