I Hear America Singing


I want to send out a thanks to Jim at Irregularly Periodic Ruminations for this lovely award, that you’ll see … on the left eventually … in the Awards patchy thingie. I really appreciate that Jim, makes me feel like I’m not doing all this bloggin for nothing, ya know? The Premios Dardo Award!

I didn’t watch a single moment of the inauguration yesterday, I’m just not all into that Pomp and Circumstance. I wish the guy would just get to it already. Ya know … I don’t recall ever having a party thrown for me just because I got a job. Rediculous and in these economic times, incredibly expensive.

So on to the crux of the meme here: the RULES!!!

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. (check-a-mumdo)
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. (checky numbah 2)

Jim, I agree with you … fifteen people? WOWSIE.

Here goes.

1. Musings
2. Comedy Goddess
3. Pearl
4. Sidewalk Shoes
5. Anymommy Out There
6. Tongue in Cheek
7. An Explorers View of Life
8. Cheaper Than Therapy
9. Pacing the Panic Room
10. High Desert Diva
11. Sassy Britches
12. Miss Grace’s Disgrace
13, Willow Manor
14. Profoundly Inarticulate
15. Don’t Make Drugs

I’m stealing the disclaimer as well Jim:

“Standard disclaimer for the awardees: Follow the rules or don’t. This is a no pressure blog. I award people because I appreciate their blogs and I like to acknowledge them. If you don’t want to pass it on, that’s cool, just enjoy it.”

A quick notice to all ya’ll as well … I love awards, finding the people to send them out to can be seem to be a bit trying. It wasn’t a trial finding all of you. You all do a brilliant job!!! I enjoy every day perusing through the meanderings of your minds, finding humor, sadness, forgiveness, energy, light, and clarity. Oh and … as the disclaimer says, if you see it you get it … if you don’t want it … by all means … be your own person. All my best to all of you!!!

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

What fictional high school—from tv, film, or a book—would you most like to attend? Or would you rather never go near high school again, fictional or otherwise?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ

Feckless [feck·less] adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”font>

ஜ~§What I’m Reading§~ஜ

Nora Roberts, Sacred Sins and Skousen, The 5,000 Year Leap

ஜ~§What I’m Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: Knight Rider, Lost YAY!!! and Criminal Minds

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

I Hear America Singing

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it whould be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The woodcutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day–at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.

Walt Whitman (1860)

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 egg whites
1 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
3 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
1 1/2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
6 ounces spaghetti, cooked, drained

Preparation:
Dip chicken in egg whites, then in bread crumbs, turning to evenly coat both sides of chicken. Place in greased 13×9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Top with 2 cups of the spaghetti sauce and cheeses. Sprinkle with oregano. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.

Serve over hot pasta tossed with remaining 1 cup spaghetti sauce, heated.

Yield: 6 servings

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13 Responses to I Hear America Singing

  1. High Desert Diva says:

    Awwww….thanks!Nice way to start the day!

  2. Pearl says:

    SweetPea, I love awards — I just don’t always write the follow-up assignment to them! :-)Pearl

  3. SweetPeaSurry says:

    Like I said Pearl, do it or don’t … you are still going to make me laugh!!!HDD, wow … now you sound like a disease, lemme try that again … Diva my girl … you deserve it!

  4. Miss Grace says:

    Thanks! You’re too sweet, as always.

  5. The Mom says:

    Well that’s awfully nice of you, thanks for making my morning!

  6. Sassy Britches says:

    Thanks so much for thinking of me! I’ll be off to watch LOST too in a few minutes! Am excited!

  7. Pam says:

    Thank you so much! I love graphics of this award!

  8. Juliet Colors says:

    Thank you, Surry! You’re so sweet!

  9. SUSAN SONNEN says:

    thank you, sweetie! 🙂 i’m getting a kick out of your blog, too!hey, if you guys don’t mind, i’m going to steal that disclaimer…i’m not sure when i’ll be back. our internet connection is being stupid again. 😦 but hopefully tomorrow…wow! i don’t know if i even know 15 people… 🙂

  10. anymommy says:

    I love the quote of the day today!! It’s such a great feeling to have someone say they appreciate what you write. Thank you so much.

  11. Heinous says:

    You more than deserve it. Thank you for your posts. You’re definitely not doing it for nothing.

  12. Lacey says:

    Wow! Thank you! I love your blog, too, and I'm looking forward to reading all the others on your list! <3Hey though, how come my link goes to Profoundly Inarticulate's blog? Cry! ;)Keep up the great writing, lady!

  13. SweetPeaSurry says:

    Oh crap Lacey … I thought I’d fixed that. I’ll go fix it RIGHT NOW!!!

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