Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lets see the Dog Whisperer do this!!

Recently I had received an email with this video attached from YouTube. It is pretty unbelievable. If I hadn't seen it for myself, I wouldn't have believed it could be true. These little puppies must be missing their mommy and this man can ease them to sleep by singing. It is so cute. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am so excited! After twenty some years in our house, we are finally having a gas fireplace installed. The plumbers came today and ran the gas line under the floor and up through to the fireplace. Now a local wood craftsmen will be coming to measure and build the raised harth and mantle. He does such a beautiful job. He has done our kitchen, bathroom vanity and a large entertainment center. We are very pleased with his work. We will be laying tile also. It will be so nice this next winter. No more cold nights in the family room for us.

PDA Medical Dictionary

With today's modern technology, there is so much more information available at the click of a button. Now with Epocrates PDA medical dictionary, Doctors can easily and quickly find drug information that they are needing. This pocket-size device has become part of a physicians attire. The medical reference software is being used by over 500,000 health care professionals today. A drug guide can be loaded on a PDA or a smartphone and accessed immediately. It can assist the Doctor in prescribing, drug dosing, side effects and health plan coverage. It is a great tool that is being used. Check out their free medical pocket PC software, medical Palm software and medical Windows Mobile software. This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Lamp Shades

It was that time again. We were out of many things and needed to go to the big city for some shopping. We also were able to have our hair done. So that was nice to get two things done while traveling. With the prices of gas today, you want to take full advantage of your travel. We picked up a few things for the house again and bought our groceries. I found some new lamp shades. The jury is still out on those. I'm not totally sold. Not sure if the base of my lamps goes with them or not. My kids are coming home this weekend, so we'll have to see what they think.

Office Supplies

It seems we are always in need of some office supplies. My husband was looking for a good deal on DVD's, CD's and also covers for them. I'm short on printer paper, photo paper and printer ink. Not to mention needing a new computer chair and chair mat. It's always something. Tough to keep everything stocked. Good thing there is online shopping.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sirius Radio

It is so nice to relax to some great christian music. With a Sirius Radio we are sure to have music 24/7. Ours is portable and I enjoy bringing it into the house for listening while home. On my days off it is playing all day long. It calms and relaxes me. It can also pick me up and get me going. It's awesome!

Hot Tub Accessories

With life being so busy and stressful at times, we are all looking for some kind of release. Where can a person go to relax, dream, unwind? A hot tub is a wonderful choice. There has been such advances in the make up of hot tubs today. No longer do you have to stare at a big gray/brown ugly panel while trying to relax. The hot tub accessories that are offered are amazing. There are full-view panoramic spa scenes that can be found for your hot tub experience. The easy to trim and installation process is also a plus. These products are found to be reasonable compared to landscaping around your hot tub. Take the easy route and beautify the scenery around your area. You won't be sorry. You will feel that you are right there on the beach, with sand beneath your feet, or a rushing river close by. What ever it is that appeals to you, you will most likely fine on this website.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Bill suggested that we grill steaks for supper tonight. We generally aren't big steak eaters but it sounded pretty good. Bill was helping in the kitchen and then ran out to check on the grill. He came in and said he had burned the steak. I thought he was joking but then he showed me the steak. He definitely wasn't joking. They were beyond burned!! He said it was a good thing we had more in the freezer. The second steaks were very good. It is funny now, but at the time not so much.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Well, I will be going to my sister's for our annual get together. We love to spend a day shopping in the city. Then we make sure we lounge by her pool one afternoon and just visit and relax. She always has good food and there is never a shortage on talking. We are very good at that.


A huge part of today's population is found to be over weight. Whether it is by ten or fifteen pounds, all the way up to obese. It is a difficult process to loose that unwanted weight. For many it becomes an accession. There is a drug available, Phentermine, that can assist the individual trying to diet. This drug helps to suppress hunger, in turn loosing weight. It certainly may be your answer today.

Bathroom Vanity

Well, we are on our way to finishing up the bathroom. It has been an all day project, but it will be well worth it. A local craftsmen built our bathroom vanity. It is beautiful. I love the new flooring as well. We decided to go with the brushed nickel in that room. It's all coming together nicely.


I sure do enjoy getting new glasses. After about a year and a half or so, I find myself struggling to see the computer at work. Now with I can find a variety of trendy frames, single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic)lens, tinted sunglasses lens, progressive lens and more. It's fun to have choices. Not only that, but they offer very competitive prices. With no middlemen and a small amount of advertising, they can keep their budget down and offer the savings to the customer. Browse this awesome site for yourself.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Family Time

Life is to short. We need to take time for our families. We feel very blessed to have gotten our entire family together this past weekend. We had not all been together since Christmas time. We only had a few hours together, but we had such a great time! The grandchildren are now eight months old and are so curious and playful. They checked each other out and pretty much shared the toys. :) It was such a wonderful family time.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Online Shopping

Most of us today find ourselves to have a very busy lifestyle. Now with the ease of online shopping you can save yourself time and money. With you are sure to find what you are looking for. This great website searches for you and locates products and stores from all over. By supplying you with information on products from all different locations, you can now find the best deal and quicker then ever before.
If it's team sports you are interested in, you can find a variety of sports in which to choose from. Have you been looking for items related to the sport of basketball? They will search and find shoes, hoops, balls and NBA merchandise with just a click.
Maybe it's the sport of football? Browse and see that you will find footballs, football pads, NFL merchandise and even a video game buying guide. It's all there waiting for you. Check out this awesome shopping site for yourself.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Today my side of the family had a reunion. Actually it was both a reunion and also a birthday celebration for my uncle who turned 82. We had a nice time together. There was plenty of food for everyone. My cousin Mike hosted it as his acreage. It was so much fun to reminisce about the good old days and the fun we had as kids. It was a beautiful day and I'm glad it didn't rain. Hopefully we can get together again next year.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


We have been on the go every day lately. I would like to have a day to just rest. I am sure most people feel that way. We have busy lives but we need to take time to rest and recuperate too. During the week it is up and 5:30am and go to bed about 11pm. Maybe next week will be a good time to rest.

Personalized Gifts

When it comes to weddings, there are a lot of details, stress and financial burden. But, the gift buying for the bridal party doesn't have to be difficult. Personalized gifts are always a nice idea. I think personalized gifts are nice for many occasions. They give that added unique touch and presents it as a more thoughtful gift.

Sales Job Search

I know someone that is presently working on a sales job search. He has found a recruiter that is assisting him with his resume and getting his name out there in the field in which he is highly interested in. It can be a process, but he knows that in the end, it will be well worth the time invested.


My car needs a good cleaning. The inside especially needs wiping down. I mentioned it to Bill the other day and hopefully he can get to it soon. He washed the car last week but there is dust and dirt inside. I like my car to be clean. I might have to just clean it myself.


Years ago when my children were much younger, they took an interest in electronic games as so many kids do today. My sons are now grown up and still have their favorite video game units. Jake loves his PS3 and even has a blog that he talks about it often. He is always looking for a deal when it comes to new games and accessories for the unit. I will have to fill him in on He will be impressed.

Digital Cameras

Several years back my family and I were on vacation. I can remember a man wanting us to take a picture of him and his family. He handed me a small digital camera. At the time I was unfamiliar with digital cameras. I didn't know if I would ever own one. Now I know just how great they are. I wouldn't want to be without one.


This weekend is the Fourth of July. I was surprised to hear that many stores are going to be open. Bill called Home Depot and they told him they would be open the entire weekend. I imagine people are going to be needing items like coolers and chairs. I then called Walmart and found that they would be open also. I guess I'll be able to pick up those groceries I'll be needing. It will be nice to have the weekend off and see the kids and grand babies.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Midwest Auto Recycling

Most of us own a vehicle or even more then one. With owning a car comes great responsibility at times. When it breaks down we know that we will have to have it repaired. If it happens to be your engine or transmission, we often think big bucks. Well, now with midwest auto recycling, you will find used engines and transmissions. They come with one of the best warranties in the nation. They are all CARFAX verified and come completely assembled. They are all started, inspected for compression, cylinder leak down tested, checked for oil pressure and cleaned before sale. They have been test driven and inspected. You will surely be satisfied. Look into Midwest Auto Recycling.


What kind of food do you like to prepare for family gatherings? I'm never quite sure what I should make. I'm thinking salads this year. I thought I would prepare an oreo salad. It is easy and quick, so I will have time to make other things. I think I will also make a pasta salad, with lots of veggies, cheese and nuts. I also like the old Snicker Salad standby. Most everyone eats that. I don't think I can go wrong.

4th of July!

Well, with the Holiday quickly approaching, some of us find ourselves with family plans. I know we are looking forward to a couple of reunions that we will be attending and also our son, his wife and baby will be home to see us also. They are from states away and it will be exciting for us all to get together again. It should be quite a 4th of July!

Presidential Dollars

There is a great company, Cable Shopping Network, where you can find awesome presidential dollars and more. What a spectacular selection they are offering. This retailer is one of the top in the industry. Their goal is customer satisfaction. They have thousands of customers that already put their trust in them. With the vast assortment of products, you are sure to find something you are wanting. This site also offers state quarters, coins, sports, stamps, models and more. Click in and browse their site and if you are ever in Scottsdale, Arizona, stop in and see first hand their dedication to the industry.

Big Hole

About a week ago I noticed a big hole in the front yard. When I say big, I mean a hole that is about three inches deep and about a foot across. You might not consider that overly big but it sure looks big to me. I don't know if a rabbit or maybe even a dog dug this hole but whatever it was, I hope they don't do it again. Bill filled in the hole with a little dirt but I think we need more, then some seed.


Little green apples can be seen on our tree. It looks like thousands of them! Our tree always produces the best apples. Too bad that in the fall we have to clean up the mess that they make. We usually have a pickup load of apples that we haul away. Of course we have several grocery bags full of good apples besides. I enjoy seeing the apples on the tree but not on the ground.

Djembe Drums

Now you can find djembe drums that have been made of legally harvested and Government inspected timber. These drums are made of beautiful high quality designs. They are created by master carvers and made of Mahogany wood, premium goatskin heads and alpine braided rope. The X8 djembe drum collection is truly a work of art. You won't be disappointed by what you will find with this great supply of djembe drums. The NYC Hand Drum Specialty Store is located in Jersey City, NJ. Check their website out today. Click in and browse all they have to offer. They feel it very important to be as eco-friendly as possible.

Grocery List

Tonight I am busy with several things including making my grocery list. This job is not something I have Bill do. I wish he could, but it is faster if I do it myself. I don't really enjoy this particular task. I do like to keep stocked up on groceries. Bill teases and says that I have more groceries than the store!


There has been a lot of flooding in Iowa and many homes have been totally ruined. Apparently the Federal Government is sending some type of homes or trailers to be used for people that are now homeless. I am glad there is help coming for these people. How terrible they must feel, not having their home or possessions that they did just weeks ago.

Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Are you planning a wedding soon? If you have ever planned a wedding or helped someone in planning theirs, you already know all of the work involved in this wonderful day. This is a way to ease your stress and you pocketbook. Browse "The Knot Wedding Shop" website today. They offer high quality wedding supplies. With their unique wedding favor ideas, you are sure to be the talk of the town. Not only that, but they also carry novelty items such as wedding cameras, ring pillows, personalized attendant gifts, cake toppers, jewelry accessories and more. They are one of the largest retailers in the wedding supply industry. You will love their site.