Saturday, January 31, 2009


I decided there were so many movies that I wanted to see I decided to see 2 in one day. The first one was Marley and Me. Not only was it funny but it tore at the old heart strings.  It's a movie the entire family can see.

The second movie was Slumdog Millionaire. This movie was very good but disturbing at times. It definitely makes you thankful you live in the USA.  

Friday, January 30, 2009


Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
                          -Paul Tournier 

This quote started the second chapter of "The Shack".  This book is very good and very thought prevoking.  If you haven't read it I would highly recommend it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Gorgonzola Potatoes
3-4 large potatoes, chunked
salt and black pepper
ground nutmeg
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup half and half
3/4 cup gorgonzola crumbled (3oz)
2 tablespoons parmesean cheese
Preheat the oven 400°
In 8 or 9 inch square baking dish arrange half the potatoes; season with salt and pepper and then sprinkle with nutmeg. Top with onion and continue laying the rest of the potatoes on top. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add cream and half the cheese and cover with foil.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Top with cheese and bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with a wonderful steak, salad and a glass of red wine and you have the perfect meal.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Jed and Ashlee are in Hawaii so we have the privelege of watching Honey. She is the cutest little thing and loves to play.

She is pouting in this picture because she wants me to go outside and throw snowballs so she can find them in the snow. She knows this method works.

She decided she doesn't like me reading the paper so she just sits on it. She doesn't realize how much I love my paper and coffee in the morning.


She is waiting anxiously for another one.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


My sister, Diane, just bought a horse named Bandit.  He is 11 years old and she says he  seems pretty mellow (probably a good thing at her age) and should be a good riding horse.  We grew up with horses so hopefully it's like riding a bike-once you learn you don't forget. I can't wait to get on myself.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I felt this quote was appropriate for this week since we celebrated our 29 wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband (most days)!!  I love you.
 Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Happy New Year!! What a terrific time to reflect on the past year and think about setting some new goals for the new year. My personal goals are to eat healthier, excerise more, spend less time on the computer, and do more for others. The other day I came across these 15 tips to help us to be better people and to be more effective with other people and I thought I would share them with you. Let's all make this the best year ever!!!!

1. To be a friend, you must be one.
2. Don't try to impress others. Let them impress you.
3. People hunger to be needed, wanted, and loved. Help create these feelings for others.
4. Be Kind to people. You can't always love them, but you can be kind to them.
5. Learn to like yourself. Others will respond to you the way you respond to yourself.
6. Be enthusiatic. Nothing significant was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
7. Be Positive. Positive people attract others; negative people repel others.
8. Do things to make people feel important. Write a letter, give a compliment, say thank you. Praise, encourage, support, and cooperate.
9. Call a person by name. Use people's names often in converstion.
10. Avoid Arguments.
11. Be a good listener. The way you listen has a greater effect on others than the way you talk.

12. Unless you can say something worthy about a person, say nothing.
13. If you're going to make fun of someone, make sure it's yourself.
14. Communicate cheerfulness. Smile, be pleasant, and talk about the brighter things in life.
15. Be genuinely interested in others. Get them to talk about themselves, ask for their opinions, ideas and viewpoints.