Thursday, December 26, 2013

Family Fun

Had a good time yesterday with familly.  There was so much food and all the women made every kind of Christmas cookie and candy.  If you went away hungry it was your own fault.  There was 8 little ones 6 and under running around.  At times, you couldn't hear yourself think but that didn't last long and they were off to play downstairs with toys.  Everyone was busy with their cameras taking pictures.  I got to hold my newest great granddaughter for the first time.  She is a month old and a real cutie. A good time was had by all.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas is Next Week

I am looking forward to Christmas at my daughter's.  I will get to see my latest new little great granddaughter for the first time.  There will be lots of little ones to open their gifts.  Also will be lots of good food and many treats.  Everyone does so much baking of fine cookies and candy this time of the year.  I hope the weather cooperated and is nice so everyone can travel here. It is so dark and gloomy today that I have a lamp on so I can see this keyboard.  There won't be any sunshine today :0(

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Baby Great Grandaughter

Since I last wrote, I gained a beautiful new baby great granddaughter.  She is the first for her parents so they are really happy.  They are enjoying the baby sooo much.  That makes 17 great grandchildren for me now.  What a blessing.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Children Birthdays

There are a great many of my great grandchildren's birthdays in November.  There also are several in December. Three out of 4 of my own are in November and December.  My sister's birthday is in December and my brother's birthday is in November.  They seem to be really popular months for births.  We are all waiting anxiously now for the birth of a little great grandgirl who is due November 24.  That will make 17 for me.  Quite a blessing, wouldn't you agree? Another thing to be thankful on Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Costumes for Halloween

Three great grandchildren stopped in their costumes.  They had been out Trick and Treating.  Their folks brought them by so I could see them.  I got my camera out and took pictures. I didn't do the best job of taking the pictures though.  It was so cold Kaelyn had to wear her coat.  It was a chilly night for the kids.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Old Becomes New

This is our neighbors old beat up trailer house.  They moved it out Sunday after they moved everything into their new home.  They are finishing up details on the new house.  The landlord is going to totally renew the old one and rent it out.  Our neighbors are so glad to have a big trailer now with their big family.  I don't know how they survived in the little one.  They are very happy.
The old brown one way back in the center is their old house.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Police Car

I think nothing could be more exciting to children than a Police Car.  It has so much equipment inside of it.  They love to hear the siren too.  They are having fun for a few minutes in their Grandpa's car. It doesn't seem that long ago when his children were small and looking out the window of his Highway Patrol Car. It's great fun!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Neighbor's Dog

The neighbors have a big loving black Lab dog.  He had to have his pen made quite a bit smaller while they remodeled their new home.  The other day, they were able to put in a new pen with more space.  He has a great building to go into in bad weather.  They put a heat lamp and blankets in it when it gets really cold in the winter time.  We all feed him and he loves the attention.  He's a great friendly dog and loves everyone.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Great Grandchildren

I am richly blessed with great grandchildren.  This past week I gained 2 new great grandgirls thru adoption by their new parents.  They have two cute little boys, ages 4 and 6.  Now they have two girls to round out the family.  They have big hearts to want to give these little girls a wonderful Christian home.  They are young enough not to remember the first hard times of their lives.  That is a blessing all by itself.  If I have counted right, that makes 15 great grandchildren for me now.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Jack Hackman, Producer

Jack Hackman, well known actor and producer was in Iowa Falls last week.  They had a red carpet grand opening of the refurbished Metropolitan Theater and ticket to "Prisoners" sold for $100 each. It was a great fund raiser for the local hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa.  He is also famous for "Wolverine".  Everyone was delighted to talk with him and get his autograph.  He really loved Iowa Falls, and there is talk of his possibly buying a home there.  He brought his family and enjoyed taking his sons fishing while there.  A good time was had by the entire town.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall is in The Air

You can feel Fall is in the air.  It gets quite chilly at night and in the morning the house if cold enough to kick on the furnace a couple times.  It was foggy earlier, they said, but now it is full sun.  They are busy working next door on the new house so I hear lots of vehicles driving in early to get started for the day. It is only 57 now but will get up to 70 probably before the day is over. I love this kind of weather.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rebuilding Old Trailer

Our next door neighbors bought an old trailer.  They gutted it inside and out.  Her Dad has done this many times and is quite expert at it.  It looked pretty bad when they moved it in but the outside is completely redone and the roof .  It has all new windows and really looks great.  They are starting to paint the inside now and I know they are getting really excited to get it done and move in.  They will have 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, compared to 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in the very old trailer.  Once they are moved in, they will pull the old one away and destroy it.  What a nice change that will be for the neighborhood.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Reid Tools

There are a great many jobs that you can do around your business without calling in a contractor.  All you need are the right   reid tools to complete your job.  Perhaps you are also looking for the right parts to use, replacing knobs or industrial style handles.   Check out their Clearance items and New Products.  You can order free catalogs at any time to assist you in choosing the right part or tool to use.  Just do an easy search for what you are looking for and you should find it instantly.  For your one stop shopping place for industrial supplies of all kinds, Reid Supply Company is the place to check out on the Internet.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eating Out

We ate out last night at a place I hadn't been to in a very long time.  They had a huge menu and just about anything you could possibly want.  We were joined by out-of-town relatives.  A great visit was had by all.  We enjoyed super burrito combos that were huge.  I was able to take home enough for several good lunches.  Food seems to be even more flavorful the next day.  I am sure this will be very good eating again and again.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Avira Anti Virus

I don't know about you, but I've been hacked and it was a real problem for awhile.  What I needed was a very good  avira anti virus protection to keep my computer safe.  It is not only good for your home, but if you have a business you wish to protect from virus, you can find out all about that too.  Those that repair computers also sell anti virus protection and this company has the easy software to do that for all situations like this.  I wish I had known about it a year ago.  It could have saved me a great deal of stress and trouble.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hospital Stay

I had to go into the hospital this week.  They thought I might have an artery blocked in my heart.  They also thought the artery to my right kidney was blocked.  When they did the angiogram, they found neither was blocked, so I got to have lunch and go home.  What great news! Praise the Lord. I have healed up quickly from this and have had absolutely no pain which I guess is really unusual but God is good and I know I am healing quickly because I believe Jesus heals.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Peach Suite Hotel Supply

In order to make their guests have the most enjoyable and memorable stay at their hotels, they endeavor to purchase the best products to have available for their guests.  That is what makes a guest want to return again and again. Having been a guest many times in hotels, I have found that no matter how I try, I have forgotten some of the most simple things.  It is so nice to have shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion furnished to you. By purchasing from Peach Suite Hotel Supply ,  they will accomplish the amenities that help make every stay so enjoyable. Peach Suite Hotel Supply  not only has all the supplies for hotels, but also for restaurants and bed and breakfasts and more at Hotel Supply Online.  Lots of disposable products are needed to run the business, as well as dining room products such as dishes and more.  If they cater, they will find everything they need here also at Atlanta Hotel Supply. Of course no hotel is seldom found without a pleasant bar with pleasant surroundings and Hotel Bar Supplies are very important, as well. All the supplies the bartender needs and more.  This is your one stop shopping center for everything you need.On our last visit, we spent time lounging on comfortable sofas and chairs after a great breakfast and these are also items that can be purchased at Peach Suite Hotel Supply.  They also have clearance items that may be just what your business has been looking for and enjoy some savings that way also.  They have a huge inventory of janitorial supplies, as well, a necessity in providing a good safe, clean place for your guests to enjoy your hotel.

Friday, August 23, 2013


This week began the first of Kindergarten for one of my little grandchildren.  You can see her here already for school.  She loves the bus ride and loves school.  It is hard to believe she is that grown up already.  Her cousin's first day was this week also.  Their siblings miss them when they are gone to school.  They watch for her to come home every day with excitement.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Drum Thrones

A drummer has a lot on his mind when he is busily playing without worrying about the seat he is sitting on.  He or she needs a good comfortable seat such as those  Drum Thrones at musician's friend.  They have such a huge variety of styles to suit everyone and their prices are the lowest so that you can save money and yet get the best quality of drum throne you need.  You want to check out the top rated and the sale thrones to find what you like best and is most affordable at the same time.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Brother and Sisters

My little brother isn't so little anymore.  Neither is my sister.  We had a big party last weekend.  They were both able to attend.  A good visit and a good time was had by everyone.  Of course, pictures were taken.  A great many pictures were taken and I am anxious to see them all.  Many so far have turned out so good.  It is fun to get everyone together.  Some hadn't seen each other in years and some of the kids had grown so much, my brother didn't know them.  It was a lot of fun.

Monday, August 12, 2013

My Birthday

Wow! When two people get married, they have no idea of how much their family will grow.  I had a great birthday on Saturday.  All the kids, grandkids and great grandkids were there.  My brother and sister were also there.  Much extended family attended also.  My daughter-in-law's sister decorated and brought the most beautiful birthday cake.  A wonderful time was all.  my best friend and her 89 year old Mom stopped in too.  Many many pictures were taken. A great time was had by all.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Remodeling Mobilehome

The neighbors bought a used large mobilehome.  Their family has grown so much that their old home was too small for them.  3 out of 4 kids are teenagers and they were really in need of more bedrooms.  There are lots of workers out there who have torn it apart and they are renewing it.  They are at the stage outside of putting in the new windows.  Then they will side it all and start on the inside.  It is a really big job but will sure be nice when it is finished.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Birthday Parties

Tomorrow I am invited to a triple birthday party.  The people next door have 3 daughters.  Their birthdays are quite close together.  They used to have individual parties for each.  It seemed like there was a party every other week.  To make it easier and less expensive, too, they grouped them together and are going to have one big party tomorrow.  It will be at the new swimming pool and park in town.  They have rented the pool for an hour and a half after closing time so that the family can all swim after a picnic supper.  It is supposed to be a little cooler tomorrow, although still in lower 80's.  Hope it doesn't rain.  We need the rain but would be nice if it could hold off until after the party.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Swimming Pool Time

Part of the family spent their time in a new swimming pool.  It was a hot weekend so that was very enjoyable.  My daughter had made so many different 4th of July treats and her daughters-in-law also made many.  If you didn't get enough to eat, it was your fault.  Last night my daughter made homemade enchiladas and they were soooo good.  I got to bring home a few treats too to eat later.  It was a fun Holiday with the best ever Fireworks the night of the 4th.  Also had a family reunion on Saturday and a nephew came who has moved back here from Florida.  I hadn't seen him in maybe 10 years or more.  That was a treat too.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cold Shower

On a nice warm day it is so much fun to run thru a cold shower of water.  My little great granddaughter is having the time of her life running thru the sprinkler.  All the kids are enjoying being outside.  When they can run and play in the water it is so much fun.  I remember doing that too as a child.  We always played outside 90% of the time from sun up to sundown.  It is so much fun to hear their squeals of laughter as they run thru the cold water.

Friday, June 28, 2013

St Petersburg, Florida Limo Service

It is so exciting to include a limo in your planning of special events.  Whether it may be for a wedding or to take your dates to a Prom,  st petersburg fl limo service has just the limo for you.  They are all decked out inside, so beautifully.  You can enjoy a complete bar and a beautiful TV as you are escorted to your destination.  Companies enjoy providing limo service for their special business meetings and dinners.  Maybe you are planning a special birthday with girls night out.  This is the place to check out for special service.  Have a great time and enjoy a fabulous limo service for any special event.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Jamaica is so beautiful. my grandson and his wife took a honeymoon trip there.  If I was younger, I would enjoy seeing some of those beautiful places.  We did get to go to Hawaii about 13 years ago and it was so green and gorgeous there.  I sounds like it has leaned more toward tourists now and my daughter and her husband didn't enjoy it nearly as much as we did.  I have a cousin who has a permanent place on Maui and he loves to golf.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Canvas Printing

What a wonderful way to brighten up your home and at the same time make it unique from others.  By having  canvas printing done of beautiful scenery photos, you can create an exciting scene to enjoy in your home.  Others may wish to have all their family photos printed on canvas to not only show them off but also to bring their attention to others visiting their home.
   Additionally, home insulation is a very important part of your home.  You need to be sure that your home is well insulated, especially when heating and cooling costs are constantly rising. A well insulated home is indeed much more comfortable year round, as well. It is important to know that you are dealing with an experienced and reliable company.
For those items in your home such as hand rails or perhaps other items, it is best to have an experienced sheet metal fabrication company do the job. Fine workmanship and high quality are important as you want it to last and look good.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

CV Joint Repair

When it comes to joint repair for your car or perhaps your motorcycle, you want the best available.  You need experienced mechanics that know what they are doing for CV specs for CV Joint Repair. You can find all you need here in New Zealand and if they don't have it, they will manufacture it for you.  It may be that the part can be reconditioned if they cannot find your item in stock.  They try very hard to be able to service everyone who needs such CV Joint Repair. It is easy to give them a call and discuss with them just what you need repaired or replaced.  You would have a hard time to find another company with the product knowledge they have.  Should you be in need of Metal Fabrication, you can call this company for a free consultation.  Often that is very helpful and you will find quality workmanship at all times.

Mexican Lunch

Yesterday, I was fortunate to be in the town where my favorite Mexican restaurant is.  So I went there for lunch and it was delicious.  I also brought home enough leftovers for a great lunch again today.  Thank the Lord for microwaves :0)  I think I could eat Mexican every day and I am English, Irish and German, haha.
Been on the computer all morning and think it is time to go warm up those good leftovers.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stormy Weather

We were really blessed late yesterday and last night that the worst of the stormy weather went all the way around us.  South of us, our favorite restaurant was completely destroyed.  We ate many meals there.  It was always fun to go on Thursdays for their TexMex, some of the best around.  No one was in the building fortunately, so no one was hurt.  But we are really going to miss the restaurant.  I feel sorry for those working there as they are now out of a job.  I hope they rebuild.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Wild Weather

This has been the worst Spring ever!  We had so much cold weather when it was supposed to be warm.  Then we had wet weather all thru April and May.  We hardly got a break at any time.  Then on May 2 we got 11" of snow.  Who gets snow in Iowa in May?  Not for many many years.  Then we had snow again that night and the next day.  Would it ever end?  It did finally quit snowing and the sun came out and melted it away in a few days but then the rains started.  The house swelled from all the rain hitting it and I can't get the storm door open and shut so had to quit using it altogether for awhile.  Today is supposed to be sunny and it isn't.  It is cloudy and the grass is almost ready to bale.  This is not a good thing.  The dandelions came and went and still we couldn't mow.  My son-in-law mowed his lawn in the rain.  I see others doing that too.  They are desperate to get the lawns mowed and it keeps growing.  For 2 years we couldn't get rain and the lawns nearly died out.  Now we are getting way too much rain.  We are staying below normal in temperatures too.  We do have to be thankful that we haven't had any tornadoes.  I feel so bad for Oklahoma.  They just can't seem to get away from the tornadoes.  A mother and her baby died last night in a tornado.  That is so sad.

Cigar Rating

If you are truly a cigar lover, then you know there is a  cigar rating.  There are a great many different ratings depending on their strength, from mild to full flavor or varying kinds.  Also you may wish to choose a different size than the average cigar.  You may want a smaller one to smoke.  Additionally, they can come from nearly a dozen different countries.   If you know the name of the brand of cigar that you want, you can check it out and perhaps find another you would enjoy trying.  There is nothing quite like a fine cigar.  I love the smell of the aromatic ones.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Refrigerator Repair

When your refrigerator acts up, most of us panic because we have a lot invested in the food inside the refrigerator.  Your first instinct is probably to call the closest company that does  refrigerator repair.  It does take a little time to check a few things out first.  Did you blow a breaker and by turning it back on everything is fine?  When was the last time you cleaned the condenser?  It is easy to forget that dust builds up behind the refrigerator.  Maybe while putting away groceries, you accidently moved the temperature control and need to reset it. There are quite a few things you can do and check before you call the repairman.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Seems like this little great grandson just started walking.  But he is outside with his brother and sister trying out the trampoline.  You can see the concentration on his face.  He just loved it.  He doesn't walk anymore, he runs everywhere.  What a joy it is to stop at their house and have all 3 kids run and give me a great big hug.  There is nothing quite like it.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beautiful Saturday

It is a beautiful warm sunny Saturday.  It is already up to 71 degrees.  It is supposed to be in the high 80's today.  I have several graduation receptions to go to today.  It is great that the weather is good for them.  It doesn't sound so good for tomorrow and tomorrow is the actual graduation.  I hope it is inside or if it is outside, that they have alternate plans.  They are predicting severe storms for our state and surrounding states.  I hope they are wrong.  We have had quite a bit of rain which is very good for the farmers as we have had drought now for a couple years.  The farmers have been busy planting all week.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Trip to Jamaica

My daughter's employer took the entire office on a great trip to Jamaica.  What a beautiful place.  They got terrific tans and also some bad sunburn at first.  They had a wonderful time.  The place where they stayed was fabulous.  The beaches were gorgeous.  What a wonderful thing for an employer to do for his employees.

Sport Dog Collar

Dogs trained to hunt are not only good hunting dogs but good family dogs as well.  When training them in various forms of hunting, there are a great number of different  sport dog collar available.  You can get a collar to keep your dog within the limits of your yard, or perhaps you have a problem with barking and the neighbors have complained.  There are several types of bark limiting collars that lets the dog set his own limit of barking.  They come in a range of prices and great discounted prices.  Free shipping if you purchase over $125 also.  You can find a number of ways to control your sporting dog that you may have wished you could have gotten years ago.  Now, there is a great selection of sport dog collars.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Have you been to a CARMAN Concert?

I have been to a number of CARMAN's wonderful concerts.  His music is all Christian and he writes much of it.  He has been diagnosed with incurable cancer and given a certain time to live.  He wants to put on at least one more concert for the Lord and needs $200,000 to do it.  You can help him by pledging money at You will be blessed by doing this and you can choose the amount you wish to pledge and by doing so there are many gifts you may receive.  It's up to you what you choose.  He has 41 days left to reach the goal of $200,000 and I know there are many of you that would like to help him.  You can pledge as little as $1 or a whole lot more.  No pressure.  Check it out, please.  Thank you.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mexican Lunch

Went to visit my brother today.  We went to Taco Johns for Mexican.  They always have fresh best tasting quick food. They have specials every day too.  It is such a beautiful day.  Since we have had a rough May, it is so nice that Spring has returned at least.  The snow is down to tiny piles and will be soon gone.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Famous Smoke Shop Coupon Code

I am a coupon clipper.  Also whenever I see a coupon code, I am sure to use it.  If you are a smoker, you love to save money and one of the great ways to do that is with coupon codes.  More and more people are shopping the Internet because they find great bargains on everything they love.  So if you love cigars and cigars and accessories, then you are going to love famous smoke shop coupon code.  There are a number of them available and you can use them all, one per purchase.  It is a great way to save money on something you love.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Great Grandchildren

Grandchildren are great.  However, I think great grandchildren are even better yet.  You babysit grandchildren when they are small for your children, but when the great grandchildren come along, your children get that chance.  There are so many birthday parties, you get to enjoy cake and ice cream a lot.  Also great meals usually go along with the birthday parties.  I have 13 great grandchildren now and I am sure there will be lots more in the future whether I am here to see them or not. :0)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wall Street - stocks vs Gold and Silver

Which is best?  Buying gold and silver or buying stocks.  The stock market has really soared.  It has helped many retirement plans recover from big losses.  Wall Street is very excited about all that is going on.  Every day you hear some Hollywood star, or retired Congressman talking about the value of buying gold.  Last night I heard that it was not so safe and you would be better off to get into the stock market.  He cited the example of one billionaire that bought a great deal of silver and now has lost so much money he is no longer a billionaire.  That does not sound good to me.  The average person doesn't know what to do.  They better get some very experienced advice before they do anything.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Snow in April

I just can't believe it.  The weather report has been rain and snow off and on all the month of March and now April too.  We had two beautiful days Monday and Tuesday.  I got lots of errands run.  But today it is pouring rain again.  Not only that, but tomorrow they are predicting snow.  My tulips and other perennials are up and will be covered with snow again.  One thing about it though is that the sun is closer to the earth.  It doesn't take long to melt the snow now.  That is a great advantage over the rest of the winter.  We are still waiting for Spring to get here :0).  We have been in drought for several years now so this will be a big help so I guess we really should be happy about the rain and not complain.  Get out the raincoat.

Canadian Law Firm - Debt Relief

Have you lost your job or have your hours been cut back?  Do you find yourself in need of debt help? Now there is debt relief in site to help you conquer this major problem in your life. Shelia Cockburn  of the law firm Cockburn & Associate LLP is ready to help you get real debt settlement so that you can move on with your life.  She is very experienced in identifying what has caused your problem and then setting up ways to straighten matters out with your creditors.  Often bills can be settled for half what is owed.  In that case, you will have money once again to get on with your life and no longer fear going to the mailbox to find piles of bills.  You have probably received threats from creditors by mail and perhaps even by phone.  An experienced attorney such as Shelia Cockburn has the solutions to your problems.  She has helped others and you can read of their happy experiences since they went to see her.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


It is supposed to be Springtime.  But you can't tell it from the weather.  We have had so much snow this month.  Now we are having heavy rains.  Everything is soaked.  The ground is still frozen so the water stands everywhere.  I had to wear my raincoat out to get the paper this morning.  Wore my hood and boots too as the rain was really coming down hard.  Now it has finally stopped and there for a second I thought the sun was going to come out, but it didn't.  Hope May is warmer.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bankruptcy Lawyers, Raleigh, NC

It has been a tough number of years.  People are filing for bankruptcy in great numbers. If you live in the area of Raleigh, NC and are looking for  creditor rights bankruptcy lawyers raleigh nc, it is a good idea to find out what the creditor rights are.  No one really likes to go through this but sometimes it is necessary.  You want experienced lawyers who not only know your rights but the creditor rights.  You want to do things right and get a new start in life.  With their help you should be able to do that.

Rain Storm

At last we are getting Spring rain.  We are also having thunder and lightning.  There is a great deal of wind with it too.  The sky is really dark so may rain all day.  We need the rain to settle all the winter dirt.  Will get rid of the last of the snow piles.  Tulips are up and will be happy to have rain after the beautiful sunshine yesterday.  We have been in drought for a long time so the rain is very welcome.

Monday, April 8, 2013

ICF Concrete Forms

Now in the latest construction, builders are wanting to use green building technology.  Every thing we do is to try and save our planet and with the use of ICF Concrete Forms this is a great way to use such green technology in the construction of buildings and homes.  The basements of a great many homes now are using this type of concrete form because they insulate so well.  They are safer and waterproof which is a big problem in our area with older constructed buildings.  People with this type of construction notice right away how much warmer their homes are in winter and cooler in summer.  They don't have to worry about their basement walls caving in due to water damage which is worth a great deal to them, yet they are cost effective.  When homeowners and businesses do not have to worry about the safety of their foundations, it is extremely important to them.  Owners are happy to learn that their contractors are using environmentally effective green building technology when they are using ICF Concrete Forms in their construction.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Fun

I went to my grandson's home for Easter dinner.  There was all kinds of delicious food.  I got to see some Robins on the way.  They haven't reached our yard yet.  We still have some snow and it is is only 21 degrees.  After we had dinner, the great grandchildren hunted for Easter eggs in the house. It was too wet and cold outside to do that outside.  They had great fun finding them.  We had a wonderful breakfast at church first and then a musical service, communion and message from our Pastor.  It was a fun day. Here is their smallest child, 8 months old in this picture.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring at Last

I think we are finally going to have Spring at last.  If it keeps going this way, March will go out like a lamb.  The neighbor girls brought me over a pot with 3 blooming tulip bulbs in it.  They are bright yellow and just beautiful.  They wrapped the pot in bright yellow paper so it is a ray of sunshine in the house.  It is Spring break for the kids so they are having fun outside.  Snow is really melting and more and more grass showing.  Supposed to have some rain this weekend.  That should get rid of more of the snow.  I just hope it doesn't rain on the Easter bonnets and new clothes everyone has purchased.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter is Coming

Easter is the time of the year when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  It is a happy time when everyone enjoys the Springtime.  They all like to get new bright colored clothes and enjoy the day.  Our church is having a wonderful breakfast and then church service with lots of music and celebration of the resurrection.  The restaurants will be full of people that day too, standing room only usually.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Spring - where are you?  The groundhog said we would have an early Spring.  Ever since that we have had one weekend snow storm after another.  I think this is the 4th or 5th week in a row they are predicting snow.  We have had quite a bit of sunshine.  It has melted the snow down to lower levels but the ground is still all white except for a few places.  It has been bitterly cold too.  You always need your winter coat and gloves.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Weather

Well - where is it?  The groundhog said we would have an early Spring.  Ever since, we have had the worst possible weather.  March has been one big snowstorm after another, with little snows and freezing rains inbetween.  I have missed more church this year, I think, than I have ever missed in many years.  All this due to major storms hitting us on the weekends.  But now we are also getting freezing rains and snow mixed on weekdays too.  It is only 6 days till Spring but somehow I get the feeling it is going to be much longer than that before we start seeing nice weather.  I checked to see if my tulips might be coming up and it is solid ice there.  I just hope it doesn't kill them off.

Chemical Investment Bank

Chemicals today are handled by a great many companies all over the globe and there are many of them that do not  know whether or not they are environmentally safe. With chemical mergers and acquisitions going on every day, it is important to have someone who is very experienced in a great many chemicals handling your business transactions.   A great many banks do not have the expertise to know what to do when chemical companies sell their company, or buy a company or handle the many transactions between such companies.  However, with  a chemical investment bank that has a team that has worked together for over 10 years, they can be confident their team knows the ins and outs of chemicals, such as liabilities, transactional issues, economics, to name a few,  and their clients deserve to be well informed before completing any major transactions.  Because they are global, and have several offices in other countries, they have accumulated a great deal of experience in order to give  chemical advisory to their clients globally.  You are able to download their Newsletter and past newsletters in order to gain full knowledge of their fine experience.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Homemade Enchiladas have always been a favorite of my family ever since we moved to the Midwest from California.  There we loved to eat almost anything Mexican.  However, when we got here there wasn't a Mexican restaurant to be found anywhere.  Since them, a great many of them have popped up and for that we are very grateful.  However, there is still nothing like the homemade ones we have always enjoyed.  Here are some my daughter made and sent some home with me.  I thoroughly enjoyed them and she has really captured the making of the best sauce to go over them.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


It is raining here!  We haven't really seen much rain which is a good thing when it is below zero.  But it is above zero now so it should help take down some of the snow.  It has been raining off and on since last night.  The deck was really wet and some got in the mailbox and got the paper a bit wet.  But we are glad to see the moisture.  I know it will run off but it is March and soon Spring will officially be here.  Then the frost in the ground will go and the rain can soak in.  They say we need at least 16 inches of rain to make up for the bad drought we have had here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Birthday Party Fun

We celebrated another first birthday on Sunday. The kids are had a great time. Here are two of the boys enjoying themselves.  There was punch, snacks and lemon frosted cupcakes.  The kids were given a simple cute craft and each made a little plastic box with a handle to carry little things in. Then we later we had a great supper of chicken noodle soup and also a Mexican soup.  We added shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions and broke up some tortilla chips in it or dipped them in the Mexican soup.  They were delicious along with two sizes of muffins.  A good time was had by all.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Thumb Screw Knobs

For the finishing touch, often  thumb screw knobs are used.  It is important to get the right size and style you want.  In order to find what you need, I often go to the computer and check out the Internet first.  I found a large variety of not only sizes but styles as well.  They make for good looks.  I found I could even call their toll free number for a mini catalog and advice if I need it. 

Mexican Soup

We went to a birthday party and they had snacks, punch and great  lemon cake.  Then for supper we had Mexican soup.  It was really good.  We put shredded cheese on top.  Then we added dollops of sour cream.  On top of that we put chopped green onions. And to finish it off, crumbled tortilla chips on top.  It was delicious.  I had two bowls full and really enjoyed it.  Had great muffins along with it.  It was all a lot of fun. 

Monitor Floor Stands

Whether it is for a home or a business,  monitor floor stands make things much easier.  For example, when we got our new flat screen TV, we felt it wasn't feasible to hang it on the wall due to vibrations from nearby trains passing a great deal on tracks near us.  A monitor floor stand was just what we needed and we found you could get one that turns so you can adjust the angle whenever you wished.  For the local businesses, their displays used monitor floor stands too as they could get the product shown to their customers right at eye level.  They are sturdy and very convenient.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Unique Bunk Beds

A friend showed me this picture of a unique set of bunk beds they built.  It looks like they could be something from John Deere with the John Deere colors.  I think it is quite a neat idea, don't you?  I am sure the kids who sleep in them think they are wonderful.  Whoever made them must be quite handy as a carpenter. I would have enjoyed having a bunk bed like this for our kids when they were small.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Excellent Hagstrom Guitars

If you are looking to purchase a new guitar, be sure to check out the   excellent Hagstrom Guitars.  For a huge selection of fine guitars, you can find an immense selection of electric guitars of various types and colors.  Also included are left handed guitars that are beautiful. The prices are fantastic and can save you a great deal of money.  That makes it all the easier to get just the right one for you.  I love to shop the Internet for the best.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Valentine Cookies

Look at the delicious Valentine cookies.  I got to eat a couple and they were delicious.  You don't really need Valentine's Day for an excuse to make these good cookies.  I just finished baking up a few red and yellow Christmas sugar cookie dough cookies and they are very good too.  It is fun to make different kinds of cookies.  I used to have a set of cookie cutters like a deck of cards, Ace, Spade, Diamond and Heart shaped.  They were always fun to make for the kids and everyone else liked them too.  Sometimes you want something different than chocolate chip which is everyone's favorite of course, that and Peanut Butter cookies.

TENS Units and Muscle Stimulators

I first found out about  TENS Units at our dentist.  I had to have a filling and I always hated those.  They put the Tens electrodes on my face and I controlled it.  I never felt a thing.  I would like to have a Muscle Stimulator because from reading up on them, I feel Muscle Stimulators would be just the thing to take away my back aches and pains.  I am sure that many athletes take advantage of LG-TEC Dual Combo TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator  to get rid of their aches and pains from the many sports activities.   If you visit LG MedSupply Online  you will see they are having free promotions and a discount sale too.  Check out the details on free shipping too.  It is always good to check the online customer blog too, because you can get so much information from it.  You can also call their Toll free phone number to get any information you need and to get questions answered.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Diamonds in the Snow

It is a beautiful sunny day.  We have a layer of fresh snow on the ground.  With the sun shining on it, it looks like millions of diamonds.  It is just beautiful.  Only God could make such a sight.  We got about 6" of fresh snow.  We were lucky as it is only the second snow this year.  The last one was back in December.  Other than that we have just had a dusting here and there or an inch or sometimes two inches.  We have had high winds though blowing everything around but not this time.  The sun came out and think it melted it enough on top to make it stay put.  That's a good thing.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Toyota Original Parts

If you are in need of   toyota original parts it's always a good idea to check out the Internet.  That is what I do.   I like to know that the people there know their stuff and have thousands of parts on hand.  You want to get the genuine Toyota parts and it is great to get discount pricing at the same time.  It is always great to find a place where you can call toll free and ask for advice and get it anytime from 8 am to 6 pm CST.   You can order the parts you need and have them shipped wholesale right to you.

Friday, February 15, 2013


There are all different kinds of smiles.  This little guy is my great grandson.  He always has the biggest smile.  He's always so happy and he's always glad to see you.  He plays so well with his older brother and sister, smiling all the time.  He's busy walking now as good as he can.  He will soon be chasing them around the house.  It is funny to see such a little person walking at first but they grow up fast.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Brother

I am going over to visit with my brother today.  We always go out for Mexican food.  We both love it and is our favorite.  I love to try new things on the menu and have gotten him to try other burritos other than just tacos.  Of course, our favorite dessert is the churros, rolled in lots of cinnamon sugar.  That is always a special treat.  Normally we don't eat that much sugar but you can't resist the churros.  We have a Mexican Restaurant here in town but they don't make them even half as good.  It is a beautiful sunny day to go over to his house after a snowy, strong windy day yesterday and it is warming up some today.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Freezing Rain

We got freezing rain Saturday night into Sunday.  I could skate on my deck.  It is probably 8 feet from the door to the mailbox to get my newspaper.  I couldn't take one step, it was so slick.  Then it rained making it worse.  I finally threw ice melt out on the deck.  After awhile I tried it again and it was breaking up the ice enough to get the Sunday paper in.  I would rather have snow than ice.  I stayed in where it was safe and warm Sunday.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Taco Tuesday

Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday with my brother.  We have had the worst weather the last two weeks and I haven't been able to get over there to go with him for lunch.  It looks like it is going to be the warmest day this week.  Should be in the 30's which is a regular heat wave compared to what it has been.  Watching the sun go down and the sky is really pretty.  Red sky at night, sailor's delight and it looks like it is going to be a good day.

Monday, January 28, 2013


I have spent an hour trying to decide whether to go out and get the mail.  I drive the car up to the mailboxes and the driveway and road is covered with a coating of thick ice.  I had to be very careful this morning when I walked out on the deck to get the newpaper.  It was very icy and slick.  Was glad to be back in the house safely.  We also have thick fog.  Can just see across the neighbor's yard and that is about it.  It is supposed to stay till tomorrow.  Praying all my kids get safely to work and back.  There were many car accidents yesterday and also semis on the freeway.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Taco Tuesday

It is Taco Tuesday at Taco Johns.  However, it is just too cold to go to my brother's today.  The wind chills are dangerous.  You don't want to get out on the highway and have a breakdown, you would suffer frostbite in no time at all.  The wise thing to do today is stay inside where it is warm and cozy.  He said he stopped at an ATM yesterday and nearly froze his hand waiting to get the money out of it.  He was glad to get back home again.  It is zero right now, up from -3 just a bit ago.  It is going to be a very cold week.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Springlike Day

It is just a beautiful day here.  It is 42 degrees already.  The snow has been rapidly melting for several days now.  The wind is going to shift though tomorrow.  Then it will be like Winter again.  Temperatures are going to drop way down to single digits and even below zero at night by Monday.  Sunday will be a whole different day than today so better get out and enjoy it.  If you have anything you need to get done, today is the day.

Getting Smoking Products from Herbal City LLC

Guest post by Reggie Y
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good food

My daughter is trying new recipes.  This one was a big hit.  Very tasty and she shared some with me.  I really appreciate her cooking as I don't do much cooking for myself anymore.  I microwave a lot of things and also eat out now and then.  It is nice to have something different to try.  And it is really good when it is tasty.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Find Audio Books for Free

That is a great deal, to be able to  find audio books for free.  It is very easy to sign up and then download all the free audio books you want.  They have even set up a system so that you can organize your books for building up your library of free audio books.  There is a huge number to choose from and you will soon be listening to those books you have been wanting.  It is a great opportunity and it is free.  You just can't beat that, now can you?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Supper Date

I have a date with my daughter tonight.  We are going to meet at the Pizza Ranch when she gets off work. It is one of our favorite places to eat.  They have a huge salad bar and hot soup this time of the year.  Then they have cheese sticks and dip, lots of various pizzas and cactus bread for dessert.  You can't miss out on the mashed potatoes and the best chicken gravy you can find anywhere.  A vegetable, macaroni and cheese, broasted chicken and broasted potatoes and BBQ chicken round out any meal.  It would be amazing if you don't overeat as everything is soooo good. :0)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Computer Business Cards

Having quality business cards to give out to prospective customers is a very important part of your business.  For  computer business cards you can find a great many full color photos to choose from.  An advantage is being able to design your own cards right online.  Once you have customized your own business card, they will ship it directly to your door.  Right now they are having a great sale, as well as, free shipping too.  If you already have your own art work, you can upload yours, or have their experienced and professional designers will make you a custom design.  You can always give them a call with questions also.

Carpet Cleaning Raleigh N.C.

We carry so much dirt in on our carpets during the Fall and Winter season.  We try to remove our shoes but that doesn't completely do the job.  Carpets seem to get dirty no matter what we do.  They lose their "new" color and need   carpet cleaning raleigh nc.  You can depend on them to completely clean your carpets and leave them smelling good.  Not only that but you can check out the special they have for doing more rooms at once.  I could certainly use that as We have three bedrooms and a hall that all need cleaning and if I can save money having it done, I am very happy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Fun

We had two Christmas dinners, one out of town and one in town.  There was so much food and it was all delicious.  Got to see many of the grandkids and great grandkids too.  Had a lot of fun watching the little ones open their gifts.  Children really make Christmas.  I got lots of great gifts that are very useful for me.