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Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

It's February 29th and here's a bit of news. Back in the day, women had a
chance to choose their mate on leap day. Once every four years, it was considered appropriate for a woman to issue a marriage proposal on February 29th.

Wishing you all a happy Leap Day! I'm blogging today about proposals and weddings so LEAP on over to Petticoats and Pistols.
I'd love to see you there!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

American Idle - The girls stalled the show last night.

American Idol- Yes, I do know how to really spell it!
Last week I thought the girls outshined the boys in overall talent. But this week, two performances stood out and they were male vocalists.

I'm calling them the Dueling Davids.

David Hernandez wowed me. I really like his tone and style. I think he's got natural talent that isn't forced. Simon thought he was better than he'd expected, high praise coming from the Kritic King.

But I do agree with Simon, this week the one that topped the charts -- I mean really outsung every one of the contestants, was David Archuleta.

He sang John Lennon's Imagine, and gave me goose bumps! This 17 year old has a truly honest, pure and natural voice that comes across nearly flawlessly. There's a difference between singing the music and feeling the music. David feels the music.

Both Davids site Stevie Wonder as their inspiration.

Simon has it right this time. David Archuleta is the one to beat.
Who's going tonight is anyone's guess.
Gotta watch!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Only Great Minds Can Read This!

I loved this. See if you can do it! and let me know! There are no typos in this. It's how it's supposed to look.

This is weird, but interesting!

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day, the most romantic day of the year! This morning I woke up to find a lovely note from my husband along with handcut roses from our garden placed in a pretty glass bowl, the rose tops floating on water. It was a lovely surprise and his note, just about made my heart flutter.

It's the little things in life that matter most. It's the love and consideration and kindness we share with our loved ones that make the world go around.

Hug a friend today. Tell someone you love them.

If you have a chance, stop by our Valentine's Day blog at Petticoats and Pistols today for some fun facts, recipes and chat.

I'll be chatting tomorrow all day at Petticoats about Romance In the Movies. Post a comment on Friday and you're entered to win an autographed book.

Have a SWEET Day, my friends!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Something to get us over the Wednesday hump! I thought these were very clever.

Philosophies of the Famous

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~"Lillian, you should have remained a virgin." -- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. -- Mark Twain

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. -- George Burns

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - - Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. -- Mark Twain

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. -- Socrates

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury -- Groucho Marx

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. Alex Levine

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. -- Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. -- W.C. Fields

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. -- Will Rogers

Don't worry about avoiding temptation as you grow older, it will avoid you -- Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. -- Phyllis Diller

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. -- Billy Crystal

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Making Pancakes

Six-year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter,opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling iton the floor.He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in mostof a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a flour trail on the floorwhich by now had a few tracks left by the kitten.
Brandon was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be something very good for Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad.He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove and he didn't know how the stove worked! Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas whiteand sticky.And just then he saw Dad standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon 's eyes .
All he'd wanted to do was something good, but he'd made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking, but his father just watched him.Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process!That's how God deals with us. We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a mess. Our marriage gets all sticky or we insult a friend, or we can't stand our job, or our health goes sour.
Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do. That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him.But just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying to "make pancakes" for God or for others. Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then they'll be glad we tried...I was thinking and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that need rekindling or three words needing to be said.Sometimes, "I love you" can heal & bless!
Remind every one of your friends that you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words, a smile, and a reminder like this can do. Just in case I haven't told you lately... I LOVE YA!!! Please pass some of this love on to others. Suppose one morning you were called to God; do all your friends know you love them?

I hope everyone keeps on making pancakes.