Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Morning!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a safe and happy Turkey day!

I have been busy, busy, busy, cleaning and cooking. I got the house cleaned good, finally, with just a couple of finishing touches to go. Yesterday I spent all day baking pies, which starved me to death! I can't wait to tear into those things!!!!!!!

We have a new baby to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Lisa gave birth to Lillee Jean at 4:05 am Tuesday, November 25. She weighed in at 5.7 lbs at 17.5 inches. She came a whole month early, and will be staying at the hospital until Friday morning. I say she wanted out early for the food....LOL! So, we have been extra busy, as we just HAD to go to the hospital to meet little Lillee. She is so precious, and yes, I have pictures, but you'll have to wait!

So, if you have tried to contact me....that's why I have been MIA. Sorry! I will get back to everyone after the holiday, this week has just been crazy!

I'm heading to the kitchen now.....more food! YUM!!!!!!

Hugs to all!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I just need to vent a little this morning....beware!

No Why is it that people are so dang grouchy t his time of the year? I mean, it seems like as soon as Halloween is over, the whole world goes to hell! Seriously, why is that? Is it the stress of the holiday shopping season? That seems like a silly reason, after all, the holidays aren't about gifts, they are about family and friends. Yes, I know, everyone loves to give and get gifts, but why has that become center stage over a friendly visit or a phone call from someone you haven't talked to in a while? I don't know, but I know that I'm tired of dealing with people already, and Thanksgiving isn't even here yet. And the truth be known, I don't walk around spewing rainbows or anything, but I am not short and rude either. I give a smile when I pass someone, say PLEASE and THANK YOU (which I think is honestly becoming a lost art!!!), and for the most part I try to be pleasant. Of course, there will always be people I don't understand, but the rude behavior is so unbecoming and I just don't get why they feel that they have to be that way.

Which leads me on to my next point, rude drivers. Road Rage We have all done something stupid, and probably something inconsiderate on the road, most likely on accident. However, it seems more and more that people have the inability to open their eyes and look beyond their cars. I drive the same roads day after day, at a pretty regular time, and it never fails, I have at least 1 close call every single day. I have saw more people blatantly run stop signs in this past week than I think I have in my entire life. They don't even slow down, just fly through it as if it doesn't exist. Now I am pretty cautious and if I see headlights coming towards an intersection, I automatically start slowing down. That isn't a common thing though, what if someone "new" moves into the area and doesn't know that these nitwits are flying around with no reguards to signs? Where are the police that should be watching for these guys? Not to mention the people who seem to think the highway is the Autobahn. What the heck is up with that? I follow the speed limits, #1 because I can't afford a speeding ticket, and #2 because I can't afford a speeding ticket. I'm not some stick in the mud that thinks that every rule has to be followed. Believe me on that one.....I'm just not. But I have come to realize that I can't waste money, and speeding is a waste of money. But why don't these people ever get caught? I'm not talking about 5 mph over, I'm talking leaving me like I'm standing still! I don't know.......

I'm almost done, bear with me. I went to the grocery store last night. Shopping Spree I have been doing really well with planning meals around sale items and stocking up on sale items that I have coupons for, other wise known as "can't pass it ups". So, I saw that the sale was almost over for the week and there were a few "can't pass it ups" I wanted to pick up and I get there and they were out of almost every single sale item in the store. What the hell? I mean really, if you are gonna put it on sale, at least get extra! There were a couple of things I could have lived without, honestly, but it still made me mad. Why advertise things that you don't have? And the biggest one was the turkey sale. I know, I know, everybody has them this time of the year, but I went the day the sale started and they had like 5 turkeys. WHAT? Yeah.....well, you advertise turkeys at $20.00 off, and all you have are 5 turkeys? And to beat that, they were little turkeys. We usually do between an 18-20 lb turkey, all they had were 12-13 lb. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It is so irritating! So, all in all, I did pretty good, I spent 98.00 and saved 31.00. Not bad....especially when this is enough food to get through 2 weeks, and about 2/3 of Thanksgiving dinner. Whatever, I'm just bugged this morning and nothing seems to be helping!Grocery

Okay, last but not least, my sweeper died 11 days ago. Vacuum I loved my sweeper, it was the best little fella a girl could ask for. Or so I thought! I gave in after 5 days of trying to get mine fixed and bought a new one. My old sweeper was a Eureka Whirlwind bagless, and I loved it so much, I thought I'd get another Eureka. This one is called a Eureka Capture. Let me tell you, my house was GROSS! Apparently my old trusty Whirlybird had been on it's last leg for quite some time. I have 2 rooms with carpet, both are equally 14'X15' rooms and I filled a grocery bag 3/4 of the way full in just one cleaning of each room. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I was so grossed out at the thought that we had been living in that crud and I didn't even know it! Okay, so I'm not exactly a clean freak, but I keep house fairly well. I had been sweeping the floors quite a bit as to deal with the flea problem that we've had all summer, so it was VERY hard for me to believe that it was that dirty. I think I know now why I have had such a battle with fleas, as the old sweeper was aparently not doing it's job so well. This new sweeper has 4 filters, 3 of which you just wash, and I have already had to wash them. I am just sooooo grossed out! And my house has never smelled so fresh! Really! I have tons of critters, so that is always a problem, but I really feel like things are clean now. Of course, I used to feel that way with the old sweeper too.....LOL. All in all, I love my new sweeper, I do have 2 issues with her though.....the cord seems to always be in the way, it doesn't have one of those clippy things that holds it up by the handle and the hose is too short. It's stretchy, but it's too short. I used to be able to reach my ceiling fans with the old one, and this one, I can't. But that's okay, I'll survive that! Oh other issue, it's green. Lime green. Bleh! I do miss the friendly light blue of my old model, but I do think I'll get over it, that is, as long as she keeps up the good work!Vacuuming

Alright, I think I'm done now, but I can't make any promises.....

Have a great Thursday all!

Big Hug

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Valuable Coupons I Thourght I'd Share!

Good morning, All!

I was just looking up some coupons for my fall cleaning products...ergo, it's the holidays and well....I need to clean the house, since I didn't get it done in the spring.

So, I have found some great coupons!

Windex, $1.00 off any windex product:

Pledge, $1.00 off any product:

Scrubbing Bubbles, different deals....$12.00 in savings!

Lysol products, tons of coupons!

Of course, with each of these, you have to enter your info, but it was worth it to me!

Hope ya'll get a little help with your holiday cleaning!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

They Did Their Share

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say "thank you" to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs
Thank you, to all Veterans, young and old.
Have a safe and thoughtful day,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Project

Hi all!

I'm working on a new project! I know, a new project? Amazingly enough, yes. A friend/customer on my route requested a bible cover! She originally asked for a lighthouse in the center of the front and nature as a theme, but then she saw my checkbook cover and fell in love! So, that's the theme!


Not to shabby, huh? At least I haven't forgotten how to piece a block. Now, the seam treatments may be another story....hee hee hee....

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get Out And Vote!

Comments & Myspace layouts

Just a quick post before bed this morning, and a friendly reminder....GO VOTE!

It's the only way to be heard, and you and only YOU can vote for yourself. Make your vote count.....get out and vote!

There's a great post by one of my fellow Munsonians, TS Jefferson....great read, with great voting tips! Go to:

Have a great Election Day, USA!


Myspace Layouts, Myspace graphics

Get your own myspace graphics or myspace layouts at

Blog Issues, No More!

WOO HOO! It must have been a problem within blogger, I got it fixed this morning. I even got my blog lists back! YAY! (Of course, that was a little work, Ha ha ha!)

Happy Fall, Ya'll!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Having blog issues

Hi all....I can't seem to get my blog to do anything I want it to do. I may be stuck for eternity with the happy halloween graphic, as I can't get it to go away. And I lost my bloglist. Great.

Anyway....bear with me as I go thru changes for the next few days!


Pet My Turkey!

pYzam Page Pets

pYzam Page Pets
Page Pets & MySpace Layouts

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Who ARE These People????

So, Halloween's over for another year, and I'm sighing a sigh of relief and dread. All of the hoopla is over, and now it's time to disassemble everything and tuck it away for another year. We had a ball last night! Every year just seems to get more and more exciting, and this year was definately no exception. We didn't have nearly as many kids as usual, but I'd say there were around 70 kids. We had some spookers and some cuties, ranging from pirates to Chucky. Everyone did an excellent job this year!

So, here's some pics of our costumes....we actually had time to get ready this year as hubs decided to take a couple hours off work. Hey, it's his vacation time, he can use how he wants to! HA!

The Spell Spinner's in:

The Undertaker's ready to dig.....

Witchy woman! Maggie, our next door neighbor:

Um, well...I guess we'll call this one the Drunk Hippie Clown from Hell. Our other neighbor, Danny:

The Drunk Hippie Clown from Hell meets the Undertaker:'s LOVE!

The whole Boo Crew after all was said and done:

Maggie's daughter and granddaughter, Daniele and Kyla:

We got some good scares in on the kids, and adults as well. I have more fun watching the guys scare the kids than I do anything else! The Undertaker stood silent and waited for someone to walk by, then the spook was on! He'd jump at them and walk behind them....scares 'em every time! The Drunk Hippie Clown spent the night running around in the street, waving them in for the Undertaker to scare. As for Maggie and I, we sat on the porch and passed out the candy. We had the easy jobs last night!
Well, I'm worn out today....who knew having fun could be this exhausting!
Hugs to all,