Monday, September 21, 2009

Make A Difference Monday

Click HERE for Make A Difference Monday

What a fantastic inspiration to make a difference today and everyday! We can call a friend, send a card or just smile at a stranger! Let me know what you do today to Make A Difference!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


* On a New York loft building:
"Wanted: Woman to sew buttons on the fourth floor."

* In a New Hampshire medical building:
"Martin Diabetes Professional Ass."

* In the office of a loan company:
"Ask about our plans for owning your home."

* In a New York medical building:
"Mental health prevention center."

* In a toy department:
"Five Santa Clauses -- no waiting."

* On a New York convalescent home:
"For the sick and tired of the Episcopal Church."

* On a Maine shop:
"Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and

* At a number of military bases:
"Restraicted to unauthorized personnel."

* In a number of parking areas:
"Violators will be enforced and Trespassers will be violated."

* On a display of "I Love You Only" Valentine cards:
"Now available in multi-packs."

* In the window of a Kentucky appliance store:
"Don't kill your wife. Let our washing machines do the dirty work."

* In a funeral parlor:
"Ask about our layaway plan.

* On a window of a New Hampshire hamburger restaurant:
"Yes, we are open. Sorry for the inconvenience."

* In a clothing store:
"Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks."

* In a Tacoma, Washington men's clothing store:
"15 men's wool suits - $10.00 - They won't last an hour!"

* On an Indiana shopping mall marquee:
"Archery tournament. Ears pierced."

* In the bathroom of a large apartment building:
"When taking showers, please leave the bathroom door a jar.
This will prevent the plaster from peeling."

* Outside a country shop:
"We buy junk and sell antiques."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How I'm Feeling

Ok, so maybe I'm not THAT desperate- yet. But it feels that way when you have finally decided you are ready to get back in the workforce. I want the RIGHT job not just A job. At first it seemed they only companies interested in me where insurance agencies so I expanded a bit and sent resume's to particular companies and have had a few interviews. But nothing that just made me giddy. After much prayer I can happily say I have received and accepted a quite unusual job offer. I am going to be working at Gavin's school teaching the 2 1/2 year olds from 8-1. Gavin will get to go to school for free, I get to work with kids, and I can get ready to go back to school in January for my teaching certificate. I am so thankful for this. I have wanted to go back to school for so long but just never have followed through. But after substituting this past month at the HS I have never been more certain. What blessings God has given me!
A big "thank you" goes to my husband who says "I want you to do what makes you happy". WOW! I am so incredibly lucky.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh Happy Day!!

Love it when the FedEx man comes to my house!! Look what he brought me today:

So finally I can make calls, recieve calls, text, etc... all the wonderful things that my last phone just stopped doing.
And thank you to my hubby for all he went through to get it. Let's just say I can be a bit difficult! ;-)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Comics

Friday, September 11, 2009


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Look Ladies, it CAN be done!

I went to Gavin's bathroom last week and noticed a torn empty toilet paper roll in the floor and a new roll of toilet paper on the roll. After my initial shock, and the realization that Kris had NOT done this, I went to the other suspect- Gavin. "Gavin, did you change the toilet paper roll?" "Yes momma" was his reply. Well, having realized this was a phenomenon not unlike the Lochness Monster or Big Foot, I readied my camera for the next occurrence. Here is what I captured.

YES! YES! YES!! I have managed (without knowing it) to train the only known and documented man to change the toilet paper roll!!

Of course like all men caught doing something good he is so proud of himself!!
**Now, if I can just get him to get the paper to roll from the top and not the bottom**

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the 9th leading cause of cancer in women and the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States are for 2009:

21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer
14,600 deaths from ovarian cancer

Click American Cancer Societieslink and read to find out more information such as risk factors, sypmtoms, and preventative measures. I use theACS website frequently for great information that doesn't come across as too scary, Just the facts. Feel free to share this website with others.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Boy with the Green Umbrella

No, we don't have an indoor leak, and at the time this picture was taken we had no rain nor none in the forecast. But when we went to the new Lifeway Store (or the library as Gavin so sweetly put it) he found this green umbrella and HAD to have it. Actually he wanted 2 but I had to draw the line somewhere!
Not only did he have to have this green umbrella but he also had to open it and pretend it was raining inside and jump puddles. My poor friend Alisa was such a sport and just got her own umbrella and played right along. I don't know what the other patrons thought but G and Alisa had a fantastic time.
So now here were are a couple of weeks in to the new umbrella phase and I can report it is still going strong!

I've Been Educated by VS

I try to stay up to date on the latest fashion trends- I may not actually follow them, but I try to stay up to date. Imagine my surprise when I saw this headline on a section of my MSN homepage:

Fall Lingerie & Loungewear

Really? Now I am no lingerie expert but in my experience but is there really fall lingerie? I mean ok, fall colors to get away from the usual red, white, or black, but I have never actually seen fall lingerie. So upon some research (and very little mind you before depression set in) I did manage to come up with the ONLY thing fall lingerie could be-

Yes, the ever popular Camo Set!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Just a thought.....

As I was finishing up some last minute gifting for my husband I had to make a run to Wal-mart. My niece was with me and we were really trying to hurry but still not feel rushed-been there? As we are standing in line to pay I realize the woman in front of me is just talking away to the cashier. Now, by the look on the cashier's face the advice she was recieving was unsolicited and she was trying so hard to be polite. She had lost her voice (which always sounds funny to say) so she didn't have the luxury of saying anything that might end the conversation. Now don't get me wrong- I am a talker and I do my fair share. But I also try to listen too. So the perdicament of the checker really got me thinking. Here she is FORCED to listen. She is a captive audience and she has no choice but to listen to whatever pearl of wisdom each customer has to offer. Now I wonder how often I actively listen instead of just talking to fill space- being that overly talkative "customer" instead of really listening to what is going on. In all this the cashier still managed to keep a smile on her face and as we checked out and turned to leave she handed us a note that said "Thank you.. Have a great day!".
I now plan on working harder at listening in my life and at not only what others are saying but what the aren't saying as well. Silece can be golden after all. Just don't expect at 3 1/2 year old to understand!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fellow Blogger Giveaway

Southern Fried Dreams

For the 12 or so people out there who AREN"T followers of Southern Fried Dreams, today is the day to become one. Go over and check out her Blogiversy giveaway HERE She is a fantasic wife, mother, and blogger. Check out all her posts for some fantastic eye candy!!
My Southern Fried Friend is also a Southern Living at Home consultant and got me so excited about the product and the opportunity I became a consultant myself. If your interested in becoming a part of our "family" leave me a comment and I would LOVE to talk.

I'm A Winner! (again)

Anyone who reads this or knows me knows how much I love books!! I have gotten better at not buying and just using the good 'ol library system -for the most part. I am also a fan of Goodreads for the fact that I can keep up with what I have read, want to read, what my friends are reading, or reviews.
They also have fantastic giveways of several books that are about to come out and (of course) I entered most of them. I was so excited when I recieved an email saying I had won this:

And here is the book description:

Joyce Meyer is not satisfied with the status quo. She believes that we each need to become a revolutionary and practice love every day. And if Joyce has her way, the revolution will spread - person by person, house by house, town by town, until the old culture of selfishness and greed gives way to a new culture of concern for others.

The book is a revolutionaries' manual, a hands-on primer for bringing the Golden Rule to life in the twenty-first century. Meyer starts out by giving some stunning statistics. Right now...210,000 children will die this week because of poverty; 640 million children do not have adequate shelter; every day, 3,000 children are abducted into the sex-trafficking industry; every day, 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. She goes on to say that although crisis is global, the solution is local. We can't solve the world's problems, but that isn't a reason to remain idle.

LOVE REVOLUTION focuses on personal behavior on the local scale. It's not just a call to action; it is a call to being: being the person who goes out of your way to encourage someone who's out of hope; being the one who smiles at a stranger; being the one who is willing to do something for nothing. The paradox: when we do something for nothing, what we often get is something far greater.

So, you can see why I am so excited. I'll give you my own review after I get it and read it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Giveaway Reminder

There is a fantastic giveaway at Dollar Store Crafts that I wanted to share with everyone. I have been following her blog for awhile and she has some FANASTIC and FRUGAL ideas. Gavin and I have even got the supplies for one such craft:A Microfiber Hedgehog. How cute is THAT!! There are SO many great ideas on this site and I cannot wait to see what comes next for fall and the holidays!


Last Sunday while Kris was on duty Gavin and I went to my mom and dads "cabin" to get out of the house and to visit. Cousin Dani was there too and these are some of the great pics I got of the 2 of them. She is such a great helper and loves to mother Gavin. I am so happy they are close and love each other so much. (even though they DO argue like broher and sister sometimes!)