Sunday, December 28, 2008

New York Yankees Tickets

Are there any New York Yankee fans out there? Would you love to find New York Yankees tickets for the 2009 season? At you can find tickets from spring training through to the MLB Playoffs. It would be so fun to experience the excitement of attending one of these games in the new New York Yankees stadium! So go purchase your tickets today and plan for an exciting day at the game!

Memory Stick

I found through Christmas how nice it was to have a memory stick and a large capacity one at that in my digital camera. I knew I could take as many pictures as I wanted to and would have plenty of space. is a great website to find a variety of memory sticks and memory cards and flash cards. They have the best price in Sony memory sticks and give you a 60 day money back guarantee. So if you are shopping for a memory stick and at a great price be sure and check out this website.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My great niece is almost 14 months old now and she is doing so many fun things. My niece sent me a video of Kaelyn dancing to some music. She had a little music box and she knows how to push the button to make the music play and then she starts to wiggle her little body like she's dancing. It is so cute and I want to share it with you.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sleep Number Beds

Do you have restless nights of sleep or does your back bother you in the morning? I have a family member and his wife that decided to buy a sleep number bed because they wanted a more restful night of sleep. They absolutely love it. They said they have never slept as well as they do on this bed. At you can find great buys on beds like the sleep number. They will beat any price you find on the Internet and if you call now they will give you additional discounts.

Christmas Party

We had our work Christmas party today. Many of us were involved in a grab bag and that was fun. All of us brought treats from home, we had a nice variety. We stuffed ourselves so full that my husband and I didn't have supper tonight. It was a good time and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


It has been snowing the entire day today. It just doesn't quit. At least the wind isn't blowing or we would have a blizzard. The snow is so light and fluffy. Well, for everyone who wanted a white Christmas where we live their wishes are coming true. It sounds as if we are in for another storm on Thursday but that one sounds like it could be worse with some ice involved. Yikes!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

About You ... dNeero-ites


Around Christmas time I start digging out my recipe books and search for something new to make for our family gatherings. I get tired of making the same thing over and over. This year I am going to try a new salad for my side and for our Christmas here at home I am going to try a very delicious sounding dessert. It has a lot of chocolate in it so I don't think I can go wrong. I had one time at an open house and it was yummy so I hope my family will enjoy it too.

SpitzTunes - Cheer & Fear


I signed up with Facebook probably over a year or so ago. There are so many adults on there now and it's fun to see what everybody has to say. It can be quite comical. I have one friend on there that gives the most humorous remarks on statuses or whatever. He is very entertaining and I enjoy being a part of Facebook.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wholesale Flowers

Planning a wedding can be hectic and paying for a wedding can be very expensive. We all know that most weddings have gorgeous flowers at them and we probably assume they are expensive. At a person can find wholesale flowers that are so beautiful and would add so much to their wedding day. They have a wonderful site where you can view their huge inventory of gorgeous flowers and order them on their site. When that special day arrives they will ship your flowers overnight straight from the flower farms where they are freshly cut. They will deliver them where ever you tell them to. Buying flowers from them can save you money and you will be fully satisfied at what you get. They also ship bulk premium flowers to restaurants, events, hotels, personal flower arrangements, and any occasion that calls for flower arrangements.

God's Blessing

My son has been having a couple of very stressful weeks with school and the semester coming to an end. We have been praying diligently for him and so many others have been doing the same. It almost seems daily that I am getting a call from him telling me how God has been answering prayers and how he feels his presence with him throughout each day. We just can't imagine what life would be like if God wasn't in it and we don't want to either. We feel so blessed by him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Engage With Grace

Christmas Music

I love it when radio stations or even on Sirius they start playing Christmas music. I have some downloaded onto my computer and love listening to it. As I am typing this I am listening to Amy Grant singing Jingle Bells. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas goes so fast that I try and listen to this type of music as much as I can.

It Drives Us Nuts!

Wind and Snow

Well, I'm not too sure how much snow we have gotten but it's a good few inches. The winds are suppose to reach 40 mph today and with the light fluffy snow I can see that it can make driving rather treacherous. I'm glad I am staying in today. The snow has quit and the sun is out so maybe that will help some.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blackberry Plants

When I was younger I remember going to my brother's acreage and going out into the wooded area and picking berries from the wild plants that were growing there. It was so nice to get fresh berries to put on ice cream or make a pie with. You can now purchase Blackberry plants for your yard. There is no more having to go into wooded areas or in ditches to find such good fruit as this.
Berry Nursery at Aaron's Bulb Farm is the best place on the Internet to buy your blackberry bushes and plants. All berries are carefully packaged and shipped directly to you and are 100% guaranteed to be healthy and grow.

Ferrari Parts

Are you someone who owns a Ferrari and need to find some parts for it. There is a website that specializes in Ferrari parts. They are a one-stop supplier for all original Ferrari. They have thousands of original parts, tools and accessories in their catalog. If you need it they probably will have it. You can also text them at 63278 for discounts and exclusive deals on genuine ferrari parts. All of their parts are original and new.


Many people have lost their jobs recently because of the state of our economy and need to find an easy way to search for employment. Many young people have graduated from college and are ready to start their careers and wonder where to look for these jobs.
At anyone who needs to find a job can probably find on through this website. This is the world's largest network of Niche Career communities. From this one website you can access thousands of sites and channels. Begin today finding that special job.


The Inventor of Leptovox came up with the idea of this pill while. Her guest was a Dr. Perricone and they were discussing Ten Superfoods. The superfoods are known to slow the aging process quite a bit. The Inventor was very curious about this so he ate those ten superfoods for ten days and claims that many positive benefits resulted.
Some of the ten superfoods are kind of expensive to buy in large quantities so the Inventor decided to create a pill that had extracts of each of the superfoods. Not only does this pill help you lose weight but people who have battled acne have found it has cleared up. There have been many people writing in with very positive comments on Leptovox.


Shortly after Christmas people start thinking about how they need to lose that extra weight they have gained over the holidays from eating all the great Christmas cookies and candies. Phentermine is an affordable diet aid which the FDA approved back in 1959. This pill is an appetite suppressant drug and has been used to help obese patients to suppress hunger and lose weight. They have found that you can lose weight much more quickly using this drug. It is always important to talk to your doctor first before trying new things like this.

Vessel Sinks

A few years back we remodeled our kitchen and we thought we would put in a stainless steel sink but changed our minds and put in a granite sink instead. I really do like the durability of it and the way it looks. It is kind of fun when remodeling a kitchen or bath to find the perfect sink and accessories that will make your room look modern and stylish. Wholesale Stone Sinks offers their customers the ability to buy Stone vessel sinks, Pedestal and Farm Sinks and have them shipped direct to your home. They can keep their prices lower because they have no middleman for marked up prices. When visiting this website you will find a variety of very nice sinks for your home.


When you get too tired do you get light headed? For some reason that is a good sign that I have not had enough sleep. My youngest son is a lot like that also. I also find that I get migraines when I've been lacking in sleep. It just shows how important it is to get the needed rest we are intended to have. The funny thing is I slept all night and for at least 8 hours so I don't know what my problem is today.=)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas with a Capital C

So many people in our country want to change Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays. They don't want to offend anyone so they can't say Christmas. I think that's crazy. Christmas is about the birth of Christ. Without his birth there is no Christmas. I love this song by Go Fish. Please take some time and listen to the's great!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Our boys do a lot of texting and the cost of each text has really gone up. They pay about $5 a month right now for only 250 texts but are finding that is not enough. I can't get over how much young people text. They want to get unlimited texting and I suppose they will really be texting then. I don't know how they can stand to do that all the time, I would rather make a phone call.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gadget Type Gifts

Christmas time can be kind of hard sometimes. Trying to think of the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. I have 3 men in my family and they all seem to enjoy gadget type gifts. I would probably say my adult sons probably do more then their dad. There is this really sweet website where you can find gadget type gifts. There are gifts like a digital tire gauge, my husband would like that.
You can increase your hybrid mpg and performance by running your Prius in electric mode only up to 34 mph. This option is put into every Prius but it is disabled for North American hybrids but now you can turn it back on for improved hybrid mpg and performance. Using this device is easy to install and will activate the electric only feature.
Another very cool gadget is the Kiwi gas saver. The Kiwi uses a LED display that will improve your fuel economy by pointing out certain wasteful driving trends and helping you modify them. My guess is everyone would love this gift. I know everyone in my family would. We all want to know ways in which to save on our gas.
This site is full of great gadgets and would be perfect for your gadget minded person on your Christmas list.


Wow! it is really snowing outside. They were saying we could get 1-3 inches but if it keeps going like it is right now it will be more. It's pretty but I can live without it that's for sure. My kids have a two hour drive back to their place later today and I sure hope it quits before then so that the roads will be cleaned off.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Home Based Business Opps

Have you ever thought how nice it would be to have a home based business? I think about it a lot. I would love to work at home and work when I want to work. There is this website where you can find home based business opps. It is owned and operated by Microsoft Corporation. They can help link you with a home based business of your choice. They link real people with great opportunities. That would be so sweet to work from home and make a great income. It is amazing the business opportunities they have to offer and the help they are willing to give a person.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

We bought the dvd Journey to the Center of the Earth and with it came 4 pair of glasses so that we could watch the movie in 3D. We had seen the movie in the theater without 3D and really liked it but we found that it was pretty cool seeing the 3D affects. Sometimes it got to our eyes because they seemed blurry but over all it was fun to watch.
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Our Thanksgiving

Our sons got home late last night to spend the weekend with us. We are planning to have our Thanksgiving together tomorrow. So as soon as I can get myself off this computer I need to go make some pies for our day. Our youngest son loves chocolate pie and our oldest loves any kind of pie so I will make the traditional pumpkin. I better get done here and get to work.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rob Pattinson ... Bite Me ... Please!

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars was so good on Monday night. It's hard to believe that tonight is the finale. I'm sad because I love this show and look forward to watching it every week. I have a feeling that Brook and Derek will win it and they do deserve it but I also feel Lance has really improved and I think sometimes the judges are still too hard on him and Warren too. They all are so much fun to watch. I can't wait to see what happens tonight. It is going to be great!

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Male Edge

On television or online we see advertising of all kinds. Over the years the medical field has advanced in so many ways. There are items that are advertised that we are a surprise by on the TV ads and online advertisement such as a Penis enlargement device. This is a very confidential and private subject for some and now you can go to to find out more information about a penis extender. You can sign up and join the Male Edge Forum to learn about the devices available for achieving a bigger penis. If this is something that is of interest to you and you would like to find out more you can browse this website in the privacy of your own home.


The funeral for that young family member is going to be held on tomorrow. My husband left today to go there. It is about a 5 hour drive and he will be there to represent our family. It is so sad that this young successful man lost his life at the age of 26. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Computer Desks

We have a desktop computer set up in our basement and it is important to me to have everything around it organized. I don't like messes. It is nice to have an attractive desk to add to the decor of our room. When shopping for computer desks it is important to us that it has enough shelves and drawers to keep everything in it's place. At you can find a nice selection of computer desks that can meet any need you may have. You can choose from wood computer desks or space saving corner desks. There are many sizes and finishes to choose from.

Weekend Plans

This weekend our sons are coming home. I am so excited because it has been a few weeks since we've seen them. We are planning to have our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. They get to be with us Saturday and Sunday and then will have to head back to where they live. I hope the time goes really slow.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mexican Vacations

For our 25th wedding anniversary my husband and I planned a trip to Mexico Riviera Maya. We stayed in an all inclusive resort and loved it. Mexico has some pretty amazing resorts where you can get fed well, treated like gold with being pampered. Karisma Hotels are a collection of divinely favored properties on secluded white-sand beaches on the Mexican Riviera Maya.
Their expert chefs provide exquisite food for their visitors. Gourmet Inclusive is an new concept that caters to sophisticated world travelers. This is not like your typical buffet style meals but you are treated to a sit down, waited on experience.There are so many unique and different things, that are awesome, about the Karisma Hotels. They want you to have the "Wow" factor when staying at one of their hotels. So be sure and make your plans to stay at one of the Karisma Hotels if mexico vacations is something you plan on in the future.

Christmas Decorations

It seems hard to believe that in about a week I will be putting my fall decorations away and putting out my Christmas stuff. I've had our fall things out for over 2 months and don't know where the time is going. I'm looking forward to getting our Christmas tree up but not looking forward to all the work of decorating. It can be quite a job.

Colds and Flu

Wow, there has been so much illness around us lately. A couple of gals that I work with ended up with the flu and were sick for more then just one or two days. Then our son has been battling being sick for over a week now. My husband woke up yesterday and said he felt the crud coming on. He ended up staying home from work today so I do know he is sick. He normally will not miss work. I'm still healthy and plan to stay that way.

Discount Jewelry

Holsted Jewelers has been in business since 1971 and has provided exclusively designed jewelry, gifts and accessories to millions of very satisfied customers. At there website you can find discount jewelry and save yourself a lot of money. Many people are probably looking to keep their budgets lower for Christmas shopping this year and at Holsted Jewelers you will be able to find gifts for under $50. If you spend over $85 you will receive free shipping. They also have sale items that you can save up to 70% on some of their jewelry. I may just mention this website to my husband and give him some ideas for me for Christmas. I love jewelry and would love something beautiful from Holsted.


We have Sirius radio on our dish and I listen to it almost daily. My favorite is the contemporary Christian music but lately, like today, I put on the 70's station because I do love the music from back then. I was in high school back in the 70's and the music often brings back fun memories. I really enjoy music and love the fact that we have this to enjoy.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Yo-Yo Holiday


So are you a Survivor fan? We watch it every week and sometimes it seems repetitious but they have done better this season. My husband and I have watched every Survivor from the beginning. It is starting to wind down and they are starting to add to the jury. Before long now it will be over once again.

From dNeero-ites about Christmas


Wow, the last couple of days the winds around here have been strong and very cold. I know of people who haven't been going out because it's so chilly. I guess I don't remember it being this cold this early in November. They say it is going to be down into the single digits. Yikes! that's cold.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Lifetime Movies

We watch a lot of movies that are on Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network. They really have a lot of good movies on there. I really don't care for the ones that have spousal abuse on them, I don't care for the violence. But for the most part they are interesting to watch.

Denver Restaurants

If you have never been to Denver, Colorado then you must make plans sometime to visit there. This is a fascinating city with a lot going on in it. The beautiful site of the Rockie Mountains is amazing. Denver Magazine keeps life in the city covered, and readers in the know. They let you know about all the great places to visit including the fantastic Denver Restaurants. There is cuisine for everyone. Many world-class chefs call Colorado home. Denver features some of the finest fare and libations in the Rocky Mountain region. This is a fast paced city with so much to offer. Plan a visit soon, you won't regret it.


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A few years back our oldest son brought home a couple of fish that a friend had given him. So we decided to go out and buy a small aquarium for these fish and we bought a couple more fish. They were doing great for quite awhile and were even accumulating. Then all the sudden one by one they started to die. Well, that was a bummer so we cleaned out the tank and put it away for awhile. Then I decided I wanted more fish. I bought a few and we started all over again. They barely lasted a month and they were all dead. I felt so bad that I just cleaned the tank and it's sitting in our basement now. I think having fish for pets is not in the picture anymore.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Conversion Rate Optimization

When you are trying to run a business and do a lot of the business on your computer it is so important to have one that runs fast. conversion rate optimization will increase website response rate by 50% to 900%. This is the quickest and easiest way to boost leads and sales generated from your website without spending more money on increasing traffic. You will be able to transform you website into a powerful marketing machine. This is definitely something to highly consider for your business.


Yesterday, my husband, John and I attended a funeral for a lady who was 51 years old and battled cancer for the past 3 years. She was an amazing woman that never had that poor me mentality. She is now at rest in Jesus' arms and no more pain. She was so well loved and respected and the church where the funeral was held was packed full. Then the dinner afterwards was held at our nearby Christian camp in a building that has a big gym in it. I have never seen so many people turn out for a funeral in my lifetime. It just shows the type of person Beth was.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beauty Schools in Michigan

Regency Beauty Institute has beauty schools in michigan. They are expanding all the time and have fifty three campuses across the country and are adding more. These beauty schools are thoroughly modern, professional, and salon-like and are not like your typical beauty school. They have their own unique learning program that encourages and rewards student achievement, and a national job placement network to help find jobs in places like salons to cruise ships and runways. I love the idea that they help students find jobs after they graduate. That has to be a relief off their minds.

Earth and Space

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I think everything out in space is facinating. I love looking up into the sky on a clear night and seeing the millions of stars everywhere. I enjoy seeing pictures of the different planets are fun to look at and when there are shots taken of earth from space it just amazes me how beautiful it is and the creation God has made. It is so cool.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


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We have several friends that love to go deer hunting. I work with one of those friends and he has gotten all he can for the season with a bow and arrow. He not only got a deer, he got a male and a female and he also got a wild turkey. He is quite the hunter. And when it's time hunt with a shotgun he most likely won't be able to hunt deer because he has already gotten two.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Diet Pill

Are you interested in trying to drop a few pounds with the help of diet pills? I have thought about it many times. It is good to find out first more information about these pills before you actually purchase them. At you can find a list of many types of diet pills. They list the best 5 diet pills available. You can also order these pills online and see the bargain price you can get them for. It is a good idea that we educate ourselves about these pills before we take them. For more information click on dietpill.

Diet Pills

I have been so tempted to try diet pills to try and lose a few pounds but I get scared when I actually go to purchase them because I really don't know a lot about them. I want them to be safe and know for sure that they are effective. I don't want to waste my money on something that won't do me any good. There is this great website where you can find out good information about so many diet pills . They rank the top 10 best diet pills. Before you go out and buy some be sure and check this website out.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars is winding down. Tonight they vote off another couple and then they are down to 4. I think I am leaning toward Derek and Brook and Warren and Kim. I mostly enjoy watching them. Warren is probably the most fun to watch because he is such a big guy and is so light on his feet. Lance Bass is another favorite but I don't think he will win it.

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Friday, November 7, 2008


I love to shop and find good bargains. At they offer weekly sales. They have huge savings on many great items. This is the perfect time to check them out for Christmas gifts.
I have a small mp3 player that I use when I go for walks. I like it but it doesn't always work right. It can't hold much music either and I would love a better quality MP3 player. I found one at and it is an 8 GB and the original price is $199 and today I could purchase it for $49. Wow! Now that's what I call a real sale. That is 75% of the original price. I may just have to think about getting that and then I could really download some music.
For movie or music lovers there are some huge savings. They have music box sets that have huge discounts on them. There is so much to look at. If you love jewelry you can find some beautiful pieces for a fraction of the cost. Their electronic selection is amazing. I found a digital frame for under $30, that is awesome.
My guess is that if you check out this website you could probably find something for everyone on your Christmas list. They offer free shipping on many of their products so there is another savings.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I think most of us know what causes stress in our lives. Jobs, busy schedules within the family, health issues, it can be a variety of issues. But do we know how it can affect our health and bodies? Stress is chronic, as it is for many people, the body stays on high alert. The many damaging consequences include a rise in cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, damaged blood vessels, decreased mental skills, and a weakened immune system. So what can we do to reduce the level of stress on our bodies?
A couple ideas are avoid predictably stressful situations, try doing only one thing at a time, and clear up the clutter in your life by giving away or throwing away the things that get in your way. Remember, sometimes it's okay to do nothing.

Zoo - You're animals!

Trip to Sioux City

Sunnyview is a retirement residence where my husband and I work. This past summer they added a new entry way on the building and a drive through area where residents can be dropped off right at the door. It is looking great and a couple of men had to be hired to put some brick on the lower part of the addition. So, my husband and I took a trip to Sioux City to pick up the brick and cement. We took the Sunnyview truck and a big trailer and headed over there to get the stuff. It's about a two hour trip and that was the most up and down trip in that truck that I have ever been on. Because the trailer was empty it really made the truck bounce. The trip home was much better, thank goodness and we got everything to Sunnyview safe and sound.

Credit Unions are CREDIT-able


The other night it was so nice outside and my husband and I decided to relax by our fire pit. The winds were calm and the temperature was just right. The sky was full of stars and it was just about perfect. We enjoyed watching the flames in the fire pit and we were adding some old dried up weeds to our fire. That caused it to shoot flames really high and it really crackled. It was fun and we had an enjoyable evening.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Well today is the big election day and the lines for voting have been very long. It is great to see so many people out to vote as it should be. My husband and I went and voted before I went to work and we live in a small town. The line there was not too long but was a steady stream of people. It was really great to see. I hope you all got out there and voted too.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Medical Supplies

One time or another it seems we all need some kind of medical supplies. We know of someone who is elderly and needs special things like a shower chair or walker. At you will be able to find many types of things like this. They also have exercise and fitness equipment, nutritional dietary supplements, maternity/baby supplies and outdoor gear. They do have a wide range of supplies for many situations and you can shop by category or brand or condition. For a limited time if you spend $100 or more you can save $10. They offer a safe and secure shopping experience.

Halloween Pictures

I have seen so many cute Halloween pictures on the Internet. They have been of babies in costume and they are so adorable. There are also some beautiful fall pictures being sent from email to email and I love getting them. Many times I will use them as my wallpaper on my computer. Fall has so many beautiful colors and I enjoy it all.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance

I believe it is important to have life insurance and for some people it is hard to get any because of their health history. Now you can get a guaranteed issue life insurance regardless of your situation. There are no medical questions, tests or examinations. Any health problems that you are dealing with or have dealt with will be a thing of the past. You cannot be turned down for any reason. What is best is that this is a guaranteed whole life insurance.

Halloween Party

Every year at the retirement residence where I work we have a Halloween party. We usually serve a pancake supper and anyone who wants to dress up can do so. Any staff that comes volunteers their time in serving the residents. The staff also comes dressed up and some bring their families. It is a nice evening for all involved and I hope tomorrow night will be the same.

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Indian Summer

I heard from a friend of mine that we are having an Indian summer. She said the weather guy said if we get a hard freeze, which we have, and then it warms up again near 60 that is when you call it an Indian summer. I did not know that and if that is so then I guess that's what we are having.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know - Sunday, October 26th


I just got back from getting my hair cut and highlighted. I think it has more blond in it this time and I really don't like that but it will grow out quickly or fades some. It does feel good to have it freshly done. I enjoy visiting with the gal who does my hair too. She is so friendly and thinks like me in a lot of ways.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Weight Loss Guide

For many people weight concerns are on our minds. I would guess many think quite often on how they can lose some pounds or just get their body in better shape. At you can get a lot of information on so many things related to losing weight. You can find out the top diet pills that are available, protein shakes, appetite suppressants and cellulite reduction to name a few. This information is a great guide to losing weight. This is the most authoritative weight-loss website on the Internet for fast and easy weight-loss and body-sculpting. This website was started by a one woman, Emma Classen. She battled weight issues for many years and has found the right path that helped her get into shape. This website is such a great help for people who really want to lose weight and get their body in better shape.

Christian Programming

We have Dish network and we get some great Christian programming. There are some very good ministers that we get to listen to and some awesome music. The programming is uplifting in many ways. It also helps in our spiritual walk with the Lord. It is a real blessing.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Nebraska Injury Accident Attorney

Isn't it bad when you get rear ended by a vehicle at a stop light or in a parking lot and you know it is not your fault but the other person does not want to take the blame? So in a situation like that it is necessary to get an attorney involved like a Nebraska Injury Accident Attorney . With someone like this you can find out about your rights and know that this attorney will do everything he can to get the compensation you deserve to have. It is no fun to have to go through something like this but it does help to know someone is out there to help make things better.


Yesterday I was at work creating the work schedule for next month and it was so strange to see Thanksgiving on the schedule. It is getting colder and the leaves are falling but it just doesn't feel like Thanksgiving is only a month or so away. I guess I feel like we had such a short summer that I am still waiting for more and it's just not going to happen. Anyway, life passes us by way too fast and evidently this year is no exception to the rule.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I heard this joke awhile back when we were watching a minister on television and thought it was pretty cute so I want to share it with you.

A preacher trained his horse to go when he said, "Praise the Lord," and to stop when he said, "Amen." The preacher mounted the horse, said, "Praise the Lord" and went for a ride. When he wanted to stop for lunch, he said, "Amen." He took off again, saying, "Praise the Lord." The horse started going toward the edge of a cliff. The preacher got excited and said, "Whoa!" Then he remembered and said, "Amen," and the horse stopped at the edge of the cliff. The preacher was so relieved and grateful that he looked up to heaven and said, "Praise the Lord!"

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My husband and I love lighthouses. There just something about them sitting out in a big open body of water shining their light to lead ships home. That makes me think how Jesus is our light that leads us to him. We are born into a sinful, darken world and Jesus welcomes us into his kingdom with his radiant light. All we have to do is go to him and surrender ourselves asking for forgiveness and to live within us.

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This afternoon I am going to go get my hair highlighted and cut. I always look forward to getting that done because I like the fresh color on my hair and the cut helps make it style easier. I don't look forward to paying for it though.=) I guess that does go hand in hand.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Love Needs Expression

Love your neighbor as yourself. Leviticus 19:18. It is so easy to say that we love our neighbors or people in general but do we take the time to express that love to them? A smile or taking the time to visit with them is one simple way to show love for someone. I work around the elderly and I can see at times when someone may be feeling a little lonely. I like to try and give them a smile and sometimes a hug to know that I care about them. I may strike up a conversation so that it helps fill that void of loneliness. It can be such a simple thing to do to let someone know you care about them.
Let us be Christ's true disciples,
Looking to another's need,
Making a stony pathways smoother,
By a gentle word or deed.

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Gas Prices

This weekend when we filled our car with gas, we paid $2.49 and I thought that was amazing. Then my husband called me last night when he was in a town not far from where we live and said gas was $2.38. I was shocked. This is so great! It is about time the prices lower. I just hope it keeps dropping and that they don't start shooting up around the holidays. What a blessing for everyone.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Air Conditioner Boxes

After I got off work today my husband and I spent about 3 hours putting on air conditioner boxes where we work. The place we work at is a retirement residence. I don't know how many we put on but it was a lot. I'm glad it was fairly nice outside because there has been times when we have been freezing out there doing that.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Snowmobile Parts

The winter season is coming upon us quickly and it won't be long and the snow will be flying and building up. There are many around us who enjoy snowmobiling and I am sure they will be getting there snowmobiles ready for that first big snow. Sometimes those snowmobiles need some new parts to keep them running so a great place to shop for those is at There you can find a huge variety of snowmobile parts and accessories that may be needed. They have a $5 shipping charge on all orders.


We got back home about an hour ago from our weekend away seeing our boys. We had a great time and of course the time went too fast like usual. We laughed and enjoyed each others company. It was such a beautiful weekend for weather. It was fun to go to church together again. They have a beautiful big church close by and it was an amazing service. It is good to be home, though.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Maritime Lawyer

I have not been aware of the accidents and death that have occurred in the maritime industry. While these people are on duty working at places like cargo ships, oil drilling rigs, crew boats, barges, transportation boats and dredges things have happened that has caused injury or death to themselves which in turn affects their families also. Under U.S. maritime law, workers and their families have rights to financial compensation if an injury or death occurred while working. A maritime lawyer such as Mark & Associates, P.C. are there to help in these situations. They help the one injured and their families. These people who work at some of these dangerous jobs need protection and Mark & Associates is there to provide that.


Starting yesterday I have been having symptoms of more mild migraines. I have one again tonight and don't really know what is causing them. I didn't sleep well last night so I am thinking it may be because of the lack of sleep I need. I am going to be gone this weekend visiting my sons with my husband and am hoping that these headaches don't get any worse.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crib Bedding

It is so fun when you know of someone who is expecting a baby or maybe it is yourself having the child and you watch them get the nursery ready for the baby's arrival. My niece went through that about a year ago and it was great to see the crib bedding that she had picked out for Kaelyn. She had all the things in the room match and it was so adorable. It is fun to decorate for babies. You can find the cutest decor for boys or girls. At you will find great selections in all crib bedding. They really have some cute things.

Enchiladas and Pumpkin Bars

It must have been the weather or something but I was in the mood to bake. So, I made a big pan of pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Then for supper I made enchiladas which is a favorite in our family. My husband had to call our sons and tease them that he was eating them and they were not. I told them I would be bringing them some this weekend which thrilled them. Anyway, you might guess, we both have eaten way too much today.

University Online

It is so nice when a person is working full time or is a stay at home mom and they want to continue their education, to have the option of schooling with an university online. Capella University is an accredited university. This university has the only CACREP accredited master's degree specializations. Over 100 corporations have a formal education partnership with Capella and support employee participation in this university's degree programs. Capella University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence. Capella offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. This is a wonderful online University to begin to achieve your degree. It is a great way to continue your education in your time and schedule.
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Pizza Ranch

All of the staff and their spouses or one family member went to the Pizza Ranch and had the buffet last night. We reserved the party room which made it nice for all of us to sit together and visit. We had a great time and filled our belly's full. I'm looking forward to the next time that we can do that again.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Election 2008: Some tough questions from dNeero-ites

What's Your Favorite Television Show?

My favorite television show is Dancing with the Stars. It is a feel good kind of show and fun to watch. I also enjoy watching Amazing Race because of all the traveling and competition involved. Another show I enjoy is Survivor. I always say I am going to stop watching it because it seems like it's repetitious but then every season we are watching it again. My husband and I have seen every Survivor show since it started.
What's your favorite television show?

Fall 2008 TV: dNeero-ites want to know

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars is really getting good. I'm a little concerned for tonight's show that Rocco is going to get voted out. I realize he is not the greatest dancer but he tries very hard. He's done way better then Cloris Leachman and she manages to stay in. I hope she goes out before he does.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fashion Jewelry Sets

Christmas is not too far away and I know I have been thinking about gifts to buy. If someone asked me what I would want for Christmas I probably would say jewelry. I love jewelry and I don't have a lot of it. What I really like is finding fashion jewelry sets where you can get the necklace and earrings to match. Holsted Jewelry has a great selection of very nice jewelry ideas. They have stunning looking necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches just to name a few.
For the past 37 years, Holsted Jewelers has been the resource for the stylish and budget-conscious shoppers who desire sparkle, exceptional quality and great customer friendly service at fantastic prices. If you need a special gift for the lady in your life you will love what you find at Holsted Jewelers. There selection is awesome.

Weekend Plans

I'm excited because my husband and I are planning to go stay in a motel and see our boys this coming weekend. Lately all we have been doing on the weekends I don't have to work is finish up projects at home. I am looking forward to a weekend with some fun in it. It will be great to spend some time with our sons also. We may go see a movie and probably will eat out some and I know they will like that.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OJ Simpson

You probably have heard already that OJ was found guilty on 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping. He could spend 25 years to life in prison. The Goldmans have spent many years since the death of their son and brother doing everything they can to get to OJ and I can't blame them. It seems in OJ's case, what goes around comes around. It has to be some relief to the Goldmans that he will finally serve time.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Election 2008: dNeero-ites want to know


I am a McCain supporter and am not ashamed to say so. I am a conservative and support the Republican views on a lot of the issues. I have been receiving a lot of emails that have really opened my eyes to what is really behind Obama. I hope everyone will vote and look into the history of the candidates and what they really stand for.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


My son went in for his second interview on a job he really wants. We are praying and believing that he will get it. It is between himself and another guy and both are highly qualified. He should hear by the end of the week who their choice will be and we are praying it will be him.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christmas Cookies

It is hard to believe but soon many people will be planning their shopping lists for what is needed to make Christmas cookies and goodies. I usually make a few different cookies and candies around the holidays. It is traditional in our household. There are times when I like to try new recipes. Sometimes I can get new ideas from friends or family but there are also some great recipes online. So if you are tired of making the same Christmas cookies or just want to try out something new then check out the website

Romans 10:9

"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved," Romans 10:9. That is what it takes to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It is not our good works or our sparkling personalities that will someday get us to heaven to live with God. We must ask for forgiveness and believe that Jesus did die for our sins and that he is very much alive today. If you do this you will feel a change in your life, in the way you think and act. I wouldn't want to be without the Lord in my life. He is good all the time.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Election 2008: Issues, issues everywhere ... Will They Help The World?

Sam's Club

Hopefully on Sunday we are going to Sam's Club. We go and pick up a lot of grocery items for the independent living residence that my husband and I work for. It is amazing the money that we save by doing this. We also like to pick up things for our home. It is in larger quantities so it lasts longer and we get it much cheaper. We love being members of the Sam's club.

Fall TV Season Has Begun


We have a really good Mexican restaurant not too far from where we live. The name of it is Lomitas. It authentic Mexican food. The chips and salsa is so delicious and we practically fill up with that even before our food comes. The prices are very reasonable and they have a noon buffet where you can try several of their food items. We haven't made it to the buffets yet but are hoping to some day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weight Loss Pills

When I have been in the Pharmacy area of the store I have noticed a shelf full of different weight loss pills. There are some pretty expensive ones and ones that aren't too badly priced. I always wondered if I shopped online if I could find a better price for these pills. At you will find the lowest prices on well known weight loss pills and you can read helpful information about these, also. It is great to educate yourself more about what you are ready to purchase and put into your body.

Survivor Gabon

Have you been watching Survivor Gabon? It started last week with a two hour show. It is a cool place where the show is being held, a little scary though with the wild animals around. It looks to be about the same ole same ole. I wish they would do something different with the show. Most of the challenges are so similar. Maybe it will be different, after all tonight is only the second episode.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wild Hogs

I was scanning across some of our movie channels and saw the Wild Hogs is going to be on soon. We saw it in the theater when it first came out and laughed through the entire movie. William H. Macy, Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen and John Travolta star in this comedy that came out in 2007. If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, either go buy it or rent it or maybe you will get it on your movie channels. It is so worth seeing.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

U.S. Presidential Politics


We live in Iowa and in the fall and spring we see flocks of geese heading either north or south. The other night when my husband and I were sitting outside there was a long line of geese heading north and I thought that seem kind of funny because in the fall they fly south. It was later in the day and my husband thought maybe they were heading to the lake just five miles north of our town to stay for the night. That made sense to me. I think they are fun to watch and it is interesting to see them fly in a V.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

When I go shopping just about every store has a machine where you can swipe your credit or debit card for your purchases. I guess I just take it for granted that they are always there but sometimes we have visited small shops that still have the old style of swiping the credit card. There is a great way for businesses to get set up with a eCommerce Merchant Account that accepts all major credit cards and the funds from the business's sales will be deposited directly into their bank account and that is through They not only set up for retail businesses but online and mail/phone services. So if you have a business that could use some help in getting set up check them out.


This is so nice because this will be my second Saturday off in a row from work. Normally I work every other weekend but since I worked for another staff last Sunday she is working for me today. I also have next Saturday off and am going to a scrapbooking retreat for the day. I haven't done scrapbooking for several months now and am looking forward to it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Death All Around US

Lately we have had so many people we know pass away. It first started with my mother in law and then this past Sunday a very dear friend of ours passed away. Yesterday we got a call that my sister in law's father passed on and is now in glory. I hope it stops soon, there is too much sadness lately.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I have never been on a cruise but know of several people who have been very lucky to do so. My husband and I talk about it a lot and we recently were asked to go on an Alaskan cruise with some friends but declined to do so. Of course, I am regretting that now. I know when we do decide to take a cruise we will be checking online for some great prices on cruises. We have already done some looking.

Ryan O'Neal

Did you hear that Ryan O'Neal was arrested along with his 23 year old son? They found Meth in their house. This is not the first time O'Neal has been arrested. How horrible to involve your own son in craziness like Meth. What a sad, messed up ordeal.
My oldest son is 23 and I can't imagine something like that ever happening with him. I give thanks to the Lord that he is a great young man and has never gotten into drugs or alcohol because he loves the Lord and knows it is wrong.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Miami Heat Tickets

If you are a Miami Heat fan you need to check out this website at to find some good Miami Heat tickets. They have a large inventory of great tickets for these events. They also have tickets that can be sometimes hard to find at other sporting events. I have searched sites before for tickets to a Vikings game. Every time I look they are either sold out or the only seats available are way up high. Using this website helps you find good seats that are otherwise gone. You can find tickets to concerts, Las Vegas, and theater. So, if you are struggling to find tickets to a special event be sure and check this website out.

Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil's new season has started. It began almost two weeks ago. Of course, I tape his show everyday on our DVR. I hate to miss any of them. I like there new song they play when the show starts and they have made a new video that starts out the show also.
I have learned so many things from watching his show and the one comment that Dr. Phil has said several times is " Pick your battles" and it has really stayed with me. When I hear arguing about small things I always say "Pick your battles" and I just recently brought that up in a staff meeting at work and everyone agreed. It says a lot.


I enjoy watching all kinds of movies, adventure, dramas, comedies but mainly love stories. The more action packed movies are fun to see at a theater otherwise we just watch them in the comfort of our own home. It's nice not to have to go out when it's cold out and you can just stay in where it's warm and enjoy a good movie, then. We have surround sound a large flat screen television so that makes it more enjoyable too and more like a theater.

VoIP Phone Systems

Businesses big and small need reliable phone systems. It is good to have reliable, user friendly systems for people to use. It is nice with a the Xpander IP phone and virtual phone systems protect businesses from ever suffering a phone outage. These phone systems & services are even hurricane proof. Many Florida businesses have found this out and love these systems. With Nimbus VoIP phone systems, unlimited US calling and free dialing to any other Nimbus VoIP phone in the world are included. This is the best phone system that all businesses should have. These phones and systems can be easily activated within 7 business days throughout the lower 48 states.


Camping can be so much fun. It's great to visit parks around the state. It's relaxing and a good time to spend with your family. You can walk trails, go fishing or swimming, or just relax in a yard chair. The time spent camping is quality time. Campfires are the best. I love it when we sit around it at night and have smores and just watch the fire flicker. It's most fun when it's a little cooler out.

Fall Leaves

Fall leaves are so beautiful. They add so many colors to the outdoors. I realize as they fall they cause us to have to rake them up but then if you have little children that gives them something to jump and play in. I think fall has to be the most beautiful time of the year with all the orange and redish colors.

Presidential Dollars

I recently was watching television later in the evening and ran across the Cable Shopping Network or CSN. On there they were advertising the Presidential dollars and coins. I thought they were pretty cool looking and I've also seen them on their website. I looked to see if they had any that would be in my budget and found that there is something that is affordable for everyone. The price range for these presidential dollars varies quite a bit. Not only does CSN have these dollars but other collectible items. So, if you are a collector of something special check them out.

Old Time Westerns

We love to watch these old time westerns. For example two of my favorites are Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Festus is such a character in Gunsmoke. The way he wears his hat and makes his ear fold down is funny. You can't help but laugh at him. Then in Bonanza I like Little Joe. Michael Landon did such a good job in show. He also was so good in Little House on the Prairie. That is also one of my favorite westerns. I think I've seen ever episode of that show. We've enjoyed the Rifleman and Rawhide. There's really nothing quite like the old westerns.


Jesus died for our sins so that we may have eternal life with him in heaven. I'm so glad that I have accepted him into my heart and that I know where I will spend eternity. I want everyone I know to have him in their hearts and lives. I want to see everyone I love and care about in heaven for eternity.

Beauty Jobs

There are a lot of young people who are interested in cosmetology. They are getting the education they need to be successful. Once they are out of school they are on the look out for a great job. Maybe there is someone who is planning to relocate and would like to find a beauty job in the state where they will be moving to. At the website called these people can apply for certain positions. There they can access jobs that are available from coast to coast. Also, employers can find people to fill their vacant positions. This is a great opportunity and makes job hunting much more easy.


I saw a couple of weeks ago that a new 90210 show was starting. I use to watch the older version and it wasn't too bad. I think this show is aimed more toward the younger people. Some of the stars from the former 90210 will be on this new one. Jenny Garth and Shannon Doherty will be on the show. It is on the CW on Tuesdays, 8/7 central. I'm not sure if I will watch it or not.


About a week ago my niece sent me a couple of pictures of her baby girl named Kaelyn. She is over 10 months old already. The time has flown by. She is just a little sweetie pie and so active. I just love her new pictures and thought I would post one on my blog. I think you will agree with me that she is pretty adorable.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rare Coins

There are a lot of people who have collected special things over time and some of their collections become quite valuable. People will collect stamps, dolls, comic books, there is a variety of things people collect for fun or value. I personally think it would be fun and interesting to collect rare coins. I really don't have any knowledge of where to start buying rare coins but I know of a company who has expertise in this and how to get started in collecting and investing in them and this company is Monaco rare coin. Through the website a person with interest in rare coins can find out all kinds of interesting information.

Cat or Skunk?

I heard a story on the radio yesterday that a woman was outside before dusk and she thought she was petting her neighbor's cat. She found out quickly that she was petting a skunk. The skunk sprayed her and ran into her house. The police were at her house for a few hours looking for this skunk and the person telling this story said they really were not sure if they got the skunk out of the house or not. I think she will be more careful before she goes to pet a cat again.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Top Five Music

Prison Break

My husband and I love to watch Prison Break. We've watched it from the beginning and always look forward to the new episodes. It is kind of funny though, how these former inmates always end up in the same area. They get spread out for awhile but somehow run into each other again. That's the most unrealistic part of the show. We still really enjoy watching it.

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Disaster Recovery Software

Can you imagine the information that large companies have on their computers? It has to be important for these companies to have high quality software to protect the information they store. It is also important that there is software to perform efficiently. With Syncsort products these business will save time and money. They provide high performance solutions for business data. They have software that speeds applications up to 98%, that means faster information delivery. There is a reliable disaster recovery software that delivers fast server backup and business stability. This company has been in this software business for 40 years and many businesses use their software daily. That says a lot for their products and service.

Minnesota Vikings

I have a couple of big Viking fans in my family. Yesterday the Vikes played against the Colts. My husband didn't get to see it on television so my son would call him with updates during the game. The game was a close one and it was looking like they were going to go into overtime. Then the Colts kicked a field goal and won the game 18-15. What a bummer and my husband was pretty disappointed. Well, there's always the next game and hopefully they win that one.


Wow, did it ever get cold last night. They say that this week is suppose to warm up and I sure hope so. Hopefully we will get into the 70s. It was about 42 degrees this morning and our house was chilly. It takes a lot for us to turn on our furnace and I hope we can hold off from doing that for at least a little while longer.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ulcerative Colitis

Have you ever gone through a time when you just don't feel well and you want to try and figure out for yourself what can be wrong with you? You think of the symptoms and maybe compare what your dealing with with someone you may know that has similar symptoms. Sometimes we really don't want to go to a doctor and instead we would rather find out ourselves what we think may be wrong. Sickness or diseases like Ulcerative Colitis or migraine headaches have their specific symptoms so a person can search the internet trying to find what causes them or maybe see if your symptoms match a specific illness. A great website to look up this information is Check it out, it is quite interesting.
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We had a benefit on Saturday for our nephew who is dealing with cancer. It was a great turnout of people and seemed very successful. It is wonderful to see how many people care. The money raised will be so helpful to this family of five. We had a great day and a great time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fat Burners

As I get older I find that it gets harder and harder to keep weight off. I look for ways to take weight off and keep it off. I use green tea to help me burn fat and it seems a very healthy product to use. It is also quite popular and if you want to find out what the best types of fat burners there are to use be sure and check out the website


We have had a couple of days of being with nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles that we haven't seen for awhile. Even when funerals are sad it is a great time to see loved ones that we don't get to see too often. It's kind of sad that a funeral is what takes families to come together every once in awhile. I guess we just all get too busy with our lives.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I have a friend that not too long ago purchased a Nintendo Wii. She and her family have had such a great time with it. There are so many fun games that you can play on this. A couple of her favorites are bowling and tennis. She loves the movement you get with this game console. You don't just sit like a couch potato like other types of players. She has been trying to talk my husband and me into buying one and I am so tempted to do so. It sounds like such fun and would be a blast to have when friends and family get together. When I ShopWiki I can find anything that I am looking for to purchase and I found Nintendo Wii on there and many of the accessories and games you can purchase for it. It so great shopping with ShopWiki because it finds every store that is online when it crawls like Google. If you are ever looking for a specific item to shop for check out ShopWiki.


Last night we went to visit my mother in law in the nursing home because we heard she wasn't doing well. We all stopped at the nurses desk to ask some questions and then proceeded to her room. As we walked in, my husband said right away that she was gone. So he went to get a nurse to confirm that. She was still warm so she had just passed. What a blessing for her because she suffered with Alzheimer's. She is now in Glory and dancing on the streets of gold. She has been reunited with her husband and other family members. This is definitely a glorious day for her.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Custom Picture Frames

I love having pictures sitting around our house of family and special events that we have been involved in. I have pictures of my sons hanging on our wall and when it was time to put them up I had to find the perfect custom picture frames. I love wood for my frames. The pictures look so sharp hanging on our walls and when I start to miss them, because they don't live at home anymore, I take time to go look over the pictures I have decorating our home and it makes me smile.


Our nephew is taking treatment for cancer. He recently turned 40 and has a nice family that he is trying to support but is finding it difficult to work after his treatments. Tomorrow there will be a benefit held in his honor. There will be food and a bake sale and then later an auction. The auctioneer that was suppose to head that up backed out so my husband will have to try and wing it. It should be a great day and I hope a great turnout of support.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Don't you just love this time of year with all the fresh fruits and vegetables. I have notice in most stores when it comes to buying peaches that they are all so hard. A trick we use in our house is to put them into a brown paper bag and let them sit on the counter for a couple of days. By doing this they ripen to perfection. Just don't forget about them, be sure and check them everyday, then enjoy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

McCain runs with Palin

New Bikes

My husband and I have bought new bikes for ourselves. Our old ones are just not comfortable to ride. We found two bikes that match in a woman's and a man's style bike. They are the brand of Schwinn. I just love my new bike and my husband loves his too. They are considered to be comfort bikes and it's fun to ride them. The seats are comfortable and they really are a smooth ride. I know we will get a lot of enjoyment out of them. Mine is similar to the one in the picture, it's just a different color.

No Sweat

Swing Vote

The other night we went and saw the movie Swing Vote. It was kind of good. I do enjoy watching Kevin Costner and he was such a loser and a hick in this movie. He did very good acting but I didn't care for all of his swearing. I did like the comments from the actor who played his daughter, she let him know she didn't appreciate his foul mouth. It wasn't the worse movie I've ever seen but wasn't the best either.

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2008 Movies

Cool Down

Wow, the weather has really cooled down today. It was so hot and sticky yesterday and now I'm wearing a sweatshirt and pants. I went for a bike ride tonight and was actually a little cold. What a switch. I think the fall air is arriving. It sounds to be on the cooler side the rest of the week.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fire Pits

When my husband and I use to go camping our favorite part of the experience was sitting by the fire. So, when we decided to quit camping we really missed having a fire and roasting hotdogs and making smores. To solve that problem we went shopping for fire pits. We found one and it is sitting on our back patio. With it cooling down at nights we really enjoy sitting by it and will probably sit by it this weekend to stay warm.


As long as we have lived in this town and my husband has worked where he works he has never had a bat in the building. But the other day one of the residents that live there said she saw a bat. So one night he got another call about the bat and sure enough there he was flying down the hall. Well, he didn't get him cause he flew to the basement and hid well. So two days later he got a call that the housekeeper had blocked the bat in between the window and screen. This bat was very large and creepy looking. My husband freed him and who knows where he is now.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


A couple of weeks ago I was out on our patio grilling supper. I had to move the grill away from the garage wall and there sat the cutest little baby bunny. He was so still and sat there for a little bit, enough time for me to run in and grab the camera. I think he is from a nest that has been down by our bushes next our shed. It was obvious he was scared. All I can say is that he was pretty adorable.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nebraska Personal Injury Attorney

Have you ever been in some kind of accident that has caused you to not be able to work or it has caused life long pain for you? The financial stress is taking a toll on you and your family and you would love to get some help. If you live in Nebraska you can contact a Nebraska Personal Injury Attorney named Larry R. Demerath. Mr. Demerath has spent his entire life in Nebraska and wants you to contact him for a free consultation if you find yourself needing support in your recovery from serious injuries resulting from negligence. He offers quick and professional client service. Demerath is an effective negotiator who knows how to get a fair settlement through direct discussions with insurance companies and mediation. So don't suffer anymore and get on the phone and contact this experienced attorney and begin getting the help you deserve.


I'm not a big fan of storms but it has been so dry lately that it was nice to hear the thunder early this morning. I knew we were in for some rain and we did get a nice steady rain. I think the rain gauge had about a half of an inch in it. Hopefully it will put some green back into our grass and I'm sure our bushes and flowers enjoyed the fresh drink of water.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Phelps is a Tiger


About a week ago there was a terrible accident that involved 3 teenagers. One young man ran a stop sign and collided with the other car which had a girl driving and her passenger was a male. The passenger young man died that night and the girl died a couple of days later. The teen that ran the stop sign was slightly injured but was ok. The funeral for the girl was yesterday and of course this is so hard on the small town and the kids at school. A friend of mine was on the ambulance call and he had a hard time getting over all of this. The kids at school have been treating the teen who was at fault, pretty badly. Isn't dealing with the death of these two young people enough to deal with? These kids need to back off and leave him alone. This young man will have to live with this the rest of his life and that's bad enough in itself.

Eat healthier, not cheaper

God's Creatures

The other day I was in my backyard doing some cleaning of my fake plants and out crawled a little green frog. It was like he was sitting there just watching me work. Usually we see toads but this was definitely a frog. He sat there for the longest time till he got tired of me spraying stuff in his direction and then off he hopped. That was pretty cool and he even posed for a picture.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Blackhead Removal

Have you ever had to deal with blackheads or acne caused by blackheads? Wouldn't it be amazing to find a good blackhead removal treatment? I'm sure most people have dealt with them at one time or another. There is this website at where they review the best treatments for problems like this. They list the top rated acne products. If you have no clue as to what to purchase, this website will give you help.

Lighting Fixtures

I was recently visiting with my husband about how nice it would be if we could update our lighting fixtures and ceiling fans in our house. Some of our fixtures in our house are getting pretty old and I would love to have some new styles put in. It would help modernize our house and putting a new light fixture in our bathroom would give better lighting to see in our mirror. So, no doubt that will be a future project in our home.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I'm sitting here posting and I really need to get ready for work. I have to leave in about 10 minutes and I want to finish posting but am getting a little nervous I'm not going to get out of here when I should. I guess I better put my job first before this. Maybe if I type really fast I can get what I want done accomplished.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Melbourne, Florida

I was watching on the news this morning about how tropical storm Fay is affecting Florida. The morning news weather man was on location in Melbourne Florida where there was a lot of flooding going on. My husband and I were in Melbourne in January and it was strange to see how flooded it was there. I feel so bad for the people living there.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Do you buy or pay for ...?

Soap Operas

I always hear how people shouldn't watch soap operas but I have always watched The Young and the Restless. I have watched it from the beginning when it first started. I have had times throughout it that I have gotten away from it for a short time but then I always return to watch it. I don't take it seriously but just watch it for entertainment. I guess I don't think it is a terrible thing to do.

Breast Cancer

Dentist Appointment

Tomorrow I have to go to the dentist. It is not one of my favorite places to go but at least it is a pretty simple procedure being done so it shouldn't be too bad. I still don't enjoy going but it will be fine.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Memory Supplier

There is this great website where you can find a memory stick for your camera. They have memory supplies for many brand names. This is the memory supplier website and if you need USB flash pen drives or Digital flash cards you will find a great supply of them here at They have a 30 day money back guarantee and a 110% lowest price guarantee. Once you order you get a free same day shipping on your items when ordered before 6:00 P.M. CST. If you get the wrong thing they have free return shipping and that is great to know. Absolute satisfaction is their number one priority and their attitude is always "customer first." So for all your memory solutions check them out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Only Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8.
We recently were privileged to see Matthew West in concert. He is so talented and loves the Lord so much. He sang some fun music and also some worshipful music. I would like to share this video with you called "Only Grace." It is so beautiful and the video is amazing. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What's Happening - August?

Bernie Mac Dies

On Saturday, August 9th, Bernie Mac who was 50 died from complications of pneumonia. He was hospitalized in Chicago. He struggled for his life and couldn't breathe. The comedian's wife and daughter were with him till the end. Bernie had sarcoidosis which is an inflammatory lung disease, but it was in remission. He was on a new medication that suppresses the immune system, and that's where the pneumonia came from. This contributed to Mac's death. He was so young and talented. It is so sad to see someone lose their life at such a young age.

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Friday, August 8, 2008


Yesterday we went to the Iowa State Fair and it was the busiest I have ever seen. There were people everywhere. We had beautiful weather and ate plenty of fair food. The guys in my family had their corn dog and we all shared a couple of delicious funnel cakes. We had a great day.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beauty Schools in North Carolina

Cosmetology is a popular career that many young women are interested in. Not only young women but some men, also. Regency Beauty School is the fastest growing beauty school in the country. It was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota over 50 years ago.There are now 30 campuses across nine states, with more underway for next year.These are not your typical beauty schools. Their beauty schools in north carolina are thoroughly modern, professional, and salon-like. They offer a unique learning program that encourages and rewards student achievement, and a national job placement network. So, if you are thinking about cosmetology as a career this is the kind of school you would want to check out.

Long Day

It has been a long day and my eyes are getting very tired. Very shortly I am going to shut down my computer and call it a day. I have spent so much time on my laptop this week and am ready for a break. So as soon as I get done with my next post I will say good night.

Movie Contest

My oldest son has made two short films lately and he has entered it into a contest and is in first place as of tonight. I am very excited for him and am hoping he can make it into the top 3 for this week because then he will be in the finals. He will then have to enter a second film which he has already made. I sure hope he can make it to the end and be the winner.