Friday, September 30, 2005

New Favorites

I have just added to "My Favorite Bloggers" two blogs I enjoy reading. The first being,

Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea, and chocolate in between

I love this blog, as there are all kinds of interesting articles and facts on coffee, tea and chocolate.

Fantastic recipes for wonderful coffee/chocolate drinks, chocolate chip pudding pie and many others. It makes my mouth water just reading it all.

You will also find links to other Coffee and Tea blogs.

The second blog is,

Mostly Cajun-All American

This blog is written by a Cajun from Louisiana.

One of his stories is about Hurricane Rita and the devastation to his home and life.

When Mostly Cajun returned to his damaged home after Rita passed by, he realized he needed to go get a wet vac from his office to clean up the water.When he returned to his home he found it was on fire.

Sadly all was lost, including four much loved pets, cats named Itty, Splot, Mollie and Callie.
This is a most touching story.

I realized I was reading a story written by an extraordinary person, and this was not the only story, So, go read his stories for yourself, you will see what I am talking about.

You will find the links to these two blogs on the right in MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS

Recipe: Blueberry -Banana Pie

Blueberry-Banana Pie

8 oz cream cheese
3 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 pt. Whipping cream
1 can Comstock blueberry pie filling
2 bananas
2 baked pie shells

Cream together cream cheese, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, vanilla and sugar.
Fold in stiff whipped cream. (I whip this before I cream the other ingredients.)
Line pie shells with thin sliced bananas.
Pour cream mixture over bananas and refrigerate for one hour.
Stir one teaspoon of lemon juice into pie filling and spread over cream mixture.

This recipe is easy to make, and tastes soooo good.

Mr. Completely loves to be “the taste tester”


My blog had been down since yesterday afternoon.
After several emails back and forth to Blogger all is now fixed.
I am....

Chuffed: pleased; as in "she was dead chuffed"

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Coffee, Tea, chocolate

For all of you who enjoy coffee, tea and chocolate, I have found a blog which has all kinds of fun interesting information. So for a fun read click on the link below.

Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea

Monday, September 26, 2005

Full story

Mr Completely has a full report on the trip to Lake Mayfield, go Here

Lake Mayfield Trip

Part of Mayfield Resort as seen from the island

Another view from the island

There is a small bridge from the end of the dock to the island

Keewee and Mr Completely on the island

Mr Completely and John heading out for some fishing

The Gang
Don, David, Dennis, John, Mike

Friday, September 23, 2005


ooops, I nearly forgot Kiwi word of the week.

Brilliant: excellent; great; wonderful

Blog Alert!

Mr.Completely and I are pretty much burned out, so we have loaded our RV and are heading to Lake Mayfield for a couple of days.

My idea of packing for a break is, a bottle of wine, a good book to read, already prepared food to be reheated, and fishing equipment. All of this will be used, in what order, I do not know, it will be decided when we get there.

Providing the weather co-operates, I will have pictures and a report, maybe on Monday evening.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005



1 loaf round Hawaiian bread
11/2 cups sour cream
11/2 cups chopped ham
1 (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup chopped onions
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped chilies
Dash of worcestershire sauce

Slice off top of bread and hollow out. Mix all ingredients and put inside bread. Put top back on bread. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Use pieces of bread and crackers for dippers.

I use 2 ( 4-0z )cans of chopped chilies, but I like chilies, you may only like to use one can.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


For those of you who thought I was goofing off today.

I have spent most of the day washing the bathroom walls then painting on two coats of undercoat.

The old color was a kind of pukey salmon pink color, see the window frame, well the whole bathroom was that color.It was so dark it felt like walking into a cave.

There is still some undercoating, the top coat, and a wall paper border to do before the bathroom will be finished

When I finish this project I will post before and after photos.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Keewee Qualifying

Well, can't say I did not try my best.

I timed in way down in the pack.

First up, I shot against Dean and just squeaked by, then Greg and I were up.

By now, my adrenalin had kicked in, I gritted my teeth, told those pins how I was going to blow them into tiny pieces, and waited for the starting buzzer.

Buzzzzz, and I blazed away.

Greg won that round.

Like I said, Can't say I did not do my best.

For the full report go to Mr. Completely's site.


The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there is a slight breeze, what more could you ask for when you go to a pin shoot?

How about all the "accuracy gods" on your side, and my new prescription glasses, which I will not have until next week.

I say my new bifocal glasses will help, but I have a feeling there will be a little adjustment time, so there may be some not so accurate shooting for a while.

There may be a report on Mr. C's and my shooting experience later on today, all depends on the results.

I may be too embarrassed to post results.

Friday, September 16, 2005


Shandy: drink made with lemonade (7UP) and beer

This is a drink many ladies who don't like the taste of strong beer prefer.
A nice drink in the heat of summer.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Recipe: BLT DIP

Now the weather is cooling down, and the football and hockey season is here, we need good snack food for in front of the television,
Here is a good easy recipe to fix and eat while watching TV

1 lb bacon
1 loaf bread
1(16-oz) ctn sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 lg tomato (take out seeds & juice)

Fry bacon until crisp. Cool and break into small pieces. Dice tomato.
Mix sour cream and mayonnaise.
Add tomato and bacon pieces.
Toast 1 loaf of bread and cut in triangles. Serve toast on side for dipping.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


I Love This Comeback

One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here in California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.

But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly," Yes, I always wear it and probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman.

"Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today. but, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Everyone within hearing distance cheered!

I would be cheering just as loud as everyone there.

Thank you to Bob for this one

Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Zealand History

Photo:Francis Prout
Ta Moko
The photo shows male and female faces carved into the trunk of a large tree. Both faces show Maori facial tattoos or Ta Moko.

The history of the Maori people and their stories make for interesting reading.

I remember sitting in class as a young child, listening intently to the Maori myths and legends our teacher read to us.

New Zealand In History is a site I found to have a lot of information.
To learn more about the Maori people of New Zealand , click Here

Friday, September 09, 2005

Carnival of Recipes

The Carnival of Recipes is up.

There are some fantastic recipes for you to try. Go check them out Here

Carnival of Cordite is Up

The Carnival of Cordite Special Double Edition is out.

All kinds of Neat gun stuff.

click Here


Considering Keewee's Corner was originally created just for family and friends, it sure has expanded. Much to my delight, I have visitors from all around the globe. Thank you to all who visit my blog making my (fun) work all worthwhile.


Skiting:(rhymes with fighting) bragging; showing off

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Photo practice




Last Christmas I was given a little pocket size samsung camera.
Today, I took it out to my garden to see how well it does with close up shots, for a small camera it does reasonably well.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


The results for e- postal match are up, check them out here at Mr. Completely's blog.


1 Box vanilla wafers
1 stick butter or margarine
3 c powdered sugar
2 (8-oz) pkgs. cream cheese (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
2 Bananas
20- oz can crushed pineapple
16- oz tub cool whip

Crush wafers and use as bottom layer in 9 x 13- inch dish. Melt butter and pour over wafers. Beat powdered sugar and cream cheese with 1 tsp vanilla. Pour over wafers. Slice bananas for next layer. Add drained pineapple. Cover with cool whip. Garnish with pecans, cherries or sprinkles.



This sure makes sense the way the gas prices are going up.
Thanks to J for the picture.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Postal match

One of my ten targets. The center circle is only 1/2" across!

Today I finally got around to shooting Mr. Completely's postal match.

I used my Beretta U22 Neos to shoot five targets free standing then five targets from a bench rest, I don't think I have anything to skite about. (you will have to see kiwi word of the week on Friday) but then again I am not totally embarrassed.

Results will be posted Tuesday evening by Mr. Completely.

Friday, September 02, 2005


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

kiwi word of the week

Chuffed: pleased: as in, "he was dead chuffed"

Tiki tour: roundabout way to get somewhere: scenic tour

Thursday, September 01, 2005


You may have read this before, so read it again. After all, "laughter is the best medicine"

Words of wisdom

I am in shape.
Round is a shape.
Time may be a great healer,
but it's a lousy beautician.
Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels good.
Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
Even if you are on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.
An optimist thinks this is the best possible world.
A pessimist fears this is true.
There will always be death and taxes;
however, death doesn't get worse every year.
In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
I am a nutritional overachiever.
I plan on living forever. So far, so good.
Practice safe eating -- always use condiments.
A day without sunshine is like night.
It's frustrating when you know all the answers,
but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time,
but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Brain cells come and brain cells go,
but fat cells live forever.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom.
Sometimes it comes alone.
Life not only begins at forty,
it also begins to show.
I smile because you are my friend!
I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.