Monday, November 30, 2009
Day Without Art Day
Special Kids Day
Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day
National Dice Day
Bathtub Party Day
National Pawnbrokers Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Cotton Candy Day
Weary Willie Day
Human Rights Day
International Mountain Day
International Shareware Day
Day of the Horse
National Children's Memorial Day
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day
National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Clean Air Day
International Migrants Day
National Candy Cane Day
National Whiner's Day
National Chocolate Day
Tick Tock Day
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Make Up Your Mind Day
No Interruptions Day
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Don't you feel privy and special?
1. Drink LOTS of water. And I mean lots! (in between the glasses of red wine...)
2. Wear tight pants. That's right, no elastic, no expanding, no sweatpants. I'll know when I'm done when my waistband cuts off circulation to my lower half.
3. Fill half my plate with veggies. So what if my sweet potatoes and green beans are swimming in butter.
4. Go on a walk pre and post meal. Ok, fine, so the post meal walk is really to make room for dessert.
5. Dessert. Oh dear. Stick to desserts that contain fruit. Pumpkin pie, berry pie, apple pie. Pecans are a protein nut, so I'll allow pecan pie too. Oh, and 1/2 fat, slow churned ice creams are clear too.
- Posted from my iPhone
We thank you for all the abundant blessings and gifts You have given us. Please let the Light of Your love continue to burn bright in us today, as we thank You and celebrate You. Keep showing us Your will and giving us the resources and strength to do what You want us to do.
Let us find the way to love one another by seeing You, God, in our family and neighbors. As we go forward again this day, in this life, let us always remember You and Love You.
I would so love to hear what your prayer, blessings, or grace is at your Thanksgiving table. Feel free to comment below.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
- You’ve refused to go out with a guy because he didn’t fit your perfect picture of Mr. Right.
Is the guy you’re hoping to meet more myth than actual flesh and blood? If he is, then it’s time to think about the real guys you meet and how they might make you happy ever after without the fairy tale ending. Ok, I'd like the opportunity to refuse to go out with a guy. Seriously! Sure, I know what I want in a guy, but in order to know if someone does or doesn't fit into what I'm looking for I first need to find someone to go on a date with and get to know.
- You’ve judged a guy based solely on looks, and ignored the fact that he had a great personality.
Great looks don’t last, but a caring man, who puts you first, might truly go the distance. A kind man who will be a faithful partner is the kind of happiness you can take to the bank. I'm not that shallow, but there needs to be some sort of instant attraction. Right?
- You have a pattern of getting into arguments with your significant other -- for no real reason.
More often than not, the woman doing this habitually is experiencing a form of transference, in which you relive the wounds of past relationships. Remember this one simple rule, good endings help create good beginnings. If you take the time to heal those past relationship disappointments, there’s a good chance you’ll leave a lot of those needless arguments behind you. Um, guilty. Doh! How do I fix it and make it better?
There you have it, 5 ways women sabotage their relationships. Sometimes it's good to hear the stuff that we don't want to hear. Sometimes we do things without realizing, or we do realize but don't the the reasoning. Reflect back on past relationship and try to figure out what happened, what went wrong, who was wrong. (Ok, don't reflect back on that one, 'cause the other person is 99.9% of the time the wrong one, right?)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
(Have you noticed I start sentences with 'so' a lot? Yea, I noticed.)
So, you see, I'm a big fan of a Texas photographer. I came across her some time ago and was in awe. Awe inspired, I wanna be as talented as she is, oh! and look she loves Jesus too!
You see, Kayla Barker of Spink Studio is doing a giveaway. And I thoroughly enjoy entering giveaways, even though I normally have a snow's chance in hell of actually winning. And to date, I haven't won anything from anywhere. But still, I try. So I'm trying again.
Kayla Barker is giving away her time and talents by giving away 50 FREE custom designed Christmas cards.
We already discussed my affection of receiving Christmas cards, but did I tell you I love sending them too? Well, I do. And I really like having a unique card. A one of a kind. Something that had effort and thought and creativity put into it.
(Although, that was not the case last year for me.)
So here I am. Try to win 50 custom designed Christmas cards.
Did I mention how talented Kayla is? I dare you to go to her site and check out her ability; not only with photography, but also with photoshop.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So here's a fun little game that I found in the December 2008 edition of Real Simple. Play along with me. Then at the end of the card receiving season we'll compare scores. Come on! It'll be fun!
Gain points when you receive cards from:
- Dentist, insurance agent, hairdresser, dry cleaner, mailman +0.5 each
- Your own mother +0.5
- Another relative +1
- Friend via e-mail +0.5
- Your boss +1
- Friend you see at least once a week +1
- Above, with reference to an inside joke +3
- Long-distance friend, devoid of any personal message +2
- Above, with personal message of at least three lines +5
- Anyone who includes a handwritten personal note of more than five sentences +5
- Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years +10
- Card and envelope are same piece of paper -1
- Signature is imprinted rather than handwritten inside card -2
- Photo is of a helpless pet in a holiday costume -3
- Your name is spelled incorrectly -4
- Highly religious card celebrates faith other than your own -5
- Card is the same one you received last year -6
- Return-address label was provided by charity to which sender may not have actually contributed -7
- Family newsletter contains words such as gallbladder, spleen, and gout -8
- Family newsletter is from ex who is (not so) subtly gloading over his/her recent wedding and cushy new job -10
- Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years asks for money of a place to live -20
- Gilded envelope +0.5
- Handwritten return address +1
- Card in which all family members appear to have signed their own names +2
- Newsletter or family photo in card +2
- Card with moving parts +3
- Extremely clever handmade card +4
- Oversized card requiring extra postage +5
- Card sent from foreign country +6
- Newsletter with humor at progeny's expense +8
- Card with check, cash, or gift certificate +20
I'll check in every now and then with my to date results. This could be fun! Join me!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have static cling hair! Help! What will fix it?
I brush my hair, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it. I "smooth" it down with my hands, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it. I pull on a shirt or sweater, and it looks like I rubbed a balloon all over it.
What do I do to not look like a science experiment???
Ideas. Tips. Suggestions. Products that work.
All are welcome!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
So let's see what the pros say is "inside the mind of the single guy"...
- Real guys like real girls
Just be yourself! The first thing you need to know is that real guys like real girls. You shouldn’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Guys consider phoniness a huge turnoff.
- Independent women rule
For the single guy, the great thing about being single is his ability to have a full and rewarding life independent of a relationship; so it’s important for you to have the same. Be strong, independent, and fully in love with your own fabulous single life.
- It's okay for you to make the first move
There are single guys out there who might prefer that you make the first move. In fact, apparently a lot of guys report that they like it when a girl makes the first move. It lets them know she’s interested (and it’s a real confidence boost!). Just remember though, after you make the first move, leave the rest up to him. Guys want and need to be part of the delicate dating chase. If you do all the work, they’ll just stop chasing.
- Physical intimacy means different things to different people
One very crucial thing to know about some single guys is that sex and intimacy can be two different things. Sleeping with someone does not necessarily mean they’re looking to get serious with her. If you’re taking your physical relationship to the next level, you might want to have a conversation first to make sure your intentions and his are clearly stated. (FYI, I do not support this bullet point or what it is implying)
- Most single guys are not marriage-minded
The sooner you understand that most single men are not on the prowl for a wife, the easier it will be for you to relate to your date. Approach dating with the attitude that they just want to have fun and meet a variety of interesting people until they meet someone worth committing to.
- Commitment is not a bad word
When the right girl does come along, most single men are comfortable committing. By taking their time and really getting to know the women they date, guys again have the right idea. Take a page from their dating playbook and just have fun dating and relating! That way, when you do meet someone truly special, you’ll not only know he’s The One, but you'll be ready, willing, and able to commit because you’ve successfully played the field.
Then report back to me because I'm uber curious!
4 stands of normal white lights
~15 screw hook thingies
1 tall ladder
1 super long extension cord
a couple hours of solo work
= a house ready for Christmas
The outside at least. And yes, the wreath on the door with be replaced with a more holiday appropriate one.
Pleas note, the lights won't be lit again until after Thanksgiving. I'm a beliver that each holiday should get it's time to shine (none of this Halloween to Christmas and skipping turkey day).
- Posted from my iPhone
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Face it, the best thing about Halloween is candy corn mixed with peanuts.
But this year, this year I went to a party.
And I dressed up.
As a Stud Finder. Complete with tool box (aka my purse/camera bag for the night), tool belt, and stud finder.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So what do men really want...? This is the age old question that I'd like to know too...
- Men Want Support
Let him know you’re on his side, that you’re a team together against the world and all it can throw at you.
- Men Want Admiration
Admiration will make all his achievements seem a little more worthwhile. Take an interest, understand the details, help him celebrate: the further he goes, the closer you’ll feel.
- Men Want Humor
‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.’ -Victor Borge, and in difficult and good times alike, a couple that laughs together stays together.
- Men Want Sociability
Just because two have become one it doesn’t mean that the one has to sequester itself from the world. He’ll want to show you off, admire you as you socialize with ease, know that he can throw you in any social situation – whether with friends, work colleagues or family - and you’ll at least try to go with it.
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Monday, November 9, 2009
See, Reno. "The Biggest Little City in the World". Maybe that's an overstatement, biggest little city in the world. But still, Reno is like Las Vegas not on steroids. Vegas = steroids. Reno = unsteroids.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
-2 Timothy 3:16