Because I HATE having to explain myself…..

I have decided that since I HATE having to explain myself to the blogging world as a whole about my nickname “BITRCountryGirl” that I am going back to blogger.  I have been considering this move for a little while since a bunch of people told me in their comments that they thought that I was “bitter” instead of “bitr” and everytime I wanted to leave a comment on certain blogs that I visit I had to login to do so, which is SUPER frustrating by the way.  For those who have been following for a while I apologize and can totally understand if you choose to quit following my blog.  I’m just not happy with a lot of things about my current blog….That I can’t change certain things about my current blog….so I’m going to where I CAN change things as I feel they need to be changed.

The new address for Have Inspiration….Will Travel is: http://haveinspirationwilltravel.blogspot.com

P.S. If blogger eats this new blog again….well I guess blogging and I just weren’t meant to be.

Jamie

Taking an extended Blogging Break

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Here I was all excited about my upcoming giveaway and then my parents drop a FUCKING HUGE ASS bomb on me…..This afternoon we’re putting Shawna to sleep….that was after my father had already left for work and was giggling about the fact that “she” (who turned out to be Shawna) looks at my mom with her head cocked to one side.  Not nowing who they were talking about I told my dad that he was in trouble when my mom told him it wasn’t funny.  I guess he’s finally getting his wish….he told me a couple weeks ago that he thought she should be put down before we get to far into this winter.  So now I’ve been crying for over an hour, I’m pissed as fucking hell at the whole world and I just want this day to have never happened.

So I will be taking an extended blogging vacation to figure some things out in my head.  I may be back here at this address or I may be back at blogger….God only knows I can never seem to make up my mind.  The only thing about this blog that I don’t like is that people out there in the blogging world see my “handle” bitrcountrygirl and actually think that I am bitter….which I’m not.  Where ever I end up at I’ll come find all my blogging pals again. 

 

Til then,

Jamie

Thank You’s

Thank you to all the ladies who stopped by yesterday from SITS for “Open Letter” day.  I’ll be coming back to visit your blogs later.  Was a bad night at work last night and I’m going to bed.  I’ll “see” you all later.

Jamie

An Open Letter to “Mother Nature”

Today is open letter day on SITS, here is mine.  Short and sweet.  I actually wrote this awhile ago but never actually posted it.

Dear “Mother Nature,”

Why must you do this to me?  I really don’t enjoy being “tortured” for several days once a month – I really hate the “Beached Whale” feeling too.  I’m sure that the people around me don’t enjoy me becoming a borderline homicidal manic either.   I Though they all seem to have a death wish at the time.  So please explain to me why we women have to suffer like this?  It’s totally uncool and quite frankly it’s borderline cruel.  So I’m going to hold a long-time grudge and leave you with this……To quote Happy Bunny…..You Suck and THAT’s Sad.

An unhappy “customer”

My new favorite Jason Aldean song – She’s Country

He’s got some other really great songs but I can hardly WAIT to see the actual video for this song!

Recipe Tuesday!

Microwave Cashew Brittle

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup white corn syrup

1 cup cashews

1 teaspoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

In 1 1/2 qt. casserole, stir together sugar and syrup.  Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.  Stir in cashews.  Microwave on high 3-5 minutes only until light brown.  Add butter and vanilla, blending well.  Microwave on high 1-2 minutes more.  Nuts will be lightly browned and syrup VERY HOT!  Add baking soda ans stir gently until light and foamy.  Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet.  Cool 30-60 minutes.  Break into small pieces and store in airtight container.

NOTE: You can sub 1 cup salted peanuts, or 1 cup pecan halves, or 1 cup dry roasted almonds.

More recipes can be found at The BITRCountryGirl Cooks as well.

A few new Idea’s for here at “Have Inspiration….Will Travel”

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I’ve been thinking about things that I could do on my blog to keep things more “interesting.”  I guess you could call it a sort of blog content “makeover.” So here are some of my ideas so far:

  • At the end of each month I will do a post that features all of the new commentors on my blog to say “thank you” for stopping by and leaving some comment love on Have Inspiration….Will Travel.
  • Friday here is always my day to post my blessings for the week.
  • Saturday and Sunday are going to be my “off” days…NO posts on either of these two days.
  • Monday will be “My Weekend Was Great Because”
  • Tuesday will be “Recipe tuesday”….which can also be found on my cooking blog The BITRCountryGirl Cooks
  • Wednesday will be “Weigh In Wednesday” on my weight loss progress page 
  • Thursday will be “Wordless Thursday”…..Well I hope I can keep it wordless anyway
  • I’m also trying to come up with an idea for a give away so please keep checking back for further details.