Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I am partial to Earth Fare.  It is a natural food store that also sells cosmetics, has a deli and has coupons.  Most of the coupons I like come via the email newsletter.

Last week, one arrived for all natural, non hormone, etc., chicken breasts.  Regular price is $5.99 per pound.  The coupon was for the same type chicken for only $2.99 per pound, a savings of $3.00 with a limit of 6 pounds per coupon.

I purchased 5 lbs 13 ounces of the plump, fresh meat.  They are big enough to serve two people, these two people, The Hubbie and Me.  The savings was over half.  When I arrived home, each one was placed in a freezer bag and put in the freezer.  We have meat for several meals and it's healthy meat.

Yes, I should have taken a picture but I didn't so just take my word for it.  

I would shop at Earth Fare weekly if it was closer than 20 +/- miles away.  It's a great store and a great place to save money on groceries.


Monday, January 28, 2013


Facebook is great fun if your friends play by the rules.  

Over time, I have blocked people from seeing my page.  Why?  The reasons vary.  However, I've come to the conclusion that other friends are sharing my information with the ones that are now blocked.  Sad, don't you think?

So, I am cutting my friends list down to 300 or less people.  That is more than enough people in the world to know my biz.  The rest I have deleted because:

They have passed on.

They have not been on Facebook in months and months.

They are friends with people I no longer am friends with, period.

They are people in my past still connected with an organization I no longer am.

It's just time to move on.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


So worth the wait!!!


Saturday, January 19, 2013


I broke my dumb toe.  It was a freak thing.  The Hubbie was standing in the doorway to the guest room at our Daughter's house.  We were talking.  I stepped across in front of him.  When I did, the little toe on my left foot, caught the top of his loafer and it went 'crack'.  When I put the foot down, the poor little toe was laying sideways and to the left of the foot.  Yeah, hard to picture and hard to describe.  

My SIL took me to the local doc in a box where an x-ray was done to show that it was indeed broken.  The doc said because it was a little toe, to tape it to the next toe would be worse than letting it heal on it's own.  Yeah, 6 weeks of ouchie, hobbling around but it is what it is.

Here are some things that have happened since this broken toe thing occurred:

1 - Yes, I have stumped it one time.  No, Baptist cursing did not occur but it was a thought.  Whaaaa

2 - Yes, I dropped a bar of soap on it in the shower.  Yelling and moaning followed.

3 - Wearing slippers to the grocery store did happen, as well as, dragging the poor little toe to keep it from hurting worse.  

4 - I've discovered that the only time it really hurts is when I have to lift it off the floor.  Sliding is a new talent.

Pretty good stats, I suppose.  It's the first broken bone in my life, almost 65 years.  Life is life is life and sometimes broken toes happen.  Ugh, ugh and ugh.


Sunday, January 13, 2013


Our newest GRAND daughter has arrived from the far away land of China.  She is a tiny little doll that we love already.  Yes, World, pictures will follow.

We are blessed.

Her name is Chloe Alexis Mai and her parents' last name.

Mai is pronounced Mae and it means beauty in Chinese.  She is and her story is amazing.  Think Moses.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This was on Facebook.  I don't know how legit it is but I do know that all it takes to break into a trunk or the back of an SUV or van is a screwdriver and a hammer.  Pop that lock out in no time flat!

Here is the article:

From a friend in Law Enforcement:
"Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag (aka my man purse) in the front passenger seat.
As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right
under my door handle.
My first thought was, "someone has shot my truck !"

I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and
the "light" slowly began to come on.
I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any
vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.

"Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it
right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and
unlock it, just as if they have a key. No alarms, broken glass,
or anything."

I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to
him. I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings.
Here is where it gets scary !

"Oh no, he said, they want the break-in to be so subtle that you
don't even realize it. They look at your GPS to see where "home"
is. Or check your address from Insurance and Registration in your glove box. Now, they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your
vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break into your home."

He said they will even leave a purse or wallet and only take one
or two credit cards. By the time you realize there has been a
theft, they may have already had a couple of days or more to
use them.
(I didn't realize my situation for two full days!)
They even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you.
Periodically, walk around your car, especially after you park
in a shopping center or other large parking area.
Report thefts immediately....your bank w/missing check numbers,
your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.
Below is picture of what the hole looks like.