Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Faucet Filter

For some time now we have been using a Brita faucet mounted filter in our kitchen. It filters the water of all impurities to about as close to 100 percent as you can get. It saves so much money on buying bottled water. Not only that, but I heard that it actually is not good for you to be drinking water out of the plastic bottles. I also have a Brita filtered container in the refrigerator that holds a considerable amount of filtered water. It is very handy to have both of these and know you are drinking pure water. I have filled containers for guests and family who have run out of their bottled water and they can rest assured it is very clean and filtered totally. It lasts about 2 months before it signals you with a red flashing little light that it is time to put a new filter in. So handy.

What to Buy?

Thanks to Lemuel Craft

My husband’s birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to get him! I always love to find special gifts for him that he can use and will appreciate but what do you get for the man who has everything? Enter my hughesnet internet service. Tomorrow while he is away playing softball I’m hoping to find something to entertain the kids and do a little research. Surely I will be able to come up with something! If nothing else, he can always use some new clothes. No matter what I order I will have them delivered to my mom’s house. If I don’t I run the risk of having him intercept the delivery from the UPS manand spoil the surprise. Since he works from home most of the time it can be difficult to sneak anything past him. Even if I can, the kids have loose lips and aren’t very good at keeping secrets! That’s why I have to distract them even when I am looking online for a gift.

Spring is in the Air

What a beautiful sunny Spring day today. The terrible winds of the last few days have slowed down some and should be better today. I notice the tulips have really grown since the rain. I need to get out in the flower bed and get rid of the old stuff from last year. All the perennials are coming up fast now but we are still in March and they are ahead of schedule. Need to clean out the old growth from last year but needs to warm up a bit more before I do that and wind slow way down.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Richmond Tennis Center

Today everything is about exercise, keeping trim, watching your diet and weight. It helps to keep your blood pressure under control, as well, and you feel so much better. The richmond tennis center is just the place to have fun and get that exercise you may have been putting off. With their beautiful center, it is a pleasure to go there. If you live in Richmond, VA., they are there to serve you. Tennis is a great sport and with beautiful courts, it is a real pleasure.

50 MPH Wind Gusts

Oh my goodness, is it windy. I went to get the mail and could hardly get my car door open. It has been blowing very hard all day with wind gusts up to 50 MPH. I had to be careful getting back into the car that the door didn't slam on my leg or foot. I had several errands to run and then it started to rain a little on top of the wind. It looks like it has all gone North of us though and I am happy for that.

ACH Rules

We are all very concerned these days about all the transactions we make through automatic payment systems. That is why it is very important that all rules and regulations are known and followed by those who are taking part in the Automated Clearing House. Those ach rules are available easily by checking into the Internet. I was just checking this out myself and found there are many various regulations and also a rule book available.

Flower Delivery

There is nothing quite as exciting as receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And if it is unexpected, it is even better. When you receive a flower delivery or send one it is wonderful to find out that all the money you spend goes to your local greenhouse and there are no service fees. Without service fees, you can spend more money on the beautiful flowers you wish to send. My Mom always enjoyed it so much when I sent her flowers. There are so many beautiful Spring floral arrangements now including Easter and Passover.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mosaic Tile

When it comes to updating your home, you can find many uses for mosaic tile. I am sure that often people hesitate to use mosaic tile because they feel it is too expensive. Or they feel it may be too hard to install. In reading on the Internet, I found that is not true either. It can be quite easy for you to install as the backsplash in your bathrooms and definitely in your kitchen. It truly adds to the beauty of your kitchen, as well as, being easy to keep clean. Once you decide on the type of mosaic tile and color, then it is easy to measure and order. Installation is also quite easy and what a difference it will make wherever you choose to install it.

Beautiful March Weather

This picture will show you just how warm the weather is here in March. We have been running at least 20 degrees above normal almost all winter. We haven't had any snow on the ground for a long time now. It has been like Spring for weeks before it was officially Spring. Now it is almost like summer. With temperatures in the 80's, it is just hard to believe. Everything is budding out and the tulips are coming up fast.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Computer Savey

The children now days use a computer like we use the telephone. Everything comes easy for them because they start out young. They can work things for adults that the adults don't know how to do. Here you see a couple of my great grandchildren with iPads. Gee Whiz, I don't even have one or know how to run one. It is just amazing to me and will get more amazing I think as they grow up.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I am really excited about my grandson's wedding. It is going to be in a most beautiful place. The trip itself will be wonderful. Will be a real vacation to me. I am excited to see mountains again. It has been many years since I was there. I have one cousin living there but otherwise, most of the family have passed on. It should be beautiful weather too.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Early Spring

I think we must have an early Spring. The trees are all budded. The tulips are out. The forecast is calling for some rain instead of snow. It is going to be in the 60's and even 70 this coming week. It is so neat to open windows in March and let fresh air in. Only traces of snow piles anywhere and they are ice so take longer to melt away. I love it!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Something Good to Eat

Like they say, nothing says lovin like something from the oven. Here the great grandkids are enjoying some fresh warm cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven. They are very neat when they eat too.

Their Mom is a great cook and baker. Wish I had been there to enjoy this with them. It looks so good. Yum!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Party Time

It has been quite a time of birthdays for our great grandchildren. We have quite a few that were born in November and December. Here are a couple of them enjoying opening gifts. It was just like an early Christmas. I don't know how the grandparents can find something new to buy for Christmas presents after all the Birthday presents the kids received. They sure had fun though.

Safe Diet Pills

Here we are again, having celebrated lots of Holidays and put on the pounds because of all the delicious food that was set before us. I do not know about you but I want something to help my appetite and get rid of those extra pounds. But how do I know which are the safe diet pills? The shelves are full of them and they all have wonderful promises of practically desolving your fat in your sleep. Or else, they will stop your appetite so you won't eat inbetween meals and cut back on food. Will they speed up your metabolism or instead cause you serious health concerns. For myself, I like to check out the Internet for a company who has done all the checking for me and can recommend the top diet pills that will work and are safe for me to use.