About Deb / Being Aunt Debbie

Single, mother of 2 adult children and grandmother to 5 beautiful grandchildren! I crochet, make jewelry, hand-poured soaps, and whatever else I can get into! I love Medieval History, castles, all things Celtic. I love animals, rock music, Mexican food, writing, learning, and good movies.

Schmuck of The Week


Oh, boy. What a conundrum. How do you choose just ONE moron when there’s an entire box of them? And just since last week’s Schmuck of The Week award! Holy crap.

Well, I’m pretty sure every person on the list this week is extremely deserving so how the hell do I choose? Maybe all 5 should get the award. You be the judge.


Trump White House Aide, Peter Navarro, admitted the plot to steal the 2020 election. He gave names of those who were part of the plan, he explained the method, play by play, AND he did it all on national television. The schmuck doesn’t even know how dumb he is! 


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently asked, “Now think about it. Before Covid did anyone go out and seek testing to determine if they were sick? It’s usually you feel like you’re sick and you get tested to determine what you maybe have come down with.” Seriously? “Usually” was before Covid. NOW is Covid. Covid can be deadly, especially for those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated. This guy is more than just a schmuck. He’s an ignorant schmuck. 


Texas Senator Ted Cruz, called the Jan. 6 attack “a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol” but when Tucker Carlson (Fox tv news host) read him the riot act, Cruz backtracked his comments by saying he was referring only to the rioters who attacked police during the breach of the Capitol. Grow a pair, you schmuck! Those rioters were out for blood! They wanted to “hang Mike Pence” and were looking specifically for “that bitch” Pelosi. If they had had the chance, they would have attacked and killed more than just police officers.  


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, recently slammed the President for failing to end the pandemic. I couldn’t believe my ears! The GOP has spent months and months fighting and blocking mask ordinances and vaccine mandates; the very things that could possibly end the pandemic. Tell me again who’s responsible for failing to end it? OH, and why the hell haven’t you blamed your idiot orange leader? He could have ended the pandemic before Biden took over. A giant schmuck, is what you are!


The last schmuck on the list this week is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. First, what the fuck does an ophthalmologist know about infectious diseases? He has a lot of nerve verbally attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been protecting this country from infectious diseases for almost 40 years. Or have these people forgotten about the HIV or Ebola crises? Dr. Fauci was right about funds being collected on Senator Rand’s website, that appear to be for the firing of Dr. Fauci. I call bullshit. Those funds are to feed Rand’s bank account and his big dumb-fucking ego. These people who verbally attack Fauci are absolutely responsible for the crazies out there who have threatened the lives of Fauci and his family. There is no excuse!


So, who would you choose for the Schmuck of The Week award? There seems to be a never-ending supply of them!

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup Recipe

I was sitting here scratching my head, trying to decide what to write about today and thought, “Why not share a recipe?” I chose Salsa Verde Chicken Soup because it was something I made just a few days ago and it was delicious! I made a few changes to the original recipe and I am happy with the results. This is basically a dump and heat recipe and is much simpler if you have cooked, diced chicken in the freezer already. This recipe can be made in a crock pot or instant pot, but it’s so quick on the stove top that it’s hard to do it any other way! I regret not taking a photo of my soup but I hope you will try this recipe! If you do, let me know how it turned out!

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup


2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
8 cups chicken broth
2 cups salsa verde
3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans corn, drained
4 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 – 1 1/2 tbsp. ground chili powder
4 -5 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. dried cilantro
Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional toppings: Tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese

Add all ingredients, except for salt & pepper, and optional toppings. Cook on medium-high heat until hot and bubbly. Adjust seasonings to taste; you may want more salsa verde and less cilantro. You may want to thicken your soup a little with a masa-water slurry. Your taste is perfect for you!


Friday’s Funnies – My Faves This Week

Happy First Friday of 2022! I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to the New Year! Pfft…Yeah. More of the same. Let’s get our funny bone warmed up, shall we?

I hope this collection tickles you at least a little! It’s getting harder to find memes that I’ve not shared before and I still may post duplicates because…well, I have CRS (Can’t Remember Shit). So, here goes! Enjoy!
























Which are your faves? I like the Cat Who – ok, I’m partial to cat memes, so ALL of the cat memes make me laugh! And I also like Body Type, Balter, and American Aviation! Your turn!

I hope you had a lovely week and that your weekend brings you much deserved rest and relaxation! Have a great one, friends!

Until next week,


Schmuck of the Week

On this day last year, I watched in horror as Trump’s supporters stormed this nation’s Capitol Building. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I never thought I’d ever see such a thing. How could something like that even happen in the United States? I’ll tell you how. 

When a complete imbecile is elected President and that person is more concerned with power than with protecting everything this country stands for, you get an attempt to overturn the people’s vote. You get complete and utter chaos. 

It was not just a riot, and it sure as hell wasn’t a “normal tourist visit.” 5 people lost their lives, either that day or in the following days, due to violence that erupted that day. It was at Trump’s suggestion that his followers go to the Capitol. He urged them to “stop the steal” and his followers did what he asked. They threatened the lives of our nation’s leaders. They chanted, “hang Mike Pence.” Since today is the 1st anniversary of the attack on our Democracy, Trump gets the title “Schmuck of the Week,” the first installation of a weekly post on my blog!

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

Wacky Wednesday

You’re up at night all alone. You hear a noise. What do you do?

Last night, that was the scenario. I heard a noise and thinking one or more of my three cats were up to no good, I got up to investigate. They were all asleep. So what was that noise? I checked the bathtub because sometimes the suction cups holding trays and brushes come loose and hit the bottom of the tub with a loud bang. That wasn’t the case this time. Well, what the hell was that noise?

I heard it again! It was coming from the kitchen. I thought maybe the critters under the house were “moving furniture” again. Standing in the kitchen, I hear the noise again. It was coming from under the sink! Do I dare open the cabinet?

I opened the cabinet! What do you think I saw? A baby opossum crawling carefully back down the hole from whence he came! I wanted to grab him before he got away because I’d love to raise a baby opossum and keep him as a pet. They do make wonderful loving pets BUT I let him disappear back under the house.

That is my Wacky Wednesday story!

Not My Photo: Found on Facebook, Owner Unknown