Sunday, October 7, 2012

The outcome.....
Delicious :)
(and I don't even like pork ribs that much, lol)
I make them for the guys.
Started off with a dry rub -
placed on LOW for 7hrs
Drained all from crock-
Then added the meat and onions
back into the crockery,
and topped off with about 2/3 of the sauce I made.
Let that sit on HI for about 30minutes.
Then popped it into the oven to make sure all was yummy
and thickened up-
baked right alongside the garlic and herb parmsean biscuits.
What else sat beside this meaty concoction on my plate?
Mashed potatoes of course!
Mmmmm.......... belly's full, time for a walk.

Well, here I am , lol!
Without fail, it seems each time I try to sit down and invest time into my blog...
Life calls.
I have been spending more time lately on Facebook -
catching up with some whom I have not had time to
talk to in awhile.
Life is life. :)
You will have your good days,
and the not-so-good days.
Somehow it seems that good or bad, the days are flying by
faster and faster.
Where is time running off to?
This weekend has been a good weekend thus far.
Spent some time in the fish room yesterday-
(I always enjoy that) :)
and today had the crockpot going at 7am:
Country Style Pork Ribs
Can you say ....... Yum!?
I am contemplating on buying a pair of seahorses
 as a Christmas gift to myself :)
The fish room to date has:
1 pair Ocellaris
1 pair Picasso's
1 pair Banggai Cardinalfish
So I think the Seahorse tank would make a nice addition :)
(although still contemplating on which ones I want, lol)
Mmm... just checked the sauce for the ribs, yum yum!
Heading to go feed the fish -
Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wishing everyone a GREAT Happy 4th of July!!
Have Fun, Be Safe, and Enjoy!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Such a relaxing day.

Started the day off with the yummi-licious scent of Banana Nut Crumb Muffins in the oven - yum!
I got the recipe from my fav site, All Recipes - and only tweaked it by adding crushed walnuts ( I LOVE walnuts)  and mini chocochips to 1/2 the batch for the boys.
All you need is a cold glass of milk and you are SET lol!

Did bascially nothing today- except pay bills after breakfast, (always a must do haha)
and take time for myself to lounge by the pool for abit.

 Have not done that in awhile, so it was nice to get out there.
Of course now I have ruined my tan lines (lol, from all that indoor tanning).

But it was soooooooo relaxing to be in the warmth of the sun, music playing in the background - getting my Hawaiian Tropic tan on, :)

The quick chill from jumping in and plummeting to the bottom of the pool added a bit of hydration that was needed as I usually tend to spend hours in the hot sun when I do lay out- I sometimes forget to replenish my skin. (but I had plenty of water to drink:) )

All in all- it has been a nice day- of doing nothing, something I don't ever do.
Looking forward to work this week - LOTS to be done, lol.

This weekend I am looking into a possible fish exploration...maybe New Port Richey as I have yet to visit the shop down there..... hmmm... yes, maybe :)

Have a great week everyone - enjoy it !

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to the WORLD's BEST Kid- EVER !!! I love you, I am so very proud of all that you have done thus far, and all that you will do as you continue your journey through life. You will never know what special place you hold in my heart- you are my happiness. You are my heart, my soul, my life. I am so glad you are part of our lives, Happy 18th Birthday  !!!, xoxoxoxoxo love mom :)

 For All The Billing Experts Out There :)

Check this out - great deal:

2012 Illustrated Coding and Billing Expert for Anesthesia/Pain Management by...

Since I am now in Cardiology- I have no further use for my Anesthesia books- so if you - or anyone you know- would be interested, send them a link to my listing on ebay... FREE SHIPPING :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Going through closets, boxes, and shelves sounded alot more fun when I originally thought of this project hahaha! The amount of collectibles one accumulates over time is hysterical :)

Check out these adorable little metallic gift bags:
CreatedByChelle on ebay

Monday, May 14, 2012

It's time to clear some things out of the way,
in order to create space for my new hobby...
(to be coming soon to a blog near you, lol! )

Be sure to check out my newly listed items on ebay :
Bath Recipes : Soaps, Bubble Baths, Salt Mixes -
the IDEAL gift to give to family, friends, co-workers.
School is coming to an end..
.. do you know what you will be getting ALL those teachers?

Also to add to the mix will be some odds and ends, soap molds, fragrance bottles (individual and by the lot),
soap decorations, exfoliating products..and the list goes on.

Be sure to check out all my listings...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Has been a LONG while since I have posted, but I have been lurking around reading other posts here and there - in between everything LIFE has been tossing at me, lol.

So, ...............Hello Friends. Hope all of you are doing well.

To recap:
 have lost several fish and all my coral during moving my tanks- so I am starting anew.

The sole survivors...
 * my Picasso Pair from ProAquatix
 * my Ocellaris Pair from ORA
 * a Male Mandarin - wild caught
 * a newly acquired pair of Banggai Cardinals from Ocala Aquariums (wild caught)

I have put the soap making on the back burner for awhile, and will be taking up a new hobby that has sparked my interest , which I will be posting here as I get further into it. Right now, I am just getting my feet wet. This is due to a coworker at work who has given me the curiousity bug haha and now I am curious to say the least :)

I L.O.V.E. my new position - (my place of employment has chosen to outsource, so they have given notice to all the employees, and encouraged us to find something new, as they will no longer be keeping the staff on hand) - so as luck would have it, I am now back IN town, working closer to home, and enjoying being home more. *Not to mention saving TONS of $$$ on gas! lol

My son is on his last week of highschool this week -
with Graduation around the corner.
WOW - I am still dealing with that, lol! I cannot believe my little baby has grown up to be the wonderful, handsome, intelligent, did I mention gorgeous? young man that he is. Time has certainly sped up in the last few years- with each blink I feel I have been cheated of time - but it is here, and he is excited to begin his life, college, work, his own place, the whole nine yards. And as much as I want to hold him close and protect him from anything and everything in Life- I want to encourage him to be and do anything and everything he wants, without hesitation, without fear. I want him to enjoy his Life and get everything from it his heart can want.

I am back on here, to be posting more, trying to be more frequent on Facebook, YouTube, and Bodybuilding - not to mention several fish forums, - so pop in , drop me a line, talk to you all soon :)

Ok- 'nite for now, wishing everyone a Very Blessed and Happy Mother's Day -

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Life has been soooo hectic lately- but hoping it will calm down soon enough.
Listing many items on ebay to clear out the garage- ha! always a plus when you can clean out the garage :)

Gearing up for a walk / jog this afternoon- if my back decides to work with me, lol- pulled something out of whack yesterday- thinking the walk may help.... hopefully won't aggrevate it.

This month is very busy- with my son having exams - then Spring Break- then PROM :) I just want to press PAUSE on Life and enjoy the time- it is going by so quickly.

Also excited for our trip this week- our local reef club has the opportunity to tour the Aquaculture Facility at UF : can't wait to see it !
Then we have our 2 year Anniversary Meeting for M.O.R.E.

Such a busy month, lol! Looking forward to April and relaxing :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today I awoke to one of my Banggai fish - the male- very stressed out, his dorsal fin shredded. He was darker in color and had labored breathing. I am not sure what caused this, other than (possibly) getting caught near the intake of a new filter I had placed in the tank the night before.
It is very odd, as the intake is not strong at all- and they normally sleep 'under' the rocks... so not sure what happened, but I found him all the way on the other side of the tank, resting on a bed of macroalgae. The female was on the opposite side of the tank, near the rockwork. The few people I shared this with all agree: it couldn't have been the female, so the only other option is the filter.
 I am so sad about this, (for fish lovers- you will understand) as I am positive he was holding. And after discussing with another hobbyist - I was expecting the eggs to hatch within the next 2-3 weeks.
Sadly- I came home this evening to find he did not recover.
Now I am contemplating on whether or not to introduce a new male to my existing female, in 'hopes' they accept each other. . . or just move her to my display tank, and seek a new pair to breed in hopes of establishing a healthy tank raised family of Banggai's?
I do not want to take the chance of having a new addition attack the female that I have... but I do not want to keep her lonely either. So, I am going to be posing the question on my forums, and see the best option for an easy transition of adding a new mate.
*** more to come on my Banggai....... :( it breaks my heart.

Monday, February 20, 2012

As far as my aqualife goes.....all my pairs are doing well, eating, growing - getting stronger & healthier. I cannot wait for the next stream of eggs to be laid, so I can jump back into it :) My pairs are pretty much all around the same age - with the exception of my Banggai's and Maroons - so all the clowns should start to lay togther, or within a relatively close time frame.
The Banggai's are doing well, and I have started  putting a blog togther for them also, to keep their info separate from the clownfish. They are fun to watch :) I am watching the male like a hawk to see if he is carrying the eggs yet, but he likes to play hide and seek, lol
As time has it, Spring is in the air, haha , so I am Spring Cleaning - check out my ebay listings - I am clearing out alot of what I do not use anymore, or just do not have a use for. Some are old, some new, some borrowed, and some never opened. Enjoy looking. I will try to post something new each day.
Have a great Monday - Happy Presidents Day everyone

Sunday, February 5, 2012


This weekend... hmm.. could be a little longer.

Somehow the days seem to be going by quicker as our son gets older, lol.
I feel like the days are slipping away :(

 He is planning on college, of course, so the talk around the house lately has shifted to dorm rooms, scholarships, classes, etc... where did the time go? This was once my sweet little baby, lol.. now almost a towering young man. I cannot express how proud I am of him, the person he has grown to be. But I do miss the times when we had all day to bond- to watch tv, read a bedtime story, seems like everything now is rushed into a hustle, bustle, hurry up menagerie of events.

 Yup.... feeling motherly-nostalgic,  so... rather than getting all weepy here on the computer while the guys watch the Superbowl... let me switch to my fishtalk, haha.. always keeps me calm, :)

So- as many of you know, I have brought home another pair of great looking fish :)
This time a pair of Maroon clowns - see my other link Chelle's Maroons  - they are feeding well. I am very pleased with them, the overall size, coloration- very healthy looking fish :)

I also just found out that someone I follow on one of my forums will be featured on BlogTalkRadio .. ON MY BIRTHDAY, lol! How cool is that? A great topic, one I love (clownfish) by Kathy ( of Kathy's Clowns) and on my day, heehee .. looking forward to listening in :)

Here is the link to the radio show :
BlogTalkRadio ...Clownfish for Beginners

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time to Rewind.........

Well- it happened again- even though I told myself it wouldn't, lol. The holidays came and went, leaving the leftovers of everything I gorged on - turkey, ham, potatoes, pumpkin roll- oh my goodness how did I eat all that?

So- as I (and others, lol) have noticed that I was getting "fluffier"- to say the least, :) - I have restarted a gym membership. I am now going to Dynabody here in town. Have to ease my way back into it as I have been on a hiatus the past few months- but I have a Gung-Ho plan of action in getting back to where I was, then tone from there.

I cannot believe how quickly the carbs stick to me, lol! Amazing! They are definitely my criptonite, lol.

So- it is back to clean eating- less soda, more water-hitting the gym after work and on weekends - and taking my new found fav : Cuts, by Universal Nutrition. - I love this stuff! You see the pounds literally melt from you. It is incredible!

 (if you are looking for something to help tone up- grab a container of Cuts- you won't regret it, lol! )

And join a forum- great support! I use Bodybuilding - excellent group of people- always encouraging and helping getting you to your goals.

New Year - gotta try to stick to my weight goals a little longer this time, haha- darn those carbs. They do always find a way back into my life.

Today's goal : no carbs, if possible
                        Gym : 2 hours (mix of cardio and weights)
                        30 minute walk around the lake this evening

What are your healthy weight goals for this year? Anyone trying to lose, tone, get fit, or just eat healthier? Share some of your thoughts and plans of action with the rest of us :)