Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Here it is, the 1966 Ford Mustang, my husband's beloved. Originally purchased in Memphis, Tennessee in 1989. The purchase price was $3,300. He drove this car for 5 years unencumbered and happy.
He tells the story of meeting me, falling instantly in love and knowing that his carefree Mustang days were coming to a close. The car was sold to pay for our honeymoon to Nassau when we were married in 1995.
Come to find out that the man he sold it to died a few years later. It was willed to a grand-daugther. Then it got sold twice more after that. My husband quotes "if you love something, set it free, if it comes back, it's yours....."
Is that normal? I'm lucky if I know my licence plate number.
So fess up, which ones of you are the sentimental, love a happy ending types and which ones are the practical, thrifty, tight wads like me?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Byrne
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I was actually looking for a bathing suit. Crazy thought, I know, but I figured end of season 75% off, something to give me a cheap thrill, kind of day. First "aah! look away moment" is any woman trying on a bathing suit, there, enough said. Second bothersome moment is that one rack away from the bathing suit rack I was looking at were winter coats. Then upon further examination after my initial shock, a whole wall display of winter coats with a big sign that said, "Pre-Season Sale". I have never professed to be Mensa material, but I think the season after Summer is Fall and the fact that I have to even somehow make the mental jump from 90 degrees outside to below freezing clothing is quite annoying to me. It is August people! I do not want to see Halloween, Thanksgiving and yes, Christmas decorations out. I just want to enjoy summer and the beach and shorts and the sunshine hitting my shoulders and not frost biting and nipping on my cheeks. OK, phew, my ranting and raving is over.... enough said.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
So Moses said, "This is what the LORD says: 'About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die...
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and every body's chains came loose.
And then suddenly..... Keep doing what is right. Don't give up! When God moves, no chains or impossible situations will stop him even in the toughest of times. He can remove those shackles from our lives.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Perhaps the single greatest event that has ever taken place was at night and the message first went to the little guys like you and me. Our difficult times are important to him. God cares about mine and your circumstances and will provide a way out or through them.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Unfortunately, they also enjoy my weird bathroom humor and hence, the Mad Libs happiness was taken to a new level........ ah, the downward spiral!
Nouns like toilet, armpit, p**p, and fanny along with adjectives such as smelly, stinky, and brown were used abundantly. Their English class for the day..... Educational....that's my story anyways.
Nothing could bring more joy while trapped in a hotel, so exceptions were made....
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I do love to get free things, but even more I think, I love to give things away. So, here is my very first "I'm Here For You Giveaway". I know there are a variety of people that view my blog so I have decided to give a choice of items. Door number one is a lovely vintage sewing apron hand stitched. I believe ladies would lay this on their lap with their sewing supplies inside for easy access. Door number two, being modeled by my lovely daughter, is a set of eight blank note cards and envelopes with different floral scenes on the front. I took the pictures at the Mohonk Resort. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment stating which item you would prefer. If you do not have a blog account, please leave your e-mail so I can contact you. Signing up as a follower is not necessary but would be greatly appreciated. Plus, you would be able to check back much easier for further giveaways ;o) My goal is to hold a giveaway on the first of each month. All comments must be dated by August 7th and the drawing will be held August 8th so don't delay!