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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I'd like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

May we keep on:

treasure hunting

and most of all

It was January the 1st

I turned over a new leaf
It was clean on the top side
But had bugs underneath.

- Steve Turner

Now there are more overweight people in
America than average-weight people.
 So overweight people are now average… which means,
you have met your New Year's resolution.

-Jay Leno

New Year's Day… now is the accepted time
 to make your regular annual good resolutions.
Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

-Mark Twain

New Years Resolutions

Funny Resolutions 
  • Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day in my nightdress. Instead, I will move my computer into the bedroom.
  • I will no longer waste my time relieving the past, instead I will spend it worrying about the future.
  • I will not bore my boss with the same excuse for taking leaves. I will think of some more excuses.
  • I will do less laundry and use more deodorant.
  • I will avoid taking a bath whenever possible and conserve more water.
  • I will give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly....
  • I will try to figure out why I *really* need nine e-mail addresses.
  • I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.
  • I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.
  • I will think of a password other than "password."
  • I will not tell the same story at every get together.
  • I will cut my hair.
  • I will grow my hair.
  • I will stop considering other people's feelings when they so obviously don't consider mine - if that unwashed fellow sits next to me again, I'll tell him he stinks!
  • I will be more imaginative.
  • Spend more time watching TV / movies.
  • Chat more over phone / Internet.
  • Read less.  
  • Stop exercising. Waste of time.
  • Procrastinate more.
  • Drink. Drink some more.
  • Start being superstitious.
  • Stop drinking orange juice after I just brushed my teeth.
  • Stop licking frozen flag poles
  • Watch more cute and cuddly kitten videos on YouTube 
  • Switch my username to “password” and my password to “username” to make each a lot harder for hackers to figure out
  • Watch less T.V…. in standard definition
  • Stop buying worthless junk on Ebay, because QVC has better specials
  • Start using Facebook for something other than Farmville and stupid quizzes
  • Help kids stay safe by not texting on my cell phone while eating McDonald’s and speeding through crosswalks in school zones with a frost covered windshield
  • Talk with a robot voice all the time

For Pets
•Have a torrid one-night stand with a street mutt.
•Try to understand that the cat is from Venus and I am from Mars.
•I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.
•Circulate petition that Leg Humping be a juried competition in major dog shows.
•Call PETA and tell them what that surgical mask-wearing freak does to us when no one is around.
•Take time from busy schedule to stop and smell the behinds.
•Always scoot before licking.
•Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is *too* much.
•Get out of the castle more, maybe swim counter-clockwise this year.
•January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock! January 2nd - December 31: Re-live victory over the sock. AND the Number 1 New Year's Resolutions Made by Pets...
•I will NOT chase the damned stick unless I see it LEAVE HIS HAND.

New Year Superstitions

 Avoid Crying
It is said that one should avoid breaking things or crying and wailing on the first day of the year, if you don't want to continue the pattern for the entire year.
Letting the Old Year Out

At midnight, all the doors of a house must be opened to let the old year escape unimpeded.
Make Noise

People believe that Evil One and his attendants and servants hate din and loud noise. So, scare them away by being as loud in New Year celebrations as possible. Church bells are rung at midnight for the same reason.
Don't Keep Debts

Pay your bills and loans before New Year Eve, so you don't have any debt left for New Year.

Eat Black-Eyes Peas

In Southern part of the United States it is said that eating of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day will attract both general good luck and money in particular to the one doing the dining.

Kiss at Midnight

It is believed that kissing at midnight ensures that affections and ties will continue throughout the New Year. On similar lines, it is said, to not do this would be to set the stage for a year of coldness.
First Footing

One must never leave the home before someone comes in first. First footer in the house should be ushered in with a warm welcome and should not have flat feet, cross-eyes or eyebrows stretching out to meet in the middle. It would be even better if he came bearing certain small gifts.

The Direction of Wind

The direction of wind during sunrise on New Year morning prophesies about the coming year. Wind from south foretells fine weather and prosperous times ahead while wind from north foretells bad weather. Wind blowing from east foretells natural calamities and wind from west foretells plenty of milk and fish for all but death of a person of great national importance. No wind means joy and prosperity throughout the year.
Dance in the Open Air

To dance in the open air, especially round a tree, on New Year's Day ensures luck in love and prosperity and freedom from ill health during the coming twelve months.

Drain the Bottle
(my personal fav)

You could ensure yourself good fortune by draining the last dregs from a bottle of drink on New Years!

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look ten years younger. Don't be afraid to say, 'I love you'. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.

-Ann Landers

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to My 3rd Baby!

T's 24th Birthday is today!
OMG I am so OLD!

You were my biggest baby at 9.1 pounds.
Your poor collar bone broke during delivery.
SO nice of the Dr. to tell me AFTER you were born
that due to your size,
 I really should have had a C-section....Gee thanks.
He couldn't have noticed that earlier??

But I digress...

You have become such a loving person.

I am proud to call you my Son.
I only wish you the best in life.

 May all your wishes and dreams come true

Thursday, December 29, 2011


You find something 'festive' that you would like to slip into

It seems a little small, but you're QUITE SURE that in recent years,

You've worn this size. So, you work with it...


You try it on different ways.....


From different angles you examine yourself.


Finally, you admit that it does feel "A LITTLE TIGHT.."


 Someone offers you a larger size, which you find highly insulting

I mean, it might be a tight fit, but you still look GOOD!!


Haven't we all been there!


Pet Theology

Be obedient, no matter how much the master's plan doesn't make sense to you.

Love your neighbor as yourself. 
Give to those less fortunate

Be generous

Take time to rest and enjoy the company of friends.

Value, honor and enjoy your family,
no matter how strange they seem to you.

Help widows and orphans

Don't watch too much TV

Remember, you were divinely created with a purpose!

Others were too,
Even if they seem way different from you!

So ---- Have fun, and enjoy the abundant life.
You will not pass this way again!


'A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.' 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

True Story of Ann Margret

True Story of Ann Margret

This is one that should be on the front page of all our newspapers
and part of Prime-Time News! ...

Ann Margret....
This is a good counter-balance story to the Jane Fonda,
" Vietnam Woman Of The Year," story.
Viet Nam 1966

Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam , other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.

A few years ago, Ann Margret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o'clock for the 7:30 signing.

When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot, and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.

Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home.. Ann Margret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn.

He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, "I understand. I just wanted her to see it."

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, "This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for 'my gentlemen.''
With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears. ''That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,'' he said.

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

I now make it a point to say 'Thank you' to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.

'THANK YOU!' to each of you who receive this message who have served or are serving our country in the armed services or any other service.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks Vapor rub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time, although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapo rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.

Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise, finding it to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly

My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed at how it works



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