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.