Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Accutane Lawsuit

Have you suffered from acne and taken Accutane? It would appear that there have been some side effects that were quite unexpected by the users. At the present time there is an Accutane Lawsuit in progress. There are very experienced lawyers that will be able to answer any questions you may have. They offer a free consultation, as well. Their professional consultants are there for you. You can check beforehand though on the Internet and see a list of frequently asked questions that may help you decide if you think you have a case or not. I know I would look into it if I had a problem with this product or make sure that the product caused my problems.

Christmas 2011

You know it is only 361 more days until Christmas and it will whiz by and be here before you know it. Even our kids are beginning to say now that it seems like we just celebrated a Christmas and here it was again. Time flies faster every day. Saturday will be the New Year 2011 and everyone wonders what it will bring. Except for the Bowl games and snacks and New Year's parties, it will be much the same as any other year. Some people will sleep in, others will be hung over and won't enjoy the next day as much. I wish everyone a wonderful 2011.

Homemade Rice Soup

I think we will have homemade rice soup for supper. I made it this morning and we had a little for lunch too. It has wonderful beef broth and small beef chunks in it. It also has rice and diced potatoes and carrots. I add some good beef bullion which salts it enough and also gives it a good beefy flavor. Hot soup is always good in the kind of winter weather we are having.

Regency Beauty Institute

When it comes to cosmetology schools, I immediately think of Regency Beauty Institute because we live not too far away from where their schools first started in Minneapolis. Fifty years ago, they had 2 schools there and now they are in 19 states and have 80 campuses and are continuing to grow. To me, that shows that they have to be one of the best schools to attend if you wish to work in an upscale salon. Not only do they have great training but they also have a placement service. Imagine yourself on a cruise ship working in the salon? Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Or perhaps you would like to do makeup on models who are walking the runways all over the country. And it may be your desire to work in a salon in your home town such as we have here. So much is available to you with a good education at Regency.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

American Life Quotes

My father always thought that life insurance was one of the most important things you had to have to protect your family in case of future events. He took out a number of policies including term life insurance. Now that I am married I am seriously thinking about family insurance but with my budget I need cheap life insurance that is also good life insurance. I have been checking out the Internet to find the Best rates Life Insurance available to me that I can afford. I am so glad I have done this as it gives you great peace of mind. And I was able to find good insurance that I could fit into my budget easily. It was easy to get good Insurance Quotes with trustworthy companies.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Free Link Building Tools

Everyone who is starting a website or has started websites in the past knows they need to build links to their website. It is quite confusing at first and you put a great deal of thought and work into building your site but it would be great to be able to obtain help with free link exchange. It really helps if you know someone who can show you the ropes and has tutorials to help you along the way. I found in checking the Internet that all I had to do was register and I could access free links and build my website. You want it out there where people will see it and see it and build up your rank on the Internet. When people search for the information you have on your website, you want it to pop up first, not last on the search engines.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Photos on Facebook

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with family. You can learn all the immediate happenings right away every day. There was a time when I hardly looked at it but now I check it out several times a day and always learn something new. Today there were more pictures of our newest little granddaughter that was born a few days ago. She is a cutie. It is so neat to see pictures so soon after they are born when they are miles away from you.

Winter Storm Warning

It is like my husband says, the weatherman never misses the bad stuff. And sure enough we got more snow again. First we got some freezing rain and then it changed to snow and was really coming down. The wind is blowing so hard you could hardly see the neighbors for awhile. But now it has slowed down and I hope it is done. We were lucky we didn't have to be anywhere today but tomorrow we have a doctor appointment to get to so hope it clears up and the roads are clear by then.

Buy Gold Bullion

I am starting to plan for the future. I want a nice nest egg so when I do retire I can go places and see the world. I have been to Israel and would like to go again if possible. So I have been looking into the best investments that give me a good solid return on my money without all the risk. I found that if you buy gold bullion that it is a very safe investment. It has never lost its value and in fact, gains in value much of the time. Now is a good time for me to set aside as much as possible and buy gold. I also found out that the U.S. Gold Bureau has a fine staff of professionals just waiting to help me with my purchases and also to decide on a safe place to keep it. Don't you think you ought to be thinking of the future too?

Blizzard Again

Here we go again. First a freezing mist on everything. Then it changed to snow and at last count it looked like about 3 inches. The wind is really blowing from the southeast so if you do not shovel the right direction you get it right back in your face. My husband was going to snow blow out the driveway but decided to wait for the landlord to do it. He's got a big snow blower and it won't take him but a couple minutes and it will be all done.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Great Grandchild

We have a new great granddaughter. Her name is Ava Marie and she weighed in at 8 lbs 10 oz. That is exactly what our first child weighed and exactly what I weighed according to my mother. Marie was my great grandmother's name so I think that is neat. I have a granddaughter with the middle name Marie too so think that is great. She is our grandson and his wife's first child and in this family they are truly blessed to get a girl because the boys outnumber the girls almost 2 to one.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Low Car Insurance

It seems like our car insurance rates have been climbing now for some time. It makes it hard to budget when you keep getting higher and higher bills. We talked this over and decided to find cheap car insurance if possible. I thought maybe I could find the best car insurance rates on the Internet. In checking out I found that it was easy to get a free auto insurance quote from several good companies. I am sure glad I did.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Buy Gold

Have you ever talked to someone who has invested in gold? Have you ever said to yourself, why should I buy gold? Well there are several reasons to buy gold. First of all, it is just about the safest investment you can make and now is the perfect time to buy it. Secondly, the value of gold has never decreased but continues to increase in value. By investing in gold, you are preserving your wealth for the future in a safe way. You can contact the U.S. Gold Bureau directly and they have a very dedicated and professional staff that will assist you in your purchases. Not only that but they will help you decide whether you want to have it sent directly to you or put in a safe depository. Gold is loved by everyone. I think almost everyone has some sort of jewelry made of gold. It is beautiful and intriguing.

My New Necklace

I don't often buy something new but I really liked this necklace so I bought it while we were on a trip this Fall. It was a quaint little shop and the gal who ran it was very happy and pleasant and we really enjoyed visiting with her. It turned out she knew right where we were from and she gave me a special deal by throwing in matching earrings with the necklace. I have gotten quite a few compliments on it.

Holly's Sleeping

Our little Boston Terrier owns our home. All the comfortable chairs are hers and here she is relaxing in one of them. She has a little alarm clock built in though so that when it is lunch time, she automatically jumps up and starts kind of talking to us. She wants a piece of American cheese which she gets every day. And you better not forget it because she will bark and let you know what she wants. Whenever I go to the kitchen to start supper, she comes out of a dead sleep and runs out for me to let her outside to do her business. It is a real habit for her. It is so funny the habits they get used to and remember and they won't let you forget either.

Buy Gold Bullion

I didn't know that you could buy gold bullion directly from the U. S. Gold Bureau, did you? Their staff is dedicated to being best dealer in precious metals. So if you want to preserve your wealth for the future, why not contact this professional staff to make your purchases. They will be able to help you decide whether to put it in a safe depository of your choice, or have it shipped directly to you. It is entirely up to you. Your own home bank may be just the place for you to keep your gold. And remember that gold has never lost its value and it continues to grow in value as time goes on. It is one of the safest investments you can make and there is no better time to invest in gold than the present.

Caught in the Act

This little great grandson looks like a little boy caught with his hand in the cookie job. He is really too small to be climbing like that but he doesn't know it. He is a regular monkey, climbing everywhere. Once he learned to walk, he really got the hang of it and has been busy ever since. I know he keeps his Mom busy keeping track of him. It is so funny to see these pictures.

Hey, That's my Pacifier

Just look at the look of bewilderment on the face of our little great grandson. Where did his pacifier go? And his big brother is sitting there looking so innocent :0) I wonder how long it will take before the little one finds out where his pacifier is? I bet he will let Mom know in a hurry that he is not too happy with the situation. Funny huh? They are so cute at this age.

Buy Gold Coins

Did you know that you can contact the U. S. Gold Bureau to buy gold coins? I bet you didn't. I know that I was unaware of how safe and easy it is to invest in gold and you can purchase gold coins or gold bullion, referred to as ingots. Gold coins have a currency value, however, they also are referred to as ingots. Having gold coins in your hands makes you feel almost like a king or something. Gold is such a safe investment that continues to grow in value. It is a great way to preserve your wealth for the future. You are able to have your purchases sent directly to you or you may enjoy their assistance in finding you a safe depository of your own choice in which to keep your gold coins. Their professional and dedicated staff is waiting to serve you and help you with your purchases.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Best Home Mortgages

A mortgage is a very important part of your life. If you are ready to buy a new home or perhaps buy your first home, you must count the cost first.

Your mortgage will entirely depend on how reputable a mortgage lender handles your mortgage. You want to be able to get a mortgage that you will be able to pay easily. Additionally, if you can find a good fixed mortgage rather than one that is variable and can keep going up and up, you will be much better off.

If you have good credit, you should have no problem finding the right mortgage lender. By checking the Internet you can find the best interest rates for your mortgage. Perhaps you have even decided to build a new home to your specifications, you will still want to get the best mortgage available to you. A good mortgage company is ready and willing to assist you in doing just that.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Here Comes the Snow

About midnight tonight it is supposed to start freezing rain, sleet and then up to 2-5 inches of snow. This is supposed to last all day tomorrow. They are predicting high winds from 30-40 miles per hour with gusts to 50 mph. That will make visibility impossible and driving is not recommended. I am invited to a Christmas Brunch in the morning here in town so I hope that won't stop us from going. I guess we'll know when we get up in the morning. The last storm passed us by so hope this one does too.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Tomorrow is haircut day. I arranged it so my husband and I could both get our hair cut at the same time or at least one right after the other. He doesn't like going out in the cold at 8:00 a.m. but it isn't so bad and it is only a few blocks. His barber retired so he has my beauty operator cut his hair now and I think he likes the job she does even better than the barber. At least it isn't going to be snowing tomorrow although it will be very cold.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Get Cheap Life Insurance Quotes

And you may ask me, how do I go about getting cheap life insurance quotes? Well, I have found that the best way is to get on my computer and check out the Internet. I found that I could just fill out a simple form and I could get good quotes on many life insurance plans from really good, well-known companies. I was interested to learn the various types of life insurance. I was acquainted with whole life insurance and term insurance policies but I did not know anything about variable and universal life insurance policies. I know it is very important to get family insurance coverage because life is uncertain and you never know when something could happen that would impact your income and therefore impact both your way of life and that of your family. Life Insurance is definitely a good investment no matter what your life circumstances are. Be prepared for the future, get quotes now and decide on the insurance you need.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Travel & RV Recreation

There are a number of ways that people like to travel to go camping. Going by RV is the best way to get where you are going with all of your supplies, groceries, etc. You can pull a little trailer too. That is what my sister and her husband did for years. However, my neighbors have always choosen to take tents for their big family and just love camping out in a tent. You can pack your tent right in the trunk of your car, in your RV or in a pull behind trailer. Once you find your favorite sight and get your tent set up, you are all set to get your firepit going. Sitting out at night under the stars, eating over the campfire, singing songs, telling stories and of course, roasting some hot dogs and marshmallows is probably the most fun for the kids. I like roasting marshmallows myself and look forward to that. You can sit around a good fire and the mosquitoes do not bother you. I guess they do not care much for fire or heat like that. I used to work for a well-known RV manufacturing company and they have improved so much over the last 40 years that they are really homes on wheels. In checking the Internet, I found a great site that has just about every kind of camping gear and not only that but you can even find a good place to trade in your old camper or RV for a new or newer one. You can save a lot of money right now on sales and also on shipping of tents and gear. Traveling with your family and enjoying the great outdoors is something that they will remember for a lifetime. You are making happy memories for them when you take them camping.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Icy Weather

It has not been a nice day outside today. We had terrible strong winds that just beat the rain against the windows. It sounded like hail but think it was sleet as many windows were frozen over. I tried to take a nap and it got so loud several times, it woke me up. I tried to get the mail and the mail boxes were all frozen shut so my husband had to go out and beat on them to get the ice out so we could get our mail. It is good to be in the nice warm house tonight.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eating Birthday Cake

It does not have to be your birthday to enjoy birthday cake. As you can see here, our little great grandson is devouring a piece of his 3 year old sister's birthday cake. He loves to eat and who wouldn't love a delicious piece of cake? It is so much fun to see little ones really go at it and get it all over themselves. They don't care about neatness, just eating and having lots of fun doing just that.

Logo Mojo

Do you have a business that just does not seem to get off the ground and grow customers? Perhaps what you need is a great Business Logo Design. You know yourself, that when you see a great logo that catches your eye, you remember that business. Then when you need their services, you remember that logo because it was outstanding and there was something special about it. I know in checking the Internet, that you can find a good company that will really work with you to help you get your logo mojo going and draw in new business and help your company grow. You need a custom designed logo and one that is unique to your business. If you are a plumber, for example, you do not want to have just any old sign on your trucks spelling out the name of your business in black and white. People just do not take notice of those things like they do a colorful and exciting logo. You can receive as many as 15-20 various logos that have been developed by a very professional staff of designers. Then it is up to you to choose the one you think will draw the most attention to your business. With unlimited logo changes, you can work with them until you settle on the one you like best. And with 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you can't go wrong, can you? You want to be sure to look for a good guarantee. If you have no idea where to start, you no doubt will want to get on live chat and discuss it with knowledgeable people.

Buy Life Insurance

We were just discussing the other day that we should Buy Life Insurance. We do have some life insurance already but as you grow older you begin to wonder what it is going to cost to bury you. I know it is not the subject most people want to bring up and discuss when they are younger but it is a fact of life. Funerals are very expensive today and they, no doubt, will be more expensive as time goes on. If you have a family, you want to protect them in case of your unexpected death. They will need money to live on and that is something to be considered as well. You do not want to leave loved ones burdened by a huge debt and if you have thought ahead and taken out enough life insurance, you can rest assured that things will be well taken care of just in case. I know one thing that holds me back from buying more life insurance is the physical. No one likes to take a physical exam just to get more life insurance. So I went to the computer and began checking out the Internet to see what I could find. I found a company that would help me get quotes from reputable well known companies without taking a physical exam. All I had to do was fill out a simple form and I could get quotes from a number of companies and then decide on what I wanted to buy. I thought that was just great. Do you have enough life insurance? You might want to seriously think about it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Businesses Accepting Credit Cards

I worked for a smaller business a couple of years ago. That is when I learned the high cost of accepting credit cards cards. They finally had to drop one credit card completely because it was twice as high to process it as the rest of the cards. I did not realize that the owners of the business had to pay high fees just to be able to let their customers use their credit cards to pay their bills. In checking out the Internet I found that they could have used this company for their card processing. It would have cost much less to process the cards and they could get the equipment they needed from them. Because this company I worked for was a small company, the cost of processing credit cards was eating up their profit, even though it made doing business so much easier. I wish they had know about this at the time because they are now out of business.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Getting Ready For Winter

We brought in the Hummingbird feeder and washed it out good. Then we also brought in the rain gauge so it wouldn't freeze and crack and have to get a new one next year. Our outdoor thermometer is off I think so will probably get a new one of those next Spring. I think moisture may have gotten into it. They don't seem to last long. My husband brought in the eves spouts extensions now too and I think everything is ready for winter. Hate to see winter come though with its snow and ice.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alternate Ways to Educate

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wall Clocks

One thing that is of value to everyone is time. We all want to know what time it is. That is why every room in our home has a clock. They are all wall clocks because a wall clock is easy to put up and very little trouble. Most are battery operated and the battery seldom needs changing. It is fun to change the clocks in my home from time to time because there always seem to be new ones available. My husband loves a big clock with big numbers in the bedroom as he can't see what time it is without his glasses unless the clock has big numbers on it. For the living room, I love a clock with a pendulum and a chime too. There is just something so homey about such a clock. And you can choose the wood and also the style of that clock. For my office, I am always looking for a wall clock that is a little more unique and by checking the Internet, I found a wonderful selection of clocks that has every kind I need or want. I can change clocks and it gives each room a different prospective to me. I want to see the time wherever I go in the house and I can do that attractively.

Exterior Shutters

When we finished siding our home, it looked so nice. We had new windows installed, as well, and a new roof put on. We stepped back to look at the finished job on our home and it looked so nice. However, there seemed to be something missing. We looked around the neighborhood and quickly figured out it was that we had no shutters on our home. In looking about, we knew right then that what we needed to put the finishing touch on our home was exterior shutters. But we did not have much experience with shutters so we needed to investigate the kinds and types of shutters that were available. Our local stores did not have much to offer, so I went to the computer and got on the Internet to see what was available there. I found a great site where I could order the kind of shutters, whether vinyl or wood. However, there was another option and that was composite shutters. We felt that free shipping was great on one type, that a 40 year warranty sounded even better on another type of shutter. The prices were very reasonable and we just had to decide on what color would work best with our new siding. It is exciting waiting for the delivery to arrive.

Need a New Bathroom Vanity?

I do not know about you, but I do need a new bathroom vanity. I have been checking around and I was having a great deal of trouble making up my mind about which kind of bathroom vanity to buy. Then I got to my computer and started searching the Internet to see what was available and I came across furniture that really caught my eye. They had the most rustic bathroom vanities constructed of beautiful wood and I could completely change my bathroom into a new place. It would be so much like a rustic cabin. I was delighted. I knew my family would be quite impressed with the unique design and quality of the vanities. It would not only be attractive but would bring new interest into the bathroom by giving it a special unique look. There were several to choose from so I took my time as there were 4, 5 and 6 ft. vanities. However, I finally decided on which one I would like best. I was able to measure and found that the 6 ft. model would fit and give me lots of counter space and I liked the sink in the middle. It is very exciting to look forward to buying and installing a new rustic bathroom vanity and make a wonderful change in our home.

Web Hosting Rating Site

If you are looking into web hosting, please be advised that there are many out there with all sort of options. It pays to check out the Internet to find the best one suited to you. If you are blogging, you may want to check out the cheapest options for you depending on the size and amount of blogging that you do. You do not want to pay a lot if you are not making a great amount. However, if you have a small business, you have other details that are more important to you such as customized software and you want to be sure you have a secure website. It pays to check out the guarantees offered by the various web hosting companies, as well. If you are a large enterprise, then you will no doubt want a dedicated server that will give you reliability that is guaranteed. By checking the Internet you can easily find the best web hosting sites and choose the one that suits you best and will offer you the best deals on what you need. I know when I set up my website, I did not have all the useful information that is now available to me in regard to the best web hosting services and it was difficult for me. Now with a rating site available, you can choose from the top hosts much more easily.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spagetti and Meatballs

My sister brought me a bag of frozen meatballs. I made spagetti and put them in the sauce after I cooked them, following the directions. They are very good and so easy. It was easier than making my own. I am going to take the leftovers to daughter tomorrow as too much for us to eat ourselves. I know they will enjoy them and will make for an easy meal for them too since they both work.

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Family Fun

Here is one of our little great grandsons with one of his Aunts. You can see he is enjoying himself. They have lots of Aunts to hold them and enjoy them. It is so nice to see families getting together. It is amazing how fast the little ones grow up. This one will be walking before we know it. Then his mom will be even busier than she is now.

Gold Bullion

Everyone today is talking about the shape their portfolio is in. They have made all kinds of investments but they apparently were not very safe investments. I have seen so many ads on television lately about buying gold bullion and gold coins. They said if you really want a safe investment and want to preserve your wealth for the future, then they highly suggested you buy gold. Gold has always been a very valuable possession and has been coveted over the centuries by people who knew the value of gold. It keeps its value and you can feel safe owning it. It bears looking into, that is for sure.

Autumn Leaves

Like the song says, the Autumn leaves are falling and falling and falling. My husband went out and mulched all the leaves on the lawn and it looked so nice. The very next day we got high winds and the lawn was covered again worse than ever. A couple days ago our next door neighbor went out and mulched their leaves. I told my husband to forget about even thinking about mulching ours again and today the leaves are blowing everywhere again. He's decided he's done with the lawn mower till Spring when the grass grows long enough to mow.


The skunks are out. They must be looking for a place to hibernate for the winter. It seems when you go outside you smell skunk and wonder how close it is. Well a couple of doors down my neighbor said another neighbor had a skunk on her front porch twice. She called the police to get rid of it. I know we always thought a skunk was rabid if they came up to the house. You had better watch out. Several people have had their pet dog sprayed by skunks this year and that is a mess to get them cleaned up from that odor.


Have you ever considered gold as an investment? Perhaps you think of it as an awkward commodity to own. However, gold can be purchased in several forms. You can buy gold coins or bullion. Bullion comes in a form that is easy to handle and store. But if you are interested in coins, they have a currency value and you may be interested in them also. In checking out the Internet, I find that you can purchase bullion directly from the U. S. Gold Bureau. They have a professional staff of experts who can assist you in your purchases and also in deciding on a safe depository in which to keep your bullion.

Friday, October 29, 2010

DIY ice rink

Guest post written by Pheobe Tomlin

Last year one of our kids' friends parents made a homemade ice rink in their backyard. So of course the kids were there all the time. It was like we barely even saw them at all during the whole winter! Or at least during their winter break from school.

Well this year I'm going to try and make one myself. So I went online to try and find direction sfor as to how to make one and when I was doing that I found some clear wireless internet deals. I think we're going to switch over our internet service because of them and we haven't been happy with our old internet service for a while now.

From what I saw online, it seems like making an ice rink is going to be almost too much trouble, almost. But IÕm excited to ice skate on it myself because I used to do a lot of figure skating back when I was growing up. My husband I know is dying ot play some hockey on it too.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tender Beef Stir Fry

I like to buy a couple pounds of tender beef stir fry and pressure cook it. It makes wonderful broth and then I divide it into 3 containers and freeze it. When I make homemade soup, all I have to do is pull out one of the containers and I am ready to go. I like homemade whole pea soup, and homemade rice soup using this beef and broth. I also add the kind of beef bullion that comes in a jar, a spoon at a time to your taste to both soups. It also salts the soup so you don't need to add extra salt. I love having containers ready in the freezer so I can make the soup anytime. It is getting colder now and a big kettle of soup is perfect.


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PlayStation MOVE. All opinions are 100% mine. It would certainly be a dream come true if suddenly a PlayStation Move dropped into our lives from out of nowhere. It is about time that all the couch potatoes in our house got off their seats and got moving. Today people just do not get enough good exercise and this is a great way to do it and have tons of fun at the same time. The kids can bring in their friends and play the games they like and we can bring in our friends and play those game we love most. I just learned that we can get the Move bundle for only $99. You can't beat a deal like that. Friday nights are family night at our house and this will bring a whole lot more excitement into it. Our favorite would be the Brunswick Pro Bowling as we have always loved to go bowling every chance we get. However, we have so many golfers in the family, they would be so thrilled to get the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 game and compete against each other. Besides all the competition, we all would be getting the much needed exercise we could all use from the oldest down to the youngest in the family. Our boys are always trying to outdo each other in one way or another and this would be a great way for them to compete against each other. I love the easy to handle controller. Another good thing about the variety of games is that it doesn't matter that the kids have more experience at gaming than we do, there are plenty of games for those of us who haven't played as much. That makes it easier for us to compete with each other and the kids too.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mississippi River

Last week we went with relatives to McGregor and Guttenberg on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River. The River has been in flood stage for weeks and was still 4 feet above flood stage after the 3 days we were there. My sister-in-law wanted to ride the ferry across the river in the worst way but the currents and whirlpools were really bad and the ferry couldn't run. It would have been too dangerous if it had run. But we had a motel where we could sit outside, right along side the Mississippi and watch barges trying to go south. They couldn't go north because many islands were covered and there were all kind of sand bars that they were getting hung up on even south of Lock #10.

Depuy Lawsuit

I do not generally believe in lawsuits. However, I think there must be many people who have a Depuy Lawsuit. I could not believe my ears when I heard that Johnson & Johnson had recalled hip implants. They recalled 93,000 of them. Can you imagine all the people sitting in front of their TV set with hip implants wondering if their implant has been recalled. It is one thing to recall a car or a toy, but to recall an implanted body part? It is almost unimaginable. I wonder how many people have gone through a great deal of pain and suffering with their hip replacement only to find out the implant was not right. And now they have to have a second surgery to replace it. I would certainly get hold of the best firm of attorneys and see if I have a case.

Glenn Beck

Do you watch Glenn Beck? My husband would not miss a program if he can help it. He has a great many good points about the way American is going. I think it would be good for more Americans to sit down at least a few times a week and listen to him. I do not get to do that very often as I am working on the computer but I can hear some of it from here. I know the upcoming election is going to be very important and I hope every American who is eligible to vote will get out there and vote for their choices.

Car Wash

I took the car through the car wash. I spent the maximum and really got it clean underneath and all over. It looked just great. It looked like a new car. Then it started raining. It never fails does it? It almost seems to know when you have washed your car. It isn't long and the rain starts and there you sit with splashed mud and dirt all over your car again. It is a good thing we have good car washes in this part of the country as the weather can change almost daily.

Gold Bullion

What do you think of when you think of a gold coin? I think most of us would like to have some because we know they are very valuable. Perhaps you are not aware that you can buy gold bullion as a safe investment for the future. It keeps its value and most generally increases in value. It is a great way to preserve your wealth for the future, knowing that it is a safe and rare commodity. Did you know that you can make your gold purchases directly from the United States Gold Bureau? Well you can. Not only that but they have a very expert professional staff that will assist you in finding a safe depository for your gold.

Pizza Ranch

My husband just called to me here at the computer and asked if I would like to go to the Pizza Ranch for supper. Of course, I would. We will leave in about 50 minutes. I have been on the computer most of the afternoon and will be happy not to have to cook supper tonight. It has been so windy and cold and rainy too. However, the rain quit and the sun came out for a little bit and warmed things up about 6 degrees and it doesn't seem quite so cold now. I am looking forward to pizza and broasted chicken for supper.

The Falling Leaves

I think there is a song about the falling leaves and the end of summer. The leaves that were left on the trees are really falling today. We had a yellow leafed tree outside out kitchen window that has hung onto its leaves until now. Now the ground is completely covered in yellow leaves. My husband went out last week and mulched all the leaves and the lawn looked so green and nice and now it is just covered with leaves again. Well they will stay there now till Spring.

Depuy Lawsuit

I could not believe my ears when I heard on television that they were recalling hip replacements. You hear a great deal about toys and baby products and cars but a body part? I can't imagine what people are going through that have had their hip replacement recalled. What they need is a Depuy lawsuit if they have had physical problems that they thought were their own fault but were caused by the faulty replacement part. A good law firm can tell you if you have a case or not. That is certainly what I would do if I was in that position. I can't imagine going through a second surgery because of this. Surgeries are very painful to begin with without having to go through another one through no fault of your own.

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Baby Shower

Have a baby shower on Saturday. It is for a new little great grandgirl that is due in early December. They have already named her Ava. I haven't heard that name for a long time. Some of the older names are coming back again like Emily too. It will be fun to see all the new things little Ava will receive at the baby shower. I haven't been to a baby shower in quite awhile.

High Wind Warnings

We have high wind warnings today. Everything is blowing around. I just heard something hit the side of the house. Now is when any weak trees or tree branches will break off. The trees are really swinging and swaying. I can see out the window and the lawn is now covered with leaves again. It was clean for just about one day. We mulched them all up and now we have a whole bunch more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Buy Gold Bars

When we often think of investments, of course we think immediately of stocks and bonds. Some people put their money in CD's but what they should do is buy gold bars if they want to be sure they have invested in something that is safe and secure and will retain its value and grow in value, as well. Civilizations for centuries such as the Romans and Greeks and others, have always known the value of gold. They knew that by investing in gold that their wealth was protected and secured. Perhaps you have never even thought about gold as an investment but today's television is advertising gold every day now to let you know what a wonderful investment it is. It is really quite easy to purchase gold through the U.S. Gold Bureau. They have an excellent staff that can readily assist you in your purchases.

Changing Beds

I got out the warm sheet blankets and put them on the beds. Also added another light blanket to the bed so it will be nice and warm. The nights are getting really cold. We turn down the furnace at nice so it is cold in the house. That makes it good for sleeping. However, you want to climb into a warmer bed to start with and not cold sheets.

Calling All Fashionistas

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Here it is Fall already and getting colder every day. It is time to get out the Fall wardrobe and see what needs to be tossed and what you can keep. Then we all want to go shopping for the latest in Fall fashions. But those things we would like to have really cost a great deal of money. I know everyone wants fashions by top designers and I found out that the Liz Claiborne New York Outlets are having a fabulous sale with as much as 50% - 80% off. If I could only get there I could use several beautiful new sweaters. Mine look pretty sad as they have had a great deal of wear. The next thing I would look for are a new stylish pair of boots. I would be the envy of all my friends. I have worn my old boots for such a long time. But probably most of all I need a good warm new winter jacket because we live in a very very cold climate here in the Northern part of the Midwest. We get lots of snow and ice here. Which reminds me, I need some new gloves and a couple of nice warm scarves to go with my new jacket. And while I am at it, I would also love to get to the New York sale at Liz Claiborne Outlets and get several pair of nice warm winter slacks and some long sleeve stylish blouses. With the wonderful sale that is going on, I know I would be able to get everything I want at such discounted prices. It would be a dream come true. I would love to take along a few of my friends so they could enjoy these wonderful sales too. If you folks out there reading this are any where near these outlets in New York, be sure to get over there as fast as you can and stock up on your winter fashions. Happy shopping everyone!

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Now is the time of the year when the farmers are taking out the crops. This means they stir up the deer and you can find them almost anywhere. The worst part of it is that they are often on the road and that is very dangerous. You have to keep your eyes open for them. If you have one run in front of you, you must hit the deer and not try to avoid it. If you try to miss it, you will have an accident and you will be fined for not having your car under control. Sounds funny doesn't it, but that is the way it is.


Sundown comes earlier and earlier every day. Last night my husband said to just look at the clock, it was only 6 o'clock and the sun was going down. We don't like to drive at night anymore so really dread the shorter days and earlier nights. It won't be long and it will be time to change the time again. Fall Back is what they call it and we change our clocks back an hour to gain a little more sunlight but it doesn't last for long.

Buy Gold Bars

For centuries, civilizations have known the value of gold. They knew that it was a safe way to keep their wealth if they owned gold. People love gold jewelry and other beautiful items made of gold. It has always been popular with everyone and there has never been a better time to buy gold bars than right now. If you are looking for a safe investment that will stand the test of time, then check into buying gold. It keeps its value and most often gains in value. That is just the kind of investment everyone needs. The U.S. Gold Bureau has a dedicated staff who are very knowledgeable and are ready to assist you in your purchases of gold. They will also assist you in deciding on a safe place to store your gold.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Weather

Fall is definitely in the air. It is very cold this morning. The furnace kicked in a couple of times last night so I knew it was going to be cold when we got up this morning. With a hot cup of coffee and hot cup of tea, we started off our day with breakfast. Then I ran and got a haircut and it was still cold. The sun is shining but it is going to have to work to warm it up today. I guess the wind will switch to the south so that should help. My baskets of flowers are really blooming yet so I am happy to see that. They haven't frozen off yet.

Yearly fair tradition

Guest post written by Bill Carlson

We don't just go to the fair every year, but we also have made it a huge family tradition for us, right up there with trick or treating and Easter egg hunting. So I'm really excited to take the whole clan next week to the state fair.

Each of us has so much stuff going on all the time that it was a little tough to move all of our schedules around so that we could actually go together. But I actually found a huge group discount online for tickets, so I think that's going to help us a lot with the cost. When I was booking all of us through that, I found and read through and decided that would be another great way to cut our family costs.

The thing that I most look forward to about the state fair though is the funnel cake eating contest that me and my sons always have. We started it a few years ago unintentionally and since then we've just done it every year.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Days

We are having some beautiful Fall days. We have had a couple of weeks now of no rain, just lots of sunshine. It has been perfect weather for the farmers to get their crops in. They say they are getting a good yield. Also the corn is so dry they don't have to dry it as much so that save money. The cattle are out in the corn fields that have been combined and they really enjoy that. The kids are at play and it won't be long and it will be too cold to be outside for very long. So we all need to enjoy these days.

Foliage, Family and Fun

Guest post of the week by Roscoe Harris

Fall is always one of the most beautiful times of the year here in Pennsylvania. On the weekends, my husband and I like to spend the day out in the parks with our dog, Nunzio. We walk for miles along the Allegheny Bike Trail and take in the wonderful sights and scents of the changing foliage. Both avid photographers, we take hundreds of photos of ourselves, the dog, and the beauty of nature that surrounds us.

After a long hike, it's time to get home, scrub the dog's paws, and have a long soak in the hot tub. As we lay there in the bubbling water, we gaze up at the stars and listen to music, or talk softly about work, our plans for children soon, or our next home renovation project. When it's time for dinner, we usually make something quick, pop up a huge bowl of popcorn, and settle down on the couch for some satellite TV from We massage our sore muscles, go through the photos on the laptop, eat, and enjoy a movie or two. Fall is our 'together' season.

Apple Season

It is apple time everywhere. Everyone enjoys apple bars, apple pie and just plain eating a good crisp sweet apple. Our doctor actually said the other day that it is true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. They are very good for your digestive system. They provide a healthy alternative to all the sweet and salty snacks that surround you every where you go. They provide fiber for your body as well. Now is the time to get the best fresh apples available.


I know there are a great many ways to invest your money. However, have you seriously considered buying gold bullion? In checking out the Internet, I found that it is one of the very most safe investments you can make. Gold has always been valuable down through the centuries. People love to own gold objects, watches and all types of jewelry. Gold keeps its value and most often gains in value and is a safe way to preserve your wealth. I also found out that you can make your purchases directly from United States Gold Bureau. I did not know that until now. I found you can purchase your gold directly from them and have it shipped to you. However, you may decide on a safe depository instead and that may well be your very own local bank.

My Brother

I am hoping to get over to see my brother today. He is in a physical therapy unit for his knee replacement. They did a different kind of surgery on him and I don't think it was a good one. Now they sometimes cut the cartilage to put in the knee replacement. The problem with that is that he has to have a heavy brace on his leg to keep it straight, except for therapy. It has taken him 3 weeks to be able to put weight on it. I hope they don't do this to other people.

Mississippi River

We went over to the Mississippi River during the week and spent a few days checking out the beautiful trees. They have turned colors for fall, however, they were not as bright as they usually are. My husband says that is because they didn't get the frost that we did. We have beautiful trees right here at home. They are reds, yellows and a mixture of green and red. I love to see the trees that are turning red at the top and still very green at the bottom. They are gorgeous.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rib Crib

We have a fairly new restaurant nearby. We are going out tonight and eat there. Our brother and sister-in-law from Wisconsin are coming and we will pick up another sister-in-law and go there to eat. They have wonderful ribs. However, they also have a huge menu besides that so we should have something really good to eat. It will be a good visit for all of us.

Theater Night for Four

Guest post written by Florence Webber

My husband and I took our grandkids to the movies this past weekend. We hadn’t seen the kids in a while, so we thought we would take them to the local cinemas for a nice outing. Most of the movies that were showing were for adults, but we found a movie called Alpha and Omega, a cartoon movie about two wolves that made the perfect option for the kids.
They seemed to really enjoy the movie, and I was happy to see that we made a good choice for them. We were also glad that we brought our new Miracle Ear hearing aids to the theater, since we ended up in the way back.

After the movie we let the kids play in the arcade out in the lobby for a little while. We always try and make sure they have a good time when we spend time together.

I think next time we have a day with the kids, we will take them miniature golfing. That’s the only thing they love more than movies!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Surgery Go Ahead

My brother had full knee replacement. Ever since he has had some problems. They said he had some infection around the incision so are giving him antibiotics for 10 days. He has been having physical therapy now for several days and was doing well. Or at least we thought so. This morning he called and said they were going to x-ray the knee as they felt something may be wrong inside. I sure hope not. I would hope they wouldn't have to open it up again. That would be horrific. His blood pressure is too low too so hope they figure that out.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beautiful Homes in Troon North in Arizona

Many people love to go to Arizona for the winter. But often when they stay there a few months, they decide it is a beautiful place to stay permanently. But where do you go to find homes? That is where going on the Internet and checking out places like Troon North Real Estate come in handy.
It is fun to search through all the various beautiful homes that they have listed. They also provide you with maps so that you can see the locations. There is so much to do in this community. Being close to two great golf courses with a clubhouse that has so many amentities itself, is a real plus. No matter what type of home you are looking for, they have a huge selection of homes of every type and size.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bill Paying

My brother does his bill paying by computer. However, he is now in a physical therapy residence recovering from knee surgery. Therefore, I am taking my laptop over to him this morning so he can get his bills paid on time. Otherwise, he will have to pay some enormous late fees. We sure do not want that to happen. Bills are expensive enough without adding more to them.

Volunteering at Your Child's School

Guest post written by my buddy Royce Heath

A good parent goes the extra mile for their child, or the extra kilometer, depending on whether or not you are a patriot. I go to volunteer every week and help out by participating during recess, watching kids to make sure they are playing games by the rules and adhering to the mores of fair play.

I volunteer about twice a week, sometimes even when the school doesn't ask me to. This is because I have plenty of free time and am a very lonely man. Such is the abyss of my loneliness that I often stare at the clock and wonder when my kid will return home so we can watch cartoons together. I am a simple man who loves cartoons, although my child only watches to patronize me, as she is far more interested in watching reruns of Seinfeld. In any case the best way to help out is to teach the kids new games and have an ebullient attitude. Children can sense when you aren't being completely enthusiastic, so I suggest before you go to volunteer you imbibe a vat of coffee. This will help you match their energy, especially during high intensity games like tag, hopscotch, and ring around the rosey.

Thankfully, despite living in a terrible neighborhood with rampant crime, I am able to leave my home in peace thanks to my Home-Alarm-Systems, which I set before I leave.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Frost on the Pumpkins

We have had frost for the last two nights now. Have had to turn on the furnace too. I turned it up a little about 5 this morning as it was getting downright cold in the house. I put my 2 baskets of hanging flowers in the garage to save them as we are supposed to have a nice week from here on. A bit of Indian summer as we call it around here will warm it up again. The leaves are really falling. Relatives may come next week and we may go east and see some of the trees. It is always so pretty in the fall.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tire Chains

In the winter weather when the snow is flying, it is important to have a good pair of tire chains. And you also want some that are easy to put on. This company offers the best tire chains in the world. They are Peweg chains. I don't know if you realize there is a difference in the metal used to make tire chains but there is a big difference. Their chains are made of Nickel Manganese alloy or also Nickel Manganese. The reason for this is that if you have a smaller vehicle, an steel alloy chain could break more easily and you wouldn't want damage done to your vehicle. It can get quite expensive to fix damages from broken tire chains. Therefore, you want to get good ones even though they may cost more because you will save yourself a lot of grief and money in the long run. Weight of heavy loads can do a number on your tire chains and its like they say, you get what you pay for. So get the best and they will last longer and you are sure to be more happy with them.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Honey

It is my husband's birthday tomorrow. I baked him a little Betty Crocker chocolate mini cake with lots of vanilla ice cream on top tonight. He said he thought I might forget his birthday. I asked him if I had ever forgotten his birthday in 83 years? He said no, but once his mother did. She had 12 kids and once remembered his birthday a month after it was past. Isn't that something? He really enjoys his birthday. And he really enjoys those little mini dessert cakes. Yum! What he doesn't know is that he has a whole bunch of birthday cards that came through the mail and I hid them for tomorrow. :0)

The Tradition of Tailgating

The Author of this post is Velma Baird

The activities leading up to "The Big Game" begin long before kickoff or tip-off. Every sporting event should be tailgated properly. The main ingredients needed for a successful tailgate are quality food and beverage, and the activities surrounding the tailgate.

Any great tailgate will always feature great food and plenty of beverages. Brats, burgers, and dogs are great staples for the meat lovers, but some good vegetable trays, chips and salsa, or other snacks can help to satisfy all attendees. A keg of beer, mixed drinks, and various shots also aid in getting riled up to cheer on your favorite team. Cooking up secret recipes for chili, hot wings, or shish kabobs can also add some personal flavor to a tailgate.

A great tailgate will feature many activities in addition to the televisions for the pregame coverage and analysis. Having a football to throw around or a mini-basketball goal to shoot at allows some simple entertainment before a football or basketball game. If tailgating a volleyball event, it is good to set up a net and get some games going. Tailgates are a great way to keep in touch with all your family and friends if you face a busy schedule during the week. I just set my ADT alarm system near la as I walk out the door and prepare for a day full of entertainment.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Time to go shopping today.  The rain has finally stopped.  Many towns are badly flooded and many homes are flooded.  I feel so sorry for those people who had to leave their homes.  It has been a very bad year for heavy rains and floods.  When you get 6" or more of rains in one rainstorm in a short time, it is very unusual.  The hard winds haven't quit blowing yet either.  I hope it stops soon so we can leave for shopping.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Toys

There are really a great many fantastic toys available now for children. I can't believe the changes since I was a child. We had balls, jacks, tops to spin, checkers, blocks, Lincoln logs and stuff like that. Now they have almost a regular jungle gym so they can have many toys to play with and it grows with them. Here our little great grandson is trying out the new toy. He has a great deal of fun with it along with his big sister.

Gold Bullion

Investors today keep reminding us not to put all our eggs in one basket. They advise investing in more than one place for safety. If you are looking for a good safe investment, then they highly recommend that we buy gold bullion. Gold is fascinating and is used in jewelry and so many items that people just love to own. Buying gold has been known for centuries as a safe investment that will keep its value and grow in value. You can contact the U.S. Gold Bureau for purchasing gold and they will send it directly to you or they will assist you in selecting a safe depository in which to keep your gold. Gold is increasing in value almost daily it seems.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shop Till You Drop

My husband had a doctor's appointment in a neighboring town, so I made out my list. We went several hours early and just about shopped till we dropped. Both our backs and feet hurt but we got it all done. I did fine out that a vitamin I take has been discontinued because the company was sold to another and they changed the makeup of it. That was a HUGE disappointment. I did get everything else on my list though and we got to the doctor's office in plenty of time and even got a good parking place.

Free Content for Your Blog

Do you ever sit down at your blog and you draw a complete blank? Some days seem to have been dull and nothing exciting happened. You just don't have the first notion of what to post that day on your blog. You need something different and interesting and one of the things I most enjoy posting about is Business Articles. I try to keep up with the latest news but when you work all day, you do not always have the time to stop and catch up on what is going on in the world. So you sit at your computer and stare into space and strain your brain trying to come up with something new that your readers will appreciate and enjoy. I was checking around on the Internet to see what I could find and I ran across a whole list of subjects of interest to me so I knew my readers would also enjoy them. I found articles in a huge range all the way from puppies to debt consolidation, which by the way, is a very pertinent subject today it seems. I found all kinds of information about my home business that was very valuable to me so I figured it would also be of great interest to my readers. The best thing about it was that it is free and I can also add articles myself.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Full Knee Replacement

My brother is finally going to have his left knee replaced. He should have done it about 5 years ago but now it is finally so bad he can hardly step on it. He is scheduled to go in next week and have it done. He is going to feel so much better when he can walk again without falling. Also it will be so much better not to be in pain all the time, night and day. Cortizone shots are okay sometimes but when a knee gets as worn out as his is, they don't last but a short time. I will be happy for him when he is able to walk around good again.

Fall's Hottest Entertainment

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It has really been a long summer waiting for the new fall shows. I did catch a couple of reruns that I missed along the way but now it seems I have seen everything there is to see. It is time for new Fall TV at last. Last year I missed out on some of my most favorite shows but with the new Tivo Premiere and Slide, I will be able to quickly test into Netflix and other places to pick up the full season of my favorite shows that I didn't get to see at all. I really like that it glows so I can see it in the dark so it is easy to locate. One of the many great features is the Qwerty keyboard. I can quickly text and Search for what I want on YouTube and more. I took just a few minutes to become a fan of Tivo on their Facebook Fan Page and I know you will want to do that too because they are running a contest that will expire September 22 so you want to hurry and Enter to Win. You will have the chance to win the new Tivo Slide. It would be exciting to have the Tivo Slide because I will be able to find all my favorite programs no matter where they are and with built-in Bluetooth, it has the extra power I need out here where I live.

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Is this September or November?

My goodness, we had to turn on the furnace again this morning. I remember when we thought it was too early in October and here we have almost 2 weeks left of September. When we got up this morning, not only was it cold but it was foggy. It was garbage pickup day and glad we put it out last night. Put our sweaters on and it was still cold in the house. The heat feels good from the furnace and that just shouldn't be this early in the year. I hope we don't have an awful winter.

Tire Chains

One thing about a good tire chain is that when you need them, you want them ready to go and easy to put on. By buying the right ones to begin with you can save yourself a lot of grief out on the road when it is time to put them on and you find they don't fit. You need to be sure you get the right ones for your vehicle. I found on the Internet that I could get the right ones for my vehicle and not only that, but they are easy to put on. That is a big plus. There are quite a number of different kinds including the Grip 4x4 and also a number of others. They ship from several states depending on what kind you want and whether they are available at that place. You need to check this all out in advance and get ready, winter is closing in on us.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Weather Change

We sure had the weather change from yesterday. It started out cool in the morning but by noon it was hot in the house so we closed the windows and turned on the air conditioning again. It stayed that way all day and into the evening. Then the wind switched directions 3 times. We have a little windmill we watch every day to see which direction the wind is coming from When it switches to the North, it really cools off and it is cold this morning. It is very cloudy too so there is no sun to warm things up. I saw the neighbor kids going to school in warm coats this morning. I think they are going to need them for the rest of the week.

Boost Mobile Phones

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This is a great deal for everyone. I got to choose the phone I wanted first, and then it was up to me to choose the plan I wanted. When you choose Boost Mobile I got easy activation and was ready to go. I feel the handiest advantage of my phone is being able to Re-Boost my account. But better yet, I can give a gift to my friends by adding to their accounts without showing my credit card and giving away the surprise. I follow Facebook regularly and it is so easy to keep up with my family and friends from home or at work, on breaks or shopping and I only pay one price per month to do this. I love checking in a lot because there is so much happening every day and I want to be a part of it on Facebook. I love the monthly unlimited plan for only $60 and I can call anywhere and send all the texts and check my emails besides looking up stuff on the Internet anytime I choose. I loved having so many phones to choose from and could get mine to fit my budget and every phone had plenty of features so it was a little hard to decide. I was hard to decide between the Blackberry and the various great Motorola phones but I chose the Blackberry. I like to keep up with the latest news also and have found it easy to add extras to my phone. My Blackberry gives me everything I could desire and more. I love paying online and also setting up automatic payments right from my phone. No more running home to do everything on the computer. My friends and I are talking all the time, setting up dates and parties and get togethers for the NFL games. I would be lost without my phone as it is like having a big circle of friends and family surrounding me at any time.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Our brother and sister-in-law are flying out to California to stay in the Sierras National Park. They have a condo rented for 2 weeks with her sister and husband. That will be a great deal of fun as they love to visit the parks. Our daughter and husband are flying to Las Vegas on business and pleasure. We haven't been there in years but we sure enjoyed a number of the shows when we were there. It is quite a place. I still like Branson best I think. I would love to go there again. It has been several years since our Bank took a bus and this year they are going on a cruise.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It is Hot Again!

It is over 80 in the house and we have all the windows open. The problem is that there is not a whisper of a breeze outside. I decided I had it and shut all the windows and turned on the air conditioner. That's what we have it for and I want to use it. It won't take long and it will be livable in here again. Holly is panting something awful and she doesn't seem to take the heat like she did when she was younger. She is going to be 12 years old on the 25th. I hate to see her growing that old. But we are growing old with her :0)

Alikes Singles

It is tough being alone and having no one to go out to eat with or to a show or just someone to spend time with. Why sit home alone when you can get in contact with a great many people at alike dating and find someone who has the same likes and dislikes that you do. You can set up a date by starting out with a flirt. They have so many good profiles and photos to look at and then you can start choosing the ones you are interested in. Some may be interested in getting married and that may be the same idea you have in mind. However, perhaps you just want companionship and you can find people on there that have that same thing in mind. Today, so many would rather just have a good relationship and not be quite as serious as marriage. They are waiting for you to contact them so why not get online and check it out and see who is compatible with you. Do not sit home alone and be downhearted because you have no one to be with. Here is a super opportunity to find someone that has the same mind set that you have. There are many beautiful people just waiting for you. It is easy to sign up for free on their quick easy form. Do not put it off another minute. An exciting life is probably just waiting for you.

Advertising Banners

I feel that a good banner will catch everyone's eye. Whether you are advertising something for sale or just advertising your business, an outdoor vinyl banner will catch the eye of everyone passing by. I notice the neighbors like to put out banners advertising Spring, Fall, Winter and many other times, such as Holidays. A good vinyl banner will last through all kinds of weather and we have some pretty rough weather here a good deal of the time. It is a good idea also to put out a banner in regard to safety. Sometimes there are safety hazards that people may not notice, but they will notice an attractive banner if it is properly placed. They flutter in the wind and it is almost always windy here. That catches my eye right away. I checked into the Internet and I found that you can order all sizes of banners in all colors. They promise guaranteed satisfaction and fantastic service. What more could I ask? I have made out a list of all the banners that I would enjoy displaying. I can design my own banner right on the Internet. I am excited to get going on it. It won't be long and Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here and I want banners for those first, plus we have a very important anniversary coming up and a banner would be perfect for that too.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wash Day

Boy did I have a big load of towels. We have a commercial washer and dryer so they can handle really big loads. I couldn't believe all the towels but showers take a lot of them. Now I have a load of clothes in the washer. It's almost time for lunch so better get busy and see what's for lunch today. It is a gorgeous sunny day today but only 50 degrees so a bit cold outside.

Affordable Health Insurance and Medical Benefits

Now that they have passed the health care insurance bill in Congress everyone seems to be worried more about health care than they were before. It was supposed to lower health premiums, however, from the sounds of it, insurance companies are going to be raising our insurance premiums next year quite a bit. In oder to get the best health insurance quotes, I always turn to the Internet. That is the way to find many companies and get the best discount medical insurance policies on the market today. It really pays to shop around because you may think you have the lowest priced health insurance policy with the best health benefits, but you could be wrong. It pays to shop and see.


Here it is Saturday already. The week has just flown by. We got some good rain that did the flowers a lot of good. I didn't have to drag out the hose and water them. It has been that way all summer and that is good. Got the lawn mowed just before the rain. Was going out to eat but too many thunderstorms last night so ate at home. I really enjoy not having to make a meal now and then. It is a beautiful sunny day and I see a Goldfinch perched on the feeders next door.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Accutane Lawsuit

Have you been a victim of acne? It leaves people scarred for life in most cases. That is why it is so important to get the right drug to clear it up. When nothing else seems to work, Accutane came on the market and has since been pulled off the market by the FDA. It has caused all kinds of problems in some people, such as Crone's disease for one. Inflammatory bowel disease has been experienced, also, by people using this and they feel they have an Accutane Lawsuit. However, they are not sure where to go to see about this. In checking the Internet, you can find a law firm with experienced attorneys who can handle such a lawsuit. It is certainly worth your time to check into it.

Cleaning out the Car

I have an old vacuum in the garage that works really well to vacuum out the carpets in the car. I don't know how we drag in so many little rocks and stuff. It looks so nice when it is clean. My husband said we should take it to the car wash but it keeps raining. It is thundering right now so I am glad I didn't take the car to the car wash today.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


You ought to see all the bicycles we have just between the 3 houses right here. The yards are covered with them. All the kids have a bike, even the little 4 year old. They have so much fun riding in our cul de sac because it is safe. There is only the traffic from our 3 homes and we all watch out carefully for the kids. I had so much fun on my bike as a child, I can surely appreciate all the fun they are having.

Gold Bullion

I just heard this morning that the price of gold is really going up. Everyone says this is a great time to be investing in gold bullion and I feel they are right. You can't depend on the stock market like you used to. It has its ups and downs and lots of downs. However, gold has been a safe and solid investment for centuries. People have known for many years that one of the safest ways to save their wealth was to invest in gold. That time is here again for sure. Gold has never changed. It has always been very valuable and a commodity everyone loves.

The Garage

While I was getting the mail, my husband took the blower and blew out all the dirt and leaves out of the garage. It sure looks nice now. We have a double length garage so you can drive two cars in. We got rid of our pickup so we have lots more room now for other things. It is so nice to have a garage attached to the house when it is bad weather. Then you don't have to carry in your groceries and purchases in the rain or snow. I sure do appreciate our garage.

At the Met

Guest post written by Burt Church

I've been taking a couple of art history classes at the local college just for fun in my spare time during retirement. So when we decided that we were going to New York City for vacation this summer my husband looked up a bunch of art museums for us to go to.

The first and most important one that we wanted to go to was the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we were there I was trying to explain to my husband the historical significance of one of the paintings that I learned about in class and he couldn't hear me. It was a little embarrassing that he kept asking me to repeat myself loudly in a hushed museum so when we went back to the hotel I looked up Free Hearing Tests and Miracle Ear locations. I told him that he just needed to go and get checked out about that when he got home after we finished playing tourists in NYC by going to the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.

New Neighbors

We live in a very nice mobilehome court. The landlord got permission to move in another mobilehome and they did it this morning. It is big long blue one. The neighbors across the street have been gone all day and they will be very surprised to come home and find neighbors across the street from them. One thing about it, it will cut off the north wind in the winter and probably help keep their home warmer. We like our court as the mobilehomes are not in straight rows but in all different positions and many with garages such as we have.

Black Canadian Dating

I am sure many of you are looking for a mate or someone who is compatible with you to spend your life with. At canada black dating site You can meet up with people who feel the same way you do about so many things. I checked out the Internet to see what I could find and was delighted to find a site where I could sign up for free and connect with many others who think and feel the same way I do. It is so great to look through the many photos and they do have a great many of them, both men and women, beautiful people who are also looking for someone to complete their lives and bring them the fulfillment of happiness they so wish to find. It is also fun to send flirts and see what materializes. You can build a relationship this way. You are also able to go through a great many profiles and see the ones that you feel may be the possibilities of a romance that could turn into something serious. It is so easy to sign up and remember it is FREE. Sometimes it isn't always easy to find black people with your common interests. They have a huge, varied number of black Canadians that are rooted in a great many countries so you should be able to find several that you will have something in common with. If you are only interested in casual dating, you can chat with them, plan a date, get to know them. It works the same way if you are seriously looking for a permanent relationship. There are so many great possibilities here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Little children are so cute to watch. This is a picture of two of our great grandchildren. We call it "Let's Dance". They are almost the same age except for a few days. They get along so well together. It is fun to watch them at play. It is so nice they can grow up together. I am sure they will be close all their lives and that is great to see.

Friday, September 3, 2010


It is going to be suppertime in a little while. The neighbor brought us over two huge vine ripened tomatoes. I can see a BLT in our future soon. But for tonight we are going out to supper. We have found a place with a great fish fry and they have it all day long. They have specials or you can mix up your potatoes and have different kinds. You can choose your own menu and we love that. They have a huge menu to choose from. It is awful windy and hope the wind slows down before we leave tonight.

Get Your Teaching Degree Online from USC

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I know most of my friends that, I work with, have taken night classes after work in order to get their Masters of Art Teaching Degree at the local college. I have seen them drive off after a hard day's work to sit in a class and try to absorb what is being taught when they are so tired out already from a full day on the job. I found out that you can get that degree right online from USC without all that hastle and easily get the program information. It is so much better to study at home online on your own schedule. You can rest up a little with the time that you would have spent on the road to the college and then start work online with your studies. USC has been ranked #22 in the USA and #9 by US News and World Report from among all private universities. Now I think that is really saying something about this school. You can also have the opportunity of learning from field based opportunities right there in your own area along with the interactive online studies. Their teaching staff is well recognized for their contributions to education. Additionally, you have the opportunity of learning from an institution that has been doing this for over 100 years. They will also help you with their special tuition program, a real asset also. You will also have all the benefits of a USC student, taking part in commencement, free Alumini memberships and also and the chance to become a part of the elite USC Trojan family. You want to be sure to check out their technology video and also look into scholarships at this renowned online university.

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Furious Wind

We are having terrible winds here today. It is a beautiful sunny Fall day but the wind will knock you right off your feet. It is the kind of wind that blows branches off trees and even blows down trees. It is rather unsafe even to drive through neighborhoods that have big old trees because you never know when one of them is going to come down on you. I need to go get the mail and run to the grocery store but I better take the highway where there are no trees. Even then things can blow around in front of you.

Athlete's Foot Fungus

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A person generally doesn't pay all that much attention to their feet. However, when the skin gets unusually dry and you begin to have itching and soreness between your toes, you then pay attention. You know something is going on that shouldn't be happening. We have seen many cases where the kids all take showers together and pick it up in the shower room from others who have it. It can be very uncomfortable and it sometimes it takes a trip to the doctor to find out what is going on. However, now there is Lamisil that you can buy over the counter to treat your athlete's foot fungus. If you apply it as directed, you will get great results and relief from your athlete's foot fungus.

My husband got a bad case of athlete's foot fungus and his toenails got a funny color. Then they began to thicken up and we knew something was not right. He said they even felt kind of numb. Every time he tried to trim his toenails, it seemed they got harder and harder to cut. You could even trim off some of the tough part but it didn't seem to change anything. Because they began to hurt him, we went to the doctor first and she said he had fungus under his toenails. We had never heard of such a thing. She gave him a prescription medicine to use but that did not work so we went to the pharmacist because he was quite knowledgeable. He recommended Lamisil for my husband's athlete's foot fungus and it worked for him. If anyone asks us about it, we always recommend it as a great product to take care of the fungus. It is so nice to be rid of it and have normal nails again and no uncomfortable hurting and itching.

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Dog Food Allergic Reaction

This is the second time we have had to change the dog food for little Holly, our Boston Terrier. I think she at the same dog food for years and then we went to a holistic dog food. She loved it and ate it for at least 3 years and suddenly she began rubbing her eyes. She rubbed them so hard they got red rings around them and even bled on her cheeks and eyebrows. So we had to change dog foods again. Now she is doing that again and we have changed her food once more. It is already starting to clear up after a few days. It is really strange.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Storm Brewing

It looks like a storm is brewing up. It is getting awful dark in the west. It has been sunny all morning and I was hoping to get to the store before it rained. I have been busy on the computer and just had to finish a few things and probably should have gone to the store sooner. It won't be long and it will be time to get the mail too. I guess it is lunch time now so better get going on that and have towels in the dryer to fold also. Busy time.