Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Personal Meaning to This Day...

My Mom and Dad on their wedding day... Dad was Chief Radioman on the USS Bulmer during WWII...When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he was the first to receive the message onboard ship. They were about an hour away from Pearl....
The cover of Dad's Log book...
Front page of Dad's Log Book...At this point, he was on the USS McCall headed for Somoa...
The USS Lexington.... Click to enlarge any of the photos. Then click again to make it really big...
The USS Arizona in better times.....
For All those that lived and died to ensure that we All lived in Freedom......Have a Blessed Memorial Day everyone...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Historical Trivia on a Saturday...

There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London ...
....which used to have gallows adjacent.

Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung.
The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''ONE LAST DRINK''. If he said YES it was referred to as, ONE FOR THE ROAD.
If he declined, that prisoner was "ON THE WAGON".

So there you go...More history...
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then ,once a day, it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you, were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk ,who couldn't even afford to buy a pot. They... "Didn’t have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.
And that's the truth... Now, whoever said history was boring!
More email trivia but Interesting to ponder on this Saturday from a plumber's wife...Hahaa...Y'all have a great one!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Three Day Weekend...Nice!

No big plans here for our Memorial Day weekend except enjoying the extra day off! It's been a Week and we could really use the extra time. Hubby bought me a present this morning...Hahaa. Oh yeah...The mosquitos are already out in force looking for a tasty meal. I'll try this thing out and let you know how it works. The Timster dropped by the office to get a snuggle from his new wife, Crystal...He said they were "fresh married" so it was alright to do...LOL..Crystal has now come back from the "dark" side..FaceBook, and has re-started her blog with a New name. I agree with her about FB...I'll Also keep mine until the Summer is over then close it down...Did you know that if you want to delete your FB Account, you MUST delete it, THEN, Stay OUT of the account for at least fourteen days...NO CHECKING Anything until after fourteen days OR Else, it automatically opens your account again....Yeppers. I'm just tired of all the privacy issues...
Hope you all have a Great weekend...and stay happy and safe...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

With ALL the garbage going on in the world today, WHY hasn't Anyone bothered to hit this button??Lol...Happy Wednesday Everyone. Thank you for being here for me and Hubby...Really appreciate all the sweet comments...(((HUG)))

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Dog, Corky....

We love you Little Dog...Now, go Play with Danko, Rusty and Kiki.......

Corky Staas... June 6th-1992 - May 24th-2010.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge (5-22-10) Flowers

I Knew I had to get my Flowers photos for today's Challenge but Nothing but one pitiful rose, is blooming in my yard! SO, off I went to the local nursery here in town. There were several young ladies watching me stroll up and down the aisles. When I saw them get busy...Then I'd snap, snap, snap!Hahahaaa....and Yes, I bought some Zinnias (top photo) for my patio just because of GUILT!LOL....SO, now that I have gotten that said, I'm off to see all of Your wonderful shots! Y'all have a Wonderful day or night where Ever you are!
To join in the sight seeing tour of wonderful Flowers, go here.

I Love Those 20 Minute Meals and Rosie...

I was tired yesterday when I got home from work. I'd Love to retire, but it Sucks to be me..LOL...not happening. I had set out pork chops but couldn't come up with a different idea for them until I opened the pantry and just stood there staring! Spaghetti...I could create a masterpiece! I did. If you want the recipe, go HERE.
I received bad news yesterday about a fellow blogger I'd been following for almost three years. Rosie of Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake, had passed away suddenly...heart attack. I don't know if any of you followed her but thought I'd let you know, just in case. I have Both of her blogs on my blogroll on my cooking on the above link. Rosie (Jules-her real name) had tons of followers but she Always took time to leave me a sweet comment...Godspeed Sweet Jules...and know you are loved....
Have a great day everyone! If I have not told YOU lately...You are my friends...Forever appreciated, and loved. Thank you for being my friend.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lurking and a Reminder...

I have NO clue what this flower is but is smells Wonderful!! I went out to Finally get my photos shot for the Brenda Photo Challenge due THIS SATURDAY, MAY 22nd....THEME IS FLOWERS!!Hahaaa....Just a reminder. I have only one, old time rose bush, blooming in my yard right now so pickings are slim but I knew where I could find plenty...the nursery. It was touch and go for awhile...the ladies that run the place have "the eagle eye" when it comes to strange old women...lurking. I made it though, without someone screaming for the police, and yes...I bought some poopers!LOL
Y'all have a wonderful evening and stay out of trouble!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sometimes, It Just Doesn't Pay to Get Up...

I think this is how my week has been going...leaking expenses!Hahaa...I mean it! Every time I turned around it was Something Else. House Insurance (which is expected) New A/C (which was Not). Then yesterday, I get up to a "I feel great, lets conquer the dust bunnies" kind of morning...Out comes the old trusty vacuum cleaner(At least 15yrs old)....won't pick up a blasted Thing! I worked on it for a LONG, frustrating, while but to no avail...I'd had enough...Lets Go To Town Hubby!! We did...and came home with a Dyson. I was hemming and hawing in the store...Should I or Shouldn't I. Hubby finally took the decision and ran with it...the Dyson.
Got it home, I unpacked and snapped it together and was off chasing those pesky dust bunnies in less than 20 minutes after unpacking. I Have to say, it's the BEST Vac I've Ever owned!
The Second thing that REALLY gets my "goat" is receiving graduation invitations from people I have NOT seen in 20 friggin years!!Hahahaa....Just Where have those Parents left their minds?? When I'm standing, envelope in hand...staring at the name...thinking, "WHO?"....It was probably a bad decision to SEND IT!! Of course, those parents think, I suppose, that since I knew THEM, I must also certainly know all their offspring (that said Parents never bothered to see to it that I got to know...)...Are you feeling the love now???Hahahaaa.....
The above invitation is just an advertisement photo but I have already received one too many. I am NOT, what's commonly called here in the South...The Cash Cow. I did my duty by the Graduates I Do know...Like my new Grandson, Tylar! Proud of you Baby Doll....Well Done! That's It! Don't get me wrong now...I'm glad kids manage to graduate these days with all the educational red tape they have to fight! But I only believe in rewarding those graduates That I Personally Know!LOL....geez...enough said.
Well, I know I feel better after this long vent...LOLOL...Hope you all have a Happy day or night where Ever you may be!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clorox vs Peroxide

I got this from a good friend's email this morning...I'm going to try these!


Clorox vs peroxide VERY interesting and inexpensive. This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's Wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me. 'I would like to tell you of the benefits of that Plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost?

My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, And most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you Ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our Troops. Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and Water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without Harming your septic system like bleach or most other Disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

14. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been careless & has peed on the floor around the toilet & it's begun to smell of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle & spray. In the blink of any eye all the smell will be gone & the bacteria eliminated!

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!

This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day One as Promised!

No big supper for Friday night but we Had to have Something!!LOL Cheese toast!
Lunch... I WORKED HARD!!!Hahahaa....Well, sort of...but Hubby said it was REALLY good!!LOL
Of course I had to get a shot of the Jasmine growing on the side of the house...Sweet!
It has been a long day. Hubby started to work on our little out building around eight, this morning, and finished at five. I do believe it will serve its purpose...parking the lawnmower. Yes, Hubby thinks the lawnmower needs its own little house, so he built it one. I Also did as I promised... I cooked! The stove and I had a tussle early on, but I won. I asked Hubby what I could do to help him with the building of the...quarters for the mower but, he insisted I just Something...else...Hahahaaa! I DID give some excellent pointers though, of which he was extremely grateful! I'm handy that way.
Well, I can't think of anything else that is pressing to talk about tonight...I DO hope all you Mothers out there have a Wonderful Sunday...I'll be planning my menus...Happy night!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Rut Rowwww!!!LOL

Hubby has decided he's going to be busy putting together this building this guess who's going to have to do all the cooking...Hahahaa!! He's nervous I tell 'ya!!
"Now honey, Sandwiches are FINE!"he says......"Salads!".....(gives me an encouraging smile...). I just stood there staring at him...You know, The Woman Knows How To Cook stare. I KNOW he was impressed when I asked him how hot I should get his Green Egg grill before I add the and THEIR grills! What IS UP with that? If I get Near it he starts to sweat!!LOL
Oh well, I can DO this! I'll be Cooking for my MAN!!! Guess I'd better get into the freezer and rummage around...It's time for coffee! Y'all have a Great and Happy weekend! If you see something GREEN in the skies above you, pay no attention....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where's The Mailman?

I have More fun paying bills these days! You know ALL those companies that just LOVE to stick junk in with your bills? Well, I've now gotten into the habit of sending them BACK to those companies! I use to dread bill paying but NOW, I'm always looking forward to the sound of the mailman's jingling keys!!Hahaaa...Hope you're having as much fun as I am today!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Ok, Ok!! I KNOW you're saying to yourselves..."What in the World is she going ON about?" Well, I'll tell you! For WEEKS now, I've been trying to figure out HOW people get their signatures onto their photos by using PhotoShop! There's been tons of book throwing, Internet searching...hiding my books under my desk at work...Hahaaa...begging Pros for information. Donna of Cottage Days took pity and, without knowing it, corrected my question Language! I'd been doing a search for name signing on photos...wrong! I was Suppose to be asking how to use Signature Brushes! Who Knew??? That opened up a whole new world for me on the Internet! She was also very patient while offering up different links to peruse. I can't thank you enough Miz Donna...It's a painful process...all this "learning". But There It IS!! My Name, On My Photo!! It may not be perfect or exactly how I want it but I'm progressing! Finally!
Y'all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge (5-1-10) Circles

HAHahahaa...!!! All right now!! I DON'T want 'ta Hear it!! IT'S ROUND!!!LOLOL.....It IS!
You KNOW I love Christmas! Here's one of my favorite scenes of the story, The Christmas Carol...on a Circular plate.
Well, these are my attempts on such short notice...LOL...MY FAULT! I looked at the calendar wrong and thought it was two weeks in between Challenges...nope! Thank you Donna for seeing that! I Promise that there will be three weeks in between challenges this time as a reward for you playing along with me this time! I'll have the new Challenge posted by Sunday.
Try to have a great day!