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Saturday, January 31, 2009

WHEN TO YELL FIRE

These are my testimonials to the fact that we should always heed warnings from Smokey The Bear and other wise firefighters. Here are two fire incidents in my life. A friend of mine on Facebook reminded me of this first incident.

Incident One:

I do not smoke but my non-smoking only started five years ago. Before that I smoked like a chimney. Before total bans occurred in the workplace, those of us with private offices were allowed to smoke in our offices. The bad thing about my office was that it was totally glass. People entering the bank could easily see if I was in because they could see a cloud of smoke. One particularly slow day I decided to touch up a chipped fingernail and did so very quickly, not wanting to be caught working on my nails. Shortly thereafter I decided to have a cigarette. I was smoking as I looked across the lobby to see our bank president and the switchboard operator staring at me in horror. It seems that I was ON FIRE! The cigarette had caught my newly polished nail on fire and I had scratched my head without realizing it and my hair was on fire. As I put the fire out, I noticed the two across the lobby rolling on the floor in hysterics. (And no, they made no efforts to extinguish my burning hair.)

Incident Two:

My freshman year in college my efforts to blend socially were not going well. My greatest fear was if I attended one of the many college parties I would be totally excluded. Finally my roommate Mary talked me into attending a lake party with a large group from our dorm. Surely I would feel comfortable with my friends surrounding me. Walking into the crowd I was immediately hit with discomfort. I found myself in the forever role of wallflower. A good idea was to hold a drink and I was near the dessert table so I was able to help myself to the delicious punch. Later I learned that punch was made of Ever clear and Orange Juice. Gradually I began to feel a little more comfortable and was watching the people on the dance floor. Someone said something funny and I threw my head back in laughter. Then my most frightening expectation came true as everyone at the party attacked me and started beating on me. This attack was not because they didn't like me however, it was because, yep, I was ON FIRE! When I threw back my highly hair sprayed head, it went into a candle and ignited. The people are the party were only putting me out not beating me up. Needless to say, I was never ignored at parties after that. Everyone knew who "Annie" was!

Check "I Love Your Blog" link. (I call it Hooray Linda's Back!)

Yesterday was at Nora's Chez Pez.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

R - E - S - P - E - C - T


Here I am in Aretha's hat. You can wear this memorable hat too. Simply click on my "I Love Your Blog" link and follow Nora's directions. Leave a comment if you managed to put on the hat too.



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

VOCABULARY WORD FOR TODAY

Liquidity: When you look at your investments and wet your pants.

P.S. We have survived this ice storm and now have beautiful, bright sunshine. Hopefully this will be the last for the season. Guess the groundhog will tell us on Monday.

Check my "I Love Your Blog" link for today. Hope you enjoyed Renie Burghardt's adventure story yesterday.



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

OH IT'S GONNA HIT THE FAN

This appears to be growing to greater levels than the past two ice storms. We had light freezing rain yesterday producing hazardous driving, frozen patios and grass. That light freezing rain has turned into heavy freezing rain and outside my door you will experience totally frozen tundra. It is only a matter of time before our water freezes and our power goes off. So when "it" does hit the fan, the fan won't be operating.

Be sure and check my "I Love Your Blog" link for a timely story today.

Monday, January 26, 2009

FRESH OUT OF THE OVEN


Introducing our newest grandniece Olive. She was born at 7:22 AM today weighing in at 7 lbs 13 oz. and is 20" long. The doctor was planning to induce Christy's labor at 7:30 this morning, but Olive, being an Aquarius, decided to do it her own way in her own time.
The other exciting events or our day include ice, ice baby. Here it comes and we are safely inside while we await news from all our commuting children who have to get out in this mess. I just threw out scraps for the chickens and they hit the back patio and looked like bowling balls as they slid across the frozen cement.
I just hope my niece and grandniece get to stay inside, nice and warm, while all the weather blows over.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

ALARM SYSTEM


Our little flock of guinea fowl fill a needed link in the predator alarm system on NOL-NOC Estates. If Slim is in the house, the guineas will set up a warning that danger is present and Slim is out the door in a flash. We're not losing as many chickens since we have this nice little bunch of guineas.


The "I Love Your Blog" link features the value of free-range chicken eggs and why we work so hard to protect our flock.
If you missed my weekend posts, here is Friday and here is Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

WHAT DO WE DESERVE?

See my new Roper's! These boots are made for ..................going to the casinos. Whoohoo!
My refirgerator is a blank slate before Christmas and then pictures out of the cards start going up. Thought I'd take this picture before I take them down. I love cards with photos.


My life is wonderful. I want to pinch myself half the time to make sure I'm not dreaming. The last eight years of blissful retirement cause me to ponder how I could have done anything to deserve this life.

Today's "I Love Your Blog" link inspired my thinking on our retirement. Be sure and click the link to read her post that spells it all out very well.

Yesterday's link was to Loving Annie's if you missed it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

SECRET DISCOVERED

My maternal grandmother and my mother made THE BEST egg custard in the world. People raved about their wonderful custard and marveled at their ability to turn out such a great treat. This year, for the first time, I attempted the delicate task of creating a custard to equal my two previous generations of custard makers. To my shock, the custard was a complete success. No big deal I muttered as my family raved about my little dishes of nutmeg covered delights.

I whipped up the next batch of custard with complete confidence that this was a breeze job. No such luck. My second batch of custard tasted like cooked eggs. Yuk! I did everything the same. So there was a secret to perfect custard and I was going to have to learn what it was.

I have learned the secret is in the timing. The mixing and blending of eight eggs (which my girls gladly provide), sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and sprinkle of nutmeg is easy. Placing the little cups in pans of water is easy. The perfect timing of removing the custard from the oven is what it is all about. A toothpick inserted needs to come out "almost" clean but not completely clean. By George, I think I've got it!

Now, speaking of food. check out my "I Love Your Blog" link today and share your food cravings.

Yesterday's link was to the January 20th post on Dana's Life Is Good blog.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

THREE WOMEN, TWO YOUNGER, AND ONE SENIOR CITIZEN, WERE SITTING NAKED IN A SAUNA. SUDDENLY THERE WAS A BEEPING SOUND. THE YOUNG WOMAN PRESSED HER FOREARM AND THE BEEP STOPPED. THE OTHERS LOOKED AT HER QUESTIONINGLY. 'THAT WAS MY PAGER,' SHE SAID. I HAVE A MICROCHIP UNDER THE SKIN OF MY ARM.

A FEW MINUTES LATER, A PHONE RANG. THE SECOND YOUNG WOMAN LIFTED HER PALM TOHER EAR. WHEN SHE FINISHED, SHE EXPLAINED, 'THAT WAS MY MOBILE PHONE. I HAVEA MICROCHIP IN MY HAND.'

THE OLDER WOMAN FELT VERY LOW -TECH. NOT TO BE OUT DONE, SHE DECIDED SHE HAD TO DO SOMETHING JUST AS IMPRESSIVE. SHE STEPPED OUT OF THE SAUNA AND WENT TO THE BATHROOM. SHE RETURNED WITH A PIECE OF TOILET PAPER HANGING FROM HER REAR END.

THE OTHERS RAISED THEIR EYEBROWS AND STARED AT HER.
THE OLDER WOMAN FINALLY SAID........."WELL, WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT....I'M GETTING A FAX!!

Be sure to click on today's "I Love Your Blog" link.

Did you catch yesterday's? If not, here's that link.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WHERE DID IT GO?

I watched all seasons of 24, THE SHIELD, RESCUE ME and THE SOPRANOS on Netflix. What would I watch next? Jessi suggested THE WIRE. Today I finished season 5, the final season, of that magnificent HBO series.


How and why did this series end after only five seasons? It didn't compete with any other shows because it wasn't like any other shows.

I spent yesterday morning in tears watching the Presidential Inauguration. I spend yesterday afternoon in tears watching the final episode of THE WIRE. If you have not seen this series based in Baltimore, written by a former Baltimore Sun Editor, filled with violence and nudity, yes, but a lot of fearful reality in corrupt politics, the plight of dock workers, the damage of school testing and the wasted lives of precious children encompassed by drugs, you must see it.

Something else will come from Netflix today and I don't even care.

Yesterday my ILYB blog linked to my goddaughter, Jessi and she linked to crowd crush warnings about the Inauguration.

Look for today's "I Love Your Blog" link.

Also, in case you only see one day's post of mine at a time on your blog roll, I'm going to start posting a link to my previous post from the day before.

WHY CITY FOLK SHOULDN'T MOVE TO THE COUNTRY


Since I am a relocated city girl, most of my friends ask if I posted that flyer. I probably could have ten years ago. LOL
Yesterday ILYB star was Tabor.
Today my goddaughter's post is featured. Be sure an click on the link she provides. I'm glad I'll be watching on TV.

Monday, January 19, 2009

WHERE IS MY SUNDAY PAPER?

For all of us who are seniors - for all of you who know seniors - and for all of you who will be seniors. It pays to be able to laugh about it when you are! And, speaking of senior moments:

"WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?!" The irate customer calling the newspaper office loudly demanded, wanting to know where her Sunday edition was with all of it's coupons.

"Madam", said the newspaper employee, "today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow, on SUNDAY".

There was quite a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter,

"Well, shit... so that's why no one was at church today".


I received this in an email and had to laugh. Since we are retired we rarely know what day it is. My parents used to get upset if their newspaper was late because that was how they reminded themselves what day it was. I had to think about how funny mom would have thought this was.

Yesterday's ILYB featured this.
Don't forget to click the link today to see who is featured.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

IT ALL WORKS

Once again I am back where I started. My weight has ballooned to my single highest level -- the place I swore I would never be again. Why me Lord?



My last deal was simply riding my exercise bicycle every morning and evening. I lost six pounds before the excellent excuse of my shoulder injury sat me back on my couch. It took four months for the doctors to even get me into physical therapy and by then I had pampered my injury and over used the other arm, thus injuring it as well. But I digress.



Prior to that I lost 48 pounds on a great diet I created for myself. It had to do with a lot of fasting and while my cardiologist applauded my weight loss he did not like the idea of any kind of starvation as it causes Adrenalin surges that are not good for the heart.



Once I cut out potatoes and chocolate for 30 days and lost 30 pounds.



I have been successful with the bananas, eggs and wieners diet. Twelve a day of one or co-mingling all three.



I've been a member of Weight Watchers and had my best results there by my friend who attended with me quit, therefore here comes my excuse to quit as well.



I did manage to sanely loose 50 pounds and keep it off for a couple of years by riding my exercise bicycle every morning with my laptop computer built on a platform on the handlebars of my bike. That was the time I removed the word "diet" from my vocabulary and simply kept busy.



I have never taken a diet pill or become involved in a fad diet without losing weight. It all works because we believe. BUT -- we only believe for 12 days. I've learned that is the average time for weight loss to begin slowing down on any of these spectacular advertised specials.



Of course I have proven in this diatribe that exercise is the single best way to keep weight off. Still..................I might call Jenny Craig tomorrow.



Be sure and click on my I Love Your Blog link to learn who else is struggling with self image. Also check yesterday's feature that has to do with garlic. Perhaps I could rub it all over myself to lose weight?

Friday, January 16, 2009

RANDOM SPIN

This was interesting. I picked a random post from the past. With my blog archives open I clicked on a random year (2005) and then on a random post. The Eyes Not The Ayes was an old political sermon of mine. You may not want to read it if you are as sick of politics as I am, but it was just a fun effort to open up some of the past.

Did you see the last ILYB link to Ralph? Be sure and get some good information about ugly roses from Linda today.

"Annie stumbled in the dark kitchen and flipped on the light. She poured her morning coffee and noticed she had left the kitchen curtain open. She carried her coffee across the kitchen toward the refrigerator for her flavored coffee cream. The shattering of glass caught Annie's attention before she felt the sting of a bullet hitting her temple. She melted into oblivion on her kitchen tile."

That is a random spin of my brain. Do any of you ever create mini stories as you go through your day?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

INVASION --EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!

We have all heard of The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. The past two days have led me to a face-to-face encounter with the invasion of the body, mind and soul snatchers! Cyber critters who appear innocently in our computers until they multiply to totally unmaneagble numbers. They eat up your memory before you can trap them and are more horrible than any ax wielding, chainsaw toting, blood dripping zombie.

Dell helped me to get my computer back up and running but little good that did me when the multitude of viruses began to show themselves. Regardless of the outcome, the bugs managed to leave me an empty worn out shell of a once intelligent human being.

My expensive Norton Anti-virus program could not help me because the virus was in the anti-virus program and while it instructed me to delete the program then reinstall it, the bugs stood guard at the gate with their evil little grins and forbid my removal of the program. Oh please, don't make me relive this horror!

If you will also remember I was combating a human virus as well as cyber viruses which is what some would call "insult to injury". Norton Symantec is gone from my computer and Jamal in New Dehli India has saved me with Cyberdefender to the rescue.

See you guys in a few days. I hope to catch up my reading and keep my "I Love Your Blog" link posted. Today's is from Ralph. And, did you catch OGO at Who Cares as she began to enlist the more limber bloggers to take a pushup challenge. A push-up bra is all I know about that! LOL

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CRASH AND CONCERNS

I awakened to a crashed computer this morning. At least the codes told me I had a crash. An early call to Mary at Dell and all is well once more. Whew, what a way to start the day -- besides the fact that it is my turn for headache and diarrhea.

About 24 -- How did Chloe keep from rushing into Jack's arms when they saw each other for the first time after all these years? There was so much excitement last night but that one crazy act of professionalism most captured my attention.

My "I Love Your Blog" link yesterday was for Mary's Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 . Check to see what it is today.

Monday, January 12, 2009

ONE IS SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER

Congratulations Grammie! You were correct with the answer 10,990 legs on the bus.

There are 7 girls in a bus. (14 legs)
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats. (1372 legs)
For every big cat there are 7 little cats. (9604 legs)
Bus driver is not in the bus at this time.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus? 14 + 1372 + 9604 = 10,990

The seven backpacks for each girl throw most people off track.

Thanks to the brave who tried this problem.

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Did I watch 24 last night? Yes! Did I love it? Yes! Adam of The Jack Sack did and excellent review if you are interested.

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My "I Love Your Blog" was linked yesterday to Jamie Dawn. Today I am linked to another childhood memory at Mary's.



Sunday, January 11, 2009

ACQUIRING THE MOSTEST

I was raised to grow up and be a homemaker, following in my mother's expert footsteps. The encouragement for me to attend college came from my parent's desire for me to have a trade to fall back on in the event of my spouse's death. We never dreamed that my life choices would be spurred by immaturity and hurl me into a teenage marriage with a mismatched partner. (Other than the fact that together we did equal two perfect children:)

It was necessary for me to work outside the home from day one of our marriage. It was then imperative for me to begin a career on day one of our divorce. My son was four and my daughter three at the time.

Parenting, banking and continued education were my careers for the next 26 years. There was no room for homemaking since I was on the run 90% of the time. I am one of those persons who easily says "Thank God for McDonalds!"

Now I am living the life I was destined for with a supportive husand. My domestic skills have improved every year of my life with Ron. Entertaining lots of company has been a huge challenge to meet since we have moved near the lake. I enjoy expecting guests and preparing for their visits. I'm even getting more organized for unexpected guests. Nothing makes me more proud than to have things go well and to receive genuine thanks for our hospitality.

I was telling my sister this week how much I was enjoying the role of hostess with (almost) the mostest. She simply said, "You're doing what you've always wanted to do." And she is so right!


My "I Love Your Blog" link for yesterday was this. Now be sure to read our returning Arkansas preacher on today's link.

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SUNDAY EXTRA
Are you smarter than a 5th grader???
Good luck!This is a 5th grade math problem. a very small list of people who have gotten the correct number. This is not a trick question. This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs.

There are 7 girls in a bus.
Each girl has 7 backpacks.
In each backpack, there are 7 big cats.
For every big cat there are 7 little cats.
Bus driver is not in the bus at this time.
Question: How many legs are there in the bus?
I will announce the answer tomorrow.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR ROUND


My daughter gave me these mugs at the close of Christmas and I failed to put them away. This trivet was the last gift I received from my friend Pat before her death in 1990. I will use these items all year now. Why, you ask? Read this previous post of mine titled Another Tradition and you will know. These are special remnants of Christmas 2008 to cherish all through 2009. My daughter on my mind and heart as her family moves to Oklahoma. My friend Pat on my mind and heart as her son Travis moves forward with his joyful marriage to Christiane.

Okay boys and girls, it's happening tomorrow. Season 7 of 24. Click on the link on my sidebar to learn proper viewing procedures from Adam, the master of THE JACK SACK.

Yesterday my "I Love Your Blog" link featured this blog photo: Parting is such sweet sorrow. It has been suggested that keep some kind of list of the featured blogs. I will try. Meanwhile, be sure and see who is featured today.

Friday, January 09, 2009

BEAR SHIRTS AND JACK

I learned this neat bit of trivia from the Merriam-Webster Word Of The Day for today.

Did you know? "Berserk" comes from Old Norse "berserkr," which combines "ber-" ("bear") and "serkr" ("shirt"). According to Norse legend, "berserkrs" were warriors who wore bearskin coverings and worked themselves into such frenzies during combat that they became immune to the effects of steel and fire. "Berserk" was borrowed into English (first as a noun and later as an adjective) in the early 19th century, when interest in Scandinavian myth and history was high. It was considered a slang term at first, but it has since gained broader acceptance.

Only 48 to "24"! WhooHoo! Two Days to go. Check my sidebar for show reminder. Do you think Jack Bauer will warrant a bear shirt? :)

Do you still look at my "I Love Your Blog" link? If not, be sure and click on it today for a prize photograph you won't want to miss titled "Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow".

The final "Color Me Who?" contest winners were announced here last night. Be sure and congratulate the winners and thank Rachel for letting me use her profile photo.


Thursday, January 08, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS

Today is the official end of the "Color Me Who?" contest. The EAGHL Markering black and white coloring page goes to.......................................Scarlet of as good as it gets! Congratulations Scarlet. Email me the picture you wish me to draw. I can't wait.

The first runner up was Tabor of One Day At A Time and second runner up was Marla of Life Is Just A Chair Of Bowlies. Since this was the final contest, you each also win a drawing of a picture of your choice. Congratulations to you two too:)

And special thanks for Rachel of Sliding Through Life for letting me use her profile picture on her blog. Rachel was also a previous contest winner.

Thanks everyone for participating.

THE ELUSIVE FURBIE


It has taken me seven months to capture a photo of Furbie. This is a link to my post when Furbie and her siblings were born. I was pleased to find her holding still the other evening when I went out to close up the chickens. She (or he) is the most unusual looking kitten of that litter of barn cats. Furbie always appears to be judging me.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A FEW ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?


Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?


If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

Do Lipton Tea employees take 'coffee breaks?


What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?


I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?


As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together, it spells 'THEIRS'?

THE JANUARY "COLOR ME WHO?" CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW AT 5:00 PM. CLICK THE GRAPHIC ON THE SIDEBAR TO VISIT ALL THE RULES AND THE CLUES.

FOUR MORE DAYS UNTIL SEASON 7 OF 24 BEGINS!!!! CLICK COUNTDOWN GRAPHIC ON SIDEBAR FOR SOME FUN INFO.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

SEVEN THEN EIGHT

2000 - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN ARRANGED BY AGE. L-R Beth, Jasmine, Dillon, Michael, Ian, Ryan, Joey
2008 - THE GREAT EIGHT ARRANGED BY HEIGHT. L-R Hope, Beth, Jasmine, Ian, Dillon, Michael, Joey, Ryan.
These pictures were taken the only two times we had all of our grandchildren together at one time. Hope was missing in the first photo because she wasn't born yet.

The "Color Me Who?" contest ends on January 8th at 5:00 PM. The name of the winner will be drawn at that time.
Clue #4 for the "Color Me Who?" Contest: Find this blog between the 20th position and the 22nd from the bottom.
Clue #3 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: Take a "slide" into this blog and find photo on first page.
Clue #2 for the "Color Me Who?" contest is: Find this blogger and you will find lots of church signs.
Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.
Are you aware of the countdown to Season 7 of 24? Only five days to go!!! Click the link on my sidebar to find some fun going forward to the show.

Monday, January 05, 2009

OWEN'S DEBUT AS A CHILD OF GOD

It is official. Our grand nephew Owen was baptized yesterday in Chicago and has formally been recognized as a child of God. It turns out that yesterday was Saint Elizabeth's day in the Catholic church. Our mother was Elizabeth and Owen's name is for our dad. His christening gown was hand knit by his Aunt Christy. I talked to my sister last night and her voice properly expressed the emotion of their day.

Clue #3 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: Take a "slide" into this blog and find photo on first page.

Clue #2 for the "Color Me Who?" contest is: Find this blogger and you will find lots of church signs.

Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.

MONDAY IS REVIEW SIDEBAR DAY. AS YOU READ BLOGS, REVIEW THE SIDEBAR LINKS AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR BLOG FRIENDS. YEP, START WITH MINE:)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

ARE YOU STANDING IN A LINE?

Shouldn’t we each be responsible for our own actions and accept the consequences of those actions? Some believe we should go through our daily life under the total protection and responsibility of the government.

Who should protect us?

We could make a list. The list would claim the names of persons desiring 100% government protection for various aspects of their lives. For example, these persons would need protection from:

Hurt feelings (bullies you know.);

Bees;

Dangers created getting out of bed in the morning;

All forms of transportation (planes, trains, automobiles, bicycles, tricycles, etc.);

Leisure walks down the street;

Shopping malls;

Chain email forwards (If you love God);

All domestic animals and birds;

Neighbor’s yards;

Neighbor’s period;

All medical professionals;

All pharmaceuticals;

Breweries:

Vinyards;

Financial institutions;

Small print;

GOVERNMENT!.

What kind of protection do you desire from our government?

Perhaps we should begin to require all children at birth to have “Caution, life can be hazardous to your health” tattooed on their butts.



Clue #2 for the "Color Me Who?" contest is: Find this blogger and you will find lots of church signs.
Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.


I heard this joke this weekend and want to share it.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

TWO YEAR VISIT

Ron's brother and SIL had not been to see our new home. This was their first visit and they stayed for TWO YEARS! They arrived in 2008 and are leaving today, in 2009. We have had a ball and even got to go to the Casino. We are pretty sure they will return often now that they know we have lots to do around here.

Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.

Friday, January 02, 2009

JANUARY "COLOR ME WHO" CONTEST

I drew this "Markering" coloring page from a blog listed on my Blogger Buddies. Your challenge is to search the blogs to find this picture and tell me:

1.) The name of the blog it came from
2.) The name of the person in the picture
3.) Where the picture is posted on the blog

Your name will be entered in the drawing five times if you guess correctly without any clues, four times if you guess correctly after first clue, then three after second, two after third and one after final.

Tell me in the comment section that you are going to enter a guess then email your guess to granan10@aol.com rather than post it in the comments.

The winner of the contest will receive an Eaghl Markering coloring page of a photo of their choice. The chance to guess ends January 8, 2008.

Good luck!

I have permission of the blogger to use this image from their blog.

Clue #1 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: You will find this blogger in Kentucky.

Clue #2 for the "Color Me Who?" contest is: Find this blogger and you will find lots of church signs.

Clue #3 in the "Color Me Who?" contest: Take a "slide" into this blog and find photo on first page.

Clue #4 for the "Color Me Who?" Contest: Find this blog between the 20th position and the 22nd from the bottom.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

HOW ARE YOU STARTING 2009?


We hope your celebrations didn't leave you looking like Slim today.
HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR FRIENDS!!!!!
(Don't forget to watch the Rose Parade .)
NOTICE THE JANUARY, 2009 "COLOR ME WHO" CONTEST HAS STARTED.
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