Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ever heard of a Hot Brown?

Family!!! I am awake and hungry for breakfast. Wake up so we can go to breakfast at Ramsey's Diner!

Everyone says that I HAVE to try the Hot Brown. With hubby in town, I think we are all going to have breakfast! I finally get to experience the well talked about Hot Brown!

What is a Hot Brown? I am told it's about 1 pound of cheese, covering a white gravy, and garnished with bacon. It also has a tomato, turkey, ham and bread, but really, that stuff is irrelevant under all that cheese. The cheese was all melted, because it was, in fact, hot. But the bacon garnish hardly counts as brown.

Turkey is not brown, ham is not brown, tomato is not brown, the bread could be brown? I am told they don't use wheat bread? So where is the brown?

I hear it is very tasty. I mean the 'I Cannot Believe It's This Good' Good! Every artery in your body will be slammed shut, I hear its enough to cause one to suffer a mild stroke just looking at it! Wow I can't wait to try it!

I hear you should wash it down with some fine sweet-tea or maybe a cup of coffee to keep your heart pumping, and they have really fast and friendly service. I wonder where the brown is? I hope to find out this morning!

If there are no more posts after this, you will know that I got to go to breakfast with my family. You will know I experienced the Hot Brown and you will know I have succumb. Maybe heart stopping good. See ya on the other side!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fashion Show FoSho!

The Fashion show at the beginning of the month was a hit. I have been sent a few more photos that I thought I would share!

I love this pretty lady's ink by the way!

Friday Friday Friday!!!

You all know what Friday means! WEEKEND!!!

I am feeling like my vacation can't come soon enough. It's so close I can feel it already. Laying on the houseboat, sun beating on my face, the smell of tanning lotion and my ice cold coke next to me. I can hear my son playing and having a fun time. I can hear the relatives chattering about all sorts of things and me? I am in la-la land. I want the vacation to last until I feel like I am completely rested. I really need the R & R!

Today is Friday and that means the beginning of another weekend. What do you have planned? I have a few things in mind.

Today the USA plays Slovenia in World Cup Soccer! Go USA! USA USA USA!!!
My son has this in mind...

Sssshhh... I will tell you a little secret. If he drags me to this movie, I won't be kicking and screaming. I actually look forward to seeing this movie. It is amazing how we all become kids when we watch these movies. Remember Finding Nemo? I thought, what on earth am I doing watching this movie? That lasted for I believe 3 minutes.

The movie means popcorn and a nice big coke! Yum!

I have something exciting to share. Over the next few weeks I will be able to reveal it. But here is a little sneak peek:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vacation Planning Continued...

Husband... Check

Son... Check

Dogs... Check check check

Okay, I have the most important things handled. Now let me share.

We will be taking vacation this summer 2010 to Lake Cumberland in Russell County!

The lake was created and completed in 1951. Can you believe it is man-made? I was surprised. It is actually a great thing because it has brought a lot of revenue ($60 mil dollars) to the county and let's be honest... it gives us people somewhere to go! Originally people did not approve of this lake. Can you believe? What were we thinking? With all the sacrifices that were made, Lake Cumberland is now the number 1 house boating destination in the United States. And I will be enjoying all that can be offered in just a little under a month! Whoo hoo!!!

House boating, jet skiing,



and leisure boating. It is all to be had at the lake. If you don't have a house boat, the lake has cabins and condo's you can rent. They have motels or you can even camp. I want to get my "Lake" on! Bring on summer vacation and how!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer vacation planning full speed ahead!

My family has been planning this vacation for some time. You know how a few weeks ahead, you get the bug and start planning and buying things. Prepping for vacation is part of the fun.

We will be having a house boat on the lake.

I'm planning on taking as little as possible. Wearing as little as possible and relaxing as much as possible.

Bathing suit..... Check... hmmm?

One piece?

Or two piece?

Suntan lotion... Check
Lip Protection... Check
Beach towel... Check

Ed Hardy Do or Die Beach Towel, on sale now at Macy's $34.99 from $50.00

Sunglasses... Check

Coverup.... Check

Sexy or Colorful? Maybe both? I know which one my husband will choose.

I have some decisions to make. I will share more later. I have sewing to do and some stocking up as well. I have lots of fun news. Can't wait to share but that will have to wait as well. I am thinking vacation full speed ahead!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

School's Out for Summer!

It's true!!!!

School is nearly out for summer throughout the country. This depends on which school you attend. If you are a Senior you are probably celebrating. The rest just a few more days.

Today the Sun has come to visit.

What does your family do during summer? With weather in the 80's and being from sunny California and the beach, I am craving some water feature... Maybe a lake?

Green River Lake - long, winding river, nice campground

Laurel River Lake - never been there, but looks nice

Lake Cumberland - incredible, lots of marinas. Huge!

Dale Hollow - actually straddles KY / TN border. exceptional lake. cabins, marinas, campgrounds.

Norris Lake - never been there, but others have talked positive about it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

June 14th = Flag Day!

Did you know that FLAG DAY is always June 14th?

I did a little sniffing around and found these fun facts.

Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon.

As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!

Properly Display Our Flag

There is a right way and a wrong way to display the flag. The American flag should be held in the highest of regards. It represents our nation and the many people who gave their lives for our country and our flag. Here are the basics on displaying the American flag:

The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.
In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.
The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.
The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.
After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It's called "half staff" on land ,and "half mast" on a ship.
When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field , or "union", is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).
The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.
The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.
Never let your flag touch the ground, never...period.
Fold your flag when storing. Don't just stuff it in a drawer or box.
When your flag is old and has seen better days, it is time to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it in the trash.
Did you Know? There is a very special ceremony for retiring the flag by burning it. It is a ceremony everyone should see.Your local Boy Scout group knows the proper ceremony and performs it on a regular basis. If you have an old flag, give it to them. And, attend the ceremony.

Famous Flag People:
Betsy Ross was a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington. In June, 1776, Washington approached her to make the country's first flag and the rest is history.

Francis Scott Key Inspired by the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to our national anthem as he witnessed the event as British rockets whizzed in the air while our American Flag flew in the breeze

Did you Know? If you like to study flags, then you are a Vexillologist!

Imagine... one day not in my day but possibly in hers... she will be the name that remains in history like Betsy Ross.

She may do something amazing and history will remember her. It is a wonderful country, the USA. Let's remember our country today and thank Betsy Ross for doing such a thing as making a flag for George Washington!