Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

In the New Year,
we wish you the best year you’ve ever had,
and that each New Year
will be better than the last.
May you realize your fondest dreams
and take time to recognize and enjoy
each and every blessing.
Happy New Year,
And many more!

By Joanna Fuchs

Happy New Year everybody! My new years resolution is simple-to find a job. I also vow to get more exercise and eat healthier.I wish everybody a safe and happy new year:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

When eggnog's generously filling
Each and every Christmas mug
And siblings tour miles and miles
To greet you with a hug
There's scarce else I'll be wishing
Than this simple little prayer
Of peace and calm and blessings much
On Christmas Day this year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a nice meal and somebody to share it with! I have much to be thankful for.I plan on making the meal at my house this year for a change. My little granddaughter told me today that the pilgrims and Indians shared a feast of cheese and dried beans:)I plan on serving a bit more than that.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Great American Smokeout

Today is the day in which smokers are encouraged to quit. This is the 36th annual smokeout. I quit smoking 2 years, 7 months ago and I've never regretted it. Now if I could just encourage my mom, sisters, and sons to quit! The American Cancer Society has some excellent tips on quitting smoking-

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call.
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold.
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Back

It's time to set your clocks back again. For some reason this always confuses me. It's also a good idea to replace the battery in your smoke alarm and stock up on cold medicine.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween and I hope everyone gets lots of treats and no rocks!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's That Time of Year

We had a bad scare this week with my mom being hospitalized. She got sick and then couldn't breathe. She has some sort of bronchitis that she can't seem to shake. She is a little better now and is home, but on oxygen. She gets out of breath just standing. I stayed a week with her to help, but now I'm sick! I feel bad because I can't help her, but it feels good to be home.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The winner of My Memories Suite is Betty C comment # 14. Congratulations Betty, I will be emailing you shortly. Thanks to everyone that entered and thanks to My Memories Suite for sponsering this giveaway.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

I am ashamed to say that I am the black sheep of my family. My mom, dad, aunts, nieces, sisters, and brother are all so artistic, but that gene was left out of me. My mom knits, crochets, and sews beautiful clothing. She makes her own curtains and pillows. My sisters draws beautifully and take great photos. My dad paints, draws, and takes fantastic photos. My little brother is artistic musically and sings, writes his own music and plays the guitar. If there's a wedding or a baby shower, the decorations are made by hand by my family-even the flowers! I am usually asked to babysit while they create beautiful items. That was before My Memories Suite. My Memories Suite is the #1 rated scrapbook software. Not only is it affordable and fun, it’s also extremely easy. Whether you’re new to digital scrapbooking or a seasoned pro, My Memories Suite is the perfect digital scrapbooking software to use.The download comes with fun templates and embellishments. You can also go to their website and there are many free kits and they also have inexpensive kits for purchase.I had so much fun with this software. It is easy to use and there are so many options!Here is a youtube video for more ideas. I had recently served sugar-free strawberry pie at a family get-together and everyone wanted the recipe. I decided to use My Memories Suite to send the recipe out.

Isn't this pretty? By the way, I highly recommend this pie recipe!
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everybody! Labor Day is kind of sad for me because it signifies the end of summer. Summer went by much too fast this year. Here in Oregon we didn't get any sunshine until the middle of July! Speaking of labor; my boyfriend has two beautiful new nephews-Tyler and Christopher. They were born a couple of days too early to be true labor day babies.
Aren't they gorgeous?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy News!

Hurray, I am going to be a grandmother again! I already have three perfect grandchildren so I am sure this baby will be perfect too!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy talk like a mad scientist day!

Today is one of my favorite holidays! In celebration here is a quote from my all time favorite mad scientist from The Man With Two Brains "I don't know if I was interested so much in the science as I was in the slime that goes along with it. Snakes and frogs. When I saw how slimy the human brain was, I knew that's what I wanted to do for the rest of my life."-Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr

Friday, July 22, 2011

It pays to shop around!

I decided to spend my morning comparing auto insurance rates as I feel I have been paying way too much for someone wiith a perfect driving record. I thought I would share my rate quotes in case somebody else wants to shop around. All quotes are for the same liability coverage and monthly payments.
Unitrin 106.00 (my current coverage)
Country 89.00
State Farm 74.79
Allstate 154.00 !!!!!
Geico 68.07
Liberty 60.75
21 Century 116.07
Progressive 51.68

I chose Progressive for a savings of 54.32 a month-that's over 600.00 a year savings!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's National Nude Day!

July 14th is National Nude Day! I was planning on celebrating by walking around my neighborhood naked (which, by the way, is totally legal in Oregon), but as usual the weather stinks! It's just too darn cold to be naked. Maybe next year!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

Have a safe and fun Independence Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and stepfathers out there. I have been blessed with a father and two stepfathers-cool guys all!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Is A College Graduate

It's official. I am smart! I just finished four years of school and have a bachelor's degree social science and an associates degree in management. Now I need to find a job so I can pay off my student loans. But first, I am going to give my house a thorough cleaning and start reading for pleasure again.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

In Loving Memory

On every soldier’s tombstone
should be a message of honor, respect and love:
"In loving memory
of one who loved his country,
who fought against evil
to preserve what is right and true and good.
In loving memory
of one who is a cut above the rest of us,
who had the surpassing courage,
the uncommon strength,
to do whatever had to be done,
persevering through hardship and pain.
In loving memory
of one who was brave enough
to give his life, his all,
so that those he cared about
would remain safe and free.
In loving memory
of a unique and treasured soldier
who will never be forgotten."

By Joanna Fuchs

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day, a day to honor our brave military. I am so grateful to the men and women in the past and present who have fought for our right to remain free. Really, we should honor them every day!

Here’s to the men of the red, white and blue;
Whose patriot’s hearts burned high ...
To the women who served us on land and on sea,
Some even in the sky.

I’d like to say, "Thank you, that we’ll never know
The outcome if you had not gone,"
And to tell you, "I’ll never forget your deed,
As long as my life lingers on."

For, I was a child, when the great war came,
And you just a dozen years more.
Some of you fought on a distant beach.
Some died on a foreign shore.

I’d hate to forget those heroes of old,
From the 'War to end all wars'.
Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm
Proved that men fight evermore.

God, help us all when brave men say,
"Not today. Let’s just wait and see."
For, tyrants come in so many ways
And I’ve heard of complacency.

When integrity falls in the dust by the way,
When conviction fails to command,
When there’s no one to bugle or carry the flag,
What will become of our land?

So, here’s to the heroes and heroines true!
Here’s to the brave and the free!
With my hand on my chest as the flag passes by,
I remember what you did for me!!!

Armed Forces Day Poem by © 2002 by Joan Clifton Costner

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Sweetie Pie

My little granddaughter is becoming quite the athlete. She is the opposite of me-I hated gym and still detest exercise. I just had to share these photos of her first team sport.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day everybody! I am enjoying mine in Las Vegas! Here are a couple of photos of my lovely mother. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Midterms again, with a wicked geology exam this week. But, next week I am off to Vegas for a whole lovely week! I can't wait to see some sunshine. Here in Oregon the weather has been crummy as usual.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I am(sadly)spending the day doing school work. I have mid-terms next week and want to get caught up. I hope everyone gets plenty of chocolate today!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

Happy April Fools Day. I looked up the history, but nobody really knows where it started, but it has been around for a long time. It is also my cousins birthday. She hated it when we were kids because she always got prank gifts-rolls of toilet paper, giant bras, and the like. Happy Birthday Tami!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring is here!

It's the first day of spring-my favorite time of year. It's been raining forever here in Oregon, but it is warming up. It is also my spring break. I am very excited that I will be starting my last semester of school!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I love it because it means spring is on its way. I am celebrating by taking my final exam on molecular biology. I hope I pass. I need to pass! After my test, I get a whole week off of school! And remember you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!

Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day

Today is the day we honor our presidents past and present. President's day is also the anniversary of mine and my boyfriend's first date 16 years ago. WOW-16 years! Here is a picture of my boyfriend, Mike. Isn't he handsome?

Monday, February 14, 2011


Friday, January 28, 2011

Ahoy Mateys!

Everybody may know this, but I just discovered if you click the English button on the bottom of Facebook; you can get your page in pirate Enlish. With phrases such as "me hearties" and "grog fest" it makes for jolly good fun!