Thursday, April 30, 2009

Here's the buzzzzzz.....

Gosh...I really haven't been posting lately, have I?
I've had so much going on in my personal life that's been keeping me busy. God has answered a few long-standing prayers and for that I'm so grateful.
Now I can relax and get back to the things I enjoy, posting for one.

It makes me smile when you stop by and let me know what you think. Although a couple of my local friends, I won't name names, say they visit "Suzy's Bloomers " all the time, but never leave a comment...hummm...

Well, back to what's been goin' on.
Yesterday I took my C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant ) test in Pittsburgh. I had been waiting for over 9 weeks for my appointment letter to take the test. It's a two-part test, written and skills.There are 24 different skills, some have over 25 steps that need to be done in sequence.You only need to do 5 of those skills for the test but you don't know which 5 they are until the proctor hands you a sheet with the list and says..
"Here are your five skills, you may begin now ".
Well anyone that knows me very well can get just imagine how I was stressin' about that time !!!

But with lots of prayer from family and friends, I passed both the written and the skills.
Now life can get back to normal, whatever that is !
Hope you having a great day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

~ See it Sunday ~

This week's theme is :
This carousel photo that I took last summer is.......Dreamy !!!
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

~ Saturday Photo Hunt ~

The theme for this week is:
To view more Photo Hunt here !!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Houses of Shiller Park

Shiller Park is located in Columbus, Ohio. It's a large square park lined by beautiful houses.
Several are very elegant...
Many have large porches...

fancy roofs and chimneys...
Some with smaller, cozy porches and patios
But all of them were very well groomed and taken care of...
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In the center there are beautiful flower gardens and fountains.
I really enjoyed spending time there taking photos!

Enjoy your weekend !!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Since I'll be working on Easter....

I decided to make my holiday dinner today. I usually make ham and potato salad for Easter, but I've been hungry for macaroni salad, so I made it instead.
I'm picky about my recipe, there are so many versions out there.

Here’s the recipe I used. It’s not exactly there, but it’s close:
4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
4 hard-boiled eggs,chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 and 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1and 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix together and chill for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

Hint ***
I used my dough blender from Pampered chef to chopped my eggs, and it worked really well !

And I made a batch of Lemon Squares for dessert!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

" In the line of duty....."

All of Pittsburgh is saddened as we mourn the loss of three city police officers that were slain on Saturday.

Friends and family of slain officers Paul J. Sciullo II, Eric Kelly and Stephen Mayhle watch as the officers are brought into the City-County Building for a public viewing.
Mourners pass through the City-County building where the three City of Pittsburgh police officers who were killed on Saturday, lay in state.

April  9, 2009
Pittsburgh Post Gazzette

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

 Working hard or..... hardly working ?
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Amish man doin' the dew !

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