Monday, June 30, 2008

Explosion at Market in India Kills Six

There was an explosion at a roadwide pig market in India's northeast and it killed six people and injured 40. They said the blast occurred Sunday afternoon in Kumarikata in the state of Assam near the Bhutan border. About 20 of the victims were injured critically.

This is under investigation and they will not speculate as to who was behind it. However, militant separatists have set off bombs in the region in the past. Several rebel groups are fighting for autonomy or independence in India's northeast.

The militants say India's national government exploits the region's rich natural resources but does little for the area's indigenous people. Most of the people are ethnically closer to people in Myanmar and China than the rest of India.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mars Lander Finds Salty Environment

Did you know the Phoenix Lander found a salty environment on Mars? It's first taste of the soil near Mars' north pole reveals a briny environment similar to what can be found in backyards on earth. Anyway that is what the scientists say.

I heard last week they found ice. We can't handle Earth, what do we want with another planet full of people who can't take care of it. Besides it is so cold there it would freeze anything. I'm sure a lot of you would agree with them about putting people there, (I can think of a few) but I think they are nuts.

They think it seems very friendly. I would suggest that they go there first and try it out and come back and tell us all about living there for awhile.

So far the Phoenix hasn't found any organic carbon considered an essential building block of life - DUH! I am shocked. Scientists generally agree that liquid water, which is a stable energy source and organic, or carbon containing, compounds are required for a habitable zone. YA THINK?


It seems everywhere we have moved, we have been close to a train. They go through quite often and really blow those whistles. They say your brain becomes accustomed to hearing them at night and sort of shuts that off and after while you don't hear them when you are asleep. That is very true. They also say people who live near trains, move quite often. I think that could be true too as we have moved at least 23 times in our lifetimes and always had a train nearby somewhere. A train just went through and it is quite close and must have had a very heavy load because even my computer shook. I just never want to be near one when it derails. One derailed several miles east of us and spilled harvested beans and that was the worst smell along that highway for a long time as they rotted in the ditches. They tried to cover them with something that did help some but not entirely. I'm glad I didn't live close to that.

Laptop Memory

Do you wish to upgrade your laptop memory but you are not sure what the best or correct upgrades would be ? This online website will help you find 100% compatible memory and not only that it is guaranteed. They are able to check your hardware configuration to be sure they match your upgrades with your specific computer. Their RAM upgrades are tested for all major manufactures and a great many more besides. You should be able to find just what you need at their website.

Colon Cleanser

Last year my husband and I decided to do a colon cleanser and it was one of the best healthy things we have done for our bodies. It is amazing what accumulates in your bowel that is not dispelled by the body. It will certainly help your colon health as there are many bacteria in it. By checking out this website you can find out 3 easy steps to do a colon cleansing for yourself. It is easy and very healthful. We all want to keep our bodies in the best shape ever, and this may be something you have not heard of or not considered. Check into it, you will be surprised at what it will do for you.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Those huge big thunderheads came up fast tonight. We left for the next town to go to supper. It didn't take long for them to overtake us but they split and went in opposite directions. We could see it pouring rain in the north and later in the south. They definitely don't need anymore in the south where all the flooding is and was. All we got was a sprinkle but we got nearly half an inch last night so that is plenty for now.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Tomorrow is Friday - TGIF. If it doesn't thunderstorm again, we will go to the fish fry. My husband and his brother have a lot of things to talk over. They both had their PSA tests done in the past week with very different results. For all the worrying his brother did, he got an excellent report of 1.1. You just can hardly beat that. We will eat a lot of good food and talk about the 4th of July too and make plans.

Cool Car Site

Wow! Now this is really a cool car website Cool Cars. I didn't even know there were such great cars till I check into this website. Man, who wouldn't want one of these or even more. Check out the Saturn for 2009. What a beauty! And the ACS1 Cabrio is a dream come true for any guy or gal too for that matter. Boy would I like to drive up to my best friend's in that car. Can you imagine flying down the road at 200 or 240 mph. You would just be a blip on the radar. Check them out for more and they have site listed for used BMW's for sale too on their website.

Diplomats Plea for Mideast Talk Progress

Tuesday Mideast peacemakers appealed for urgent, significant progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations as conditions on the ground deteriorated and the two sides bickered at an international conference. With time running out for an agreement on at least the outlines of a settlement by a year-end target, diplomats from the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia, said rapid action was now critical to meeting the deadline. They said there is an urgent need for tangible progress towards the shared goal of an agreement by the end of 2008. You know this fight has been going on for nearly 2000 years and it all began way back when Ismael (Palestinian) and Isaac (Israel) were born. They became opposing nations, even though they were half brothers with the same father. Anyone who knows their Bible will know that this will not be settled until Jesus returns. And when Jesus returns, there are an awful lot of people who will be shocked out of their shoes because they haven't studied the Bible and Revelations so they haven't read the end of the book and don't know how it ends. I hope I have peaked your interest enough to look into it.


Now is the time to buy precious metals to preserve your wealth. All we hear on the news these days is to bring in your gold of any kind, jewelry, even broken jewelry and they will give you top prices for it. Gold and silver have long been wonderful lasting investments. I remember the stories of them finding treasures of the Incas many years ago and they had so much gold. I believe even the Vatican in Italy has a great many gold treasures. The thing to do is contact this online website bullion as they are expert in helping you make the best investments and also in helping you to find a place where it will be in safe keeping for you.


They have been threatening us all day with severe weather. We were under a thunderstorm watch for hours. However, nothing happened. We are thankful for that. The sun is out now and you would never know there was a weather threat. We could see the dark blue clouds going both north and south of us so guess we were lucky. We had a heavy rain last night and there are more big ponds of water in the fields again. It is a bad year for farmer.


Rose is my good friend. She is 90 years young. She just got out of the hospital today and is very frail and weak. But she came to her beauty shop to have her hair done. It looked really nice. I hadn't seen her in over a month and she was so glad to see me. We had a nice visit while she had her hair drying under the dryer. She had radiation treatments on her head because she had cancer in a tonsil. They got all the cancer and she had a scan that showed she is cancer free. Isn't that wonderful?

Wedding Website

June is the big month of weddings. It seems so many girls and women want to be "June" brides. However, it has become just as popular to have a beautiful fall wedding as well. If you or someone you know is planning a wedding in the next year and they are looking for advice, then have them check into this online website Wedding Website for all the information they will need. It is an all inclusive sight that will give them expert advice, where to find the best photographer, vendors to provide wonderful food for the reception and a great deal more. Check them out yourself and see all they have to offer so that you can assist future brides to look into this website.

Salman Rushdie Received Knighthood

On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II conferred a knighthood on "The Satanic Verses" author, Salman Rushie. This was a year after the announcement of the knighthood had provoked protests from the Muslim world. Some Muslims accused Rushdie of blasphemy in the book and Iranian Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced a death sentence on him in l989. Rushdie told reporters that he really didn't have any regrets about any of his work, after they asked him about his book. Rushdie was lucky to escape from there with his life at that time.

South Korea Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef Imports

Officials said that South Korea had lifted an import ban on American beef today. They were hoping to move on from a crisis that battered the Pro-U.S. government with protests over mad cow disease concerns. The United States and South Korea agreed last week to restrict U.S. beef imports to younger cattle. This modifies an earlier deal that placed few restrictions on meat shipments and sparked widespread outrage against the government. Meat from cattle younger than 30 months is considered at less risk of mad cow disease. U. S. beef has been banned from South Korea since 2003.

Online Colleges

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Gunman Kills 5, then Himself in Plant

A 25 year old press operaator shot and killed five co-workers and himself at a plastics plant in rural western Kentucky. This happened just hours after arguing with his supervisor about not wearing safety goggles and using his cell phone while on the assembly line, according to police. He was so riled by the argument that he called his girlfriend and told her that he wanted to kill his boss. The girlfriend didn't warn anyone and I can't imagine why not. For just two hours later, he argued with another co-worker then shot and killed his supervisor as they walked outside. Then, he returned and shot at co-workers in a break room and on the plant floor and then killed himself. You just don't know these days who is going to off the deep end and kill people for little or no reason.

Outdoor Lighting

Since we moved to our new home, we have had so many complaints from visitors that it is so dark b the entry door by our garage. Most people park in the drive and come in that way and when they go home it is dark. But it is very difficult to see as there is no outdoor lighting there. We have decided that we need to do something about it and this online website has a great selection to choose from. I love the polished brass outdoor lamps but there are so many others that would be just as attractive on our house. Check it out and see if you don't agree with me that they have beautiful outdoor lighting.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Canadians Argue for Polar Bear Hunt

Monday, officials from northern Canada were in Washington. They wanted to make an unpopular argument. That was to let U.S. hunters continue to kill polar bears for sport. The politicians from Canada's Northwest Territory asked Interior Department officials to allow U. S. sportsmen to still bring back polar bear hides after their hunts in Canada's Arctic region. This was despite the increased protection now afford the bear under the Endangered Species Act. The United States presently bans sport hunting of polar bears but Canada does not. Because of the recent decision to declare the polar bear threatened under the Endangered Species Act, also means U.S. sportsmen may no longer bring home trophy skins - which is what hunting's high-rollers actually prize.

Civic Radiator

The other night a deer ran right out in front of my daughter-in-law. That took care of the radiator. It was a good thing it didn't damage the fenders and bumper as well. That was a miracle. But with a new radiator, the van will be as good as new along with a new hood. But where to get a radiator. My son is always online and he found this great website Civic Radiator that carries all brands of radiators. They have a store locator and all he had to do was fill in his zip code and it told him where to find the radiator he needs. He can also call them on their toll-free number which makes it very handy.

Car Washes

I took our car to the car wash. I am sure it was in shock as it hadn't been washed for months. We have had so much rain that it seems like it rains every day. So you are throwing your money out the window to wash the car. You might as well put that money in the gas tank with the price of gas being what it is. we have the most wonderful car wash here. It really gives you a good underwash and then dries it as you drive out. It looks like a new car.

Lawn Care

If you want a nice looking lawn, you have to take good care of it. I just finished mowing the first half. I have a mulcher mower that does a nice job of mowing. It makes you feel good to see it all neatly mowed and trimmed. My mower was almost out of gas. It was a good thing I checked or I would have run out half way through and you can't fill a hot mower. Not safely, that's for sure.

Hair School

Tomorrow I am going to go get my hair cut. I can rest assured of a fine job as my beauty operator has attended a fine hair school. They have many schools and if you are interested in this fine career, check into their website for a school near you. They specialize in upscale training. Some of their students work on cruise lines for a select group of clients. They even have a new search engine for those in the cosmetology world who are looking to go to a particular place and line of beauty work. So many new items have been added at salons and you want to be sure that you are ready to take on anything the world may throw at you. Check them out today.

Colorado Cousins

Cousins came today from Colorado. My 89 year old cousin fell Friday and just tripped over her own feet. Fell and scraped up her whole face, split her lip and broke her nose. But she could breathe through it ok so didn't have to pack it or set it. Did call 911 and she said the EMT's were sure the greatest. Iowa's EMT's are the best. They were so kind to her at the hospital too. We all went out to lunch at Pizza Ranch and pigged out so don't need supper tonight. Maybe popcorn later on. Will see.

Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes are a lot of fun to shop for but I don't know about this website. How would you like to see your kid dressed up in Lord Dark Skull? Ugh! Talk about a gross costume. This is just one of them. How about your little boy dressed up like a Vampire Phantom, blood dripping from his lips. Doesn't that just gross you out? And some of their costumes are just way out there, portraying all kinds of Renaissance people, old time stuff, BOO! Did I scare you? Probably not. Their sexy outfits for women look like ladies of the night, Wow! Is that how you want to look on Holloween night? You might pick up some extra treats at the parties that you didn't expect. This site has them all, calm, cool and collected, or mug ugly, grossed out or actually gorgeous. I don't know why anyone would want to choose a costume for a child that looks like a wild animal. They might be mistaken for one. Then what? They even have a 50% sale on stuff to get you to buy. They are that desperate to sell you some of these costumes. How about a Barbie doll costume for your little girl. Not isn't that imaginative and unusual - NOT! Or a little boy's costume like a lady bug - give me a break, can't they come up with something better than that? I know it is difficult to choose what to use for a Holloween costume each year and you don't want to look like everyone else at the party or have your kids dressed like everyone else in the neighborhood, now do you? But you know when it really comes down to it, this is the greatest website for picking out the best Holloween costume of all. They have a huge selection and sales too. You can't go wrong purchasing your costumes from them. You will be the hit of the party or the neighborhood. Costumes for the whole family in every theme.

Monday, June 23, 2008


My husband had to go to the doctor today for his regular checkup. He has had so much pain in his left shoulder and today they told him he had chronic bursitis. He had to have a painful shot for it. He has to keep it elevated until tonight and put cold packs on it for 20 minutes every hour. You should have heard the complaining. Men just don't like to be inconvenienced in any way. He wanted to mow the lawn and she told him he had to wait till tomorrow. This too shall pass.

Foot Pain Relief

When your feet hurt, you hurt all over. I just love getting a new pair of shoes, but inevitably you get a blister from them. I remember my last paid of high heels always made a blister on the back of my heel and I would try everything to help them but bandaids just slipped away and nothing seemed to help until I suffered a long time with them and got them broken in. Now this online websiteFoot Pain Relief has a wonderful blister prevention patch. And if you did happen to already have a blister, the patch will help heal it up much faster than the old band aid and salve remedy. Not only that but they last as long as 4 to 6 weeks. Wow! What a wonderful product. Check out their guarantee too. Get yourself some relief from those blisters or prevent them altogether.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Power Team

Steve Carrier from the Power Team was in church tonight. It was terrific. He rolled up 3 frying pans like buritos. He bent steel poles with his teeth into the shape of a fish. He broke solid wood baseball bats. He broke a stack of 9 cement pieces with his elbow. He also barehanded bent a horseshoe into an "s" shape. He lifted two girls up by one of those pieces of metal above his head and spun them around. It was really something. Alot of people went forward and gave their hearts to the Lord and now they know they will be in Heaven one day when they die. Alot of people think they will do that when they get old but there are no guarantees you will get old. He told us the Strongest Man in the World was killed in a car accident that hit him broadside and broke his neck. They have not told that publicly. They want to keep it quiet for some reason. But he had no idea he was going to die that day. A 50 year old man in our town fell and died last week and when he went to work that morning he had no idea he would be in eternity before lunch. You aren't even guaranteed your next breath so you need to be sure where you will spend eternity because life goes so fast, it is just like a vapor. Just because you go to church, doesn't mean you are going to Heaven. If you were sprinkled as a baby, that means nothing either. And if your Folks are Christians, that isn't going to get you into Heaven either. You and you alone are the one who makes that final decision as to whether you are going to spend eternity in Heaven or Hell. And believe me, Hell is not a place where you are going to meet all your friends and party - far from it. It isn't called Hell for nothing. If you haven't accepted the Lord, the Satan is waiting for you and the plans he has for you are way beyond the most horrifying thing you have ever imagined or seen in a movie. Think about it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oil Drops as China Says it Will Raise Fuel Prices

Thursday, oil prices dropped sharply. This was because China said it wil raise fuel prices. This move could dampen the booming Asian nations's oil consumption. Prices also were iven a downward push by the Iraqi Oil Ministry's announcement that it is close to signing oil serice deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its crude output. We noticed gas had dropped 7 cents a gallon tonight. This was the first drop in price in a long time.

Life Insurance

We have been going over our life insurance to be sure that we have enough to meet our final expenses some day. We decided that we should get a little bit more so I started looking around. I tried two companies and finally decided on life insurance from one of the companies. I wish I had known about this site because by just filling out a short form and entering it online, I could get a immediate quote. They specialize in wholesale insurance and can find you affordable insurance with little effort on your part.

Friday Night Fish Fry

This isn't your usual run of the mill Friday night fish fry. They have the best chicken as well. It is a great place to meet friends and we usually meet relatives and talk over the week's happenings while we eat. They have a large selection of relishes, 2 kinds of potatoes, beef & noodles, 2 kinds of beans, buns, butter, coffee. What more could you ask for? And now the Girl Scouts are there with desserts. They bring cake, bars, and homemade pie that is very good. We love it all.

Destination Weddings

What is so beautiful as a wedding and the lovely reception afterwards? It is the honeymoon and you want to be sure and plan an exotic trip for the two of you where you can truly spend a relaxing time together. Check into this online website destination weddings where you will find the finest of hotels. It would be a beautiful place to hold your wedding as well. With gorgeous white sand private beaches and beautiful rooms with all the amenities, you can't go wrong with any of their fine hotels. You will find that you can hold your wedding and reception here for less than at your home and their fine staff is very experienced in giving you the best of service and advice for a wonderful wedding.

Chimps Console each Other with Hugs and Kisses

Researchers are studying what they think are people's closest genetic relatives, the chimp. They found that when chimps are victims of aggression, that if a third chimp steps in to offer consolation, their stress is reduced. Usually that consolation took the form of a kiss or embrace. They thought that was particularly interesting because this behavior is rarely seen other than after a conflict. I really don't know what this has to do with anything in particular, they never did really say. But thing I am sure of, I am not related to any chimps. Maybe they are, but I am NOT.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Taliban Steps Up Campaign

Just outside Afghanistan's second largest city Monday, hundreds of Taliban fighters invaded villages, forcing NATO and Afghan troops to rush in while frightened residents fled. On the outskirts of Kandahar, the Taliban assault is the latest display of prowess by the militants, despite a record number of U.S. and NATO troops in the country. The push into the Arghandab district, a lush region filled with grape and pomegranate groves that the Soviet army could never conquer, comes three days after a Taliban attack on Kandahar's prison that freed 400 insurgent fighters. NATO conceded Monday, that those fighters appear to be massing on the doorstep of the Taliban's former power base. The city of Kandahar lies only 10 miles to the southeast. The sophisticated and successful jailbreak, followed by the movement into Arghandab, is the latest evidence of the Taliban's growing strength. NATO and the U.S. have pleaded for more troops in the last year and now have 65,000 in the country. But the militants are still finding successes the international alliance can't counter.


Kratom is a very interesting substance created from special trees grown only in Thailand. It is legal for use anywhere but in Thailand. Isn't that strange? I think the reason is that many use it as a drug as it can be similar to opium. If you go on the Internet to this online website kratom you can read all the interesting facts about its use. Many workers liked to chew it as it gave them more stamina and they could work harder and longer. Mothers even would rather have their daughters marry a man who used kratom because they knew he would be a hard worker. Now it is sold as an incense only. This is because it could be used as a drug, causing a person to go into a euphoric daze.

Serial Killer on the Loose?

Is there a serial killer on the loose? That is what I wondered when I read that a 5th foot had been found along the coast of British Columbia. Why only a foot? The police are trying to see if there is a link between this foot and four others that have washed up on shorelines along islands in British Columbia. Those four feet were a little different that those four were all right feet and had socks and shoes on them. Two of them were size 12 shoes. This last foot was a left foot.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hallmark Movies

I have been watching a number of Hallmark movies lately. They are noticeably better for family watching. They don't have all the swearing and sex in them and the movies are just as good without it. I believe if Hollywood would clean up their movies, they would sell to the public just as well as with all the foul language. Perhaps that is the way they think everyone talks today and acts today but it isn't so. I think the majority of families would like to see more General Audience rated movies.

Covered Calls

Stock options are a great way to invest but if you don't know anything about it, then what do you do? Well, I got to thinking about it and I figured there has to be something on the Internet to help me. In searching around, I found this online website covered calls that has a wealth of information on stock options. They have many books with all the information to help you and answer questions you may have about investing in stock options. I also found that they have many tips for those people with Covered Call portfolios. I am sure I am going to need information on this too once I get mine established. In l997, this active stock trader with more than 40 years of experience joined with his partner to use the computers and internet to gather the information they needed. Now you are able to take advantage of their Power Options to analyze, sort, and check through all 2900+ options available. If you are needing more information to invest, check out their website for all the information you will need.

Taco Burgers and Buritos

That is what we had for lunch. I love Taco Tico. They are fast and delicious. You don't have to wait around for your food. You get it quick and you are on your way. And you are always satisfied with the way they fix their Mexican food. We just love anything they serve. And the prices are right too.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Healing Ministry

We have been watching a healing ministry on God TV for the past 76 days. It is coming from Lakeland Florida and started out to be a week. It is marvelous to see people get up out of their wheel chairs and walk. Many of them have been in those scooters and wheel chairs for many years. We have seen miraculous healings of MS and rotator cuffs. Many people have been healed of Stage 4 cancer too and breast cancer, brain cancer, kidney cancer. They have doctor verified proof in writing to prove that this has really happened. God is good and he loves us and he has given us all healing through Jesus Christ's death on the cross so all we need to do is claim it and receive it. It is so neat to see people doing just that every day.

Free Medical Applications for Blackberry

With everything going mobile, now drug information is at the fingertips of physicians by way of a pocket size device they can carry with them in their lab coats. At their fingertips, is all the information they need to discover the interactions of certain drugs their patients may be taking. It enables them to more safely prescribe the proper drugs for each illness and in each situation. Not only that but they have a free drug guide that is continually updated by mobile. They can check into this online website free medical applications for blackberry and find out all the latest information. They will give them free Pocket PC, Palm, and Windows Mobile Software. There are so many other free advantages that all physicians would do well to check them out and see the great deals that are available.

This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.

Our Town

Our town has suffered the worst flooding disaster ever. The water has backed up in all the basements along with sewage. The sewage plant is old and apparently not able to handle it all. Much grass, etc gets into the drains in the streets too and often plugs them up. Water was way up to the doors of the grocery store. Fortunately for everyone, only a couple inches of water got inside and the floors could be cleaned and sanitized and store reopened in about a day and a half.


Iowa has been hit by massive flooding. Several of the largest cities have been inundated by high water. Many levees have given way. Many roads are washed away. Many roads are still covered with water. It is dangerous to drive at night as you might not know where it is flooded. I just heard of the 4th death caused by drowning in flood waters. Many homes destroyed. It is so sad.

Gerald Genta Watches

What man doesn't appreciate a brand new beautiful watch? And it doesn't matter how many watches he may have, he is always happy to receive a new one. But all watches are not the same by any means. Certain brands have sold many watches, I am sure, but you get what you pay for. That is why they sell so many. But if you really want to get a fine, prestigious watch, then you should look into this online website gerald genta watches. You will not only find many styles of beautiful watches here but unique watches that will immediately please your fiancee, husband or significant other. They are unique and the wearer feels unique when he wears his fine watch. The ladies watches are absolutely gorgeous too and diamonds are a girl's best friend you know. You can get her a diamond watch or a sporty watch or both. If you are planning on being married this summer, keep these watches in mind as they make wonderful wedding presents. Any bride or groom would be almost overwhelmed to receive such a fine timepiece as a wedding gift. Check out their website. The Arena collection starts out the year 2008 with red and black and are outstanding.

Tim Russert Dies at 58

Missing from his chair on "Meet the Press" was Tim Russert. He had died of a heart attack at age 58 just a few days ago. He hosted that program for more than 16 years. He was well-know by all and will be missed by many. He had a checkup but they found he had an enlarged heart. It goes to show you that stress tests don't always tell the whole story about your body. If you are a man in your 50's or even mid to late 40's, you need a thorough checkup, not only for heart for prostate cancer. It has been striking younger men also.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Crock Pot Roast

It is Father's Day and I have a lovely roast cooking in the crockpot. The whole house smells wonderful. I will add onions, potatoes and carrots a bit later. It will be a great supper with delicious gravy. A lettuce salad to go with it and it is an easy supper with few dishes. Then dish up some sweet sliced peaches for dessert and we've got it made. Can't wait.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fish Fry Night

It is fish fry night and we are going to a different one tonight. The one we usually go to has water problems due to flooding. They always have a good one too. But it will be nice for a change to go somewhere else. They have a wonderful salad bar there and we haven't been there for awhile so it will be a treat. We are looking forward to it. It is a beautiful sunny day in the 70's with a great breeze.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lawn Mowing

Lawn mowing this time of year has become a very real challenge. It rains almost every day so the grass is wet. It plugs up under your mower. It leaves windrows on the lawn which looks awful. By the time you can get to mow it because it is dry, it is so tall, we joke about making hay out of it. My husband was just lucky enough to get one sunny part of a day to get our lawn mowed and it looks very nice. He started all the neighbors mowing theirs too. :0)

Wisconsin Dells

Did you see on the news yesterday about the flooding in the Wisconsin Dells. It was just horrifying to watch houses break in half and go downstream. Also more houses just slid down the bank and went down the river. They said they lost 150 riverside homes. The people are devastated. Most of them were very expensive summer homes. At least they have they regular home to go back to but what a loss and totally unexpected.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Golf Course

We had 4 1/2 inches of rain yesterday. We had another 1 1/2 inches today. Our golf course is just one huge lake of water. We have never seen anything like it. Levees are breaking in nearby towns and they are having to evacuate people. They can't drink the water because the water plant isn't working. I wonder what they are doing with the people in nursing homes and the hospital. All restaurants are closed there. Other towns are closed to traffic and campgrounds in a town farther out is under water, trailers, vehicles and all. I saw a deer being swept downstream. Poor thing. What a sight.

Friday, June 6, 2008

NBA Playoffs - Lakers vs Celtics

The Celtics beat the Lakers again 98 to 88 in Game 1. Paul Pierce, who used to sneak into Lakers games as a kid, came bounding out of the tunnel from the locker room after leaving with an injured knee. He led he Celtics to a tense victory of the Lakers in Game 1 of these tradition-soaked finals. An excited crowd of more than 18,000 screaming fans watched as Pierce made two 3-pointers in just 22 seconds to give the Celtics a 75-71 lead. What an exciting game. My son, the Lakers fan, had to be disappointed though.

Revolutionary Online Shopping

Shopping online for specific items can sometimes be a very real hastle. But not if you know the best place to find gift buying guides. I know I have spent hours looking for the right store to buy a certain item.

This site will save you a great deal of time if you are looking for a specific product or perhaps a gift for Father's Day. My dad works hard for us all year round and I want to make sure I get him something special. He loves to fish and I need to find a store that sells all types of fishing gear from clothing to the rods and reels. I am sure he could use a new minnow bucket too.

In checking further in this website, I found a unique gift for my father that would be sure to please him. It is a neat fisherman's basket containing all kinds of goodies for him to open and enjoy. I know it would be a real surprise and something different from the ordinary new hooks and sinkers, etc. that I usually end up getting him. If you haven't checked into this website, you are missing out on a lot. So many stores are right at your fingertips and you can find what you are looking for so much more quickly, it will save you a great deal of time.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Severe Weather

Why is it everytime it rains this year, we get severe weather. Several towns SE of us have been blown right off the map. They have been totally demolished by tornadoes. And today is another of those days. Severe weather warnings for half the southern part of the state. It thundered half the night here and we got 1/4" of rain again. Fields are flooded. The new corn is drowning. It isn't good at all.

Monday, June 2, 2008

NASCAR at Dover

Kyle Busch revels in his role as NASCAR's villain. As the top driver, he enjoys his role so much more. He was simpleysensational again. He dominated the second half of the 400 mile race Sunday at Dover International Speedway and racing to his Spring Cup series best fourth win of the season. He has a total of 10 victories this season. He won for the third time in the last five Cup races. But watch the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Although he didn't find himself in Victory Lane he's pretty close. Kyle Busch earned his fifth straight top three finish and has not finished outside the top 10 in any of the last seven races.

Sex and the City

The movie "Sex and the City" made it big at the boxoffice this weekend. They made $55.7 million. That just shows that Sarah Jessica Parker and her gal pals have not lost their sex appeal. This weekend "women Power" was outstanding. Some called it a "Chick Flick" but it appears men and women both went to see it. They had forecasted it to take in about half that amount so I am sure they are really happy with the movie.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 1, 2008

Can you believe it is June already. The weather has been at least a month behind. It is quite normal to have nights in the 40's and that is too cold. Now suddenly it is summer. Have to turn off the furnace and turn on the air conditioner. So much for saving any energy or chance of lowering the light/gas bill. We kept the windows open as long as we could but enough was enough. When it gets 85 in our house, we need air and the wind has almost quit altogether now that we need it.