Monthly Archives: January 2008

WINTER’S FURY!!

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wind
WINDY…and with it came the rain and the sleet and the
snow.Trash everywhere. cans rolling down the street.
It was so noisy I had trouble sleeping through
it all. Freezing rain closed most all the schools and
colleges for the day. One good thing ..the wind
blew the snow away and so we got very little
in our area. NO SHOVELING Smile
We will not be skipped though,
they already have us preparing for 4-8 inches
by Friday night. We will see..
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newspaper
Mom was saddened to hear that Edwards (herfavorite)
pulled out of the presidential race. She looked at
me and said "NOW WHAT?" I answered….
"I have no idea." She said she liked his
style and his voice.
Made me think about who will
be the running mates for the candidates.
 It is important who
we elect, but also who the person they pick
to run with them as the vice president.
Would that person
make me want to vote for them or against them?
SO many decisions left to be made yet. I am
sure it will be pretty interesting as time goes on.
I think now the commentators on tv may be right
there are only four left that are really running.
Good thing we still have months ahead to decide.
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RED WHITE AND BLUE SUPERBOWL
SUNDAY is the night!!
This year it will be a red,white and blue bowl.
Both teams will be wearing the same type colors.
I find this confusing somewhat. I mean I watch
games but with both wearing similar colors it
will be even harder for us amateurs to keep
track. Odds are on the Patriots because they
have not lost one game this year. I watched
the last game they had. It went back and forth and
they could have just as well lost it. The
Giants are doing well too.. their quarterback was
really pretty good. SO.. who do you pick..
I think I have to go with the odds on this one.
I will go with Tom Brady and the Patriots and
if he gets injured.. well all bets are off. Confused
I will be watching the ads for sure.. each one
during the game costs $2.7 million per 30 seconds.
Wow wonder if we will get just one that sticks
out as really good? I will go to the store today
to get my usual supplies for the game before the
snow gets too bad on the weekend. I will use
more fruit and vegetables this year due to
Mom’s strict diet. The chili will be made with
ground turkey and the chips will be eliminated and
we will have a sugarfree dessert. I haven’t decided
what just yet. Maybe red white and blue jello! LoLOpen-mouthed 
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Hope you all have a great day!!

WINTER’S FURY & MORE…

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WINTER’S FURY!!

wind
WINDY…and with it came the rain and the sleet and the
snow.Trash everywhere. cans rolling down the street.
It was so noisy I had trouble sleeping through
it all. Freezing rain closed most all the schools and
colleges for the day. One good thing ..the wind
blew the snow away and so we got very little
in our area. NO SHOVELING Smile
We will not be skipped though,
they already have us preparing for 4-8 inches
by Friday night. We will see..
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newspaper
Mom was saddened to hear that Edwards (herfavorite)
pulled out of the presidential race. She looked at
me and said “NOW WHAT?” I answered….
“I have no idea.” She said she liked his
style and his voice.
Made me think about who will
be the running mates for the candidates.
 It is important who
we elect, but also who the person they pick
to run with them as the vice president.
Would that person
make me want to vote for them or against them?
SO many decisions left to be made yet. I am
sure it will be pretty interesting as time goes on.
I think now the commentators on tv may be right
there are only four left that are really running.
Good thing we still have months ahead to decide.
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RED WHITE AND BLUE SUPERBOWL
SUNDAY is the night!!
This year it will be a red,white and blue bowl.
Both teams will be wearing the same type colors.
I find this confusing somewhat. I mean I watch
games but with both wearing similar colors it
will be even harder for us amateurs to keep
track. Odds are on the Patriots because they
have not lost one game this year. I watched
the last game they had. It went back and forth and
they could have just as well lost it. The
Giants are doing well too.. their quarterback was
really pretty good. SO.. who do you pick..
I think I have to go with the odds on this one.
I will go with Tom Brady and the Patriots and
if he gets injured.. well all bets are off. Confused
I will be watching the ads for sure.. each one
during the game costs $2.7 million per 30 seconds.
Wow wonder if we will get just one that sticks
out as really good? I will go to the store today
to get my usual supplies for the game before the
snow gets too bad on the weekend. I will use
more fruit and vegetables this year due to
Mom’s strict diet. The chili will be made with
ground turkey and the chips will be eliminated and
we will have a sugarfree dessert. I haven’t decided
what just yet. Maybe red white and blue jello! LoLOpen-mouthed 
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Hope you all have a great day!!

CHOCOLATE PRICE IS RISING!!

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CHOCOLATE COST RISING!!

Chocolate
OH NO!!! Hershey’s is raising it’s prices! If they do
that so will other companies and many of us who love the
taste of a good chocolate will be the ones to pay
for it..literally!! Mom loves anything chocolate and
making something for her to eat has been a challenge
for sure. I have used the cocoa powder more than
ever since her diet change. I was sad to see the report
that they are raising the prices. Valentine’s day coming
up and you know you always like to seek out your
favorite treat. I go for the smooth chocolate..
the really milky kind ( I know it is bad for you) but
I still like my peanut butter cup once in a while.
I do like the new idea of a 100 calorie bar although
I have no idea what it tastes like. Whoppers and
Pieces in my younger days really were a favorite.
AHHHH the price we will have to pay for
indulging our cravings… IT JUST WENT UP..Sad
farfel
If you remember Bosco syrup and a dog puppet Farfel
singing a tune called N- E- S- T- L- E- sssssss…then you
are of the age of candy bar that everyone could
afford. Back then a candy bar, and a large
one at that, used to be 5 CENTSSurprised You just
cringe now when you have to pay 1.00 for one!
Milk prices being what they are and cocoa beans
costing more to ship and grow well it was bound
to happen I guess. My favorites have changed
over the years.. but it all goes back to
“SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT…
SOMETIMES YOU DON’T—— 
GUESS WHICH ONE I AM??? lolOpen-mouthed
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE???

A BLIZZARD???????

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Well the wind is howling and the snow
is really coming down.. We might get at
least 4 or 5 inches overnight
.. We will see…The house is
rocking from the 50mph wind gusts.. I cringe
when I hear noises, wondering what big tree
limb will be next. I heard a loud noise
coming from the back of the house.
A large limb fell in the neighbors yard.
The storm just starting…. that is not a good
sign.
Hopefully we will keep the power on
to keep us warm.. -10 wind chills in the
morning will be no fun if the power is
off.
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Here is a picture I took yesterday. Green
grass…no snow.. I am sure later today it
will be different. The other picture I took
a few days before ……snow.. go figure!! Confused
100_6369   100_6361
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY !! STAY WARM!

CHOCOLATE COST RISING!!

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Chocolate
 
OH NO!!! Hershey’s is raising it’s prices! If they do
that so will other companies and many of us who love the
taste of a good chocolate will be the ones to pay
for it..literally!! Mom loves anything chocolate and
making something for her to eat has been a challenge
for sure. I have used the cocoa powder more than
ever since her diet change. I was sad to see the report
that they are raising the prices. Valentine’s day coming
up and you know you always like to seek out your
favorite treat. I go for the smooth chocolate..
the really milky kind ( I know it is bad for you) but
I still like my peanut butter cup once in a while.
I do like the new idea of a 100 calorie bar although
I have no idea what it tastes like. Whoppers and
Pieces in my younger days really were a favorite.
AHHHH the price we will have to pay for
indulging our cravings… IT JUST WENT UP..Sad
farfel
If you remember Bosco syrup and a dog puppet Farfel
singing a tune called N- E- S- T- L- E- sssssss…then you
are of the age of candy bar that everyone could
afford. Back then a candy bar, and a large
one at that, used to be 5 CENTSSurprised You just
cringe now when you have to pay 1.00 for one!
Milk prices being what they are and cocoa beans
costing more to ship and grow well it was bound
to happen I guess. My favorites have changed
over the years.. but it all goes back to
"SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT…
SOMETIMES YOU DON’T—— 
 
GUESS WHICH ONE I AM??? lolOpen-mouthed
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE???
 

THE RAT is Now Available!!

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251x381 It’s finally out!  THE RAT, SUE’S  latest book,
is finally available where fine books are sold. 
   So, I hope you will give it a try. You can purchase it at:  

Here is the first couple of sentences from the first chapter: 

I know I’m going to die soon.  But Lord, grant me just one more day to tell.  I will.  I must.  Look at them all, out there.  Busybodies.  They’re all busybodies.  They think I can’t see them from here in the house, so they talk about me.  Sweet little Beth, so innocent and taken in by those two fellows.  And Johnny.  I never would have thought such a pleasant young man would be a gossip.  I guess looks can fool you.  There’s Marcus Browning, that big-shot lawyer with his shoulder length hair and sparkling eyes.  I wish I hadn’t hired him.  At the time, he seemed to have such a pleasant demeanor, common sense and intelligence.  "Your financial affairs are safe with me," he’d insisted.  "No one will know what is in your will until after you die."  And I’d believed him.

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Sue’s book is now out.. I have my signed copy and I have read it and all I can say is it gets better and more exciting. Get your copy today!!!  

 

MAN OR WOMAN ….WHO DO YOU TRUST??

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In my life I have had both male and female doctors, 
Dentists. Chiropractors, and Physician’s Assistants.
 I tend to like the women more for one reason.
doctor
 
THEY LISTEN TO ME!
 
There is only one
male doctor that ever really listened to me.
HE was my chiropractor! He was a board certified
orthopedic chiropractor and boy was he good.
I traveled 45 minutes to get to his office.. and
it was worth every mile. I trusted what he told
me and I did what he suggested and I was pain
free for over 10 years!!! I rode bikes and used
the treadmill and walked with ease and never
looked back. Losing him as my doctor was one of
the most painful things about leaving California.
Living here in Michigan I am back to where I was
when I first went to see him. It is sad indeed.
stethoscope
 
I have had some pretty bad experiences with
doctors. Some you just know are not going to
be worth returning to. Some you hope and pray
they will be okay, but they tell you to do things
that you just know your body won’t let you.
Some who act downright like they are GOD and
you must OBEY or else they will have nothing to
do with you. I trust NURSES more than
doctors nowdays.
nurse
 
With patient loads the way they
are…some doctors really have to read your
last visit review before they know what the heck
you are all about. They look at you like you
were a complete stranger. I sure hate that!
Nurses are the ones we talk to the most,
on the phone and before the doctor ever
sees us. They are worth their weight in
gold in my opinion.Red heart
 
I had a woman doctor when I was young.
She was the best pediatrician in town.
She came to the house when we called and told
her my brother was sick. She saw his condition
and scooped him up and took him to the hospital
in her station wagon. Boy, she really saved his life.
He was so dehydrated by the flu that he was
out of it. She is retired now.. still lives in town
and BY GOLLY she knows who the HECK I am!!
NO kiddin.. as old as I am now…I see her in the
store and she says HI CAROL.. how’s your
MOM?.. GOOD HEAVENS!! I miss that kind of
doctor. Don’t you??
I can remember when the doctor would see you
at the last minute or even take calls at his or her home.
doctor-patient
 
Those were the good old days..the days when
doctors had more than 5 minutes to spend with
you in that cubicle. The ones that knew your
family, would come to your house and you
could really trust. They wouldn’t keep you
waiting for hours until they came back to the
office. The nurse would tell you to go home
and reschedule the appointment for another
day. They welcomed a re-scheduled appointment
not scowled at you and act like it was a chore.
 
We long for the way it was, and not the way
it is, but we cannot go back.
We can only dream of a better day to come.
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                     Groundhog
We will be getting a shot of warmer air..near 40
and maybe even some rain..YEP I SAID RAIN!
Yesterday I shoveled snow..and now this..
I just cannot keep up. Today at the store someone
commented that it seemed like spring was going to
come any minute the way things have been. Made me
wonder if that groundhog will have the same prediction.
Milk was 3.29 and gas was down to 2.97 for a change.
I bought some apples for 2.99 and they were
bagged and when I got home several were mashed
and no good. I HATE THAT! Sad If not for the gas and
the 15 min. drive I would take them back. I guess I
should keep closer watch from now on.
 
WELL.. hope your day is great and your week
goes smoothly too!