Winner Number Two!
February 15, 2009, 10:11 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, fun, happiness, internet

*Please go  here and read yesterday’s winning entry too! (Thanks Spo!)

And the runner up in the Valentine’s Day contest to woo the socks off my feet was Katie from Confessions of a Young Married Couple! Go visit her today and congratulate her. She has a wonderful little blog!

Katie’s submission:

I met my husband when we were 15 years old. I took a class just so I could meet him. We dated throughout high school and then went to different colleges. We dated all four years of college long distance, and the summer before we graduated, he proposed on the ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center. I cried. And then fell down. And then cried some more. 3 and a half years of happiness later, we are expecting our first baby in the spring. Its a boy, and I know that I will have the same love affair with him, too. Just like with his Daddy.

Not everyone gets to be married to their best friend. I guess I’m just lucky like that. ❤


Weekend Review
February 9, 2009, 10:30 am
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I am so glad I survived the weekend. It was sketchy there for a minute or two!


I stole this from Strelitzia, Arrrg!

Friday began slow but around noon I decided to get off the couch and fix the tub faucet and folks it was all downhill from there. Don’t believe e-How for  a minute when they tell you how simple fixing your leak will be. I started at noon and two trips to the hardware store and three pizzas later (no I shared the pizzas) it was six o’clock and the leak was fixed. Oh and all the water that had run from the second floor to the basement was sopped up. Then Saturday morning I discovered that the dehumidifier was toast and all those wet walls and such were drying at a snails pace so that had to be torn apart and replaced.  Add this to the broken recliner and we have ourselves a set of three’s. Did you ever notice that things happen in threes? They do.

There is a bright side. The mercury got all  the way up to the fifties this weekend. I about went into shock! So we threatened the kids, well at least the older ones, that they were going to be lazy good for nothing lumps if they didn’t get their shoes on and off we went to the lake to catch some fish. Here is where I toot my own horn. I was the only one to catch a fish. And I did it all by my self, from hooking it to landing it to slipping it back into the water. Usually hubby is on the side lines coaching me on what to do but not this time, I had it all under control!

So how was your weekend?

*You know you only have a few days to enter the contest right!?

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
January 31, 2009, 11:47 am
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You will never guess who entered to win the Valentine’s Day contest! Somebody has to give him/her some compitition! Send me some love people!

*Roughly 400 people visit me in a week. Delurk and send me some lovin’! I double dog dare ya!


Amazon has the cutest retro-ish valentine cards. I bought three packs for my twins to give at school. They don’t have superheros on them, they don’t have candy but they are the most cutastic cards I have seen since I was a girl! Go on, check them out!

Valentine Contest!
January 24, 2009, 10:31 am
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*This is a Sticky Post it will remain at the top till the contest is over!

I have a confession to make. I kind of, sort of, might love Valentine’s Day. Maybe. It’s not like me to be all gushy and frankly there are times people in love make me want to vomit rainbows but I like Valentines’ Day. I miss the days of our youth when every one had a special box or lunch bag to receive notes of love from everyone in the class. I remember sitting at home with my stash of cards selecting specific ones for each person making sure that what it said fit the way I thought of that person just right.

But now I am an adult, I no longer get tokens of love and mushiness from others my age. I do get them from my children which I display proudly till the paper is faded and the glue has crumbled. So this year I decided when I saw valentine candy displayed the very day after Christmas that I would have a giveaway and the lucky winner would get my very special Valentine dish towel and a crocheted sponge.


Do you like? Here is how to get it.

  • The winner of the towel is the one that woo’s me with the best love story. It can be the story of how you met your spouse or all about your first love. It could also be fictional or your fantasy. Anything goes as long as it’s romantic and mushy and makes me want to vomit rainbows.
  • You must be willing to give me your address to send it to. I promise not to stalk.
  • You can leave your story in comments or if it is lengthy you can send it to my email
  • I will post the winner’s story on Valentine’s Day!

So come on and let’s have some fun!

Note to Self; you should really pray today :)
January 20, 2009, 1:58 am
Filed under: bloggers, books, dreams, happiness, help, hope, life, marriage, me

I haven’t blogged about my resistance to God for some time. Just a warning what’s coming. You might not like it, you might agree, you might not.

Sometimes I send out what I like to call a test prayer. I have always had trouble with the whole praying business. If I could write a letter to God I would probably do better with it because some times words have a way of just pouring out of me and making actual sense. But I can’t even remember to write my penpal three times a week  so you know where that’s going.

Anyhow, a couple weeks back I was traveling and I was bored. I didn’t have a whole lot I felt like thinking about and I was ruffling through my life like one would do in an old filing cabinet. Just looking around, wondering why children were filed under the early years and happily married seemed to end in the same time span both times and there were many files left blank that I chose to ignore and let collect dust. Then just like that I looked to the heavens and I almost said out loud, ” Fine. If you really have such an impact on me then show me.” I asked Him to deal out a parlor trick, because I just don’t get it. I try. I really do. But later that day, it was there in my rear view mirror. The flashing lights of doom. I was so preoccupied with a conflict in my schedule brought on by Mother Nature herself that I had forgotten to reduce from 50 mph to 35 mph. And I was busted. Believe me or don’t believe me it could have been very bad. I could have been in a lot of trouble. I still can’t quite figure out how I slipped away with a little ticket and the same life I had a mere ten minutes before.  Was that my sign I asked for? That I have someone watching out for me, but I have to experience some unpleasantness sometimes?

And then to open my email over the weekend and see that someone (an actual bonafide person I know) felt compelled to pray for me. I never feel compelled to pray for anyone, I kind of need a Post it note to remember and all. Just how many people out there remember to pray for me? Is it doing any good? Could life be all that much worse? It’s alot to think about, it makes my head hurt.

Have you ever seen The Five People You Meet in Heaven? I read the book and then a couple years after there was a movie. I never saw the movie but I finally caught it this weekend. It leaves you to think about who’s path you have crossed and caused some kind of impression. I met a lady once that told me all about how she took her mother to pick out the dress she was to be buried in. We politely conversed while sitting at the hair salon and I never saw her again. But it made me think. I never forgot her. Has she forgotten me?


I find life confusing on such a gigantic scale that it would reach beyond the heavens themselves. But I feel positive if I keep making room for strangers in this empty cabinet of mine it will all make sense one day.

Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Spreading Happiness
January 1, 2009, 8:43 pm
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So there is this blogger named Merri and she was gracious enough to hand out an award to me! What a wonderful thing for her to do seeing as I am a very bad blogger of late. I up and switched shops, I rarely visit and now I post more sporadically than Mother Nature doles out visits from Aunt Flo. Life is crazy and you know that you have a true friend when they stick it out with you through times like this,

So I proudly present you with my BFF Card….


And I will hand one out to the three other wonderful bloggers who haven’t given up on me…

Adam (He’s even worse than me, but he does post occasionally and he never forgets me!)

Spo (As regular as a daily poop.)

Doug (Can’t say enough about bugs and cheese, I visit so I can be jealous!)


I also volunteered to do a MEME! I know right?

I am to take the letter B (she didn’t assign it to me but she assigned it to someone so I went ahead with that) and name 10 things I LOVE! LOVE people, this is a chore…..

THEN if you so choose to complete this complex puzzle I am to assign you a letter in the comments section and so on and on and on and on and on and on.
I now present you with my list of B’s…

  1. Burt’s Bees, anything containing beeswax I LOVE BEES. ( I had three hives once.)
  2. Blue Moon Beer, my New Years’ Eve pick.
  3. Butterfllies
  4. Babies (I want to hold every single one I see, even the ugly ones.)
  5. Books
  6. Bacon
  7. Bed
  8. Birthday Cake (Even better without the birthday!)
  9. Breathing (K, I’m drawing straws here…)
  10. Big Bottomless Bathtubs!

Man that was tough. Are you man enough?

Put On Your Halo
September 10, 2008, 1:35 pm
Filed under: bloggers, blogging, help

I realize I don’t generate much traffic but if you happen to visit me click here and read about a fellow blogger who has been in a tragic accident with her husband.

Kim at Today’s Creative Blog is holding an auction with donated items to help raise money for the couple.

Isn’t that so very nice? So if you are so inclined maybe you could buy something for Grandma for Christmas over there and help a family of six out? I know I would be grateful!

Resume clicking now.