Wednesday, March 9, 2011


The molecular formula is C12H22O11 for this edible crystalline carbohydrate commonly known as 'table sugar' . Scientifically the word sucrose or "sugar" is used for any mono or di-saccharide. Realeasin' a whoppin' 1,619 KJ's of energy, this sweet treat when added to food is called sucrose. Hosting 99.98% pure delicious carbs when found naturally is called fructose. Whatever form ya milk it from this is one chick who has a whole mouth full of sweet teeth! Give me a little chocolate and it makes me feel like I've done gone and got Yankee rich!!! Yep, the sweet stuff temps me to the max. Whew, there I said it. I feel better now. Folks, I keep all sweet treats here on the Ponderosa frozen deep in a forbidden corner of my freezer or else I'd be as fat as a tub of lard on butcherin' day and it would take two dogs to bark at me!
If things got any better here for Miss Sarah Grace we'd have to hire someone to come help her enjoy it. Gracie is an excellent eater and here she is demonstratin' how to eat a lion cupcake with all the style that is uniquely hers. This rockin' grandma thinks she's doin' a mighty fine job. Why, eatin' a cupcake like this without wearin' it would be harder than chasin' a herd of cats into a crowded dog kennel! As you can see 'Gracie' has a sweet tooth or two herself. I'm tempted to scoop up this little sugar cube every time she bats those beautiful big browns at me!!!
I've been sicker than a sixth grade boy who snuck into his grand~pappy's bag of chaw this week with a nasty stomach bug. Makin' like Mount Kilimanjaro and runnin' a temp of 103 I've been so weak I'd be hard put to pull the skin off custard but I did manage to use Custom Random Generator. Takin' all the strength I could muster up, I loaded the numbers 1-140. Woohoo....we have a winner of the $40.00 gift code over at CSN stores. I know the suspense is killin' ya'll so our winner is number one hundred and twelve. Our Canadian friend Knitwit over at '2kids, 2dogs, 2cars, 2tired' is the winner. Go pop over, pay her a visit and congratulate her on a great win. I wish I had a big old prize for each and every one of ya! Ahhhh, there's that temptation thing again.
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Our lovely blogsister 'Knitwit' will be singin' right along with the Guess Who happier than a spring robin on wet ground, "oh temptation eyes lookin' through my, my, my soul!" Beltin' out like that US rock band back in the 1970's whose single was released by Dunhill records. "Temptation Eyes" only made it to number fifteen on the US Billboard charts but that lucky Knitwit made it to number one. Winnin' $40.00 to spend over at CSN Stores she no longer has to look longingly at all that cool merchandise with those "Temptation Eyes"!!!



  1. Hi Nezzy...
    Sure glad you're up and running now...Glad the sickness is gone an that you are feeling better...I too am a SUGAR-A-HOLIC! Just can't help myself. Looks like little Gracie was having herself a fine time with that delicious treat.
    Shuckings....I sure was hoping to be the winner, however I am super happy for 2kids,2dogs,2cars,2tired. Congratulations!

    Sure hope your day is as Blessed as what mine has been!
    Maybe just one sweet or two would help you get that strength back! What ya think?

  2. hope you get to feelin' right as rain very soon!!! :)

  3. Thank you!!! I've just sent you an email.
    I have a kid home sick today, so I can't tell you how much of a lift it was to win the giveaway!

  4. TOO cute! Miss Sarah Grace is too cute:) Congrats to the winner of the CSN giveaway! Big hugs!

  5. I love that lion cupcake and the sweet little girl eating it is just adorable too. Hope you are feeling much better. It seems that winter is leaving a lot of us with a touch of the flu bug. Take good care!

  6. Oh, sweet Nezzy I am so glad you are feeling better. That little adorable Sarah Grace just looks so sweet eating that lion cupcake. Your sweet tooth...or teeth sounds like my hubby's. :) Thank you so much for your kindness and prayers for Reid. Keep feeling better and better. I loved this post...gave me some giggles. Hugs

  7. Congrats to Knitwit. I sure hope you are feeling much better by the time you read this. Your granddaughter is a peach!! :):)

    (I suffer from that sweet tooth disease, too!)

  8. She is adorable, Nezzy. I am so glad you are at least enough better to do a little bit of blogging. That awful stomach flu is, I hear, afraid of sugar. :-)

  9. Oh! Hope you feel better soon!

  10. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. We have had strep throat a runnin' through our house. BLAH! Miss Sarah Grace certaily looks as though she is enjoying her treat.

  11. Gosh, sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Get better...the world needs you! Loved these sweet pics. And congrats to your lucky winner.

    If you're up to it I'm doing a CSN giveaway you might want to enter!

  12. I love visiting your have such fun, funny ways of referring to things with country slang. It always makes me giggle.
    It is so hard to deal with those TEMPTATION eyes,.....why does all the harmful things for us look so enticing. Oh yeah. I know. Be strong Wendy, sometimes it is the adversary just tempting you along.
    I hope you start feeling much better SOON

  13. Sweet pictures of a sweet girl. Bummer that you have been sick, but I'm glad you are on the mend. Take care of yourself.
    Congrats to you lucky winner.

  14. Good oldies music, technical info on sugar, mix of Ozark phrases - this post is the winner. thanks

  15. That is one spectacular treat she's got there! I hope you're feeling better now!

  16. See? I knew sugar was dangerous! (Unless you're a cute little girl, of course....)

    Hope you are feeling all the way better VERY soon.


  17. Never mind that yummy looking treat.. your delicious granddaughter is adorable. Congrats to Knitwit. I hope YOU feel better VERY soon. Look after yourself.

  18. Praise GOD the sickness is GONE! Now, that treat is just toooo yummy looking...could you pass me one?


  19. Congrats to the winner.
    I sure do hope you are feeling better.
    Didn't sound too much fun!
    Your little granddaughter is adorable.

  20. Congrats to Knitwit. Spend it well gal.
    I am so sorry you have been so sick. Sure hope the bug has moved on to another county by now. Do take care.

  21. Congrats Knitwit have a super fun time shopping!


  22. The grace with which your little Sarah Grace is eating her treat is just overwhelming!
    Congrats to the giveaway winner Knitwit, and wishes of Victory to you in your struggle against Temptation and health bugs!

  23. Goodness Gracious, please take good care of yourself...That stomach bug is nasty! Please be gentle with yourself until you are 100%.
    I love the expression on Sarah Grace's face...I'd like to help her eat that!

  24. Nezzy, you always cheer me up! You have such a fun way of explaining things! Traci

  25. Sorry to hear that you were down and out!
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better!


  26. Sicker than what
    Darn girlfriend I hate you have been so sick. Hope your on the mend now.
    Your baby is darling eating her way through that yummy lion cupcake.
    Also your mentioned chocolate and now you got me wanting some. Darn it will I ever loose.
    Your tooooooo funny and I love your writing and you

  27. I'm surprised you could write about such a sweet treat after a stomach virus! Bless your heart, that sounded rough. So sorry you had to experience it.
    I loved a couple of your expressions. I never heard of being so fat that it would take two dogs to bark at you. That's funny! I've heard of 'hugging and chalking' which means someone is so big, you begin the hug, put a chalk mark where you were able to reach, and then go to that spot and pick up the hug again!
    And herding cats into a kennel full of dogs - - that's good, too! THANKS for the fun update!

  28. Looks like she's having a yummy old time!

  29. Glad you are up and going again, I got bit by that bug a couple weeks ago and I know you did not have any fun while you were sick.
    Have a blessed tomorrow.

  30. The best cure for nasty stomach bugs: chocolate and grandbabies! Congratulations to Miss Knitwit.

    And that cupcake is ADORABLE! What creativity you have!

    Have a good one!

  31. What an adorable little girl, treats and grandaughters, a combination made in heaven!
    Hope you're feeling better soon :o)

  32. WOMAN, you ROCK MY HEART AND FUNNY BONE!....." would take two dogs to bark at me!" WHAT A GREAT IMAGE!!! Dearest, PLEASE, DO YOU WRITE PROFESSIONALLY???DANG! YOU SHOULD! I am sending my husband over to read this....I have told him about you, and I don't know if he has been over, but sheesh, you are the QUEEN OF SIMILES!! Oh dearest, I hope you are feeling better; 103 temps for women of our age is a bummer....I was delirious once with a high temp! I saw THINGS! teeeeheeee.....stay well my dear, go get yourself a sweet from one of those DEEP DEEP hiding places and be good to yourself. LOVE YOUR STORIES!! Anita

  33. Congrats to the winner! Hope she doesn't order any sweets to temp you Nezzy!
    So sorry that you aren't feeling well. I hope it passes quickly so that you can enjoy more time with your beautiful granddaughter.
    I loved that song "Temptation Eyes". Great song!
    Get better and have a good weekend, that's an order! Love Di ♥

  34. That is one cute little girl you have there and yes my face would have been the color of that cupcake. If it don't look good on you going down why eat it, right? :)

    Hope the bug has been evicted and healing powers are returning. Have a blessed day my friend!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  35. Oh poor you! Hope you're feeling better soon... And thanks for those sweet photos!

  36. Congrats to Knitwit, lucky gal!!!!

    Nezzy you just gots to get to feelin' better and stayin' that way! Sending you some getting better and stayin' that way vibes :)

  37. Feel better soon daaaaaahling!
    *get well kisses* HH

  38. Yikes, so sorry you've been sick. Yucky stuff!

    Sarah Grace is a cutie pie and she sure was enjoying herself. LOL

    Congrats to Knitwit.


  39. oh no on that virus you had. it is going around here and i am staying far far away from those who have it. we call it the 4 day go and throw... hope you are all better now. i had it in 2006 and still remember it way to much

  40. Yikes to your bug/flu/whatever! So glad you're feeling better - maybe you need to check on that stash in the freezer :)

    You've sure got a cutie up there with those big brown eyes, and she most certainly knows how to tame a lion....


  41. That looks yummy. I can't buy the sweet stuff or I will get into it. Doesn't do any good for me to try and hide it away - I swear it talks to me and calls my name. I hope you feel better soon.

  42. Nezzy,
    I love your humor. You are obviously having a lot of fun and we get to come along for the ride.

    I completely relate about sweets. Except that I don't have a sweet tooth or even a mouth full of sweet teeth. I have a sweet body. (No impropriety intended.)

    A long time favorite? Just about anything with chocolate and peanut butter. Makes me happier than a starving chimp in a room full of bananas. (Clearly I'm not as good at this as you.)

    Three cheers, a hoot and a rrrr.

  43. Glad you are better. The virus us making it around AR too. I am staying in as much as possible since I must be well to have the heart ablation procedure I am awaiting a date.

    Congrats to KnitWit.

  44. Hi Nezzy, I hope you get all better soon! Your Grand is adorable! Way to go Knitwit!
    Take good care of yourself Miss Nezzy..cause the blog world wouldn't be the same without you:)

  45. Your sense of humor, even in the face of the vale of virus, has me chuckling to myself and hubby is wondering what I'm up to! Congrats to the lucky winner! What a lovely young lady with the cupcake - no temptation here - my downfall is breads and savories.

    Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a kind comment.

  46. March has hit with a big klunk. So many sick people, including me. I hope you feel better soon so you can have yourself some of that sweet stuff.

  47. I forgot to mention--that is one cute little girl! I have so much fun with my boys, but once in a while it'd be fun to have a girl around here!
    Quick update. I went over to CSN and my "temptation eyes" were wandering all over the place! But in the end, I decided to let my mom pick herself out something nice because I felt she needed the boost more than I did. She's been nursing my dad back from knee replacement surgery, and it's like she has another baby to take care of after finally getting all 7 of us out of the house! I'll let you know what she chooses!
    I do hope you're feeling better. My oldest has had something similar and I am washing my hands raw trying not to catch it!!

  48. Hi Nezzy, glad to hear you're feeling better! I've definitely got a sweet tooth, too. Just call me a choco-holic. Your little Gracie is sure a cutie and really enjoying that cupcake! Looks real good. Making me hungry. Now I'm gonna go see if I can find a lil piece of chocolate. Congrats to the winner.
    Have a great weekend!

  49. you may not have picked my number but I feel like a winner anyone being treated to pictures of that little cutie with the cupcake. Congrats to the other winner :)
    Hope you're feeling better

  50. sorry you have not been feeling well...hope you are getting better...what a cute little sugar cube you got there...and a nice looking snack...smiles.

    tore a ligament in my laid up this week and slowly getting better...

  51. Teeeeheee! My husband came, RUBEN! HE LOVES YOUR HUMOR...I love HIS humor, and we are all loving each other's humor....I just can't get over that "IT WOULD TAKE TWO DOGS TO BARK AT ME..." Oh dear, you are so gifted! ENJOY DEAREST! Anita

  52. Get well soon! I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth. These days, I'm watching those old calories, so I'm getting my fix from hot tea with sugar. I could SO dig on that cupcake. By the way, you are two hoots.

  53. Hope you're feeling much better and have recovered now.

    Congrats to the winner! =)

  54. You and Dr. Phil should have a contest to see who's the best with those southern expressions!

    Glad you feeling better.

    And, you can't lose when you include an adorable and cute kid in the post. :)

  55. She is just too precious:) Glad you are all better!

  56. HI NEZZY! :) Your comments on my silly posts always give me such a lift. You have that way with folks! I am doing fine.
    On sugar...
    I found that saying "Gimme some sugar!" can get you in trouble...but I say it anyway..and it's because I really and truely do need it!
    Like you, I feel so cozy, warm, cherished, and totally secure when I have something sweet (chocolate being my favorite of course) and I have it WAY too much!
    The freezer you say? Way in the back? Well..ok..but I am a terrible addict. My behind didn't get this way from just sitting at the computer...
    I love you to pieces, Nezzy!!

  57. Oh my friend I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill. But I couldn't help laugh at the "chaw" reference. Ah Nezzy, you're the best.

  58. Nezzy, I am so sorry you've been sick. It sounds horrible (even though you did make me laugh about it with all of your witticisms). Glad you keep your sense of humor even when you're not well. Your granddaughter is adorable. Every tooth I have left in my mouth is a sweet tooth, and I don't keep my sweets in the back of the freezer. If you saw me, you'd know I am being truthful. Get better soon! laurie

  59. She is so cute. Hope you are feeling much better.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  60. I've got a sweet tooth myself, but the sight of that thing made my teeth ache.

  61. Glad you beat the flu bug and can be you regular ol' self again. I know your family is happy to see you feel well.

  62. Geez Nezzy, you make me laugh! I have the biggest sweet tooth around and I'm trying to give it up for Lent...It does take 2 dogs to bark at me, so I'm trying to do this for spiritual and healthful reasons...I need to chuck a few pounds before summer! That Grandkiddo is a cutie pie! Have a good weekend!

  63. Knowing the chemical formula for sugar does little to keep me from wanting it!! That child is purely adorable Nez,....I think I'd want to give her whatever she wants!!
    Hope you are feelin' back to good old self!

  64. I've been a junk food junkie my whole life. Sugar and I have always had a special relationship. Lately, I've been trying to separate from it with hopes for a final divorce. We'll see how it goes.

    And I hope you are back to yourself soon.

  65. Oh what a cutie!
    Oh Nezzy, sorry you have been so ill. I have been a bit under the weather myself too.
    And I like your idea of hiding sweets way deep in the freezer. But my hubby has such a sweet tooth that it would never happen around here.
    But Nezzy, Temptation Eyes was recorded by my all time ever favorite band the Grass Roots!
    I saw them twice in concert! That song was my anthem throughout my freshman year in high school. I had a crush on the boy with the Temptation Eyes!
    Feel better soon, and just be glad you don't live in Wisconsin right now!
    Big Hugs,

  66. Oh me oh my I want me some sugar now! She looks so cute

  67. So sorry you've been sick Nezzy! Sure hope you are feeling better now. And, congrats to the winner! I didn't even know there was a contest - bummeroosky's! This dagblasted tummy surgery thingamagig! ;o)

  68. Your clear eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing.
    I want to fill it with colour and ducks,
    The zoo of the new

    Whose names you meditate –
    April snowdrop, Indian pipe,

    Stalk without wrinkle,
    Pool in which images
    Should be grand and classical.

    (Sylvia Plath, "Child" - passage)

    Happy weekend my lady Nezzy!!!:)

  69. I'm trying to picture you skinning a custard. ha ha ha.

  70. Hope you are all better!

    Hope the little sweet-tooth-gal, didn't get a tummy ache. From those sooooo cute cupcakes.

    What is "Yankee rich"? I'm up here in Damn Yankee Land, and not proud of it, but never heard that term! Believe me, not ALL Yankees are RICH! ,-)))))

    Gentle hugs...

  71. You are really scientific these days. She is adorable with that sugary cupcake,
    Hope you are feeling better and getting back to you old self.
    Happy Sunday,

  72. Great song! Nothing better than '70s music!

    I feel like having some rock candy.

    I hope you are feeling better! I had it too. Literally couldn't function for two days and now just a nasty cough and tired. But much better. Hope you've got someone to take care of you!

  73. What a little cutie pie :) Being a grandma must be the BEST!

  74. Oh, and sorry you've been feeling under-the- weather. Here's to a healthier week!

  75. As a biochemist, I truly enjoyed the beginning of your posts, you are speaking my language.;)
    As a woman that loves sweets, those pictures of that cutie eating that cupcake made me smile.;)
    Hope you feel better by now,

  76. Sarah Grace is certainly adorable and what lovely eyes she has. I love sweets better than anything and always make sure I stop eating the good stuff to leave plenty of room for dessert! God bless you - so sorry you've had the stomach bug.

  77. Very cute photos!

    I hope you are feeling better.

  78. Oh I hve the stomach bug too for 2 days and fever and generally felt horrible...add in a headche.....and I hate to be sick.....but always love your posts.

  79. Oh no that does sound nasty sick. You take all the spoonfuls of sugar you need to get the medicine down and get better soon!

  80. Good Morning I have been reading your blog. You are an awesome writer. I love how you make everything seem ok and funny. Keep writing. I am so glad you came to visit my blog. Now that you have found me I will enjoy your posts.I will be back to read more. Have to go take care of my 83 year old Mama she has an incredibly sweet tooth also. Later B

  81. Hi Nezzy!! Nothing like seeing a little doll to brighten my day!! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  82. Ugh, I'm sick today too. :( Love the molecular formula treat!!

  83. This was a fun post seeing her tackle that cupcake!

  84. It was lovely to have you visit at Lawn Tea!! I hope you're over your flu bug now, and are staying well and warm (but not 103 warm).

    We're hoping and hoping for Spring soon, and I imagine that you're having some of the nice days we haven't seen since November.

    Enjoyed your sweet girl and today's post!!


  85. How sweet of you to do a give a way! Congrats to the winner. Hope you are feeling MUCH better VERY soon!! Darling photos, love the intense look on little ones faces! So in the 'now'. Loves! Carla

  86. Hate to hear that you've been under the weather, Nezzy. I always say it's God's way of making us "busy bees" take a rest.
    Feel better and don't eat the cupcakes!

  87. Cute girl with a very yummy lookin' treat. Sorry you've been sick.

  88. Yi yi yi I have a sweet tooth too! Hope you are feeling better love!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

  89. I think I gained five pounds just looking at that yummy treat. LOL

  90. Sweetie, I hope things are going better for you. What a darling sugar eating princess ... my kind of girl. The only place sweets go in our house, is in me!!!
    Chuckle ...

    Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs of love, sweet friend,

  91. Oh so very cute. Appreciate the picture and a good time by the little one. Blessings.

  92. Hi Nezzy Sweetie...
    Hope you are feeling much better by now. I have had you in my prayers sweet friend. Nothing worse than the flu bug flying right on in like flies to a cow patty surprise hu?

    I just wanted to wish you a Happy St. Patty's Day sweetie. Love to see what's happening on the farm over your way. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  93. Hey!

    #1: Thanks for visiting my blog, and making yourself known to me! (Also, thanks for not making a mess, and for cleaning up after yerself before you left. ;-D )

    #2) Thanks for the tip about the Custom Random Generator! That will save me writing all the names out by hand and cutting out the slips of paper, and having my daughter draw a name out of the hat.

    #3) I may be poking around YOUR place, now, but I promise to try to clean up my own mess. Fair warning: cleaning up is not my forté. I do, however, know how to put an accent aigu over the "e" in "forté".

    Thanks for alerting me to your great blog!!!

  94. Miss Sarah Grace is a real sweetheart and so are you Nezzy. I sure hope you are over that nasty bug by now and enjoying life again. The flu has been going around here too and it is not a pretty picture. Take care.

    And congrats to you giveaway winner. She'll love

    xoxo jj

  95. Thanks so much for takin a peek at my blog. I just love it when folks drop by. Your blog is a jewel. And you are so dern funny.
    My kids and I made molecule models out of Jello. I will have to give the sugar one a try too.

    Hope you get to feelin better soon.

  96. Congrats to your winner! And I sure hope you feel better! It's no fun being sick when the weather's getting nice! Love these photos...makes me happy, too! Hugs! ♥♥♥

  97. That little Miss Sarah Grace is a sugar pie herself! What a cutie, give her a squeeze or three for me.

  98. So happy to hear you are feeling better! Happy St Patty's Day to you!

  99. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I must be awesome because I am visiting your blog.

  100. aawww look at those big brown eyes chompin' on all that sweet treat...hope you are up and about after that high temp nezzy...
    my wing is mending oh so slowly...still all slung uo...but i got that hubs hoppin' haha...dzintra

  101. 101 comments....Nezzy, you have hi the big time!
    It is definitely because your blog is so fun to read.

    Sorry about the hasn't caught me yet!...

    Now, are you going to start marketing those delicious looking cupcakes?


  102. So glad you're feeling better. That cupcake sure looks good, I am also a sweet-a-holic! I loved that song Temptation Eyes, can't believe it didn't get to #1 on the charts.


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