Sunday, September 30, 2007

A contest: Over at Another Chance Ranch

The rules are as follows:
This is a random drawing. Leave a comment at Another Chance Ranch and post something on your blog about this little giveaway.
IF you do not have a blog, you just need to leave a comment to enter. Everyone is welcome!
You can enter as many times as you like. She will have a random drawing in one week.
Go and Comment! I promise, you or a loved one will LOVE this mug.
Here's the link...........

I know my post below is long and I just hit some highlights, but please read it and pass it along.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Stop the Abuse!!

I found this originally on
Which sent me here.... for the details. Below all the info I have posted some of my life but can't tell all at this time. The only thing is I wish I had found this yesterday, but they say this is just the KICK - OFF to this.
From the original email:
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My Story: When I was 18 I went a little wild at 1st, then went down this downward spiral that got me nothing but grief and a hard life. I have told people bits and pieces of my life, but have not been able to just right out speak about it. When I read this post from "" she gave me the encouragement to speak. (Like I said, there is one little piece of my life I still haven't told and can't yet, but hopefully this post will touch so many lives.) Okay, back to my younger years. I started being a little rebellious toward my mom and got brave when I was 18. I thought I was grown. I was drinking and doing my own thing. There was this guy I was going with and I had about enough of him and I was going to break up with him. He didn't show up till about 30mins before I was due home. I called mom at work and asked could I go with him for a little bit and I would be back. She told me if I left, not to come back. So, instead of breaking up, I married the ass. We were married 2 weeks and he ran off with a girl. I really got to drinking. About 7mths later I moved back in with momma and boy did it ever get messy. She was more strick and controlling and I was grown and could do what I wanted. My 19th Birthday, My best friend and I was going to a concert. My birthday was the day before hers and the concert was on her birthday. Mom had gave me permission to go, which was a plus. But the day of my birthday I went to my new boyfriend's house, to find him getting in the car with my best friend. My oldest brother killed himself just before I turned 19 and 2 weeks before my 19th birthday I had a miscarriage. also, my grandaddy had died. So, I got more drunk and more rebellious. About 2 weeks after Pete got in the car with Donna, I took off to Memphis. My dad lived there. I went on about 1 1/2 year drunk and got hooked on cocaine. I got raped while I lived there and that just spun me a little more out of control. For about the last 7 mths I lived there, I was living on the streets. I would go to work real early put my clothes in dishwasher and wash them and run them through the oven to dry them. I worked at Pizza Hut. I woke up one morning and asked myself, what the HELL was I doing. I called my brother Sam to come get me. I had all intention to straighten up. I ran into this guy I hung with in school and ooops!, there I go again. I married this man out of fear. He would beat the Hell out of me. My already low self esteem, screwed up point of views got torn to heck and back with this man. I done things I thought I never would. I found myself crying one night and ask God to take him away. This happened after 2 years of hell. Well, 2 weeks later he was arrested for breaking into a store. After he was gone about 2mths, I started slipping back down that wrong road. Well, one night I went to church and got saved. I made up my mind to get rid of Allen. I met Daniel, my now hubby. Well just before Allen got out he started saying he found Jesus, so I didn't divorce him and told Daniel I had to do the right thing. Well, the 2nd night Allen was home his crap started right back. (This part I'm fixing to tell I don't remember, but wished I could.) My mom and youngest brother said I flipped out and started fighting Allen back for the 1st time. Some how my mom got involved, I think they said I ran up the hall and he came after me with nothing but a t- shirt on and decided to attack my mom to get me to mind him. That's when I went real stupid! They said I whooped this man and chased him up the road with a shot gun and he had nothing but a t-shirt on. The next day I went and filed for a divorce. I got it wrote up where he can never come around me. Daniel and I got back together and finally got married. We were happy for a few years, then he had an affair. We split for almost 2 years, but I was hanging in there and keeping my shit together. We got back together, then a few years later another affair. We worked through that one also, but I told him I would never put up with that ever. We have had a good few years lately till this year and this is the part I'm not sure about and can't go no further, but can say, he's not having an affair, but I do think there is some mental abuse there and has been there for a long time. Okay, I said more than I meant to.
Abuse comes in all different shapes and forms and degrees. If you are being abused, Please get out and don't run from your troubles and don't drown your pain in alcohol and drugs. They just cover it up for a short time and make it a lot worse. There is help out there. Do whatever you need to do to take care of your self, because you are someone. I know it is hard at 1st, but you can do it.
I hope I have helped someone. Please spread the word.

The letter Y

"Y" stands for Yahoos, not, but my kids. LOL! That is what I have always called them, because they are so hyper and full of life and enjoys every minute of it.
"Y" Also stands for yearbook. We are in a big home school group, so we get the pleasure of getting a yearbook, which is very nice. It only cost $10. When they were in public school I could never get one because I would have had to buy 3 at $25 or more a piece. This gives them a since of belonging even thou we don't do much with the group. Too busy, busy, busy!

Friday, September 28, 2007

The letter x

"X" can stand for the number 10 in Roman numerals. Here is a chart........... There are seven basic Roman numerals.
Symbol Value
I 1 (one) (unus)
V 5 (five) (quinque)
X 10 (ten) (decem)
L 50 (fifty) (quinquaginta)
C 100 (one hundred) (centum)
D 500 (five hundred) (quingenti)
M 1000 (one thousand) (mille)
"X" also stands for x rays. Don't you wish it was that easy to look in to someone and see what really is inside. LOL~

amazing 6years old singer

Isn't that just beautiful!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

A little funny

Beware of scams

(Click on pitcures to bring to full size for you can read them.)
Yes! Sadly this happened to me and I'm putting it out there for it wont happen to you. Unfortunately they were out of the USA and there is nothing that can be done except me paying the money back. I do have friends out side of the USA as well and I want them to be careful also. I usually am very careful, but this one got me bad and at a bad time. At least I don't have to do jail time and my bank will work with me, but I'm having to pay back $3,000 plus because of interest. One thing that really upset me is when I was at the Police station this morning, the officer pulled up a bunch of scams from their dadta base that people are not aware of. I asked him why hasn't the public been aware of these and he had no answer. 4 of the scams was from EBay. People bought stuff and someone used their personal info to get more money. So, from friend to friend, Just be careful!

The letter W

"W" stands for the World. We as home schoolers, the World is our learning ground. Limitless.
"W" also stand for wise words. Here's a few.........

"Have as your goal to do your best and to make a difference.
We are in the world to make a difference,
and everything we do changes the world."

"The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving."

"Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea,
it will never again return to its original size."
...Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Life is very short
And there's no time for fighting and fussing my friends."
...The Beatles

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The last few days

Gosh! I thought last week was hard. I stand corrected! LOL! Monday morning my husband woke up screaming at the top of his lungs in pain. I thought we were gonna have a baby! (a kidney stone)But no! It can't be that simple. He has an infection of the prostate. (Prostate Infections Overview---The prostate gland is a part of a man’s reproductive system, secreting fluids that help transport sperm. The gland lies just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra—the tube that drains the bladder.
Infection that irritates the prostate can inflame the gland, causing swelling. Prostate infections or prostatitis occurs most often in men aged 30-50 years but can occur in older men.) Dan Dan has Acute bacterial prostatitis, thank goodness it's not cancer.
On top of that a few other things happened that day and kept me in the road till supper. When supper was done, I sat down ate and then was a sleep before I knew it. Then yesterday was a little hectic but not near as bad. I had to take Dan Dan's daddy to get his treatment and a few other unexpected things.
I really hope today goes smooth and no one calls and needs Kate Kate.
The kids and I missed the little workshop Monday to put our scarecrows together, but we can do that Friday. We did it at home last year. Plus we missed the field trip to go to the Rainwater Observertory at Frech Camp. The Observatory, the largest in the state, has 16 telescopes plus other optical instruments. Also they have an Observa-dome Planetarium with a six-meter dome and Spitz A-2 projector. It is really awesome! My oldest and I have went for the day and night tour with boyscouts, but my youngest 2 have not. I meant to take them last year when we studied about Earth, but didn't get a chance. So, when a lady I know was taking hers and asked if we would go with them, I thought why not. Oh, Well! I guess we can do it later.

Quotes of the day

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. --Harry S. Truman

"It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing."

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.
Henry Ford

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
Albert Camus

Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)

There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.

The letter V

"V" stands for Valentine's Day! That is my favorite time of year. Even when I was not married. I love hearts! To me for that one day almost everyone seems to be more focused on Love, Joy, Peace and Happiness instead of strife.
"V" also stands for VICTORY! Do you have victory in your life? My life is not always glory and full of joy, but I do have Victory in Jesus as long as I stayed focused on him.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

oooooops! I messed up on my recipe. Here is the correct way.

Peanut Butter Yummies
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter or margin
1 egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup (8oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix cake, butter, egg and peanut butter in bowl. Pour 2/3 of mixture into 9X13 baking pan. Melt chocolate chips with condensed milk (you can microwave then, use a boiler or what ever is best for you)When melted pour over cake mixture, then put the rest of cake mixture on top. (if you like you can pour 1/2 then of melted chips, then cake mixture then the rest of the melted chips) Put in pre heated oven of 350 degrees and cook 20-30 minutes. Let cool before you cut into squares.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fun Monday! What's your favorite recipe?

This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by lisa @
I want to see your favorite recipe, be it either because your grandmother wrote it, it's the easiest thing you can slap together that everyone likes, it makes you feel healthy, it's cheap, etc. You don't have to make it (although you could if you want) but let us see the index card, cookbook, printed paper from the web, and why it's a favorite in your house. If you have a lot, just pick one, I know I'll have to!

I have always loved to cook, but have been going through this thing where I have to make myself cook. I guess you could call it " the cooking blahs", I have been writing out several of my recipes to help get me back in the mood, you could say. It was really hard to do just one, but I did. I also decided to do a dessert instead of a meal.
Peanut Butter Yummies
1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup (8oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix cake, butter, egg and peanut butter in bowl. Pour 2/3 of mixture into 9X13 baking pan. Melt chocolate chips (you can microwave then, use a boiler or what ever is best for you)When melted pour over cake mixture, then put the rest of cake mixture on top. (if you like you can pour 1/2 then of melted chips, then cake mixture then the rest of the melted chips) Put in pre heated oven of 350 degrees and cook 20-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
This is a recipe I got from my momma and everyone loves it and it's fun to make with the kids!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Staying positive

I'm usually a positive and happy person. I like cheering others, that is just who I am. Yes, I know people that are happier than me and more positive thinking than me. Here lately I have been having a problem with staying positive. I got sick a mth ago and still haven't gotton over it and we have had a hard year, but I usually don't let it get me down as much as I have lately. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem at times or something positive to hold on to to help through the down times.
Yes, I Know! This too shall pass, but that isn't helping much.

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

2 tsp. oil

1 broiler-fryer chicken (3-1/2 lb.), cut up

1 envelope GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix

1 jar (28 oz.) chunky-style spaghetti sauce

1 small green pepper, sliced

6 cups hot cooked Zita pasta

HEAT oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides, turning occasionally.

SPRINKLE salad dressing mix over chicken. Add spaghetti sauce and green pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover.

SIMMER 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta.

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 50 min
Makes: 6 servings

The letter U

"U" stands for Unique. That I am! I'm one of a kind! Aren't you glad?
"U" stands for The United States in which I live. It would be nice to be able to travel each state and learn of them, but I guess for now I will have to settle on what We read, look on the Internet and what others tell us.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The letter T

"T" stands for thankfulness! I'm so thankful for my home, my children, husband and family. I'm also thankful for all the friends I have here in the blogging world and on TDJ. Instead of complaining of what I don't have, I'm thankful for I do have.
"T" also stands for trust. The degree to which one party trusts another is a measure of belief in the honesty. Sometimes we seem to trust & believe in others more than our own self. It is good to be able to trust others, but we need to trust in our self that much more.
I have been thinking of this a lot lately with some discussions of being a mom or home school mom. Just look with in and trust your heart.

Congratulations & Thank You is in order!

I would like to say congratulations to Chrissy! @ She is the Big winner of the Home School Mom Purse. I also like to Thank Summer @ for having this wonderful contest. I also would like to thank everyone who voted for me.

Friday, September 21, 2007

purse contest ends today

Today is the last day to vote for the winner of the new homeschool mom purse!

Go to to get your vote in! It looks like I'm gonna loose and will be a big girl, but I really wanted that purse. If you haven't voted, please do.
I thank all of my friends that has voted for me, it means a lot!

The letter S

"S" stands for "SAM I AM" I bet you thought I was talking about the book. Nope! I'm talking about my next to oldest brother and boy does he ever fit the name. I'm not one who has picks & I love all my bros the same, but Sam seems to be the one I'm closest to.
"s" stand for sister which I have never had, but thanks to the Denim Jumper I have a bunch!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The letter R

"R" How many times have you heard your kids or yourself as a kid say, Ready or Not Hear I come? Probably like me, a 100 times over. Well, that is how life hits you at times. But it doesn't holler our to let you know it is fixing to get ya. That just sucks if you ask me. I hate surprises and change, but sometimes you just have to deal with it.
"R" Also stands for reading. I'm not gonna lie. I have never liked to read very much, but always made 100's in school in that area and never understood how. As I've gotten older, started homeschooling, found out my kids and I have dyslexia and so on, I've come to realize the importance it is to everyday life. I have found so many ways to bump my kids and my interest and improve our reading skills. The best way for us is Listen to the book while we read.

Reasons to love Home Scooling

I came across reasons to love homeschooling post at I thought it was really neat, so I thought I would come up with my own little list. Feel free to share your own reasons. Post it in your own blog and see what reasons others have to love homeschooling.
1) I don't have to hear my kids coming home whinning about how the teacher is mean.
2) We can take field trips as much as we want.
3) If something happens we can be flexible and not do school that week.
4) We don't have to worry about getting up early and getting dressed.
5) I get to spend that x-tra quality time with my kids.
6) We can go as fast as they want or as slow as they need.
7) I can teach them the best way for them and I don't have to teach them everything the school pumps into them if I don't care to teach it.
8) My kids are so much happier. (If your kids are happy, you are happy!)

Fun Monday this week!

Fun Monday this week!
hosted by: Sayre (

Your assignment for Monday, 9/17 is this:

Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out - and why? (Edit: These don't have to be paintings - these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.)
I'm sorry I was unable to do this Monday, but I still want to do it.
If my house was to catch on fire this is a list of what each person would think they would try and grab........
Dan Dan (my husband) His guns or at least most.
Aron (my oldest) his guitar and golf set.
Josh (my middle child) His 2 guns and baseball gear.
Katie-Beth (my baby) her porcelain dolls and tennis set.
Me - Besides my family, if I had a chance I would try to crab my quilts and most of my candle collection.
Yeah!, I bet you would say my computer and school books, but I can get new, but some of my quilts, even If I made new, wouldn't replace the ones I do have or working on. Same goes for my candles. I have some you can't go to the store and buy. Either a friend made some or I did. I'm not very materialistic, but I do have a few things I hols dear. Plus, when my daddy died last year, my step mom gave me a ceramic vase with a picture in it that my dad made in 1973. It's the only thing I have of my daddy. I think I would grab it first.

A Special Thanks to Katherine!

In my post below I told a little about my trip to NC. I have to say that I really love the Internet. You always here about all the bad that goes on because of the web, but hardly any good. Well, I'm here to tell you it can be a wonderful place. 3 years ago I was real leery of the net and only talked to family, then I found the Denim Jumper and I was also introduced to the blogging world there. I have met some beautiful people in both places. Well, the other day when I got the phone call about Rory I went to the DJ and asked if anyone there was from NC and see if they could help me find my way, my way around NC, a good place to stay and so on and so on. Bless her heart, Katherine replied and was there for me. Bless her heart, when I called her and her family came and took me out to eat. I wish I could have spent more time to get to know this fine lady, but with Rory in the hospital and all I wasn't able. Kat may not think she did much, but just extending her hand to me meant a lot. She didn't have to do this, but she did. I'm so thankful for my wonderful friends I have from the DJ and here in my blogging world.
Kat!, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You did more than you know!

My trip to North Carolina

I have no pictures for this trip. I left the family reunion in such a hurry trying to get there, that I left my camera there. I really wish I would of took it with me. NC is very pretty and I have never been that far up past Birmingham, AL. The 12 hour or plus drive wasn't that bad except the Atlanta, Georgia exchange. Oh, my Gees! That part was a trip. On the way there I missed my exit in Atlanta and scared myself to death, but found my way pretty fast. I turned my cell phone off on the way back home for no one would call when I got in that one area and get lost again. Ha~
I got a phone call Friday night telling me my oldest brother had gotten sick and was in North Carolina University Hospital. (Rory is one of daddy's kids from his 1st marriage) Okay! I had a family reunion Saturday on my mom's side and there was a lot of drama behind it, so I had to go. (That's a whole other post in it self.) I was torn between but they said Rory was okay. I made a quick appearance at the Reunion to satisfy my mom, then off I went. When Rory's wife and I got to the hospital Rory was the talk of the Heart Floor. They couldn't believe he was able to get that big rig in that small parking. I just feel sorry for the person who has to come and get his rig. LOL! We didn't find out till the next day exactly what was wrong with Rory. All we knew it was his heart, but didn't know exactly what. He had open heart surgery 2 1/2 years ago and the graphs he had which was 3 were completely closed, plus he had one more blockage. In a way it was good because they couldn't do anything with the 3 graphs that were closed, but because of the other blockage they were able to put a stint in. They told him that he needed to take his medicine and eat right or he would die. He will be 47 in December. That's young. I told him he better straighten up or I was gonna personally whoop his rear end.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm back home

Sorry I have not been on. I had to leave Saturday to go to North carolina. My brother had a heart a tack. I've so much to tell about my trip and stuff to catch up on, but just got home. So, I'll catch up later.
PS. He is okay!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The letter Q

"Q" stands for Queen. Yes, I'm the queen of this house. I have a few lady friends and a few nieces that have tried to come in and take over. NOPE! Ain't happening! This is my house, my kids and my husband. I have a few places that are my domain, don't come in and make me feel you are pushing me aside. If you want to be Queen, find your own house, kids and husband!
"Q" also stands for quilts. When I 1st married Dan Dan his grandmother started showing me how to make quilts. I have always thought them to be neat, but because of others harping on me not being able to sew, I stopped before I really tried. When we started home schooling, I kept trying to find someone help me make costumes and such. I finally got me a sewing machine and started teaching myself. I do okay with costumes, not bad at clothes, but I do very well at quilts. (Quilt tops so far) I went back to Dan's grandmother and told her and her eyes lite up like a Christmas tree. She pulled out a lot her stuff that night and she even said, "I'm so glad I finally have someone I can give all my quilt stuff to and my legacy live on. I almost cried. But I find working with quilts is really relaxing. Also, I'm thinking when I get done with this ABC meme of making a quilt out of the ABC's I have copied off the net and ironing them on different scraps of material and sewing them together. That way I'll have a beautiful quilt and a great memory. (The picture above is a quilt top I have started. I have got about 15 more rows to make before I can complete.)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Voting for the purse contest tomorrow. (update)

As you all may know I entered a contest at Summer @ to win a purse. On the 15th, tomorrow she is gonna let other people vote who wins the contest. If you are not in it I'm asking you to go vote for me. If you are in it, let me know for I can read your post and see who I will vote for. As you can tell, I really want this purse. it would be so nice. But, If you want or have joined, please let me know for I can go for you.

The letter P

"P" stands for Pontotoc. This is where I live. Pontotoc means = The Land of the Hanging Grapes.
"P" also stands for Parent. Yep, that's me. Being on the other end of the stick makes you appreciate your own parents a little more. Being a parent is not always that easy, but it has its own rewards. I'm proud to a parent, a home school parent at that.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Here is KB after school today.

I couldn't help but to take this picture. LOL! Bless her heart. Before I took the picture I ask her what was wrong and she said, "Well, you wore me out today" (schooling that is) I thought it was cute, so I couldn't resist.

My Red Neck Hubby & boys!

My husband and boys are on top of our shed practicing shooting their bows with their homemade target. I wish I could have got the pictures to come in better, but I don't know how to work this new camera.

I thought I would share.

I read a post over at Mom is Teaching about how much it cost to home school. Plus I have talked to a lot of over home school mom's, here, TDJ and in my home town. Those of us that don't have a big income or do have multiple kids at different levels, it is hard to buy or get what we need to teach them. The web, the library, book sales and bargain bins have been my best friend. I have found so many web sites from my Internet buddies and a few on my own. I thought I would share some I have used, do use or some I haven't got to yet. I do hope that this will benefit someone. Oh, I do have a few friends that don't home school, but would like to do little extras with their kids to help them improve in school, give them a jump start early in life, or just something to be able to sit down and spend some quality time with them.
Not all are free, but may have free samples or worth the little cost they ask. Also, some of these sites will give you an idea of what you want or need. (This one really helped my little girl learn to read. It is great for kids with dyslexia or just interducing phonics) (This one cost 99 cents for the 1st month and about $10 after that. I use it and it's great! What better way to teach 2 kids for just $10 a month, plus your paper and ink.
I did have more than this, but when I changed computers I forgot to send them to my self.
Hope you enjoy and if anyone has any I don't have listed and would like to share, feel free to.


I have 4 brothers living and they all are completely different. Sam (next to oldest)is a lot like me, happy go lucky. Roroy,(the oldest,living) He is a mess. Him and Sam are the one's that pet me most of the time. His wife of 25 years is jealous of me and I have no clue, except we have never fought. I only get to see him maybe 2 times a year, but when we are together, we are something else. MIKE! (The one just older than me.) I just don't get him sometime. He is the quite one and very backward. I'm a little ticked at him at the moment. Poor dude has the worse luck with women than I have ever seen anybody. I'm not gonna say how many times he has been married, but every time, after that one year mark his women turn into "jsdhkljfhdskvhkdvhl" and instead of clinging to family, he runs and wont talk to us. I really thought this one was it. She really fooled me I guess. I don't know what's going on, but he can't say it's not. I have called him for a week and he wont answer. I finally sent his daughter over there to tell him to call. He tried to act like nothing was wrong, but I know better. I really hope it's nothing major, like the last stupid dskfjhdslkfhbldfbliefh, but I don't know. Mike is a really good person, even thou he is backward and for his sake I hope things get good soon. We really need him close because of momma being sick and her only living sibling is in bad shape. Plus, I hate to whoop this one like I did the other one.LOL! Last but sure not least, my youngest brother, David (Dada). He's my honey. Momma said that I spoiled him so bad that he still stinks. LOL! He isn't as happy go lucky as I am, but he is a good man. He had said last year he was getting married this December, but we haven't heard any plans. He better be letting someone know. I don't know if this girl is the one for him or not and I hope she is in a way. The only sad thing about her is she wont be able to have a child with Dada. She has 2 wonder kids, but she started having problems the 1st of this year and had to have a hysterectomy. For Dada, it makes me sad, because the other girl he was engaged to aborted their baby, so he wont have one of his very on. Don't get me wrong, He loves her 2 kids and that says a lot, but I just wish he could have at least one. But if he don't I can live with it if he can.
Well, that's my brothers in a nut shell. I guess I wrote this post because this thing with Mike is bothering me. I don't stick my nose in their business and they don't stick theirs in mine, but we have always been there for one another and it just worries me when one of them are having a hard time.

The letter O

"O" Stands for Open. My heart and my life is an open book. OMGees! I guess I should of listen to my mother and closed the book! Ha~ No, I think I like me being an open book most of the time. Some of the down falls, but also the up side come in the same form. Let me explain: It is not easy for me to lie, everyone, well almost everyone can tell when I'm lying. When something happens, is said or whatever, I react then. You can see it on my face and most of all hear it come out of my mouth. I was not listening when momma said keep your mouth shut. Ha~
"O" Also stands for October. Our anniversary will be on the 25th. This year I'm not going to be passive. We have a few new restaurants and this man better take me out! He usually does, I'm just over due for a night out. Also, I guess since we have been married over 15 years, I better stick to it, I'm too old to brake another one in. LOL!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The letter N

"N" stands for number. I like the study of Biblical Numerology. It just fascinates me the symbolic meaning behind numbers.
Definition of terms:
Numerology- this word is derived from the Latin numerus, a number and logy, science study. This is employed in the general sense of study of numbers. It is to be distinguished from the term numerics, which according to most dictionaries, may refer to either the general study of numbers or the specific investigation of the mysteries of numbers.
Numeral- this term will generally be employed to designate the figure, letter or word expressing a number.
Number- This is an amount or quantity of units. In many cases it is employed to describe a character or symbol which expresses mathematical values.
"N" also stands for Nickelback. They seem to be a favorite band of mine. The main singer has a beautiful voice and their songs seem to relate so well to life and give very good veiws about a few things in life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Today has been a okay day except for the memory of this day. I can remember to the minute what I was doing. I had just had surgery a few days before and laying on the couch. My hubby just off work and we were watching the 2 kittens we just got. We discovered what we were told to be girls were boys, then all the sudden all this racket came on the TV. We wasn't really watching at 1st, till it caught our attention. I kept asking Dan Dan is this real?!? 911, also is my little brother's birthday. I remember what a grey sad cloud that came over me that day. The phone rang at 9pm and asked what the Heck My Problem was. I was like, Dada, I'm so sorry! I just didn't know how to say Happy Birthday on a day like this, but I guess I should at least be thankful I can still say it to you. Every since then I call him the night before and wish him Happy Birthday.
Every year since the kids and I take out a moment of silence and tell about we have to be thankful for. (Another Day of Thanksgiving) We also talk about the Brave, the moms, dads, and all that died or lost someone on that day.

Try the ABC meme for school

As a lot of you may know I have been doing a ABC meme. This way you can learn a little more of me and me making memories. Today I told me kids that I wanted them to do a ABC meme. A letter a day with two words for 26 days. I thought this would be good exercise. They thought it would be great. So far so good, but we are only on the letter A. I thinks is great that they were excited about it and I didn't have to pull my hair out. If any of you are having problems getting your kids to write, try this, it may just work.
This is how I set it up... 2 words for each letter and you write what that word means to you.
Example: "A" stands for apple. An apple a day keeps the Dr. a way.
"A" also stand for airplane. I would like to ride in an airplane someday.
So, I hope this helps some of you that have reluctant writers like mine.

The Letter M

"M" stands for memories. Memories can be anything you make them be. "We" most of the time rather dwell on nothing but our good memories. But here lately as my kids are getting older I find my self looking back on some of my bad memories. Not to dwell or anything like that. I have been looking back on my old bad memories to try to help my kids not to have some of the same bad memories as I have. Trying to teach them the life long lessons I have learned and why I do some of what I do, for they can have fewer bad memories than me.
"M" also stands for marriage. I have been married to Dan Dan for over 15 years. We have had our good time along with the bad. I would like to say we have had more good than bad. I also feel that we have gotten closer over the past years than we have in our past. We still have our occasional problems like most do, but I'm just glad we have gotten through our immature years. Just in the past year we have realized how different we really are and how that makes us strong in most ways.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fun Monday!

Today’s Fun Monday is hosted by Dawn( ) and the assignment is this:

Have you ever had someone out of the goodness of their heart do something for you without anything asked in return? Offered you money when you needed it the most? Helped you change a flat tire in the pouring rain or even just simply held the door open for you when you had your hands full? For Monday, September 10th, we are challenged with doing a good deed. I am not looking for a story of when you have offered your help in the past, I actually want you in the next two weeks to go out and help someone. Go visit a nursing home, cook dinner for someone sick or with a new baby, donate to a charity or even send just a “thinking of you card” to someone who needs it. It doesn't matter what your good deed is, or how great it is. It just needs to help someone!

When I read this my mouth dropped. I had just talked to my kids about doing something like this Friday, then Sunday I took some food to my Pastor and his wife because she had surgery this past Tuesday. While I was there I ask her if any was suppose to take her place in Children's Church that night and she said no. So, I told I would. When I got home and looked over the lesson it was on "Compassion" and being kind to others. So, when I went to Dawn's blog and found this that made 3 times. I guess 3 times is a Charm.
Here are a few good deeds I have done in the last few weeks. No, I'm not patting myself on the back. To me it was not much and I like helping others. #1 August 22nd, I took the teens from church to visit a nursing home. It was a last minute thing and I didn't think it would turn out that well, but I was wrong. I don't who enjoyed it more, the residents or the kids and I. #2 The lady that is over Blue Belles ( a group sorta like Girl Scouts that my little girl is in) quite last Wednesday and I took over at the last minute. KB was suppose to write a letter to encourage someone. My brother went on an Emmaus walk and we wrote letters to him to give him encouragement. #3- Without being asked I went to my momma's (I know she is family but she has been really sick since March and unable to keep her house clean.) Saturday and did a super cleaning on her house. I did the walls, ceilings, floors and much more. #4- I took something to eat to my Pastor and family Sunday.
When I did these I wasn't looking for recognition and I'm not know. I just did these things because I like to help others and make a difference. I know I should do more more to help others out there and this being the 3rd time coming to me maybe just the boost I need.
Dawn, thank you for putting this on your blog. It was fun and most of all it is fun helping others.
So, I stand up and challenge I friends in the blogger world, have a fun Monday and help someone else out!

2 Recipes for the week

Recipe #1 - Chicken Spaghetti
Ingredients: I use 4 leg quarters (you may choose 3 breast) Boiled.
I use 1 box of spiral noodles (you may choose 1 pack of spaghetti noodles)
1 box of Velveeta cheese
1 can of rotel
Boil your chicken, then set aside to cool. Boil noodles in chicken broth. While noodles are cooking cut up cheese in chunks and put on 4 mins in micro wave. After 4 mins pour in rotel and stir. Turn back on 1 1/2 mins. Pour water off noodles, add cheese/rotel and put the lid on to help melt any cheese not completely melted. After you put lid on, DE skin and DE bone chicken. Put it in with noodles & cheese rotel and stir completely.
I like cutting up a small onion and bell pepper and saute them in a little butter and adding it to my rotel chicken. (not everyone likes it this way, so I only do it at home.)
2nd recipe - Squash dressing
2 cups cooked squash - salt to taste
4 eggs
1 cup of mushroom soup
1/2 pint (8oz) sour cream
1 medium onion
1 cup of grated cheese for top
2 cups corn bread crumbled
1 stick of margarine
Mix eggs, mushroom soup, sour cream, onion, melted margarine, corn bread crumb, and squash. Place in casserole dish, put cheese on top and bake. 350 degrees about 45 minutes to an hour. (Until set and brown on top)

The Letter L

"L" stands for LaJune, that's my middle name. As I have gotten older it has grown on me. As a kid I didn't like that name. I wanted my middle name to be Elizabeth. I could spell Elizabeth before I could LaJune. (Imagine that) At age 7 I made up my mind that if I had a little girl I would name her Katie Elizabeth and I did.
"L" also stand for love. Here is the definition: n.
A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.
A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance.
Sexual passion.
Sexual intercourse.
A love affair.
An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object.
A person who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment.
An expression of one's affection: Send him my love.
A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of language.
The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her greatest love.
Love Mythology. Eros or Cupid.
often Love Christianity. Charity.
Sports. A zero score in tennis.

My definition: I think people use the word to loosely. I feel if you don't mean it don't say it. I teach my kids to say like instead of love for everything. Only say you love something if you really mean it.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The letter K

"K" stands for....... Yep, you got it!, Kitten's Home School!
"K" also stands for Katie, Which is my name. Actually it's a family name from my mother's side. Katie- Beth is my little girl, which I love and hold so dear. She is so lively and full of Pzazz.

I would like to award this to..........

Amy! I love reading her post and she just tells it like it is.

About the purse contest

As you all may know I entered a contest at Summer @ to win a purse. On the 14th (Friday) of this month she is gonna let other people vote who wins the contest. If you are not in it I'm asking you to go vote for me. If you are in it, let me know for I can read your post and see who I will vote for.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Nickelback - If Everyone Cared (video)

Boy, don't this song say it!

The letter J

"J" stands for for JOY! My kids bring me so much of it even through the bad and ugly.
"J" also stands for Josh. My little "red"! I love him so. He is my child that can't sit still and loves life to the fullest.