Category Archives: Tuesday Chatter 2015

Tuesday Chatter 7

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Tis the eve before the eve

Why should I believe

in someone I can’t see

in someone I can’t hear

in someone I can’t feel

Are you playing a trick?

my dear friend, St. Nick?

When will I know

if you are going to show

The chimney is swept

your secret, well kept

Milk and cookies I will share

prepared with such care

 I know I must wait

I hope you are not late

I hope to hear your Ho Ho Ho

tomorrow

Don’t be Shy, be Sly, I want a Smattering, of your Chattering
A Tuesday Event, it’s time well Spent. There are no rules as long as you’re cool. From A to Z – what do you see? Please come near – what do you hear? Let it peal – what do you feel?

Your Chattering is up to you. Chatter can be about everyday “stuff”!
Write a blog and chatter away, it’s your day to have your say.

 This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Cheers!

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Tuesday Chatter 6

It is Tuesday Chatter time and let’s start out with a Holiday recipe.  If you are a lover of tea, this Spiced Holiday Tea will warm the cockles of your heart.  Trust me.

2 cups of water

3 tea bags (unflavored black tea)

4 star anisetea

1 3 inch cinnamon stick

1 cup passion fruit nectar

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Add tea bags, anise, and cinnamon stick. Reduce heat. simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and cinnamon stick. Stir in nectar, honey, and lemon juice. Heat through.
  2. Pour tea mixture into four heat-proof cups, floating a star anise on top of each. Makes 4 servings.

A perfect beverage for your guests or while you relaxing by the fire or even blogging.  If you try this, let me have your thoughts, please.

If you have your own special recipe, please share it.  I would love to know about your tea and coffee recipes.

Don’t be Shy, be Sly. I want a Smattering, of your Chattering. A Tuesday Event, it’s time well Spent. There are no rules as long as you’re cool.
From A to Z – what do you see? Please come near – what do you hear?
Let it peal – what do you feel?

Your Chattering is up to you. Chatter can be about everyday “stuff”!
Write a blog and chatter away, it’s your day to have your say.

Through the skeletal trees

bare and undressed, winds howl

shadows in the snow

 This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Cheers!

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Tuesday Chatter 3

Welcome to Hodgepodge! 👠👠👢👢💄💄👜💋💋💘💞 🍸🍸 👖👖👖

Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate and wishing everyone success and good health.

It has been a busy year, and November is exceptionally busy.  I love being busy, however, there are times when I have to reorganize in order to keep up.

Today, my blog is not necessarily a reorganization, however, it is combining a few items that must be accomplished.

First, I am utilizing my Tuesday Chatter event to address the other 2 items, since I wasn’t able to chatter this past Tuesday.  Included in my Tuesday Chatter event is my sincere thanks to Maddy for my nomination for The Real Neat Blogging Award.  You must stop by and visit Maddy at http://www.maddyathome.com/.  She offers a wealth of information, and she is an exceptionally gifted writer with an easy fluid style.

I am also utilizing my Tuesday Chatter event to address the Day 19 assignment for Writing 101.  We are to feature a guest, which I don’t have the time to respectfully allow for this assignment.  However, we are also given an option to publish a roundup of reads, and share them with our followers.

I am approaching the assignment by sharing the reads of those that I am nominating for The Real Neat Blogging Award.  My nominations are 5 of my newest followers.  I feel, what better way to share good reads than to share work by fellow bloggers.

Here is the award and the applicable rules: The Real Neat Blogger Award

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the seven questions the person who nominated you provided.
  3. Nominate seven other bloggers.
  4. Create seven new questions for the people you nominate.
  5. Display the logo somewhere on your blog.

The 5 nominated bloggers are in no particular order. There is no obligation to participate in sharing the award.  The nominees can nominate less than 7 bloggers.

Here are the questions and my answers:

1) What makes you smile?  People with  good sense of humor

2) What is your best talent?  Organization

3) Who is a hero in your life?  Maya Angelou

4) Dogs or cats?  Cat

5) Winter or Summer?  Winter

6) Movies or theatre?  Theatre

7) Beach or pool?  Beach

Here are my nominees and excerpts from their blogs:

https://ficosgamingmind.wordpress.com/

“Often I was called crazy. Or a misfit. Or an outsider. A troublemaker.”

https://cathylynnbrooks.com/

“I’m planning to promote my book, “Not My Story To Tell”. If all goes according to plan, it will be released around that time. We have plans to move closer to my daughter and grandson and live by the lake. I would love to winter in a warmer climate too. These are all my future plans. I’m sure everything will work out.”

https://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com/

“like thalassic velvet”

https://burnedunshelteredsouls.wordpress.com/

“I was never allowed to speak. I had so much going on inside my head that it eventually started eating me from inside. I needed an outlet, that is why I write. I write my soul.”

https://ilikemyhumordarkanddry.com/

“Having worked as a waitress, teller, secretary and cop (& having friends who are nurses), I can tell you without a doubt that bank tellers are hit on constantly- and it’s hilarious.”

Here are my questions to the nominees:

What is your favorite eye color?

Curly hair or straight hair?

What is your favorite piece of clothing?

What is your favorite season?

Do you consider yourself witty?

What time is it?

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Cheers!

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Tuesday Chatter 2

 Don’t be Shy, be Sly

I want a Smattering, of your Chattering

A Tuesday Event, it’s time well Spent

There are no rules as long as you’re cool

From A to Z – what do you see?

Please come near – what do you hear?

Let it peal – what do you feel?

Your Chattering is up to you. Chatter can be about everyday “stuff”!

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Here is a great coffee recipe, perfect for the Holidays.

In Spain, Cafe con Miel (Spanish for coffee with honey) is often served after dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh-brewed, hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk (or milk alternative)
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Preparation

Over low or medium heat, warm all ingredients in a small pot, but do not bring them to a boil.

Stir well to dissolve the honey, and then serve hot in small mugs.

Reference: http://coffeetea.about.com/od/coffeerecipes/r/Cafe-Con-Miel-Recipe.htm

Cheers!

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Tuesday Chatter 1

 

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It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I am adding my first chat to my Tuesday Chatter event where you can chat about anything and everything.  Please stop by and visit me at https://amanpan.com/category/tuesday-chatter/.

This is the first day I have seen the sun in I don’t how long.  I live close to Atlanta, which we have been inundated with rain for 2 weeks.  To add to our woes, there are fall leaves on the ground, and they have become mushy and extremely slippery.

rain

So, what to do on these gray days?  Going outside to run errands is an immediate bad hair day!  Also, have you noticed how people drive when it is raining?  OMG!   Do they act like this when it is not raining?  It’s only water folks!  You’re not going to melt!  Hey, I am already in this parking space – excuse me but 1 car to a space, please!!  The drama of it all makes you want to order everything, including groceries, from Amazon.

While I am on the subject of rain and Amazon, and since we are amidst seasonal changes, I get this urge to shop online.  Does this happen to you too?  Please tell me it does and that I am not alone in my craziness.

I made a rule for myself, a long time ago, that if new stuff comes in, old stuff goes out.  Hmmm, I can’t say that I abide by my rule all of the time, but, sometimes I do.

I found some really great clothes online and decided to take an inventory of my closet before I got too involved in ordering.  Some my clothes are to my liking and I enjoy adding to or replacing items, in order to make my wardrobe more fun.  I am retired, however, I’m not dead and I love fashion, and I love to dress.  I love to accessorize with scarves, hats and interesting jewelry.

scarves

My wardrobe is casual as our activities are cruising around, hanging out, antique shopping and day or weekend trips.  Yep, we never grew out of our love “to be cool”, which leads to one of my questions posed in my Tuesday Chatter https://amanpan.com/category/tuesday-chatter/.

What are your favorite things to wear?  Jeans. IMO, jeans are the ultimate of cool!  They go with anything and can be worn in any season.  My other love is leggings.  There are so many ways to put together looks with jeans and leggings.  Also, they are perfect clothes for travel.

If you cleaned out your closet, what would you donate or throw away?  I just filled a bag, with “I am so tired of this” or “it has seen better days”, clothing, etc.  I am sticking to my rule and feel I deserve a pat on the back.  Thank you.

What is your favorite car?  Bad question for me to try and answer, as my taste can vary from time to time. As long as they are fun and fast, work properly and are safe, I like them.

What is your favorite color?  Black

What is your favorite food?  Chocolate

What is your favorite beverage?  Coffee

Why do you blog?  To communicate creatively

Miscellaneous useless or useful information?  I am going to share a coffee recipe

 Hot Buttered Coffee Recipe

1 heaping tablespoon of Kerrygold Butter
2 cups of coffee
Optional: 1 tablespoon of agave
and/or 1 tablespoon of coconut oil*

Heat the container you are going to froth your coffee and butter in with hot boiling water. Dump the water.

Put the coffee and the butter into a hot mug or hot blender. Wait 10-15 seconds for the butter to butter melt. If adding sweetener, add it before blending the beverage. Froth the coffee (either with a hand held frother or a blender). Serve immediately.

Credit: http://www.foodwoolf.com/2013/06/buttered-coffee.html

 

 Cheers!

C25

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