Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Because I like chocolate: Funny!

You are not going to believe this!

Dan, the kids and I were in a wreck yesterday. Yes, you heard me right. We were taking JB to his ball game. We were just sitting there at the red light, then BAM! These 2 teen girls hit us in the back end. Dan said that they had been just sitting there and don't understand why they went forward, because the light was still red. We were about 5 cars back from the light when this happened. It hit so hard and sounded so loud the lady in front of us thought we had hit her.
Now, the people that owned my van before me had put a trailor hitch on the back of my van. I was about to tell Dan to take it off, but after last night, NO! It tore up the girls little tag in front and jerked us to death, but no major damage to her car and none to mine.
I can not believe I have been in 2 wrecks in such a short time. I wasn't driving, but was still in the van. My neck hurts and so does everybody elses, but other than that we are fine.
I'm just at shock that I have been in 2 wrecks! I know, get over it! But it does make you think.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Karisma's Poem challenge!

Karisma is having a poetry competition. I hate to admit, but I clearly forgot! But I know she will forgive me. So here is what see wants.....
So, what do I want from you? Well, keeping with the this months theme of Spring Cleaning that Sayre has started with her "My Life is a Mess Challenge".

I thought perhaps a poem with this as the theme would be apt, considering what the prize is and all! The rules are.......
It must rhyme (I really do not care for poems that don't, sorry)
It must be related to said topic
It can be as long or short as you like
It would really help your case if it was funny! I really like a funny poem!
Post it on your blog then come back and let me know

If you do not have a blog (Leave it in the comments and I will post it here!)
There are two towels up for grabs, one for the "Sheila's" (Ladies) and one for the "Blokes"(Gentlemen). Although you may win either one of them, prize will not necessarily be gender specific!
Have fun with it


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(Here is my little poem. It goes to the rhythm of "Pop! Goes the weasel")

Around around the McGloflin House!
Around around I go!
Spring cleaning everything!
Everything must go!
Around around the McGloflin House!
Around around I go!
Changing out the dish towels,
the old ones must go!
Around around the McGLoflin House!
Around around I go!
When will I stop?,
Nobody knows!
Around around the McGloflin House!
Around around I go!
Spring cleaning everything!
Everything must go!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fun Monday: Put on your walking shoes

This week our hostess is Aoj and her assignment is.... I'm going to make it a nice and easy Fun Monday this week. All I want you to do is take me on your favourite walk. In words or pictures. Or both of course! Tell me why it's your favourite and point out things of interest on the way.



My favorite place to walk is in the woods! The view is so beautiful and peaceful. We do not live near the woods, so I don't get to do that very much.
Two of my favorite spots in the woods is the Natchez Trace and Camp Yocona (I was trying to get better pictures of the camp, but I guess the video will have to do. Sorry)
I don't get to go to these places and go hiking much any more either, so I guess I would have to choose my neighborhood. Dan and I walk 2 miles a day when it is pretty.

(The 1st picture is when we 1st leave to start our walk)

(The 2nd picture is when we turn the corner starting up the hill)

(The 3rd picture is of the City Cemetery)(We live right behind the beautiful land mark, but can not see it from our house because of the trees)

(The next 3 pictures is of the beautiful back yard I wrote about in one of my Say Something Saturday. In the story I added a little, but this is a beautiful yard. I just wish I could have got better pictures to give it justice)



(The next 3 pictures are going back toward main street and in front of the cemetery. The sign is just one of many around our little town telling about our history, which I think is just wonderful.)



(The next picture is where I just turned the corner right off main street, going back toward the house)

(The next picture is where I turn back toward my house. It is the road right above our road.)

(The next next 3 pictures are of the home stretch. The End of our little venture)




As you tell by my pictures, even thou I live in the City of Pontotoc, we still have a lot of beautiful trees.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Here are a few fun quizzes

I'm going to be a little late getting my Fun Monday up, because it was raining here today. Hopefully it will pretty, early in the morning and I can take a few pics. If it's not pretty, I'll just write it.
Have a wonderful day!



I will have my Fun Monday up a little late, because it rained today and was unable to take pictures.

See ya then!

You Have Good Karma

In general, you like to do the right thing when it comes to others.
Your caring personality really shines through.
Sure, you have your moments of weakness - and occasionally act out.
But, all in all, you're karma is good... even with those few dark spots.






The Part of You That No One Sees
You are balanced, peaceful, and sincere.
You're the type of person who goes along to get along.
And you're definitely afraid of rocking the boat.

Underneath it all, you fear your world falling apart.
You'll put up with a situation that you don't like in fear of changing it.
Disruptive and forceful people intimidate you - and sometimes exploit you.









You Are Mountain Dew



Ultra hyper and full of energy, you're on a permanent sugar high.

Some people complain about your taste, but the do appreciate your power.



Your best soda match: Coke



Stay away from: Root Beer

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Say Something Saturday (5)

Ami's Say Something Saturday is a very simple one for me. (Except 500 words or less, I wrote 1009. Sorry, but I could write book about his man.) (My scanner wont scan anymore, so I had to take a picture of this picture of my Di Di)






My mom’s dad is the only grand parent I remember, we were very close to him. In a way you could say he helped my mom raise us.
Di Di (both i’s long) was a very impatient person. Even thou it seemed to bother our mom, us kids thought it was very funny! I can remember back when I was nine (and even older) he would drive up to our house (we lived in town) when he would run out of his favorite chewing tobacco, he would wake me up and tell me he needed me to go to the store for him. I would say, Di Di I need to brush my hair, he would tell me that I was fine and I would just crawl in the car and go. (He always called me his little whirl wind) He owned his own country store, but when he ran out of his favorite kind, he wouldn’t take from the box he sold out of the store. He didn’t want to run out what he had for his customers before his next truck would run.
We would go down Di Di’s once a week and when we got there he would tell us to get what candy we wanted for the day and we couldn’t come back for more. I would always get a Chocolate Soldier, a fudge cycle, 3 pieces of gum. I would also go back to his slicer and cut me 2 pieces of ham and 2 pieces of cheese. I would hear him tell some of the guys that sit at the store all day that my mom’s kids never got too much and he could not let the other grand kids do that because they would go over board. Plus, they all live right there close and he said that they got more/had more than us. It never bothered me; in my eyes it just meant we were special! (We were to him and him to us!) (My mom was raising 4 kids by herself, so he was there like a dad in so many ways.)
Di Di would come to our house every Tuesday night and Saturday night to eat supper. He would always bring us a Hershey’s candy bar and after supper we would put it in the oven and melt it, then go sit in front of the TV and eat it. (Tuesday nights was “Dukes of Hazard” and Saturday nights was “Hee Haw”)
My next to last year in school Di Di got really sick. My mom quit her job to take care of him. My mom, little brother and I moved in with him. We couldn’t go to South Pontotoc (which is the district he lived in) because my mom still had her house in town. (I was turning 17 that year and my little brother was turning 13.) So, I would have to drive us to school every day. One Saturday we were down there cleaning his house. My Aunt Shirley was there also to help. Di Di fussed at momma and Aunt Shirley, because he said they were playing around getting the house done to keep from sitting down and talking with him. He told them to let his little whirlwind do it! He told them that they could either sit and talk with him or leave. LOL!
I was working full time at Pizza Inn on top of school to help momma pay the bills. I would get home about 11 PM during the week and 1 AM on Fridays. (We would go to our house on Saturday and Sundays and let someone else give us a break) When I would get off work I would tell momma to go to bed, that I had Di Di. He would sleep in the living room in a special recliner because he couldn’t sleep in a regular bed and he didn’t want a hospital bed. I would sleep in the recliner next to him. Most of time when I got home he would talk to me as if I was his wife that had passed away 11-12 years before. (At night I was her and during the day, I was his whirlwind) (Her name was Katie Sue-Lou, he called her Sue-Lou and we called her Mi Mi) (Both I’s long) He would sit there and talk to me like his kids were still small. (It was really neat to hear how things went when my mom was little)
Sometimes Di Di would get really bad about 4 AM and we would think this was his last, and then he would get better. Because of this I would be late going to school. The school was really mean to me about this!! They would say, well, get up earlier. Like we could help it! I couldn’t stay in after school suspension because I worked, so I would have to take 10 licks every Thursday. It really would make me mad until one day my Aunt Shirley told me just to think of who I was taking the licks for. So, I sucked it up and took it.
When Di Di passed away the school had the nerve to tell me because of my tardiness I couldn’t go to his funeral. The day I came back to school from my Di Di’s funeral, I threw my excuse and hit the principle in the head with it. I said in a real loud and angry tone, “I HOPE LIKE HELL YOU ARE HAPPY, MY GRANDDAD IS DEAD!” I didn’t even wait for my blue slip! They called my momma and she told them “The truth hurts don’t it?!?”
He was 81 when he passed away and I miss him really bad at times. He was a very good man and someone I looked up very much!
One other thing that sticks out in my head before he died was he always called Monday, Blue Monday. (Except for the Saturday before he died.) He said, “I’m going home Monday.” And he did.

From: Me / To: You

Thursday, April 3, 2008 I was over at Jettie's and she had this post up. I thought it was really sweet and it made feel really good. I just want to thank her for the lift and cheer. I also want to share a little with you. So, Here is to all my lovely blogging buddies that I have grown to really love. I just want to thank each and everyone for being a friend!!!
(This is a sticky post, go below for all my other post)
Thank you and Have a Wonderful day!


Friday, April 25, 2008

Last Date

This guy goes to our church! I love to hear him play! His wife sings to and I love to hear her also.
I just love this song! I guess I'm just getting old. LOL!
Beautiful! Hope you enjoy!
Ps. Their daughter is the one in the play that the kids did in Jackson that said, "I need to get my mom some tolite paper"

JEFF DUNHAM Peanut-José Jalapeño on a Stick

Yesterday I went fishing with Dan and Josh. What a beautiful day! Gosh! I didn't realize how bad I needed that day. We had fun, rested, was silly and I caught the most fish. Plus, I caught the most sticks! Now, to be able to understand how I'm saying to make it sound funny and it helped our day, here is a video. (Everytime I caught a stick, I would say, I caught a stick!)The guy in the video says it better than me thou!

six word memoir

I found this over at Jo's. She had tagged me for the following challenge....

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).
The rules of the meme are:
Write your own six word memoir.
Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
Tag at least five more blogs with links.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
Have fun!



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Homeschool, The world is our classroom!

Jo, I'm sorry it took me so long to get this done. Now, I'm suppose to pass it along to at least 5 bloggers. But, instead I'm going to leave it open to whoever wants to do it. So, if you decide to do this let me know for I can check yours out.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What you done: List

There is a meme that I found over at Lady K's that came out before our Fun Monday. It is a little different and I will post my meme Sunday if nothing happens. Since I wrote a little story of my family and have had all week to think, I want to write a List of some of the highlights in my life. Some of these I may not think about when I'm my death bed, but they are some of the great moments in my life besides the story I wrote.

1) 1968 - The year I was born. Because if I wasn't born I wouldn't have this blog or meet all the neat friends I have found in this world of Blogging.

2) 1977 - I was nine and I meet my 2 (1/2 ) brothers for the first time. I woke one morning thinking I had 3 brothers and came home from school finding out I had 5. WONDERFUL!

3) 1979 - I was 11 years old. My little brother put a stick in a table saw and turned it on. I made him go away. I stood there in dismay because when I turned the saw off the stick kept going through. My little brother called a girl a bad name, instead of me correcting him, I stood there watching the stick. He ran behind me, because sissy was always there to protect him. He hit me in the back and I fell into the saw. Thank God that the saw was off, because if it wasn't it would not thrown me backward, it would have pulled me in. If that would have happened, I wouldn't be here today. I still have all 5 fingers, but have troubles with my middle one.

4) 1980 - 1981- I played on a all boys baseball team. We were state champs 2 years in a row.

5) 1983 -1984 - I ran cross country. We were state champs in 1984 and I was 3rd in the state. I loved running. It help me release all my anger, anxieties and worries that teens go through.

6)1986- I went through Lifeguard training. Even thou I never was able to be a life guard during that time, I did save a boys life. He did a flip off the side of the pool and hit his head. I was standing there and saw what was going on. Nobody else did. About the time I dove in and started up with him, the lifeguards on duty noticed and came and helped.

7) 1987- I graduated high school.

8) 1991-1994-I received the Lord as my Savior! (I came back home and was through running! I'm not talking cross country) Dan I was youth pastors and had about 35 kids every Thursday night. We had one boy that most people said he was from a bad apple and he wouldn't be nothing but a bad apple. Dan and I took him under our wing for over a year. Then we lost contact with the little boy. A month ago the boy, now 27, walked into the church with his new family and thanked me for never giving up on him when everybody else did.

9) 1992- I married Dan Dan!

10) 1993- I had my DJ.

11) 1994- I had JB.

12) 1997 - I had KB.

13) 1999- I became a cub scout leader and enjoyed every minute of it. I was a leader till 2005. I stepped down because of some male butt head that didn't want a female leader. I did take it hard, but have since accepted it and got over it. I have many years that butt head can't take from me. Sad to say, that several dads took their sons out because I was no longer a leader. It made me feel good that they thought so highly of me, but I wish they would have allowed the boys to go on through to get their Eagle. In a way I understand, the butt head! I now how to work around him for my son's sake.
Also, during 1999 when Dan was gone a man came to the church I went to. (It was mother's day and I wasn't having such a good day, but was making the best of it for my kids.) The man walked up to me and asked me if I remembered him. I told him, " sir, I'm sorry, but I have never seen you before." The man told me his name and my mouth dropped. He said he had aways told his son of on of the greatest girl baseball players and he had been waiting 9 years for his son to meet me. (The man had been living in Texas and had just moved back home) You talking about making my day! That made my day!!

14) 2004- I went through Wood Badge and finished my ticket by the end of the year and got my beads. So, Now I'm not only a kitten, I'm Bubble the Buffalo. During summer camp that year I was able to finally able to be a lifeguard, because one of the lifeguards got hurt. I hate he got hurt, but was always one of my life dreams and I got to do it for a whole week.

15) 2005- I dropped out of college to home school my 3 kids that have dyslexia. A teacher told me if I didn't intervene that KB would fall through the cracks by 2nd grade. Also the school told me that same year, even thou JB made A's and B's, that the school didn't want kids like him because his year end test made them look bad. I had no idea what I was doing, except trying to do what was best for my 3. It's not always easy, but I think I have found something that makes me happy and content.

16) My kid's are supporting a little boy over in India.

I guess you can say, I'm through with my list. I know, that I may have more high lights, but that's all I can think of at this time.
I also wont be online tomorrow because I am going fishing with Dan for the day. I'm getting a day away!!!!!! YEAH!, ME!

Have a Wonderful Day!


The votes are in

I guess since I had 6 to votes to remove my music, I will. I know this is my blog and I can do what I want, but the main thing I don't want is to offend others. I still can play my Real Player while I read blogs. Thank you everyone that voted for your honesty.
Have a Wonderful Day!!

What you done: Part 2

I didn't get a chance to be online yesterday. Yesterday was one of those days you wish you could walk outside to your Rocket Ship and go into outer space and escape all human form. Now, don't tell me you don't have days like that. LOL!
Our Fun Monday this week was about what would reflect on on your death bed. There were so many great list out there! I mean, some really made my mouth drop! I couldn't think of this assignment in a list form. I guess because I have been doing some reflecting on my life over the past month. I'm not going to write out the post I have been working on as a personal note. But wanted to do highlights of some of the struggles that made me a stronger person, some of the joys that help me through and some of the things that happen that you can't control, but seem to work out for the good.
I left off in one spot that Dan had left and my nieces stepped up to the plate and helped me with my kids. I didn't want to just leave it hanging there and Lord knows that's not all I would have my mind. (Not the way my mind races! LOL!) But I can honestly say that my kids would be my number one on my mind!
After a year in a half of Dan being gone, he came back home. Things still wasn't good there, but I can't blame all of it on him. During our few more years of struggles we took in 3 of our nieces. (All at separate times) Britt came in and lived with us almost 4 years. She was an handful and I hate the way she left, but she sure does look up to the both of us to this day. My oldest brother Sam had an aneurysm February 1st 2004 and I went stayed with him the month he was in the hospital. While I was gone, she moved back in with her mom and her mom let her move in with her boyfriend. They are married now, she is going back to school and they are as happy as they can be. That month was long and hard, but left us with lots of laughs for years to come. When I came back home, I guess Dan had some time to think. Around November of that year he started going back to church and we were actually happy. We were like the best friends we use to be. February 2005 we renewed our vowels. (Here is a few pictures to see)








Not long after I came back home we took in our niece Sam Mc and little Eli. Sam Mc was being wild and always gone. We took care of Eli like he was our own. We really thought we were going to adopt him, but things went bad and they moved out on a bad note, but Thank God they turned around. Sam Mc as another little one now and has straightened up her life and all is good there.
Dan and I have had more ups and downs, in and outs, but I know that things will work out.
I also have a lot more in my life that I could probably say "Look at what I have done", but nothing takes place of m family.
Have a Wonderful Day!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fun Monday: What have you done?

This weeks Fun Monday's host is Southern Doll and here is her assignment..... What have you done in your life that was worth doing? I want to know the moments in your life that you hope will be the ones to pass through your mind when your time comes. I hope that doesn't sound too morbid. This doesn't necessarily have to be items you have checked off your Bucket List, it can be those small moments that made you smile, or the time you got that huge promotion you deserved, or the first time your baby smiled at you out of pure joy. I want to know all the moments, big and small, that make life sweet! If you don't already have a running list of these in your mind, you should! These moments help you remember how much your life is worth living, and we all deserve to enjoy it.


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So, many things have flooded my mind with this topic. I have been having a hard time exactly which ones to put down and how to write it. (I can get wordy and don't want to put any of you a sleep, so I'll try and do the high lights) Before Dan and I were married I was told that I more than likely couldn't have babies. I wasn't very happy with this because I love kids and had always kept my brothers' kids. Dan and I were married in October and by the end of November I was pregnant with our first child. I was so happy! I walked on clouds for months! Nothing could get me down. I even lost my job over something really stupid that December. You would think that would get us down, being a new couple, but it didn't. I WAS HAVING A BABY! That following August I had my little bundle of joy, we were the happiest two people on Earth! Then our night mares began. There was something wrong with my baby and we had no idea what it could be. We tried every baby formula and he couldn't take any of it. I stayed in the hospital with our little man 2 weeks out of every month. He was hooked to all kids of machines all the time. All I could do is sit and rock him. Just before he turned 6 months old the Dr handed him to me and told me to take him home and enjoy him all I could, I had 3 days to 3 weeks. I went to church that night crying my eyes out and was a nervous wreck! One little old lady in our church told me to go buy him 36 cans of goats milk. I told her I didn't have the money, plus it wasn't any reason to buy that much milk because he had not been able to take any of it. That night she went and bought us 36 cans of goats milk. (Gosh! That stuff stank!) But it worked. My sickly baby started improving over night. I was finally able to enjoy my baby thanks to this little old lady, God rest her soul. We went and bought us a goat to milk for DJ and life was going good. A month after DJ's health had turned around and we were able to enjoy this little joy, I found out I was pregnant with our second child. We both had mixed emotions, but didn't take me long to get over it. I was nervous also, because what if he was going to be sick also. He came in this world 27 days early, so I was real concerned. But we were blessed! He had no major problems being so early and life was going good on my end! I was finally able to go back to work. I was working 80 hours a week has kitchen manager in a restaurant, but I was happy. I thought all was good and just kept doing what I needed to do to help take care of our new little family. Three years later the restaurant shut down and I went to work for a factory(More money, less hours! Yeah!). Not long after all this took place, I found that I was going to have another baby. Not Long after having my little KB I found out or realized my marriage was a wreck. When Dan left, I didn't now what I was going to do for a baby sitter on Saturdays. Then these little girls of my brothers' told me that they would help. So, me keeping my brothers' kids turned out to bless me.
(I know that was long, but have one more to share)
As many of you know my mom has been really sick. My children and I have stepped up to the plate and have made many sacrifices and have been there to do what ever it takes. I do know that one day if I ever need that help that I will be blessed also. With all this, I have already been blessed. My kids have learned the pleasure of taking care of someone and they have been a really big blessing to my mom and I. I am so proud of them!!!!
(I could name so many more, but wont bore you to death!)
Have a wonderful day!

God's Yellow Pages

Let your fingers do the walking...
This Really Took Some Doing to Set Up, It's a great reference don 't you think? Just click here for: God's Yellow Pages
I didn't set this up; but whoever did it, did a fantastic job!

I thought this was pretty awesome and just had to share.
Have a Wonderful Day!

Say Something Saturday (4)

Our Assignment today from our lovely Ami is.... What are you saying goodbye to? What would you LIKE to send away from your self forever? What single thing do you have that's holding you back?Write as much or as little as you like. Get personal. Or keep it on a superficial level.


When I first read this assignment I thought to myself, OMGees!, How does she know what I been doing?!? (Then I had to giggle at myself.) I know it's Spring and a lot of people are de-cluttering their house, cleaning their yard and/or planting some kind of garden. I need to do a lot of that myself, but at the moment I'm doing that for my mom, so mine will have to wait. Plus, this time of year when it starts getting pretty out, people start talking of getting out more walking and such to loose weight or just get in shape. I need to do that myself, but at the moment I have something more important I need to get rid of than all that before I can really do all that. Also, when most people think of getting rid or letting go of something, they are talking in the physical since. Right now, I'm in the middle of letting go some emotional garbage. I feel I need to let all that go before I can really start feeling good about my self and then getting out there and letting it show by doing some of the physical part.


Here in the last week I have been writing a post (a very long one) letting all my feelings out and trying to get to the root of the problem and get things back into the right perspective. I haven't really decided if I'm going to share this post or not yet, because it's very personal. I will just have to wait and see when I get it done. I haven't had a lot of time to write on it, but really need to. If I'm able to work it out by just writing it out for I can try and see all this in a little different view, then I wont post it. If I feel I need a different view to help me see what I don't or even help me change a few things then I will post it.


One main thing I'm working on is to stop allowing people to walk all over me! I'm very big hearted and love helping others and I don't want to become a mean person when I learn to do this, because that's not my style.


So, there you have it! Me trying to get rid of emotional garbage and stop people running all over me.


Hope you have a happy!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Look We found! & Thank You!




My brother in law and nephew found this deer skull near their home.


And Thanks to Joy T I used Picnik on the last picture. I haven't got to spend much time there, but I sure will when I get the time. Thanks again, Joy!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Different Kinds Of Migraines

I was going to write a different post today, but I guess I will do that one tomorrow. The reason for my change of plans is because my niece passed out of school a few days ago. They took her to the Pontotoc Hospital and the Dr said it seemed she was having hypoglycemia attack. It's the opposite of a diabetic. It made since at first. Later that night she started throwing up blood and past out again. This time she started having really bad shakes. The Ambulance came and got her. Tupelo Hospital couldn't find anything and sent her home. The next morning her dad took her to their regular Dr. They sent her to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Today the Dr said she was having a migraine. Her dad said that she wasn't having a headache. He said that there are several different kids of migraines. She is having Complicated Migraine with a Basilar Migraine. Here is a link with different kinds of migraines.
I wanted to post this because I know several of my blogger friends suffer from migraines and I thought this may help to know what kind they were having if they didn't already know.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I thought it was Spring


This is what I saw went I went out this morning to take to garbage to the road. Why couldn't we get this during the winter? It's 29 degrees! I know it's pretty, but I'm ready for nice weather. Most of our winter was thunderstorms and tornadoes and here it is Spring and we got frost. I'm ready for SUN SHINE!!!
(I have a more serious post for later today if all goes well.)
Until then.... Hope you have a Happy!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fun Monday: FIVE PICTURES - FIVE WORDS PER PICTURE

This week our hostess is Nekked Lizard and here is our assignment.....
Any 5 (FIVE) pictures, any subject, and any 5 (FIVE) words to describe and/or explain each picture.

Three Monkeys in a tree

Mommy, look! A horsey, wee!


Those humans are really smart!


Brother and sister hunting team. (correction on this entry, ignore the 1st 5 words and let me add these).... "Two Little chipmunks in camaflauge"


Rocker Dude getting his Eagle.


Hope Yall Have A Happy!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Say Something Saturday (3)

Here is Ami's Say Something Saturday assignment:
You're trying to bake a cake from scratch.
Everything is going wrong, from having to
substitute ingredients to the oven not working properly.
(Is it too hot? Too cold? Not level? You decide.)
Rhyme it, Dr. Seuss style.

Make it as long or short as you want.
Make up silly words and have fun with this.
Draw a picture to go with it.

(I also added my recipe of my cake at the bottom)
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I was in my kitchen doing my thing when the phone rang. Over the clatter and chatter of of my pots and pans I heard a terrible freight! My pastor's wife wanted me to bake a cake all in one night. Not just any cake you see, but a chocolate lovers dream. I didn't fuss or even cuss, but I have already been in the kitchen all day and night. I got to looking for all I need, oh me! Oh my! What do I do? I have no cake flour or sugar to put together this wonderful cake of mine. I skimp and scamper trying to find something to take its place. I look and find some Splenda, powder milk, flour and starch, maybe I'm not off to a really bad start. I go to throwing it all together, and what is this? My mixer has a short! I guess in my hurry I cut the cord. I get the tape and fix it up. With a miss here and there I finally get it mixed together. I put the batter in the oven to bake, then sit down and have a shake. When it's done I get up to look, "oh me, oh my!, one layer is off to one side. No worry, I say, I'll just use extra frosting to make it stay. In a little of hurry to get it done, oops!, I put too much milk, now it will run. Trying to hold it in place while it slip slides away I wonder if I will ever get it done. After hours of sweating and crying, "Hooray it's done"! Still wondering how good it will be, to my surprise, it's the biggest hit of the day!

(I guess you can tell that drawing is not one of my strong points. I also had problems with my scanner. After working for hours of trying to get it to work, I decided to take a picture of my drawing with my camera)




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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
4 1/2 (1-ounce each) bars HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Combine chocolate and water in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat well. Add chocolate; beat until blended.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture.
Beat egg whites in medium bowl until stiff, but not dry; fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
For frosting
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
8 tablespoons (about) whole milk
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in 3 cups sugar. Beat in 6 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Add cocoa and remaining 2 cups sugar; beat until blended, thinning with more milk if necessary.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Answers to questions about mom's car

We asked around and everybody told me this guy does the best work around. They say if he didn't think it would be safe, he wouldn't do it. He cost more than most, but they say he is very good.
This guy goes through a schooling every 2 years to make sure he in on top of his game. I was leery at 1st also. So, I had him checked out.

Mom's car

The Insurance adjuster had mom's car towed to Pro Cision Collision here in Pontotoc. The dude that owns the shop said that I had took a hard lick and it look like the guy was going about 55 or 60 miles an hour. (It was a 35 mile hour zone) But anyways! He said that if mom agree and wouldn't have doubts, he could fix her car. Instead of her (me) having to pay the $500 out of pocket that you are suppose to pay before insurance, he would slide $400 of it and she would (I) would only have to pay $100 plus what the insurance pays. He is going to put all new parts! A new front frame, side panel, hood, driver door, wheel, head lights, windshield and air bags.
He said that if she didn't agree, that he would have to total it. He also said that if the insurance wanted him to try and fix most of these places without replacing them he would have to total the car, because the front frame was bent bad.
I almost started crying when I saw the frame. They had took off the side panel so we could see inside damage. The metal bars on the inside where bent bad! He told us that if this had been a foreign car, it would have been totaled.
They should have mom's car fixed in 2 weeks! I'm really thankful that they are going to let the $400 slide.
Hope You Have A Happy!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

SLOW DOWN - BE STILL

Psalm 46:10 - Be still, and know that I am God.


I can’t help but notice how the pace of life seems to go so fast and we don't even have time for ourselves or even God. We find ourselves just flying along, we get caught up in the hurry here and rush there. It is easy to become frustrated.

We can change that if we choose to do so. Just be still for a little while. Let people see the peace in your spirit. Peter writes about how a wife takes on beauty in the eyes of her husband. It is not seen In the outward appearance of gowns and jewelry. Rather, it is an inward quality.

1 Peter 3:4 gives us his words: “Rather it should be an inner beauty the imperishably of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is valuable in God’s sight.” Be still. Attain a gentle and quiet spirit . Find a time each day to slip into a quiet place and experience in your spirit the sweet peace of God’s love. As you blend back into the flow people will see the glow on your face and feel the peace in your heart.


Sweet Peace The Gift Of God's Love

Chorus
Peace peace sweet peace
Wonderful gift from above
Oh wonderful wonderful peace
Sweet peace the gift of God's love

Verse 1
There comes to my heart one sweet strain
A glad and joyous refrain
I sing it again and again
Sweet peace the gift of God's love

Verse 2
Thro' Christ on the cross
Peace was made
My debt by His death
Was all paid
No other foundation is laid
For peace the gift of God's love

Verse 3
When Jesus as Lord I had crowned
My heart with this peace did abound
In Him the Rock blessing I found
Sweet peace the gift of God's love

Verse 4
In Jesus for peace I abide
And as I keep close to His side
There's nothing but peace doth betide
Sweet peace the gift of God's love


Today, out loud and on purpose Praise the Lord!!! Getting the Joy of the Lord into your heart will enable you to have a TERRIFIC DAY!!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Fun Monday: your first ‘celebrity’ crush

This week our hostess is Jo. Here is her assignment.....
I want to know about your first ‘celebrity’ crush. You know, the one you fancied from that band, or that film, or who read the news, or who won Gold at the Olympics.
Did you have their pictures on your wall or in your locker?
Did you dress like them, style or colour your hair like them, follow them, meet them, marry them? (It could happen.)
Photos of THEM would be good, photos of YOU at the time you liked them would be even better.
Also, if you have time, I’d like to know whether they had any influence over your life, the person you became, or if they were just an embarrassing blip you would kind of rather forget about

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I have sat and pondered on this all week. I don't if it's the head concussion or I'm just getting old or too much going on, but I really can't remember having a "crush" on a celebrity. Not really.
I had several different bands of different kind of music I liked, I really loved Scooby Doo, (still do), and I really loved B.J. and the Bear.
I guess you could say that the dude off of B.J. and the Bear was the one I really liked. I always wanted to drive a Big Truck and have a friend like bear. When I was 18, I took the written test to drive a truck and passed with flying colors. When they called me to go for my driving test, they seemed to all excited. The lady said, I have 2 more questions. "How much do you weigh and how tall are you?" I told her I weighed 85 lbs and was 5'2". She hung up on me! Two weeks later I got a letter in the mail telling me that I no longer qualified to take the driving test. I let it go, but still always wanted to drive a truck. When Dan and I got married we had said that when our kids got grown that we would get our DSL's and drive together and enjoy the sites. (Dan was going to be my Bear! LOL!)Then about 5-6 years ago I found out that I had narcolepsy. So, I would never be able to get my DSL's. I still love to drive! A lot more than Dan, but I guess I will have to settle for my van instead of a big truck.





A recently completed model of the Kenworth cab painted like the one used in the BJ and the Bear tv show, to the song "Convoy"



Theme to BJ and the Bear...BJ BEAR MCKAY



Hope You Have A Happy!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Say Something Saturday (2)

Here is Ami's Say Something Saturday Assignment:
It's dusk on a warm summer evening.
You're walking down a tree-lined street in a lovely neighborhood.
As you pass a lovely two-story house, set back from the street as far as it can be, you see the legs of a child (boy? girl? you decide) hanging down from a tree.
Because you're omnipotent, you know this child has a bouquet of wilted flowers in one hand, a raw egg in the right pants pocket, and is very excited waiting for the neighbors to come home.
Why?
Why is s/he in the tree?
Why does s/he have a raw egg? Is it broken? Whole? What kind of flowers?
What happened all day to lead to the child waiting in the tree?
I can't wait to see what you all make of this one. I have NO clue yet.
I feel generous. You can have up to 1000 words this week.

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(My story has 925words)



Josh’s Revenge

One beautiful Fall day my children and their cousins were at their grandmothers playing, having fun and climbing in a tree. This little boy who they had never seen before came over picking on my little girl. He threw rocks, tore up her pretty flowers she had picked for her grandmother and pulled her hair. He even made Elizabeth fall out of the tree. Her brother Josh and her cousin Caleb ran after the little boy. He ran to the neighbor's house and told his baby sitter that the little boys next door were being bullies. When Elizabeth came in the house crying I went out to see what was going on. I listened to both sides of the stories. I really did believe my two and great nephew, but I didn't want to start any problems with the lady next door. She said this was her first day keeping the boy. She said that he had just moved here from Atlanta, Georgia and didn't know much about him. She and I agreed to make each child come in side to keep down any trouble. This made my Josh really mad, because he didn't think I was being fair. I tried to explain that I did believe them, but I wanted them to be safe. He still wasn't very happy with me, but went on down the hall to the play room.
About a week later the lady next door came over to let me know that she was no longer keeping this little boy. She said that he was nothing but a trouble maker and she didn’t need kids like that to keep. She apologized to Josh and Elizabeth and went back home. I could tell that my Josh wasn’t satisfied, but really didn’t worry about it anymore, because we Home School and I didn’t think they would ever see the little boy again.
Months had passed and the memory of this little boy seem to be history. It was a beautiful Summer day and my three kids came and asked me if they could ride their bikes up town to the tennis courts and play some tennis. I told them that it would be fine, but to be home not long after dark. Josh, being my ticky one wanted to know a precise time. I told him that when his daddy and I were about threw with our evening walk, we would come by the courts to tell them to come home. That seem to satisfy him, so he got on his bike and went off to play tennis, as I thought.
That afternoon when Dan and I decided to go for our normal 2 ½ mile walk, Dan decided we take a new route, just for a change in scenery. This route would be the same distance and would take us near the kids about the time we wanted them home. So, I didn’t see why not! There was a new neighborhood along the way and we were curious of what it looked like. As we walking we came upon the prettiest yard ever. Along the road line this man had rows of peach trees planted, a very big back yard fenced in with a pond and a bridge that went across the whole pond. It was just beautiful! As we came to the end of Peach Trees we came to the next yard. It had a very big oak tree and was a very beautiful two story house. It was getting close to dusk, so we knew we had to hurry. As we were checking out the house, we saw this little boy hanging out of the tree. We tried not appear to be nosey, because we thought the little boy who lived there was in the tree playing. The next thing I know, Dan whispers to me, that is our Josh in that tree. I yelled to tell Josh to get down from that tree and to come to us. I could tell this made him mad, but he came to us anyway. I asked him what in the world was he doing in that tree and not up town playing tennis. He said, this is ATL’s house. Looking puzzled I asked him why did he have some wilted flowers in his hand, what was in his front right pocket and who was ATL. He turned really red with disgust and said, ATL is the little boy who hurt Elizabeth and I was going to throw a egg at him when he got home. Then I was going to tell him why I threw the egg and tell him that the flowers were from my sister. I looked a little puzzled still, but most definitely upset, I asked him to explain who ATL was. He said, ATL stood for Atlanta, and that’s the little boy who hurt Elizabeth and made us have to go inside a few months ago. I told Josh that we can’t go around getting revenge on everybody who did us wrong. That we had to forgive them and go on. Because if we didn’t forgive those who hurt us all the time we would be the ones miserable, not them. He wasn’t very happy, but followed along with his dad and I.
I’m so proud that Josh learned his lesson that day and I guess I did to. So, I guess the point to my story is that forgiveness may not always be easy, but you are the one who will reap the reward.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Looky at what I won & got!

The other day Nekked Lizard had a contest at her blog. Guess what?? I was one of the winners! Not only did I win this this pretty bling for my blog......



I also got this little pretty in the mail....



It's a magnet that looks like a lizard. I love magnets! (I really do) I haven't always cared for them, but in the last few years I have got where I collect them.

Thank you, Nekked Lizard!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pictures of the car






My wreck

Mom's Insurance adjuster called me yesterday and told me that My medical bills would be pay for. He also asked me what did the towing company say about the car. I told him they said it was totaled if not almost totaled. He is going to get mom's car moved to a shop here in Pontotoc and let them give him an estimate or say it's totaled. So, I'll be able to go today and get our stuff out of it. I will take pictures. I haven't got to look at the outside of the car yet. I do know that the windshield was busted out from the airbags.
I have a head concussion, a few cuts in my head from the busted glass and a bruised up arm. I'm just thankful the guy hit the front tire instead of the driver door. I'm also thankful I didn't have mom or the kids with me.
I know my mom isn't worried about her car, but I am. I really hope she can get another one.
I'm not as foggy headed today as I was yesterday and not as sore. When I take the pictures I will come back and post them.

Thank you all for your kind words!
Everything has a purpose for happening,
I may not know the reason yet,
but I do hope for the greater good to come out.
Hope You Have a Happy!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I feel like I was hit by a truck....

That's right, I was. I ran out in front of a truck yesterday and totaled my mom's car. I had took her to the Infusion Center to get her treatment and had went to drop off her empty oxygen bottles. When I pulled out, I had look both ways 2 times. I didn't see that truck coming. I was pointed West and he was going North. When he hit me, he knocked the car all the way North. I have a big knot on my head and my left shoulder is sore and has a knot on it. It felt like the truck had hit the passenger door, but it hit the front wheels. I couldn't use my left arm yesterday, but I can this morning. I'm still a little foggy headed, but I'm okay. I hope and pray that the insurance at least pays her car off.
The 1st thing I thought about when the wreck happened is what I had wrote before I left here yesterday. So, thinking that way, I was able to stay a little more calm. But, then I got worried about momma and how she was getting home. I called my niece to go gt mom and called my husband to come and get me from the ER. When I got back to momma's and she saw I was okay she said a quote I have heard my whole life, but it never crossed my mind, "Shit Happens" and I'm thankful you are okay.
I have got to go file the papers today at the Police station and try and figure out where they carried her car to.
Hope you have a Happy!
Well, I'm fixing to go lay back down. I will come visit later.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A few words to think about

Yesterday's Fun Monday really made me think. How many of these encouraging words do we really apply to our lives when we are down and life don't seem fair? Are we quick to give advice and encouragement, but don't take it when our life is falling a part? I do believe that could apply to a lot of us at sometime in our life.
Life and death can be in the power of the tongue. It's up to us how we use it. I know it's really great to encourage others, but we also need to encourage ourselves at times. We can't help others if we are beat down.
All of this was running through my head while I was reading every one's post. We see so many smiles or pretty pictures of families hanging on a wall, but looks can be deceiving. You never know what is really going on in most people's live. Also, one thing to remember is, "Hurt People, Hurt People". < (Go back and reread.) That is a very true statement if you think about it. When people are hurt, they lash out. Sometimes they don't mean to or don't really realize. Same applies to yourself. If you are hurt and you feel you are going through Hell, you can hurt someone, sometimes not even realizing or meaning to.
So, if you take a few minutes a day for yourself and take care of yourself, you are less likely to get all bogged down and discouraged.
Also, while I was thinking of all this, two songs came into my head. One I can't think of the name, but when I do, I'll post it. The other one is below.




Have a Wonderful & Blessed day!