Monday, December 31, 2007

Bring it on!!!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this year is a blessing to you. We are some wild and crazy partiers at our house. Hubby and I went to dinner with friends at 5:30 and everyone was at home by 7:30. We sit here now watching the Auburn-Clemson game ~ which Auburn just won!!!!!!! Hubby is on his laptop and I'm on mine. We are sticking with ESPN to see this idiot, I mean young man, jump a football field on a motorcycle. Can you believe it???? Aren't you just eat up with envy at our wild and crazy night? After 21 years of marriage ~ it's still all good!!!!!!!!!!!

I shared with a friend earlier today that I was making the same resolutions I made last year ~ NONE, absolutely none!!!!!! This enables me to enter the new year with no pressure and I'm not disappointed.

So here's to 2008 and hoping it's a good one!!!! I love you all. Joy, Bitsy

Friday, December 28, 2007

What color tree should you have??

Here's a fun quiz ~ this is how mine turned out!!!!!



You Should Have a Pink Christmas Tree


For you, the holidays represent a time of friendship and sharing.
You're happy as long as you're spending time with the people you care about.

You are passionate about the holidays, and that start of the holiday season makes you very excited.
You sometimes go a bit overboard in your celebrations. You just can't help it!

Passionate, easily excited, sweet, giving, love, friendship, sensitive, caring

Your pink tree would look great with: More pink!

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: The Muppet Christmas Carol

What you should bake for Santa: Rice krispie treats with red and green food coloring

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry, Merry Christmas!!!

I hope everyone in bloggyland has a wonderful, joyous Christmas and that Santa made all your Christmas wishes come true! He was generous as usual at this house. Hubby decided that he wanted to embarrass the kids, so at 7am on Christmas Eve, we were in the front yard, freezing, and doing this ~ just wish you could all see it live and in person in the dark ~ and I must say the garbage in the back and our dog barking just add to the ambiance! It is the epitome of red-neck. Merry Christmas ya'll. Just click to play and make sure your volume is on


video

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Peaceful Evening

Today was a busy day as most Saturdays before Christmas. My hubby cooked cakes and I had some errands to run. Our two grandsons are spending the night tonight and after giggles, gas, more giggles, more gas (did I say grandSONS?) he's touching me's, and more giggles, they are finally safe asleep. The problem with their giggle fests is that I can't say much because I'm sitting in the next room trying not to bust a gut laughing myself!!!! They are a hoot!!!

So now everyone is in bed and I am sitting in my den with the Christmas tree lit, it's quiet and I'm making snowflakes as peaceful as you please. Then a very deep thought came across this brilliant mind. . .

Is there actually a limit to how many people can be in Walmart at one time???? I'm just saying.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Fall Into Reading

Callipiddar Days offered up a Fall Into Reading blog to share books reviews and challenge us a bit to set a reading goal. Today, we end the challenge as the first day of winter approaches. Check out her site for reviews. So not to disappointment myself, I did not set some of the lofty goals others did. I knew it would be a busy fall! Here's how I finished!
I originally listed the following books:

Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon ~ finished that one right after it's release. Was fortunate enough to go to Atlanta and meet her!
Home to Holly Springs is the first of the Father Tim Novels. We will not actually be in Mitford anymore, but all the folks are mentioned! It was a good read ~ but I will miss Mitford.

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory ~ If you've read any of Gregory's other books about Henry VIII's wild escapades, you will love this one, too! It is set around Henry's last days and he is still hoping for an heir through his fourth wife Anne of Cleves and then his fifth wife Katherine Howard.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn ~ This book was probably the most surprising book of all. It is WONDERFUL!!! Not only will you discover Santa's amazing life, you will be introduced to people you've read about in history, Mrs. Claus, and Santa's helpers. The history, forklore and customs shared from all over the world make this a magical Christmas read! I also have How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn and can't wait to begin that.

Fingerprints of God by Jennifer Rothschild was my Bible Study this fall. Our group actually did the workbook and watched the DVD's but I read parts of the book as well. Jennifer is a great writer/speaker and has amazing biblical truths to about how God touches our lives with his comforting, encouraging, and soothing hand.

Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig ~ I have not read this yet because I've asked for it for Christmas! Hope my family reads this today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study by Jen Hatmaker ~ I did not complete this one yet. Mainly want to see what her ideas were for Bible Study.

This was not on my list, but I listened to it on tape ~ does that count?????

Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson is another great book featuring Goldy Schulz and her uncanny way of involving herself in murder investigations ~ not to mention the recipes she shares!! I've listened to three of her books on tape and read one and want to devour them all!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Decked Halls!

BooMama is hosting a Christmas Tour of Homes! After checking out my slideshow, head over to BooMama and enjoy some more fun.

I've joined in with a slideshow of pics. Mostly of some of my favorite ornaments. You will be able to see I love Santa stuff. Even have a Santa bathroom. Click HERE for my tour slideshow!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snow Day

No, unfortunately, we are not having a real snow day ~ and since we are still in drought conditions, we aren't likely to have one anytime soon. So I have to create my snow day via technology. Join the fun by clicking on the "Need a Snow Day?" link on the right!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Easy Cookies

My bible study is doing a cookie swap tomorrow night. I LOVE cookie swaps ~ actually I LOVE cookies!!!!! Since I was the "brilliant" one that planned this, I felt like I should make more than the 6 dozen I originally told everyone to bring! So 12 dozen cookies later, my kitchen looked like something that should be on a HGTV makeover show!

You see, I have a reputation of using EVERYTHING in the kitchen when I cook. Also, anytime I use flour or powdered sugar, well, watch out!!!!!!!!!!!! The cookies I made are super simple and really good. However, there is powdered sugar involved ~ and a lot of it when making 12 dozen cookies!

After cooling and counting, I placed the cookies on a platter all purty like and readied them for the swap. Then turned around to clean up. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention I was messy with powdered sugar?

There was powdered sugar fingerprints on the oven door, oven glass, and the timer and temp. button. Every countertop space had powdered sugar on it, the stove top, the sink, the floor, me, and the dog's back (because she stands at my feet the whole time). It was a hoot! I would share pictures, but I would be ashamed!!!!

So, for your powdered sugar pleasure, here is the recipe. Really, the four ingredients listed are all that goes in them ~ and it works amazingly. I did ask my hubby (who cooks) who in the world would ever think to put these 4 things together and make a cookie. Boggles the mind!!!

Easy Cookies
1 box cake mix, any flavor (lemon, strawberry, chocolate, etc)
1 egg
1 8-oz. thawed whipped topping
powdered sugar

Mix the cake mix with 1 egg. Fold in whipped topping (this does take some time and elbow grease because it becomes a sticky substance). Spoon or scoop mix into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheet (I use parchment paper and cookies never stick and it's easy clean up). Bake at 325 degress for 10-14 minutes. 1 box will make approximately 4 dozen cookies. That's it, now eat 'em!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Soup-Tacular


It's that time of year! After reading this recipe, head over to http://boomama.net/ and check out the other soup recipes!

Hamburger Soup

3 Tbls. margarine
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef or ground chuck
1 (1lb., 12oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 - 1 1/2 oz. cans Consomme beef soup
1 - 1 1/2 oz. can French onion soup
4 carrots sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 to 3/4 cup tiny shell or bowtie pasta (uncooked)
grated parmesan cheese
1 bay leaf
other seasonings to taste: pepper, oregano and parsley
Optional: 1 - 8 oz. can whole kernel corn
Brown meat in margarine. Add all ingredients except pasta and cheese. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer at least 30 minutes. About 15 minutes before you are ready to serve, return to a boil and add pasta. Let boil uncovered for 11-14 minutes ~ or until pasta is tender. Remove bay leaf and serve topped with grated parmesan.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Good Morning!!!


I've finally decided to reveal my face to the world on my blog!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Root Canal

I had to have a root canal on Tuesday. What a blast. Here is my new song (sung to the tune of All I Want for Christmas are my Two Front Teeth)!

All I’m gettin’ for Christmas is a root canal, a root canal, a root canal.
All I’m gettin’ for Christmas is a root canal, because they are so dang expennnnnssive!

the end!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blogger Bliss!!!

I just want to thank my friend Jenn for encouraging me to begin a blog. It is a BLAST reading all the blogs. They are entertaining, educational, inspirational and just plain fun!!!!!!!

I especially enjoy Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. I can live vicariously through Ree my "growing up in Texas" little girl dreams.

Although I must admit, I did not plan on going straight to the ranch. My first aspiration was to go to SMU and get edumacated real good! Then, you know, because I have the body for it ~ hahahahahahahahaha~ I would become one of the BEST Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders ever, and probably win the Miss America pageant sometime in there, too!

Then I would be carried off into the sunset by my intelligent, rich, loving cowboy and live on something akin to Southfork!!!!!!

Of course reality set in and I am happy as a clam here in Georgia with my wonderful, non-cowboy hubby (although I would not say that I was too happy about the move from Texas to this part of the country in my teens). I mean, what were my parents thinking?????? Was Dad's job more important than SMU and Dallas Cowboy cheerleading????

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving Day. We had a very non-traditional one, but that was great with me and hubby. Because of every ones schedules being so crazy on Thanksgiving, and all the in laws and outlaws that have to be visited, we decided a few years ago to have our family Thanksgiving on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This allows for not so stuffed tummies from having to eat at two or three places!!!! This year was no different, so we already had our big meal last Saturday.

If you read one of the previous posts, Death of a Saint, our week was a little more eventful than most. We were up VERY early on Wednesday to travel down to S. Georgia, and came home wiped out.

Hubby and I both slept in and spent the day just vegging on the couch, watching TV, and napping. We did make Mac & Cheese (see previous post) and had some chicken. We actually thought about only eating the Mac & Cheese ~ with forks ~ right out of the casserole dish sitting on the couch!!!!!!!!!!! However, we did manage to make it to the table with plates and everything.

So except for being a little sad about this week ~ I will say I feel very blessed to have had such a restful, enjoyable, do absolutely nothing day!!!!! I hope to continue much of the same tomorrow!

Mac & Cheese

I know there are a hundred mac and cheese recipes out there, but this is a family favorite.

Macaroni and Cheese
½ pound Velvetta
2 cups whole milk
2 heaping tablespoons flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cups macaroni ~ large elbow is best (penne is also good)
cheddar cheese ~ optional (you can use sharp, med, normal, whatever you choose.

Melt butter and add flour to make a paste. Add velvetta cut up in pieces and milk, cook until thick stirring constantly. Pour over cooked macaroni and blend a little. Bake at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. (Can be topped with some grated cheddar cheese or can even mix some in with the original mix)

Mine always turns out better if I make it ahead and let it completely cool, even overnight in the fridge. Then bake it. "Sets" better.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Death of a Saint

. . . at least she was to me. My precious Godmother passed away early Monday morning. We actually lost her to Alzheimer's first, but her death came as a blessing for her. So instead of grieving and feeling sorry for myself, I've decided to share what a wonderful person she was and be "thankful" this Thanksgiving.

Well known and well respected in her community and a Chiropractor for 43 years, she was the most gracious, loving, and giving person in my life. Because she had no children of her own, she considered me her daughter and always treated me like one (the good and the bad!!!).

As my mom's best friend, she opened her home to us when my parents divorced and from the time I was 13, we lived with her. After I married and moved out at 22, my mom continued to live with her until her untimely death 20 years ago.

Needless to say, she became even more of a mom then and continued to be these past 20 years. As mentioned earlier, her Alzheimer's took her mind away much too soon. She knew she knew me, but did not know who I was.

If I took the time to write about what she did for others throughout her lifetime, it would be a novel. We will celebrate her life today and bury her tomorrow in her South Georgia hometown alongside her parents.

So again, I will be thankful today for having her in my life as long as I did and know that I will see her again someday, along with the rest of my family that's gone before me.

Also, thanks to my bloggin' friend Jenn, who put a lovely prayer request for me on her blog. I love you, too.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Recipe Roll

I've decided to post some recipes. I will attempt to post a new one a week at least!

This is a great, quick dessert! It's super simple, too!!!!

Pecan - Pineapple Cream Pie
1 graham cracker crust
1 8 - oz. carton cool whip
½ cup lemon juice
1 can eagle brand milk
1 small can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix all ingredients and chill at least 2-3 hours. Overnight is better.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Just stuff!

I read something today that said there are only 41 days left before Christmas. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? What happened to June when I ordered that wonderful book from Leisure Arts to do some homemade gifts. You know, make this Christmas special, make homemade cards, bake, get everything done early ~ yada, yada, yada. I've bought exactly five gifts and that was just accidental! There is also a counter available for your blog that counts down the days until Christmas. I will NOT be adding that to my blog ~ it will just remind me of what I've not accomplished!

I think I'll go dig that book out, wipe off the dust and see what can be done PDQ!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

What a night!!!


Last night, I had the polysomnography test for sleep apnea. If you click on the link to polysomnography, there is a pic of a little boy all "hooked up". That is what I looked like, just bigger!!!!! It was a trip. I was scheduled to arrive at the clinic at 9pm. I changed clothes, watched a 20 minute video about the test, and then just flipped through the TV channels trying to relax (of course I was taping Betty and Gray's at home)!!!

The nurse came in and commenced (that's a word here, just like fixin' to) to hook me up!! Every place that had a sensor hooked to it on my body had to have a tiny amount of exfoliator applied, then wiped with alcohol, then glued on.

At that point, it was time to hit the hay. I attempted to sleep. hahahahhahahahahahaha, not. At sheep number 927 I laughed at myself and pushed the call button to tell them I had to use the restroom. At that point I realized that I had been so tense my shoulders and neck were beginning to cramp. After getting back in the bed I turned over and finally went to sleep for a while, I assume.

The nurse came in to wake me and unhook me. One of the things they don't want you to have is a clock. You have to fill out a questionnaire in the morning asking how much and how well you feel like you slept. So I ASSUMED (dummy) that it was about 6:30 or so.

She walked me to the front door and watched me to my car. I started my car and the clock read 5:35. WHAT??????? Are you kidding me???????? No wonder I feel like I've been run over by a car and actually kinda look that way, too. So me and my very sticky head went home and went to bed. Hubby rolled over and grunted at me!!! Love you, too sweetum!!! I slept a couple of hours and got up to wash the glue off of my body and hair. That was interesting to say the least. Then was only 30 minutes late to work.

At this point, I am leaving work because I am quickly fading. My body feels like I've begun an exercise program and it's the first day. I can assure you, I've NOT BEGUN exercising!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Buggy!

I failed to share one of the exciting events on Monday night's trip to Atlanta. After our great time with Jan Karon, we decided to continue our literary journey by eating at a popular Atlanta restaurant that is named after a restaurant mentioned in the book To Kill a Mockingbird.

We were on a roll, got out of the Carter Center in record time and there was no waiting at the restaurant. We were seated and had our sweet tea (which has at least three syllables around these parts and is required drinking).

I looked across the restaurant and saw a bug scurrying up the wall. I kept my mouth shut because I did not want to ruin every one's evening, realizing that this is something that can happen and it is not a norm at this particular restaurant. A little later I saw something else on the floor just beside my foot. OH MY!!!! I DID mention this one and all of us just took deep breaths and put our feet up a little.

Just after, part of the food was delivered. We said our prayer and the first three that were served took their first bites. As the second round of plates was set on the table a bug scurried across the tabletop. Have I mentioned that the "bug" was a big, black roach about the size of my pinky???????

THAT WAS IT. Amazingly, a table of 6 women were unbelievably calm , not even any shrieking. The waitress saw it as well and threw a napkin over it and grabbed it. She was mortified to say the least and began apologizing. She offered to move us, remake our food and of course, let us eat for free. As she left to get a manager we decided just to leave ~ thank you very much!!!!!!!

The manager came out and was NOT very nice. He said, "Hey ladies, we will move you and replate your food, okay?" I DON'T THINK SO, SIR!!!!!! Actually I very politely thanked him and said we were just going to go. He shrugged his shoulders, turned and walked away. EXCUSE ME!!!!!!

The waitress seemed embarrassed and I told her how much we appreciated her. To offer a little levity to this disaster I told the waitress that since they were known for their huge desserts, she should just dip it in chocolate and call it The Special of the night!!!!! She did laugh and seemed to appreciate our humor in the whole situation.

Now, to make myself and the others feel better, I've spent the last 2 days trying to convince myself that there was only one bug and I saw him/her three times. You agree, don't you?????

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Meeting Jan Karon!!!

WOW ~ what fun!!! I went with five of my book club members to the Carter Center in Atlanta to meet Jan Karon Monday night. If you've not read the Mitford books, you have missed a treasure!!! http://www.mitfordbooks.com/ She is absolutely beautiful, graceful, well spoken and funny! Jan has begun a new series about Father Tim. The first book is Home to Holly Springs. I HIGHLY recommend reading the Mitford books before beginning this one. If you are a book on tape fan, listen to them. Jan reads the first few. You will fall in love with Mitford and it's residents.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Miraclesuit ~ NOT!!!


I have a sign hanging in my laundry room that sums up my feelings about exercise: "I quit jogging, it was bad for my health. My thighs rubbed together and my panties caught on fire."

So. . . I have to share this!!! I wore a long black dress on Saturday night at my convention. It was not a clingy dress, but since I bought it two years ago, well, it's a litte snug!!! So I got a full body shapewear piece called a miraclesuit. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I would love to have had a video camera in the dressing room just trying it on. Let me tell you, I've always believed that putting on control top pantyhose should be an olympic event ~ but alas, control top pantyhose are for sisses compared to the miraclesuit! I have never laughed so hard in all my life!!!!

I had to include a picture of it and I PROMISE you, IT DID NOT look like this on me. But I just wanted you to see how much spandex is in one. Thankfully, the dress I wore has a full skirt, because as you can imagine, this miraclesuit is like a balloon, squeeze the top half, and the bottom half has to go somewhere!!!

GFWC

This weekend I attended a convention. I am an active member of the largest women's volunteer organization in the world. General Federation of Women's Clubs. www.gfwc.org

Each state has several districts, clubs, etc and my state, Georgia www.gafwc.org is part of the Southern Region along with Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Not only do I have great friends throughout the state, I also have friends all over the US!! The work our individual clubs and districts do is amazing.

The Internationl President spoke to our group and she is wonderful. Her special project is Domestic Violence Awareness. This really touches my heart and I plan on doing some training to help with some local shelters, etc. One of the biggest movements is bringing awareness to young girls in controlling dating situations and there is also a great movement with dads who teach their boys about respect, love and the way to treat women.

The statistics are frightening ~ it's not just something that happens to others, it's reached epidemic proportions ~ one in every three women. Shelters are full and overflowing ~ and that's just the one's that have the courage to leave. The stories of survivors, family members who've lost loved ones to domestic violence, and those working with these women, children and also men will tear at your heart ~ but will also make you angry.

I must admit, VERY THANKFULLY, that I have never had to experience this in any way. My husband is the most loving, caring man I know. These statistics also make him sick and he supports my passion to work with Women's clubs wholeheartedly and is proud of the fact I'm willing to give my time to these causes.

So check out the websites, join a club, join in the effort to make the world a better place. These women do thousand of things and their passions and goals are varied. Find yours!!!!!

What's in a name?

For the hundreds of you out there that read this blog ~ I've changed the name of it. It was, What's Blogging? because I had no idea what blogging was. Now that I've been blogging, and mainly reading other blogs for a few weeks, I've discovered it's fun and informational!!!!

For instance, one of the favorites I have listed is having a fall bloggy giveaway. http://rocksinmydryer.typepad.com/shannon/ She's invited lots of people to list giveaways on their blog. This not only lets you win things, but it also lets you know about some great creative people out there and find new things!!!!

There are book blogs, craft blogs, school blogs, friends blogs, and some silly blogs that are just fun to read. http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/ Laugh out loud blogs, too. So . . . go bloggin' and have some fun!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More Bookie Stuff!!!!

As you know from a previous post, I am an avid reader and member of a local book club. I usually have a book I am reading, listening to a book on tape in my car and doing a bible study. Some can read more than that at one time, but that is usually my limit. I also have to have the book I'm reading a very different genre from the one on tape! Too confusing.


There are several website for bookies like me, but two I wanted to share today.


Suzanne Beecher at http://www.dearreader.com/ is a great one. This site allows you to sign up for several e-mail book clubs. Fiction, non-fiction, mystery, business, teen, etc. You can pick and choose the ones you want and each day Suzanne sends a 5 minute read of the book. Just enough to peak your interest or realize you don't care for the book. She also has a feature on Monday and Thursday entitled Authorbuzz ~ http://www.authorbuzz.com/dearreader/. One of my favorite features, this allows you to check out other books you might like ~ with contests for signed copies, etc. If you read the description of the book or the first chapter and don't care for it, just delete that e-mail everyday!!!


There are times when I don't have the time to read everyday, so I move them all to a folder and read all of them at one time! Try it, I think you'll like it!


Another fun one is The Great American Book Giveaway at http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977119796


Have a good read!!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rain, Rain, DON'T Go Away!!!!!

Just sending up a prayer of thanks and shouting HALLELUJAH for the rain! It is a true gift from God! A friend of mine from the Atlanta area shared an e-mail last week about how desperate they were ~ and encouraged everyone to quit whining about it, and waiting for the stars to align, and the pressure systems to do this and that, etc., etc., etc., and just ask God for some much needed rain. All I could say this morning upon awakening to the glorious sound of rain in my gutters was ~ Thank you God, Amen and Amen!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

WHEW!!!


Ever had one of those mornings? You know, everything seems to go haywire ~ including your hair!!!

I had one of those today. It began about 3:15 this am when I got up to use the bathroom. I glanced at my clock and it said 6:30. So I thought ~ yuck, time to get up and get ready. So I used the bathroom and turned on the shower. Thankfully (for me not him) my hubby woke up and asked why I was getting in the shower ~ so at least I did not take a shower. I had not moved the alarm button from the alarm time to the alarm set.

I am working in the V. President of Acad. Affairs today because the Admin. Assistant is out of town. I opened the office, and began to prep for the day. I had a large cup of coffee (you know where this is going, don't you???) with a lid sitting on the desk. I reached to move it and of course it tipped over. The cup hit the telephone, knocked the lid off and almost the entire cup poured into the telephone. (it is 12:30 here and coffee is still dripping out of the phone!!!!)

Of course, this could not be a regular phone, it has 75 lines and all kinds of buttons!!!!!! Thankfully, the lady in purchasing had another one. Of course, I'll have to retype all her phone lists that got wet!!!

I came to my office to eat lunch ~ I was afraid to drive!!!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Roof over my Head!!!

Okay ~ I am not a roofer and I do not know a lot about construction ~ but it seems to me that one would not begin a re-roofing job on a house on a morning like this. For all of those reading from far away places (hahahahahaha) it is FINALLY raining here this morning!!!

At 6:45 this morning my dog started barking and I heard noises next door ~ which happens to be my mother-in-laws house. There were about 6 men on her roof tearing it off in preparation for putting new shingles on.

First of all, did I mention 6:45 in the morning?????????? Just checking to see if you were paying attention. By the time I left for work it was beginning to rain a little harder. I called my husband when I arrived at work, and he said they covered the roof with a tarp and were standing under the carport!!

I do not understand that logic ~ but again, I am not a roofer! I will say I am VERY thankful that my sister-in-law set this particular event up for my mother-in-law, not us!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bookie!!!

NO, I'm not betting on ballgames!!! I am bookie ~ as in "one who loves books"!!!!!

So here is another "tag" about book lovers and readers I borrowed from another blog site.


1. Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Me: Trade paperback

2. Amazon or brick and mortar?
Amazon rocks!

3. Favorite brick and mortar (Barnes & Noble, etc.)
B & N

4. Bookmark or dogear?
Bookmarks (have a bunch)

5. Keep, throw away, or sell?
I keep WAY too many, but I'm trying to use the library more!!!

6. Use the library?
Library

7. Keep dustjacket or toss it?
toss it

8. Read with dustjacket or remove it?
see # 7

9. Short story or novel?
Novel

10. Buy or borrow?
Buy too many, trying to borrow more!!!

11. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
I am ashamed to say I've not read Harry ~ So I guess I'm Lemony????

12. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
stop reading when my eyes will not longer stay open!

13. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Once upon a time mostly. Although dark and stormy with once upon a time is great!

14. Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Tidy for the most part!

15. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?
Anytime!

16. Favorite series?
Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap series

17. Favorite children's book?
Guess How Much I Love You?

18. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Angel Unaware by Dale Evans Rogers

19. Favorite book of all time?
The Bible of course! Angel Unaware made a terrific impact on me as a young reader.
I can't remember what I read yesterday sometimes, but I remember Angel and I
read it when I was 12 years old.

20. Least favorite book?
Holly by Jude Deveraux

21. What are you reading right now?
Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out by Neta Jackson

22. Books on tape?
Love 'em!!! Listen to one in my car all the time!!!

23. Member of a book club? Name of it?
Yes! Literary Friends Book Club

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yard Sale Success!

WOW ~ ask for cooler weather and you get it! Be careful what you pray for!!! It was a brisk morning and I wish you could have seen my friend and I huddled in the tiny stream of sunshine that started in the corner of her driveway about 8:30 am.

We are tired and sore, we did not make a lot of money, but we cleaned out junk and had fun with the people. I think some people come to yard sales just to talk and have some contact with people ~ which was fine with us! One lady came and bought some little things and talked to us. Then she saw a recliner I had for sale. She sat in it and really liked it. I practically gave it to her, but she was very appreciative. She'd lost her husband recently and was driving his little truck and had just enough room for it.

Every kid that came got something given to them. We had some small stuffed animals and could not help but let the kids have one. Our favorite was a little fellow that was out with his grandmother and great-grandmother. He walked straight up to me and asked if we had boy stuff. I told him I was sorry, but that I didn't. He whirled around with this hand on his hip and said very matter of factly ~ "I said I really wanted to go to a yard sale with boy stuff" ~ he was a hoot! They promised him a "boy sale" and we gavc him a stuffed ladybug he liked.

He found a glass golf ball ornament and wanted it. Came up to me with a quarter and I gave him a dime back. He immediately dropped and broke it and along with it, broke his heart. I kneeled down and told him it was alright, something was obviously wrong with the ball for it to break and gave him his quarter back. He then tried to give me the dime back, which of course I did not take ~ so that was worth it!

I came home, ate, took a nap and a nice shower and declared (again) to my hubby, "I will never have another one." Can't imagine why, but he just laughed!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Yard Sales!!!!

OH MY GOSH ~ I can't believe I've been talked into another yard sale. I said I would never do another one. Although I also know better ~ "never say never", right?????? So here we go.

One of my best friends has never had one and I agreed to help her do one this weekend. The work you put into one is definitely not worth what you make, but it has made me clean out closets, etc., so I really should not complain!!!

The sale itself can actually be fun unless you have obnoxious people ~ but thankfully that has never happened to me. So say a little prayer that we make it through! I hope to post a blog sometime this weekend about our success and all the wacky, wonderful people we meet!!! Fun, fun!!!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Let's Pray

Friends that Pray together stay together...and because you are my friend...let's pray...
Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I Thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for I have sinned. I ask now for Your forgiveness. Keep me safe from all danger and harm. Let me start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day and give my best in all that is put before me. Clear my mind that I can hear from You. Broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God. And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example - to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Thy Will. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who refuse to share a word from You. I pray for those that will read this and not use this in their lives. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe. But I believe. I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. This is my prayer; I pray in Jesus' name. Amen. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!! Work for the Lord....the retirement benefits are out of this world!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Tagged

Well, here is my premier blog. As per the title of my blog spot, what is this?????

Here is the answer to the tag I received today reading my friend's blog that made me site and create this space. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING by the way!!!!!!

4 Jobs I've held:
  • Commissioned shoe sales
  • Real Estate sales (no, I no longer have my license)
  • Dental Assistant and Office Manager
  • College Division Administrative Secretary

4 Films I could watch over and over:

  • Sabrina (the old and new one)
  • American President
  • Gone With the Wind
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Matthew is VERY pretty!!!!)

4 TV Shows I watch:

  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Ugly Betty
  • Andy Griffith
  • Brothers and Sisters

4 Favorite Foods: (if you know me, most anything!!!!)

  • Pasta
  • Filet Mignon
  • Cake
  • Anything my husband fixes!!!!!

4 Websites I visit everyday:

  • College website
  • Regions Bank
  • Interior Intimo Meo
  • Amazon

4 Favorite colors:

  • Pink
  • yellow
  • Red
  • Burgundy

4 Names I can't believe people named their kids"

  • William (their last name was Williams ~ yes, it happened)
  • Pitt (my beloved grandfather ~ HAD to be a family name)
  • Mary (their last name was Christmas ~ yes, it happened, too)
  • Junior (as their given name, not a nickname)