Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Picture of the Day 181

June 30th: Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11

"Believe that you have it, and you have it."
Latin Proverb

Days of July



Canada Day

Second Half of the Year Day

Zip Code Day


I Forgot Day


Compliment Your Mirror Day

Stay Out of the Sun Day


Independence Day

Boom Box Day


Cherry Pit Spitting Day


Chocolate Day

Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day


Don't Step on a Bee Day

National Pina Colada Day


World Population Day

7-11 Day

Chicken Day


Hot Dog Day


Embrace Your Geekness Day

Gruntled Workers Day


International Town Criers Day


Baby Food Day

Gummi Worm Day


National Personal Chef Day


Get to Know Your Customers Day


Toss Away the "Could & Should Haves" Day


National Ice Cream Day

National Lollipop Day


Cow Appreciation Day

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day


Rat-Catchers Day

Spoonerism Day


Georgeous Grandma Day

Hot Enough for Ya Day


National Drive-Thru Day

Tell An Old Joke Day


Day Out of Time


National Cowboy Day

All-American Soap Box Derby Day


Parent's Day

Take Your Houseplant For a Walk Day

Walk on Stilts Day


National Milk Chocolate Day

Singing Telegram Day

Monday, June 29, 2009

Picture of the Day 180

June 29th: Mark 10:1-31; 2 Samuel 23; Hosea 3

"If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life."
-Louis Parrish

Motivation Monday - Failure

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Picture of the Day 179

June 28th: Mark 9:2-50; 2 Samuel 22; Hosea 2:2-23

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."
-Bern Williams

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Picture of the Day 178

Mark 8:22-9:1; 2 Samuel 20-21; Hosea 1:1-2:1

"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it."
-Mark 8:35

Friday, June 26, 2009

Picture of the Day 177

June 26th: Mark 8:1-21; 2 Samuel 19; Daniel 12

"Fun is about as good a habit as there is."
-Jimmy Buffet

Since when?

Does my little rural post office have a "netflix movies only" slot?


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Picture of the Day 176

June 25th: Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Danie 11:20-45

"In the East they say that luck favors the prepared mind. I believe that life favors the prepared mind."
-Robin S. Sharma

Sacramento skyline @ 5:20am

Good Morning?

Please note the time.

No, this is not a scheduled post. This is real.

I'm up at an hour that God did not make for man to be awake.

And actually I've been up now for 40 minutes.

I do not recommend sleeping for about 4 hours then getting up at 2:30am. Nope, I don't.

I knew Dennis would still be awake. It's only 1:30am for him. Punk was going to sleep.

I'm eating my blueberry muffin cereal while waiting for my coffee to brew. French press.

In a few minutes from now a friend is going to show up at my house. And I'm driving her to the Sacramento Airport.


Cause I'm nice like that.

Then I'm going straight to work. Where I'll try to avoid sleeping at my desk, while I'll try to self insert and IV to add a caffeine line.

Free lunch today! Happy 25th Anniversary Hilmar Cheese!

Gotta make dinner tonight. I'm thinking lasagna. Layer and bake, baby. Layer and bake.

And what will I do while it's baking?


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Picture of the Day 175

June 24th: Mark 7:1-13; 2 Samuel 17; Daniel 11:1-19

"Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand ways."
-Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Picture of the Day 174

June 23rd: Mark 6:30-56; 2 Samuel 16; Daniel 10:1-21

"Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Picture of the Day 173

June 22nd: Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9

"Years teach us more than books."

-Berthold Auerbach

Motivation Monday - Pressure

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Picture of the Day 172

June 21st: Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
-Clarence B. Kelland

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Picture of the Day 171

June 20th: Mark 5:1-20; 2 Samuel 13; Daniel 7

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."
-Mother Teresa

Important Women's Health Issue

I generally don't post forwards that I get in my email. But I feel that this is just too valuable not to share. So women, read up!

Important Women's Health Issue:
  • Do you have feelings of inadequacy?
  • Do you suffer from shyness?
  • Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything. You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live. Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had. Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.

Margaritas may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas. However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Incarceration
  • Erotic lustfulness
  • Loss of motor control
  • Loss of clothing
  • Loss of money
  • Loss of virginity
  • Table dancing
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Dry mouth
  • And a desire to sing Karaoke
  • The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
  • The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.
  • The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.
  • The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
Please share this with other women who may need Margaritas.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Picture of the Day 170

June 19th: Mark 4:21-41; 2 Samuel 11-12; Daniel 6
"Chocolate is the only aromatherapy I need." -Jasmine Heiler

Remember Polaroids?

Who here loved Polaroid pictures? You know, you snap the shot, the picture pops out, then you have to shake it to develop it faster? Loved it!
Did you also know that Polaroid is no longer making the film for their cameras? So basically you've gotta find it on ebay and buy enough to last you a lifetime and be willing to pay an arm and a leg for it. Or you visit the Polaroid project and download a simple little program that will "develop" polaroid pictures for you based on your digital pictures.
How freaking cool is that?!?!
So this is what you do. Head over to the Polaroid project website. Download the program, for absolutely free. Install with the simple click of a button, or 2. Follow the directions, extremely simple. And "snap" away. Totally cool!

Someone at work loves me...

They even brought me my favorite flowers!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Picture of the Day 169

June 18th: Mark 4:1-20; 2 Samuel 9-10; Daniel 5

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
-Helen Keller

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Look who has short sassy hair

What you can't tell is that there are also "summer/springy, natural, subtle" highlights.

Picture of the Day 168

June 17th: Mark 3:20-35; 2 Samuel 7-8; Daniel 4

"Money isn't everything, but it sure keeps you in touch with your children."
-J. Paul Getty

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

what a day

What a day it has been.

I'm off from work.

On my way to a hair appointment. I'll be getting something done that I haven't had done in eons. Stay tuned, pictures to follow later.

Then I gotta get stuff to make a fruit salad for TND tonight. Go to friend's house to prepare said salad. Then hang out for a couple hours with great friends and good fellowship.

On the plus side, my great aunt left today. Life can get back to normal.

Whatever that is.

5 Traits that Bag a Boyfriend

From one single gal to the next, I'm passing on some friendly advice as found in an article online. So how does one bag a boyfriend? Let's find out, shall we...
  1. You're just that into yourself
    Self-confidence!!! Get some, or guys are going to pass. Girls with low self-esteem come across as needy. And needy girls don't get the guy. How do you show that you're that girl? Don't promote yourself, but rather show your interest and curiosity in the guy.
  2. You've got a burning passion...and not just for him
    Men are attracted to women with clear interests and lots of enthusiasm. Drop subtle hints on your latest adventure and project. The guy won't feel like he's completely responsible for your happiness, and he'll be more inclined to want to be part of your multifaceted life.
  3. You know how to compromise
    This is one of the most important skills if you're looking for a long term relationship. Being flexible is a huge turn-on, it means less conflict. Prove you know how to compromise early on by letting him weigh in on the restaurant choice or not acting annoyed if he changes plans.
  4. You dress for guys, not gals
    If you're not turning heads, it's because you're not dressing for the guys. Peasant tops and skinny jeans are all cute, but you might as well be wearing your flannel pajamas. Men want to see curves, so dress to accentuate. There is a fine line though, so don't cross it.
  5. You're over your ex
    Before you get serious about starting a relationship with a new guy, make sure you're not hoping or trying for one with your old guy. No one wants to feel like their in an unwinnable competition; and if you're living in the past you won't truly be motivated to move on the the future and connect with new guys.
There you have it. 5 easy steps.

Now if only practicing were easier than preaching...

Picture of the Day 167

June 16th: Mark 3:1-19; 2 Samuel 6; Daniel 3

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
-George Santayana

Monday, June 15, 2009

Motivation Monday - Blame

Picture of the Day 166

Everyone at your post?Notice the new little guy is learning to be like the big dogs... Great!

June 15th: Mark 2; 2 Samuel 4-5; Daniel 2:24-49

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
-Mignon McLaughlin

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Picture of the Day 165

June 14th: Mark 1:21-45; 2 Samuel 3:2-39; Daniel 2:1-12

"In the East they say that luck favors the prepared mind. I believe that life favors the prepared mind."
-Robin S. Sharma

Back Scratcher or Bone...?

This is what happens to the last little bit of the knotted end of every bone we go through.

So it it a bone or a back scratcher...? You be the judge.

How about both!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Picture of the Day 164

June 13th: Mark 1:1-20; 2 Samuel 2:1-3:1; Daniel 1

"Put on your sunblock, because it's rays today, raisins tomorrow."
-Fran Drescher in The Beautician and the Beast

Ask me a question... part 2

Oops... I lied. When I said Friday I really meant when I remembered after Friday. So here it is, a few more questions answered for you.

Last time I posted questions and answers it must have sparked something with others. YEAH! So here are some more questions that a friend wanted to know about.

  1. What is your favorite sport to play? to watch?
    Good question! I don't play a lot of sports, and if I do..., well I never do. I'm not the most coordinated when it comes to hands/eyes. I enjoy watching both forms for football/futbol, Football and Soccer.
  2. If you were independently wealthy and could do whatever you wanted with your life and time, what would you do?
    Personally I would travel, everywhere. And I would support whatever hobbies I have, photography, etc. But I would also donate to charities and Christian organizations. Of course I would buy a house, but nothing to large and flashy, something simple and homey. Would I still work? Probably, but not what I'm doing now. I'd rather do something where I pick and choose when I want to work. Like own my own business of some sort. But I still would like to be able to give my time to church, missions, etc. So working with my own schedule would allow the freedom to do what I want with my time. Oh boy, this list could go on and on forever.
  3. I always see a lot of flower pictures for POTD - is there a special reason for them?
    Well, to be honest, there isn't a special reason for them. They are available and easy to photograph. My mom's garden is constantly blooming with some flower right now, so I just bring my camera over and snap away. I'm good with still photos, gotta start working on people photos. Any one up for a photo shoot?
  4. Which cartoon character do you most identify with? What about historical figure?
    Oh geez! The last "cartoon" I watched was Bolt. Or was it Up? I haven't watched cartoons besides as movies in years. So I don't think I could properly answer that questions. Same with the historical figure. That takes too much brain work right now.
Anyone else? Got a burning question that you're just dying to know? Ask away. Next installment to come sometime down the road.

When I say down the road I mean after someone asks me a question or two and I realize I've had a post in "draft" form for awhile.

Memorial Madness

Using only photoshopped pictures, let me share with you a snap shot of my Memorial Weekend Sunday...
The end.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Picture of the Day 163

Time to start getting out there and hitting little white balls again.
June 12th: Romans 16; 2 Samuel 1; Psalm 72

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."
-A.A. Milne

My Blog 10 Commandments

Dangit! Tagged again!

So here's the low down... For this one you are supposed to write 10 blog commandments for your blog. The definition of a commandment for this tag is not biblical but just 10 things that you live by...non spiritual...everyday stupid life things. Like... I believe scented detergent is for morons...those type of things (I have no opinion on scented detergent, this is just the tag I picked). Also, as these are just opinions for YOUR blog these rules don't apply to anyone else's blog so reader's don't be offended and posters don't hold back.

Then you tag some ONE person to do it. I'm gonna break the rules and pick two people. So I tag Danae (on summer break and has time!) and Treva (gainfully unemployed with time).
  1. Pictures - I'm a visual person. And I like pictures. Too many words without pictures and I get bored. Plus, I just love pictures.
  2. My blog = my voice - This little corner of the internet is my place to say whatever I want to say. Be it good, bad, or ugly. So I may say something that you don't like or agree with. Fair enough. I may say something offensive. But sometimes I've just gotta vent or voice my opinion.
  3. Consistency - Consistently follow a theme (cooking, kids, travel, etc.) or consistently be inconsistent. That's my approach, inconsistent and random.
  4. Update - Whether it's daily (of multiple times a day), weekly, or whenever, just keep your readers up-to-date. If it's been awhile, or it will be awhile, just let people know that you're still alive.
  5. Share the Love - If you find an article, website, tip or whatever that you find is interesting, share it! But don't fill you blog with just that...unless you're consistent and it's your blogging topic/focus. Oh, and give credit where credit is due whether it be by a link or a sited source.
  6. Make it fun! - Or funny. I like to laugh. I like making others laugh. I like when I can display my humor in a visual/verbal way in my blog.
  7. Crude is rude - I try to watch my language in all areas of my life. Sometimes I fail, but I sure try. I'm not a fan of blogs that drop the f*bomb every other word or always make lewd comments.
  8. Develop a schedule - If you're gonna do something like "Wordless Wednesday" whatever it may be, keep up with it.
  9. Comments - I love getting comments. It means a) people are reading, b) people like what they're reading, and therefore c) people like me! Great logic isn't it?
  10. Have fun with it! - That's what blogs are all about, right? Having fun? I think so. Sure, there are serious ones out there that get all deep and philosophical or political, but maybe that's fun to them.

The Straight and Narrow Path

Or... not straight... and, well, not narrow. But it's still a path! And I love it!

Starting with Easter weekend... (Shush, I know that was like 2+ months ago!)

Coleman was my key superstar helper! He rocked!
Good job guys! Keep up the good work! Thanks Chris for all your help!Paige did come out and help a little later. She helped move things along.

Continuing on the following weekend. This time I recruited help. I'm truly blessed with great friends and family.

Rockin' brick chippers! Reusing bricks = save $$$. Reusing bricks = extra work to make them usable.
Notice the driveway back there?Thomas did some sort of Irish jig to stomp the bricks down and get the quick set cement stuff to settle.And now I have my path...
It's not perfect. But I love it! I love that we did it. With our own bare hands. And saved money while we were at it.

Doesn't it just help complete the house and give it some curb appeal? Yea, I thought so too.