Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Date

What a nice day Bill and I have had. We went to church and then headed over to a show. We did a little shopping first and then went to the movie "Drillbit Taylor". It was a very cute movie. We both were laughing to tears at one point. Like most movies today, they had way to much swearing, but other then that, it was pretty cute. We had an enjoyable day.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Well, it's starting to get late and I'm thinking about preparing tacos for supper. Bill and I both love these tacos. It is a little bit of work, but so worth it when you sit down to eat. I deep fat fry the shells and they are amazing. We always enjoy them the next day also. They heat up very well. Off I go to cook.

Fiberglass Columns

My husband and I enjoy looking a unique homes and buildings. We have noticed that when builders add ffiberglass columns to the front of a home or business it really seems to set them apart from others. It adds a sophisticated touch and gives a more classy appearance. These columns come in so many different styles and moldings. They are a beautiful decorative piece.

Massage Chair

We have been looking around at furniture lately. Thinking about maybe a new living room set or even something different for the family room. Have you ever been out shopping and saw a massage chair? I'm always tempted to sit down in them. They can be very comfortable. We may have to look into something like that. We'll just have to see I guess.


Here it is Saturday again. Boy, the weeks sure fly by. I know I've said that before, but this week it was amazingly fast. Bill was gone for a few days and I seemed to be busy day and night. Today, we spent the day getting some things done around the house and running Zoe (our dog) to another town close by, for her hair cut. She was over due. She looks so much better. It's neat how a haircut can really change her appearance. I guess that's true for all of us.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Adding On

We have an addition that we built about eight years ago. The next big project we'd like to do is build a nice big garage in the back yard. We have a corner lot and have plenty of room to build. We have gotten by for many years with a single attached garage but it is time to have extra room. Our pickup has had to be outside while our car is in the garage but that will change soon.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Every once in awhile I like to redecorate my house. This past weekend I took down several items around the house and put up some new stuff. I have quite a lot of old wall hangings and things that I may never use again. If I don't use the old things I am sure I can get rid of them. It looks better already even after just a little bit of change.

Gold Bars

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Monday, March 24, 2008

High Prices

We enjoy watching shows that have to do with home repair and also the ones that deal with people finding new homes. I just can't believe the high price of some of the houses that are shown on TV. Where do people get the money to buy an average looking home for a few hundred thousand dollars? Even in our home town the prices of housing has taken quite a hike. Many of these homes are not selling well though. It makes me appreciate my own home.

Gas Prices

Friday, March 21, 2008


Through out my life I have known the Lord personally. I am so thankful and feel very blessed for parents that showed and taught me the true way. At Easter time we are reminded of how awesome God’s love is for each one of us. He sent His son Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice for us all. In the movie "The Passion of the Christ" it is shown what Christ went through for you and me. How much He loves us and gave for us. He has lived, died and risen to set us free from the bondage's of sin and death. All we need to do is accept what He has done and give our lives to Him. I can not imagine life without Him. The peace and comfort He gives. There are no words to describe the magnitude of His love and grace. He is ALWAYS there for me. I never walk alone. No matter where I am, He is also. I came across this video on YouTube that I wanted to share. We should remember His sacrifice, love and grace each and everyday, not just at Easter time. He is the only way to the Father. Let Him be part of your life. It will be a life changing experience and you will spend eternity praising Him. I am so glad that Christ is my Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus.

Melting Snow

We are finally seeing the snow melt. It has been a long winter for all of us in the area. Soon we will have green grass and will be watching the flowers bloom. I would much rather mow than shovel. I guess I should say that I prefer Bill mowing rather than shoveling. Actually, Bill is the one that always says he likes to mow. I am glad he enjoys it. He can have that job.

Kitchen Faucets

I always enjoy doing something new and different in my home. When our children grew up and went off to college, I had there bedrooms redone. Now I am working on our bathroom. We are looking for new bathroom and kitchen faucets. It's time for an update. There are so many neat choices out there today. I'm looking forward to the change.

Custom Pong Table

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Old Movies

I enjoy watching old movies. Right now there is an old western on called Winchester '73 with James Stewart. It was made in 1950 and is about a guy, James Stewart, that wins a rifle in a competition and then has the gun stolen from him. The whole movie surrounds the tracking down of this rifle. I have seen the movie several times but enjoy it each time I watch it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dark Sky Festival

I had never heard of the 5th Annual Dark Sky Festival at Harmony Florida. It is set for April 5, 2008 and will begin at 7PM in The Harmony Town Square. What an interesting gathering for all of you who love the night-sky free from the excessive artificial lighting. You will hear about intelligent lighting and lifestyle practices. The festival also encourages scientific interest in the youth of today. The goal is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment with quality outdoor lighting. They will show how lighting can be forced downward instead of up towards our night-sky. It has been found that not only does this light conflict with the beauty of our night-sky, but also disrupts the natural environment, wastes energy and may possibly cause health problems over time. There is a lot to take in at this Dark Sky Festival. There will be telescopes available for viewing the magnificent sky and all it has to offer. Also, a Cosmic Kids Zone with speakers talking about Myths in the Night, along with other speakers sharing information about light pollution. The entertainment will be awesome with a Motown recording artist group, Rare Earth. While enjoying music and the view, you will also find food and specialty booths . You can meet astronomers and other scientists. There will be so much to do and learn. It's a must. Mark it down on your calender today.

Press Release:

Get Ready! This Year’s Dark Sky Festival is Out-of-this-World

HARMONY, FL – March 15, 2008 – The 5th Annual Dark Sky Festival at Harmony will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Sponsored by the Harmony Institute, the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau, several astronomy clubs, the Osceola News Gazette and Florida Travel & Life Magazine, the event will kick off at 7pm in Harmony's Town Square.

“The Dark Sky Festival is intended to celebrate and promote the benefits of a night-sky free from the effects of excessive artificial lighting,” said Greg Golgowski, Harmony’s Conservation Director and a key member of the Dark Sky Festival Planning Committee. “Poor outdoor lighting not only washes out the splendor of the heavens, but also reduces visibility at night, wastes energy, and disturbs wildlife.”

As with the past four Dark Sky Festivals, attendees will be able to enjoy viewing the night skies through a variety of telescopes. There also be lots of music and food, numerous specialty booths, an educational zone with presentations from astronomers and other scientists, nocturnal creatures, a Cosmic Kids Zone and so much more.”

Local favorite, the Silver Clouds Orchestra, will start the entertainment portion of the evening at 7:00pm. This will be followed by a free concert by legendary recording artists, Rare Earth.

Rare Earth will take to Harmony’s outdoor amphitheatre stage at 8:00pm for a live concert chock full of their greatest hits including “Get Ready” and “I Just Want to Celebrate.”

“We are ecstatic to have Rare Earth performing at this year’s Festival,” said Shad Tome, president of Harmony Development Group. “We are encouraging everyone to wear comfortable shoes because Rare Earth is known for getting the whole audience up and dancing.”

The festival will be emceed by Magic 107.7’s afternoon drive on-air personality and program director Ken Payne.

The Festival is open to the general public. Over 3,500 people are expected to attend the event this year. The event will conclude around 11:00pm.

This date was selected because it falls on the heels of National Dark Sky week (March 29 – April 4); where people in the United States are encouraged to turn out their unnecessary outdoor lights in order to temporarily reduce light pollution.

For more information, please visit or call 407-891-8358.


What a beautiful day it is out side! The sun is shining and it's finally warmed up. I sure hope it sticks around for awhile. We have had what seems like a very long winter. We went through several weeks of very bitter temps not to mention all of the snow and ice we received. Thank you Lord for Spring. People already seem to be smiling more.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fantasy Baseball

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Monday, March 17, 2008


We had District Meetings today so I am home early. That's kinda nice for a change. Although I have to get up earlier then usual when we go to Districts, I still enjoy a different kind of day. This morning it was snowing and slick. Now it has warmed up and isn't so bad.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Trasylol Bypass Surgery

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Work Week

YIPPEE!! It's Friday and I only had to work part of the day. I love it! I am so ready to be home by Friday night. I am use to having my Fridays off and have had to fill in for a gal on Maternity leave for the past 3 months. I am ready to have my days off again. I enjoy being home.


Isn't it something how the times have changed. I can remember when I didn't even own a microwave let alone a computer. We've come a long way and only improving. Computers are great for communication. I really enjoy blogging and the fact that I can do it right from the comfort of my own home. I'm going to keep on typing.

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No Bakes

Bill surprised me and had made no bake cookies for us. That just made my day. I love those and he did such an awesome job on them. They are perfect. Not that I really need them, but I sure do appreciate it. He's a pretty good guy.


Last night it rained about fifteen miles from our town while we got ice pellets and some light snow. It is nice again today but what crazy weather last night. I hope we get some warm rains to help clean up the yards and get rid of the remaining snow. It is about time for spring.

Hamburgers and Fries


WOW! What a gorgeous day it was today! It was in the mid 50's and hardly any wind. We are lovin this. It has been a very long, cold, wet winter. I sure hope that summer is much longer for us then winter has been. Come on green grass. I love that fresh cut grass smell. I don't like to mow though, so I'm glad that Bill will do it for us.


Gulf oysters are a favorite for many today. I can't remember exactly when I first tried an oyster, but I know that I was fairly young. It gave that added flavor to the homemade soup that my mother had prepared. People are usually looking for quality, taste, and convenience when it comes to oysters. At you can find out a lot about oysters and the post-harvest process to help protect those "at risk" customers. There are three types of treatment in the post-harvest treatment. 1. An individual quick-freezing 2. A low heat or heat-cool pasteurization 3. A high-hydrostatic pressure. Freezing of the oysters can lengthen the shelf life of the oysters. The Heat-cool pasteurization is a process of the oysters being put in warm water for a time and then soaked in cool water and drip dried. High pressure process is where the oysters are cleaned, washed, sorted and graded. They are then often banded and placed in stainless steel cylinders and pressurized. These techniques are in development to protect the public. Enjoy your oysters, I know I will.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Air Conditioner

Last year we bought a new air conditioner. Our other one was the original with the house so it was over thirty years old. It seemed to work fine but I know this new one is much more efficient. It looks much nicer too. We had our local plumber do the work and he did a great job.


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I have had migraines for quite awhile and they are a terrible thing. I have seen a specialist and I have been much better than before. I don't take anything with caffeine in it. Some people say that caffeine doesn't have anything to do with migraines but for me it sure does. I think I am better off without the caffeine. At first it was a tough thing to avoid but now I am used to not having any. There are several other things that can trigger my migraines like stress and lack of sleep. If you have any other ideas to reduce migraines I would be happy to hear about them.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Forget The Words

Last night on American Idol one of the contestants, David Archuleta, seemed to forget the words to his song. I am sure it would be a big stressor to be on that show in front of millions. I hope that he stays in the competition and doesn't get cut. He is very good and is only 17 years old. We'll find out tonight if he stays or goes.

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Laptop Table

Have you seen a portable laptop table that can rest right on your lap? Scott and Jenna bought one the other day that really looks like it would work great. It has a hard plastic top and a soft pillow-like cushion underneath. It even has a light attached to it for low light conditions. I think they are going to like it. It wouldn't be very hard to make one if you are fairly handy.

Warm Days

Wow, finally we are getting some warmer temperatures. It was in the 40 degree range today and should be again tomorrow. That should get rid of a lot of snow. I can even see some of the grass in the back yard. It will be so nice to have pleasant days of warmth instead of the cold and snow.

Midwest Auto Recycling

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Sunday, March 9, 2008


Does your bathroom closet and vanity ever get over run with stuff. Well, ours was. I decided that today was the day and I tackled it. I took in a big trash bag and started to throw. I found meds that were years and years old. Hair products I haven't used for quite some time. Half used toothpaste, old makeup, band aids, combs, brushes, hair dryer parts and more. Can't believe the junk we kept. It sure looks better now. Hopefully I didn't throw anything of value that Bill will miss.


I have always enjoyed taking pictures. Through the years we have purchased many different cameras. In fact my husband just ran across our very large 35mm camera that we use to take pictures of the kids with when they were small. It was one of those you would have to adjust things before taking the photo. Anyway, we are now using digital and love it. They are so easy and quick. You can take as many as you want and delete what you don't intend to keep. They are amazing cameras. What a great way to capture those memories forever.

Friday, March 7, 2008


I for one think that diamonds are a great gift. I don't mind other types of stones and jewelry but I have to say that diamonds are my favorite. They don't have to be huge but large is always nice. I recently got some new earrings from Bill and I really like them. They are bigger than my other ones but don't look too big either. I have seen some that are so big I wonder if they are real.

Franchise Industries

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So many people today would love to lose some weight. It is not always an easy process. When I was younger I didn't seem to have a problem with weight. I could eat what ever and as much as I wanted to and didn't have to think twice about it. Now that I am aging, I have to be much more careful about my intake. There are many products out there now that can help an individual that is trying to lose that weight. hoodia diet pills is something a person can check into on It may fit into what you are looking for.


We have been putting corn out in a tree for the squirrels but the ear has been there for a very long time. I had heard that some corn isn't as good and apparently the animals can sense it. It is fun to watch the squirrels, especially if there are more than one in the yard. There are times when they chase each other around the back yard and through the trees. We watched one of them hiding a kernel of corn in the grass. I hope he remembers where he put it because there is quite a lot of snow on the ground.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008


How often do you use a microwave? We use ours every day, probably more than once. From thawing meat to cooking pasta, our microwave gets quite a workout. It is one that hangs under our cabinets and looks very nice. We have a fan and light like most microwaves do and it works great. I am not sure what we would do if we didn't have a microwave.

Dog Treats

Zoe has her favorite dog treats. She knows if we are trying to trick her into eating some other brand of treats. I guess she is a bit spoiled and fussy. It is our fault that she is that way. We give in sometimes and feed her some people food too. We try to avoid things that we know she may get sick on such as rich foods. As I look back I wish we would have stuck to giving her only dog food.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008


There are now fewer contestants on American Idol. Each week they have cut people from the competition and soon there will be only one left, the American Idol. Who will it be? Many have their favorites and are hopeful in the outcome. We enjoy the show and try to watch as many as we can. Tonight the girls sing again and tomorrow more singers will be cut. I was unhappy that some had been cut so early in the season but I am sure those people will do well away from the show.


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Laptop Battery

The laptop battery that we have just doesn't hold a long charge. We generally have it plugged in so we don't really check to see how many minutes or hours the battery lasts. Jake and Scott just bought new computers and their batteries last many hours. I have always been disappointed at our battery life and have considered buying a new one.

Digital Signage

The world is definitely changing. Things seem to be bright, colorful and full of lights. Computers are running much of what we see and hear. With the modern digital signage, you can see all kinds of different things, right before your very eyes. They are in the Malls, on the streets, in restaurants and more. I find them to be very eye appealing and interesting.

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Laptop Memory

I enjoy blogging and posting. It's fun to give my opinion on different products, companies etc... I sometimes work with our laptop computer. It is different to maneuver then our desktop computer. We need to make sure that we have sufficient laptop memory so that we can store all that we want too. I think it helps out the speed of the computer also.

Malted Milk Eggs

This time of year the grocery store has one of my favorite candy, malted milk eggs by Brachs. They are so tasty. I wish they had these candies all year round. Probably good they're not though. There are only a few stores that have them in stock. Our grocery store has them so I usually stock up when I can. Bill doesn't like them very much so they last quite awhile.

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I hope that our bushes that we put in the front yard last year will be healthy this coming year. They are currently under snow and ice. We will have to wait to see how they are doing when the spring weather gets here. The greenhouse people said they will replace them if the don't survive.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Gutter Cleaning

Yesterday Bill cleaned out the ice from our gutters on the house. As the temperatures rise and the ice melts he didn't want to have the gutters ice filled. It was not the greatest day to be out there doing that kind of work but it needed to be done. I am glad that he did it and not me. We still have a lot of snow but I am sure that in the next few weeks it will be about gone.

Pizza Survey


Right now we are without a senior pastor at our church. There is a search committee that is in the process of finding a new one. We have had guest pastors the past several weeks. I am not sure who will be leading the service today. Some of the past weeks we have been gone either on vacation or visiting the kids. It will be nice to be able to go today.