Wednesday, December 31, 2008


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 is church day for us.

How about you?

Saturday, December 20, 2008


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


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Got a blog? Follow a blog

Do you have a blog?

This is a good blog to join and follow.

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


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

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

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

Merry Christmas to Mommy and Daddy!

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


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

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?

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 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.

- 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

Time to do 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.

- permission given to publish