Monday, November 30, 2009

Chelsea Hacked GRAMMA's Page only cause i knew she would approve

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving is

The turkey and all its trimmings
Getting to eat the drumstick
Pies and birthday cake
Aftermath of the dessert table
Siblings. One of my 9 remaining sibs. Kevin. There were 12 of us.
The "D" Cousins. Darius and Darian
Visiting with Great Grandma
Around the table
Cousins having fun

Children and their spouses

Games together. Two games of Phase 10 going at once
Having one more holiday with your mother.
Thanks to all who have prayed for her all of this year.
The only thing missing from this wonderful day was Trish, Dave and the boys.

Monday, November 23, 2009

If I say to much,

They might cut my service, but I have a question.
Why the $#%^ when unemployment is at 15% in the United States, is Verizon paying someone in India, who I might add barely speaks English, to do the job someone here would be delighted to do?
Oh, silly me, it is the 2 rupes a day there as opposed to the $75.00 a day to pay someone here.
That being said, I have been on the phone since 8:30 this morning. It is now 11:30 and we still are not resolved. I finally asked to speak to someone in the United States. It is frustrating beyond being able to vocalize.
Better call them back now and see if I can get any satisfaction.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Award

From my friend Lindsey @ Meet the Falkers. Usually I forget to pick them up and post them. I am always delighted to see that someone is reading me.
I think I am suppose to pass this on to some of my favorites now, but that is so hard because I have so many favorites. Usually, I play it safe and pass my awards on to my children because I love them so much and they are great bloggers. If you care to check them out and you have not, go to :
CanDarBry Gardens for crafty inspiration from my daughter Karyn
What's Next to visit with my ever so talented daughter Kris
It's my Crazy Life and I Love it, for a few chuckles with my daughter Tricia
A Handful of Life for the crazy goings on in the life of my daughter Gina
And The Only Son to meet my favorite son Bryan
I have one more daughter Angie, but she tells me she is to busy to blog. Silly her:)
Since they all know how much I love them and that I read them the moment they post, I will pass the award on to some of my other favorites.

Henya @ Chicken Stitches. Henya is a Russian immigrant. Once in a while she regales us with stories of the country of her birth. Personally, I think she should be writing a book, but right now she is busy raising six children and knitting up a storm. That is how I found her, by looking for other knitting blogs. Not only does she knit, she and I share very similar political beliefs. Big shock huh?

Namaste @ My Voice on the Wings of Change. Whom I linked up with by searching out other Women Conservative Bloggers. She writes what I think, but she knows how to put it into words.

Owais Zargar A young man living in India. He is a photo journalist and will take you on a tour of his country like none you have ever experienced in your life. He shows the pretty as well as the ugly in the part of the world he lives in. Sometimes I marvel that he is able to post some of the pictures he does.

This is just a sampling of my favorites. If you want to get to know most of the others, just scroll down my blog roll on my side bar. Everyone is not listed there because there is not room.
So once again Lindsey, thank you for thinking of me while you were handing out awards. It is always nice to be remembered.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Why is it that Papa gets nervous when we use this

To do this,
And all he uses it for is this
And it is a great place for this?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Maybe, just maybe

we have discovered why I have been so sick since July.
Yesterday when I used a little used bathroom in the downstairs I noticed what looks like mold under the flooring. I actually knew something was there, but it is growing and spreading across the floor. It is between the flooring and the cement, but it is discoloring the flooring. Lights snapped on in my brain and a connection was made.
Stan and I both remembered a time the toilet overflowed down there. Water must have seeped in between the floor and the cement at that time. It also flowed into the family room. Now we thought we had cleaned it up well enough, but perhaps we didn't. I spend many hours each week down there. It is where the tv is and I do much of my knitting down there.
Time to tear up the flooring and perhaps the carpet. We had purchased tile for the bathroom earlier this year, just had not taken the time to install it. The plan has been to tile the bathroom, entry into the house, hallway to the family room and the laundry room. Now it looks like carpet may be on the agenda also. Not that I wouldn't mind new carpet. Stan chose the carpet we have down there without consulting me. But the $$$ that I see in this project (carpet) that we had not planned on spending.
Oh to feel normal again.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I have been knitting.

For the past few days. Getting some hats ready to put into my friends Christmas store. If I sell any, the proceeds will go to my Refugee project. Most are running in the $20.00 range since the yarn costs an average of $10.00 per skein. With the exception of the bottom blue one. That yarn was a bit more costly, thus a little higher price tag for it. All are 100% wool. I plan to make some mittens also. Will probably start them next week. I do have a few other hats made, but my model has not been available for a photo shoot.
If anyone is interested in making a purchase, contact me. I will be happy to work out the arrangements. If you want something different than what I am showing, I will be happy to work that out also.

As we enter into the Christmas season,

Lets keep this in mind.

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it.
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears*
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
not Happy Holiday !
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tonight, when you go to bed

Keep these images in mind. The brave who are giving up everything so we can sleep comfortably and soundly.
Thank you Veterans and Active Duty. You are not forgotten by the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Always a fun game to play.

I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post. I have 365 days to do it in. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!
The catch is that you must participate as well: you must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Just cut and paste this one if you like, which I did. *Change the From "here" link above to now link to my blog on your new post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama

ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama
Courtesy of:
Another Black Conservative

I swear if I attended a concert one of my grandchildren were performing in, and they began singing one of these songs, I would walk up onstage and remove them POST HASTE!!!
This is absolutely outrageous.
I hope you go give a listen. Just click on the above link, Elementary Epidemic. Some of them have been disabled, but not all.
There is one group of children, singing to the tune of Go Tell it on the Mountain.
Once again, one I cannot post on my other blog, cause I want to be sure as many as possible see this.

Wordless Wednesday

Alysa, #1307


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