Monday, January 30, 2012

Hawaii Trip

Our oldest son and his wife just got back from a trip to Hawaii. He said it was beautiful there and he had a good time, but he wouldn't want to live there. First of all, it was too hot and humid. And secondly, he likes living on solid ground without water all around like on the island of Mauai. They came home to 60 degree temperatures where they live and that is VERY UNUSUAL for our part of the country.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Work Life

Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel

I went to when I first started the company to get all my stuff aligned, you know, the t1 line and the business voip and all that. I didn’t know a thing about technology when I first started this business so it’s really been a learning experience for me so far. I can’t believe after all this time in the managerial space once it came time for me to start my own company I actually had to hire my son’s 19 year old college buddy to come over and teach me what he could about IT but you know, when you’re the boss you’ve got to know a little bit about everything. I think it’s crucial to be well informed about what’s going on in the smallest parts of your company and if you don’t then you’re just asking to lose money. It’s never a good idea to have someone working for you doing something you’re not educated to do yourself but you know, I can’t be everywhere all the time so…

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pool Cover

A swimming pool is such a delightful part of your home. The family can enjoy it at any time they choose. However, sometimes neighbor children come over to play unexpectedly and it is a great idea to have a Pool Cover over your pool. The sides of the pool often are wet and can make for a slipping hazard, as well. Elderly relatives may inadvertently slip on the edge of the pool and fall in and with a pool cover, they are protected from such a fall.

Bake a Little Cake

3, 2, 1 CAKE
These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect
for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat and calories that cake can have. Genius idea!

1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor
2 Tbsp Water
Makes 1 serving.

In a ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have
your own instant individual little cake!

KEEP remaining cake mixture stored in the ziploc bag and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.

Helpful Tips:
This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need to remember is
"3 tablespoons mix, 2 tablespoons water, 1 minute in the microwave!"

TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes has to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice.
The flavor possibilities are endless!

The best thing is, you open both cake mixes into a gallon storage bag, one that 'zip locks' or 'self-seals', or a container that seals tightly, shake the two cake mixes to blend and then make the recipe. Storage of mix is simple, put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry. Always remember, that one of the cake mixes MUST be Angel Food. The other can be any flavor. The Angel Food is the cake mix that has the egg whites in it. So, if, anyone is allergic to egg whites, DO NOT serve this recipe.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Gift For Your Brother

I like to try and get something different for my brother's birthday every year. This year I checked out the Internet and found the perfect gift for his birthday. He loves to eat and lives alone so doesn't have many treats. So if you are looking for a gift for your brother as I am looking for one for my brother, I found the perfect place. I found chocolate dipped strawberries, cookie baskets, a three-layer chocolate cake and also a Wine Country Picnic Basket, any or all of which he would just love. Now I just have to make up my mind which to get him. When the gift arrives at his door, he will be so surprised as will your brother.

Mexican Lasagna

I made a big 9 x 13 pan of Mexican Lasagna last night. It smelled so good while the meat mixture was cooking. I didn't have taco seasoning so used a tablespoon of some wonderful Mexican spices I have so it should be extra special. You use tortillas in the pan instead of the lasagna noodles. You cover the bottom of the pan with them and then a layer of the meat mixture. Next, you put a covering of shredded cheese. Next comes another layer of tortillas (only one thickness) and then the other half of the meat. I like to cover it and let it sit overnight and then bake it the next day. You would never guess that it is tortillas and not noodles in it when you go to eat it. Just before it is heated thru, you put another cup of shredded cheese on top and just let it melt and it is ready to eat. I can hardly wait.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Business Translators

We all know that the world has become global. Businesses throughout the world now deal with many countries other than their own. That is why it is very important to be able to find the best business translation company available anywhere in the world to assist you in translating all your business translations. That is why when you check out a company, you should find out just who is going to do the translations for you. It is important that the high quality of the translations is correct when you are dealing with a company that uses a different language than the one you use. At Rosetta in London, you will find that they provide a business translation service that not only involves an editor, but also a proof-reader and the translator. It is so important that they have individuals translating that have relevant experience in the particular field in which your company needs translators. Whether it is pharmaceutical,engineering or any other field, they are prepared with industry specific terminology to suit your particular business. Legal implications also enter into the translation of your documents and they are well prepared to make sure that all translated documents meet this requirement and the highest standards possible. Their expertise in legal translation is extremely important.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunshine and Warm Winter

The sun is shining brightly again this morning. The temperatures are climbing right along and it is going to be another beautiful snow free day. In fact, all week is going to be snow free. Well, I guess they said we might see a few flakes on Wednesday but so far even those have passed us by. It is almost freaky because we are usually buried in snow and cold. The golfers have even been out golfing this winter, something that is unheard of here in this area. We love it!!!

ipod Docking Station

Have you got an ipod docking station? If not, this may be the time to shop for one. I got on the Internet and found a wonderful assortment of them. I also found the best prices available to get one. Maybe you wanted one for Christmas and did not receive it. Well, now is the time to check it out and see for yourself what kind of a deal you can get. There certainly is a huge selection so you ought to be able to find just what you want.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Family Photos

At Christmas and New Years, out come the cameras to take pictures of all the families that attend. Here is just one of many with a Dad and his little ones.
The new baby is a joy for all. Little brother and sister sure love to kiss and hug him too.