Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Running Shoes

Homes For Sale

It seems like there are a lot of homes for sale in our town. I know that some have been on the market for a very long time. I would hate to have a house that couldn't sell. To move to another location and try to buy a home while still attempting to sell one would not be a fun thing. I know people that would like to build new homes but are not able to get theirs sold. I think we will just stay where we are.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Online PHD

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New Orleans

Bill had a business trip to New Orleans. We have never been there before. I wondered if it was in better shape now that time has passed. People had told us that was one of the larger cities in the U.S. with such a high crime rate. It will be fun to check out the pictures he had taken while there.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Our youngest son is quite ambitious. He took one year of college his senior year of high school. With that he ended up graduating college one year ahead of many of his classmates. He actually started his career the week before he had graduated with a great job at John Deere. With less then a year on there, he has now been offered a Product Engineer position. He is only 21 years old and doing awesome! He really enjoys what he's doing, which is a huge plus. We recently returned from a trip where we saw a John Deere tractor on a beach down in Florida. We had to bring the picture back for our son to see. Their tractors are everywhere doing all kinds of different work. :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hair Schools

For those of you interested in cosmetology, there is now a fast growing beauty institute worth checking out. The Regency Beauty Institute of Minneapolis continues to grow and expand. It started over 50 years ago and has become well known. They now have over 30 campuses over nine states and more are coming. These schools take a great approach as to cosmetology education. Their students under supervision, are supplying quality services in discounted salons for the public. They work closely with salons, cruise ships and runways. These graduates are highly sought after. Click in and see how you might change your future in one of these quality hair schools.

Supper Time

Tonight we are going out for supper. It is too bad there just isn't any real good place to eat in our town or nearby towns. We have to go to the same places over and over. I wish we had a nice, clean good restaraunt close by but for now we don't. I, for one, get tired of the fast food places and prefer a good home cooked meal.

Performance Car

Back in the day there were many sports cars that were high performance. Then for a time it seemed like those cars just didn't exist. Today there are more all the time. Sleek looking, high horse powered cars like there used to be. In fact there might even be more of them. Some of the cars today don't really look like they would perform but looks are deceiving.

Credit Cards For Students

Today there are many families sending their children off to college. With that brings financial questions. What is the easiest and best ways to have funds available to your child if they should need it. I found that Credit Cards For Students worked wonderfully. The kids had it there in case they would need to use it. Now with it is quick and easy to compare all kinds of different credit card companies. They have done the footwork for you, by researching these companies. They offer leading credit card issuers such as Visa, MasterCard, Citibank, Bank of America and more. Click in and check for yourself. Find what will best suit your personal needs.

Sleeping On The Couch

I like to fall asleep on the couch at night but Bill would rather just go to bed. I have an idea in my mind that if I go to sleep too early I will just have to go to work earlier. Bill thinks I'd be better off just going to bed but for now I will just enjoy my spot on the couch.

Spell Check

For awhile my spell check wasn't working. It is strange to go without spell check after you get used to it. I remember looking up many words in the dictionary as I wrote letters and did homework. You feel sort of lost now when you must take time to look up words. I am glad my spell check is working again.

Wedding Ideas

I know what it feels like to be planning a wedding. I had two children get married eight days apart and I know that there can be a lot of stress and detail to this major planning. At the time I didn't have access to wonderful Wedding Ideas such as are offered by the site. They have been helping brides, grooms and I would also add, parents in helping set up that perfect day. They combine free, interactive planning tools, inspirational photos, a local vendor guide, expert advice, an online registry system and more. If you are looking to have that awesome, classy, upscale wedding, they may help you out. Just search for yourself and see what you think.

Second Trip

Last night after work Bill went to the grocery store for me to pick up a few things for the weekend. I had a short list which included round steak. He bought stew meat in cubes instead. We will use that sometime but I really needed the round steak so he had to make a second trip to the store before they closed. I am not complaining since he was willing to go which meant I didn't have to.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Have you ever been brave enough to sing at karaoke? We recently were on vacation and had a chance to sit through two nights of karaoke. One night, the first guy to sing was absolutely great. The MC then said that the guy ruined it(jokingly) for the rest of the people because he was too good. Apparently the singers are supposed to be borderline bad. We had fun and did hear some good singers.

Bulk Wedding Flowers

Weddings can take a lot of time and expense. Flowers are one of the larger parts to planning a wedding. What type of flowers will you choose? How many and what types of arrangements? Now with you can purchase bulk wedding flowers and ease the stress of cost and fuss over your flowers. They offer awesome roses, calla lilies, gerbera daisies, peonies, hydrangeas and more. they are delivered at a low cost and with ease. You can find those perfect flowers not only for a wedding, but also other occasions. If you are looking to decorate for something special, they have wonderful table arrangements and centerpieces. These flowers are kept and moved with great care. Look into their site for you flower needs.

Big TV

If you were going to buy a big screen TV, what would you purchase? There are so many brands and sizes that it can be a very tough decision. Not to mention the different prices. We got a new projection television last year but the new LCD models are quite nice. The are light weight and have great color. If we were to do it over, I think we may have gone with the LCD.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

February Thaw

Is there such a thing as a February thaw? Since we didn't have one in January I think it would be great to have one this month. It is very unusual weather. The wind has been terrible and I think we have had enough snow for a long time. It makes it harder to do most things when it is this cold and snowy.

Mexico Vacation

If you are looking for a great vacation, a Mexico Vacation may be just what you need. With the Riviera Maya come the wonderful white-sand beaches to stroll those evenings with the one you love. At Karisma Hotels you will find secluded beaches, and wonderful food. These resorts offer indulgences and top notch service. You can rest your nerves and kick back and relax. With great entertainment and awesome accommodations you will love your get away. There are beachside bar swings, ocean-view intimacy, beach beds to name a few. Their expert chef's will blow you away. Check into this great resort.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Slick Roads

The roads were very slick today. Many cars were in the ditches and median. It sure wasn't a good day to be out and about. I am glad that I work in town. Bill, however, has to drive to his office which is out of town. If the roads get too bad though, he stays close to home.

Online Casino

Everyone can enjoy a great casino. Now with this awesome internet casino, you can enjoy the game from the comfort of your very own home. This site has so much to offer. With this virtual casino you will find free bonuses and promotions. It's eye appealing and has a variety of casino games to take part in. You should check it out, it's user friendly.

Funny Moments

We have been watching American Idol again this year. These early episodes are very interesting and show some funny moments. I think some of the people know that they are not good singers. Some that are cut are, to me, better than some that are kept for another audition. I am sure there are singers that are kept in the American Idol process because of the ratings the networks will receive.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

John Deere

Recently while vacationing in south Florida, we were on a beach enjoying the sun. We suddenly saw what appeared to be a John Deere tractor coming along the edge of the water. It looked as though it was smoothing out the sand. We could hardly believe our eyes. Our youngest son works for John Deere and I guess when thinking about Deere tractors we have usually visualized a farm field, corn or other types of country visions. So to see a John Deere on a Florida beach, really surprised us. We had to bring back a picture for our son. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Do you enjoy reading? There are times when I really do like to read and others when I don't. Of course, it makes a big difference what I am reading. Bill's parents were always very big readers. They would read after lunch and then take a nap. Some people just can't stand to read unless it is something they must read. I know people like that. I do think that it is important to be a good reader which means that a person take some time to read and be somewhat proficient.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Tomorrow is Sunday. Boy, the weeks sure do fly by. We'll be going to church tomorrow and they are going to have all of us fill out a survey. We recently had our Pastor leave. We have been told certain things, but are still unsure as to why the Pastor's family felt it was time for them to go. So, tomorrow they will have us fill out something, hoping to get answers to some questions. I guess we'll see how it goes. It's to bad that sometimes man wants to lead instead of letting God lead. I'm not sure if that is what has happened here or not. I sure hope not.

Sea World Tickets

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Online Gambling

I have heard that there people that gamble on the internet. They should know that it is illegal to gamble online in the state of Iowa. There has been more of a push to investigate these types of crimes so hopefully people will think before they get involved with this kind of activity.


I so enjoy traveling. I love to plan at least one if not several trips a year. It gives me something fun and new to look forward to. I've been busy packing and trying to figure out all of the new regulations with flying. I think it's easier to drive if we can. Just through the bags in the car and go. Pack and take as much as you want along. Anyway, it will be fun to get away to somewhere warm and sunny. :)


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Spell Check

Someone told me today that they think spell check is one of the greatest things about using a computer. I agree that it is a big help. There are many things that computers can do that many people, including myself, don't even realize. They keep getting more and more high tech all the time. When I have trouble with my computer I ask one of the kids what I should do. They are much more computer knowledgeable than I am.