Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Taxes

I just did an online survey about the year 2008.

The most votes received was that 08 was lousy.

Are we counting too much on 09?

One thing that is going to be bigger.....taxes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dump box

One of my goals is to 'get rid of' half of everything we own. Not in furniture or cars but in junk and mementos, books, things that have not sold on eBay.

Process....pile everything in a big dump box. Dispose of half of the box and half of what was in it is g o n e.

It is very freeing.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm just lazy today

I was up too late, again. Now, I'm just lazy. So, I better get up and do some more laundry and stuff. Yawn.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bye bye Christmas

It's over. Fast it comes, fast it goes.

Do we really 'get it'?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to the whole world.

God gave His Son for all men, women and children.

He is the reason for the season!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's almost over

As much as I love the Christmas season, it goes by much too quickly.

It's no time at all for family to arrive, groceries to be bought, eaten and family leaves.

Just too quick.

Monday, December 22, 2008

RIP Dryer

It is a terrible time of the year for your dryer to die. Mine has so now I am washing everything in an attempt to have it all washed and take it all to the laundry to dry.

I shouldn't complain. For years I had to do it all at the laundry!

The timing is just not good to be without a dryer.

How spoiled am I?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday

Sunday is church day for us.

How about you?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday

Saturday is the best day of the week in my opinion.

Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Got a blog? Follow a blog

Do you have a blog?

This is a good blog to join and follow.

http://ustorture.blogspot.com/2008/12/sucker.html

Things are not always as they appear in blog world.

God Bless the American Soldiers serving our great land!!

Keep up the good work. There are millions of us that support you and your president.

Stay safe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Crazy Days


The week before Christmas. What are you doing? Are your days insane with things to do, places to go, stuff to buy?


What happens to peace, love, joy at this time of year?


No where to be found, huh?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Adam Walsh

Do you remember little Adam? His part toothless little smile, standing tall with his baseball hat on his head and the bat in his hand? I do.

I was a young mother, myself, back then. I remember the horror that went through our little town at the news of Adam's abduction from a local Sears store in Florida. The world changed that day for me. We were more vigilant, more aware, more protective.

Today, 27 years later, his killer has been named. The man is now dead and has been for a decade but all of the evidence pointed towards him, a pervert, child predator, murderer, who decapitated little Adam and threw his head in a canal. The rest of his body was never found.

But today, Adam, you have justice. May your killer continue to burn in hell and you sweet, Adam, may you rest in peace.

Your life truly had purpose and you will not be forgotten.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dr today

Dr appointment to handle this cold or flu or whatever it is.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rats

Sick today with sore throat, cough, dr tomorrow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Day to Day

Where does time go?

We have time saving devices all in our lives and yet time gets away so fast.

It's almost Christmas, 2008. Shouldn't it be 2007? 2005?

The older you get the faster time goes.

It's true.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Adoption Update

Remember the blog considerjoy.blogspot.com?

Mommy and Daddy were traveling to adopt their newborn baby son?

Well, surprise, surprise......it's a girl!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to Mommy and Daddy!

Now, how many coats of pink paint will it take to cover that blue?

Hooray!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Not a bum


Dear Fellow Bloggers....The title to my blog is not because I am a fat American living the life of ease. Well, I am fat and I am an American!!


I was injured at work so I am out of work.


The blog is a great diversion from my thinking about it and dealing with pain on a daily basis.


Tomorrow I have a 4 - 5 hr functional capacity test.


Not only am I dreading the test but dreading the aftermath of it.


Life is good but it definitely has it's downs!!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ebay Hint

Have you ever been on the website www.ebay.com?

Millions around the world have and do daily.

Here is a money saver hint that I figured out on my own.

In the search box, type in all caps the word REDUCED, click on the drop down category list.

It will show everything that has been reduced in price or shipping in that category.

Real bargains can be had!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Remember the post about adoption?

www.considerjoy.blogspot.com

The baby is coming today!!! The birth mom is in labor now.

Mommy and Daddy are flying to Texas.

You are special. You will be raised like many in the Bible were....by someone other than your physical parents.

You are like Moses, Joseph, even Jesus Himself.

Welcome to the world, Levi!! Get ready to say Roll Tide!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Money Saver

Here is another website that I am enjoying.

www.allfreecrafts.com

- permission to post.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies

Money Saver

The best money saver is free.

Search the internet for free things like craft patterns, samples, graphics, counters.

The possibilities are almost endless.

Free is better.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Money Saver

When you leave the house or apartment, adjust the thermostat.

My daughter, who lives in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, has been doing this. She and her husband work full time so the heat is only up about two hours a day. They turn it back down during the night.

Their utility bill last month was $53.00.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Money Saver - Aluminum Foil

This hint is actually from my late mother-in-law. She never owned a dishwasher so this was a big deal to her and now is to me.

Instead of using a cookie sheet to bake frozen biscuits, or roast marshmallows, or reheat pizza, etc., use a doubled sheet of foil!!! Tear off the appropriate size, fold in half and spray with a cooking spray to prevent sticking.

The cooking time will be reduced and no clean up! It will save energy AND water AND washing soap and TIME!

Her motto: Why use a pan when a piece of foil will do?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Money Saver - BIG one

http://gohmert.house.gov/Article.aspx?NewsID=1355

Time to do something...email congress!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Money saver

Today's post is a website that I have subscribed to for a long time.

It is full of great money saving ideas. Plus it's FREE which saves even more money.

www.Stretcher.com

- permission given to publish

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well one holiday down and a couple to go

This year has evaporated. Now, the holidays are blinking by too fast.

All these time saving devices and no time saved.

Time is going by too fast.

When I was a kid, to stop my little red wagon from going, I would stick my foot out and drag the ground. It's a trick only little kids can do. Obviously.

*********UPDATE....11/15/2009....What happened with this? It looks like I quit in mid thought. I might have. I meant to say I wish I could slow down time like I did that little red wagon. Oh well, it's a year later and this post is done. Laughing.

Have you noticed how short the bogs were when I started and how long they are a year later? No comment, please. Ramble ramble ramble. Enjoying it myself.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Time

Silent Scream

Recently, my oldest son and I were discussing different things. The subject of abortion came up.

He asked if I had seen the ultrasound made in the 70s or 80s of an actual abortion.

No.

He then went on to tell me what it is.

There is an actual baby in his Mother's womb, kicking, moving, living. Then the instrument shows up on the screen. The 'doctor' grabs the little leg with the instrument and begins to pull.

On the ultrasound you can actually see the harmless little BABY open it's mouth and SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!

It is being dissected alive.

Why?

Inconvenience? Ignorance? Apathy? Money?

Murder.

How can a mother kill her own baby?

Just the thought of little babies all over the world being killed is very very hard for me to handle.

Some day 'they' will all be held responsible for such terrible acts. Not by me or by man.

Some day.

Tears for all the lost little ones.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Make money on the internet



Talking Doggies

Happy Thanksgiving.....oooopss...its over

So many of the holidays are now all about going, doing, buying, getting.

Thanksgiving is still a family holiday. It's the time that I am looking forward to more each year, even more than Christmas. Especially this year since this is the least ready that I have been for Christmas in years and years!

But, it will come, the kids will come, we will eat, laugh, open gifts and enjoy being together in spite of the craziness of our lives.

So, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone everywhere that celebrate this American holiday.

Take a deep breath. Enjoy Thanksgiving.

December is the craziest month of the year.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blog to follow

http://www.dinahsoar.blogspot.com/

Got Cold?

VICKS VAPOR RUB

During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told

us how the foot soles can absorb oils.

Their example: Put garlic on your feet and

within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks Vapor rub for years

for everything from chapped lips to sore toes

and many body parts in between.

But I've never heard of this.

And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time,

although the scientists who discovered it

aren't sure why.

To stop night time coughing in a child

(or adult as we found out personally),

put Vicks Vapor rub generously on the bottom

of the feet at bedtime,

then cover with socks.

Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing

will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped

for many, many hours of relief.

Works 100% of the time and is more effective

in children than even very strong prescription

cough medicines.

In addition it is extremely soothing and

comforting and they will sleep soundly.

Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked

up this guy talking about why cough medicines

in kids often do more harm than good,

due to the chemical makeup of these strong

drugs so, I listened.

It was a surprise finding and found to be

more effective than prescribed medicines

for children at bedtime, in addition to have

a soothing and calming effect on sick children

who then went on to sleep soundly.

My wife tried it on herself when she had a

very deep constant and persistent cough a few

weeks ago and it worked 100%!

She said that it felt like a warm blanket had

enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few

minutes and believe me, this was a deep,

( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds

uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free

for hours every night that she used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on.

If you end up sick, try it yourself and you

will be absolutely amazed at how it works.

DON'T SHUN THIS ONE..

TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A BAD COLD



- copied, not responsible for any medical info posted on this blog...pinkbunny

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here is a site that I am enjoying

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/blog/


Posted with permission from hillbillyhousewife.com

Cheap paper plates

Another way that I cut our living costs is to buy and use cheap white paper plates. They are microwave safe which the foam type plates are not.

The cheap white paper plates are placed in plastic paper plate holders which can be purchased at a dollar store.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Something worth doing

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please
include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington , D.C. 20307-5001

This came in an email to me today....passing it on.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

1.69

Gasoline is down to $1.69 per gallon of regular. Why did it go up to $4+??? We can only speculate.

Here is another money saver hint.

Use plastic grocery bags for packing merchandise to mail.

Recently my camera quit working. I called the 800 customer service number. The agent told me to ship it back for repair.

I did not have bubble wrap so I took 20+ plastic bags, put the camera in bag one, continuing into each bag before putting the item into a sturdy cardboard box.

My fine camera arrived and was returned without any problems.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Life

Life begins, life ends. Today I realized that my parents, if alive today, would be great grandparents upon the arrival of our first grandchild in several weeks.

Sadly, they have been gone for 29 and 21 years.

Life continues.

Shocking.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Note to self

Make notes of things you want to say on your blog so when it's time to blog you can remember what you want to say.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Money Saver

Here is another small hint to make what you buy stretch.

My hubbie loves the chocolate chip muffins from Martha White. I put two in his lunch each day for his morning break.

I've found that I can use less milk and a bit of water to the milk to make the 1/2 cup needed for one package of muffin mix. Since we use 2% milk, it saves on fat and calories. Adding a bit of water cuts down on fat and calories, too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Diet Help


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Monday, November 17, 2008

Fun on the Web

I spend too much time on the internet these days. I'm always looking for fun sites without illegal posts or any type of porn!!

Here is one that I am ejoying. It has live sreaming video of puppies. You will have to click on the second tab, most watched, scroll down and see the puppies live. There is also a link on the right side of the page for more puppies.

www.ustream.tv

Fun. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Adult Acne Remedies

Change your makeup.
Read the labels.
Check for oil slicks.
Rinse that rouge.
Go for the natural look.
Leave well enough alone.
Know when to squeeze.
Attack blackheads.
Use OTCs to KO acne.
Don't be fooled by the numbers.
Give dry skin extra care.
Stay out of the sun.
Scrub that skin.
Use one treatment at a time.
Stop the spread of acne.
---Copied

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Money Tip

Isn't this an interesting economy? It brings back memories of the 1970s!! I have retro-ed to some of the things I did to save money then and started using them today.

You've heard of things like make a grocery list and stick to it, etc. But my focus is making what I do buy s-t-r-e-t-c-h.

One tip...when using dryer sheets, use more than one load. I reuse them over and over until there is no product on the sheet itself. You can put more than one gently used dryer in with towels, etc.

Just because it's been thru the dryer one time doesn't mean it will not work in a second load, etc.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's happening

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=e46UZuaGSU

Friday Already

It has been one year now. Novemeber 13, 2007, I was working and was injured on the job. It was at a large discount store, not Kmart, not Target, you guess. The store personnel responsible have been silent to me.

I injured my jaw, shoulder, which required surgery, my back in three places. These are the problems I am having one year later. At the beginning, there was more pain than one person could handle.

The surgery was rotator cuff repair. The muscles tore and slipped over the top of the shoulder joint. The surgery procedure was to pull the muscles down, tack together, then into the shoulder/arm bone. The pain was so intense I wanted to die.

I am not a whimp when it comes to pain. I had an emergency c-sect and was only given Tylenol 3 because I was breastfeeding my new baby. True, it was horrible but I made it.

Depression has followed. Realizing that I have permanent physical pain. I will no longer be able to do the work that I have done in the past.

Nightmare.

A Sweet Blog to Follow about Adoption

This is a very tender story about a young couple trying to adopt a baby.

www.considerjoy.blogspot.com


It will touch your heart.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet Blog to Follow about Adoption

www.considerjoy.blogspot.com

Fudge Pie

This is my favorite pie recipe.

Easy Fudge Pie

1 stick of margarine or butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 9" pie crust (not deep dish)

Defrost frozen pie crust, prick with fork.

Melt butter, stir in remaining ingredients, stir until well blended, pour into pie crust.

Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Pie will become firm as it cools. Crust will cook to golden brown edges.

The pie is delicious even after chilled in the frig.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What will this blog be to me?


The blog world is big! Folks use it to post recipes, sell things, keep up with others, find new connections.

I am wondering just what my blog will be to me. Will I use it to journal? Will I use it to work thru pain in my life? Will I use it as an emotional escape from reality?

Whatever, however, it happens, it will be an interesting adventure.

All aboard....toot toot.

To Do List a week long....

Do you have children and a daily list of to do items is a joke? They have noses to be wiped, mouths to be fed, rocking and cuddling to be done.

Make the to do list for a week.

#1 - most important thing that must get done by Saturday
#2 - next most important thing that must be done by Saturday

You get the picture.

You make lists of gift to buy for Christmas, rooms to clean, clothes to be patched, all with a #1 must do, #2 must do.

It works.

To keep yourself going, put all of your lists in one spiral bound notebook and keep the crossed out items/pages all together. It will motivate you to keep moving forward by seeing the things you've already completed.

When the notebook is full and scratched out, toss, or file it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Monday

At what age do we discover time whizzing by way too fast?

15, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, + ?

True, we all have only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but somehow that does not seem like enough on most days.

How are you living? Is your life stressed, depressed, or just out of control?

The easiest way for me to handle things and actually get things accomplished is to keep the list I call....

"My List for the Day that Absolutely Must Get Done Today"

I start out with the #1 most important item that must get done today.
When this is finished, I mark it off my list.
Then, I move to the #2 most important item that must get done today.
When this is finished, I mark it off my list.
Then, I move to the #3 most important item that must get done today.
When this is finished, I mark it off my list.

So on and so forth. You get the picture.

I list ten things for the day. True, rarely do all ten get done but the most important items that must get done today are done. There will be more things on your list but you move them to the next day and start with the last completed item as the #1 most important item that must get done today.

Try it. I think you will be pleasantly surprised to see how much you actually did get done rather than drifting from one unfinished project to the other. It will also help eliminate many undone projects.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My first day in the blog world


Well, hello, blog world!!


Here I am!! Ready to jump in with both feet. Feet that are safe and secure in my pink bunny slippers.


This will be a simple, laid back blog, with possible deep discussion, and my thoughts about life during this time in history.


So, feel free to follow along, to post, to be nice, to be helpful. Are we cozey yet?


Here we go.....whhhhheeeeeeeeeeee