Monday, July 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

Thanks to everyone that played! I enjoyed hearing about your summers. Some hard times, but mostly people stayed home because of gas prices. And EVERYONE shared that they were HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!!!

And the winner is . . . .

Congrats Susan in Vegas at

I will e-mail you for a physical address!!!!

The giveaway is over! As soon as Blogger gets our spam issues cleared up, I will post a winner using Random Generator!!! Good Luck!

It's Bloggy giveaway time and I'm giving away a new Thirty-One bag (and maybe some surprises inside)! Click on the picture for a better view. Just leave me a comment and let me know how your summer is going. I will choose a winner on Friday. Good Luck!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mama Mia ~ The Movie

Have you seen it? Huh, huh, have you seen it? OH MY WORD it is GREAT. I went with five friends tonight and we had a blast. We laughed, cried and sang ~ along with the full row of women behind us. I would have stayed and paid for the next showing and immediately watched it again, but I do have to work tomorrow.

As one of the first musical numbers ended, no less than 10 people turned around and out loud said ~ "hey rewind that part" ~ like there is some guy up there running a projector. Not only do we have all kinds of class here in Georgia, we are obviously old since we thought about rewinding!!!! Of course me being the one with the sweet, quiet demeanor did not say a thing! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Came home and immediately downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes. I'm playing it now as hubby looks at me a little funny. It's 11:45 pm here ~ I gotta go to bed!

Did I tell you Mama Mia is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

You better bet your Money, Money, Money I'll be going again this weekend if not before!!

Love ya'll

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Well "Bless My Heart"

I have a GREAT story to share about a professor here where I work. We really love her, even though she is from Michigan. We are true southern woman and bless her heart, she can't help where her parents reared her now can she??? She has however, done her best to accept our charming southern ways!

In her culture class this summer, she talked about the difference in not only religious cultures, but geographical cultures as well. Explaining to the students that it amazed her that in her first few years of teaching here that on her evaluations she was considered to be rude or mean when she graded papers. She explained to her students that where she came from you did not beat around the bush, you just told it like it is. But she further explained that she had recently learned that if you say "Bless your Heart" after saying something negative, it made it okay. So from now on when she marked papers with comments such as "no depth" or "needs more explanation", etc. she would follow the comment up with "bless your heart" and their feelings would not be hurt.

Of course, this was much funnier coming from her since she gets out 2 words for my 1 word every time ~ 'cause I have a Texas drawl to go along with my GA hick accent.

I was very quick to explain to her that "Bless your heart" could be used both in a true caring manner or just plain snidely ~ depending on the situation!!! So all you sweet southern interwebs, I have a couple of questions for you. I remember reading that if you say, "Bless your heart you worked so hard today" -vs- "You worked so hard today, bless your heart" ~ that it means two different things. Is this true and which means what? Or is it just in the tone of voice?

Also, if you have a good "bless your heart" story, share it!!!

Bless your hearts all of you and I mean that most sincerely!

Friday, July 11, 2008

No Birds ~ but we got a Punkin!!!!!

Sad news, the baby birds did hatch ~ but from the looks of things, a predator got to them. There are only 2 babies left out of 5 and they did not make it. Then there are a bunch of adult bird feathers on our porch. So we've decided that either a cat or a larger bird got into it.

But we have a pumpkin growing on the vine!!!! We fertilized the vine and thankfully have had lots of rain here. Hubby was able to get the vine to go behind a holly bush, hopefully keeping it from growing out in to the yard too much. Needless to say, G.G. and our grandson are elated that we have a pumpkin on the vine, and it's only July!!!

I am sad about the birds, but the half dead fern is horrid looking hanging on my porch and it STINKS!!!!! Birds are NOT clean.

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's the Clampett House!

We are beginning to look like the Beverly Hillbillies around here. First the dead fern hanging on the porch with the bird's nest, to the pumpkin patch.

But it's a sweet, sweet story. My mother-in-law lives next door to us and my grandsons call her G.G. (great-grandmother). Needless to say, the grandsons are the light of her life. Our youngest grandson, who is 6 years old has a special relationship with her. He brought her a pumpkin last October from the pumpkin farm. G.G. put it on her little porch in the front and was so proud.

As the pumpkin rotted, the seeds fell to the ground. We realized sometime last week that a pumpkin vine has sprouted. Now, I am no gardener, but I do know that pumpkin vines SPREAD like wildflowers. G.G. is so excited and has threatened my hubby's life if he cuts it back or mows over it. She cannot wait until fall when she gets to share pumpkins with the boys. She even wants my daughter-in-law to write a story with our grandson about it!

So you see, we will look like the Clampett's for the grand kids!!!!! I will keep you posted on the growth of the pumpkin vine and the birth of the baby birds!