Monday, June 30, 2008

Our Sons

Yesterday our sons came over to celebrate our youngest son's 21st. birthday which is tomorrow. We had the nicest day together. They came for dinner and we just sat around most of the afternoon visiting. We then went outside and started a fire in the firepit and roasted hot dogs and made smores. They ended up going home around 9:00 in the evening. It was so fun and I still can't believe they stayed that long.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cruise Deals

I have never been on a cruise but that is a dream of mine. I have been trying to convince my husband that we need to do that for our vacation. It can be kind of expensive so it is important to try and find good cruise deals. At you can find great deals for the Bahamas, Hawaii, Mexico and many more wonderful destinations. You can get a percentage off of your cruise price or onboard money credit for your cruise. They have very good offers on different cruise lines. So, if you are like me and want to go on a cruise but also want to get a good deal then be sure and check out this website.

Car Show

Yesterday afternoon we drove about 2 hours to go to a car show. My husband and told a friend that we would be there. I really didn't want to go but I could see my husband wanted to so I was a good sport about it. On half of our drive up there we drove through quite a bit of rain. When we got there and it looked like there weren't many cars. I was disappointed that we drove that far for so little and with the price of gas that wasn't good either. So, we got out and started walking down the street to check out the cars and to our amazement there were quite a few there. We saw my husband's friend and he was so surprised and thrilled that we had come so that made it worth it all. We had to dodge raindrops quite a bit but that was ok because we did end up having a nice evening out.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Online Colleges

Online colleges are so great for people who have a job and want to continue their education. They are also great for anyone. My son is going to be getting his degree with an online colleges.
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The last couple of days it has been very humid. Humidity is a big part of our summers here in Iowa. It's not good for hair and if you sweat much, you really sweat on a humid day. I have some natural curl in my hair and when I'm out in the humidity for very long my hair starts to curl and sometimes frizz. It's bad. And for people who have straight hair, well it goes flat. I know because I have a friend who struggles with that. I try and stay in as much as I can on days like that.


I am very afraid of spiders. When I see a very big one and I have to kill it I will start to tremble, tears will come in my eyes and fear over takes me. That's especially if they are huge. I was walking up our basement stairs yesterday and we have a brownish carpet on the steps. As I was going I suddenly saw something that looked like a very large spider sitting in the corner of the step. I frantically ran for a shoe and when I got there I hit at him and he ran. I started to panic and ran down the stairs where he was dropping to the floor. I grabbed our bug spray and got him. I think I basically drowned him. Anyway, I was so relieved to see him curl up and die. I made my husband pick it up when he got home.

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I love to scrapbook and I haven't done it for a couple of months. As I sit here by my computer I look over at my scrapbooking table and not a whole lot has changed. It makes me feel bad that I haven't gotten any done for awhile. My husband even bought me a great scrapbooking case for mother's day and it's still sitting there with the tags on it.


I'm sitting here at my computer and all of the sudden I smell the aroma of a fire in the fire pit. So I went upstairs and sure enough my husband started a nice fire out on our patio. It is a gorgeous night and perfect for a fire. It sounds so relaxing and that is where I am going when I get done here.


Summertime brings about many weddings and there is a lot to organizing everything for that special day. At the bride and groom to be can find all the necessary help in planning for their wedding day. This website has all sorts of handy tools for getting all the things done. You can also check out photos of wedding dresses, hairstyles, flowers and cakes plus so much more. For couples who want to register for gifts they make it easy to do. Take the anxiety out of planning and use this website to ease the details for that special day.


I am very much afraid of wasps and when I lay out in our pool they seem to like to swarm around the water. My husband says they just want a drink and that they won't bother me and he's probably right but I do still freak out when I see them. Sometimes I get up and try to drown them with the net or if they land on the fence I grab my can of Raid for wasps and that is amazing stuff. I just wish they would stay away.

Office Furniture

My husband's office is nice but there are times when I wish he could get some new office furniture to update it. He has a huge desk that is older but he loves it because he can spread all his stuff out. I think it would be nice for him to have a desk with more shelves and drawers so that he could have it a little more organized. There are so many classy looking desks and other types of office furniture that would really dress it up. Maybe someday that will happen.


This morning it looked like it was going to be a gloomy day and about an hour after I got up, out to the west and north, the sky was dark as night. It was calm before the storm as the trees and bushes were so still. The weather people on tv were warning of a severe thunderstorm approaching our county and sure enough it was slowly creeping our way. Suddenly we were engulfed with darkness and it started raining as hard as it could and the winds really picked up. I had to get ready to leave the house to go work and it just wouldn't stop raining. I did go and got very wet and the drive was short but I had to go through flooded streets and intersections. I was so glad when I reached my destination. We ended up getting over 2 inches of rain in about an hour.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Diet Pills

I don't know of anyone who isn't wanting or trying to lose weight. I have always wondered about the different diet pills that are in the stores. So I checked out and there they have reviewed the top 200 diet pills in the world. They use a 12 point criteria. They not only reviewed them but also check online for the best places to purchase them. So now you can buy the best diet pills, at the best prices from the retailers with the best customer service. What a great time saving opportunity and also informative.


I think it is about time to go sit in my recliner and watch a little tv with my husband before I go to bed. I'm sure there probably isn't a whole lot on but maybe we can watch something on the DVR. We have been enjoying some of the shows on the Food Channel and also the show House Hunters. They are pretty good to watch.

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Baby Mama

Last weekend the movie Baby Mama was at the theater close to where we live. I wanted to go see it so bad but my husband just turned up his nose because he thought it sounded stupid. I guess I enjoy that kind of humor and I did get to see some clips from it and he did not. I guess I will have to rent it or buy it when it comes out.

TV Land Awards

I finally got to see the TV Land Awards that were on about 2 weeks ago. I had it taped on our DVR and I've been too busy to watch it. It is fun to see the actors from all the older great sitcoms. I enjoyed last years more because it just had more fun people on it and I enjoyed the host more who was Kelly Rippa. It was pretty good though and I guess they do have to change it up every year.

Hair Schools

I know of many young people who are interested in cosmetology. Many of them are looking to go to school to get a good education and hope to be very successful working in an upscale salon or own a salon of their own. Minneapolis, Minnesota has Regency and it is the fastest growing beauty school in the country. They have gone from 2 schools to 30 schools across nine states. These campuses reflect upscale salons and provide an exceptional education that benefits their students, the salon community, and the public. If you are somebody or know of someone that is looking for great hair schools then you need to check this one out.

Villisca, Iowa

My sons a few friends are going to Villisca, Iowa where the Ax Murder house is located. I've heard that it is one of the top 10 most haunted places. My sons and their friends are going to spend the night in this house. They did this last year also and experienced some pretty strange things. I am against this and I don't feel this is a good idea but they are adults and so they make their own decisions. I make sure that I am praying at all time for God's hedge of protection around them.

Offshore Drilling - You want it?


Last week when we were heading home from orientation at the college my son will be attending, we saw the Parkersburg was only 8 miles north off the beaten path. Parkersburg is the town in Iowa that was severely hit by a tornado this spring. It was so sad to see all of the damage. There has been a lot of cleanup but still a lot to do. As we drove around you could see a random boot or shoe laying in a pile. There were mangled bikes and furniture piled high. Many vehicles were destroyed and they were gathering them in a special place. It was just so sad to see all of this and you could actually see the path where the tornado went through, even through the fields.

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College stuff

I hate this time of year for getting stuff ready for college. It is basically up to me to figure out loans, which is really different this year, and making sure the school gets all the necessary paperwork needed. So much of it gets done online which does make it easier but I just dread it. I have two sons that I have to do this for and I am behind this summer. I really need to get going and quit being a slacker. I usually am not a procrastinator but with this I am this year. I just need to finish it so I can enjoy the rest of my summer without thinking about it.

Monday, June 23, 2008


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Saturday, June 21, 2008


Giraffes are my favorite animal. They seem like gentle giants. I enjoy just watching them and at some zoos they make it possible to feed them. I have never had a chance to do that but my youngest son got to at the Colorado Springs Zoo. The pictures he took were so amazing and I wished that I was there.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008


It seems like all I have done for the past week is go, go, go. I am feeling extremely exhausted to the point where I can't think straight. I think I need to get to bed earlier tonight and see if I can be more rested tomorrow. Hopefully life slows down a little more for next week and I can get some normalcy back in my life. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining because I would rather be too busy then not busy at all and be bored.


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I think everyone has some kind of fear. It could be fear of heights, maybe spiders or snakes or even getting stranded in an elevator. Well, three out of the four I just mentioned are fears of mine. I don't like snakes but I'm not fearful of them either. This past weekend when my sons and I spent the weekend in Minneapolis we stayed at a nice motel. But one day we were heading up in the elevator to our room on the third floor when all of the sudden the elevator shook. We all looked at each other in fright and suddenly it just stopped at the third floor. The doors would not open and my one son tried to pry it open but was unsuccessful. I called down to the desk and the lady there was very surprised to hear we were stuck on it. Soon after that call we saw the elevator lower to the first floor and I started getting really scared. I didn't know what was going on. Thank goodness my sons were there to help keep me calm. Anyway, I stayed off of that elevator the remainder of the trip and I used the good ole staircase. I hope something like that never happens again.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Minneapolis Zoo

On Sunday we visited the Minneapolis Zoo. It was quite large but very disappointing. We paid $14 a person to get in and really didn't get to see many animals. We felt like we had to search for most of the larger animals that were outside. I was very disappointed that they didn't have any giraffes. They are my favorite animal. We left pretty early and didn't finish the zoo. I don't think we missed out on anything. We won't ever go back there again.

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Mall of America

On Saturday my sons and I went to the Mall of America. We shopped till we dropped. That is another great place to visit if you get a chance to. We did take a short break in the afternoon and went back to the motel and just chilled out. But then we went back and finished out the mall and were there till closing. The one thing I do not care for is the cost of the rides in the amusement park. I thought for such a short ride they could cost less. We passed on it cause it was a little ridiculous.


My sons and I spent this past weekend up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We stayed in a nice motel and had a great time. Friday on our way up we stopped by Cabelas. If you ever get a chance to visit one you won't be disappointed. It is basically for hunters and sportsmen alike. They do have household items and regular clothing also. The best part is the animals that are displayed around the store. It is amazing and fun to look at. We had dinner there and my sons had a buffalo burger and sandwich. We spent Friday also doing some shopping and we found some good buys.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

27 Dresses

The other night my husband and I watched the movie 27 Dresses from the screen writer of The Devil Wears Prada. I thought it was a very cute movie and Katherine Heigl was so good in it. This was right in the category of the ultimate romantic comedy. My husband must have not felt the same because he slept through most of it. It is definitely a chic flick.


Last night we once again had severe storms roll through our state. A tornado touched down at a Boy Scout Camp by Little Sioux, Iowa. They had no storm shelters in which to go to for safety and 4 people lost their lives. There are 40 others who have been hospitalized for injuries. The boys who were attending this camp were between the ages of 13-17. This is horrible. When will it end.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Baby Robins

Right outside of our backdoor is a nest of about 2-3 baby robins. We have watched that nest since the mother built it there. It is so cute now because the babies are sticking their heads out and watching what is going on. They change so quickly because last week they still had no feathers and were quite small. It will be fun to see them come out of the nest.

Monday, June 9, 2008

What about dNeero?

Long Day

It has been a long, busy day today and I think I am going to go relax a little before bedtime. I had to work and then one of my residents that I help out had to go to the nursing home today so I had to get some clothes over to him and then go back and start cleaning his apartment. Hopefully it will just be a temporary stay for him and that he will be able to go back to his apartment. Anyway, I did a lot of running around today and I am feeling it. So I will say "Good night for now."



There has been so much rain lately in Iowa that many counties are dealing with flooding. We have some family and friends that live in northern Iowa and in Mason City they received 6 inches of rain in one day. The levy broke and there is flooding in places that has never had flooding before. They are without water due to some issues caused by the flooding. It's absolutely horrible. Where my parents live they have flooding by their grocery store which is making it impossible to have it open. Many people are dealing with unbelievable amounts of water in their homes and basements. My heart goes out to them because we have had problems in the past with a wet basement. So far we have been blessed to keep it dry. They are talking more rain and storms this week, just about everyday. I hope it stops soon.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Should Hillary concede?


It has been so stormy lately where I live. Southern Iowa was hit horribly last night. The weather people were constantly tracking a tornado that was making it's way from west to east across the state. I am amazed at how some of these weather forecasters can pin point exactly where these tornadoes are located. Of course, they do have storm spotters giving them assistance, also so that helps but their radars are just amazing. It sounds like we are in for some more extreme weather again this afternoon and evening. I've already been praying for God's protection on us.

PC vs. Mac

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I have had many opportunities to look at other peoples blogs. It is quite interesting how different people create their blogs with the information and designs with such creativity. I enjoy surfing around and seeing the different ideas and opinions of people. I have had very nice comments on mine and I really do appreciate that and I appreciate everyone who comes to my blog and reads my posts.


Yesterday I was outside quite a lot and in the morning I decided to put on my swimsuit top and shorts. I was preparing to put up our pool and I knew the sun was hot but I also knew I had been tanning some and figured I would be okay. Well, I was wrong and I sure ended up with some sunburn. It's not very sore but I still am not too happy with myself that I didn't put on some sunscreen. I guess I will just have to deal with it and remember next time to use a good sunscreen.