Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Going back to college

I was speaking with my son the other day about college. He works in higher education and gets to see the trends that we hear about in the news. When the economy is poor, there are more people going back to school. That is exactly what he is seeing! People want to set themselves apart from the competition, so they go back to get more schooling. If people want to move up in business, then they go back and finish their 4 year business degree. If they want System Support & Documentation Jobs, then they go back for schooling in that area. So many people have 2 year specialized degrees and have been working for many years. Then all of a sudden they are let go or told they need more education. So sad to see so many companies just pushing their employees onto the street in favor of some young kid who hasn't proven anything but has a 4 year degree.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beautiful but temporary sidewalk chalk art

Guest post written by Olivia Parks

My kids are really quite creative and I love checking out all the stuff that they do. Just one of the many things that they do is draw all over our driveway and sidewalks with sidewalk chalk. They're still really young and really let their imaginations just go wild.

I like to take pictures of some of the more complicated stuff that they draw with sidewalk chalk. A few nights ago I was actually emailing my sister a few of the pictures because she loves stuff like that and while I was doing that I saw the website I looked at it a little bit and after that I decided to sign up for a new internet package through it.

I'm working right now on putting together a picture album of just some of the best pictures that they've made. I think it will be something neat for them to look at some years on down the road. Also, it's much easier to show off a photo album instead of a sidewalk.

"I have been paid for this guest post."

Monday, August 15, 2011

Crazy Weather

We have had some crazy weather this past few months. It has been very hot and we haven't had much rain at all. The grass has turned quite brown already. They are talking rain later this week though. Leaves and seeds have fallen much earlier this year too. Thankfully we haven't had hot weather like in some of the southern states. There was a guy that called in to the radio station and said where he lives they had already seen over thirty days with temperatures over 100 degrees. That would not be fun.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Working in the medical field for years I have seen many changes. There is always something newer and better on the market. When looking for a medical device such as a audiometer or some other type of screening device, it's nice to know that it can be a click away. The internet is quick and easy. So glad we have it.