Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dodge Charger Accessories

My sons have always enjoyed their cars. Especially our youngest. He has owned several in his young life and loves to work on them. Accessories haven't always been easy to find when he needed them. The Dodge Charger accessories can now be found on line and with such ease. Isn't the internet wonderful. Now with a click he can find what he is needing and get the job done faster. He's glad for the new technology that is out there.

New Years Eve

When we got home tonight, I thought I better start repacking. We are heading up to our daughter's house for New Years Eve tomorrow. I'm putting together a bunch of yummy snackies and taking along some games. We will eat and play and maybe even watch a movie. Our youngest son is going to join us for the fun. He will have to head back to his home on New Years. Back to work the following day for him. I guess for me and Bill also. :( That's the way it goes.

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Music can be an awesome thing. There are so many different styles. There's something for just about anyone. We all seem to drift towards a certain kind of music. I think it's so neat how a song can take you back to a moment in life. You feel and remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. There is just something about it.


Boy, it is amazing that a person can have so many stations and nothing to watch. I remember when we would have like 13 stations is all and would find something to watch. There are so many things on that are just not worth tuning in. Bill and I seem to enjoy some of the older shows more then anything.

Wedding Planning

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What a fun weekend we've had. Our grandson Emry had his dedication at church on Sat. We drove down and attended both the dedication and a surprise baby shower. We got to meet Diana's two nieces. They are sweeties. Ama is 2 1/2 and Yauhma is 4 1/2 months. The kids got a lot of nice things at the shower. Just not sure how they will get everything loaded to take back home. May be shipping some things.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Time To Eat!

Boy, I can smell supper cooking and I'm hungry. Been busy blogging and checking my mail. Bill and I decided to make scalloped potatoes and ham for supper. We had left over ham from Christmas. We both enjoy having this. I think it's time to go eat. I can taste it now. :)

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Maybe after supper we can relax a little while before going to bed. A bit of rest sounds pretty good right now. We got the house back in order, getting all the Christmas decorations put away. That is a time consuming job as most of us know. It is worth it though. I enjoy having decorations around the house. I think Bill would just as soon not decorate but that wouldn't be very much fun at Christmas time, would it?

Changing Diapers

This past week we helped change a lot of diapers. Even Jake volunteered to help. It brought back many memories of when our kids were just babies. I am sure we could have filled a whole trash bag with diapers. It seemed like one of the babies was always being changed. Josh would just get Emry a clean diaper and guess what, yeah he needed a new one. Then it was Kaelyn's turn. It was a fun time to be with those little ones.

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It is pretty quiet at our house tonight. Having the grand babies here this past week was so much fun. We enjoyed every minute of it. From holding to changing, it was great. I always like to have the whole family home.


Back to work after being off on Christmas break. It was very busy and we were short handed which added to the craziness. I was glad to get home. Some days can be like that. Had a lot to do at home also. Got down all of the Christmas decorations and cleaned the house some. It felt very dirty and messy. Feeling much better now.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Merry Christmas! Thank you Father for sending your Son for us. Today we celebrate Jesus birth and remember all He has done for us. He is our Lord and Savior. May you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas with your families.

Travel Insurance

Through out the years we have done quite a bit of traveling with our family. I can remember flying down to Florida and having a great time. Some of my husband's family came with us and we all rented cars so that we would be free to do what ever we wanted too. At the time we didn't know anything about travel insurance. Now when planning a trip, I know to look into that before ever leaving home. I like to have all of the details taken care of before the vacation.


WOW! What a great time! We have had our entire family all together for several days. That just doesn't happen to often. We spent a night up at Scott, Jenna and Kaelyn's house and then everyone came to our home. We made it to an extended family Christmas, all together. We have been taking so many pictures. It's just great! I wish they could all be around like this all the time. Uncle Jake sure enjoys the babies also.

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Sky Steward Website

Have you ever taken a flight or been shopping and had a negative confrontation with a flight attendant or sales clerk? If you have, you should know that you are not the only one. In fact, there is a veteran flight attendant named Gailen David that feels there needs to be better customer relations so that we as customers have better experiences in dealing with staff at airlines, hotels, stores and anywhere that customers deal with staff members. With The Sky Steward website you can find more information on how to possibly improve the quality of customer and staff relations. Following is a recent web release:
Press Release:

Flight Attendant Takes on Poor Customer Service

Miami, FL, October 29, 2007,--Are you tired of being treated with indifference when you travel by air, check into a hotel, or make a purchase at a department store? Don’t you believe that you deserve better? Well, Gailen David, a 20-year Purser Flight Attendant for American Airlines agrees. He has launched a global campaign to improve service offered to customers in the air and on the ground. His ideas don’t involve multi-million dollar renovations, or the redesigning of employee uniforms; instead his plan calls for a focus on improving quality of interactions between staff and customers. The campaign, JetSetiquette, is designed to “raise the civility level of the customer’s experience to new heights; one person, one kind action at a time”. He now provides his own customer service, business etiquette, and public speaking training to companies large and small that leverages his experience as a front line customer contact employee.

Gailen David was not always the polished professional he is today. At one time he was one of the surly crewmembers that could have you wanting to leave the aircraft mid-flight. His lack of motivation to deal graciously with customers almost had him quitting. He ended up taking a one year hiatus from flying. When he returned to work he had a new attitude and dedication to making a positive difference in all he comes into contact with. His dramatic turnaround was even the subject of a comical training video he wrote and American produced that showed his journey from surly stew to model employee. The video, shown during yearly training, encouraged airline employees to celebrate the power they have to make a positive, lasting impression on the customer’s experience with the airline and air travel in general.
David says, “Regardless of the information that is being delivered to employees at any company, it really is the choice of the individual employee to provide a particular level of service. It all has to do with the feeling that we want to leave the customer with. Do we want the customer feel important, valued, and special? Do we want to have an influence on the rest of the customer’s day by giving them a lift?” He says, "It is all about sincerely greeting the customer, being available to them; anticipating their needs; and thanking them for their business. These basics are what some customers have been going without. Being regarded as a professional for delivering this to the customer is one of the benefits of the job."

To that end, David has officially launched his live customer service workshop to front line management and staff which features several interactive training sessions. Attendees will learn how to: See through the eyes of the customer, Think like an owner, Project professionalism, Set personal standards, Keep customers for life, and much more. As a front-line employee himself, Gailen is able to connect to the audience in a special way. He also conducts a 2-day Speakers Training Camp for those who are ready to take their careers and businesses to new heights through public speaking. He also offers comprehensive course on World Class Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol. His dynamic, interactive seminars are covered in detail on the Speaking Events page of
For more information about the "Sky Steward" Gailen David and details on his training programs, visit

You may also contact Gailen David, The Sky Steward at or by phone at 1-877-SKYSTEW (759-7839), 4000 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 470, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I know that at this time of year the mail is somewhat slower than usual and is to be expected. We are waiting for some packages but nothing that can't wait a few extra days. I am sure there are many people do some last minute mail ordering trying to get those final gifts for Christmas. I guess we will get our mail when we get our mail.


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Parking Is A Premium

At our house parking is a premium. We have a single stall garage with a double driveway. The pickup is always parked in front with Bill's car behind it. The regular driveway of course is reserved so I can get my car in the garage. With family coming home for Christmas something has to go. We need more parking space and with the snow and ice on the road we can't just park on the street. Bill plans on parking his car in a city lot for the time being so we have room for the other cars. It is a bit of a hassle but is a must.

Dog Treats

It seems to never fail that after Zoe eats supper she wants treats. In the evening she begs terribly for more of her little treats. I know we probably shouldn't give in but we usually do. That is why she is much wider than she should be. She even gets treats when we go to the bank. I think it might be too late to change her feeding habits.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Training Day

Bill had to go away for the day for some training. It had to do with an application interview board I guess. I am glad it was just for the day. When I got home from work he was already working on supper. I love it when I don't have to decide on and make supper all of the time. Good job Bill!!

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Taco Pie

When I got home from work the other night, Bill had supper ready. He made taco pie which we haven't had in a long time. It is a recipe that uses tortillas, hamburger,refried beans, tomato sauce, cheese and some spices to fit a persons taste. It was so good. We have been using more onion and green pepper these days and it really added to the flavor. It is an easy meal to make and he made it perfectly.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Funny T-Shirts

Throughout the years we have often picked up different t-shirts with all kinds of designs and prints. My son's love the funny t-shirts with the odd sayings or pictures. While traveling we would purchase the t-shirts with pictures or sayings of the area we were vacationing. It's fun to collect different ones. I often enjoy seeing and reading what people will wear. It can say a lot about you.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Bill has been watching ebay for some golf clubs. He had put in bids on some but is now waiting until tomorrow to try for some that he would really like. I told him he shouldn't have bid on any that he didn't want because he might have won them. He said there are two sets he is interested in. They are two different brands, but don't ask me which ones they are. I will just leave it to him to make the BIG decision.

Bull Bar

We have wanted a truck for many years and finally have purchased one. Now my husband is looking at all of the accessories that can be added to the vehicle. If you are interested in Bull Bars there is a website, that offers all kinds of great products. The bull bar is quality built and there are Steelcraft and T & H types. The Steelcraft Bar is made of a heavy 3 inch stainless steel. The T & H Euro-Tech style is a no-drill bolt-on type of installation, fitting each style of vehicle perfectly. These bars can assist in protecting the front end of your truck. Browse this site and see all they have to offer.

Around The Corner

Bill always says that as soon as January comes around, spring is just around the corner. His idea is that winter is downhill after the first of the new year. Even though we can have pretty crappy weather in the early parts of the year, he figures that we are past the worst of winter by then. In the job he had before he was out in all kinds of weather all year and he go tired of it. I think it was his way of staying focused and keeping a positive attitude.

Term Life Insurance Quote

There are so many different types of insurance out there today. Many of them are much needed and some are simply by choice. When thinking of our future there are life insurance policies and it might be nice to have a term life insurance quote. It's sometimes difficult to decide exactly what we feel will suit our personal needs. We'll have to talk it over.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Relaxing is something I don't get much of. It seems that we are busy most of the time. I don't mind because much of the time we enjoy getting things done around the house. I think that is why I like vacations so much. Even planning for trips can be less than relaxing. All of the planning and packing takes a lot of time. I am not saying that I don't take time to relax at all but I think I would like a bit more 'off' time.

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Excited Dog

Zoe just came in from outside and she had one of those short lived running spells. Through the house she ran and then jumped up on the couch with Bill. I think she was cold and was trying to get warm. It is fun to see her act like a young pup once in awhile. She really likes playing in the snow and going for walks but it has been so sloppy outside that she has had to stay in the house much of the time.

Car Wash

With the weather we've had lately it has been hard to keep the car clean. I don't think it would do much good to wash it but I hate to see the salt marks and grime on it. Hopefully it will be nicer soon so we can wash the car and truck. Bill keeps the inside of the vehicles clean but the outside looks pretty much like all others around, messy.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Shopping Is Done

I am glad to say that we are pretty much done with Christmas shopping. It has been fun to shop for the all of the kids and the new grand babies. There are so many cute little things for babies. The stores have been busy for the past several weeks just like they usually are just before Christmas.

Dog Supplies

Went shopping and had to look for some dog supplies for Zoe our Bichon. She is a very spoiled little dog and we love her. With the new grand babies around she is just a little nervous. We're not really sure if we can trust her or not so we purchased a dog mussel. She may be forced to wear it if she can't settle down around the babies.

Chinese For Supper

On the way home tonight we stopped at our favorite Chinese restaurant to grab supper. We haven't eaten there in quite some time. The egg rolls there are probably the best we have ever had. The nice thing about the supper is that there is always enough for left overs. Zoe likes the rice too.

Discount Disney Tickets

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Ice Storm

It has been bad weather in some states lately. With all of the snow and ice it has been very tough on people living in those states that have had the ice storms. There have been many people without power which is pretty sad. I hope they get their power reconnected soon.

Grocery Day

Today was grocery day. It is quite a chore to get my list done and load up on all the things needed at the store. Bill usually goes along to help haul stuff from the store and into the house. It is always nice to have the job done. We generally just get groceries one time every two weeks and may pick a few things up on the off week.

Wholesale Flowers

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Thank goodness we had a gorgeous day out there today. We have had a lot of ice and snow. The temps haven't been so good either. But, today the sun shined and the wind didn't blow. It was still cold, but am thankful for the dryer weather. Keep it coming.


Another day shopping. Bill and I took the day off and went shopping. We finally got finished and are ready to go. It is sometime difficult to come up with just the right gift ideas for some. We feel pretty good about what we ended up doing this year. It should be a lot of fun. We also seem to keep right on buying for those new little grand babies. It's so much fun.

Las Vegas Shows

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Christmas Programs

This is a great time of year to watch Christmas programs on television. It would be nice if they were shown all year long. Hopefully many will realize who Jesus is while viewing some of these fact based shows. Most churches also have programs that show the Christmas story. I hope you will enjoy some of them.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Poor little Zoe didn't get much attention this weekend. Our grand daughter, Kaelyn, was here and received more loving than Zoe I think. Kaelyn has changed a lot and has grown since we saw her last. Zoe actually did pretty well but I don't totally trust her when the baby is near. Soon our grand son, Emry, will be here too. That will be fun.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007


The other night we had waffles for supper. It is one of those quick meals that is also easy to clean up. We like to have some bacon with this meal and maybe juice. I don't like pancakes very much but waffles taste pretty good. I know that there isn't a lot of difference but I prefer waffles.


We had a fun weekend. Boy, they go too fast though. Scott, Jenna and Kaelyn came to stay and went to church with us this morning. The weather wasn't the greatest, but we survived. Kaelyn is sure growing and what a sweetheart she is. Zoe our dog is still unsure about her. She is doing better, but still gets quite nervous around her. She just can't figure her out.

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I know that winter has really only just begun but I am already thinking about how great the spring and summer will be. It has been cold and windy lately with some days of light snow. They were actually predicting more snow but thankfully we haven't had much. Some like the snow, but I prefer the warmth.


We talked with our son Josh yesterday and he was sharing about the changes that Emry (our grand son) has made already. He is starting to sleep better for them now. He can sleep up to 6 hours at a time, which is sure nice for mom and dad. I wish we could see him more. I'm sure he has grown a lot. They will be home for Christmas time and that will be fun!

Villas in Orlando

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Tired Early

It seems like I have been more tired lately. I think it is because it gets dark so early and also due to the cold. Once you come in from the cold it is so easy to just sit and relax. I would like to do more of that. This time of year is always very busy. I have been baking cookies and fudge. Bill helped me with the sprinkles and also the eating of the baked goods. :)

Decorative Wreaths

I've been busy with all of the Christmas rush. I enjoy having the tree up and hanging garland and lights. I think that decorative wreaths are fun also. I love to drive around and look at all of the different ideas that are out there. People find such creative ways to decorate. This year with having two new little babies in the family, we will have more added fun. I'm really looking forward to it all.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Electric Heater

We have a small electric heater in our addition. It works pretty well but it may be too small for the room. I think I am going to check into finding one that is a little bigger. I like the ones that oscillate and also have a blower. I have seen them for much less money than they used to sell for too.

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Ice Melt

If you live in a climate like ours I am sure you are familiar with products that help to melt ice from your driveway and sidewalks. It just so happens that due to the recent storm, all of the stores are out of this item. I know they will get more but for now people are trying other methods of getting rid of ice.

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Rolling Over

Kaelyn is only a month old but has been rolling over from her tummy to back since she was under three weeks old. That is pretty early for a baby to be rolling over I think. Scott hadn't gotten to see her do that until Jenna had taken some video of her while rolling over. She was at the doctor's office today and tried to roll over while on the table.

Vacaciones Hoteles

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Strong Boy

You should see how strong Emry is. It is hard to even try to straighten his arms or legs out. I am sure you could force them but he really can grip and pull. It is sometimes hard to remember how babies act and how fast they grow. To watch them develop into little people with special personalities is really fun.


I was in a hurry today because after a lunch meeting at work I had to come home to let Zoe out. As we were eating supper I remembered that I hadn't even gotten the mail from the box. I think I will ask Bill to bring it in the house. It is so cold, I don't really want to go outside.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007


With the Holidays and the busy schedules people are holding, I find that the TV tends to have a lot of repeat shows on right now. It's probably a good thing since most of us don't have the time to be watching right now anyway. We'll catch up in Jan. That's when American Idol will start up again. We enjoy the show.

Fitness Equipment.

With age my husband and I are finding that we are in need of some fitness equipment. The pounds seem to come on easier and it's much more difficult to shed them. We have been looking at different kinds of machines and ways to get fit. We know that our diet plays a big part also and we must learn to control that also.


My husband and I both like to work and play on the computer. We finally purchased a laptop so that we can both sit down at the same time and work on things. He usually uses the laptop out in the family room. It's so convenient to sit out where everyone is hanging out and watching tv. When I am on the desk top computer, I am often by myself.


Today some of the surrounding area received sleet. We did get some snow flurries but no sleet. There is still quite a lot of ice under the snow. Many people have already fallen and either sprained or broken arms and legs. I think that there are some that forget how to drive in winter weather after having clear and warm conditions during the summer.

Wine Of The Month

You can now give the gift of Ultra-Premium Wines from California's best small wineries. You can also request that the wine be given in a one-of-a-kind, artist-commissioned, illustrated gift box. It is beautiful and has a great keepsake box. These make a special gift that people love to open and receive. Along with the Wine of the month comes the Wine Press newsletter. This is a very informative newsletter. The one that I received has an article about the Hambrecht Family Wines, Home of Venerable Belvedere and Bradford Mountain Wineries. It is a very interesting history of this family and their vineyards. You can find recipes and wine judging results to keep you up on the latest. In receiving the wine of the month gift came Belvedere Chardonnay and Bradford Mountain Zinfandel. With having a white and red wine a person is all set. Whether you are sitting down for a chicken supper or some roast beef you can dress the table with the correct wine for the occasion. Thanks Gold Medal Wine Club!

Plumbing Fixtures

With owning a home comes a lot of up keep. It seems there is always something to work on. We have had some problems with our kitchen sink through out the past years and my husband has some plumbing fixtures he has bought and placed underneath the sink so he can repair it sometime. I think it's getting to be that time.

Cute Clothes

I am having so much fun buying our grand babies some new clothes. There are so many cute things to buy. I don't remember having all of the choices in clothes back when my kids were little. The baby clothes now are really stylish. Right now they are growing fast and they will be needing some new outfits so grammy better get busy shopping.

Davol Bard Hernia Patch

If you have had Hernia surgery and know that you have had a Mesh Patch placed. You may want to research and find out if it was the Davol Bard Hernia Patch. They have been recalled by the manufacturer, Davol, Inc. (parent company: C.R. Bard, Inc.). There were numerous reports of injury, such as bowel perforations an/ or chronic intestinal fistula, or abnormal connection or passageways between the intestines and other organs. If you are experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort, the law Firm Mark & Associates, P.C. will look into your case for free. The Kugel Mesh Patch was created to enhance hernia operations while reducing post-surgical problems. The patch has not worked out the way they had hoped. For a Free Legal consultation if you are concerned about the mesh patch used in your surgery, give them a call today.

Asking Again

I may have asked people this before but it won't hurt to do it again. I have only golfed twice in my life, both times just this year. Bill would like to get new golf irons and I don't really know what kind to buy. His are not a name brand and I want to get him some that are. I am not sure if that makes a difference but since his are the knock off kind I want to buy something other than that. What should I get him?

Time Flies

Where do the days go? They just seem to fly by, don't they? It makes a difference that we stay very busy. Whether at work or home, when we are busy the days just zip past. I would rather be busy than have nothing to do. Bill says that when we retire it will seem pretty strange, not doing all the things we do now. I agree, but it will be nice.

Personalized Baby Gifts

Now you can find cute, unique and creative personalized baby gifts. With the Nest Baby Shop there are a lot of different ideas for that special new arrival. If you are planning to throw a baby shower in honor of the expectant mother and little one, this site has a variety of supplies that will help you have a great shower. With invitations, games, favors and more you are sure to be pleased with what you will find here. They also offer free personalization for some of their items. Shop with The Nest Baby Shop and enjoy the experience. It's so much fun!

New Golf Clubs

Bill would like to get some new golf clubs for Christmas. He is looking at some new irons I guess. The ones he has are several years old and are what he calls knock offs. He said they are still good clubs but he wants some better ones. Right now he is waiting to see if the prices drop because of Christmas and also due to the fact that new models will come out soon. I think he should just get what he wants now, although he can't use them in the winter anyway.

Parking Tickets

Today while driving to the store I noticed that there were a couple cars with parking tickets on them. These cars were parked on the street near the college. There is a local ordinance that says you need to move your vehicles from the street when it snows. I think that is a good rule because the street cleaning crew can't get close to the curbs with cars parked there.

World Series Tickets

In 2206 the World Series title was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. With a new year of 2007 brought each MLB team looking to win the World Series. There will only be one team that can win and take it all. Who will it be? First each MLB Playoff team is put through intense playoffs. You want to make sure you get those tickets for that next World Series. That's not always easy to find. Or at least it didn't use to be. Now with you can find that premium seating and your world series tickets. This is an internet site that offers consumers an easy and reliable way to buy tickets to some of the best sporting events as well as concert and theater tickets. Click in and see for yourself.

CD Covers

Bill has been busy making CD covers for our movie cases. It is a big job, not hard but time consuming. We have our movies in order on a stand and have them in an alphabetical list on the computer. We have watched most of them but some are new to us. It is just hard to find time to sit and watch a movie.


We had been getting a weekend of stormy weather. It started Friday night with a little snow and this morning it turned to sleet. It has been pretty windy too. Bill scraped the driveway a couple times. He also put some of my Christmas stuff outside for me. I was baking some Christmas cookies and was staying warm. I got a new pastry cloth and cover for my rolling pin. It makes a BIG difference having the new ones.

Online Credit Card

It seems that the easiest way to spend money today is using a credit card. With all of the offers out there, they can actually make you money, earn a flight or just simply allow you to use their money for 28 days with out a charge, depending on the credit card company. There is a great credit card search engine that can assist you in comparing all types of Online Credit Card offers. They have low interest and reward cards and the offers stand whether a person has poor credit or average credit. Some of the leading U.S. Credit Card issuers can be found here, such as Bank of America, Citibank, visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express and more. Click in and find the credit card that will best suit your personal needs.


Bill and I have gotten so much accomplished since returning from our month gone visiting our new grandchildren. The Christmas decorations are up. I've started the baking and have made the things that take a lot of time. I've been working on the family Christmas Letter. I always get input from our children on that before completing. And then there's the shopping. We've had a couple of really good days and have gotten a lot done. Christmas will be here before we know it.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Car Donation

Today there are so many areas in life that are in need of charity and donations. A person can give to the church, Boy or Girl Scouts, Schools Activities, Cancer walks, Alzheimer's research and more. Now there is even a way to make a car donation for a great cause. It's quick and costless and can benefit greatly. It can be used as an IRS tax break and they have free pick-up besides. No hassles on trying to sell that vehicle any longer. You can now help single mothers, homeless, teen and adult rehab, food distribution, orphans and others. Look into them when you're ready to give away that used car you have sitting outside. Car Angel is a non-profit company. They use donations to make videos for kids and teens. They have given over 2.4 million videos.


I've been busy trying to get some Christmas ideas from my children. They don't always know exactly what they are wanting. I have done some of my shopping and have made a dent on it all, but still have a ways to go. Sounds like it's a good thing we got some shopping done yesterday with poor weather approaching our area tonight.

Order Christmas Gift Baskets

Are you searching for just the right gift? Now you can order Christmas gift baskets. Gourmet Gift Baskets are unique and fun. Whether it is for a sympathy gift or maybe a new baby, they will tailor make the basket to suit the occasion. They have Italian baskets, Texan baskets, Birthday baskets, thank you baskets, chocolate baskets and more. There is most anything you can imagine. They're filled with gourmet food and crafted with beauty. Gourmet Gift Baskets are a family owned and run business since 1940. These premium package will arrive fresh and eye appealing. Give them a try. You will be glad you did.

Winter Storm

Well, they are saying on the news tonight that a Winter Storm Warning is in affect. First it was a possibility and now it's sounding like a sure thing. Sure glad both Bill and I can be home where it's warm and dry. Won't have to fight the roads or the white stuff.

Christmas Baking

We have been busy traveling and visiting our new grand babies. Now I have to get serious about getting ready for all of the Christmas activities. Yesterday, Bill and I shopped from morning until dark. We made a pretty good dent in our gift list, but have a ways to go. Today and tomorrow I would really like to get some baking done. I need to get my cut out cookies and kringla done. Better get at it.

Used Cars Austin

If you are a person that enjoys finding the perfect used vehicle, then this is the site for you. With the Quality Auto Group there is a vast selection of pre-owned cars. It is located in south Texas, the Austin area. There are other locations across the south and central parts of Texas as well. Browse the online offers and sales. Whether it's a car or truck, they supply them. With their excellent finance department, it doesn't matter if you're a college student or someone without much credit history, they may be able to assist you. There is also a trade option available that may work for you. Used Cars Austin would love to hear from you. Check out their site today.


Email is a great thing to have. I was one of those people that said I never wanted the internet but now after years of having web access I don't want to go back to being without it. I know a postal worker that would rather we use the 'snail mail' but I am sure he has an email account too. The only problem is that I tend to keep too many email messages and need to clean them up more often.


With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start organizing those lists for shopping. There's a great site, that can help you fill all of those packages under the tree this year. Whether it's special designer sunglasses for a women in your life or maybe holsters for that special guy, they can assist you. They offer quality brand name binoculars, telescopes, prescription goggles, range finders, spotting scopes, flashlights, and more! There is so much to see and so little time. Their prices are great and you can't beat the free shipping for any purchase over $29.95! They guarantee 100% satisfaction. They are your gift guide website that will ease your shopping stress this time of year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Educational Toys

I have recently became a grandma for the first time. My oldest son and his wife and my daughter and her husband had babies just two weeks apart. Christmas will be so much fun this year. My daughter is a teacher as well as a mother and she shared with me about how much she loved Learning Resources educational toys. She would purchase them for her Kindergarten Prep classes. I felt blessed to be given the opportunity to receive some of their toys. The AlphaBall Elcectronic Word Game is a fun way for kids to learn about vocabulary and spelling. The Smart Splash toy is exciting for younger children to begin recognizing color and improving hand-eye coordination while also having a great time playing. Then there's the Spill Your Guts game. It's a neat way for children to begin learning the human anatomy and have fun at the same time. There are so many interesting, durable, colorful, educational, age appropriately marked games and toys that this company has created. You just have to check them out. Thanks Learning Resources for these awesome toys. I'm looking forward to spending some time with my grandchildren watching them play and learn from your toys.

Too Cold

I know that winter isn't even here yet but I am already too cold. It has been windy and damp feeling the past couple days. It might sound weird but I am ready for spring and summer. I am sure there are many people that enjoy the cold and snowy season but I am not one of them.


I don't about you but I am looking forward to the holidays. It is such fun to gather with family and friends, sharing time together. Have you started shopping for Christmas yet? That time of year will be here very soon. We go to the stores to buy some things but we also do a lot of shopping online. There are some terrific online coupons that can save you some serious money. At there are so many great deals that you just have to visit them to believe it. Many of your favorite stores have coupons that you can receive by shopping with CoupnChief. You will find great Target deals and also Best Buy coupons to name a couple. Aeropostale is a favorite store of my kids and they will appreciate the things purchased from there. Do yourself a favor and check out CouponChief today.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Flying VS Driving

I enjoy traveling by car because I get to see so much more than when I fly. I have to admit that flying is nice too because I can be at my destination so much faster. Bill would rather fly, I think, because he sometimes dreads that long drive home. We mix it up a bit by flying sometimes and driving others.


I enjoy seeing people dressing sharp and classy. Like for instance, when they go all out with all the accessories. Like men that will add cufflinks to an outfit. I know that generally you see this with a tux or in wedding attire, but cufflinks are also nicely used to dress up an outfit. It's fun to see what people come up with.

Beach Wedding Attire

Weddings are such a fun and exciting time. A couple of years ago our oldest children, who are twins, surprised us and said that they were getting married eight days apart. Needless to say we were very busy with the planning. At one time our son had talked of an out door wedding. Our youngest son thinks it would be nice to have a wedding on the beach. I've seen them done that way and they are quite beautiful. Good friends of ours recently had their daughter get married on the beaches of Hawaii. The pictures were absolutely stunning. There is now a website where a person can go on line and purchase beach wedding attire. You no longer have to hunt and search for the perfect thing to wear. With you can find clothing for men, women, boys and girls, down to the smallest person in the wedding party, a baby. There is something for everyone. They offer so many colors in a variety of styles. Shirts, slacks, dresses what every suits your needs. With free shipping on orders over $100 you just can't go wrong. Here is one of their men's shirts. It's sharp and classy, yet casual and unique. Thanks Fridays Shirts! Your clothes are amazing.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gas Mileage

Do you keep track of your gas mileage? Normally I don't but when we travel it is something I do write down. Of course we get better gas mileage on the open road compared to just driving in our town. When we do take trips I don't really get too worked up about gas prices because we are going to need gas if we want to go places. We do watch for stations that have lower prices but even on longer trips, a few cents per gallon really won't determine if we will travel or not.

Police Gear

For those of you that are interested in a galco holster, you just have to visit the Tactical Outdoors website. They have so much to offer. With all of their clothing , tactical gear, accessories and more, you are sure to find something you like and have been looking for. There are special freebies and sales to check into. Click on and see what you may find.
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Home Again

Today we got back from our visit with Josh, Di and Emry. We had a great time on our week long mini vacation. It was very wonderful meeting Emry for the very first time. He is a beautiful baby. He has so many facial expressions. He is a very strong little boy and is so fun to be around. We are totally in love with him already.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

First Communion Invitations

When you have a special occasion such as a communion, baptism or baby birth, you like to let your friends and loved ones know about it. With purchasing first communion invitations or other types of invitations you can insure that they will know about the important date. Those kinds of things only happen once in a person's life. Make sure your loved ones are informed.


One night for supper we were going to make homemade enchiladas. We used to get our sauce from Texas and it was absolutely the best ever, at least in my opinion. Then, for some reason, we no longer could get the same brand of sauce. I now think that the company may have changed hands because we found the same sauce, with a different label. We are going to try it and hopefully it tastes like we remember.


America is a land of plenty. Today we see so many individuals that are over weight. With all of the busy lifestyles and quick fix foods, not to mention the fast food industry, we have become an over weight society. There are a lot of new drugs and ideas out there to assist people in weight loss. hydroxycut is one of them. I'm glad there are choices out there for each individual situation.

Drug Rehabs

Today in the media we are seeing so many of the rich and famous struggling in life. They are involved with drugs and alcohol. They have taken it to the extreme and are needing help. Several of them have entered drug rehabs to assist them in their recoveries. Thank goodness there are places out there that can help a person in trouble.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gas Prices

Gas prices have been going up all around the US. I just heard that the average price is $3.09 per gallon. We did see gas as low as $2.78 and I know that isn't cheap but we need to have it to get from place to place. There is talk that prices may go even higher. I would like to see it drop in price so we all could save money.

Bathroom Vanities

We are continually working on our home. I can't tell you how many times we have changed our bathrooms. Years ago we replaced the bathroom vanities in both bathrooms. Now I am thinking it is time to replace the one up stairs again. Maybe move that vanity down stairs. I'm not really sure yet. It is fun to look and see what is all out there today. There are so many different styles, shapes and colors.


Soon we will be heading home and will deal with the traffic on the road. We don't really mind driving on vacation but we know that we need to watch all the other drivers. You can't really drive for others but you can protect yourself by driving defensively. The weather should be fine and we will be home soon.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cosmetology Schools

If you are someone that has always had an interest in cosmetology schools and you were unsure where you might attend, well there is the Regency Beauty Institute located out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was founded over 50 years ago and continues to grow and expand. With their two campuses in Minnesota they have also branched out with 30 more across nine different states. It is expected that they will continue to grow. This Institute has a unique and different approach to Beauty School education. It excels with it's classy salons that offer excellent education and benefits the community and public at the same time. With on the job type of training, the student supplies a service to the public at a discounted rate, while under teacher supervision. Browse their site and see all of the benefits to attending and making your dreams come true.

Early Morning Mowing

While we were visiting Josh and Di at their home the maintenance personnel were busy mowing the grounds early in the morning. I am sure it was to make sure they beat the heat of the afternoon. The grass looked so nice when they were done. The campus they live on is very large and would take a team of workers to keep up with the task of mowing. There are times when I don't want to take the hour needed to mow our grass. I guess I have it pretty good.

Big Amp

A few years back our son Josh had his car broken into while at college and all of the stereo equipment was stolen. The insurance company went after the people involved and also provided Josh with new components. He used the new equipment for only a short time before selling his car. Since that time our basement has been home to a large amp and subs which are mounted in a very heavy box. We recently took all of the items to Josh so he could sell them. It is a very nice system and I am sure he will have no trouble making a sale.


In the fast pace of today's world, we see computers incorporated into so many different areas. At school, work and home the computer has become a valuable asset. To protect that asset a person must find an excellent security system. There are so many different software package out there. With Software Security Solutions you can now find a one stop shop ESET security software. They can help eliminate your security concerns. This company has brought together different types of protection to help secure and protect from all kinds of threats that are out there today. With research and testing they feel they are supplying one of the best security software package available today. Check out their site, you won't be disappointed.

Winning Bid

Last night Bill was watching ebay in hopes of having the winning bid on some golf clubs. He had seen them early in the day and planned on watching at about supper time to see how much the clubs were up to at that time. He put in a bid in the last few seconds and did not win the clubs. He was a little bummed but got over it quickly when I told him to keep watching for the right deal. I am sure he will.

Bad Credit

Today there are many people that have poor credit. Sometimes it is hard to find the right loan to assist in getting back on track financially. The upside is that there are bad credit loans available for those in need. At a person can compare many different loans from several major companies and find the one that best suits their situation. Whether it is a home loan, auto loan, personal loan or for credit card debt, is the place to find help needed to straighten out financial problems. Check them out today and find the help you need.
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College Life

It has been awhile since we have stayed on a college campus. The past few days we have stayed on the campus where Josh works and we have seen the busy lifestyles of college students. They are going to and from classes as well as lunch at the dining center. In the past, when we have come to visit, it has been a time when students are gone for the weekend or over holidays. It has been fun to visit while school is going on.

Cheap Auto Insurance

Do you live in California and want to find car insurance cheap? With over 70 locations to serve you, Cost-U-less has been in business since 1980. Over 600,000 Californians have chosen to buy insurance from Cost-U-Less. You can get a quote online and can chat with an experienced representative if you have questions. Cost-U-Less is interested in getting you the best possible deal on insurance. Check them out today and save money on your car insurance.
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Big Burp

When your own kids are grown it is sometimes hard to remember what it was like when the children were little. Being around the grand kids it is coming back to us now. The messy pants, the big burps and the crying in the night are some of those things that every parent deals with when they have babies.


For those of you that are interested in gold and precious metals there is now an awesome site where you can purchase and sell gold from the comfort of your very own home. Monex Deposit Companies have been in the investment business for over 30 years. With their experience you can purchase precious metals and have them delivered to your home immediately upon buying. For many years gold has been seen as a powerful wealth building investment. It can have the power to change your life. In protecting your wealth it can help secure your future. It will give you the power to purchase and feel comfortable about doing it. With the assistance of a committed staff with Monex you are sure to go far. Monex is one of America's best investment dealers. If you're looking for those precious metals to purchase, go on line and read the information available.

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Some mornings I wake up and think a good hot cinnamon roll sounds really good. Those quick Pillsbury rolls that you pop out and bake can sure hit the spot. I tried a new kind this morning. They have the cream cheese frosting. Boy, that was good. That was a good roll with out all of the labor. For your next quick fix for a hot roll, you need to try these.

Nursing Homes

As a person grows older it so often seems that we don't take the time to stop and think that someday we may have the concern of finding the perfect care for one of our loved ones. This became a reality for me and my husband in the past year or so. His mother has Alzheimer's and is slipping fast. We lost his dad and then suddenly we're in that predicament. I would love to have known about the information available on line today. With the website, bettercaring, we would have been able to click in and become better informed during the decision making process. Bettercaring helps to give answers to so many of those important questions we have and had in looking into nursing homes and the care of our loved one. They are committed to serving those in need. They also make available daily care news and views and have experts with tips on giving the best care available and more. There is a community forum where a person can discuss their own personal experiences and possibly help someone else. Look into this site and become informed before you may face the day when you will need to make some of those very important decision for your loved one. You'll be glad that you did.

What a day!

It has been so much fun to spend time with our son and his wife and our new grandson Emry. He is such a little sweetie. Last night he was fussing and mom was on the phone. All it took was to move his hand over toward his mouth and he grabbed his thumb and began to suck. He was so content that he fell fast to sleep. It looked so cute, especially when he's only 5 days old.

Blogger Cards

Do you have business cards for work? They are a great way to share contact with others. Now you can have business cards that have your blogger information on them. With your cards you can attract new readers to your blog site and share them with other bloggers. I would encourage you to check out and see the many choices you have for your blogger cards. They have a full product catalog online for you to view. is offering 100 Free blogger cards for you to start sharing with others. All you pay for is the shipping of the cards. Browse their site today.
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Dorm Life

We are visiting our son at a college. He is a Hall Director there. I'm sure not use to being around all of this college life. We are staying in one of the dorms and it is after 1AM and you can still hear a lot of the students running around. Do they ever get tired and go to bed. I know I am. I'm heading there right now.

Parenting Resources

Two of my children recently had new little additions to their families. It is amazing how much information is available to them today. With the ease of the internet they can now find just about anything they might need or want to know. One of the greatest parenting resources out there today is The Knot Inc. They have a site, that supplies parent reviews on services, activities, products and local baby stores across the nation. They even have classes and child friendly dining spots for many areas in the U.S. For the perfect baby gear item you might be looking for, look no more, this site may just help you find it. For so many of those questions you may have, look to see what they say about it. Where should I get my baby's hair cut? Choosing just the right pediatrician, post partum classes and more. First time parenting can be a little overwhelming at first. This is a great site that can ease those jitters. Browse their website and see for yourself.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mild Weather

It has been so nice lately. Here in Texas it's been in the 80's. I am glad to have such mild weather for this late in the year. Some parts of the country have had very cold temperatures already. Just think, soon winter will arrive and the people with snowmobiles will be very happy. Some say that we are to have a mild winter this year. That would be fine with me.

Texas Trip

It is a long drive to Texas but well worth it to be able to see our new grandson. We took two days to get there and two to get home. I know some that have driven it in one day but we don't really like to drive that far unless we take more time. I guess that Bill has driven so much over the years with his job that he doesn't care to any more. The traffic in Oklahoma City was quite busy but heading into the Dallas area was just wild. I get very nervous in that kind of traffic. Good thing I wasn't driving.

Weight Loss Surgery

With all of the concerns of weight gain and a more health conscious society, we find people who are over weight searching for answers to resolve their issue. There is now Journey Lite a fast growing area of specialized surgical facilities that have exceptionally trained and seasoned surgeons and health care professionals that can offer a safe and less invasive surgery solution for the person who is wanting to get their weight under control. They now have the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding , known as LAP-BAND® System procedure. With this weight loss surgery procedure, an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, thus creating a smaller stomach area for food to pass through. In turn this gives a feeling of being full quicker. With that a person will tend to lose those unwanted pounds. Browse the site and read up about it. It is quite interesting.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Emry William!

We finally arrived! Emry is so sweet and precious. He has lots of long dark auburn hair. What a sweetheart he is. He's been a very good baby for his mommy and daddy. Sleeps pretty good and loves to be awake and checking everything out for himself. He's very alert and strong. What a sweetie he is.

Swiss Army

These days with two new grand babies, we find ourselves traveling quite a bit. It is so much fun! For years we have been collecting many different pieces of luggage. Some have held up and some have not held up so great. The Swiss Army brand of luggage looks to be a very nice set of luggage. They carry a wide range of styles and colors. I will have to look into them and see what might suit our personal needs.

Swiss Army

It seems that throughout the years we have collected many different kinds of luggage pieces. Airports can be pretty tough on them. There are such a variety of styles and brands out there. The Swiss Army luggage are a very nice line. They have the Messenger bag that can be very handy for weekend use or other types of short trips. We get a lot of use out of our luggage sets.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Well, here we are. We're on our way to see our son, daughter-in-law and brand new grand son! We're so excited to see him! We had a great day today. We drove over 500 miles. Bill doesn't enjoy driving that far usually, but he even had to admit that it was a pretty nice drive. The weather has been great and the time really went pretty fast. We even stopped along the way and shopped a little bit. Tomorrow's the big day. better get to bed early. :)

Drug Rehab

Today there is a lot of talk of celebrities that have drug and drinking problems. They seem to have it all, but do they really? In some ways they seem very sad and empty inside. It is like they are trying to fill a void in their lives. We see them go in and out of drug rehab and continue to struggle. It's sad to watch, but I'm glad they are trying to seek help.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I have had a great time showing pictures of Kaelyn and Emry. Bill took some to the YMCA this morning and showed them around there too. It is so fun to show the cute pictures to everyone that is willing to look at them. Now that Emry is here, we need to get more pictures of him. We have a few.

Prime Dating Sites

Not all online Dating Sites are the same and people aren't the same either. There are so many sites available and it can be time consuming as well as frustrating to research them all trying to find the best one for a person's needs. Are you a single man or woman? At you can read about different online dating sites and check out reviews to better help with your choice of service. I know a couple who went to eHarmony and now they are married. Yahoo Personals is another popular site for people to find friends and relationships. By checking out you can find out what each site has to offer and save the hassle of searching multitudes of different online services. Make the right first choice and let help you find the best online dating service for you.
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We have a new grandson! His name is Emry William and we can't wait to see him! We have seen lots of pictures of him, but we are looking forward to seeing him in person. He was born just yesterday and is doing great! His mom and dad are very excited too. This is their first baby and they enjoy taking pictures to send to grampa and grammy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Amby Baby

In the past week and a half we have become first time grandparents. Our daughter and her husband and our son and his wife have had a grand daughter and a grand son for us. We are so excited and it's so much fun to shop for them. I found the amby baby site and was quite intrigued by what they offer. I'm going to look further into it.

Life Insurance Policies

In todays world we find that we need Insurance for so many different things. We have it for our cars and for our home. There is also different life insurance policies and term insurance. It can be quite confusing at times. With new information available on line, it sure can help. I sometimes even forget exactly what we do have covered.

Charlie Brown

Recently I purchased several Charlie Brown DVDs and a VHS tape. We used to have fun watching some of these animated shows with the kids when they were younger. Now we have them for when our grand kids get older enough to watch them. Most of them are only about twenty five minutes long. I have been watching them in the past day or so and think they should be fun for the kids.


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Renee And Zoe

We were going to have Jenna and Scott watch Zoe next week but we had a volunteer step up and offer to watch her. Renee is Jake's girlfriend and she is such a sweetie. She and her roommates want to take Zoe for a week. That was such a nice surprise. We were a little concerned that Zoe would be a pain for Jenna and the baby. She is always snooping. Zoe has been around Renee and likes her a lot. Thanks Renee.

Monday, November 12, 2007


I feel that we are very patient people. As you know we are expecting our second grand baby any time now. Our fist was born on November 1st. Although we are patient it has been hard to be just that. I know that Josh and Di are very excited to have their baby and have been patient too. Come on baby, hurry up and be born. We are patient people.

Options Trading

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Our Grand baby

Well, our daughter gave us a beautiful grand daughter just over a week ago. Now our son and his wife are about to give us a wonderful grand son. Diana is in labor as I type. How exciting! We are just waiting on the call! They live several states away so we will be taking off to see them in a couple of days. How much fun is that? :) Can't wait!

What nice weather!

Wow, I can't believe how nice the weather has been so far. Usually by this time in November, we're beginning to see some colder weather, but amazingly it has been very pleasant out so far. I hope that this weather continues, especially as Thanksgiving and travel draws near.

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Bill went to church last night. There is generally a Bible study time and then prayer time. There is usually a small group that attends on Sunday night. It starts at 6:30pm and goes to about 8:00pm. The senior pastor typically leads the the service. I am glad that he has been going.

Warming Up

Yesterday was very nice for this time of year. I am sure that the temperature got close to 60 degrees. The weatherman is talking about rain in the next couple of days. I don't mind a little rain, it is so much better than snow. We have neighbors that have their Christmas decorations up already. Bill would have put ours up but we had several lights that weren't working.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wedding Planning

As our children have gotten older we now find ourselves attending more and more weddings. I think it is fun to see how differently people plan their weddings. With all kinds of tastes and styles out there, it is quite interesting. Now people can have assistance with that Wedding Planning. The has been addressing this concern for brides and grooms since 1997. Their website can help in the areas of just about anything you can imagine while doing your planning. With one click you can browse this site and find free interactive planning tools, expert advice, a local vendor guide, inspiration photos, a patented online registry system and more. To make that wedding extra special, classic and wonderful, look into this site.


Friday Bill went to a retirement coffee for one of his division heads. He saw several of his co-workers and said that everything went well. It is nice that people go to functions like that. It seems like when a person retires they get forgotten by those that had worked with them, sometimes for years.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Hamilton Beach Mixer

I have had an old electric mixer for along time. In fact I believe we received it as a wedding gift many years ago. I have been frustrated in the past when trying to mix a large batch of cookies and it bogs down and doesn't want to completely mix up the dough. It just doesn't seem to have the power that I need. I have been looking into the Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer. With this Eclectrics® Mixer I would have more power with it's 400 watts, to mix even the largest batch of cookies. It would also help in making my frosting's even creamier. It has a 2-way rotating head for hands free mixing, which can be very important when adding all of my ingredients to the bowl. The mixer comes with a 4.5 qt stainless steel locking bowl with handle. I love the handle idea. Also included is a flat beater, dough book and wire whisk for a variety of mixing. There is a pouring and splatter shield to help avoid those messes all over the kitchen. With a 3 year warranty you just can't go wrong with the Hamilton Beach® Mixer. I have a great Pumpkin bread recipe that has been in my family for many years. I think it would be great to have a powerful Hamilton Beach® Mixer to beat the bread mixture until smooth. Here's the recipe my family enjoys, especially this time of year.
Pumpkin Bread
3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup cooking oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp Baking Soda
2/3 Cup Water
1 can Libbys Pumpkin
3 1/2 Cups and 1 Tbs.Flour
Mix ingredients. Grease 2 bread loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr and 15 mins.

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Kaelyn Sue

We have a new baby grand daughter. Her name is Kaelyn Sue. She is so sweet. She has been a very good baby for her mommy and daddy. She must have been up some in the night because Jenna (mommy) is sound a sleep still. I'm glad she is getting her rest. She will need it. I think I better find something to eat now before everyone is up for the day.


My son Jake has been interested in the computer since I can remember. As he grew older he decided he wanted to find a way to earn money while spending his valuable time on the computer. So, he got on line and started to experiment. For a while it seemed that everything he tried only cost him money and instead of making some. Then one day he came across a possibility to get paid to blog. He already enjoyed blogging and thought, why not try it out. Well, soon we could see that these were companies that were reputable and that he was in fact earning money. He soon started to show us all how to get paid for blogging. Smorty is a great company that combines the advertiser with the blogger. We are then paid to give our opinions on products and websites. We link to the advertisers site so others can check them out for themselves. Blog advertising is fun and interesting and a great way to earn some extra cash. Smorty has sure helped me with linking to that advertiser and getting paid to blog. Thanks Smorty!


Well, I got right up and started to blog. It's now almost 10AM and my stomach is talking to me. I think I'm going to need to take a break and have some breakfast. What should I have? Cereal, toast, donuts, I'm just not sure. I'll have to go out to the kitchen and check it out.


With casinos popping up everywhere these days. There are more people interested in poker. Now you can check out this new website, Mac Poker, where you can play poker in the privacy of your own home. This site seems to have everything. It's not always easy to find a site that you can trust and is reputable as well. They have a list of some of the best online poker sites where you can play for fun or for money, each having a superior reputation. FullTilt Poker is a great starting place. They are still allowing US poker players and offer up to $600 deposit bonus just for signing up with them. You can read more on the site. Another great poker site that is recommended would be They also give an awesome poker bonus to begin with. The Mac Poker site is attractive and user friendly. With Online Casino Bonuses, Fulltilt Poker, PokerStars and more you just have to check out all they have to offer.


Last night we watched CSI. CSI Las Vegas is probably my favorite show of the season. Bill and I have liked it since it first came out. Last nights show was a two hour. They combined their show with the show, Missing. I think that's what it's called. Anyway, I kinda like when they do that. It brings in another group of actors and stirs it up a bit. Keep up the good work CSI.

Reminder to S Corporations

Tax time is soon upon us. Boy, does it roll around quickly. For those of you who have a small business, there are specified rules to follow if you are in a S corporation. S corporation is a great choice for you business, but you must remember to do a few things. Taxes are filed on special tax forms, 941, 940 and the 1120S form. They are also due a month earlier on March 15th. You can save possibly thousands of dollars a year in payroll and income taxes if this is done right. Check out this site and be informed of the paperwork that must be completed.
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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Days Off

It has been nice having some days off from work to help Jenna with her new baby. It is a lot of work trying to do all of those household jobs when you are trying to handle the needs of an infant. Everything is going well and I am sure it will continue to be a blessed time. Tonight Scott and Bill gave Kaelyn a bath and I took some pictures. They did a very good job and the baby hardly even cried. Scott said that he is the one that kept her so calm. Maybe he is right.


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Sleeping In

Sometimes it is nice to just sleep in and not get up so early. My sleeping in is much different than it used to be. Now if I get the chance I enjoy not getting up until about 8am. I know that might not seem like much but it gives me a good two hours extra sleep. I remember in years past, when the kids were little, I could sometimes stay in bed until around 10am. They were such good sleepers.

Cartridge Finder

If you are like me you want to find the best price you can on the ink cartridges for your printer. Sometimes it is difficult to locate the right cartridge for my printing needs. Will I need special ink for printing pictures or will regular cartridges do? I have had to check with store employees to make sure I am buying the right one. Since I checked out I will never have to wonder if I am buying the proper cartridge again. At Cartridge Finder it is so easy to find what you are looking for, with descriptions and pictures to help you. Their site also checks to help you save money on your purchases. Check them out, find what you are looking for and save money.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What Is It?

I think Zoe is confused right now with a new baby around. She has never been around one before and I am sure she means no harm but she is a little hyper. Zoe smells the baby clothes and tries to get right up next to her. We are trying to keep her away so she doesn't scare or scratch the baby. It will be nice when they are familiar with each other. And of course we have Emry on the way too. Life is good.

Light Fixtures

We are continually working on our home. In doing so we find that we are looking to purchase different types of light fixtures. Shopping on line can make life easier. No travel and often better deals can be found. is a great company that offers thousands of indoor and outdoor light fixtures. With their vast range of styles and choices from some of the top manufacturers you are sure to find what you need. You can shop by style, light fixture brand or light fixture application. The site is user friendly and quick to maneuver. Choose from chandeliers, ceiling light fixtures, bathroom light fixtures, home lighting and more. Browse their site today.


While Jenna and Scott got their hair cut Bill and I walked around the mall and pushed the stroller. We saw four lady friends and were able to show them Kaelyn. They thought she was a beautiful baby. We did a little shopping and it was fun just pushing the baby around. Things like strollers and car seats have changed dramatically since I had my kids. They are very high tech items now.


Today more people are knowledgeable about Alzheimer's than ever before. Many have friends or relatives that have the disease and have had first experience with it. Until recently I had not heard of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. My mother and uncle both have Alzheimer's and are at different stages of the disease. It is very hard to watch how people decline. For my mom it seemed like she was getting forgetful and she even laughed at herself for forgetting simple things. Soon she was forgetting how to do tasks she had done for many years, like finding her way home from town or housework. She had been a teacher for many years and kept herself quite busy after retiring by knitting and reading. If you know anyone who has the disease you know that it is very important for Alzheimer's patients to have special care. They can become very agitated and hard to deal with. Again, I have seen this firsthand with my mom. She is in a nursing home and is receiving wonderful care. I would rather she was able to live at home but it just isn't possible. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has an online store that people can purchase from. They have beautiful jewelry on their site and the great thing is that all proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Wouldn't it be terrific to have a cure found for Alzheimer's? Money raised to help find a cure would make multitudes of lives better. What a great time of year, with the holidays just around the corner, to buy a holiday gift from this site and have your money go to such a worthwhile cause. Even if you don't want to purchase an item you can still donate to the Alzheimer' Foundation of America. I am very glad that I found this site and can share it with others. I would encourage you to check out this website today.

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What a change in the weather. One day it is warm and sunny, and within a few days we get cold and windy conditions. I guess that can be expected at this time of year. I am more of a warm weather person but have gotten used to spring as well as fall. It is winter that I just really don't enjoy. Slick roads and snowy conditions don't make for much fun. Kids sure enjoy it though. Some like it because they like to play in the snow and some others due to school letting out.

Sony 46inch LCD

The flat screen TV is the newest craze. Everyone seems to want one. They have all kinds of styles, sizes and costs. Now there is a website, Krillion, that can help you the consumer find just what you might be looking for. For example, if it's a sony 46inch LCD TV you can go on line and compare TVs, styles and costs. Along with that you can find some locations nearest you. Everyone likes to see a product of that size in person, so it helps to find a store in your area where you can actually see it in person and decide if it is truly what you are looking for before buying. Look into this site for a quicker comparison of your next TV purchase.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pumpkin Bars

I am enjoying my time at my daughter's house. She just had our first grand daughter. She is so tiny and sweet. Her name is Kaelyn Sue. She has beautiful olive skin and dark hair like her daddy. While here I decided to bake some pumpkin bars. Thought it might be a nice treat for everyone. Of course Kaelyn can't have any yet. ;)

Thinking Alike

Bill just home from a walk with Zoe and asked if I had made cookies while he was gone. It is funny because I had been thinking about the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that we like so well. The recipe was given to me years ago and it is still a favorite. The only difference in my thinking and Bill's is that I figured he would make the cookies.

Capella University

If you have not had the opportunity to finish your college degree and have always wanted too, it isn't to late to complete that goal. Some say they are unable to attend college due to the fact that they are in a full-time job. Well, now there is capella university that is accredited and you can have easy access online. This University offers graduate online degree programs such as business, information technology, human services,public safety, education and more. They also offer bachelor degree programs in public safety, business and information technology. With over 104 graduate and undergraduate programs you are sure to find something you are wanting to do. Browse their site.

Tuesday Night Shows

Tuesday night is when we watch the show House. That is about all we like on that particular night except of course, The Rifleman. It seems that Tuesday just isn't a great night for television viewing. Many times the news isn't even worth watching. Most of the news isn't positive and upbeat, it is sad and always what has already happened. I want to know what is going to happen. Speaking of which, the other night our church had a video in reference what many would say is prophecy. It dealt with issues in the middle east and with the war that is going on. They referred to the book of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. It is worth reading.