Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Success comes in cans.  Failure comes in can't.

Monday, January 27, 2014


If you think you've squeezed every last bit of toothpaste out of the tube--think again.  Place the tube in a glass of hot water for 1 or 2 minutes.  As the heat makes the tube expand, it will release any paste stuck on the sides, and you should be able to get 2 or 3 more squishes out of it.


We had a quiet weekend.  Church was cancelled because of weather conditions. The weather report for today is "if you don't have to get out - STAY HOME".  Schools are closed.....back to bed kids.
Hopefully this will change SOON.  I'm tired of this snow but it makes me think about the people who live through a hurricane or tornado....and then I have it pretty good.  I have a warm home, plenty of food etc.   Lots to be thankful for.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


                  Remember when you feel you're "drowning" in life's situations, don't worry.
                       Your lifeguard walks on water.


I have my pictures saved in PICASA.  Every time I try to publish a picture it says Error 502.  I don't know how to fix it.  Sometimes if I wait long enough it will fix itself but today is not one of those times.  Hence no picture.   So I'll just wish everyone a good day and leave it at that.

Monday, January 20, 2014


Coffee filters are good for more than just being used as filters for your coffee machine.
I use them regularly for covering food in the microwave or they can be used as a dish for solid foods you would heat in the microwave.  They are very inexpensive and you can buy them in large quantities.
 Enjoy your Tuesday............

Sunday, January 19, 2014


It was a rather quiet weekend..........seems good,  after a busy week.
Today I'm working at Love INC again.  People keep bringing in their donated goods and we keep marking and bringing the items to the store for people to buy.  Love store is having a BIG sale this week.  Men and Ladies clothes $1.00   We expect it to be very busy this week.  I enjoy my work.

I hope you enjoy your work today too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you.
Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014


Keep your brown sugar soft -- toss a couple of marshmellows in your bag or jar of brown sugar to prevent it from getting hard as a rock.


What does one do when one can't sleep?  It is one of those nights AGAIN when I can't get to sleep. Tossing and turning the night away; it is so frustrating!  No pain, no worries just can't sleep.....

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Advice is like snow, the softer it falls,
 the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Be dishwasher safe - It's safe to put anodized aluminum, stainless steel, enameled cast-iron and glass cookware in a dishwasher.  But NEVER put aluminum, copper, or cast-iron cookware in a dishwasher.  I learned this lesson the hard way.  My aluminum pan looks awful!!

It's Monday! SNOW DAY

The kids have one more day of vacation.  The weather guys/girls predict a blast of very cold air coming this morning so the schools have declared a "snow day". They didn't want the kids standing out in the cold waiting for the bus.

When my kids were school age we had to car pool to school.  We didn't have a bus coming past our home.  The neighbors all got together and each took a week and carpooled all the kids to school.  That was before seat belts so we could really pack those kids in.  I know that sounds really foreign and unsafe now. 

He had one father in the bunch that had retired early because of a heart condition.  If one of the Moms would have a baby that had to get out with her then he would take her place for a semester. I know he helped me out at one time and I was so thankful I didn't have to get the baby up and out every day. (We didn't have car seats like they do today either; one of the kids would just hold the baby.)  I'm glad we've made some changes today about that.

So one more day of vacation your Mom today, play some inside games and be kind to each other.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


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Does the gears of your can opener get guck on them?   Here is a way of cleaning,  that works for me.

Run a few small stripes of waxed paper through the can opener to clean out bites of pieces that have built up in the gears.  The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

2014 is here..............Remember when we were all worried with the beginning of 2000?  And now it is already 2014.  What will this year bring?   I believe we will experience happiness, some sadness perhaps, some disappointment and a few heartaches possibly. We really don't know, do we. 
The one thing we do know is we are never alone.  No matter what comes into our life this 2014. We have a Comforter and a Savior who goes with us each step of the way.
                                                             Happy New Year