Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

COMINGS AND GOINGS

OK, it's Thursday and I can explain Wordless Wednesday. The first picture is an ultra sound of my cousin's 8 week old fetus. (I think it's going to be a boy) of course we don't know yet maybe in the next ultra sound. The second is a x-ray of Aunt Ann's shoulder. She fell off the front porch this past weekend. She is in tremendous pain but they just put her in a sling and sent her home. Needless to say it really shook me up to see her go head first down brick steps. The crazy thing is she fell on the one year anniversary of my mother's death. Last year was so difficult because we lost my husband's mother August 22nd and my mother October 10th. We are still taking care of his Aunt. She is 85 years old.
Back to the purpose of this blog.... It seems to me that God always replaces a life with a new life. Right after my Grandmother passed away, I had my daughter. The beat goes on. Therefore I think that the most important thing that we can do on this earth is to find God's purpose for our life. I know it's not about self gratification. There is a much higher calling. We all have been gifted.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Purse Speaks! What does it say?


I have been tagged by my daughter Vicki at Considering the Lilies with a fun meme.

Here are the rules:
1. Dump the contents of your handbag in a pile.
2. Take a photo of your handbag and the contents.
3. Be brave and explain to your fellow bloggers what lurks inside the handbag.
4. Tag others who might want to embarrass themselves.
5. Answer the questions below in your blog.

What's in your handbag?
I have a wallet two pens, a cell phone, loads of receipts and papers (I didn’t show you all of them) one pair of reading glasses, (I have about 20 pair that I buy from the dollar store) a hairbrush, my allergy nose spray, a discount coupon for more allergy nose spray, a doctor’s appointment card, a rubber band and a paper clip, and finally money. (Wow, I didn’t know that I had that much money!)

What's the most important thing in your handbag?
My cell phone.

What's the most embarrassing thing in your handbag?
The dirty tissues.

What's the smallest thing in your handbag?
Paper clip

Is there anything illegal in your handbag?
No. Wait a minute let me check the date on my driver’s license….. ok, I’m legal until June.

I will now tag

Lisa's Eyeview

Linda's Stuff

Whee! All the way home
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Sunday Scribblings / If I had to live in a different time in history

It's amazing how history can romanticise even the darkest of times. Would I like to live during the Little House on the Prairie Days? Oh it seems so romantic, yet when you really think about washing your clothes by hand, the dust storms, hard winters and having babies without a hospital. It doesn’t seem that great after all. There isn’t a time in history when there wasn’t some sort of conflict or trouble. No, I think that I am truly blessed to be born in the baby boomer generation. Our parents paved the way for us to have a great life. However, I had a great awakening a couple of years ago when my husband and I went on a business / vacation trip to Costa Rica. When we landed the clouds opened up and poured buckets of rain on us and our luggage. The airport was more like a big carport. The resort had a bus pick us up from the airport. We bounced down the bumpiest roads I have ever had the pleasure to experience. As I looked out my window I saw people sitting on front porches of houses that didn’t have windows much less air conditioning. I was feeling very guilty about going to an all inclusive resort while these poor people suffered. After a week of extreme luxury and pleasure we headed back to the airport on the same bumpy bus ride. As I looked out my window I saw the same people sitting on their porch relaxing without a care in the world. They were happy, and they had all the things that really matter, love, family, food and a roof over their heads. Maybe I was the one who was poor, because I had to go back to the rat race that we have created for ourselves. Unfortunately society has become greedy, it’s not enough that you have a TV, but you have to have a television in different parts of the house. It’s not enough that you have a computer but you have to have a computer for each member of the family. The picture below is an example of how people in other parts of the world live. We Americans are spoiled rotten. We live in a fast food society that wants everything and wants it now. You can’t build a house of cards and expect it to keep standing forever. Yes, we are going to have a few difficult years ahead. We will just have to rebuild and make the foundation stronger.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Two Helpful Hints to Save Money

1. Instead of buying a new bottle of foaming hand soap. Just add 1 part dish soap to 10 parts water to your original foaming dispenser.

2. Instead of buying microwave popcorn. Coat one eighth a cup of popcorn with cooking oil then put in a brown sandwich bag. Fold over top of bag and place in microwave. Cook until popping stops or slows down. Add salt. You not only save money you are also getting healthier popcorn without additives.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Italian Greyhound Puppies



I guess this is why I feel tired lately. But aren't they soooo cute!
Especially when they are sleeping.