Wednesday, April 30, 2008
When I see the devastation from Suffolk, Virginia where the tornado damage is the worst, I am amazed no one was killed. The folks from all the areas affected have been in my prayers.
When I was a kid, we never had tornados in Virginia. Then it seems like about 15 years ago, we started seeing them pop up in different spots. I've already got the spot I know I'd go to in my house in case a twister comes. I pray I never have to go through one.
The Wizard of Oz has always been my favorite movie, but I never liked the tornado. I guess a girl can always use a pair of ruby slippers.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Hey everyone! TGIF! It has been so nice here the last few days. We've finally gotten a reprieve from the rain. The sun has been shining and it has been warm with low humidity. You've gotta love weather like that. We've been pulling out some of our outdoor furniture and getting that cleaned off. It has actually been warm enough to run through the sprinkler, but we haven't done that. We've got an Elmo one to break in, so that should be fun.
I have to admit I was scratching my head a little bit this morning, trying to figure out what I was going to feature for my Fabulous Favorite Friday pick, and then I walked into my kitchen and the answer was sitting right there.
My pick for this Fabulous Favorite Friday are the Williams & Sonoma kitchen towels. Or tea towels or cup towels. Whatever you call them. I've heard them called all of those different things. Anyway, I'm in the market to get a new set. I received some as a wedding gift and I'll have been married 7 years in June. These have hands down been some of the best towels I've ever used. They have been so durable and they are really absorbant.
I personally have a green kitchen, so I'll be getting some more green ones, but you'll be happy to know that the also come in yellow, pink, and purple. That is what is show one the website for the towels that come in this design. They have some other ones too. I will tell you that when you see that they are $18 for a set of 4, that seems pricey for towels, but when you figure you can use them for a while, it really isn't that bad.
I hope you all have a great weekend! I'll check in with you next week!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
America's Got Talent
I caught a promo on NBC sometime yesterday that showed some of the summer shows coming out. I think I will especially appreciate some of these new summer shows since there wasn't much on during the regular tv season. I tried watching America's Got Talent last summer, but I got sick of hearing "The Hoff" whine about being hasseled. But, bless his heart after that video that came out of him off the wagon, I guess he had a lot going on. Hopefully he is better. And, Sharon Osborne is very kooky. I wonder if she is coming back. I do like Piers Morgan. I wasn't surprised he won the Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe I'll give America's Got Talent another try. I wasn't thrilled with the folks the judges were passing through as talent last summer. I'm sorry, but a cross dresser who supposedly "looks" like Chakirah (spelling?) doesn't count as talent to me. And that freak Leonid or whatever his name was just freaked me out. Yuk.
Last Comic Standing
Anyway, one show I probably will watch will be Last Comic Standing. Because I like to laugh. I will warn you that if you haven't watched the show before, you definitley want to make sure your kids are in bed if you watch. I don't know why some comics have to get dirty, but you know there are always a few. I personally appreciate the comics who are clever with their jokes, they don't have to go straight for the vulgarity. The show starts May 22nd at 9:30 EST on NBC if you are interested.
So You Think You Can Dance
I may try to catch So You Think You Can Dance. That comes on Fox. I have half watched it before and I'm always amazed at how they find people with no formal dance training that have such a gift. It is a great show to give you a real taste of different types of dance.
With all this tv talk, I thought I'd end my post by saying I think David Cook has such a great chance at taking the AI title. He is so versatile, I really thought he might have a hard time with the I heard Randy Jackson say on Ellen yesterday he thinks it will be a battle of the David's. I think he might be right. I was so proud of Carly last night picking a great song. Brooke needs to go. I'm sorry, but this late in the competition you don't get a free pass to stop a second song because you don't have it together. She is a sweet girl, but isn't ready for the big time yet. Syesha did great and I haven't been a big fan of hers. I think Jason needed to pick a different song. His voice wasn't strong enough to handle Memories. I guess we will see who gets the boot tonight.
Monday, April 21, 2008
So, it's Earth Day. I hope you are having a good Earth Day. It has been raining here since Saturday which I know is good for "Mother Earth", but I'm kind of sick of it. And, I think my allergies have gotten worse from the dampness. I guess I have a mold allergy. I'm ready for some sunshine.
I've already done my part to go green this week by using my reusable grocery bags at the grocery store. It makes me so happy using those bags. Especially since I am able to get so much more in those bags. I seriously estimate I saved myself from getting about 10 plastic Wal Mart bags. And, the added benefit is I could grab up those 3 big bags when it was raining and it didn't take as much time to load my car. I am happy to see that Wal Mart is now selling these resuable bags. I've noticed a lot of their commercials are promoting green efforts.
By the way, if you are a Wal Mart shopper, be sure to check over your receipt carefully. I was over charged yesterday $34.00 for lemons. Yep lemons. I bought one and was charged for that, plus another 58. I have no idea how the girl managed that. But, they were great and took it off my bill. Wow, that would have been a lot of lemonade.
Crafty Green Goodness
I decided to do a search for Earth Day crafts so I'd have crafty something to share with y'all, and I found this one on the makingfriends.com website. It is a melted crayon earth. I remember making things like this when in school and thought it was such a cool project. You could make a couple of these and tape them up on a window. The kids would love it. Here is a link to the project. http://www.makingfriends.com/earth_crayon.htm
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My other Favorite Friday pick this week is the Design Mom blog. She is a dynamo at updating the site multiple times during the day Monday through Friday. She has some super cute things. And, she has some great companies that donate products for fabulous random give aways. It is a great website to get unique gift ideas for kids. I highly recommend checking it out. http://www.designmom.com/
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you. Here is Rebecca's blog. http://www.in-every-season.blogspot.com/
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5. Let the six people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.
So, here are six things about me:
Hmmmm, here we go...
1. Spring/Summer are my favorite times of the year. I hate cold weather.
2. If I had to pick something for my last meal, I'd pick fried chicken. I love fried chicken.
3. I am not a fan of chocolate desserts. They just don't appeal to me. That goes for chocolate ice cream too. I eat candy bars, but stuff like molten chocolate cakes, chocolate ice cream. Not for me.
4. I am not a coffee drinker. I like to smell it brewing, but that is it. I'm a tea gal. My favorite tea is Constant Comment orange tea.
5. I love the beach. I'd pick a beach trip over the mountains any day.
6. My favorite color is red.
Ok, here are the folks I'm tagging:
Big Mama http://thebigmamablog.com/
Sherry Steveson http://sherrysteveson.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Kim Hughes http://paperhugs.typepad.com/paper_hugs/
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I'd like to dedicate today's post to the folks who are current students, faculty and alumni of Virginia Tech. As a native Virginian, Virginia Tech has always had a special place in my heart. I've had a number of friends who've attended the school and I've visited it myself.
Unfortunately a year ago today, the Hokie nation had a terrible tragedy and lost 32 students and faculty members when a gunman terrorized the campus. I remember that day because I was at home with my little baby and it was a beautiful spring day. I had the tv and the computer on and I remember seeing something that there had been a shooting at the school. I called some friends to let them know what was going on. The horror of that day unfolded as the hours went on. I will never forget that day because the weather here in Virginia was the same kind of day as when 911 happened. Beautiful sunshine, how could something so awful happen on such a beautiful day?
For those of you who have never visited Virginia Tech or met anyone who has attended the school, it is a special place. The "Hokie Nation" is set in Blacksburg, Virginia in such a beautiful setting. It is a very welcoming place and I have to say that every person I've ever met who went to Virginia Tech I've always liked. The folks who attend the school are usually very down to earth. Thus, it is hard to imagine that something so tragic happened there.
One of the young students who was killed was from the area where I live. I didn't know him, but my heart has broken for his parents. They came to my church after the tragedy. I think about what it is like to raise a son, see him graduate from high school, then college, then work on a graduate degree and then have him stolen away. Someone with so much potential, someone who brought you so much pride. My heart has ached for them.
So, today I ask that you think about the families of the victims whose lives were changed forever a year ago. I know they will all be in my prayers. Go Hokies!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Today I thought I'd feature two things that are my favorites.
The first thing I'm featuring today are Haribo Gummy Bears. These are probably my favorite kind of candy. I love the red and orange ones. And, they have to be this specific brand of gummy bear. They are from Germany and before gummy bears got really popular here in the U.S., my grandmother used to buy these from the commissary for me since you couldn't get them in regular stores. They were such a special treat as a kid. And still are. You can buy them at Wal Mart these days, drug stores, etc. I especially like them if they are a little hard to chew on. I can eat a whole bag of these by myself.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Arrrg. If you run in the water one more time, momma is going to make you walk the plank!
Miss Zoe loves the beach. She loves running on the sand.
Well, those are some shots from the trip. I hope to get a post put together tomorrow. If not, then definitley for Fabulous Favorite Fridays.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Here was the sunset on Monday. It was so beautiful, I y'all like to see it. I hope to get some more posts in this week. The Internet access here has been difficult. I hope y'all are having a great week!
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