December 22, 2010

Dancing Christmas Lights !

My neighbor did the lighting and I added the music.
This is the result !!  
M e r r y  * h r i s t m a s   to everyone ! 

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November 27, 2010

I'll be Super Busy!

Probably won't be posting much in the next few days.
I'm busy working like crazy trying to get some things listed to sell on eBay.
Taking decent good clear photos, writing a description and figuring out a fair asking price is very time consuming.  But it does seem to be a good way to get rid of tons of excess stuff I have around here.
Trying to downsize in preparation for an out-of-state move is not an easy trick.  

How in the world did I ever accumulate so much stuff? 
Oh yeah,... I remember.  I inherited a lot of it  (lucky me) .. .AND  I happen to be a sentimentalist who has a hard time letting go of stuff with memories. 

Oh and by the way....anybody wanna buy a house ? 


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November 26, 2010

Todays the Big Day ! !

Alabama - Auburn Game

I'll be cheering for both!!
Does that make sense?
Well,  it does to me because I've got ties to both.
Oldest graduated from Auburn
Youngest graduated from Alabama
Go Figure!!!
I say it's gonna be a Good One!
War Eagle!   ಌღ   Roll Tide !

Who do you think is going to win ?
any votes ?

November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!


Hope everyone had a great day

November 20, 2010

Vintage PAPER-MACHE YULE LOG

From the 1940s - 1950s
I'm not sure of the age of this beautiful unique Christmas Yule Log.
It comes from a relative's Christmas collection.
I am guessing it to be from the 1940s or 1950s.


Made of Paper-Mache, it is painted gold and has gold sparkle glitter with a couple of old tiny dried up pine cones painted gold as trim.
Approximately 13" inches long - 4" inches high
It holds 3 candles. I put the 3 brand new red tapered candles in it just to see how it will look.



















 
Should I keep it or should I give it away ?
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November 19, 2010

The crack of dawn !

Early morning,  still dark
Dawn is just breaking














        
Morning has arrived.  Time to start my day!

Watching the Sun rise can be as beautiful
as watching the Sun set !!
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November 15, 2010

* Grow Golden Candles *

It's called the "Lollipop Plant"!

Pachystachys lutea is known as the Golden Shrimp Plant or Lollipop Plant.
This ever-blooming houseplant brightens the home with yellow flower spikes, that resemble candles. The "candles" are clustered with tubular white flowers that make a stunning display during the holidays. Plants grow to just 2 feet high and display dark green, spear-shaped leaves with promiment veins.


November 11, 2010

Susan Boyle's New Album

Susan Boyle has a new release.
It is a holiday-themed album, titled The Gift. 


November 8, 2010

Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

The story of  Who Moved My Cheese?  has become a runaway #1 International BestSeller with more than 10 million copies in print!

Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective.
The message of  Who Moved My Cheese?  is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives.

Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found.

Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships.  The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.

November 6, 2010

What a week !!!

Started out when my watch fell off my wrist and BROKE.
Next the automatic garage door BROKE and would not close completely down.
Then I LOST my cell phone (or someone stole it)
What next ?
Anyone else ever had a week like that?
Guess I can't complain. Things could be so much worse.
But it was a very frustrating week for me  :(

November 2, 2010

The Next Big Story

Soledad O'Brien's latest book, The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, is being released today, November 2nd.

From top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake to the historic elections and high profile interviews with everyday Americans. Drawing on her own unique background and consciousness as well as her experiences as a journalist at the front lines of the most provocative issues in today's society-and particularly from her work as host of the acclaimed series Black in America and Latino in America-O'Brien offers her candid, clear-eyed take on where we are as a country and where we're going.
What emerges is both an inspiring message of hope and a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of America's most straight-talking reporters.

Soledad O'Brien

November 1, 2010

Beautiful Tomorrows

Tomorrow is a beautiful road that will take you right where you want to go....
If you spend today  walking away from worry and moving towards serenity; leaving behind conflct and traveling towards solutions; and parting with emptiness and finding fulfillment.

If you can do what works for you, your present will be happier and your path will be smoother.
And best of all ?
You'll be taking a step into a beautiful future.

October 31, 2010

Our Halloween Desert

I made peach cobbler and it was delicious.
Very easy recipe.
1 stick of Butter
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 can of sliced Peaches and voila' !
Served warm with ice cream. WoW!

October 28, 2010

Halloween's a-coming ...

Thought  I'd post these pictures of the cute Funny Face Mug/Bowl set.
Yeah... I know.....  They aren't really Spooky or Scary,  but hey... their faces are green!   That's kind of scary,  isn't it ?    

Naah.... just cute I guess.

October 26, 2010

Congratulations Celine !

Celine Dion was in tears of joy following the birth of her twin boys

October 24, 2010

Here comes the Ice Cream Wagon !

You scream! We scream!  Everybody scream .... "ICE CREAM"!
Today we heard an old familiar calliope sounding tune of  'Turkey in the Straw' coming down the street.
Couldn't believe it,  but...  yes indeed ....it really was an 'Ice Cream Wagon'.
Haven't seen one of those in a loong time.
Just had to run out and buy some :)
What a treat !
 

    

October 22, 2010

Guerrilla Marketing !

Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business !
This book is highly recommended by Dave Ramsey.

  • Strategies for marketing on the Internet (explaining when and precisely how to use it)

  • Tips for using new technology, such as podcasting and automated marketing

  • Programs for targeting prospects and cultivating repeat and referral business

  • Management lessons in the age of telecommuting and freelance employees

  • Guerrilla Marketing is the entrepreneur’s marketing bible -- and the book every small-business owner should have on his or her shelf.

    October 16, 2010

    People come into your life for a reason

    People come into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime.
    When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

    When someone is in your life for a REASON,  it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.  They have come to assist you through a difficulty,  to provide you with guidance and support,  to aid you physically,  emotionally  or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they areThey are there for the reason you need them to be. 
    Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,  this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.   Sometimes they die.   Sometimes they walk away.   Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
    What we must realize is that our need has been met,  our desire fulfilled,  their work is done.   The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

    Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.  They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.  Believe it,  it is real.   But only for a season .

    LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson,  love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.   It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

    Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a Reason,  a Season  or a  Lifetime.
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    September 25, 2010

    I miss the Florida beaches !

    Tonight I'm dreaming of the beautiful white sands in Destin Florida.

    September 22, 2010

    Found a Great Hosting Site

    WoW...... I found a GREAT hosting site.
    Great prices!  Great customer support!
    I've tried a few others and these folks are the best
    I highly recommend them.
    Web Hosting By ICDSoft.com

    September 11, 2010

    There are people who take the heart out of you,
    and there are people who put it back.

                                              Elizabeth David

    September 7, 2010

    A preview of some wonderful memories

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    This is the start of my first blog :)