Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Did You Know This???

Just wanted to keep you up on your History Lessons.

Manure:... An ....Historical and interesting fact on Manure:
In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer' s invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles, you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening! After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term ' Ship High In Transit ' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ' , (Ship High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I.....

I had always thought it was a golf term.

(From an email from my Hubby)Hahaaa....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy 36th Birthday Crystal Anne!

I've been asked Many times if I'd go through it all over again...My answer is Always a resounding, Yes! She was a preemie...born at Almost seven months. I couldn't hold her for almost a month, but when I Finally could, it was heavenly! She was beautiful and tiny. She was Everything Hubby and I wanted and planned for. She was ours...As she grew, she Also liked to ask a Lot of questions...about Everything!Hahaa...I think My favorite was, "Mom? Why do I have to wear socks to bed in the Winter?"
I'd reply, "So you don't get diarrhea..." LOLOL...WHAT??
"Mom, Why do I have to take the medicine?"
"It's good for your Epizoota..." (You had to be Quick with her!!)
"Mom, why doesn't Carl like me?
"Cause you keep knocking him down and taking his socks off..."
Now a few "older" questions like:
"Mom, Why won't he love me like I love Him?"...
"Because he's Never been loved like We love You..."
"Mom, do you think I'll be a good mother?"
"Of course you will...just love 'em like crazy...be a parent and Not a buddy..."
"Mom, where's Heaven?"
"...In your eyes sweetheart...now and forever..."

There's so many things to say about you, little love...just know that we love you and will Always be here for you, for ever and ever. Happy Birthday!
PS-Who Knew you'd grow up to be Lara Croft???Hahaa...tart!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

It's 104degrees here at the house! I came in early, took one look at the dog and put him in the sink and gave him a good wash and cool off. I used Dawn to, So we'll see if it works on fleas...I didn't See any but he was itching and so qualified as a candidate for a wash-up!Hahaa....He also tried to run like the pup in the picture afterwards BUT...being almost blind and totally deaf...he didn't get very far. Oh well, guess I'll get in there and crank up the coffee pot...Did you know hot coffee actually Cools you down? It does...Happy Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Good Help Wednesday

Can't get good help these days...He won't do the filing...won't answer the phone...won't install any faucets...won't give me any "sugars"...Whats a boss to Do?? Hope your day is going well...Mine's in the toilet...WHAT??Hahaa....
By the way! Go leave Donna of Cottage Days a Happy comment (You'll have to leave it on her Fathers Day post..She closed comments on the newest post! We'll trick HER though!!Hahaa)...She had her knee surgery yesterday and isn't feeling Real Happy right about now!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Slushy Kind of Day!

Well??? It's 104degrees here today and NO rain Anywhere close by! So, what did Ken (office manager) do for us? He went out into the heat and bought us all a Slushy! Crystal got a peach one and I got a strawberry! Goodness it was Good and Cold!! Thank you Ken!!! We heart you!!
I also got the next Brenda Photo Challenge posted so go leave your comment and play along with us!!! The more the merrier! Hope your Tuesday is a Happy one!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

You were Always there for me...for Everything! You took care of me when I was sick...held me when I was scared and kept Every promise you ever made to me. You sat still while I put makeup on you and painted your fingernails..HAhaaa...and laughed till you cried when you saw the results! And everytime I got "off the path", you were there to gently bump me back onto it. I love you more than all the stars in the sky...forever and ever...

Godfrey Schandera
July 21, 1921 - October 6, 2002

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Twitter and Iran...

Just a quick update...If you are interested in live feeds from Iran, Click on the above button, go open a Twitter account, and click on Iran in the sidebar...It only takes a few minutes and it's Easy!...My God, the tweets are rolling in at 100 to 200 every few minutes.... I pray for the people...

The Brenda Photo Challenge (6-20-09)

A crystal, tiny candle holder...WHAT?? It IS!!Hahaa.....
Alright wiseguys!!Hahaa...forget WHAT it says, and notice how CLOSE I was able to get to it from the back of a DVD called Murphy's Romance starring Sally Field and James Garner!! It was small! Sounds like it could be true though...HAhahaa...

And this was taken through water from a Christmas Snowglobe! Not so bad?!!!
Well , Lots of Thanks go to Janice from Butterfly Gardener for being this round's host!! It was fun!! Macro isn't my forte but I'm learning!! It IS a challenge! Just as soon as I find out from Miz Janice who she has asked to be the Next host, I'll get it posted!!
Now I'm on the way to see all of Yours!!
Have a great Saturday everyone!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Don't Forget the Brenda Photo Challenge Tomorrow!!

Just a quick note to remind you of the Brenda Photo Challenge tomorrow! Looks like it'll be fun, Again!!! Happy night guys!

Janice of Butterfly Gardener is hosting...Theme is, Get up Close Using Macro...and NO! I didn't take the above photo!Hahaa....he looks too clingy!! Cute though...Night everyone! I've got a good book I'm about to pick up...Ahhhhh....It's finally Friday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thanks Miz Brenda!

Well, will you lookie HERE???Hahaa...I actually played around with some photos from a Neat program I found over at Brenda's blog!! I used the first one...I couldn't figure out the 505 one. I Love how these turned out!! Go try for yourselves! Just click on her name for the link!
Happy night everyone! I'm going to see what else I can come up with!Hahaa...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Taters and Onions for Supper!

I came home a little early this afternoon and when passing through the kitchen, I looked to my left and saw that we still had some potatoes sitting in my 'tater bowl! OMWord!! Can't let those spuds go to waste!Hahaa....SO! Looking to my right...I saw what would go perfect with them...Onions! Hubby's 'gonna love Me!!! His first words will probably be, "I thought we were on a diet?"
"But Honey! What a Waste it would be!", I'll reply....Hahaa...WHAT?? Yes, the scene is set...the house smells all oniony and sweet...He'll submit...I know he will.....I best go shake my vanilla again and think about this....Happy night y'all!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Want a Tip?

Morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! We did...peaceful! I got this list of nifty little tips that I thought I'd share with you, in an email from my friend, Ellani. Have a great day!!

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball.. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor ...Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus.. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover. Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters.... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine. a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Update: New post on my RANT blog

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day!

With all the post from different blogger buddies saying they were grilling or smoking something...Hahaha...WHAT? I mean in a Smoker...I forced Hubby to get Out There and protect our reputation!! A turkey breast would do nicely! Of course, when I mention a grill he's All over it! This was the result...nice!
Well it's also Flag Day in the USofA...1777...Hope you all have a Happy Sunday! We've got William here this morning so I'd best get over there on the couch and pull my Gamma pestering tricks on him......

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Doing Nothing Day...

SO NICE! We've just putzed around today, doing nothing! Went to the grocery store this morning...forgot my list so we played the Guessing Game...Hahaa...I'd say, "Did we need This?"...he'd say, "Sounds good!"...Hahaa...Eighty bucks later we were out of there and on our way to...STARBUCKS!!LOL...What??? I've got a Bucks card and it was loaded with thirty dollars soooo....LOL! I've also played around on my IPhone...trying to learn all the things you can do with it. Had to buy a book on it though. I had an IPhone Touch but my grandaughter, Samantha had salivated over it for so long that I promised that IF she passed into the ninth grade, I'd give it to her...she did...now it's hers. I uploaded an old movie from YouTube starring Margaret Rutherford...I Love her! She played Miss Marple in the early days. I could watch old English movies all day long!
So that's about it for me today...Resting and Resting some more...Hope you all have a Happy and safe Saturday night!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday?? Really??

I'm SO READY for this week to be over!!LOL...Office manager, Ken has been on vacation all week and I've replaced him...Hahahahaa...Up earlier, home later and pooped! BUT I Did sleep Much better at night!! I have Got to push back from the computer more and WALK!! It does make a difference! Other than this, ALL we've done is work...eat...sleep and start all over again the next day. Makes me Very boring!! Hope you all have a Wonderful weekend though!
Stay cool or warm whereever you are!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chocolate Post Time...Hahaa..

Been busy here...sorry I haven't been around much this week. SO...since I'm not around I wanted to give you something to look at!HAhaa...Think about CHOCOLATE!! Creamy, dark HOT Chocolate!!!LOL....WHAT??!!!! Now you're not missing me as much...Right???Hahaa...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy Sunday and a Poll!

Good Morning Everyone! Well, we had our Brenda Photo Challenge yesterday and all the photos were GREAT! Thank you Karen for hosting that round for us!! Just as Soon as I know all the details for the Next challenge, I'll get it posted!

I'm doing a little investigation into Where You Spend Most of Your Time while surfing the net...Is it Twitter? FaceBook? MySpace? Blogger? I put a poll on the right side (at the top) of my blog so we can all "be in the know!" I'm finding myself on Facebook more and more these days simply because there's SO many things you can Do over there, especially with photo...Albums! Makes it SO nice to have them All in one place and you can create an album for Each family member or event. Crystal (daughter) showed me how to take a picture with my camera of all my Old pictures and then Email them to myself...click on them...hit Save as...and then I can Upload them to my Facebook album!! Easy!! Now I can have all my old pics saved in one place for the kids and grandkids to go look at anytime they want, instead of me Constantly wondering "What Did I Do With That Photo!" COOL!Hahaaa.....

I won't EVER quit posting here at Blogger though...This is my place to "talk"...Jot down my thoughts for my babies to read, as well. I guess it all has to do with letting them know what was happening in my life after I'm gone. I Really wish My parents had done this...I would have Loved to have been able to look back and read about their day to day doings... They say the Internet is forever...We'll see!!LOL

So where are You spending your time, mostly, these days? Better not be Joe's Bar Either!!Hahaa...Happy Sunday everyone...or Monday? Now go vote in my little poll!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Brenda Photo Challenge (6-6-09)

Thank you Karen M. of Loved and Engraved for hosting the Brenda Photo Challenge for us this time around!! The theme was "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder." It was SO hard to choose because of all the choices but I gave it a try...I Could have posted more photos of the family BUT....HAhaa...I believe you all know how I feel about them so I'll give you a break...I'll soon be around to enjoy all of yours!! And YES! I'm Early this time around...just 'cause!Hahaa...
Have a Wonderfully Beautiful day everyone!!

I had this grape vine in my garden for at Least 6 years..I loved it! It exist...no longer.
We have Always had animals...The last group was a black cat (Kiki), an apricot poodle(Rusty), and Corky laying on his blankie...He's still with us but There will be no more. We love him.
Do you Really believe God lives way up there? Listening and watching...and loving us...Wiping our tears when we're sad and holding us tight when we're afraid? How more beautiful can it be?
Ahhhh...to close your eyes...and fly.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

No No Wordpress...

Alert! Alert!
Well, I've had enough of Wordpress. It gives me fits uploading photos to my Photography blog. We've been together since 2007...I've had enough of its quirky ways. I'm now using a Blogger test site I use to use for trying stuff out before I upload to This blog...Got that??Hahaa...Oh well, It's gone now so IF you were kind enough to add me to your blogroll, you'll need to dump the old Wordpress site and use the new address.
That is all...That is all.
(remember Lost in Space?haha)
We are going to a graduation get-to-gether later on...at a Pizza place!!!Hahaa...Let's see, pizza and a diet...Hummmm...wonder how that works?!!!
Night everyone!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Nice Sigh...

Well, school is out I believe, for the year. Will's going into the 4th and Sami's going into...FRESHMAN???? IN HIGH SCHOOL??? No Way!!Hahaa....Why is it that your Kids take SO long to grow up but your Grandbabies grow up in a flash? It's been an Up and Down year but it's now green lights all the way. Relief!
So are YOU having a better day?? What's going RIGHT for you today? What ever it is, I hope it hangs around for a long time...
Happy night everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Can You Tell I'm Bored?Hahaa...

Click to enlarge picture to read...
It's Tuesday...all day...Got all work entered in the computer. It's going to be in the 90's again today but I guess that's alright...better than being in the 30's!! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Oh, It's Diet Time Again...

I get so tired of dieting...Up...Down...Up...Always the Same 20 pounds. I try to be good during the year but to no avail. We started our trusty no-carb diet again this morning. It's Always good for loosing the weight but the trick is to KEEP it off!!Hahaa... I sit too much behind computers and I know it. I own a treadmill...I Need to use it...WHAT??!!!! I will. Tonight. Pray for me...LOL
Happy Monday everyone!!!