Sunday, August 31, 2008

Waiting to Post!

Hang in there with me!Hahahaaa.....I've got the GranBabies and have been watching TV for the latest on Gustav!  Crystal will be picking them up this afternoon, and after they leave, and I've had a Huge Martini....oops, I mean Coffee...I'll do my post!! Later Guys!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Gonna be a Month!!....or Longer!

Well, Friday's almost over....thank goodness!  What a Week!  The Hubby has now decided that we need to change computer programs....from Peachtree to Quickbooks and his old flat rate program to a new one that will work with Quickbooks......grief!  His old flat rate program refuses to do "as promised" and is costing us money in the long run.  I can't tell you how many phone discussions he's had with the company that created it but, there has been...many.  Oh well.  SO...that means lots of learning for all of us at work.  Anyone out there work with QuickBooks?  Just wondering how difficult this "learning" is going to be....Gads!Hahahaaaa......
Hubby will be spending his Saturday at the shop with the Computer Wizard, installing XP, hard drives, etc., while the Grandkids and I go to the grocery store and then to the movies to see the latest Mummy movie.  Poor Hubby...BUT...he doesn't care for the Mummy movies anyway, so he's not too sad! hahaha......Crystal is off on another motocross thing with Tim so I've got the babies.  Hope you all have a Wonderful weekend!  I'll be reading about QuickBooks and listening to....Guitar Hero? Lolol!!  Night All!  

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Got Some Stress???

Well, last night, I came home and just HAD to have some good old blackeyed peas with cornbread.  Whipped up the batter, cooked up the blackeyes and Went for it!LOL....Good!  
.....Blogging interruption!!  Had to run over to Crystal's house and Save the children from a....Snake!Hahahahaaa....geez, it was a tiny garden snake, but Sami was terrified!!  In the door I walk and there on the floor was the culprit.  I'd say, about 6 inches long......It was more scared than the kiddos!  I just threw a kitchen towel over it, scooped it up and carried it outside.  No, I didn't get any pictures...too much Chaos!!  And Stress!! Hahahahaaa.......sorry.

Now, here's a little test we All need to  take!! Hahahahaaaa.....My stress level was only 37%! I mean, Really! What can you do about life except just Roll with the punches?.....Nothing...and I mean Nothing, is worth wrecking your mental, emotional  or physical health over.  Well that's about it for my day....Hope Your stress level isn't too high!!  Happy night or day everyone!!

Your Stress Level is: 37%

You are slightly prone to stress, but generally you keep it under control.

You know how to relax and take things as they come, even when your worlds seems to be falling apart.

Occasionally, you do let yourself get stressed out, but you snap out of it pretty quickly.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I know.....wordless....Hahahahaaaa.....I'm Racking my brain, trying to figure out what to make for supper tonight......Geez........Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

Isn't that pretty? I got this in an email this morning....makes a lot of sense. Dancing with God...I like that......alot.
Well, I was Perfectly Lazy this weekend! It was quiet. Of course, Lord of the Ring was on...all three of them...Hahaha....geez. Hope you all had a happy weekend!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Brenda Photo Challenge, Theme is "Sweet"

Well....LOLHahaha...Here's that "Sweet" Cupcake I made!!!
And here is a sweet treat I whipped up several weeks ago...strawberries and angel food cake!
And there's Nothing "Sweeter" than the Grandkids having someone wonderful, that they can look up to and respect.......
And Naturally, these two are extremely "Sweet".......My GranBabies....Sami and Will.

So there you have it! Take a trip to The Brenda Photo Challenge Blog, click on comments, and check out all the other entries!!! Have a Wonderful Saturday!! Thanks to Tegan for hosting it this time!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Brenda Photo Challenge is Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow is the Challenge!! Hope you jumped over to the Brenda Blog and signed up!! It's not too late!! The theme this time is "Sweet"! Tegan is the host.... Just take three or so pictures of what represents "sweet" to You and post them on your blog! Then go to the Brenda Blog, sign in with a comment so everyone can come visit, and that's ALL there is to it!! These are SO Fun!
Goodness, for lunch, Hubby took me to Don Carlos's Mexican Restaurant! I feel like a beached whale! Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas....heavenly. So, other than that fascinating little tidbit, guess I'll sign off...Gotta go hunt down our video camera for Crystal...Ya'll have a Wonderful and Safe night!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What a Flipping Idiot, I am........

OhMyWord......LOLOL......Ever been in a a see a book sitting on the shelf that Really attracts your attention? I have...I grabbed it, looked the cover over Really well...flipped it over and read the summary...decided it was going to be a fun little romance...fantasy, and ran to the checkout. Getting home I throw it over into the "books to be read" place, and I go on about my business! That was probably about two weeks ago. Last night, I'm ready for my fun little Fantasy....LOLOLOL....ohmyGod......SLUT!!!.Hahahahaha..I don't think I even made it to page fifteen before my gut instincts were screaming at me to THROW IT AWAY!!! Did I listen???.......So, I flip to the middle of the book and start reading.....GEEZ....slammed it shut! I actually looked around the room making Sure no one saw me!!! I haven't done That since I was a kid, for cripes sake!! How could this BE? ME!! Loosing my mind and buying one of "those" books?? Where Was it? How did this happen?? I broke my Own cardinal rule!! I bought the book because of the cover....It's really beautiful...but it's Absolute, Trash....filth.....I'm so embarrassed I can't even take it back to the bookstore!! I grab the book back up to see what I MUST have missed on the cover....there it is...bottom right hand side of the cover...a small critique of the book by Romance Junkies (geezzz...that's a tip-off) Fairyville by Emma Holly..."the queen of erotic romance"....LOLOL.....Right! Like I'm taking This back and having to hand it over to the pimply, horned rim eye-glassed teenager, that sold it to me in the First place...with a grin on his face, that I Didn't understand, the first time around!! And you don't EVEN want to know what was on the last two pages.....Hahahahahaha......not's now in the secret trash a secret trash bag with NO LABEL....waiting for the TRASH pick-up men.....oh my WORD, I hope they don't find it.....LOLHahahaha.....night all!

Go here to my SkyWatch Friday photo....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

They Liked it...and...A New Blog for Brenda!...and a Prayer...

Well, the guys liked my miserable little cupcake...cake. BUT...I got some "funny looks" while cutting it!LOL.....dorks!! What do They know about sheer genius???Hahaha....Well, Maybe the frosting Was a bit runny...and lopsided? Did I mention that? What's that they say about "best intentions"???....Hahaha....

Now on to More headlining news! Brenda of What's Up Down South has started a New, personal, Photography blog!! She will have Lots of tips to share with us And has asked for tips from Us as well to share on the blog! Even if You think your tip is silly, remember!...If You found something that You do with your camera, that made taking pictures Easier, please pass it on to her....I'm a Camera Newbie, myself, and will be reading her blog to learn Better ways to do things....Good Luck Brenda!! (also check out what she Named the new blog....harrass her over it!!)

Thirdly.....a Bit more of a serious note....I can't say Who, but I'm asking for Prayer for one of the people on my blogroll. This person has had a bit of a scare and has requested prayer...I Know I can count on ALL of you, to put out there, the intent of healing....There's Power in group prayer! Thank you with all my heart!!

Well, that's about it for me today...Remember to go sign up for the Brenda Photo Challenge for this coming Saturday!! Have a Wonderful and Happy day!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Making of a ..... CupCake...LOL

Well, I made one...cupcake, that is...(NOT THE ONE IN THE PICTURE!!)...I wanted at least one Brenda Photo Challenge photo to be something I made....Hahahaha.....I tried. Miss Cupcake? If you're reading this? Do Not look at my Brenda Photo Challenge pictures this Saturday...I am a disgrace to All cupcake makers!!LOL...I thought it was going to be SO easy! Just get in that kitchen and whip one out!!.....RIGHT! Hubby unlocked the back door....I caught him before he headed back to change out of his work clothes..."Honey! Wanna see my Challenge cupcake?".....Hubby decides to do the right thing...I open the refrigerator....he sees it.......(You know that "look" they give you Right before they start laughing???) Please Cupcake, don't look.....LOL....I shall now slink off to bed, dreaming of two other entries to submit....sweet!
I Also want to welcome my sweet childhood buddy to the world of blogging!! Ellani and I worked hard yesterday to get her new blog up and running. She's a little nervous about learning everything, but like all the rest of us, she'll learn!LOL...Geez, took me Forever!!
That's about it for me today...Hope you all have a Happy and safe sleep!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Toys and the Wylde Woman & Man Award

I have been doing.....ZIPOLA....LOL....Well, I Did make Chocolate Ice Cream with my new toy! My old ice cream maker is getting tired (after 30 some odd years). SO, I'll only use it for making four quarts of Big Red Ice Cream! The new one is a two quart, which is All Hubby and I need. The new one is a Cuisinart 2qt and it Really does a Good job! It has one of those tubs that you stick in the freezer 6-24 hours. It Really does Work!! Sorry about the picture quality...Crystal(daughter) took my Big gun camera (Canon XLT) with her to "T"'s Motocross race, so I had to use my baby HP537....It's a good camera to, but when you get use to the "other"...LOL...."Ya Want It"!!.......

Now on to my really pretty award from Cupcake at A Bite of Country Cupcakes! I am a Truly Blessed woman. I have friends from all Over the world now.....and I love each and every one of you! Thank you Cupcake! I'll Truly treasure this!!

WYLDE WOMAN AWARD The rules of this award are:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite Tammy can go visit all these wonderful men and women and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to men and women, who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
These people continually bring joy to my life through their encouragement, humour, inspiration and talent.
It is with great pleasure that I award the "Wylde Women and Man Award" to:
All of my Blogger Buddies!!! Starting with my beautiful daughter, Crystal, my sisters Brenda, Sally, Dawn and Jenn, Joan in Ohio, Donna (TN & Marty......LOL), Jules.... my cousins, Joan in Canada, Nita of red tin heart... Faery, Junie, Blondie, Lady Skye Fyre , Dabrah, Lille, Lilli, Christine,Anji, Dannalie, Nathalie, Jazzi, Lyvvie, Dixie Belle, Phyllis and Mary Lou, Margot and Crystal Jigsaw, Donna(and Otis & Riley)LOL.........Rosie and Dell.....Lynn and Annie.....Laura and Jeanne....My Four nephews...LOL....Gordon, Dick, Rob and AC......and my nieces.....Nita Jo, Dina, Jerri, Eve, Amanda, Kari, Noni, Sandy, Tabitha, Mary Isabelle, and Sandi...
My WORD, What a Huge family I have!!!LOLHahahaha.......And it seems to be growing!! I would have linked to your sites but.....LOL....Ya'll are ALL on my there!!hahahaha......Now IF, and I doubt it, but IF I've forgotten Anyone...I Know I didn't.....?......I didn't.....lololol.....then just Scream at me!! We're Family after all and it's permitted!! If you're on my blogroll, we're linked forever.....Hahahaha..(get over it)... Family....there's Nothing MORE Important on Earth....then FAMILY....
I'll leave you with this.........Make new friends.....But, keep the old.....One is silver.....and the other, gold...
Happy Sunday Everyone!

Friday, August 15, 2008

August 15th, 1945......A Day in American History

The Kiss............

Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay. September 2, 1945.

Col. Paul W. Tibbets, pilot of the B-29 Superfortress ENOLA GAY, waves from the cockpit just before taking off from Tinian Island to drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. The 9,000 lb. bomb was dropped from 31,600 feet and detonated at 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, about 1,900 feet above the center of Hiroshima. A blinding light, tremendous explosion and dark gray cloud enveloped the city, followed by a rising mushroom shaped cloud. The Japanese estimated 72,000 were killed and 70,000 out of 76,000 buildings in the city were destroyed.

40mm guns of the USS HORNET fire at Japanese suicide dive bombers, the Kamikazes, as the carrier's own planes were raiding Tokyo, February 16, 1945. By the end of the war, Japan will have sent an estimated 2,257 Kamikazes. "The only weapon I feared in the war," Admiral Halsey said.

What a day this was.....Freedom is Never Free................
Hope you All enjoy a Wonderful and Free weekend....I pray it Never changes..

Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Reading Tonight......LOL

To see my SkyWatch Friday Photos, click here!

We had a good time last night! I picked William up at the daycare then we went to the barber shop for a haircut. While in there, the barber said he wanted me to look in a box!! What?? He said "she" wanted to go home with us!...LOL...It was a puppy. Sorry, didn't get a picture, darn! It was a cross between a poodle and a Chihuahua. It Was really cute, but no thanks. Corky's 17 years old and declining. I just couldn't do it. Will asked Crystal though...Hahahaha...Don't think that puppy is gonna get to go home with William either! After we got home, I fed him and he played Guitar Hero, watched TV and wrestled with me and Gampa....Crystal and "T" took Samantha to a concert...Don't Even ask me the name of the group....clueless!lolol....William stayed with Gamma and Gampa...
This is some monster from an old cartoon series...Will knows his name...Gamma doesn't!..LOL
Corky had the right idea though! He just slept through it all! Smart old dog...
I can see already, I won't be able to get back into my book...Acheron. I tried to discuss this with Crystal, but she just screamed and covered her ears, singing...LALALALALA.....!!!LOLOL.....GEEZ!! Later, she said she'd been waiting a Year for it to come out and I was just about to spoil it for her!! OOPS!!!......So, hope your evening was a Happy and Blessed one!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! All I want is one of these and a gorgeous beach somewhere....Figi maybe?...LOL... Don't forget to go over to The Brenda Blog and vote! I'm playing with the template...LOL...Yes, I am! Anyway, I need imput! Be Honest!! Yes or No!! There's tons of themes out there, so I'll see what ya'll like...Also, don't forget to sign in for the next challenge while you're there!! Happy day to you!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What A Surprise from Blondie!!

Today when I came home, sitting at my back door was this big box...??? What on Earth? Who is this from, I wondered....and Then I saw it...Blondie! You Sweet little Scamp!!! I raced inside to open it...carefully. It began to wiggle around on the table...I Gently cut the tape and Who should pop up but.....

Miss "Candy"!!! HerSelf!!! Miz Blondie Made her!!! Isn't she Special!!! A face only a mother could love!!!!LOLHahahaha......She jumped off the table and ran to the fireplace and got herself settled in! "Evil Spirits", she said. "I'll keep them Out!" there she sits....watching!!

"Candy", guarding the fireplace from "evil spirits"....Hahahaha

Thank you SO much Blondie!! I Love her!!! If You want to see what Else Blondie makes, go to her blog!!! She's SO talented!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tegan is "Sweet"!!!

Well, Tegan of, PacMan Forever, Has posted the Theme and Date for the Next Brenda Photo Challenge! Theme is "Sweets" and the date will be Saturday, August 23rd. How Fun will This Be!!!LOL....Go sign up on the Brenda Blog! It's on my sidebar to the right---------->>>>>>

Well, we did Nothing this weekend!! Nice! I take that back. We Did go to the BAM bookstore Sunday. Did a little shopping and came home. We also had William (grandson) Saturday night, but that's Not work....I got Lots of sugars!! This morning Hubby got out to his truck to go to work and it wouldn't start! Geez....So, out came two batteries which got put into my Jeep and off we went. It's diesel...those are lots of fun when it comes to repairs. Well, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did...I want to thank everyone for the sweet birthday wishes, and hope you all have a Wonderful week!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A Fun Challenge and an Award....

This is from my wonderful blogging buddy, Lille Meg! Thank you SO much sweetheart!! I really do appreciate ALL of my friends that I have made while blogging. Please feel free to grab a copy of this award...You All deserve it...from Me to You!! Happy night everyone!
PS-Wasn't the Brenda Photo Challenge FUN this time? Tegan has now consented to be the next host! Thanks SO much Sharon for doing such a Wonderful job on This one!! As soon as Tegan figures out What and When, I'll let ya'll know.

The Brenda Photo Challenge - Theme is "Play" (8-9-08)


1.  Christi and Crystal PLAY on their cell phones!!
2.  Music box PLAYS Christmas music!
3.  Gone With The Wind music box PLAYS....Tara theme

Blogger is giving me FITS!!  Spacing, editing the HTML, font size....What's going on??  Are any of You having troubles posting??

Friday, August 8, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge is Tomorrow!! Ready?

The Brenda Photo Challenge is tomorrow!  I Finally got mine scheduled to post...last night!!..LOL...Geez Louise!!!  I got to work this morning, only to find my office Filled with balloons! (Don't know Why)....  Crystal and Christi worked Very hard to surprise me...They did!! LOL...I think the balloon sitting at my computer Does look a bit like me!hahaha...Thank You Sweet Thangs!!   I Love You to!!    Nothing else new about all.  I ran around yesterday like a crazy woman, looking for...Play...LOL...I Knew it was hiding here Somewhere!  They're not much but they are the Best my feeble brain could come up with.  I promised myself  I wouldn't gripe about the weather when it got hot again....Especially while I was So cold in February....Hahaha.....I Lied!!!  I'm whining....I know it...And I Know you'll cringe when I say it....I'm SO ready for December (see?  I Didn't say "it")!!!   So with that said, I'll creep back over to the sofa where I  find some Excellent reading awaiting me.  Happy Night All!  See you in the morning!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

And you want duct tape....Why???

Research on duct tape was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (Oct. 2002). Parents were told to cover the wart with a piece of duct tape for six days. If it fell off, they were to replace it. At the end of the six days, they removed the tape, soaked the wart in warm water and then filed it down with an emery board. The duct tape was replaced the following day and the process was repeated for two months or until the wart disappeared. In this study, 85 percent of the children treated with duct tape were cured. Most warts disappeared within the first month. In fact, the study found that duct tape worked better than freezing warts off.

Crystal called the other night wanting to know if we had any duct tape....LOL....Geez!  We Did Not want to know...why...She said "T" needed it to clean his motorcycle....ok....Happy night everyone!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Which way is the window facing?? Left or right??

Wordless Wednesday link....Go check the others out!!
Also, I would like to remind everyone that The Brenda Photo Challenge will be Saturday, August 9th! The Theme is "Play" and is hosted this time, by Sharon of Funky Fairy Frolics. Sign in HERE if you want to play along!!
Have a Peaceful and Happy Wednesday everyone, and REMEMBER....."Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but, how to dance in the rain"......

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Made in Heaven...My Favorite Movie

I Loved this movie....and after Years of looking for it (since 1987) to come out on DVD, it Finally has! When it came to finding a name for my blog, this was the first thing to pop in my head. So, does this qualify for Wordless Wednesday?? LOL.......Had to try...Now you know the Rest of the story....Hahaha.....night all! PS- Don't forget to shut off my music box down at the bottom if you want to watch the clip!

Monday, August 4, 2008

110 Degrees and a Hot Phone

Good Grief it's HOT!! I Know I love Summer, but this is a little Too hot!! Heat index: 110 !!! My poor plants are withering and the tomato plants produced...Nothing!! That's a never. I see on the weather map that there may just be a storm headed our way from the Gulf of Mexico....We are SO ready for it. Hopefully it'll cool things off a bit.

Well, the technology bug bit me again! Samsung's "Instinct" touch phone. My Smartphone...??? Can't See The Lettering without my reading glasses...GADS!!! Sliding keypads are Not for me. Those buttons are just too small as well! Can't tell you how many calls I've missed or messages I can't find!! I'm tired of trying to be a computer whiz kid...The KID in the store just looked at me politely as I stood there explaining (whining) why I didn't like my present cell phone...LOL...Should have seen his face! I then just stopped talking and decided to cut to the chase...I asked if they had a phone for "old" people...."Oh Yes mam...step over here"....The "Instinct" was calling my name. One finger navigation..."I'll take it"....It Is cool....Just move your thumb all Over the face of it. Takes you where you want to go!   I left the store a happy camper. NO Guessing!   Well, that's about it for today...Hope you're staying cool OR warm where Ever you are and I'll talk at 'cha tomorrow!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Awards...........From the Heart

First of all, I just want ALL my Blogger Buddies out there to Grab a copy of This award!! You Know I Can Not just pick a few people!! You  ALL, have beautiful sites!!!

This is from a dear lady with a huge heart...Blondie. She Always has something warm, tasty or wonderful to make or do on her blog...Thanks Sweetie.

This is from one of my first dear friends in BloggVille, Donna....She's special....a photographer...Artist....warm and kind. I cherish her friendship.

This is from a fairly new Blogging Buddy who I have found to be a Wonderful delight!! Her post are Always uplifting and joyful....Sorry Miss Junie for getting this up so late!! I love it!!!  Another dear friend, Lille Meg Also passed me this award!!  She's a Delightful and faithful person....Thanks Lille!!!

2008 Dardo Award from my loving friend, Faery! I'm so happy to have found you...Your cooking blog is...delicious!! Thank You Miss Faery!!

SO, I want to apologise for getting these up so late!! I Love each and Every one of them! They come from Very special people in my life.....I'm passing them along to ALL of you, my friends!! You give SO much to me on a daily basis....I just want to say, a Very humble, Thank you.......with love.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Miz Brenda!!!

Happy Birthday Brenda!!! LOL...I just wanted to get this up early this morning because we All know that she's up Early every morning and Rearing to go!!! You mean So much to all of us Girlie, so Here's hoping your day is filled with Tons of excitement...and love!!! Go tell her Happy Birthday!!!!
I'll be back later today...It's also SkyWatch Friday!!! Here's mine!

SkyWatch Friday link...Go check 'em out!!