Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, we had a party for the family to celebrate my son's birthday even though he hasn't had it yet. I invite my mother and father in law but not the rest because they never come anyway so I just quit. I guess my brother-in-law felt bad so I called him and gave him an official invitation. My sister-in-law thought it was more important to play her Nintendo than come so I have just proven my point as to why they are never invited. Anyhoo, he is on a Bakugan thing so I didn't get him any for his birthday (I saved them all for Christmas). He did get some from my sister, my sister-in-law on my side, and his grandma so he was happy. I am also happy to report that my husband did not give in and give him any presents early. He has a hard time waiting. Sometimes I think he is more excited than the children.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
#39 was to try a new craft. My new craft is bath salts. I bought some essential oils. Need to get some salts still but I will do that tomorrow. I'll let ya'll know how it turns out. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I think he goes overboard sometimes but he just wants them to have a good Christmas. I personally think its the family time and traditions of love and giving that make good Christmases.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Most people do not realize the many health benefits of gratitude. Studies indicate that thankfulness is directly linked to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Compared to people who do not live a lifestyle of thankfulness, research shows that grateful people:
1. Experience higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination optimism and energy
2. Experience less depression
3. Better manage stress
4. Are more likely to help others
5. Exercise more regularly
6. Make more progress towards their personal goals
7. Have stronger immune systems
8. Have fewer symptoms of physical illness
Those are some impressive benefits that can be yours without even increasing your physical activity or changing your nutrition plan. All that is required is a grateful heart.
Are you a thankful person? If you are unsure, then it may be in your best interest to consider the following questions:
Are you the type of person who dwells on the good or on the bad things that happen to you?
Do you tell others about the blessings in your life as much as you tell them when things go wrong?
Are you considerate of the people closest to you or do you often take them for granted?
Are you thankful only when things are going well or do you look for blessings even when bad things happen?
Is there someone you admire who is a thankful person?
What other attributes do you admire about him/her?
Are you leaving a legacy of thankfulness that others will remember you by?
There is nothing complicated about gratitude. Quite simply, thankfulness is a choice. To say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our life is great. It just means that in spite of all we see that is worthy of complaint, there is far more we can choose to focus on that is worthy of thank- fulness. Why not choose to extend the tradition of giving thanks through the entire year, instead of limiting it to the Holiday Season? You’re physical, emotional, and spiritual health will all reap the benefits of a thankful heart. The choice is yours.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I recieved this award from Tammy at http://pinkstinx.blogspot.com/. Check it out, its a great blog.
Here are the rules for this one:
1. Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted your award.
2. Publish these rules.
3. Share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support.
4. Grant the prize to 6 people.
Six Important Values/Beliefs:
Nix Support For These Values/Beliefs:
4. Hate in any form
I like to award these to
1. Momstheword at http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/. Sorry to say I don't know her name but I read her blog everyday.
2. Tammy at http://www.ltwitchell.blogspot.com/
3. Becky at http://www.beckysquire.com/. I read her blog everyday too but she probably doesn't even know.
4. Toostie at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/. I don't know her very well but you all have to check out the beautiful tree she has posted on her site.
5. Chocolateonmycranium at http://chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com/ whom I also don't know personally but read her posts constantly.
6. http://prettyorganizedpalace.blogspot.com/ whose name I also don't know but read all the time.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My hubby's sister's dog (got that?) Jasmine was found on her porch yesterday convulsing. They took her to the emergency room. The hospital ran all kinds of test but all tests came up negative. The vet thinks she either got in to snail bait or has epilepsy. My SIL was having a really hard time. Jasmine is a really good dog and loved by all who know her.
We are asking for prayers for them both.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Okay, I'm still working on my hubby's office. I started cleaning out one corner and though its not a huge difference, I thought I'd share my progress. If I work this right, the pic on the left is before and the one on the right is in process. I know there is still so much to do but its progress. To see more Tackle it Tuesday tackles, visit http://www.5minutesformom.com/
Monday, November 10, 2008
Polyethylene terephthalate ethylene (PETE), code 1.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE), code 2.
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), code 4.
Polypropylene (PP), code 5.
Friday, November 7, 2008
For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.
For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking, and that I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
For the lady behind me in my place of worship when she sings off key, because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive.
For too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.(
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
My husband and I went to the polls about 8:30am or so. There was no line at all. We walked up to the table, got our card and went to the cubicles they had set up. I voted my head-in case of a tie, I voted my heart. I feel good about my decisions. If the people I voted for don't make it in or the ones I didn't vote for do, I will support whomever is sworn in to the offices.
Friday, October 31, 2008
When dead leaves fly
Like witches on switches
Across the sky,
When elf and sprite
Flit through the night
On a moony sheen.
Tonight is the night
When leaves make a sound
Like a gnome in his home
Under the ground,
When spooks and trolls
Creep out of holes
Mossy and green.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tackled Daughters bedroom. She has so many dollhouses and play sets for her little pet shop toys. I needed someplace to keep them that wasn't on the floor. The toy box was overflowing with toys for both girls. I grant you that they probably have more than they need. Okay they definitely have more than they need. And its a small room so we need to take advantage of any space savers we can find.
We bought 3 under the bed storage bins. One was for toys that the girls share, one for E's toys and one for L's toys. We put a bookcase/shelf thing in her room for her play sets. I still want to put up a shelf just below the ceiling so she can put her toys on it that she wants but doesn't want to play with anymore. She growing out of her stuffed toys but still wants them around her so I thought this might work. I wanted to post pics but I can't find my camera. I'll post pics when i can find it.
No, the office isn't done yet. But DH promised to help me next week. We'll see what happens.
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Monday-Country Chicken Cassserole
Tuesday-Mexican Rice Bake
Thursday-Chinese Vegetarian Pasta
Friday-Cheesy Tuna Casserole
Saturday-Chili Vegetable Soup
Sunday-Fend for Yourself
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