Friday, April 10, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

After a couple of really tough weeks at work and a BIG FIRE SCARE yesterday, I thought it would be best to think about some of the positives in life. Here are a few of my favorite things.

I love my Sunshine. Yes, I completely agree. Today is a good day to quit smoking.

Sake & Crab Balls
Crab balls are normally served ONLY at weddings receptions, so I scarfed down this treat thinking about marriage and my Sunshine.

Stuffed Jalapenos
Seriously, does it get any better than this?

Stuffed & Steamed Shitakes

Father and daughter time. She is one of the 8 chicks to fledge this last week.

Having someone ELSE to deal with the crap for a change

Need I say more?


Employee No. 3699 said...

Never had salt & crab balls, but they look good, as do the stuffed jalapenos. I would pass on the steamed shitakes as I'm not a big fan of the fungus.

Have a great weekend, Skeeter.

Technonana said...

I can't say that I have eaten many of these things that you mention, LOL, but they do look good!
Togetherness!! Life is worth the struggle because you have someone who loves and cares for you!!
To Him who loved us, before we even knew His Name, be the Glory!!
Be Blessed my Sweet Friend!!
He is Risen!

nebraska girl said...

Stuffed jalapenos are the best! I agree on the smoking's been just over a year since I quit and I feel to much better.

sharilyn said...

i love the photo for "togetherness"... : )

kylie said...

hi skeeter,
the pic for togetherness got my attention, too!
i find stuffed jalapenos hard to imagine.too hot for me, i reckon
i knew you had birds but i didnt know they were our favourite little zebbies!
my boy keaghan had 2 pairs produce 14 chicks a few years back. unfortunately the inexperienced parents meant that the first all died but we ended up with eight survivors and 7 were girls!

wishing you a blessed easter

Megan said...

I've got some stuffed jalapenos in my freezer this very minute. They will make an appearance this weekend!

Best wishes to you and Sunshine!

Mel said...

*shaking head* Gimme something to eat that I can identify by name--or........pass. Yeah, yeah....I'm a wuss. LOL

And the 'togetherness' photo--way cute.
You celebrate all that you are and all that you have.

Happy Passover/Easter to you and yours!

Robyn said...

LOL! Love crab balls!

Maria said...

I dislike crab, but that crab ball actually looks edible to me.

Suzanne said...

Skeeter, the comments are too funny!

You're a smoker? I didn't know. No one ever believed I was, but I was, for 8 years. 8 stupid years. I started because my best friend smoked and could blow smoke rings. I wanted to blow smoke rings. So I tried and I learned to blow smoke rings really, really well...but also became a smoker. I hated smoking. Quiting was absolute agony, but here's what helped. My mom. She told me to buy a carton and put in on a shelf. It would alway be there. She was right. In the past I had eliminated cigs and found myself going nutty for them. But having a huge supply ended that. I didn't have to worry. They were there if needed. I never needed again. I quite around 1986 and never looked back. I wish you luck dear friend. Really, I do. It's the hardest thing you will ever do, but the one thing that will bring you so much joy. Trust me!

With love,

P.S. The food looks terrific, but you know I'm a vegetarain! And you and your wife. Precious. Love you darling.

Leni Qinan said...

Hi Skeeter!

I love these nice cuddling toothbrushes, lol. It's amazing how you caught the loving side of that simple image from the every day life.

Of all the delicious food you pictured, I've just had stuffed jalapeƱos at Tony Roma's and I really liked them. They were hot, stuffed with cheese, served with delicious ranch dipping sauce.

About your birds: It seems spring has already arrived to Oklahoma, hasn't it? Looks like you're having a demographic explosion at home!

Take care.

PS.- Like Suzanne, I was surprised to read you're a smoker. I quitted smoking too, 10 yrs ago -after having failed several times-.

Good luck if you try!

Grass said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite things with us.. I agree with Leni, the toothbrush picture really captured your beautiful relationship with Sunshine (nice name btw, or is it a nickname?)

As for me, I do have a few favorite things too.. Number one on my list is the beach (or the sea).. then my family, my beads and the dishes I liked to cook.. :-)


P.S. I see that you like Japanese food as well.. good for you!